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2005 Civic Sedan 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. If you have
a Civic GX refer to Civic Sedan GX Owner's Manual Supplement for additional information.
Your Vehicle at a Glance.....................................................................................................................
Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................
Seat belts, SRS, and child protection
Instruments and Controls.................................................................................................................
Indicators, gauges, dashboard, and steering column
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Climate, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, and HomeLink
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.....................................................................................................................
Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ................................................................
Warranty and contact information
Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................
How to order
Index...................................................................................................................................................... I
Fluid capacities and tire pressures
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   Summary of Contents for Honda Civic Sedan 2005

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    2005 Civic Sedan 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. If you have a Civic GX refer to Civic Sedan GX Owner's Manual Supplement for additional information. Contents Owner's Identification Form ............................

  • Page 2: Owner's Identification Form

    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...

  • Page 3: Introduction

    This One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new Honda is to information is intended to help you read this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls and avoid damage to your Honda, other convenience items.

  • Page 4: A Few Words About Safety

    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 AIRBAGS DASH LIGHTS (P. 53) (P. 11, 23) GAUGES (P. 61) POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P. 72) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 80) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE (P. 123) HOOD RELEASE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS TRUNK RELEASE (P.

  • Page 6

    Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P. 65) (P. 67) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 64) MOONROOF (P. 81) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 92) DIGITAL CLOCK (P. 115) CRUISE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH (P. 117) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER (P.

  • Page 7

    Main Menu...

  • Page 8: Driver And Passenger Safety

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

  • Page 9: Important Safety Precautions

    Table of Contents Main Menu Important Safety Precautions You’ll find many safety Be Aware of Airbag Hazards Control Your Speed recommendations throughout this While airbags can save lives, they Excessive speed is a major factor in section, and throughout this manual. can cause serious or fatal injuries to crash injuries and deaths.

  • Page 10

    Table of Contents Main Menu Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to (10) protect you and your passengers 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;...

  • Page 11

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

  • Page 12

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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.

  • Page 13: Protecting Adults And Teens

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens The rest of this section gives more Close and Lock the Doors Adjust the Front Seats detailed information about how you After everyone has entered the can maximize your safety. vehicle, be sure the doors are closed and locked.

  • Page 14

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens The National Highway Traffic Safety Once your seat is adjusted correctly, Administration and Transport rock it back and forth to make sure Canada recommend that drivers the seat is locked into position. See Sitting too close to a front allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) page...

  • Page 15

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens Reclining a seat-back so that the Adjust the Seat-Backs shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant’s chest Reclining the seat-back too far reduces the protective capability of can result in serious injury or the belt.

  • Page 16

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens Adjust the Head Restraints Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, Improperly positioning head then tug on the belt to make sure the restraints reduces their belt is securely latched.

  • Page 17

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving. If the seat belt touches or crosses your neck, or if it crosses your arm Position the lap part of the belt as instead of your shoulder, you need to...

  • Page 18

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens Maintain a Proper Sitting Sitting improperly can increase the Never place the shoulder portion of a Position chance of injury during a crash. For lap/shoulder belt under your arm or This could cause After all occupants have adjusted example, if an occupant slouches, behind your back.

  • Page 19

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens In addition, an occupant who is out of When driving, remember to sit Advice for Pregnant Women position in the front seat can be upright and adjust the seat as far seriously or fatally injured in a crash back as possible while allowing full by striking interior parts of the...

  • Page 20

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Do not place hard or sharp objects On models with side airbags, do Two people should never use the between yourself and a front not attach hard objects on or near If they do, they Carrying hard or sharp If a side airbag...

  • Page 21: Additional Information About Your Seat Belts

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components Lap/Shoulder Belt restrain your body. Your seat belt system includes lap/ The lap/shoulder belt goes over shoulder belts in all five seating your shoulder, across your chest, The seat belts in all positions except positions.

  • Page 22

    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...

  • Page 23

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

  • Page 24: Additional Information About Your Airbags

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components In models with side airbags, In models with side airbags, Your airbag system includes: sensors that can detect whether indicator on the dashboard that a child is in the passenger’s side alerts you that the passenger’s Two SRS (Supplemental Restraint airbag path and automatically...

  • Page 25

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

  • Page 26

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Airbags The total time for inflation and Dual-Stage Airbags Dual-Threshold Airbags deflation is one-tenth of a second, so Your front airbags are dual-stage Your front airbags are also dual- fast that most occupants are not airbags.

  • Page 27

    There will be some delay between passenger’s side airbag. the moment the passenger moves into or out of the airbag deployment Although Honda does not encourage path and when the indicator comes children to ride in front, this system on or goes off.

  • Page 28

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Airbags How the SRS Indicator Works If the indicator comes on at any The SRS indicator alerts other time, or does not come on at all, you to a potential problem you should have the system checked Ignoring the SRS indicator can with your airbags or seat belt...

  • Page 29

    Do not try to remove or replace the front seat, have the system any airbag by yourself. This must checked. be done by a Honda dealer or a knowledgeable body shop.

  • Page 30

    Table of Contents Main Menu Additional Information About Your Airbags Additional Safety Precautions Models with side airbags: Do not attempt to deactivate your Do not cover or replace front seat- Together, airbags and airbags. back covers without consulting seat belts provide the best Improperly replacing your dealer.

