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Keys and Locks

Trunk

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You can open the trunk in three ways:

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

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See page 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 Monoxide Hazard on page

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Press the trunk release button in the lower console compartment. Use the master key to open the trunk lock. The valet key does not work in this lock. Press and hold the trunk release button on the remote transmitter for approximately one second (see page

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

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Emergency Trunk Opener (U.S. models only)

Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature.

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For more information about child safety, see page

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As a safety feature, your car has a release lever on the trunk latch so the trunk can be opened from the inside.

To open the trunk, push the release lever to the left.

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Console Compartments

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The area between the seats has two compartments. Open the lower compartment by squeezing the handle. Close it with a firm push. You can lock or unlock the lower compartment with the master key.

The lever to open the upper compartment is inside the lower compartment. Push up the lever and lift the lid. To close, lower the lid and push it down until it latches.

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Seat Adjustments



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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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Power Windows

Your car’s windows are electrically- powered. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II) to raise or lower either window.

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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.

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Closing a power window on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

Make sure your passenger is away from the window before closing it.

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.

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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 a child in the car so the child does not get injured by operating the window unintentionally.

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Convertible Top

The convertible top on your Honda lowers and raises electrically.

Do not lower or raise the top while the engine is running.

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Do not operate the convertible top if the car is raised on the jack, a hoist, or on jack stands.

Lowering the Convertible Top Park your car in the shade whenever possible. Extended exposure to sunlight can cause the convertible top to deteriorate.

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Apply the parking brake. The convertible top will not operate unless the parking brake is fully engaged.

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Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

Before operating the convertible top, make sure the car is parked on level ground, and that there is enough clearance above the top.

It is advisable to raise the top whenever you park the car. This helps to protect the car from unexpected weather changes, and from theft of your valuables.

Do not operate the convertible top in f reezing weather. You can damage the material and mechanism of the convertible top.

Do not operate the top if it is wet, dirty, or covered with ice or snow.

Never drive the car with the convertible top half open.

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There is a latch on each side. Push in the tab and pull the locking lever down.

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Push the top forward while you release the latches from the windshield header by pushing the locking levers forward.

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With the latches released, pull back on the locking levers and push them up until they latch.

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Pull back and hold the ROOF switch.

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Convertible Top

Operating the convertible top while any part of a passenger is in the way of the convertible top can cause serious injury.

Make sure that you, your passenger or any other people around the car are clear of the way of the moving convertible top.

The windows will lower and the roof will fold back. Release the ROOF switch when the roof is retracted completely into the rear shelf.

Make sure the rear defogger is off before you lower the convertible top.

Do not sit on the f olded convertible top, or put heavy items on top of it. You could damage the top or the rear window def ogger wires.

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Raising the Convertible Top Apply the parking brake. The 1. convertible top will not operate unless the parking brake is fully engaged.

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Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

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The windows, if raised, will lower automatically.

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Convertible Top

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The convertible top will raise. Release the ROOF switch when the top reaches the windshield header.

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Push in the tab on each locking lever and pull the locking lever down.

While pushing the convertible top forward, push the locking lever forward and set the latch into the windshield header.

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Pull back on the locking lever and push it up until it latches. Make sure it is securely latched.

Operating the convertible top while any part of a passenger is in the way of the convertible top can cause serious injury.

Make sure that you, your passenger or any other people around the car are clear of the way of the moving convertible top.

Do not put heavy items on the closed convertible top. You can damage the material and the mechanism.

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Convertible Top Cover Use the convertible top cover when the top is folded to help prevent foreign objects, dirt, etc., from getting into the material and mechanism.

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Remove the convertible top cover from the trunk.

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Connect the snaps on the top cover to the two pins on the back of the interior panel.

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Hook the fastener string to the pin on each side wall of the passenger

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