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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Accord was a wise
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  • Page 1: Accord Coupe

    Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Accord was a wise As you read this manual, you will investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.

  • Page 2

    Main Menu Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure This data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by anyone else of any airbag system component.

  • Page 3

    Main Menu A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, is very important. And operating this including: vehicle safely is an important responsibility. Safety Labels on the vehicle.

  • Page 4: X31-te0-6000

    2008 Accord Coupe Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents 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) ......... Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column) Features (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink and other convenience items)

  • Page 5

    Main Menu Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Technical Information A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load and technical information. luggage and other cargo.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance MOONROOF SWITCH HOMELINK BUTTONS INSTRUMENT PANEL (P.108) (P.213) INDICATORS (P.55) CLOCK (P.201) (P.63) GAUGES COMPASS (P.206) DRIVER’S FRONT PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, (P.9, AIRBAG MIRROR CONTROLS HEATING/COOLING (P.102) CONTROLS (P.122) POWER DOOR LOCK CLIMATE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH SYSTEM...

  • Page 7

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ PASSENGER AIRBAG HEADLIGHTS/ BRIGHTNESS (P.73) WASHERS (P.69) OFF INDICATOR (P.30) TURN SIGNALS/ FOG LIGHTS HAZARD WARNING (P.70, BUTTON (P.74) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS INTERFACE DIAL (P.198) (P.161) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.283) STEERING WHEEL...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important Additional Information About All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Your Seat Belts ....... Back Seat ......... yourself and your passengers. It Seat Belt System Components . The Passenger’s Front Airbag shows you how to use seat belts.

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety every additional drink. So don’t drink Restrain All Children recommendations throughout this Children age 12 and under should and drive, and don’t let your friends section, and throughout this manual. ride properly restrained in a back drink and drive, either.

  • Page 10: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many (1) (6) (4) features that work together to protect you and your passengers (10) during a crash. Some features do not require any action on your part. These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment, front and rear crush...

  • Page 11

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Help keep you from being thrown Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat against the inside of the vehicle belts in all seating positions. and against other occupants. Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious Your seat belt system also includes Keep you from being thrown out...

  • Page 12

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags Your vehicle has a supplemental Your vehicle also has side airbags to In addition, your vehicle has side restraint system (SRS) with front help protect the upper torso of the curtain airbags to help protect the airbags to help protect the heads and driver or a front seat passenger...

  • Page 13

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need Always wear The rest of this section gives more What you should do: to know about your airbags are: your seat belt properly, and sit detailed information about how you upright and as far back from the can maximize your safety.

  • Page 14: Protecting Adults And Teens, Close And Lock The Doors, Adjust The Front Seats

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Locking the doors reduces the Adjust the Front Seats The following pages provide chance of someone being thrown out instructions on how to properly of the vehicle during a crash, and it protect the driver, adult passengers, helps prevent passengers from and teenage children who are large...

  • Page 15: Adjust The Seat-backs

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens If you sit too close to the steering Adjust the Seat-Backs wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front Sitting too close to a front airbag, or by striking the steering airbag can result in serious wheel or dashboard.

  • Page 16: Adjust The Head Restraints

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Head Restraints Reclining the seat-back too far Improperly positioning head can result in serious injury or restraints reduces their death in a crash. effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash. Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well Make sure head restraints are...

  • Page 17: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens take the force of a crash and reduces Fasten and Position the Seat Never place the shoulder portion of a the chance of internal injuries. Belts lap/shoulder belt under your arm or Insert the latch plate into the buckle, This could cause behind your back.

  • Page 18: Position, Advice For Pregnant Women

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting In addition, an occupant who is out of Advice for Pregnant Women Position position in the front seat can be After all occupants have adjusted seriously or fatally injured in a crash their seats and head restraints, and by striking interior parts of the put on their seat belts, it is very...

  • Page 19: Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens When driving, remember to sit Additional Safety Precautions Keep your hands and arms away upright and adjust the seat as far If your Two people should never use the from the airbag covers. back as possible while allowing full If they do, they hands or arms are close to an...

  • Page 20: Your Seat Belts, Seat Belt System Components

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts the beeper stops, the indicator will If the indicator comes on or the Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ stop flashing but remain on. beeper sounds when the driver’s seat shoulder belts in all five seating belt is latched and there is no front positions.

  • Page 21: Lap/shoulder Belt

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts All seat belts have an emergency If the shoulder part of the belt is Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belt goes over locking retractor. In normal driving, pulled all the way out, the lockable your shoulder, across your chest, the retractor lets you move freely in retractor will activate.

  • Page 22: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners, Seat Belt Maintenance

    When activated, When the tensioners are activated, Honda provides a limited warranty the tensioners immediately tighten the seat belts will remain tight until on seat belts. See your Honda the belts to help hold the driver and they are unbuckled.

  • Page 23: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by the dealer. A belt that has been worn during a Not checking or maintaining crash may not provide the same level seat belts can result in serious of protection in a subsequent crash.

  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Airbags, Airbag System Components

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (14) (11) (13) (16) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (12) (8) Front Impact Sensors...

  • Page 25

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Automatic front seat belt Weight sensors that monitor the Your airbag system includes: tensioners (see page weight on the front passenger’s Two SRS (supplemental restraint seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs system) front airbags.

  • Page 26: How Your Front Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags An indicator on the instrument How Your Front Airbags Work During a frontal crash, your seat belt panel that alerts you that the restrains your lower body and torso, passenger’s side airbag has been and the front airbag helps protect turned off (see page your head and chest.

  • Page 27

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what Dual-Stage Airbags looks like smoke. This is actually Your front airbags are dual-stage powder from the airbag’s surface. airbags. This means they have two Although the powder is not harmful, inflation stages that can be ignited people with respiratory problems...

  • Page 28

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags Advanced Airbags Your front airbags are also dual- Your front airbags are also advanced threshold airbags. Airbags with this airbags. The main purpose of this feature have two deployment feature is to help prevent airbag- thresholds that depend on whether caused injuries to short drivers and...

  • Page 29

    (see page under the seat. Although Honda To ensure that the passenger’s If it is not, the mat may does not encourage carrying an...

  • Page 30: How Your Side Airbags Work

    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, if the should wear their seat belts and sit position sensors detect a child has upright and well back in their seats.

  • Page 31: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If the side airbag off indicator comes If the impact is on the passenger’s How Your Side Curtain Airbags on (see page ), have the side, the passenger’s side curtain Work passenger sit upright.

  • Page 32: How The Srs Indicator Works, Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator If you see any of these indications, U.S. Canada How the Side Works the airbags and seat belt tensioners Airbag Off The SRS indicator alerts you to a may not work properly when you Indicator Works potential problem with your airbags...

  • Page 33: How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the If the indicator comes on with no How the Passenger Airbag Off front seat can cause the indicator to front seat passenger and no objects Indicator Works come on.

  • Page 34: Airbag Service, 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. CONTINUED 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 35

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Do not cover or replace front seat- back covers without consulting Improperly replacing your dealer. or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. Do not expose the front passenger’s If water or seat-back to liquid.

  • Page 36: All Children Must Be Restrained

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because Children who are unrestrained they are either unrestrained or not or improperly restrained can be properly restrained.

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

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines All Children Should Sit in a Back The Passenger’s Front Airbag Small Children Seat Can Pose Serious Risks Placing a forward-facing child seat in According to accident statistics, Front airbags have been designed to the front seat of a vehicle equipped children of all ages and sizes are help protect adults in a moderate to...

  • Page 38: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s U.S. Models front airbag hazards, and that SUN VISORS DASHBOARD children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S.

  • Page 39: If You Must Drive With Several Children, Attention

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines If a child requires close physical If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close attention or frequent visual contact, Children Attention Your vehicle has a back seat where Many parents say they prefer to put we strongly recommend that another children can be properly restrained.

  • Page 40

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Make sure any unused seat belt Lock both doors and the trunk Never hold an infant or child on that a child can reach is buckled, when your vehicle is not in use. If you are not wearing a Children who play in vehicles can your lap.

  • Page 41: Protecting Infants And Small Children, Protecting Infants

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Two types of seats may be used: a Protecting Infants Rear-facing Child Seat Placement seat designed exclusively for infants, A rear-facing child seat can be placed or a convertible seat used in the rear- in any seating position in the back facing, reclining mode.

  • Page 42: Protecting Small Children

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we Protecting Small Children We also recommend that a small strongly recommend that you install child use the child seat until the child the child seat directly behind the reaches the weight or height limit front passenger’s seat, move the seat for the seat.

  • Page 43: Selecting A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat Even with advanced front airbags In seating positions and vehicles not Selecting a Child Seat that automatically turn the When buying a child seat, you need equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- passenger’s front airbag off (see to choose either a conventional child...

  • Page 44: Installing A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat movement can be expected and The child seat should fit the Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat should not reduce the child seat’s vehicle seating position (or and a good place to install the seat, effectiveness.

  • Page 45: With Latch

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTON LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer rear seats. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH.

  • Page 46

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Push and pull the child seat TETHER STRAP forward and from side-to-side to HOOK verify that it is secure. Flexible type ANCHOR Other LATCH-compatible seats Lift the head restraint (see page have a flexible-type connector as ), then route the tether strap shown above.

  • Page 47: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt.

  • Page 48

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side-to-side to the belt near the buckle, and pull...

  • Page 49: With A Tether

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Using an Anchor Tether TETHER STRAP TETHER STRAP HOOK HOOK Outer Position Center Position ANCHOR ANCHOR TETHER ANCHORAGE POINTS After properly securing the child Tighten the strap according to the A child seat with a tether can be seat (see page ), lift the head...

  • Page 50: Protecting Larger Children, Checking Seat Belt Fit

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the Checking Seat Belt Fit recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the Allowing a child age 12 or under child should sit in a back seat on a to sit in front can result in injury booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder or death if the passenger’s front...

  • Page 51: Using A Booster Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Some states and Canadian provinces Using a Booster Seat between the child’s neck and arm? also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or Is the lap part of the belt as low as weight (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs).

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

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children If a child who uses a booster seat When Can a Larger Child Sit in Of course, children vary widely. And must ride in front, move the vehicle Front while age may be one indicator of seat as far back as possible and be The National Highway Traffic Safety when a child can safely ride in front,...

  • Page 53

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely Additional Safety Precautions Do not put any accessories on a ride up front, be sure to: Devices intended to Do not let a child wear a seat belt seat belt.

  • Page 54: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the trunk open, airflow can pull carbon monoxide gas. Carbon exhaust gas into your vehicle’s monoxide should not enter the interior and create a hazardous Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. vehicle in normal driving if you condition.

  • Page 55: Safety Labels

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels These labels are in the locations SUN VISORS shown. They warn you of potential U.S. models Canadian models hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S.

  • Page 56

    Main Menu Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Outside Temperature Driver’s Seat Manual Height the controls and displays that Indicator ........Adjustment ......contribute to the daily operation of Check Fuel Cap Message ..Armrest ........your vehicle. All the essential Maintenance Minder ....

