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Acura RL 2008 Sedan Owner's Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Acura RL 2008 Sedan Owner's Manual PDF

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To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual... This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others...

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2008 RL Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ... i A Few Words About Safety ... iii Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ... 4 Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ... 7 Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard and steering column) ... 59 Features (climate control,audio,steering wheel,security,cruise control,HomeLink,and other convenience items) ... 197 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading) ... 327 Driving (engine and transmission operation) ... 345 Maintenance (minders, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage)... 385 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, dead battery, overheating, fuses) ... 431 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls) ... 461 Warranty and Customer Relations (U... S... and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) ... 477 Authorized Manuals (U... S... only) (how to order) ... 481 Index ... ... I

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Important information about the proper use and care of your vehicles seat belts, an overview of the supplemental restraint system, and valuable information on how to protect children with child restraints...

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POWER REAR SUNSHADE BUTTON (P... 194) REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON

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To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel... If equipped...

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This section gives you important information about how to protect yourself and your passengers... It shows you how to use seat belts... It explains how your airbags work... And it tells you how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle...

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Children age 12 and under should ride properly restrained in a back seat, not the front seat... Infants and small children should be restrained in a child seat... Larger children should use a booster seat and a lap/ shoulder belt until they can use the belt properly without a booster seat

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Some features do not require any action on your part... These include a strong steel framework that forms a safety cage around the passenger compartment; front and rear crush zones; a collapsible steering column; and tensioners that tighten the front seat belts in a crash...

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Help keep you in a good position should the airbags ever deploy... A good position reduces the risk of injury from an inflating airbag and allows you to get the best advantage from the airbag...

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Your vehicle also has side airbags to help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe side impact (see page for more information on how your side airbags work)...

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Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle... A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible...

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Your vehicle has door monitor indicators on the multi-information display to indicate when a specific door or the trunk is not tightly closed... You will see the appropriate indicator and the message for each condition...

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Adjust the drivers seat as far to the rear as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle... Have a front passenger adjust their seat as far to the rear as possible...

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that drivers allow at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the center of the steering wheel and the chest... In addition to adjusting the seat, you can adjust the steering wheel up and down, and in and out (see page )...

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Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupants chest reduces the protective capability of the belt... It also increases the chance of sliding under the belt in a crash and being seriously injured... The farther a seat-back is reclined, the greater the risk of injury... Have passengers with adjustable

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Position the lap part of the belt as low as possible across your hips, then pull up on the shoulder part of the belt so the lap part fits snugly... This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries...

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Sitting improperly can increase the chance of injury during a crash... For example, if an occupant slouches, lies down, turns sideways, sits forward, leans forward or sideways, or puts one or both feet up, the chance of injury during a crash is greatly increased...

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When driving, remember to sit upright and adjust the seat as far back as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle... When riding as a front passenger, adjust the seat as far back as possible...

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Devices intended to improve occupant comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability of the belt and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash...

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This system monitors the front seat belts... If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before your seat belt is fastened, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash... If your seat belt is not fastened before the beeper stops, the indicator will stop flashing but remain on...

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All seat belts have an emergency locking retractor... In normal driving, the retractor lets you move freely in your seat while it keeps some tension on the belt... During a collision or sudden stop, the retractor automatically locks the belt to help restrain your body...

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For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners... When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position...

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If your vehicle gets too close to the vehicle ahead of it in your lane, the drivers e-pretensioner slightly retracts the seat belt to alert the driver of the approaching vehicle... If a collision with the vehicle in front of you is likely, the e-pretensioners on both front seats retract the seat belts with enough force to properly restrain you and your front passenger... After they activate, the e-pretensioners release the retracted seat belts...

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Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear... Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily... If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem (see page

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(6) Drivers Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passengers Seat Weight Sensors (8) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (9) Side Impact Sensors (First)

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Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags... The drivers airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passengers airbag is stored in the dashboard... Both are marked SRS AIRBAG (see page )...

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A sophisticated electronic system that continually monitors and records information about the sensors, the control unit, the airbag activators, the seat belt tensioners, and driver and front passenger seat belt use when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position...

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This can happen if the severity of a collision is at the margin, or threshold, that determines whether or not the airbags will deploy... In such cases, the seat belt will provide sufficient protection, and the supplemental protection offered by the airbag would be minimal...

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After a crash, you may see what looks like smoke... This is actually powder from the airbags surface... Although the powder is not harmful, people with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort... If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so...

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The passengers advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat... Although Acura does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child (up to about 65 lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn the passengers front airbag off...

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If you ever have a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid acceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate either the drivers or the passengers side airbag and activate the seat belt tensioner on the affected side...

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If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page ), have the passenger sit upright... Once the passenger is out of the airbags deployment path, the system will turn the airbag back on, and the indicator will go out...

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In a moderate to severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid acceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag and activate the seat belt tensioner on the drivers or the passengers side of the vehicle...

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When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on briefly and go out (see page )... If it does not come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, you will also see a PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF message on the multi-information display... Have the system checked (see page )...

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If the indicator comes on with no front seat passenger and no objects on the seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors... Look for and remove:

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This could make the drivers seat position sensor or the front passengers weight sensors ineffective... If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Acura Client Services at 800-382-2238...

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If you have children, or ever need to drive with a child in your vehicle, be sure to read this section... It begins with important general guidelines, then presents special information for infants, small children, and larger children...

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Front airbags have been designed to help protect adults in a moderate to severe frontal collision... To do this, the passengers front airbag is quite large, and it can inflate with enough force to cause very serious injuries...

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To remind you of the passengers front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U... S... models) and on the front visors... Please read and follow the instructions on these labels...

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If you are not wearing a seat belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward and crush the child against the dashboard or a seat-back... If you are wearing a seat belt, the child can be torn from your arms and be seriously hurt or killed...

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Children who play in vehicles can accidentally get trapped inside... Teach your children not to play in or around vehicles... Know how to operate the emergency trunk opener and decide if your children should be shown how to use this feature (see page )...

