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1993 Del Sol 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.
Owner's Identification Form
Introduction .........................................................................................................................................
A Few Words About Safety.................................................................................................................
Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................
Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System.
Instruments and Controls.................................................................................................................
Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls.
Comfort and Convenience Features .............................................................................................. .
How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features.
Before Driving.................................................................................................................................. .
What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo.
Driving .............................................................................................................................................. .
The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer.
Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................... .
The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer.
Appearance Care..............................................................................................................................
Tips on cleaning and protecting your vehicle. Things to look for if your vehicle ever needs body repairs.
Taking Care of the Unexpected ......................................................................................................
This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them.
Technical Information.....................................................................................................................
ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information.
Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ................................................................
A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us.
Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................
How to order manuals and other technical literature.
Index......................................................................................................................................................
Information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.
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   Summary of Contents for Honda Civic del Sol 1993

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    1993 Del Sol Online Reference Owner's Manual Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com. Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ............................A Few Words About Safety......................... Driver and Passenger Safety ......................
  • Page 2: Introduction

    Main Menu Introduction Congratulations ! Your selection of a 1993 Honda Civic del Sol was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. To enhance the enjoyment of your new car, take time to study this manual. In it, you will learn about your car's many conveniences and useful features.
  • Page 3: Driver And Passenger Safety

    − A safety message alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or three signal words: , or Your Honda or other property can DANGER WARNING CAUTION others. Each safety message is preceded by a safety alert symbol be damaged if you don't follow one of three words, DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION.
  • Page 4 Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety Your Occupant Protection Child Safety........15 This section gives you important System........Where Should Children Sit?..information about occupant protection. It shows how to use seat The Seat Belt System Important Safety Reminders... belts properly. It explains the General Guidelines and How It Works....
  • Page 5 Main Menu Table of Contents Your Occupant Protection System Your Honda is equipped with seat The seats, head restraints, and door To get the maximum protection belts and other features that work locks also play a role in occupant from your occupant protection together to protect you and your safety.
  • Page 6 Main Menu 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  Table of Contents The Seat Belt System and How It Works Why Wear Seat Belts Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they Wearing seat belts, and wearing Not wearing a seat belt in- them properly, is fundamental to could be very seriously injured in a creases the chance of being...
  • Page 7: The Seat Belt System And How It Works

    The Seat Belt System and How It Works Lap/Shoulder Belt Wearing Seat Belts Properly Seat Belt System Components You can increase the effectiveness Your Honda has lap/shoulder seat belts for the driver and the passen- 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930  of your seat belts if you take a little LATCH PLATE ger.
  • Page 8 Main Menu Table of Contents The Seat Belt System and How It Works Wearing a Lap/Shoulder Belt 2. Check that the belt is not twisted. Before putting on a seat belt, be 4. Pull up on the shoulder part of sure your seat is adjusted forward the belt to remove any slack.
  • Page 9 Main Menu Table of Contents The Seat Belt System and How It Works Advice for Pregnant Women Each time you have a check-up, ask your doctor if it's okay for you to drive and how you should position a lap/shoulder seat belt. Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the condition of your seat belts regu-...
  • Page 10: Supplemental Restraint System

    Main Menu Table of Contents 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  Supplemental Restraint System INDICATOR AIRBAG CONTROL Frontal collision range UNIT Not wearing a seat belt in- creases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even if you have an airbag. Be sure you and your passen- ger always wear seat belts and wear them properly.
  • Page 11 Main Menu Table of Contents Supplemental Restraint System How the Airbag Works Emergency power backup in case To do its job, the airbag inflates your car's electrical system is with considerable force. So, while disconnected in a crash. it can reduce serious injuries and even save your life, the airbag might cause some facial or other Important Safety Reminder...
  • Page 12 Main Menu Table of Contents Supplemental Restraint System The airbag is stored in the center How the SRS of the steering wheel. For your Indicator Light Works safety, do not attach any items to The purpose of the SRS light on the steering wheel.
  • Page 13 Do not modify your steering wheel uninflated airbag can be dangerous. system is virtually maintenance- or any other part of the supple- Get assistance from a Honda dealer mental restraint system. Modifica- if your car must be scrapped. free. There are no parts you can tions could make the system inef- safely service.
  • Page 14 Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Safety Information Seat-back Position Door Locks The seat belts and airbag are obvi- ously important parts of your occu- The seat-backs should be in an It is not safe to leave your car doors pant protection system.
  • Page 15: Additional Safety Information

    Main Menu Table of Contents Additional Safety Information Storing Cargo Safely Driving with Pets A small dog, cat, or other small animal will be safest in a pet carrier Before you drive, make sure you Loose pets can be a hazard while with rigid sides.
  • Page 16 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  Main Menu Table of Contents Child Safety Where Should Children Sit? We recommend that, you secure An infant or child who is not your child's infant or toddler seat in properly restrained can be the passenger's seat with the car's killed or seriously injured in a lap/shoulder belt and a locking clip crash.
  • Page 17 Main Menu Table of Contents Child Safety General Guidelines for Important Safety Reminders To properly route a seat belt Restraining Children Under through a child seat, follow the seat Never hold a baby or child on your 18 kg (40 lbs) maker's instructions.
  • Page 18 Main Menu Table of Contents Child Safety We recommend that you put the Restraining an Infant Who Restraining a Child Who Weighs Less Than 9 kg infant seat in the passenger's seat Weighs Between 9 and 18 kg (20 lbs) (20 and 4 0 lbs) and secure it to the car with the lap/shoulder belt.
  • Page 19: Child Safety

