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2003 Saturn Ion Air Selector Knob broken

I got in my 2003 Saturn Ion this morning an attempted to move the air selector knob from the upper vents to the floor/defrost setting. But when I moved the knob it felt like something disconnected. Now it is stuck on the upper vent mode no matter if I turn the knob or not. Also the knob will only turn about 1/4 turn. Is there a way to take the knob off? Do I need to buy a new one? Can I fix this myself or do I need to take it to the Saturn Dealership? Thanks if you can help!

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    this keeps happening about once every 3 months for me. the above solution will fix it but it most likely will reoccur. good luck

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Its a real easy one to fix i had the same problem you just need to take your radio out and then look down on the PLASTIC parts just need to put it back on track
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