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On my last truck, 2013 F150, after several years of changing radio stations I noticed that the screen had some definite finger marks where the station buttons are. Not so much scratches as they were polished areas from use. So on the Tremor I have installed a screen protector. It was an easy install and has no effect whatsoever on the screen sensitivity.

 
On my last truck, 2013 F150, after several years of changing radio stations I noticed that the screen had some definite finger marks where the station buttons are. Not so much scratches as they were polished areas from use. So on the Tremor I have installed a screen protector. It was an easy install and has no effect whatsoever on the screen sensitivity.

Thank you for posting this! Hadn’t even considered a screen protector, but that‘s on the mod list now as a cheap no-brainer.
 
They work good???
Yes. Just like a glass screen protector on a smart phone. Bought a 2 pack back in 2019 for my F150 and put the 2nd one on my Tremor the day after I got it.

I prefer the feel of the glass screen protector. It’s smoother or slicker and easier to move you finger on. I haven’t noticed any negatives for over 2 years.
 
There are 12" screen protectors that should fit the Super Duty, may be listed for the 12" F150 for a while until the 22 Super Duties have been out for a while.


This is the one I got for my 8" screen. Works great!

 
Highly recommend. I had one on my F150 and now my Tremor. I put one on my wife's Explorer as well.
Hey Nitrodoc, I ordered the one in the link and it doesn't fit my 22 Sync 4 screen. Do you have a part number for the one you used? Did you have to trim it? The one I received is too big.... Thanks!
 
Hey Nitrodoc, I ordered the one in the link and it doesn't fit my 22 Sync 4 screen. Do you have a part number for the one you used? Did you have to trim it? The one I received is too big.... Thanks!
I did the same! Just a note for everyone. The 12” F-150 screen protectors are too big for the 2022 F-250 screens. Guess ours aren’t actually 12”. Please let me know if anyone finds one for a 2022 F-250! Thanks!
 
Huh, this is weird. How much is it off by?
Off enough that I returned it. The screen is recessed into the center console so it would have been a pain. But I don’t have it anymore so I’m purely guessing but if I remember right it was about an inch off vertically and about an inch off horizontally if I remember correct. Add in that I’m not talented enough to try and cut it down and have it come out quality so I returned it haha.
 
Hey Nitrodoc, I ordered the one in the link and it doesn't fit my 22 Sync 4 screen. Do you have a part number for the one you used? Did you have to trim it? The one I received is too big.... Thanks!

Off enough that I returned it. The screen is recessed into the center console so it would have been a pain. But I don’t have it anymore so I’m purely guessing but if I remember right it was about an inch off vertically and about an inch off horizontally if I remember correct. Add in that I’m not talented enough to try and cut it down and have it come out quality so I returned it haha.

they do fit. The bezel on the super duty is larger than the f150. So you have to pull the trim off. I installed the switch for hill descent control while I was in there. I don’t have a tremor as I needed a long bed. Here is what I did:


1. The center speaker trim removes identically to the previous years. No changes.
2. under the center speaker trim you'll find 2x 7mm screws in either corner on the windshield side. Remove them
3. The entire storage tray + speaker will now lift out. Start rotating the piece upwards on the windshield side, then slide slightly toward the windshield. There are molded in "hooks" that will pivot clear as you rotate from the window side.
4. IMPORTANT: There is now a single 7mm that is directly in the center of the bezel/dash hump. With the tray out put you hand over the lip behind where the center of the three buttons are located and you'll feel it. Remove this screw too.
5. Now start carefully prying the trim outwards from the dash. There are a lot of them.
6. Disconnect all the electrical connections: 3x switches above the screen, 4wd controls, power port (12v, 120v), audio controls. Should be 7 connectors in total.

Now the trim piece will be completely free making it easier to swap around the switches, and apply the tempered glass screen protector.

Notes for the protector install:

1. clean the bejesus out of the screen first
2. I didn't use the suction cup, didn't find it necessary
3. peel the backing off the protector
4. Starting from the bottom, rest the protector on the screen and very slowly start rotating the screen protector upwards to adhere it.
5. Rotate slowly using a finger to press the protector onto the display. The parts that have adhered will have a darker black color. You want to slowly rotate the screen up, and press/wipe with your finger.
6. You can completely avoid air bubbles by slowly working this way. Never press down on the protector in an isolated spot during application.

