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2005 Civic 2 Door Online Reference Owner's Manual
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Owner's Idenfication
Introduction .......................................................................................................................................
A Few Words About Safety................................................................................................................
Your Vehicle at a Glance...................................................................................................................
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, and cruise control.
Before Driving..................................................................................................................................
Fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading.
Driving ..............................................................................................................................................
Engine and transmission operation.
Maintenance .....................................................................................................................................
Schedules, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage.
Taking Care of the Unexpected ......................................................................................................
Flat tire, dead battery, overheating, fuses.
Technical Information.....................................................................................................................
Vehicle specifications, tires, fuels, and emissions controls.
Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ................................................................
Warranty and contact information.
Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................
How to order.
Index.....................................................................................................................................................
Service Information Summary
Fluid capacities and tire pressures.
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  • Page 1

    2005 Civic 2 Door Online Reference Owner's Manual Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com. Contents Owner's Idenfication Introduction ............................A Few Words About Safety........................

  • Page 2

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

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    Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2005 Honda Civic was a wise investment. As you read this manual, you will It will give you years of driving pleasure. find information that is preceded by symbol. This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle is to information is intended to help you read this manual.

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

  • Page 5: Your Vehicle At A Glance

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance FRONT AIRBAGS INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 51) (P. 9, 22) GAUGES (P. 58) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P. 69) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 78) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE HOOD RELEASE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS (P.

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    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HAZARD WARNING BUTTON HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P. 62) (P. 64) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 61) MOONROOF SWITCH (P. 79) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 92) CLOCK (P. 115) CRUISE CONTROL MASTER BUTTON (P. 117) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting All Children Should Sit in a information about how to protect Position ........ Back Seat ......... yourself and your passengers. It Advice for Pregnant Women ..

  • Page 8: Important Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 9: Your Vehicle's Safety Features

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

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags The most important things you need to know about your airbags are: Airbags do not replace seat belts. They are designed to supplement the seat belts. Airbags offer no protection in rear impacts, or minor frontal or side collisions.

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

  • Page 13: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Introduction Close and Lock the Doors Adjust the Front Seats The following pages provide After everyone has entered the instructions on how to properly vehicle, be sure the doors are closed protect the driver, adult passengers, and locked.

  • Page 14: Adjust The Seat-backs

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

  • Page 15: Adjust The Head Restraints

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

  • Page 16: Fasten And Position The Seat Belts

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

  • Page 17: Maintain A Proper Sitting Position

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

  • Page 18: Advice For Pregnant Women

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Keep your hands and arms away If your from the airbag covers. hands or arms are close to an airbag cover, they could be injured if the airbag inflates. Do not attach or place objects on Objects on the front airbag covers.

  • Page 20: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components Lap/Shoulder Belt All seat belts have an emergency Your seat belt system includes lap/ The lap and shoulder belt goes over locking retractor. In normal driving, shoulder belts in all five seating your shoulder, across your chest, the retractor lets you move freely in...

  • Page 21: Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

    When the tensioners are activated, Honda provides a lifetime warranty For added protection, the front seat the seat belts will remain tight until on seat belts for U.S. models. See...

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

  • Page 23: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Sensors that can detect a In models with side airbags, an Airbag System Components Your airbag system includes: moderate to severe front impact, indicator on the instrument panel or side impact in models with side that alerts you that the passenger’s Two SRS (Supplemental Restraint side airbag has been turned off...

  • Page 24: How Your Front Airbags Work

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags During a frontal crash, your seat belt How Your Front Airbags Work restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. Although both airbags normally inflate within split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy.

  • Page 25

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags After a crash, you may see what Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags looks like smoke. This is actually Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- powder from the airbag’s surface. airbags.

  • Page 26: How Your Side Airbags Work

    To get the best protection from the Although Honda does not encourage side airbags, front seat occupants children to ride in front, this system should wear their seat belts and sit is designed to shut off the side upright and well back in their seats.

  • Page 27: How The Srs Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If the Side Airbag Off Indicator How the SRS Indicator Works If you see any of these indications, comes on (see page ), have the The SRS indicator alerts the airbags and seat belt tensioners passenger sit upright.

  • Page 28: How The Side Airbag Off Indicator Works

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Side Airbag Off Airbag Service Additional Safety Precautions Indicator Works Your airbag systems are virtually Do not attempt to deactivate your In models with side airbags maintenance free, and there are no airbags.

  • Page 29: Protecting Children General Guidelines

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

  • Page 30: All Children Should Sit In A Back Seat

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

  • Page 31: Protecting Children

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

  • Page 32: If You Must Drive With Several Children

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines If You Must Drive with Several If a Child Requires Close Additional Safety Precautions Children Attention Never hold an infant or child on Many parents say they prefer to put Your vehicle has a back seat where your lap.

  • Page 33

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Children General Guidelines Do not leave children alone in a Keep vehicle keys and remote Leaving children without vehicle. transmitters out of the reach of adult supervision is illegal in most Even very young children.

  • Page 34: Protecting Infants And Small Children

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

  • Page 35: Protecting Small Children

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children In either situation, we strongly Protecting Small Children Child Seat Placement recommend that you install the child We strongly recommend placing a seat directly behind the front forward-facing child seat in a back seat, not the front.

  • Page 36: Selecting A Child Seat

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

  • Page 37: Installing A Child Seat

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

  • Page 38: With Latch

    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with BUTTONS LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) at the outer rear seats. The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with Rigid type...

  • Page 39

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

  • Page 40: With A Seat Belt

    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Seat Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver’s have a locking mechanism...

