Honda Ridgeline (2019 year). Instruction - part 36

 

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Honda Ridgeline (2019 year). Instruction - part 36

 

 

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The front and rear seat floor mats hook over 
the floor anchors, which keep mats them from 
sliding forward. To remove a mat for cleaning, 
turn the anchor knobs to the unlock position. 
When reinstalling the mat after cleaning, turn 
the knobs to the lock position.

Do not put additional floor mats on top of 
the anchored mats.

Vacuum dirt and dust from the leather frequently. Pay close attention to the pleats 
and seams. Clean the leather with a soft cloth dampened with a 90% water and 
10% neutral soap solution. Then buff it with a clean, dry cloth. Remove any dust or 
dirt on leather surfaces immediately.

Floor Mats

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Floor Mats

If you use any floor mats that were not originally 
provided with your vehicle, make sure they are 
designed for your specific vehicle, fit correctly, and 
are securely anchored by the floor anchors.
Position the rear seat floor mat properly. If they are 
not properly positioned, the floor mats can interfere 
with the front seat functions.

Lock

Unlock

Maintaining Genuine Leather

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* Not available on all models

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Exterior Care

Dust off the vehicle body after you drive.
Regularly inspect your vehicle for scratches on painted surfaces. A scratch on a 
painted surface can result in body rust. If you find a scratch, promptly repair it.

Wash the vehicle regularly. Wash more frequently when driving in the following 
conditions:
• If driving on roads with road salt.
• If driving in coastal areas.
• If tar, soot, bird droppings, insects, or tree sap are stuck to painted surfaces.

Use a water and mild detergent solution, and 
a soft brush or cloth to clean the inside of the 
trunk.

To drain water from the trunk, remove the 
drain plug by turning it counter-clockwise.

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When you are finished washing the 
trunk, dry it with a soft cloth, and 
reinstall the drain plug.

Washing the Vehicle

Washing the Trunk

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Washing the Vehicle

Do not spray water into the air intake vents or engine 
compartment. It can cause a malfunction.

Do not spray water on to the capless unit when the 
fuel fill door is open.  It can cause damage to the fuel 
system or engine.

Air Intake Vents

Drain plug

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• Make sure to follow the instructions indicated on the automated car wash.
• Fold in the door mirrors.
• Automatic intermittent wipers

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 equipment vehicles, wipers switch to OFF.

• Keep sufficient distance between the cleaning nozzle and the vehicle body.
• Take particular care around the windows. Standing too close may cause water to 

enter the vehicle interior.

• Do not spray high pressure water directly into the engine compartment. Instead, 

use low pressure water and a mild detergent. 

A good coat of automotive body wax helps protect your vehicle’s paint from the 
elements. Wax will wear off over time and expose your vehicle’s paint to the 
elements, so reapply as necessary.

Using an Automated Car Wash

Using High Pressure Cleaners

Applying Wax

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Applying Wax

NOTICE

Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage 
the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle. Wipe 
away spills immediately.

* Not available on all models

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If you get gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery fluid on resin coated parts, they 
may be stained or the coating may peel. Promptly wipe it away using a soft cloth and 
clean water.

Wipe using a glass cleaner.

Aluminum is susceptible to deterioration caused by salt and other road 
contaminants. Use a sponge and mild detergent to wipe away promptly.
Be careful not to use harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or 
a stiff brush. They can damage the clear coat of the aluminum alloy wheels that help 
keep the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing.

Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts

Cleaning the Window

Maintaining Aluminum Wheels

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Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts

Ask a dealer about the correct coating material when 
you want to repair the painted surface of the parts 
made of resin.

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The inside lenses of exterior lights (headlights, brake lights, etc.) may fog temporarily 
if you have driven in the rain, or after the vehicle has been run through a car wash. 
Dew condensation also may build up inside the lenses when there is a significant 
enough difference between the ambient and inside lens temperatures (similar to 
vehicle windows fogging up in rainy conditions). These conditions are natural 
processes, not structural design problems in the exterior lights.
Lens design characteristics may result in moisture developing on the light lens frame 
surfaces. This also is not a malfunction.
However, if you see large amounts of water accumulation, or large water drops 
building up inside the lenses, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.

