Ridgeline 2007-2008

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least 3 minutes.
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  3. Remove the steering column.
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  5. Remove the shift lever assembly, as follows:
    1. Remove the driver's dashboard lower cover.
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    3. Remove the steering column covers, and lower the steering column.
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    5. Shift the transmission into the R position.
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    7. Slide the lock tab (A) on the shift cable end holder (B) toward the shift cable socket holder.
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    9. Grasp the shift cable lock (C) in the middle with angle-jaw needle-nose pliers (D), and remove it from the shift cable end and shift cable end holder. Do not pry the shift cable lock with a screwdriver, it may damage the shift cable end holder.

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      Fig. Slide the lock tab (A) on the shift cable end holder (B) toward the shift cable socket holder. Grasp the shift cable lock (C) in the middle with angle-jaw needle-nose pliers (D), and remove it from the shift cable end and shift cable end holder.

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    11. Separate the shift cable end from the shift cable end holder.
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    13. Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) a quarter turn; the tab (C) on the socket holder will be in the opening (D) of the socket holder bracket (E). Then slide the holder to remove the shift cable from the socket holder bracket. Do not remove the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (F) and damper (G).

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      Fig. Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) a quarter turn; the tab (C) on the socket holder will be in the opening (D) of the socket holder bracket (E). Then slide the holder to remove the shift cable from the socket holder bracket. Do not remove the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (F) and damper (G).

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    15. Disconnect the D3 switch/shift lock solenoid/park pin switch connector.
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    17. Remove the connector clamp and harness clamp from the bracket on the steering column.
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    19. Disconnect the 7P connector from the immobilizer control unit-receiver.
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    21. Cover around the opening of the dashboard with tape to prevent damage to the dashboard.
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    23. Remove the shift lever mounting bolts, and remove the shift lever assembly.
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  7. Center-punch each of the two shear bolts, and drill their heads off with a 5 mm (3/16 in.) drill bit. Be careful not to damage the switch body when removing the shear bolts.

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    Fig. Center-punch each of the two shear bolts, and drill their heads off with a 5 mm (3/16 in.) drill bit. Be careful not to damage the switch body when removing the shear bolts.

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  9. Remove the shear bolts from the switch body.
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To install:

  1. Install the switch body without the key inserted.
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  3. Loosely tighten the new shear bolts.
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  5. Insert the ignition key, and check for proper operation of the steering wheel lock and that the ignition key turns freely.
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  7. Install the shift lever assembly, as follows:
    1. Install the shift lever assembly on the steering column.
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    3. Connect the 7P connector to the immobilizer control unit-receiver.
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    5. Connect the D3 switch/shift lock solenoid/park pin switch connector, and install the harness clamp and connector clamp on the bracket.
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    7. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and verify that the R position indicator comes on.
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    9. If necessary, push the shift cable until it stops, then release it. Pull the shift cable back one step so that the shift position is in R. Do not hold the shift cable guide and damper to adjust the shift cable.
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    11. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
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    13. Place the shift lever in the R position, then insert a 6.0mm (0.24 in.) pin through the positioning hole on the shift lever link, and into the positioning hole on the shift lever bracket. The shift lever is secured in the R position.
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    15. Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) to place the tab (C) on the holder opposite to the opening (D) in the socket holder bracket (E). Align the holder with the opening (F) in the bracket, then slide the holder into the bracket. Rotate the holder a quarter turn until the holder lock (G) stops at the projection (H) to secure the shift cable. Do not install the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (I) and damper (J).

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      Fig. Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) to place the tab (C) on the holder opposite to the opening (D) in the socket holder bracket (E). Align the holder with the opening (F) in the bracket, then slide the holder into the bracket. Rotate the holder a quarter turn until the holder lock (G) stops at the projection (H) to secure the shift cable. Do not install the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (I) and damper (J).

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    17. Install the shift cable end in the shift cable end holder. Keep the shift cable end and end holder free of grease.
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    19. Install the new shift cable lock (A) to secure the shift cable end and shift cable end holder, then slide the lock tab (B) toward the shift lever link until it stops to lock the joint (C).

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      Fig. Install the new shift cable lock (A) to secure the shift cable end and shift cable end holder, then slide the lock tab (B) toward the shift lever link until it stops to lock the joint (C).

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    21. Remove the 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) pin that was installed to hold the shift lever.
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    23. Move the shift lever to each position, and verify that the A/T gear position indicator follows the transmission range switch.
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    25. Install the steering column covers.
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    27. Install the driver's dashboard lower cover.
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  9. Install the steering column
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