The voice of the crab and the rabbit in the Honda Element commercials comes from Rick Pasqualone. Pasqualone is best known for his work in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and "Mafia II."
Put your Element in neutral and disconnect the battery! Then get a good grip under the panel surrounding the gear shift, the radio and a/c. with a little prying it pops right off. Once you get this removed, you'll see four (maybe two if my memory is fuzzy) screws that hold the radio/cd player in ...
Maybe the hood isn't shut tight?
The thermostat on a 2005 Honda Element is located near the radiator where the hose meets the engine block. The cap and thermostat is all one piece.