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ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR*

IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR

LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR

SEAT BELT REMINDER LIGHT

LOW FUEL INDICATOR

HIGH BEAM INDICATOR

CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR

* The U.S. Type SH instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian model are noted in the text.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Supplemental Restraint System Indicator

S R S This indicator lights when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a problem in the supplemental restraint system. For complete information, see page 43.

Immobilizer System Indicator

This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). It will then go off if you have inserted a properly-coded ignition key. If it is not a properly- coded key, the indicator will blink and the engine will not start (see page 69).

This indicator also blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch OFF (II).

Charging System Indicator

If this light comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged. For complete information, see page 241.

Low Oil Pressure Indicator

The engine can be severely damaged if this light flashes or stays on when the engine is running. For complete information, see page 240.

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

See page 242.

Cruise Control Indicator

CRUISE CONTROL This lights when you set the cruise control. See page 65 for information on operating the cruise control.

Indicator Lights

Canada

U.S. BRAKE

Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator This light has two functions:

1. It lights as a reminder that you have not released the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake applied can damage the brakes and tires.

2. If it remains lit after you release

the parking brake while the engine is running, or comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. For complete information, see page 243.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Indicator Lights

Canada

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator

U.S. ABS This light normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II), and when the ignition switch is turned to START (III). If this light comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the light on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock.

ATTS

Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS) Indicator

Type SH only This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the Active Torque Transfer System (ATTS). If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the indicator on, your vehicle will corner normally, but you will not have active torque transfer.

Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators

The left or right turn signal light blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If the light does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see page 210). Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signalling.

When you turn on the Hazard Warning switch, both turn signal lights blink. All turn signals on the outside of the vehicle should flash.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Trunk-open Indicator

Low Fuel Indicator

This light comes on if the trunk lid is not closed tightly.

Door-open Indicator

This light comes on if either door is not closed tightly.

High Beam Indicator

This light comes on with the high beam headlights. See page 60 for information on the headlight controls.

On Canadian models, this indicator comes on with reduced brightness when the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are on (see page 60).

LOW FUEL INDICATOR

This indicator is located in the fuel gauge. It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon.

Indicator Lights

"Daytime Running Lights" Indicator

D R L Canadian models only This indicator lights when you turn the ignition to ON (II) with the headlight switch off and the parking brake set. It should go off if you turn on the headlights or release the parking brake. If it comes on at any other time, it means there is a problem with the DRL. There may also be a problem with the high beam headlights.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Gauges

TACHOMETER

SPEEDOMETER TRIP METER

FUEL GAUGE

TEMPERATURE GAUGE

ODOMETER MAINTENANCE

REQUIRED INDICATOR

TRIP METER RESET BUTTON

Speedometer U.S. Models This shows your speed in miles per hour (mph). The smaller inner numbers are the speed in kilometers per hour (km/h).

Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). To protect the engine from damage, never drive with the tachometer needle in the red zone.

Canadian Models This shows your speed in kilometers per hour (km/h). The smaller inner numbers are the speed in miles per hour (mph).

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Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under federal law (in the U.S.) and provincial regulations (in Canada) to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated.

Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) driven since you last reset it. To reset it, push the trip meter reset button.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst TACHOMETER

SPEEDOMETER

TRIP METER

FUEL GAUGE

TEMPERATURE GAUGE

ODOMETER MAINTENANCE

REQUIRED INDICATOR

TRIP METER RESET BUTTON

Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It is most accurate when the vehicle is on level ground. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount when you are driving on curvy or hilly roads.

The gauge stays at the same fuel level reading after you turn off the ignition. When you add fuel, the gauge slowly changes to the new reading after you turn the ignition switch back ON (II).

Gauges

Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine's coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise from the bottom white mark to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the pointer may rise to near the upper white mark. If it reaches the red (Hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. Turn to page 238 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine's cooling system.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst When the distance driven since the last scheduled maintenance nears 7,500 miles (12,000 km), the indicator will turn yellow. If you exceed 7,500 miles (12,000 km), the indicator will turn red.

Your dealer will reset the indicator when he performs the scheduled maintenance. If someone else performs the maintenance, reset the indicator by inserting your master or valet key in the slot beside the indicator.

