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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2009 Honda Civic was a wise investment.
It will give you years of driving pleasure.
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.
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  • Page 1

    Main Menu Congratulations! Your selection of a 2009 Honda Civic was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. 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.

  • Page 2

    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. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 3

    Safety Section − Instructions how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. − This entire book is filled with important safety information carefully. 2009 Civic Sedan A Few Words About Safety and one of , or CAUTION please read it −...

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    Refer to 2009 Civic GX Supplement for topics specific to the Civic GX. Owner's Identification Form Introduction ... A Few Words About Safety ... Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ... Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ...

  • Page 5

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them. 2009 Civic Sedan Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    : If equipped * * MOONROOF SWITCH (P.57) * AUDIO SYSTEM (P.114) * SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.100) 2009 Civic Sedan Your Vehicle at a Glance PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.102) (P.9, 30) HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.110) DOOR LOCK TAB (P.81) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.108)

  • Page 7

    Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. * HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.73) * FOG LIGHTS (P.74) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT * HORN (P.77) 2009 Civic Sedan WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P.72) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.30) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.76) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.76) *...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Additional Safety Precautions . Protecting Children General − Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained 2009 Civic Sedan Driver and Passenger Safety All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks If You Must Drive with Several...

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

    Alcohol and driving don’t mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with 2009 Civic Sedan every additional drink. So don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your friends drink and drive, either.

  • Page 10: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (11) Door Locks (12) Front Seat Belt Buckle Tensioners 2009 Civic Sedan Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash.

  • Page 11: Seat Belts

    − rear impacts − rollovers − 2009 Civic Sedan Help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle and against other occupants. Keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle. Help keep you in a good position should the airbags ever deploy.

  • Page 12: Airbags

    (see page for more information on how your side airbags work). 2009 Civic Sedan Your Vehicle’s Safety Features In addition, your vehicle has side curtain airbags to help protect the heads of the driver, front passenger,...

  • Page 13

    A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. 2009 Civic Sedan The rest of this section gives more detailed information about how you can maximize your safety.

  • Page 14: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Some models have the auto door locking/unlocking feature. For more information, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Front Seats Adjust the driver’s seat as far to the rear as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle.

  • Page 15: Adjust The Seat-backs

    See page for how to adjust the front seats. 2009 Civic Sedan Adjust the Seat-Backs Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the center of the steering wheel.

  • Page 16: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Have passengers adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. 2009 Civic Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash.

  • Page 17: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    This spreads the forces of a crash 2009 Civic Sedan over the strongest bones in your upper body. Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash.

  • Page 18: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    See page for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 2009 Civic Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting Position After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and...

  • Page 19: Advice For Pregnant Women

    2009 Civic Sedan When driving, remember to sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle.

  • Page 20: Additional Safety Precautions

    2009 Civic Sedan Protecting Adults and Teens Do not attach hard objects on or If a side airbag or a near a door.

  • Page 21: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    2009 Civic Sedan If the indicator comes on or the beeper sounds when the driver’s seat belt is latched and there is no front...

  • Page 22: Lap/shoulder Belt

    To refasten the seat belt, pull it out only as far as needed. 2009 Civic Sedan Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners.

  • Page 23: Seat Belt Maintenance

    ). Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. Honda provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Honda booklet for Warranty Information details.

  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (14) (10) Side Impact Sensors (First) (11) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (12) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors/OPDS Sensors Control Unit (13) Seat Belt Buckle Tensioners (10) (14) Rear Safing Sensor CONTINUED 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 25

    (15) Side Impact Sensor (Second) (16) Side Curtain Airbags (16) (15) (15) 2009 Civic Sedan Your airbag system includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the...

  • Page 26

    (see page 2009 Civic Sedan An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been turned off (see page An indicator on the dashboard that alerts you that the passenger’s...

  • Page 27: How Your Front Airbags Work

    (see page 2009 Civic Sedan After inflating, the front airbags immediately deflate, so they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls.

  • Page 28

    This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. 2009 Civic Sedan Dual-Threshold Airbags Your front airbags are also dual- threshold airbags. Airbags with this feature have two deployment...

  • Page 29

    SEAT WEIGHT SENSORS The passenger’s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat. Although Honda does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child (up to about 65 lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn the passenger’s...

  • Page 30: How Your Side Airbags Work

    ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. 2009 Civic Sedan How Your Side Airbags Work If you ever have a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will...

  • Page 31

    Your vehicle has a side airbag cutoff system designed primarily to protect a child riding in the front passenger’s seat. Although Honda does not encourage children to ride in front, if position sensors detect a child has leaned into the side airbag’s deployment path, the airbag will shut off.

  • Page 32: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    To get the best protection from the side curtain airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts and sit upright and well back in their seats. 2009 Civic Sedan How the SRS Indicator Works The SRS indicator alerts you to a potential problem with your airbags or seat belt tensioners.

  • Page 33: Indicator Works

    ). If it doesn’t come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. 2009 Civic Sedan How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works U.S. Canada PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s front airbag has been...

  • Page 34: Airbag Service

    Any object(s) touching the rear of the seat-back. If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible. 2009 Civic Sedan Airbag Service Your airbag systems are virtually maintenance free, and there are no parts you can safely service.

  • Page 35: Additional Safety Precautions

    If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. 2009 Civic Sedan Do not cover or replace front seat-...

  • Page 36: Protecting Children General − Guidelines

    Infants and small children must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the (see pages vehicle − 2009 Civic Sedan − General Guidelines Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash.

  • Page 37: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

    2009 Civic Sedan Small Children Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s front airbag can...

  • Page 38

    (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. Protecting Children U.S. Models Sun Visor Canadian Models Sun Visor 2009 Civic Sedan − General Guidelines Dashboard...

  • Page 39: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    2009 Civic Sedan If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in the back seat.

  • Page 40: Additional Safety Precautions

    A child left alone with the key in the ignition switch can accidentally set the vehicle in motion, possibly injuring themselves or others. 2009 Civic Sedan − General Guidelines Lock all doors and the trunk when Children your vehicle is not in use.

  • Page 41: Protecting Infants And Small Children

    2009 Civic Sedan Rear-facing Child Seat Placement A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front.

  • Page 42: Protecting Small Children

    Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a five- point harness system as shown. 2009 Civic Sedan We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat.

  • Page 43: Selecting A Child Seat

    Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. 2009 Civic Sedan In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- compatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt.

  • Page 44: Installing A Child Seat

    A child seat secured with a seat belt should be installed as firmly as possible. However, it does not need to be ‘‘rock solid.’’ Some side-to-side 2009 Civic Sedan movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat’s effectiveness.

  • Page 45: With Latch

    2009 Civic Sedan Rigid type Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker’s instructions.

  • Page 46

    If the tether strap is too long and cannot be tightened firmly, find a route where the strap can be tightened securely. 2009 Civic Sedan Installing a Child Seat Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker.

  • Page 47: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    2009 Civic Sedan To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor.

  • Page 48: With A Tether

    To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. 2009 Civic Sedan Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether ANCHORAGE POINTS...

  • Page 49

    TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR Center Position Lift the anchor cover, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 50: Protecting Larger Children

    2009 Civic Sedan Protecting Larger Children Checking Seat Belt Fit To determine if a lap/shoulder belt properly fits a child, have the child...

  • Page 51: Using A Booster Seat

    (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the states or provinces where you intend 2009 Civic Sedan to drive. Booster seats can be high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select,...

  • Page 52: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    To safely ride in front, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout a ride. 2009 Civic Sedan Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely ride up front, be sure to: Carefully read the owner’s manual,...

  • Page 53: Additional Safety Precautions

    Do not put any accessories on a Devices intended to seat belt. improve a child’s comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can make the belt less effective and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 54: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. 2009 Civic Sedan Carbon Monoxide Hazard With the trunk open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a hazardous condition.

  • Page 55: Safety Labels

    If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label, which is removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement. RADIATOR CAP DASHBOARD U.S. models only 2009 Civic Sedan SUN VISOR U.S. models Canadian models...

  • Page 56

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HOOD U.S. models Canadian models 2009 Civic Sedan Safety Labels DOORJAMBS U.S. models Canadian models...

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 58

    Keys and Locks Immobilizer System Ignition Switch Door Locks Power Door Locks Childproof Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking . Auto Door Locking 2009 Civic Sedan Instruments and Controls Auto Door Unlocking Trunk Emergency Trunk Opener Remote Transmitter Seats Seat Heaters...

  • Page 59: Control Locations

    AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P.88) (P.204) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. * If equipped * (P.57) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.102) * SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.100) 2009 Civic Sedan * AUDIO SYSTEM (P.114) HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.110) DOOR LOCK TAB (P.81) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.108)

  • Page 60: Instrument Panel

    HIGH BEAM SUPPLEMENTAL INDICATOR INDICATOR RESTRAINT SYSTEM (P.61) (P.61) INDICATOR MAINTENANCE MINDER INDICATOR MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.65, 350) (P.65, 349) 2009 Civic Sedan Instrument Panel LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.64) LOW TIRE PRESSURE TIRE PRESSURE (P.60) INDICATOR MONITORING SYSTEM (P.63) (TPMS) INDICATOR (P.63)

  • Page 61

    SUPPLEMENTAL INDICATOR INDICATOR RESTRAINT SYSTEM (P.61) (P.61) INDICATOR MAINTENANCE MINDER (P.65, 291) INDICATOR IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR 2009 Civic Sedan REV LIMIT INDICATOR (P.64) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.64) TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) INDICATOR (P.60) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.60) SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P.59)

  • Page 62: Instrument Panel Indicators

    If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. For more information, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Instrument Panel Indicators Parking Brake U.S. Canada...

  • Page 63

    With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. For more information, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Immobilizer System Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 64

    Si model only This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Instrument Panel Indicators Lights On Indicator This indicator reminds you that the exterior lights are on. It comes on when the light switch is in either the position.

