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Honda 2009 Civic Coupe Owner's Manual

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Congratulations! Your selection of a 2009 Honda Civic was a wise investment.
It will give you years of driving pleasure.
One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to
read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and
convenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your vehicle so
you can refer to it at any time.
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  • Page 1

    Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns. 2009 Civic Coupe Introduction As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by symbol.

  • Page 2

    This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. The data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 3

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

  • Page 4: X31-sva-6300

    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, cruise control, and other convenience items) ...

  • Page 5

    Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. 2009 Civic Coupe Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada only) A summary of the warranties covering your new vehicle, and how to contact us for any reason.

  • Page 6: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    MOONROOF SWITCH (P.75) BUTTON SEAT HEATER ACCESSORY POWER * SWITCHES SOCKETS (P.110) (P.101) USB ADAPTER CABLE (P.142, 152, 195, 206) 2009 Civic Coupe Your Vehicle at a Glance * (P.104) * CLOCK (P.222) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 23) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.121)

  • Page 7

    * HORN STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.76) REMOTE AUDIO CRUISE * CONTROLS (P.219) CONTROL BUTTONS * (P.224) 2009 Civic Coupe PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.29) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.75) * HEATED MIRRORS (P.107) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.75) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.110) *...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

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

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 10: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

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

  • Page 11

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

  • Page 12

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

  • Page 13

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

  • Page 14: Protecting Adults And Teens

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

  • Page 15: Adjust The Seat-backs

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

  • Page 16: Adjust The Head Restraints

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

  • Page 17: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

    If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. 2009 Civic Coupe This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body.

  • Page 18: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

    2009 Civic Coupe Protecting Adults and Teens In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be...

  • Page 19: Advice For Pregnant Women

    Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it’s okay for you to drive. 2009 Civic Coupe Additional Safety Precautions Two people should never use the If they do, they same seat belt.

  • Page 20

    Never let passengers ride on top of If they do, a folded-down rear seat. they could be very seriously injured in a crash. 2009 Civic Coupe Protecting Adults and Teens...

  • Page 21: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

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

  • Page 22: Lap/shoulder Belt

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

  • Page 23: Seat Belt Maintenance

    Honda booklet for Warranty Information details. 2009 Civic Coupe If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by your dealer. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash.

  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    (11) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (15) (12) SRS Indicator (13) Occupant Detection System (ODS) Unit (10) (14) Front Seat Belt Buckle Tensioners (15) Rear Safing Sensor (14) (16) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (16) (17) Side Curtain Airbags CONTINUED 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 25

    If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force (see page 2009 Civic Coupe Weight sensors that monitor the weight on the front passenger’s seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs...

  • Page 26: How Your Front Airbags Work

    2009 Civic Coupe During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest.

  • Page 27

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

  • Page 28

    If there is a problem with the sensor, the SRS indicator will come on, and the airbag will inflate in the normal manner regardless of the driver’s seating position. 2009 Civic Coupe PASSENGER’S SEAT WEIGHT SENSORS The passenger’s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat.

  • Page 29: How Your Side Airbags Work

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

  • Page 30

    Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. 2009 Civic Coupe If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page ), have the passenger sit upright. Once the passenger is out of the airbag’s...

  • Page 31: How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work

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

  • Page 32: How The Side Airbag Off Indicator Works

    (see page ). If it doesn’t come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. 2009 Civic Coupe How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR U.S.

  • Page 33: Airbag Service

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

  • Page 34: Additional Safety Precautions

    Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. 2009 Civic Coupe Do not cover or replace front seat- back covers without consulting Improperly replacing your dealer. or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact.

  • Page 35: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    (see pages vehicle − 2009 Civic Coupe Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash. Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child seat.

  • Page 36: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

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

  • Page 37

    (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels. U.S. Models SUN VISORS Canadian Models SUN VISORS 2009 Civic Coupe DASHBOARD...

  • Page 38: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. 2009 Civic Coupe − General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Never hold an infant or child on If you are not wearing a your lap.

  • Page 39

    Keep vehicle keys/remote transmitters out of the reach of Even very young children. children learn how to unlock vehicle doors, turn on the ignition switch, and open the trunk, which can lead to accidental injury or death. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 40: Protecting Infants And Small Children

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

  • Page 41: Protecting Small Children

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

  • Page 42: Selecting A Child Seat

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

  • Page 43: Installing A Child Seat

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

  • Page 44: With Latch

    Make sure there are no objects near the anchors that could prevent a secure connection between the child seat and the anchors. 2009 Civic Coupe Installing a Child Seat Rigid type Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker’s instructions.

  • Page 45

    Route the tether strap over the head restraint, making sure the strap is not twisted. 2009 Civic Coupe Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker.

  • Page 46: With A Lap/shoulder Belt

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

  • Page 47

    If the child seat is not secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to retract fully, then repeat these steps. 2009 Civic Coupe To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let...

  • Page 48: With A Tether

    Lift the anchor cover, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. 2009 Civic Coupe Installing a Child Seat Front TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR...

  • Page 49: Protecting Larger Children

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

  • Page 50: Using A Booster Seat

    2009 Civic Coupe Protecting Larger Children Some states and Canadian provinces also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or 60 lbs).

  • Page 51: When Can A Larger Child Sit In Front

    2009 Civic Coupe Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of when a child can safely ride in front, there are other important factors you should consider.

  • Page 52: Additional Safety Precautions

    Two children should never use the If they do, they same seat belt. could be very seriously injured in a crash. 2009 Civic Coupe Protecting Larger Children Do not put any accessories on a Devices intended to seat belt. improve a child’s comfort or...

  • Page 53: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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

  • Page 54: Safety Labels

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

  • Page 55

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

  • Page 56

    Instrument Panel Brightness Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger Steering Wheel Adjustments Keys and Locks Immobilizer System Ignition Switch 2009 Civic Coupe Instruments and Controls Door Locks Power Door Locks Auto Door Locking/Unlocking . Remote Transmitter Trunk Emergency Trunk Opener...

  • Page 57

    If equipped * (P.75) MOONROOF SWITCH SEAT HEATER ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS * (P.110) SWITCHES (P.101) * USB ADAPTER CABLE (P.142, 152, 195, 206) 2009 Civic Coupe * (P.104) * CLOCK (P.222) * AUDIO SYSTEM (P.121) * HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.116) *...

  • Page 58: Instrument Panel

    INDICATOR RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.63) (P.63) INDICATOR CRUISE MAIN * INDICATOR (P.62) (P.60, 303) 2009 Civic Coupe Instrument Panel LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.64) TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) INDICATOR (P.61) (P.58) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.58, 363) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE...

  • Page 59

    LOW TIRE PRESSURE INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.58) (P.61) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.59) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR MAINTENANCE MINDER INDICATOR (P.60, 303) 2009 Civic Coupe REV LIMIT INDICATOR (P.61) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.64) (P.62) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE (P.58, 363) SYSTEM INDICATOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.59)

  • Page 60: Instrument Panel Indicators

    If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. For more information, see page 2009 Civic Coupe Instrument Panel Indicators Charging System Indicator If this indicator comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged.

