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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Civic was a wise investment.
It will give you years of driving pleasure.
One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to
read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and
convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your vehicle so
you can refer to it at any time.
Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet
thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights
and responsibilities.
Maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance minder shown in the
instrument panel helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves
your investment. When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that
your dealer's staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique
to your vehicle. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be
pleased to answer any questions and concerns.
2008 Civic Coupe
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  • Page 1

    Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Honda Civic was a wise investment. As you read this manual, you will 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.

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    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.

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    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-sva-6210

    2008 Civic 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 (heating and cooling, audio, steering wheel, security, and cruise control) ......

  • Page 5

    Main Menu Overview of Contents Contents Before Driving Warranty and Customer A convenient reference to the What gasoline to use, how to break- Relations sections in this manual. in your new vehicle, and how to load (U.S. and Canada only) luggage and other cargo.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HAZARD WARNING MOONROOF SWITCH (P.102) INSTRUMENT PANEL (P.74) BUTTON (P.55, 56) INDICATORS GAUGES (P.65) CLOCK (P.180) DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 23) PASSENGER’S FRONT MIRROR CONTROLS AIRBAG (P.9, 23) (P.104) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.119) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.80) HEATING/COOLING...

  • Page 7

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF (P.72) (P.71) INDICATOR (P.29) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.73) DISPLAY CHANGE BUTTON (P.66) SEL/RESET BUTTON (P.65) REAR WINDOW MIRROR CONTROLS DEFOGGER (P.104) (P.74) HEATED MIRRORS (P.105) VEHICLE STABILITY HORN HAZARD WARNING...

  • 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 features that work together to protect you and your passengers (11) 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 Seat Belts Help keep you from being thrown 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: Belts

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash Fasten and Position the Seat over the strongest bones in your Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, upper body. then tug on the belt to make sure the belt is securely latched.

  • Page 18: Position

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting In addition, an occupant who is out of Never place the shoulder portion of a Position position in the front seat can be lap/shoulder belt under your arm or This could cause After all occupants have adjusted seriously or fatally injured in a crash...

  • Page 19: Advice For Pregnant Women, Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens When driving, remember to sit Advice for Pregnant Women Additional Safety Precautions upright and adjust the seat as far Two people should never use the back as possible while allowing full If they do, they same seat belt.

  • Page 20

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Keep your hands and arms away Never let passengers ride on top of If your If they do, from the airbag covers. a folded-down rear seat. hands or arms are close to an they could be very seriously airbag cover, they could be injured injured in a crash.

  • Page 21: Your Seat Belts, Seat Belt System Components

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts This system monitors the front seat Seat Belt System Components If the indicator comes on or the Your seat belt system includes lap/ belts. If you turn the ignition switch beeper sounds when the driver’s seat shoulder belts in all five seating to the ON (II) position before your...

  • Page 22: Lap/shoulder Belt, Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Lap/Shoulder Belt All seat belts have an emergency Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The lap and shoulder belt goes over locking retractor. In normal driving, your shoulder, across your chest, the retractor lets you move freely in and across your hips.

  • Page 23: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious When the tensioners are activated, Honda provides a limited warranty injury or death if the seat belts the seat belts will remain tight until on seat belts. See your...

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

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (12) (8) (9) (17) (2) (13) (17) (11) (10) (1) Driver’s Airbag (2) Front Passenger’s Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors...

  • Page 25

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: Sensors that can detect a Weight sensors that monitor the Two SRS (supplemental restraint moderate to severe front impact or weight on the front passenger’s system) front airbags. The driver’s side impact.

  • 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-Threshold Airbags looks like smoke. This is actually Your front airbags are also dual- powder from the airbag’s surface. threshold airbags. Airbags with this Although the powder is not harmful, feature have two deployment people with respiratory problems...

  • Page 28

    If the seat is under the seat. Although Honda under the front seats. too far forward, the airbag will does not encourage carrying an...

  • Page 29: How Your Side Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on Moving the front seat forcibly How Your Side Airbags Work the passenger’s seat can also back against cargo on the seat or cause the airbag to be turned off. floor behind it.

  • Page 30

    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage indicator will go out. side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, if position...

  • Page 31: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If the impact is on the passenger’s How Your Side Curtain Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works side, the passenger’s side curtain The SRS indicator alerts Work airbag will inflate even if there are no you to a potential problem occupants on that side of the vehicle.

  • Page 32: Indicator Works, How The Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If you see any of these indications, How the Side Airbag Off How the Passenger Airbag Off the airbags and seat belt tensioners Indicator Works Indicator Works may not work properly when you U.S.

  • Page 33: Airbag Service

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the If the indicator comes on with no Airbag Service front seat can cause the indicator to front seat passenger and no objects Your airbag systems are virtually come on.

  • Page 34: 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. 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 35: 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 36: 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 37: Protecting Children General Guidelines

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

  • Page 38: If You Must Drive With Several Children, Attention, Additional Safety Precautions

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close Additional Safety Precautions Children Attention Never hold an infant or child on Your vehicle has a back seat where Many parents say they prefer to put If you are not wearing a your lap.

  • Page 39

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Make sure any unused seat belt Lock both doors and the trunk that a child can reach is buckled, when your vehicle is not in use. Children who play in vehicles can the lockable retractor is activated, accidentally get trapped inside.

  • Page 40: Protecting Infants And Small Children, Protecting Infants

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Two types of seats may be used: a 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 41: Protecting Small Children

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children In any of these situations, we We also recommend that a small Protecting Small Children 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 42: Selecting A Child Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat If it is necessary to put a forward- Selecting a Child Seat In seating positions and vehicles not facing child seat in the front, move When buying a child seat, you need equipped with LATCH, a LATCH- the vehicle seat as far to the rear as to choose either a conventional child...

  • Page 43: 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 44: With Latch

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTONS 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 45

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Attach the tether strap hook to the TETHER STRAP HOOK tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure.

  • Page 46: 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 47

    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 48: With A Tether

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

  • Page 49: 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 50: Using A Booster Seat

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Using a Booster Seat Some states and Canadian provinces 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 51: Front

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children A child may continue using a booster Of course, children vary widely. And When Can a Larger Child Sit in seat until the tops of their ears are while age may be one indicator of Front even with the top of the vehicle’s or The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Page 52

    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 53: 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 54: Safety Labels

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels These labels are in the locations DASHBOARD SUN VISOR shown. They warn you of potential U.S. models only U.S. 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 55

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels HOOD DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 56

    Main Menu Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......Auto Door Locking/Unlocking . the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......Remote Transmitter ....... contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..Trunk ..........your vehicle.

  • Page 57: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Control Locations MOONROOF SWITCH (P.102) INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.55, 56) GAUGES (P.65) CLOCK (P.180) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.104) POWER DOOR LOCK AUDIO SYSTEM (P.119) MASTER SWITCH (P.80) POWER WINDOW HEATING/ SWITCHES COOLING (P.100) CONTROLS (P.114) HOOD RELEASE FUEL FILL DOOR/ ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS HANDLE...