Fogged Exterior Light Lenses

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Accessories and Modifications

Accessories

When installing accessories, check the following:
• Do not install accessories on the windshield. They can obstruct your view and 

delay your reaction to driving conditions.

• Do not install any accessories over areas marked SRS Airbag, on the sides or backs 

of the front seats, on front or side pillars, or near the side windows. Accessories 
installed in these areas may interfere with proper operation of the vehicle’s 
airbags or may be propelled into you or another occupant if the airbags deploy.

• Be sure electronic accessories do not overload electrical circuits or interfere with 

proper operation of your vehicle.

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• Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact a dealer for 

assistance. If possible, have a dealer inspect the final installation.

• Your vehicle should not be used to carry a slide-in camper. If you install a truck 

cap, be sure it is properly installed and does not exceed your vehicle’s load limits.

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Accessories and Modifications

Honda Genuine accessories are recommended to 
ensure proper operation on your vehicle.

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WARNING

Improper accessories or modifications can 
affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, and 
performance, and cause a crash in which 
you can be seriously hurt or killed.

Follow all instructions in this owner’s 
manual regarding accessories and 
modifications.

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Modifications

Do not modify your vehicle in a manner that may affect its handling, stability, or 
reliability, or install non-genuine Honda parts or accessories that may have a similar 
effect.
Even minor modifications to vehicle systems can affect overall vehicle performance.
Always make sure all equipment is properly installed and maintained, and do not 
make any modification to your vehicle or its systems that might cause your vehicle 
to no longer meet federal, state, province, territory, and local regulations.

The on-board diagnostic port (OBD-II/SAE J1962 connector) installed on this vehicle 
is intended to be used with automobile system diagnostic devices or with other 
devices that Honda has approved. Use of any other type of device may adversely 
affect the vehicle’s electronic systems or allow them to be compromised, possibly 
resulting in a system malfunction, drained battery, or other unexpected problems.

Do not modify or attempt to repair any of the electrical components.

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Tools

Types of Tools

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Types of Tools

The tools are stored in the trunk.

Wheel Nut Wrench/
Jack Handle

Jack

Jack Handle Bar

Funnel

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If a Tire Goes Flat

Changing a Flat Tire

If a tire goes flat while driving, grasp the steering wheel firmly, and brake gradually 
to reduce speed. Then, stop in a safe place. Replace the flat tire with a compact 
spare tire. Go to a dealer as soon as possible to have the full-size tire repaired or 
replaced.

1. Park the vehicle on firm, level, non-slippery surface and apply the parking brake.
2. Move the shift lever to 

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3. Turn on the hazard warning lights and set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF 

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Changing a Flat Tire

Follow compact spare precautions:
Periodically check the tire pressure of the compact 
spare. It should be set to the specified pressure. 
Specified Pressure: 60 psi (420 kPa, 4.2 kgf/cm

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When driving with the compact spare tire, keep the 
vehicle speed under 50 mph (80 km/h). Replace with 
a full-size tire as soon as possible.

The compact spare tire and wheel in your vehicle are 
specifically for this model. Do not use them with 
another vehicle. Do not use another type of compact 
spare tire or wheel with your vehicle.

Do not mount tire chains on a compact spare tire. 
If a chain-mounted front tire goes flat, remove one of 
the full-size rear tires and replace it with the compact 
spare tire. Remove the flat front tire and replace it 
with the full-size tire that was removed from the rear. 
Mount the tire chains on the front tire.

Do not use a puncture-repairing agent on a flat tire, 
as it can damage the tire pressure sensor.

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1. Open the trunk.
2. Remove the two tire tray holding bolts.

3. Pull out the tire tray with the handles, and 

hook the rear of the tire tray to the guides 
on the back edge of the trunk.

4. Loosen the strap, then take the jack out.

Getting Ready to Replace the Flat Tire

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Changing a Flat Tire

NOTICE

Do not use the jack if it doesn’t work properly. Call 
your dealer or a professional towing service.