  • Page 41

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

  • Page 42: With A Tether

    Main Menu Table of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Using an Outer Anchor Tighten the strap according to the Tether seat maker’s instructions. Front TETHER ANCHORAGE POINTS Using the Center Anchor TETHER STRAP TETHER HOOK STRAP HOOK...

  • Page 43: Protecting Larger Children

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

  • Page 44: Using A Booster Seat

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

  • Page 45: When Can A Child Sit In Front

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

  • Page 46: Additional Safety Precautions

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

  • Page 47: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains With the trunk open, airflow can pull carbon monoxide gas. You should exhaust gas into your vehicle’s have no problem with carbon interior and create a hazardous Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. monoxide entering the vehicle in Breathing it can cause condition.

  • Page 48: Safety Labels

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

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    Main Menu Table of Contents Safety Labels HOOD DOORJAMBS On models without side airbags On vehicle with side airbags U.S. models Canadian models On models with side airbags...

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  • Page 51: Instruments And Controls

    Main Menu Instruments and Controls This section gives information about Control Locations ......Power Windows ......the controls and displays that Instrument Panel ......Moonroof ......... contribute to the daily operation of Instrument Panel Indicators ..Mirrors ..........your vehicle. All the essential Gauges ..........

  • Page 52: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Control Locations HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS MOONROOF SWITCH MIRROR (P. 88) (P. 79) CONTROLS (P. 80) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 64) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P. 69) CRUISE CONTROL AUDIO SYSTEM MASTER BUTTON (P. 92) (P. 117) CLOCK (P.

  • Page 53: Instrument Panel

    Table of Contents Main Menu Instrument Panel U.S.: HX, LX, EX, and Special Edition, Canada: LX, Si SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P. 54) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P. 56) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 55) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P. 55) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.

  • Page 54

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Canada: DX, DX Special Edition, REVERB SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR (P. 54) (P. 56) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 54) DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS INDICATOR (P. 55) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR WASHER LEVEL (P.

  • Page 55

    Table of Contents Main Menu Instrument Panel U.S.: DX and Value Package TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 56) (P. 54) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 54) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 56) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P. 54, 200) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.

  • Page 56: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many Supplemental Restraint Charging System indicators to give you important System Indicator Indicator information about your vehicle. If this indicator comes on when the This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

  • Page 57

    Table of Contents Main Menu Instrument Panel Indicators Anti-lock Brake System High Beam Indicator U.S. Canada (ABS) Indicator This indicator comes on with the If equipped This indicator normally comes on for Parking Brake and Brake System high beam headlights. For more Indicator a few seconds when you turn the information, see page...

  • Page 58

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Cruise Control Indicator Trunk-open Indicator This indicator comes on if the trunk Turn Signal and Hazard Warning If equipped Indicators This indicator comes on when you lid is not closed tightly. set the cruise control. See page The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change for information on operating the...

  • Page 59

    Table of Contents Main Menu Instrument Panel Indicators Maintenance Required Between 8,000 miles (12,800 km) and 10,000 miles (16,000 km), this Indicator This indicator reminds you that it is indicator will come on for 2 seconds time to take your vehicle in for when you first turn the ignition scheduled maintenance.

  • Page 60: Gauges

    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges U.S.: HX, LX, EX, and Special Edition, Canada: LX, Si There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Each trip meter works SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE independently, so you can keep track of two different distances. TACHOMETER FUEL GAUGE To reset a trip meter, display it and...

  • Page 61: Temperature Gauge

    Table of Contents Main Menu Gauges U.S. DX, Value Package Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the FUEL GAUGE SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE engine’s coolant. During normal GAUGE operation, the pointer should rise to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the pointer may rise to...

  • Page 62: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/ TURN MOONROOF INSTRUMENT WINDSHIELD HAZARD WARNING BUTTON SIGNALS SWITCH PANEL WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 64) (P. 62) (P. 79) BRIGHTNESS (P. 61) (P. 63) CRUISE CONTROL MASTER BUTTON (P. 117) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.

  • Page 63: Windshield Wipers And Washers

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

  • Page 64: Turn Signal And Headlights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Turn Signal and Headlights Push down on the Turn Signal return to the low beams. left lever to signal a left turn and up to signal a right turn. To signal a lane To flash the high beams, pull the change, push lightly on the lever and lever back lightly, then release it.

  • Page 65: Instrument Panel Brightness

    Table of Contents Main Menu Instrument Panel Brightness Adjust the brightness to the desired level with the headlight switch off, SELECT/RESET KNOB and also with the headlight switch on. To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to .

  • Page 66: Hazard Warning Button

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

  • Page 67: Steering Wheel Adjustment

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

  • Page 68: Keys And Locks

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

  • Page 69: Immobilizer System

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

  • Page 70: Ignition Switch

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

  • Page 71: Door Locks

    Table of Contents Main Menu Door Locks Door Locks Power Door Locks Only the driver’s door unlocks when you use the driver’s door lock tab or the key on the outside driver’s door Unlock lock. Unlock Lock Lock LOCK TAB MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Each door has a lock tab on the top.

  • Page 72: Trunk

    Main Menu Table of Contents Trunk Emergency Trunk Opener TRUNK RELEASE HANDLE Pull MASTER KEY MASTER KEY To open the trunk, pull the trunk You can also use the master key to As a safety feature, your vehicle has release handle to the left of the open the trunk lock.

  • Page 73: Remote Transmitter

    Table of Contents Main Menu Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once PANIC Press this button for to unlock the driver’s door. Some about 2 seconds to attract attention: LOCK exterior lights will flash twice. Push the horn will sound and the exterior BUTTON it twice to unlock the passenger’s lights will flash for about 30 seconds.

