What is this missing part called?

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHRYSLER SEBRING
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I attached the picture.

it is the missing part on the dashboard. What is it called? Where can I get a new one? How much will it cost? Thanks!
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:13 AM

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Tiny
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That's probably called a vent. The dealer's parts department will have a listing for it, but it will be a lot easier to just trot over the nearest salvage yard and pop one out of another car.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:43 AM
Tiny
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It looks like an aftermarket heads up display module.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:43 AM
Tiny
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Car stereo shops might have them. No idea on cost.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:44 AM
Tiny
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I've looked everywhere I can think of. The only thing I can tell is that it's either an inspection plate, which can be picked up a dealer or junkyard, or, as I said above, some sort of aftermarket heads up display mounting hole.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:52 AM
Tiny
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It's not showing up in any of the references as a vent cardiodoc.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
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Yup. After I posted that wondrous reply I noticed the vent is to the left behind the windshield. Chrysler never used that heads up display silly gimmick but some cars do have a "heat load" sensor that varies air conditioning output when the sun is shining on the driver's face. That is only used with the automatic temperature control system.

Due to the shape of the cutout and the tabs, it's going to be an original part, but the salvage yard will be the best bet for finding the right color replacement. You can also get an idea of what to look for by checking out other cars at used car lots, (or the Walmart parking lot)!
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 4:15 AM
Tiny
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My picture is identifying it as just a plug.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 4:29 AM
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Yeah, inspection plate. I thought that made more sense than aftermarket heads up display unit.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 4:59 AM
Tiny
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Thanks! Now time to see if I can find one :)
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 6:10 AM
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Good luck. Festive holidays.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2011 AT 6:37 AM

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