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Steering Column Repair/locked steering


I have a 2004 acra rl that was stolen and the steering column and
ignition switch smashed. I would like to know how to unlock the steering and to replace the ignition switch. I would like to know if there is a video or repair manual available and if you
have any other suggestions for me.

Hello Phil:

Sorry about your car.
Acura and Honda are virtually the same design, especially when it comes to the steering column and ignition replacement.  Here is a video I found on youtube that will take you through the steps to remove and replace the ignition switch assembly.  You very well may have an antitheft system that will prevent you from starting the car once you replace the ignition.  If that's the case, you will need to tow it to a Honda/Acura dealer to get the system reprogrammed to the new keys.

Good luck

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Douglas Gan


My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.


30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

GM certified, ASE certified, 4 yrs college, Mech Tech degree
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