post #1 of Old 10-04-2010, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Heater control knob broken

So my heater control knob broke today. (Non-AC)

It just spins round and round. Goes to all positions but won't change the function from defrost.

Took it off to see the inside of the knob has a piece of cracked plastic. Guess I'll need a new one.

Stealership probably can get me one for a hefty price tag. Any other ideas?


For me, it appears everything looks fine. I haven't looked at anything leading to the heater. (IE vacuum)

Should it be as simple as to install a new switch and go right?


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post #2 of Old 10-05-2010, 12:49 AM
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cracked and flared plastic but no pieces missing? Loctite super glue can cure that.
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post #3 of Old 10-05-2010, 06:13 AM
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Cheap OEM Knob

Had to get one for my 2000 TJ rebuild.
Here is where I found the best deal...$4.56 delivered to my door.

ConversionRadiators.com
Item ID:
SKU: 17903.20
Description: Omix-ada Climate Control Knob 99-06 TJ
Price: $4.56 (No tax, no shipping)

This item matched my set...can't tell that I even replaced it!!!!!
Let us know how you make out.
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post #4 of Old 10-05-2010, 07:23 AM
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lol...
I pulled a volume knob off an old boom-box stereo and pushed it right on my friends jeep that was missing the knob.

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post #5 of Old 10-05-2010, 07:30 AM
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cracked and flared plastic but no pieces missing? Loctite super glue can cure that.
Yes, that is what I have done a few times plus wrap some thin gauge copper wire around it to secure even more.
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post #6 of Old 10-05-2010, 08:08 AM
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I was also able to glue mine back together. Also I switched it out with the temp control knob and glued the cracks in that one before it broke.

If you need another one I would recommend D A V E Y S J E E P S . C O M - Specializing in Jeeps & Jeep Parts
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post #7 of Old 10-05-2010, 10:09 AM
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Those breaking is fairly common. I got a replacement from the dealer. As I recall, it was not much. As indicated above, switch it with the temp knob. The temp knob does not have much resistance to it may not break again.
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Those breaking is fairly common. I got a replacement from the dealer. As I recall, it was not much. As indicated above, switch it with the temp knob. The temp knob does not have much resistance to it may not break again.
*smackshead* Damn... so simple...

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