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Steering Column Cover Removal/Installation

NOTE:
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Take care not to scratch the column cover.
  • Do not pry the cover surface with any tools.
  • RHD model is shown; LHD model is symmetrical.
  1. Release the tilt/telescopic lever (A), adjust the steering column to full tilt down position and to the full telescopic pull position.
  1. Release the tabs (B) of the upper column cover (C) while pushing the lower column cover (D) from the front side.
    Carefully release the tabs, and note the hooks (E) may break when the upper column cover is pulled up too hard.
  1. Insert a suitable sized screwdriver or equivalent tool (F) into the lever hole (G) in the lower column cover D along the guide rib (H).
  1. Release the hook (I) locating on the left side of the upper column cover C. The right side hook (J) of the upper column cover C can't be released from the inside.
  1. Remove the upper column cover C by lightly pulling it up by releasing the right side hook J of the cover.

  1. Remove the screws, then remove the lower column cover (A).
  1. Install the upper and lower column covers in the reverse order of removal, and push the hooks into place securely.