  • Page 74: Replacing The Transmitter Battery

    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter As required by the FCC: Battery This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device ROUND may not cause harmful interference, and COVER (2) this device must accept any interference received, including...

  • Page 75: Seats

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

  • Page 76

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats On all other models, push down the Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment Rear Seat Access release lever at the base of the seat- back. The seat-back will tilt forward and the whole seat will slide forward. RELEASE LEVER SEAT-BACK...

  • Page 77

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Head Restraints The head restraints help protect you On HX model in the U.S., and all and your passengers from whiplash Canadian models See page for important safety When you return the seat-back and other injuries. information and a warning about how to upright, the seat stays in the fully properly position the head restraints.

  • Page 78

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Armrest Folding Rear Seat GUIDE CENTER SHOULDER BELT If equipped The left and right halves can be When storing cargo, you can move The lid of the console compartment folded separately from inside the the rear center shoulder belt out of can be used as an armrest.

  • Page 79

    Table of Contents Main Menu Seats Make sure all rear shoulder belts are positioned in front of the rear seat- back whenever it is in the upright position. Do not put any heavy items on the seat-back when it is folded. Pull Pull Make sure all items in the trunk, or...

  • Page 80: Power Windows

    Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows To open the driver’s AUTO DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH window fully, push the window Closing a power window on switch firmly down to the second detent, and release it. The window someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

  • Page 81: Moonroof

    Table of Contents Main Menu Moonroof To tilt up the back of the moonroof, MOONROOF SWITCH press and hold the center button ). To close the moonroof, If you try to open the moonroof in press and hold the top of the switch below-f reezing temperatures, or when ).

  • Page 82: Mirrors

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

  • Page 83: Parking Brake

    Table of Contents Main Menu Mirrors, Parking Brake Power Mirror Heaters Parking Brake PARKING BRAKE LEVER U.S. : Value Package, LX, EX, Special Edition U.S. : DX, HX Canada: DX Special Edition, REVERB, PARKING BRAKE Canada: DX LEVER LX, Si To apply the parking brake, pull the On Canadian Si models The outside mirrors are heated to...

  • Page 84: Interior Convenience Items

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT VANITY MIRROR COIN BOX CENTER POCKET COAT HOOK ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDER BEVERAGE HOLDER :If equipped...

  • Page 85: Beverage Holders

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

  • Page 86: Glove Box

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

  • Page 87: Center Pocket

    Table of Contents Main Menu Interior Convenience Items Center Pocket Accessory Power Socket They will not power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. Vanity Mirror To use an accessory power socket, If equipped To open the lid, pull it down. Close it pull up the cover.

  • Page 88: Interior Lights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Lights If you leave either door open with Ceiling Light the key not in the ignition switch, the DOOR ACTIVATED ceiling light will go off after 3 minutes. FRONT DOOR ACTIVATED On LX models Push on the spotlight lenses to turn The ceiling light has a three-position the light on and off.

  • Page 89

    Main Menu Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ....systems in your vehicle provide a Airflow Controls ......comfortable driving environment in Playing the Radio ......all weather conditions. Radio Reception ......Air conditioning is standard on LX, Playing a Disc ........

  • Page 90: Vents, Heating, And A/c

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C RECIRCULATION BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) BUTTON MODE CONTROL DIAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL DIAL REAR WINDOW FAN CONTROL DIAL DEFOGGER BUTTON...

  • Page 91: Airflow Controls

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Airflow Controls The outside air intakes for the Air flows from the center heating and cooling system are at and corner vents in the dashboard. the base of the windshield. Keep this Fan Control Dial area clear of leaves and other debris.

  • Page 92

    Main Menu Table of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Ventilation Using the A/C Dehumidify the Interior The flow-through ventilation system Air conditioning places an extra load Air conditioning, as it cools, removes draws in outside air, circulates it on the engine. Watch the engine moisture from the air.

  • Page 93

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

  • Page 94: Playing The Radio

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio DX model STEREO INDICATOR Audio System with In-dash CD Changer AUTO SELECT BUTTON U.S. :Special Edition models SCAN INDICATOR AM/FM BUTTON SCAN Canada:REVERB, Si-GA models BUTTON STEREO INDICATOR PRESET BUTTONS PRESET BUTTONS POWER/ PRESET BUTTONS VOLUME...

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio To Play the Radio SEEK The SEEK function On models with in-dash CD changer The ignition switch must be in the On the AM band, AM noise searches up and down from the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

  • Page 96

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio Press the A. SEL button. ‘‘A.SEL’’ If you do nothing, the system will The preset frequencies will be lost then scan for the next strong station if your vehicle’s battery goes dead, flashes in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several and play it for 5 seconds.

  • Page 97

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio Adjusting the Sound Except for models with in-dash CD On models with in-dash CD changer Adjust the Balance, or side- The level gauge on the display also changer to-side strength of the sound. Turn the SOUND (TUNE) knob to shows you the range.

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing the Radio On models with in-dash CD changer Audio System Lighting On models with in-dash CD changer You can use the instrument panel Spectroscopic Analysis Display brightness You can display the sound with brightness control knob to adjust the You can also select the reduced spectroscopic analysis.

  • Page 99: Radio Reception

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

  • Page 100

    Main Menu Table of Contents Radio Reception Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 101: Playing A Disc

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc DX model RANDOM INDICATOR Audio System with In-dash CD Changer CD/TAPE BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON U.S.: Special Edition models REPEAT Canada: REVERB, Si-GA models AM/FM BUTTON REPEAT INDICATOR BUTTON FOLDER INDICATOR/ DISPLAY EJECT NUMBER BUTTON BUTTON...

