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any one have any tips or tricks to repair chipped radio buttons with out having to tear the radio out?
i was thinking of carefully just painting the chipped one,s the same color grey
they look crap when there all chipped
 

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Light will show through the paint usually. I touched up hvac controls on my 98 and looks better but not great.
New buttons only way to do it so they look nice. IIRC you can get new buttons even.
 

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No real tips, except buy a paint that is formulated for plastic, maybe something from the model car/plane section of Hobby Lobby or Michaels? My wife does a lot of craft jewelry and painting "found objects," and it does seem to make a difference if the paint is labeled to be specifically for a certain medium (plastic, glass, rusty metal, what have you.) Maybe someone with model car or detail experience here could tell you more.
 

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any one have any tips or tricks to repair chipped radio buttons with out having to tear the radio out?
i was thinking of carefully just painting the chipped one,s the same color grey
they look crap when there all chipped
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no "good" way to do it -
they will always look touched-up -

maybe better - but far from perfect -

if you want to replace just the buttons -
you can find used units on ebay cheap -
just find one with good buttons -

here is a BOSE unit - all the buttons look good -
except the SOURCE button - $71 - or best offer -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-03-04-CADILLAC-DHS-DE-VILLE-BOSE-CD-CASSETTE-RADIO-25749792-OEM-69RA-/381180482922?hash=item58c020956a&vxp=mtr

new buttons are available -
but they want "STUPID" money for them - $15 each - plus shipping -
http://corvetteradios.com/corvetteradios_023.htm

pulling the radios out and taking them apart is NOT difficult -
 

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no "good" way to do it -
they will always look touched-up -

maybe better - but far from perfect -

if you want to replace just the buttons -
you can find used units on ebay cheap -
just find one with good buttons -

here is a BOSE unit - all the buttons look good -
except the SOURCE button - $71 - or best offer -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-03-04-CADILLAC-DHS-DE-VILLE-BOSE-CD-CASSETTE-RADIO-25749792-OEM-69RA-/381180482922?hash=item58c020956a&vxp=mtr

new buttons are available -
but they want "STUPID" money for them - $15 each - plus shipping -
http://corvetteradios.com/corvetteradios_023.htm

pulling the radios out and taking them apart is NOT difficult -
i pulled one from the bone yard... looks brand new ... they charged me $25
 

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pulling the radios out and taking them apart is NOT difficult -[/QUOTE]

how are the buttons held on??? just pull them off???
 

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pulling the radios out and taking them apart is NOT difficult -
how are the buttons held on??? just pull them off???[/QUOTE]
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how are the buttons held on??? just pull them off??
well no - there is a LITTLE more to it than that -

you must remove the radio from the dash -

remove the bezel -
locate and depress the mounting clips -
pull the radio out far enough to remove the plugs -

locate and remove the radio housing screws -

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N*Caddy posted a HowTo on adding an AUX plug -
in his post - he described opening up the radio -

look in the TechTips forum for his post -
 
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