Gauges

Maintenance Required Indicator

SLOT

INDICATOR

This indicator reminds you that it is nearing 7,500 miles (12,000 km) since the last scheduled maintenance. Refer to the Maintenance Schedules for Normal and Severe Driving Conditions on pages 164 — 168.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

CRUISE CONTROL

INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS

HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS

WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS

The two levers on the steering column contain controls for driving features you use most often. The left lever controls the turn signals, headlights, and high beams. The right lever controls the windshield washers and wipers.

The controls under the left air vent are for the moonroof, cruise control and instrument panel brightness. The switches for the hazard warning lights and rear window defogger are to the right of the steering column.

The tilt adjustment lever on the underside of the steering column allows you to tilt the steering wheel.

MOONROOF

HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNALS

TILT ADJUSTMENT

HORN BUTTONS

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Headlights

If you leave the lights on with the ignition switch in ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0), you will hear a reminder chime when you open the driver's door.

The rotating switch on the left lever controls the lights. Turning this switch to the on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights. Turning the switch to the position turns on the headlights.

position turns

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To change between low beams and high beams, pull the turn signal lever until you hear a click, then let go. The blue high beam indicator will light (see page 55).

To flash the high beams, pull the turn signal lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams will come on and go off.

The high beams will stay on for as long as you hold the lever back, no matter what position the headlight switch is in.

Daytime Running Lights (Canadian Models) With the headlight switch off, the high beam headlights come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II) and release the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition off, even if you set the parking brake.

The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Instrument Panel Brightness

Turn Signals

Controls Near the Steering Wheel

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.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Windshield Wipers

The right lever controls the wind- shield wipers and washers. The rotary switch at the end of the lever has three positions: INT: intermittent

: low speed : high speed

In intermittent, the wipers operate every few seconds. You can vary how often the wipers sweep the windshield by turning the INT TIME ring next to the rotary switch. In low speed and high speed, the wipers run continuously.

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.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Windshield Washers

Hazard Warning

Rear Window Defogger

Controls Near the Steering Wheel

To clean the windshield, pull back on the wiper control lever. The washers spray until you release the lever.

The wipers run at low speed while you're pulling the lever, then complete one more sweep of the windshield after you release it.

Push the red button to the left of the clock to turn on the hazard warning 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 vehicle 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 vehicle.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Controls Near the Steering Wheel

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

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

Steering Wheel Adjustment See page 15 for important safety information about how to properly position the steering wheel. Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving.

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Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.

Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped.

To adjust the steering wheel upward or downward.

1. The lever to tilt the steering wheel

is under the steering column to the left. Push this lever all the way down.

2. Move the steering wheel to the

desired position, making sure the wheel points toward your chest, not toward your face. Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and the indicator lights.

3. 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.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used 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 vehicle 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.

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NOTICE

Using the Cruise Control

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

CRUISE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH 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).

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

Press and hold the RESUME/ accel button. The vehicle will accelerate slowly. When you reach the desired cruising speed, release the button.

Push on the accelerator pedal. Ac- celerate 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 vehicle will decelerate. Release the button when you reach the desired speed.

Tap the brake or clutch pedal lightly with your foot. The CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel will go out. When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the SET/ decel button. The vehicle will then maintain the desired speed.

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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 cruise control may not hold the set speed when you are going up and down hills. When climing a steep hill, the automatic transmission may downshift to hold the set speed.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst 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 vehicle will return to the set cruising speed.

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

Cancelling the Cruise Control You can cancel the cruise control in any of these ways:

Tap the brake or clutch pedal.

Press the SET/decel and RE- SUME/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 RE- SUME buttons at the same time, the CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel will go out and the vehicle 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 remembers the previously-set cruising speed. To return to that

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speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h) and press the RESUME/ accel button until the CRUISE CON- TROL light comes on. The vehicle 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.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Keys and Locks

Keys

KEY NUMBER PLATE

VALET KEY (Gray)

MASTER KEY (Black)

LEARNING KEY (Red)

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

Ignition Doors Trunk Trunk release handle Rear seat trunk access Glove box

The valet key works only in the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the trunk, trunk release handle, rear seat trunk access and the glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility.

You should have received a key number plate with your keys. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Keep

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the plate stored in a safe place. If you need to replace a key, use only Honda-approved key blanks.