  • Page 31: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 32: Protecting Children

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 33: Protecting Children General Guidelines

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children General Guidelines To remind you of the passenger’s Canadian Models front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and on the front visors. Please read and follow the instructions on these labels.

  • Page 34

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

  • Page 35

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Children General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Use childproof door locks to Lock all doors and the trunk when Never hold an infant or child on prevent children from opening the your vehicle is not in use. Children If you are not wearing a This can prevent children...

  • Page 36: Protecting Infants And Small Children

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Two types of seats may be used: a 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 37

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 passenger seat, move the seat as far seat, not the front.

  • Page 38

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

  • Page 39

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

  • Page 40: Installing A Child Seat

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

  • Page 41

    Table of Contents Main Menu Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR Flexible type Other LATCH-compatible seats have Attach the tether strap hook to the a flexible-type connector as shown tether anchor, then tighten the above. strap as instructed by the child seat maker.

  • Page 42

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

  • Page 43

    Table of Contents Main Menu Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether COVER After confirming that the belt is Push and pull the child seat ANCHOR POINT locked, grab the shoulder part of forward and from side to side to the belt near the buckle and pull verify that it is secure enough to A child seat with a tether can be...

  • Page 44

    Table of Contents Main Menu Installing a Child Seat Using an Outer Anchor Using the Center Anchor TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR ANCHOR TETHER STRAP HOOK After properly securing the child After properly securing the child seat (see page ), lift the head seat (see page ), route the restraint, then route the tether...

  • Page 45: Protecting Larger Children

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Larger Children Does the shoulder belt cross Protecting Larger Children Checking Seat Belt Fit When a child reaches the between the child’s neck and arm? recommended weight or height limit Is the lap part of the belt as low as for a forward-facing child seat, the child should sit in a back seat on a possible, touching the child’s...

  • Page 46

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Larger Children Using a Booster Seat Some states also require children to When Can a Larger Child Sit in use a booster seat until they reach a Front given age or weight (e.g., 6 years or The National Highway Traffic Safety 60 lbs).

  • Page 47

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Larger Children Of course, children vary widely. And If you decide that a child can safely Additional Safety Precautions while age may be one indicator of ride up front, be sure to: Do not let a child wear a seat belt when a child can safely ride in the This could result in across the neck.

  • Page 48: Carbon Monoxide Hazard

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 condition.

  • Page 49

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

  • Page 50: Safety Labels

    Table of Contents Main Menu Safety Labels HOOD On models without side airbags On models with side airbags...

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    Main Menu...

  • Page 52: Instruments And Controls

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

  • Page 53: Control Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Control Locations HEATING/COOLING CONTROLS MOONROOF MIRROR (P. 88) CONTROLS CONTROLS (P. 81) (P. 82) POWER DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P. 72) AUDIO SYSTEM CRUISE CONTROL (P. 92) MASTER SWITCH DIGITAL CLOCK (P. 117) (P. 116) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.

  • Page 54: Instrument Panel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel U.S. LX, EX and Canadian LX-G and Si models ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SEAT BELT REMINDER LIGHT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 56) (P. 57) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P. 58) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM HIGH BEAM INDICATOR INDICATOR (P.

  • Page 55

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Canadian DX and SE models SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR (P. 57) (P. 58) SIDE AIRBAG CUTOFF INDICATOR (P. 57) DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS INDICATOR (P. 59) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR WASHER LEVEL (P. 59) INDICATOR (P.

  • Page 56

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel U.S. DX model TRUNK-OPEN INDICATOR SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 58) (P. 57) SIDE AIRBAG CUTOFF INDICATOR (P. 57) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 59) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P. 56, 194) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.

  • Page 57: Instrument Panel Indicators

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many Seat Belt Reminder Low Oil Pressure indicators to give you important Indicator Indicator information about your vehicle. This indicator comes on when you The engine can be severely damaged turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

  • Page 58

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Supplemental Restraint Parking Brake Anti-lock Brake System U.S. Canada System Indicator and Brake (ABS) Indicator This indicator comes on when you System If equipped turn the ignition switch to ON (II). If Indicator This indicator normally comes on for it comes on at any other time, it...

  • Page 59

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Turn Signal and High Beam Indicator Trunk-open Indicator Hazard Warning Indicators This indicator comes on with the This indicator comes on if the trunk lid is not closed tightly. The left or right turn signal indicator high beam headlights.

  • Page 60

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators ‘‘Daytime Running Immobilizer System Lights’’ Indicator Indicator Canadian models only This indicator comes on for a few This indicator comes on when you seconds when you turn the ignition turn the ignition switch to ON (II) switch to ON (II).

  • Page 61: Maintenance Required Indicator

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

  • Page 62

    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges U.S. LX, EX and Canadian LX-G and Si models Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE different distances. TACHOMETER To reset a trip meter, display it, and FUEL GAUGE then press and hold the Select/Reset button until the number resets to...

  • Page 63

    Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges U.S. DX model Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the SPEEDOMETER FUEL GAUGE engine’s coolant. During normal TEMPERATURE GAUGE operation, the pointer should rise to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone.

