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Owner's Identification Form Features & Safety ................................................................................................................................ 2
What you should know before driving your car. Starting & Driving............................................................................................................................. 92
What gas to use, how to change gears, etc. Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................... 110
The Required Maintenance Schedule and some items you can service. Emergency Service .......................................................................................................................... 148
Changing a flat, jump starting, towing. Specifications ................................................................................................................................... 158
Dimensions, weights and capacities. Consumer Information .................................................................................................................... 160
Reporting Safety Detects, warranty service, vehicle identification numbers, etc. Index ................................................................................................................................................ 169


This manual contains operation and maintenance of your car.


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.

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


gives helpful information.

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


This break-in procedure also applies to exchanged or overhauted 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 mites (300 km), try to avoid severe braking Brake misuse during this period will reduce future braking efficiency Remember, your Honds Automobile dealer knows your car best, and should be consulted for service assistance and advice.

Keys and Locks



release, 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 vatet 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.




Keys and Locks (cont'd)

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




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.




Trunk The trunk can be opened by putting up the lever at the l e ft 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




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


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



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, adjust the seat-backs to an upright position and sit well back in the seat.

Front Seat 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.


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


Seats (cont'd)

Driver's Lumbar Support (US: EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) 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 white driving. Make the adjustment white sitting in your normal driving position before driving away.

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

the armrest and




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


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


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.





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 have a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with a driver's airbag.

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 your 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 ).

Infants and small children are properly secured in child safety seats (see page 27 ).

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

Seat-backs are upright and head restraints are properly adjusted (see page 2 4).

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, and 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 place the shoulder portion of a lap/shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back. This could increase the chance of serious injuries 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.


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 positions of the rear seat have lap/shoulder belts. The center position of the 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. In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt. During a collision or sudden stop, the retractor automatically locks the belt to help restrain your body.





To retractor


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



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.


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

Wearing a Lap/Shoulder Belt Before putting on a front seat belt, be sure your seat is adjusted forward or backward to a good driving or riding position and the back of your seat is upright (see page 24 ).

1. Pull the latch plate across your body and insert it into the buckle.

Tug on the belt to make sure the latch is securely locked.

2. Check that the belt is not twisted.

3. Position the lap portion of the belt as tow as possible across your hips, not across your stomach. This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash.

4. Pull up on the shoulder part of the belt to remove any slack. Make

sure the belt goes over your collarbone and across your chest.

5. Rear Seat:

If the belt crosses your neck, you should adjust your seating position. Move toward the center of the seat until the belt fits over your collarbone.


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

To unlatch the seat belt, push the red PRESS button on the buckle. Guide the belt across your body to the door pillar. If the belt doesn't retract easily, pull it out and check for twists or kinks.

Wearing the Lap Belt 1. Pull the latch plate across your hips and insert it into the buckle

marked CENTER.

If the belt is too short, hold the latch plate at a right angle and pull to extend the belt. Insert the latch plate into the buckle.

2. Position the belt as low as possible across your hips and pelvic bones, not across your stomach. Pull the loose end of the belt to adjust for a snug but comfortabte fit.

To unlatch the belt, push the red PRESS button on the buckle.


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

Advice For Pregnant Women Protecting the mother is the best way to protect her unborn child. Therefore, a pregnant woman should wear a properly-positioned seat belt whenever she drives or rides in a car.

If possible, use the tap/shoulder seat belt, remembering to keep the lap portion as low as possible (see page 14 ). Each time you have a check-up, ask your doctor if it's okay for you to drive and how you should position a lap/shoulder seat belt.

Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the condition of your seat belts regularly.

Pull out each belt fully and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. Check that the latches work smoothly and the lap/shoulder belts retract easily. Any belt not in good condition or not working properly should be replaced.

If a seat belt is worn during a crash, have your dealer replace the belt and inspect the anchors for damage.

If your seat belts get dirty, you can use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean them. Do not use bleach, dye, or cleaning solvents. They can weaken the belt material. Let the belts air-dry before you use the car.

Dirt build-up in the metal loops of the seat belt anchors can cause the belts to retract slowly. Wipe the inside of the loops with a clean cloth dampened in isopropyl alcohol or a mixture of mild soap and warm water.

Supplemental Restraint System

All Accords are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) to help protect your head and chest during a severe frontal collision. This system does not replace your seat belt. It supplements, or adds to, the protection offered by your seat belt.

Not wearing a seat belt increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even if you have an airbag.

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






The main components in your SRS are:

An airbag in the steering wheel for the driver.

A diagnostic system that, when the ignition is ON (II), continually monitors the sensors, control unit, airbag activator, and all related wiring.

An indicator light to warn you of a possible problem with the system.

Emergency power backup in case your car's electrical system is disconnected in a crash.


Supplemental Restraint System (cont'd)

Important Safety Reminders


Even with an airbag, you need to wear a seat belt. The reasons are:

Airbags only inflate in severe frontal collisions. They offer no protection in rear impacts, side impacts, rollovers, or moderate frontal collisions.

An airbag inflates and deflates very quickly. It cannot protect you during any additional impacts that can occur during a crash.

A seat belt helps keep you in the proper position when an airbag inflates. An airbag opens with considerable force and can hurt you if you are not in the proper position.

How the Driver's Airbag Works if you ever have a severe frontal collision, your airbag will instantly inflate to help protect your head and chest.

When the airbag inflates, you may hear a fairly loud noise and you might see smoke and powder. This is normal; it is caused by the inflation of the airbag.

To do its job, the airbag inflates with considerable force. So, white it can reduce serious injuries and even save your life, the airbag might cause some facial or other abrasions.


