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Hey guys...Im sorta at my wits end on this one.

I've completely restored my dashboard.......new uncut dash, bodyshop paintjob in the glosssiest gloss black, new chrome bezels and trim, new glove box.....and my heater control assembly still looks like crap.

Id like to remove the knobs and replace or clean the face plate, but I cant figure out how the knobs come off without destroying them.....wich in the past USED to be an option, but this time it is not.

Thanks fellas!
Dave

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The knobs on the heater controls are pressed onto the levers. They do pull off but sometimes it takes a fair amount of effort. What I did to pull my control knobs was to wrap the knobs with black electrical tape (you MUST use black!) probably went around them tree times or so, then grab them with a pair of channel locks and carefully wiggle them off the levers. I used electrical tape because the adhesive is rubber based and will have less of a tendency to pull the chrome off the knob like masking tape can. Goodluck, Mike
 

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I had that problem and latched hold tightly with my bare hands. Just get a good grip with your thumb and forefinger and start pulling! Hey, I'd rather risk injury than screw up the chrome. Cuts and bruises heal. Chrome does not!


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Suggestions are all valid. I was lucky enough to get mine off with the Chad's method. Not all is lost if they do break, aftermarket has them. Hinshaw's has 'em for $2 each and I'm sure others do to. I bought a set with the new levers ~just in case~. Wound up using them anyway since the levers and face plate were new as well.

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Thanks fellas......Im sure I'll end of wrecking them no matter whos method I use, so its good to know I can still buy them.

Dale after removing and reinstalling the entire dash, I completely respect every ounce of energy that youve put into the pumpkin!
 
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