These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the Immobilizer System. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged.

Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.

Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them.

Keep the keys away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immedi- ately with a soft cloth.

The keys do not contain batteries. Do not try to take them apart.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Learning Key

If you attempt to use the learning key to start your vehicle's engine, it may cause a malfunction in the system that makes your master and valet keys unusable. If this happens, you should contact your Honda dealer.

If you need a new key made, take the key number plate, the learning key, and all other keys that came with your vehicle to your Honda dealer.

You should also receive a small case containing a learning key. It is used by the Honda dealer to code replace- ment keys to your vehicle's Immobilizer System. It must not be used in your vehicle's ignition switch. Store the learning key with the key number plate in a safe place.

Keys and Locks

Immobilizer System The Immobilizer System protects your vehicle from theft. A properly- coded ignition key must be used in the ignition switch for the engine to start. If an improperly-coded key (or other device) is used, the engine's starting circuit is disabled.

When you turn the ignition switch to ON (II), the Immobilizer System indicator should come on for a few seconds, then go out. If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the key. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0), remove the key, reinsert it, and turn the switch to ON (II) again.

If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your key, contact your Honda dealer.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Keys and Locks

This indicator will also blink several times when you turn the ignition switch from ON (II) to ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0).

The system may not recognize your key's coding if the key is in contact with a key from another immobilizer system. If you have a key from another vehicle's immobilizer system, keep it separate.

As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device way not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This device complies with DOC rules in Canada.

Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle undriveable.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

If you have lost your key and you cannot start the engine, contact your Honda dealer.

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)

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst LOCK (0) — You can insert or remove the key only in this position. To switch from ACCESSORY to LOCK, you must push the key in slightly as you turn it. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, it must also be in Park. The anti-theft lock will lock the steering column when you remove the key. If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may sometimes make it difficult to turn the key from LOCK to ACCESSORY. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or to the right as you turn 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 ignition switch only when parked.

ACCESSORY (I) — In this position, you can operate the audio system and the accessory power socket.

ON (II) — This is the normal key position when driving. All features and accessories on the vehicle 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 51).

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

The engine will not start if the Immobilizer System does not recognize the key's coding (see page 69).

You will hear a reminder beeper if you leave the key in the ignition switch in the LOCK (0) or ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver's door. Remove the key to turn off the beeper.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Keys and Locks

Power Door Locks

Each door has a master door lock switch. Either switch locks and unlocks both doors. Push the switch down to lock both doors and up to unlock them.

Each door has a lock tab next to the inside door handle. When you push in the lock tab on the driver's door, both doors lock. Pulling out the lock tab on the driver's door only unlocks that door. The lock tab on the passenger's door only locks and unlocks that door.

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To lock the passenger's door when getting out of the vehicle, push the lock tab in and close the door. To lock the driver's door, remove the key from the ignition switch and push the lock tab in or push the master switch down, then close the door.

Both doors can be locked from the outside by using the key in either door. To unlock only the driver's door from the outside, insert the key in the driver's door lock, turn the key and release it. If you turn the key and hold it, both doors will unlock. Both doors will unlock when you unlock the passenger's door with the key.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Lockout Prevention If you forget and leave the key in the ignition switch, Lockout Prevention will not allow you to lock the driver's door. With the driver's door open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. However, if the driver's door is not open, the master door lock switches are not disabled. Pushing the switch down on the open passenger's door will lock both doors. If you try to lock an open driver's door by pushing in the lock tab, the tabs on both doors pop out. Pushing in the lock tab on the passenger's door only locks that door.

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Trunk

MASTER KEY

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 129 for cargo loading and weight limit information. Keep the trunk lid closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the lid, and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 47.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt.

Always keep the glove box closed while driving.

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Glove Box

MASTER KEY

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

Open the glove box by pulling the bottom of the handle. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Front Seat Adjustments See pages 11 — 12 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position seats and seat-backs.

Seat Adjustments

Make all seat adjustments before you start driving.

To adjust the seat forward and backward, pull up on the lever under the seat cushion's front edge. Move the seat to the desired position and release the lever. Try to move the seat to make sure it is locked in position.

