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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Removing Dash Knobs - Help

How do I remove the knobs off my dash pulls and switches? For the lights, HVAC, vents, fans, ect.

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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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How do I remove the knobs off my dash pulls and switches? For the lights, HVAC, vents, fans, ect.

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They are not supposed to come off. You pull the whole cable assembly thru the dash. You can break them off to install the billet knobs though. But it is a one-way deal, no turning back
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They don't just fall off while your driving down the road?
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They don't just fall off while your driving down the road?
I thought it was just me so I did not mention that option
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Outnumbered, how do I replace the chrome spacers behind the nobs if I can't take them off?
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Only the Light, Wiper and Fan switch have knobs that come off, all the rest must be pulled as a unit with the cable disconnected at the HVAC unit and then pulled out from the dash panel. You need to depress the sides of the plastic that is just behind the dash panel and pull while keeping the sides pushed in.




To get the Headlight switch off, you will need to depress a small button on the back and side of the Headlight switch as shown.




Wiper and Fan switch knobs have a small metal tang to depress while pulling it off at the same time.

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Outnumbered, how do I replace the chrome spacers behind the nobs if I can't take them off?
That is funny, I was just going to link 460's thread...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj...15/index3.html
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Outnumbered, how do I replace the chrome spacers behind the nobs if I can't take them off?
Use a suitable tool like snap ring pliers to unscrew the spanner nut so you can remove the escutcheon piece.
The chrome escutcheon pieces are not removable from the pull cables.

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if you want to remove the knobs from the heater cables, you need to cut them to loosen its grip.
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if you want to remove the knobs from the heater cables, you need to cut them to loosen its grip.
Not so. An easier way is to pull out the knobs as far as they will go and then use a propane torch to heat the rod just behind the knob but not to close. Once the rod heats up enough, it will soften the the plastic inside the knob and you will be able to pull it off with ease.

That's how they are installed also.
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Not so. An easier way is to pull out the knobs as far as they will go and then use a propane torch to heat the rod just behind the knob but not to close. Once the rod heats up enough, it will soften the the plastic inside the knob and you will be able to pull it off with ease.

That's how they are installed also.
Unless... they came apart on you and you repaired them with epoxy. Then they will stink as you heat up the at steel rod. Long story... God bless.
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They don't just fall off while your driving down the road?
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Got them off with the propane torch idea.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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Keith - thanks for this. I would have never figured this out.
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Dash knob removal

I was very frustrated trying to get the dash knobs off of my Jeep. I finally decided to go to the forum and see what you guys had to say. the torch method works like a champion. it took me 2 minutes to take the three knobs off of the dash. Now I can put my stainless steel knobs on, all of them. Thanks guys.
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