  • Page 61

    For more information, see page 2009 Civic Coupe U.S. Canada Side Airbag Off Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

  • Page 62

    If it is not a properly coded key, the indicator will blink, and the engine’s fuel system will be disabled (see page 2009 Civic Coupe Instrument Panel Indicators Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn.

  • Page 63

    Continuously driving under those conditions could damage the power steering system. 2009 Civic Coupe Maintenance Minder Indicator This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It...

  • Page 64

    Take the vehicle to your dealer to have the system checked. 2009 Civic Coupe Instrument Panel Indicators Rev Limit Indicator REV LIMIT INDICATOR Si model only This indicator shows you when the engine speed is near the tachometer’s...

  • Page 65

    VSA traction and stability enhancement. See page for more information on the VSA system. 2009 Civic Coupe VSA Activation Indicator If equipped This indicator has three functions: It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system.

  • Page 66

    This indicator comes on when the washer fluid level is low. Add washer fluid when you see this indicator (see page 2009 Civic Coupe Instrument Panel Indicators Lights On Indicator This indicator reminds you that the exterior lights are on. It comes on when the light switch is in either the position.

  • Page 67

    When the indicator comes on, there are about 1.9 US gal (7.5 ) of fuel remaining in the tank. When the reading reaches E, there is a very small amount of fuel in the tank. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 68

    If equipped * FUEL GAUGE INFORMATION DISPLAY TRIP METER 2009 Civic Coupe Gauges SEL/RESET BUTTON 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...

  • Page 69

    SEL/RESET button repeatedly. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, your last selection is displayed. 2009 Civic Coupe Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles or kilometers driven since you last reset it.

  • Page 70

    1, 0 (Canada). When it reaches the desired value, release the SEL/RESET button. You should see the new outside temperature displayed. 2009 Civic Coupe Gauges In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is...

  • Page 71

    See page for instructions and precautions on checking the engine cooling system. 2009 Civic Coupe Check Fuel Cap Message Your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system will detect a loose or missing fuel fill cap as an evaporative system leak.

  • Page 72

    ON (II) position. This information helps to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued trouble- free driving. Refer to page more information. 2009 Civic Coupe Gauges...

  • Page 73: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P.71) * HORN REMOTE AUDIO * CONTROLS CRUISE CONTROL (P.269) BUTTONS (P.224) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.76) 2009 Civic Coupe PASSENGER’S AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.29) * AUDIO SYSTEM (P.121) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.75) * HEATED MIRRORS (P.107) HAZARD WARNING (P.75)

  • Page 74: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    12 mph (20 km/h). The wipers run at low speed. − The wipers run at high speed. − 2009 Civic Coupe Windshield Washers Pull the − wiper control lever toward you, and hold it. The washers spray until you release the lever.

  • Page 75: Turn Signals And Headlights

    This indicator stays on if you leave the lights on and turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position. 2009 Civic Coupe If you leave the lights on with the key removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder chime when you open the driver’s...

  • Page 76

    Si model Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. 2009 Civic Coupe Headlights, Fog Lights You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. They will go off when you turn the...

  • Page 77: Instrument Panel Brightness

    To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to the position. 2009 Civic Coupe The center of each meter (upper and lower) illuminates with reduced brightness when you unlock and open the driver’s door, and then goes...

  • Page 78

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

  • Page 79: Steering Wheel Adjustments

    Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 2009 Civic Coupe Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in position. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, and out.

  • Page 80: Keys And Locks

    REMOTE TRANSMITTER KEY NUMBER VALET KEY (Gray) VALET KEY (Gray) 2009 Civic Coupe Keys and Locks The master key fits all the locks on your vehicle. The valet key works only in the ignition and the driver’s * door lock . You can keep the trunk...

  • Page 81

    (i.e. key fob) is near the ignition switch when you insert the key. 2009 Civic Coupe If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your key, contact your dealer.

  • Page 82

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

  • Page 83

    When the door is unlocked, the red mark on the lock tab is shown. 2009 Civic Coupe On DX model except Canadian DX-G To lock the passenger’s door when getting out of the vehicle, pull out the lock tab and close the door.

  • Page 84: Door Locks

    2009 Civic Coupe Door Locks Lockout Prevention If you forget and leave the key in the ignition switch, lockout prevention will not allow you to lock the driver’s...

  • Page 85

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

  • Page 86

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

  • Page 87

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

  • Page 88

    Release the switch, and within 5 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 2009 Civic Coupe Door Locks To program the Park Unlock mode: Unlocks the driver’s door or both doors when the shift lever is moved into the Park (P) position (A/T vehicles only).

  • Page 89

    Park (P) position (A/T vehicles). Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and make sure to close the driver’s door. 2009 Civic Coupe push and hold the On A/T vehicles, brake pedal, then move the shift lever out of the Park (P) position.

  • Page 90

    (if equipped) has set. You cannot lock the doors if either door is not fully closed or the key is in the ignition switch. 2009 Civic Coupe U.S.: EX, EX-L, Si Canada: LX, EX-L, Si LOCK BUTTON...

  • Page 91: Remote Transmitter

    30 seconds. To cancel panic mode, press any other button on the remote transmitter, or turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 2009 Civic Coupe Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter. Protect the transmitter from extreme temperature.

  • Page 92

    SCREW Model with trunk release is shown. Separate the transmitter by prying its middle seam with your fingernail. 2009 Civic Coupe Remote Transmitter BATTERY Inside the transmitter, separate the inner cover from the keypad by releasing the two tabs on the cover.

  • Page 93

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

  • Page 94

    The valet key does not work in this lock. To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid. 2009 Civic Coupe Trunk Keep the trunk lid closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the lid, and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior.

  • Page 95

    Even if the trunk release lever is locked with the master key, you can open the trunk with the remote transmitter. 2009 Civic Coupe Emergency Trunk Opener As a safety feature, your vehicle has a release lever on the trunk latch so the trunk can be opened from the inside.

  • Page 96

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

  • Page 97

    Armrest On all models except DX To use the console lid as an armrest, slide it to one of its three positions. 2009 Civic Coupe Rear Seat Access SEAT-BACK ADJUSTMENT LEVER Driver’s Side To get into the rear seat on the driver’s side, open the door and pull...

  • Page 98

    After a passenger gets into the back seat, push the seat-back to the upright position, and push the seat backwards until it latches. Make sure the seat is fully latched before sitting in it. 2009 Civic Coupe Seats...

  • Page 99

    They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. 2009 Civic Coupe FRONT RELEASE BUTTON SEAT-BACK LEGS Adjusting the Head Restraint The head restraints adjust for height.

  • Page 100

    Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seat- back. 2009 Civic Coupe Seats Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash.

  • Page 101

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

  • Page 102

    Remove any items from the seat before you fold down the seat-back. 2009 Civic Coupe Seats RELEASE To release the seat-back, pull the release under the trunk panel. Push the seat-back down, then let go of the release.

  • Page 103

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

  • Page 104: Seat Heaters

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

  • Page 105: Power Windows

    To close the window, pull back on the window switch. Release the switch when the window gets to the position you want. 2009 Civic Coupe Except DX and Canadian DX-G To open the driver’s AUTO −...

  • Page 106

    The windows operate for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. Opening either door cancels this function. 2009 Civic Coupe Power Windows If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, or the driver’s window fuse is removed, the AUTO function could be disabled.

