Introduction

Whether your knobs are broken or you want to put a decorative sticker on your front panel, sometimes you need to get the knobs off of your radio. This guide will instruct you on how to use plastic opening tools to safely remove the knobs.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off. Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off.
  • Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off.

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Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio. Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio.
  • Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio.

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Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable. Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable.
  • Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable.

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Gently unplug the microphone plug.
  • Gently unplug the microphone plug.

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Gently turn the middle four knobs counter-clockwise until they no longer move.
  • Gently turn the middle four knobs counter-clockwise until they no longer move.

  • The middle four knobs are held in place by friction and do not have a way to keep them in the correct position. When reassembling the middle four knobs, make sure to line up the mark on the knob with the left-most mark on the front panel.

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Insert two plastic opening tools behind the tuning knob. With some force, pry the knob off of the radio.
  • Insert two plastic opening tools behind the tuning knob.

  • With some force, pry the knob off of the radio.

  • Two opening tools are needed so that you don't break the knob or connector by applying uneven force.

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Repeat the above procedure with the remaining knobs. The final knob will have a power knob on the end of it. When reassembling, put the power knob on last. The final knob will have a power knob on the end of it. When reassembling, put the power knob on last.
  • Repeat the above procedure with the remaining knobs.

  • The final knob will have a power knob on the end of it. When reassembling, put the power knob on last.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, align the buttons and push them on.

Matt Williams

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