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Honda Ridgeline (2019 year). Instruction - part 34

 

 

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Maintenance Under the Hood

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Opening the Hood

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Opening the Hood

1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set 

the parking brake.

2. Pull the hood release handle under the 

lower left corner of the dashboard.

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The hood will pop up slightly.

3. Push up the hood latch lever in the center 

of the hood to release the lock mechanism, 
and open the hood.

4. Remove the support rod from the clamp 

using the grip. Mount the support rod in 
the hood.

When closing, remove the support rod, and 
stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the 
hood. Remove your hand at a height of 
approximately 12 inches (30 cm) and let the 
hood close.

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NOTICE

Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are 
raised: The hood will strike the wipers, and may 
damage either the hood or the wipers.

When closing the hood, check that the hood is 
securely latched.

If the hood latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can 
open the hood without lifting the lever, the latch 
mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated.

Hood Release Handle

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Lever

Support Rod

Grip

Clamp

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Engine Compartment Cover

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Engine Compartment Cover

The component parts in the engine compartment are protected by a cover.
You may need to remove the cover when you perform certain maintenance work. 
Pull up on the engine compartment cover, remove it from the pins.

Engine Compartment Cover

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Recommended Engine Oil

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Recommended Engine Oil

Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s 
performance and longevity. If you drive the 
vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, 
the engine may fail or be damaged.

This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving 
and that it meets the American Petroleum 
Institute’s latest requirements.

Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another 
commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for 
the ambient temperature as shown.

Synthetic oil

You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal 
and is the specified viscosity grade.

• Genuine Honda Motor Oil
• Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the 

container.

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Recommended Engine Oil

Engine Oil Additives
Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact, 
they may adversely affect the engine performance 
and durability.

Ambient Temperature

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Oil Check

We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel.
Park the vehicle on level ground.
Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the 
oil.

1. Remove the dipstick (orange).
2. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth or 

paper towel.

3. Insert the dipstick back all the way into its 

hole.

4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the 

level. It should be between the upper and 
lower marks. Add oil if necessary.

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Oil Check

If the oil level is near or below the lower mark, slowly 
add oil, being careful not to overfill.

Lower Mark

Upper Mark

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Adding Engine Oil

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Adding Engine Oil

1. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap.
2. Add oil slowly.
3. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap, and tighten 

it securely.

4. Wait for three minutes and recheck the 

engine oil dipstick.

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Adding Engine Oil

NOTICE

Do not fill the engine oil above the upper mark. 
Overfilling the engine oil can result in leaks and 
engine damage.

If any oil spills, wipe it away immediately. Spilled oil 
may damage the engine compartment components.

Engine Oil Fill Cap

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the 
engine’s lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly.

Change the oil and filter in accordance with the maintenance message on the multi-
information display.

1. Run the engine until it reaches normal 

operating temperature, and then turn the 
engine off.

2. Open the hood and remove the engine oil 

fill cap.

3. Remove the drain bolt and washer from 

the bottom of the engine, and drain the 
oil into a suitable container.

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

NOTICE

You may damage the environment if you do not 
dispose of the oil in a suitable way. If you are 
changing the oil by yourself, appropriately dispose of 
the used oil. Put the oil in a sealed container and take 
it to a recycling center. Do not throw the oil away 
into a garbage can or onto the ground.

Drain Bolt

Washer

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

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4. Remove the oil filter and dispose of the 

remaining oil.

5. Check that the filter gasket is not stuck to 

the engine contact surface.

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If it is stuck, you must detach it.

6. Wipe away dirt and dust adhering to the 

contact surface of the oil filter base, and 
install a new oil filter.

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Apply a light coat of new engine oil to 
the oil filter rubber seal.

7. Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then 

reinstall the drain bolt.

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Tightening torque:
29 lbf∙ft (39 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)

8. Pour the recommended engine oil into the 

engine.

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Engine oil change capacity (including 
filter):
5.7 US qt (5.4 L)

9. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap securely and 

start the engine.

10. Run the engine for a few minutes, and   

then check that there is no leak from the   
drain bolt or oil filter.

