Remove plastic cover around top of steering column on '05 Accord
I'm trying to install a remote start system on a 2005 Honda Accord, but I can't figure out how to get the plastic covers off of the top of the steering column. I need to access the ignition wiring for the installation, but I can't get the plastic halves to separate after removing the screws. I don't want to break the tabs or split the plastic. Does anyone know how to do this?
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1. The wire you need are not going to be in the columm. They are going to be under the collumm, under the dashboard.
2. Also if you have a microchip in your key, the remote start will not work. Unless you take a spare key with a microchip in it, and tie it with a paperclip to amplify the chip, inside the steering columm or close to it. (because the microchip key doesn't necessarily need to be inside the ignition) so when you use the wireless starter, the computer will think the microchip key is being used.
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Disconnect steering column down by brake pedals and turn wheel with steering disconnected.....if squeak is still there its in the upper steering column bearings...squirt silicon spray down the top tube [below the steering wheel] until it runs out thru the tube lower bearing. P.S dont forget to reconnect the steering!!!
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1994-95 Accord NOTE: Do not attempt to remove the ignition switch assembly if you do not have replacement bolts available. These special bolts have break-away heads which shear off when tightened. This is an "anti-theft'' measure used to prevent easy removal of the bolts.
Fig. 2: Shear bolts must be used for reinstallation
Disconnect the negative battery cable and disable the SRS system.
Remove the dashboard lower cover/knee bolster.
Remove the steering column covers.
Unplug the ignition switch connector.
Remove the two nuts and two bolts securing the steering column, carefully lower the column assembly.
Use a center punch to mark each of the two shear bolt heads securing the ignition switch assembly to the steering column. Use a 3?16 in. (5mm) drill bit to drill off the heads. Take care not to damage the switch when drilling.
Remove the bolts. Remove the clamp and remove the ignition switch assembly.
Remove the three screws securing the switch and remove the switch.
Make certain the recess of the switch aligns with the tab of the lock housing. Insert the switch and install the retaining screws.
Position the switch assembly on the steering column. Install the new shear bolts; tighten them finger-tight.
Use a wrench or socket of the correct size. Tighten the shear bolts until the heads break off.
Raise the column and install the nuts/bolts. Tighten the nuts to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm) and the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. 22 Nm).
Connect the ignition switch wiring harness.
Install the column covers.
Install the dashboard lower cover/knee bolster.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 3: Be careful not to damage surrounding components when drilling
Fig. 4: The switch is secured by three screws
You do not have to take the whole colume appart. Just pull the colume covers off. Take the knee bolster off and then take the 3 7mm headed bolts out of the lower cover. It will unsnap from the top cover. The pig tail you are looking for sould be taped up to the wiring in that cover.
it appears that it will be just under the vent on the side without the steering wheel about where your knees would be... the should be a cover you remove and pull it straight out... that cover might even be your glove box.. hard to tell from the diagram i have.