So I was driving and trying to use the gps on my phone at the same time, so I thought "Maybe if I sit it here, I can see the directions and the road." I then proceeded to DROP my phone into the vent that defrosts the windshield. I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota. I can still see it, just past the grilles, but I cannot reach it. How do I go about getting it out? Do I have to take apart the whole dash, or is there a way to just take off the vent so I can reach it?
Lolly stick with sticky tape...
but look at the grille - there may be plugs or the edge shape may indicate it is held down by hidden clips.
Make one stick with the tape securely connected with a long tongue. Use a second stick to push the tape onto the phone.
Then it is down to dexterity and being able to visualise the situation - working « blind » is a common situation. Remember those buzzer games with the bent wire?