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Instruments and Controls

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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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


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






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.

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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:


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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,