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post #1 of 8 Old 12-11-2019, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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wiper knob repair?

Hi folks,
A couple of dash knobs on my '83 CJ7 need some help. I want to keep things as original as possible and being the cheap bastard that I am, I'm hoping there's an easy fix to this. Some type of epoxy maybe? Have y'all repaired these before or just go with a new set?
Your input is most appreciated.
Thanks,
Jeff

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-11-2019, 11:19 AM
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To me, that knob does not look repairable. I replaced my wiper knob with one from Quadratec or Morris. It looks just like the others and it stays on!

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-11-2019, 11:30 AM
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I've mixed up some JB weld and used it to "glue" the metal insert back into the knob. Worked.

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I kinda agree with both posts above.

You can glue it back on with many different adhesives. If I was going that route I would bent the metal tab slightly so it grabs better too.

A new re-popped knob would be cheap, easy, and maybe last longer than glueing it back together.

I had the same issue with my defrost knob. I used a little bit of green lock tite, and itís holding so far.

My theory is, ďThere is a time and a place for everythingĒ. When I pull the tub off one day, Iíll replace the stuff Iím glueing together now to keep it going, or putting off. Itís all part of the plan.

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-12-2019, 05:49 AM
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For one, that doesn't even look like the wiper knob being round or I'm looking at it wrong. The wiper knobs are elliptical shape and are cheap to replace at about $4.00 each. That looks like a radio knob, which aren't cheap to replace and are hard to find.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-12-2019, 06:28 AM
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For one, that doesn't even look like the wiper knob being round or I'm looking at it wrong. The wiper knobs are elliptical shape and are cheap to replace at about $4.00 each. That looks like a radio knob, which aren't cheap to replace and are hard to find.
I think it's the angle it's photographed at. The radio knobs don't have those little clips, they're just notched.

Anyways, I used a few dabs of 2 part epoxy to fix mine. Just let it drip in there with the clip installed, then put the knob on the switch and let it dry overnight. It should still pull right off, and the epoxy should help the clip hold so the knob actually works as intended.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-12-2019, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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For one, that doesn't even look like the wiper knob being round or I'm looking at it wrong. The wiper knobs are elliptical shape and are cheap to replace at about $4.00 each. That looks like a radio knob, which aren't cheap to replace and are hard to find.
Good to know about the elliptical knob for the wiper. The PO must have stuck this round one on. I'll pick up the correct knob. This is my first CJ, picked it up a couple months back....I'm early on in the learning curve!

Thanks to all for the replies!!
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-12-2019, 09:44 AM
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Jeff please fill out your profile. If you lived close to me I'd give you a knob. I lost the metal clip and had to order a new knob but kept the old knob. You can buy a new knob cheaper than the postage to mail it.

I didn't realize that the radio knobs are hard to find. I have one with the musical note on my flasher stalk. If anyone wants it it is yours for a generic replacement knob and postage. PM me.

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