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Martin M
February 3, 2017, 10:49am Report to Moderator

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The T-knob from the Herald 13/60 light switch resists being removed. Yes the little hole with the push button found.

Is there a trick?

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February 3, 2017, 12:25pm Report to Moderator

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wiggle wiggle tug tug ...

If not it has been glued on.

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Martin M
February 3, 2017, 12:27pm Report to Moderator

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.....  break and buy a second hand one in Stoneleigh  
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Nick Jones
February 3, 2017, 1:34pm Report to Moderator

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Dip the knob in warm/hot water, wiggle wiggle tug tug - maybe WD40.  Apply the force to the base of the knob so as not to snap the "ears" off.

Good luck!


Nick Jones
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Martin M
February 4, 2017, 4:45pm Report to Moderator

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success, heat until the knob got soft. Then levered wirth a screwdriver at the base of the knob. There are now some marks, but who knows that.
I think some spare should be obtained, just in case.

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February 4, 2017, 8:52pm Report to Moderator
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Next time you do it don't use a pointed instrument to depress the internal knob. Try to find something the correct diameter for the hole (small nail head is what I use) . I've found that pointy things slide off the internal knob and don't depress it. Cheers, Dave.

First Triumph: 200cc Tiger Cub. Followed by in no particular order, 350 and 500 Royal Enfield Bullet, Herald 1200, Herald 13/60, Mini 1275 GT, Vitesse 2L convertible, Audi 80, Audi 80 Sport, Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, Triumph 2000, Mk 2 Estate, Fiat Tipo, Fiat Stilo, Fiat Uno, Peugeuot Turbo Diesel(yuk), Lancia HPE 2000ie (wow! a dream!) So far 3 Heralds and My fourth Vitesse in the garage. I may have forgotten some... It's my age.. Oh , Honda 400 four.. Terrifying! And the 2 Renault 5s. Oh, and the Ford Granada 3 litre estate..I think that's the lot.
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Martin M
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Hi Dave,
unintentionally I did so.
As I had not enought hands, I took a M3 screw, pressed it in the hole and fixed it with a cable tie.
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