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Old 09-25-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default HELP - bullet casing in dash board.

So I sighted in my AR this past wknd. My rest was the driver window/door frame and the spent casings ended up on my dashboard. I thought I got all of them out until this morning when I turned on my defrost. I immediately heard at least 2 casings fall down into the interior vent of the dash board.

I've already talked to the dealership and the quickest they can get me in is next week. In the meantime, any suggestions on how to get these out? I can hear them rolling around in there every time I take a turn left or right.

I'm in the Weatherford / West FT Worth area.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:36 PM   #2
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Youtube how to take your dash apart and do it yourself.

I bet it is way easier than you think.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:39 PM   #3
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Bluetooth cam and some grabbers.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:41 PM   #4
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Flexible grabber thingy?
https://www.harborfreight.com/24-inc...ool-94162.html
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:41 PM   #5
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Maybe try a tool magnet with a flexible shaft.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:54 PM   #6
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Maybe try a tool magnet with a flexible shaft.
Brass isnít magnetic.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:13 PM   #7
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Well, he may have been shooting the cheap steel cased stuff.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:13 PM   #8
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HIt the ac button and open your floor vents
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:21 PM   #9
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I would just take the dash off, just do not break the clips if you can help it. The dealership will charge you out the ***** for the labor. Not worth it.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:23 PM   #10
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Brass isnít magnetic.
No but the primer is
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:23 PM   #11
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I thought you had to have 2 or 3 fall down there to get it broke in good!!
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:26 PM   #12
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Don't turn left or right...
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:52 PM   #13
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I would try something like this.
https://www.amazon.com/Endoscope-Wat...COPE+WITH+HOOK
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:04 PM   #14
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weekend project... all weekend.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:12 PM   #15
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Brass isnít magnetic.
I realize that. Primers and steel casings are though.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #16
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That's neater than socks on a rooster.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:42 PM   #17
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Don't turn left or right...
For the win.

This will also be your cheapest option.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:50 PM   #18
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Defrost already...………….dang I am jealous!!!
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:43 PM   #19
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They’ll fall out. I’ve had a ton fall in mine. Mostly 22s.
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:44 PM   #20
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Defrost already...ÖÖÖÖ.dang I am jealous!!!
48 degrees yesterday morning in Orla.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:52 PM   #21
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If you're not up for taking the dash apart I'd try a local car stereo place before having the dealership do it.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:09 PM   #22
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48 degrees yesterday morning in Orla.
But you still have to go to Orla to experience those temps. Btw, see you on Friday. 😎
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:10 PM   #23
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But you still have to go to Orla to experience those temps. Btw, see you on Friday. 😎
There is that part....
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:36 AM   #24
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I thought you had to have 2 or 3 fall down there to get it broke in good!!
I like the way you think. May just leave them in there. They actually quit rolling around so maybe they have found a place for good. HA.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:44 AM   #25
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with todays electric blend door motors you may end up with more issue than you started with . Largest area on most is the fan , remove it and see if you can see them or feel them . Try going through floor air duct you will need a lighted scope of some kind .
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:44 AM   #26
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turn up the radio
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:47 AM   #27
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That sucks, turn the radio up....
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:50 AM   #28
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This looks like a slick tool. Didn't know it existed. Would like to have one just because....
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:57 AM   #29
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drive up and down a super bumpy road it will drop out or to the bottom. physics teacher here. gotta love dat gravity.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:58 AM   #30
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:13 AM   #31
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Taking a dash apart can be very time consuming and can end bad if you forget a clip or a screw.
When I had my 01 Ram 1500, dash was shattered. Was in a junk yard one day getting a part and noticed the part truck had a brand new dash in it, no cracks at all (Very rare for these trucks, all the dashes are cracked in them). Told the guy I wanted it and he even said in the 30 years he owned the junkyard, that is the only unbroken dash that has come through on those trucks. I stole it at $80, and he told me he wouldn't even take my money till it was out because it was really possible it would break when they pulled it. Took the place 6 hours to get it out without breaking it. I had it back in in around 4 hours. It is a process but you will pay a ton in labor if you have to pay a dealer to do it. Good luck!
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:23 AM   #32
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Took my dash apart to get a kitten out a few moths ago. Wasn’t that hard. Just took a few hours. Surprisingly only had one screw left over.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:37 AM   #33
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Pour a 1lb bag of M&M's down the defrost. It'll stop the casings from rolling aroundm
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