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Old 12-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by roberted5 View Post
Even though you get the whole assembly,knob is stuck like glue.It's much easier to leave knob in and detach by releasing two catches one on bottom side one on top.Do bottom 1st but be careful not to pry it too much,it's looks like it would break easy in cold weather.

Now for blowing out vents,if there is no debris then replacing cables doesn't fix anything for the new cables are hanging up.Contacts was lubed but something else is causing the door to bind up.
Just finished this job and the knob does come off. Bought the cable unit at a Ford dealership for $60. (yep Canadian prices!) You just gotta put a little force on it with a screwdriver. I also put a little bit of light grease on the slide for the diverter. Hopefully that smooths things out.
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