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Old 02-26-2010, 04:11 PM
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Default How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint

Tools needed

Phillips Head screw driver or Torx bit. Depends what model year OHC you have
Flat blade screw driver
Exact O Knife/Razor Bade


Step 1:
Unplug the plug on the screen unit:




Step 2:
Remove the 8 screws that are circled in red using your Phillips screw driver. On the '98+ units, they are held in using Torx screws.



Step 3:
Open up your Garage Door opener door/tissue holder



Step 4:
Release the 2 tabs




Step 5:
Remove top cover from the base. May have to wiggle and gently pry it off.






Step 6:
Remove computer and lights



Step 7:
Flip Over to release the wire harness connection





Step 8:
Now to take out the garage door button. Press the metal rod at one end to unhook it from the holder




Step 9:
Wiggle the button out through the back



Step 10:
Remove metal clip that is by the removed lid




Step 11:
You should now have something that looks like this. There should be no buttons or metal clips on the housing.



Step 12:
Mask off the garage door opener holding area. Use the Exact O knife or razor blade to make the corners nice and tight



Step 13:
When you paint you can use what ever color you like. I recommend Krylon Fusion paint. Make sure to clean the surface really good. Hang OHC housing up or lay flat on something and paint. Let it sit in the sun for a few hours to properly dry. Once it has dried you can paint the inside of the garage door holder. Just mask off everything but that are.


Step 14:
Reassemble in reverse order


Before:



After:


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Old 01-25-2011, 02:06 PM
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did you do couple coats and clear over yours myke?
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:12 PM
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You can do that if ya want Pat. I usually do 3 coats of paint and 5 coats of clear so I know it wont chip
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:18 PM
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dang what you use it also as a frizbie? haha. i will go get some paint to day cus i just got it taken apart and also need to get my radio bezal out you think 1 can of yellow and clear would do both? i wont do as many as you but more yellow than clear
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:39 PM
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I used 1 can for radio bezel and half can for OHC
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:07 AM
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ahh this is confusing how to get it back together
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:13 AM
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Don't you know how to go backwards?

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:14 AM
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ahh this is confusing how to get it back together
It usually is the first time you do it. Once you get it done and do it a few times it's nothing.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:15 AM
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Don't you know how to go backwards?

might be like zoolander and his inability to turn left lol
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:16 AM
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i cant see how to get the garage door holder/flip thing back on with the other cover part on. what goes on first, the part with the buttons to turn on light or the garage door case?
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:36 AM
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Garage door case. Just follow the instructions from bottom to top.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:39 AM
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well i got it now, i didnt remember that i had to pop that door into the other case part so thats why it wouldnt match up or anything. all good now
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint

Now how do these consoles hold on to the headliner and how would i go about puttin one in if i wanted one?
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:11 PM
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Theres a bracket that attaches to your roof then to this. There is also a how too about the installation
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:46 AM
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Now how do these consoles hold on to the headliner and how would i go about puttin one in if i wanted one?
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...e-install.html
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