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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    (Freeway Exit Information)..Zoom In/Out........Showing the Map of Current Split Screen Guidance ....59 Map Scrolling ........Position......... Map Scale ........60 Displaying Current Location ..21 Showing the Map of City....Map Orientation ......61 Traffic Display Legend....22 2008 MDX Navigation System 00X31-STX-6102...

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    Screen (while on route) ....Rear View Camera.......107 Continue Trip Screen ....74 Address Book ......... Rear View Camera Brightness Edit/Delete an Address ....AcuraLink Messages .....75 Adjustment ........Home Address ......... PIN Number ........Previous Destinations...... 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 3

    (for 6 Disc Changer)....152 On-Screen Spelling Assist....Operation in Alaska and MP3/WMA Voice Commands Index ......... Hawaii ........131 (for 6 Disc Changer)....152 Alaska ..........Single CD Voice Commands Hawaii ........... (for DVD Player)......153 Information Screen Differences..2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Roadside Assistance. direction and speed of travel at all times. • System Set-up - How to set up and tailor the system for your personal use and use the Address Book. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 5: Accessories Precautions

    50 destinations are saved for reuse devices can cause intermittent at a later date. The system also allows disruption of the navigation system. you to store a home address to simplify returning home from your destination. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 6: Map Overview

    Pull streets are contrasted in the chart on to the side of the road if you need more page 7. time to look at the screen or operate the controls. “Unverified” Road “Verified” Road 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 7

    “to go” is based on a fixed average speed of “to go” distance for the roads used for your route. 25 mph for these roads. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 8: User Agreement

    • The Licensors do not guarantee to the Navigation System” (the “DVD”), duplicated, or otherwise modified, in client that the functions included in which includes HONDA MOTOR CO., whole or in part, without the express the DVD meet the specific objectives LTD. software, ALPINE written permission of the Licensors.

  • Page 9: 2008 Mdx

    7013, as applicable. Manufacturers are and convenience stores are displayed alleging loss, costs, expense, damages the Licensors, including HONDA for your information and or injuries (including injuries resulting MOTOR CO., LTD., 2-1-1 Minami...

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    INFO button Calculator, and Roadside Interface Dial/ Assistance. See page 76. ENTER button SETUP button SETUP button Displays the Setup screens to change Display mode and update information in the system. button See page 82. AUDIO button 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 11

    Dial knob to move the highlighting around the display or to scroll through a list. After making a selection in a menu or list, push in on the Interface Dial (ENTER button) to enter the selection into the system. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 12: Lower Display

    ON/OFF (A/C), vent setting. rear view is shown on the navigation The time is automatically set by the system screen. See page 107. navigation system. Settings can be adjusted in Setup (see Clock Adjustment on page 99). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 13: Voice Control Basics

    Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® button feature. See your vehicle Owner’s manual and the official web site NOTE: (www.acura.com/handsfreelink) for While using the voice control system, all information on this system. of the speakers (except the RES headphones) are muted. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 14: Using The Voice Control System

    Place your hand over the the Voice Recognition Feedback microphone; if you feel any airflow, setting in Setup. adjust the vents. • Lower the A/C fan speed during voice recognition operation. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 15: Selecting An Item (button) On The Screen

    • Use the voice control system, and say selected. the item number of the desired item. • Rotate the Interface Dial knob to move the highlighting to the item, then push in on the Interface Dial. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 16: Entering Information

    Quebec/Queen X-Ray match the letters you are entering. As a result, you will notice that some Delta/Dog Kilo/King Romeo/Robert Yankee/Yellow letters are no longer available. Echo/Edward Lima/Larry Sierra/Sam Zulu/Zebra Foxtrot/Frank Mike/Mary Tango/Tom Enter Golf/George November/Nancy Uniform/Uncle 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 17: System Start-up

    • The OK button does not appear select Remind Later and push in on reminders, they are displayed after you immediately. It appears after the the Interface Dial. select OK. software is loaded. • The symbol is explained on page 18. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 18: Bluetooth® Handsfreelink

    HFL is not as Address Book or Calendar) are not in use; press the HFL BACK button. available. For more information on Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, see the vehicle Owner’s manual and the official web site (www.acura.com/handsfreelink). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 19

    “Driver restart the vehicle. number” as displayed on the MID NOTE: “Welcome” display. The MDX Owner’s manual has additional information regarding “linking” and “unlinking” for the Remote Keyless Entry. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 20: Map Screen Legend

    Interface Dial knob.) (Push in on the Interface Dial to view.) area (map features shown above), the name is displayed on the screen. NOTE: See Map Legend on the Information screen for further explanation. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 21: Map Screen Description

    Save, and then push in on the press either the MAP/GUIDE, the Interface Dial again. CANCEL, or the NAVI BACK button. Select Return to return to the previous screen. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 22: Traffic Display Legend

    • Heavy Traffic Flow - a section of the route line will change from blue to red • Available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week • Continuously updated • Unknown Traffic Flow - a section of the route line is blue 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 23: Real Time Traffic Display

    A blue route line segment on a freeway can mean one of two things: • The under road sensors indicate free flow traffic. • The road has no sensors, and traffic conditions are unknown (they could be congested). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 24: Viewing Incident Reports

