Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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One of the G1000 map range knobs cracked and fell off recently. I know that I can buy a full expensive knob set online. I was wondering if anyone happened to have a spare knob from a previously purchased set, or knows of a site that sells then a la carte.

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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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I'm on the road Adam and can't easily drill down further but companies like Garmin buy knobs from stock types.

Allied Electronics has been a high quality parts vendor for many decades. Chances are good that an identical knob is somewhere in Allied's 140 web pages of ~20 knobs per page. Most of the knobs they list have PDF spec sheets. When you see Allied's prices, Garmin's prices may irritate you a bit more than they already do.

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/result ... term=knobs
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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I had the same problem a year ago, my MFD range knob cracked and then fell apart. I moved the PFD knob to the MFD, since it gets the most use. I dislike the missing knob, but not enough to pay Garmin's price for a new one! :shock: I did some searching a while ago, but never found anything. If you find a suitable replacement, I would love to know about it.
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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I scanned the 2,700 or so stock knobs at Allied and saw a few that look close. Also found close matches for the other G1000 knobs. I would have to drive to the hangar and get the exact measurements to be sure.

Mouser is another good source. They show over 1,000 knobs. http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=knobs

EHC claims to have the world's largest selection of knobs. http://ehcknobs.com/index.php?id=CK1
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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I just saw your post/message. I still have a knob set missing one or two knobs sitting in my tool box. Yes I had to buy the whole set to get one knob. Thanks for nothing Garmin.
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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Did anyone find a way to replace a single knob, either from Garmin or the aftermarket catalogs mentioned? Cracked the small FMS knob. Robbed the one from the altimeter setting on the PFD I never use, but still would like to replace it.
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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Nope.

I have been using the range knob stem for months. Actually about to order a new set since it seems like more knobs will crack soon as the plane turns 10 yrs old.
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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Has anyone found a distributor that sells the G1000 knob set for a reasonable price?
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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The price is high due to Garmin, not greedy distributors. Unfortunately I have searched far and wide and never found any seller that was not in the $100+ range for the knob set.
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Re: Spare G1000 Range Knob?

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geeze, I'll take $100 range, I've only found 220+. Any names/links?
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