    Main Menu Table of Contents Child Safety Restraining a Child Who Using a Seat Belt Locking Put the seat belt on your child and Clip Weighs Over 18 kg (40 Ibs) check its fit. The shoulder belt should fit over the collarbone and Always use a seat belt locking clip across the chest.
  • Page 20 Position the clip as close as latch plate. Pinch both parts of possible to the latch plate. Your Honda is equipped with an the belt together so they won't attachment point for a child slip through the latch plate. Un- restraint system that uses a top 5.
  • Page 21 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The supplied anchor plate is Consumer Affairs designed only for mounting a child 1919 Torrance Blvd.
  • Page 22 Main Menu Table of Contents Alcohol and Drugs Driving a car requires your full at- The safest thing you can do is If you have no choice but to drive, tention and alertness. Traffic condi- never drink and drive. This can be stop drinking and give yourself lots tions change rapidly.
  • Page 23 Main Menu Table of Contents Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your car's exhaust contains carbon High levels of carbon monoxide can If you must sit in your parked car, monoxide gas. You should have no collect rapidly in enclosed areas, even in an unconfined area, with problem with carbon monoxide such as a garage.
  • Page 24 American Honda not become involved in individual D.C. 20590. You can also obtain Motor Co., Inc. problems between you, your dealer, other information about motor or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. vehicle safety from the Hotline. Driver and Passenger Safety...
  • Page 25: Instruments And Controls

    They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. Read these labels carefully and don't remove them. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda RADIATOR CAP dealer for a replacement. BATTERY Driver and Passenger Safety...
  • Page 26 This section gives information Indicator Lights......about the controls and displays that Keys..........Gauges..........contribute to the daily operation of Ignition Switch......your Honda. All the essential Speedometer........ Door Locks........controls are within easy reach. Tachometer......... Trunk........... Odometer........Rear Locking Compartment..
  • Page 27 Main Menu Table of Contents Control Locations DIGITAL CLOCK HEATING/ (P.56) COOLING CONTROL (P.62) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.54) POWER WINDOW SWITCH (P.47) HOOD RELEASE FUEL FILL HANDLE DOOR RELEASE (P.72) (P.73) Instruments and Controls...
  • Page 28 Main Menu Table of Contents Indicator Lights The instrument panel has many PARKING BRAKE AND indicators to give you important BRAKE SYSTEM LIGHT* information about your car. ROOF AND TRUNK MONITOR HIGH BEAM INDICATOR Lamp Check SUPPLEMENTAL SEAT BELT REMINDER LIGHT RESTRAINT Many of the indicator lights come SYSTEM...
  • Page 29: Indicator Lights

    Main Menu Table of Contents Indicator Lights Seat Belt Reminder Charging System Parking Brake Canada Light and Brake Light BRAKE System Light This indicator lights when you turn This light indicates the battery is the ignition ON (II). It is a reminder not being charged.
  • Page 30 Main Menu Table of Contents Indicator Lights Supplemental Roof and Trunk Monitor S R S Restraint System Malfunction Indicator ROOF UNLATCHED TRUNK OPEN Indicator Lamp INDICATOR INDICATOR The SRS light normally comes on Canada for a few seconds when you turn the ignition ON (II).
  • Page 31 Main Menu Table of Contents Indicator Lights Roof Unlatched Indicator: This Turn Signal and High Beam Indicator indicator lights when you turn the Hazard Warning ignition ON (II) if the roof panel is Indicators This light comes on with the high not fastened securely.
  • Page 32 Main Menu Table of Contents Indicator Lights Shift Lever Position Indicator (Automatic Transmission only) This indicator shows which shift position the shift lever is in. Instruments and Controls...
  • Page 33 Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Odometer TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER ODOMETER The odometer shows the total dis- tance your car has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under federal law (in the U.S.) and provincial regulations (in Canada) to alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of...
  • Page 34 Main Menu Table of Contents Gauges Temperature Gauge FUEL GAUGE This shows the temperature of the engine's coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise from the bottom white mark to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the pointer may rise to the upper white mark.
  • Page 35: Controls Near The Steering Wheel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel The two levers on the steering AUXILIARY REAR WINDOW CRUISE HAZARD column contain controls for driving LIGHT CONTROL DEFOGGER WARNING features you use most often. The LIGHTS left lever controls the turn signals, headlights, and high beams.
  • Page 36 Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel Headlights To flash the high beams, pull back and hold the turn signal lever. Release the lever and the high beams will go off. The high beams will stay on for as long as you hold the lever, no matter what position the headlight switch is in.
  • Page 37 Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel Instrument Panel Brightness Turn Signals To signal a lane change, push lightly on the turn signal lever in the proper direction and hold it. The lever will return to the center position as soon as you release it.
  • Page 38 Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel Windshield Wipers Windshield Washers The right lever controls the wind- To operate the wipers in mist mode, To clean the windshield, pull back shield wipers and washers. The push the control lever down. The on the wiper control lever.
  • Page 39 Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel Auxiliary Lights Hazard Warning Rear Window Defogger Push the switch to operate the Push the red button on the dash The rear window defogger will auxiliary lights. The auxiliary above the instrument panel to turn clear fog, frost, and thin ice from lights will light only when the on the hazard warning lights (four-...
  • Page 40 Main Menu Table of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  Make sure the rear window is clear Steering Wheel Adjustment You can adjust the steering wheel and you have good visibility before height to suit your preference. Do starting to drive. this before you begin driving.
  • Page 41 Main Menu Table of Contents Steering Wheel Controls Cruise Control Using the Cruise Control NOTICE Available only on US Si model CRUISE CONTROL Cruise control allows you to The cruise control, as it operates, MASTER SWITCH maintain a set speed above 25 mph moves the accelerator pedal.
  • Page 42 Main Menu Table of Contents Steering Wheel Controls Changing the Set Speed Tap the brake or clutch pedal You can increase the set cruising lightly with your foot. The speed in either of two ways: CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel will go out.
  • Page 43 Main Menu Table of Contents Steering Wheel Controls Cancelling the Cruise Control TROL light comes on. The car will Horn Any of these actions cause the accelerate to the same cruising HORN BUTTONS cruise control to cancel. speed as before. Tap the brake or, clutch pedal.
  • Page 44 Main Menu Table of Contents Keys and Locks The keys have a code number Ignition Switch Keys stamped on one side. You will need this number if you have to get a lost key replaced. Record this number and keep it in a safe place. Your car comes with two identical The ignition switch is on the right keys.
  • Page 45 Main Menu Table of Contents Keys and Locks LOCK (0) — You can insert or ACCESSORY (I) — In this Door Locks remove the key only in this position. position, you can operate the audio When you turn the key from LOCK system and cigarette lighter.
  • Page 46: Keys And Locks