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When properly installed, a rear- facing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat as far back as recommended, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position...

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In any of these situations, we strongly recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passengers seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied... Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat...

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If it is necessary to put a forward- facing child seat in the front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, and be sure the child seat is firmly secured to the vehicle and the child is properly strapped in the seat... Whatever type of seat you choose, to

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All child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt or with the LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system... A child whose seat is not properly secured to the vehicle can be endangered in a crash...

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The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH...

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Route the tether strap over the head restraint, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted...

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After the belt has retracted, tug on it... If the belt is locked, you will not be able to pull it out... If you can pull the belt out, it is not locked, and you will need to repeat these steps...

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Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure enough to stay upright during normal driving maneuvers... If the child seat is not secure, unlatch the belt, allow it to retract fully, then repeat these steps...

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After properly securing the child seat with the lap/shoulder belt (see page ), pivot the head restraint down (see page ) and route the tether strap over the head restraint...

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The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who must sit in front...

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A child may continue using a booster seat until the tops of their ears are even with the top of the vehicles or boosters seat-back... A child of this height should be tall enough to use the lap/shoulder belt without a booster seat...

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If the passengers front airbag inflates in a moderate to severe frontal collision, the airbag can cause serious injuries to a child who is unrestrained, improperly restrained, sitting too close to the airbag, or out of position...

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Devices intended to improve a childs comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can make the belt less effective and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash...

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High levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas, such as a garage... Do not run the engine with the garage door closed... Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage...

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If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U... S... dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement...

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Canadian models U... S... models Canadian models

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This section gives information about the controls and displays that contribute to the daily operation of your vehicle... All the essential controls are within easy reach...

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POWER REAR SUNSHADE BUTTON REAR HEAD RESTRAINT TILT BUTTON

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The U... S... instrument panel is shown... Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text...

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If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before fastening your belt, the beeper sounds and the indicator flashes... If you do not fasten your seat belt before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on...

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This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags... This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passengers side airbag automatic cutoff system, side curtain airbags, automatic seat belt tensioners drivers seat position sensor, the front passengers weight sensors, or, on models with ACC, seat belt e-pretensioners... You will also see a CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM message on the multi- information display (see page )... For more information, see page ...

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This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position... If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS... If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked... With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function... You will also see a CHECK ABS

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If it comes on and stays on at any other time, or it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system... You will also see a CHECK VSA SYSTEM message on the multi- information display (see page )... Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked... Without VSA, your vehicle still has normal driving ability, but will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement... For more information, see page ...

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This indicator is in the fuel gauge... It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon... You will also see a FUEL LOW message on the multi- information display (see page )... When the indicator comes on, there is about 2... 69 U... S... gal (10... 2 ) of fuel remaining in the tank before the needle reaches E... There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the needle does reach E...

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If this indicator begins to flash, there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi-information display... The indicator continues to flash for a while (approximately 1 minute), then stays on... If this happens, have your dealer check the system as soon as possible... For more information, see page

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This indicator normally comes on when you turn the ignition to the ON (II) position and goes off after the engine starts... If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem with the power steering system... You will also see a CHECK POWER STEERING SYSTEM message on the multi-information display (see page )... If this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place, and turn off the engine... Reset the system by restarting the engine, and watch this indicator... If it does not go off or comes back on again while driving, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked... With the indicator on, the ECPS is turned off, which could make the vehicle harder to steer...

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This indicator blinks when there is a problem with the AFS system; you will also see a CHECK ADAPTIVE FRONT LIGHTING SYSTEM message on the multi-information display (see page )... If this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position, and restart the engine... If the indicator does not go off or blinks again, take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked... For more information, see page ...

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This shows the temperature of the engines 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

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The multi-information display in the instrument panel displays various information and messages when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position... Some of the messages help you operate your vehicle more comfortably... Others help to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued trouble-free driving...

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The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven... It measures miles in U... S... models and kilometers in Canadian models... It is illegal under U... S... federal law and Canadian provincial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated...

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The temperature sensor is in the front bumper... The temperature reading can be affected by heat reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic... This can cause an incorrect temperature reading when your vehicle speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h)... When you start your trip, the sensor is not fully acclimatized, therefore it may take several minutes until the proper temperature is displayed...

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With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the upper part of the display changes, as shown in the illustration, each time you press the

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This shows the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the fuel tank... This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles(U... S... ) or kilometers (Canada), so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc...

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When the tire pressure monitor is shown on the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button... The display changes as shown... You can see the pressure of each tire in this monitor... If one or more tires are low, inflate them to the correct pressure... For more information, see page ...

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If you do not perform the indicated maintenance or do not reset the display, the message changes to SERVICE PAST DUE when the engine oil life becomes 0 %...

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When there are several messages to be shown, the system switches the messages every 5 seconds... The message is shown until you push the INFO ( or ) button... To see the message again, press the INFO ( or ) button, 5 seconds after the display disappears...

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and the INFO ( / ) and SEL/ RESET buttons on the right side of the steering wheel, you can customize some vehicle control settings for DRIVER 1 or DRIVER 2... If DRIVER 1 or DRIVER 2 is not displayed, customizing is not possible...

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Changes the outside temperature reading above or below its current reading... Causes trip meter A and the average fuel economy to reset when you refuel... Resets the elapsed time of your current trip...

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Description Changes which doors unlock when you use the remote or grab the drivers doorhandle... Causes some exterior lights to blink twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the drivers door handle... Cause the beeper to sound twice when you unlock the doors by grabbing the drivers door handle... Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors... Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights stay on after you close the drivers door... Changes the light level that causes the headlights to come on... The headlight switch needs to be in the AUTO position... Changes when the doors automatically lock...

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Changes which doors unlock with the first push of the remotes unlock button... The exterior lights flash each time you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button... Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock the drivers door without opening it... Changes the wiper operation among two settings when the wiper switch is in the INT position... Changes all settings to the default...

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If you want to set the default settings, press the INFO ( / ) button to select DEFAULT ALL, then press the SEL/RESET button...

