Honda Ridgeline Needs an Alternator Adjustment

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 received a BA degree from Youngstown State University in English Literature with a minor in Journalism in 1975.