11. Stop the engine, wait for three minutes,   

and then check the oil level on the   
dipstick.

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If necessary, add more engine oil.

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Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter

You will need a special wrench to replace the oil 
filter. You can buy this wrench from a dealer.

When installing the new oil filter, follow the 
instructions supplied with the oil filter.

Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The 
low oil pressure indicator should go off within five 
seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check 
your work.

Oil Filter

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Engine Coolant

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Engine Coolant

This coolant is premixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% water. Do not add any 
straight antifreeze or water.

We recommend you check the engine coolant level every time you refuel. Check the 
reserve tank first. If it is completely empty, also check the coolant level in the 
radiator. Add the engine coolant accordingly.

1. Remove the engine compartment cover.

Engine Compartment Cover P. 529

2. Check the amount of coolant in the reserve 

tank.

3. If the coolant level is below the MIN mark, 

add the specified coolant until it reaches 
the MAX mark.

4. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.

Specified coolant: Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2

Reserve Tank

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Engine Coolant

NOTICE

Genuine Honda engine coolant is a 50/50 mixture of 
antifreeze and water that can withstand freezing at 
temperatures as low as about -31°F (-35°C). If your 
vehicle is consistently subjected to temperatures 
below this, the concentration of antifreeze in the 
coolant should be increased. Consult a dealer for 
details.

If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may 
use another major brand non-silicate coolant as a 
temporary replacement. Check that it is a high quality 
coolant recommended for aluminum engines. 
Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result 
in corrosion, causing the cooling system to 
malfunction or fail. Have the cooling system flushed 
and refilled with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as 
possible.

Do not add rust inhibitors or other additives to your 
vehicle’s cooling system. They may not be compatible 
with the coolant or with the engine components.

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Engine Coolant

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1. Make sure the engine and radiator are 

cool.

2. Remove the engine compartment cover.

Engine Compartment Cover P. 529

3. Turn the radiator cap counterclockwise and 

relieve any pressure in the cooling system. 
Do not push the cap down when turning.

4. Push down and turn the radiator cap 

counterclockwise to remove it.

5. The coolant level should be up to the base 

of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low.

6. Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it 

fully.

7. Pour coolant into the reserve tank until it 

reaches the MAX mark. Put the cap back 
on the reserve tank.

Radiator

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Radiator

NOTICE

Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill 
any. Clean up any spills immediately; they can 
damage components in the engine compartment.

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WARNING

Removing the radiator cap while the 
engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray 
out, seriously scalding you.

Always let the engine and radiator cool 
down before removing the radiator cap.

Radiator 
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Transmission Fluid

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Transmission Fluid

Have a dealer check the fluid level and replace if necessary.

Do not attempt to check or change the automatic transmission fluid yourself. 

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Specified fluid: Honda ATF DW-1 (automatic transmission fluid)

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Automatic Transmission Fluid

NOTICE

Do not mix Honda ATF DW-1 (automatic 
transmission fluid) with other transmission 
fluids.
Using a transmission fluid other than Honda ATF 
DW-1 may adversely affect the operation and 
durability of your vehicle’s transmission, and damage 
the transmission.
Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that 
is not equivalent to Honda ATF DW-1 is not covered 
by Honda’s new vehicle limited warranty.

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Brake Fluid

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Brake Fluid

The fluid level should be between the MIN 
and MAX marks on the side of the reserve 
tank.

Refilling Window Washer Fluid

Check the amount of window washer fluid.
If the level is low, fill the washer reservoir.

If the washer fluid is low, a message appears on the multi-information display.

Pour the washer fluid carefully. Do not overflow the reservoir.

Specified fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3

Checking the Brake Fluid

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Brake Fluid

NOTICE

Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your 
vehicle’s braking system and can cause extensive 
damage.

If the specified brake fluid is not available, you should 
use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid from a sealed 
container as a temporary replacement.

Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion 
and decrease the longevity of the system. Have the 
brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy 
Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.

If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark, 
have a dealer inspect the vehicle for leaks or worn 
brake pads as soon as possible.