Supplemental Restraint System (cont'd)

After the bag completely inflates, it immediately starts deflating so it won't interfere with your visibility, ability to steer, or ability to operate other controls.

The airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel. For your safety, do not attach any items to the steering wheel. They could interfere with the proper operation of the airbag. Or, if the airbag inflates, they could be propelled inside the car and hurt someone.


How the SRS indicator Light Works

The purpose of the SRS light on your instrument panel is to alert you of a potential problem with your supplemental restraint system.

Have the system checked if:

The light does not come on when you turn the ignition ON (II).

The light stays on after the engine starts.

The fight comes on or flashes white you are driving.

System Service Your supplemental restraint system is virtually maintenance-free. There are no parts you can safely service.

You must have the system serviced by an authorized Honda deafer:

If your airbag ever inflates. The airbag must be replaced. Do not try to remove or discard the airbag by yourself. This must be done by a Honda dealer.

If the SRS indicator light alerts you of a problem. Have the supplemental restraint system checked as soon as possible. Otherwise, your airbag might not inflate when you need it.

When the car is ten years old. Have the dealer inspect the system. The production date is on the driver's door jamb for your convenience.

System Service Precautions Do not modify your steering wheel or any other part of the supplemental restraint system. Modifications could make the system ineffective.

Do not tamper with the system components or wiring. This could cause the airbag to inflate inadvertently, possibly injuring someone very seriously.

Tell anyone who works on your car that you have a supplemental restraint system. Failure to follow the procedures and precautions in the official Honda service manual could result in personal injury or damage to the system.

Scrapping an entire car that has an uninflated airbag can be dangerous. Get assistance from a Honda dealer if your car must be scrapped.

If you sell your car, please be sure to tell the new owner that the car has a supplemental restraint system. Alert them to the information and precautions in this part of the owner's manual.

Additional Safety Information

Your seat belts and airbag are obviously important parts of your occupant protection system.

In addition, you should know that sitting upright, adjusting the head restraints to the proper positions, locking the doors, and stowing things properly can also increase your safety and possibly even save your life.

Seat-back Position The seat-backs should be in an upright position for you and your passengers to get the most protection from the seat belts.

If you recline a seat-back, you will reduce the protective capability of your seat belt. The farther a seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk that you will slide under the belt in a severe crash and be very seriously injured.

For information on how to adjust the seat-back, see page 6 .

Head Restraint Position Head restraints can help protect you from whiplash and other injuries. For the best protection, adjust the top of the head restraint so it is even with the tops of your ears, or as high as possible. For instructions on adjusting the head restraints, see page 7 .

Door Locks It is not safe to leave your car doors unlocked. A passenger, especially a child, could open a door and accidentally fall out. Also, there is a greater chance of being thrown out of the car during a crash when the doors are not locked.

Storing Cargo Safely Before you drive, make sure you first securely store or tie down any items that could be thrown around the car and hurt someone, or interfere with your ability to operate the controls.

Do not put any items on top of the rear shelf. They can block your view and they could be thrown about the car in a crash.

Be sure to keep compartment doors closed when the car is moving. If a front passenger hits the door of an open glove box, for example, he could injure his knees.


Additional Safety Information (cont'd)

Driving With Pets Loose pets can be a hazard while you are driving. An unrestrained pet can interfere with your ability to drive the car. in a crash or sudden stop, loose pets or cages can be thrown around inside the car and hurt you or your passengers. It is also for their safety that pets should be properly restrained in your car.

The recommended way to restrain a medium-sized or larger dog is with a special traveling harness. This harness can be secured to the rear seat with a seat belt. Travel harnesses are available at pet stores.

A small dog, cat, or other small animal will be safest in a pet carrier with rigid sides. Choose a style that allows you to secure it to the car's seat by routing a seat belt through the carrier's handle.

For further information, contact your veterinarian or local animal protection society.

Child Safety

Children depend on adults to protect them. To help make sure we do, every state and Canadian province has taws requiring infants and young children to be properly restrained whenever they ride in a car.

An infant or child who is not properly restrained can be killed or seriously injured in a crash.

Be sure any child too small for seat belts is properly secured in a child restraint.

Where Should Children Sit? According to accident statistics, children of all sizes and ages are safer when they are properly restrained in the rear seat rather than the front seat.

We recommend that, whenever possible, you secure your child's infant or toddier seat in the center position of the rear seat with the lap belt.

We also recommend that any child who is too large to use an infant or toddler seat ride in one of the outside positions of the rear seat. The child should then wear the lap/shoulder belt properly for protection.


Child Safety (cont'd)

Important Safety Reminders Never hold a baby or child on your lap when riding in a car. If you are wearing your seat belt, the violent forces created during a crash will tear the child from your arms. The child could be seriously hurt or killed.

If you are holding a child and not wearing a seat belt in a crash, you could crush the child against the inside of the car.

Never put your seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt could press deep into the child, causing serious internal injuries.

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

General Guidelines for Restraining Children Under 40 Pounds (18kg) Use an approved child seat. The seat must meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 (FMVSS-213) or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Look for the manufacturer's statement of compliance on the box and seat.

Use a seat of the right size. Make sure the seat fits your child. Check the seat's instructions and labels for height and weight limits.

Secure the child seat to the car. All approved child seats are designed to be secured to the car seat by the lap belt or the lap belt portion of a lap/shoulder belt. A child whose seat is not properly secured to the car can be endangered in a crash.

To properly route a seat belt through a child seat, follow the seat maker's instructions. If you use a lap/shoulder belt, be sure you install a locking clip on the belt (see page 32 ).

