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Is metal plate under steering col necessary

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I have to replace some instrument cluster lights and ended up taking this off to get at the lower screws for the trim around the cluster. I realized later I didn't have to completely remove it...
But either way, I don't see much of a need for this metal protective plate so wondering if anyone knew if there would be any harm by not putting it back on.

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its a knee bolster. In case of an accident if it wasn't there you could end up under there. that's what i have heard.
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Makes sense cause it doesn't seem to do anything structurally. Maybe I'll just cut away the 2 areas where those screws are...

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