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What is the trick to remove the switches from the center console? I don't want to break them by trying to pry them off and don't see how they either unscrew or have a clip that keeps them in place.
 

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Look closely at the front of the switch and you will see a small chrome ring that has two notches in it. This ring is a threaded nut that secures the switch to the console. Use a pair of needlenose pliers (or similar) that will fit into the notches to remove the nut. The switch is then removed from the rear of the console.
 

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There's this cool tool if you do a lot of them.


'Course as papajam said, needle nose pliers work just fine, as do snap ring pliers with the 90 degree tips, and if you're handy, a bit of metal tubing with the end cut back so there's nubbins sticking out to engage the two little notches.

If there's room from the back side, sometimes they can even be broken loose enough to get off with your finners by turning the switch body a bit.
 

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Yes Tifosi, that's the way I did it. Just twist the switch a bit from the rear side and the chrome ring gets loose enough to unscrew it. Maybe not a factory authorized procedure, but it works:).
 

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Usually a little penetrating oil will loosen things up enough that you can get the threaded nut moving with your fingers or just a small pick or screwdriver without needing to use much force.
 
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