Honda Ridgeline (2019 year). Instruction - part 11

 

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Honda Ridgeline (2019 year). Instruction - part 11

 

 

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Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

The steering wheel height and distance from your body can be adjusted so that you 
can comfortably grip the steering wheel in an appropriate driving posture.

1. Push the steering wheel adjustment lever 

down.

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The steering wheel adjustment lever is 
under the steering column.

2. Move the steering wheel up or down, and 

in or out.

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Make sure you can see the instrument 
panel gauges and indicators.

3. Pull the steering wheel adjustment lever up 

to lock the steering wheel in position.

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After adjusting the position, make sure 
you have securely locked the steering 
wheel in place by trying to move it up, 
down, in, and out.

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

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CAUTION

Adjusting the steering wheel position while 
driving may cause you to lose control of the 
vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.

Adjust the steering wheel only when the 
vehicle is stopped.

Lever

To lock

To adjust

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Adjusting the Mirrors

Interior Rearview Mirror

Adjust the angle of the rearview mirror when you are sitting in the correct driving 
position.

Flip the tab to switch the position.
The night position will help to reduce the glare 
from headlights behind you when driving 
after dark.

When you are driving after dark, the 
automatic dimming rearview mirror reduces 
the glare from headlights behind you, based 
on inputs from the mirror sensor. This feature 
is always active.

Rearview Mirror with Day and Night Positions

*

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Adjusting the Mirrors

Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and 
adjusted for best visibility.

Adjust the mirrors before you start driving.

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Tab

Daytime 
Position

Night Position

Up

Down

Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

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Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

*

The auto dimming function cancels when the shift 
lever is in 

(

R.

Sensor

Up

Down

* Not available on all models

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Adjusting the Mirrors

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Power Door Mirrors

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Power Door Mirrors

You can adjust the door mirrors when the 
power mode is in ON.

Mirror position adjustment

L/R selector switch: Select the left or right 
mirror. After adjusting the mirror, return the 
switch to the center position.
Mirror position adjustment switch: Press 
the switch left, right, up, or down to move the 
mirror.

Folding door mirrors

Press the folding button to fold in and out the 
door mirrors.

If activated, either side door mirror 
automatically tilts downward when you put 
the shift lever into 

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R: This improves close-in 

visibility on the selected side of the vehicle 
when backing up. The mirror automatically 
returns to its original position when you shift 
out of 

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R.

To activate this feature, set the power mode 
to ON, and slide the selector switch to the left 
or right side.

Selector 
Switch

Adjustment Switch

Folding Button 
(Canadian models)

Canadian models

Reverse Tilt Door Mirror

*

Selector 
Switch

* Not available on all models

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Adjusting the Seats

Front Seats

Adjust the driver’s seat as far back as possible 
while allowing you to maintain full control of 
the vehicle. You should be able to sit upright, 
well back in the seat and be able to 
adequately press the pedals without leaning 
forward, and grip the steering wheel 
comfortably. The passenger’s seat should be 
adjusted in a similar manner, so that it is as far 
back from the front airbag in the dashboard 
as possible.

Adjusting the front power seats

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Adjusting the Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
and Transport Canada recommend that drivers allow 
at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the 
steering wheel and the chest.

Always make seat adjustments before driving.

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WARNING

Sitting too close to a front airbag can result 
in serious injury or death if the front 
airbags inflate.

Always sit as far back from the front 
airbags as possible while maintaining 
control of the vehicle.

Move back.

Allow sufficient 
space.

Adjusting the Seat Positions

Horizontal Position 
Adjustment

Height Adjustment 
(Driver’s seat only)

Seat-back Angle 
Adjustment

Lumbar Support 
Adjustment 
(Driver’s seat 
only)

* Not available on all models

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Adjusting the Seats

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Front Seats

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Adjusting the front manual seats

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Adjusting the front manual seats

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Once a seat is adjusted correctly, rock it back and 
forth to make sure it is locked in position.

