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SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.41)



SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P.40)

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING INDICATOR (P.41)

PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.40)



DOOR-OPEN INDICATOR (P.41)

TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR

(P.41)

IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR

(P.42)

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP

(P.167)

CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.40)

LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.40)

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

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Low Oil Pressure Indicator

The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running. For 166 more information, see page

.

Charging System Indicator

If this indicator comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged. For more information, see page

166

.

Instrument Panel Indicators

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

Seat Belt Reminder Indicator

This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition to ON (II). It is a reminder to you and your passenger to fasten your seat belts. A beeper also sounds if you have not fastened your seat belt.

If you turn the ignition switch to ON (II) before fastening your seat belt, the beeper sounds and the indicator flashes. If you do not fasten your seat belt before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on.

If you continue driving without fastening your seat belt, the beeper sounds and the indicator flashes again at regular intervals.

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U.S.

Canada

Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator

This indicator has two functions:

1.

2.

Itcomesonwhenyouturnthe ignition switch to ON (II). It is a reminder to check the parking brake a beeper sounds if you try to drive with the parking brake not fully released. Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires.

If it remains lit after you fully release the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, there could be a problem with the brake system. For more information, see 168 page .

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Malfunction Indicator Lamp 167

.

See page

Trunk-open Indicator

This indicator comes on if the trunk lid is not closed tightly.

Door-open Indicator

This indicator comes on if either door is not closed tightly.

Supplemental Restraint System Indicator

This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II). If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your airbags or automatic seat belt tensioners. For more information, see page

20

.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator

This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II), and when you push the START button. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, have your vehicle checked by your Honda dealer. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock. For more information, see page . 118

Instrument Panel Indicators

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator

This indicator normally comes on when you turn the ignition to 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 vehicle in a safe place, and turn off the engine. Reset the system by restarting the engine, and watch the EPS indicator. If it does not go off, or comes back on again while driving, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the indicator on, the EPS is turned off, making the vehicle harder to steer.

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Instrument Panel Indicators

Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators

The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If the indicators do not blink or blink rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see page 139). Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signaling.

WhenyouturnontheHazard Warning switch, both turn signal indicators blink. All turn signals on the outside of the vehicle should flash.

High Beam Indicator

This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. See page 48 controls.

for information on the headlight

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‘‘Daytime Running Lights’’ Indicator

Canadianmodelsonly This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II) with the headlight switch off and the parking brake set. It should go off if youturnontheheadlightsorrelease 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 to ON (II). It will 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

52

).

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

Cruise Control Indicator

This indicator comes on when you set the cruise control. See page 95 cruise control.

for information on operating the

Low Fuel Indicator

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

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Maintenance Required Indicator

This indicator reminds you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the Maintenance Schedules for Normal and Severe Driving Conditions on pages

and

123

124

.

When the distance driven since the last scheduled maintenance reaches 6,000 miles (9,600 km), the indicator starts blinking. If you exceed 7,500 miles (12,000 km), the indicator stays on.

TRIP BUTTON

Your dealer will reset this indicator after completing the scheduled maintenance. If this maintenance is not done by a Honda dealer, reset the indicator as follows.

1.

Turn off the engine.

2.

Press and hold the TRIP button, then turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

Instrument Panel Indicators

3.

Hold the button until the indicator goes off.

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TACHOMETER

SPEEDOMETER

TEMPERATURE GAUGE

FUEL GAUGE

TRIP BUTTON

ODOMETER

TRIP METER

SELECT BUTTON

CLOCK

Odometer The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven in miles and kilometers. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles and kilometers indicated.

Trip Meter This trip meter shows the number of miles or kilometers driven since you last reset it.

There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Switch between these displays by pressing the TRIP button. Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two different distances.

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To reset a trip meter, display it, and then press and hold the TRIP button until you hear a beep and the number resets to ‘‘0.0’’.

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.

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CLOCK BUTTON

TEMPERATURE GAUGE

FUEL GAUGE

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Clock The clock displays the time with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position.

To set the clock:

1.

Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).



BUTTON



BUTTON

CLOCK

Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount.

Avoid driving with an

NOTICE: extremely low f uel level. Running out of f uel could cause the engine to misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter.

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, the reading may reach near the red mark. If it reaches the red (Hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. Turn to page precautions on checking the engine’s cooling system.

for instructions and

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2.

3.

Press and hold the CLOCK button until the minute display blinks. Adjust the minute by pressing the + −

button.

or

When you finish the minute adjustment, press and release the

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