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STL 02-26-2010 04:12 PM

How To: Disassemble Over Head Console to paint
 
Written By: STL

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:
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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
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Step 4:
Release the 2 tabs
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Step 5:
Remove top cover from the base. May have to wiggle and gently pry it off.
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Step 6:
Remove computer and lights
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Step 7:
Flip Over to release the wire harness connection
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Step 8:
Now to take out the garage door button. Press the metal rod at one end to unhook it from the holder
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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
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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:
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After:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/frf/h...g/16c6389a.jpg
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