  • Page 64: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/ HAZARD WARNING TURN SIGNALS LIGHTS (P. 65) MOONROOF (P. 67) WINDSHIELD (P. 81) WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 64) CRUISE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH (P. 117) REAR WINDOW HORN DEFOGGER MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 67) (P.

  • Page 65: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Push the right lever up or down to Windshield Washer Pull the select a position. wiper control lever toward you and hold it. The washers spray until MIST The wipers run at high you release the lever.

  • Page 66: Turn Signal And Headlights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Turn Signal and Headlights Turn Signal and Headlights Turn Signal Push down on the High Beams Push the lever back left lever to signal a left turn and up until you hear a click to turn on the to signal a right turn.

  • Page 67: Instrument Panel Brightness

    Main Menu Table of Contents Instrument Panel Brightness Adjust the brightness to the desired SELECT/RESET KNOB level with the headlight switch off, 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 68

    Main Menu Table of Contents Hazard Warning Light, Rear Window Defogger Hazard Warning Light Rear Window Defogger Make sure the rear window is clear 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 69: Steering Wheel Adjustment

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

  • Page 70: Keys And Locks

    Immobilizer System. They will not (Black) (Gray) ever have to get a 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 71: Immobilizer System

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

  • Page 72: 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 73: Door Locks

    Main Menu Table of Contents Door Locks Door Locks Power Door Locks Childproof Door Locks Unlock Unlock Lock LEVER Lock MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Each door has a lock tab on the top. Standard on some models The childproof door locks are Push the tab down to lock the door All doors lock when you push down designed to prevent children seated...

  • Page 74

    Main Menu Table of Contents Door Locks 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 75: Remote Transmitter

    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Transmitter UNLOCK Press this button once Remote Transmitter Care to unlock the driver’s door. Push it Avoid dropping or throwing the LOCK BUTTON twice to unlock the other doors. transmitter. Some exterior lights will flash twice Protect the transmitter from each time you press the button.

  • Page 76

    Main Menu Table of Contents Remote Transmitter Replacing the Transmitter To replace the battery, remove the As required by the FCC: Battery round cover on the back of the This device complies with Part 15 of the transmitter by turning it FCC rules.

  • Page 77

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

  • Page 78

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment Head Restraints They are most effective when you See page for important safety adjust them so the back of the information and a warning about how to occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint.

  • Page 79

    Main Menu Table of Contents Seats Armrest Folding Rear Seat GUIDE MASTER KEY CENTER SHOULDER BELT Standard on LX and EX models in the The left and right halves can be When storing cargo, you can move folded separately from inside the the rear center shoulder belt out of U.S., and SE, LX-G and Si models in Canada...

  • Page 80

    Main Menu Table of Contents 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 81: Power Windows

    Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows AUTO To open the driver’s On LX and EX models in the U.S., and LX and Si models in Canada window fully, push the window switch firmly down and release it. Closing a power window on DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH someone’s hands or fingers can The window automatically goes all...

  • Page 82

    Main Menu Table of Contents Moonroof, Mirrors press and hold the top of the switch Mirrors MOONROOF SWITCH ). To open the moonroof, press and hold the bottom of the switch ( Opening or closing the moonroof on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury.

  • Page 83

    Main Menu Table of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors Power Mirror Heaters SELECTOR SWITCH ADJUSTMENT SWITCH On LX and EX models in the U.S., and Push the appropriate edge of the On LX-G and Si models in Canada adjustment switch to move the The outside mirrors are heated to LX-G and Si models in Canada mirror right, left, up, or down.

  • Page 84: Parking Brake

    Main Menu Table of Contents Parking Brake Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. PARKING BRAKE LEVER LX, U.S. EX, and Canadian DX model PARKING BRAKE LEVER Si models To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully.

  • Page 85: Interior Lights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Lights Ceiling Light Individual Interior Lights The courtesy lights in the front doors and around the ignition switch DOOR ACTIVATED FRONT DOOR ACTIVATED come on when you open any door. After you close the door, the ignition switch light stays on for several seconds.

  • Page 86: 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 (U.S. EX ONLY)

  • Page 87

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders None of the sockets will power an Console Compartment Be careful when you are using the automotive type cigarette lighter LEVER beverage holders. A spilled liquid element. When more than one that is very hot can scald you or your socket is being used, the combined passengers.

  • Page 88: Features

    Main Menu Features The heating and air conditioning Vents, Heating, and A/C ....systems in your Honda provide a Air Flow Buttons ......comfortable driving environment in Playing the Radio ......all weather conditions. Radio Reception ......Playing a Disc ........

  • Page 89

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

  • Page 90: Air Flow Buttons

    Table of Contents Main Menu Air Flow Buttons Fan Control Dial The outside air intakes for the Air flows from the center Turn this dial to increase or decrease heating and cooling system are at and corner vents in the dashboard. the fan speed and airflow.

  • Page 91

    Table of Contents Main Menu Vents, Heating, and A/C Ventilation Using the A/C you can If the interior is very warm, The flow-through ventilation system Air conditioning places an extra load cool it down more rapidly by partially draws in outside air, circulates it on the engine.

