Honda Ridgeline (2019 year). Instruction - part 9

 

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Opening and Closing the Tailgate

Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate

Always make sure individuals and objects are clear of the tailgate before opening or 
closing it.

Opening the tailgate

• Support the tailgate with your hands until it has completely opened.
• Be careful when it is windy. The wind may cause the tailgate to close when it is in 

the swing open position.

Closing the tailgate

Unless absolutely necessary, close the tailgate before driving.

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Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate

Be careful not to put your hands between the tailgate 
and the cargo area when closing the tailgate.

When you are storing or picking up luggage from the 
cargo area while the engine is idling, do not stand in 
front of the exhaust pipe. You may get burned.

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WARNING

Anyone caught in the path of a tailgate 
that is being opened or closed can be 
seriously injured. 

Make sure that all people are clear of the 
tailgate before opening or closing it.

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WARNING

Allowing passengers to ride in the pickup 
bed or on the tailgate can result in death or 
serious injury in a crash.

Make sure all passengers ride in a seat and 
wear a seat belt properly.

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Opening and Closing the Tailgate

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Using the Tailgate Release Handle

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Using the Tailgate Release Handle

Pull up the upper handle to drop open the 
tailgate.

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Make sure to hold the tailgate until it is 
fully opened.

Pull up the lower handle to swing open the 
tailgate.

Drop Open the Tailgate

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Using the Tailgate Release Handle

NOTICE

As a safety feature, the upper handle is disabled if 
you do not fully close the tailgate after it is swung 
open. Likewise, the lower handle is disabled if you do 
not fully close the tailgate after it is dropped open.

Upper handle

Swing Open the Tailgate

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Swing Open the Tailgate

The tailgate can be swing open in two steps.

The bed lights comes on when you swing open the 
tailgate.

Lower handle

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Opening and Closing the Trunk

Precautions for Opening/Closing the Trunk

Opening the trunk

Open the trunk all the way.

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If it is not fully opened, the trunk lid may begin to close under its own weight.

Closing the trunk

Keep the trunk lid closed while driving to: 

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Avoid possible damage.

Using the key

If the smart entry remote battery or the vehicle battery is dead, use the key instead 
of the smart entry remote. 

1. Swing open the tailgate.
2. Fully insert the key and turn it.
3. Open the trunk.

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Opening and Closing the Trunk

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WARNING

Swinging the tailgate open or closed while 
anyone is in its path can cause serious 
injury.

Make sure all passengers are clear of the 
tailgate’s path before opening or closing it.

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Opening and Closing the Trunk

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Using the Trunk Release Button

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Using the Trunk Release Button

Push up the trunk release button on the trunk 
lid after all the doors are unlocked.

Even if the trunk is locked, you can open the 
trunk if you carry the smart entry remote.

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The beeper will sound.

Trunk Main Switch

The trunk main switch disables the trunk 
release button on the trunk lid to protect 
luggage in the trunk.
1. Turn off the trunk main switch in the glove 

box.

2. Lock the glove box.

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Using the Trunk Release Button

If you forget the remote inside, the beeper will 
sound and the trunk will not close.

A person who is not carrying the smart entry 
remote can unlock the trunk if a person who is 
carrying it is within range.

Do not leave the smart entry remote inside the 
trunk and close the lid. The beeper sounds and the 
trunk cannot be closed.

Do not carry the smart entry remote near the trunk 
lid when closing it.

Trunk Release Button

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Trunk Main Switch

If you need to give the key to someone else, remove 
the built-in key from the smart entry remote by 
sliding the release knob, and give the remote as a 
valet key.

ON

OFF

Trunk Main 
Switch

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Opening and Closing the Trunk

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Emergency Trunk Opener

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Emergency Trunk Opener

The trunk release lever allows you to open the 
trunk from inside for your safety.

Slide the release lever in the direction of the 
arrow.

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Emergency Trunk Opener

Parents should decide if their children should be 
shown how to use this feature.

Lever

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Security System

Immobilizer System

The immobilizer system prevents a key that has not been pre-registered from 
starting the engine. Each key contains electronic transmitters that use electronic 
signals to verify the key.

Pay attention to the following when pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button:
• Do not allow objects that emit strong radio waves near the ENGINE START/

STOP button.

• Make sure the key is not covered by or touching a metal object.
• Do not bring a key from another vehicle’s immobilizer system near the ENGINE 

START/STOP button.

• Do not put the key near magnetic items. Electronic device such as televisions and 

audio systems emit strong magnetic fields. Note that even a key chain can 
become magnetic.

