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Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide.

High levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas, such as a garage. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the car out of the garage.

Carbon Monoxide Hazard

With the trunk lid open, air flow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle's interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk lid open, open all the windows and set the heating and cooling system as shown below.

If you must sit in your parked car, even in an unconfined area, with the engine running, adjust the heating and cooling system as follows:

1. Push the 2. Select the 3. Turn the fan on high speed. 4. Set the temperature control to a

button. mode.

comfortable setting.

Driver and Passenger Safety

tMain MenuTable of Contentss Safety Labels

These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully.

If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement.

DASHBOARD U.S. models only

SUN VISOR U.S. models

Canadian models

RADIATOR

SRS

SEAT BELT TENSIONER

BATTERY

Driver and Passenger Safety

tMain MenuTable of Contentss This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your Honda. All the essential controls are within easy reach.

Control Locations............................ 42 Indicator Lights................................ 43 Gauges.............................................. 47 Speedometer................................ 47 Select Button................................ 47 Tachometer.................................. 47 Temperature Gauge.................... 47 Fuel Gauge................................... 48 Odometer...................................... 48 Trip Meter.................................... 48 Maintenance Required

Indicator.................................... 49

Controls Near the Steering

Wheel....................................... 50 Headlights.................................... 51 Daytime Running Lights............. 52 Instrument Panel Brightness..... 52 Turn Signals................................ 53 Windshield Wipers..................... 53 Windshield Washers.................. 54 Steering Wheel Controls ................ 55 Cruise Control.............................. 55 Keys and Locks................................ 58 Keys...............................................58 Immobilizer System..................... 59 Ignition Switch............................. 60

Instruments and Controls

Power Door Locks....................... 62 Remote Transmitter.................... 63 Trunk............................................ 66 Emergency Trunk Opener......... 67 Console Compartments.............. 68 Seat Adjustments............................. 69 Power Windows............................... 70 Convertible Top............................... 72 Lowering the Convertible Top... 72 Raising the Convertible Top ...... 75 Convertible Top Cover................ 77 Maintenance................................. 78 Hazard Warning............................... 80 Mirrors.............................................. 80 Adjusting the Power Mirrors..... 80 Parking Brake.................................. 81 Beverage Holder.............................. 82 Accessory Power Socket................ 82 Audio Panel....................................... 82 Interior Lights.................................. 83

Instruments and Controls

stMain Menu Control Locations

HEADLIGHT/TURN SIGNAL SWITCH (P.51)

WINDSHIELD WIPER CONTROLS (P.53)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.118)

DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P.62)

POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.70)

MIRROR CONTROLS (P.80)

ROOF SWITCH (P.73)

HAZARD WARNING SWITCH (P.80)

Instruments and Controls

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (P.86)

AUDIO SYSTEM (P.94)

stMain MenuTable of Contents CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P.46) MAINTENANCE REQUIRED INDICATOR (P.49)

TURN SIGNAL AND HAZARD WARNING INDICATORS (P.46)

ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR* (P.45)

PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR* (P.44)

CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.44)

Indicator Lights

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING INDICATOR (P.45)

HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.46)

LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.46)

SEAT BELT REMINDER LIGHT (P.44)

SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.45)

DOOR-OPEN INDICATOR (P.45)

TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR (P.45)

IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.46)

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.230)

LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.44)

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

Instruments and Controls

tMain MenuTable of Contentss Indicator Lights

The instrument panel has many indicators to give you important information about your car.

Seat Belt Reminder Light

This indicator flashes for several seconds when you turn the ignition ON (II). It flashes as a reminder to you and your passenger to fasten the seat belts. A beeper also sounds if you have not fastened your seat belt.

If you do not fasten your seat belt, the beeper will stop after a few seconds but the light stays on until you do. Both the light and the beeper stay off if you fasten your seat belt before turning on the ignition.

Instruments and Controls

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 228 .

Canada

U.S. BRAKE Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator This light has two functions:

Charging System Indicator

If this light comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged. For complete information, see page 229 .

1. This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). It is a reminder to check the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires.

2. If the indicator remains lit after

you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. For complete information, see page 232 .

tMain MenuTable of Contentss Supplemental Restraint System Indicator

SRS 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 37.



Canada

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

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

See page 230.

Trunk-open 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.

Indicator Lights

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator

EPS This light normally comes on when you turn the ignition ON (II) and goes off after the engine starts. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the Electric Power Steering system. If this happens, stop the car in a safe place and turn off the engine. Reset the system by restarting the engine, and watch the EPS light. If it does not go off, or comes back on again while driving, take the car to your dealer to have it checked. With the light on, the EPS is turned off, making the car harder to steer.

Instruments and Controls

tMain MenuTable of Contentss Indicator Lights

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 192 ). 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 car should flash.

High Beam Indicator

This light comes on with the high beam headlights. See page 51 for information on the headlight controls.

Instruments and Controls

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

Cruise Control Indicator

CRUISE CONTROL This lights when you set the cruise control. See page 55 for information on operating the cruise control.

Low Fuel Indicator

This light comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon.

"Daytime Running Lights" Indicator

DRL Canadian models only This indicator lights when you turn the ignition switch 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.

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 59 ).

tMain MenuTable of Contentss TEMPERATURE GAUGE



SPEEDOMETER

TACHOMETER

Liquid crystal is used in the meter panel. You may feel the indicators appear slowly in the low temperature.

Speedometer This shows your speed in miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h).

SELECT BUTTON

Select Button The Select button switches the speedometer reading between miles per hour and kilometer per hour. It also changes the odometer and trip meters to read in miles or kilometers correspondingly. To change the readings, push the Select button and hold it until you hear a beep.

Gauges

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

Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine's coolant. During normal operation, the reading should be in the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the reading may reach near the red mark. If it reaches the red mark, pull safely to the side of the road. Turn to page 225 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine's cooling system.

Instruments and Controls

stMain MenuTable of Contents Gauges

TRIP METER

FUEL GAUGE

TRIP BUTTON

ODOMETER

SELECT BUTTON

Fuel Gauge

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