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Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:08 pm
by jagxe91
Hi all

Both side vents on my XE have started to peel. Anyone know a reputable website I could purchase a set of replacement side vents? I've attached a picture of the ones that I currently have on my XE.
I've found some on the web which are ridiculously priced - they don't have to be genuine Jaguar parts - just ones that fit and look the same as below.

Thanks in advance

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:17 pm
by eski
Ebay is usually good place.

I have mine from R-Sport for sale. Glossblack as in picture if you don't find new ones. Asking 50euros + shipping.

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:02 pm
by jagxe91
eski wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:17 pm
Ebay is usually good place.

I have mine from R-Sport for sale. Glossblack as in picture if you don't find new ones. Asking 50euros + shipping.
Thanks - I've sent you a private message

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:09 pm
by pauljobr
You could just repaint them yourself, rather than full replacement.

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:39 pm
by jagxe91
pauljobr wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:09 pm
You could just repaint them yourself, rather than full replacement.
This is not something I'd be comfortable undertaking myself 😂

Do you know, is it difficult to remove these vents and replace?

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm
by eski
Easy to remove. Those are in two parts. Top and bottom. Use trim tool to pop up (only slightly from corner and do not lift much) from front to about R-letter from top and bottom. Then slide to back.

When installing push bottom and top together and push to in.

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:21 am
by pauljobr
As eski said they are easy, with care, to remove, so whether you decide to repaint or replace you can do it yourself.

My only other thought on reflection is that you say these are peeling, I can't see in the picture where this peeling is, my understanding is that the Jaguar Gloss Black side vents are black plastic so should not be peeling, unless they are not black originally and have been painted by a previous owner.

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:03 am
by moose
Look at the “R” in the Rsport lettering. It took me a while to realise where the paint was peeling.

Bob

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:34 pm
by jagxe91
I will post a picture of my own later today. The picture I posted above was for reference of the ones I want to purchase.
I believe mine were originally chrome and either painted or wrapped.

Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 pm
by jagxe91
Picture of mine below. Same on both sides.