Secure the child in the child seat. Make sure the infant or child is firmly secured to the child seat. Use the straps provided, and carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Restraining an Infant Who Weighs Less Than 20 Pounds (9 kg) An infant up to about 20 pounds (9 kg) must be restrained in an infant seat or a convertible seat designed for a baby. Because infants must ride in a reclining position, be sure the infant seat always faces the REAR of the car as shown.

We recommend that, whenever possible, you put the infant seat in the center position of the rear seat and secure it to the car with the lap belt.

If you decide to put an infant seat in any other seating position, you must use a locking clip on the car's lap/shoulder belt (see page 32 ).


Child Safety (cont'd)

Restraining a Child Who Weighs Between 20 and 40 Pounds (9 —18 kg)

Toddler seats are designed for children who weigh between 20 and 40 pounds (9 — 18 kg). The preferred place to put a toddler seat is the center position of the rear seat. Use the car's lap belt to secure the seat to the car.

If you decide to put a toddler seat in any other seating position, you must use a locking clip on the car's lap/shoulder belt (see page 32 ).

Restraining a Child Who Weighs Over 40 Pounds (18 kg) We recommend that, whenever possible, a chad who has outgrown a toddter seat ride in one of the outside positions of the rear seat and use a lap/shoulder belt.

Put the lap/shoulder belt on your child and check its fit. The shoulder belt should fit over the collarbone and across the chest. The lap belt should sit tow on your child's hips, not across the stomach.

If the shoulder belt crosses the neck, have your child move toward the center of the rear seat until the belt fits properly. If the belt still crosses the child's neck, you should use a booster seat.

Several styles of booster seats are available. We recommend a design that aflows the child to use the car's lap/shoulder belt.

Whatever style is used, follow the booster seat manufacturer's instructions.


Child Safety (cont'd)

Using a Seat Belt Locking Clip Always use a seat belt locking clip when you secure a child seat to your car with a lap/shoulder seat belt. This helps prevent a child seat from shifting position or overturning.

A locking clip is usually included with the child seat. If you need a clip, contact the seat's manufacturer or a store that sells child restraints.

To install a locking clip, do the following:

1. Place the child restraint in the desired position. Route the lap/ the seat

restraint according


shoulder belt the manufacturer's instructions.


2. Insert the latch plate into the buckle. Pull on the shoulder part of

the belt to make sure there is no slack in the lap portion.

3. Tightly grasp the belt near the latch plate. Pinch both parts of the belt together so they won't slip through the latch plate. Unbuckle the seat belt.

4. Install the locking clip as shown. Position the clip as close as

possible to the latch plate.

5. Insert the latch plate into the buckle. Push and pull on the chile seat to verify that it is held firmly in place. If it is not, repeat these steps until the restraint is secure.

Using Child Restraints With Tethers Your Honda has three attachment points for tether-style child seats. Remove the plug cover from the attachment points shown in the illustration, then install the tether hardware that came with the child seat. Tighten the bolt to: 22 N.m (2.2 kg-m,16 lb-ft)

If you are not sure how to install the bracket, have it installed by your Honda dealer.

If you need an anchor plate and mounting hardware, you can obtain them by writing to:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Consumer Affairs 1919 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90501-2746

Canadian Cars The anchor plate and mounting hardware for a top tether are supplied with the car. When installing, make sure the toothed washer is on the bottom of the bolt.

The supplied anchor plate is designed only for mounting a child restraint. Do not use it for any other purpose.

Storing a Child Seat When you are not using an infant seat or other child restraint, either remove it or make sure it is properly secured so it cannot be thrown around the car during a crash.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Anti-lock Brakes (US: EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) Your car has an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). This system helps you to maintain stopping and steering control. It does this by helping to prevent the wheels from locking up and skidding.

The ABS is always "ON". It requires no special effort or driving technique. You will feel a pulsation in the brake pedal when the ABS activates.

Activation varies with the amount of traction your tires have. On dry pavement, you will need to press on the brake pedal very hard before you feel the pedal pulsation that means the ABS has activated. However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice. Under all conditions, the ABS is helping to prevent the wheels from locking so you can retain steering control. You should continue to press on the brake pedal with the same force. You may feel a slight movement of the brake pedal just after you start the engine. This is the ABS working.

is self-checking.

If The ABS anything goes wrong, the ABS indicator on the instrument panel comes on (see page 41 ). This means the Anti-lock function of the braking system has shut down. The brakes still work like a conventional system providing normal stopping ability. You should have the dealer inspect your car as soon as possible.


The ABS works by comparing the speed of the wheels. When replacing tires, use the same size originally supplied with the car. Tire size and construction can affect wheel speed and may cause the system to work inconsistently.

A car with an ABS may require a longer distance to stop on loose or uneven surfaces than an equivalent car without ABS. The ABS cannot make up for road conditions or bad judgment. It is still your responsibility to drive at reasonable speeds for weather and traffic conditions, and to leave a margin of safety.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the wiring or the spaed sensors at the back of each wheel when removing mud or snow from the wheel housings.

Instrument Panel













US Car Shown:

















Speedometer US Cars: The speed is indicated in mites per hour (outer scale) and kilometers per hour (inner scale). Canada Cars: The speed is indicated in kilometers per hour (outer scale) and mites per hour (inner scale).

indicate miles (US Cars) or

Odometer The numbers on the odometer kilometers (Canadian Cars). The odometer registers total distance traveled, and serves as your guide for determining when periodic maintenance is due. US Cars: Federal law makes it illegal to alter the odometer of any motor vehicle with the intent to change the number of mites indicated.

Trip Meter The numbers on the trip meter indicate mites (US Cars) or kilometers (Canadian Cars). The trip meter can be returned to zero by pushing in the reset button. Use it for checking fuel consumption or distance traveled per trip.