  • Page 92

    Table of Contents Main Menu Vents, Heating, and A/C Dehumidify the Interior To Defog and Defrost To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice Air conditioning, as it cools, removes To remove fog from the inside of the From the Windows moisture from the air. When used in windows: combination with the heater, it Select...

  • Page 93

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing the Radio DX model Special Edition models AM/FM STEREO AUTO SELECT BUTTON BUTTON INDICATOR STEREO PRESET SCAN INDICATOR SCAN BUTTON PRESET INDICATOR BUTTONS BUTTONS SEEK BAR TUNE KNOB POWER/VOLUME KNOB PRESET BUTTONS FM/AM SOUND BUTTON BUTTON U.S.: LX, EX models...

  • Page 94: Playing The Radio

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing the Radio To Play the Radio On Special Edition models SEEK The SEEK function 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. reduction turns on automatically.

  • Page 95

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing the Radio Preset Each preset button can You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after On Special Edition models store one frequency on AM, and two To select a different preset pressing a preset button if Auto frequencies on FM.

  • Page 96

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing the Radio Adjusting the Sound Except for Special Edition models On Special Edition models Adjust the Balance, or side- Turn the SOUND (TUNE) knob to The level gauge on the display also to-side strength of the sound. adjust the setting to your liking.

  • Page 97

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

  • Page 98: Radio Reception

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 99

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 100

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing a Disc DX model Special Edition models (For U.S. Models only) CD/TAPE BUTTON RANDOM RANDOM BUTTON (Optional) INDICATOR DISC LOAD INDICATOR DISC SLOT REPEAT INDICATOR REPEAT BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON FOLDER INDICATOR/ DISPLAY NUMBER BUTTON TITLE BUTTON EJECT BUTTON...

  • Page 101: Playing A Disc

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing a Disc To Play a Disc On Special Edition models On models with CD player Optional on DX model (For U.S. Models only) Insert a disc into the slot. The drive To load or play discs, the ignition The in-dash CD changer can also will pull the disc in the rest of the switch must be in the ACCESSORY...

  • Page 102

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing a Disc If you turn the system off while a CD On Special Edition models You cannot load and play 3-inch is playing, either with the Power/ (8-cm) discs in this unit. Loading Discs in the In-dash CD Volume knob or by turning off the Changer ignition switch, the disc will stay in...

  • Page 103

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

  • Page 104

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

  • Page 105

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 FOLDER-REPEAT This feature, Each time you press and release the FOLDER-RANDOM This when activated, replays all the files RPT button, the mode changes from...

  • Page 106

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

  • Page 107

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

  • Page 108

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

  • Page 109: Protecting Your Discs

    Table of Contents Main Menu Protecting Your Discs General Information Protecting Discs When using CD-R or CD-RW (only When a disc is not being played, with in-dash CD changer) discs, store it in its case to protect it from use only high quality CDs labeled dust and other contamination.

  • Page 110: Cd Player Error Messages

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

  • Page 111: Cd Changer Error Messages

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

  • Page 112

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing a Tape (Optional) CD/TAPE BUTTON PLAY/PROG BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON DX model AM/FM BUTTON REW BUTTON FF BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB DOLBY INDICATOR SKIP BAR NOISE REDUCTION BUTTON U.S.: LX, EX,models CD/TAPE BUTTON REW BUTTON REPEAT INDICATOR Canada: LX, Si models AM/FM BUTTON FF BUTTON...

  • Page 113

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

  • Page 114

    Table of Contents Main Menu Playing a Tape (Optional) REPEAT Press the RPT button Caring for the Tape and Player cassette in the 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 115: Radio Theft Protection

    Table of Contents Main Menu Radio Theft Protection If your vehicle’s battery is You will have to store your favorite Special Edition, LX and EX models in the U.S., and LX and Si models in disconnected or goes dead, or the stations in the preset buttons after radio fuse is removed, the audio the system begins working.

  • Page 116: Setting The Clock

    Table of Contents Main Menu Setting the Clock CLOCK BUTTON DX model Special Edition models CLOCK DISPLAY H BUTTON H BUTTON M BUTTON R BUTTON M BUTTON R BUTTON U.S.: LX, EX,models CLOCK BUTTON Canada: LX, Si models CLOCK BUTTON H BUTTON M BUTTON R BUTTON...

  • Page 117: Setting The Clock

    Table of Contents Main Menu Setting the Clock If your vehicle’s battery is You can quickly set the time to the On Special Edition models disconnected or goes dead, you will nearest hour. If the displayed time is Cancelling Clock Display need to set the clock.

  • Page 118: Cruise Control

    Table of Contents Main Menu Cruise Control On LX and EX models in the U.S., and Using the Cruise Control LX and Si models in Canada CANCEL BUTTON Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.

  • Page 119

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

  • Page 120

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

  • Page 121

    Main Menu...

  • Page 122: 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 Service Station Procedures ..the levels of important fluids. You Refueling ........also need to know how to properly Opening and Closing the store luggage or packages.

  • Page 123

    Main Menu Table of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Fuel Recommendation available, the use of gasoline that Help assure your vehicle’s future Your vehicle is designed to operate does NOT contain manganese-based reliability and performance by paying on unleaded gasoline with a pump fuel additives such as MMT.