  • Page 107

    Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. 2009 Civic Coupe To open the moonroof AUTO − fully, pull back the moonroof switch firmly, then release it. The moonroof automatically opens all the way.

  • Page 108

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

  • Page 109

    Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). 2009 Civic Coupe Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position.

  • Page 110: Mirrors, Parking Brake

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

  • Page 111

    COAT HOOK BEVERAGE HOLDER * :If equipped * SIDE POCKET SUN VISOR * USB ADAPTER CABLE SEAT-BACK POCKET ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET 2009 Civic Coupe VANITY MIRROR ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET GLOVE BOX CENTER POCKET * AUXILIARY INPUT JACK BEVERAGE HOLDER *...

  • Page 112: Interior Convenience Items

    To open the console compartment, pull up on the lever, and lift the lid. To close, lower the lid, and push it down until it latches. 2009 Civic Coupe Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Open the glove box by pulling the handle to the left.

  • Page 113

    Make sure the coat hook is closed when you are not using it. This hook is not designed for large or heavy items. 2009 Civic Coupe Accessory Power Sockets FRONT To use an accessory power socket, pull up the cover.

  • Page 114

    Make sure to put the socket cover back in place to prevent any small foreign objects getting into the socket. 2009 Civic Coupe Interior Convenience Items Vanity Mirror To use the vanity mirror on the back of the sun visor, pull up the cover.

  • Page 115

    When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod from the clip, and swing it out. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 116: Interior Lights

    30 seconds. If you leave either door open without the key in the ignition switch, the ceiling light goes off after 3 minutes. 2009 Civic Coupe Interior Lights Spotlights On models without moonroof If equipped Turn on a spotlight by pushing the lens.

  • Page 117

    The courtesy light between the spotlights comes on when you turn the parking lights on. To adjust its brightness, push the instrument panel brightness control buttons under the driver’s side vent with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 118

    Voice Control System Playing the AM/FM Radio Playing the XM Radio Adjusting the Sound Playing a Disc Disc Player Error Messages 2009 Civic Coupe Features Playing a PC Card PC Card Error Messages Playing an iPod iPod Error Messages Playing a USB Flash Memory...

  • Page 119: Vents, Heating, And A/c

    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C FAN CONTROL DIAL * : If equipped MODE BUTTONS * MAX A/C BUTTON * AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON 2009 Civic Coupe TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON/ * HEATED MIRRORS...

  • Page 120

    Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode. 2009 Civic Coupe Vents, Heating, and A/C Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window...

  • Page 121

    Make sure the A/C is off. Select and fresh air mode. Set the fan to the desired speed. 2009 Civic Coupe Using the Heater The heater uses engine coolant to warm the air. If the engine is cold, it will be several minutes before you feel warm air coming from the system.

  • Page 122

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

  • Page 123

    For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving. 2009 Civic Coupe To Turn Everything Off Turning the fan speed control dial all the way to the left shuts the system off.

  • Page 124: Audio System

    For vehicles with navigation system, see pages through Models without navigation system U.S. LX model Canadian DX, DX-G, and LX models Models with navigation system U.S. EX, EX-L and Si models 2009 Civic Coupe Audio System EX, EX-L and Si models...

  • Page 125: Audio System (models Without Navigation System)

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

  • Page 126: Playing The Am/fm Radio

    SCAN AM/FM BUTTON BUTTON POWER/VOLUME PRESET SEEK/ KNOB BUTTONS SKIP BUTTON EX, EX-L and Si models A.SEL AM/FM BUTTON (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON TUNE KNOB POWER/VOLUME KNOB 2009 Civic Coupe A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON PRESET SEEK/ TUNE KNOB BUTTONS SKIP BUTTON...

  • Page 127

    To activate it, press the side of the SEEK/SKIP button, then release it. 2009 Civic Coupe SCAN The scan function samples − all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it.

  • Page 128

    You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. 2009 Civic Coupe If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described.

  • Page 129: Adjusting The Sound

    HIGH. Turn the TUNE knob to adjust the setting to your liking. If you feel the sound is too loud, 2009 Civic Coupe choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high. This function is set to MID as the default setting when the vehicle leaves the factory.

  • Page 130: Playing The Xm Radio

    It offers many channels in several categories. Along with a large selection of different types of music, XM Radio allows you to view channel and category selections in the display. PRESET BUTTONS TUNE KNOB SEEK/SKIP BUTTON 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 131

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

  • Page 132

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

  • Page 133

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

  • Page 134

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

  • Page 135: Playing A Disc

    RDM (RANDOM) BUTTON POWER/VOLUME KNOB EX, EX-L and Si models EJECT BUTTON DISP BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE KNOB SEEK/SKIP POWER/VOLUME KNOB BUTTON 2009 Civic Coupe LOAD INDICATOR CD BUTTON RPT (REPEAT) (RANDOM) BUTTON BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON TUNE KNOB DISP BUTTON...

  • Page 136

    (MPEG1) 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) Compatible with variable bitrate − and multi-session Maximum layers − (including ROOT): 8 layers 2009 Civic Coupe The specifications for compatible WMA files are: Sampling frequency: − 22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz Bitrate: − 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps Compatible with variable bitrate −...

  • Page 137

    > the display. Press and hold the DISP button until the next 16 characters are shown. 2009 Civic Coupe You will also see some text data under these conditions: When a new folder, file, or track is selected.

  • Page 138

    To activate folder repeat, press the RPT button twice. 2009 Civic Coupe You will see F-RPT in the display. The system continuously replays the current folder. Press the RPT button again to turn it off.

  • Page 139

    Pressing either side of the SEEK/ SKIP button also turns off the scan feature. 2009 Civic Coupe In MP3 or WMA mode This F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) − feature, when activated, samples the first file of each folder on the disc.

  • Page 140

    4 (DISC − ) or the preset 1 (DISC + 2009 Civic Coupe on the preset button. To select the previous disc, press the preset 4 (DISC ), or the preset 1 (DISC −...

  • Page 141: Disc Player Error Messages

    TOC Error OWNERS FOCUS Error MANUAL The ejected disc will not be reloaded automatically. 2009 Civic Coupe Solution Current track will skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the eject button and pull out the disc(s). Check the disc for serious damage, signs of deformation, excessive scratches, and/or dirt (see page 217).

  • Page 142: Optional Disc Changer Error Messages

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

  • Page 143: Playing An Ipod

    KNOB BUTTON RDM (RANDOM) BUTTON EX, EX-L, and Si models DISP (DISPLAY) BUTTON BUTTON TUNE KNOB POWER/VOLUME KNOB SEEK/SKIP BUTTON 2009 Civic Coupe iPod INDICATOR DISP (DISPLAY) BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON TUNE KNOB RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON RDM (RANDOM) BUTTON...

  • Page 144

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

  • Page 145

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

  • Page 146

    2009 Civic Coupe Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP button, the display mode switches between the album name, the song/track name, the artist name, or name off (which turns off the text display).

  • Page 147

    TUNE knob to select a desired mode. If you stop adjusting, the displayed mode is selected after about five seconds. The system begins to play the first file stored in the selected 2009 Civic Coupe mode.