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If DEFAULT ALL is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to the normal message mode... Repeat the procedure to select DEFAULT ALL...

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While CHG SETTING in the CUSTOMIZE ENTRY is shown on the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to ACC SETUP in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP...

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Press the or button... Press the SEL/RESET button...

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shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

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When PRE-RUNNING CAR DETECT BEEP is set to ON, one beep sounds when the ACC detects a vehicle in front of you... You also hear a beep when that vehicle goes out of the range of your vehicles radar sensor...

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If you choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the pre- running car detect beep setup...

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Press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes as shown above... The highlighted unit, mph or km/h, is the current setting... To change the setting, press the INFO ( / ) button until the unit you want is highlighted, then press the SEL/ RESET button...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the ACC display speed unit setup...

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shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

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While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button... You will see the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the language selection setup...

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While the multi-information display is in the METER SETUP of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the adjust outside air temperature display setup...

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While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the trip A and average fuel reset with refuel setup...

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While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the elapsed time reset setup...

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While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select POSITION SETUP by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, and then press the SEL/RESET button...

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When Memory Position Link is set to ON, the drivers seat, the steering wheel, and the outside mirror positions move to the positions stored in memory... To cause the memory to activate, open the drivers door with the remote, or grab the door handle while carrying the remote...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the memory position link setup...

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When AUTO TILT & TELESCOPIC is set to ON, the steering wheel automatically moves fully in and up when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position and release it, or when you remove the built-in key from the ignition switch...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the auto tilt and telescopic setup...

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shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button, until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

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Press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes as shown above... Select DRIVER DOOR ONLY or ALL DOORS by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button to enter your selection...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the door unlock mode setup...

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While the multi-information display is in the KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless access light flash setup...

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While the multi-information display is in the KEYLESS ACCESS SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless access beep setup...

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shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button, until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

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Press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes as shown above... Select how long you want the lights to stay on before they fade out (60, 30, or 15 seconds) by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the interior light dimming time setup...

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The headlights, parking lights, side marker lights, taillights, and license plate lights go off after the selected time when you close the drivers door and take the remote with you... To change how long the lights stay on before they go off, follow these instructions:

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the headlight auto off timer setup...

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MAX The headlights come on when it is bright... HIGH The headlights come on when it is somewhat bright... MID The headlights come on when it is as bright as sunset or sunrise... LOW The headlights come on when it is somewhat dark... MIN The headlights come on when it is dark...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the headlight auto light sensitivity setup...

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shown in the illustration... Press the INFO ( / ) button, until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

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Press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes as shown above... Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the auto door lock setup...

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While DOOR/WINDOW SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the auto door unlock setup...

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While the multi-information display is in the DOOR/WINDOW SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU... Press the INFO ( / ) button until you see above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the door lock mode setup...

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When you press the LOCK button on the remote to lock the doors and the trunk, and then press the button again within 5 seconds, a beeper sounds once and the exterior lights blink once to verify that the doors are locked and the security system is set...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the keyless lock acknowledgment setup...

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When you unlock the doors by pressing the UNLOCK button on the remote or by grabbing the drivers door handle while carrying the remote, but do not open any door the doors relock and the security system sets within 30 seconds... To change the relock time, follow these instructions:

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the security relock timer setup...

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While the multi-information display is in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP screen, select WIPER SETUP by pressing the INFO ( / ) button, then press the SEL/RESET button...

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While the multi-information display is in the WIPER SETUP screen of the CUSTOMIZE GROUP, press the SEL/RESET button... The screen changes to the above display...

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If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE SETUP... If this happens, you need to repeat the wiper action setup...

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On models with navigation system, refer to the navigation system manual... If equipped...

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If you turn it to the shortest delay, the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h)...

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The headlight washers can be operated at any time by pressing the headlight washer button located next to the steering wheel column... The headlights must be turned on to use this button... In addition, the headlight washer operates without pressing the button, at the first time you turn on the windshield washers after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position...

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The windshield wiper arms have two parked positions: winter and summer... In the winter position, the arms sit slightly above the edge of the hood... This reduces the possibility of damage to the wiper arms or windshield wiper motor by a build-up of snow and ice...

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To switch from low beams to high beams, push the left lever forward until you hear a click... The blue high beam indicator will come on (see page )... Pull it back to return to low beams... To flash the high beams, pull the lever back lightly, then release it... The high beams stay on as long as you hold the lever back...

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the light switch to AUTO at any time... The lights will come on automatically when the outside light level becomes low (at dusk, for example)... The lights on indicator comes on as a reminder... The lights and indicator will turn off automatically when the system senses high ambient light...

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The automatic lighting off feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the or position or if the lights are turned on by setting the switch in the AUTO position, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, then open and close the drivers door...

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The adaptive front lighting system (AFS) helps to improve visibility during nighttime driving... The AFS controls the aiming direction and lighting distribution of the low beams according to the amount of turn applied to the steering wheel during cornering or turning... Press the AFS OFF switch to turn the AFS on and off when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position and the headlights are turned on...

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The AFS works with the automatic headlight adjusting system to sense changes in vehicle height due to driving and loading conditions of passengers and luggage, and adjusts the vertical aim of the low beam headlights automatically to compensate for load...

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Push the button between the center vents to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers)... This causes all four outside turn signals and both indicators in the instrument panel to flash... Use the hazard warning lights if you need to park in a dangerous area near heavy traffic, or if your vehicle is disabled...

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The rear window defogger clears fog, frost, and thin ice from the window... Push the defogger button to turn it on and off... Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters on and off... The indicator in the button comes on to show the defogger is on... If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off after 5 to 40 minutes (depending on the ambient temperature)... It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition switch... You

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Release the switch when the steering wheel reaches the desired position... Make sure the steering wheel points towards your chest, not toward your face, and that you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators...

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If your vehicles battery is disconnected or goes dead, or the fuse for the power tilt and telescopic steering wheel is removed, the power tilt and telescopic steering wheel system needs to be reset when you reconnect the battery or install the fuse...

