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STL 02-26-2010 04:11 PM

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:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/d1cd17ef.jpg
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/24cff1df.jpg


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.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/7ccf659a.jpg


Step 3:
Open up your Garage Door opener door/tissue holder
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/66f9812c.jpg


Step 4:
Release the 2 tabs
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/09082667.jpg
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/5672743d.jpg


Step 5:
Remove top cover from the base. May have to wiggle and gently pry it off.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/4398be47.jpg


http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/a1309a05.jpg


Step 6:
Remove computer and lights
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/52f9b12c.jpg


Step 7:
Flip Over to release the wire harness connection
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/8172b8cd.jpg
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/c3f7d6ca.jpg
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/7cc4ffe3.jpg


Step 8:
Now to take out the garage door button. Press the metal rod at one end to unhook it from the holder
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/7ed9f118.jpg
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/317f670c.jpg


Step 9:
Wiggle the button out through the back
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/09ad78eb.jpg


Step 10:
Remove metal clip that is by the removed lid
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/6f5c130f.jpg
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/9e6077c7.jpg


Step 11:
You should now have something that looks like this. There should be no buttons or metal clips on the housing.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/6b161fad.jpg


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
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/e530bcef.jpg


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:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/7214002e.jpg


After:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/16c6389a.jpg
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/962f4a9b.jpg

01DangerRanger 01-25-2011 02:06 PM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
did you do couple coats and clear over yours myke?

Clinton 01-25-2011 02:12 PM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
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

01DangerRanger 01-25-2011 02:18 PM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
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

STL 01-25-2011 05:39 PM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
I used 1 can for radio bezel and half can for OHC

01DangerRanger 02-06-2011 09:07 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
ahh this is confusing how to get it back together :mad:

Fordzilla80 02-06-2011 09:13 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
Don't you know how to go backwards?

:p

Dcrymes99ranger 02-06-2011 09:14 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 01DangerRanger (Post 317859)
ahh this is confusing how to get it back together :mad:

It usually is the first time you do it. Once you get it done and do it a few times it's nothing.

Rango88 02-06-2011 09:15 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 (Post 317861)
Don't you know how to go backwards?

:p

might be like zoolander and his inability to turn left lol :p

01DangerRanger 02-06-2011 09:16 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
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?

STL 02-06-2011 09:36 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
Garage door case. Just follow the instructions from bottom to top.

01DangerRanger 02-06-2011 09:39 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
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 :)

kingkong1469 08-10-2011 09:05 PM

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?

doyouquaxu 08-10-2011 09:11 PM

Theres a bracket that attaches to your roof then to this. There is also a how too about the installation

STL 08-11-2011 01:46 AM

Re: How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kingkong1469 (Post 515429)
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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