How to Remove the Overhead Console in an Excursion

The Ford Excursion was introduced in 2000 and discontinued in 2005. It was the largest and heaviest sport-utility vehicle ever produced, according to

The Excursion comes standard with a front overhead console, borrowed from the Ford Super Duty truck. The console contains the dome lights, garage door opener mount, sunglasses holder and auxiliary controls. If you want to remove the headliner from your Excursion, you'll need to remove the overhead console first. You may also want to replace the console. The Excursion's overhead console is attached by a single screw, a few clips and several electrical connections.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Unhook the negative (black) battery cable with your pliers. The overhead console contains electrical connections; disconnecting the negative battery cable prevents shock.

  • Open the sunglasses holder (the compartment closest to the front auxiliary controls). Remove the Phillips screw from inside the holder.

  • Disconnect the overhead console clips. Grasp the console at the rear, and pull down sharply. The clips will unhook. Provide support for the console, do not let it hang by the electrical connections.

  • Disconnect the electrical connections to remove the console. Squeeze the tabs on the outside of the electrical connections to disconnect them. Lower the overhead console from the headliner.

    There are connections at the rear (dome light) and connections at the front (auxiliary controls).