    NOTE: or to be missing entirely for some The first method is recommended portion of the freeway. because it works on any scale, and requires the minimum input. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 25

    Interface Dial a second or internet based traffic information time. To return to your current position displays. map screen, say or select Return. To continue viewing incidents in your “scrolled to” location, press the CANCEL button. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 26: System Function Diagram

    (orange). You are provided with map/voice guidance, routing cautions, and a direction list. While driving to your destination, use the voice control system as much as possible to interact with the navigation, audio, and climate control systems (green). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 27: Entering A Destination

    200 Driver 1 and destination. Driver 2 addresses. NOTE: NOTE: If Previous Destinations is grayed If you have no home address entered, out, there is no Previous Destination the system prompts you for one. entered. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 28: By Address

    For your convenience, you do not have to enter both city and street. NOTE: To improve voice recognition, when saying the city name, pronounce the syllables as clearly as possible. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 29

    You should select a letter by saying the number. Alternatively, to improve voice recognition, you can say “Echo” or “Edward” instead of “E.” See page for a list of available words for each letter. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 30: Selecting The Street

    If you select a point of interest change to the Enter street name (POI) or road in an unverified area, you screen. may or may not have routing in these areas. See Map Overview on page 6. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 31

    Alternatively, to improve voice based on your entered city and street recognition, you can say “Echo” or number. “Edward” instead of “E.” See page for a list of available words for each letter. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 32: Entering The Street Number

    BUSINESS, PERSONAL, or by other • When using voice control, the system areas. See Map Overview on page 6. categories you may create. beeps if you try to select an un- available (grayed out) address number. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 33: Adding Addresses To The Personal Address Book

    See area code. This is the quickest way to Edit Avoid Area on page 96. find it. • For information on the available voice commands, see Voice Command Index on page 146. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 34: Finding The Place By Category

    The Category option gives you a list of The subcategories are: Acura Dealers, This category is broken down into types Honda Dealers, Gas Stations, etc. of food, giving you a selection by each categories or types of businesses to type: All Types, American, French,...

  • Page 35

    When the system finds the categories the key to ratings. with the keyword you entered, the NOTE: display changes to the Select a category screen. Select the desired Scrolling through the Zagat Review is category. disabled when the vehicle is moving. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 36

    Enter keyword for place screen appears. Enter the keyword using the Interface Dial to specify the desired place. Once you select a place, the system then displays the Calculate route to screen (see Driving to Your Destination on page 50). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 37

    Say or select the number (1-4) of the desired destination from the list. Once you select a place, the system then displays the Calculate route to screen (see Driving to Your Destination on page 50). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 38: Finding The Place By Name

    Food, Decor, Service - When you select Food, Decor, or Service, the restaurant will be listed by rating value. Cost - When you select Cost, the restaurant will be listed by the average cost of a meal (including drink and tip). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 39: By Intersection

    50). rotate the Interface Dial knob to select the state. NOTE: See Key to Zagat Ratings on page details on the key to ratings. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 40: Selecting The City

    You should select a letter by saying the number. Alternatively, to improve voice recognition, you can say “Echo” or “Edward” instead of “E.” See page for a list of available words for each letter. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 41: Selecting The Street

    (POI) or road in an unverified area, you name screen, and the display will may or may not have routing in these change to the Enter street name areas. See Map Overview on page 6. screen. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 42

    (St, Ave, etc.). The system will automatically determine that for you. Alternatively, to improve voice recognition, you can say “Echo” or “Edward” instead of “E.” See page for a list of available words for each letter. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 43

    (see By Enter the name of the other intersecting Map Input on page 45). street by saying the item number, or selecting the item number using the Interface Dial. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 44: By Previous Destinations

    See Edit Avoid Area on page 96. • For information on the available voice commands, see Voice Command Index on page 146. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 45: By Map Input

    When you have the cross hairs on the desired icon, map feature, or road, push in on the Interface Dial. The address of the location will appear at the top of the screen. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 46: Showing The Map Of City

    Calculate route to the cross hairs in the desired area, push in on the Interface Dial. The map scale screen (see Driving to Your Destination changes to a closer view. on page 50). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 47: Showing The Map Of Continental Usa

    Interface Dial. The address of the location you have selected will appear at the top of the screen. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 48: Editing Today's Destination List

    Today’s Destination list is according to the order of the list. When already full (five destinations have been you reach the destination, it will be stored). automatically removed from the list. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 49: By Go Home

    50). information on entering your PIN number. If a PIN Number has not been set, the system displays the Calculate route to screen after you select Go Home (see Driving to Your Destination on page 50). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 50: Driving To Your Destination

    Edit Avoid Area on page 96. • For information on the available CALL voice commands, see Voice Dials the number on the screen when Command Index on page available. See Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® on page 18. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 51: Changing The Routing Method

    Make sure to check the routing method if the displayed route is not what you expected to see. • “Easy Route” produces a route with the least turns. • “Maximize Freeways”, “Minimize Freeways”, and “Minimize Toll Roads” are also available. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 52

    • Zoom IN/OUT to view route details or traffic conditions is not available on this screen. After you choose a “route method,” you can then zoom in or out on the map screen to view your route in details. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 53: Viewing The Destination Map

