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How do i remove the knob for a 1988 911 Porsche headlight switch? The shaft has a hole to hold it from rotating so i assumed the know screws out. I tried this, the knob rotates but does not come off. Thanks JesseV

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Hello jesse
the knob is most likely broken you need to take it off and get a new one, the threads on it are broken-striped,use plyers for the job,but safe the "light "logo new switch -knob -does not come with it..
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