  • Page 57: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Control Locations MOONROOF SWITCH HOMELINK BUTTONS (P.108) (P.213) CLOCK (P.201) INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPASS (P.206) INDICATORS (P.55) (P.63) GAUGES MIRROR CONTROLS HEATING/COOLING (P.102) CONTROLS (P.122) POWER DOOR LOCK CLIMATE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH SYSTEM (P.80) (P.127) POWER WINDOW AUDIO SYSTEM SWITCHES (P.135)

  • Page 58: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel MAINTENANCE MINDER INDICATOR (P.61) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.60) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.61) DOOR AND TRUNK OPEN INDICATOR (P.61) DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS INDICATOR (P.60) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.62) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.57, 363)

  • Page 59: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many If either of you do not fasten your Seat Belt Reminder indicators to give you important seat belt while driving, the beeper Indicator information about your vehicle. This indicator comes on when you will sound and the indicator will flash turn the ignition switch to the ON...

  • Page 60

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Parking Brake and Supplemental Restraint U.S. Canada U.S. Canada Brake System System Indicator Side Airbag Off This indicator comes on briefly when Indicator Indicator This indicator has two functions: you turn the ignition switch to the This indicator comes on briefly when ON (II) position.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Anti-lock Brake System Immobilizer System Turn Signal and (ABS) Indicator Indicator Hazard Warning This indicator normally comes on for This indicator comes on briefly when Indicators a few seconds when you turn the you turn the ignition switch to the The left or right turn signal indicator ignition switch to the ON (II)

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Low Tire Pressure Tire Pressure Monitoring Fuel Economy Indicator Indicator System (TPMS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for This indicator normally comes on for V6 models with automatic transmission a few seconds when you turn the a few seconds when you turn the While the engine is operating in its ignition switch to the ON (II)

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Daytime Running Lights Lights On Indicator Low Fuel Indicator Indicator If this indicator comes on when you This indicator reminds you that the This indicator comes on as a turn the ignition switch to the ON exterior lights are on.

  • Page 64

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Maintenance Minder Door and Trunk Open Indicator Security System Indicator Indicator SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on for a few DRIVER’S seconds when you turn the ignition DOOR OPEN switch to the ON (II) position. It INDICATOR reminds you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled...

  • Page 65

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator Cruise Main Indicator (VSA) System Indicator This indicator normally comes on for This indicator has three functions: This indicator comes on when you a few seconds when you turn the turn on the cruise control system by ignition switch to the ON (II) It comes on as a reminder that you...

  • Page 66

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER FUEL GAUGE TEMPERATURE GAUGE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR TRIP METER SELECT/RESET KNOB ODOMETER/CHECK FUEL CAP MESSAGE INFORMATION DISPLAY U.S. A/T model is shown. If equipped 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 67

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Odometer INFORMATION DISPLAY The odometer shows the total TRIP METER A ODOMETER distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial OUTSIDE ENGINE OIL...

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Trip Meter Fuel Gauge Temperature Gauge The trip meter shows the number of This shows how much fuel you have. This shows the temperature of the miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) It may show slightly more or less engine’s coolant.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges The sensor delays the display update When the temperature reaches the Outside Temperature Indicator until it reaches the correct outside desired value, release the select/ If equipped This indicator displays the outside temperature. This may take several reset knob.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Check Fuel Cap Message Maintenance Minder If your fuel fill cap is loose or The information display in the missing, a ‘‘CHECK FUEL CAP’’ instrument panel shows you the message appears on the information engine oil life and maintenance display after you start the engine.

  • Page 71: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel INSTRUMENT PANEL WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ PASSENGER AIRBAG HEADLIGHTS/ BRIGHTNESS (P.73) WASHERS (P.69) OFF INDICATOR (P.30) TURN SIGNALS/ FOG LIGHTS HAZARD WARNING (P.70, BUTTON (P.74) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS INTERFACE DIAL (P.198) (P.161) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH...

  • Page 72: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Windshield Wipers MIST The wipers run at high Windshield Washers Pull the speed until you release the lever. wiper control lever toward you, and hold it. The washers spray The wipers are not activated. until you release the lever.

  • Page 73: Turn Signals And Headlights

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Turn Signals and Headlights Push down on the Turn Signal When the light switch is in the lever to signal a left turn and up to ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’ position, the signal a right turn. To signal a lane lights on indicator comes on as a change, push lightly on the lever, reminder.

  • Page 74

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights Even with the automatic lighting EX-L and all V6 models LIGHT SENSOR AUTO The automatic lighting feature turned on, we recommend feature turns on the headlights and that you turn on the lights manually all other exterior lights, when it when driving at night or in a dense senses low ambient light.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights If you turn the ignition switch to the Automatic Lighting Off Feature Daytime Running Lights This feature turns off the headlights, LOCK (0) position with the With the headlight switch off or in all other exterior lights, and the headlight switch on, but do not open position, the high beam instrument panel lights within 15...

  • Page 76

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fog Lights, Instrument Panel Brightness Fog Lights You can use the fog lights only when Instrument Panel Brightness the headlights are on low beam. With the light switch in the AUTO position (if equipped), you can also use the fog lights when the headlights turn on automatically.

  • Page 77

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Brightness, Hazard Warning Button The instrument panel will illuminate Hazard Warning Button with reduced brightness when you unlock and open the driver’s door. The brightness will increase slightly when you insert the key in the ignition switch, then go to normal brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II)

  • Page 78: Rear Window Defogger

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Window Defogger U.S. LX, LX-S Except U.S. LX, Manual A/C type Auto A/C type Vehicles with navigation system LX-S The rear window defogger will clear The defogger and antenna wires on On vehicles with automatic air fog, frost, and thin ice from the conditioning system the inside of the rear window can be...

  • Page 79: Steering Wheel Adjustments

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel adjustment Push the lever up to lock the before you start driving. steering wheel in position. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, Adjusting the steering wheel and out.

  • Page 80: Keys And Locks

    They will not REMOTE have to get a lost key replaced. Use work to start the engine if the TRANSMITTER only Honda-approved key blanks. circuits are damaged. Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.

  • Page 81: Immobilizer System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Immobilizer System The immobilizer system protects If the system repeatedly does not As required by the FCC: your vehicle from theft. If an recognize the coding of your key, This device complies with Part 15 of the improperly-coded key (or other contact your dealer.

  • Page 82: Ignition Switch

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the You will hear a reminder beeper if anti-theft lock may make it difficult you leave the key in the ignition to turn the key. Firmly turn the switch in the LOCK (0) or the steering wheel to the left or right as ACCESSORY (I) position and open...

  • Page 83: Door Locks

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Both doors can be locked from the LOCK TAB POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH outside by using the key in the Lock driver’s door. To unlock only the driver’s door, insert the key, turn it Lock clockwise, and release it.

  • Page 84

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Auto Door Locking Lockout Prevention If you forget and leave the key in the Your vehicle has customizable The auto door locking feature has ignition switch, lockout prevention settings for the doors to three possible settings: will not allow you to lock the driver’s automatically lock and unlock.

  • Page 85

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the front of the To turn off the Auto Door Lock To program the Park Lock mode: master door lock switch on the modes: Locks both doors when the shift lever is driver’s door until you hear a click moved out of the Park (P) position (A/T (after about 5 seconds).

  • Page 86

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the front of the Push and hold the front of the To program the Drive Lock mode: master door lock switch on the Locks both doors when the vehicle’s master door lock switch on the driver’s door.

  • Page 87

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the Auto Door Unlocking To turn off the Auto Door Unlock The auto door unlocking feature master door lock switch on the modes: has five possible settings: driver’s door.

  • Page 88

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the To program the Park Unlock mode: To program the Ignition Switch Unlocks the driver’s door or both doors master door lock switch on the Unlock mode: driver’s door.

  • Page 89

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks push and hold the Release the switch, and within 5 Even though your vehicle’s battery is On A/T vehicles, brake pedal, then move the shift seconds, turn the ignition switch removed or goes dead, the system lever out of the Park (P) position.

  • Page 90: Remote Transmitter

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once You can also open both power to unlock the driver’s door. Push it windows and the moonroof (if LOCK twice to unlock the passenger’s door. equipped) from outside the vehicle BUTTON Some exterior lights will flash twice with the remote transmitter (see...

  • Page 91

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Replacing the Transmitter Battery Avoid dropping or throwing the If it takes several pushes on the transmitter. button to lock or unlock the doors, replace the battery as soon as Protect the transmitter from possible.

  • Page 92

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Remove the old battery, and insert As required by the FCC: a new battery into the back of the This device complies with Part 15 of the cover with the side facing down. FCC rules.

  • Page 93

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Trunk To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid. Pull Keep the trunk lid closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the lid, and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page...

  • Page 94

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Trunk Even if the trunk release lever is Emergency Trunk Opener Parents should decide if their locked with the master key, you can children should be shown how to use open the trunk with the remote this feature.

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Moves the whole seat up Driver’s Seat Power Adjustments and forward, or down Except LX and EX and backward. The front See pages for important safety of the seat also tilts up or information and warnings about how to down at the same time.

  • Page 96

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Front Seat Manual Adjustments See pages for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seat- backs. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. To adjust the seat forward or To change the seat-back angle, pull backward, pull up on the bar under up on the lever on the outside of the...

  • Page 97

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Driver’s Seat Manual Height Armrest Rear Seat Access Adjustment Driver’s Side RELEASE LEVER To use the console lid as an armrest, LX and EX models slide it to one of its three positions. On all V6 models and 2.4 EX-L model The height of your driver’s seat is To get into the rear seat on the adjustable.

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats After a passenger gets into the rear seat, push the seat-back to the Passenger’s Side upright position and push the whole To avoid damaging the seat-back angle SEAT-BACK ADJUSTMENT LEVER seat backwards until it latches. Make adjustment motor, do not operate the sure the seat is fully latched before seat-back angle switch when the seat-...

  • Page 99

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Head Restraints Front CUSHION page for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your RELEASE passengers from whiplash and other BUTTON...

  • Page 100

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats When reinstalling a head restraint, Rear Center CUSHION put the legs back in place. Then adjust it to the appropriate height Failure to reinstall the head while pressing the release button. restraints can result in severe injury during a crash.

  • Page 101

    Do not place any object between normal position, or in the event of a an occupant and the seat-back. severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by a Honda dealer. Install each restraint in its proper location. Only use genuine Honda The driver’s and front passenger’s...

  • Page 102

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Folding Rear Seat The back of the rear seat folds down, giving you direct access to the trunk. The seat-back is released from inside the trunk. Pull RELEASE To release the seat-back from inside Remove any items from the seat the trunk, pull the release under the before you fold down the seat-back.

  • Page 103

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Make sure that the folded seat-back Make sure all rear shoulder belts are does not press against the front positioned in front of the rear seat- passenger’s seat, as this could cause back, and the center shoulder belt is the weight sensors to work re-positioned in the guide whenever improperly.

  • Page 104: Seat Heaters

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seat Heaters continuously. It does not cycle with Passenger’s temperature changes. Seat Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: Use the HI setting only to heat the seats quickly, because it draws large amounts of current from the battery.