Horizontal Position 
Adjustment
Pull up on the bar to move the 
seat, then release the bar.

Height Adjustment
(Driver’s seat only)
Pull up or push down the lever to 
raise or lower the seat.

Seat-back Angle 
Adjustment
Pull up the lever to 
change the angle.

* Not available on all models

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Adjusting the Seats

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Front Seats

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Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, 
upright position, leaving ample space 
between your chest and the airbag cover in 
the center of the steering wheel.

The front seat passenger should also adjust 
their seat-back to a comfortable, upright 
position.

Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the 
occupant’s chest reduces the protective capability of the belt. It also increases the 
chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured. The farther a 
seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury.

Adjusting the Seat-Backs

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Adjusting the Seat-Backs

Do not put a cushion, or other object, between the 
seat-back and your back.

Doing so may interfere with proper seat belt or airbag 
operation.

If you cannot get far enough away from the steering 
wheel and still reach the controls, we recommend 
that you investigate whether some type of adaptive 
equipment may help.

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WARNING

Reclining the seat-back too far can result in 
serious injury or death in a crash.

Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, 
and sit well back in the seat.

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Adjusting the Seats

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Rear Seats

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Rear Seats

The right and left cushions can be raised independently to make room for cargo.

Folding up the rear seat

1. Raise the armrest if it is lowered.
2. Pull the handle and lift up the seat cushion.
3. Release the handle and push the seat 

cushion firmly against the back support to 
lock it into place.

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The seat leg automatically retracts as the 
cushion is raised.

Unfolding the rear seat

1. Hold the seat in its upright position and pull 

the handle.

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The seat cushion will abruptly drop under 
its own weight if you do not support it.

2. Slowly lower the cushion until the leg is 

resting in the floor guide and the cushion is 
locked into place.

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The seat leg automatically extends out as 
the cushion is lowered.

Folding Up the Rear Seat

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Folding Up the Rear Seat

The seat cushion is locked with a mechanism inside 
the seat.
When the seat is locked, it can not be completely 
lifted up from the floor without pulling the handle. 
However, the seat cushion may move up from the 
floor slightly which is normal. If the seat is in this 
position, push the seat cushion down before pulling 
the handle to raise the seat.

Check to make sure there is nothing in the way of the 
seat cushion or leg before lowering the seat.

The right and left cushions can be raised together or 
separately to accommodate passengers and cargo.

Handle

Handle

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Adjusting the Seats

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Maintain a Proper Sitting Position

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Maintain a Proper Sitting Position

After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and put on their 
seat belts, it is very important that they continue to sit upright, well back in their 
seats, with their feet on the floor, until the vehicle is safely parked and the engine is 
off.

Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury during a crash. For example, if 
an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or 
sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly 
increased.

In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be seriously or 
fatally injured in a crash by striking interior parts of the vehicle or being struck by an 
inflating front airbag.

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Maintain a Proper Sitting Position

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WARNING

Sitting improperly or out of position can 
result in serious injury or death in a crash.

Always sit upright, well back in the seat, 
with your feet on the floor.

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Adjusting the Seats

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Head Restraints

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Head Restraints

Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions.

Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints 
in all seating positions.

Head restraints are most effective for 
protection against whiplash and other rear-
impact crash injuries when the center of the 
back of the occupant’s head rests against the 
center of the restraint. The tops of the 
occupant’s ears should be level with the 
center height of the restraint.
To raise the head restraint: Pull it upward.
To lower the head restraint: Push it down 
while pressing the release button.

Adjusting the front head restraint positions

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Head Restraints

In order for the head restraint system to work 
properly:

Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or 
from the restraint legs.

Do not place any objects between an occupant and 
the seat-back.

Install each restraint in its proper location.

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WARNING

Improperly positioning head restraints 
reduces their effectiveness and increases 
the likelihood of serious injury in a crash.

Make sure head restraints are in place and 
positioned properly before driving.