  • Page 65

    ON (II) position. See page for more information on the VSA system. 2009 Civic Sedan Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator Si and Canadian DX-G with manual transmission models This indicator normally comes on...

  • Page 66

    If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service (see page ). For more information, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Instrument Panel Indicators Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Indicator U.S. models only This indicator normally comes on for...

  • Page 67

    This indicator comes on when the washer fluid level is low. Add washer fluid when you see this indicator come on (see page 2009 Civic Sedan Low Fuel Indicator LOW FUEL INDICATOR This indicator is in the fuel gauge. It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon.

  • Page 68

    Except Si SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR If equipped This indicator comes on when the security system is set. See page for more information on the security system. 2009 Civic Sedan Instrument Panel Indicators Malfunction Indicator Lamp See page Low Oil Pressure Indicator...

  • Page 69: Gauges

    U.S. model with A/T is shown. FUEL GAUGE INFORMATION DISPLAY TRIP METER 2009 Civic Sedan Display Change Button Press and hold until the speedometer, trip meter, and odometer readings switch between miles per hour and kilometers per hour. A beeper will...

  • Page 70: Information Display

    TEMPERATURE INDICATOR TRIP METER B TRIP METER A TRIP METER B ENGINE OIL LIFE 2009 Civic Sedan Gauges To switch the information display between the odometer, trip meter, outside temperature (if equipped), and engine oil life and maintenance item code(s), press the SEL/RESET button repeatedly.

  • Page 71

    19 mph (30 km/h). The sensor delays the display update until it reaches the correct outside temperature. This may take several minutes. 2009 Civic Sedan If the outside temperature is incorrectly displayed, you can adjust it up to 5°F ( 3°C) warmer or ±...

  • Page 72

    If the MIL does not go off, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. For more information, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Gauges Maintenance Minder The information display in the instrument panel shows you the...

  • Page 73: Fuel Gauge

    If it reaches the red (Hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. See page for instructions and precautions on checking the engine cooling system. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 74: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. * Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.73) * FOG LIGHTS (P.74) * HORN STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT (P.77) 2009 Civic Sedan WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P.72) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.30) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.76) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.76) *...

  • Page 75: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    12 mph (20 km/h). 2009 Civic Sedan While the vehicle is stopped and in gear, the wipers sweep the windshield whenever you remove your foot from the brake pedal.

  • Page 76: Turn Signals And Headlights

    When the light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’ position, the lights on indicator comes on as a reminder. 2009 Civic Sedan Turn Signals and Headlights Push the lever High Beams − forward until you hear a click. The...

  • Page 77: Daytime Running Lights

    Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. 2009 Civic Sedan You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. They will go off when the headlights...

  • Page 78: Instrument Panel Brightness

    The display returns to the odometer 5 seconds after you stop adjusting the brightness. 2009 Civic Sedan Instrument Panel Brightness To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to the position.

  • Page 79: Hazard Warning Button

    You have to turn the defogger on again when you restart the vehicle. 2009 Civic Sedan Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive.

  • Page 80: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 2009 Civic Sedan Steering Wheel Adjustment Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in position. Make sure you have securely...

  • Page 81: Keys And Locks

    The valet key works only in the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the trunk and trunk release handle locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility. 2009 Civic Sedan DX model MASTER VALET NUMBER (Black)

  • Page 82: Immobilizer System

    LOCK (0) position, remove the key, reinsert it, and turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position again. 2009 Civic Sedan The system may not recognize your key’s coding if another immobilizer key or other metal object (i.e. key fob) is near the ignition switch when you insert the key.

  • Page 83: Ignition Switch

    To turn the key, push it in slightly. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must also be in park. 2009 Civic Sedan If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may make it difficult to turn the key. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or right as you turn the key.

  • Page 84: Door Locks

    Each door has a lock tab next to the inside door handle. Pull the tab out to lock the door, and push it in to unlock the door. 2009 Civic Sedan Ignition Switch, Door Locks On DX models To lock any passenger’s door when getting out of the vehicle, pull the lock tab out, and close the door.

  • Page 85: Power Door Locks

    They are not disabled when all the doors are closed, or when the key is not in the ignition. 2009 Civic Sedan Childproof Door Locks Unlock Lock LEVER The childproof door locks are...

  • Page 86: Auto Door Locking/unlocking

    Park (P) position (A/T vehicles). The doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches 9 mph (15 km/h). This is the default setting. 2009 Civic Sedan Door Locks To turn off the Auto Door Lock modes: Make sure the shift lever is in the Park (P) position (A/T vehicles).

  • Page 87

    Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and make sure to close the driver’s door. 2009 Civic Sedan Push and hold the front of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door. You will hear a click.

  • Page 88: Auto Door Unlocking

    On A/T vehicles, move the shift lever to the Park (P) position. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2009 Civic Sedan Door Locks Auto Door Unlocking The auto door unlocking feature has five possible settings: The auto door unlocking is deactivated all the time.

  • Page 89

    Park (P) position (A/T vehicles). Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and open the driver’s door. 2009 Civic Sedan Push and hold the rear of the master door lock switch on the driver’s door. You will hear a click, and after about 5 seconds, you will hear another click.

  • Page 90

    Release the switch, and within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2009 Civic Sedan Door Locks To program the Ignition Switch Unlock mode: Unlocks the driver’s door or all doors when the ignition switch is moved out of the ON (II) position.

  • Page 91: Trunk

    Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. Even if your vehicle’s battery is removed or goes dead, the system keeps the auto door lock/unlock setting which you selected. 2009 Civic Sedan Trunk PULL TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE MASTER KEY...

  • Page 92: Emergency Trunk Opener

    See Carbon Monoxide Hazard , page 2009 Civic Sedan Trunk Emergency Trunk Opener RELEASE LEVER As a safety feature, your vehicle has a release lever on the trunk latch so the trunk can be opened from inside.

  • Page 93: Remote Transmitter

    If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the light goes off immediately. 2009 Civic Sedan If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock.

  • Page 94

    If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors, replace the battery as soon as possible. Battery type: CR1616 2009 Civic Sedan Remote Transmitter SCREW To replace the battery: Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Phillips-head screwdriver.

  • Page 95

    Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. Install the parts in reverse order. 2009 Civic Sedan As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 96: Seats

    Try to move the seat to make sure it is locked in position. 2009 Civic Sedan Seats To change the seat-back angle, pull up on the lever on the outside of the seat bottom.

  • Page 97

    2009 Civic Sedan They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against...

  • Page 98

    2009 Civic Sedan Seats Removing the Head Restraint To remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go.

  • Page 99

    If the restraints do not return to their normal position, or in the event of a severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by a Honda dealer. 2009 Civic Sedan For a head restraint system to work properly: Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or from the restraint legs.

  • Page 100

    On EX-L, Si, U.S. EX, and Canadian Sport models, the rear seat armrest is in the center of the rear seat. Pivot it down to use it. 2009 Civic Sedan Seats Folding Rear Seat The back of the rear seat folds down, giving you direct access to the trunk.

  • Page 101

    CENTER SHOULDER BELT When storing cargo, you can move the rear center shoulder belt out of the way by removing the belt from the guide. 2009 Civic Sedan RELEASE Pull To release the seat-back, pull the release under the trunk panel. Push the seat-back down, then let go of the release.

  • Page 102

    Loose items can fly forward and cause injury if you have to brake hard. See Carrying Cargo on page Never drive with the seat-back folded down and the trunk lid open. Carbon Monoxide Hazard page 2009 Civic Sedan Seats...

  • Page 103: Seat Heaters

    LO by pushing the bottom of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. 2009 Civic Sedan In the HI setting, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat’s temperature drops.

  • Page 104: Power Windows

    Keep the MAIN switch off when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally. 2009 Civic Sedan Power Windows Except DX and Canadian DX-G AUTO − To open or close the driver’s window, push or pull the...

  • Page 105: Moonroof

    To tilt the moonroof, push the center of the moonroof switch straight up. To stop the moonroof from tilting fully open, push the moonroof switch forward. 2009 Civic Sedan MOONROOF SWITCH Open Tilt Close To open or close the moonroof...

  • Page 106

    If you try to open the moonroof in below-f reezing temperatures, or when it is covered with snow or ice, you can damage the moonroof panel or motor. 2009 Civic Sedan Moonroof Auto Reverse If the moonroof runs into any...

  • Page 107: Mirrors

    Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). 2009 Civic Sedan ADJUSTMENT SWITCH Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down.

  • Page 108: Parking Brake

    The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page 2009 Civic Sedan Mirrors, Parking Brake Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and hubs.

  • Page 109: Interior Lights

    If you leave any door open without the key in the ignition switch, the ceiling light(s) will go off after 3 minutes. 2009 Civic Sedan SWITCHES DOOR ACTIVATED On models with moonroof The front ceiling light has a two- position switch;...

  • Page 110: Interior Convenience Items

    Interior Lights, Interior Convenience Items Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT COIN BOX COAT HOOK * BEVERAGE HOLDERS ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET * If equipped 2009 Civic Sedan CENTER POCKET VANITY MIRROR ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS * GLOVE BOX...

  • Page 111: Beverage Holders

    An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving. 2009 Civic Sedan Console Compartment LEVER ACCESSORY CONSOLE POWER SOCKET COMPARTMENT...

  • Page 112

    Playing a Disc Disc Player Error Messages . Playing a PC Card PC Card Error Messages Playing an iPod iPod Error Messages 2009 Civic Sedan Features Playing a USB Flash Memory Device USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages AM/FM Radio Reception...

  • Page 113

    (fresh air mode). FAN CONTROL DIAL MODE BUTTONS AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON (If equipped) RECIRCULATION BUTTON MAX A/C BUTTON 2009 Civic Sedan TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (All EX-L, Canadian Sport and Si...

  • Page 114

    When you select the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C (if equipped). 2009 Civic Sedan Vents, Heating, and A/C MAX A/C Button If equipped The system automatically...