  • Page 58: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel DX, DX-G (Canada), LX, EX, EX-L SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.64) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.64) LIGHTS ON SIDE AIRBAG HIGH BEAM SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING DAYTIME INDICATOR RESTRAINT SYSTEM OFF INDICATOR INDICATOR SYSTEM (TPMS) INDICATOR (P.61) RUNNING (P.63) (P.63)

  • Page 59: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel REV LIMIT INDICATOR (P.61) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.64) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.63) LOW FUEL LIGHTS ON INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.63) (P.64) SIDE AIRBAG OFF CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.62) SUPPLEMENTAL INDICATOR (P.58) RESTRAINT SYSTEM LOW TIRE PRESSURE INDICATOR VSA ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.58)

  • Page 60: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many If your front passenger does not Charging System indicators to give you important fasten their seat belt, the indicator Indicator information about your vehicle. comes on about 6 seconds after the If this indicator comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON engine is running, the battery is not...

  • Page 61

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

  • Page 62

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

  • Page 63

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators If you turn the steering wheel to the Electric Power Steering Maintenance Minder full left or right position repeatedly (EPS) Indicator Indicator Si and Canadian DX-G with manual while stopping or driving at very low This indicator comes on for a few transmission models speed, you may feel slightly harder...

  • Page 64

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Low Tire Pressure Tire Pressure Monitoring Rev Limit Indicator Indicator System (TPMS) Indicator U.S. models only U.S. models only REV LIMIT INDICATOR This indicator normally comes on for This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II)

  • Page 65

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Cruise Main Indicator Vehicle Stability Assist VSA Activation Indicator (VSA) System Indicator If equipped If equipped If equipped This indicator comes on when you This indicator normally comes on for This indicator has three functions: turn on the cruise control system by a few seconds when you turn the pressing the CRUISE button (see...

  • Page 66

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Daytime Running Lights Trunk-open Indicator Lights On Indicator Indicator If this indicator comes on when you This indicator comes on if the trunk This indicator reminds you that the turn the ignition switch to the ON lid is not closed tightly.

  • Page 67

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Security System Indicator Low Fuel Indicator Except Si LOW FUEL INDICATOR SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR If equipped This indicator is located in the fuel This indicator comes on when the gauge. It comes on as a reminder security system is set.

  • Page 68

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges SEL/RESET BUTTON SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE FUEL GAUGE TACHOMETER To switch the information display between the odometer, trip meter, and outside temperature (if equipped), and engine oil life and maintenance service items, press the INFORMATION SEL/RESET button repeatedly.

  • Page 69

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Display Change Button Odometer Trip Meter This shows the total distance your This meter shows the number of DISPLAY CHANGE BUTTON vehicle has been driven. It measures miles or kilometers driven since you miles or kilometers. last reset it.

  • Page 70

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Outside Temperature Indicator If the outside temperature is In certain weather conditions, If equipped incorrectly displayed, you can adjust temperature readings near freezing This indicator displays the outside it up to 5°F in U.S. models ( 3°C (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S.

  • Page 71

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Fuel Gauge Temperature Gauge Check Fuel Cap Message This shows how much fuel you have. This shows the temperature of the Your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic It may show slightly more or less engine’s coolant. During normal system will detect a loose or missing than the actual amount.

  • Page 72

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges If the system still detects a leak in Maintenance Minder your vehicle’s evaporative emissions The information display in the system, the malfunction indicator instrument panel shows you the lamp (MIL) comes on. If the fuel fill engine oil life and maintenance cap was not already tightened, turn service items when the ignition...

  • Page 73: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/ TURN SIGNALS WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS PASSENGER’S AIRBAG OFF (P.72) (P.71) INDICATOR (P.29) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.73) AUDIO SYSTEM MIRROR CONTROLS (P.119) (P.104) VEHICLE STABILITY REAR WINDOW ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM DEFOGGER OFF SWITCH (P.74) (P.217)

  • Page 74: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers 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 until you The wipers are not activated. release the lever.

  • Page 75: 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 76

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights, Instrument Panel Brightness Daytime Running Lights Instrument Panel Brightness when you reach the maximum or With the headlight switch off or in minimum brightness. The display CONTROL BUTTONS position, the high beam returns to the odometer 5 seconds headlights and the high beam after you stop adjusting the indicator come on with reduced...

  • Page 77

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Hazard Warning Button, Rear Window Defogger Make sure the rear window is clear Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger and antenna wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged.

  • Page 78: Steering Wheel Adjustments

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel Push the lever up to lock the adjustments 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 79: Keys And Locks

    DX model (except Canadian DX-G) number tag with your keys. You will need this key number if you ever MASTER KEYS (Black) have to get a lost key replaced. Use KEY NUMBER VALET KEY only Honda-approved key blanks. (Gray) 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 80

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Keys and Locks, Immobilizer System These keys contain electronic Immobilizer System If the system repeatedly does not circuits that are activated by the The immobilizer system protects recognize the coding of your key, immobilizer system. They will not your vehicle from theft.

  • Page 81

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Immobilizer System, Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the As required by the FCC: Ignition Switch anti-theft lock may make it difficult This device complies with Part 15 of the to turn the key. Firmly turn the FCC rules.

  • Page 82

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Ignition Switch, Door Locks You will hear a reminder beeper if Door Locks On DX model except Canadian DX-G you leave the key in the ignition To lock the passenger’s door when switch in the LOCK (0) or the getting out of the vehicle, pull out LOCK TAB LOCK...

  • Page 83: Door Locks

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks The lock tab on the passenger’s door Power Door Locks Lockout Prevention locks and unlocks only that door. If you forget and leave the key in the Pushing in the driver’s door lock tab ignition switch, lockout prevention only unlocks the driver’s door.

  • Page 84

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking Auto Door Locking To turn off the Auto Door Lock On LX, EX, EX-L and Si models in the The auto door locking feature has modes: three possible settings: U.S., and DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L and Si models in Canada Your vehicle has customizable The auto door locking is...

  • Page 85

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the front of the Push and hold the front of the To program the Park Lock mode: master door lock switch on the master door lock switch on the Locks both doors when the shift lever is driver’s door until you hear a click driver’s door.

  • Page 86

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

  • Page 87

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

  • Page 88

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks Push and hold the rear of the push and hold the To program the Ignition Switch On A/T vehicles, master door lock switch on the brake pedal, then move the shift Unlock mode: driver’s door.

  • Page 89

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks, Remote Transmitter Release the switch, and within 5 Remote Transmitter seconds, turn the ignition switch U.S.: LX U.S.: EX, EX-L, Si to the ACCESSORY (I) position. Canada: DX-G Canada: LX, EX, EX-L, Si move the shift On A/T vehicles, lever to the Park (P) position.