To change the angle of the seat-back, pull up on the lever on the outside of the seat bottom. Move the seat-back to the desired position and release the lever. Let the seat-back latch in the new position.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Seat Adjustments

Driver's Seat Height Adjustment

Rear Seat Access To get into the back seat on the driver's side, pull up on the seat-back adjustment lever.

RELEASE LEVER

See pages 11 — 12 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position seats and seat-backs. To adjust the height of the driver's seat, turn the dial on the outside of the seat bottom.

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To get into the back seat on the passenger's side, push forward on the release lever at the base of the seat-back. The seat-back will tilt forward and the entire seat will move forward to allow easier entry to the back seat. After you return the seat- back to the upright position, push the whole seat backwards until it latches. Make sure the seat is fully latched before sitting in it.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Head Restraints See page 13 for important safety information and a warning about how to properly position the head restraints.

Seat Adjustments

The front head restraints adjust for height. You need both hands to adjust the restraint. Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward. To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways and push the restraint down.

To remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button and pull the restraint out of the seat- back.

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RELEASE BUTTON

The front head restraints help protect you and your passenger from whiplash and other injuries. They are most effective when you adjust them so the back of the occupant's head rests against the center of the restraint. A taller person should adjust the restraint as high as possible.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst The HI or LO indicator lights and remains lit until you turn it off. To turn the heater off, push the opposite side of the switch lightly. The indicator will turn off.

In HI, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat's temperature drops. It continues to cycle as long as you leave it set on HI. The HI indicator remains lit as a reminder that you have the heater on.

In LO, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes.

Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters:

Use the HI setting only to heat the seats quickly. Select the LO setting when the seats feel warm. The HI setting draws large amounts of current from the battery.

Do not use the seat heaters, even on the LO setting, if the engine is left idling for an extended period. They can weaken the battery, causing hard starting.

Seat Heaters

SEAT HEATER

On Canadian models Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters. The ignition switch must be ON (II) to use them. Push the front of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat. After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the back of the switch. This will keep the seat warm.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst The back of the rear seat folds down, giving you direct access to the trunk. The seat-back can be released from inside the vehicle or inside the trunk.

MASTER KEY

RELEASE

Folding Rear Seat

To fold down the seat-back from inside the vehicle, insert the master key in the lock on the rear shelf. Turn the key clockwise, pull down the top of the seat-back, then release the key.

Pull

To release the seat-back from inside the trunk, pull the release under the rear shelf.

To lock the seat-back upright, push it firmly against the rear shelf. Make sure it is latched in place by pulling on the top of the seat.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Folding Rear Seat, Power Windows

Make sure both rear shoulder belts are positioned in front of the rear seat-back whenever the seat-back is in its upright position.

Make sure all items in the trunk, or items extending through the opening into the back seat, are tied down. Loose items can fly if you have to brake hard. See Carrying Cargo on page 128.

Never drive with the seat-back folded down and the trunk lid open. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 47.

Power Windows Your vehicle's windows are electri- cally-powered. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II) to raise or lower any window.

Each door has a switch that controls its window. To open the window, push the switch down and hold it. Release the switch when you want the window to stop. Close the window by pulling back on the switch and holding it.

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DRIVER'S WINDOW SWITCH

MAIN SWITCH

The driver's armrest has a master power window control panel. To open the passenger's window, push down on the switch and hold it down until the window reaches the desired position. To close the window, pull back on the window switch. Release the switch when the window gets to the position you want.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Closing a power window on a child's hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

Make sure your children are away from the windows before closing them.

The master control panel also con- tains these extra features:

AUTO — To open the driver's window fully, push the window switch firmly down and release it. The window automatically goes all the way down. To stop the window from going all the way down, pull back on the window switch briefly.

To open the driver's window only partially, push the window switch down lightly and hold it. The window will stop as soon as you release the switch.

The AUTO function only works to lower the driver's window. To raise the window, you must pull back on the window switch and hold it until the window reaches the desired position.

Power Windows

The MAIN switch controls power to the passenger's window. With this switch off, the passenger's window cannot be raised or lowered. The MAIN switch does not affect the driver's window. Keep the MAIN switch off when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the window unintentionally.

The power window system has a key- off delay function. The windows will still operate for up to ten minutes after you turn off the ignition. Opening either door cancels the delay function. You must turn the ignition ON (II) again before you can raise or lower the windows.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Moonroof

The moonroof has a key-off delay. You can still open and close the moonroof for up to ten minutes after you turn off the ignition. The key-off delay cancels as soon as you open either door. You must then turn the ignition ON (II) for the moonroof to operate.

