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Hi all. Spent about an hour perusing similar threads to this one I created, so it's obviously a common problem. Interesting it seemed to be specific to the 2006 MY RL and almost always the driver's side (I don't recall seeing any issues with the passenger side temp control.) Led me to believe this might have been a first year gremlin exacerbated by the driver's side dial being used more often. I would think the factory would have used the identical dial for both the driver's side and passenger's side.

I did see the thread about tearing into the unit to clean up the dial contact(s.) It's the one below, although now it lacks pictures (if anyone has the pics stored somewhere it would be helpful to get them back on the beeb.)

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40564

From the multitude of threads, the fix seemed inconclusive. Some replaced the whole unit to the tune of <> $350 for the part, some did the procedure above with mixed success. I see the part is now available for around <> $260 now, but that's still a chunk of change.

If you have any experience with this annoying problem, please post up here. Mine seems to be getting worse.

Lastly, if it IS a contact problem in the potentiometer of the dial would some electrical contact grease be a good or bad idea? Like this stuff:
http://www.amazon.com/MG-Chemicals-...CWO/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
 

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