Honda Ridgeline Needs an Alternator Adjustment

April 22, 2022

Drivers of a 2017 Honda Ridgeline may experience flickering interior/exterior lights, multiple indicators on, jerky steering and/or other voltage-related fluctuations.

This bulletin applies to 2017 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The customer may experience flickering interior/exterior lights, multiple indicators on, jerky steering and/or other voltage-related fluctuations. The likely cause: The B+ sensing screw on the alternator is not torqued properly.

Honda Ridgeline rear alternator cover.​ 

Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable with the battery sensor from the battery. You may need to remove the No. 4 spark plug ignition coil for access. Disconnect the alternator connector. Remove the rear alternator cover (remove the three mounting nuts) and torque the B+ sensing screw to 1.5 ft-lb (2 Nm). Install the rear cover to 3.3 ft-lb (4 Nm).

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Mike Mavrigian has written thousands of automotive technical magazine articles involving a variety of  specialties, from engine building to wheel alignment, and has authored more than a dozen books that crisscross the automotive spectrum. Mike operates Birchwood Automotive, an Ohio shop that builds custom engines and performs vintage vehicle restorations. The shop also features a professional photo studio to document projects and to create images for articles and books.

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