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Old 02-10-2012, 03:37 PM
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Overhead console removal?

Does anyone happen to know the trick to removing the overhead console? I went out and pried on it a bit looking for screws or clips but had to stop because I could feel that 'WTF' thing coming on and that usually results in broken parts.
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It just pulls down. I know it's scary, but it really is just clips holding it in place. Helps to wiggle side to side as you pull. Wiggle the console that is
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It just pulls down. I know it's scary, but it really is just clips holding it in place. Helps to wiggle side to side as you pull. Wiggle the console that is

LOL! I'll just pull on it with a little more enthusiasm and if that doesn't work, I'll get the wife to lend a hand.

Thanks for the tip.
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mine broke when i took it off....be careful pulls straight down
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mine broke when i took it off....be careful pulls straight down
Dang, that's what I'm afraid of. Were you able to repair it or was it trashed?
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broke 3 tabs off bought new one....
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What is the reason you dont want it anymore?
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What is the reason you dont want it anymore?
My compass reads about 270degrees off so I'm trying to get into it so I can fix the compass chip and do a write-up so everybody else can see how it's fixed.
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Does anyone happen to know the trick to removing the overhead console? I went out and pried on it a bit looking for screws or clips but had to stop because I could feel that 'WTF' thing coming on and that usually results in broken parts.
Once you have removed the upper console, can you replace the LED's that show compass, gas mileage etc?
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There is another thread about this very topic that was started today (console removal).

It is a common problem for the circuts to come loose (soldered connections come loose internally over time).

The other thread had a nice write-up with links to pictures.

As well, there was a link to a company that you can send the unit to and they will repair and test it for you for around $35.00 (seems well worth it to me).

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http://m.ford-trucks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441601. $16.00 at radioshack for a low watt soldering pen and a steady hand is all it takes. read post with red links and your good. by the way was my first attempt at soldering anything, just make sure to not cross any circuits with. the solder.
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David can repair your Overhead Console for $22.00 with lifetime warranty.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=19289165983

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Never have to worry about it again OR spend anymore $$. Just a thought!
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Does anyone happen to know the trick to removing the overhead console? I went out and pried on it a bit looking for screws or clips but had to stop because I could feel that 'WTF' thing coming on and that usually results in broken parts.
Here's another site. I used them for my console repair & they had a quick turnaround.

FORD F-series Overhead console kits and Parts

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David can repair your Overhead Console for $22.00 with lifetime warranty.

Ford F150 F250 F350 Super Duty Temperature Compass Overhead Console Disp Repair | eBay

David Ruberg 507-429-4489

Never have to worry about it again OR spend anymore $$. Just a thought!
Now this is what I call service at a reasonable price... think I will try taking off my overhead console.
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