    Main Menu Table of Contents Keys and Locks Trunk ROOF HOLDER The doors can also be locked and Open the trunk by putting the key You cannot put any luggage in the unlocked from the outside with the in the lock and turning it clockwise. trunk without lifting up the roof key.
  • Page 47 Main Menu Table of Contents Keys and Locks, Seat Adjustments Rear Locking Compartment Seat Adjustments To open either rear locking Adjust the seat before you start To change the angle of the seat- driving. back, pull up on the lever on the compartment, put the key in the outside of the seat bottom.
  • Page 48 /07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  Main Menu Table of Contents Seat Adjustments, Power Windows Power Windows MAIN SWITCH Your car's windows are electri- Reclining the seat-back can cally-powered. Turn the ignition decrease the protection you switch to ON (II) to raise or lower get from your seat belt in a any window.
  • Page 49 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0 Main Menu Table of Contents Power Windows The master control panel also con- The MAIN switch controls power to the passenger's and rear tains these extra features: Closing a power window on a windows. With this switch off, the passenger's and rear windows child's hands or fingers can A U T O —...
  • Page 50: Removable Roof Panel

    Main Menu Table of Contents Removable Roof Panel Your Honda's roof panel has a single release handle on each side, making it easy to remove and install. When not in use, the roof can be stored in a special holder in the trunk.
  • Page 51 Main Menu Table of Contents Removable Roof Panel Removing and Storing Front ROOF LOCKS LOCK TAB RELEASE LEVER 1. Open both windows. 4. Release each side of the roof by 5. Place the roof in the roof holder pushing the lock tab sideways with the front facing forward.
  • Page 52 Main Menu Table of Contents Removable Roof Panel Installing 1. Open both windows. 2. Turn off the engine and set the parking brake. 3. Open the trunk. LOCK LEVER 4. Release the roof from the holder 6. Lock the roof in the holder by by pushing the tabs and pivoting pivoting the lock levers toward the lock levers forward.
  • Page 53 Main Menu Table of Contents Removable Roof Panel 5. Lift the roof out of the holder. 6. Set the roof in place on the car. 7. Secure the roof by turning each Make sure the release levers are Make sure all four corners are release lever until the lock tab in the unlocked (down) position.
  • Page 54 Main Menu Table of Contents Removable Roof Panel Roof Holder Roof Unlatched Indicator ROOF UNLATCHED INDICATOR To reach items in the trunk when To secure the roof holder, push This indicator lights when you turn the roof is stored, pull the roof down on it until it locks.
  • Page 55 Main Menu Table of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors Mirrors SELECTOR SWITCH ADJUSTMENT SWITCH Keep the inside and outside mirrors Available only on Si model 3. Push the appropriate edge of the clean and adjusted for best visibili- Adjust the outside mirrors with the adjustment switch to move the adjustment switch on the driver's ty.
  • Page 56: Mirrors, Parking Brake

    Main Menu Table of Contents Mirrors, Parking Brake Parking Brake NOTICE Driving the car with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. PARKING BRAKE LEVER The outside mirror on the passen- To apply the parking brake, pull ger's side has curved glass.
  • Page 57 Main Menu Table of Contents Glove Box, Digital Clock Glove Box Digital Clock 3. To set the minutes, press and hold the M button until the numbers advance to the desired minute or minutes. You can use the R button to quickly set the time to the nearest hour.
  • Page 58 Main Menu Table of Contents Console Compartment, Cup Holder Console Compartment Cup Holder LOCKING TAB CONSOLE COMPART- MENT To open the console compartment, The cup holder is located inside the Use the cup holder only when the pull up the edge of the driver's side. center console compartment lid.
  • Page 59 Main Menu Table of Contents Sun Visor, Cigarette Lighter, Ashtrays Cigarette Lighter Sun Visor Ashtrays CIGARETTE L I G H T E R A S H T R A Y Use of the sun visors will help cut The cigarette lighter is next to the Open the ashtray by lifting the lid off annoying glare while driving.
  • Page 60 Main Menu Table of Contents Ashtrays, Interior Light Interior Light NOTICE DOOR ACTIVATED Use the ashtray only for cigarettes, cigars and other smoking materials. To prevent a possible fire and damage to your car, don't put paper or other things that can burn in the ashtray.
  • Page 61: Comfort And Convenience Features

    Main Menu Comfort and Convenience Features The heating/ventilation system in Heating and Cooling......62 your car, when combined with the What Each Control Does..optional air conditioning, provides a How to Use the System..... comfortable driving environment in Controlling Air Flow all weather conditions.
  • Page 62: Heating And Cooling

    The air flows into the interior at three possible levels, which you can select. A Genuine Honda air conditioning system is available from your dealer. It meets Honda's high quality standards and is designed to fit your car. If you purchased your...
  • Page 63 Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling The heating and cooling system draws air through the exterior vents at the bottom of the wind- shield. Keep these vents clear of leaves and other debris. Comfort and Convenience Features...
  • Page 64 Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling What Each Control Does MODE BUTTONS RECIRCULATION Fan Control Dial BUTTON Turning this dial clockwise increases the fan speed, which increases air flow. Temperature Control Lever Sliding this lever to the right increases the temperature of air flowing from the system.
  • Page 65 Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling How to Use the System The engine must be running for the Ventilation This section covers the best way to heater and air conditioning to pro- Your car has a flow-through use the system for ventilation, vide hot and cold air.
  • Page 66 Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling To Cool with A/C (Optional) MODE BUTTONS To operate the air conditioning system, press the air conditioning switch. Set the fan to the desired speed. You can also use the mode button to direct air out of the dash and heater vents.
  • Page 67 Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling To Dehumidify and Defog with A/C MODE BUTTONS Air conditioning removes moisture from the air as it operates. You can use it to defog the windows quickly in cool or damp weather. Used in combination with the heater, it also makes the interior warm and dry.
  • Page 68 Main Menu Table of Contents Heating and Cooling To Heat To Defrost To Turn Everything Off To remove frost or ice from the To shut off the system temporarily, To warm the interior, press windshield and side windows after turn the fan control dial off and and select the Fresh Air the car has been sitting out in cold slide the temperature control levers...
  • Page 69: Before Driving