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You should have received a key number tag with your keys... You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced... Use only Acura-approved key blanks...

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When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the immobilizer system indicator should come on for a few seconds, then go out... If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the remote or built-in key... Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, release the ignition switch and push it, or remove the built-in key, and reinsert it... Then turn the switch to the ON (II) position again...

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If you open the drivers door and leave the key in the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder beeper, and a message appears on the multi- information display according to the ignition switch position... When the ignition switch is in the ACC (I) position, a RETURN IGNITION SWITCH TO LOCK (0) POSITION message is shown on the multi- information display... When the ignition switch is in the LOCK (0) position, a REMOVE KEY message is shown on the multi- information display...

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With the drivers door open and the built-in key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled... They are not disabled if the drivers door is closed... Pushing the switch down on the open front passengers door will lock all doors... If you try to lock an open drivers door by pulling the lock tab rearward with the remote inside the vehicle and closing the drivers door, the drivers door will unlock...

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If your vehicles battery goes dead or is disconnected, you can open the trunk from the rear seat by pulling the trunk release handle... Reach the handle through the trunk pass- through...

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The childproof door locks are designed to prevent children seated in the rear from accidentally opening the rear doors... Each rear door has a lock lever near the edge... With the lever in the LOCK position, the door cannot be opened from the inside regardless of the position of the lock tab... To open the door, push the lock tab in, and use the outside door handle...

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The controls for the power adjustable front seats are on the outside edge of each seat bottom... You can adjust the seats with the ignition switch in any position... Make all seat adjustments before you start driving...

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16 To raise it, pull upward... To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down... To adjust the tilt, pivot the front head restraint to the desired position...

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To lower the rear head restraints for better visibility, press the rear head restraint tilt button on the ceiling console with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position...

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The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare... To turn on this feature, press the button on the bottom of the mirror... The AUTO indicator comes on as a reminder... When it is on, the mirror darkens when it senses the headlights of a vehicle behind you, then returns to normal visibility when the lights are gone... Press the button again to turn off this feature...

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Depending on the position of the selector switch, the left or right side mirror will pivot downward slightly when you shift the transmission into reverse... In the left position, the left mirror pivots... In the right position, the right mirror pivots... This gives you a better view of that side of the vehicle while parallel parking... The mirror returns to its original position when you take the transmission out of reverse... To turn this feature off, leave the switch in the center position...

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Press the MEMO button on the drivers door... You will hear a beep... The indicator in the memory buttons (1 and 2) will blink... Immediately press one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) until you hear two beeps... The indicator in the memory button will stay on... The current positions of the drivers seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors are now stored...

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The system will move the seat, steering wheel, and outside mirrors to the memorized positions... The indicator in the selected memory button will flash during movement... When the adjustments are complete, you will hear two beeps, and the indicator will remain on...

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If you select a memorized position without pushing the ignition switch knob or inserting the built-in key in the ignition switch, only the seat and outside mirrors will adjust... To get the system to also adjust the steering wheel, push and turn the ignition switch or insert the built-in key in the ignition switch... You will hear two beeps when it is complete...

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Your vehicle has a keyless access system... When you carry the remote with you, you can lock/unlock the door(s), unlock the trunk, and start the engine without using the built-in key...

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This key is used to lock/unlock the doors, glove box, trunk pass-through cover, and to start the engine (after you remove the ignition switch cover, see page )... You can open the trunk within about

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If a remote is within operating range while you wash your vehicle or when it is raining heavily, the door sensors may respond by unlocking the doors...

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Within 2 seconds of touching the handle to lock the doors or locking the doors with remote, pull the handle to make sure the doors are actually locked... The door unlock sensors do not operate for about 2 seconds after the doors are locked...

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If you open a door, pull its lock tab, and shut it when the remote is inside the vehicle, the drivers door unlock... Make sure you carry the remote with you when you lock the doors...

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Press this button once to lock all doors... Some exterior lights will flash... When you push the LOCK button twice within 5 seconds, you will hear a beep to verify that the doors are locked and the security system is set...

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Press this button once to unlock the drivers door... Press it twice to unlock the other doors... Some exterior lights will flash twice each time you press the button... The ceiling light (if the ceiling light switch is in the DOOR position) will come on when you press the UNLOCK button... If you do not open any doors within 30 seconds, the ceiling light fades out... If you relock the doors with the remote before 30 seconds have elapsed, the ceiling light will go off immediately...

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When you unlock the door with your remote, each remote activates the keyless memory settings related to that remote... The drivers ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is shown on the back of each remote...

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As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

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Outside the vehicle... On the dashboard... On the rear interior panel... In the glove box... In the door pockets... In the trunk, etc...

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When you push the ignition switch, the remote and the vehicle recognize each other... After the recognition, the remote indicator flashes, and a beeper sounds once... After the beep, turn the ignition switch... When the remote is out of the operating range, the ignition switch is locked... If the ignition switch cannot be turned from the LOCK (0) position to the ACCESSORY (I) position after

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Also, if you close the door when the ignition switch is not in the LOCK (0) position and the remote is not inside the vehicle, the keyless access alarm sounds outside the vehicle, a message appears on the multi- information display, and the beeper sounds if the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position...

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When the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position, the multi- information display shows KEYLESS REMOTE NOT DETECTED, and the inside and outside beepers sound... The multi-information display message goes away when you bring the remote back inside the vehicle, and close the door or apply the parking brake...

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The indicator comes on for several seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... Have your vehicle checked by your dealer if:

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The built-in key can be inserted into the remote... As shown above, keep inserting the built-in key until it is locked... To remove the built-in key, pull it out while you press the release button... To avoid damaging the remote and the built-in key, never pull on the built-in key unless you are pressing the release button...

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The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use the heaters... Push the top of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat... After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the bottom of the switch... This will keep the seat warm...

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Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters and an air ventilation system... The passenger seat only has heaters in the seat bottom because of the side airbag system...

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When you press the button once, the system is set to HI... To change to the lower mode, press the button... To turn the air ventilation off, press the button until the indicators go off...