  • Page 124

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Refueling If the fuel nozzle keeps clicking off even though the tank is not full, there may be a problem with your Gasoline is highly flammable vehicle’s fuel vapor recovery and explosive. You can be Push system.

  • Page 125

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Opening and Closing the Hood LATCH GRIP HOOD RELEASE HANDLE SUPPORT ROD CLIP Park the vehicle, and set the If the hood latch handle moves To Close the Hood: parking brake. Pull the hood stiffly, or if you can open the hood Lift it up slightly to remove the release handle located under the...

  • Page 126

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check Engine Coolant Check RESERVE TANK UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK Wait a few minutes after turning the Remove the dipstick again and Look at the coolant level in the engine off before you check the oil. check the level.

  • Page 127: 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 schedule. See Owner’s fuel. Use the cruise control when Maintenance Checks (see page appropriate.

  • Page 128: Accessories And Modifications

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

  • Page 129

    Main Menu Table of Contents Accessories and Modifications Larger or smaller wheels and tires Modifying Your Vehicle Removing parts from your vehicle, can interfere with the operation of or replacing components with your vehicle’s anti-lock brakes and aftermarket components could other systems.

  • Page 130: Carrying Cargo

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Your vehicle has several convenient CONSOLE COMPARTMENT FRONT DOOR POCKET storage areas: Glove box Front door and seat-back pockets Console compartment Trunk 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 make it unsafe.

  • Page 131

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Load Limits Steps for Determining Correct Load (850 750 (5 150) = 100 lbs.) The maximum load for your vehicle Limit: is 850 lbs (395 kg). This figure Determine the combined weight includes the total weight of all Locate the statement, ‘‘the of luggage and cargo being loaded occupants, cargo, and accessories.

  • Page 132

    Main Menu Table of Contents Carrying Cargo Carrying Items in the Passenger Carrying Cargo in the Trunk or on If you carry large items that Compartment a Roof Rack prevent you from closing the trunk Store or secure all items that could Distribute cargo evenly on the lid, exhaust gas can enter the be thrown around and hurt...

  • Page 133

    Main Menu...

  • Page 134: Driving

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

  • Page 135: Preparing To Drive

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

  • Page 136: Starting The Engine

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

  • Page 137: 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 138

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Points Engine Speed Limiter On DX model in the U.S. Drive in the highest gear that lets On EX and LX models in the U.S., and If you exceed the maximum speed the engine run and accelerate all models in Canada for the gear you are in, you may feel...

  • Page 139: Automatic Transmission

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Position Indicators Shifting SHIFT LEVER LX, U.S. EX, and Canadian Si models Canadian DX model RELEASE BUTTON These indicators on the instrument To shift from any position, press panel show which position the shift firmly on the brake pedal and press lever is in.

  • Page 140

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission To shift from: Do this: To avoid transmission damage, come suitable gear for the vehicle speed to a complete stop before shifting and acceleration. You may notice the P to R Press the brake pedal and into Park.

  • Page 141

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Engine Speed Limiter Shift Lock Release On EX and LX models in the U.S., and Do this if pushing on the brake pedal and pressing the release button does all models in Canada not shift the transmission out of If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine...

  • Page 142

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission, Parking Parking Never park over dry leaves, tall RELEASE BUTTON Always use the parking brake when grass, or other flammable you park your vehicle. Make sure materials. The hot three way the parking brake is set firmly or catalytic converter could cause your vehicle may roll if it is on an these materials to catch on fire.

  • Page 143: Braking System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Braking System Braking System Check the brakes after driving etc.). If one circuit should develop a Your vehicle is equipped with front through deep water. Apply the problem, you will still have braking disc brakes. The brakes on the rear brakes moderately to see if they feel at two wheels.

  • Page 144: Anti-lock Brakes (abs)

    Main Menu Table of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Anti-lock Brakes ABS Indicator Important Safety Reminders On U.S. EX and Canadian LX and Si ABS does not reduce the time or ABS INDICATOR models distance it takes to stop the The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) vehicle;...

  • Page 145: Towing A Trailer

    Main Menu Table of Contents Towing a Trailer Your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer, attempting to do so can void your warranties.

  • Page 146: Maintenance

    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 Changing the Oil and Filter ..

  • Page 147: Maintenance Safety

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

  • Page 148: Maintenance Schedule

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

  • Page 149

    Brakes Check the fluid level We recommend the use of Honda or mileage period to ensure long- monthly. See page parts and fluids whenever you have term reliability. Tires Check the tire pressure maintenance done.

  • Page 150

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). Follow the Normal Maintenance miles x 1,000 Schedule if the severe driving km x 1,000 conditions specified in the Severe Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop Conditions Maintenance Schedule on Check tires...

  • Page 151

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service the items listed at the indicated distance (or time, if given). Follow the Severe Maintenance miles x 1,000 Schedule if you drive your vehicle km x 1,000 MAINLY under one or more of the Check engine oil and coolant Check oil and coolant at each fuel stop following conditions:...

  • Page 152

    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 mi/km...

  • Page 153

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Record (for Normal and Severe Schedules) 85,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km 125,000 mi Signature or dealer stamp mi/km 136,000 km 200,000 km Date Date 90,000 mi mi/km 130,000 mi mi/km 144,000 km 208,000 km Date Date...

