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    I am taking apart an DS instument panel. How can I remove the knob what turns the Km. counter?

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    Pull them straight off.
    Firmly but carefully.
    They are plastic and are a tight fit when they have not been removed in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winkbul45 View Post
    I am taking apart an DS instument panel. How can I remove the knob what turns the Km. counter?
    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
    Pull them straight off.
    Firmly but carefully.
    They are plastic and are a tight fit when they have not been removed in a while.
    If they are stubborn, try needle nose pliers on the under side and lever them off - using something like a paddle-pop stick to protect the cluster face.

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    What's a paddle pop stick?
    Still no luck. Where does it come off, near the front where the plastic hits the metal?

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    What's a paddle pop stick?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddle_Pop

    It will come off but you just need to be brave! The wooden stick is purely to stop marking/breaking plastic.
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    Don't know if you've persuaded them off yet but I just happened to post a reply with photo on this thread - 4th item - showing my instrument panel minus the plastic knobs so you can see the metal shafts. I haven't put the knobs on yet as I'm still experimenting with the temperature gauge. The only problem might be if any previous enthusiast has glued them on !!!

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/sho...-gauge-sticker

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    On this photo the knobs are on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winkbul45 View Post
    On this photo the knobs are on.
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    This is the pic Richard was referring to...



    The knobs just pull off, if you are having trouble then use the needle nose pliers under the knob and carefully lever upwards, place something under the nose of the pliers so as not to damage the plastic of your instrument cluster e.g. Paddle Pop stick.





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