Honda CR-V: Column Cover Removal/Installation

Honda CR-V (2006–2011) Service Manual / Body / Dashboard / Column Cover Removal/Installation

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

NOTE: Take care not to scratch the dashboard and related parts.

1. Release the tilt/telescopic lock lever, tilt the steering wheel to fully down, and pull it fully out.

2. Insert a suitable sized screwdriver or equivalent tool (A) along the guide rib (B) into the lever hole in the lower column cover (C).

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3. Release the hook (D) located on the left side of the upper column cover. The right side hook on the upper column cover can't be released from the inside.

4. Turn the steering wheel to left. Release the pawl (A) of the upper column cover (B) while pushing the lower column cover from the front side. Carefully release the hooks, noting the hooks (C) may break if upper column cover is pulled up too hard.

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5. Turn the steering wheel to right. Release the pawl on the upper column cover the same as the step 4.

6. Separate the upper column cover (A) from the lower column cover (B) by pulling up it lightly.

Release the pins (C) of the cover to remove it.

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7. Remove the screws (D, E), then remove the column lower cover.

8. If necessary, remove these items, then remove the clips and release the Velclo fastener (A), then pull out the column cover seal (B) from dashboard.

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9. Install the cover in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Dashboard/Steering Hanger Beam Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

NOTE:

1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio and the navigation system (if equipped), then write down the XM audio presets (if equipped).

2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, and wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.

3. Remove these items:

Driver's side

4. From under dash, disconnect the left side wire harness connectors (A), engine compartment wire harness connectors (B), interior wire harness connector (C), and driver's door wire harness connectors (D).

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Center

5. Remove the rear heater joint (A).

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6. From under dash, disconnect SRS control unit connector (A), floor harness connectors (B), and A/C subharness connector (C). Using a T30 TORX bit, remove the ground bolt (D), and release the wire harness clips (E).

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Passenger's side

7. From under the dash, disconnect the radio tuner connectors (A), antenna connector (B), and right side wire harness connectors (C).

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8. Remove the bolts, and remove the center bracket (A) from the dashboard center frame (B).

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9. From the driver's side: Remove the bolt from brake pedal bracket, and remove the nut from the body.

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10. Remove the special bolts (A) from outside the passenger's door.

  1. Loosen the special bolt until its threads have come off the side bracket (B) of the steering hanger beam. The bolt will be screwed into the inside threads of the collar bolt (C) by loosening the bolt. Because of the thread locks on the thread of the bolt, the bolt and collar bolt will be fixed.
  2. Loosen the bolt again to screw the collar bolt in to the fixed space adjuster (D) until it is stopped by the stopper (E). This will provide a gap (F) between the collar bolt and body.
  3. Remove the bolt.

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11. If necessary, remove the dashboard side cover (A).

  1. Using a KTC trim tool, pry up on the front edge of the dashboard side cover to release the clips and hooks (B).
  2. Pull out the cover to release the hooks (C), then remove the cover. Repeat on the other side of the dashboard.

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12. If the adjusting nuts (A) are not screwed fully into the sleeve when removing the special bolts, screw externally threaded nuts into the sleeve with a 21 mm open-end wrench. In this case, the special bolt should be replaced with a new one because its thread locks were worn out.

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13. Remove the bolts (A, B) from outside the driver's door.

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14. Lift up on the dashboard (C) to release it from the guide pins (D).

15. Have an assistant hold the dashboard away from the body, open the driver's door fully. Carefully remove the dashboard through the driver's door opening. Take care not to scratch the body with the collar bolt.

NOTE:

16. Install the dashboard in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Special bolt tightening on passenger's side

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Dashboard Replacement

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

NOTE:

1. Remove these items:

Driver's side

2. Remove the screws, then remove the GPS antenna (A), then pull the antenna out through the hole in the dashboard.

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Center

3. Detach the wire harness clips (A) from the shift lever panel opening.

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4. From the back of the dashboard, disconnect the tweeter connectors (A), then detach the wire harness clips (B).

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Passenger's side

5. Carefully pry the glove box light (A) from the inside of the dashboard, and detach the wire harness clips (B).

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6. From the back of the dashboard, remove the screws, and center joint duct (A).

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7. From the front of the dashboard (A), remove the screws.

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8. Assemble the dashboard and steering hanger beam in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

NOTE:

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