    • When your route line uses streets that display traffic information, the route line may consist of orange or red segments. This is normal. See Traffic Display Legend on page 22, and Viewing Flow Data on page 23. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 54: Map Screen Legend

    (Mile or km per half inch appears only when you zoom in or out by rotating the Interface Dial knob.) (see page 60) NOTE: See Map Legend on the Information screen for further explanation (see page 77). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 55: Guidance Screen

    Current Street (see page 6) verified areas. Time to Destination (see page 56) • Current maneuvers and those within 1000 feet will show on the Distance to Destination (see page 56) Countdown bar, indicating the distance until the next maneuver. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 56: Distance And Time To Destination

    Showing Icons on the Map speed. on page 65). By voice control, you can select the icon by saying the name of the icon (“gas station,” “ATM,” etc.). Say the icon name again to turn the icon off. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 57: Voice Guidance Prompts

    If the distance between the next two driving maneuvers is very small, both maneuvers are displayed on the screen in a single window, and the voice will remind you of both of them at the same time. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 58: Direction List

    EXIT INFO is not displayed. NOTE: To turn on “Freeway exit information” on the map screen, display the icon bar and select the“i” icon (see page 65). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 59: Split Screen Guidance

    (see mode is set, or to a map and direction CHANGE GUIDANCE MODE on list screen when the split screen mode is page 65). set. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 60: Map Scale

    Waypoint “flag” icons page Traffic speed/incident page NOTE: • You can change between miles or kilometers in Setup (see Units on page 90). • For information on the available voice commands, see Voice Command Index on page 146. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 61: Map Orientation

    Destination” and “Distance to North-up or Heading-up to switch Destination” indications are between the available orientation, or say replaced with an indicator showing “Display heading up” or “Display north distance from the current vehicle up.” location. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 62: Landmark And Incident Icons

    • If the keyless remotes are unlinked (guest mode), the displayed icon changes are not saved. Incident icon • For information on the available voice commands, see Voice Accident / Incident (other) Command Index on page 146. Construction Weather 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 63

    Gas station *1 Restaurants *2 Post office Grocery store *1 Hotel *1/ Lodging Police station No icon No icon Shopping, Tourist attraction, Bank No icon No icon Parking garage Parking lot Freeway exit information Yes (choose POI) 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 64

    Chinese or Italian, can be individually displayed or hidden. See Show Icon on Map on page 145. Also see the Voice Command Index on page for the “Display,” “Hide,” and “Find” commands. *3. You can display the nearest traffic incidents by saying, “Display traffic incidents.” 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 65: Showing Icons On The Map

    Interface Dial knob and push in to the map screen. select (goes blue) or remove them (symbol is gray). You can also display or hide the same icons by using the “Display” or “Hide” voice commands (see page 147). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 66

    See page 147. explained below. If you select Traffic from the Select category for icon settings screen, the traffic icon options are displayed: Exit, and save your settings by moving the Interface Dial to the right (DONE). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 67: Going Off The Route

    Tracking on the Setup screen (second) 150 miles; dots at the beginning of the is set to ON (see page 101). trail will start disappearing when you exceed that distance. When you reach a mapped road, the system stops displaying dots. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 68: Viewing/saving The Current Location

    While sitting at a stoplight you notice a curio shop on the corner, but do not have time to visit it right now. You can save the location to select as a destination at a later date. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 69: Pop-ups And Disclaimers

    “Avoid Area” (see Edit Avoid Area on page 96). • Your route includes unverified areas • You actually entered an unverified (see Unverified Area Routing on area (see Unverified Area Routing on page 92). page 92). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 70: Changing The Route

    • Saying, “Find nearest...” to find a POI Cancels the current route (and any new route, avoiding the next 2 miles (page 73). waypoints) and returns you to the map (while on a freeway) or screen. 1/2 mile (while on a surface street). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 71: Avoid Streets

    Although you can choose streets to “Today’s Destinations” is probably a avoid, you cannot choose specific better choice (see By Today’s streets you want to use. Destinations on page 47). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 72: Back To Current Route

    However, after you enter a Back to Current Route destination, you can select intersections Returns you to the original map screen. or POI “waypoints” that the system will use to “tailor” your route. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 73: Changing Your Destination

    From the map screen, say “Go home.” Interface Dial, then push in on the If you have entered a “Go home” Interface Dial again to see the new address, then the system will display a address. confirmation screen. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 74: Entering A Destination From The Menu Screen (while On Route)

    BACK button on the steering wheel, or using the voice control system, say “Cancel” or “Back.” • If you wish to change the routing method, say or select CHANGE METHOD by moving the Interface Dial down. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 75: Acuralink Messages

    • The vehicle Owner’s manual for a • Diagnostic information to provide detailed explanation of the system. information about any problems with your vehicle. NOTE: See your vehicle’s Owner’s manual for more details on this feature. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 76: Information Features

    Select STOP by moving the Interface did not select OK on the initial the line number or the item name. Dial right to stop the reading. Disclaimer screen. See System Start-up on page 17. Messages See AcuraLink Messages on page 75. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 77: Cellular Phonebook