NOTICE

If you try to open the moonroof in below-freezing temperatures, or when it is covered with snow or ice, you can damage the moonroof panel or motor.

MOONROOF SWITCH

Use the switch on the dashboard to open and close the moonroof. The ignition must be ON (II). Push and hold the switch to open the moonroof. Release the switch when the moonroof reaches the desired position. To close the moonroof, press and hold the

switch.

Closing the moonroof on someone's hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

Make sure passengers are clear of the moonroof before closing it.

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Main MenuTable of Contentsst Mirrors

Adjusting the Power Mirrors

SELECTOR SWITCH

TAB

Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving.

The inside mirror has day and night positions. The night position reduces glare from headlights behind you. Flip the tab on the bottom edge of the mirror to select the day or night position.

Adjust the outside mirrors with the adjustment switch on the driver's door armrest:

3. Push the appropriate edge of the

adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up or down.

1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

2. Move the selector switch to L

(driver's side) or R (passenger's side).

4. When you finish, move the

selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns off the adjustment switch so you can't move a mirror out of position by accidentally bumping the switch.

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Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Mirrors, Parking Brake

Parking Brake

NOTICE

HEATED MIRROR BUTTON

PARKING BRAKE LEVER

Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles.

Available on all Canadian models The outside mirrors are heated to re- move fog and frost. With the ignition ON (II), turn on the heaters by pressing the button. The light in the button comes on as a reminder. Press the button again to turn the heaters off.

To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully. To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever. The parking brake light on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page 53).

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst HOUR MIN RESET

To set the clock:

1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II) to

display the time.

2. Swing down the front cover of the

wide button under the clock display. You will see HOUR, MIN, and RESET buttons.

3. Press and hold the HOUR button

until the hour advances to the desired time.

4. Press and hold the MIN (minute) button until the numbers advance to the desired time.

The digital clock displays the time with the ignition switch ON (II).

Digital Clock

You can use the RESET button to quickly set the time to the nearest hour. If the displayed time is before the half hour, pressing RESET button sets the clock back to the previous hour. If the displayed time is after the half hour, pressing RESET button sets the clock for- ward to the beginning of the next hour. For example:

1:06 would RESET to 1:00. 1:52 would RESET to 2:00.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Beverage Holder

PARTITION

Be careful when you are using the beverage holder. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Spilled liquids can also damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior.

The front beverage holder is located on the center console. The partition in the beverage holder can be moved forward or backward. If you want to use the beverage holder, slide the partition forward until it clicks. To put small items in the beverage holder, slide the partition completely backward.

Use the beverage holder only when the vehicle is parked. If you place cups in the holder while driving, the liquid may spill when you go over bumps or around corners.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Beverage Holder, Console Compartment

Console Compartment

LEVER

LEVER

The rear seat also has a beverage holder in the armrest on the driver's side.

CONSOLE COMPART- MENT

To open the console compartment, press the lower lever and lift the lid.

To close, lower the lid and push it down until it latches.

You can put small items in the tray located in the console compartment lid. To use the tray, pull up the upper lever and lift up the armrest pad.

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Coin Box, Accessory Power Socket

Coin Box

Accessory Power Socket

The coin box is located next to the beverage holder. Open the lid by lifting it up.

To remove the coin box for emptying, lift the coin box up by pushing up on the middle edge of the coin box on the console guide. Never use the coin box for smoking materials.

Instruments and Controls

ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET

To use the accessory power socket, pull down the cover. The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II).

This socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10
amps).

It will not power an automotive type cigarette lighter element.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Ashtrays (Optional) A front ashtray, which is available as an option, fits in the coin box.

Ceiling Lights

DOOR ACTIVATED

NOTICE

Use the ashtray only for cigarettes, cigars, and other smoking materials. To prevent a possible fire and damage to your vehicle, don't put paper or other things that can bum in the ashtray.

The ceiling light contains a main light as well as two spotlights.

Ashtrays, Interior Lights

The ceiling light has a three-position switch. In the OFF position, the light does not come on. In the center position, the ceiling light comes on when you open either door. After both doors are closed tightly, the light dims slightly, then fades out in about 10 seconds. In the ON position, the ceiling light stays on continuously.