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Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before operating any of the window switches... To open a window, push the switch down and hold it... To close the window, pull the switch up and hold it... Release the switch to stop the window...

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The power windows have a key-off delay... You can still open and close the windows for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch... The key-off delay cancels as soon as you open either front door... You must then turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position for the power windows to operate...

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Press the UNLOCK button a second time, and hold it... All the doors unlock, and all four windows and moonroof start to open... To stop the windows and moonroof, release the button...

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Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before operating the moonroof switch on the ceiling console... To open the moonroof, pull back the moonroof switch... To close the moonroof, push the moonroof switch forward... Release the switch to stop the moonroof...

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To close the moonroof fully, push the moonroof switch forward to the second detent, then release it... The moonroof closes all the way... To stop the moonroof from closing all the way, push the switch briefly...

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The moonroof has a key-off delay... You can still open and close the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch... The key-off delay cancels as soon as you open either front door... You must then turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position for the moonroof to operate...

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To apply the parking brake, push the parking brake pedal down with your foot... To release the parking brake, push on the pedal again... The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released with the engine running (see page )... 63

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Open the glove box by pulling the handle... Close it with a firm push... Lock or unlock the glove box with the built-in key...

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Be careful when you are using the beverage holders... A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers... Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior...

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You can put small items in the tray located in the console compartment lid... To use the tray, pull up on the lever, and lift the armrest pad...

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There are two accessory power sockets... One is located in the front of the center console... To use the power socket, push and release the lid, then push it forward until the socket comes to the proper position to use...

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The interior of each front door has an extendable pocket for maps and other small, lightweight items... For safety, be sure both front door pockets are closed while driving...

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When you shift to reverse, the sunshade goes down automatically... To use it again, shift to another position, and push the button to raise it... If the sunshade stops while moving, check for and clear any obstacles, then push the button again...

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Each rear door has an integrated sunshade... To use a sunshade, hold the tab on the top, insert the sunshade into the holder, and pull the sunshade all the way up... Insert the holes on the sunshade into the hooks on the window frame...

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After pushing the DOOR button, all the lights come on when you open any door, unlock the doors with the remote or built-in key, or turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) or the ACCESSORY (I) position to the LOCK (0) position... The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder...

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... Auxiliary Input Jack ... 238 ... Remote Audio Controls ... 239 ... Radio Theft Protection ... 241

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U... S... models (Technology package model is shown)

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The selector can be pushed left, right, up, down, and in... Use the selector to scroll through lists, to select menus, and to highlight menu items... When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection...

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To set the drivers and passengers temperature separately, press the DUAL button... The indicator in the button will come on... The driver and passenger can each set the temperature to the desired setting...

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When you push this button, air flows from the defroster vents at the base of the windshield, and the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C... When the indicator in the button is on, the passengers temperature cannot be set separately from the drivers...

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When is selected, you can increase or decrease the temperature of airflow from the dashboard vent for the drivers side and the passengers side without changing the temperature of airflow from the floor vent...

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Press the A/C button to view the climate control display... Turn on the A/C by pushing ENTER on the interface selector... You will see A/C ON in the display... Make sure the temperature is set to maximum cool... Push the interface selector down, then select by turning the interface knob... If the outside air is humid, select recirculation mode... If the outside air is dry, select fresh air mode... Push the interface selector down, then set the fan to the desired speed by turning the interface knob...

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Set the fan to the desired speed, or high for faster defrosting... Select ... The system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C... Adjust the temperature so the airflow feels warm... Select to help clear the rear window... To increase airflow to the windshield, close the corner vents...

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You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in fully automatic mode... All other features remain automatically controlled... Making any manual selection causes the word AUTO in the display to go out...

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The climate control system has two sensors... A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column... Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them...

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When you unlock the doors with your remote and turn the audio system on, the drivers ID (Driver 1 or Driver 2) is detected, and the radio preset memory (see page ), the auto select preset memory (see page ), and the volume and sound level settings (see page ) are turned to the respective memorized mode automatically...

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U... S... models (Technology package model is shown) Canadian and Hawaiian models

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The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are shown on the display... To change bands, press the AM/FM button (AM or FM button on Canadian and Hawaiian models)... You can also change bands by pushing the interface selector up... Each time you push it up, the band will change to FM1, FM2, or AM... On the FM bands, STEREO will be shown on the navigation screen and ST on the upper display, if the station is broadcasting in stereo... Stereo reproduction on AM is not available...

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The system will scan for a station with a strong signal... When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds... If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds... When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the scan button again, or push the interface selector to the right again...

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Push the interface selector down to scroll down the screen, highlight A... SEL, then press ENTER on the interface selector... You will see A... SEL on the upper display and AUTO SEL on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds...

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A radio stations signal gets weaker as you get farther away from its transmitter... If you are listening to an AM station, you will notice the sound volume becoming weaker, and the station drifting in and out... If you are listening to an FM station, you will see the stereo indicator flickering off and on as the signal weakens... Eventually, the stereo indicator will go off and the sound will fade completely as you get out of range of the stations signal...

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Radio signals, especially on the FM band, are deflected by large objects such as buildings and hills... Your radio then receives both the direct signal from the stations transmitter, and the deflected signal... This causes the sound to distort or flutter... This is a main cause of poor radio reception in city driving...

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BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADER are each adjustable... You can also adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and subwoofer speakers... In addition, you can set the AudioPilot and Centerpoint features (when playing a CD-DA) to on or off...

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These modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker... Fader adjusts the front-to-back strength, while balance adjusts the side-to-side strength... To adjust fader and balance, select FADER or BALANCE, then press ENTER on the interface selector... The current setting is shown on the screen... Turn the interface knob to the desired level, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER on the interface selector... To equalize the fader or balance, turn the interface knob until the marks on the sound grid come to the center of the adjustment bar...

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To set this feature on or off, select Centerpoint, and press ENTER on the interface selector... Turn the interface knob to ON or OFF, and press ENTER on the interface selector... The ON or OFF indicator is shown on the display...