  • Page 105

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Keep the inside and outside mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before SELECTOR SWITCH you start driving. ADJUSTMENT SWITCH The inside mirror has day and night positions.

  • Page 106

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the Power Mirror Heaters adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRRORS BUTTON When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position.

  • Page 107

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 108: Power Windows

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows When you push the main switch in, AUTO REVERSE If either the indicator comes on and the window (driver’s window only on passenger’s window cannot be raised LX) senses any obstacle while it is or lowered.

  • Page 109

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows Press the UNLOCK button a Opening the Windows and Opening/Closing the Windows second time, and hold it. The Moonroof with the Remote and Moonroof with the Key Transmitter passenger’s door unlocks, and both windows and the moonroof start to open.

  • Page 110

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows Turn the key clockwise again, and To close: hold it. Both windows and the Insert the key in the driver’s door moonroof start to open. To stop lock. the windows and the moonroof, release the key.

  • Page 111

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Moonroof To tilt up the moonroof, push on the To open the moonroof AUTO MOONROOF SWITCH center of the moonroof switch. To fully, pull back the moonroof switch stop the moonroof from tilting up firmly, then release it. The moonroof fully, push the switch briefly.

  • Page 112

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Moonroof Auto Reverse You can open and close the Operating the Moonroof with the If the moonroof runs into any moonroof for up to 10 minutes after Remote Transmitter or the Key obstacle while it is closing you turn off the ignition switch.

  • Page 113

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Brake Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. PARKING BRAKE LEVER To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully.

  • Page 114: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items SUNGLASSES HOLDER COAT HOOK DOOR POCKET VANITY MIRROR SUN VISOR ACCESSORY POWER BEVERAGE HOLDER SOCKET CENTER POCKETS GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDER AUXILIARY INPUT JACK ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET TRUNK CONSOLE COMPARTMENT 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 115

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Beverage Holders Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid An open glove box can cause that is very hot can scald you or your serious injury to your passenger passengers.

  • Page 116

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Console Compartment FRONT LEVER DETACHABLE TRAY CONSOLE COMPARTMENT Open the front beverage holder by pulling up on the lid. To open the console compartment, Except LX pull up on the lever and lift the The console compartment is Each rear side panel also has a armrest.

  • Page 117

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items None of the sockets will power an Accessory Power Sockets automotive type cigarette lighter FRONT CONSOLE COMPARTMENT element. Make sure to put the socket cover back in place to prevent any small foreign objects getting into the socket.

  • Page 118

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Sun Visor Vanity Mirror Sunglasses Holder Push Slide SUN VISOR To use the sun visor, pull it down. To use the vanity mirror on the back To open the sunglasses holder, push When using the sun visor for the of the sun visor, pull up the cover.

  • Page 119

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Coat Hook Center Pocket COAT HOOK Vehicle without navigation system is shown. Some larger styles of sunglasses To use a coat hook, pull it down. Pull up the lid to open each pocket. may not fit in the holder.

  • Page 120: Interior Lights

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights Ceiling Light After both doors are closed tightly, Spotlights the light dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds. DOOR ACTIVATED POSITION The ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) comes on when you remove the key from the ignition switch.

  • Page 121

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights The spotlights (with the switch in Courtesy Lights the DOOR position) also come on Your vehicle has a courtesy light in when you unlock the door with the the ignition switch. This light comes OFF POSITION key or the remote transmitter, and on when you open the driver’s door.

  • Page 122

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights COURTESY LIGHT Except LX The courtesy light between the spotlights comes on when you turn the parking lights on. To adjust its brightness, turn the select/reset knob on the instrument panel, with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position.

  • Page 123

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 124

    Main Menu Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ..... HomeLink Universal system in your vehicle provides a Climate Control System ....Transceiver ........ comfortable driving environment in Dual Temperature Control ..Bluetooth HandsFreeLink ..all weather conditions. Climate Control Sensors ....

  • Page 125

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C LX, LX-S and EX FAN CONTROL DIAL RECIRCULATION BUTTON TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRRORS BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER MAX A/C BUTTON MODE CONTROL BUTTONS AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) BUTTON : If equipped 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 126

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Fan Control Recirculation Button Rear Window Defogger Turn this dial to increase or decrease When the recirculation indicator is Button the fan speed and airflow. on, air from the vehicle’s interior is This button turns the rear window sent throughout the system again.

  • Page 127

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Air flows from the floor Air flows from the defroster Using the Heater vents. vents at the base of the windshield. The heater uses engine coolant to warm the air. If the engine is cold, it When you select , the system When you select...

  • Page 128

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Using the A/C you can Dehumidify the Interior If the interior is very warm, Air conditioning places an extra load cool it down more rapidly by partially Air conditioning, as it cools, removes on the engine.

  • Page 129

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C To Defog and Defrost To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice To Turn Everything Off To remove fog from the inside of the Turning the fan speed control dial all From the Windows windows: Select .

  • Page 130: Climate Control System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System EX-L and all V6 Without navigation system With navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE FRONT PASSENGER’S SIDE RECIRCULATION BUTTON FRONT PASSENGER’S SIDE CONTROL SWITCH TEMPERATURE CONTROL TEMPERATURE WINDSHIELD SWITCH DEFROSTER BUTTON REAR WINDOW DRIVER’S SIDE FRONT PASSENGER’S DUAL...

  • Page 131

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System The system automatically selects Voice Control System Using Automatic Climate Control The automatic climate control the proper mix of conditioned On models with navigation system The climate control system can also system in your vehicle picks the and/or heated air that will, as be operated by voice control.

  • Page 132

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System When you set the temperature to its system (GPS). For example, if the To Turn Everything Off lower limit ( ) or its upper limit driver’s side of the vehicle is getting If you press the OFF button, the ), the system runs at full too much sun, the system will adjust...

  • Page 133

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System Semi-automatic Operation Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Recirculation Button You can manually select various This button turns the air When the indicator in the button is functions of the climate control conditioning on and off. You will see on, air from the vehicle’s interior is system when it is in fully automatic A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display.

  • Page 134

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System Air flows from the center To remove fog from the inside of the Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window and corner vents in the dashboard. windows, set as follows: defogger off and on (see page Select .

  • Page 135: Dual Temperature Control

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Dual Temperature Control EX-L and all V6 Without navigation system Your vehicle has two temperature control switches, one for the driver, and one for the front passenger. The driver’s side and the passenger’s side temperature can be controlled independently by adjusting these switches when the green indicator in the DUAL button is on.

  • Page 136

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Dual Temperature Control To set the driver’s side temperature to a different value than the passenger’s, press the DUAL button, then push the switch up or down on DRIVER’S SIDE PASSENGER’S SIDE the driver’s side. To set the passenger’s side to a different value than the driver’s, push the switch up or down on the passenger’s side.

  • Page 137: Climate Control Sensors

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control Sensors Sunlight Sensor/Temperature Sensor On models with climate control system SUNLIGHT SENSOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column.

  • Page 138: Audio System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System An audio system is standard on all models. Read the appropriate pages LX, LX-S and EX models EX-L and all V6 models without navigation system shown below) to use your vehicle’s audio system. For vehicles without navigation system, see pages through...

  • Page 139

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) The knob turns left and right. Use it Selector Knob Menu Display to scroll through lists, to make To select any setting such as a clock, selections or adjustments to a list or sound adjusting, or the compass (if menu item on the display.

  • Page 140

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Without XM satellite radio With XM satellite radio POWER/ POWER/ VOLUME VOLUME KNOB KNOB TITLE TITLE BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON SCAN SCAN PRESET BUTTON BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS BUTTONS...

  • Page 141

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Each time you press and release To Play the Radio To Select a Station The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to either side of the SKIP bar, the radio ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 142

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Preset Each preset button can AUTO SELECT If you are , press the To turn off auto select store one frequency on AM and two traveling far from home and can no A.

  • Page 143

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) If the station you are listening to is Radio Data System (RDS) On the FM band, you can select a not an RDS station, the display favorite station and display the continues to show the frequency program service name according to with the PS name display function on.

  • Page 144

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) COUNTRY: Country music Radio Data System (RDS) Category RDS Program Search SOFT: Adult hits and soft music This function searches up and down TOP 40: Top 40 of hits a frequency for the strongest signal OLDIES: Nostalgia music and oldies from the frequencies that carry the...

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) You can use the RDS program RDS Program SCAN Adjusting the Sound The scan function samples all search or scan function even if the stations with strong signals on the PS name display function is off.

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, If equipped SUBW Adjusts the strength of SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC sound from the subwoofer speaker. HIGH. Turn the selector knob to adjust the setting to your liking.

  • Page 147

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and all V6 models without navigation system) XM RADIO BUTTON TITLE BUTTON POWER/VOLUME SCAN BUTTON KNOB CATEGORY BAR SKIP BAR RETURN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB MENU BUTTON 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 148

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and all V6 models without navigation system) Your vehicle is capable of receiving Operating the Satellite Radio Each time you press and release the XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the To listen to XM satellite radio, turn TITLE button, the display changes in United States, and Canada, except...

  • Page 149

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and all V6 models without navigation system) Turn the selector knob to Press TUNE CATEGORY ( change channel selections. Turn the either side of the CATEGORY bar to knob right for higher numbered select another category.

  • Page 150

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and all V6 models without navigation system) Preset You can store up to 12 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the The signal is ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ preset channels using the six preset first six channels.

  • Page 151

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and all V6 models without navigation system) The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south Signal may be blocked by Signal weaker in mountains or large obstacles to these areas.

  • Page 152

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (EX-L and all V6 models without navigation system) There may be other geographic Receiving Satellite Radio Service After you’ve registered with XM situations that could affect XM radio If your XM Radio service has expired Radio, keep your audio system in the reception.

  • Page 153

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) Without XM satellite radio With XM satellite radio MP3/WMA INDICATOR MP3/WMA INDICATOR DISC LOAD DISC LOAD BUTTON BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB CD BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB DISC SLOT TITLE BUTTON DISC SLOT CD/AUX BUTTON TITLE BUTTON PRESET...

  • Page 154

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) To Play a Disc This audio system can also play The specifications of the compatible To load or play discs, the ignition CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in WMA file are: switch must be in the ACCESSORY MP3 or WMA formats.

  • Page 155

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) NOTE: You cannot load and play 3-inch Loading Discs If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is Your vehicle’s in-dash disc changer (8-cm) discs in this unit. protected by digital rights holds up to six discs.

  • Page 156

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) If the text data has more than 16 You will also see some text data Text Data Display Function Each time you press the TITLE characters, you will see the first 16 under these conditions: button, the display shows you the characters and the...

  • Page 157

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) Each time you press and To Change or Select Tracks/Files SKIP Folder Selection Use the SKIP bar while a disc is release the side of the SKIP bar, playing to select passages and the player skips forward to the change tracks (files in MP3 or WMA beginning of the next track (file in...

  • Page 158

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) Turn the selector knob to select an In MP3 or WMA mode To select repeat, random or scan FOLDER SELECTION appropriate repeat, random or scan mode: select a different folder, press either mode, then press the selector knob side ( ) of the FOLDER bar...

