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    Cool mod. I'm doing it too. Thank you for figuring it out. I never put them in the car yet. They have clear plastic on the inside so I see why you had to change the color. The original knobs seem to be on real tight. How did you remove them? Instructions on box say to use a piece of cloth with pliers. Is it that easy?

    These can be ordered with a red surround instead of black too. The red ones come with a red plastic on the inside. Red surround wouldn't look right though but the red inner plastic part would match the color of the back lighting.

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    The knobs are VERY tight to come off, but it's just a press fit, pliers are your best bet. A cloth will save the finish on the factory knobs.
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    OK. I just got done copying ptbo micra's climate control mod. Pliers used with a cloth to remove the original knobs; no scratches on originals that way. The large ones aren't too bad to remove but the fan speed one took a couple of tries. It's on tighter than the other two plus it's harder to get a hold of. To remove them all you have to do is pull them straight out.

    Here's a picture of original controls.

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    Control knobs removed.

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    New replacement knobs installed.

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    The two larger ones on the bottom are a little loose so maybe a little RTV silicone to fix but I'll do that later after I match up the color. I'll probably do something similar to what ptbo micra did.

    Here are a couple of extra pictures with the knobs removed. The lights are turned on in these two pictures. Looks like they are using small light bulbs for the back-lighting.

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    LED mod maybe.... hmmm... (Camera flash shows up every bit of dust, doesn't look that dirty in real light.)
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    I thought about LED mod too, but will wait if they ever burn out.
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    Looks good, any links to these parts or search description used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speg View Post
    Looks good, any links to these parts or search description used?
    I tried a bit on eBay to see if I could find them again since that is where I originally got them. Shipped out of the UK of all places. Can't seem to find them anymore on eBay. But... there is a link on AliExpress. ptbo micra got his there; maybe he can verify if these are the exact ones he bought. Anyhow, you can check out this link (for Versa Note):

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3PC-...6-7393db6420b8

    You would be looking for something like "HVAC Knobs" or such.
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    Perfect....thank you!

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    I think i'm going to go to kenny u-pull soon and see if I can't find knobs from another vehicle that would fit well. probably cost me pennies as well. Might be an idea if you have access to a pull it yourself scrap yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polarbe4r View Post
    I think i'm going to go to kenny u-pull soon and see if I can't find knobs from another vehicle that would fit well. probably cost me pennies as well. Might be an idea if you have access to a pull it yourself scrap yard.
    I suggest starting with the 2016 versa note Name:  IMG_0901.jpg
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Size:  34.8 KB. Ive grabbed the dash trim around one, didnt noticed the knobs were different at the time... the rest of the car got scrapped since. ill be grabbing them out of the next one i find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Groleau View Post
    I suggest starting with the 2016 versa note Name:  IMG_0901.jpg
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Size:  34.8 KB. Ive grabbed the dash trim around one, didnt noticed the knobs were different at the time... the rest of the car got scrapped since. ill be grabbing them out of the next one i find.
    I'm assuming the premium audio will plug right in as well?


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