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U... S... models (Technology package model is shown)

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XM Satellite Radio receives signals from two satellites to produce clear, high-quality digital reception... It offers many channels in several categories... Along with a large selection of different types of music, XM Satellite Radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the audio display...

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The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode... In the category mode, only the channels within that category are scanned... To activate SCAN, press the SCAN button... To scan with the interface dial, scroll down, and push interface selector to the right... You will see SCAN on the screen...

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You can store up to 12 preset channels using the six preset buttons... Each button stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band...

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The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions... To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas... Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator...

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While waiting for activation, make sure your vehicle remains in an open area with good reception... Once your audio system is activated, category or CH will appear in the display, and youll be able to listen to XM Radio broadcasts... XM Radio will continue to send an activation signal to your vehicle for at least 12 hours from the activation request... If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio...

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U... S... models (Technology package model is shown) Canadian and Hawaiian models

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Your vehicles audio system has an in-dash disc changer with the same controls used for the radio... To operate the disc changer, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position...

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Insert a disc into the disc slot when the disc load indicator turns green, and LOAD appears on the upper display at the same time... Insert the disc only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way... You will see the disc number blinking on the upper display, and the disc load indicator turns red again and blinks as the disc is loaded...

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You can load a disc into an empty position while a disc is playing... Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display... Select the empty position (No Disc is shown on the audio control display) by rotating the interface dial... Then press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection... The current disc stops playing and starts the loading sequence... The disc just loaded will play...

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You can also choose a track directly from a track list... Press ENTER on the interface selector, and the track list screen will be shown... If there are no track names, track numbers are displayed... You will see the current track is highlighted... Turn the interface knob to select the desired track, then press ENTER on the interface selector...

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When you press the SCAN button or scroll down and push the interface selector to the left, the next track of the current track plays for about 10 seconds... You will see SCAN next to TRACK on the screen and SCAN on the upper display... To hear the rest of the track, press the SCAN button or

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To play the tracks of the current disc in random order, use the interface selector to scroll down, select TRACK RANDOM, and press ENTER on the interface selector... As a reminder, you will see RANDOM next to TRACK on the screen... To turn this feature off, highlight TRACK RANDOM (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the interface selector again...

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To take the system out of disc mode, press the AM/FM (AM or FM on Canadian, and Hawaiian models), or DISC/AUX, or button to switch to the radio, or satellite radio (U... S... models only), or auxiliary input while a disc is playing... When you return to disc mode by pressing the DISC/AUX button, play will continue at the same point that it left off...

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When playing a CD compressed in MP3/WMA format, the display changes from folder name, to file name, to track tag, to artist tag, to album tag, and then to normal display each time you press the DISP/MODE button... If the disc was not recorded with this information, NO INFO will be shown on the center display...

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To play the tracks of the current folder in random order, use the interface selector to scroll down, select FOLDER RANDOM with the interface knob, and press ENTER on the interface selector... As a reminder, you will see FOLDER RANDOM next to the disc number on the screen... To turn this feature off, highlight FOLDER RANDOM (if not already highlighted), and press ENTER on the selector again...

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To remove the disc that is currently playing, press and release the eject ( ) button... You will see EJECT on the upper display... When you remove the disc from the slot, the system begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position... If you do not load another disc within 10 seconds, the system selects the previous mode [AM, FM1, FM2, or XM Radio (U... S... models except Hawaiian)]...

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Press the disc eject button, and remove the disc(s)... Check for an error indication... For more information, see page 235... Insert the disc(s) again... If the code does not disappear or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer... Press the disc eject button, and remove the disc(s)... Check for an error indication... For more information, see page 235... Insert the disc(s) again... If the code does not disappear or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer... Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal...

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A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges... The small plastic pieces causing this roughness can flake off and fall on the recording surface of the disc, causing skipping or other problems... Remove these pieces by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pencil or pen...

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The in-dash disc player/changer has a sophisticated and delicate mechanism... If you insert a damaged disc as indicated in this section, it may become stuck inside and damage the audio unit...

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Scratches and fingerprints on the discs may cause the sound to skip...

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)... The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories using a standard 1/8- inch miniplug...

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If you are playing a disc, the system skips to the beginning of the next track/file (in MP3/WMA mode) each time you press the top ( ) of the CH button... Press the bottom ( ) to return to the beginning of the current track/file... Press it again to return to the previous track/file...

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If you are listening to XM Satellite Radio, use the CH button to change channels... Each time you press the top ( ) of the button, the system goes to the next preset channel... Press the bottom ( ) to go back to the previous preset channel...

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If your vehicles battery is discon- nected or goes dead, or the radio fuse is removed, the audio system will disable itself... If this happens, you will see in the upper display the next time you turn on the system... Use the preset buttons to enter the code... The code is located on the radio code card included in your owners manual kit... When it is entered correctly, the radio will start playing...

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The compass system in your vehicle contains several convenient features, including a direction and elevation finder, a calendar reminder for important events, a calculator, and a trip computer to help you track your mileage and fuel economy...

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Clean the screen with a soft damp cloth... You may use a mild cleanser intended for use on liquid crystal displays (LCDs)... Harsher chemicals may damage the screen...

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Throughout the compass system section, the icon is used to indicate features that are dependent on the Driver number as displayed on the multi-information display Welcome display...

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If you do not select , and then enter the Set up or Trip computer screens, some items are not available, and will show up as darkened buttons (grayed out)...

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The compass system uses the driver number (as recognized by the multi- information display) to personalize the compass system... For example, if Driver 1 unlocks the vehicle, the Driver 1 personal address book and other navigation settings are automatically loaded when the vehicle is started... There is no way to change from one drivers settings to another while driving...

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You can see the current latitude, longitude, and elevation at any time when you press the COMPASS button or say Display map guide... The date and time is also displayed...

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The voice command help screen displays several topics that help you to understand your vehicles voice control system... To go to the voice command help screen, say or select Voice command help... Then select a topic by saying either the topic name or its line number...