  • Page 148

    With the artist mode, turning the knob selects a different artist. 2009 Civic Coupe If you select ‘‘ALL,’’ all available files on the selected menu (album or artist) are played.

  • Page 149

    (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. The files in each album are played in 2009 Civic Coupe the recorded order. To activate this, press and release the RDM button repeatedly until you see F-RDM in the display.

  • Page 150

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

  • Page 151: Ipod Error Messages

    Error Message The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the iPod. There UNSUPPORTED is a possibility that the files have been damaged. UNSUPPORTED VER Appears when an unsupported iPod is inserted. 2009 Civic Coupe Solution...

  • Page 152: Playing A Usb Flash Memory

    RDM (RANDOM) BUTTON EX, EX-L, and Si models DISP (DISPLAY) SCAN BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON TUNE KNOB POWER/VOLUME KNOB SEEK/SKIP BUTTON 2009 Civic Coupe USB INDICATOR DISP (DISPLAY) BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON TUNE KNOB RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BUTTON RDM (RANDOM) BUTTON...

  • Page 153: Device

    Do not use an extension cable to the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle. 2009 Civic Coupe Do not keep the USB flash memory device in the vehicle. Direct sunlight and high heat will damage it.

  • Page 154

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

  • Page 155

    ‘‘USB CONNECTED’’ message for a few seconds. If the AUX mode is selected, a ‘‘USB LOAD’’ message is displayed for a few seconds. 2009 Civic Coupe When the USB flash memory device is connected, the USB indicator is shown in the display.

  • Page 156

    − continuously plays a file. To activate file repeat, press and release the RPT button (preset 2). You will see RPT in the display. 2009 Civic Coupe F-RPT (Folder Repeat) This − feature replays all the files in the selected folder in the order they are stored.

  • Page 157

    To activate the scan, press and release the SCAN button. You will see SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each file in the folder. 2009 Civic Coupe F-SCAN (Folder Scan) − This feature samples the first file in each folder in the order they are stored.

  • Page 158

    If you reconnect the same USB flash memory device, the system will begin playing where it left off. 2009 Civic Coupe USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages If you see an error message in the...

  • Page 159: Usb Flash Memory Device

    The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the USB flash UNPLAYABLE FILE memory device. There is a possibility that the files have been damaged. UNSUPPORTED Appears when the unsupported USB flash memory device is inserted. 2009 Civic Coupe Solution...

  • Page 160: Audio System (models With Navigation System)

    Manual for complete details. Audio System (Models with navigation system) FM2 ICON FM1 ICON AM ICON AM/FM BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. 2009 Civic Coupe AUTO SELECT ICON BACKGROUND ICON SOUND ICON...

  • Page 161: Playing The Am/fm Radio

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

  • Page 162

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

  • Page 163

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

  • Page 164: Playing The Xm Radio

    U.S. model POWER/VOLUME KNOB AM/FM BUTTON CD/XM (XM RADIO) BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON PRESET CHANNEL NUMBER TUNE BAR Playing the XM Radio (Models with navigation system) XM RADIO ICON MODE ICON PRESET BUTTONS 2009 Civic Coupe JOYSTICK CHANNEL INDICATOR...

  • Page 165

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

  • Page 166

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

  • Page 167

    Press the AUDIO button to show the audio control display on the navigation screen. 2009 Civic Coupe Touch the CHANNEL LIST icon to switch the display to the channel list which shows all channels in all categories.

  • Page 168

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

  • Page 169

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

  • Page 170

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

  • Page 171: Adjusting The Sound

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

  • Page 172

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

  • Page 173: Playing A Disc

    Playing a Disc (Models with navigation system) POWER/VOLUME KNOB OPEN BUTTON CD BUTTON AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON U.S. model is shown. CD ICON RDM (RANDOM) FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP BUTTON 2009 Civic Coupe JOYSTICK SKIP BUTTON + −...

  • Page 174

    160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MPEG1) 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) − Compatible with variable bitrate and multi-session − Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers 2009 Civic Coupe The specifications for compatible WMA files are: Sampling frequency: − 22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz Bitrate: − 32/40/48/64/80/96/128/160/ 192 kbps Compatible with variable bitrate −...

  • Page 175

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

  • Page 176

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

  • Page 177

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

  • Page 178

    Pressing either SKIP button (preset 5 or 6), or selecting a different folder with the TUNE bar, or pressing the SCAN button, also turns off folder scan. 2009 Civic Coupe Using a Track List CD ICON TRACK LIST ICON U.S. model is shown.

  • Page 179

    Then, select and touch a desired file. Touch the folder icon on the upper left of the screen to move to the parent folder. 2009 Civic Coupe To scroll through the display, touch icon on the side of the ▲...

  • Page 180

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

  • Page 181

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

  • Page 182: Disc Player Error Messages

    Message FOCUS Error Mechanical Error TOC Error High Temperature 2009 Civic Coupe Solution Press the eject button, and pull out the disc. Check if it is inserted correctly in the disc player. Make sure the disc is not scratched or damaged (see page 217).

  • Page 183: Playing A Pc Card

    AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON U.S. model is shown. TRACK LIST ICON PC CARD ICON RDM (RANDOM) FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON SKIP − REWIND BUTTON 2009 Civic Coupe JOYSTICK PLAY MODE ICON SKIP + BUTTON BUTTON...

  • Page 184

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

  • Page 185

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

  • Page 186

    Playing a PC Card (Models with navigation system) To Select a Play Mode FOLDER MODE PLAY MODE ICON ARTIST MODE MODE INDICATOR U.S. model is shown. 2009 Civic Coupe PLAY MODE ICON MODE INDICATOR PLAY MODE ICON ALBUM MODE MODE INDICATOR CONTINUED...

  • Page 187

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

  • Page 188

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

  • Page 189

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

  • Page 190

    (preset 5 or 6), selecting a different folder/artist/album with the TUNE bar, or pressing the SCAN button, also turns off the scan feature. 2009 Civic Coupe Using a Track List TRACK LIST ICON U.S. model is shown. You can also select a file directly from the folder and track lists on the audio display.

  • Page 191

    In folder mode, touch the folder icon on the upper left of the screen to move to the parent folder. 2009 Civic Coupe ARTIST NAME In artist mode, the artist name is also displayed on the right side of each selectable icon.

  • Page 192

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

  • Page 193

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

  • Page 194

    When you turn the system back on, the card will begin playing where it left off. 2009 Civic Coupe When you leave the vehicle, always remove the PC card from the audio unit.

  • Page 195: Pc Card Error Messages

    PC card. Save the MP3 or WMA files in the PC card. It appears when the unsupported PC card is inserted. The system supports CompactFlash card, Flash ATA card, and SanDisk memory MEDIA ERROR Card Adapter. 2009 Civic Coupe Solution...

  • Page 196: Playing An Ipod

    RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON U.S. model is shown. Playing an iPod (Models with navigation system) USB ICON RDM (RANDOM) FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON REWIND BUTTON SKIP 2009 Civic Coupe JOYSTICK AUDIO DISPLAY MAP BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON SKIP + BUTTON − BUTTON...

  • Page 197

    Voice Control System You can select the AUX mode by using the navigation system voice control buttons, but cannot operate the play mode functions. 2009 Civic Coupe iPods that are compatible with your audio system are listed below. * Model...