Tachometer The tachometer indicates engine speed in revolutions per minute. The beginning of the RED ZONE indicates the maximum allowable engine R.P.M. Do not run the engine with the tachometer indicator needle in the RED ZONE.

(17.04 US gal, 14.19 Imp gal)

Fuel Gauge FUEL TANK CAPACITY: Approx. 64.5 As a convenience, the gauge continues to show the same fuel level as when the ignition was last on. After refueling, the gauge will slowly change to the new fuel level when the ignition is switched on. When the needle first indicates E (empty), you have a usable reserve left in the tank of about:

(1.1 US gal, 0.9 Imp gal)

Coolant Temperature Gauge

Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The coolant is under pressure and may blow out and scald you.

This gauge shows the temperature of the engine coolant. During normal operation, the needle should stay in the middle of the white range. Under severe driving conditions, such as hot weather or driving uphill for a long period, the needle may rise toward the upper section of the white range. if the needle reaches the red line at " H" (Hot), pull safely off the road and stop the engine. Wait until the engine is cool and check the coolant level in the reserve tank on the passenger side of the radiator under the hood. (See pages 122 — 123.)

Warning and Indicator Lights

US Car Shown:

Shift Lever Position Indicator (Automatic Transmission only) gauges shows which gear you have selected.

lighted indicator between the fuel and coolant temperature

D4 Indicator Light (Automatic Transmission only)

The D4 indicator light in the instrument panel also serves a second function. If the light flashes while driving (in any gear range) it indicates a possible malfunction in the transmission; avoid rapid acceleration and have the transmission checked by an authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible.

Turn Signal and Hazard Warning indicators

When the turn signal lever is pushed for left or right turns, the appropriate green indicator arrow on the instrument panel will blink along with the signal. Pushing the hazard warning switch will make all turn signals and both arrows blink (see page 50 ).

High Beam Indicator

This blue indicator light will go on whenever the high beams are switched on (see page 49 ). (Canada Cars) ft will also go on with a reduced brightness when the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are on (see page 51 ).

Cruise Control Indicator (Except US: DX)

When the cruise control system is on, this indicator light is on (see pages 52 and 53 ).

Seat Belt Reminder Light

The seat belt reminder light comes on if the driver's seat belt is not fastened, when the ignition switch is turned on. It stays on until the driver fastens his seat belt. (See page 12.)

Charging System Light

The charging system light comes on when there is a problem with the electrical charging system or when the ignition switch is turned on with the engine not running. If the light comes on white driving, get off the road, stop the car and turn off the ignition. Then check the alternator belt for proper tension. To check the belt tension, push with about 98 N (22 Ib) of force on the middle of the belt as shown. The belt should deflect about: 1 0 - 12 mm (0.4-0.5 in)

If the engine has been running, some engine components may be hot enough to burn you. Keep hands away from the radiator fan. The fan may start automatically without warning and run for up to 15 minutes, even after the engine is turned off.

NOTE: If necessary, have the charging system checked by an authorized Honda dealer.


Warning and Indicator Lights (cont'd)



Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Check Engine Light

This fight comes on for a couple of seconds each time the ignition is turned on. It will also come on, and remain on, if there is a malfunction in the emission control system. If the light comes on while driving, avoid driving at high speed, and have the system checked by a Honda dealer as soon as possible.

Low Oil Pressure Light

A severe fluctuation in engine oil pressure will cause this light to flash on and off. You should pull safely off the road and stop the car. When the engine has cooled down, check the oil level, and add oil if necessary. The low oil pressure light will come on, and remain on, if there is insufficient oil pressure or when the ignition switch is turned on with the engine not running. If the light should come on while driving, get the car off the road as soon as you can, turn the engine off and check the engine oil level (see page 117). Even if the oil level is correct, the engine should be checked by a Honda dealer before the car is driven again.

CAUTION: Running the engine while the low oil pressure fight is on constantly may cause immediate and severe engine damage.

NOTE: The tow oil pressure light will only tight as a result of tow oil pressure. It is not directly an oil level indicator.



Parking Brake and Brake System Light

Check this light every time you start the car. With the parking brake set, this fight should go on when the ignition switch is turned to II or III. With the parking brake released, the light should go on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to III. If the light goes on at any other time, it means the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir is too low; add fluid (see page 126) and have your dealer check for teaks immediately.

Low Fuel indicator

If this indicator glows, it means you should refuel, because the tank contains less than: 8.0

(2.11 US gal, 1.76 Imp gal)


Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) indicator (US: EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE)

The ABS indicator will come on, and remain on, if there is a malfunction in the ABS or when the ignition switch is turned on with the engine not running, if the light comes on while driving, stop the car at a safe place and shut off the engine. If the light does not go out or lights again white driving, have the system checked by an authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible.


The light does not indicate a failure of the normal brake system. The light only indicates a malfunction in the ABS. In such a case, the ABS is automatically shut down but normal braking capability continues. After jump-starting the car, there is a possibility that the ABS indicator may come on due to insufficient battery voltage. After the battery is sufficiently recharged and the engine is turned off and restarted, the ABS indicator should indicate that the ABS is OK, by coming on for a few seconds each time the engine is started. If the indicator remains on after recharging, have it checked by a Honda dealer.


Warning and indicator Lights (cont'd)


Supplemental Restraint System Indicator

When the key is turned to the II position, the SRS indicator will come on for about six seconds, to show normal system operation, and then turn off. See Supplemental Restraint System section on page 19 - 23.


