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Daytime Running Lights Canadianmodelsonly 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.


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Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Turn Signals

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.

Windshield Wipers


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.

This lever controls the windshield wipers and washers. It has five positions:

MIST: mist OFF: off INT: intermittent LO: low speed HI: high speed

To select a position, push the lever up or down.


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Controls Near the Steering Wheel

In intermittent, the wipers operate every few seconds. In low speed and high speed, the wipers run continu- ously.

Windshield Washers

To operate the wipers in mist mode, push the control lever up from the OFF position. The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. This gives you a quick way to clear the windshield.

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.


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Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Rear Window Defogger

Do not push the defogger button when the convertible top is folded.

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

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

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 come on to show the defogger is on. If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off after about 15 minutes. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn it on again when you restart the car.

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Keys and Locks





Your car comes with two master keys and a valet key. The master key fits all the locks on your car: (cid:127) Ignition (cid:127) Doors (cid:127) Trunk (cid:127) Lower console compartment


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The valet key works only in the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the trunk and the lower console compartment locked when you leave your car 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 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 immediately with a soft cloth.

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

RemoteTransmitter Your car also comes with two remote transmitters; see page explanation of the operation.

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Immobilizer System The Immobilizer System protects your car from theft. A properly- coded master or valet 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 fuel system 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.

The system may not recognize your key’s coding if another immobilizer key or other metal object is near the ignition switch when you insert the key. To make sure the system recognizes the key code:

Do not keep other immobilizer keys on the same key ring.

Use a plastic or leather key fob, not metal.

Keep other keys away from your vehicle’s key and the ignition switch while trying to start the engine.

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

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

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

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


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AsrequiredbytheFCC: ThisdevicecomplieswithPart15ofthe FCCrules.Operationissubjecttothe followingtwoconditions:(1)Thisdevice maynotcauseharmfulinterference,and (2)thisdevicemustacceptany interferencereceived,including interferencethatmaycauseundesired operation.

Changesormodificationsnotexpressly approvedbythepartyresponsiblefor compliancecouldvoidtheuser’s authoritytooperatetheequipment.

ThisdevicecomplieswithIndustry CanadaStandardRSS-210. Operationissubjecttothefollowingtwo conditions:(1)thisdevicemaynotcause interference,and(2)thisdevicemust acceptanyinterferencethatmaycause undesiredoperationofthedevice.


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Ignition Switch

The ignition switch is on the right side of the steering column. It has three positions: (cid:127) LOCK (0) (cid:127) ACCESSORY (I) (cid:127) ON (II)

− You can insert or

LOCK (0) remove the key only in this position. To switch from ACCESSORY to LOCK, you must push the key in slightly as you turn it. 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.

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ACCESSORY (I) you can operate the audio system and the accessory power socket.

In this position,

ON (II) This is the normal key position when driving. All features and accessories on the car are usable. Several of the lights on the instru- ment panel come on as a test when you turn the ignition switch from ACCESSORY to ON.

The engine can be started with the key in this position by pressing the engine START button (see page 135


The engine will not start if the Immobilizer System does not recognize the key’s coding (see page 59


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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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To lock the passenger’s door when getting out of the car, push the lock tab in and close the door. To lock the driver’s door, remove the key from the ignition switch, pull out either the inside or outside door handle and push the lock tab in, then close the door.

Both doors lock when you use the key in the driver’s door. Using the key in the passenger’s door only locks and unlocks that 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.

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Power Door Locks


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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The interior light (if the interior light switch is in the center position) will come on when you press the UNLOCK button. If you do not open either door, the light will go out in about 30 seconds and the doors will automatically relock. If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the light will go off immediately.

You cannot lock or unlock the doors with the remote transmitter if either door is not fully closed or the key is in the ignition switch.

To open the trunk, push and hold the TRUNK RELEASE button for approximately one second.

Remote Transmitter






You can lock and unlock your car with the remote transmitter. When you push the LOCK button, both doors lock. The side marker lights and taillights flash once.

When you push the UNLOCK button once, only the driver’s door unlocks. The parking lights and taillights flash twice. The passenger’s door unlocks when you push the button a second time.

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HornOperation The horn will sound if you push the LOCK button a second time within five seconds of locking the doors.


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PanicMode Panic mode allows you to remotely activate your car’s security system to attract attention. When activated, the horn will sound, and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds.