How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
Written By: STL
Discussion Thread: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
Phillips Head screw driver or Torx bit. Depends what model year OHC you have
Flat blade screw driver
Exact O Knife/Razor Bade
Unplug the plug on the screen unit:
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.
Open up your Garage Door opener door/tissue holder
Release the 2 tabs
Remove top cover from the base. May have to wiggle and gently pry it off.
Remove computer and lights
Flip Over to release the wire harness connection
Now to take out the garage door button. Press the metal rod at one end to unhook it from the holder
Wiggle the button out through the back
Remove metal clip that is by the removed lid
You should now have something that looks like this. There should be no buttons or metal clips on the housing.
Mask off the garage door opener holding area. Use the Exact O knife or razor blade to make the corners nice and tight
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.
Reassemble in reverse order
Last edited by STL; 02-26-2010 at 03:25 PM.