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Any experience with Dura Levers?

Hi All
I have been looking around for replacement heater controls for my 280se and came across a guy who used Dura levers? I have not seen a picture but he said in the ad they are more durable? Any thoughts or pix would be great.
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I think when I replaced my levers I used Duras. They are a superior design. The originals have a rubber handle that is riveted to the plastic body. After much use and stiff cables, the rubber fails at the rivets and the handles come apart. Apparently the original design was a safety feature should your body come into contact with the dash in a crash.

The Duras are one piece and made of plastic. Considering the hassle of replacing those levers, these are the ones I would use.

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dura levers at time falls off , the cables have to be easy to work , or the lever falls off .not a fan , too bad because if they worked it would be a easy fit .
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