  • Page 90: Remote Transmitter

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter The ceiling light and the door EX, EX-L, Si and Canadian LX models Remote Transmitter Care activated spotlights (if equipped) TRUNK RELEASE Press this Avoid dropping or throwing the come on when you press the button for about 1 second to open transmitter.

  • Page 91

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors, replace the battery as soon as BATTERY possible. Battery type: CR1616 SCREW To replace the battery: Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Model with trunk release is shown.

  • Page 92

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

  • Page 93

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Trunk Keep the trunk lid closed at all times U.S. DX and LX, Canadian DX and DX-G while driving to avoid damaging the Pull 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 Emergency Trunk Opener On EX, EX-L, Si and Canadian LX Even if the trunk release lever is locked with the master key, you can open the trunk with the remote transmitter. MASTER KEY To protect items in the trunk when you need to give the key to someone As a safety feature, your vehicle has else:...

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Front Seat 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 96

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment Armrest Rear Seat Access SEAT-BACK ADJUSTMENT LEVER On all models except DX The height of your driver’s seat is Driver’s Side adjustable. To raise the seat bottom, To use the console lid as an armrest, To get into the rear seat on the repeatedly pull up the lever on the slide it to one of its three positions.

  • Page 97

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Except U.S. DX Passenger’s Side When you push down the release RELEASE LEVER lever or pull up the adjustment lever, the seat will also move forward. After a passenger gets into the back seat, push the seat-back to the upright position, and push the seat backwards until it latches.

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Head Restraints FRONT See 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 passengers from whiplash and other injuries.

  • Page 99

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Removing the Head Restraint Rear Center Position To remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as Failure to reinstall the head it will go. Push the release button, restraints can result in severe then pull the restraint out of the seat- injury during a crash.

  • Page 100

    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 101

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Folding Rear Seat RELEASE GUIDE The back of the rear seat folds down When storing cargo, you can move To release the seat-back, pull the to give you direct access to the trunk. the rear center shoulder belt out of release under the trunk panel.

  • Page 102

    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 103: Power Windows

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows To open the driver’s AUTO DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH window fully, push the window switch firmly down, then release it. Closing a power window on The window automatically goes someone’s hands or fingers can down all the way.

  • Page 104

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows When you push the MAIN switch in, If the driver’s If your vehicle’s battery is AUTO REVERSE the switch is OFF, and the window runs into any obstacle while disconnected or goes dead, or the passenger’s window cannot be raised it is closing automatically, it will driver’s window fuse is removed, the...

  • Page 105

    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 106

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Moonroof AUTO REVERSE If the The moonroof has a key-off delay. moonroof runs into any obstacle You can open and close the while it is closing automatically, it moonroof for up to 10 minutes after will reverse direction and then stop.

  • Page 107

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Push the appropriate edge of the Adjusting the Power Mirrors adjustment switch to move the SELECTOR SWITCH mirror right, left, up, or down. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position.

  • Page 108: Mirrors, Parking Brake

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors, Parking Brake Power Mirror Heaters 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.

  • Page 109: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT VANITY MIRROR SIDE POCKET SUN VISOR COAT HOOK ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET BEVERAGE HOLDER GLOVE BOX CENTER POCKET AUXILIARY INPUT JACK ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET SEAT-BACK POCKET BEVERAGE HOLDER :If equipped 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 110

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders Console Compartment Glove Box Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior.

  • Page 111

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Coat Hook Accessory Power Sockets FRONT An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving.

  • Page 112

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Make sure to put the socket cover Vanity Mirror back in place to prevent any small foreign objects getting into the CONSOLE COMPARTMENT socket. EX, EX-L and Si On EX, EX-L and Si models To use the vanity mirror on the back Another accessory power socket is in of the sun visor, pull up the cover.

  • Page 113

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Make sure you put the sun visor Sun Visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. SUN VISOR To use the sun visor, pull it down. When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod from the clip, and swing it out.

  • Page 114: 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 The ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) comes on when you remove the key from the ignition switch.

  • Page 115

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights On models with moonroof Courtesy Light The spotlights have a two-position On models with moonroof switch. In the DOOR position, the The courtesy light between the lights come on when you open either spotlights comes on when you turn door.

  • Page 116

    Main Menu Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ..... Setting the Clock ......systems in your vehicle provide a Audio System ........ Security System ......comfortable driving environment in Audio System (Models without Cruise Control ....... all weather conditions.

  • Page 117

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

  • Page 118

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Fan Control Dial 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 119

    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 120

    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 121

    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 122: Audio System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System An audio system is standard on all Models without navigation system models except the U.S. DX. Read the U.S. LX model EX, EX-L and Si models appropriate pages (as shown below) Canadian DX, DX-G, and LX models to use your vehicle’s audio system.

  • Page 123

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) EX, EX-L and Si models Your audio system shows a welcome message on the display when you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position.

  • Page 124

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Playing the AM/FM Radio EX, EX-L and Si models U.S. LX and Canadian DX, DX-G and LX models SCAN A.SEL AM/FM BUTTON A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON POWER/VOLUME...

  • Page 125

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) To Play the AM/FM Radio To Select a Station SCAN The scan function samples The ignition switch must be in the You can use any of five methods to all stations with strong signals on the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 126

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Preset Each side of the buttons AUTO SELECT If you are If you do not like the stations auto (1 through 6) can store one traveling far from home and can no select has stored, you can store frequency on AM, and two longer receive your preset stations,...

  • Page 127

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Adjusts the volume level choose low. If you feel the sound is Adjusting the Sound Press the TUNE (SOUND) knob based on the vehicle speed. too quiet, choose high. repeatedly to display the BASS, TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, Each mode is shown in the display as...

  • Page 128

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Playing the XM Satellite Radio Optional on U.S. EX, EX-L and Si POWER/VOLUME KNOB models DISP BUTTON Your audio system is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio SCAN BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON anywhere in the United States, except Hawaii and Alaska.

  • Page 129

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Operating the XM Radio MODE To switch between You may experience periods when To listen to XM radio, turn the channel mode and category mode, XM Radio does not transmit the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY press and hold the DISP button until artist’s name and song title...

  • Page 130

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) SCAN The scan function gives Use the tune, seek, or scan XM Radio Display Messages you a sampling of all channels while function to tune to a desired in the channel mode. In the category channel.

  • Page 131

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) The selected channel ‘‘ - - - - ’’ number does not exist, or is not part Signal may be blocked by Signal weaker in mountains or large obstacles to these areas.

  • Page 132

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. As required by the FCC: may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly Your I.D. will appear in the display. Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for these conditions:...

  • Page 133

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Playing a Disc EX, EX-L and Si models U.S. LX model Canadian DX, DX-G and LX models EJECT BUTTON RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON CD BUTTON EJECT LOAD INDICATOR CD BUTTON BUTTON RPT (REPEAT) DISP...

  • Page 134

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) To Play a Disc NOTE: The specifications of the compatible To load or play discs, the ignition If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is WMA file are: switch must be in the ACCESSORY protected by digital rights Sampling frequency:...