Reassembly is easy, and the reverse of the above. I don't think you can screw up what reconnects where. But ymmv with the switches above the bezel.
 
they do fit. The bezel on the super duty is larger than the f150. So you have to pull the trim off. I installed the switch for hill descent control while I was in there. I don’t have a tremor as I needed a long bed. Here is what I did:


1. The center speaker trim removes identically to the previous years. No changes.
2. under the center speaker trim you'll find 2x 7mm screws in either corner on the windshield side. Remove them
3. The entire storage tray + speaker will now lift out. Start rotating the piece upwards on the windshield side, then slide slightly toward the windshield. There are molded in "hooks" that will pivot clear as you rotate from the window side.
4. IMPORTANT: There is now a single 7mm that is directly in the center of the bezel/dash hump. With the tray out put you hand over the lip behind where the center of the three buttons are located and you'll feel it. Remove this screw too.
5. Now start carefully prying the trim outwards from the dash. There are a lot of them.
6. Disconnect all the electrical connections: 3x switches above the screen, 4wd controls, power port (12v, 120v), audio controls. Should be 7 connectors in total.

Now the trim piece will be completely free making it easier to swap around the switches, and apply the tempered glass screen protector.

Notes for the protector install:

1. clean the bejesus out of the screen first
2. I didn't use the suction cup, didn't find it necessary
3. peel the backing off the protector
4. Starting from the bottom, rest the protector on the screen and very slowly start rotating the screen protector upwards to adhere it.
5. Rotate slowly using a finger to press the protector onto the display. The parts that have adhered will have a darker black color. You want to slowly rotate the screen up, and press/wipe with your finger.
6. You can completely avoid air bubbles by slowly working this way. Never press down on the protector in an isolated spot during application.

Reassembly is easy, and the reverse of the above. I don't think you can screw up what reconnects where. But ymmv with the switches above the bezel.
Dang well thanks man! My ppf shop threw some ppf on my screen for me but I might pull that off eventually and do this although it slightly scares me to be honest hahaha.
 
Dang well thanks man! My ppf shop threw some ppf on my screen for me but I might pull that off eventually and do this although it slightly scares me to be honest hahaha.

Well hopefully less scary now you know how. I was a bit anxious as I was doing it. Can be hard to tell if a part is resisting you because of the clips or because there is a fastener... It really isn't that bad, and once that third screw is out you just need to gently pry with a plastic pry tool. Working slowly is the key to most things :)

Just realized I missed a connector in my previous post. The connector for the audio controls makes it 8 total.
 
Well hopefully less scary now you know how. I was a bit anxious as I was doing it. Can be hard to tell if a part is resisting you because of the clips or because there is a fastener... It really isn't that bad, and once that third screw is out you just need to gently pry with a plastic pry tool. Working slowly is the key to most things :)

Just realized I missed a connector in my previous post. The connector for the audio controls makes it 8 total.
Absolutely and I appreciate you. I had the same anxiety semi taking off my grill for my raptor style grill lights but I was able to find all the fasteners I popped and nothing broke haha so I count that as a win.
 
they do fit. The bezel on the super duty is larger than the f150. So you have to pull the trim off. I installed the switch for hill descent control while I was in there. I don’t have a tremor as I needed a long bed. Here is what I did:


1. The center speaker trim removes identically to the previous years. No changes.
2. under the center speaker trim you'll find 2x 7mm screws in either corner on the windshield side. Remove them
3. The entire storage tray + speaker will now lift out. Start rotating the piece upwards on the windshield side, then slide slightly toward the windshield. There are molded in "hooks" that will pivot clear as you rotate from the window side.
4. IMPORTANT: There is now a single 7mm that is directly in the center of the bezel/dash hump. With the tray out put you hand over the lip behind where the center of the three buttons are located and you'll feel it. Remove this screw too.
5. Now start carefully prying the trim outwards from the dash. There are a lot of them.
6. Disconnect all the electrical connections: 3x switches above the screen, 4wd controls, power port (12v, 120v), audio controls. Should be 7 connectors in total.

Now the trim piece will be completely free making it easier to swap around the switches, and apply the tempered glass screen protector.

Notes for the protector install:

1. clean the bejesus out of the screen first
2. I didn't use the suction cup, didn't find it necessary
3. peel the backing off the protector
4. Starting from the bottom, rest the protector on the screen and very slowly start rotating the screen protector upwards to adhere it.
5. Rotate slowly using a finger to press the protector onto the display. The parts that have adhered will have a darker black color. You want to slowly rotate the screen up, and press/wipe with your finger.
6. You can completely avoid air bubbles by slowly working this way. Never press down on the protector in an isolated spot during application.

Reassembly is easy, and the reverse of the above. I don't think you can screw up what reconnects where. But ymmv with the switches above the bezel.
Thanks I ordered one to and Monday tried to install it wit no luck. I was thinking it would fit if you could take off the bezel. Now you have given me the confidence to complete the job thank you.
 
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