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Stupid question. I have a '96 GL and the selector knob for the heating/cooling has become what I would call partially (stripped) due some hamfistedness of my significant other. What happens is there now is approximately 30 degrees of play in the control knob, ie; when the slector is pointing at the floor/windshield setting, the knob has enough "slop" in it to point to the previous selection or the following selection.

This is not a big deal, except when I try to point to the last setting (front windshield defrost) there is too much play to get the switch all the way to the defrost selection.

There is no other additional play in the knob ; in and out so to speak.

How easily are these replaced and what would you recommend for a method of replacement???

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well the knobs as such are presses on to the spindle of the actual rotary switch.
You can just pul them out. But i guess U have to replace the rotary switch itself, for which u need to remove the entire radio unit.. piece of cake as per others with u have that radio removal tool...
I am skeptical..
 

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Well, I guess it must be the rotary dial behind the dash cover as the selector knob is not loose in an in and out fashion, just sloppy turning it in a rotary fashion.

Anyone have any other ideas????

Whats the best way to remove the face panel to access behind the switch??

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The U-pins are commonly called DIN removal tools
 
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