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Temperature Knob May Break on Honda Accord

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The temperature control knob may break, requiring replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 158,564 (12,400–376,242)
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999
88 people reported this problem
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heater temperature knob spins freely, heat stuck on full. Not fixed yet - does the whole dashboard have to come off?
Replaced temperature knob several times until the shaft actually broke. Needs new unit to fix. Have not done it yet, requires removing nearly the whole dashboard from what I was told.
Both the fan and temperature knobs are broken enough that they no longer fit properly on the control stems and turn past the setting marks.
Little plastic bits inside knob shattered. Can still turn shaft behind knob with pliers. Can't turn it by hand. Ac unit otherwise it unaffected and works fine at fixed temperature setting.
when your heater control knob breaks,, go to the parts store and find a hose clamp the same size and put it on the back of the know where it sticks out.. fixed !!
Temp knob popped off. I was able to get it back on but the metal part actually got turned so far that it was pointed down away from the blue-red temp gauge. I took pliers and cranked it back up and it seems to be working now.
Bought the car used, Air control knob is cracked but I fixed it with scotch tape and it's working fine. Climate control knob is broken off and the metal connecting rod that adjusts hot/cool air is broken. Not sure how to fix the rod. Temperature is locked on full heat.
temp knob broke, glued it back together. The actuator cable from temp know to air flow damper will not close entirely for cooling. I manually closed the air damper for summer driving (and full air conditioning).
I was turning the knob to hot and then it broke off. I think the whole cable and sheath is moving where just the internal part should be moving.
temp control nob broke because the inside is getting stuck and causing the nob to break, have yet to figure out a solution. ordered new nob for now
Mileage is estimate. Yeah, my knob broke. I assumed it was just "abuse" by other family members. Will get it replaced because the stem is wicked hard to turn manually.
The temp knob broke ... the cylinder that the metal rod inserts into literally split in half. I bought a new one on eBay for $5.