    Main Menu Before Driving Break-in Period......Before you begin driving your Gasoline..........Honda, you should know what gaso- line to use, and how to check the Oxygenated Fuels...... levels of important fluids. You also Driving in Foreign Countries... need to know how to properly stow Service Station Procedures..
  • Page 70: Break-in Period

    Table of Contents Break-in Period, Gasoline Gasoline Break-in Period Oxygenated Fuels Your Honda operates most effec- Help assure your car's future Some conventional gasolines are tively on unleaded gasoline with a reliability and performance by being blended with alcohol or an pump octane number of 86 or ether compound.
  • Page 71: Driving In Foreign Countries

    Using any type of leaded gasoline ates: service station or switch to another in your Honda will affect perform- brand of gasoline. ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) ance and damage its emission con- You may use gasoline containing trols.
  • Page 72: Service Station Procedures

    03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Filling the Fuel Tank 3. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. You may hear a hissing sound as Handing gasoline improperly pressure inside the tank escapes. Pull can cause it to ignite or ex- plode, causing you to be seri- 4.
  • Page 73: Opening The Hood

    Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Opening the Hood LATCH HOOD RELEASE HANDLE The fuel fill opener handle is 1. Shift to Park or Neutral and set 2. Standing in front of the car, put the parking brake. Pull the hood lockable with the key.
  • Page 74 Main Menu Table of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check SUPPORT ROD DIPSTICK 3. Pull the support rod out of its clip Check the engine oil level every 2. Wipe the dipstick with a clean and insert the end into the hole time you fill the car with gas.
  • Page 75 Adding Coolant on page mark, see page for information information on adding the proper on the proper oil and how to add it. coolant. Refer to Periodic Checks on page for information on check- ing other items in your Honda. Before Driving...
  • Page 76: Fuel Economy

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fuel Economy The condition of your car and your Driving Habits A cold engine uses more fuel than a driving habits are the two most You can improve fuel economy by warm engine. It is not necessary to "warm-up"...
  • Page 77: Accessories

    Main Menu Table of Contents Accessories Your Honda dealer has many acces- Some non-Honda accessories you Electronic communications equip- sories available to personalize your can buy in the "aftermarket" are ment, such as cellular telephones car. Some of these are audio sys- designed for universal applications.
  • Page 78: Loading Cargo

    The maximum load you can carry This final number is the total If you must carry large objects that in your Honda is 185 kg (400 Ibs). It weight of cargo you can load in or prevent you from closing the trunk includes the total weight of all on the car.
  • Page 79: 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 5-speed Manual manual and automatic transmis- Transmission......sions. It also includes important Automatic Transmission..information on your car's braking Starting in Cold Weather system.
  • Page 80: Preparing To Drive

    Main Menu Table of Contents Preparing to Drive You should do the following checks 4. Check the adjustment of the seat 9. Turn the ignition ON (II). Check and adjustments every day before the indicator lights in the instru- (see page 46). you drive your car.
  • Page 81: Starting The Engine

    Main Menu Table of Contents Starting the Engine 5-speed Manual Transmission 5. If the engine does not start Automatic Transmission within 15 seconds, or starts but 1. Apply the parking brake. 1. Apply the parking brake. stalls right away, repeat step 4 with the accelerator pedal 2.
  • Page 82: Starting In Cold Weather At High Altitude

    Main Menu Table of Contents Starting the Engine 5. If the engine does not start Starting in Cold Weather at 3. If the engine fails to start in step within 15 seconds, or starts but High Altitude (Above 2,400 2, push the accelerator pedal to stalls right away, repeat step 4 meters/8,000 feet) the floor and hold it there while...
  • Page 83: 5-speed Manual Transmission

    03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0 Main Menu Table of Contents 5-speed Manual Transmission Come to a full stop before you shift into reverse. You can damage the transmission by trying to shift into Rapid stowing or speeding-up reverse with the car moving. can cause loss of control on Depress the clutch pedal and pause slippery surfaces.
  • Page 84: Recommended Shift Points

    Recommended Shift Points Maximum Speeds Drive in the highest gear that lets The speeds in this table are the Your Honda's transmission has the engine run and accelerate maximums for the given gears. If four forward speeds. It has a "lock- smoothly.
  • Page 85 Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission This display is on the instrument panel. It shows you the position of the shift lever. You must also press the release button to shift into Park. To avoid SHIFT LEVER Park (P) — This position mechani- transmission damage, come to a The shift lever has seven positions.
  • Page 86 Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Reverse (R) — To shift to Re- Drive (D ) — This position is simi- hills. Use second gear when start- verse from Park, see the explana- lar to D except only the first three ing out on a slippery surface or in tion under Park.
  • Page 87: Maximum Speeds

    Main Menu Table of Contents Automatic Transmission Maximum Speeds (Si) Shift Lock Release The speeds in this table are the This allows you to move the shift maximums for the given position. lever out of Park if the normal If you exceed these speeds, the method of pushing on the brake engine speed will enter into the pedal and pressing the release...
  • Page 88: The Braking System

    The Braking System Check your brakes after driving RELEASE BUTTON through deep water. Apply the Your Honda is equipped with front disc brakes. The brakes on the rear brakes moderately to see if they wheels may be disc or drum, feel normal.
  • Page 89: Brake Wear Indicators

    Main Menu Table of Contents The Braking System Brake Wear Indicators Brake System Design If this happens, you will immediate- The front disc brakes on all cars The hydraulic system that operates ly notice that the brake pedal goes down much farther and you need to have audible brake wear indicators.
  • Page 90: Driving In Bad Weather

    Main Menu Table of Contents Driving in Bad Weather Driving Technique — Always Visibility — Being able to see drive slower than you would in dry clearly in all directions and being weather. It takes your car longer to visible to other drivers are impor- react, even in conditions that may tant in all weather conditions.
  • Page 91: Towing A Trailer