  • Page 159

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) This feature REPEAT (Track Repeat) DISC REPEAT In MP3 or WMA mode continuously replay a track (file in continuously replays the current disc. This FOLDER RANDOM MP3 or WMA mode), select the To active disc repeat, select the disc feature, when activated, plays the track repeat mode from the menu...

  • Page 160

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) SCAN The SCAN function Pressing either side of the skip bar, In MP3 or WMA mode samples all the tracks on the disc in F-SCAN This feature, when or selecting a different disc (using the order they are recorded on the activated, samples the first file in the preset buttons) or folder (using...

  • Page 161

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) This feature, when When the first track in the last disc, D-SCAN To Stop Playing a Disc activated, samples the first track in or the first file in the last main folder Press the eject button ( ) to each disc in order (the first file in...

  • Page 162

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models without navigation system) If you turn the system off while a Removing Discs from the In-dash Protecting Discs disc is playing, either with the For information on how to handle Disc Changer power/volume knob or by turning To remove the disc currently in play, and protect compact discs, see page...

  • Page 163

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Disc Changer Error Message (Models without navigation system) The chart on the right explains the Error Message Cause Solution error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. HEAT ERROR High temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to If you see an error message in the normal.

  • Page 164

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Interface Dial Voice Control System Most audio system functions can still The audio system can also be ENTER be controlled by standard buttons, operated by voice control. See the dials, and knobs, but some functions Navi section in your quick start can only be accessed using the...

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) NAVIGATION SCREEN POWER/VOLUME KNOB CENTER DISPLAY FM/AM BUTTON SOUND BUTTON SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR TUNE BAR SCAN/A.SEL (SCAN/AUTO SELECT) BAR AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 166

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) To Play the FM/AM Radio the FM/AM button. You can also change bands by pushing the interface selector up. Each time you STEREO ICON push it up, the band will change to BAND FM1, FM2, or AM.

  • Page 167

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) The skip (seek) The system will scan for a station SKIP (SEEK) function searches up and down from with a strong signal. When it finds SCAN ICON the current frequency to find a one, it will stop and play that station station with a strong signal.

  • Page 168

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Use the tune, skip (seek), scan, or press ENTER To turn off auto select, RDS function to tune the radio to a on the interface selector. A.SEL INDICATOR desired station.

  • Page 169

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) , press the To turn off auto select Radio Data System (RDS) A. SEL side of the bar. This restores On the FM band, you can select a the presets you originally set.

  • Page 170

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) If the station you are listening to is ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft Radio Data System (RDS) Category not an RDS station, the audio screen rock music and the center display continue to COUNTRY: Country music show the frequency with the PS...

  • Page 171

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) RDS Program Search This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information. This can help you to find a station in your favorite category.

  • Page 172

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Turn the knob to the desired RDS RDS Program SCAN SEEK/SCAN ICON category. The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the While the RDS category is selected, selected RDS category.

  • Page 173

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) If you do nothing, the system will Turn the knob to the desired RDS SEEK/SCAN ICON scan for the next strong station and category. play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, While the RDS category is selected, press the SCAN side of the SCAN/...

  • Page 174

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Radio Text Display This function displays the radio text TEXT INDICATOR information of the selected RDS station. If the selected RDS station has the The text is displayed radio text information, you will see according to the the text indicator on the screen.

  • Page 175

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Adjusting the Sound BASS, TREBLE, FADER, and BALANCE are each adjustable. You can also adjust the strength of the sound coming from the subwoofer speaker. In addition, you can set the speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC).

  • Page 176

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) To adjust bass These BASS/TREBLE FADER/BALANCE Speed-sensitive Volume and treble, select BASS or TREBLE, modes adjust the strength of the Compensation (SVC) and press ENTER on the interface sound coming from each speaker.

  • Page 177

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) XM RADIO BUTTON TITLE BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB PRESET BUTTONS SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR SCAN/A.SEL (SCAN/AUTO SELECT) BAR TUNE BAR AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 178

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) Your vehicle is capable of receiving Operating the XM Radio Push the AUDIO button to display XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the XM information on the screen. You United States, and Canada, except can operate the XM Satellite Radio Hawaii and Alaska.

  • Page 179

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) To switch between the On the screen, you will see the MODE CHANNEL LIST Push down the category mode and channel mode, selected CHANNEL (number), interface selector to select AUDIO press and hold the TITLE button CATEGORY, NAME (artist name), MENU, then turn the interface knob...

  • Page 180

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) CATEGORY ( Press Use the tune, skip (seek), or scan either side of the bar to select function to tune to a desired another category. You can also channel.

  • Page 181

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) The signal is Press the button or scroll XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ up again. The other XM band will currently too be shown. Store the next six XM is loading the weak.

  • Page 182

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south Signal may be blocked by Signal weaker in of the vehicle may cause satellite mountains or large obstacles to these areas.

  • Page 183

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio (Models with navigation system) Driving on a road beside a vertical After you’ve registered with XM Receiving XM Satellite Radio wall, steep cliff, or hill to the south Radio, keep your audio system in the Service of you.

  • Page 184

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) NAVIGATION SCREEN CENTER DISPLAY POWER/VOLUME KNOB TITLE BUTTON CD BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SKIP BAR SCAN/A.SEL (SCAN/AUTO SELECT) BAR DISC EJECT BUTTON DISC LOAD BUTTON DISC SLOT AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL CONTINUED 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 185

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Your vehicle’s audio system has an The disc packages or jackets should NOTE: in-dash disc changer with the same have one of these marks. If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is controls used for the radio.

  • Page 186

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Repeat this until all six positions Do not try to insert a disc until Loading Discs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one are loaded. If you are not loading ‘‘LOAD’’...

  • Page 187

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) The player can play CD-TEXT, MP3, To Play a Disc To Change Tracks and WMA formats. Each time you press and release the side of the skip bar or push the When you play CD-TEXT, you will interface selector to the right, the see the track name, artist name, and...

  • Page 188

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) To Choose a Track To exit the track list display, press Disc Scan the AUDIO button, or push the When you press the SCAN side of interface selector to the left. the SCAN/A.

  • Page 189

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) To select repeat or random mode: Track Repeat To replay the current track continuously, select TRACK REPEAT, and press ENTER on the interface selector. As a reminder, you will see REPEAT next to TRACK on the screen.

  • Page 190

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Disc Repeat Random Play To Stop Playing a Disc To replay the current disc To play the tracks of the current disc To take the system out of disc mode, continuously, select DISC REPEAT, in random order, select TRACK press the FM/AM button, the...

  • Page 191

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) The specifications of the compatible Playing an MP3/WMA Disc Changing the Folders The changer plays MP3/WMA files WMA file are: While playing an MP3/WMA disc, in recorded order. Each disc can Sampling frequency: 22.05/32/44.1/ you can select a folder within the hold up to 400 playable files within 8...

  • Page 192

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Changing and Selecting the Folders/ Files CURRENT TRACK MP3/WMA INDICATOR CURRENT FOLDER Using the interface selector, you can Push the selector to show the folder You can see the list of all the files in see the list of all the files and folders list.

  • Page 193

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) Folder Scan Folder Repeat Folder Random This feature, when activated, This feature, when activated, replays This feature, when activated, plays samples the first file of each folder all files on the selected folder. To all files in the current folder in for 10 seconds.

  • Page 194

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing Discs (Models with navigation system) To remove a different disc from the You can also eject discs when the Removing Discs from the Changer changer, first select it by pressing ignition switch is off: To remove the disc that is currently the corresponding number on the To eject one disc, press and release...

  • Page 195

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Disc Changer Error Messages (Models with navigation system) The chart on the right explains the Error Message Cause Solution error messages you may see in the center display while playing a disc. HEAT ERROR High Temperature Will disappear when the temperature returns to If you see an error message in the normal.

  • Page 196: Protecting Your Discs

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs General Information Protecting Discs When using CD-R or CD-RW discs, When a disc is not being played, use only high quality discs labeled store it in its case to protect it from for audio use.

  • Page 197

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs Bubbled, wrinkled, labelled, and excessively thick discs Additional Information of Recommended Discs The in-dash disc player/changer has a sophisticated and delicate mechanism. If you insert a damaged disc as indicated in this section, it may become stuck inside and damage the audio unit.

  • Page 198

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs Small, irregular shaped discs Discs with scratches, dirty discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. 3-inch (8-cm) CD Triangle Shape Audio unit may not play the Fingerprints, scratches, etc. following formats. CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions.

  • Page 199

    Main Menu Table Of Contents FM/AM Radio Reception AM/FM Radio Frequencies Radio Reception The radio can receive the complete How well the radio receives stations AM and FM bands. is dependent on many factors, such Those bands cover these frequen- as the distance from the station’s cies: transmitter, nearby large objects,...

  • Page 200

    Main Menu Table Of Contents FM/AM Radio Reception As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Radio signals, especially on the FM Radio reception can be affected by band, are deflected by large objects atmospheric conditions such as...

  • Page 201: Remote Audio Controls

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls The VOL button adjusts the volume If you are playing a disc, the system MODE BUTTON up ( ) or down ( ). Press the top skips to the beginning of the next or bottom of the button, hold it until track (file in MP3 or WMA format) the desired volume is reached, then...

  • Page 202

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls, Auxiliary Input Jack In MP3 or WMA mode, you can use Auxiliary Input Jack the skip function to select folders. Press and hold the top ( ) of the CH button until you hear a beep, to skip forward to the first file of the next folder.

  • Page 203: Radio Theft Protection

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system may If your vehicle’s battery is discon- The system will retain your AM and disable itself if it is disconnected nected or goes dead, or the radio FM presets even if power is from electrical power for any reason.

  • Page 204: Setting The Clock

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Setting the Clock On models without navigation system On models without navigation system To set the time, press the CLOCK button until you hear a beep. The displayed time begins to blink. Change the hours by pressing the H (hour) button until the numbers advance to the desired time.

  • Page 205

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Setting the Clock On models without navigation system Adjusting the Clock with MENU Button You can also adjust the clock and switch the clock display between 24- hours and 12-hours in the menu mode. To adjust the clock setting: Press and release the MENU button.

  • Page 206

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Setting the Clock While setting, pressing the RETURN button will go back to the previous display. Pressing the MENU button again will cancel this setting mode. MINUTE SETTING Turn the selector knob to change To set the time, turn the selector the setting between 12H and 24H.

  • Page 207: Security System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Security System With the system set, you can still Except LX SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR The security system helps to protect open the trunk with the remote your vehicle and valuables from theft. transmitter without triggering the The horn sounds and a combination alarm.

  • Page 208

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Security System Use the remote transmitter NOTE: to quickly check that the hood, the trunk, and both doors are closed. Push the lock button twice within 5 seconds. There should be an audible confirmation beep. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it.

  • Page 209

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass EX-L and all V6 without navigation Compass Calibration system Compass Operation Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or stations, across bridges, through tunnels, over railroad crossings, past large vehicles, or driving near large objects that can cause a magnetic disturbance.

