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How do you remove the **** shell around the steering column on a 2004 honda element?

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  • Freshtraks Oct 02, 2009

    there are 3 screws, but the problem is seperating the clam shell to remove it from around the column.

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On the bottom of the **** shells there are recessed screws, I think four of them, remove them.

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