  • Page 102

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc To Play a Disc On models with in-dash CD changer While playing a disc, you can see the The in-dash CD changer can also playing time in the display by Optional on DX model play CD-Rs and CD-RWs To load or play discs, the ignition cancelling the clock display (see...

  • Page 103

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc To play the tape when a CD is You cannot load and play 3-inch On models with in-dash CD changer playing, insert a tape in the player (8-cm) discs in this unit. Loading Discs in the In-dash CD (optional).

  • Page 104

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc Folder Name and File Name Display see all characters of the folder or file To Change or Select Tracks/Files name, repeat this step. You can use the SEEK/SKIP bar Function In MP3 mode with In-dash CD Changer while a disc is playing to select When you press the TITLE button If you press the TITLE button when...

  • Page 105

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc SEEK/SKIP Each time you In MP3 mode with In-dash CD Changer With In-dash CD Changer press and release the FOLDER SELECTION Pressing either side of the SEEK/ side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, select a different folder, press and SKIP bar or selecting a different disc the player skips forward to the...

  • Page 106

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc In MP3 mode with In-dash CD Changer In MP3 mode with In-dash CD Changer In MP3 mode with In-dash CD Changer This feature, Each time you press and release the This FOLDER-REPEAT FOLDER-RANDOM when activated, replays all the files RPT button, the mode changes from...

  • Page 107

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc To Stop Playing a Disc In CD mode with In-dash CD Changer In MP3 mode with In-dash CD Changer SCAN The SCAN function F-SCAN This feature, when Except for models with in-dash CD samples all the tracks on the activated, samples all the files in the changer...

  • Page 108

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc On models with in-dash CD changer Removing Discs from the In-dash CD You can also eject discs when the Press the FM/AM button to switch ignition switch is off. The disc that Changer to the radio while a disc is playing.

  • Page 109

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Disc Auxiliary Input Jack Operating the Optional CD If you select an empty slot in the Changer magazine, the changer will search On models with in-dash CD changer The auxiliary input jack is on the for the next available disc to load and Except for models with in-dash CD audio panel.

  • Page 110: Protecting Your Discs

    Main Menu Table of Contents Protecting Your Discs Handle your CDs properly to General Information When using CD-R or CD-RW (only prevent damage and skipping. with in-dash CD changer) discs, use only high quality CDs labeled Protecting Discs for audio use. When a disc is not being played, store it in its case to protect it from When recording a CD-R or...

  • Page 111: Cd Player Error Messages

    Main Menu Table of Contents CD Player Error Messages Except for models with in-dash CD Error Message Cause Solution changer If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, find the Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc. cause in the chart to the right.

  • Page 112: Cd Changer Error Messages

    Main Menu Table of Contents CD Changer Error Messages Except for models with in-dash CD Error Message Cause Solution changer If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, find the Press the magazine eject button and pull it out. cause in the chart to the right.

  • Page 113: Playing A Tape

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) CD/TAPE BUTTON PLAY/PROG BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON DX model FF BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON REW BUTTON DOLBY INDICATOR POWER/VOLUME KNOB NOISE REDUCTION BUTTON SKIP BAR U.S.: Value Package, HX, LX, EX models AM/FM BUTTON REPEAT INDICATOR Canada:DX Special Edition, LX, Si- G models CD/TAPE BUTTON...

  • Page 114

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) To switch to the radio or CD player To Play a Tape Dolby noise reduction turns on when you insert a tape. The while a tape is playing, press the Tape player is optional except for AM/FM or CD/TAPE button.

  • Page 115

    Main Menu Table of Contents Playing a Tape (Optional) Press the RPT button cassette in the player. REPEAT Caring for the Tape and Player to continuously play a song or The tape player picks up dirt and passage. You will see RPT displayed. oxides from the tape.

  • Page 116: Radio Theft Protection

    Main Menu Table of Contents Radio Theft Protection Standard for Value Package, HX, LX, EX do this, you will need the system’s must then leave the system on for 1 serial number. hour before trying again. and Special Edition models in the U.S., and DX Special Edition, REVERB, LX If your vehicle’s battery is You will have to store your favorite...

  • Page 117: Setting The Clock

    Main Menu Table of Contents Setting the Clock DX model CLOCK BUTTON U.S.: Special Edition models Canada: REVERB, Si-GA models CLOCK DISPLAY HOUR BUTTON RESET BUTTON MINUTE HOUR BUTTON MINUTE BUTTON BUTTON RESET U.S.: Value Package, HX, LX, EX models BUTTON Canada: DX Special Edition, LX, Si-G models CLOCK BUTTON...

  • Page 118

    Main Menu Table of Contents Setting the Clock If your vehicle’s battery is You can quickly set the time to the advance to the desired time. disconnected or goes dead, you will nearest hour. If the displayed time is need to set the clock. before the half hour, pressing the To quickly set the time to the CLOCK (SCAN/RPT, AUX) button...

  • Page 119: Cruise Control

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control Using Cruise Control If equipped Cruise control allows you to maintain CRUISE BUTTON a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) CANCEL BUTTON without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways.

  • Page 120

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

  • Page 121

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cruise Control Even with cruise control turned on, Cancelling Cruise Control Resuming the Set Speed you can still use the accelerator You can cancel cruise control in any When you push the CANCEL button, pedal to speed up for passing. After of these ways: or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the completing the pass, take your foot...

  • Page 122

    Main Menu...

  • Page 123: Before Driving

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

  • Page 124: Break-in Period

    Main Menu Table of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation your authorized dealer for service. Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump Some gasoline today is blended with extra attention to how you drive octane number of 86 or higher.

