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Pull the buttons on the snaps, place them over the pins on the back of the roll bar, then release the buttons. If you do not pull the snap button before placing it on the pin, you could break the snap.


Pull the buttons, on the fastener straps, place them on the pin on the side panel just behind the doors, then release the buttons.


Fit the rear part of the top cover into the space behind the convertible top.


To remove the cover, reverse this procedure.

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Convertible Top

Raising the Convertible Top


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


Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).


Push the ROOF switch forward and hold it. The windows, if raised, will lower automatically.

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


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Push the locking levers up while holding the tab. When the latch is in place, release the tab. Make sure the convertible top 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.



Push in the tab to release the locking levers, and pull them down. Note the movement of the latch when you push in the tab.

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

While holding the lever down, push in the tab to engage the latch in the windshield header. Pull the top down and forward if necessary.

Do not put any heavy items

NOTICE: on the f olded convertible top. You could damage the material and the mechanism.

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Convertible Top

Maintenance Dust is the main cause of creaks or other sounds coming from the convertible top.

Regularly clean the body seals with glass cleaner and a soft cloth. Do not use a scraper or de-icing chemicals to remove frost, snow, or ice from the top or the rear window.

Every three to six months, depending on how often the top is folded, rub a thin film of Shin-Etsu Silicon Grease (available from your Honda dealer, P/N 08798-9013) onto the seals wherever they touch the convertible top or each other.

To reduce the possibility of leaks: Do not lean or sit on an open door.

Do not push or pull the door glass to open and close the door.

The convertible top seals are designed to promote the flow of water off the roof. Spraying high- pressure water directly on the seals can distort them, causing a leak. Use only a low-pressure water stream when using a hose, and avoid commercial car washes.

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Adjusting the Power Mirrors




Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side).



Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down.

When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns off the adjustment switch so you can’t move a mirror out of position by accidentally bumping the switch.


Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving.

The inside mirror has day and night positions. The night position reduces glare from headlights behind you. Flip the tab on the bottom edge of the mirror to select the day or night position.


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Parking Brake

NOTICE: Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles.

To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully. To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever. The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking ). brake is fully released (see page If you try to drive the vehicle without releasing the parking brake, the ABS indicator may come on, and the ABS may not work properly.


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Interior Lights

If the three-position switch is in the center position, the interior light will come on when you remove the key from the ignition switch.

The interior light has a three- position switch. In the OFF position, the light does not come on. In the center position, the interior light comes on when you open either door. In the ON position, the interior light stays on continuously.


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In addition, when the three position switch is in the center position with both doors closed, the two bulbs in the interior light can be turned on separately by the pushbutton switches next to them. Push the switch to turn the light on or off.

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Interior Convenience Items





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Interior Convenience Items

Beverage Holder

Accessory Power Socket

Console Compartments

This socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps).

The area between the seat 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.

Open the beverage holder by pushing on the tab. The lid will slide open.

Be careful when you are using the beverage holder. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passenger. Spilled liquids can also damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior.


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Interior Convenience Items

Audio Panel

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.

To open the audio panel, push on the top center, and let the panel swing down. To close, pivot the panel up, and push on it until it latches.

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Comfort and Convenience Features

The heating and air conditioning systems in your Honda provide a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions.

The standard audio system has many features. This section de- scribes those features and how to use them. (If you selected an optional audio system, refer to the operating instructions that came with it.)

. 74 Vents, Heating, and A/C . 75 Airflow Buttons . 78 Playing the Radio . 81 Radio Reception . 83 Playing a CD . 84 CD Changer . 85 Protecting Your CDs . 86 CD Player Error Messages CD Changer Error Messages . 87 Playing the XM Satellite Radio . 88 Remote Audio Controls . 93 . 94 Radio Theft Protection Cruise Control . 95

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Vents, Heating, and A/C





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Airflow Buttons

The outside air intakes for the heating and cooling system are at the base of the windshield. Keep this area clear of leaves and other debris.

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

Fan Control Lever Push this lever up and down to increase and decrease 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 airflow.

Air Conditioning (A/C) Button This button turns the air conditioning on and off. The indicator in the button comes on when the A/C is on.

ThesystemshouldbeleftinFresh 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 driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to Fresh Air mode.

Recirculation Button This button controls the source of the air going into the system. When the indicator in this button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is sent through the system again (Recirculation mode). When the indicator is off, air is brought in from outside the vehicle (Fresh Air mode).

Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger off and on (see page ).


Mode Control Dial Use the mode control dial to select the vents the air flows from. Some air will flow from the dashboard vents in all modes.

Airflow 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