    NOTE: • For more information on this feature, see your vehicle’s Owner’s manual. • For questions about the HFL Cellular Phonebook, call HandsFreeLink customer support at 1-888-528-7876. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 78: Calendar

    If you say or select Edit Date, the Calendar screen is displayed with existing entries grayed out. Select a new day and the display returns to the Edit schedule screen with a new date. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 79: Key To Zagat Ratings

    Calendar the Disclaimer screen. etc.) screen. • For more information, see System Start-up on page 17. • “Cost” (white circle) is the average cost of a meal (including drink and tip). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 80: Calculator

    Use the Interface Dial and its Knob to screens. use the following features: Calculator The calculator function operates like a standard hand held calculator. Unit Conversion Values entered on the calculator can be converted from one unit to another (e.g., inches-to-millimeters). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 81: Unit Conversion

    Interface Dial, and then may produce meaningless or push in on the dial to select. The select Yes on the confirmation screen. physically impossible values. screen for that conversion type appears (see illustration in step 4). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 82: System Set-up

    “Brightness down.” You can also Command Index on page 161. select Brightness and change the setting by rotating the Interface Dial knob. Tip: If you are having trouble viewing the screen in bright lighting conditions, try increasing the brightness. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 83: Contrast

    104) to select Daytime or Nighttime while operating the dial. You can set the as shown in the following table. mode. one of three settings explained in the following table. The factory default is AUTO. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 84: Setup Screen (second)

    Setup. If the most items in “Personal Information” are grayed out, then you must link the Remote Keyless Entry. Setup settings will not be saved if the Remote Keyless Entry is unlinked (see page 18). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 85: Address Book

    (see page 88). You can do the following functions in the address book: • Entering an address (see page 85) • Edit an existing address (see page 88) • Delete an existing address (see page 88) 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 86

    Places, the NOTE: phone number corresponding to the You can always re-enter, edit, or make address also appears in the “Phone changes to any entry. “Address” is the Number” field. only required field. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 87

    Select a category to edit screen. Follow the on- screen prompts to add, change or delete a category. If you delete a category that was used to categorize addresses, the category for those addresses becomes “UNFILED.” 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 88: Edit/delete An Address

    Done. To leave the screen, press the CANCEL button. NOTE: If your Home address cannot be found in the system then, while located on the street close to your home, select “Current Position” when entering the “Edit Address” field. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 89: Previous Destinations

    3. When you have entered your PIN, the screen, moving the dial left deletes all of display changes to the Please re- your previous destinations. enter new PIN screen. Enter the same number to validate the number you have selected. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 90: Basic Settings

    4. confirmations or prompts. 4. Say or select DONE to perform the deletion, and the display returns to the previous screen. Tip: You can delete all addresses by selecting DELETE ALL. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 91: Routing & Guidance

    However, you will have to manually select Recalculation on the screen to have the system plot a new route. • It is strongly recommended that you leave the system set to the factory default (Automatic). 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 92: Unverified Area Routing

    A direction list is typically not available. However, A direction list is provided showing street names and depending on your route, directions are provided to turn symbols in pink. Directions list help you reach the first available verified road. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 93

    Additional caution is recommended in NOTE: these areas. Always obey posted traffic Unverified roads are shown only when restrictions. viewing the map in the 1/20, 1/8, and 1/4 mile map scales, or the 80, 200, and 400 meter map scales. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 94

    In both cases, when you actually enter the unverified street, a short caution will remind you. You will see and hear this short caution message whenever you enter unverified areas. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 95

    These guidance maneuvers are only a suggestion. You should always confirm that the maneuver is possible. A direction list is also provided that shows any unverified roads in a blue color, with pink arrows pointing to the next maneuver. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 96: Edit Avoid Area

    Each choice provides a slightly different Enter avoid area name screen (19 way to locate the approximate map characters max). Say or select Done to display for drawing the area you wish to return to the previous screen. avoid. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 97

    Then move the point of the avoided area. the map screen. Interface Dial in a straight or diagonal To “re-draw” the area, select CANCEL direction to encompass the area to be and repeat the area selection process. avoided. 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 98: Edit Waypoint Search Area

    (on either side of your route), that the system will search for a “waypoint.” From the Routing & Guidance screen, select Edit Waypoint Search Area, and then choose the desired search distance for either “On Freeways” or “On Surface Street.” 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 99: Guidance Mode

    The Guidance Mode can also be selected on the Icon Selection screen. • Time Adjustment (Adjust your clock) See Showing Icons on the Map on • RESET (resets this screen’s settings page 65. to factory defaults) 2008 MDX Navigation System...

  • Page 100: Auto Daylight

    2007, daylight savings time will change in March & November instead of the old schedule in April & October. The new government daylight savings time schedule is subject to review and possible cancellation in 2008. 2008 MDX 100 Navigation System...

  • Page 101: Daylight Savings Time (dst) Selection (change Dst Schedule)

    With this ON, the system will provide white off-road tracking dots (“breadcrumbs”) on the map screen whenever you drive into an area where the map does not show any roads. See Map Screen Legend on page 20. 2008 MDX Navigation System 101...