"Daytime Running Lights" indicator (Canada Cars)

This indicator light comes on when the ignition switch is ON (position II), the headlight switch OFF, and the parking brake set. This indicates that the "Daytime Running Lights" are off. The indicator light goes off when the parking brake is released. If the parking brake is reapplied without switching the ignition off, the indicator light will remain off. See page 5 1. If the light does not go off when the parking brake is released with the ignition ON, or if it comes on white driving, it indicates a burnt- out high-beam bulb. Have the bulb checked and replaced by your Honda dealer.

Safety Indicator Lights:

Door and Trunk Lid Warning Lights If a door or the trunk lid is open when the ignition is switched on, the appropriate indicator will light, and stay lit, until the door or trunk lid is closed.


Brake Lamp Warning Light

It a brake light does not work, the BRAKE LAMP indicator will go on when you push the brake pedal with the ignition on; the indicator will stay on until you have the lamp repaired or replaced. Have the brake lights checked as soon as possible.

It is hazardous to drive your car with a problem in either the brake electrical or hydraulic system; have your dealer check both systems if you suspect brake trouble.

Checking the Safety Indicator Lights The door, trunk lid and brake lamp warning lights should come on for about two seconds when the ignition switch is turned on. If they don't, have the system checked by a Honda dealer.

Maintenance Indicator

When the total mileage of your car approaches the specified maintenance interval for engine oil change, oil filter change or other required service, the indicator will change from green to yellow. The indicator will change to red if it is not reset before you reach the mileage interval. The indicator marked MAINTENANCE REQUIRED is to be used as a reminder that there are items in addition to the engine oil and filter that require service each 7,500 mites (12,000
km). See the maintenance schedule on page 112 . After the maintenance is done, be sure to reset the switch below the tachometer by inserting the ignition key in the slot. The color of the indicator will change to green and repeat its cycle.



Do not reset the maintenance indicator white driving; your hand may impair steering which can result in an accident.

The steering wheel position can be adjusted to suit the driver preference.

Tilt Steering


left side of

1.Push the lever located under the dash, on the steering column, all the way down and hold it while adjusting the steering wheel the desired position.


2. Hold the steering wheel in the desired position and pull the lever all the way up to lock it in place.

Push down

Pull up

Do not adjust the steering wheel position while driving. After adjusting the steering wheel position, make sure it is securely locked in place by "rocking" it up and down slightly.

Windshield Wipers/Washer/Defogger

Windshield Wipers Switch the wipers to INT for inter- mittent operation, LO for tow speed operation, and HI for high speed operation.

In fog or very fight rain, push the lever down to the MIST position for temporary high speed operation of the wipers. The wipers will return to the rest position and the motor will shut off as soon as you release the lever.

Push down

Washer Pull the wiper switch lever toward you to turn on the washer.

(Except US: DX) The windshield wipers will sweep when the washer is operated.


Check the washer fluid regularly, especially during bad weather, or whenever the washer has been in frequent use. The float in the neck of the reservoir indicates the fluid level.


US Cars: 2.5 Canada Cars: 4.5

(2.6 US q t, 2.2 Imp qt) (4,8 US qt, 4.0 imp qt)

Use a good quality commercial washer fluid for all-weather cleaning.




Do not use radiator antifreeze in the windshield washer; it will damage the paint. Do not use a vinegar/water combination in the windshield washer; it will damage the pump. Prolonged operation of the washer without fluid may damage the pump.

In freezing weather, warm the windshield with the defrosters before using the washer. This will help prevent icing which could seriously impair visibility.

Rear Window Defogger Push the switch to turn the de- fogger on or off. The indicator will light when the defogger is on. The defogger will turn off automat- ically 25 minutes after it is turned on.

CAUTION: When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be careful not to damage the printed heater wires on the rear window. Wipe the window horizontally along the wires, not up and down.

Door Mirror Defoggers (Canada: SE) Push the switch to defog or defrost the door mirrors. The indicator light will come on and remain fit until it is pushed again to turn them off.




Rearview Mirrors Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust mirror angles before you start driving. The inside mirror has day and night positions. The night position re- duces glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you. Flip the small tab on the bottom of the mirror forward or backward to select day or night position.


Manual Mirrors (US: DX, Canada: LX) The outside mirrors can be adjusted by moving the knob located on each door (driver's side only for US cars).

Power Mirrors (US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) With the ignition switch in the "II" position, move the main switch to L (for driver's side) or R (for passenger's side), then use the adjustment switch to adjust the outside mirrors to the correct angle. After the mirrors have been adjusted, return the main switch to the center (off) position.

NOTE: Be sure to adjust mirror angles before you start driving.






Turn Signals Push the turn signal lever down to signal a left turn, and up for a right turn. The indicator and appropriate signal lights will blink. The lever will return automatically to its original position when the steering wheel is returned to straight ahead. For lane changing, you can signal by pushing the lever part way up or down (to the first stop) and holding it there; the lever will return to its original position when you release it. If either turn signal indicator lights up but does not blink, blinks faster than usual or does not light up at all, check for a burned out bulb or fuse.


Headlights Turn the light switch to the first position ( ) for taillights, side marker lights, position lights, license plate lights, and instrument panel lights. Turn to the second position ( ) to add the headlights.




If the driver's door is opened when the light switch is turned to either " o n" position, a chime will sound to remind you to turn off your lights.

High Beam/Low Beam Switch The headlights may be switched between tow beam and high beam by pulling the turn signal lever toward you. The blue high beam indicator light will be on when the high beam is on.

Pull and release

Headlight Flasher To flash the headlights, pull lightly on the turn signal lever and release.


Lights (cont'd)

Hazard Warning System This system should be used only when your car is stopped under emergency or hazardous conditions. To activate, push the hazard warn- ing switch ( ). The front and rear turn signals will blink simultaneously and both indicator lights will flash. Push the switch ( ) again to turn the system off.