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Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Interior Lights

Courtesy Lights

master door lock switch. If you relock the driver's door or close the driver's door with the key in the ignition switch, the lights turns off immediately. Otherwise, the light remains on, then fades out in about 10 seconds.

If you keep the door open, the ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) will turn off after three minutes when the key is not in the ignition switch.

Turn on the spotlight by pushing the button next to each light. Push the button again to turn it off. You can use the spotlights at all times.

Your car has a courtesy light in the ignition switch. The ignition switch light comes on whenever you open either door. It remains on, then fades out in about 10 seconds after both doors are closed tightly.

On Type SH Your vehicle also has a courtesy light in each door. Each door light comes on when the door is opened, and goes out when the door is closed tightly.

The ignition switch light and ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) also comes on when you unlock the door with the key, the lock tab on the driver's door, or the

Instruments and Controls

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Comfort and Convenience Features

The heating and air conditioning- systems in your Honda provide a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions.

The standard audio system has many features. This section de- scribes those features and how to use them. (If you selected an optional audio system, refer to the operating instructions that came with it.)

Your Honda has an anti-theft audio system that requires a code number to enable it.

Heating and Cooling........................ 92
What Each Control Does............ 92
How to Use the System............... 94
To Turn Everything Off ............. 99
Audio System................................. 100
AM/FM/CD Audio System..... 100
Operating the Radio.................. 101
Adjusting the Sound.................. 104
Audio System Lighting............. 105
Radio Frequencies..................... 105
Radio Reception......................... 105
Operating the CD Player.......... 107
Operating the CD Changer...... 109
Protecting Compact Discs........ 110
CD Player Error Indications.... 111
CD Changer Error

Indications.............................. 112


Operating the Cassette

Player...................................... 113
Tape Search Functions............. 114
Caring for the Cassette

Player...................................... 116
Theft Protection........................ 117


Comfort and Convenience Features

Main Menust Heating and Cooling

Proper use of the Heating and Cooling system can make the interior dry and comfortable, and keep the windows clear for best visibility.

What Each Control Does

Fan Control Lever Sliding this lever to the right increases the fan's speed, which increases air flow.

Temperature Control Lever Sliding this lever to the right increases the temperature of the air flow.

Air Conditioning (A/C) Button This button turns the air condi- tioning ON and OFF. The indicator in the button lights when the A/C is on.

Comfort and Convenience Features

MODE BUTTONS

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON

RECIRCULATION BUTTON

TEMPERATURE CONTROL LEVER

Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger on and off (see page 63).

AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON

FAN CONTROL LEVER Recirculation Button This button controls the source of the air going into the system. When the indicator in this button is lit, air from the vehicle's interior is sent through the system again (Recircula- tion mode). When the indicator is off, air is brought in from outside the vehicle (Fresh Air mode).

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Mode Buttons Use the MODE buttons to select the vents the air flows from. Some air will flow from the dashboard corner vents in all modes.

Air flows from the center

and corner vents in the dashboard.

Air flow is divided between the vents in the dashboard and the floor vents.

Air flows from the floor

vents.

Air flow is divided between

the floor vents and the defroster vents at the base of the windshield.

Air flows from the defroster vents at the base of the windshield.

When you select automatically switches to Fresh Air mode and turns on the A/C.

the system

Heating and Cooling

Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Heating and Cooling

Vent Controls

CENTER VENT

SIDE VENT

You can adjust the direction of the air coming from the dashboard vents by moving the tab in the center of each vent up-and-down and side-to- side.

The vents in the corners of the dashboard can be opened and closed with the dials underneath them.

Comfort and Convenience Features

How to Use the System This section covers how to set up the system controls for ventilation, heating, cooling, dehumidifying, and defrosting.

The engine must be running for the heater and air conditioning to generate hot and cold air. The heater uses engine coolant to warm the air. If the engine is cold, it will be several minutes before you feel warm air coming from the system. The air conditioning does not rely on engine temperature.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst It is best to leave the system in Fresh Air mode under almost all conditions. Keeping the system in Recirculation mode, particularly with the A/C off, can cause the windows to fog up. Switch to Recirculation mode when you are driving through smoky or dusty conditions, then switch back to Fresh Air mode when the condition clears.