  • Page 210

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass Press the selector knob. The compass display is blinking and the CAL indicator is shown. Drive the vehicle slowly in two complete circles. When the calibration is successfully completed, the CAL indicator goes off and the compass display will stop blinking and show an actual heading.

  • Page 211

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass Compass Zone Selection In most areas, there is a variation between magnetic north and true north. Zone selection is required so the compass can compensate for this variation. To check and select the zone, do this: Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 212

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass The audio system is not related to the compass system. Even if the Zone Map compass system is in the zone setting mode, the display returns to the normal display which you last selected. 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 213: Cruise Control

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain Press and release the SET/ Using Cruise Control a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) DECEL button on the steering CRUISE BUTTON RES/ACCEL without keeping your foot on the wheel.

  • Page 214

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Cruise control may not hold the set Changing the Set Speed You can decrease the set cruising speed when you are going up and You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: down hills.

  • Page 215

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Even with the cruise control turned Canceling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed on, you can still use the accelerator You can cancel cruise control in any When you push the CANCEL button, pedal to speed up for passing.

  • Page 216: Homelink Universal Transceiver

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Do not use HomeLink with any Important Safety Precautions All V6 models The HomeLink universal garage door opener that lacks safety Refer to the safety information that transceiver built into your vehicle stop and reverse features.

  • Page 217

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver transmitter may stop Training HomeLink RED INDICATOR If you just transmitting after a short time. Before you begin received your vehicle and have not Go to step 3. trained any of the buttons in HomeLink before, you should erase Press and hold the remote any previously learned codes before...

  • Page 218

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Test the HomeLink button by Repeat these steps to train the Training With a Rolling Code pushing it for about 1 second. other two HomeLink buttons to System operate any other compatible For security purposes, newer garage If the button works, remotely controlled devices...

  • Page 219

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver Find the ‘‘learn’’ button on your Press and hold the button on Erasing Codes garage door opener unit. The HomeLink for 3 to 4 seconds. To erase the codes stored in all three location will vary, depending on buttons, press and hold the two the manufacturer.

  • Page 220

    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver If a rolling code transmitter was Customer Assistance As required by the FCC: previously programmed, the If you have problems with training This device complies with Part 15 of the indicator will flash rapidly for 2 the HomeLink Universal Transceiver, FCC rules.

  • Page 221: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    To use this owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and feature, you need a Bluetooth- any use of such marks by Honda Bluetooth Wireless Technology compatible cellphone with the Hands Bluetooth is a registered trademark Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Page 222

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Phonebook Microphone HFL Buttons The HFL can store up to 50 names The HFL microphone is on the HFL TALK BUTTON and phone numbers in its phonebook. ceiling, between the front spotlights. With a linked phone, you can then The microphone is shared with the automatically dial any name or navigation system.

  • Page 223

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the button, then ‘‘ ’’ indicator will be displayed on Information Display wait for a beep before giving a the center display if your phone is command. linked to the Bluetooth compatible cell phone.

  • Page 224

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink How to Use the HFL Using Voice Control After pressing the Talk button, The HFL is operated by the HFL Here are some guidelines for using wait for the beep, then give a voice Talk and Back buttons on the left voice control: command.

  • Page 225

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To hear a list of available options To go back one step in a command When you finish a command at any time, press the Talk button, process, say, ‘‘Go back,’’ or press sequence, the HFL goes back to wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Hands the Back button.

  • Page 226

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Setting Up the System Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. The voice of the HFL can be set to After the beep, say ‘‘Male’’ or After the beep, say ‘‘Ring tone’’ or male or female (U.S.

  • Page 227

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink cycle. If the passcode is set, its Setting Your Passcode Press and release the Talk button. The HFL will accept a numeric, four- After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The response is ‘‘The system is locked. digit passcode that you can use for HFL response is ‘‘Security is on.

  • Page 228

    ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4. Is this correct?’’ handsfreelink.honda.com 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- HONDA-9. Your phone retailer With your phone on and the Press and release the Talk button. should also be able to confirm that ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’...

  • Page 229

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Follow the prompts on your phone To rename a paired phone, do this: To delete a paired phone, do this: to get it into its Discovery mode. Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 230

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. phones paired to the system have To change from the currently linked After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The been read, the HFL response is phone to another paired phone, do this: HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to ‘‘The entire list has been read.

  • Page 231

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. Making a Call You can make calls using any phone After the beep, say the number After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ number, or by using a name in the you want to call.

  • Page 232

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To end the call, press the Back Sending Numbers or Names To make a call using a name in the HFL phonebook, do this: button. During a Call With your phone on and the The HFL allows you to send ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or To redial the last number called by...

  • Page 233

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Receiving a Call Transferring a Call After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The If you receive a call when you are not During a call, you can transfer it dial tones will be sent, and the call on the phone, the HFL interrupts the from the HFL to your phone, or from...

  • Page 234

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Muting a Call Setting up the Phonebook Press and release the Talk button. During a call, you can mute or The HFL phonebook can store up to After the beep, say the name you unmute your voice to the person you 50 names with their associated would like to store.

  • Page 235

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. To edit the number of a name, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’...

  • Page 236

    HFL responds by listing the 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- names in the phonebook. When it HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s says the name you want to call, for owner’s manual for information. example, Eric, press the Talk button, and then say ‘‘Call.’’...

  • Page 237

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Press and release the Talk button. If you want to continue to store After the beep, say ‘‘Receive After the beep, say the name you any other numbers, press and contact.’’...

  • Page 238

    Talk button. After 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9- screen. The navigation display will the beep, say ‘‘No.’’ The HFL HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s change as shown above. response is ‘‘Returning to the main owner’s manual for information.

  • Page 239

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink PIN Number. This option allows you Search Imported Phonebook: This To import the cellular phonebook to add, change, or remove a PIN option allows you to search the You can import the phonebook of number for any phonebook that has phone numbers stored in the HFL.

  • Page 240

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select a phonebook from the NOTE: To search the imported phonebook HFL does not allow you to pair displayed list. If the phonebook you your phone if the vehicle is select has a PIN icon, you will need PIN ICON moving.

  • Page 241

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select the number (1 6) of the desired person from the list. Work Up to three category icons are displayed in the right side of the list. These category icons indicate how many numbers are stored for the Pager person.

  • Page 242

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To store in the Bluetooth To delete the imported phonebook HandsFreeLink After selecting a person, the system You can delete the stored will display a list of the person’s Say or select ‘‘STORE IN phonebook from the HFL.

  • Page 243

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select a phonebook from the After you enter the correct PIN To add, change, or remove a PIN displayed list. If the phonebook you number, or if the phonebook you number from any phonebook select has a PIN icon, you will need select is not PIN protected, the the 4-digit PIN number to access the...

  • Page 244

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To add a PIN number To change a PIN number Select the phonebook you wish to Enter the 4-digit PIN number. You Select the phonebook that you add the PIN number to. The will be asked to re-enter the PIN to wish to change the PIN number phonebook you select cannot...

  • Page 245

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Clearing the System This operation clears the HFL of your passcode, your paired phones, all names in the HFL phonebook, and all imported phonebooks. Clearing is recommended before you sell your vehicle. To clear the system, do this: Press and release the Talk button.

  • Page 246

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. Changing Language Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The Canadian models only After the beep, say ‘‘Oui’’ or ‘‘Yes.’’ HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to If there are no paired phones To change from English to French, do clear all paired phones, all...

  • Page 247

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The HFL response is, for example, Press and release the Talk button. To change from French to English, do ‘‘Quel est le nom Français pour After the beep, say ‘‘Yes’’ or ‘‘Oui.’’ this: Paul’s phone ?’’...

  • Page 248

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink The HFL says, for example, ‘‘What As required by the FCC: is the English name for This device complies with Part 15 of the Téléphone de Paul ?’’ Press FCC rules. Operation is subject to the and release the Talk button.

  • Page 249

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 250: Before Driving

    Main Menu Before Driving Before you begin driving your Break-in Period ......vehicle, you should know what Fuel Recommendation ....gasoline to use and how to check the Service Station Procedures ..levels of important fluids. You also Refueling ........need to know how to properly store Check Fuel Cap Message ..

  • Page 251

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation In addition, in order to maintain good Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate performance, fuel economy, and reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump emissions control, we strongly extra attention to how you drive...

  • Page 252

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Recommendation, Service Station Procedures If you notice any undesirable Refueling operating symptoms, try another service station or switch to another Gasoline is highly flammable brand of gasoline. and explosive. You can be Push burned or seriously injured For further important fuel-related when handling fuel.

  • Page 253

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. Stop filling the tank after the fuel Screw the fuel fill cap back on You may hear a hissing sound as nozzle automatically clicks off. Do until it clicks at least once.

  • Page 254

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Check Fuel Cap Message Turn the engine off, and confirm the If the system still detects a leak in fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen your vehicle’s evaporative emissions it, then retighten it until it clicks at system, the malfunction indicator least once.

  • Page 255

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures If the hood latch handle moves stiffly, Opening and Closing the Hood or if you can open the hood without HOOD RELEASE HANDLE LATCH lifting the handle, the mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated. Park the vehicle, and set the Reach in between the hood and parking brake.

  • Page 256

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures To close the hood, lift it up slightly to remove the support rod from the hole. Put the support rod back into GRIP SUPPORT ROD its holding clip. Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop.

  • Page 257

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK (orange handle) 2.4 engine models V6 models DIPSTICK (orange loop) 2.4 engine models Wait a few minutes after turning the Wipe off the dipstick with a clean Remove the dipstick again, and engine off before you check the oil.

  • Page 258

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Engine Coolant Check RESERVE TANK RESERVE TANK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK V6 models 2.4 engine models V6 models Look at the coolant level in the Refer to Owner’s Maintenance radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is Checks on page for information...

  • Page 259: Fuel Economy

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Actual Mileage and EPA Fuel Economy Estimates Comparison. City MPG Highway MPG Fuel economy is not a fixed number. It varies based on driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition. Therefore, it is not possible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments.

  • Page 260

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Fuel Economy Factors Use the recommended viscosity Drive Efficiently The following factors can lower your motor oil, displaying the API Drive moderately Rapid vehicle’s fuel economy: acceleration, abrupt cornering, Certification Seal (see page Aggressive driving (hard and hard braking increase fuel acceleration and braking)

  • Page 261

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Minimize the use of the air Checking Your Fuel Economy The A/C conditioning system puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. Gallons of Miles per Miles driven...

  • Page 262: Accessories And Modifications

    Accessories Be sure electronic accessories do or killed. Your dealer has Honda accessories not overload electrical circuits that allow you to personalize your (see page ) or interfere with Follow all instructions in this vehicle.

  • Page 263

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Accessories and Modifications Non-Honda wheels, because they Modifying Your Vehicle Removing parts from your vehicle, are a universal design, can cause or replacing components with excessive stress on suspension non-Honda components could components and will not be seriously affect your vehicle’s...

  • Page 264: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient DOOR POCKET storage areas: CONSOLE COMPARTMENT CENTER POCKETS Glove box Door and seat-back pockets Center pockets Console compartment Trunk, including the rear seat when folded down Roof-rack (if installed) However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability,...

