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Honda Ridgeline (2023 year). Manual in english - page 10

 

 

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Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel

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Wipers and Washers

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When you push the lever down to 

AUTO

, the 

windshield wipers sweep once, and go into 
the automatic mode.

The wipers operate intermittently, at low 
speed, or at high speed and stops in 
accordance with the amount of rainfall the 
rainfall sensor detects.

Auto sensitivity adjustment

When the wiper function is set to 

AUTO

, you 

can adjust the sensitivity of the rainfall sensor 
(using the adjustment ring) so that wipers will 
operate in accordance with your preference.

Sensor sensitivity

Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

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Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

The rainfall sensor is in the location shown below.

NOTICE

AUTO

 should always be turned 

OFF

 before the 

following situations in order to prevent severe 
damage to the wiper system:

Cleaning the windshield

Driving through a car wash

No rain present

Rainfall Sensor

Adjustment Ring

Low sensitivity

High sensitivity

* Not available on all models

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

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 Button

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

*

 Button

Press the rear defogger and heated door mirror

*

 button to defog the rear window 

and mirrors when the power mode is in ON.

The rear defogger and heated door mirror

*

 

automatically switch off after 10-30 minutes 
depending on the outside temperature.

Heated Windshield Button

*

Press the heated windshield button to deice 
the windshield at the wiper park area and 
along the driver side edge of the windshield 
when the power mode is in ON.
The heated windshield will automatically 
switch off after 15 minutes.

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

*

 Button

This system consumes a lot of power, so turn it off 
when the window has been defogged. Also, do not 
use the system for a long time while the engine is 
idling. This may weaken the battery, making it 
difficult to start the engine.

When the power mode is set to ON and the outside 
temperature is below 41°F (5°C), the heated door 
mirror may automatically activate for 10 minutes.

Models with Heated Door Mirror

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Heated Windshield Button

*

This system consumes a lot of power, so turn it off 
when the window has been deiced. Also, do not use 
the system for a long period when the engine is 
idling. This may weaken the battery, making it 
difficult to start the engine.

This system activates automatically if the temperature 
is below 39°F (4°C), then deactivates after 15 
minutes. After that, the heated windshield button 
must be pressed to activate the system again for 
another 15 minutes.

* Not available on all models

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Brightness Control

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Brightness Control

When the power mode is in ON, you can use 
the 

(

+

 or 

(

-

 button to adjust instrument 

panel brightness.

Brighten:

 Press the 

(

+

 button.

Dim:

 Press the 

(

-

 button.

You will hear a beep when the brightness 
reaches minimum or maximum. Several 
seconds after adjusting the brightness, you 
will be returned to the previous screen.

Brightness level indicator

The brightness level is shown on the multi-
information display while you are adjusting it.

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Brightness Control

The brightness of the instrument panel will be 
reduced when the following conditions:

The power mode is in ON.

The light switch is in any position other than off 
and it is dark outside.

The brightness can be set differently for when the 
exterior lights are on, and when they are off.

(

+

 Button

(

-

 Button

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Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel

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Driving Position Memory System

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Driving Position Memory System

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You can store two driver’s seat (except for power lumbar) and door mirror positions 
with the driving position memory system.
When you unlock and open the driver’s door with a remote transmitter or keyless 
access system, the seat and door mirrors adjust automatically to one of the two 
preset positions.

When you enter the vehicle, the multi-information display briefly shows you which 
remote transmitter you used to unlock the vehicle.

DRIVER 1

 transmitter is linked to memory button 1.

DRIVER 2

 transmitter is linked to memory button 2.

The driver’s seat moves rearward depending 
on the set seating position once you

Stop the vehicle.

Put the transmission in 

(

P

.

Turn the engine off.

Open the driver’s door.

Once the power mode is in ACCESSORY, the 
driver’s seat moves forward to the 

DRIVER 1

 

or 

2

 preset position.

1

Driving Position Memory System

*

Using the audio/information screen, you can disable 
the automatic seat and door mirrors adjustment 
function.

2

Customized Features

 P. 299

The driver’s seat easy exit feature can be turned ON/
OFF.

2

Customized Features

 P. 299

System Operation

The system will not operate if:

The vehicle speed is above 3 mph (5 km/h).

Either memory position button is pressed while the 
seat is in motion.

The seat position is adjusted while in operation.

The memory 1 or 2 position is set fully to the rear.

The system may not recognize a key if:

The key is in close proximity to a cell phone or other 
wireless device.

Both keys are in the vehicle at the same time.

The Driving Position Memory System is disabled in 
customized features.

Opening driver's door without fully grabbing door 
handle.

DRIVER 1

DRIVER 2

* Not available on all models

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Driving Position Memory System

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1.

Set the power mode to ON. Adjust the 
driver’s seat and door mirrors to the desired 
position.

2.

Press the 

SET

 button.

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You will hear the beeper, and the 
memory button indicator light will blink.

3.

Press and hold memory button 

(

1

 or 

(

2

 

within five seconds of pressing the 

SET

 

button.

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Once the seat and the door mirror 
positions has been memorized, the 
indicator light on the button you pressed 
stays on and you will hear the double-
beep.

1.

Put the transmission into 

(

P

.

2.

Apply the parking brake.

3.

Press a memory button (

(

1

 or 

(

2

).

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You will hear a beep, and the indicator 
light will blink.

The seat and the door mirrors will 
automatically move to the memorized 
positions. When it has finished moving, you 
will hear the beeper, and the indicator light 
stays on.

Storing a Position in Memory

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Storing a Position in Memory

After you press the 

SET

 button, the storing operation 

will be canceled when: 

You do not press the memory button within five 
seconds.

You readjust the seat and door mirror position 
before the double-beep.

You set the power mode to any position except 
ON.

Memory Button 1

Memory Button 2

SET

 Button

Recalling the Stored Position

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Recalling the Stored Position

The seat and the door mirrors will stop moving if you:

Press the 

SET

 button or memory button 

(

1

 or 

(

2

.

Adjust the seat position or door mirrors.

Put the transmission into a position other than 

(

P

.

Memory Button 1

Memory Button 2

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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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WARNING

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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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 and 
power door mirrors

*

 reduce the glare from 

headlights behind you. Press the auto button 
to turn this function on and off. When 
activated, the auto indicator comes on.

Rearview Mirror with Day and Night Positions

*

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Mirrors

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

Adjust the mirrors before you start driving.

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Front Seats

 P. 166

Tab

Daytime 
Position

Night 
Position

Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

*

 and Power Door 

Mirrors

*

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Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

*

 and Power Door Mirrors

*

The auto dimming function cancels when the 
transmission is in 

(

R

.

Sensor

Auto Button

* Not available on all models

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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 transmission into 

(

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 take 
the transmission out of 

(

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

*

Reverse Tilt Door Mirror

*

Selector 
Switch

* Not available on all models

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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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Seats

Always make seat adjustments before driving.

Move back.

Allow sufficient 
space.

Adjusting the Seat Positions

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Front 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.

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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.

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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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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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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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 with 
one hand, then unlock it by pull the handle 
with your other hand.

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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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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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Head Restraints

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Head Restraints

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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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.

Changing the Rear Seat Head Restraint Position

Rear outer seat

Rear center seat

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Seats

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Head Restraints

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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.

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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