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How to Use the System............... 88 To Turn Everything Off ............. 93

Audio System

AM/FM/CD Audio System....... 94 Operating the Radio.................... 95 Adjusting the Sound.................... 99 Digital Clock...............................100 Audio System Lighting............. 102 Radio Frequencies..................... 102 Radio Reception......................... 103 Operating the CD Player.......... 105 Operating the CD Changer...... 108 Protecting Compact Discs........ 109 CD Player Error Indications..... 111 CD Changer Error

Indications.............................. 112 Remote Audio Controls ............ 113 Theft Protection........................ 114

Comfort and Convenience Features

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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 Pushing this lever up and down increases and decreases the fan speed. The indicators next to the lever show you the speed selected.

Temperature Control Dial Turning this dial clockwise 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.

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MODE CONTROL DIAL

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL

RECIRCULATION BUTTON

AIR CONDITIONING SWITCH

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 car's interior is sent through the system again (Recircula- tion mode). When the indicator is off, air is brought in from outside the car (Fresh Air mode).

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Mode Control Dial Use the MODE control dial to select the vents the air flows from.

Air flows from the vents on both sides of the instrument panel, and from the dashboard vent in front of the passenger.

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

Air flows from the center vents in the dashboard above the audio system, the vents on both sides of the instrument panel and from the floor vents. Select this position when you drive with the convertible top folded.

Air flows from the floor

vents and the vents on both sides of the instrument panel.

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

the system

Air flow is divided between

the floor vents, the defroster vents at the base of the windshield and the vents on both sides of the instrument panel.

Air flows from the defroster vents at the base of the windshield and the vents on both sides of the instrument panel.

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Vent Controls

CENTER VENT

SIDE VENT

You can shut off the air flow from each vent by turning the dial all the way toward the mark until it clicks.

You can adjust the direction of the air coming from the vents on both sides of the instrument panel and at the corner of the dashboard on the passenger's side. To adjust the air flow up and down, move the tab in the center of each vent up and down. To adjust it left and right, turn the dial under each vent left and right.

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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 coining from the system. The air conditioning does not rely on engine temperature.

tMain MenuTable of Contentss 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.

RECIRCULATION BUTTON

AIR CONDITIONING SWITCH

FAN CONTROL LEVER

Heating and Cooling

MODE CONTROL DIAL

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL

Ventilation The flow-through ventilation system draws in outside air, circulates it through the interior, then exhausts it through vents behind the seat-backs.

1. Turn the temperature control dial

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

button. The light in the button comes on when a fan speed is selected.

2. Make sure the temperature

control dial 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. Set the fan to the desired speed.

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 dial is all the way to the left.

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

and Fresh Air mode.

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RECIRCULATION BUTTON

AIR CONDITIONING SWITCH

FAN CONTROL LEVER

MODE CONTROL DIAL

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL

When the interior has cooled clown 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 47 ) when driving in stop-and-go traffic or climbing a long, steep hill. If it moves near the red mark, turn off the A/C until the reading returns to normal.

tMain MenuTable of Contentss 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 dial.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

the A/C stays on.

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

MODE CONTROL DIAL

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.

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RECIRCULATION BUTTON

AIR CONDITIONING SWITCH

FAN CONTROL LEVER

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL

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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 beside 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.

To Turn Everything Off To shut off the system temporarily, turn off the fan (no lights illuminated).

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.

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AM/FM/CD Audio System Your Honda's audio system provides clear reception on botli 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 114 ).

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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.

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 button. On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broadcast- ing in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available.

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

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SCAN — The SCAN function

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