When tearing down my '74, I had no problem pulling the knob off the dimmer
switch after pushing in the button you described and pulling. I used the
ultra high-tech, special purpose tool (finishing nail) to push the button
in -- the catch is the same type of catch as the heater/vent control knobs.
>From Mike Ellsworth / Gary Graham
> Can someone tell me how toget a dash light rheostat (dimmer) apart? I am
> trying to replace my broken unit, and can't get the knob off the shaft to
> allow it to push through the hole. It has a little button on the bottom
> the knob that looks like it is a press button to push to release the knob
> from the shaft. Despite soaking in WD-40. the button won't push, and the
> knob won't come loose.
Come on, everyone! I've been anxiously waiting for a reply to this one as a
of mine just bought a '79 B that has the same problem. Can't turn it, can't
it, can't push it, too small to use a hammer. We're stumped! Help!