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HVAC knob stuck

Hey guys bought a 2014 6 a month ago. Just realized when I want to shut off the air the button doesn't press. The "press off" button to shut the air completely. Do I need to take the front panel off to replace it or get it loose?
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Is it just stuck? That center button on that knob only travels a few mm.
I know that when the buttons around the command knob down on the center console were getting stuck (Previous owner spill soda over it) I used some CRC Electrical Contact cleaner while pushing/wiggling the button until they freely moved. [IMGhttps://forum.mazda6club.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=223818&stc=1&d=1535715 902[/IMG]
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Yeah my back button was stuck on control panel. Used something thin to get gunk out but the air control shut off button is stuck in. Even wiggling it or taking something thin to "pic" it out. I just don't wanna start pulling off stuff I don't need to to get fixed. It looks pushed in and won't budge. So essentially I can't turn my air off.
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Even if you remove the HVAC control panel I don't believe there is any access to removing the knobs that control it. I would say maybe get a can of that stuff I posted prior, get some small rags/towels to absorb the spray runoff underneath the knob but use the straw that comes with it, maybe spray anywhere inside & around the knob (Car off no power running). You could also use some type of thin metal shim to wedge into the thin crevice or even is the plastic dash trim removal tool (Looks like a small plastic putty knife). Basically anything sturdy & thin enough that you can work behind the button. That's all I can think of being the odd situation, Or...... if all else fails go on Ebay & order a used one.

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Even if you remove the HVAC control panel I don't believe there is any access to removing the knobs that control it. I would say maybe get a can of that stuff I posted prior, get some small rags/towels to absorb the spray runoff underneath the knob but use the straw that comes with it, maybe spray anywhere inside & around the knob (Car off no power running). You could also use some type of thin metal shim to wedge into the thin crevice or even is the plastic dash trim removal tool (Looks like a small plastic putty knife). Basically anything sturdy & thin enough that you can work behind the button. That's all I can think of being the odd situation, Or...... if all else fails go on Ebay & order a used one.
I will order a new one If that doesn't work but the same way to replace it I imagine is the same way to fix it. Do they just pop off? I want to but I don't want to break it lol
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I will order a new one If that doesn't work but the same way to replace it I imagine is the same way to fix it. Do they just pop off? I want to but I don't want to break it lol
I personally have never removed the HVAC control panel, IDK how or if the knob can be removed & replaced.

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Dam that doesn't sound so promising for me lol
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I personally have never removed the HVAC control panel, IDK how or if the knob can be removed & replaced.
Dam that doesn't sound so promising for me.
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Did you ever get this fixed? My “auto” HVAC knob is stuck IN. Basically I have a totally manual setup now. At least it seems to work that way.

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