  • Page 102: Correct Vehicle Position

    To clear existing dots, turn this feature If you choose to do this, follow these off and exit Setup. To re-enable this steps: feature, return to Setup and turn it on 1. Stop the vehicle. again. 2008 MDX 102 Navigation System...

  • Page 103: Color

    NOTE: • Choose “White” (factory default is beige) as the Day color to obtain the best daytime display contrast. • Choose “Black” (factory default) as the Night color to obtain the best nighttime display contrast. 2008 MDX Navigation System 103...

  • Page 104: Menu Color

    • Choose “Silver metal” (factory default) as the Day color to obtain the best daytime display contrast. • Choose “Black metal” (factory default) as the Night color to obtain (Example of Day/Night Mode) the best nighttime display contrast. 2008 MDX 104 Navigation System...

  • Page 105

    • On the Setup “Color” adjustment screen, choose White for the map Day display, and black for the map Night display (see page 103). Inappropriate adjustment of these colors can cause the Day/Night modes to appear inoperative. 2008 MDX Navigation System 105...

  • Page 106

    NOTE: Loose articles in the center dash can block or interfere with the operation of the sunlight sensor. See the MDX Owner’s manual for additional information regarding the dash brightness adjustment. 2008 MDX 106 Navigation System...

  • Page 107: Acuralink/messages

    Obtaining a Navigation Update DVD on image, always keep the rear view page 117. camera lens clean, and be sure it is not covered. When finished, say or select Return to return to the previous screen. 2008 MDX Navigation System 107...

  • Page 108: Rear View Camera Brightness Adjustment

    Setup. NOTE: • The camera brightness cannot be adjusted by voice control. • Slight delays can occur when switching to the camera image, or switching back to the map/menu screen. This is normal. 2008 MDX 108 Navigation System...

  • Page 109: System Initialization

    • Map matching to align the GPS The anti-theft security code is unrelated coordinates to a place on the map to your optional Navigation system PIN (displays current street at the bottom (for Personal or Home Address). of the map). 2008 MDX Navigation System 109...

  • Page 110: Gps Initialization

    Your system is now ready to complete. The green GPS icon should During this procedure the vehicle use. appear in the upper left corner of the should be out in the open with a clear screen. view of the sky. 2008 MDX 110 Navigation System...

  • Page 111: System Limitations

    The system will, under most circumstances, correct • Radar detectors mounted on the dash itself while you drive. • Remote starters, or “hidden” vehicle location systems mounted near the navigation unit 2008 MDX Navigation System 111...

  • Page 112

    1425 before the 1500 block starts), the address 1425 will be shown a quarter of the way down the block by the system instead of at the end of the block where the destination is actually located. 2008 MDX 112 Navigation System...

  • Page 113: Database Limitations

    • Road, traffic or traffic facilities restaurant is now a jewelry store). The safety, or conditions number of these inaccuracies increases • Weather conditions the longer you go without an update. • Special events • Pavement characteristics or conditions 2008 MDX Navigation System 113...

  • Page 114

    Rights Reserved. program, or from changed conditions • EXIT-Data: © ZENRIN CO., LTD. not noted above. 2003. All Rights Reserved. • ZAGAT SURVEY: Copyright © [2003] Zagat Survey, LLC. All rights reserved. 2008 MDX 114 Navigation System...

  • Page 115: Client Assistance

    Limitations on page 111, or Acura Navi online at Troubleshooting on page 142. America Honda Motor Co., Inc. http://update.navteq.com/, or to Acura Client Services Acura Client Services. MS 500-2N-7E • If the error involves a light brown 1919 Torrance Blvd.

  • Page 116: Visiting Your Dealer

    Owner’s manual, or the Quick Start Guide • For traffic related issues, see the “Real Time Traffic Display” section (on page 23) and FAQs (on page 134) 2008 MDX 116 Navigation System...

  • Page 117: Obtaining A Navigation Update Dvd

    DVD for you as a courtesy. unit. Make sure you close the door. There is no program for free DVD updates. • The DVD order line staff cannot answer technical questions regarding navigation operation, coverage, or POIs. 2008 MDX Navigation System 117...

  • Page 118: Pc Card

    DVD. If you must revert to a previous version DVD after loading a newer version, see your dealer for assistance. • If you see the error message “Navigation unit door is open...,” PC card slot close the door. 2008 MDX 118 Navigation System...

  • Page 119: Coverage Areas

    Delaware on your routing choices. See Unverified California Entire state – including Dover, Area Routing on page 92. Bakersfield Wilmington Metro area, New Castle Fresno County Los Angeles/San Diego Metro Merced 2008 MDX Navigation System 119...

  • Page 120

    Chicago Metro (to Wisconsin border) Topeka – including Lake County, IN and Athens Kansas City/Leavenworth Metro Dekalb County, IL Atlanta Metro Wichita East St. Louis Metro Columbus Kentucky Moline Augusta/Aiken Metro Lexington Peoria Macon Louisville Quincy Savannah Cincinnati 2008 MDX 120 Navigation System...

  • Page 121

    Springfield Metro area Biloxi/Gulfport Nashua-Portsmouth Complete coverage of all cities in Jackson Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Hampshire, Hampden, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties The State of Massachusetts: All roads are verified in non-metro areas. 2008 MDX Navigation System 121...

