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Old 02-26-2010, 04:12 PM
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Default How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint

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Discussion Thread: 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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