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2007 Honda 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................................................................................................................iii Your Vehicle at a Glance.....................................................................................................................3 Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................5 Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System. Instruments and Controls.................................................................................................................43 Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls. Comfort and Convenience Features .............................................................................................. 83 How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving..................................................................................................................................109 What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving ..............................................................................................................................................121 The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Maintenance.....................................................................................................................................133 The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected......................................................................................................173 This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. Technical Information.....................................................................................................................199 ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada)............................................................... .211 A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................215 How to order manuals and other technical literature. Index...................................................................................................................................................... I Service Information Summary A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.

Accord Value Package Audio System

Congratulations on your selection of the 2007 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 messages shown on the information display 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 Honda 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.

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Main Menust Introduction

California Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: defects or other reproductive harm.

This product contains or emits chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth

Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record seat belt use, passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component. This data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the vehicle owner.

Service Diagnostic Recorders This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. The data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential and is never linked to the vehicle owner.

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Main Menust 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.

A Few Words About Safety

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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Main Menust Your Vehicle at a Glance

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

a G l a n c e

PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 20)

AUDIO SYSTEM (P.88)

MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.125)

INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS GAUGES

(P.51)

(P.46)

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.26)

DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 20)

POWER DOOR LOCK (P.63)

POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.68)

MIRROR CONTROLS (P.75)

ROOF SWITCH (P.71)

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.59)

HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.58)

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HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.57)

CLOCK BUTTON (P.54)

INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.58)

VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.131)

REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.104)

ENGINE START BUTTON (P.124)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.112)

CRUISE BUTTON (P.106)

HORN

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HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.84)

WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.56)

CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.106)

Main Menust 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 ...................... . 17 Lap/Shoulder Belt Automatic Seat Belt

. 18 . 18

Tensioners

Seat Belt Maintenance

............................... ............... Additional Information About Your . 20 ..................................... . 20 ...... Airbag System Components How Your Airbags Work ........... . 22 .. How the SRS Indicator Works . 25

Airbags

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

Indicator Works

How the Passenger Airbag Off ...................... ............................. ...

. 26 . 27 Airbag Service Additional Safety Precautions . 28

Protecting Children



General

Guidelines

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

. 29

All Children Must Be

Restrained

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

. 29

Your Vehicle is Not

Recommended for Child

Passengers

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

. 30

The Passenger’s Airbag

Can Pose Serious Risks

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

. 30 Additional Safety Precautions . 32 . 33 . 34 . 34 . 37 . 37 . 38

......... ... ............. ..................... .................... ........... Checking Seat Belt Fit ............... Using a Booster Seat .................. When Can a Larger Child Ride ........................ ... ............. ...................................

. 39 Additional Safety Precautions . 40 . 41 . 42

Carbon Monoxide Hazard Safety Labels

in This Vehicle

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Main Menust Important Safety Precautions

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