  • Page 125: Service Station Procedures

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Refueling Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes. Gasoline is highly flammable Push Place the cap in the holder on the and explosive.

  • Page 126: Opening And Closing The Hood

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Screw the fuel fill cap back on Opening and Closing the Hood until it clicks at least three times. LATCH If you do not properly tighten the HOOD RELEASE cap, the Malfunction Indicator HANDLE Lamp may come on (see page Push the fuel fill door closed until...

  • Page 127: Oil Check

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check SUPPORT ROD UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK CLIP Pull the support rod out of its clip Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again, and and insert the end into the engine off before you check the oil.

  • Page 128: Engine Coolant Check

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Refer to Engine Coolant Check Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page for information RESERVE about checking other items on your TANK vehicle. Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines.

  • Page 129: Fuel Economy

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuel Economy Improving Fuel Economy Try to maintain a constant speed. Always maintain your vehicle Every time you slow down and according to the maintenance speed up, your vehicle uses extra fuel. Use the cruise control when schedule.

  • Page 130: Accessories And Modifications

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

  • Page 131

    Some examples are: safety features can make the systems ineffective. Lowering your vehicle with a non-Honda suspension kit that If you plan to modify your vehicle, significantly reduces ground consult your dealer. clearance can allow the...

  • Page 132: Carrying Cargo

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

  • Page 133

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Load Limits Steps for determining correct load The resulting figure equals the The maximum load for your vehicle limit: available amount of cargo and is 850 lbs (395 kg). This figure luggage load capacity. For includes total weight of all occupants, Locate the statement, ‘‘the example, if the maximum load is...

  • Page 134

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Carrying Items in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Trunk or on If you use an accessory roof rack, Compartment a Roof Rack the roof rack weight limit may be Store or secure all items that could Distribute cargo evenly on the lower.

  • Page 135

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

  • Page 136: Preparing To Drive

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

  • Page 137: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table of Contents Starting the Engine Apply the parking brake. In cold weather, turn off all The immobilizer system protects your The engine is harder to start in cold electrical accessories to reduce weather. Also, the thinner air f ound at vehicle f rom thef t.

  • Page 138: Manual Transmission

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission Come to a full stop before you shift into Reverse. You can damage the transmission by trying to shift into Rapid slowing or speeding-up Reverse with the vehicle moving. can cause loss of control on Push down the clutch pedal, and slippery surfaces.

  • Page 139

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Points Engine Speed Limiter U.S. DX and Value Package models Drive in the highest gear that lets If you exceed the maximum speed All models except U.S. DX and Value the engine run and accelerate for the gear you are in, you may feel Package smoothly.

  • Page 140: Automatic Transmission

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators U.S.: LX, EX, Special Edition Canada: DX, Canada: LX, Si U.S.: DX, Value Package DX Speical Edition, REVERB These indicators on the instrument The ‘‘D’’ indicator comes on for a panel show which position the shift few seconds when you turn the lever is in.

  • Page 141

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Shifting If you have done all of the above and To shift from: Do this: still cannot move the lever out of P to R Press the brake pedal and SHIFT LEVER Park, see Shift Lock Release press the release button.

  • Page 142

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Neutral (N) Use Neutral if you Drive (D ) This position is similar Engine Speed Limiter need to restart a stalled engine, or if to D, except only the first three All models except U.S. DX and Value it is necessary to stop briefly with gears are selected.

  • Page 143

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

  • Page 144

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Avoid rapid acceleration and have Continuously Variable Shift Lever Position Indicators Transmission (CVT) the transmission checked by your On HX model dealer as soon as possible. The continuously variable transmission’s unique design Shifting provides a smooth, constant flow of SHIFT LEVER...

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) If you have done all of the above and Reverse (R) To shift to Reverse To shift from: Do this: still cannot move the lever out of from Park, see the explanation under P to R Press the brake pedal and Park, see...

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission (CVT) Use this position for To shift to Low, press Drive (D) Low (L) Maximum Allowable Speeds your normal driving. The the release button on the front of the The CVT shifts automatically to transmission automatically adjusts to shift lever.

  • Page 147

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

  • Page 148: Braking System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Braking System Check the brakes after driving Your vehicle is equipped with front Brake Wear Indicators disc brakes. The brakes on the rear through deep water. Apply the The front disc brakes on all models brakes moderately to see if they feel wheels are drum.

  • Page 149: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Main Menu Table of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) feel the ABS activate immediately if If the ABS indicator comes on while If equipped The anti-lock brake system (ABS) you are trying to stop on snow or ice. driving, test the brakes as shown on helps prevent the brakes from page locking up, and helps you retain...

  • Page 150

    Main Menu Table of Contents Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Towing a Trailer Important Safety Reminders A vehicle with ABS may require a Towing a Trailer ABS does not reduce the time or longer distance to stop on loose or Your vehicle is not designed to tow a distance it takes to stop the uneven surfaces, such as gravel or trailer, attempting to do so can void...

  • Page 151

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

  • Page 152: Maintenance Safety

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

  • Page 153: Maintenance Schedule

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Schedule The maintenance schedule assumes Which Schedule to Follow Driving with a loaded roof rack, or you will use your vehicle as normal Service your vehicle according to the driving in mountainous conditions. transportation for passengers and time and mileage periods on one of the Maintenance Schedules on the their possessions.

  • Page 154

    Tires Check the tire pressure We recommend the use of Honda term reliability. monthly. Examine the tread for parts and fluids whenever you have wear and foreign objects. See page maintenance done.

  • Page 155

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). miles x 1,000 km x 1,000 Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month Replace engine oil Every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or every 1 year, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page...