  • Page 115

    A/C, selects , and switches to recirculation mode. Make sure the temperature is set to maximum cool. 2009 Civic Sedan Dehumidify the Interior Air conditioning, as it cools, removes moisture from the air. When used in combination with the heater, it...

  • Page 116

    Select Set the fan and temperature controls to maximum level. 2009 Civic Sedan Vents, Heating, and A/C To clear the windows faster, you can close the dashboard corner vents by rotating the wheel next to each vent.

  • Page 117: Audio System

    EX-L, Si, U.S. LX, LX-S, EX, Canadian DX, DX-G, and Sport models without navigation system U.S. Si model is shown. 2009 Civic Sedan U.S. EX, EX-L, and Si models with navigation system U.S. Si model is shown.

  • Page 118

    Push the top of the SEEK button to select the next segment, then turn the TUNE knob to select a letter. Repeat this procedure to set your message. 2009 Civic Sedan TUNE KNOB SEEK BUTTON To change the letter, select the previous segment by pushing the bottom of the SEEK button.

  • Page 119

    U.S. Si model is shown. ST INDICATOR AUTO SELECT BUTTON SEEK BUTTON TUNE/SOUND KNOB 2009 Civic Sedan The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/VOL knob or the AM/FM button.

  • Page 120

    10 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again. 2009 Civic Sedan Preset Each side of the buttons − (1 through 6) can store one frequency on AM, and two frequencies on FM.

  • Page 121

    , press the To turn off auto select A. SEL (auto select) button. This restores the presets you originally set. 2009 Civic Sedan Adjusting the Sound Press the SOUND (TUNE) knob repeatedly to display the bass (BAS), treble (TRE), fader (FAD), balance (BAL), and speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC) settings.

  • Page 122

    If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high. 2009 Civic Sedan Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control buttons to adjust...

  • Page 123

    Along with a large selection of different types of music, XM Radio allows you to view channel and category selections in the display. PRESET BUTTONS TUNE KNOB SEEK/SKIP BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 124

    DISP button, the display changes in the following sequence: Channel name, channel number, category, artist name, and music title. 2009 Civic Sedan You may experience periods when XM Radio does not transmit the artist’s name and song title information. If this happens, there is nothing wrong with your system.

  • Page 125

    2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, press and release the proper side of the preset button to tune to it. 2009 Civic Sedan XM Radio Display Messages XM is loading the ‘‘LOADING’’ −...

  • Page 126

    To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas. 2009 Civic Sedan Signal weaker in these areas. GROUND REPEATER Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator.

  • Page 127

    To get your radio I.D. number, turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. 2009 Civic Sedan Your I.D. will appear in the display. After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the satellite radio mode while you wait for activation.

  • Page 128

    RANDOM DISPLAY BUTTON BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON FOLDER KNOB 2009 Civic Sedan To Play a Disc To load or play discs, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. You operate the disc player with the same controls used for the radio.

  • Page 129

    − Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers 2009 Civic Sedan To Load a Disc Insert a disc about halfway into the disc slot. The drive will pull the disc in the rest of the way to play it. You operate the disc player with the same controls used for the radio.

  • Page 130

    With a disc in MP3 or WMA, the display shows the folder and file name. 2009 Civic Sedan To Change or Select Tracks/Files Use the SEEK/SKIP button while a disc is playing to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode).

  • Page 131

    WMA mode, press the RDM button repeatedly to select RDM (within a disc random play). You will see ‘‘RDM’’ in the display. Press the RDM button for 2 seconds to return 2009 Civic Sedan to normal play. In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-RANDOM This −...

  • Page 132

    Each time you press and release the SCAN button, the mode changes from file scan to folder scan, then to normal play. 2009 Civic Sedan To Stop Playing a Disc Press the eject button ( ) to remove the disc. If you eject the disc,...

  • Page 133

    ), or the preset 1 (DISC − + to select the next disc in sequence. 2009 Civic Sedan If you select an empty slot in the magazine, the changer will search for the next available disc to load and play.

  • Page 134

    PLEASE CHECK Servo Error OWNER’S MANUAL : Except Si model * 2009 Civic Sedan Solution Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc(s).

  • Page 135

    Mechanical Error No disc magazine in the disc changer High Temperature 2009 Civic Sedan Solution Press the magazine eject button, and pull the magazine out. If the message does not disappear or the magazine cannot be pulled out, see your dealer.

  • Page 136

    On EX-L, Si, U.S. EX, and Canadian Sport models CD BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. Audio System (Models without navigation system) iPod INDICATOR REPEAT BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON 2009 Civic Sedan AUX BUTTON DISPLAY BUTTON TUNE/SOUND KNOB...

  • Page 137

    The system will only play songs stored on the iPod with iTunes. iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks owned by Apple Inc. 2009 Civic Sedan iPods that are compatible with your audio system are listed below. * Model...

  • Page 138

    CABLE Pull out the USB connector from the holder and remove the cable from the clip in the console compartment. 2009 Civic Sedan DOCK CONNECTOR USB CONNECTOR Connect your dock connector to the iPod correctly and securely. Install the dock connector to the USB adapter cable securely.

  • Page 139

    After loading, you will * see Honda mark on the iPod. That means you can only operate your iPod using the vehicle’s audio unit. *...

  • Page 140

    TUNE/SOUND knob to switch the display to an iPod menu, then turn the TUNE/SOUND knob to select a desired list. 2009 Civic Sedan After you selected, wait for a few seconds until the display returns to the previous screen. The iPod menu is set.

  • Page 141

    Each time you press the RDM button, the mode changes from shuffle all play to shuffle album play, then to normal play. 2009 Civic Sedan NOTE: Available operating functions vary on models or versions. Some functions may not be available on the vehicle’s...

  • Page 142

    If you reconnect the same iPod, the system may begin playing where it left off, depending on what mode the iPod is in when it is reconnected. 2009 Civic Sedan iPod Error Messages If you see an error message in the display, see page...

  • Page 143: Ipod Error Messages

    Use of unsupported iPod Recognition failure of CONNECT RETRY iPod 2009 Civic Sedan Solution There is a problem with the USB adapter unit. Appears when the overcurrent protection feature of the system stops supplying power to USB because an incompatible device is connected.

  • Page 144

    On EX-L, Si, U.S. EX, and Canadian Sport models CD BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. Audio System (Models without navigation system) USB INDICATOR REPEAT BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON 2009 Civic Sedan AUX BUTTON DISPLAY BUTTON TUNE/FOLDER KNOB...

  • Page 145

    Do not connect your USB flash memory device using a hub. 2009 Civic Sedan Do not use an extension cable to the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle. Do not keep a USB flash memory device in the vehicle.

  • Page 146

    MPEG2/AAC LC − Partition: Top partition only Maximum layers: 8 − 2009 Civic Sedan Even if recorded in MP3, WMA or AAC format, a file with unsupported version cannot be played. If the system finds it, the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED, and then skips to the next file.

  • Page 147

    When the USB flash memory device is connected, the USB indicator is shown in the display. 2009 Civic Sedan Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP button, the display mode shows you in sequence, the folder name, the file...

  • Page 148

    Mode: You can select any type of repeat, random and scan modes by using the RPT button, RDM button, or SCAN button. 2009 Civic Sedan REPEAT This feature − continuously plays a file. To activate the repeat feature, press the RPT button.

  • Page 149

    Each time you press and release the RDM button, the mode changes from folder random, to all random, then to normal play. 2009 Civic Sedan This feature samples all SCAN − files in the selected folder in the order they are stored. To activate the scan feature, press the SCAN button.

  • Page 150

    ‘‘USB NO DATA.’’ If you reconnect the same USB flash memory device, the system will begin playing where it left off. 2009 Civic Sedan USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages If you see an error message in the...

  • Page 151

    NO SONG Use of unsupported USB UNSUPPORTED flash memory device 2009 Civic Sedan Solution There is a problem with the USB adapter unit. Appears when the overcurrent protection feature of the system stops supplying power to USB because an incompatible device is connected.

  • Page 152

    Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing the AM/FM Radio FM2 ICON FM1 ICON AM ICON AM/FM BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR PRESET BUTTONS U.S. Si model is shown. 2009 Civic Sedan AUTO SELECT ICON BACKGROUND ICON SOUND ICON...

  • Page 153

    AM is not available. If equipped * For information on XM radio, see page 2009 Civic Sedan To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset buttons, and auto select.

  • Page 154

    Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. 2009 Civic Sedan Each preset button’s frequency is shown on the bottom of the audio display.

  • Page 155

    To turn off auto select, AUTO SEL icon. This restores the presets you originally set. For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 156

    KNOB AM/FM BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET CHANNEL NUMBER TUNE BAR U.S. Si model is shown. Audio System (Models with navigation system) XM RADIO ICON MODE ICON PRESET BUTTONS 2009 Civic Sedan JOYSTICK CATEGORY INDICATOR CONTINUED...

  • Page 157

    On the navigation screen, you can also see the audio information by touching the AUDIO INFO icon on the lower of the screen. 2009 Civic Sedan To switch between MODE − channel mode and category mode, touch the MODE icon.

  • Page 158

    When you hear a channel you want to listen to, press the button or touch the icon again. 2009 Civic Sedan Preset You can store up to 12 − preset channels using each preset button or preset icons on the screen.

  • Page 159

    − code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is fully updated. Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally. 2009 Civic Sedan The signal is ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ − currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon.

  • Page 160

    SATELLITE Audio System (Models with navigation system) Signal weaker in these areas. GROUND REPEATER 2009 Civic Sedan The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas.

  • Page 161

    I.D. number and your credit card number. To get your radio I.D. number, press the TUNE 2009 Civic Sedan bar until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. After you’ve registered with XM...

  • Page 162

    FADER Adjusts the front-to-back − strength of the sound. To adjust the front/rear fader, touch the FR or RR icon. 2009 Civic Sedan Adjusts the side-to- BALANCE − side strength of the sound. To adjust the left/right balance, touch the L or R icon.

