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HVAC Rotary Knobs Tip

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by btcca4, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    btcca4

    btcca4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, just picked up a '19 Off-Road & my first impressions of it after not owning a truck for 25+ years is I am extremely delighted with it. One thing that bothered me real quickly was how at most angles the indicator pointers on the rotary knobs are hidden from view? I took some fluorescent paint & touched up the top & front of the knob indicators. Can be seen in low light & at any angle now!IMG_20190408_103606.jpg
     
  2. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    My Name is Rahl

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    I like this idea! I get confused once in a while when the indicator blends in with the other lines on the knobs. What paint did you use?

    Also, welcome to TW!
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    Rebelman21

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    That is a pretty good idea, may have to try it with some inferno touch up paint.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Fluorescent nail polish. Not mine of course! :)
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    My Name is Rahl

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    Did you take the knobs off to paint them?
     
  6. Apr 8, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    No.. Just a steady hand. Apply with a toothpick if you prefer.
     
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  7. Apr 8, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    Aren't they back lit? If so, can you still see the indicator at night?
     
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  8. Apr 8, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    IIRC, they are not. The icons in the front face are, but the indicators on the outside aren't. Certain knob position & certain driver views obscure the view of the indicator. The paint dab makes them visible daytime too.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    Good call fd! Ran home after work to check, the indicators are backlit too. Much easier to see at night. Visible at almost any angle. A little dab of paint makes them visible in the daytime.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    Tullie D

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    Good idea! Sometimes its the simple things....

    BTW, it would have been OK to use your own nail polish. :anonymous:

    I've got a few containers that my wife wouldn't be caught dead wearing. Ex. Silver, Orange, Yellow, Black. They're handy to have at times like this. :thumbsup:

    I've even got some glow in the dark green. Hmmmm
     
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  11. Apr 8, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    Good idea.
     

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