HVAC knobs

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    camarolife78 Veteran Member

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    I bought a new HVAC control panel since all of the screw holes are broken in my original. Is there a trick to pulling the knobs off? I have tried pulling on them, and using pliers with a rag covering them.....no go. Any tips, advice, suggestions, etc?
     
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    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    From what I've seen on other GM cars, the end of the lever has some teeth or an arrow shape to it. Pliers and a rocking motion should do it. It is the rocking motion that will do the trick just pulling straight out won't work..
     
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    Using a tool that has a 90* bend on it so you can get behind the knob and pull.

    We had to pull a lot of knobs off when we installed AC so we could change the face plates.
     
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    I have changed several faceplates without removing the knobs at all... Separate the levers about an inch and a half apart and centered in their sweep. Then using a screw driver you can gently spread the opening and start to lift the faceplate over the knobs. You have to do all the knobs simultaneously and work slowly and gently a little bit at a time.
     
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    Thanks, I will try those things out!
     

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