  • Page 122

    Ithaca Toledo (Lucas County) Providence Metro Lake Placid Youngstown The State of Rhode Island: All roads Oneonta are verified in non-metro areas. Oklahoma Rochester – including cities in Oklahoma City Monroe County Tulsa Syracuse Utica 2008 MDX 122 Navigation System...

  • Page 123

    Salt Lake City Metro Salt Lake City -Provo Bellingham Portland-Salem Vermont Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia Metro – Burlington including Island County Montpelier Spokane-Coeur d’Alene The State of Vermont: Most roads are Tri-Cities verified in non-metro areas. Whatcom Point Roberts (community) Yakima 2008 MDX Navigation System 123...

  • Page 124: Canada Detailed Coverage Areas

    Vancouver Edmonton Jackson Ski Resorts West Vancouver Fort Saskatchewan White Rock Leduc Lethbridge Whatcom, WA Medicine Hat Point Roberts (Community) also Spruce Grove listed in USA Washington St Cities St. Albert Stony Plain Strathcona County 2008 MDX 124 Navigation System...

  • Page 125

    Central Saanich Hamilton London Colwood Ottawa-Gatineau Hamilton Esquimalt Stratford Highlands Muskoka Langford Dufferin Bracebridge Metchosin Orangeville Georgian Bay North Saanich Gravenhurst Oak Bay Huntsville Saanich Lake of Bays Sidney Muskoka Lakes Sooke Victoria View Royal 2008 MDX Navigation System 125...

  • Page 126

    Whitchurch-Stouffville Severn Peel Springwater Windsor Brampton Caledon Essex Tiny Mississauga Wasaga Beach Lasalle Tecumseh Toronto Windsor Toronto Inter-Town (partial) Coverage Waterloo Counties/Districts/Regional Cambridge Municipalities Kitchener Brant North Dumfries Bruce Waterloo Chatham-Kent Dufferin Elgin Essex Frontenac 2008 MDX 126 Navigation System...

  • Page 127

    Perth St-Basile-le-Grand Peterborough Montreal St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil Prescott and Russell Deux-Montagnes Prince Edward LaJemmerais Simcoe Deux-Montagnes Longueuil Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Ste-Julie Waterloo Oka Paroisse Laval Wellington Pointe-Calumet St-Eustache Laval St-Joseph-du-Lac Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac L’assomption Charlemagne Le Gardeur Repentigny 2008 MDX Navigation System 127...

  • Page 128

    Longueuil Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot Montcalm Pincourt St-Faustin-Lac-Carrè Montreal St-Lazare Ste-Agathe-des-Monts Montreal Terrasse-Vaudreuil Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides Rousillon Vaudreuil-Dorion Val-David Candiac Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac Val-des-Lacs Chateauguay Val-Morin Québec Delson La Prairie Québec Les Moulins Lery Lachenaie SASKATCHEWAN Ste-Catherine Mascouche Regina St-Constant Terrebonne Saskatoon 2008 MDX 128 Navigation System...

  • Page 129

    Trans Canada Hwy (in Calgary) Hwy-11 from Muskoka district to Kamloops) Roads in the province of Saskatchewan North Bay Hwy-99 between Vancouver and Hwy-60 and Hwy-127 in Nipissing Hwy-1/Trans Canada Hwy across Whistler County whole province 2008 MDX Navigation System 129...

  • Page 130

    Wilmington, DE Indianapolis, IN Jacksonville, FL Kansas City, KS Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA Memphis, TN Miami - Ft. Lauderdale - FL Milwaukee - WI Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN Nashville, TN New York, NY 2008 MDX 130 Navigation System...

  • Page 131: Operation In Alaska And Hawaii

    (see page 69) • Setup entries that relate to turning on or off unverified routing (see page 93) • When zooming in and out, there is no 350 mile scale for Hawaii 2008 MDX Navigation System 131...

  • Page 132: Information Screen Differences

    “Auto Service” category in normal or maximum, street names the Places menu. will not be spoken in voice guidance commands. Map Legend The map legend “Traffic” descriptions may be available, but do not apply. 2008 MDX 132 Navigation System...

  • Page 133: Shipping A Vehicle To Or From Hawaii

    When the dealer makes the switch from US mainland to Hawaii or vice versa, the system clears all user data. Make sure to record any personal information that you do not want to loose. 2008 MDX Navigation System 133...

  • Page 134: Frequently Asked Questions

    The basic guidance phrase uses a studio-recorded voice, but the street name command, or reads the destination address it sounds strange. is pronounced by the system using a machine-generated voice. What causes this? Consequently, the name may be mispronounced or sound strange at times. 2008 MDX 134 Navigation System...

  • Page 135

    I cannot access my Calendar or Address Book. Why? CALL is not available on the Calculate route to screen. Your phone is not “paired” to the HFL, or if your phone is “paired,” it is in Why? use; press HFL BACK button. 2008 MDX Navigation System 135...

  • Page 136

    • It is possible that there is a temporary technical problem with your metropolitan area traffic. You can call Acura Client Services to see if there is an outage (page 115). • If the situation persists, see your Acura dealer for assistance. 2008 MDX 136 Navigation System...