  • Page 154: 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 (Yellow loop) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) RADIATOR CAP...

  • Page 155: 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 156

    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 it meets the same requirements according to the recommendations in given for a conventional motor oil: it the maintenance schedule.

  • Page 157: Changing The Oil And Filter

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing the Oil and Filter Put a new washer on the drain bolt, Reinstall 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 158: Engine Coolant

    Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Coolant Adding Engine Coolant If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not If the reserve tank is completely available, you may use another empty, you should also check the RESERVE TANK major-brand non-silicate coolant as a coolant level in the radiator.

  • Page 159

    Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Coolant, Windshield Washers The coolant level should be up to Windshield Washers the base of the filler neck. Add Check the fluid level in the RADIATOR CAP coolant if it is low. windshield washer reservoir at least Pour the coolant slowly and monthly during normal use.

  • Page 160: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    However, continued use can affect the shift quality. Have the transmission flushed and UPPER MARK refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 as LOWER soon as it is convenient. MARK To thoroughly flush the transmission, the technician...

  • Page 161

    Main Menu Table of Contents Manual Transmission Fluid, Timing Belt Manual Transmission Fluid If Honda MTF is not available, you Timing Belt may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 The timing belt should be replaced FILLER BOLT viscosity motor oil with the API at the intervals shown in the Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR...

  • Page 162: 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 cause corrosion and decrease the life The fluid level should be between of the system. Have the brake...

  • Page 163

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

  • Page 164

    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. Handle it by its steel base and regularly carry heavy items in the protect the glass from contact with trunk, readjustment may be required.

  • Page 165

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights HOLDING CLIP BOLT STAY If you change the low beam If you need to change a headlight Remove the electrical connector headlight bulb on the driver’s side, bulb on the passenger’s side, remove from the bulb by pushing on the you also need to remove the upper the bolt from the stay and push the tab and pulling the connector...

  • Page 166

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Insert the new bulb into the hole Replacing the Front Side Marker/ and turn it one-quarter turn clock- Turn Signal and Parking Light wise to lock it in place. Bulb Push the electrical connector back onto the bulb.

  • Page 167

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Remove the bulb from the socket Replacing Rear Bulbs by pushing it in and turning the (in Fenders) bulb counterclockwise until it unlocks. BULBS SOCKETS Install the new bulb in the socket. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Insert the socket back into the headlight assembly.

  • Page 168

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Pull the bulb straight out of its Replacing Rear Bulbs Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight (in Trunk Lid) socket. into the socket until it bottoms. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms.

  • Page 169

    Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing a High-mount Brake Reinstall the socket. Turn it Light Bulb clockwise until it locks. Make sure the new bulb is working. BULB SOCKET Open the trunk and remove the socket from the light assembly by turning it one-quarter turn counter- clockwise.

  • Page 170

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cleaning the Seat Belts, Floor Mats, Dust and Pollen Filter Cleaning the Seat Belts Floor Mats If you use an aftermarket floor mat, make sure it fits properly and that it can be used with the floor mat LOOP anchor.

  • Page 171: Wiper Blades

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

  • Page 172

    Main Menu Table of Contents Wiper Blades, Tires Slide the new wiper blade into the Tires BLADE holder until the tabs lock. To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be the proper type and Slide the wiper blade assembly size, in good condition with adequate onto the wiper arm.

  • Page 173

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Inflation Guidelines Use a gauge to measure the air If you check air pressures when the Keeping the tires properly inflated pressure at least once a month. Even tires are hot (driven for several provides the best combination of tires that are in good condition may miles), you will see readings 4 to 6...

  • Page 174

    When you return to normal speed DX model only speed. Honda strongly recommends that driving, be sure to readjust the tire you not drive faster than posted pressure for normal driving. You speed limits and conditions allow. If...

  • Page 175

    For Vehicles with aluminum wheels: You should replace the tire if you can Improper wheel weights can damage see the tread wear indicator in three your vehicle’s aluminum wheels. Use or more tread wear indicators. only genuine Honda wheel weights f or balancing.

  • Page 176

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Tire Rotation Replacing Tires and Wheels It is best to replace all four tires at Replace your tires with radial tires of the same time. If that is not possible Front Front the same size, load range, speed or necessary, replace the two front rating and maximum cold tire tires or two rear tires as a pair.

  • Page 177

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Wheel and Tire Specifications Winter Driving Wheels: Tires marked ‘‘M S’’ or ‘‘All (DX) Season’’ on the sidewall have an all- Installing improper tires on your weather tread design suitable for vehicle can affect handling and 14 x 5 1/2 JJ (LX, EX and Canadian Si) most winter driving conditions.

  • Page 178

    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 179: Checking The Battery

    Main Menu Table of Contents Checking the Battery Check the terminals for corrosion (a If you need to connect the battery to 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 180: 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 181

    Main Menu...

  • Page 182: 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 Your Engine Won’t Start ..gives you information about how to Jump Starting ........

  • Page 183: Compact Spare Tire

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 184: Changing A Flat Tire

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 to stop the jack, seriously injuring that is far away from the traffic lanes.

  • Page 185

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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.

