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Car stered radio knobs

I am having trouble putting new knobs into my car radio because the old ones broke off. I have tried going into car shops for tips but no one seems to know and the radio itself is about 10 years old, a ford-phillips one and could you please show me how to do this

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Try going to Radio Shack.




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