Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace
My Account
Merchandise Store
Active Topics
Discussion Forums
Technical Forums
Regional Forums
About Us
Contact Information
Fanatics Online: 2,136
Guest Online: 6596

Threads: 301,797
Posts: 5,274,325
Members: 111,579

2/24/2014 12:32:23 PM
How-To : Interior Paint Prepping by Onefastfocus02
Warning: Neither Focus Fanatics nor its Members may be held responsible for the outcome of performing such a modification to ones car(Ford Focus). Such acts are performed at ones own risk, and sole responsibility must be assumed. This may include, but not limited to, the voiding of Ford vehicles factory warranty.

Always put safety first; using jackstands, eye protection, and all other required safety measures. It is also recommended to have supervision whenever possible.

Items Needed:
1. 2-3 Cans of spray-paint and 1 can of clear coat.
2. Flathead Screwdriver.
3. Philips Screwdriver.
4. 8mm socket for panel underneath steering wheel.
Install Time: Difficulty Level:
1-2 Days 8

Step 1
To remove the 4 vent pieces push up from the bottom and they should clip right out. Then there is the ring that is attached by little clips from behind that should be taken great care not to break the ring. The dial for airflow can be removed by popping it out of the grooves. Remember how the levers go in and which vent they belong to. They are all different lengths other wise reattaching the pieces will be a pain.
Step 2
To remove the two corner vents you'll have to use a screw driver to pry them out. They have little notches that hook them into the inside holes.
Step 3
To remove the ashtray just pull it out then remove the cover from the rest of the ashtray.
Step 4
The glove box unscrews from the rest of the dash by 3 screws right at the joint and when it's open you'll have to squeeze the sides a little to clear the bump stops.
Step 5
The panel under the steering wheel unscrews by 4 screws and has a rubber piece that should be taped off. Otherwise you'll be able to see the over spray (believe me I know from experience). The hook release will be attached which can be loosened by a wrench from the back and slid off.
Step 6
The part around the gauges can also be removed by unscrewing the three screws and unclipping it from the rest of the dash.
Step 7
After you have painted and clear coated the pieces, when reinstalling and reattaching the pieces be extra careful not to scratch the airflow dials.

Please visit this page for painting procedures.
Ford Focus Wallpapers
Ford Focus Gallery
Member Login
User Name:
Forgot your Password?
Create Account
Active Ford Focus Forum Topics
2008-2011 Picture Th... (7802)
Front End Noise (3)
Finished it last wee... (8)
Did the lunchbox del... (4)
What did you do to y... (2454)
08 Focus needed at S... (0)
tire rotation (5)
What is the most svt... (202)
$50.00 IF design is... (17)
Official '03 SVT Own... (267)
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels
AEM Intakes
Ford Focus Discussion Forums
Ford Focus & General Car Chat
Ford Focus Technical Chat
Ford Focus Discussions
Ford Focus Performance Mods
General Chat Lounge
Ford Focus Social Groups
Regional Forums
Exclusive Vendor Discussions
Vendor Group Buys & Specials
Buy - Sell - Trade Ford Focus Parts & Accessories
Racing, Rally & Autocross
Shows, Meetings & Events
Fanatics Ford Focus Owner's Club
Brakes, Suspension & Chassis
Wheels & Tires
Ford Focus Car Audio & Electronics
Nissan IDx Forum

Copyright 2002-2014 All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Affiliates : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics - Online Ford Focus Community for the UK, North & South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa regions. We are the Internet's Largest Member based Ford Focus Forum. We offer one of the largest Ford Focus-related news and events information. We also offer free Ford Focus classifieds, Ford Focus gallery, regional Ford Focus forums, and Ford Focus performance forum discussions. Our mission is to provide Ford Focus owners an information outlet, a means to communicate with other Ford Focus owners, ask questions, and chat among forums. We also have a Ford Fiesta Forum, Ford Fiesta ST Forum and Ford Fusion Forum for other Ford Focus owners outside the Ford Focus community.