Brake Reservoir

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Refilling Window Washer Fluid

NOTICE

Do not use engine antifreeze or a vinegar/water 
solution in the windshield washer reservoir.
Antifreeze can damage your vehicle’s paint. A 
vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield 
washer pump.

Models without washer level sensor

Models with washer level sensor

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Replacing Light Bulbs

Headlight Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Remove the engine compartment cover.

Engine Compartment Cover P. 529

2.  Remove the clips.
3.  Remove the air intake duct.

High beam headlight:

 60 W (HB3 for halogen bulb type)

Low beam headlight:

LED type

55 W (H11 for halogen bulb type)

High Beam Headlight

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Headlight Bulbs

NOTICE

Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit.
Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause 
the bulb to overheat and shatter.

The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not 
need to be adjusted.
However, if you regularly carry heavy items in the 
cargo area, have the aiming readjusted at a dealer or 
by a qualified technician.

When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its base, 
and protect the glass from contact with your skin or 
hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with 
denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.

Models with Auto high-beam system

Models without Auto high-beam system

Clips

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Headlight Bulbs

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4. Push the tab to remove the coupler.
5. Rotate the old bulb counter-clockwise to 

remove.

6. Insert a new bulb into the headlight 

assembly and turn it clockwise.

7. Insert the coupler into the connector of the 

bulb.

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Headlight Bulbs

Remove clip using phillips head screwdriver.

Insert the clip with the central pin raised, and push 
until it is flat.

Center pin

Push until the 
pin is flat.

Tab

Coupler

Bulb

Both sides

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Daytime Running Lights and Parking Lights

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1. Push the tab to remove the coupler.
2. Rotate the old bulb counter-clockwise to 

remove.

3. Insert a new bulb into the headlight 

assembly and turn it clockwise.

4. Insert the coupler into the connector of the 

bulb.

Daytime Running Lights and Parking Lights

Daytime running lights and parking lights are LED type. Have an authorized Honda 
dealer inspect and replace the light assembly.

Daytime running light bulbs and high beam headlight bulbs are the same.

Headlight Bulbs P. 539

Parking light bulbs and front turn signal bulbs are the same.

Front Turn Signal/Parking

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Front Side Marker Lights

Front side marker lights are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect and 
replace the light assembly.

Low Beam Headlights

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Low Beam Headlights

Low beam headlights are LED type. Have an 
authorized Honda dealer inspect and replace the light 
assembly.

Models with Auto high-beam

Models without Auto high-beam

Tab

Coupler

Bulb

Models with LED type daytime running lights

Models without LED type daytime running lights

* Not available on all models

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Front Turn Signal/Parking

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Front Turn Signal/Parking

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 Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Remove the clip using a flat-tip screwdriver, 

remove the bolt, and push up the under 
cover.

2. Remove the coupler

3. Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 

remove it.

4. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

Side Turn Signal

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/Emergency Indicator Lights

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Door mirror side turn lights are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect 
and replace the light assembly.

Front Turn Signal/Parking

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 Light:

28/8W (Amber)

Fog Light

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35 W (H8 for halogen bulb type)

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Front Turn Signal/Parking

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 Light Bulbs

Insert a flat-tip screwdriver, lift and remove the center 
pin to remove the clip.

Insert the clip with the center pin raised, and push 
until it is flat.

Push until the pin 
is flat.

Bolt

Clip

Bulb

Socket

Bulb

Tab

Coupler

Models with fog light

All models

* Not available on all models

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Rear Turn Signal and Back-Up Light Bulbs

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Rear Turn Signal and Back-Up Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Use a Phillip-head screwdriver to remove 

the screws.

2. Pull the light assembly out of the rear pillar.

3. Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 

remove it. Remove the old bulb.

4. Insert a new bulb and turn clockwise.
5. Slide the light assembly onto the guide on 

the body.

6. Align the pins with the body grommets, 

then push in until they fully seat.

Brake/Taillight and Rear Side Marker Lights

Brake/taillight and rear side marker lights are LED type. Have an authorized Honda 
dealer inspect and replace the light assembly.

Back-Up Light:

 21 W

Rear Turn Signal Light:

 21 W

Screws

Bulb

Socket

Bulb

Socket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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