  • Page 135

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) You cannot load and play 3-inch the display. Press and hold the DISP To Change or Select Tracks/Files (8-cm) discs in this system. button until the next 16 characters Use the SEEK/SKIP button while a are shown.

  • Page 136

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) You will hear a beep and see F-RPT In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION in the display. The system FOLDER-RANDOM This select a different folder, turn the continuously replays the current feature, when activated, plays all TUNE knob to move to the...

  • Page 137

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) In MP3 or WMA mode To Stop Playing a Disc The scan function samples all tracks This Press the eject button ( ) to F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) (files in MP3 or WMA) on the disc in feature, when activated, samples the remove the disc.

  • Page 138

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) If you turn the system off while a If you select an empty slot in the Operating the Optional Disc disc is playing, either with the Changer magazine, the changer will search power/volume knob or by turning An optional six or eight disc changer for the next available disc to load and...

  • Page 139

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Disc Player Error Messages Error Cause Solution The chart on the right explains the Message error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. UNSUPPORT Track/File format not Current track will skipped.

  • Page 140

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without navigation system) Optional Disc Changer Error Error Cause Solution Messages Message The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the Press the magazine eject button, and pull the display while playing a disc.

  • Page 141

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Voice Control System Playing the AM/FM Radio In addition to the standard audio controls, the audio system in your U.S. EX, EX-L, Si vehicle can be operated using the voice control system.

  • Page 142

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Play the AM/FM Radio The band and frequency that the To Select a Station The ignition switch must be in the radio was last tuned to are displayed. You can use any of five methods to ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 143

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) The seek function If you do nothing, the system will Each preset button’s frequency is SEEK searches up and down from the then scan for the next strong station shown on the bottom of the audio current frequency to find a station and play it for 10 seconds.

  • Page 144

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) AUTO SELECT If you are You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after traveling far from home and can no pressing a preset button if auto longer receive your preset stations, select cannot find a strong station for you can use the auto select feature to every preset button.

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing the XM Satellite Radio XM RADIO ICON MODE ICON POWER/VOLUME JOYSTICK KNOB CATEGORY INDICATOR AM/FM BUTTON CD/XM (XM RADIO) BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET CHANNEL NUMBER TUNE BAR PRESET BUTTONS 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Your audio system is capable of Operating the XM Radio MODE To switch between receiving XM Satellite Radio To listen to XM radio, turn the channel mode and category mode, anywhere in the United States, ignition switch to the ACCESSORY touch the MODE icon.

  • Page 147

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Press the TUNE bar to You can store up to 12 TUNE Preset change channel selections. Press preset channels using each preset for higher numbered channels button or preset icons on the screen. for lower numbered Each preset button or icon stores channels.

  • Page 148

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the The signal is XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ first six channels. currently too weak. Move the vehicle XM is loading the to an area away from tall buildings, ‘‘LOADING’’...

  • Page 149

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

  • Page 150

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Depending on where you drive, you bar until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. As required by the FCC: may experience reception problems. Changes or modifications not expressly Your I.D. will appear in the display. Interference can be caused by any of approved by the party responsible for these conditions:...

  • Page 151: Adjusting The Sound

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Adjusts the side-to- Adjusting the Sound BALANCE side strength of the sound. SPEAKER SETTING To adjust the left/right balance, touch the L or R icon. SUBWOOFER Adjusts the strength of sound from the subwoofer speaker.

  • Page 152

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) This function is set to MID as the Audio System Lighting Screen Mode default setting when the vehicle You can select the background You can use the instrument panel leaves the factory.

  • Page 153

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing a Disc CD ICON POWER/VOLUME JOYSTICK KNOB OPEN BUTTON CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RDM (RANDOM) FAST FORWARD SKIP BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP BUTTON 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 154

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Play a Disc Video CDs and DVD discs do not The specifications for compatible You operate the disc player with the work in this unit. WMA files are: same controls used for the radio.

  • Page 155

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To Load a Disc DISC SLOT OPEN BUTTON CLOSE BUTTON The disc player is behind the Insert a disc about halfway into the To return the screen to the upright navigation screen.

  • Page 156

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Push the AUDIO button beside the You can also select an icon with the To Change or Select Tracks/Files screen to show the audio display and joystick. Move it to left, right, up, or operate the disc player.

  • Page 157

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode This feature, This FOLDER SELECTION FOLDER REPEAT FOLDER RANDOM select a different folder, press either when activated, replays all files on feature, when activated, plays all side of the TUNE bar to move to the...

  • Page 158

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) In MP3 or WMA mode Using a Track List The scan function samples all tracks FOLDER SCAN This feature, (files in MP3 or WMA) in the order when activated, samples all the first FOLDER ICON TRACK/FILE ICON...

  • Page 159

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) When playing a CD recorded with To Stop Playing a Disc Removing a Disc text data, each track name is shown To play the radio when a disc is To remove a disc from the audio unit, on the audio display.

  • Page 160

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Operating the Optional Disc Protecting Discs Changer For information on how to handle An optional six or eight disc changer and protect discs, see page is available for your vehicle. This disc changer uses the same controls used for the in-dash disc player or the radio.

  • Page 161

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Disc Player Error Messages Error Cause Solution The chart on the right explains the Message error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. Press the eject button, and pull out the disc. Check if it is inserted correctly in the disc If you see an error message in the FOCUS Error...

  • Page 162

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Playing a PC Card TRACK LIST ICON PC CARD ICON JOYSTICK POWER/VOLUME KNOB PLAY MODE ICON OPEN BUTTON CD/XM BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RDM (RANDOM) SKIP BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON...

  • Page 163

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Always use the recommended Never insert foreign objects into To Play a PC card You operate the PC card player with memory card with the appropriate the PC card slot. the same controls used for the radio adapter (if an adapter is needed).

  • Page 164

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) The specifications for compatible Insert a PC card straight into the slot. Loading a PC Card WMA files are: The drive will read the PC card and Sampling frequency: begin to play it.

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) There are three play modes: Folder, To Select a Play Mode Artist, and Album. Touch the PLAY MODE icon, then choose one of the PLAY MODE ICON FOLDER MODE modes by touching its icon.

  • Page 166

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) PLAY MODE ICON To select a play mode, push the Select the desired mode by touching After you select the play mode, the AUDIO button to show the audio the appropriate icon, or move the display changes to the selectable display, then touch the PLAY MODE...

  • Page 167

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) If you select ‘‘Play a New Track List,’’ Icons on the screen can also be To Change or Select Tracks/Files the system goes into the selected selected with the joystick. Move the PRESET BUTTON’S FUNCTION play mode immediately and begins to joystick left or right and up or down...

  • Page 168

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) SKIP Each time you press and TRACK REPEAT (FILE TRACK RANDOM (Random release (preset 6), the player REPEAT) To continuously replay within a folder) This feature skips forward to the beginning of the a file, press and release the RPT plays the files within a folder in next file.

