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    sticky knobs

    In one of my Z8s, the four control knobs rubberized surfaces have become sticky. The dealer does not seem to know how to treat them and says he doesn't see replacement knobs in his book. I've had a similar problem with an Enzo and an Alpha 8C, and the surfaces required cleaning and painting, but I'm hoping to avoid that by cleaning them and/or replacing them. Does/did anyone have the same problem, if so, how did you handle it? Does anyone know where knobs can be purchased?

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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    partnumber: 64116902826 and about $145 a piece
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    Same here in the hot Florida sun. They get sticky.

    Jay in Southeast Florida
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    I have the same issue and initial pricing for replacement 5 knobs (4 ac + 1 light switch) was about $1200 for the parts alone.

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    You don't need to replace the entire knob, you just need to put on new black tabs that press onto the knobs I would think. The knob is metal but those tabs got sticky.

    Jay in Southeast Florida
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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpz8 View Post
    I have the same issue and initial pricing for replacement 5 knobs (4 ac + 1 light switch) was about $1200 for the parts alone.
    In Europe these knobs cost $150 a piece
    Ton
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    I have gotten the 4 HVAC knobs from the dealer and want to replace mine. Any idea how they come off? Pulling on one just pulled the metal shell off and left the base firmly attached.

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    My Z8 does not have sticky buttons (yet!) but my 550 and 575 Ferraris buttons are all very sticky. I have not dealt with the problem but I think that this is MAJOR problem Ferraris and there are a lot of Ferraris out there so maybe the Ferrari blogs have more information, for example: https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/th...-knobs.453312/ .

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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    Baking soda and lemon juice or vinegar and most of the time the sticky disappears. I just did the body of my 15 year old Nikon and it is smooth again
    Ton
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    After the cleaning Z-acht suggested, carefully applying liquid silicone will also help. Just don't get it where you don't want it.
    2000 Red over black
    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car

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    Saw this place referred to in a Ferrari listing on BaT;


    https://stickynomore.com
    2000 Red over black
    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car