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operation when you turn them on with the switch.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Instrument Panel Brightness

Turn Signals

To signal a lane change, push lightly on the turn signal lever in the proper direction and hold it. The lever will return to the center position as soon as you release it.

The dial on the dashboard to the left of the instrument panel controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Turn the dial to adjust the brightness.

TURN SIGNAL LEVER Signal a turn or lane change with this lever. Push down on the lever to signal a left turn, and up to signal a right turn. If you push it up or down all the way, the turn signal continues to blink even when you release the lever. It shuts off automatically as you complete the turn.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Windshield Wipers

Windshield Washers

Controls Near the Steering Wheel

To operate the wipers in mist mode, push the control lever down. The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. This gives you a quick way to clear the windshield.

The right lever controls the wind- shield wipers and washers. The rotary switch at the end of the lever has three positions: INT— intermittent LO — low speed HI — high speed

In intermittent, the wipers operate every few seconds. In low speed and high speed, the wipers run continuously.

U.S. Models To clean the windshield, pull the wiper control lever toward you. The washers spray until you release the lever. Canadian Models The wipers run at low speed while you're pulling the lever, then complete one more sweep of the windshield after you release it.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Hazard Warning

Rear Window Defogger

Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive.

The defogger wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe side to side.

Push the red button under the clock to turn on the hazard warn- ing lights (four-way flashers). This causes all four outside turn signals and both indicators in the instrument panel to flash. Use the hazard warning lights if you need to park in a dangerous area near heavy traffic, or if your car is disabled.

The rear window defogger will clear fog, frost, and thin ice from the window. Push the defogger button to turn it on and off. The light in the button lights to show the defogger is on. If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off after about 25 minutes. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn it on again when you restart the car.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Steering Wheel Adjustment You can adjust the steering wheel height to suit your preference. Do this before you begin driving.

Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the car and be seriously injured in a crash. Adjust the steering wheel when the car is stopped.

Controls Near the Steering Wheel

3. Move the steering wheel up or down to the desired position. Position the wheel so you can see all the instrument panel gauges and warning lights. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in that position.

4. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up and down.

1. Adjust the seat so you are a

comfortable distance from the pedals.

2. The lever to tilt the steering wheel is under the steering column to the left. Push this lever all the way down.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control Available only on EX and EX with option package in the U.S., and Si model in Canada. Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It is for cruising on straight, open highways. 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 high- ways in good weather.

Instruments and Controls

Using the Cruise Control

NOTICE 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.

1. Push in the Cruise Control

Master Switch to the left of the steering column. The indicator in the switch will light.

2. Accelerate to the desired

cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h).

Main MenuTable of Contentsst RESUME/ accel

SET/decel

3. 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 is now activated.

The set speed may vary slightly, particularly on hills.

Changing the Set Speed You can increase the set cruising speed in either of two ways:

Press and hold the RESUME/accel button. The car will accelerate slowly. When you reach the desired cruising speed, release the button. Push on the accelerator pedal. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed and press the SET/decel button.

You can decrease the set cruising speed in either of two ways:

Press and hold the SET/decel button. The car will decelerate. Release the button when you reach the desired speed.

Steering Wheel Controls

Tap the brake or clutch pedal lightly with your foot. The CRUISE CONTROL light 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 your foot on the brake or clutch pedal will cause the cruise control to cancel.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Steering Wheel Controls

Canceling 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

Instruments and Controls

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 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, refer to Using the Cruise Control.

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.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Steering Wheel Controls, Keys and Locks

Horn

Keys

Press either of the buttons on the steering wheel spokes to sound the horn.

VALET KEY



MASTER KEYS

Your car comes with two kinds of keys: a master key and a valet key. The master key fits all locks on your car.

Ignition

Doors Trunk

Trunk release handle Rear seat trunk access

The valet key only works the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the trunk, trunk release handle and rear seat trunk access locked when you leave your car and valet key at a parking facility. (See Trunk, page 50.)

Each key has a number stamped on a separate plate that comes with your key. You will need this number if you have to get a lost key replaced. Record this number and keep the plate in a safe place.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Keys and Locks

Ignition Switch

The ignition switch is on the right side of the steering column. It has four positions:

LOCK (0) ACCESSORY (I) ON (II) START (III)

Instruments and Controls

LOCK (0) — You can insert or remove the key only in this position. When you turn the key from LOCK to ACCESSORY, you may have to turn the steering wheel to release the anti-theft lock. To switch from ACCESSORY to LOCK, you must push the key in slightly as you turn it. If your car has an automatic transmission, it must also be in Park. The anti-theft lock will lock the steering column when you remove the key.

Removing the key from the ignition switch while driving locks the steering. This can cause you to lose control. Remove the key from the igni- tion switch only when parked.

ACCESSORY (I) — In this position, you can operate the audio system and cigarette lighter.

ON (II) — This is the normal key position when driving. All features and accessories on the car are usable. Several of the lights on the instrument panel come on as a test when you turn the ignition switch from ACCESSORY to ON (see page 31).

START (III) — Use this position only to start the engine. The switch returns to ON when you let go of the key.

You will hear a reminder beeper if you open either front door with the key in the LOCK or ACCESSORY position. Remove the key to turn it off.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Door Locks

Power Door Locks

Each door has a lock tab next to the inside door handle. Push the tab forward to lock the door and pull it backward to unlock. To lock the passenger's door when getting out of the car, push the lock tab forward and close the door. To lock the driver's door, pull the outside door handle and push the lock tab forward. Release the handle then close the door.

Available on on EX and EX with option package models in the U.S. This allows control of both door locks from the driver's door. Push the master door lock switch down to lock both doors, and up to unlock them.

Keys and Locks

Both doors lock when you push the lock tab on the driver's door. Only the driver's door unlocks when you use the key or lock tab. To unlock the passenger's door, use the master door lock switch or the lock tab on each door.

The doors can also be locked and unlocked from the outside with the key.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Keys and Locks

Trunk

TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE You can open the trunk in two ways:

Pull the trunk release handle to the left of the driver's seat. Use the master key to open the trunk lock. The valet key does not work in this lock.

To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid.

See page 88 for cargo loading and weight-limit information. Keep the trunk lid closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the lid and getting exhaust gas in the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 25.

MASTER KEY

To protect items in the trunk when you need to give the key to some- one else, lock the trunk release handle with the master key and give the other person the valet key.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Adjust the seat before you start

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