  • Page 186

    Table of Contents Main Menu Changing a Flat Tire WHEEL NUTS WHEEL NUTS WHEEL COVER WHEEL WRENCH EXTENSION Use the extension and the wheel Remove the flat tire. Place the flat DX and LX models: nut wrench as shown to raise the Remove the wheel nuts and wheel tire on the ground with the outside vehicle until the flat tire is off the...

  • Page 187

    Table of Contents Main Menu Changing a Flat Tire BRAKE HUB Before mounting the spare tire, Put on the spare tire. Put the Lower the vehicle to the ground wipe any dirt off the mounting wheel nuts back on finger-tight, and remove the jack.

  • Page 188

    Table of Contents Main Menu Changing a Flat Tire Store the jack in the trunk with the SPACER WING BOLT 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 189: If The Engine Won't Start

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 Motor Operates Very Slowly (III). If the headlights do not dim, on what you hear when you turn the When you turn the ignition switch to check the condition of the fuses.

  • Page 190

    Table of Contents Main Menu If the Engine Won’t Start The Starter Operates Normally Do you have fuel? Check the fuel If you find nothing wrong, you will In this case, the starter motor’s gauge; the low fuel indicator may need a qualified technician to find speed sounds normal, or even faster not be working.

  • Page 191: Jump Starting

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

  • Page 192: Jump Starting, If Your Engine Overheats

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

  • Page 193: If The Engine Overheats

    Table of Contents Main Menu If the Engine Overheats Safely pull to the side of the road. Look for any obvious coolant leaks, Put the transmission in Neutral or such as a split radiator hose. Park, and set the parking brake. Everything is still extremely hot, Steam and spray from an overheated engine can...

  • Page 194

    Table of Contents Main Menu 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 195

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

  • Page 196: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Table of Contents Main Menu Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the indicator comes on If the indicator remains on, or the If your vehicle battery has been while driving, it means one fuel cap was not loose or missing, disconnected or gone dead, these of the engine’s emission control have your vehicle checked by the codes are erased.

  • Page 197

    Table of Contents Main Menu Brake System Indicator, Closing the Moonroof The brake system indicator However, if the brake pedal does not U.S. On EX model in the U.S., and Si model normally comes on when feel normal, you should take in Canada you turn the ignition switch immediate action.

  • Page 198: Closing The Moonroof

    Table of Contents Main Menu Closing the Moonroof INTERIOR ROUND PLUG SOCKET MOONROOF WRENCH Use a screwdriver or coin to Insert the moonroof wrench into The vehicle’s fuses are contained in remove the round plug in the the socket behind this plug. Turn two fuse boxes.

  • Page 199

    Table of Contents Main Menu Fuses UNDER-HOOD FUSE BLOWN FUSE PULLER Checking and Replacing Fuses Turn the ignition switch to LOCK Check the smaller fuses in the If something electrical in your (0). Make sure the headlights and under-hood fuse box and all the vehicle stops working, check for a all other accessories are off.

  • Page 200

    Table of Contents Main Menu Fuses soon as you can. If the replacement fuse of the BLOWN same rating blows in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem with your vehicle. Leave the blown fuse in Replacing a f use with one that has a that circuit, and have your vehicle higher rating greatly increases the checked by a qualified mechanic.

  • Page 201: Fuse Locations

    Table of Contents Main Menu Fuse Locations UNDER-HOOD FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected 20 A Condenser Fan 15 A Small Light 7.5 A Interior Light 20 A Cooling Fan 10 A Hazard FI ECU 15 A 15 A Horn, Stop 20 A ABS F/S 10 A...

  • Page 202

    Table of Contents Main Menu Fuse Locations INTERIOR FUSE BOX No. Amps. Circuits Protected 7.5 A Power Window Relay 20 A Moonroof 7.5 A Accessory, Radio Not Used 7.5 A Meter 7.5 A 7.5 A Daytime Running Lights 10 A 10 A Remote Control Mirrors Not Used...

  • Page 203: Emergency Towing

    Table of Contents Main Menu Emergency Towing If your vehicle needs to be towed, The tow Sling-type Equipment 5-speed Manual Transmission: call a professional towing service or truck uses metal cables with hooks Release the parking brake. organization. Never tow your vehicle on the ends.

  • Page 204

    Table of Contents Main Menu Emergency Towing With the front wheels on the ground, If you decide to tow your vehicle it is best to tow the car no farther with all four wheels on the ground, than 50 miles (80 km), and keep the make sure you use a properly- Trying to lif t or tow your vehicle by the speed below 35 mph (55 km/h).

  • Page 205

    Main Menu...

  • Page 206: 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 207: Identification Numbers

    VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your Honda dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle. The easiest place to find the VIN is on a plate fastened to the top of the dashboard.

  • Page 208

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

  • Page 209: Specifications

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications Dimensions Capacities Length 174.6 in (4,435 mm) Fuel tank Approx. Width 67.3 in (1,710 mm) 13.2 US gal (50 ) Height 56.9 in (1,445 mm) Engine Change Wheelbase 103.1 in (2,620 mm) coolant Manual 1.06 US gal (4.0 ) Track Front...

  • Page 210

    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 211

    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 212

    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 213: Tire Labeling

    Main Menu Table of Contents Tire Labeling Tire Labeling Load index (a numerical code Maximum Tire Pressure The tires that came on your vehicle associated with the maximum Max Press The maximum air have a number of markings. Those load the tire can carry). pressure the tire can you should be aware of are described Speed symbol (an...