  • Page 169

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) The system then selects and plays Pressing either of the SKIP buttons FOLDER/ARTIST/ALBUM files randomly. This continues until This feature, when (preset 5 or 6), selecting a different SCAN you deactivate each random play by activated, samples the first file in folder/artist/album with the TUNE...

  • Page 170

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Using a Track List FOLDER ICON ARTIST NAME TRACK LIST ICON RETURN ICON You can also select a file directly To scroll through the display, touch In artist mode, the artist name is also from a track list on the audio display.

  • Page 171

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Song Search Function SONG SEARCH ICON ALBUM NAME TITLE BY KEYWORD ICON RETURN ICON ALBUM ICON ARTIST ICON Folder mode is shown. In album mode, the album name is When you select ‘‘Song Search’’...

  • Page 172

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) To cancel the selected letter, select Searching for a Song Title by Keyword Searching for a Song by Artist Name the letter and touch the Delete icon. To select more characters, touch the MORE ICON ARTIST LIST More icon.

  • Page 173

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) Searching for a Song by Album Name To Stop Playing a PC card Removing a PC Card To play the radio when a PC card is To remove a PC card from the audio playing, press the AM/FM button or unit, fold back the screen by ALBUM LIST...

  • Page 174

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with navigation system) PC Card Error Messages Error Message Solution If you see an error message in the display while playing a PC card, find the solution in the chart to the right. FILE ERROR The system cannot read the file(s).

  • Page 175: Am/fm Radio Reception

    Main Menu Table Of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception 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, and atmospheric conditions.

  • Page 176

    Main Menu Table Of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. 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.

  • Page 177: 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 178

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs Additional Information of Bubbled, wrinkled, labelled, and excessively thick discs 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 179

    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 following formats. Fingerprints, scratches, etc. CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions.

  • Page 180: Remote Audio Controls

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls The VOL button adjusts the volume beep. The system searches up or CH BUTTON MODE BUTTON up ( ) or down ( ). Press the top down from the current frequency to or bottom of the button, hold it until find a station with a strong signal.

  • Page 181

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls, Auxiliary Input Jack If you are playing a PC card, press Auxiliary Input Jack the top ( ) of the CH button to advance to the next file. Press the bottom ( ) to go back to the previous file.

  • Page 182: Radio Theft Protection

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Radio Theft Protection If your vehicle’s battery is The system will retain your AM and On models with audio system Your vehicle’s audio system will disconnected or goes dead, or the FM presets even if power is disable itself if it is disconnected radio fuse is removed, the audio disconnected.

  • Page 183: Setting The Clock

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Setting the Clock On models without navigation system U.S. LX, and Canadian DX, DX-G EX, EX-L and Si models To set the time, press the CLOCK and LX models (AM, AM/FM) button until the CLOCK BUTTON CLOCK BUTTON displayed time begins to blink, then release the button.

  • Page 184: Security System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Security System The alarm will sound if the trunk If equipped The security system helps to protect Except Si lock is forced, or the trunk is opened your vehicle and valuables from theft. with the trunk release handle or the The horn sounds and a combination emergency trunk opener.

  • Page 185: Cruise Control

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

  • Page 186

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Changing the Set Speed You can decrease the set cruising Even with the cruise control turned You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: on, you can still use the accelerator speed in any of these ways: pedal to speed up for passing.

  • Page 187

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Cancelling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed You can cancel cruise control in any When you push the CANCEL button, of these ways: or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the system remembers the previously Tap the brake or clutch pedal.

  • Page 188: 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 Opening and Closing luggage or packages.

  • Page 189

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation We recommend using quality Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation Help assure your vehicle’s future gasolines containing detergent All models except Si reliability and performance by paying Your vehicle is designed to operate additives that help prevent fuel extra attention to how you drive on unleaded gasoline with a pump...

  • Page 190

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Some gasoline today is blended with Refueling oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE. Your vehicle is designed to Push Gasoline is highly flammable operate on oxygenated gasoline and explosive. You can be containing up to 10% ethanol by burned or seriously injured volume and up to 15% MTBE by...

  • Page 191

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. Screw the fuel fill cap back on Opening and Closing the Hood You may hear a hissing sound as until it clicks at least once. If you pressure inside the tank escapes.

  • Page 192

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check DIPSTICK GRIP LATCH CLIP DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L SUPPORT ROD Put your fingers under the front Holding the grip, pull the support Wait a few minutes after turning the edge of the hood near the center.

  • Page 193

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures DIPSTICK DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L UPPER MARK LOWER MARK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK Remove the dipstick again, and If it is near or below the lower mark, check the level. It should be Adding Engine Oil on page between the upper and lower...

  • Page 194

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Engine Coolant Check RESERVE TANK RESERVE TANK DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Look at the coolant level in the Refer to Owner’s Maintenance radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is Checks on page for information between the MAX and MIN lines.

  • Page 195: 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 196

    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 197

    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 198: Accessories And Modifications

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

  • Page 199

    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 200: Carrying Cargo

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

  • Page 201

    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) for U.S. models luggage load capacity. For Overloading or improper and 395 kg for Canadian models.

  • Page 202

    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 203

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Keep the glove box closed while Carrying Items in the Passenger Cargo Net driving. If it is open, a passenger Compartment Optional Store or secure all items that could could injure their knees during a The cargo net can be used to help be thrown around and hurt crash or sudden stop.

  • Page 204

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

  • Page 205: Driving Guidelines

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Guidelines Because of the low-profile tires Si model Your vehicle is designed to give you fitted to your vehicle, the alloy optimum handling and performance wheels are closer to the ground. on well-maintained roads. As part of Driving over a pothole or road this design, your vehicle has a debris at too high a speed can...

  • Page 206: Preparing To Drive

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks Check that any items you may be Fasten your seat belt. Check that and adjustments before you drive carrying are stored properly or your passengers have fastened your vehicle.

  • Page 207: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. In cold weather, turn off all The immobilizer system protects your The engine is harder to start in cold electrical accessories to reduce vehicle f rom thef t. If an improperly- weather.

  • Page 208: Manual Transmission

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Manual Transmission cause your clutch to wear out faster. 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 209

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Manual Transmission When slowing down, you can get time on a hot day, be careful before On models with 6-speed manual extra braking from the engine by moving the shift lever. Because of transmission shifting to a lower gear. This extra the heat, the shift lever may be braking can help you maintain a safe extremely hot.

  • Page 210

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Manual Transmission Engine Speed Limiter Reverse Lockout If you are still unable to shift to If you exceed the maximum speed 6-speed manual transmission reverse, apply the parking brake, 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 211: Automatic Transmission

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a Shift Lever Position Indicators Shifting few seconds when you turn the 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 212

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission If you have done all of the above and Neutral (N) Use neutral if you To shift from: Do this: still cannot move the lever out of need to restart a stalled engine, or if P to R Press the brake pedal, and Park, see...