  • Page 163

    Each time you touch the background icon, the display changes. 2009 Civic Sedan Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control buttons to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page ).

  • Page 164

    CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR REPEAT BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. Audio System (Models with navigation system) CD ICON SKIP − BUTTON REWIND BUTTON RANDOM FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON 2009 Civic Sedan JOYSTICK SKIP + BUTTON...

  • Page 165

    160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MPEG1) 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) Compatible with variable bitrate − and multi-session − Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers 2009 Civic Sedan The specifications for compatible WMA files are: Sampling frequency: − 32/44.1/48 kHz Bitrate: − 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps −...

  • Page 166

    You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. 2009 Civic Sedan CLOSE BUTTON To return the screen to the upright position, press the CLOSE button on the edge of the screen panel.

  • Page 167

    (files in MP3 or WMA mode). Each preset button’s function is shown on the bottom of the screen. 2009 Civic Sedan You can also select an icon with the joystick. Move it to left, right, up, or down to change the highlighting and scroll through lists.

  • Page 168

    RDM button (preset 2). You will see TRACK RANDOM in the display. Press and hold the RDM button for 2 seconds to return to normal play. 2009 Civic Sedan In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER RANDOM − This...

  • Page 169

    Pressing either SKIP button (preset 5 or 6), or selecting a different folder with the TUNE bar, or pressing the SCAN button, also turns off folder scan. 2009 Civic Sedan Using a Track List FOLDER ICON TRACK/FILE ICON FOLDER NUMBER...

  • Page 170

    When you turn the system back on, the disc will begin playing where it left off. 2009 Civic Sedan Removing a Disc To remove a disc from the audio unit, fold back the screen by pressing the OPEN button (see page ).

  • Page 171

    ▼ If you select an empty slot in the magazine, the changer will search for the next available disc to load and play. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect discs, see page 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 172

    Cause FOCUS Error Mechanical Error TOC Error High Temperature 2009 Civic Sedan Solution Press the eject button, and pull out the disc. Check if it is inserted correctly in the disc player. Make sure the disc is not scratched or damaged.

  • Page 173

    CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR REPEAT BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. TRACK LIST ICON PC CARD ICON REWIND BUTTON SKIP − BUTTON RANDOM FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON 2009 Civic Sedan JOYSTICK PLAY MODE ICON SKIP + BUTTON...

  • Page 174

    You cannot close the screen (move it to the upright position) until the PC card is inserted all the way into its slot or removed. 2009 Civic Sedan Never insert foreign objects into the PC card slot. The specifications for compatible...

  • Page 175

    OPEN button beside the screen. The screen folds back, and the PC card slot appears. 2009 Civic Sedan Insert a PC card straight into the slot. The drive will read the PC card and begin to play it.

  • Page 176

    Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Select a Play Mode FOLDER MODE PLAY MODE ICON ARTIST MODE MODE INDICATOR 2009 Civic Sedan PLAY MODE ICON MODE INDICATOR PLAY MODE ICON ALBUM MODE MODE INDICATOR CONTINUED...

  • Page 177

    Select the desired mode by touching the appropriate icon, or move the joystick, then press the ENT. 2009 Civic Sedan After you select the play mode, the display changes to the selectable playing menu. If you select ‘‘Continue playing the Current Song,’’...

  • Page 178

    Each preset button’s function is shown on the bottom of the screen. 2009 Civic Sedan Icons on the screen can also be selected with the joystick. Move the joystick left or right and up or down...

  • Page 179

    Pressing the RDM button, or selecting a different folder/artist/album with the TUNE bar also turns off the repeat feature. 2009 Civic Sedan TRACK RANDOM (Random This feature within a folder) − plays the files within a folder in random order.

  • Page 180

    10 seconds each. After playing the first file of the last folder/artist/album, the system returns to normal play. 2009 Civic Sedan Pressing either of the SKIP buttons (preset 5 or 6), selecting a different folder/artist/album with the TUNE bar, or pressing the SCAN button, also turns off the scan feature.

  • Page 181

    The current folder is highlighted in blue. 2009 Civic Sedan ARTIST NAME In artist mode, the artist name is also displayed on the right side of each selectable icon.

  • Page 182

    RETURN ICON Folder mode is shown. When you select ‘‘Song Search’’ from the track list display, the song search menu appears. 2009 Civic Sedan TITLE BY KEYWORD ICON ALBUM ICON ARTIST ICON You can then select any of three modes to search a file: Title by Keyword, Artist, and Album.

  • Page 183

    Select the desired file by touching the appropriate icon, or moving the joystick and pressing the ENT. 2009 Civic Sedan Searching for a Song by Artist Name ARTIST LIST Select the Artist icon, and the artist list appears.

  • Page 184

    When you leave the vehicle, always remove the PC card from the audio unit. 2009 Civic Sedan Removing a PC Card To remove a PC card from the audio unit, fold back the screen by pressing the OPEN button (see page ).

  • Page 185

    PC card. Save the MP3 or WMA files in the PC card. MEDIA ERROR It appears when the unsupported PC card is inserted. The system supports CF card, Flash ATA card, and SanDisk 6-in-1 Card Adapter. 2009 Civic Sedan Solution...

  • Page 186

    Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing an iPod iPod INDICATOR USB ICON POWER/VOLUME JOYSTICK KNOB CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP − BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON SKIP + BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 187

    * Use only compatible iPods with the latest firmware. iPods that are not compatible will not work in this audio unit. 2009 Civic Sedan NOTE: Do not connect your iPod using a hub. Do not keep the iPod in the vehicle.

  • Page 188

    After loading, you will see Honda Logo mark on the iPod. * That means you can only operate your iPod using the vehicle’s audio unit.

  • Page 189

    Press the AUDIO button to display the screen, then touch the iPod MENU icon. 2009 Civic Sedan Select the desired mode by touching the appropriate icon, or move the joystick, then press the ENT.

  • Page 190

    To play a file, touch its icon on the screen. The current folder is highlighted in blue. 2009 Civic Sedan To Select Repeat or Random Mode: You can select any type of repeat and random mode by using the RPT button or RDM button.

  • Page 191

    ‘‘OK to Disconnect’’ message in the iPod display before you disconnect it. Make sure to follow the iPod’s instructions on how to disconnect the dock connector from the USB 2009 Civic Sedan adapter cable. The displayed message may * vary on models or versions. On some models, there is no message to disconnect.

  • Page 192

    If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. Audio System (Models with navigation system) Error Message UNSUPPORTED Appears when an unsupported iPod is inserted. Information of music nothing NO SONG 2009 Civic Sedan Solution...

  • Page 193

    Playing a USB Flash Memory Device WMA/MP3 INDICATOR POWER/VOLUME KNOB CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE FOLDER BAR REPEAT BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. USB ICON REWIND BUTTON SKIP − BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON SKIP 2009 Civic Sedan JOYSTICK + BUTTON...

  • Page 194

    Do not connect your USB flash memory device using a hub. 2009 Civic Sedan Do not use an extension cable to the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle.

  • Page 195

    48 320/VBR kbps (Max 384) − − Supported standards: WMA version 7/8/9 Partition: Top partition only − Maximum layers: 8 − 2009 Civic Sedan The specifications for compatible AAC files are: Sampling frequency: − 8/11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/ 44.1/48 kHz Bitrate: − 48 320 kbps −...

  • Page 196

    USB ADAPTER CABLE Pull out the USB connector from the holder and remove the cable from the clip in the console compartment. 2009 Civic Sedan USB CONNECTOR Connect the USB flash memory device to the USB connector correctly and securely.

  • Page 197

    Press the AUDIO button to show the audio display, then touch the Track List icon. The track list menu appears on the display. 2009 Civic Sedan FOLDER ICON RETURN ICON To scroll through the display, touch ▲...

  • Page 198

    RDM button (Preset 2). You will see ‘‘FOLDER RANDOM’’ in the display. To turn it off, press and hold the RDM button (Preset 2). 2009 Civic Sedan TRACK SCAN This feature − samples all files in the selected folder in the order they are stored.

  • Page 199

    ‘‘NO DATA.’’ If you reconnect the same USB flash memory device, the system will begin playing where it left off. 2009 Civic Sedan USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages If you see an error message in the screen, see page...

  • Page 200

    The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the USB flash memory device. There is a possibility that the files have been ULPNAYABLE FILE damaged. Appears when an unsupported USB flash memory device is inserted. UNSUPPORTED NO SONG Information of music is nothing. 2009 Civic Sedan Solution...

  • Page 201: Am/fm Radio Reception

    2009 Civic Sedan Driving very near the transmitter of a station that is broadcasting on a frequency close to the frequency of the station you are listening to can also affect your radio’s reception.

  • Page 202

    You may be able to receive a distant radio station one day and not receive it the next day because of a change in conditions. 2009 Civic Sedan AM/FM Radio Reception Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems.

  • Page 203: Protecting Your Discs

    Never try to insert foreign objects in the disc player. 2009 Civic Sedan Handle a disc by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the disc.

  • Page 204

    Examples of these discs are shown to the right: Bubbled, wrinkled, labeled, and excessively thick discs Bubbled/ With Label/ Using Printer Wrinkled Sticker Label Kit Damaged discs Chipped/ Warped Cracked 2009 Civic Sedan Protecting Your Discs Sealed With Plastic Ring Poor quality discs Burrs CONTINUED...

  • Page 205

    CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions. Scratches and fingerprints on the discs may cause the sound to skip. 2009 Civic Sedan Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. Audio unit may not play the...

  • Page 206: Remote Audio Controls

    Press and release the bottom ( ) to go back to − the previous station. 2009 Civic Sedan Remote Audio Controls To activate the seek function, press and hold the top ( ) or bottom ( ) +...

  • Page 207

    The auxiliary input jack is underneath the accessory power socket on the front panel. The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories. When a compatible audio unit is connected to the jack, press the AUX button to select it. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 208: Radio Theft Protection

    You have 10 tries to enter the correct code. If you are unsuccessful in 10 attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 hour before trying again. 2009 Civic Sedan Radio Theft Protection...

