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1993 Civic 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

Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... i A Few Words About Safety................................................................................................................. ii Driver and Passenger Safety ............................................................................................................. 3 Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System. Instruments and Controls................................................................................................................ 29 Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls. Comfort and Convenience Features ............................................................................................... 63 How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving................................................................................................................................... 79 What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving ............................................................................................................................................... 89 The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Maintenance.................................................................................................................................... 103 The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer. Appearance Care............................................................................................................................. 147 Tips on cleaning and protecting your vehicle. Things to look for if your vehicle ever needs body repairs. Taking Care of the Unexpected..................................................................................................... 155 This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. Technical Information.................................................................................................................... 175 ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ............................................................... 185 A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)..................................................................................................... 191 How to order manuals and other technical literature. Index................................................................................................................................................. 193 Gas Station Information A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.

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This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of the car, and should remain with the car when it is sold.

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 with out incurring any obligation whatsoever.

Owner's Identification

OWNER

ADDRESS

STREET

CITY

STATE/PROVINCE

ZIP CODE/

POSTAL CODE

V. I. N.

DELIVERY DATE

DEALER NAME

ADDRESS

(Date sold to original retail purchaser)

DEALER NO.

STREET

CITY

STATE/PROVINCE

OWNER'S SIGNATURE

DEALER'S SIGNATURE

ZIP CODE/

POSTAL CODE

Main MenustMain Menust Introduction

Congratulations! Your selection of a 1993 Honda Civic was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure.

To enhance the enjoyment of your new car, take time to study this manual. In it, you will leam about your car's many conveniences and useful features. Following the service interval and maintenance recommendations will help keep your driving trouble-free while preserving your investment.

Keep this owner's manual in your car so you can refer to it at any time. Please make sure the manual stays with the car if you sell it. The next owner will find it just as helpful.

Several other booklets in the glove box explain the warranties that protect your Honda. We suggest you read them carefully so you understand the coverages and the responsibilities of ownership.

When your car needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that your Honda dealer's service staff is specially- trained in the service and maintenance of the many systems unique to your Honda. Your Honda dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns.

Best wishes and happy motoring.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda Canada Inc.

Main Menust Safety Messages

Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on the vehicle. Please read these messages carefully.

You will also see another important symbol:

A safety message alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others. Each safety message is preceded by a safety alert symbol one of three words, DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION. These mean:

and

NOTICE

Your Honda or other property can be damaged if you don't follow instructions.

YOU WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don't follow instructions.

YOU CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT If you don't follow instructions.

You CAN be HURT if you don't follow instructions.

Each safety message tells you what the hazard is, what can happen and what you can do to avoid or reduce injury.

Main Menust This section gives you important information about occupant protection. It shows how to use seat belts properly. It explains the Supplemental Restraint System that is standard in most Civics. And it gives useful information about how to protect infants and children in your car.

Your Occupant Protection

System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4

The Seat Belt System

and How It Works . . . . . . . . . .. 5 Why Wear Seat Belts . . . . . . .. 5 Important Safety Reminders . 5 Seat Belt System Components 6 Lap/Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . .. 6 Lap Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6 Wearing Seat Belts Properly .. 7 Wearing a Lap/Shoulder Belt . 7 Wearing the Lap Belt . . . . . . .. 9 Advice for Pregnant Women . 10 Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . .. 10 Supplemental Restraint System 11 Important Safety Reminder . 12 How the Driver's Airbag

Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 12

How the Passenger's Airbag

Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 13

How the SRS Indicator Light

Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14 System Service . . . . . . . . . . .. 15 System Service Precautions . 15 Additional Safety Information . 16 Seat-back Position . . . . . . . .. 16 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 16

Driver and Passenger Safety

Storing Cargo Safely . . . . . . .. 17 Driving With Pets . . . . . . . . .. 17 Child Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 18 Where Should Children Sit? . 18 Important Safety Reminders 19 General Guidelines for

Restraining Children Under 40 Ibs. (18 kg) . . . . . . . . . .. 19

Restraining an Infant

Who Weighs Less Than 20 Ibs. (9 kg) . . . . . . . . . . .. 20

Restraining a Child Who

Weighs Between 20 and 40 Ibs. (9 and 18 kg) . . . . . . . .. 20

Restraining a Child Who

Weighs Over 40 Ibs. (18 kg) 21

Using a Seat Belt

Locking Clip . . . . . . . . . . . .. 22

Using Child Restraints

With Tethers . . . . . . . . . . .. 22 Storing a Child Seat . . . . . . .. 23 Alcohol and Drugs . . . . . . . . . .. 24 Carbon Monoxide Hazard . . . .. 25 Reporting Safety Defects

(U.S.Cars) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 26 Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 27

Driver and Passenger Safety

Main Menust Your Occupant Protection System

Your Honda 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 Civics sold in the U.S. and Canada have a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with a driver's airbag. The U.S. EX with option package also includes an airbag for the front-seat passenger.

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 14).

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.

Driver and Passenger Safety

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 7). Infants or small children are properly secured in a child safety seat (see page 18). Both doors are closed and locked (see page 16). Seat-backs are upright (see page 16). There are no loose items that could be thrown around and hurt someone during a crash or sudden stop (see page 17).

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.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst 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 in- creases the chance of being killed or seriously hurt in a crash.

Be sure you and your passen- gers 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 18).

A pregnant woman needs to wear a seat belt to protect herself and her unborn child (see page 10).

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 you 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.

Driver and Passenger Safety

Main MenuTable of Contentsst The Seat Belt System and How It Works

Seat Belt System Components Your Honda 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 32).

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

Driver and Passenger Safety

Lap/Shoulder Belt SHOULDER PORTION

UPPER SEAT BELT ANCHOR

Lap Belt

LATCH PLATE

BUCKLE

To Retractor

LAP PORTION

BUCKLE

LATCH PLATE

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

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

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.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst 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 passen- gers always wear seat belts and wear them properly.

The Seat Belt System and How It Works

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 51). 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 to see that the belt is

not twisted.

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

continued

Driver and Passenger Safety

Main MenuTable of Contentsst The Seat Belt System and How It Works

5. If the shoulder belt crosses

your neck while you are sitting in one of the outside rear seating positions, you need to

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