Position head in the center 
of the head restraint.

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Adjusting the Seats

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Head Restraints

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A passenger sitting in the rear seating position 
should adjust the height of their head restraint 
to an appropriate position before the vehicle 
begins moving.
To raise the head restraint:
Pull it upward.
To lower the head restraint:
Push it down while pressing the release 
button.

Head restraints can be removed for cleaning or repair.

To remove a head restraint:
Pull the restraint up as far as it will go. Then push the release button, and pull the 
restraint up and out.

To reinstall a head restraint:
Insert the legs back in place, then adjust the head restraint to an appropriate height 
while pressing the release button. Pull up on the restraint to make sure it is locked 
in position.

Changing the Rear Seat Head Restraint Position

Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints

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Removing and Reinstalling the Head Restraints

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WARNING

Failure to reinstall, or correctly reinstall, the 
head restraints can result in severe injury 
during a crash.

Always replace the head restraints before 
driving.

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Adjusting the Seats

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Armrest

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Armrest

Pull down the armrest.

Lower the armrest all the way, then pull up to 
a desired position.

Pull the armrest down from the center seat 
back.

Using the Front Seat Armrest

Models with adjustable armrest

Using the Rear Seat Armrest

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Interior Lights/Convenience Items

Interior Lights

ON

The interior lights come on regardless of 
whether the doors are open or closed.

Door activated

The interior lights come on in the following 
situations:
• When any doors are opened.
• You unlock the driver’s door.
• When the power mode is set to VEHICLE 

OFF (LOCK).

OFF

The interior lights remain off regardless of 
whether the doors are open or closed.

Interior Light Switches

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Interior Light Switches

In the door activated position, the interior lights fade 
out and go off about 30 seconds after the doors are 
closed.
The lights go off after 30 seconds in the following 
situations:

When you unlock the driver’s door but do not open 
it.

When you set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF 
(LOCK) but do not open a door.

You can change the interior lights dimming time.

Customized Features P. 318

The interior lights go off immediately in the following 
situations:

When you lock the driver’s door.

When you close the driver’s door in ACCESSORY 
mode.

When you set the power mode to ON.

If you leave any of the doors open in VEHICLE OFF 
(LOCK) mode, the interior lights go off after about 15 
minutes.

Models with Display Audio

Door Activated Position

Off

On

Models without Moonroof

Door Activated Position

Models with Moonroof

Off

On

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Interior Lights/Convenience Items

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Interior Lights

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Front

The map lights can be turned on and off by 
pressing the buttons

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 or lenses

*

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Rear

The map lights can be turned on and off by 
pressing the lenses when the front interior 
light switch is in the door activated position.

Map Lights

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Map Lights

When the interior light switch is in the door activated 
position and a door is open, pressing the lens does 
not turn off the map light.

Models without Moonroof

Models without Moonroof

Models with Moonroof

* Not available on all models

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Interior Lights/Convenience Items

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Interior Convenience Items

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Interior Convenience Items

Pull the lever to open the glove box. You can 
lock the glove box with the built-in key.

Glove Box

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Glove Box

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WARNING

An open glove box can cause serious injury 
to your passenger in a crash, even if the 
passenger is wearing the seat belt.

Always keep the glove box closed while 
driving.

Glove Box

To Lock

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Interior Lights/Convenience Items

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Interior Convenience Items

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To open the console compartment, press the 
button to unlock the lid, and then slide it 
rearward.

Console Tray

Slide the tray when you use the console 
compartment.

Console Compartment

Button

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Interior Lights/Convenience Items

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Interior Convenience Items

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Front seat beverage holders

Are located in the console between the front 
seats.

Door side beverage holders

Are located on the lower section of each inner 
door panel.

Beverage Holders

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Beverage Holders

NOTICE

Spilled liquids damage the upholstery, carpeting, and 
electrical components in the interior.

Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. 
Hot liquid can scald you.

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