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Old 02-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #81
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So nobody has a real solution for getting these out? It sounds like it's a 50/50 split on the luck people have had trying to get the oem knobs out. I have a set ready to install, but I'm apprehensive about pulling on these oem suckers and hearing something break.
pull straight out with just your hand and they come right out without any hassle i noticed it was a little easier turning them all the way to the left on each knob
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hey guys, i bought some of these for my car last year and bought a bunch extra to see if maybe i could help out some members on here get these sooner and faster than from china


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Holy crap those factory dials are a bitch...can't get them off. I can't get enough of a grip on those dials, to the point the cloth started ripping off the rubber.

I'm considering tremel'ing a hole through the dial and tying a line through it to pull it better

EDIT: success! I have the exact same clamp as they do in the pictures. However, my cotton rags didn't give enough grip. I used those anti-slip shelf/drawer liners and doubled up on the layers. It still left a bit of imprint on the rubber of the dials but you can't really notice them once they're re-inserted

It looks amazing in the light against the matte black vinyl (even though with my phone camera it looks otherwise) that I did for the trim cover; but there's light leakage in the dark that is very noticeable and...cheap looking =\. This is especially noticeable pictures 3-5.










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Old 02-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #84
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Holy crap those factory dials are a bitch...can't get them off. I can't get enough of a grip on those dials, to the point the cloth started ripping off the rubber.

I'm considering tremel'ing a hole through the dial and tying a line through it to pull it better

EDIT: success! I have the exact same clamp as they do in the pictures. However, my cotton rags didn't give enough grip. I used those anti-slip shelf/drawer liners and doubled up on the layers. It still left a bit of imprint on the rubber of the dials but you can't really notice them once they're re-inserted

It looks amazing in the light against the matte black vinyl (even though with my phone camera it looks otherwise) that I did for the trim cover; but there's light leakage in the dark that is very noticeable and...cheap looking =\. This is especially noticeable pictures 3-5.
I think it's suppose to have the light ring ("leakage"). I'm just going to paint them in (from the inside) besides the indicator notch.
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so the black 1's have the silver ring ?
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So nobody has a real solution for getting these out? It sounds like it's a 50/50 split on the luck people have had trying to get the oem knobs out. I have a set ready to install, but I'm apprehensive about pulling on these oem suckers and hearing something break.
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pull straight out with just your hand and they come right out without any hassle i noticed it was a little easier turning them all the way to the left on each knob
I used a pair of channel locks and a rag to pull mine out...took a tug or 2 but easy enough:

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I turned knobs all the way to the left and they pulled right off by hand
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Do they have any 2 knob sets for those of us with only 2 knobs?
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Do they have any 2 knob sets for those of us with only 2 knobs?
you only need 2 knobs??? why???
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you only need 2 knobs??? why???
I'm guessing that they have MFT with climate control. I think they only have two, but i thought they were very similar to the aftermarket knobs.
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