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2005 S2000 Online Reference Owner's Manual Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com.

Contents



Owner's Identification Form

Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... i A Few Words About Safety................................................................................................................ ii Your Vehicle at a Glance................................................................................................................... 3 Main controls Driver and Passenger Safety ............................................................................................................ 5 Seat belts, SRS, and child protection. Instruments and Controls................................................................................................................ 37 Indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column. Features .............................................................................................................................................. 73 Heating and Cooling, audio, steering wheel and cruise control Before Driving................................................................................................................................... 99 Fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading. Driving .............................................................................................................................................. 111 Engine and transmission operation. Maintenance..................................................................................................................................... 121 Schedules, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage. Taking Care of the Unexpected...................................................................................................... 157 Flat tire, dead battery, overheating, fuses. Technical Information..................................................................................................................... 181 Vehicle specifications, tires, fuels, and emissions controls. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada)................................................................ 193 Warranty and contact information. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)...................................................................................................... 197 How to order. Index..................................................................................................................................................... I Service Information Summary Fluid capacities and tire pressures.



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Congratulations on your selection of the 2005 Honda S2000. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced sports cars in the world.

One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner’s manual in your vehicle so you can refer to it at any time.

Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights and responsibilities.

Maintaining your vehicle according to the schedules given in this manual helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment. When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer’s staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns.

Introduction

As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment.

symbol. This

California Proposition 65 Warning

This product contains

WARNING: or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Event Data Recorders

This vehicle is equipped with one or more recording devices commonly referred to as event data recorders or sensing and diagnostic modules.

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A Few Words About Safety

Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this vehicle safely is an important responsibility.

To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.

Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining your vehicle. You must use your own good judgement.

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You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, including:

Safety Labels − Safety Messages

on the vehicle. − three signal words: These signal words mean:

,

preceded by a safety alert symbol DANGER WARNING

, or

. CAUTION

and one of

You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions.

You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions.

You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions.

Safety Headings

− Safety Precautions.

such as Important Safety Reminders or Important

Safety Section Instructions −

such as Driver and Passenger Safety.

− how to use this vehicle correctly and safely.

This entire book is filled with important safety information carefully.



please read it

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Your Vehicle at a Glance

WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.47)

PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 19)

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (P.74)

AUDIO SYSTEM (P.78)

Y o u r V e h i c l e a t

a G l a n c e

HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.48)

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.50)

DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 19)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.102)

DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P.54)

POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.59)

MIRROR CONTROLS (P.66)

ROOF SWITCH (P.62)

HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.49)

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Your Vehicle at a Glance

REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.93)

CLOCK SET BUTTON (P.45)

INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.49)

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.50)

ENGINE START BUTTON (P.114)

HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNALS (P.48)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.102)

CRUISE CONTROL MASTER BUTTON (P.95)

HORN

4

WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.47)

CRUISE CONTROL (P.95)

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Driver and Passenger Safety

This section gives you important information about how to protect yourself and your passenger. It shows you how to use seat belts. It explains how your airbags work. And it tells you how to properly restrain children in your vehicle.

Seat Belts Airbags

Important Safety Precautions Your Vehicle’s Safety Features

......... ....... ....................................... ........................................... ......... ..... ...................... ............

1. Close and Lock the Doors 2. Adjust the Seats 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs 4. Fasten and Position the

Protecting Adults and Teens

. 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 10 . 10 . 11

Seat Belts

.............................

. 12

5. Maintain a Proper Sitting

Position

. 13 . 14 Advice for Pregnant Women Additional Safety Precautions . 15

................................ ..... ...

Additional Information About

Your Seat Belts

....................... . 16 .. Seat Belt System Components . 16 ...................... . 16 Lap/Shoulder Belt Automatic Seat Belt

Tensioners

Seat Belt Maintenance

............................... ............... Additional Information About Your ..................................... ......

Airbag System Components How Your Front Airbags

Airbags

. 17 . 17

. 19 . 19

Work

.........................................

. 19

D r i v e r a n d P a s s e n g e r S a f e t y

How the SRS Indicator

Works

. 21 Airbag Service . 21 Additional Safety Precautions . 22

....................................... ............................. ...

Protecting Children



General

Guidelines All Children Must Be

....................................

. 23

Restrained

...............................

. 23

Your Vehicle is Not

Recommended for Child

. 24

Passengers

Serious Risks

Protecting Small Children Selecting a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat Protecting Larger Children

. 24 Additional Safety Precautions . 26 . 27 . 28 . 28 . 31 . 31 . 32

.......................... The Passenger’s Airbag Poses ........................... ... ............. ..................... .................... ........... Checking Seat Belt Fit ............... Using a Booster Seat .................. When Can a Child Ride in This ..................................... ... ............. ...................................

. 33 Additional Safety Precautions . 34 . 35 . 36

Carbon Monoxide Hazard Safety Labels

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