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Hi all,

I am taking the dash control knobs for the heater, light switch etc off to paint the interior. The windshield washer has a keeper screw on it's knob and it came off but the others have no keeper. Are they threaded on? I gave 'em a light twist but was afraid I would damage the shaft.....
 

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I learned my trick from a guy whos pulled apart hundreds of early Novas (blue66deucex2).

Wrap a rag around the knob, then the clamp a pair of vice grips on them and yank hard. Ive never damaged any and ive pulled apart probably 20 early nova dash boards.

Alternatively spray the back of the knob as best as you can with WD-40. grab a screw driver and push up the clip in the back and yank on it.
 

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on the heater controls there is a little clippy thing on the back of the knob . i removed mine by using a small flat blade screw driver and pushed up on the clip.
 

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The light knob has a release button on the switch - reach under the dash and feel around for the button. It's spring loaded and on the opposite side from the harness plug.
 

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heater knobs have a clip, if you can peek behind them you will see a round portion, its a D shape clip, push up in the round portion and it will lift the clip up out of a groove on the shaft and pull it off.
 

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Really Small flat tip works best for the knobs - don't just yank. The spring loaded tip also works on the windshield wiper switch - press it in while pulling the knob. I almost used a hack saw to get mine off before I learned about the button. Good luck.
 
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