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Old 05-21-2015, 01:05 PM
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card stuck between windshield and dash

Hey. So this might seem out of the ordinary buy I can really use some help. A card slipped from the dash towards the front of the car and is now stuck.

Is there any way I can retrieve the card without removing the front windshield?

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Old 05-21-2015, 05:25 PM
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:45 PM
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Vacuum with crevice tool?
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:06 PM
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Vacuum with crevice tool?
+1 Another technique I've used is to insert a piece of small diameter rubber tubing into the shop vac hose end (use duct tape to seal) and that will allow you to suck stuff up even when buried deep in far away places.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:13 PM
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:53 PM
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Leaf blower???
Better suck than blow in this situation ....



How about flat paint stick with exposed duct tape around it.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:13 AM
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Another card, say a credit card, or business card, with double stick tape on it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:00 AM
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double sided tape wrapped around something very thin or guerrilla tape wrapped around something very thin (goo side out) might help or strong vacuum with a small tube as others suggested. wow. sorry dude.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:33 AM
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A great tool that I've found that is good at getting various things into and out of tight places is what is 'alligator forceps'. Search on Amazon, quite reasonably priced as well. You might not want to wait for this time but having on hand for future needs - priceless.
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