  • Page 198

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

  • Page 199

    AUDIO button, the AUX icon switches to the 2009 Civic Coupe USB icon. The display also shows the current file number and total of the selected playable files, the artist, album and track (file) names on the navigation screen.

  • Page 200

    FF/REW To move rapidly within − a file, press and hold (preset 4) (preset 3). 2009 Civic Coupe Using a Track List AUDIO DISPLAY TRACK LIST ICON U.S. model is shown. You can also select a file directly from a track list on the audio display.

  • Page 201

    Press the AUDIO button to display the audio display on the navigation screen. Touch the iPod MENU icon to display the iPod menu. 2009 Civic Coupe Select a desired list by touching the appropriate icon.

  • Page 202

    MAP button cancels the audio display on the screen. 2009 Civic Coupe To Select Repeat or Random Mode: You can select any type of repeat and random modes with the RPT and RDM buttons.

  • Page 203

    (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. To activate track random, press and release the RDM button (preset 2). You will see TRACK RANDOM on the screen. 2009 Civic Coupe This feature ALBUM RANDOM − plays all available albums from the...

  • Page 204

    Make sure to follow the iPod’s instructions on how to disconnect the dock connector from the USB adapter cable. 2009 Civic Coupe The displayed message may * vary on models or versions. On some models, there is no message to disconnect.

  • Page 205: Ipod Error Messages

    If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. Error Message UNSUPPORTED Appears when an unsupported iPod is inserted. NO SONG There is no music information. 2009 Civic Coupe Solution...

  • Page 206: Playing A Usb Flash Memory

    AUDIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE BAR RPT (REPEAT) BUTTON U.S. model is shown. USB ICON RDM (RANDOM) FAST FORWARD BUTTON BUTTON REWIND BUTTON TUNE BAR SKIP 2009 Civic Coupe JOYSTICK TRACK LIST ICON SOUND ICON SKIP + BUTTON − BUTTON...

  • Page 207: Device

    700 folders or up to 65535 files. * Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes are playable on this audio unit. 2009 Civic Coupe The recommended USB flash memory devices are 256 Mbyte or higher. Some digital audio players may be compatible as well.

  • Page 208

    Voice Control System You can select the AUX mode by using the navigation system voice control buttons, but cannot operate the play mode functions. 2009 Civic Coupe The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: Sampling frequency: − 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2)

  • Page 209

    (digital rights management) files cannot be played. If the system finds a DRM file, the screen displays UNPLAYABLE FILE, and then skips to the next file. 2009 Civic Coupe Connecting a USB Flash Memory Device USB CONNECTOR CABLE Pull out the USB connector from...

  • Page 210

    On the map screen, you can see the audio information whenever you touch the AUDIO INFO icon on the lower part of the screen. 2009 Civic Coupe To Change or Select Files PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. Use the preset buttons while a USB flash memory device is playing to select passages and change files.

  • Page 211

    ▲ and press the side to skip to the ▼ beginning of the previous folder. 2009 Civic Coupe To Select a File from Folder and File Lists TRACK LIST ICON U.S. model is shown. You can also select a folder and file from the lists shown on the screen.

  • Page 212

    Then, select and touch a desired file. Touch the folder icon on the upper left of the screen to move to the parent folder. 2009 Civic Coupe To scroll through the display, touch ▲ ▼ icon on the side of the screen.

  • Page 213

    RPT button (preset 1) until you see FOLDER REPEAT in the display. 2009 Civic Coupe Press and hold the button until you hear a beep to turn off either repeat mode. Pressing either side of the...

  • Page 214

    F-SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each first track/file in the folder(s). 2009 Civic Coupe Press and hold the button until you hear a beep to turn off either scan mode. Pressing either SKIP button...

  • Page 215

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

  • Page 216: Usb Flash Memory Device

    The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the USB flash memory device. There is a possibility that the files have been UNPLAYABLE FILE damaged. Appears when the unsupported USB flash memory device is inserted. UNSUPPORTED NO SONG There is no music information. 2009 Civic Coupe Solution...

  • Page 217: Am/fm Radio Reception

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

  • Page 218

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

  • Page 219: Protecting Your Discs

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

  • Page 220

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

  • Page 221

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

  • Page 222: Remote Audio Controls

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

  • Page 223: Auxiliary Input Jack

    To activate this, press and hold either side of the CH button until you hear a beep. 2009 Civic Coupe Auxiliary Input Jack AUXILIARY INPUT JACK If equipped The auxiliary input jack is underneath the accessory power socket on the front panel.

  • Page 224: Radio Theft Protection

    If you are unsuccessful in 10 attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 hour before trying again. 2009 Civic Coupe Radio Theft Protection The system will retain your AM and FM presets even if power is...

  • Page 225: Setting The Clock

    1:06 will reset to 1:00 1:52 will reset to 2:00 On models with navigation system The navigation system receives signals from the global positioning system (GPS), and the displayed 2009 Civic Coupe EX, EX-L and Si models CLOCK BUTTON H (HOUR) R (RESET) BUTTON...

  • Page 226: Security System

    (U.S. LX model) or the remote transmitter (U.S. EX, EX-L and Si models) without triggering the alarm. 2009 Civic Coupe Security System The alarm will sound if the trunk lock is forced, or the trunk is opened with the trunk release handle or the emergency trunk opener.

  • Page 227: Cruise Control

    The cruise control system can be left on, even when it is not in use. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 2009 Civic Coupe Press and release the SET/ DECEL button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL...

  • Page 228

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

  • Page 229

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

  • Page 230: Bluetooth Handsfreelink

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 2009 Civic Coupe Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Bluetooth is the wireless technology that links your phone to HFL. HFL uses a Class 2 Bluetooth, which...

  • Page 231

    For more information on how to import the phonebook, see page . To make a call, see page 2009 Civic Coupe Your phone may not have NOTE: phonebook import function. Visit , or call the handsfreelink.honda.com HandsFreeLink consumer support at (888) 528-7876.

  • Page 232

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

  • Page 233

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

  • Page 234

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

  • Page 235

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

  • Page 236

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

  • Page 237

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

  • Page 238

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

  • Page 239

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

  • Page 240

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

  • Page 241

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

  • Page 242

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

  • Page 243

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

  • Page 244

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

  • Page 245

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

  • Page 246

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

  • Page 247

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

  • Page 248

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

  • Page 249

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

  • Page 250

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

  • Page 251

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

  • Page 252

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

  • Page 253

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

  • Page 254

    1234567891 ? Press the Talk < > button and say a name or say Discard, to discard this number.’’ 2009 Civic Coupe Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Neil at work.’’...

  • Page 255

    (888) 528-7876. In Canada, call (888) 9-HONDA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. 2009 Civic Coupe To use the cellular phonebook with HFL, say or select a ‘‘Cellular Phonebook’’ icon from the information screen. The navigation display will change as shown above.

  • Page 256

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

  • Page 257

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

  • Page 258

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

  • Page 259

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

  • Page 260

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

  • Page 261

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

  • Page 262

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

  • Page 263

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

  • Page 264

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

  • Page 265

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

  • Page 266: Before Driving

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

  • Page 267

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

  • Page 268

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

  • Page 269

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

  • Page 270

    Lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then let it drop. Make sure it is securely latched. 2009 Civic Coupe Service Station Procedures Oil Check DIPSTICK DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Wait a few minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil.

