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Old 10-07-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Head light knob shaft removal

I've read the posts about removing the headlight on/off knob. but has anyone ever removed the shaft that the knob attaches to? It looks like the detent on the shaft has worn to the degree that the funky little clip on the knob won't hold the knob while is being pulled to ON.
I bought one (knob) from Ford and it has the shaft on it. It appears that you have to get behind the instrument panel to access the switch to free the shaft.
Anybody ever done this? Looking for suggestions...
This is on my '95 GT
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Re: Head light knob shaft removal

You will have to remove that panel. It's held in by two screws in the upper part of the instrument display and the rest is just held in with snaps. Once you remove those screws simply pull on the unit and it will come out, this should give you access to what you need.
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Re: Head light knob shaft removal

That's all you gotta do, it's real simple.

I just also advise when you are unsnapping the trim as it is really tight fitted and will need a little force coming out so don't break it.
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Re: Head light knob shaft removal

Yep...thanks guys. Did it this morning. Theres also a little button that you depress to release the catch mechanism on the switch that releases the shaft. New one in now wife turns on headlights,,,she's happy...I'm happy...the world's a wonderful place
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you can take the whole unit out after you get the front clip off, it unbolts~ and unplugs. and comes out
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