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1992 Accord Coupe Online Reference Owner's Manual Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com.

Contents



Owner's Identification Form

Features & Safety ................................................................................................................................ 2 What you should know before driving your car. Starting & Driving............................................................................................................................. 82 What gas to use, how to change gears, etc. Maintenance .......................................................................................................................................100 The Required Maintenance Schedule and some items you can service. Emergency Service .......................................................................................................................... Changing a flat, jump starting, towing. Specifications ................................................................................................................................... 148 Dimensions, weights and capacities. Consumer Information .................................................................................................................... 150 Reporting Safety Detects, warranty service, vehicle identification numbers, etc. Index ................................................................................................................................................ 159 Gas Station Information

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This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of the vehicle, and must remain with the vehicle at time of resale.

OWNER'S I.D.

STATE



ZIP CODE

(Date sold to original retail purchaser)

DEALER NO.

STATE



ZIP CODE

OWNER

ADDRESS

CITY

V.I.N.

DELIVERY DATE

DEALER NAME

ADDRESS

CITY

OWNER'S SIGNATURE

DEALER'S SIGNATURE

The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever.

Introduction

This manual contains operation and maintenance of your car.

important

information about

the safe

We urge you to read it carefully, become familiar with the controls it describes, and follow its recommendations, to help make your driving trouble-free and enjoyable.

Statements or labels on the product preceded by the following words are of special significance:

indicates severe personal injury or death will result if instructions are not followed.

indicates a strong possibility of severe personal injury or death if instructions are not followed.



means hazards or unsafe practices which could cause minor personal injury or product or property damage.

NOTE:

gives helpful information.

Break-in Period During the first 600 miles (1,000 km) of driving, avoid full throttle starts and cruising for extended periods at a constant speed.

NOTE:

This break-in procedure also applies to exchanged or overhauled engines. During and after the break-in period, drive the car at moderate speeds until the engine is fully warmed up.

During the first 200 miles (300 km), try to avoid severe braking. Brake misuse during this period will reduce future braking efficiency.

Remember, your Honda Automobile dealer knows your car best, and should be consulted for service assistance and advice.

Keys and Locks



VALET KEY

release,

MASTER KEY

rear seat

Keys Your car is supplied with a master key that fits the ignition and all locks, and a valet key that fits the ignition and doors but not the trunk, trunk remote trunk access or glove box. The valet key is provided for times when you must leave the key with a parking attendant or repair person, but still want to keep valuables safely locked-up. Write down the numbers stamped on both keys and keep the information in your wallet or purse in case you ever need to have duplicates made. Both the master and valet keys are double-edged, so you can insert them in the locks with either side up.

Door Locks You can lock the doors by pushing the tabs forward. The doors must be unlocked before you can open them. The passenger door can be locked when open, and will stay locked when you close it; the driver's door cannot be locked when open unless you hold the door handle open. Both doors can be locked and unlocked from the outside with the key.

Unlock

Lock

(cont'd)

Keys and Locks (cont'd)

Power Door Locks (US: LX/EX, Canada: EX-R) Both doors can be simultaneously locked and unlocked by operating the master door lock switch located on each door.

MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH

Unlock

Lock

In addition, the passenger door will lock automatically when the tab on the driver's door is pushed forward, or when the driver's door is locked from the outside with the key.

Lock

Lock

Unlock

Trunk The trunk can be opened by pulling up the lever at the left side of the driver's seat. To open the trunk lid from the outside, put the master key in the lock and turn clockwise. The trunk lid opener lever is lockable with the master key.

Pull up

Lock

MASTER KEY

Open

Keep the trunk lid closed while driving to keep poisonous carbon monoxide exhaust fumes out of the interior; prolonged exposure can cause unconsciousness that may lead to death.

Seats

Front Seat Adjust the seat position by pulling up on the adjustment lever under the front edge of the seat cushion, and sliding the seat to the desired position. Then release the lever and make sure the seat is locked in position by moving it back and forth.

Pull up

Pull up

ADJUSTMENT LEVER

RELEASE LEVER

The angle of the seat-back can be changed by pulling up on the lever at the outside edge of the seat and leaning forward or back. Release the lever and let the seat lock into place when it reaches the desired angle. Seat belts are most effective when the driver and passenger are sitting up straight and well back in each seat.

Do not adjust the driver's seat while the car is moving; the seat could move suddenly, causing loss of vehicle control. To reduce the risk of sliding under the seat belts in a collision, the seat-backs should be reclined no more than is necessary for comfort.

Head Restraints The head restraints are designed to help reduce injuries due to whiplash. They are located at the top of each front seat-back and have several height positions. They can be adjusted by pulling up to the recommended position. To lower them, slide the button next to the restraint's height bar, while pushing the restraint down. Adjust so the top of the restraint is approximately level with the tops of your ears. If a head restraint must be removed (for cleaning, fabric repair, etc.) pull the restraint up to its highest position, then slide the button while pulling the restraint out. To reinstall, reverse the above procedure.

Slide

Do not drive the car with head restraints removed. Do not try to adjust head restraints while driving.

(cont'd)

Seats (cont'd)

Driver's Lumbar Support (US: EX, Canada: EX-R) Support of the lower back can be adjusted by turning the knob on the driver's armrest to give more or less support.

