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Old 12-04-2011
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Icon2 Something isn't lining up with my overhead console..

Welp... Finally putting everything back together and something isn't right.

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I have a gap in the rear from the ohc to the headliner...

It's hard with the how-to's because they never tell you exactly where to put the bracket, so I used the little lip of the brack to the edge of the roof. (if that makes sense)

Everything works on the ohc and I like it a lot however with the gap it looks like ***...

Has anyone run into this problem or a fix? Do I need to mount the bracket a little more forward or backwards..etc?
The fronts and sides appear to be perfect... but I don't understand what's going on with the rear.. when I push on it and tighen it against the bracket it won't go any further because it hits the bracket... Would taking the bracket off and bending it upwards then putting it back in pull the back up?













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-Nigel
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Yeah mine looked like that too at first.

I had to stuff some of the cut headliner material back under the remaining headliner to help push it down. That sealed the gap on mine 100%. I read about it on a few of the install threads.

I was also able to slip the back of the bracket above the headliner to help push the headliner down to it..sort of sandwich it between.

May have to re-adjust the bracket some too (aka bend it).

EDIT: Rest looks great!

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i bent my bracket a little bit to close the gap up...now its almost non-existent!
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When I first installed my bracket, I had the screw too tight that held the bracket onto the ceiling.

The screws being too tight put a lot of pressure on the bracket and was bending it downwards so it left a little gap like yours. I loosened up the screws a little bit, and presto!
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Ok sounds good. I will try both... I was worried that I messed something up and was going to have to buy a new headliner to fix it.

Will fiddle with it for the next 30 mins or so then we'll see what happens..lol

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I had to stuff some of the cut headliner material back under the remaining headliner to help push it down. That sealed the gap on mine 100%.
Same with mine. A little shimming between the headliner and roof will close the gap.
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YAY!!!

Doing all three methods of extra headliner, bending the back bracket UP, and loosening the front screws a litle is a result of the following:





I am extremely happy today!

OHC done and Foglights done!

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-Nigel
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Looks good!
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wow! great job! looks fantastic
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Perfect!
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did your ranger come with that?
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No, rangers don't come with them. They can be found in explorers and you can put them in the rangers. There is a How - To on here.
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Looks great. Nice work!
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did your ranger come with that?
no ranger came with an OHC...thats out of an explorer...but it is super easy to put in a ranger...i love mine
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