  • Page 213

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission This position is similar To shift from second to Drive (D ) First (1) Engine Speed Limiter to D, except only the first three first, press the release button on the If you exceed the maximum speed gears are selected.

  • Page 214

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release metal fingernail file, carefully pry Remove the key from the shift Do this if pushing on the brake pedal on the edge of the cover to remove lock release slot, then install the and pressing the release button does cover.

  • Page 215

    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 216: Braking System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Braking System Your vehicle is equipped with front Constant application of the brakes Braking System Design disc brakes. The brakes on the rear when going down a long hill builds The hydraulic system that operates wheels may be disc or drum, up heat and reduces their effective- the brakes has two separate circuits.

  • Page 217: 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 218

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) If the ABS indicator and the brake Important Safety Reminders A vehicle with ABS may require a 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 219: Vehicle Stability Assist (vsa) System

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System The VSA system cannot enhance the If the indicator does not come on Standard on U.S. Si model vehicle’s driving stability in all when the ignition switch is turned to Optional on Canadian Si model The vehicle stability assist (VSA) situations and does not control your...

  • Page 220

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

  • Page 221

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

  • Page 222

    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 223

    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 224

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Towing a Trailer Your vehicle is not designed to tow a Towing Your Vehicle trailer. Attempting to do so can void Your vehicle is not designed to be your warranties. towed behind a motor home. If your vehicle needs to be towed in an emergency, see page 2008 Civic Coupe...

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 226

    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 ......Recommended Engine Oil ..

  • Page 227: 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 other qualified instructed to do so. Improperly maintaining this mechanic.

  • Page 228: Maintenance Minder

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder Your vehicle displays engine oil life Engine Oil Life Indicator The remaining engine oil life is and maintenance service items on displayed on the information display INFORMATION DISPLAY the information display to show you according to this table: when you should have your dealer perform engine oil replacement and...

  • Page 229

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

  • Page 230

    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 display to the odometer, the trip meter, and the outside temperature indicator (if equipped) by pushing the SEL/ RESET button on the dashboard...

  • Page 231

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Maintenance Minder You can change the information Maintenance Main Items and Sub Resetting the Engine Oil Life display from the engine oil life Items Display display to the odometer, the trip Your dealer will reset the display meter, or the outside temperature (if after completing the required MAINTENANCE MAIN ITEM...

  • Page 232

    Your authorized Honda dealer Press the SEL/RESET button for Press the SEL/RESET button for knows your vehicle best and can about 10 seconds.

  • Page 233

    Brakes Check the fluid level information. maintenance services should be monthly. See page performed in accordance with the We recommend using Honda parts intervals indicated by the Tires Check the tire pressure and fluids whenever you have information display. monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.

  • Page 234

    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 235: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fluid Locations DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, and EX-L models ENGINE OIL FILL CAP ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK BRAKE FLUID (Orange handle) (Black cap) POWER STEERING FLUID CLUTCH FLUID (Red cap) (Manual transmission only) (Light gray cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) AUTOMATIC...

  • Page 236

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fluid Locations Si model ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK ENGINE OIL FILL CAP BRAKE FLUID (Orange handle) (Black cap) CLUTCH FLUID (Light gray cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR RADIATOR CAP 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 237: Adding Engine Oil

    American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. It is highly recommended that you use Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for optimum engine protection. DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Unscrew and remove the engine oil...

  • Page 238

    DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, and EX-L models: intervals shown on the information Honda Motor Oil is the preferred display. 5W-20 lubricant for your vehicle. 5W-20 oil is formulated for year- Engine Oil Additives...

  • Page 239

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

  • Page 240: Changing The Engine Oil And Filter

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing the Engine Oil and Filter Refill the engine with the OIL FILTER recommended oil. FILTER Engine oil change capacity (including filter): DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L 3.9 US qt (3.7 ) 4.6 US qt (4.4 ) Replace the engine oil fill cap.

  • Page 241

    DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L or dump it on the ground. If the coolant level in the reserve Always use Honda Long-life Anti- tank is at or below the MIN line, add freeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant coolant to bring it up to the MAX line.

  • Page 242: Engine Coolant

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Engine Coolant If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may use another RADIATOR CAP major-brand non-silicate coolant as a Removing the radiator cap temporary replacement. Make sure it while the engine is hot can is a high-quality coolant cause the coolant to spray out, recommended for aluminum engines.

  • Page 243

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Engine Coolant RADIATOR CAP RESERVE TANK RESERVE TANK DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Remove the radiator cap by The coolant level should be up to Pour coolant into the reserve tank. pushing down and turning the base of the filler neck.

  • Page 244: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the When you refill the reservoir, clean LEVEL GAUGE windshield washer reservoir at least the edges of the windshield wiper monthly during normal use. blades with windshield washer fluid on a clean cloth.

  • Page 245: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    LOWER any spill immediately; it could MARK damage components in the engine compartment. Always use Honda ATF-Z1 Check the fluid level with the engine Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) (automatic transmission fluid). at normal operating temperature. from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth.

  • Page 246

    Correct Level DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Honda new vehicle warranty. Check the fluid level with the If Honda MTF is not available, you transmission at normal operating may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 temperature and the vehicle sitting viscosity motor oil with the API on level ground.

  • Page 247

    The fluid level should be between Using any non-Honda brake fluid can the MIN and MAX marks on the side cause corrosion and decrease the life of the reservoir. If the level is at or of the system.

  • Page 248

    Fluid. You may use another power steering fluid as an emergency replacement, but have the power steering system flushed and refilled with Honda PSF as soon as possible. LOWER LEVEL A low power steering fluid level can All models except Si and Canadian DX-G indicate a leak in the system.

  • Page 249

    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 CLIP COOLANT when your vehicle was new. If you bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle TUBE regularly carry heavy items in the it by its base, and protect the glass...

  • Page 250

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Insert the new bulb into the hole, 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 headlights to test the new bulb.

  • Page 251

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Remove the bulb from the Low Beam Headlight headlight assembly by turning it SCREW BULB one-quarter turn counterclockwise. Insert the new bulb into the hole, and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place. Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb.

  • Page 252

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Replacing the Front Side Marker/ Remove the bulb from the socket Parking/Turn Signal Light Bulb by pushing the bulb in and turning it counterclockwise until it unlocks. Install the new bulb in the socket. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

  • Page 253

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights Pull the bulb straight out of its Replacing Rear Bulbs socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. Reinstall the socket into the light assembly by turning it clockwise until it locks. Turn on the lights to make sure the new bulb is working.

  • Page 254

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Lights, Cleaning the Seat Belts Replacing a High-mount Brake Cleaning the Seat Belts Light Bulb On DX, Canadian DX-G, and LX models LOOP Open the trunk, then remove the holding clips from the cover, and remove the cover.

  • Page 255

    If you use a non-Honda floor mat, water or isopropyl alcohol. make sure it fits properly and that it can be used with the floor mat anchors.