Tire Tray

Tire Tray Holding Bolts

Handles

Strap

Jack

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5. Unscrew the wing bolt, and remove the 

tool box and the spacer cone. Then, remove 
the compact spare tire.

6. Place a wheel block or rock in front and rear 

of the wheel diagonal to the flat tire.

7. Place the compact spare tire, wheel side up 

under the vehicle body, near the tire that 
needs to be replaced.

Wing Bolt

Spacer Cone

Tool Box

Wheel Blocks

The tire to be replaced.

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8. Loosen each wheel nut about one turn 

using the wheel nut wrench.

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1. Place the jack under the jacking point 

closest to the tire to be changed.

2. Turn the end bracket clockwise as shown in 

the image until the top of the jack contacts 
the jacking point.

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Make sure that the jacking point tab is 
resting in the jack notch.

3. Raise the vehicle, using the jack handle bar 

and the jack handle, until the tire is off the 
ground.

How to Set Up the Jack

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How to Set Up the Jack

Do not use the jack with people or luggage in the 
vehicle.

Use the jack provided in your vehicle.
Other jacks may not support the weight (“load”) or 
their shape may not match.

The following instructions must be followed to use 
the jack safely:

Do not use while the engine is running.

Use only where the ground is firm and level.

Use only at the jacking points.

Do not get in the vehicle while using the jack.

Do not put anything on top of or underneath the 
jack.

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The vehicle can easily roll off the jack, 
seriously injuring anyone underneath.

Follow the directions for changing a tire 
exactly, and never get under the vehicle 
when it is supported only by the jack.

Jacking Points

Jack Handle Bar

Wheel Nut Wrench as Jack Handle

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1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire.

2. Wipe the mounting surfaces of the wheel 

with a clean cloth.

3. Mount the compact spare tire.
4. Screw the wheel nuts until they touch the 

lips around the mounting holes, then stop 
rotating.

5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack. 

Tighten the wheel nuts in the order 
indicated in the image. Go around, 
tightening the nuts, two to three times in 
this order.
Wheel nut torque:
94 lbf∙ft (127 N∙m, 13 kgf∙m)

Replacing the Flat Tire

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Replacing the Flat Tire

Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra 
torque using your foot or a pipe.

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1. Wrap a cloth around the tip of a small flat-

tip screwdriver. Put it into the cap as shown 
in the image, and remove the cap.

2. Remove the center cap and place the tire on 

the pickup bed. 

3. Place the spacer cone onto the wheel hub, 

then secure the flat tire to the pickup bed 
with the wing bolt as shown.

4. Securely store the jack on the tire tray using 

the strap.

5. Release the tire tray and slide it back in 

place.

6. Tighten the tire tray holding bolts securely.
7. Store the center cap and the tool box in the 

trunk.

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Make sure it does not get scratched or 
damaged.

If you remove the tire from the pickup bed, 
reinstall the cap to its original location.

Securing the Flat Tire on the Pickup Bed

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Securing the Flat Tire on the Pickup Bed

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WARNING

Loose items can be thrown out of the 
vehicle in a crash and could seriously injure 
the occupants.

Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely 
before driving.

Cap

Wing Bolt

Spacer Cone

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As a temporary mounting location, you may secure the compact spare tire on the 
pickup bed, if needed.

1. Wrap a cloth around the tip of a small flat-

tip screwdriver. Put it into the cap as shown 
in the image, and remove the cap.

2. Remove the compact spare tire from the 

tire tray.

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3. Place the compact spare tire on the pickup 

bed as shown.

4. Place the spacer cone on the wheel hub and 

the spacer washer within the spacer cone. 
Then secure the compact spare tire to the 
pickup bed with the wing bolt as shown.

5. Store or secure the tool box.

If you remove the compact spare tire from the 
pickup bed, reinstall the cap to its original 
location.

Securing a Compact Spare Tire on the Pickup Bed

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Securing a Compact Spare Tire on the Pickup Bed

The spacer washer is stored in the tool box.

Cap

Spacer Cone

Wing Bolt

Spacer Washer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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