Hi everybody. I recently got a 2011 Toyota Camry and it does not let me switch the vents so that all the hot air goes to my feet. It does stop blowing out of the top middle dashboard vents, but the hot air still comes out anyway.
I do not want ANY warm air around my face or head. (That is an invitation to my skin and scalp to get instantly oily, itch, break out, and start me down a miserable rabbit hole of itching, scratching and plucking for hours. I’m not solely blaming the vent of course, but man it sure does not help.)
The vents on the upper sides let you switch them all the way closed, but the vents in the middle of the dash you can only turn the vent panels down and away, and I can really still feel the hot air coming out even with the fan turned completely off and the vent panels turned, because of the spaces between the panels.
I looked up “car vent covers” imagining something I could put over the top of the vent panels and found nothing. Maybe I can creatively come up with something, but I would want it to be easily removable for when I want air conditioning which I DO want to go straight to my face and head. Which could be the exact same day I want the heat, since it can be sunny in the day and cold at night.
So. Should I go to a car detailer and see if he can find vents that close all the way that fit in place of the vents that don’t? Will they fit, or can he get them to fit? Or should I maybe go back to the dealer and they can fix the heat so that it never goes near the upper vents in the first place? Which would be cheaper and still work out?
(Or, what might make a good vent panel cover that would stay and cover tightly yet be adjustable? Maybe something that would roll up and down?)