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Actually, my headlight switch knob fell out and I need to know how to secure the switch, that is now "floting" inside dash, and reinstall the knob? Al

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Should just push in as the switch has clip type things around the outer circumference so if its broke then my old favourite two pack araldite epoxy adhesive will perform wonders on this sort of job

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