  • Page 137

    I arrive at an intersection. Is there intersecting road. Large differences is vehicle position can indicate a anything wrong? temporary loss of the GPS signal. See GPS Reception Issues on page 111. 2008 MDX Navigation System 137...

  • Page 138

    If the GPS antenna cannot receive at least four satellites, the elevation is not Why? displayed. Try moving the vehicle into an open area. If the elevation is zero, or below sea level, the elevation is also not displayed. 2008 MDX 138 Navigation System...

  • Page 139

    I found some errors in the database. How do I report them? Minor errors are bound to occur in a large database. If you encounter major errors, you can report them following the instructions on page 115. 2008 MDX Navigation System 139...

  • Page 140

    See page 100. My state does not observe daylight savings time. How do I You can turn off this feature. See page 100. turn off this feature? 2008 MDX 140 Navigation System...

  • Page 141

    If you cannot find it, your dealer can help you out. I speak a language other than English. When will other This is being considered as a future enhancement. languages be available for the navigation system? 2008 MDX Navigation System 141...

  • Page 142: Troubleshooting

    The destination was not found in the database. Try another destination nearby, or select the destination with the Interface Dial.* * If the error persists, or is shown for a wide area, see your dealer. 2008 MDX 142 Navigation System...

  • Page 143: Glossary

    48 states, Hawaii, and southern compatible cell phone. Canada are mapped to this level. See Icon - Symbol representing Points of page for a list of these areas. Interest (POI) that can be displayed on the map. 2008 MDX Navigation System 143...

  • Page 144

    Multi-Information Display (MID) - Located in the gauge assembly. See PIN - Personal Identification Number. the Owner’s manual for additional A random 4-digit number created by information. the client to protect personal information. 2008 MDX 144 Navigation System...

  • Page 145

    Interface Dial, select Show page for an explanation of the Icon on Map, move the Interface ratings. Dial left to select Current Position. It shows the latitude, longitude, and elevation of your current position. 2008 MDX Navigation System 145...

  • Page 146: Voice Command Index

    Display audio screen What time is it? Cancel Backward (or just Back) What time is it? Repeat voice (repeats the screen prompt) Help (reads list of Navigation General and Navigation Display Commands at any screen) 2008 MDX 146 Navigation System...

  • Page 147: Navigation Display Commands

    See page 22) 50 mile (80 km) scale Traffic incidents (displays a list of 150 mile (240 km) scale traffic incidents. See page 24) 350 mile (560 km) scale Max zoom in Max zoom out Go home 2008 MDX Navigation System 147...

  • Page 148: Find Place Commands

    & breakfast auto parts & electronics accessory store auto repair & maintenance book store car wash & detailing clothing store motorcycle dealers grocery store roadside assistance home improvement store check cashing mall 2008 MDX 148 Navigation System...

  • Page 149: Climate Control Commands

    Climate control vent train station Climate control bi-level (vent and travel agency floor) truck stop Climate control floor restaurant (all restaurant types) Climate control floor and defrost American restaurant Fan speed up Californian restaurant Fan speed down 2008 MDX Navigation System 149...

  • Page 150: Temperature Voice Commands

    Off. Temperature sync* Driver temperature # degrees (#: 57 to 87 degrees F) Passenger temperature # degrees (#: 57 to 87 degrees F) Rear temperature # degrees (#: 57-87) Rear temperature up Rear temperature down 2008 MDX 150 Navigation System...

  • Page 151: Radio Voice Commands

    CD folder random* Radio FM1 preset # (#: 1-6) CD folder repeat* Radio FM2 preset # (#: 1-6) CD folder scan* Radio AM preset # (#: 1-6) CD folder list Radio auto select* Radio scan* 2008 MDX Navigation System 151...

  • Page 152: Dvd Voice Commands (for 6 Disc Changer)

    “MP3 folder repeat”) DVD track list MP3 track list MP3 folder random* * Repeating these commands switches MP3 folder repeat* (toggles) the function between On MP3 folder scan* and Off. MP3 folder list 2008 MDX 152 Navigation System...

  • Page 153: Single Cd Voice Commands (for Dvd Player)

    Single CD title #1 chapter #2 WMA folder random* (#1:1-30 #2:1-30) WMA folder repeat* Single CD play track # (#:1-30) WMA folder scan* Single CD skip forward WMA folder list Single CD skip back Single CD track random* 2008 MDX Navigation System 153...

  • Page 154: Single Dvd Voice Commands (for Dvd Player)

    Single DVD title # (#:1-30)** Single DVD chapter # (#:1-30) Single DVD title #1 chapter #2 (#1:1-30 #2:1-30) Single DVD play track # (#:1-30) Single DVD skip forward Single DVD skip back Single DVD track random* 2008 MDX 154 Navigation System...

  • Page 155: Single Mp3/wma Voice Commands (for Dvd Player)

    Single WMA skip forward Single MP3 play track # (#:1-30) Single WMA skip back Single MP3 skip forward Single WMA track random* Single MP3 skip back Single WMA track repeat* Single MP3 track random* Single WMA track scan* 2008 MDX Navigation System 155...