  • Page 214: Oxygenated Fuels

    Main Menu Table of Contents Oxygenated Fuels Some gasolines are being blended The following are the U.S. EPA and If you notice any undesirable with alcohol or an ether compound. Canadian CGSB approved operating symptoms, try another These gasolines, or oxygenated fuels percentages of oxygenates: service station or switch to another are used to meet clean air standards...

  • Page 215: Driving In Foreign Countries

    Table of Contents Driving in Foreign Countries If you are planning to take your Honda outside the U.S. or Canada, contact the tourist bureaus in the areas you will be traveling in to find out about the availability of unleaded gasoline with the proper octane rating.

  • Page 216: Emissions Controls

    ‘‘smog.’’ the engine is started and warmed up, Carbon monoxide does not contri- In Canada, Honda vehicles comply the vapor is drawn into the engine bute to smog creation, but it is a with the Canadian Motor Vehicle and burned during driving.

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    HC, CO, and NOx produced. Honda replacement parts or their engine’s combustion and minimize equivalent for repairs. Using lower the amount of HC, CO, and NOx that...

  • Page 218: Three Way Catalytic Converter

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

  • Page 219: State Emissions Testing

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

  • Page 220

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

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  • Page 222: Vehicle Specifications, Tires, Fuels, And Emissions Controls Warranty And Customer Relations (u.s. And Canada)

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

  • Page 223: Customer Service Information

    Customer Service Office. vehicle to you Bella International P.O. Box 190816 U.S. Owners: San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-0816 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda Automobile Customer Service Tel: (787) 250-4318 Mail Stop 500-2N-7A 1919 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, California 90501-2746 Tel: (800) 999-1009...

  • Page 224: 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 225

    NHTSA, U.S. Department of However, NHTSA cannot become Administration (NHTSA) in addition 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 226: Authorized Manuals (u.s. Only)

    Purchasing Factory Authorized Manuals Valid only for sales within the United States. Canadian (U.S. only) owners should contact their authorized Honda dealer. The publications shown below can be purchased from Helm ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-782-4356 Incorporated. You can order in any of three ways:...

  • Page 227

    Main Menu Table of Contents 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 228: Index

    Main Menu Index Operation ........Brakes Anti-theft, Audio System ....Anti-lock System (ABS) ... Accessories ........Anti-theft Steering Column Break-in, New Linings ..... ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Lock ..........Bulb Replacement ....Position) ........Audio System ........Fluid ........... Accessory Power Socket ....

  • Page 229

    Main Menu Index Dimming the Headlights ....Clutch Fluid ........CO in the Exhaust ......Dipstick Capacities Chart ......Cold Weather, Starting in .... Automatic Transmission ..Carbon Monoxide Hazard ..... Compact Spare ......Engine Oil ........Carrying Cargo ......Consumer Information ....

  • Page 230

    Main Menu Index Charging System Indicator ..Belts by ........Foreign Countries, Driving in ..Checking the Fuses ....Four-way Flashers ......Low Oil Pressure Indicator ..Front Airbags ......11, Malfunction Indicator Lamp . Fuel ..........Manually Closing Moonroof . Fan, Interior ........

  • Page 231

    Main Menu Index Gauges Hood, Opening the ....... Interior Lights ......... Engine Coolant Temperature . Horn ..........Introduction ........Fuel ..........Hydraulic Clutch ......Gearshift Lever Positions Automatic Transmission ..5-speed Manual Jacking up the Vehicle ....Transmission ......Identification Number, Vehicle . Jack, Tire ........

  • Page 232

    Main Menu Index Locks Moonroof ......... Onboard Refueling Vapor Anti-theft Steering Column ..Closing Manually ...... Recovery ........Fuel Fill Door ......Operation ........Operation in Foreign Countries . Power Door ......... Outside Mirrors ......Trunk ........... Overheating, Engine ....Low Coolant Level ......

  • Page 233

    Main Menu Index Protecting Adults and Teens ..Replacement Information Safety Labels, Location of ..... Additional Safety Precautions . Dust and Pollen Filter ....Safety Messages ....... Advice for Pregnant Women ..Engine Oil and Filter ....Seat Belts ........

  • Page 234

    Main Menu Index Snow Tires ........Steam Coming from Engine ..Tire Labeling ......... Sound System ........Steering Wheel Temperature Gauge ....... Spare Tire Adjustment ........Tether Anchor Points ..... Inflating ........Anti-theft Column Lock ..... Theft Protection ......Specifications ......

  • Page 235

    Main Menu Index Towing Used Oil, How to Dispose of ..Wrench ........A Trailer ........Windows Emergency Towing ....Operating the Power ....Traction Devices ......Rear, Defogger ......Transmission Vanity Mirror ........Windshield Vehicle Capacity Load ....Checking Fluid Level, Cleaning ........

  • Page 236: Service Information Summary

    Automatic Transmission Fluid: Brake Fluid: Unleaded gasoline, pump octane Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid number of 86 or higher. Transmission Fluid) preferred, or DOT 3 preferred, or a DOT 3 or a DEXRON III ATF as a...

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