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Old 08-28-2010, 07:31 AM
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Pushbuttons on Delco radio?

I have a 1980 model GM / Delco stereo radio. I want to paint the 5 black pushbuttons. How do I remove them?
When I try to pull them out, a small metal rod attached to the plastic button is moving out together with the plastic button. Then it stops and I'm afraid I will destroy something if I pull harder.

Is the metal rod and the plastic button permanently attached, or is the plastic button suppoed to be pulled of the metal rod?

Do I have to disassemble more of the radio to get the pushbuttons out?

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I do remember some type radios having a small grub screw that retained the buttons, but I THINK on the run-of-the-mill GM push button-type radios, that the buttons weren't retained by anything except the rod having a nub on it that "clicked" into the button.

The button will pull out- that's how the presets are set. If you find no set screws, wiggle the button up and down as you pull outward, it should pop off.

Be aware that doing this (especially several times) can loosen the button on its rod.
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