  • Page 156

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). miles x 1,000 km x 1,000 Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop Check tires Check inflation and condition once a month Replace engine oil Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or every 6 months, whichever comes first Rotate tires (follow pattern on page...

  • Page 157: Maintenance Record

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here, whether you follow the schedule for normal conditions (page ) or severe conditions (page ). Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle. 5,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 30,000 mi...

  • Page 158

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 55,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 80,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km mi/km 88,000 km 128,000 km Date Date 60,000 mi 85,000 mi mi/km mi/km 96,000 km 136,000 km Date Date...

  • Page 159

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 105,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp 130,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km mi/km 168,000 km 208,000 km Date Date 110,000 mi 135,000 mi mi/km mi/km 176,000 km 216,000 km Date Date...

  • Page 160: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK ENGINE OIL (Gray cap) (Orange loop) FILL CAP CLUTCH FLUID (Manual transmission only) (Gray cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (except CVT) (Yellow loop) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE POWER STEERING COOLANT FLUID (Red cap)

  • Page 161: Adding Engine Oil

    FILL CAP engine’s performance and longevity. highly recommended that you use Always use a premium-grade 5W-20 Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for detergent oil displaying the API optimum engine protection. Make Certification Seal. This seal indicates sure the API Certification Seal says the oil is energy conserving, and that ‘‘For Gasoline Engines.’’...

  • Page 162: Synthetic Oil

    Main Menu Table of Contents Adding Engine Oil, Changing the Oil and Filter Synthetic Oil Changing the Oil and Filter DRAIN BOLT WASHER You may use a synthetic motor oil if Always change the oil and filter according to the recommendations in it meets the same requirements given for a conventional motor oil: it the maintenance schedule.

  • Page 163

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, Replace the engine oil fill cap. OIL FILTER then reinstall the drain bolt. Start the engine. The oil pressure Tighten the drain bolt to : indicator should go out within 5 seconds.

  • Page 164: Engine Coolant

    Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Coolant Always use Honda All Season Adding Engine Coolant Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent RESERVE TANK Removing the radiator cap antifreeze and 50 percent water. while the engine is hot can...

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Coolant The coolant level should be up to the base of the filler neck. Add RADIATOR CAP coolant if it is low. RESERVE TANK Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill. Clean up any spill immediately;...

  • Page 166: Windshield Washers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the The low washer On Canadian models: windshield washer reservoir at least level indicator comes on when the monthly during normal use. level is low (see page Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the Fill the reservoir with a good-quality windshield washer reservoir.

  • Page 167: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Fluid DIPSTICK (A/T) DIPSTICK (CVT) UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK (A/T) Check the fluid level with the engine Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) Remove the dipstick and check at normal operating temperature. from the transmission, and wipe it the fluid level.

  • Page 168

    (On it with Honda ATF-Z1, then drive the CVT model, the HOT side’s upper vehicle for a short distance. Do this mark).

  • Page 169: Manual Transmission Fluid

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission Fluid If Honda MTF is not available, you FILLER BOLT may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR GASOLINE ENGINES’’ as a temporary replacement. However,...

  • Page 170: Brake And Clutch Fluid

    DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed container, as a temporary replacement. Using any non-Honda brake fluid can The fluid level should be between cause corrosion and decrease the life the MIN and MAX marks on the side The fluid level should be between of the system.

  • Page 171: Power Steering Fluid

    Replace the steering system flushed and refilled belt at 60,000 miles (100,000 km) if with Honda PSF as soon as possible. you regularly drive your vehicle in one or more of these conditions: A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system.

  • Page 172: Lights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Headlight Aiming Replacing a Headlight Bulb The headlights were properly aimed Your vehicle has halogen headlight when your vehicle was new. If you bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle regularly carry heavy items in the it by its base, and protect the glass trunk, readjustment may be required.

  • Page 173

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Insert the new bulb into the hole and turn it one-quarter turn clock- wise to lock it in place. Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb. Make sure it is on all the way. Turn on the headlights to test the BULB new bulb.

  • Page 174

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

  • Page 175

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight BULBS into the socket until it bottoms. Reinstall the socket into the light assembly by turning it clockwise SOCKET until it locks.

  • Page 176: Cleaning The Seat Belts

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights, Cleaning the Seat Belts Reinstall the socket. Turn it Replacing a High-mount Brake Cleaning the Seat Belts Light Bulb clockwise until it locks. Make sure the new bulb is working. LOOP BULB SOCKET If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap EXcept U.S.

  • Page 177: Floor Mats

    Cleaning the Seat Belts, Floor Mats Dirt build-up in the loops of the seat Floor Mats If you use a non-Honda floor mat, belt anchors can cause the belts to make sure it fits properly and that it retract slowly. Wipe the insides of...

  • Page 178: Dust And Pollen Filter

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

  • Page 179

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades Slide the new wiper blade into the BLADE holder until the tabs lock. Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield.

  • Page 180: Tires

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires To safely operate your vehicle, your Inflation Guidelines Use a gauge to measure the air tires must be the proper type and Keeping the tires properly inflated pressure in each tire at least once a provides the best combination of size, in good condition with adequate month.

  • Page 181

    This is normal. Do not let speeds. Canadian DX models only air out to match the recommended Honda strongly recommends that cold air pressure. The tire will be U.S.: DX, Value Package, HX, Canada: DX you not drive faster than posted underinflated.

  • Page 182

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires U.S. LX, EX, Special Edition and Tire Inspection INDICATOR LOCATION MARKS Every time you check inflation, you Canadian REVERB, LX, Si models Tire pressure for high-speed driving should also examine the tires for is the same as for normal driving. damage, foreign objects, and wear.