    Main Menu Table of Contents Driving in Bad Weather, Towing a Trailer Traction — Check your tires Towing a Trailer frequently for wear and proper Your car is not designed to tow a pressure. Both are important in trailer. Attempting to do so can preventing "hydroplaning"...
  • Page 92 Traction......... Automatic Transmission..the Service Manual. See page 5-speed Manual Temperature......for information on how to Transmission......111 Winter Driving......obtain a copy, or see your Honda Brake and Clutch Fluid....Snow Tires......... dealer. Brake System......Tire Chains........ Clutch System......Lights..........
  • Page 93: Maintenance

    The Required Maintenance We recommend the use of Genuine distance of several kilometers Schedule specifies how often you Honda parts and fluids or their should have your car serviced, and (miles). equivalent whenever you have what thing's need attention. It is maintenance done.
  • Page 94: Maintenance Schedule

    Main Menu Table of Contents Maintenance Schedule R — Replace I —Inspect After inspection, clean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary. Page Service for Severe Driving Conditions Severe Driving Conditions — Replace the air cleaner element every 24,000 km (15,000 miles) or 12 months under Items marked need service more often if you condition B or E.
  • Page 95 Main Menu Table of Contents R — Replace I — Inspect After inspection, dean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary. : Check oil and coolant level at each fuel stop. 3 : This service is recommended only. : Under severe driving conditions, service these items more often. 4 : For Si model 1 : For cars sold in California, this service is recommended only: other 5 : For S model...
  • Page 96: Required Maintenance Record

    Main Menu Table of Contents Required Maintenance Record Have your servicing dealer record all Required Maintenance below. Keep receipts for all work done on your car. Maintenance...
  • Page 97 Main Menu Table of Contents Non-Scheduled Maintenance Record Record additional maintenance for severe driving conditions or non-scheduled maintenance on this page (see page Maintenance...
  • Page 98: Periodic Checks

    Main Menu Table of Contents Periodic Checks You should check the following Engine oil level — Check every Tires — Check the tire pressure items at the specified intervals. If time you fill the fuel tank. See monthly. Examine the tread for you are unsure of how to perform page 74.
  • Page 99: Fluid Locations

    Main Menu Table of Contents Fluid Locations BRAKE FLUID (Gray cap) (5-M/T only) CLUTCH FLUID (Gray cap) ENGINE OIL FILL CAP AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) COOLANT WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR (Blue cap) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange loop) Maintenance...
  • Page 100: Engine Oil

    Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Oil Checking Engine Oil Adding ENGINE OIL FILL CAP UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK Check the engine oil a couple of 3. Pull it out again and look at the To add oil, unscrew and remove the minutes after shutting off the oil level at the end of the dipstick.
  • Page 101 A fuel-efficient oil is recommended Oil is a major contributor to your the oil's SAE viscosity or weight. for your Honda. This is shown on engine's performance and longevity. Select the oil for your car accord- the API Service label by the words...
  • Page 102 Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Oil Oil and Filter Changes Always change the oil and filter Repeated, prolonged exposure according to the time and kilomet- to used motor oil may cause rage (mileage) recommendations in the maintenance schedule. The oil skin cancer.
  • Page 103 (available from your and oil filter for leaks. See page for a description of Honda dealer) is required to severe driving conditions. remove the filter. 9. Turn off the engine, let it sit for several minutes, then check the 4.
  • Page 104: Cooling System

    Main Menu Table of Contents Cooling System 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930  Adding Engine Coolant Checking the Engine Coolant Always use Genuine Honda Anti- freeze/Coolant. The cooling system If the reserve tank is completely Level contains many aluminum compo- empty, you should also check the...
  • Page 105 Main Menu Table of Contents Cooling System Do not add any rust inhibitors or RADIATOR CAP other additives to your car's cooling system. They may not be compatible with the coolant or engine components. Replacing Engine Coolant The cooling system should be completely drained and refilled with new coolant according to the time and kilometrage (mileage)
  • Page 106 Main Menu Table of Contents Cooling System RESERVE TANK RESERVE TANK CAP DRAIN PLUG DRAIN BOLT HOLDER 3. Loosen the drain plug on the 4. Remove the reserve tank from 1. Slide the heater temperature bottom of the radiator. The its holder by pulling it straight up.
  • Page 107 Main Menu Table of Contents Cooling System BLEEDER BOLT FILLER NECK Fill up to here RESERVE TANK 6. M i x the recommended antifreeze 7. Pour coolant into the radiator up radiator cooling fan comes on at with an equal amount of purified to the base of the filler neck.
  • Page 108 Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Washers Check the level in the windshield Antifreeze can damage your car's RESERVOIR washer reservoir at least monthly paint, while a vinegar/water during normal usage. In bad solution can damage the windshield weather, when you use the washers washer pump.
  • Page 109 Automatic Transmission 5. If the level is below the lower mark, add fluid into the tube to DIPSTICK bring it to the upper mark. Use Honda Premium Formula Automatic Transmission Fluid or ® an equivalent DEXRON Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) only.
  • Page 110 Main Menu Table of Contents Transmission Oil 5-speed Manual Transmission Only use an SF or SG grade motor oil with a weight of 10W-30 or 10W-40. FILLER BOLT The transmission should be drained and refilled with new oil every 24 months or 48,000 km (30,000 miles), whichever comes first.
  • Page 111 If you add brake fluid to bring it up to the M A X mark, use Genuine Check the fluid level in the reser- Honda Brake Fluid or an equiva- voirs monthly. There are two reser- lent from a sealed container that is voirs: marked DOT3 or DOT4 only.
  • Page 112 Using automatic transmission fluid or another brand of power steering UPPER LEVEL fluid will damage the system. Use only genuine Honda power steering fluid. A low power steering fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check the fluid level frequently...
  • Page 113: Air Cleaner