Do not try to adjust lumbar support while driving. Make the adjustment while sitting in your normal driving position before driving away.

Driver's Seat Center Armrest (US: LX/EX, Canada: EX-R) The angle of the driver's armrest on the driver's seat adjusts five positions. To lower the armrest, push the button on the driver's side of the armrest.

the armrest and

lower

to

Do not try to adjust the armrest while driving. Make the adjustment before driving away.

Push

To Get In/Out of Rear Seat For easier access to or from the rear seat, pull up the angle adjust- ment lever on each front seat to swing the seat-back forward. The front passenger seat has an additional convenience: pulling up the the passenger seat-back will swing the seat-back and slide the entire seat forward.

inside of

lever on

the

Pull up

Trunk Access from Rear Seat The rear seat-back can be released by turning the lock on the rear shelf with the master key and pulling down the top of the seat-back. This allows you access to the trunk and makes it possible to carry long objects inside the car. The rear seat-back can also be released from inside the trunk by pulling the release.

Open

MASTER KEY

Pull

RELEASE

Passengers or pets must not sit on the folded portion of the rear seat. Make sure any luggage or cargo within the trunk, or extending through the rear seat trunk access is secured. Make sure the seat-back latches engage securely when the seat-back is returned to its normal position. Weight limits shown on the label located on the driver's door jamb must be observed. The total weight of passengers and cargo must not exceed the total weight limit on the label. Do not store any items on the shelf behind the rear seat; they may become dangerous projectiles in a collision. Store any luggage or cargo in the trunk. If you are carrying more items than will fit in the trunk, use the floor space between the front and rear seats. Make sure both rear shoulder belts are positioned in front of the rear seat-backs whenever the seat-backs are in their upright position.

When closing the rear seat trunk access, push the seat-back firmly into place, then pull on the top of the seat-back to make sure it is secure.

Your Occupant Protection System

Your Accord is equipped with seat belts and other features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash.

Seat belts are the most important part of your occupant protection system. When worn properly, seat belts can reduce the chance of serious injury or death in a crash.

For added protection during a severe frontal collision, all Accords sold in the U.S. have a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with a driver's airbag. (This feature is available on the EX-R model in Canada.)

Two indicator lights are also part of your safety system. One reminds you to make sure you and your passengers wear your seat belts. The other alerts you to a possible problem with your supplemental restraint system (see page 22).

The seats, head restraints, and door locks also play a role in occupant safety. For example, reclining the seat-back can decrease the effectiveness of your seat belt. Head restraints can help protect your neck and head, especially during rear-end impacts. Door locks help keep your doors from being accidentally opened during a crash.

To get the maximum protection from your occupant protection system, check the following before you drive away:

Everyone in the car is wearing a seat belt properly (see page 13).

All doors are closed and locked (see page 25).

Seat-backs are upright and adjustable head restraints are at the proper heights (see page 24).

There are no loose items that could be thrown around and hurt someone during a crash or sudden stop (see page 25).

By following these guidelines, you can reduce injuries to yourself and your passengers in many crash situations. Remember, however, that no safety system can prevent all injuries or deaths that can occur in severe crashes.

The Seat Belt System and How It Works

Why Wear Seat Belts Wearing seat belts, and wearing them properly, is fundamental to your safety and the safety of your passengers.

During a crash or emergency stop, seat belts can help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the car, against other occupants, or out of the car.

Of course, seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash. But, in most cases, seat belts reduce your chance of serious injury. They can even save your life. That is why many states and all Canadian provinces require you to wear seat belts.

Not wearing a seat belt increases the chance of being killed or seriously hurt in a crash.

Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly.

Important Safety Reminders Seat belts are designed for adults and larger children. All infants and small children must be properly restrained in child safety seats (see page 27).

A pregnant woman needs to wear a seat belt to protect herself and her unborn child (see page 18).

Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash.

Do not put shoulder belt pads or other accessories on seat belts. They can reduce the effectiveness of the belts and increase the chance of injury.

(cont'd)

The Seat Belt System and How It Works (cont'd)

Seat Belt System Components Your Accord has seat belts in all five seating positions. The front seats and the outside rear seats have lap/shoulder belts. The center rear seat has a lap belt.

Your seat belt system also includes a light on the instrument panel to remind you to fasten your seat belt, and to make sure your passengers fasten theirs. This light comes on when you turn on the ignition if you have not fastened your seat belt. A beeper also sounds for several seconds (see page 39).

The following pages cover more about the seat belt components and how they work.

Lap/Shoulder Belt This style of seat belt has a single belt that goes over your shoulder, across your chest, and across your hips.

Each lap/shoulder belt has an emergency locking retractor. This lets you move freely in your seat while keeping some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop, the retractor automatically locks.

SHOULDER PORTION

LATCH PLATE

BUCKLE

UPPER SEAT BELT ANCHOR

To retractor

LAP PORTION

Lap Belt The lap belt has one manually-adjusted belt that fits across the hips. It is similar to safety belts used in airplanes.

BELT END

LATCH PLATE

BUCKLE

Wearing Seat Belts Properly You can increase the effectiveness of your seat belts if you take a little time to read the following pages and make sure you know how to wear seat belts properly.

Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash.

Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly.

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