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    Heater control dials

    Whats the best way of removing the heater control dials?
    Is it just a matter of keep on pull them till they come off.
    Thought I'd ask, before I have a go.
    To walk between the lines , would make my life so boring!!!!!!!!!

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    They dont pull off. Its a centre console out job IIRC. You need to disconnect the connecting rods at the rear before the control unit lifts out and you can disect the knobs.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    Quote Originally Posted by astranova
    pull them till they come off.
    I'm sure if you pull for long and hard enough they'll come off.

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    Yeah but will I damage them?
    This is so I can chrome them.
    As I'm here, anyone know if you can buy these separate from Vauxhall or if they only come as a complete heater unit.
    To walk between the lines , would make my life so boring!!!!!!!!!

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    I know, I know, lol

    Don't pull them you will break something expensive!!! The only way to get them off is strip out the centre console and dismantle the heater control box. They only clip on but they are designed not to come off form the outside.

    read this thread for more gen. Any probs gis a shout

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    Thanks for that. At least I know there's two types now.
    What I'm going to try and do is keep a stock of things.
    So when people send payment and their old parts, I can send the chromed bits out straight away. Long way down the line at the mo. Still waiting for the chroming gear to come from the USA. Off to the scrappy soon I think.
    To walk between the lines , would make my life so boring!!!!!!!!!

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    The 'other guy' who does this requests that all parts are smoothe off to get rid of all the 'texture' on the surface to get a proper mirror surface finish. Also this gets rid off the waxy coating on the surface of the plastic that is there to relased it form the mould during the manufacturing process - this coating also stops paint sticking to it.

    Might be worth bearing that in mind

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    Thanks for that, but I already spray interior's. Have to do that to make sure the plastic primer sticks to the plastic. If and when I'm up and running, I'll be doing all the prep work. I hope to be able to have some stock, so people can just send payment and their part. Then I can put their old part into my stock. Have to see how it goes.
    To walk between the lines , would make my life so boring!!!!!!!!!

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