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Old 08-28-2010, 06:24 AM
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Remove pushbuttons on the Delco radio...

I have a 1980 model GM / Delco stereo radio. I want to paint the 5 black pushbuttons on it. 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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staleg,If I remember correctly most if not all of the older push button radios,the buttons would pull out so far to set the station for that button,after you manually set the station with the dial. You would pull it out as far as it would go then you pushed back in as far as it would go and the station was set to that push button.The buttons are most likely formed on to a metal rod that has a tab stamped into it so I doubt the buttons will come off of the rod. You may have to pull the radio apart to remove the clips that hold the rods to the slides. ......Hope this helps ....too many years have gone by since I worked on radios...
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