Radio Knobs for w210

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Davidash, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Davidash

    Davidash New Member

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    I am looking for the replacement rubber control knobs for my Audio 10 radio. They have become sticky and soft and are beginning to break apart. Any suggestions where I could find a pair of them?
    Thanks
     
  2. lynall

    lynall Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    do a google as i remember a short while ago someone wanting knobs for the comand unit and they got them from the usa i think quite cheap



    Lynall
     
  3. Ian Hunt

    Ian Hunt Active Member

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    Ebay?
    I've been trying to find a cheap Audio 10 CD on there & it appears that cassette models go for peanuts. Look out for a cheap one & use the rubber knobs.
     
  4. maddog

    maddog Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You could buy a spare audio 10 for £10 i expect
     
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    Ali E300TD Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Or you cud take that soft rubber off with your nail or a scrapper and paint it black.

    Thats what I did and it looks new and feels great too!
     
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    Davidash

    Davidash New Member

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    W210 replacement radio knobs

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I did manage to find some at an outrageous price - about $10 each. I have beaten the system and scraped off the soft rubber. I then bought a pack of black plastic end caps (for less than $1) drilled a 4mm hole in the ends to allow the light to shine through - as with the originals. I then cut them to the right length, heated the caps in boiling water and pushed them onto the existing knobs.I had to grind the edges down a bit to fit the radio face. They are exactly like the originals.
    I love beating the system!!!
     
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