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Be specific as to what knob, where, and why?

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My car was in a flood about three months ago, while other parts of the car have came back my radio has not. I am trying to figure out how I can test the radio with a broken knob


You can buy generic replacement knobs at an electronics store (for example, Radio Shack comes to mind). Disclosure: I am not affiliated with or employed by Radio Shack. Or, pull the broken knob off and turn the stem of the shaft with a pair of pliers.

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#76-11-01: HVAC CONTROL KNOB SPINS FREELY (REPLACE) - (Oct 9, 1997) 999999995.gif SUBJECT: HVAC CONTROL KNOB SPINS FREELY (REPLACE ALL THREE KNOBS)
MODELS: 1996-97 CHEVROLET AND GMC M/L AND G VANS 1995-97 CHEVROLET AND GMC C/K TRUCKS
CONDITION:
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY REPORT THAT ONE OR MORE HVAC CONTROL KNOBS SPIN FREELY, RESULTING IN LOSS OF FAN, TEMPERATURE AND/OR MODE OPERATION.
CAUSE:
THE KNOB'S PLASTIC INNER SHAFT MAY CRACK WHEN FORCED AGAINST ITS STOP.
CORRECTION:
IF ANY ONE OF THE THREE HVAC CONTROL KNOBS EXHIBITS THIS CONDITION, REPLACE ALL THREE KNOBS WITH NEW P/N 16268157.
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P/N DESCRIPTION QTY 16268157 KNOB, HVAC CONTROL 3

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You can save a LOT of money by fixing it yourself.

All that is wrong with the knob are broken wires from the knob's PC board to the main PC board on the AC control.

All you have to do is remove the AC main control, take it apart, and resolder the broken wires from the PC board with the knob on it, to the main AC pc board. There are 3 wires, any number could be broken.

If you take it apart and solder the broken wires, this WILL fix your issue. Just make sure you put the wires back exactly where they go.

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