  • Page 271

    DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Remove the dipstick again, and check the level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. 2009 Civic Coupe UPPER MARK LOWER MARK If it is near or below the lower mark, Adding Engine Oil...

  • Page 272

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

  • Page 273: Fuel Economy

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

  • Page 274

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

  • Page 275

    Fill the fuel tank until the nozzle automatically clicks off. Reset trip counter to zero. Record the total gallons (liters) needed to refill. Follow one of the simple calculations above. 2009 Civic Coupe Miles per Gallon Kilometers L per 100 km...

  • Page 276: Accessories And Modifications

    (if equipped). 2009 Civic Coupe Accessories and Modifications Before installing any accessory: Make sure the accessory does not obscure any lights, or interfere with proper vehicle operation or performance.

  • Page 277

    Modifying your steering wheel or any other part of your vehicle’s safety features can make the systems ineffective. If you plan to modify your vehicle, consult your dealer. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 278: Carrying Cargo

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

  • Page 279

    Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs. 2009 Civic Coupe The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount equals 1,400 lbs.

  • Page 280

    (250 lbs) Passenger Weight Cargo Weight (150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) (100 lbs) 2009 Civic Coupe Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).

  • Page 281

    To avoid the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning , follow the instructions on page 2009 Civic Coupe Cargo Net Optional The cargo net can be used to help hold down items stored in the trunk.

  • Page 282

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

  • Page 283: Driving Guidelines

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

  • Page 284: Preparing To Drive

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

  • Page 285: Starting The Engine

    If the engine still does not start, return to step 5. 2009 Civic Coupe The engine is harder to start in cold weather. Also, the thinner air f ound at altitudes above 8,000 f eet (2,400...

  • Page 286: Manual Transmission

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

  • Page 287

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

  • Page 288

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

  • Page 289: Automatic Transmission

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

  • Page 290

    Park to reverse. To shift from reverse to neutral, come to a complete stop, and then shift. Press the release button before shifting into reverse from neutral. 2009 Civic Coupe Automatic Transmission Neutral (N) Use neutral if you −...

  • Page 291

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

  • Page 292

    Park to neutral. 2009 Civic Coupe Automatic Transmission Remove the key from the shift lock release slot, then install the cover. Make sure the notch on the cover is on the rear.

  • Page 293

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

  • Page 294: Braking System

    If not, apply them gently and frequently until they do. Be extra cautious in your driving. 2009 Civic Coupe Braking System Braking System Design The hydraulic system that operates the brakes has two separate circuits.

  • Page 295: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

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

  • Page 296

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

  • Page 297

    If the indicator does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to 2009 Civic Coupe the ON (II) position, there may be a problem with the VSA system. Have your dealer inspect your vehicle as soon as possible.

  • Page 298

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

  • Page 299

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

  • Page 300

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

  • Page 301

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

  • Page 302

    Attempting to do so can void your warranties. Towing Your Vehicle Your vehicle is not designed to be towed behind a motor home. If your vehicle needs to be towed in an emergency, see page 2009 Civic Coupe Towing a Trailer...

  • Page 303

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 304

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

  • Page 305: Maintenance Safety

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

  • Page 306: Maintenance Minder

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

  • Page 307

    The 15 and 10 percent oil life indicators remind you that your vehicle will soon be due for scheduled maintenance. 2009 Civic Coupe SERVICE MESSAGE When the remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 percent, you will see a ‘‘SERVICE’’...

  • Page 308

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

  • Page 309

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

  • Page 310

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

  • Page 311

    You should check the following items at the specified intervals. If you are unsure of how to perform any check, turn to the appropriate page listed. 2009 Civic Coupe Engine oil level Check every − time you fill the fuel tank. See...

  • Page 312

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

  • Page 313: Fluid Locations

    POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) * : Except for Canadian DX-G with manual transmission ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange handle) RADIATOR CAP 2009 Civic Coupe BRAKE FLUID (Black cap) CLUTCH FLUID (Manual transmission only) (Light gray cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION...

  • Page 314

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

  • Page 315: Adding Engine Oil

    Do not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine. 2009 Civic Coupe Recommended Engine Oil Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity.

  • Page 316: Synthetic Oil

    You may use a 10W-30 oil if the temperature in your area never goes below 20°F ( 7°C). − 2009 Civic Coupe Adding Engine Oil Synthetic Oil You may use a synthetic motor oil if it meets the same requirements...

  • Page 317: Changing The Engine Oil And Filter

    WASHER DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature, then shut it off. 2009 Civic Coupe WASHER DRAIN BOLT Open the hood, and remove the engine oil fill cap. Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine.

  • Page 318

    Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt. Tighten the drain bolt to: 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) 2009 Civic Coupe Refill the engine with the recommended oil. Engine oil change capacity (including filter): DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L 3.9 US qt (3.7 )

  • Page 319: Engine Coolant

    If the coolant level in the reserve tank is at or below the MIN line, add coolant to bring it up to the MAX line. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. 2009 Civic Coupe RESERVE TANK Always use Honda Long-life Anti- freeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant...

  • Page 320

    Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator cap. 2009 Civic Coupe Engine Coolant RADIATOR CAP DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L Make sure the engine and radiator are cool.

  • Page 321

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

  • Page 322: Windshield Washers

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

  • Page 323: Automatic Transmission Fluid

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

  • Page 324: Manual Transmission Fluid

    Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it starts to run out of the hole. Reinstall the filler bolt, and tighten it securely. 2009 Civic Coupe FILLER BOLT Correct Level If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR...

  • Page 325: Brake And Clutch Fluid

    Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your vehicle’s braking system and can cause extensive damage. 2009 Civic Coupe Brake System The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir. If the level is at or below the MIN mark, your brake system needs attention.

  • Page 326: Power Steering Fluid

    The fluid should be between the UPPER LEVEL and LOWER LEVEL. If not add power steering fluid to the UPPER LEVEL mark. 2009 Civic Coupe Pour the fluid slowly and carefully so you do not spill any. Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment.

  • Page 327: Lights

    Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to overheat and shatter. 2009 Civic Coupe High Beam Headlight CLIP COOLANT TUBE Open the hood.

  • Page 328

    Remove the bulb by turning it about one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 2009 Civic Coupe Lights Insert the new bulb into the hole, and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place.

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    Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pushing on the tab to unlock it, then slide the connector off the bulb. 2009 Civic Coupe Remove the bulb from the headlight assembly by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. Insert the new bulb into the hole, and turn it one-quarter turn clockwise to lock it in place.

  • Page 330

    Remove the socket from the headlight assembly by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 2009 Civic Coupe Lights Remove the bulb from the socket by pushing the bulb in and turning it counterclockwise until it unlocks.

  • Page 331

    Remove the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 2009 Civic Coupe Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms.

  • Page 332

    Adjustment should be done by your dealer or another qualified technician. MOUNTING BOLTS Remove the mounting bolts with a wrench. 2009 Civic Coupe Lights Pull the fog light assembly from the bumper while taking out the tabs from the bracket. CONTINUED...

