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TSB
10-22-3
  • FOAM SEAL DETACHING BETWEEN INSTRUMENT PANEL AND WINDSHIELD GLASS – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 10/7/2010
Publication Date: November 1, 2010

FORD:
2009-2010 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2009-2010 F-150 vehicles built on or before 10/7/2010 may exhibit the foam seal detaching between the instrument panel and the windshield glass.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the concern.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the windshield glass. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-11.
    1. Failure to follow WSM may result in glass breakage and/or seal damage requiring windshield glass replacement.
  2. Using a plastic scraper, remove the remaining foam seal from the instrument panel (IP).
    1. Care must be taken when using the plastic scraper so damage to the IP surface does not occur.
  3. Clean glue residue from the IP surface using Acetone and a clean shop towel.
  4. Once the surface of the IP is clean and dry, prepare the new felt strip by removing the protective backing tape.
    1. Remove only approximately 6″ (15.2 cm) of the protective tape at a time during the installation to prevent possible contamination.
  5. Start at the passenger side of the vehicle, align the forward edge of the Felt Strip to the forward edge the instrument panel and apply using light pressure to seat the seal.
  6. Apply the remaining length of the felt strip along the forward edge of the IP.
  7. Apply firm pressure along the entire length of the Felt Strip to fully seat.
  8. Install the windshield glass. Refer to WSM, Section 501-11.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
BL3Z-15044N32-AFelt Strip

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
102203A2009-2010 F-150: Clean Instrument Panel And Install Felt Strip Includes Time To Remove And Install Windshield Glass (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)2.4 Hrs.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
15044N3233

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company's on-line technical resources.

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