Security System Alarm

The security system alarm activates when the trunk, hood or doors are forcibly 
opened. The alarm does not go off if the trunk or doors are opened with the key, 
remote transmitter or smart entry with push button start system.

However, the alarm goes off if a door is opened with the key and the shift lever is 
moved out of 

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P or the hood is opened before the power mode is set to ON.

When the security system alarm activates

The horn sounds intermittently, some exterior lights flash.

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Immobilizer System

NOTICE

Leaving the smart entry remote in the vehicle can 
result in theft or accidental movement of the vehicle.
Always take the key with you whenever you leave the 
vehicle unattended.

Do not alter the system or add other devices to it.
Doing so may damage the system and make your 
vehicle inoperable.

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Security System Alarm

Do not alter the system or add other devices to it.
Doing so may damage the system and make your 
vehicle inoperable.

The security alarm continues for a maximum of two 
minutes until the security system alarm deactivates.

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To deactivate the security system alarm

Unlock the vehicle using the key, remote transmitter, or smart entry with push 
button start system. The system, along with the horn and flashing lights, is 
deactivated.

Setting the security system alarm

The security system alarm automatically sets when the following conditions have 
been met:
• The power mode is set to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK).
• The hood and trunk are closed.
• All doors are locked from outside with the key, remote transmitter, or smart entry 

system.

When the security system alarm sets

The security system alarm indicator in the instrument panel blinks. When the 
blinking interval changes after about 15 seconds, the security system alarm is set.

To cancel the security system alarm

The security system alarm is canceled when the vehicle is unlocked using the key, 
remote transmitter, smart entry system, or the power mode is set to ON. The security 
system alarm indicator goes off at the same time.

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Security System Alarm

Do not set the security system alarm when someone 
is in the vehicle or a window is open. The system can 
accidentally activate when:

Unlocking the door with the lock tab.

Opening the trunk with the trunk release or the 
emergency trunk opener. 

Opening the hood with the hood release.

Moving the shift lever out of 

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P.

If the battery goes dead after you have set the 
security system alarm, the security alarm may go off 
once the battery is recharged or replaced.
If this occurs, deactivate the security system alarm by 
unlocking a door using the key, remote transmitter, 
or smart entry system.

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The panic button on the remote 
transmitter

If you press the panic button for 
approximately one second, the following will 
occur for about 30 seconds:
• The horn sounds.
• Some exterior lights flash.

Canceling panic mode

Press any button on the remote transmitter, or 
set the power mode to ON.

Panic Mode

Panic 
Button

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Opening and Closing the Windows

Opening/Closing the Power Windows

The power windows can be opened and closed when the power mode is in ON, 
using the switches on the doors. The driver’s side switches can be used to open and 
close all the windows.

The power window lock button on the driver’s side must be switched off (not 
pushed in, indicator off) to open and close the windows from anywhere other than 
the driver’s seat.

When the power window lock button is pushed in, the indicator comes on and you 
can only operate the driver’s window. Turn the power window lock button on if a 
child is in the vehicle.

Manual operation

To open: Push the switch down lightly, and 
hold it until the desired position is reached.
To close: Pull the switch up lightly, and hold it 
until the desired position is reached.

Automatic operation (front windows)

To open: Push the switch down firmly.
To close: Pull the switch up firmly.

The window opens or closes completely. To 
stop the window at any time, push or pull the 
switch briefly.

Opening/Closing Windows with Auto-Open/Close Function

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Opening/Closing the Power Windows

The power windows can be operated for up to 10 
minutes after you set the power mode to VEHICLE 
OFF (LOCK).
Opening either front door cancels this function.

Auto Reverse
If a power window senses resistance when closing 
automatically, it will stop closing and reverse 
direction.

The driver’s window auto reverse function is disabled 
when you continuously pull up the switch.

The auto reverse function stops sensing when the 
window is almost closed to ensure that it fully closes.

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WARNING

Closing a power window on someone’s 
hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

Make sure your passengers are away from 
the windows before closing them.

ON
OFF

Power Window 
Lock Button

Front Passenger’s 
Window Switch

Driver’s Window 
Switch

Indicator

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Opening and Closing the Windows

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To open: Push the switch down.
To close: Pull the switch up.

Release the switch when the window reaches 
the desired position.

Opening/Closing Windows without Auto-Open/Close 
Function

Front

Open

Close

Rear

Open

Close

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Opening and Closing the Windows

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Opening/Closing the Power Windows

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To open: Pull the switch back.
To close: Push the switch forward.
Release the switch when the window reaches 
the desired position.

To open: Press the unlock button, and then 
within 10 seconds, press it again and hold it.