  • Page 156: Rear Radio Voice Commands

    Rear CD normal play Rear radio preset # (#: 1-6) Rear CD folder randam* Rear radio FM preset # (#: 1-6) Rear CD folder repeat* Rear radio FM1 preset # (#: 1-6) Rear CD folder scan* 2008 MDX 156 Navigation System...

  • Page 157: Rear Dvd Voice Commands (for 6 Disc Changer)

    Rear MP3 disc repeat* Rear DVD normal play Rear MP3 disc scan* Rear MP3 normal play * Repeating these commands switches Rear MP3 folder random* (toggles) the function between On Rear MP3 folder repeat* and Off. 2008 MDX Navigation System 157...

  • Page 158: Rear Single Cd Voice Commands (for Dvd Player)

    Rear single CD title #1 chapter #2 (toggles) the function between On (#1:1-30 #2:1-30) and Off. Rear single CD play track # (#:1-30) Rear single CD skip forward Rear single CD skip back Rear single CD track random* 2008 MDX 158 Navigation System...

  • Page 159: Rear Single Dvd Voice Commands (for Dvd Player)

    (#1:1-30 #2:1-30) Rear single DVD play track # Rear single MP3 play track # (#:1-30) (#:1-30) Rear single DVD skip forward Rear single MP3 skip forward Rear single DVD skip back Rear single MP3 skip back 2008 MDX Navigation System 159...

  • Page 160: Information Screen Voice Commands

    Rear single WMA chapter # (#:1-30) Rear single WMA title #1 chapter #2 (#1:1-30 #2:1-30) Rear single WMA play track # (#:1-30) Rear single WMA skip forward Rear single WMA skip back Rear single WMA track random* 2008 MDX 160 Navigation System...

  • Page 161: Setup Screen (first) Commands

    Contrast down Contrast minimum/min. Contrast maximum/max. Black level up Black level down Black level minimum/min. Black level maximum/max. Volume up Volume down Volume minimum/min. Volume maximum/max. Volume off Interface dial feedback off Interface dial feedback auto 2008 MDX Navigation System 161...

  • Page 162: On-screen Spelling Assist

    “-” by using the Interface Dial. The system will respond to the names • When selecting letters using the voice shown in the following tables. control system, a confirmation box may pop up to confirm the letter. 2008 MDX 162 Navigation System...

  • Page 163

    Or say “...” Or say “...” Or say “...” Alpha/Apple Hotel/Henry Oscar Victor Bravo/Boy India/Igloo Papa/Paul Whiskey/William Charlie Juliet/John Quebec/Queen X-Ray Delta/Dog Kilo/King Romeo/Robert Yankee/Yellow Echo/Edward Lima/Larry Sierra/Sam Zulu/Zebra Foxtrot/Frank Mike/Mary Tango/Tom Enter Golf/George November/Nancy Uniform/Uncle 2008 MDX Navigation System 163...

  • Page 164

    U umlaut Colon Ê E circumflex At sign Semi colon Ë E umlaut Caret Plus ì I grave Asterisk Enter NOTE: The term “grave” (used for symbols À, È, Ì, and Ù) is pronounced like “save.” 2008 MDX 164 Navigation System...

  • Page 165

    Exclamation point Slash Three Double quote Less than ” < Four Pound Greater than > Five Dollar Open brace Percent Close brace Seven Ampersand Enter & Eight Apostrophe ’ Nine Open parenthesis Zero Close parenthesis 2008 MDX Navigation System 165...

  • Page 166: Index

    ......20, City Vicinity Display mode button Breadcrumbs ................82 Client Assistance Driving to Your Destination Brightness ...............28 Climate Control Commands DVD Voice Commands By Address ............32 Clock Adjustment By Address Book 2008 MDX 166 Navigation System...

  • Page 167

    Messages ........Microphone ........10 Getting Started ......Minimize Freeways ......146 Global Commands ........... Minimize Tool Roads Key to Zagat Ratings ........143 Glossary ..MP3/WMA Voice Commands ........27, Go Home ......67 Going Off the Route 2008 MDX Navigation System 167...

  • Page 168

    ..27, 44, Previous Destinations ....Save Current Location ........Schedule ..........Screen Temperature Voice Commands ............151 Search Waypoint on Route Time Adjustment Radio Voice Commands ..........Security Code Today’s Destination List 2008 MDX 168 Navigation System...

  • Page 169

    Using the Voice Control System .........101 Vehicle ........7 Verified streets ........51 View Routes .....116 Visiting Your Dealer .....76 Voice Command Help ....146 Voice Command Index .......13 Voice Control Basics ....90 Voice Recognition Feedback ..14 Voice Recognition, Improving ..........83 Volume 2008 MDX Navigation System 169...

  • Page 170

    AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. IF YOU Corporation or their affiliates to provide or HAVE RECEIVED ANY WARRANTIES make available to you SOFTWARE REGARDING THE DEVICE OR THE updates, supplements, add-on components, SOFTWARE, THOSE WARRANTIES DO or Internet-based services components of 2008 MDX 170 Navigation System...

  • Page 171

    U.S. and other governments. SOFTWARE. For additional information on exporting the SOFTWARE, see http:// www.microsoft.com/exporting/. 2008 MDX Navigation System 171...

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