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Fastback68
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posted 11-02-2002 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm confused. Judging from my Osborn's manual and a couple of old bust switches I have, I simply pull out the knob, unscrew a bezel, then remove the switch from the back of the dash. But it doesn't seem right that the knob should just pull out, and anyway I can't pull it out of the one in the car.
There a cut-out around the end of the knob shaft that looks like it must catch on something inside the switch. Is there a catch mechanism I need to release for the knob to come out?
Thanks as always,
Simon

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-02-2002 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon, there is a tiny button on the bottom of the switch assembly that you have to push. That will release the knob and shaft.

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Fastback68
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posted 11-02-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah ha! I'd tried that tiny button on my bust switch, but waddya know, the tiny button was bust too. Thanks! Problem over.

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mustangs68
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posted 11-03-2002 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon go to my page with the projects (how to's) and there's photos to help you and all
sam

here's a link.
http://www.geocities.com/mustangs68.geo/lightswitch.html

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Fastback68
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posted 11-03-2002 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam, you were 5 hours too late but I had no idea you had such specific info on your site. I'm gonna have to bookmark it! And maybe add some pages of my own! I'm already in the category of knowing stuff about '68s that indicate insanity!

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mustangs68
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posted 11-03-2002 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon,
I was asleep at 6AM
Any Projects you,or anyone here,do on a '68 and have time to do some photos and text to go along with them I would be pleased to host them on my site..

That one section gets over 4000 hits a month.
sam

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