  • Page 256

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Dust and Pollen Filter, Wiper Blades Dust and Pollen Filter Wiper Blades On models with A/C Check the condition of the wiper This filter removes the dust and blades at least every six months. pollen that is brought in from the Replace them if you find signs of outside through the heating and cracking in the rubber, areas that are...

  • Page 257: Wiper Blades

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades RELEASE TAB BLADE HOLDER COVER RELEASE BUTTON Disconnect the blade assembly Pull up the cover release tab on Slide the blade out of the holder. from the wiper arm by pushing in the end of the blade assembly, the release button.

  • Page 258

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Wiper Blades, Tires Align the slots in the new blade Tires Inflation Guidelines with the retaining edges on the To safely operate your vehicle, your Keeping the tires properly inflated holder, then slide the blade onto tires must be the proper type and provides the best combination of the holder.

  • Page 259

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires We recommend that you visually Use a gauge to measure the air If you check air pressures when the check your tires every day. If you pressure in each tire at least once a tires are hot [driven for several miles think a tire might be low, check it month.

  • Page 260

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Recommended Tire Pressures competitive event at sustained high The following charts show the speeds (over 118 mph or 190 km/h), Tire Size Cold Tire Pressure recommended cold tire pressures for be sure to adjust the cold tire Front/Rear most normal driving conditions.

  • Page 261

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Tire Inspection Tire Service Life INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS Every time you check inflation, you The service life of your tires is should also examine the tires for dependent on many factors, damage, foreign objects, and wear. including, but not limited to, driving habits, road conditions, vehicle You should look for:...

  • Page 262

    Improper wheel weights can damage check the wheel alignment. your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or Have your dealer check the tires if balancing. you feel a consistent vibration while driving.

  • Page 263

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires When the tires are rotated, make The mileage you can expect from Tire Rotation sure the air pressures are checked. your vehicle tires is the same as Front Front comparable mid-and rear-engine Tire Wear sports cars, and it will vary greatly with your driving habits.

  • Page 264

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Replacing Tires and Wheels It is best to replace all four tires at 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 265

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Tires: Wheel and Tire Specifications Winter Driving Wheels: DX and Canadian DX-G with Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All DX and Canadian DX-G automatic transmission Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- weather tread design suitable for 15 x 6 J P195/65R15 89H most winter driving conditions.

  • Page 266

    Snow Tires Tire Chains If you mount snow tires on your Mount tire chains on your tires when clearance, Honda strongly vehicle, make sure they are radial required by driving conditions or recommends using the chains listed tires of the same size and load range local laws.

  • Page 267

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tires Wheels Clean the wheels as you would the rest of the exterior. Wash them with Traction devices that are the wrong Using the wrong chains, or not the same solution, and rinse them size or improperly installed can properly installing chains, can thoroughly.

  • Page 268: 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 technician. Battery posts, WARNING: terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Check the condition of the battery Check the terminals for corrosion (a...

  • Page 269

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Checking the Battery If you need to connect the battery to If your vehicle’s battery is a charger, disconnect both cables to disconnected or goes dead, the audio prevent damaging your vehicle’s system may disable itself. The next electrical system.

  • Page 270: Vehicle Storage

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vehicle Storage If you need to park your vehicle for Block the rear wheels. Cover the vehicle with a an extended period (more than 1 ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made month), there are several things you If the vehicle is to be stored for a from a porous material such as should do to prepare it for storage.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 272

    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 273: Compact Spare Tire

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compact Spare Tire Use the compact spare tire as a Do not mount tire chains on the INDICATOR LOCATION MARK temporary replacement only. Get compact spare tire. your regular tire repaired or replaced, and put it back on your vehicle as Do not use your compact spare soon as you can.

  • Page 274: Changing A Flat Tire

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, JACK TOOL CASE stop in a safe place to change it. Drive slowly along the shoulder until The vehicle can easily roll off you get to an exit or an area that is the jack, seriously injuring far away from the traffic lanes.

  • Page 275

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire JACKING POINTS WHEEL NUT WRENCH Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn Place the jack under the jacking Canadian DX-G model Remove the center cap from the with the wheel nut wrench. point nearest the tire you need to wheel with the extension.

  • Page 276

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire WHEEL NUTS WHEEL NUTS WHEEL COVER BRAKE HUB WHEEL NUT WRENCH EXTENSION Use the extension and the wheel Before mounting the spare tire, DX, and U.S. LX models nut wrench as shown to raise the Do not attempt to forcibly pry the wipe any dirt off the mounting vehicle until the flat tire is off the...

  • Page 277

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Put on the spare tire. Put the Tighten the wheel nuts securely in On EX, EX-L and Si models in the U.S., wheel nuts back on finger-tight, the same crisscross pattern. Have and LX, EX, EX-L and Si models in then tighten them in a crisscross the wheel nut torque checked at...

  • Page 278

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Changing a Flat Tire, If the Engine Won’t Start If the Engine Won’t Start SPACER CONE WING BOLT Diagnosing why the engine won’t start falls into two areas, depending Loose items can fly around the on what you hear when you turn the interior in a crash and could ignition switch to the START (III)

  • Page 279

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start Turn the ignition switch to the than normal, when you turn the Nothing Happens or the Starter START (III) position. If the ignition switch to the START (III) Motor Operates Very Slowly When you turn the ignition switch to headlights do not dim, check the position, but the engine does not run.

  • Page 280: Jump Starting

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

  • Page 281

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L BOOSTER BATTERY Connect one jumper cable to the Connect the second jumper cable Start the vehicle. If the starter positive ( ) terminal on your to the negative ( ) terminal on motor still operates slowly, check battery.

  • Page 282

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting, If the Engine Overheats Once your vehicle is running, If the Engine Overheats disconnect the negative cable from The reading of the vehicle’s your vehicle, then from the temperature gauge should stay in Steam and spray from an booster battery.

  • Page 283: If The Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table Of Contents If the Engine Overheats If you do not see steam or spray, If there was no coolant in the Start the engine, and set the leave the engine running and reserve tank, you may need to add temperature control dial to watch the temperature gauge.

  • Page 284

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

  • Page 285: 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 286: Brake System Indicator

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Brake System Indicator The brake system However, if the brake pedal does not If the ABS indicator and the VSA U.S. Canada indicator normally feel normal, you should take system indicator (if equipped) come comes on when immediate action.

  • Page 287

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses Checking and Replacing Fuses INTERIOR UNDER-HOOD If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, check for a blown fuse first. Determine from the chart on pages , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses control that device.

  • Page 288

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses FUSE BLOWN FUSE BLOWN FUSE PULLER Turn the ignition switch to the Check each of the large fuses in Check the smaller fuses in the LOCK (0) position. Make sure the the under-hood fuse box by under-hood fuse box and all the headlights and all other looking through the top at the wire...

  • Page 289

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle without fixing the problem, and you BLOWN do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse Replacing a f use with one that has a of the same rating or a lower rating higher rating greatly increases the from one of the other circuits.