If the windows and Moonroof

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 stop midway, 

repeat the procedure.

Opening/Closing Back Window

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Opening/Closing Back Window

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This switch opens and closes the back window only.

Open

Close

Opening Windows and the Moonroof

*

 with the Remote

Unlock 
Button

* Not available on all models

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Opening and Closing the Windows

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Opening/Closing the Power Windows

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To open: Unlock the driver’s door with the 
key. Within 10 seconds of returning the key to 
the central position, turn the key in the unlock 
direction and hold it there.

To close: Lock the driver’s door with the key. 
Within 10 seconds of returning the key to the 
central position, turn the key in the lock 
direction and hold it there.

Release the key to stop the windows and the 
moonroof

*

 at the desired position. If you want 

further adjustment, repeat the same 
operation.

Opening/Closing Windows and the Moonroof

*

 with the Key

Close

Open

* Not available on all models

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Opening and Closing the Moonroof

*

You can only operate the moonroof when the power mode is in ON. Use the switch 
in the front of the ceiling to open and close the moonroof.

Automatic operation

To open: Pull the switch back firmly.
To close: Push the switch forward firmly.

The moonroof will automatically open or close 
all the way. To stop the moonroof midway, 
push the switch briefly.

Opening/Closing the Moonroof

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Opening/Closing the Moonroof

NOTICE

Opening the moonroof in below freezing 
temperature or when it is covered with snow or ice 
can damage the moonroof panel or motor.

The power moonroof can be operated for up to 10 
minutes after you set the power mode to VEHICLE 
OFF (LOCK).
Opening either front door cancels this function.

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CAUTION

Opening or closing the moonroof on 
someone’s hands or fingers can cause 
serious injury.

Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of 
the moonroof before opening or closing it.

Open

Close

Tilt

* Not available on all models

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Opening and Closing the Moonroof

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Manual operation

To open: Pull the switch back lightly, and 
hold it until the desired position is reached.
To close: Push the switch forward lightly, and 
hold it until the desired position is reached.

Tilting the moonroof up

To tilt: Push on the center of the moonroof 
switch.
To close: Push the switch forward firmly, then 
release.

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Opening/Closing the Moonroof

When resistance is detected, the auto reverse 
function causes the moonroof to change directions, 
then stop. Auto reverse stops sensing when the 
moonroof is almost closed to ensure that it fully 
closes. Make sure that all objects, including fingers, 
are clear of the moonroof.

You can use the remote transmitter or the key to 
operate the moonroof.

Opening Windows and the Moonroof

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Opening/Closing Windows and the 

Moonroof

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 with the Key P. 139

* Not available on all models

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Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel

ENGINE START/STOP Button

*1:Canadian models
*2:U.S. models

Changing the Power Mode

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ENGINE START/STOP Button

ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range
You can start the engine when the smart entry 
remote is inside the vehicle.

If the smart entry remote battery is weak, beeper 
sounds and the To Start, Hold Remote Near Start 
Button
 message appears on the multi-information 
display. 

If the Smart Entry Remote Battery is Weak 

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The engine may also run if the smart entry remote is 
close to the door or window, even if it is outside the 
vehicle.

ON mode:
The ENGINE START/STOP button is red when the 
engine is running.

Operating Range

VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)
The button is off.
The steering wheel is locked

*1

The power to all electrical components is turned 
off.

ACCESSORY
The button blinks (in red).
Operate the audio system and other accessories 
in this position.

ON
The button is on in red.
All electrical components can be used.

Press the button.

Without 
pressing the 
brake pedal

Shift to 

(

P

*2

.

Press the button without the 
shift lever in 

(

P.

Shift to 

(

P, then press the 

button.

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Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel

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ENGINE START/STOP Button

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If you leave the vehicle for 30 to 60 minutes with the shift lever in 

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P and the power 

mode in ACCESSORY, the vehicle automatically goes into the mode similar to 
VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) to avoid draining the battery.

When in this mode:
The steering wheel does not lock.
You cannot lock or unlock doors with the remote transmitter or the smart entry 
system.

Press the ENGINE START/STOP button to switch the mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK).

If you open the driver’s door when the power mode is set to ACCESSORY, a warning 
beep sounds.

Automatic Power Off

Power Mode Reminder

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ENGINE START/STOP Button

If the power mode does not change from VEHICLE 
OFF to ACCESSORY, press the ENGINE START/STOP 
button while moving the steering wheel left and 
right. The steering wheel will unlock, allowing the 
mode to change.

Do not leave the power mode in ACCESSORY or ON 
when you get out.

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