  • Page 265

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo The resulting figure equals the Load Limits The maximum load for your vehicle available amount of cargo and is 850 lbs (385 kg). luggage load capacity. For Overloading or improper example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount loading can affect handling and See Tire And Loading Information equals 1,400 lbs.

  • Page 266

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must Example 1 not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Max Load (850 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).

  • Page 267

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Keep the glove box closed while Carrying Items in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Trunk or on driving. If it is open, a passenger Compartment a Roof Rack Store or secure all items that could could injure their knees during a Distribute cargo evenly on the be thrown around and hurt...

  • Page 268

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo If you carry any items on a roof Cargo Net rack, be sure the total weight of Optional the rack and the items does not The cargo net can be used to help exceed the maximum allowable hold down items stored in the trunk.

  • Page 269

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 270

    Main Menu Driving This section gives you tips on Preparing to Drive ......starting the engine under various Starting the Engine ....... conditions, and how to operate the Manual Transmission ....manual and automatic transmissions. Automatic Transmission ....It also includes important Parking ...........

  • Page 271: Preparing To Drive

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks When you start the engine, check On vehicles with power adjustable and adjustments before you drive the gauges and indicators in the seats your vehicle. Check the seat adjustment (see instrument panel (see page page Make sure all windows, mirrors,...

  • Page 272: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. Without touching the accelerator If the engine does not start within pedal, turn the ignition key to the 15 seconds, or starts but stalls In cold weather, turn off all START (III) position.

  • Page 273: Manual Transmission

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Manual Transmission Come to a full stop before you shift into reverse. You can damage the transmission by trying to shift into reverse with the vehicle moving. Push down the clutch pedal, and pause for a few seconds before shifting into reverse, or shift into one of the forward gears for a moment.

  • Page 274

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Points On models with 6-speed manual Drive in the highest gear that lets transmission the engine run and accelerate Rapid slowing or speeding up smoothly. This will give you good Shift up Normal acceleration can cause loss of control on fuel economy and effective...

  • Page 275

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Manual Transmission If you are still unable to shift to Engine Speed Limiter Reverse Lockout If you exceed the maximum speed reverse, apply the parking brake, 6-speed manual transmission only for the gear you are in, the engine The manual transmission has and turn the ignition key to the speed will enter into the tachometer’s...

  • Page 276: Automatic Transmission

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a Shifting few seconds when you turn the SHIFT LEVER ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission.

  • Page 277

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission This position mechani- Press the brake To shift from: Do this: Park (P) Reverse (R) cally locks the transmission. Use pedal and press the release button Press the brake pedal and Park whenever you are turning off or on the front of the shift lever to shift P to R press the shift lever release...

  • Page 278

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission Use this position for To shift to second, To shift from second to Drive (D) Second (2) First (1) your normal driving. The press the release button on the front first, press the release button on the transmission automatically selects a of the shift lever.

  • Page 279

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission Engine Speed Limiter Shift Lock Release COVER If you exceed the maximum speed This allows you to move the shift for the gear you are in, the engine lever out of Park if the normal speed will enter into the tachometer’s method of pushing on the brake red zone.

  • Page 280

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission Remove the key from the shift RELEASE BUTTON lock release slot, then reinstall the cover. Make sure the notch on the cover is on the right side. Press the brake pedal, and restart the engine.

  • Page 281

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Always use the parking brake when If the vehicle is facing uphill, turn Parking Tips you park your vehicle. Make sure Make sure the moonroof (if the front wheels away from the the parking brake is set firmly, or equipped) and the windows are curb.

  • Page 282: Braking System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with disc Constant application of the brakes Braking System Design brakes at all four wheels. A power when going down a long hill builds The hydraulic system that operates assist helps reduce the effort needed up heat and reduces their effective- the brakes has two separate circuits.

  • Page 283: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) You will feel a pulsation in the brake ABS Indicator helps prevent the wheels from pedal when the ABS activates, and locking up, and helps you retain you may hear some noise.

  • Page 284

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake A vehicle with ABS may require a Important Safety Reminders system indicator come on together, ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or and the parking brake is fully uneven surfaces, such as gravel or...

  • Page 285: Vehicle Stability Assist (vsa) System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The vehicle stability assist (VSA) If the indicator does not come on VSA Activation Indicator system helps to stabilize the vehicle when the ignition switch is turned to during cornering if the vehicle turns When VSA activates, you will see the the ON (II) position, there may be a more or less than desired.

  • Page 286

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System VSA is turned on every time you VSA Off Switch VSA and Tire Sizes start the engine, even if you turned it Driving with varying tire or wheel VSA OFF SWITCH off the last time you drove the sizes may cause the VSA to vehicle.

  • Page 287

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Your vehicle is equipped with a tire Driving on a significantly under- Low Tire Pressure pressure monitoring system (TPMS) inflated tire causes the tire to Indicator that turns on every time you start the When the low tire pressure indicator overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 288

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) For example, if you check and fill information label and in the owner’s When you restart the vehicle with your tires in a warm area, then drive manual (see page the compact spare tire, the TPMS in extremely cold weather, the tire indicator may also come on and stay...

  • Page 289

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Changing a Tire with TPMS The low tire pressure indicator or As required by the FCC: If you have a flat tire, the low tire the TPMS indicator will go off, after This device complies with Part 15 of the pressure indicator will come on.

  • Page 290

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer Your vehicle has been designed Load Limits primarily to carry passengers and their cargo. You can also use it to tow a trailer if you carefully observe the load limits, use the proper equipment, and follow the guidelines in this section.

  • Page 291: Towing A Trailer

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer To achieve a proper tongue load, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Canadian models start by loading 60% of the load (GVWR): toward the front of the trailer and The maximum allowable weight of LX and LX-S: 40% toward the rear, then re-adjust the vehicle, all occupants, all...

  • Page 292

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer Gross Axle Weight Rating Canadian models V6 models with manual transmission: (GAWR): 2,425 lbs (1,100 kg) The maximum allowable weight at on the front axle LX and LX-S: the vehicle axles is: 2,050 lbs (930 kg) 1,065 kg on the rear axle...

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    Trailer Brakes trailer (as quoted by the installed and maintained, and that it Honda requires that any trailer with manufacturer) with everything in or meets federal, state, province, and a total weight of 1,000 lbs (450 kg) or on the trailer.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer See your trailer dealer or rental Pre-Tow Checklist Additional Towing Equipment agency for more information on Many states and Canadian provinces When preparing to tow, and before installing electric brakes. require special outside mirrors when driving away, be sure to check the towing a trailer.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer The lights and brakes on your Driving Safely With a Trailer Making Turns and Braking vehicle and the trailer are working The added weight, length, and Make turns more slowly and wider properly.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer When driving down hills, reduce Towing Your Vehicle Backing Up your speed, and shift down to second Always drive slowly and have Your vehicle is not designed to be gear. Do not ‘‘ride’’ the brakes, and someone guide you when backing up.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Coupe...

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    Main Menu Maintenance This section explains why it is Maintenance Safety ...... important to keep your vehicle well Maintenance Minder ....maintained and how to follow basic Fluid Locations ......maintenance safety precautions. Adding Engine Oil ......Changing the Engine Oil and This section also includes Filter ...........

  • Page 299: Maintenance Safety

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Safety All service items not detailed in this Injury from moving parts. section should be performed by a not run the engine unless certified technician or qualified instructed to do so. Improperly maintaining this mechanic.

  • Page 300: Maintenance Minder

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life Engine Oil Life Display The remaining engine oil life is and maintenance service items on shown on the display according to the information display to show you this table: SELECT/RESET KNOB when you should have your dealer do...

  • Page 301

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder MAINTENANCE MINDER INDICATOR ENGINE OIL LIFE INDICATOR MAINTENANCE ITEM CODE(S) If the remaining engine oil life is 15 The 15 and 10 percent oil life When the remaining engine oil life is to 6 percent, you will see the engine indicators remind you that your 5 to 1 percent, you will see a vehicle will soon be due for...

  • Page 302

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder The maintenance item code or codes indicate the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change (see page You can switch the information display from the engine oil life display to the odometer or the trip meter.

  • Page 303

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder To change the information display Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life from the engine oil life display to the Items Display odometer or the trip meter, press Your dealer will reset the display MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE and release the select/reset knob.

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    Your authorized Honda dealer Press the select/reset knob for Press the select/reset knob for knows your vehicle best and can about 10 seconds.

  • Page 305

    According to state and federal the fluid level monthly. See page who does the work fill out your regulations, failure to perform Honda Service History or Canadian maintenance on the items marked Maintenance Log. Check your with will not void your emissions...

  • Page 306

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Symbol Maintenance Main Items Symbol Maintenance Sub Items Replace engine oil Rotate tires Replace engine oil and oil filter Replace air cleaner element Inspect front and rear brakes If you drive in dusty conditions, replace every 15,000 Check parking brake adjustment miles (24,000 km).

  • Page 307: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fluid Locations 2.4 engine models BRAKE FLUID CLUTCH FLUID (Black cap) (Manual Transmission only) (Light gray cap) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange handle) ENGINE OIL FILL CAP POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WASHER FLUID FLUID DIPSTICK (Blue cap) (Yellow loop)

  • Page 308

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fluid Locations V6 models ENGINE OIL FILL CAP ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK BRAKE FLUID (Orange loop) (Black cap) CLUTCH FLUID (Manual Transmission only) (Light gray cap) POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT...

  • Page 309: Adding Engine Oil

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Adding Engine Oil Recommended Engine Oil ENGINE OIL FILL CAP ENGINE OIL FILL CAP Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity. Always use a premium-grade 5W-20 detergent oil displaying the API Certification Seal.

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    5W-20 oil is formulated for year- it meets the same requirements Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for round protection of your vehicle to given for a conventional motor oil: it optimum engine protection. Make...

  • Page 311

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Always change the oil and filter WASHER WASHER according to the maintenance messages shown on the information display. The oil and filter collect contaminants that can damage your engine if they are not removed regularly.

  • Page 312: Changing The Engine Oil And Filter

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Replace the engine oil fill cap. OIL FILTER OIL FILTER Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator should go out within 5 seconds. If it does not, turn off the engine, and check your work.

  • Page 313: Engine Coolant

    Never add straight antifreeze or under severe conditions in very low plain water. temperature (under 31°F, 35°C), a higher concentration of coolant should be used. Consult your Honda dealer f or more inf ormation of the proper coolant. 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 314

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Engine Coolant If the reserve tank is completely empty, you should also check the coolant level in the radiator. RADIATOR CAP Removing the radiator cap while the engine is hot can cause the coolant to spray out, seriously scalding you.

  • Page 315: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Washers LEVEL GAUGE LEVEL GAUGE Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir. Antif reeze can damage your vehicle’s paint, while a vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield washer pump. Use only commercially-available windshield washer f luid.