Panel Brightness Control When the fight switch is in either of the two " o n" positions, the inten- sity of the instrument lights can be adjusted. Push the panel brightness control knob so it pops out, then turn the brightness.

the knob

to adjust

Ignition Switch Light (US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) This light will illuminate the switch for several seconds after the driver's door is closed.


Interior Light The interior light has a three posi- tion switch. The light is off all the time in the OFF position. In the mid- dle position, it goes on only when a door is opened. In the ON position, it is on all the time.



Daytime Running Lights (Canada Cars) With the ignition ON (position II) and the headlight switch OFF, the high beam headlights will come on at one-half power when the parking brake is released. This type of lighting is called "Daytime Running Lights" or DRL. The DRL turns off when you turn the ignition switch off.

If the parking brake is reapplied without switching the ignition off, the "Daytime Running Lights" will remain on.

Cruise Control (Except US: DX)

Cruise Control Cruise control allows you maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40
km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It is not recommended for conditions such as city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather. You should have full control of the car under those conditions.

Improper use of the cruise control can lead to a crash.

Use the cruise control only when traveling on open highways in good weather.

CAUTION: The cruise control, as It operates, moves the accelerator pedal. You can damage your car's accelerator mechanism by resting your foot under the pedal and blocking the movement.

To Set the Cruise Control: Push in the Cruise Control master switch to the left of the steering column. The indicator in the switch will light. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). Press and hold the SET/decel button on the steering wheel until the CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel comes on. This shows the system activated. The set speed may vary slightly, particularly on hills.

is now

Changing the Set Speed To increase the set cruising speed:

Press and hold the RESUME/accel button. The car will accelerate slowly. Release the button when the desired speed is reached. Push on the accelerator pedal. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed and press the SET/decel button.



To decrease the set cruising speed:

Press and hold the SET/decel button. The car will decelerate. Release the button when the desired speed is reached. Tap the brake or clutch pedal lightly with your foot. The CRUISE CONTROL fight on the instrument panel will go out. When the car slows to the desired speed, press the SET/decel button. The car will then maintain the desired speed.

Even with the cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing. After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The car will return to the set cruising speed.

Resting you foot on the brake or clutch pedal will cause the cruise control to cancel.

To Cancel the Cruise Control: Any of these actions cause the cruise control to cancel.

Tap the brake or clutch pedal. Press the SET/decel and RESUME/accel buttons at the same time. Press the Cruise Control Master Switch.

When you tap the brake or clutch pedal, or press the SET and RESUME buttons at the same time, the CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel will go out and the car will begin to slow down. You can use the accelerator pedal in the normal way.

If you use the brake or clutch pedal to cancel cruise control, the system retains the previously-set cruising speed. To return to that speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h) and press the RESUME/accel button until the CRUISE CONTROL light comes on. The car will accelerate to the same cruising speed as before.

If you cancel the CRUISE CONTROL by pressing the SET and RESUME buttons at the same time, the previously-set cruising speed is erased. To use the cruise control, accelerate to the desired cruising speed and press the SET/decel button.

Pressing the Cruise Control Master Switch turns the system completely off and erases the previous cruising speed from memory. To use the system again, see page 52 .

Hood and Parking Brake

Hood To open the hood, pull back on the handle located under the dash on the driver's side.

Pull to release

The hood latch is spring-loaded, so the hood will pop up slightly. Release the safety catch under the front center of the hood by pushing the rubber-tipped handle up. Lift the hood and prop it open with the support rod. To close, take the support rod down, place it back in its holder, tower the hood until it is approximately one foot from the closed position, then let it drop. Be sure the hood is securely latched before driving away.


Pull up

Parking Brake To apply the parking brake, pull up on the lever. To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever; when fully released, the BRAKE (US cars), or (Canadian cars) indicator

will go out.

Power Windows





Power Windows (US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) The power windows can be oper- ated only when the ignition switch is in the "8" position. The operation of the windows is controlled by the main switch located in the master control panel on the armrest of the driver's door. When the main switch is off, only the driver's door window can be opened and closed. When the main switch is on, both door windows can be opened and closed by the driver, using the appropriate switch in the master control panel, and the passenger window can be opened and closed by the passenger, using the switch located on the passenger door. When opening or closing a window, push and hold either the " u p" or "down" side of the switch until the window reaches the desired posi- tion, then release.

NOTE: The driver's window can be opened fully, without the driver having to hold the switch down, simply by pushing the switch past the first "stop."

Power Window Key-off Operation The power windows can still be operated for about 10 minutes after the ignition is turned from the "II" to the "I" or "0" position as long as neither front door has been opened.

Be sure, before closing any window, that all hands, arms and other obstructions are clear of the window frame and glass; severe personal injury could result. Always keep the main switch in the off position when children are in the car; injury may result from unintentional window operation.

Rear Quarter Windows and Clock

Rear Quarter Windows To open, pull the latch toward you, then push it outward and lock ft in place. To close and lock the window, pull the latch toward you, then push it backward until it snaps shut.


Then push

Digital Clock The time is displayed continuously when the ignition is switched to II or III. At all other times, push in on the fid to display the time. To adjust the time: 1. Lower the lid. 2. To set the minutes, push and hold the M button until the numbers advance to the desired minute or minutes.

3. To set the hour, push and hold the H button until the hour advances to the desired hour.


4. The RESET button allows you to synchronize your clock to the closest hour. If the time on the clock is before the half hour, pressing the RESET button will return the time to the previous hour. If the time is beyond the half hour, the RESET button will change the time to the next hour.