The outside air intakes for the heating and cooling system are at the base of the windshield. Keep these clear of leaves and other debris.

Heating and Cooling

MODE BUTTONS

RECIRCULATION BUTTON

TEMPERATURE CONTROL LEVER

Ventilation The flow-through ventilation system draws in outside air, circulates it through the interior, then exhausts it through vents near the rear window.

FAN CONTROL LEVER 1. Slide the temperature control lever

AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON

all the way to the left. Make sure the A/C is off.

2. Select 3. Set the fan to the desired speed.

and Fresh Air mode.

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Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst MODE BUTTONS

RECIRCULATION BUTTON

TEMPERATURE CONTROL LEVER

FAN CONTROL LEVER

AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON

Heating and Cooling

To Cool with A/C 1. Turn on the A/C by pressing the

button. The light in the button should come on.

2. Make sure the temperature

control lever is all the way to the left.

3. Select 4. If the outside air is humid, select

Recirculation mode. If the outside air is dry, select Fresh Air mode. 5. Set the fan to the desired speed.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst If the interior is very warm from being parked in the sun, you can cool it down more rapidly by setting up the controls this way:

1. Start the engine. 2. Turn on the A/C by pressing the button. Make sure the tempera- ture control lever is all the way to the left.

3. Set the fan to maximum speed. 4. Open the windows partially. Select

and Fresh Air mode.

When the interior has cooled down to a more comfortable temperature, close the windows and set the controls as described for normal cooling.

Air conditioning places an extra load on the engine. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge (see page 57) when driving in stop-and-go traffic or climbing a long, steep hill. If it moves near the red zone, turn off the A/C until the gauge reads normally.

To Heat To warm the interior:

1. Start the engine. 2. Select 3. Set the fan to the desired speed. 4. Adjust the warmth of the air with

and Fresh Air mode.

the temperature control lever.

Heating and Cooling

To Heat and Dehumidify with Air Conditioning Air conditioning, as it cools, removes moisture from the air. When used in combination with the heater, it makes the interior warm and dry.

1. Switch the fan on. 2. Turn on the air conditioning. 3. Select 4. Adjust the temperature control

and Fresh Air mode.

lever so the mixture of heated and cooled air feels comfortable.

This setting is suitable for all driving conditions whenever the outside temperature is above 32°F (0°C).

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Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Heating and Cooling

To Defog and Defrost To remove fog from the inside of the windows:

MODE BUTTONS

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON

RECIRCULATION BUTTON

1. Switch the fan on. 2. Select

When you select system automatically switches to Fresh Air mode and turns on the A/C.

the

3. Adjust the temperature control

lever so the air flow from the defroster vents feels warm.

4. Turn on the rear window defogger

to help clear the rear window.

When you switch to another mode from Press the A/C button to turn if off.

the A/C stays on.

Comfort and Convenience Features

TEMPERATURE CONTROL LEVER

FAN CONTROL LEVER

AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON

Main MenuTable of Contentsst To remove exterior frost or ice from the windshield and side windows after the vehicle has been sitting out in cold weather:

1. Start the engine. 2. Select

When you select system automatically switches to Fresh Air mode and turns on the A/C.

the

3. Switch the fan and temperature

controls to maximum.

To rapidly remove exterior frost or ice from the windshield (on very cold days), first select the Recirculation mode. Once the windshield is clear, select the Fresh Air mode to avoid fogging the windows.

Heating and Cooling

To Turn Everything Off To shut off the system temporarily, slide the fan speed and temperature control levers all the way to the left.

You should shut the system completely off only for the first few minutes of driving in cold weather, until the engine coolant warms up enough to operate the heater. Keep the fan on at all other times so stale air does not build up in the interior.

These settings direct all the air flow to the defroster vents at the base of the windshield and the side window defroster vents. The air flow will get warmer and clear the windows faster as the engine warms up. You can close the side vents with the dial underneath each vent. This will send more warm air to the windshield defroster vents.

For safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving away.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst AM/FM 1-2 BUTTON

TUNE BAR

PWR/VOL KNOB

PRESET BUTTONS

SEEK BAR

Audio System

AM/FM/CD Audio System Your Honda's audio system provides clear reception on both AM and FM bands, while the preset buttons allow you to easily select your favorite stations.

