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Cadillac STS: Dropped my key fob down the defrost vent on top

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Dropped my key fob down the defrost vent on top of the dash. Tried a hanger, no good. Any suggestions without tearing the dash apart?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
Hello I will help you with your question,
The defroster grille comes out of the dash? Is the fob still up top where you can grab it if the grille is out of the way?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No went to bottom of duct. Way to get fob from engine compartment?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do I have to go in from defrosted vent or can I try an a/c vent?
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
If the fob dropped you need to remove the duct work which means removing the dashboard. If the fob is not interfering with the operation of the doors I would leave it and just get another. It is a full day's work to get it out.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I also I hope to aftermarket radio up and hook up a remote wire now the radio stays on at all times. Solution?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
*I also hooked
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
The radio would be a separate question on a separate system on the vehicle and should be posted as such according to site rules. If you need any more information about the heating and cooling system please let me know
Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Srry 1st time user. If fob went to bottom of duct is it possible to get from dash vent?
Expert:  George H. replied 2 years ago.
The only place you might have a chance is through the defrost vent with a magnet on a flexible stick. If it isn't hurting anything I would get another.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26725849/defog.pdf
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