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Where to buy the climate control knob metal retention clip?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by snopyro, Sep 5, 2023.

  1. Sep 5, 2023 at 8:38 AM
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    Not sure if they sell it separately or if I have to buy a new knob altogether. Somehow lost it inside my truck while changing out the climate control and instrument panel burnt out bulbs to LED. I thought I was careful when disassembling everything and knew those metal knob clips easily slip off, but during reassembly, I couldn't find it. Don't feel like disassembling the center console to look for that metal piece... is there a part number for it? (It's for the fan speed control knob if it matters.) TIA!
     
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    Is the clip still on the d shaft?
     
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    No, metal clip is not on the plastic D post/shaft. It was on there during disassembly, but I must have jostled it loose when reassembling and didn't notice until the fan speed control knob wouldn't hold on anymore.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2023 at 9:45 AM
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  8. Sep 5, 2023 at 9:53 AM
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    When I've misplaced one that's where it usually is!
     
  10. Sep 5, 2023 at 10:04 AM
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    Looks like I may stop by the local stealership to possibly buy an OEM knob for ~$15, since I don't know what I'd do with the extra replica knobs from the Amazon 3-pack. More backup pieces in case I lose another clip?
     
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