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    Replacement aftermarket HVAC knobs

    Ordered knobs from aliexpress as the knobs in the micra looks cheap and don't match the knobs on the stereo.

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    They don't fit perfectly on the control stems, I may need to trim the knobs down or use a dab of rtv silicone to get them to sit better. Also, the colour of the light is not 100%, but I should be able to fix that with some transparent orange tamiya model paint I have. Will snap a photo when it's dark to see the colour of light coming through.
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    Yeah. Those are a much closer match to the original ones. A night shot would be good.

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    Thanks to it getting dark at 5:30, here is a night shot. I did have to paint the clear plastic with the transparent orange I already had on hand.
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    I like those...so by fit issues, do they not go all the way in due to interference, or they fall off? do they turn the dials fine?
    I love that look...i'd do that mod if they work good.
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    Agreed, they look much better than the old knobs. Very nice.

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    Those look awesome. Nice mod, also curious about the fitment and operation.

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    They operate fine, and the depth is right, they are just ridiculously easy to pull off so a dab of RTV silicone will do the trick.
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    Nice. Where'd you get the idea to even replace them? Just looking at pics of other Micra interiors?

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    Began with just looking at what was available for AM parts for the Micra.
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