    Main Menu Table of Contents Air Cleaner The air cleaner element should be replaced every 2 years or 48,000 km (30,000 miles), whichever comes first. Under severe driving condi- tions, it should be replaced every 12 months or 24,000 km (15,000 miles), whichever comes first.
  • Page 114 Main Menu Table of Contents Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs Fuel Filter Spark Plugs Replacement The fuel filter should be replaced The original spark plugs in your SPARK PLUG CAP car need to be replaced every 2 every 4 years or 96,000 km (60,000 years or 48,000 km (30,000 miles), miles), whichever comes first.
  • Page 115 Main Menu Table of Contents Spark Plugs NOTICE Tighten the spark plugs carefully. A spark plug that is too loose can overheat and damage the engine. Overtightening can cause damage to the threads in the cylinder head. 7. Install the spark plug cap. 8.
  • Page 116 A Few 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930  Main Menu Table of Contents 03/07/26 19:00:40 31SDP610 000 Spark Plugs, Battery Your saf Main Menu is very im A Few Words About Safety vehicle s 03/07/ Battery Specifications: 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930  03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  responsi Check the condition of your car's battery monthly. You should check The battery contains sulfuric To help y for proper electrolyte level and...
  • Page 117 Main Menu Table of Contents Battery Emergency Procedures Check the battery terminals for TEST INDICATOR WINDOW corrosion (a white or yellowish Eyes — Flush with water from a powder). To remove it, cover the cup or other container for at least terminals with a solution of baking soda and water.
  • Page 118 Main Menu Table of Contents Battery If the terminals are severely cor- NOTICE roded, clean them with baking soda and water. Then use a wrench to Charging the battery with the loosen and remove the cables from cables connected can seriously the terminals.
  • Page 119: Windshield Wipers

    Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Wipers Check the condition of the wind- WIPER ARMS shield wiper blades at least every six months. Look for signs of crack- ing in the rubber, or areas that are getting hard. Replace the blades if you find these signs, or they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used.
  • Page 120 Main Menu Table of Contents Windshield Wipers 5. Slide the new wiper blade into BLADE the holder until the tabs lock. BLADE 6. Slide the blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. 7. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield.
  • Page 121 Main Menu Table of Contents Air Conditioning (Optional) light spray from a hose or a soft Your car's air conditioning is a If the air conditioning does not get sealed system. Any major mainte- brush to remove them. as cold as before, it is probably nance, such as recharging, should because some of the refrigerant has be done by a qualified technician.
  • Page 122 Main Menu Table of Contents Engine Belts, Tires If you see signs of wear or loose- Tires Engine Belts ness, have your dealer adjust or Check the inflation and condition ALTERNATOR BELT replace the belts. Your dealer will of your car's tires at least once a check these belts as part of the month.
  • Page 123 Main Menu Table of Contents Tires The correct cold tire pressures are: Keeping the tires properly inflated provides you with the best combi- nation of riding comfort, handling Front/Rear: and tread life. Underinflated tires 220 kPa (2.2 kg/cm , 32 psi) wear unevenly, reduce your car's (Si) handling, and are more likely to fail...
  • Page 124 Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Maintenance wheels. Use only genuine Honda INDICATOR In addition to proper inflation, wheel weights for balancing. LOCATION correct wheel alignment helps to MARKS decrease tire wear. You should get Tire Rotation your car's wheel alignment check-...
  • Page 125 Wheels and Tires Treadwear The tires that came with your The treadwear grade is a compara- Honda were selected to match the Wheel Size: tive rating based on the wear rate performance capabilities of the car of the tire when tested under con-...
  • Page 126 Main Menu Table of Contents Tires Temperature Traction Warning: The temperature grade The traction grades, from highest The temperature grades are A (the for this tire is established for a tire to lowest, are A, B, and C, and they highest), B, and C, representing the that is properly inflated and not represent the tire's ability to stop...
  • Page 127 Tires that are marked " M + S " or If you mount snow tires on your "All Season" on the sidewall have Honda, make sure they are radial mount them as tightly as you can. an all-weather tread design. They tires of the same size and load Drive slowly with chains installed.
  • Page 128 Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Check the operation of your car's Replacing a Headlight Bulb BULB CONNECTOR exterior lights at least once a Your car has halogen headlight month. A burned out bulb can bulbs, one on each side. When create an unsafe condition by replacing a bulb, handle it by its reducing your car's visibility and...
  • Page 129 Main Menu Table of Contents Lights 3. Remove the rubber weather seal Replacing an Auxiliary Light 3. Remove the burned-out bulb Bulb by pulling on the tab. from its socket. To remove the bulb, push it in slightly and turn it counterclockwise.
  • Page 130 Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing the Front Side 4. Remove the bulb by pushing it in Marker/Turn Signal and slightly and turning it counter- Parking Light Bulb clockwise. 5. Install the new bulb in the socket. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
  • Page 131 Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing Rear Bulbs 4. Install the new bulb in the socket. Insert the socket back in the taillight assembly and turn it clockwise to lock it in place. 5. Test the new bulb. Reinstall the cover over the taillight assembly.
  • Page 132 Main Menu Table of Contents Lights Replacing a Rear License 4. Pull the bulb straight out of the Replacing Interior and Trunk Bulb socket. Light Bulbs INTERIOR LIGHT 5. Install the new bulb. Test it to make sure it works. 6.
  • Page 133 Main Menu Table of Contents Lights TRUNK LIGHT 2. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out of its metal tabs. 3. Push the new bulb into the metal tabs. Snap the lens back in place. Maintenance...
  • Page 134: Storing Your Car

    Block the rear wheels. If you store your car for 12 months extended period (more than 1 or longer, have your Honda dealer month), there are several things perform the inspections called for If the car is to be stored for a...
  • Page 135 Main Menu Appearance Care Regular cleaning and polishing of your Honda helps to keep it "new" looking. This section gives you hints on how to clean and preserve your car's appearance: the paint, brightwork, wheels and interior. Also included are several things you can do to help prevent corro- sion.
  • Page 136: Exterior Care

    Main Menu Table of Contents Exterior Care Rinse the car thoroughly with Washing • When you have washed and cool water to remove loose dirt. rinsed the whole exterior, dry it Frequent washing helps preserve with a chamois or soft towel. your car's beauty.
  • Page 137: Appearance Care

    You should use a polish on get the correct color. your Honda if the finish does not have its original shine after using a You should use a quality liquid or wax.
  • Page 138 Examine the chip or scratch closely Aluminum Wheels before repairing it. If it does not go Clean your Honda's aluminum alloy down to bare metal, clean it with wheels as you do the rest of the soap and water and apply the exterior.
  • Page 139: Interior Care