  • Page 209: Setting The Clock

    MINUTE BUTTON U.S. Si model is shown. For example: 1:06 will reset to 1:00 1:52 will reset to 2:00 2009 Civic Sedan RESET BUTTON On models with navigation system The navigation system receives signals from the global positioning system (GPS), and the displayed time is updated automatically by the GPS.

  • Page 210: Security System

    It also alarms if the radio is removed from the dashboard or the wiring is cut. 2009 Civic Sedan Security System With the system set, you can still open the trunk with the master key or the remote transmitter without triggering the alarm.

  • Page 211: Cruise Control

    MAIN indicator on the instrument panel comes on. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 2009 Civic Sedan Press and release the SET/ DECEL button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel comes on to show the system is now activated.

  • Page 212

    When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the SET/ DECEL button. 2009 Civic Sedan Cruise Control Even with the cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing. After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

  • Page 213

    (40 km/h), and then press and release the RES/ACCEL button. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on. The vehicle will accelerate to the same cruising speed as before. Pressing the CRUISE button turns the system off and erases the previous cruising speed. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 214: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    Bluetooth Wireless Technology The Bluetooth name and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Page 215

    Visit , or call the handsfreelink.honda.com HandsFreeLink consumer support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. Microphone The HFL microphone is on the ceiling, between the spotlights. The microphone is shared with the navigation system.

  • Page 216

    NOTE: Ensure that you use the HFL buttons, not the NAVI buttons, to give HFL voice commands. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The HFL buttons are used as follows: HFL Talk: This button is used before you give a command, and to answer incoming calls.

  • Page 217

    HFL MESSAGE On the map screen, you will see a ‘‘HFL’’ message on the screen. 2009 Civic Sedan BLUETOOTH INDICATOR indicator will also be displayed on the screen if your phone is linked to HFL.

  • Page 218

    To hear a list of available options at any time, press the HFL Talk button, wait for the beep, and say ‘‘Hands free help,’’ or ‘‘Help.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink When you are at the main menu, you can hear general HFL information such as pairing or setting up the system.

  • Page 219

    Bluetooth compatible, visit handsfreelink.honda.com , or call (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- HONDA-9. Your phone retailer should also be able to confirm that your phone is Bluetooth compatible. 2009 Civic Sedan NOTE: HFL does not allow you to pair your phone if the vehicle is moving.

  • Page 220

    Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Talk button, and after the beep, say Yes, to begin the pairing process, or No, to continue.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, if you say ‘‘Yes.’’ HFL responds ‘‘Entering phone set up: pair menu.

  • Page 221

    Press the Talk button and say a name. For example, John’s phone.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you want to use. For example, say ‘‘John’s phone.’’...

  • Page 222

    ‘‘What is the new name John’s phone ?’’ Then go to < > step 4. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name of the phone you want to rename.

  • Page 223

    HFL responds ‘‘The phone has been deleted.’’ ‘‘Go back’’ or ‘‘Cancel’’ does not delete the phone. 2009 Civic Sedan To list all paired phones, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ HFL responds ‘‘Phone setup...

  • Page 224

    If the system finds it, for example, HFL responds ‘‘Paul’s phone is linked.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink If no other phones are found or paired, the first phone remains linked. For example, HFL responds ‘‘No other paired phones...

  • Page 225

    Press the Talk button and say the number.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say a desired four- digit number. For example, say ‘‘1000.’’...

  • Page 226

    HFL responds ‘‘Security is disabled. Would you like to enable security? Press the Talk button and say Yes or No.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ HFL responds ‘‘What is the four-...

  • Page 227

    HFL’s guidance. You can also select a ‘‘System Clear’’ command to reset HFL (see page 2009 Civic Sedan To change your security passcode, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘System setup.’’...

  • Page 228

    HFL responds ‘‘A ring tone will be used.’’ You will hear a ring tone through the audio speakers to announce an incoming call. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink If you say, ‘‘Prompt.’’ HFL responds ‘‘An incoming call prompt will be used.’’...

  • Page 229

    HFL responds ‘‘123 456 7891. Press the Talk button and continue to add numbers, or say Call or Dial to place a call.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ HFL responds ‘‘Calling’’ or ‘‘Dialing.’’...

  • Page 230

    The ‘‘Select a number to call’’ screen is displayed. Select the desired number from the list to store it in HFL. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The ‘‘Select a number to store’’ screen is displayed. Select a desired number to call.

  • Page 231

    To end the call, press the Back button. 2009 Civic Sedan To redial the last number called by the phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Redial.’’...

  • Page 232

    Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The dial tones will be sent, and the call will continue. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To send a name during a call, do this: Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 233

    Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Transfer.’’ The audio switches between HFL and the phone. 2009 Civic Sedan Automatic Transferring This function allows you to transfer a call automatically to the HFL system. If you get into the vehicle while you...

  • Page 234

    Use the Transfer command at the HandsFree main menu to manually transfer calls dialed on the phone.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Muting a Call During a call, you can mute or unmute your voice to the person you are talking to.

  • Page 235

    After the beep, say the number. For example, say ‘‘123 456 7891.’’ HFL responds ‘‘123 456 7891. Press the Talk button and continue to add numbers or say enter.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan NOTE: Avoid using duplicate name entries. Avoid using ‘‘home’’ as a name entry.

  • Page 236

    Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ HFL responds ‘‘The number has been changed.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To delete a name, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’...

  • Page 237

    Eric ? < > Press the Talk button and say Yes or No.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ HFL responds ‘‘Calling.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers.

  • Page 238

    Visit , or call the handsfreelink.honda.com HandsFreeLink consumer support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. With your phone on and the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 239

    Visit handsfreelink.honda.com , or call the HandsFreeLink consumer support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. 2009 Civic Sedan To use the cellular phonebook with HFL, say or select a ‘‘Cellular Phonebook’’...

  • Page 240

    PIN Number: This option allows you to add, change, or remove a PIN number for any phonebook that has been imported. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To import the cellular phonebook You can import the phonebook of your cellular phone into HFL. Link your phone to HFL, and select ‘‘Cellular Phonebook’’...

  • Page 241

    ‘‘Search Imported Phonebook’’ from the ‘‘Select an option’’ screen. The display will change as shown above. 2009 Civic Sedan Select a phonebook from the displayed list. If the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need the four-digit PIN number to access the phonebook.

  • Page 242

    If the system does not find an exact match, say or select ‘‘LIST’’ when you finish entering the keyword. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The system will display a list of person’s names, with the closest match to the name you entered at the top of the list.

  • Page 243

    Select the desired number from the list to make a call. 2009 Civic Sedan To store a number in the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Say or select ‘‘Store in HandsFreeLink’’ from the ‘‘Select a number to call’’...

  • Page 244

    Enter the PIN number. You cannot access a PIN protected phonebook if you do not use the correct PIN number. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink After you enter the correct PIN number, or if the phonebook you select is not PIN protected, the following screen appears.

  • Page 245

    Select the phonebook you wish to add the PIN number to. When you select the phonebook without a PIN icon, the display will change as shown above. 2009 Civic Sedan Enter the four-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re-enter the PIN to verify.

  • Page 246

    PIN number for. The display will change as shown above. Enter your current PIN number. Enter your new four-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re- enter the PIN to verify. 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink...

  • Page 247

    Is this what you would like to do?’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ HFL responds ‘‘Preparing to clear the system, which may take up to two minutes to complete.

  • Page 248

    ‘‘La langue a été changée. Pour que le système identifie les téléphones qui ont été jumelés dans une autre langue, les noms des téléphones doivent etre ré-enregistrés.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Example for changing name tags: HFL responds ‘‘Quel est le nom Français pour Paul’s phone ?’’...

  • Page 249

    This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 250: Before Driving

    Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Service Station Procedures Fuel Economy Accessories and Modifications . Carrying Cargo 2009 Civic Sedan Before Driving Refueling Opening and Closing the Hood Oil Check Engine Coolant Check...

  • Page 251

    Use of a gasoline with a pump octane number less than 87 can lead to engine damage. 2009 Civic Sedan We recommend using quality gasolines containing detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and engine deposits.

  • Page 252

    Open the fuel fill door by pushing on the handle to the left of the driver’s seat. 2009 Civic Sedan Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.

  • Page 253

    ‘‘CHECK FUEL CAP’’ message on the information display. Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches. 2009 Civic Sedan Opening and Closing the Hood HOOD RELEASE HANDLE Park the vehicle, and set the parking brake. Pull the hood release handle under the lower left corner of the dashboard.

  • Page 254

    Put the support rod back into its holding clip. Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop. Make sure it is securely latched. 2009 Civic Sedan Service Station Procedures Oil Check DIPSTICK Except Si Wait a few minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil.

  • Page 255

    LOWER MARK Remove the dipstick again, and check the level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. 2009 Civic Sedan UPPER MARK LOWER MARK If it is near or below the lower mark, Adding Engine Oil on page...

  • Page 256

    MIN line, see Adding Engine Coolant on page information on adding the proper coolant. RESERVE TANK Refer to Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page for information about checking other items on your vehicle. 2009 Civic Sedan Service Station Procedure...

  • Page 257: Fuel Economy

    − Represents a combination of city and highway driving. The scale represents the range of combined fuel economy for other vehicles in the class. 2009 Civic Sedan Highway MPG Estimated Annual Fuel Cost Estimated Annual Fuel Cost − Provides an estimated annual fuel...

  • Page 258

    Keep your vehicle clean − particular, a build-up of snow or mud on your vehicle’s underside adds weight and rolling resistance. Frequent cleaning helps your fuel economy. 2009 Civic Sedan Fuel Economy Drive Efficiently Drive moderately − Rapid acceleration, abrupt cornering, and hard braking increase fuel consumption.

  • Page 259

    Liter Fill the fuel tank until the nozzle automatically clicks off. Reset trip counter to zero. Record the total gallons (liters) needed to refill. Follow one of the simple calculations above. 2009 Civic Sedan Miles per Gallon L per Kilometers...

