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"Fancy" climate control knobs for Gen 1?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by 2truckornot2truck, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Aug 30, 2020 at 8:20 PM
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    2truckornot2truck

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    None yet! Does steering wheel cover count? :)
    I just replaced the burned out lights behind the control with LEDs.

    However, my climate control knobs do not let any light through - the pointer where you expect to see light come through is just painted with white paint. I wanted to replace them with these: https://www.amazon.com/Climate-Control-Knob-55905-0C010-Conditioner/dp/B07D1BFKQF

    But before I do, does anyone know if someone makes any with a more style, like with a translucent ring for a 2006 Tundra?
     
  2. Aug 30, 2020 at 10:07 PM
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    bokch0y

    bokch0y I'm a sucker for DirtySOHC's

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    I picked these up but only to replace the old ones that fell apart. Can't say it's more translucent to be honest, looks the same as my old ones but they do light up at the spot that was painted.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    shifty`

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    I broke down and bought OEM replacements recently, my p/n was 55905-0C010. You never know what you'll get w/aftermarket, and as we've seen from some members around here, the non-OEM 3pks sold on Amazonian and fLeabay have a host of flaws, including opaque knobs and knobs which let light escape from around the edges. Someone posted photos of their aftermarket knobs recently, but I can't remember who it was. Lots of bleed.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    bokch0y

    bokch0y I'm a sucker for DirtySOHC's

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    Oh really? That's some good info @Shifty, thank you.

    I do have a set of the aftermarket nobs from Amazon and thus far no issues or bleed, but makes sense. Likely your mileage may vary but OEM is still the best.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2020 at 8:48 AM
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  6. Aug 31, 2020 at 8:56 AM
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    None yet! Does steering wheel cover count? :)
    Thanks ya’ll I’ll go with a version of these, since it’s looking like no one made other versions of them with rings. For kicks I may spray blue paint my in the back and maybe get some blue in the translucent marker. I’ve never seen knobs like the ones my truck came with - with just paint in the marker - not sure if they are factory or if a previous owner put them in.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    shifty`

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  8. Aug 31, 2020 at 9:12 AM
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    I had light bleeding around the edges, but you could only see it if you looked at it directly.

    As if you were looking from the middle rear seat.

    It doesn't bug me.

    Edit: found the specific post.
     
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  9. Aug 31, 2020 at 9:44 AM
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    shifty`

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    That's what I'm talking about. Thanks for digging it up!
     
  10. Aug 31, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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    Yeah. Those Bigg Gurrlss knobs are a great value. Think I paid $13 dollas for shree knobs. Well made and light shines thru the little slot. Some bleeds around the dial, too.
     
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  11. Aug 31, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    None yet! Does steering wheel cover count? :)
    A pity they can’t afford the services of a professional hand model to sell them....:D
     
  12. Aug 31, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    I mean, if you guys need a single spare OEM knob, lmk. I've got two spares now. Third one is cracked.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2020 at 3:32 AM
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    I replaced mine with a set from Amazon a couple years ago. They work fine and look fine.:notsure:
     
  14. Sep 2, 2020 at 10:46 AM
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  15. Sep 2, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    I busted the knobs on mine when I was trying to get them off to install a new head unit. The previous owner told me, "I got tired of them wiggling off when I was off-roading so I put a little dot of Krazy glue on them."

    I bought these exact knobs and I was not disappointed with them. I looked for something sexy like the aftermarket knobs that were on my Tacoma but this was all I could find. For the price, I think they are a good value. YMMV.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2020 at 11:43 PM
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    artsr2002

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    I lost a couple of the small little black clips that keep tension on the knobs when I changed out my headunit also. Could not find them anywhere. Ordered replacements from Amazon, they didnt fit as good and looked cheaply made and while cleaning out the center storage tray, found the missing clips so I popped the OEM knobs back on.

    clips.jpg
     
  17. Sep 3, 2020 at 7:33 AM
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    The metal tensioner usually only slides out if the plastic square housing where they live is cracked. This is why I had to replace my knobs, one of them was cracked all the way up the square plastic shaft, so when I changed blend modes, the crack would flex, release tension, knob would wiggle, and require extra force causing it to crack more.

    I have a spare OEM tensioner though, if anyone needs it.
     
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  18. Sep 4, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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  19. Sep 8, 2020 at 7:30 AM
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    Of course I'm willing to give it up! PM incoming.
     
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