The Anti-theft feature will disable the system if it is disconnected from the vehicle's battery. To get the system working again, you must enter a code number (see page 117).

Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Audio System

Operating the Radio The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) to operate the audio system. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/ VOL knob. Adjust the volume by turning the same knob.

The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to is displayed. To change bands, press the A M / FM 1-2 button. On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broad- casting in stereo. Stereo reproduc- tion on AM is not available.

You can use any of three methods to find radio stations on the selected band: TUNE, SEEK, or the Preset buttons.

TUNE— Use the TUNE bar to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Press the to a higher frequency, and the

side of the bar to tune

side to tune to a lower

frequency. The frequency numbers will start to change rapidly. Release the bar when the display reaches the desired frequency. To change the frequency in small increments, press and release the TUNE bar quickly.

SEEK — The SEEK function searches the band for a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the SEEK bar on either the or

side, then release it.

Depending on which side you press, the system scans upward or down- ward from the current frequency. It stops when it finds a station with a strong signal.

Preset — You can store the fre- quencies of your favorite radio stations in the six preset buttons. Each button will store one frequency on the AM band, and two on the FM band.

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Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst AM/FM 1-2 BUTTON

TUNE BAR

PRESET BUTTONS

SEEK BAR

Audio System

To store a frequency:

1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each Preset button.

2. Use the TUNE or SEEK function

to tune the radio to a desired station.

3. Pick the Preset button you want for that station. Press the button and hold it until you hear a beep.

4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve on FM.

Once a station's frequency is stored, simply press and release the proper Preset button to tune to it. The preset frequencies will be lost if your vehicle's battery goes dead, is disconnected or the radio fuse is removed.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst AUTO SELECT — If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive the stations you preset, you can use the Auto Select feature to find stations in the local area.

To activate Auto Select, press the A. SEL/RPT button. A. SEL will flash in the display, and the system will go into scan mode for several seconds. It automatically scans both bands, looking for stations with strong signals. It stores the frequen- cies of six AM stations and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons. You can then use the preset buttons to select those stations.

If you are in a remote area, Auto Select may not find six strong AM stations or twelve strong FM stations. If this happens, you will see a "0" displayed when you press any preset button that does not have a station stored.

Audio System

TUNE BAR

SEEK BAR

PRESET BUTTONS

AUTO SELECT/ REPEAT BUTTON

With Auto Select on, you cannot manually store any frequencies in the preset buttons. If you do not like the stations found by Auto Select, you can use the TUNE and SEEK functions to find other stations.

Auto Select does not erase the frequencies that you preset pre- viously. When you return home, turn off Auto Select by pressing the A. SEL/RPT button. The preset buttons will then select the fre- quencies you originally set.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Audio System

Adjusting the Sound Bass, Treble, Balance, and Fader are each adjustable. You select which of these you want to adjust by pressing the MODE button several times. The selected mode, BAS, TRE, FAD, or BAL is shown in the display.

These two

Balance/Fader modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. BAL adjusts the side-to-side strength, while FAD adjusts the front-to-back strength.

Select BAL or FAD by pressing the MODE button. Adjust the Balance or Fader to your liking by turning the PWR/VOL knob. The number in the display (from — 9 to 9) shows you the current setting.

Comfort and Convenience Features

MODE BUTTON

PWR/VOL KNOB

Treble/Bass — Use these modes to adjust the tone to your liking. Select TRE or BAS by pressing the MODE button. Adjust the desired mode by turning the PWR/VOL knob. The displayed number (from — 5 to 5) shows you the current setting.

The system will automatically return the display to normal mode about seven seconds after you stop adjusting a mode with the PWR/ VOL knob. You can also continue pressing the MODE button until the frequency is displayed.

Main MenuTable of Contentsst Audio System Lighting You can use the MODE button to turn the illumination on the audio system on or off when the headlights are on.

Radio Frequencies Your Honda's radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequen- cies:

Push and hold the MODE button for three seconds and the illumination will turn off. Push it again for three seconds to turn the illumination on.

AM band: 530 to 1,710 kilohertz FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 megahertz

Radio stations on the AM band are assigned frequencies at least ten

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