  • Page 333

    Reinstall the fog light assembly into the bumper while setting the tabs in the bracket. Tighten the mounting bolts securely. 2009 Civic Coupe Rear License Plate Light Bulbs The license plate has two lights above it. You can access either of them from the back of the trunk lid.

  • Page 334: Cleaning The Seat Belts

    On EX, EX-L, and Si models The high-mount brake light should be replaced by your dealer. 2009 Civic Coupe Lights, Cleaning the Seat Belts Cleaning the Seat Belts LOOP If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean them.

  • Page 335: Floor Mats

    (driver’s floor mat) or with the seat weight sensors (right rear floor mat). 2009 Civic Coupe If you remove a floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle.

  • Page 336: Dust And Pollen Filter

    Replace them if you find signs of cracking in the rubber, areas that are getting hard, or if they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used. 2009 Civic Coupe To replace a wiper blade: Raise each wiper arm off the windshield, lifting the driver’s side first, then the passenger’s side.

  • Page 337

    Then slide the blade assembly out of the wiper arm. RELEASE TAB COVER Pull up the cover release tab on the end of the blade assembly, then remove the cover. 2009 Civic Coupe BLADE HOLDER Slide the blade out of the holder.

  • Page 338: Tires

    Follow all instructions in this owner’s manual regarding tire inflation and maintenance. 2009 Civic Coupe Wiper Blades, Tires Inflation Guidelines Keeping the tires properly inflated provides the best combination of handling, tread life, and riding comfort.

  • Page 339

    Add or release air, if needed, to match the recommended cold tire pressures on this page. 2009 Civic Coupe If you check air pressures when the tires are hot [driven for several miles (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 to 6 psi (30 to 40 kPa, 0.3 to 0.4...

  • Page 340: P195/65r15 89h

    We strongly recommend that you do not drive faster than the posted speed limits and conditions allow. If you ever drive in a sanctioned 2009 Civic Coupe Tires competitive event at sustained high speeds (over 118 mph or 190 km/h), be sure to adjust the cold tire pressures as shown below.

  • Page 341

    A tire this worn gives very little traction on wet roads. You should replace the tire if you can see three or more tread wear indicators. 2009 Civic Coupe Tire Service Life The service life of your tires is dependent on many factors,...

  • Page 342

    This increases riding comfort and tire life. For best results, have the installer perform a dynamic balance. 2009 Civic Coupe Tires For vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels: Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or balancing.

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    2009 Civic Coupe The mileage you can expect from your vehicle tires is the same as comparable mid-and rear-engine sports cars, and it will vary greatly with your driving habits.

  • Page 344

    If you do not, the tire pressure monitoring system will not work. Replacement wheels are available at your dealer. 2009 Civic Coupe Tires Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability. This can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

  • Page 345: P215/45r17 87v

    (summer tire) See page for information about DOT Tire Quality Grading, and page for tire size and labeling information. 2009 Civic Coupe Winter Driving Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All + Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- weather tread design suitable for most winter driving conditions.

  • Page 346

    Remove them as soon as you begin driving on cleared roads. 2009 Civic Coupe Tires Because your vehicle has limited tire clearance, Honda strongly recommends using the chains listed below, made by Security Chain Company (SCC).

  • Page 347

    Follow all instructions in this owner’s manual regarding the selection and use of tire chains. 2009 Civic Coupe Wheels Clean the wheels as you would the rest of the exterior. Wash them with the same solution, and rinse them thoroughly.

  • Page 348: Checking The Battery

    Dry off the battery with a cloth or paper towel. Coat the terminals with grease to help prevent further corrosion. 2009 Civic Coupe Checking the Battery If additional battery maintenance is needed, see your dealer or a qualified technician.

  • Page 349

    On vehicles with navigation system The navigation system will also disable itself. The next time you turn on the ignition switch, the system will require you to enter a PIN before it can be used. Refer to the navigation system manual. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 350: Vehicle Storage

    Also, apply a vehicle body wax to the painted surfaces that mate with the door and trunk seals. 2009 Civic Coupe Vehicle Storage Cover the vehicle with a ‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made from a porous material such as cotton.

  • Page 351

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 352

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

  • Page 353: Compact Spare Tire

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

  • Page 354: Changing A Flat Tire

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

  • Page 355

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

  • Page 356

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

  • Page 357

    Tighten the wheel nuts to: 80 lbf·ft (108 N·m , 11 kgf·m) 2009 Civic Coupe On EX, EX-L and Si models in the U.S., and LX, EX-L and Si models in Canada Remove the center cap from the...

  • Page 358: If The Engine Won't Start

    To replace a tire, refer to (see Changing a Tire with TPMS page 2009 Civic Coupe If the Engine Won’t Start Diagnosing why the engine won’t start falls into two areas, depending on what you hear when you turn the...

  • Page 359

    (see page The Starter Operates Normally In this case, the starter motor’s speed sounds normal, or even faster 2009 Civic Coupe than normal, when you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position, but the engine does not run.

  • Page 360: Jump Starting

    A/C, audio system, lights, etc. Put the transmission in neutral (manual) or Park (automatic), and set the parking brake. 2009 Civic Coupe Jump Starting DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L BOOSTER BATTERY The numbers in the illustrations show you the order to connect the jumper cables.

  • Page 361

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

  • Page 362: If The Engine Overheats

    Driving with the temperature gauge reading at the red mark can cause serious damage to the engine. 2009 Civic Coupe Steam and spray from an overheated engine can seriously scald you. Do not open the hood if steam is coming out.

  • Page 363

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

  • Page 364: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

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

  • Page 365: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    In some states, part of the emissions testing is to make sure 2009 Civic Coupe these codes are set. If they are not set, the test cannot be completed. If the battery in your vehicle has been disconnected or gone dead, these codes may be erased.

  • Page 366: Brake System Indicator

    If you must drive the vehicle a short distance in this condition, drive slowly and carefully. 2009 Civic Coupe Brake System Indicator If the ABS indicator and the VSA system indicator (if equipped) come on with the brake system indicator, have your vehicle inspected by your dealer immediately.

  • Page 367: Fuses

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

  • Page 368

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

  • Page 369

    This does not indicate anything wrong. Replace the fuse with one of the correct rating as soon as you can. 2009 Civic Coupe Replacing a f use with one that has a higher rating greatly increases the chances of damaging the electrical system.

  • Page 370

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

  • Page 371: Fuse Locations

    Not Used − (15 A) Audio Amp 15 A Ignition Coil 15 A FI Main 7.5 A MG Clutch 15 A 7.5 A Interior Light 10 A Back Up Si model with VSA * If equipped * 2009 Civic Coupe *...

  • Page 372

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

  • Page 373: Emergency Towing

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

  • Page 374

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

  • Page 375

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 376: Technical Information

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

  • Page 377: Identification Numbers

    To access the VIN in the engine compartment, slide the lid on the back of the engine compartment. Make sure to close the lid before closing the hood. CERTIFICATION LABEL 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 378

    The engine number is stamped into the engine block. It is on the front. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, and EX-L 2009 Civic Coupe Identification Numbers ENGINE NUMBER AUTOMATIC/MANUAL TRANSMISSION NUMBER...