  • Page 260: Accessories And Modifications

    Before you make any modifications or add any accessories, be sure to read the following information. Accessories Your dealer has Honda accessories that allow you to personalize your vehicle, or improve its performance. These accessories have been designed and approved for your vehicle, and are covered by warranty.

  • Page 261

    Some examples are: Lowering your vehicle with a non-Honda suspension kit that significantly reduces ground clearance can allow the undercarriage to hit speed bumps or other raised objects, which could cause the airbags to deploy.

  • Page 262: Carrying Cargo

    TRUNK CONSOLE COMPARTMENT * : If equipped CENTER POCKET GLOVE BOX * SEAT-BACK POCKET 2009 Civic Sedan Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Glove box Door and seat-back pockets * Console compartment Trunk, including the rear seats...

  • Page 263

    Follow all load limits and other loading guidelines in this manual. 2009 Civic Sedan Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit − Locate the statement ‘‘The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.’’...

  • Page 264

    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Both are on a label on the driver’s doorjamb. 2009 Civic Sedan Carrying Cargo Passenger Weight Cargo Weight (150 lbs x 2 = 300 lbs)

  • Page 265

    If you carry large items that prevent you from closing the trunk lid, exhaust gas can enter the passenger area. To avoid the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning , follow the instructions on page 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 266

    Driving Guidelines Preparing to Drive Starting the Engine Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission Parking Braking System Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ), Tire Pressure Monitoring Towing a Trailer 2009 Civic Sedan Driving aka Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System System (TPMS)

  • Page 267: Driving Guidelines

    The front or rear bumper may scrape when trying to drive onto an incline, such as a steep driveway or trailer ramps. 2009 Civic Sedan Because of the low-profile tires fitted to your vehicle, the alloy wheels are closer to the ground.

  • Page 268: Preparing To Drive

    Check the steering wheel adjustment (see page Make sure the doors are securely closed and locked. 2009 Civic Sedan Preparing to Drive Fasten your seat belt. Check that your passengers have fastened their seat belts (see page When you start the engine, check...

  • Page 269: Starting The Engine

    If the engine starts, release pressure on the accelerator pedal so the engine does not race. 2009 Civic Sedan If the engine fails to start, press the accelerator pedal all the way down, and hold it there while starting to clear flooding.

  • Page 270: Manual Transmission

    When you are not shifting, do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal. This can 2009 Civic Sedan Manual Transmission cause your clutch to wear out faster. Come to a full stop before you shift into reverse.

  • Page 271

    2nd to 3rd 27 mph (43 km/h) 3rd to 4th 39 mph (63 km/h) 4th to 5th 53 mph (85 km/h) 2009 Civic Sedan With 6-speed manual transmission Shift up Normal acceleration 1st to 2nd 17 mph (27 km/h) 2nd to 3rd...

  • Page 272

    With the clutch pedal pressed, move the shift lever to the first/ second gear side of the neutral gate, then shift to reverse. 2009 Civic Sedan Manual Transmission If you are still unable to shift to reverse, apply the parking brake,...

  • Page 273: Automatic Transmission

    Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible. 2009 Civic Sedan Shifting SHIFT LEVER RELEASE BUTTON To shift from Park to any position,...

  • Page 274

    Reverse (R) − pedal and press the release button to shift from Park to reverse. To shift 2009 Civic Sedan Automatic Transmission from reverse to neutral, come to a complete stop and then shift. Press the release button before shifting into reverse from neutral.

  • Page 275

    1, 2, D , and D, you can operate the transmission much like a manual transmission without a clutch pedal. 2009 Civic Sedan Engine Speed Limiter If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine speed will enter into the tachometer’s...

  • Page 276

    Insert the built-in key into the shift lock release slot. Push down on the key while you press the release button on the shift lever and move the lever out of Park to neutral. 2009 Civic Sedan Automatic Transmission RELEASE BUTTON SHIFT LOCK RELEASE SLOT...

  • Page 277

    The hot three way catalytic converter could cause these materials to catch on fire. 2009 Civic Sedan If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn the front wheels away from the curb. If you have a manual transmission, put it in first gear.

  • Page 278: Braking System

    If one circuit should develop a problem, you will still have braking at two wheels. 2009 Civic Sedan Braking System Brake Pad Wear Indicators If the brake pads need replacing, you will hear a distinctive, metallic screeching sound when you apply the brake pedal.

  • Page 279: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    ABS activates. However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice. 2009 Civic Sedan ABS Indicator If this indicator comes on, the anti- lock function of the braking system has shut down.

  • Page 280

    Severe or sharp steering wheel movement can still cause your vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic or off the road. 2009 Civic Sedan Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) A vehicle with ABS may require a longer distance to stop...

  • Page 281

    VSA system is generally known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The system also includes a traction control function. 2009 Civic Sedan If the indicator does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position, there may be a problem with the VSA system.

  • Page 282

    VSA on again. We do not recommend driving your vehicle with the VSA and traction control systems switched off. 2009 Civic Sedan VSA and Tire Sizes Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may cause the VSA to malfunction.

  • Page 283

    2009 Civic Sedan Driving on a significantly under inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 284

    ). If this happens, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA OFF switch again. 2009 Civic Sedan When you restart the vehicle with the compact spare tire, the TPMS indicator may also come on and stay on after driving several miles (kilometers).

  • Page 285

    Have the flat tire repaired by your dealer as soon as possible. 2009 Civic Sedan As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 286

    Towing a load that is too heavy can seriously affect your vehicle’s handling and performance. It can also damage the engine and drivetrain. 2009 Civic Sedan Towing a Trailer Tongue Load: The weight that the tongue of a fully-loaded trailer puts on the hitch should be approximately 10% of the total trailer weight.

  • Page 287: Towing A Trailer

    2,094 lbs (950 kg) on the front axle 1,830 lbs (830 kg) on the rear axle 2009 Civic Sedan Checking Loads The best way to confirm that vehicle and trailer weights are within limits is to have them checked at a public scale.

  • Page 288

    Leave enough slack to allow the trailer to turn corners easily, but do not let the chains drag on the ground. 2009 Civic Sedan Towing a Trailer Trailer Brakes There are two common types of trailer brakes: surge and electric.

  • Page 289

    2009 Civic Sedan Ask your trailer sales or rental agency if any other items are recommended or required for your...

  • Page 290

    When being passed by a large vehicle, keep a constant speed, and steer straight ahead. Do not try to make quick steering or braking corrections. 2009 Civic Sedan Towing a Trailer Backing Up Always drive slowly and have someone guide you when backing up.

  • Page 291

    If the automatic transmission shifts frequently while going up a hill, shift to D . 2009 Civic Sedan If you must stop when facing uphill, use the foot brake or parking brake. Do not try to hold the vehicle in...

  • Page 292

    See page obtain a copy, or see your dealer. for information on how to 2009 Civic Sedan Maintenance Maintenance Safety Maintenance Minder Fluid Locations Adding Engine Oil...

  • Page 293: Maintenance Safety

    Burns from hot parts. Let the engine and exhaust system cool down before touching any parts. 2009 Civic Sedan Injury from moving parts. not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 294: Maintenance Minder

    ON (II) position, and press the SEL/ RESET button repeatedly until the engine oil life display appears (see page 2009 Civic Sedan Maintenance Minder The remaining engine oil life is displayed on the information display according to this table:...

  • Page 295

    The 15 and 10 percent oil life indicator reminds you that the time is coming soon to take your vehicle in for the required maintenance. 2009 Civic Sedan SERVICE MESSAGE When the remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 percent, you will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’...

  • Page 296

    ) also comes on and remains on in the instrument panel. When you see this message, immediately have the indicated maintenance done by your dealer. 2009 Civic Sedan Maintenance Minder NEGATIVE MILEAGE If you do not perform the indicated maintenance, negative mileage is...

  • Page 297

    SUB ITEM All maintenance items displayed on the information display are in code. For an explanation of these maintenance codes, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Resetting the Engine Oil Life Display Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service.

  • Page 298

    Press the SEL/RESET button for more than 5 seconds. The maintenance item code(s) will disappear, and the engine oil life will reset to ‘‘100.’’ 2009 Civic Sedan Maintenance Minder Important Maintenance Precautions If you have the required service done but do not reset the display, or...

  • Page 299

    Keep all receipts as proof of completion, and have the person who does the work fill out your Honda Service History or Canadian Maintenance Log. Check your warranty booklet for more information. We recommend using Honda parts and fluids whenever you have maintenance done.

  • Page 300

    15,000 miles (24,000 km). Inspect drive belt Replace transmission fluid Replace spark plugs Inspect valve clearance Replace engine coolant 2009 Civic Sedan Maintenance Minder Maintenance Sub Items...

  • Page 301: Fluid Locations

    (Red cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) * : Except Canadian DX-G with manual transmission BRAKE FLUID ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Black cap) (Orange loop) 2009 Civic Sedan CLUTCH FLUID (Manual Transmission only) (Light gray cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop)

  • Page 302

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Si model WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK ENGINE OIL FILL CAP (Orange handle) 2009 Civic Sedan Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) CLUTCH FLUID (Light gray cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR RADIATOR CAP...

  • Page 303: Adding Engine Oil

    Certification Seal. This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving, and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. It is highly recommended that you use Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for optimum engine protection. API CERTIFICATION SEAL...

  • Page 304

    ‘‘For Gasoline Engines.’’ The oil viscosity or weight is provided on the container’s label. All models except Si: Honda Motor Oil is the preferred 5W-20 lubricant for your vehicle. 5W-20 oil is formulated for year- round protection of your vehicle, to improve cold weather starting and fuel economy.

  • Page 305

    WASHER Except Si Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then shut it off. 2009 Civic Sedan WASHER DRAIN BOLT Open the hood, and remove the engine oil fill cap. Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine.