NOTE: Be careful not to push the H, M or RESET buttons accidentally. Pushing any of them will change the clock's time setting.

Glove Box and Beverage Holder



Glove Box Open by pulling the handle. Close with a firm push. The glove box door can be locked by using the master key. The glove box light will go on when the glove box door is opened and the headlights are on.

Do not drive the car with the glove box door open; it could cause injury in an accident.

Beverage Holder (US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) Your car is equipped with a beverage holder for use white the car is stopped. Drinking white driving or driving with a beverage in the holder may be hazardous. Open the holder by pushing it.

NOTE: Use only lidded cups or containers that fit snugly in the beverage holder.

Spiling even a small amount white driving, especially if the liquid is hot, may distract the driver's attention from the road and could result in a serious collision. Alcohol and driving don't mix. For your safety, and the safety of others, please do not drink and drive.

Cigarette Lighter, Ashtrays, Vanity Mirror

Cigarette Lighter Push in the lighter to heat up. It will automatically the element is hot. DO NOT hold it in while it may overheat and damage the lighter and the heating element.

is heating up,

release when



NOTE: The cigarette lighter will operate with the key in the " I" or " I I" position.

Front Ashtray Open the ashtray by pulling its bot- tom edge toward you. To remove it, pull it out further while pushing down on the spring- loaded plate inside.

Rear Ashtray The rear ashtray is located at the rear of the center console. It is opened by pulling out the top edge. To remove it, open the ashtray and release its bottom edge by puffing up, then out. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

CAUTION: Do not use the ashtrays as trash containers; use them only for extinguished cigarettes. Putting fit cigarettes or matches in an ashtray with other combustible materials may cause a fire.

To remove, pull up and out.

Vanity Mirror (US: LX/EX/SE, Canada:EX-R/SE) To use the vanity mirror, pull down the passenger's sun visor and swing down the cover. The light beside the mirror comes on only when the fight switch is turned on.

Heating and Cooling

The vents, heater and air conditioning are combined in one system; adjusting four basic controls to different settings can provide a full range of interior temperatures for safe and comfortable driving. (Air conditioning is optional on US: DX, Canada: LX.)

Ventilation The flow-through ventilation system can provide fresh air to the interior when the car is moving or stopped, even with the windows closed.

NOTE: For proper air flow, the flow-through vents must not be covered. Keep the air inlet at the base of the windshield free of leaves or other debris.



You can adjust the controls to direct cool or warm outside air throughout the car for defogging windows, heating, or cooling by turning on the fan.


Heating and Cooling (cont'd)

Dash Vents The corner vents can be used for flow-through ventilation, or during the heating and air conditioning operation. The corner and center vents can be tilted up or down, and their louvers turned right or left, to change the direction of air flow. The amount of air flow from the corner and center vents can be regulated by the control located beside each vent.



Open HALF Close


Open HALF Close



Open HALF Close


What the Controls Do: (US: DX, Canada: LX)






(US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE)







Fan Switch Turning the switch clockwise will increase the fan speed, and the fan will circulate warm, cool, or outside air, depending on where the temperature lever/control dial and function lever/buttons are set. Whenever the fan is switched on, air flows from the dash corner vents regardless of function tever/button position.

Function Lever/Buttons Slide the lever (US: DX, Canada: LX) or push the appropriate button (US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) to direct air to and from the heater, defroster and vents. There is an indicator light in each function button that comes on when the button is pushed.


Heating and Cooling (cont'd)

Temperature Lever/Control Dial Slide the lever from left to right or turn the dial clockwise to make air warmer when the appropriate function is selected.

Air Conditioning Switch (optional on US: DX, Canada: LX) With the fan on, push the A/C switch to operate the air conditioning. The indicator light will come on. Push the switch again to turn the air conditioning off.

) Buttons

) and Recirculation (

button's indicator light is out, outside air will be

Fresh Air ( (US: DX, Canada: LX) When the allowed to circulate inside the car. When the on, outside air is shut off and the air inside the car is recirculated. If the heater or air conditioning is on and you want to warm up or cool down the interior more quickly, or keep smoke or dust out of the car without losing the heat or cool function, simply push the

button is pushed in and the indicator light comes

button is pushed, the indicator light will go on and

(US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) When the outside air will be allowed to circulate inside the car. When the outside air is shut off and the air inside the car is recirculated. If the heater or air conditioning is on and you want to warm up or cool down the interior more quickly, or keep smoke or dust out of the car without losing the heat or cool function, simply push the

button is pushed, the indicator light comes on,



(US: DX, Canada: LX)

(US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE)

NOTE: The windows may become fogged if the system is in the set- ting for an extended period of time with the air conditioning off. As soon as the interior is warmed, switch to


How to Use the Controls To Ventilate

(US: DX, Canada: LX) Move the temperature lever to the left, select the and push the Switch the fan on and outside air will flow through the corner and center vents. To change air distribution, switch to the posi- tion and outside air will also flow from the heater ducts at the floor level.

button off.


(US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) Turn the temperature control dial counterclockwise, and push the buttons. Switch the fan on and outside air will flow through the corner and center vents. To change air distribution, switch to the position and outside air will also flow from the heater ducts at the floor level.



Heating and Cooling (cont'd)

To Coot with A/C (optional on US: DX, Canada: LX) To cool the car down quickly, start the engine, turn the fan to high, push the A/C switch and open the windows briefly. Then close the windows, slide the temperature lever all the way to the left or turn the temperature control dial counterclockwise all the way, select the button on, so inside air will recirculate to the air conditioning for maximum cooling. When the interior has cooled sufficiently, switch the fan to the desired speed, then change to the setting to direct fresh (outside) air to the air conditioning.

position and push the

(US: DX, Canada: LX)

(US: LX/EX, Canada: EX-R)

When using the air conditioning in heavy traffic, or while driving up long hills, watch the coolant temperature gauge: If the needle moves near the " H" end of the scale, turn the air conditioning off by pushing the A/C switch; leave it off until the needle goes back into the middle of the scale.