  • Page 379: Specifications

    Compression ratio * Spark plugs * Spark plugs * DX, Canadian DX-G, LX, EX, EX-L * 2009 Civic Coupe Water cooled 4-stroke * * SOHC VTEC , DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder gasoline engine * 3.19 x 3.44 in (81.0 x 87.3 mm) *...

  • Page 380

    * Spotlights Trunk light * U.S. DX and LX Canada: DX, DX-G, LX EX, EX-L, Si: * 2 : If equipped 2009 Civic Coupe Specifications HFC-134a (R-134a) 14.1 15.9 oz (400 450 g) − − SP-10 12 V − 60 W...

  • Page 381

    0°45’ * U.S.: EX-L and Si * − 1°30’ Canada: EX-L and Si with VSA 7° * Canada: Si without VSA 2009 Civic Coupe Front/Rear P195/65R15 89H P195/65R15 89S P205/55R16 89H P215/45R17 87V 215/45ZR17 91W Spare T125/70D15 95M T135/80R16 101M...

  • Page 382

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

  • Page 383

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

  • Page 384: Tire Labeling

    − Tire construction code (R indicates radial). Rim diameter in inches. − 2009 Civic Coupe Tire Labeling Load index (a numerical code − associated with the maximum load the tire can carry). Speed symbol (an −...

  • Page 385

    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. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 386

    2009 Civic Coupe Required Federal Explanation Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.

  • Page 387

    Required Federal Explanation Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 388: Emissions Controls

    The positive crankcase ventilation valve routes them from the crankcase back to the 2009 Civic Coupe Emissions Controls intake manifold. They are then drawn into the engine and burned. Evaporative Emissions Control...

  • Page 389

    Adding exhaust gas to the air/fuel mixture reduces the amount of NOx produced when the fuel is burned. 2009 Civic Coupe Three Way Catalytic Converter The three way catalytic converter is in the exhaust system. Through chemical reactions, it converts HC, CO, and NOx in the engine’s exhaust...

  • Page 390: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    Follow these guidelines to protect your vehicle’s three way catalytic converter. 2009 Civic Coupe Three Way Catalytic Converter Always use unleaded gasoline. Even a small amount of leaded gasoline can contaminate the catalyst metals, making the three way catalytic converter ineffective.

  • Page 391: Emissions Testing

    6 hours or more. Make sure the ambient temperature is between 40° and 95°F (4° and 35°C). 2009 Civic Coupe Without touching the accelerator pedal, start the engine, and let it idle for 20 seconds. Keep the vehicle in Park (automatic transmission) or neutral (manual transmission).

  • Page 392

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

  • Page 393

    Main Menu Table Of Contents 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 394

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

  • Page 395: Customer Service Information

    In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Bella International P.O. Box 190816 San Juan, PR 00919-0816 Tel: (787) 620-7546 2009 Civic Coupe When you call or write, please give us this information: Vehicle identification number (see page Name and address of the dealer...

  • Page 396: Warranty Coverages

    Replacement Parts Limited covers all Honda Warranty − replacement parts against defects in materials and workmanship. 2009 Civic Coupe Warranty Coverages Replacement Battery Limited − provides prorated Warranty coverage for a replacement battery purchased from your dealer.

  • Page 397

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 2009 Civic Coupe To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to ;...

  • Page 398: Authorized Manuals

    Electrical Troubleshooting Manual: Complements the Service Manual by providing in-depth troubleshooting information for each electrical circuit in your vehicle. Body Repair Manual: Describes the procedures involved in the replacement of damaged body parts. 2009 Civic Coupe Authorized Manuals...

  • Page 399

    Main Menu 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 400

    Before Driving Belts, Seat Beverage Holders Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Booster Seats Brakes Anti-lock System (ABS) Break-in, New Linings Bulb Replacement 2009 Civic Coupe Fluid Parking System Design System Indicator Wear Indicators Braking System Break-in, New Vehicle Brightness Control, Instruments . Bulb Replacement...

  • Page 401

    Compact Spare Tire Console Compartment Consumer Information Controls, Instruments and Coolant Adding Checking Proper Solution Temperature Gauge 2009 Civic Coupe Crankcase Emissions Control System Cruise Control Indicator Cruise Control Operation Cup Holders Customer Service Information . DANGER, Explanation of Dashboard...

  • Page 402

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp Oil Life Indicator Oil Pressure Indicator Oil, Synthetic Oil, What Kind to Use Overheating Specifications 2009 Civic Coupe Speed Limiter Starting Ethanol in Gasoline Evaporative Emissions Controls . Exhaust Fumes Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Belts by...

  • Page 403

    Gearshift Lever Positions Automatic Transmission Manual Transmission Glove Box Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 2009 Civic Coupe Halogen Headlight Bulbs HandsFreeLink Hazard Warning Flashers Headlights Aiming Daytime Running Lights High Beam Indicator Lights On Indicator...

  • Page 404

    Infant Seats Installing Tether Anchor Points Inflation, Proper Tire Information Display Inside Mirror Inspection, Tire Installing a Child Seat Tether Anchorage Points 2009 Civic Coupe . 60, Using LATCH Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Brightness Instrument and Controls Interior Lights Introduction iPod .

  • Page 405

    . 133, 151, 171, 181, Neutral Gear Position New Vehicle Break-in Normal Shift Speeds NOTICE, Explanation of Numbers, Identification Octane Requirement, Gasoline . 2009 Civic Coupe Odometer Odometer, Trip Change, How to Change, When to Checking Engine Pressure Indicator Selecting Proper Viscosity...

  • Page 406

    Recommended Shift Speeds Refueling Reminder Indicators Remote Audio Controls Remote Transmitter Replacement Information Dust and Pollen Filter Engine Oil and Filter 2009 Civic Coupe Fuses Light Bulbs Maintenance Minder Spark Plugs Tires and Wheels Wiper Blades Replacing Seat Belts After a...

  • Page 407

    Speed Control Speed Limiter Spotlights SRS, Additional Information Additional Safety Precautions . Airbag Service Airbag System Components 2009 Civic Coupe How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works How the Side Airbag Off . 9, Indicator Works . 29, How the SRS Indicator Works .

  • Page 408

    Service Life Snow Specifications Summer Tires . 337, TPMS Wear Wheels Tools, Tire Changing Towing A Trailer 2009 Civic Coupe Emergency Wrecker Transmission Checking Fluid Level, Automatic Checking Fluid Level, Manual Fluid Selection Identification Number Shifting the Automatic Shifting the Manual *...

  • Page 409

    Wrench, Nut Windows Auto Reverse Operating the Power Rear, Defogger Windshield Cleaning Defroster Washers Wipers, Windshield Changing Blades Operation . 133, 151, 171, 182, Worn Tires Wrecker, Emergency Towing 2009 Civic Coupe XM Radio * : U.S. only . 127,...

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    Main Menu 2009 Civic Coupe...

  • Page 411: Service Information Summary

    Do not use ATF (see page 2009 Civic Coupe Brake Fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary...

  • Page 412

    DEALER NO. STREET STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ POSTAL CODE 2009 Civic Coupe This owner’s manual should be considered a permanent part of the vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold. This owner’s manual covers all models of the Civic 2-door.

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