Home Auto Repair 2010 Honda Ridgeline Engine Block Heater Installation Instructions

2010 Honda Ridgeline Engine Block Heater Installation Instructions


Download Installation NOTE: • Always use Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type2. Using a non-Honda coolant may cause corrosion, leading to malfunction or failure of the cooling system. • To avoid burning out the element, do not operate the engine block heater before it is installed in the vehicle and before you add the coolant. 1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, then write down the radio station presets. 2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 3. Allow the engine and all cooling system components to cool down. 4. Place a clean drain pan under the radiator drain plug, then remove the drain plug from the bottom of the radiator to drain the coolant. Remove the radiator cap to increase the flow. 5. Remove the air duct and the front bulkhead cover (twelve clips). 6. Remove the front bumper (one clip, four bolts, two short step bolts and four self-tapping screws). Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the front bumper. If the vehicle is equipped with fog lights, unplug the fog light connectors. Place the front bumper on a blanket after removal. 7. Get the heater harness. Using a tape measure, install two wire ties with clip to the heater harness at each measurement shown. 8. Using a white marker, mark the heater harness at the measurements shown. 9. Remove the vehicle bracket (one vehicle bolt). 10. Locate and remove the engine block drain bolt and washer. Coolant remaining in the engine jackets flows out of the bolt hole when the bolt is removed. (Retain the bolt and washer in case the block heater is removed.)