To Heat Switch the fan on, slide the temperature lever to the right or turn the temperature control dial clockwise, select the position, and warmed air will begin flowing from the floor outlets.

(US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE) A small amount of warmed air will also flow from the windshield defroster vent.

(US: DX, Canada: LX)

(US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE)

To warm up the interior quickly, push the inside air will be recirculated to the heater. If the windows begin to fog while heating in the switch to

to allow outside air to enter.

button so the



Heating and Cooling (cont'd)

To Dehumidify with A/C (optional on US: DX,Canada: LX) Because air conditioning dehumidifies as it works,, you can use it in cool or cold weather to help defog the windows. Just switch the fan on, push the A/C switch on, select the desired function and adjust the temperature lever/control dial to a comfortable setting,

NOTE: This setting is desirable for most operating conditions in ambient temperatures above approximately 32°F (0°C),

(US: DX, Canada: LX)


To Defrost To defrost or defog the windshield and door windows, slide the temperature lever to the right or turn the temperature control dial clockwise, select the If there is actual frost on the windows, first select the tion. If the windows are fogged, select the will then flow from the windshield and side defroster vents.

function, and switch the fan on.

setting. Warmed air


(US:DX, Canada: LX)

(US: LX/EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE)


Heating and Cooling (cont'd)

For extra door window defrosting or defogging, select either the function, switch to the


setting, and turn the fan on,

Air will flow to the door windows from the vents at each end of the dash when the vertical fins of the dash corner vents are pointed toward the windows, and the horizontal fins are moved upward.





After the windows are sufficiently defrosted, you may wish to select the mode for more comfort. Sliding the temperature lever to the left or turning the temperature control dial counterclockwise will reduce the temperature of the air exiting the dash corner vents without appreciably affecting the heat to your leg and foot area. Continue to adjust the temperature and fan speed to find the most comfortable setting.

To Turn Everything OFF Slide the temperature lever to the left or turn the temperature control dial counterclockwise all the way, turn the fan switch off and push the

button on.

NOTE: This setting should only be used in cold weather for the first few minutes of driving to prevent cold air from blowing into the cabin. Under normal operating conditions, the fan should always be kept ON to prevent the accumulation of state air in the system.

Seat Heater (Canada: SE)

Both front seats in your car are equipped with seat heaters. The ignition must be in the ON (II) position when using the seat heaters. Push the seat heater switch, the fight in the switch will come on and remain on while the heaters are working. To turn the system off, push the switch, the light in the indicator should go off.

CAUTION: As the unit draws considerable current, it should not be used when idling for an extended period of time. Doing so can cause a weak battery, resulting In hard starting.



Moonroof (US: EX/SE, Canada: EX-R/SE)

To open or close the moonroof, push and hold the switch. Release the switch when the moonroof reaches the desired position. Do not hold the switch on after the moonroof has fully opened or closed, or you may damage the moonroof motor.




Do not alow any part of your body to extend through the moonroof while the vehicle is in motion. In the event of a collision or sudden application of the brakes, severe personal injury could result. To avoid the possibility of injury while closing the moonroof, never allow any part of your body to extend through the opening.

CAUTION: Operating the moonroof in severe cold or when it is covered with snow or ice may cause damage to the moonroof.

Sunshade As well as the moonroof, there is a sliding sunshade which you can adjust to let in light with the roof closed, or to block out light entirely. The sunshade automatically opens as you open the moonroof.


If the Moonroof Won't Close The moonroof can be closed manually, if the control switch will not close it. 1. Remove the round plug near the

rear center of the headliner.

2. Insert the moonroof wrench (from the tool kit) into the socket. 3.Turn the wrench until the the closed


moonroof seats position.

4. Replace the plug.

Remove plug


Maintenance Periodically pour a little water down the drain holes to make sure they are not plugged. If they are free, water should drop on the ground behind each front wheel.


CAUTION: Do not put weight on the moonroof or force it open or closed, you may damage the mechanism.

Stereo Sound System

(Canada: LX)

(US: LX)

Tone Control

Bass Control

Treble Control

(US: EX, Canada: EX-R)


Treble Control

Bass Control

Treble Control

Bass Control

ON/OFF Switch

Turn the switch clockwise to turn the unit on; turn ft counterclock- wise to turn the unit off. (SE) Push the switch to turn the unit on; push it again to turn the unit off.

NOTE: The antenna will rise or retract automatically when the unit is turned on or off. ft will also retract automatically if the ignition is switched off.

Volume Control

Turn the ON/OFF switch clockwise to increase volume and counter- clockwise to decrease volume.

Balance Control

Balances sound between left and right speakers. (Except Canada: LX) To use the control, push on the knob to get it to pop out, adjust the balance to your liking and push the knob back in when you are done.

NOTE: (Except Canada: LX) When the headlights are on, the radio panel illumination is on, even if the radio is turned off. The panel lighting can be turned off by first pushing the Balance Control knob to its out position and then pulling it out slightly further.

Fader Control

Balances sound between front and rear speakers. (Except Canada: LX) To use the control, push on the knob to get it to pop out, adjust the sound to your liking and push the knob back in when you are done.


Stereo Sound System (cont'd)

Radio Operation (Canada: LX)

Frequency Display

(US: LX)

Frequency Display

(US: E X, Canada: EX-R)

Frequency Display