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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.

Airflow is divided between

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

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Vents, Heating, and A/C

Air flows from the defroster

vents at the base of the windshield 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

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

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Turn the temperature control dial all the way to the left. Make sure the A/C is off. Select Set the fan to the desired speed.

and Fresh Air mode.

Using the Heater The heater uses engine coolant to warm the air. If the engine is cold, it will be several minutes before you feel warm air coming from the system.

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and Fresh Air mode.

Select Set the fan to the desired speed. Adjust the warmth of the air with the temperature control dial.

Using the A/C Air conditioning places an extra load on the engine. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge (see page 45 turn off the A/C until the gauge reads normally.

). If it moves near the red zone,

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Turn on the A/C by pressing the button. The indicator in the button comes on when a fan speed is selected. Make sure the temperature control dial is all the way to the left. Select 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.

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you can

Iftheinteriorisverywarm, cool it down more rapidly by partially opening the windows, turning on the A/C, and setting the fan to maximum speed in Fresh Air mode.

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To Dehumidify the Interior Air conditioning, as it cools, removes moisture from the air. When used in combination with the heater, it makes the interior warm and dry.

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Switch the fan on. Turn on the air conditioning. Select Adjust the temperature control dial to your preference.

and Fresh Air mode.

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

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

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Set the fan to the desired speed. Select . When you select

, the system automatically

switches to Fresh Air mode and turns on the A/C. Adjust the temperature control dial so the airflow feels warm. Select to help clear the rear window.

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

, the A/C stays on.

Vents, Heating, and A/C

To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice From the Windows

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2. 3.

. The system

Select automatically switches to Fresh Air mode and turns on the A/C. Select Set the fan and temperature controls to the maximum level.

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To clear the windows faster, you can close the dashboard corner vents and the vents on both sides of the instrument panel by rotating the wheel below the vent. This will send more warm air to the windshield defroster vents. Once the windshield is clear, select the Fresh Air mode to avoid fogging the windows.

For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving.

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Playing the Radio

A.SEL INDICATOR STEREO INDICATOR

AM/FM BUTTON

SCAN INDICATOR

SCAN BUTTON

A.SEL BUTTON

SEEK BAR

TUNE KNOB

PWR/VOL KNOB

PRESET BUTTONS

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Playing the Radio

To Play the Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/VOL knob or the AM/FM button. 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 AM/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.

To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: the preset buttons, and

TUNE, SEEK, SCAN,

AUTO SELECT

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Use the TUNE knob to

TUNE tune the radio to a desired frequency. Turn the knob right to tune to a higher frequency, or left to tune to a

lower frequency.



The SEEK function

SEEK searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the side of the bar, then release it.

or



The SCAN function

SCAN samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it. You will see SCAN in the display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal. When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 5 seconds.

If you do nothing, the system will scan for the next strong station and play it for 5 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again.



Each preset button can

Preset store one frequency on AM, and two frequencies on FM.

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Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each preset button. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to tune the radio to a desired station. Pick a preset button, and hold it until you hear a beep. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM.

The preset frequencies will be lost if your vehicle’s battery goes dead, is disconnected, or the radio fuse is removed.

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If you are

AUTO SELECT traveling far from home and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the Auto Select feature to find stations in the local area.

Press the A. SEL Button. ‘‘A.SEL’’ flashes in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM, and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons.

You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if Auto Select cannot find a strong station for every preset button.

If you do not like the stations Auto Select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN functions to find stations, then store them in the preset buttons as described.

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These two

Balance/Fader modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. BAL adjusts the side-to-side strength, while FAD adjusts the front-to-back strength.

Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control buttons to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is off.

). The audio system

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press the ToturnoffAutoSelect, A. SEL button. This restores the presets you originally set.

Adjusting the Sound Press the SOUND (TUNE) knob repeatedly to display the Bass (BAS), Treble (TRE), Balance (BAL), and Fader (FAD) setting.

Eachmodeisshowninthedisplayas it changes. Turn the SOUND (TUNE) knob to adjust the setting to your liking. When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘C’’ in the display. The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode.

Treble/Bass modes to adjust the tone to your liking.

Use the TRE/BAS



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Radio Reception

Radio Frequencies Your Honda’s radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequen- cies:

AM band: 530 to 1,710 kilohertz FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 megahertz

Radio stations on the AM band are assigned frequencies at least ten kilohertz apart (530, 540, 550). Stations on the FM band are assigned frequencies at least 0.2 megahertz apart (87.9, 88.1, 88.3).

Stations must use these exact frequencies. It is fairly common for stations to round-off the frequency in their advertising, so your radio could display a frequency of 100.9 even though the announcer may identify the station as ‘‘FM101.’’

Radio Reception How well your Honda’s radio receives stations is dependent on many factors, such as the distance from the station’s transmitter, nearby large objects, and atmos- pheric conditions.

A radio station’s signal gets weaker as you get farther away from its transmitter. If you are listening to an AM station, you will notice the sound volume becoming weaker, and the station drifting in and out. If you are listening to an FM station, you will see the stereo indicator flickering off and on as the signal weakens. Eventually, the stereo indicator will go off and the sound will fade completely as you get out of range of the station’s signal.

Driving very near the transmitter of a station that is broadcasting on a

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