Honda_Ridgeline_2006

Turn Signal (Combination) Switch

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
This procedure requires the use of KTC Trim Tool Set SOJATP2014, or equivalent trim tool set.


NOTE
Always use the proper tool from the trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components. Take care not to scratch the dashboard and related parts. Put on gloves to protect your hands.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least 3 minutes.
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  3. Open the front door, and remove the driver's dashboard side cover (A), as follows:
    1. Pull out the front door opening trim (B), as necessary.
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    3. Pry up on the lower edge of the dashboard side cover at the notch (C) to release the clip (C), then gently pull out along the edge to release the clips (E).

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      Fig. Driver-s dashboard side cover

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  5. Remove the driver's dashboard lower cover (A), as follows:
    1. Remove the screw (B) from the driver-s dashboard lower cover.
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    3. Pull out the bottom of the driver-s dashboard lower cover to release the clips (C) and hooks (D).
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    5. Disconnect the VSA OFF switch connector (E), the cruise control switch connector (F), the in-car temperature sensor connector (G), and the air hose (H).

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      Fig. Exploded view of the driver-s dashboard lower cover (A) and related components

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  7. Remove the steering column covers, as follows:
    1. Place the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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    3. Remove the steering wheel air bag access cover and disconnect the air bag connector from the cable reel.
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    5. Remove the 2 Torx® bolts, one each side of the steering wheel hub.
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    7. Disconnect the horn switch connector.
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    9. Remove the air bag.
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    11. Disconnect the cable reel harness.
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    13. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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    15. Using a puller, remove the steering wheel.

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      Fig. Steering column exploded view

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    17. Remove the steering coupler cover from the floor.
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    19. Set the column shaft to the neutral position by raising the column to the uppermost position, then lower it 8mm (0.31 in.). Tighten the tilt lever.
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    21. Remove the column covers.
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  9. Disconnect the dashboard wire harness 12P connector (A) from the combination switch control unit (B).
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  11. Remove the two screws, then slide out the combination switch control unit.

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    Fig. Detach the connector (A), unfasten the screws and remove the combination switch (B)

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To install:

  1. Install the combination switch and tighten the retaining screws.
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  3. Attach the switch electrical connector.
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  5. Install the steering wheel covers in the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  7. Install the dashboard lower and side covers in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Make sure all connectors are plugged in properly, and the air hose is connected properly.
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    3. Replace any damaged clips.
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    5. Push the clips and hooks into place securely.
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