  • Page 183

    Replacing just one tire can seriously are rotated. If you purchase affect your vehicle’s handling. directional tires, rotate only front-to- For vehicles equipped with aluminum back. wheels: Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use only Honda wheel weights f or balancing. CONTINUED...

  • Page 184

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires The ABS works by comparing the Wheel and Tire Specifications Winter Driving speed of the wheels. When replacing Wheels: Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All tires, use the same size originally U.S.: DX, Value Package, HX Season’’...

  • Page 185

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Tire Chains Because your vehicle has limited tire clearance, mount only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ Traction devices that are the wrong cable-type traction devices, with size or improperly installed can rubber chain tensioners, on the front damage your vehicle’s brake lines, tires.

  • Page 186: Checking The Battery

    Main Menu Table of Contents Checking the Battery If you need to connect the battery to Check the terminals for corrosion (a TEST INDICATOR WINDOW white or yellowish powder). To a charger, disconnect both cables to remove it, cover the terminals with a prevent damaging your vehicle’s solution of baking soda and water.

  • Page 187: Vehicle Storage

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

  • Page 188

    Main Menu...

  • Page 189: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

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

  • Page 190: Compact Spare Tire

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

  • Page 191: Changing A Flat Tire

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

  • Page 192

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire JACK JACKING POINTS WHEEL NUT WRENCH Turn the jack’s end Loosen each wheel nut 1/2 turn Place the jack under the jacking counterclockwise to loosen it, then with the wheel nut wrench. point nearest the tire you need to remove the jack.

  • Page 193

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

  • Page 194

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

  • Page 195

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack in the trunk with the WING BOLT SPACER end bracket on the left side. Turn CONE the jack’s end bracket to lock it in place. Store the tool kit. Loose items can fly around the interior in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants.

  • Page 196: If The Engine Won't Start

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

  • Page 197

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Won’t Start The Starter Operates Normally Do you have fuel? Check the fuel In this case, the starter motor’s gauge; the low fuel indicator may speed sounds normal, or even faster not be working. than normal, when you turn the ignition switch to START (III), but There may be an electrical...

  • Page 198: Jump Starting

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

  • Page 199: If The Engine Overheats

    Main Menu Table of Contents Jump Starting, If the Engine Overheats Start your vehicle. If the starter If the Engine Overheats motor still operates slowly, check The pointer of the vehicle’s that the jumper cables have good temperature gauge should stay in the midrange.

  • Page 200

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Overheats If you do not see steam or spray, Look for any obvious coolant leaks, leave the engine running, and such as a split radiator hose. watch the temperature gauge. If Steam and spray from an Everything is still extremely hot, the high heat is due to overloading, so use caution.

  • Page 201

    Main Menu Table of Contents If the Engine Overheats If there was no coolant in the Using gloves or a large heavy Put the radiator cap back on reserve tank, you may need to add cloth, turn the radiator cap tightly.

  • Page 202: Low Oil Pressure Indicator

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

  • Page 203: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Main Menu Table of Contents Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the indicator comes on If the indicator comes on repeatedly, If your vehicle battery has been while driving, it means one even though it may turn off as you disconnected or gone dead, these of the engine’s emissions control continue driving, have the vehicle codes are erased.

  • Page 204: Brake System Indicator

    Main Menu Table of Contents Brake System Indicator However, if the brake pedal does not The brake system On models equipped with ABS U.S. Canada indicator normally feel normal, you should take If the ABS indicator comes on with immediate action. A problem in one comes on when the brake system indicator, have you turn the ignition switch to ON...

  • Page 205: Closing The Moonroof

    Main Menu Table of Contents Closing the Moonroof If equipped ROUND PLUG If the electric motor will not close the moonroof, do the following: SOCKET Check the fuse for the moonroof motor (see page ). If the fuse is blown, replace it with one of the same or lower rating.

  • Page 206: Fuses

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

  • Page 207

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses BLOWN FUSE BLOWN FUSE PULLER Check each of the large fuses in Check the smaller fuses in the Look for a burned wire inside the the under-hood fuse box by under-hood fuse box and all the fuse.

  • Page 208

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses If you cannot drive the vehicle Standard for Value Package, HX, LX, EX without fixing the problem, and you and Special Edition models in the U.S., do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse and DX Special Edition, REVERB, LX Replacing a f use with one that has a of the same rating or a lower rating...

  • Page 209: Fuse Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Condenser Fan 15 A Small Light 7.5 A Interior Light Cooling Fan 20 A 10 A Hazard, Turn Signals 15 A FI ECU (ECM/PCM) 15 A Horn, Brake Light 20 A...

  • Page 210

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A Power Window Relay 20 A Moonroof 7.5 A Accessory, Radio 10 A SIDE SRS 7.5 A Meter 7.5 A 7.5 A Daytime Running Lights 10 A 10 A Power Mirrors...

  • Page 211: Emergency Towing

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

  • Page 212

    Main Menu Table of Contents Emergency Towing If you decide to tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, make sure you use a properly- Trying to lif t or tow your vehicle by the designed and attached tow bar. bumpers will cause serious damage.

  • Page 213: Technical Information

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

  • Page 214: Identification Numbers

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

  • Page 215

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

  • Page 216: Specifications

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 174.7 in (4,438 mm) Engine Change Width 66.7 in (1,695 mm) coolant Manual 1.03 US gal (3.9 ) Height 55.1 in (1,399 mm) Automatic 1.00 US gal (3.8 ) Wheelbase 103.1 in (2,620 mm) 1.00 US gal (3.8 ) Track Front...