  • Page 316: Transmission Fluid

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Transmission Fluid Automatic Transmission DIPSTICK DIPSTICK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK 2.4 engine models V6 models 2.4 engine models Check the fluid level with the engine Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) Insert the dipstick all the way into at normal operating temperature.

  • Page 317

    LOWER compartment. Damage resulting f rom the use of MARK transmission f luid other than Honda Always use Honda ATF-Z1 Genuine ATF-Z1 is not covered by the V6 models (automatic transmission fluid). Honda new vehicle warranty.

  • Page 318

    FILLER BOLT sure the under cover is installed under the edge of the front bumper. 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’’...

  • Page 319

    If no fluid comes out, remove the Check the fluid level with the transmission fluid coming out of the filler bolt. Slowly add Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it transmission at normal operating bolt hole. If a small amount of fluid...

  • Page 320

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Transmission Fluid Pour the fluid into the filler hole If Honda MTF is not available, you slowly and carefully so you do not may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 spill any. Clean up any spills viscosity motor oil with the API immediately;...

  • Page 321: Brake And Clutch Fluid

    Brake fluid reservoir (all models) replacement. Clutch fluid reservoir (manual transmission only) Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life Replace the brake fluid according to of the system. Have the brake the maintenance minder (see page...

  • Page 322: Power Steering Fluid

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Brake and Clutch Fluid, Power Steering Fluid Clutch Fluid A low fluid level can indicate a leak Power Steering Fluid Manual transmission only in the clutch system. Have this UPPER LEVEL system inspected as soon as possible. 2.4 engine models LOWER LEVEL Check the level on the side of the...

  • Page 323

    (see page with Honda PSF as soon as possible. Replace the timing belt every 60,000 A low power steering fluid level can miles (U.S.) or every 100,000 km indicate a leak in the system.

  • Page 324

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Headlight Aiming Replacing a Headlight Bulb High Beam Headlight The headlights were properly aimed Your vehicle has halogen headlight when your vehicle was new. If you bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle regularly carry heavy items in the it by its base, and protect the glass trunk or pull a trailer, readjustment from contact with your skin or hard...

  • Page 325

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights FASTENER BULB AIR INTAKE COVER DUCT STAY V6 models V6 models On V6 models Remove the electrical connector To change a bulb on the driver’s side, from the bulb by pushing on the undo the fastener and remove the air tab to unlock it, then slide the intake cover and duct.

  • Page 326

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Install the new bulb, and turn it Low Beam Headlight one-quarter turn clockwise to lock BULB it in place. HOLDING CLIPS Push the electrical connector onto the bulb. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.

  • Page 327

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Install the new bulb, and turn it Replacing a Front Turn Signal/ one-quarter turn clockwise to lock Parking Light Bulb it in place. Push the electrical connector onto the bulb. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.

  • Page 328

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Install the new bulb and turn it Replacing a Front Side Marker clockwise to lock it in place. Light Bulb HOLDING CLIPS Insert the socket back into the BULB headlight assembly. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.

  • Page 329

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Insert the socket back into the Replacing Rear Bulbs headlight assembly. Turn it BULB SOCKET clockwise to lock it in place. Turn on 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.

  • Page 330

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Turn on the lights to make sure Replacing a High-mount Brake Reinstall the socket. Turn it the new bulb is working. Light Bulb clockwise until it locks. Make sure the new bulb is working. Push the trunk lid trim back into BULB SOCKET...

  • Page 331

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Replacing a Fog Light Bulb If equipped Your vehicle uses halogen light bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle it by its plastic case, and protect the glass from contact with your skin or hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.

  • Page 332

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Insert the new bulb into the hole, HOLDING CLIPS and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place. Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb. Make sure it is on all the way. Turn on the fog lights to test the new bulb.

  • Page 333

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cleaning the Seat Belts, Floor Mats Dirt build-up around the openings of Cleaning the Seat Belts Floor Mats the seat belt anchors can cause the belts to retract slowly. Wipe the FRONT (Driver’s side) OPENING openings with a clean cloth dampened in mild soap and warm water or isopropyl alcohol.

  • Page 334

    If you use a non-Honda floor mat, becomes less than usual. make sure it fits properly and that it can be used with the floor mat anchors.

  • Page 335: Wiper Blades

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades Check the condition of the wiper LOCK TAB WIPER ARMS blades at least every six months. Replace them if you find signs of cracking in the rubber, areas that are getting hard, or if they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used.

  • Page 336

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades Examine the new wiper blades. If WIPER ARM BLADE they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade.

  • Page 337

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Push down the lock tab. Make sure the wiper blade assembly locks in place. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield, the passenger’s side first, then the driver’s side.

  • Page 338

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires To safely operate your vehicle, your Inflation Guidelines Even though your vehicle is tires must be the proper type and Keeping the tires properly inflated equipped with TPMS, we size, in good condition with adequate provides the best combination of recommend that you visually check tread, and correctly inflated.

  • Page 339

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires If you check air pressures when the Recommended Tire Pressures V6 models tires are hot [driven for several miles Tire Size Cold Tire Pressure (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 Normal Driving for Normal Driving Front/Rear: to 6 psi (30 to 40 kPa, 0.3 to 0.4 The following charts show the...

  • Page 340

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Tire Inspection High Speed Driving INDICATOR LOCATION MARK V6 models only Every time you check inflation, you We strongly recommend that you do should also examine the tires for not drive faster than the posted damage, foreign objects, and wear.

  • Page 341

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires The last four digits of the TIN (tire Tire Service Life Tire Maintenance The service life of your tires is identification number) are found on In addition to proper inflation, dependent on many factors, the sidewall of the tire and indicate correct wheel alignment helps to including, but not limited to, driving...

  • Page 342

    When the tires are rotated, make sure the air pressures are checked. Front Front Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or balancing. (For Non-directional (For Directional Tires and Wheels) Tires and Wheels)

  • Page 343

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires It is best to replace all four tires at Replacing Tires and Wheels Replace your tires with radial tires of the same time. If that is not possible the same size, load range, speed or necessary, replace the two front Installing improper tires on your rating, and maximum cold tire...

  • Page 344

    For the best performance in snowy Because your vehicle has limited tire 18 x 8 1/2 J or icy conditions, you should install clearance, Honda strongly Tires snow tires or tire chains. They may recommends using the chains listed 2.4 engine models:...

  • Page 345

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires When installing chains, follow the Wheels manufacturer’s instructions, and Clean the wheels as you would the mount them as tight as you can. rest of the exterior. Wash them with Using the wrong chains, or not Make sure they are not contacting the same solution, and rinse them properly installing chains, can...

  • Page 346: Checking The Battery

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Checking the Battery If additional battery maintenance is TEST INDICATOR WINDOW TEST INDICATOR WINDOW needed, see your dealer or a qualified mechanic. Battery posts, WARNING: terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. If you need to connect the battery to a charger, disconnect both cables to prevent damaging your vehicle’s...

  • Page 347

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Checking the Battery, Vehicle Storage If your vehicle’s battery is Vehicle Storage disconnected, or goes dead, the time If you need to park your vehicle for setting may be lost. To reset the time, an extended period (more than 1 The battery gives off explosive see page month), there are several things you...

  • Page 348: Vehicle Storage

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Storage Leave the parking brake off. Put Support the front wiper blade the transmission in reverse arms with a folded towel or rag so (manual) or Park (automatic). they do not touch the windshield. Block the rear wheels.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 350

    Main Menu Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more Compact Spare Tire ...... common problems that motorists Changing a Flat Tire ....experience with their vehicles. It If the Engine Won’t Start ..... gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........

  • Page 351: Compact Spare Tire

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Follow these precautions: INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get your regular tire repaired or replaced, Never exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). and put it back on your vehicle as soon as you can.

  • Page 352: Changing A Flat Tire

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, Turn on the hazard warning lights, TRUNK FLOOR STRAP TOOL KIT stop in a safe place to change it. and turn the ignition switch to the Drive slowly along the shoulder until LOCK (0) position.

  • Page 353

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire JACK WHEEL NUT JACKING POINT Take the jack out of the tool kit Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn Place the jack under the jacking case. with the wheel nut wrench. point nearest the tire you need to change.

  • Page 354

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Remove the wheel nuts, then remove the flat tire. Handle the wheel nuts carefully; they may be hot from driving. Place the flat tire on the ground with the outside surface facing up. BRAKE HUB WHEEL WRENCH EXTENSION...

  • Page 355

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Put on the spare tire. Put the wheel nuts back on finger-tight, then tighten them in a crisscross pattern with the wheel nut wrench until the wheel is firmly against the hub. Do not try to tighten the wheel nuts fully.

  • Page 356

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack and tools in the tool WING BOLT SPACER CONE kit case. Place the tool kit case in the flat tire. Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants.

  • Page 357

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t Turn the ignition switch to the Nothing Happens or the Starter start falls into two areas, depending START (III) position. If the Motor Operates Very Slowly on what you hear when you turn the When you turn the ignition switch to headlights do not dim, check the...

  • Page 358

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start The Starter Operates Normally If you find nothing wrong, you will In this case, the starter motor’s need a qualified technician to find speed sounds normal, or even faster the problem. See Emergency than normal, when you turn the Towing...

  • Page 359: Jump Starting

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting Although this seems like a simple To jump start your vehicle: procedure, you should take several precautions. Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the battery. In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte.

  • Page 360

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting 2.4 engine models with automatic 2.4 engine models with manual V6 models BOOSTER BATTERY transmission transmission 2.4 engine models Connect one jumper cable to the positive ( ) terminal on your Connect the second jumper cable battery.

  • Page 361

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting If the booster battery is in another Keep the ends of the jumper cables vehicle, have an assistant start away from each other and any metal that vehicle and run it at a fast idle. on the vehicle until everything is disconnected.

  • Page 362: If The Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Overheats The pointer of your vehicle’s If you do not see steam or spray, temperature gauge should stay in leave the engine running and the midrange under most conditions. watch the temperature gauge. If Steam and spray from an If it climbs to the red mark, you the high heat is due to overloading,...

  • Page 363

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Overheats If you do not find an obvious leak, Using gloves or a large heavy Put the radiator cap back on check the coolant level in the cloth, turn the radiator cap tightly.

  • Page 364

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Low Oil Pressure Indicator, Charging System Indicator Safely pull off the road and shut Low Oil Pressure Charging System Indicator off the engine. Turn on the hazard Indicator This indicator should never come on warning lights. If the charging system indicator when the engine is running.

  • Page 365: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the indicator comes on If the indicator comes on repeatedly, these codes are set. If they are not while driving, it means one even though it may turn off as you set, the test cannot be completed.

  • Page 366: Brake System Indicator

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Brake System Indicator U.S. Canada However, if the brake pedal does not If you must drive the vehicle a short feel normal, you should take distance in this condition, drive immediate action. A problem in one slowly and carefully.

  • Page 367

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses INTERIOR (Driver’s side) INTERIOR (Passenger’s side) UNDER-HOOD NOTCH FUSE BOX FUSE LABEL The vehicle’s fuses are contained in The passenger’s side interior fuse The under-hood fuse box is on the three fuse boxes. box is on the lower passenger’s side driver’s side.

