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      12-11-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Steering Column Switch Cover Removal

Anyone know how remove the upper cover? TIA.
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There should be two long screws in the bottom of the steering column. I believe it is a torx bit so you will need a long torx bit screw driver.
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I did the installation of the aftermarket paddle shifters and had to remove the upper and lower steering wheel cover. After you remove the steering wheel, put tape over a flat head scew driver. Poke it carefully between the lower cover and the steering wheel stem. Try to push the screw driver down with equal force (not angled). It is tedious, and will require a little massaging, but eventually the covers unlatch and come apart. There are no bolts holding the upper and lower cover together, they snap in place by plastic latches. Scary and tedious, but mine came apart and I was able to put them back together without any signs of wear or damage.
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Thanks. I was hoping to not have to remove the steering wheel but there is no obvious way to get it off w/o.
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