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Taking my dash off but stuck on the choke cable

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ccren89 Colin Crenshaw
Keokuk, IA, USA   USA
It seems as if there is no allyn type head on my choke cable. Any ideas how to remove it?

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
You should be able to detach it from the other end and pull the whole cable out.

Then look at it at the bench.

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ccren89 Colin Crenshaw
Keokuk, IA, USA   USA
Unfortunately I'm having the same issue on the wiper control as well -__-

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Before my time.

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tmpass Tim P
Medway, MA, USA   USA
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Capo"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "Blue Oxide"
There is a spring detente in there, take a punch or rod that fits, push it in the hole while also pulling on the knob, should release the knob (but it may be crusty stuck)... Same for the washer/wiper knob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-13 03:48 PM by tmpass.

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
^this



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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mkivmarty Marty Yanik
N.E.Ohio, USA   USA
My inner choke cable is solid wire and permanently fastened to the knob. To remove it, I have to disconnect it at the carburetor and pull the knob and wire out as one piece.

Marty

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1518805 by mkivmarty My inner choke cable is solid wire and permanently fastened to the knob. To remove it, I have to disconnect it at the carburetor and pull the knob and wire out as one piece.

Marty
Hi,
Some choke cables are made as Marty says, but if there is a small hole in the underside of the knob pushing in on the pin as you pull the knob should release it. Unfortunately rust often makes the pin difficult to push and also sticks the knob to the shaft. In situations where removal of a threaded bezel is necessary to get the control out of the dash destroying the knob may be the only choice. BTDT Fortunately the TR series used the same knobs as my MK2 so replacement sets are available.
All the best,
Paul

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