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Kamui 12-15-2004 06:12 PM

A/C Knob Problems?
I just picked up my polished A/C knobs today. When I try to pull my current knobs off, only the middle one came off. I took the dash apart finding that the left and right knobs were glued on. I thought the knobs were easy pull off and no attachments. Has anyone experience this problem before? I had to go buy a controller for the a/c because I broke it by accident.

_RED_ 12-15-2004 06:20 PM

never heard of that happaning befor mine come off alittle to easy did you buy your car used?

Kamui 12-15-2004 07:05 PM

Nope, mine was brand new.
Like I said before, the middle one was easy to pull off, but the left and right were glued on. The right side was glued around the inside of the knob that I broke and the left side had a piece of glue that was easily pulled off with a little force.

S2 12-15-2004 09:07 PM

They shouldn't be glued on, the temperature one you have to reef on pretty hard but either way, they shouldn't be glued.... very strange....

MISVTfocus 12-15-2004 10:41 PM

agreed very very strange, I pulled mine off no prob.

_RED_ 12-16-2004 09:35 AM

Maybe you have an oddball that came from the factory, because every other focus ive been in they pull of pretty easy

gthang 12-16-2004 10:05 AM

REDFOCZ, if all the knobs came off easy, you certainly haven't tried my car.
The middle one came off easily, but I broke the right one, and we had to dremel the green stuff out in order to fit the new replacement knob I got. The left one won't budge... and this is on a model year 2000 Focus ZX3...

GottaFocus 12-16-2004 02:02 PM

Yeah i actually was in the same boat you were. I tried pulling as hard as possible and i couldn't get the left and right knobs off. I have a pretty strong grip and i had other people try. Whenever i pulled it i thought it was gonna break. I got the one on the left off with my hand, but the one on the right took some strategy. I had to bite it and pull[:0] , yeah i know sounds kinda drastic, but it worked. There was glue in mine, or some sort of residue that made it stay in there, cuz now i can pull them out when i want to.

Kamui 12-16-2004 06:39 PM

So I guess that some of our foci recieved this problem with the a/c knobs.

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