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When you make a selection (such as Navigation general command help), you will see the help commands that can be used with the voice control... To have the system read the list, say Read list, or select by moving the interface selector to the right, and the system will read the list to you...

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Shows the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the tank... This distance is estimated from the average fuel economy over the last several miles, so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc...

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You can scroll through the calendar day by day by turning the interface knob, or select the day by voice... When you push the interface selector up or down, you can also scroll through the calendar week by week... When you say Next month or Previous month, or when you push the interface selector to the right or left, the system displays the next or previous month...

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Say or select , and the system displays a list of icons you can select to help identify the type of message you entered... The message icon you choose will be displayed alongside the specified date on the calendar screen...

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Turn the interface knob until the conversion you want is highlighted (weight, for example), then push the selector in to select it... The screen for that conversion type appears (see illustration in step 4)...

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The first setup screen allows you to change the systems brightness, contrast, black level, volume, and interface dial feedback... To select a setup item, turn the interface knob until it is highlighted, then push the interface selector in to select it...

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You can have separate daytime and nighttime settings for brightness, contrast, and black level... Adjust each setting when the display is in either daytime or nighttime mode... Use the Display mode button (see page ) to select daytime or nighttime mode...

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Changing this setting allows you to control when (and if) the system will read the current selection you choose with the interface dial... This feature can minimize the need to look at the screen while operating the dial... The three settings are explained in the following table... The factory default setting is ...

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Allows you to turn voice control system prompts or ... To select ON or OFF, turn the interface knob to the right or left, then press the interface selector... When , you will not hear the voice control system confirmations or prompts...

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To change the color, select Day or night by turning the interface knob to the right or left... Press the interface selector, then turn the interface knob to select desired color... Press the interface selector to enter your choice...

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To enter the code, turn the interface knob to select the number, then press the interface selector to enter it... Keep doing the same procedure to enter all four correct numbers... If you need to delete the number you entered mistakenly, move the interface selector to the right...

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(see page )... During initialization, the system searches for all available GPS satellites, and obtains their orbital information... During this procedure the vehicle should be out in the open with a clear view of the sky...

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This button has the same function as the CANCEL button on the center console (see page )... When you press it, the display returns to the previous screen... When the previous screen appears, the system replays the last prompt... This button can be used to cancel an audio, climate control, or compass system voice command up to one second after the command confirmation...

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If the system does not understand a command or you wait too long to give a command, it responds with Pardon, Please repeat, or Would you say again... If the system cannot perform a command or the command is not appropriate for the screen you are on, it sounds a beep...

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Make sure the airflow from the A/C vents does not interfere with the system microphone in the ceiling console... Place your hand over the microphone; if you feel any airflow, adjust the vents...

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Climate control off Air conditioner on Air conditioner off Air conditioner Climate control defrost on Climate control defrost off Climate control defrost Rear defrost on Rear defrost off Rear defrost

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Drive vent temperature adjustment Passenger vent temperature adjustment Vent temperature up Vent temperature down Vent temperature max Vent temperature minimum Vent temperature normal

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CD skip forward CD skip back CD play next disc CD play previous disc CD track random CD track repeat CD disc repeat CD track scan CD disk scan CD normal play

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DVD skip forward DVD skip back DVD play next disc DVD play previous disc DVD track random DVD track repeat DVD disc repeat DVD track scan DVD disc scan DVD normal play

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MP3 skip forward MP3 skip back MP3 play next disc MP3 play previous disc MP3 track random MP3 track repeat MP3 disc repeat MP3 track scan MP3 disc scan MP3 normal play

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Brightness up Brightness down Brightness minimum/min... Brightness maximum/max... Contrast up 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

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Say Set up or press the SET UP button on the center console to display the Set up screen... Then move the interface dial to the right...

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To adjust the minute, turn the interface knob to the right to display the adjustment screen for MINUTE...

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The security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft... The horn sounds and a combination of headlights, parking/side marker lights, and taillights flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle or remove the radio... This alarm continues for 2 minutes, then the system resets... To reset an alarming system before the 2 minutes have elapsed, unlock either front door with the remote or the built-in key...

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Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal... It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways... It is not recommended for city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather...

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Cruise control may not hold the set speed when you are going up and down hills... If your speed increases going down a hill, use the brakes to slow down... This will cancel cruise control... On models with adaptive cruise control (ACC), this also causes the cruise control icon on the multi-information display to go off and the cruise mode icon to come on... To resume the set speed, press the RES/ACCEL button... The CRUISE CONTROL icon on the multi- information display will come back on...

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When you push the CANCEL button or tap the brake pedal, the system remembers the previously set speed... To return to that speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h), then press and release the RES/ACCEL button... The CRUISE CONTROL (ACC (green)) indicator comes on... The vehicle accelerates to the same speed as before...

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The radar sensor for ACC is shared with the collision mitigation brake system (CMBS)... For more information on the radar sensor, see page ... For more information on CMBS, see page ...

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In poor visibility... In heavy traffic... When you must slow down and speed up repeatedly... On winding roads... When you enter a toll gate, interchange, service area, parking area, etc... In these areas, there is no vehicle ahead of you, but ACC would still try to accelerate to your set speed... In bad weather (rain, fog, snow, etc... ) On a slippery road (for example a road covered with ice or snow)...

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cruising speed... If the vehicle ahead of you is going slower than your set speed, your vehicle will slow down to the speed of that vehicle... Your vehicle will then follow at a constant distance until the vehicle ahead changes speed again...

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Your vehicle follows the vehicle ahead of it, keeping a constant distance... ACC will not keep your vehicle at a constant distance if the vehicle ahead of you goes out of range of your set speed...

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ACC may react to vehicles beside you or even building beside you by momentarily applying the brakes or sounding a beeper under conditions such as a sudden curve or narrowing of the road, an abrupt movement of the steering wheel, or if you are in an unusual position within your lane...

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If you press the SET/DECEL button when the vehicle speed is below 25 mph (40 km/h), you will hear three beeps... This means ACC is not activated, and you cannot set your speed...