  • Page 306: Changing The Engine Oil And Filter

    Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten the drain bolt to: 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) 2009 Civic Sedan Refill the engine with the recommended oil. Engine oil change capacity (including filter): Except Si 3.9 US qt (3.7 )

  • Page 307

    MAX line. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. 2009 Civic Sedan RESERVE TANK Always use Honda Long-life Anti- freeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent distilled water.

  • Page 308: Engine Coolant

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may use another major-brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement. Make sure it is a high-quality coolant recommended for aluminum engines. Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail.

  • Page 309

    Put the radiator cap back on, and tighten it fully. 2009 Civic Sedan RESERVE TANK Pour coolant into the reserve tank. Fill it to halfway between the MAX and MIN marks. Put the cap back on the reserve tank.

  • Page 310: Windshield Washers

    Fill the reservoir with a good-quality windshield washer fluid. This increases the cleaning capability and prevents freezing in cold weather. 2009 Civic Sedan Windshield Washers When you refill the reservoir, clean the edges of the windshield wiper blades with windshield washer fluid on a clean cloth.

  • Page 311: Transmission Fluid

    Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. 2009 Civic Sedan If the level is below the lower mark, add fluid into the dipstick hole to bring it to the level between the upper and lower marks.

  • Page 312

    2009 Civic Sedan Transmission Fluid FILLER BOLT Correct Level If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR GASOLINE ENGINES’’ as a temporary replacement.

  • Page 313

    DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed container, as a temporary replacement. Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. Have the brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.

  • Page 314

    Honda PSF as soon as possible. A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check the fluid level frequently, and have the system inspected as soon as possible.

  • Page 315

    Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. 2009 Civic Sedan High Beam Headlight To change the headlight bulb on the driver’s side, remove the engine coolant reserve tank by pulling it out of its holder.

  • Page 316

    Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb. If you replaced a headlight bulb on the driver’s side, reinstall the engine coolant reserve tank. 2009 Civic Sedan Lights Low Beam Headlight HOLDING CLIP To change the bulb on the driver’s...

  • Page 317

    Reinstall the inner fender cover. Then reinstall the holding clips, and lock them in place by pushing on their centers. 2009 Civic Sedan Replacing the Front Side Marker/ Parking/Turn Signal Light Bulb HOLDING CLIP To change the bulb on the driver’s...

  • Page 318

    Test the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. Reinstall the inner fender cover. Then reinstall the holding clips, and lock them in place by pushing on their centers. 2009 Civic Sedan Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs (In Fenders) FASTENER FASTENER Open the trunk.

  • Page 319

    Put the fasteners into the holes on the side of the trunk lining. Reinstall the screws. 2009 Civic Sedan Replacing Rear Bulbs (in Trunk Lid) FASTENERS Open the trunk.

  • Page 320

    On all EX-L, Canadian Sport, and Si models Push the trunk lid trim back into position. Put the fasteners into the holes on the trunk lid trim. Reinstall the screws. 2009 Civic Sedan Lights Replacing a High-mount Brake Light Bulb BULB SOCKET Except Si model...

  • Page 321

    Adjustment should be done by your dealer or another qualified technician. 2009 Civic Sedan SCREW To remove the fog light assembly, use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw, then carefully pull it out of the bumper.

  • Page 322

    Tighten the screw securely. 2009 Civic Sedan Lights, Cleaning the Seat Belts Cleaning the Seat Belts LOOP If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean them.

  • Page 323

    If you remove the driver’s floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle. If you use non-Honda floor mats, make sure they fit properly and that they can be used with the floor mat anchors.

  • Page 324: Wiper Blades

    Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised, or you will damage the hood and wiper arms. 2009 Civic Sedan Wiper Blades LOCK TAB Disconnect the blade assembly from the wiper arm:...

  • Page 325

    Remove the blade from its holder by grabbing the tabbed end of the blade. Pull firmly until the tabs come out of the holder. 2009 Civic Sedan Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back...

  • Page 326

    Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield, the passenger’s side first, then the driver’s side. 2009 Civic Sedan Wiper Blades, Wheels Wheels Clean the wheels as you would the rest of the exterior. Wash them with the same solution, and rinse them thoroughly.

  • Page 327

    Even though your vehicle is equipped with TPMS, we recommend that you visually check your tires every day. If you think a 2009 Civic Sedan tire might be low, check it immediately with a tire gauge. On Canadian models We recommend that you visually check your tires every day.

  • Page 328: P195/65r15 89h

    (EX-L, U.S. LX, LX-S, EX, Canadian Sport) Tire Size Cold Tire Pressure P205/55R16 89H Front/Rear: 32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm ) 2009 Civic Sedan Tires (Si) Tire Size Cold Tire Pressure P215/45R17 87V Front/Rear: 33 psi (230 kPa , 2.3 kgf/cm )

  • Page 329

    For additional information about your tires, see page 2009 Civic Sedan Tire Inspection Every time you check inflation, you should also examine the tires for damage, foreign objects, and wear.

  • Page 330

    10 years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear. 2009 Civic Sedan Tires The last four digits of the TIN (tire identification number) are found on the sidewall of the tire and indicate...

  • Page 331

    For best results, have the installer perform a dynamic balance. On vehicles with aluminum wheels, improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or balancing. Tire Rotation Front Front (For Non-directional...

  • Page 332

    Replacing just one tire can seriously affect your vehicle’s handling. 2009 Civic Sedan Tires The ABS and VSA system work by comparing the speed of the wheels.

  • Page 333: P215/45r17 87v

    (EX-L, U.S. LX, LX-S, EX, Canadian Sport) P205/55R16 89H (Si) P215/45R17 87V (all season tire) Optional 215/45ZR17 91W (summer tire) 2009 Civic Sedan See page for information about DOT Tire Quality Grading, and page for tire size and labeling information.

  • Page 334

    Security Chain Company (SCC). On DX and Canadian DX-G models Cable-type: SCC RADIAL CHAIN SC1030 2009 Civic Sedan Tires Except DX and Canadian DX-G models Cable-type: SCC RADIAL CHAIN SC1032 When installing cables, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and...

  • Page 335

    The label on the battery explains the test indicator’s colors. 2009 Civic Sedan TEST INDICATOR WINDOW Check the terminals for corrosion (a white or yellowish powder). To remove it, cover the terminals with a solution of baking soda and water.

  • Page 336: Checking The Battery

    Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled technician do the battery maintenance. 2009 Civic Sedan Checking the Battery If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected, or goes dead, the audio system will disable itself. The next time you turn on the radio, you may see ‘‘ENTER CODE’’...

  • Page 337: Vehicle Storage

    Also, apply a vehicle body wax to the painted surfaces that mate with the door and trunk seals. 2009 Civic Sedan Cover the vehicle with a ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made from a porous material such as cotton. Non-porous materials, such as plastic sheeting, trap moisture, which can damage the paint.

  • Page 338

    Taking Care of the Unexpected Compact Spare Tire Changing a Flat Tire If the Engine Won’t Start Jump Starting If the Engine Overheats Low Oil Pressure Indicator Charging System Indicator Malfunction Indicator Lamp Brake System Indicator Fuses Fuse Locations Emergency Towing 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 339: Compact Spare Tire

    (kilometers) driving with the compact spare tire, the TPMS indicator comes on and the low tire pressure indicator goes off. 2009 Civic Sedan INDICATOR LOCATION MARK TREAD WEAR INDICATOR BAR Replace the tire when you can see the tread wear indicator bars. The...

  • Page 340: Changing A Flat Tire

    Turn on the hazard warning lights, and turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle while you change the tire. 2009 Civic Sedan Changing a Flat Tire JACK TOOL CASE TRUNK FLOOR SPARE TIRE Open the trunk.

  • Page 341

    WHEEL NUT WRENCH Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn with the wheel nut wrench. 2009 Civic Sedan JACKING POINTS Place the jack under the jacking point. Turn the end bracket clockwise until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point.

  • Page 342

    The wheel cover cannot be removed without first removing the wheel nuts. 2009 Civic Sedan Changing a Flat Tire BRAKE HUB Before mounting the spare tire, wipe any dirt off the mounting surface of the wheel and hub with a clean cloth.

  • Page 343

    Tighten the wheel nuts to: 80 lbf·ft (108 N·m , 11 kgf·m) 2009 Civic Sedan CENTER CAP On EX-L, Si, U.S. EX, LX-S, and Canadian Sport models Remove the center cap before storing the flat tire in the trunk well.

  • Page 344

    Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving. 2009 Civic Sedan Changing a Flat Tire Store the wheel cover or center cap in the trunk. Make sure it does not get scratched or damaged.

  • Page 345

    With an automatic transmission, it must be in Park or neutral. 2009 Civic Sedan Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Turn on the headlights, and check their brightness.

  • Page 346

    Are you using the proper starting procedure? Refer to Starting the Engine on page 2009 Civic Sedan If the Engine Won’t Start Do you have fuel? Check the fuel gauge; the low fuel indicator may not be working. There may be an electrical problem, such as no power to the fuel pump.

  • Page 347: Jump Starting

    A/C, audio system, lights, etc. Put the transmission in neutral (manual) or Park (automatic), and set the parking brake. 2009 Civic Sedan Except Si BOOSTER BATTERY The numbers in the illustrations show you the order to connect the...

  • Page 348

    If the booster battery is in another vehicle, have an assistant start that vehicle and run it at a fast idle. 2009 Civic Sedan Jump Starting Start the vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have good metal-to-metal contact.

  • Page 349

    Keep the ends of the jumper cables away from each other and any metal on the vehicle until everything is disconnected. Otherwise, you may cause an electrical short. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 350: If The Engine Overheats

    Do not open the hood if steam is coming out. 2009 Civic Sedan If the Engine Overheats Safely pull to the side of the road. Put the transmission in neutral (M/T) or Park (A/T), and set the parking brake.

  • Page 351

    After the pressure releases, push down on the cap, and turn it until it comes off. 2009 Civic Sedan Start the engine, and set the temperature control dial to maximum heat. Add coolant to the radiator up to the base of the filler neck.