  • Page 290

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuses All models except DX SPARE FUSES If the driver’s power window fuse is removed, the AUTO function of the driver’s window will be disabled. You should reset the AUTO feature, (see page If the radio fuse is removed, the audio system may disable itself.

  • Page 291: Fuse Locations

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations Amps. Circuits Protected UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX Not Used 20 A Fan Motor 30 A Main Fan Motor (A/T) 20 A Main Fan Motor (M/T) Rear Defroster 40 A 40 A Blower 10 A Hazard 15 A 15 A...

  • Page 292

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX Amps. Circuits Protected 10 A Left Headlight Low Beam 20 A Headlight High Beam Main 15 A Small Lights Main Not Used 20 A Headlight Low Beam Main Not Used Not Used (20 A) Moonroof...

  • Page 293: 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 294

    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.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 296: Technical Information

    Main Menu Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers ....Emissions Controls ....... you the dimensions and capacities of Specifications ........ The Clean Air Act ..... your vehicle and the locations of the DOT Tire Quality Grading Crankcase Emissions Control identification numbers.

  • Page 297: Identification Numbers

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

  • Page 298

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, and EX-L the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. ENGINE NUMBER AUTOMATIC/MANUAL TRANSMISSION NUMBER...

  • Page 299: Specifications

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications Dimensions Engine Length 174.8 in (4,440 mm) Type Water cooled 4-stroke Width 68.9 in (1,751 mm) SOHC VTEC , DOHC i-VTEC Height 53.5 in (1,358 mm) 4-cylinder gasoline engine Wheelbase 104.3 in (2,650 mm) Bore x Stroke 3.19 x 3.44 in (81.0 x 87.3 mm) Track...

  • Page 300

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications Capacities Air Conditioning Fuel tank Approx. 13.2 US gal (50 ) Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Engine Change 1.45 US gal (5.5 ) Charge quantity 14.1 15.9 oz (400 450 g) coolant 1.37 US gal (5.2 ) Lubricant oil type SP-10 1.19 US gal (4.5 )

  • Page 301

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Specifications Battery Tires Capacity 12 V 36 AH/5 HR Size Front/Rear P195/65R15 89H 12 V 38 AH/5 HR P195/65R15 89S 12 V 45 AH/20 HR P205/55R16 89H 12 V 47 AH/20 HR P215/45R17 87V 215/45ZR17 91W U.S.: DX, LX, EX, EX-L Spare T125/70D15 95M...

  • Page 302

    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 303

    Main Menu Table Of Contents DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles) Warning: The temperature grade for Temperature 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 304: 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 305

    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 306

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

  • Page 307

    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 308: Emissions Controls

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

  • Page 309

    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 310: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement A defective three way catalytic unit must be an original Honda part converter contributes to air pollution, or its equivalent. and can impair your engine’s per- formance.

  • Page 311: Emissions Testing

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Emissions Testing If the testing facility determines that Without touching the accelerator Testing of Readiness Codes 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 312

    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.

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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2008 Civic Coupe...

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

  • Page 315: Customer Service Information

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

  • Page 316: 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 317

    ; 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 318: Authorized Manuals

    Publication Form Description in your vehicle. Form Number 61SNA05 2008 Honda Civic 2/4 door Service Manual Body Repair Manual: 61SNA05EL 2006-2008 Honda Civic 2/4 door Describes the procedures involved in the replacement Electrical Troubleshooting Manual of damaged body parts.

  • Page 319

    Main Menu 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 320

    Main Menu Index Automatic Transmission ....Parking ........Capacity, Fluid ......System Design ......Accessories and Modifications . Checking Fluid Level ....System Indicator ....58, ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Shifting ........Wear Indicators ......Position) ........Shift Lever Position Braking System ......

  • Page 321

    Main Menu Index CAUTION, Explanation of ....Tethers ......... Cruise Control Indicator ....CD Care ......... Warning Labels ......Cruise Control Operation .... CD Changer ......135, Where Should a Child Sit? ..Cup Holders ........CD Changer Error Messages ..

  • Page 322

    Main Menu Index Disposal of Used Oil ..... Overheated Engine ....Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Doors Towing ........Belts by ........Auto Door Locking/Unlocking . Emergency Brake ......Locking and Unlocking ....Emergency Flashers ...... Power Door Locks ...... Emergency Towing ......

  • Page 323

    Main Menu Index Front Airbags ....... 9, Gauges High Altitude, Starting at ..... Front Seat Engine Coolant Temperature . High Beam Lever ......Adjusting ........Fuel ..........High-mount Brake Light ....Airbags ........9, Gearshift Lever Positions Hood, Opening and Closing the . Fuel ..........

  • Page 324

    Main Menu Index Indicators Information Display ......Lights ..........Inside Mirror ......... Bulb Replacement ....High Beam ........Inspection, Tire ......Indicators ....... . 55, Key (Immobilizer System) ..Installing a Child Seat ....Parking ......... Lights ON ........Instrument Panel ......

  • Page 325: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Index Normal Shift Speeds ..... NOTICE, Explanation of ....Maintenance ........Numbers, Identification ....Panel Brightness Control ....Items ........228, Park Gear Position ......Minder ........Parking ........... Minder Indicator ....60, Parking Brake ....... Owner’s Maintenance Octane Requirement, Gasoline .

  • Page 326

    Main Menu Index Protecting Children ......Reclining the Seat-backs ....General Guideline ....... Recommended Shift Speeds ..Installing a Child Seat ....Refueling ........Safety Belts ........8, Protecting Infants ....... Reminder Indicators ....55, Safety Defects, Reporting ..

  • Page 327

    Main Menu Index Seats, Folding Rear ......Speed Limiter ......207, Stereo Sound System ....Security System ......SRS, Additional Information ..Storing Your Vehicle ....Selecting a Child Seat ..... Additional Safety Precautions . Supplemental Restraint Serial Number .......

  • Page 328

    Main Menu Index Time, Setting the ......Tools, Tire Changing ....Uniform Tire Quality Grading Tire Chains ........Towing Unleaded Gasoline ......Tire, How to Change a Flat ..A Trailer ........Used Oil, How to Dispose of ..Tire Pressure Monitoring Emergency Wrecker ....

  • Page 329

    Main Menu Index Washer, Windshield Checking the Fluid Level ..Indicator ........Operation ........Wheels Adjusting the Steering ....Alignment and Balance .... Compact Spare ......Replacing ........Wrench, Nut ......Windows Operating the Power ....Rear, Defogger ......Windshield Cleaning ........

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    Main Menu 2008 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 331: Service Information Summary

    Automatic Transmission Fluid: Brake Fluid: DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L: Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid Unleaded gasoline, pump octane Transmission Fluid) (see page DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or number of 87 or higher.

  • Page 332

    The information and specifications included CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., POSTAL CODE Ltd. reserves the right, however, to V. I. N. discontinue or change specifications or...

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