  • Page 217

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Air Conditioning Fuses Refrigerant type HFC-134a (R-134a) Interior See page or the fuse label Charge quantity 17.6 19.4 oz (500 550 g) attached to the inside of the fuse Lubricant oil type SP-10 box door under the steering column.

  • Page 218

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

  • Page 219

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

  • Page 220: Tire Labeling

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tire Labeling The tires that came on your vehicle Rim diameter in inches. FW6X Tire type code. have a number of markings. Those you should be aware of are described Load index (a numerical code 2202 Date of manufacture.

  • Page 221: Emissions Controls

    ‘‘smog.’’ canister while the engine is off. After Carbon monoxide does not contri- In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the engine is started and warmed up, bute to smog creation, but it is a with the Canadian emission the vapor is drawn into the engine poisonous gas.

  • Page 222

    HC, CO, and NOx produced. remain low, you should use only new combustion and minimize the Honda replacement parts or their amount of HC, CO, and NOx that Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) equivalent for repairs. Using lower comes out the tailpipe.

  • Page 223: Three Way Catalytic Converter

    Keep the engine tuned-up. on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement A defective three way catalytic unit must be an original Honda part converter contributes to air pollution, Have your vehicle diagnosed and or its equivalent.

  • Page 224: State Emissions Testing

    Main Menu Table of Contents State Emissions Testing Testing of Readiness Codes Make sure the vehicle has been the cruise control. When traffic If you take your vehicle for a state parked with the engine off for 8 allows, drive for 90 seconds emissions test shortly after the hours or more.

  • Page 225

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

  • Page 226: Customer Service Information

    Bella International P.O. Box 190816 U.S. Owners: A detailed description of the San Juan, PR 00919-0816 problem American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Automobile Customer Service Tel: (787) 250-4327 Name of the dealer who sold the Mail Stop 500-2N-7A vehicle to you...

  • Page 227: Warranty Coverages

    Restrictions and exclusions apply to Emissions Control Systems Defects Accessory Limited Warranty Honda Accessories are covered all these warranties. Please read the Warranty and Emissions these two under this warranty. Time and 2005 Honda Warranty Information Performance Warranty warranties cover your vehicle’s...

  • Page 228

    NHTSA, U.S. Department of Administration (NHTSA) in addition However, NHTSA cannot become Transportation, Washington, to notifying American Honda Motor involved in individual problems D.C. 20590. You can also obtain Co., Inc. between you, your dealer, or other information about motor American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

  • Page 229: Authorized Manuals (u.s. Only)

    Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) Valid only for sales within the United States. Canadian owners should contact their authorized Honda dealer. The publications shown below can be purchased from Helm Incorporated. You can order in any of three ways:...

  • Page 230: Authorized Manuals

    Table of Contents Main Menu Authorized Manuals Service Manual: NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should This manual covers maintenance and recommended be sent. For purchases outside U.S.A. please write to the address shown procedures for repair to engine and chassis components.

  • Page 231

    Main Menu Index Automatic Speed Control ..... Fluid ........... Parking ......... Automatic Transmission ....System Design ......Accessories and Modificatons ..Capacity, Fluid ......ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Checking Fluid Level ....System Indicator ....55, Position) ........Shifting ........Wear Indicators ......

  • Page 232

    Main Menu Index Carrying Cargo ......LATCH ......... Checking ........Cassette Player Risks with Airbags ...... Proper Solution ......Care ..........Small Children ......Temperature Gauge ....Operation ........Tethers ......... Crankcase Emissions Control CAUTION, Explanation of ....Warning Labels ......

  • Page 233

    Main Menu Index Directional Signals ......Low Oil Pressure Indicator ..Exhaust Fumes ....... Disc Brake Wear Indicators ..Malfunction Indicator Lamp . Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Disc Care ........Manually Closing Moonroof . Belts by ........Disposal of Used Oil .....

  • Page 234

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

  • Page 235

    Main Menu Index High Beam ........Interior Lights ......... Locks Key (Immobilizer System) ..Introduction ........Anti-theft Steering Column ..Low Fuel ........Fuel Fill Door ......Low Oil Pressure ....54, Power Door ......... Malfunction Lamp ....Trunk ...........

  • Page 236

    Main Menu Index Manual Transmission ....Odometer, Trip ....... PGM-FI System ......Checking Fluid Level ....Playing a Disc ........Shifting ........Change, How to ......Pollen Filter ........Manual Transmission Fluid ..Change, When to ...... Power Door Locks ......

  • Page 237

    Main Menu Index Radio/CD/Cassette Replacing Seat Belts After a Reminder Indicator and Sound System ......Crash ..........Beeper ........ . 18, Recommended Tire Pressures . Reporting Safety Defects ..System Components ....Radio Theft Protection ....Reserve Tank, Engine Use During Pregnancy ....

  • Page 238

    Main Menu Index Sound System ........Steering Wheel Theft Protection, Radio ....Spare Tire Adjustment ........Three Way Catalytic Inflating ........Anti-theft Column Lock ..... Converter ......220, Specifications ......Steering Wheel Buttons ....Tilt the Steering Wheel ....Spark Plugs ........

  • Page 239

    Main Menu Index Transmission Wrench, Nut ......Checking Fluid Level, Windows Vanity Mirror ........Operating the Power ....Automatic ......Vehicle Capacity Load ....Checking Fluid Level, Rear, Defogger ......Manual ........Vehicle Dimensions ...... Windshield Fluid Selection ....166, Vehicle Identification Number .

  • Page 240: Service Information Summary

    Brake Fluid: API Premium grade 5W-20 Use Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid detergent oil (see page Transmission Fluid) only DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid as a temporary Oil change capacity (including...

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