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War Eagle
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I noticed that the AC vent trim rings do not match in my car. My 2009 had all vents in a brushed finish. On my 2010 the right passenger vent is chrome and the drivers side is a flat brushed finish. Anyone else have this problem in their car. The center vent appears to be brushed as are the instrument trim rings. I hate chrome on an instrument panel. :D

 

Steve

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Yeah, based on the pictures below, it appears that someone screwed up at the factory and installed a Mustang GT vent ring on your passinger side vent.

 

2010 GT500 Dashboard 1:

http://image.automobilemag.com/f/multimedi...ockpit_view.jpg

2010 GT500 Dashboard 2:

http://image.automobilemag.com/f/multimedi...terior_view.jpg

 

2010 Mustang GT Dashboard 1:

http://image.automobilemag.com/f/18883308+...er_interior.jpg

2010 Mustang GT Dashboard 2:

http://image.automobilemag.com/f/18343102+...de_interior.jpg

 

Not the greatest images, but you can see the differences between the two rings.

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Yeah, based on the pictures below, it appears that someone screwed up at the factory and installed a Mustang GT vent ring on your passinger side vent.

 

Wow, thanks for the info, it does look like a factory assembly error. I wonder if this makes the car worth twice as much, sort of like a coin stamping error from the US mint. This may be as significant as a two headed Buffalo on an old nickel. :o :idea:

 

Steve

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I noticed that the AC vent trim rings do not match in my car. My 2009 had all vents in a brushed finish. On my 2010 the right passenger vent is chrome and the drivers side is a flat brushed finish. Anyone else have this problem in their car. The center vent appears to be brushed as are the instrument trim rings. I hate chrome on an instrument panel. :D

 

Steve

 

I had a Contour SVT that had the entire right front brake assembly from a regular contour. Different rotor and caliper on one side than the other. They don't try real had at Ford factories....

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That's something else War Eagle. I don't know if I would have caught that on mine..at least for several years perhaps. I would have never thought to compare them.

 

I suppose the dealer can just get another one for you. Hopefully it's a simple process to swap them. I had to check mine after seeing your post and mine both match.

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That's something else War Eagle. I don't know if I would have caught that on mine..at least for several years perhaps. I would have never thought to compare them.

 

I suppose the dealer can just get another one for you. Hopefully it's a simple process to swap them. I had to check mine after seeing your post and mine both match.

 

 

The only reason I noticed it was I kept getting glare off of it in the bright sunshine. The brushed ones in my 2009 never produced any glare.

 

Steve

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I noticed that the AC vent trim rings do not match in my car. My 2009 had all vents in a brushed finish. On my 2010 the right passenger vent is chrome and the drivers side is a flat brushed finish. Anyone else have this problem in their car. The center vent appears to be brushed as are the instrument trim rings. I hate chrome on an instrument panel. :D

 

Steve

 

This was done to prevent build delay due to "material hold". <_<

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The only reason I noticed it was I kept getting glare off of it in the bright sunshine. The brushed ones in my 2009 never produced any glare.

 

Steve

 

Ah...I see.

 

 

Burning Blue,

 

Are we supposed to have a five speed or six speed?

 

Steve

 

:D You got me on that one...

 

I was told by my knowledgeable salesman that an automatic was the only transmission choice for the Shelby GT500 - it goes with the whole "luxury" feeling of the car. It's nice not having to shift gears in my car.

 

 

:hysterical:

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