[T3] Forward heat vent clips

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Sun May 2 09:18:44 PDT 2021

On 1 May 2021 at 15:13, Phil Hof wrote:

> I don´t ever remember seeing those clips, and I´ve owned two ´71 Type 3s.  I
> even had a dash apart.  But there they are, in the parts book!  In our
> moderate/hot climate, I´ve had them jiggle a little and look unfinished, but
> not rattle, and never saw the clips. #20 here: 

> http://www.hallvw.clara.net/type3/T3pbo/T3pb2-18.htm <http://www.hallvw.clara.net/type3/T3pbo/T3pb2-18.htm>
> 311 255 481 A (Spring - Defroster vent, left and right) to Ch. No. 310 2500 000

> So may my `71s never had them?  That´s when they changed the fresh air system, so maybe they changed the defrost vents at the same time?
> I´d like to see a photo of them.

I see them now, as you say, in the parts book but in a different part of the 
illustration where I hadn't noticed them before. They were used up thru the 
end of '70, but they were dropped at the start of '71 with the redesign of the 

I'll have to look in my '69 someday to see what we're talking about. I don't 
remember ever noticing them.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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