Patent Number: 6,168,230

Title: Defroster duct installation structure

Abstract: An engagement portion to be engaged with a vehicle body is formed on the lower surface of the front end of a joined portion of a defroster duct. The engagement portion is engaged with a fitting hole of a cowl panel. The joined portion of the defroster duct has a curve portion formed thereon, in which a rib of an instrument panel abuts against a duct portion of the defroster duct. When the duct portion is pressed forward of the vehicle, the curve portion elastically deforms so as to keep a blow port of the defroster duct aligned with a blow port of the instrument panel.

Inventors: Ono; Masahiro (Okazaki, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60H 1/34 (20060101); B60H 001/26 (); B60H 001/28 (); B60H 001/34 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018