  • Page 352

    (see on page Emergency Towing 2009 Civic Sedan Charging System Indicator If the charging system indicator comes on brightly when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged.

  • Page 353: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    If they are not set, the test cannot be completed. 2009 Civic Sedan If your vehicle’s battery has been disconnected or gone dead, these codes are erased. It can take several days of driving under various conditions to set the codes again.

  • Page 354: Brake System Indicator

    If you must drive the vehicle a short distance in this condition, drive slowly and carefully. 2009 Civic Sedan Brake System Indicator If the ABS indicator comes on with the brake system indicator, have your vehicle inspected by your...

  • Page 355

    The under-hood fuse box is on the driver’s side, next to the brake fluid reservoir. To open it, push the tabs as shown. 2009 Civic Sedan Checking and Replacing Fuses If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse.

  • Page 356

    Removing these fuses requires a Phillips-head screw- driver. 2009 Civic Sedan Fuses FUSE PULLER Check the smaller fuses in the under-hood fuse box and all the fuses in the interior fuse box by...

  • Page 357

    FUSE PULLER Your vehicle has spare fuses on the back of the under-hood fuse box cover. 2009 Civic Sedan If you cannot drive the vehicle without fixing the problem, and you do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse of the same rating or a lower rating from one of the other circuits.

  • Page 358

    Use the preset buttons to enter the five-digit code (see page When the audio system is disabled, the clock setting in the audio system will be canceled. You will need to reset the clock (see page 2009 Civic Sedan Fuses...

  • Page 359: Fuse Locations

    − (15 A) Audio Amp 15 A IG Coil 15 A FI Main 7.5 A MG Clutch 15 A 7.5 A Interior Light 10 A Back Up If equipped * On models with VSA system * 2009 Civic Sedan *...

  • Page 360

    Left Headlight High Beam 7.5 A Small Light (Interior) 7.5 A Small Light (Exterior) 10 A Right Headlight Low Beam 2009 Civic Sedan Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Left Headlight Low Beam 20 A Headlight High Beam Main...

  • Page 361: Emergency Towing

    Release the parking brake. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock. 2009 Civic Sedan Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the above procedure exactly. If you cannot shif t the transmission or start the...

  • Page 362

    The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position, and make sure the steering wheel turns f reely bef ore you begin towing. 2009 Civic Sedan Emergency Towing...

  • Page 363

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 364

    (U.S. Vehicles) Treadwear Traction Temperature Tire Labeling Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required − Federal Explanation 2009 Civic Sedan Technical Information Emissions Controls The Clean Air Act Crankcase Emissions Control System Evaporative Emissions Control System Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery Exhaust Emissions Controls .

  • Page 365: Identification Numbers

    The VIN is also located on the engine bulkhead. Slide the cover on the engine compartment bulkhead to view the VIN. Always close the cover when finished. COVER 2009 Civic Sedan VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) CERTIFICATION LABEL...

  • Page 366

    The engine number is stamped into the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. Except Si 2009 Civic Sedan Identification Numbers ENGINE NUMBER AUTOMATIC/MANUAL TRANSMISSION NUMBER ENGINE NUMBER...

  • Page 367: Specifications

    Displacement Compression ratio * Spark plugs * Spark plugs * Except Si * 2009 Civic Sedan Water cooled 4-stroke * * SOHC i-VTEC , DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder gasoline engine * 3.19 x 3.44 in (81.0 x 87.3 mm) * 3.39 x 3.39 in (86 x 86 mm) *...

  • Page 368

    Taillights * High-mount brake light * Fog lights * License plate lights * Ceiling light Spotlights Trunk light 2009 Civic Sedan Specifications HFC-134a (R-134a) 14.1 15.9 oz (400 450 g) − − SP-10 High 12 V − 60 W (HB3) 12 V −...

  • Page 369

    Except EX-L, Si 0.08 in (2.0 mm) * Optional for Si (summer tires) 0° * − 0°45’ * EX-L, Si 7°24’ 2009 Civic Sedan Front/Rear P195/65R15 89H P195/65R15 89S P205/55R16 89H P215/45R17 87V 215/45ZR17 91W Spare T125/70D15 95M T135/80R16 101M Front/Rear 30 psi (210 kPa , 2.1 kgf/cm )

  • Page 370

    2009 Civic Sedan Traction The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to...

  • Page 371

    Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 372: Tire Labeling

    Speed symbol (an − alphabetical code indicating the maximum speed rating). 2009 Civic Sedan Tire Labeling Tire Identification Number (TIN) The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like the following example.

  • Page 373

    2009 Civic Sedan Required Federal Explanation As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

  • Page 374

    TPMS from functioning properly. 2009 Civic Sedan Required Federal Explanation Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to...

  • Page 375: Emissions Controls

    This section summarizes how the emissions controls work. * In Canada, Honda vehicles comply with the Canadian emission requirements, as specified in an agreement with Environment Canada, at the time they are manufactured.

  • Page 376: Exhaust Emissions Controls

    Clean Air Act. To make sure the emissions remain low, you should use only new Honda replacement parts or their equivalent for repairs. Using lower quality parts may increase the emissions from your vehicle.

  • Page 377: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter is referred to as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. The three way catalytic converter must operate at a high temperature...

  • Page 378: Emissions Testing

    6 hours or more. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40° and 95°F (4° and 35°C). 2009 Civic Sedan Emissions Testing Without touching the accelerator pedal, start the engine, and let it idle for 20 seconds.

  • Page 379

    Make sure the vehicle has been parked with the engine off for 30 minutes. If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see your dealer. 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 380

    Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information . Warranty Coverages Reporting Safety Defects Authorized Manuals 2009 Civic Sedan (U.S. Vehicles)

  • Page 381: Customer Service Information

    If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by the dealership’s management, contact Honda Customer Service. U.S. Owners: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Automobile Customer Service Mail Stop 500-2N-7A 1919 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, California 90501-2746 Tel: (800) 999-1009...

  • Page 382: Warranty Coverages

    Accessory Limited Warranty − Honda accessories are covered under this warranty. Time and mileage limits depend on the type of accessory and other factors. Please read your warranty booklet for details.

  • Page 383: Reporting Safety Defects (u.s. Vehicles)

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying American Honda Motor Co., Inc. If NHTSA receives similar com- plaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.

  • Page 384: Authorized Manuals

    2009 Honda Civic Navigation System Owner’s Manual 31SNAM30 2009 Honda Civic Honda Service History 31SNAQ30 2009 Honda Civic 4 Door Quick Start Guide HON-R Order Form for Previous Years-Indicate Year and Model Desired Service Manual: Covers maintenance and recommended procedures for repair to engine and chassis components.

  • Page 385

    Main Menu 2009 Civic Sedan...

  • Page 386

    Automatic Speed Control Automatic Transmission Capacity, Fluid Checking Fluid Level Shifting Shift Lever Position Indicators Shift Lever Positions Shift Lock Release Auxiliary Input Jack 2009 Civic Sedan . 60, Battery Charging System Indicator Jump Starting Maintenance Specifications Before Driving Belts, Seat...

  • Page 387

    Compact Spare Console Compartment Consumer Information Controls, Instruments and Coolant Adding Checking Proper Solution Temperature Gauge 2009 Civic Sedan Crankcase Emissions Control System Cruise Control Operation Customer Service Information . DANGER, Explanation of Dashboard Daytime Running Lights Defects, Reporting Safety *...

  • Page 388

    Specifications Starting Ethanol in Gasoline Evaporative Emissions Controls . Exhaust Fumes Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Belts by Fan, Interior 2009 Civic Sedan Features Filling the Fuel Tank Filters Dust and Pollen 5-speed Manual Transmission Checking Fluid Level Shifting the...

  • Page 389

    High Altitude, Starting at High-Low Beam Switch High-mount Brake Light Hood, Opening the Horn Identification Number, Vehicle . Ignition Keys 2009 Civic Sedan Switch Timing Control System Important Safety Precautions Indicators, Instrument Panel Infant Restraint Infant Seats LATCH Anchor System...

  • Page 390

    Manual Transmission Fluid Meters, Gauges Methanol in Gasoline Mirrors, Adjusting Moonroof MP3/WMA . 126, Neutral Gear Position 2009 Civic Sedan New Vehicle Break-in Normal Shift Speeds NOTICE, Explanation of Numbers, Identification . 63, Octane Requirement, Gasoline . Odometer Odometer, Trip...

  • Page 391

    Remote Transmitter Replacement Information Dust and Pollen Filter Engine Oil and Filter Fuses Light Bulbs Maintenance Minder Tires Wiper Blades 2009 Civic Sedan Replacing Seat Belts After a Crash Reserve Tank, Engine Coolant Restraint, Child Reverse Gear Position Rotation, Tire 315-317...

  • Page 392

    SRS Indicator START (Ignition Key Position) Starting the Engine In Cold Weather at High Altitude With a Dead Battery Steam Coming from Engine 2009 Civic Sedan Steering Wheel Adjustment Anti-theft Column Lock Stereo Sound System Storing Your Vehicle Supplemental Restraint...

  • Page 393

    Manual Fluid Selection . 308, Identification Number Shifting the Automatic Shifting the Manual * Treadwear Trip Meter 2009 Civic Sedan Trunk Opening Open Monitor Light Turn Signals Unexpected, Taking Care of the Uniform Tire Quality Grading Unleaded Gasoline USB Adapter Cable .

  • Page 394

    Alignment and Balance Compact Spare Nut Wrench Windows Operating the Power Rear, Defogger Windshield Cleaning Defroster Washers Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades Operation Worn Tires . 326, Wrecker, Emergency Towing XM Radio . 120, * :U.S. only 2009 Civic Sedan Index...

  • Page 395: Service Information Summary

    Do not use ATF (see page 2009 Civic Sedan Brake Fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary replacement (see page Tire Pressure (measured cold):...

  • Page 396

    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever.

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