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    carnut
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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
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)