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Wife wanted one in 2006, first year. Great decision. It's been super reliable. Wife loves it, but then she's a native Texan, and loves her pickup truck. It's her DD. 195 K miles, and we hope many more to go.

Here's a pic of it recently washed. I put the vinyl Ferrari decal on it!



I hope to have a few questions to post soon on fixing minor exterior blemishes. And, a loose mud flap, but have to search the forum first.

T
 

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Welcome to the ROC

Obivously you've been enjoying the Ride.
 

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Thanks everyone for the welcome. It's been a great truck. The only issue we ever had was a dead battery when some knucklehead left its headlights on in a mall parking lot. ;)

Have been almost everywhere in the U.S. with it, except the Pacific Northwest. Towed a small RV with it until we had to give up the RV due to not having enough time to use it (that work thing!).

This looks to be a very helpful forum. Off to Home Depot to see if I can buy a 1" self tapping screw with a fixed washer for the rear mud flap!

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Thanks everyone for the welcome. It's been a great truck. The only issue we ever had was a dead battery when some knucklehead left its headlights on in a mall parking lot.


Have been almost everywhere in the U.S. with it, except the Pacific Northwest. Towed a small RV with it until we had to give up the RV due to not having enough time to use it (that work thing!).

This looks to be a very helpful forum. Off to Home Depot to see if I can buy a 1" self tapping screw with a fixed washer for the rear mud flap!

T
That's interesting that the battery died, I never turn off my headlights, they turn off a few seconds after being locked, which is interesting because it beeps at you when you leave them on.
 

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That's interesting that the battery died, I never turn off my headlights, they turn off a few seconds after being locked, which is interesting because it beeps at you when you leave them on.
This is true, unless you leave the key in the ignition. If you remove the key, the lights will go out automatically after a set period (20-30 seconds, iirc). If you leave the key in the ignition with the lights on, the lights will NOT go out.

If you leave the lights on and remove the key but the lights never go off, then you have a problem with the system.
 

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Thanks everyone for the welcome. It's been a great truck. The only issue we ever had was a dead battery when some knucklehead left its headlights on in a mall parking lot. ;).....
Interesting, I didn't read this thoroughly before.

That's interesting that the battery died, I never turn off my headlights, they turn off a few seconds after being locked, which is interesting because it beeps at you when you leave them on.
Agreed, unless your having "intermittent" issues with the switch.

This is true, unless you leave the key in the ignition. If you remove the key, the lights will go out automatically after a set period (20-30 seconds, iirc). If you leave the key in the ignition with the lights on, the lights will NOT go out.

If you leave the lights on and remove the key but the lights never go off, then you have a problem with the system.
Very True....

OP, You may want read this thread http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/103-first-generation-2006-2014/115074-06-headlight-switch-replacement.html, if only to know how to replace the switch if needed. This has happened to other MY RL's also, http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/19-mods-installs-how-s/125818-headlight-switch-going-bad.html

My switch was acting "abnormally" and I resolved the issue with replacement. It would act as if the headlights were left on, although they weren't, and the dash lights and running lights would turn on, while the switch was in the off position. I could "cycle" the switch, or even "tap" on it and the dash lights would regain full light and the running lights would turn off.
 

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Interesting, I didn't read this thoroughly before.







Agreed, unless your having "intermittent" issues with the switch.







Very True....



OP, You may want read this thread http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...4/115074-06-headlight-switch-replacement.html, if only to know how to replace the switch if needed. This has happened to other MY RL's also, http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...-how-s/125818-headlight-switch-going-bad.html



My switch was acting "abnormally" and I resolved the issue with replacement. It would act as if the headlights were left on, although they weren't, and the dash lights and running lights would turn on, while the switch was in the off position. I could "cycle" the switch, or even "tap" on it and the dash lights would regain full light and the running lights would turn off.

Thank you. I'll check that out. In the above case, at the mall, it was my stupidity. I left the back window open as well, since it was 100+F that day & I probably assumed the warning beep was that and not lights being left on. Geico sent someone to jump the truck battery, and we went on our merry way. Only expense was the wife and mother in law shopping for an additional 1.5 hours while I waited for someone to arrive with a car charger...T
 

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Having had my own moments of glory, I bought and carry one of these (and keep it charged) in my truck. While I haven't had to use it personally since I bought it, I've had multiple opportunities to help others (and it protects the truck electrics from accidents when jumping from vehicle to vehicle).

http://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-...7?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1464893750&sr=1-17

Costco has one that has less capability but in other ways is more user friendly (on/off switch, has its own charger cord, etc.) and for less money if you're a Costco member. Around $70-ish iirc. I bought one of those for my wife's car.
 
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