  • Page 368

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses FUSE BLOWN BLOWN If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse. Determine from the chart on pages 368 369 , or the diagram on the fuse box lid or the fuse label, which fuse or fuses control that...

  • Page 369

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses FUSE PULLER BLOWN FUSE PULLER SPARE FUSES Check the smaller fuses in the Look for a blown wire inside the Your vehicle has spare fuses on the under-hood fuse box and all the fuse. If it is blown, replace it with back of the under-hood fuse box fuses in the interior fuse boxes by one of the spare fuses of the same...

  • Page 370

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle If the radio fuse is removed, the without fixing the problem, and you audio system may disable itself. The do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse next time you turn on the radio, you Replacing a f use with one that has a of the same rating or a lower rating...

  • Page 371: Fuse Locations, Under-hood Fuse Box

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX (40 A) Driver’s Side Fuse Box 50 A IG Main 40 A Rear Defroster 20 A Sub Fan Motor Not Used Not Used Not Used 40 A Heater Motor 15 A Hazard...

  • Page 372: Interior Fuse Box

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected INTERIOR FUSE BOX (Driver’s Side) 7.5 A 7.5 A Accessory, Key, Lock 7.5 A Accessory (20 A) Driver’s Power Seat Sliding (20 A) Moonroof (20 A) Driver’s Power Seat Reclining (20 A) (Not Used) 15 A...

  • Page 373

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected INTERIOR FUSE BOX (Passenger’s Side) Not Used Not Used (10 A) Lumbar Support (15 A) Seat Heater Not Used Not Used Not Used If equipped Amps. Circuits Protected Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Right Headlight High Beam (20 A)

  • Page 374: Emergency Towing

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, If, due to damage, your vehicle must call a professional towing service or be towed with the front wheels on organization. Never tow your vehicle the ground, do this: Improper towing preparation will with just a rope or chain.

  • Page 375

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emergency Towing Trying to lif t or tow your vehicle by the The steering system can be damaged if bumpers will cause serious damage. the steering wheel is locked. Leave the The bumpers are not designed to ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) support the vehicle’s weight.

  • Page 376: Technical Information

    Main Menu Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications your vehicle and the locations of the (2.4 engine models) ....identification numbers. It also Specifications includes information you should (V6 models) .......

  • Page 377: Identification Numbers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers Your vehicle has several identifying numbers in various places. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle.

  • Page 378

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped on 2.4 engine models the front of the engine block. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. ENGINE NUMBER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NUMBER MANUAL TRANSMISSION NUMBER V6 models ENGINE NUMBER MANUAL...

  • Page 379

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications (2.4 engine models) Dimensions Seating Capacities Length 190.9 in (4,849 mm) Total Width 72.7 in (1,848 mm) Front Height 56.3 in (1,432 mm) Rear Wheelbase 107.9 in (2,740 mm) Track Front/Rear 62.2 in (1,580 mm) Capacities Fuel tank Approx.

  • Page 380

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications (2.4 engine models) Lights Fuses Headlights High 12 V 60 W (HB3) Interior Driver’s side See page or the fuse label 12 V 55 W (H11) attached on the side panel. Front turn signal/parking lights 12 V 24/2.2 CP (Amber)

  • Page 381

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications (V6 models) Dimensions Seating Capacities Length 190.9 in (4,849 mm) Total Width 72.7 in (1,848 mm) Front Height 56.3 in (1,432 mm) Rear Wheelbase 107.9 in (2,740 mm) Track Front/Rear 62.2 in (1,580 mm) Capacities Fuel tank Approx.

  • Page 382

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications (V6 models) Lights Fuses Headlights High 12 V 60 W (HB3) Interior Driver’s side See page or the fuse label 12 V 55 W (H11) attached on the side panel. Front turn signal/parking lights 12 V 24/2.2 CP (Amber)

  • Page 383

    Main Menu Table Of Contents DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) The tires on your vehicle meet all Treadwear Traction U.S. Federal Safety Requirements. The treadwear grade is a compara- The traction grades, from highest to All tires are also graded for tive rating based on the wear rate of lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.

  • Page 384

    Main Menu Table Of Contents DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Temperature Warning: The temperature grade for The temperature grades are A (the this tire is established for a tire that highest), B, and C, representing the is properly inflated and not tire’s resistance to the generation of overloaded.

  • Page 385: Tire Labeling

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Load index (a numerical code Tire Size have a number of markings. Those Whenever tires are replaced, they associated with the maximum you should be aware of are described should be replaced with tires of the load the tire can carry).

  • Page 386

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Labeling FW6X Tire type code. 2202 Date of manufacture. Year Week Maximum Tire Pressure Max Press The maximum air pressure the tire can hold. Maximum Tire Load Max Load The maximum load the tire can carry at maximum air pressure.

  • Page 387

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Each tire, including the spare (if As an added safety feature, your Driving on a significantly under- provided), should be checked vehicle has been equipped with a tire inflated tire causes the tire to monthly when cold and inflated to pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

  • Page 388

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Required Federal Explanation Your vehicle has also been equipped Always check the TPMS malfunction with a TPMS malfunction indicator telltale after replacing one or more to indicate when the system is not tires or wheels on your vehicle to operating properly.

  • Page 389: Emissions Controls

    It is stored in this environment. Under certain canister while the engine is off. After conditions of sunlight and climate, In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, NOx and HC react to form with the Canadian emission the vapor is drawn into the engine photochemical ‘‘smog.’’...

  • Page 390

    Adding exhaust gas to the Honda replacement parts or their air/fuel mixture reduces the amount equivalent for repairs. Using lower PGM-FI System The PGM-FI system uses sequential...

  • Page 391: 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. THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTERS The three way catalytic converter 2.4 engine models...

  • Page 392: Emissions Testing

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes If the testing facility determines that Without touching the accelerator If you take your vehicle for an the readiness codes are not set, you pedal, start the engine, and let it emissions test shortly after the will be requested to return at a later idle for 20 seconds.

  • Page 393

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emissions Testing Select a nearby lightly traveled Then drive in city/suburban major highway where you can traffic for at least 10 minutes. maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph When traffic conditions allow, let (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 the vehicle coast for several minutes.

  • Page 394

    Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations Customer Service Information ..Warranty Coverages ....Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. vehicles) ......Authorized Manuals ..... 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 395: Customer Service Information

    Bella International P.O. Box 190816 U.S. Owners: A detailed description of the San Juan, PR 00919-0816 problem American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Automobile Customer Service Tel: (787) 620-7546 Name of the dealer who sold the Mail Stop 500-2N-7A vehicle to you...

  • Page 396: Warranty Coverages

    Emissions Control Systems Defects Warranty and Emissions Accessory Limited Warranty all these warranties. Please read the these two Honda accessories are covered 2008 Honda warranty information Performance Warranty warranties cover your vehicle’s under this warranty. Time and booklet that came with your vehicle emissions control systems.

  • Page 397

    ; or write to: http://www.saf ercar.gov Administration (NHTSA) in addition However, NHTSA cannot become Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or 20590.

  • Page 398: Authorized Manuals

    Service Manual Supplement 61TA000EL 2008 Honda 2/4 Door L4/V6 Electrical Troubleshooting Manual 61TA030 2008 Honda 2/4 door Body Repair Manual 31TE0600 2008 Honda Accord 2-door Owner’s Manual 31TA5800 2008 Honda Accord Navigation System Owner’s Manual 31TA5M00...

  • Page 399

    Main Menu 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 400

    Main Menu Index Automatic Transmission ....Fluid ........... Capacity, Fluid ....376, 378 Parking ........Accessories ........Shifting ........System Indicator ....57, 363 ACCESSORY Shift Lever Position Wear Indicators ......(Ignition Key Position) ....Indicators ....... Braking System ......Accessory Power Sockets ....

  • Page 401

    Main Menu Index Carrying Cargo ......Child Seats ........CAUTION, Explanation of ..... LATCH ......... CD Care ......... Tether Anchorage Points ..DANGER, Explanation of ....CD Changer ......150, 181 Cleaning the Seat Belts ....Dashboard ........3, 54 Certification Label ......

  • Page 402

    Main Menu Index Driver and Passenger Safety ... Emissions Testing ......Filters Driving ........... Engine Dust and Pollen ......Economy ........Adding Engine Coolant ............Dual Temperature Control ..Coolant Temperature Gauge ..Flashers, Hazard Warning ..... Dust and Pollen Filter ....

  • Page 403

    Main Menu Index Fuel Economy ....... Fuel Economy (ECO) Indicator ..Fuses, Checking the ..... Halogen Headlight Bulbs ..... Identification Number, Vehicle . HandsFreeLink ......Ignition Hazard Warning Flashers ....Keys ..........Headlights ........Switch ........... Gas Mileage, Improving ..

  • Page 404

    Main Menu Index Indicators ......... Turn Signal and Hazard Jump Starting ........ ABS (Anti-lock Brake) ....Warning ........Brake (Parking and Brake VSA Activation ......System) ......57, 363 VSA System ......... Charging System ....56, 361 Washer Level ......Keys ..........

  • Page 405

    Main Menu Index Locks Malfunction Indicator Lamp ..Selecting Proper Viscosity Anti-theft Steering Column ..Chart ........Manual Transmission ....Fuel Fill Door ......Manual Transmission Fluid ..ON (Ignition Key Position) ... Glove Box ........Meters, Gauges ......55, 63 Onboard Refueling Vapor Lockout Prevention ....

  • Page 406

    Main Menu Index Power Socket Locations ..111, 114 Reclining the Seat Backs ..92, 93 Safety Features ......... Power Windows ......Recommended Shift Speeds ..Airbags ........... Pregnancy, Using Seat Belts ..Refueling ........Seat Belts ........Protecting Adults and Teens ..

  • Page 407

    Main Menu Index Selecting a Child Seat ..... Speedometer ........Stereo Sound System ....Selector Knob (Disc Changer) . SRS, Additional Information ..Sun Visor ........Serial Number ....... Additional Safety Precautions . Sunglasses Holder ......Service Minder ......Airbag Service ......

  • Page 408

    Main Menu Index Tire, How to Change a Flat ..Emergency Wrecker ....Tire Information ......Weight Limit ......Tire Labeling ......... Transmission Vanity Mirror ........ Tire Pressure Monitoring Checking Fluid Level, Vehicle Capacity Load ....System (TPMS) .... 284, 384 Automatic ......

  • Page 409

    Main Menu Index Washers, Windshield U.S. only Checking the Fluid Level ..Indicator ........Operation ........Wheels Adjusting the Steering ....Alignment and Balance .... Compact Spare ......Wrench, Nut ......Windows Auto Reverse ......Operating the Power ....Rear, Defogger ......

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    Main Menu 2008 Accord Coupe...

  • Page 411: Service Information Summary

    ATF (see page Automatic Transmission Fluid: Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Brake Fluid: Transmission Fluid) (see page Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary replacement (see page 2008 Accord Coupe...

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    POSTAL CODE The information and specifications included V. I. N. in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., DELIVERY DATE Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or (Date sold to original retail purchaser)

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