    Main Menu Table of Contents Interior Care Carpeting Fabric Vinyl Vacuum the carpeting frequently Vacuum dirt and dust out of the Remove dirt and dust with a to remove dirt. Ground-in dirt will material frequently. For general vacuum cleaner. Wipe the vinyl make the carpet wear out faster.
  • Page 140 The rear window defogger wires are bonded to the inside of the glass. Many corrosion-preventive mea- Wiping vigorously up-and-down sures are built into your Honda. can dislodge and break the defog- You can help keep your car from ger wires. When cleaning the rear...
  • Page 141 Body repairs affect your car's the insurance company, tell them resistance to corrosion. If your car you want genuine Honda parts and body. needs repairs after a collision, pay used in the repair. Although most...
  • Page 142 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 cars. It gives If Your Engine Won't Start..you information about how to Nothing Happens...... safely evaluate the problem and The Starter Operates what to do to correct it.
  • Page 143: Compact Spare Tire

    Main Menu Table of Contents Compact Spare Tire Follow these precautions whenever Your car has a compact spare tire INDICATOR that takes up less space. Use this you are using the compact spare LOCATION spare tire as a temporary replace- tire: MARK ment only.
  • Page 144 Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire If you have a flat tire while driving, TOOL KIT JACK stop in a safe place to change it. Stopping in traffic or on the shoul- der of a busy road is dangerous. Drive slowly along the shoulder /07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021 ...
  • Page 145: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire SCREWDRIVER JACK CENTER CAP 6. Turn the jack's end bracket 7. On the Si model 8. Loosen the four wheel nuts 1/2 counterclockwise to loosen it, Remove the center cap from the turn with the wheel wrench.
  • Page 146: Changing A Flat Tire

    Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire WHEEL NUTS JACKING WHEEL POINT WHEEL COVER WRENCH EXTENSION 10.Use the extension and wheel 9. Locate the jacking point nearest 11.Remove the wheel nuts and the tire you need to change. It is wrench as shown to raise the car wheel cover.
  • Page 147 Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire BRAKE HUB 13.Before mounting the spare tire, 12.Remove the flat tire. Tempo- 14.Put on the spare tire. Put the wipe any dirt off the mounting rarily place the flat tire on the wheel nuts back on finger-tight, ground with the outside surface surface of the wheel and hub...
  • Page 148 Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire WING BOLT SPACER CONE 15.Lower the car to the ground and 16.Tighten the wheel nuts securely 17.Place the flat tire face down in in the same crisscross pattern. the spare tire well. remove the jack.
  • Page 149 Main Menu Table of Contents Changing a Flat Tire 20.Store the jack in its holder with the end bracket facing to the rear. Turn the jack's end bracket to lock it in place. Replace the cover. Store the tool kit. 21.Store the wheel cover or center cap in the trunk.
  • Page 150: If Your Engine Won't Start

    Main Menu Table of Contents If Your Engine Won't Start Diagnosing why your engine won't Nothing Happens or the Turn the ignition switch to start falls into two areas, depending Starter Motor Operates Very START (III). If the headlights do on what you hear when you turn Slowly not dim, check the condition of...
  • Page 151 A/C, stereo system, lights, etc. If you find nothing wrong, you will need a qualified technician to find You cannot start a Honda with an Put the transmission in Neutral the problem. See Towing on page automatic transmision by pushing or Park and set the parking 164.
  • Page 152 (+) as shown. Do not connect this to-metal contact. terminal on your Honda's battery. jumper cable to any other part of the engine. 7. Once your car is running, disconnect the negative cable 5.
  • Page 153 Main Menu Table of Contents If Your Engine Overheats Your car can overheat for several The pointer of your car's tempera- 1. Safely pull to the side of the road. reasons, such as lack of coolant or a ture gauge should stay in the mid- Put the transmission in neutral mechanical problem.
  • Page 154 Main Menu Table of Contents If Your Engine Overheats 4. If the temperature gauge stays at Let the engine cool down until 10.Start the engine and set the 03/07/10 16:11:09 31S5A930 0021  the pointer reaches the middle of temperature control lever to the red mark, turn off the engine. the temperature gauge, or lower, maximum.
  • Page 155 Main Menu Table of Contents Low Oil Pressure 1. Safely pull off the road and shut 4. Start the engine and watch the off the engine. oil pressure light. If the light does not go out within ten 2. Let the car sit for a minute. Open seconds, turn off the engine.
  • Page 156 Main Menu Table of Contents Charging System Indication Immediately turn off all electrical By eliminating as much of the accessories: radio, heater, A/C, rear electrical load as possible, you can defogger, cruise control, etc. Try drive several miles before the not to use other electrically- battery is too discharged to keep operated controls such as the...
  • Page 157 Main Menu Table of Contents Malfunction Indicator Lamp/Check Engine Light If this indicator light comes on, NOTICE safely pull off the road and turn off the engine. Restart the engine and If you keep driving with the watch the indicator light. If it stays malfunction indicator lamp/check on, have your car checked by the engine light on, you can damage...
  • Page 158 Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses All the electrical circuits in your UNDER- INTERIOR car have fuses to protect them HOOD from a short circuit or overload. These fuses are located in two fuse boxes. The underhood fuse box is located The interior fuse box is underneath in the engine compartment next to the dashboard on the driver's side.
  • Page 159 Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses Checking and Replacing FUSE PULLER Fuses If something electrical in your car stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse. Determine from the chart on the fuse box cover or inside the fuse box which fuse or fuses control that component.
  • Page 160 Main Menu Table of Contents Fuses If you replace the burned out fuse 6. If the replacement fuse of the with a spare fuse that has a lower same rating burns out in a short BLOWN rating, it might blow out again. time, there is probably a serious This does not indicate anything electrical problem in your car.
  • Page 161 Emergency Towing There are three popular methods of If your Honda cannot be trans- It is best to tow the car no far- towing a car: ther than 80 km (50 miles), and ported by flat-bed, it should be keep the speed below 35 mph (55 Flat-bed Equipment —...
  • Page 162 Main Menu Technical Information The diagrams in this section give Identification Numbers....you the dimensions and capacities Specifications........ of your Honda, and the locations of Supplemental Restraint the identification numbers. The System........explanations of several electronic Emission Controls......and mechanical systems on your The Clean Air Act....
  • Page 163: Identification Numbers

    VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your Honda dealer uses to register your car for warranty purposes. It is also necessary for licensing and insur- ing your car. The easiest place to find the VIN is on a plate fastened to the top of the dashboard.
  • Page 164 Main Menu Table of Contents Identification Numbers The Engine Number is stamped TRANSMISSION NUMBER into the engine block. The Transmission Number is on a label on top of the transmission. ENGINE NUMBER Technical Information...
  • Page 165: Technical Information

    Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications page 117. 1 : Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the engine. Reserve tank capacity: 1 : S 0.4 (0.11 US g a l , 0.09 Imp gal) 2 : Si 2 : S 3 : Si 4 : Excluding the oil remaining in the engine.
  • Page 166 Main Menu Table of Contents Specifications 1 : S 2 : Si Technical Information...
  • Page 167 Take the car to your Honda than a 25 mile per hour crash into a does not block the driver's vision. dealer to diagnose and repair the Smoke from the burned propellant parked vehicle of similar size.
  • Page 168: Emission Controls

    "smog." Carbon monoxide does not contri- * In Canada, Honda vehicles Evaporative Emission bute to smog creation, but it is a comply with the Canadian Motor Control System poisonous gas.
  • Page 169 HC, CO and NOx sions remain low, you should use control the engine's combustion produced. only new genuine Honda replace- and minimize the amount of HC, ment parts or their equivalent for CO, and NOx that comes out the Three Way Catalytic Converter tailpipe.
  • Page 170 HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER The three way catalytic converter...
  • Page 171 Main Menu Warranty and Customer Relations Warranty Coverages....Customer Relations Information....... U.S. Zone Office Map....Canada Zone Office Map.... Authorized Manuals....Warranty and Customer Relations...
  • Page 172 U.S. Cars Replacement Battery Limited seat belt that fails to function Warranty — provides coverage for Your new Honda is covered by properly is covered for the useful these warranties: up to 36 months, with 100% cover- life of the car.
  • Page 173 Main Menu Table of Contents Customer Relations Information Honda dealership personnel are If you are dissatisfied with the When you call or write, please give trained professionals. They should decision made by the dealership's us this information: be able to answer all your questions.
  • Page 174 Main Menu Index Airbag (SRS)........Air Cleaner........Air Conditioning......Battery Accessories Maintenance......Charging System Light..... Installation........Usage........Jump Starting......ACCESSORY (Ignition Key Position)....Maintenance......Air Outlets (Vents)......Adding Air Pressure, Tires...... Specifications......Alcohol and Drugs......Before Driving........ Automatic Transmission Belts, Seat.......... Fluid........
  • Page 175: Warranty And Customer Relations (u.s. And Canada)

    Main Menu Index Bulb Replacement Changing Engine Coolant... CO in the Exhaust......Auxiliary Light......Charging System Light..28, Cold Weather, Starting in..... Back-up Lights......Check Engine Light....29, Compact Spare......Brake Lights......Checking Console Compartment....Front Parking Lights....Automatic Transmission Consumer Information....
  • Page 176 Main Menu Index Evaporative Emission Defrosting the Windows....® Controls........DEXRON II Automatic Economy, Fuel........ Exhaust Fumes....... Transmission Fluid....Emergencies on the Road... Expectant Mothers, Use of Seat Dimensions........Dimming the Headlights....Battery, Jump Starting... Belts by........... Changing a Flat Tire....Exterior, Cleaning the....
  • Page 177 Main Menu Index Flat Tire, Changing a....Gasoline..........Heating and Cooling...... Fluids Filter........... High Altitude, Starting at.... Automatic Transmission..Gauge..........High-Low Beam Switch....Brake........... Octane Requirement....Hood, Opening the......Clutch......... Tank, Filling the......Horn..........Manual Transmission....Gas Station Procedures....Hot Coolant, Warning about..Gauges Power Steering......
  • Page 178 Main Menu Index Interior Cleaning......Loading Cargo........ Malfunction Indicator Interior Lights........ LOCK (Ignition Key Position)..Lamp........29, Locks Introduction........Anti-theft Steering Column..44 Fuel Fill Door......Rear Locking Compartment..Neutral Gear Position....Trunk........... Jacking up the Car....... New Vehicle Break-in....Low Coolant Level....... Jack, Tire........
  • Page 179 Main Menu Index ON (Ignition Key Position)... Rear End Towing......Reserve Tank, Coolant....Opening the Hood......Rear Lights, Bulb Restraint, Child......Opening the Trunk......Replacement......Reverse Gear Position....Rear Locking Compartment..Operation in Foreign Countries... Roof and Trunk Monitor....Rear View Mirror......Outside Mirrors......
  • Page 180 Main Menu Index Seats, Adjusting the....... START (Ignition Key Position).. Supplemental Restraint Serial Number....... Starting the Engine......System........Service Intervals......In Cold Weather at High Three Way Catalytic Service Manual......Altitude........Converter....... Service Station Procedures..With a Dead Battery....Temperature Gauge...... Setting the Clock......
  • Page 181: Authorized Manuals (u.s. Only)

    Main Menu Index Towing Upholstery Cleaning....Wheels A Trailer........Adjusting the Steering....Used Oil, How to Dispose of..Emergency Wrecher....Alignment and Balance... Transmission Compact Spare......Checking Fluid Level, Wrench........Automatic......Vehicle Capacity Load....Windows Checking Fluid Level, Vehicle Dimensions..... Cleaning........
  • Page 182: Gas Station Information

    "Energy Conserving I I " oil 415 kPa (4.15 k g / c m , 60 psi) SAE 5W-30 viscosity Automatic Transmission Fluid: Tire Size (Front and Rear): Honda Premium Formula Automatic Engine Oil Capacity: Transmission Fluid or an equivalent ® P175/70R1382S DEXRON...

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