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If you cancel ACC by pressing the CANCEL button or by tapping the brake pedal, the previously set cruising speed is shown on the multi- information display... To store this speed as your new cruising speed, press and release the RES/ACCEL button...

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Press the accelerator pedal to increase to the speed you want, then press the SET/DECEL button... The set speed will be shown on the multi- information display... If you do not press the SET/DECEL button, your vehicle will return to the previously set speed...

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Tap the brake pedal... When the vehicle slows down to the speed you want, press the SET/DECEL button... The set speed will be shown on the multi-information display... If you use the brake pedal to decrease speed, and then press the RES/ACCEL button, your vehicle will return to the previously set speed...

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When that vehicle changes lanes or goes out of ACC range, a beeper sounds once... If there is no vehicle ahead of you within ACC range, a dotted-line vehicle icon will be on the multi-information display... To set the ACC beeper on or off, see page ... 90

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When you push the CANCEL button or tap the brake pedal to cancel ACC, the set cruising speed stays in memory... When you turn on ACC again, the speed is shown on the multi-information display... To return to that speed, accelerate to over 25 mph (40 km/h), then press the RES/ ACCEL button...

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This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ACC system... If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked...

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The multi-information display shows various messages related to ACC... For a description of each ACC message you may see, refer to the chart on this and the following page...

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ACC has automatically cancelled because its radar sensor in the front grill is dirty...

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When you press the button, you will see CRUISE MODE SELECTED on the multi-information display for 2 seconds... To switch back to ACC, press and hold the distance button again for 1 second...

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Units manufactured between April 1, 1982 and January 1, 1993 may be equipped with safety stop and reverse features... If your unit does not have an external entrapment protection system, an easy test to confirm the function and performance of the safety stop and reverse feature is to lay a 2 4 under the closing door... The door should stop and reverse upon contacting the piece of wood... As an additional safety feature, garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required to have external entrapment protection systems, such as an electronic eye, which detect an object obstructing the door...

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If the red indicator in HomeLink begins to flash slowly at first, then rapidly, release both buttons, and go to step 4... If the red indicator in HomeLink continues to flash slowly (does not flash rapidly), your remote transmitter may stop transmitting after a short time... Go to step 3...

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For security purposes, newer garage door opening systems use a rolling or variable code... Information from the remote control and the garage door opener is needed before HomeLink can operate the garage door opener...

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As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

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AcuraLink enhances your ownership experience by providing a direct communication link between your vehicle and the Acura Server... Working through the XM radio satellite, AcuraLink works in conjunction with the navigation system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL), and audio system in your vehicle... It displays and receives several kinds of messages, including:

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Press ENTER on the interface selector, then select New Message from the navigation system map menu... If there is more than one message, stored in the system, you will see a list of message titles...

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When you open a message, you can read a summary of it, and then choose one of several options... If an option is not available for a message, that button will not be highlighted...

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Select this button to get more information about the current diagnostic message... To use this option, your cell phone must be paired to the HFL... In addition, the paired phone must have a compatible data service and be set up with the AcuraLink system to make a data connection... Access the acura... com/ handsfreelink website to find out which data services are currently compatible with AcuraLink...

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Select this button to delete all stored messages within a category, except for diagnostic info and recall campaign messages... These messages can only be deleted by a certified technician after the recall is done or the problem is corrected, or through a broadcast message from Acura...

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The default setting is prompt... When a diagnostic info message appears, and you select the Check Now button, the system will prompt you before connecting to the Acura server... If you do not wish to connect at that time, select No at the prompt, and you will see the information from the onboard database... The Auto setting will remove the prompt when you select the Check Now button and will automatically connect to the Acura server... This setting only applies when you have a Bluetooth enabled phone that is paired with the HFL and you have completed the Phone-Data Connection setup...

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These messages provide detailed information about the service needed for your vehicle... When a maintenance message appears on the multi-information display, a list of needed maintenance items is provided through in an AcuraLink message... These messages tell you the exact maintenance needed, helping you to avoid unnecessary maintenance costs...

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If your vehicle is affected by a recall or other important safety information, a letter will be mailed to you about the issue and how to fix it... If you dont get your vehicle fixed, you will also receive a reminder message through AcuraLink... You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer...

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When you select the More Info option, if the HFL is connected to a cellular data service, AcuraLink gathers more information about the problem, and sends it to Acura... There, the information is analyzed and returned to the vehicle with the most accurate repair information...

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Your vehicle is equipped with the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL)... HFL uses Bluetooth technology as a wireless link between it and your Bluetooth compatible cellphone... When you are in your vehicle and your phone is linked to the HFL, youll enjoy hands-free phone use... The HFL is available in both English and French (Canadian models only)... To change the language, see page

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When the HFL is in use, the sound comes through the vehicles front audio system speakers... If the audio system is in use while operating either of the HFL buttons or making a call, the HFL over-rides the audio system... To change the volume level, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls...

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When you are operating the HFL, or when you manually select HFL on the multi-information display, you will see this information on the screen:

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If the HFL does not recognize a command, its response is, Pardon... If it doesnt recognize the command a second time, its response is, Please repeat... If it doesnt recognize the command a third time, it plays the Help prompt...

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When you finish a command sequence, the HFL goes back to its main menu... For example, when you store the name, Eric, the HFL response is, Eric has been stored... The next time you press the Talk button, you will be at the main menu...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Ring tone or Prompt... The HFL system response is A ring tone will be used... or An incoming call prompt will be used... If you choose Ring tone, you will hear a ring tone through the audio speakers to announce an incoming call... If you choose Prompt, you will hear this message to announce an incoming call: You have an incoming call...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Yes... The HFL response is Security is on... Each time the vehicle is turned on, the passcode will be required to use the system... The system setup is complete... Returning to the main menu...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Pair... The HFL response is The pairing process requires operation of your mobile phone... For safety, only perform this function while the vehicle is stopped... State a four- digit code for pairing... Note this code... It will be requested by the phone...

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Once the pairing process is completed, AcuraLink may display a connection confirmation screen... This screen is used to create a data connection between your cell phone and the AcuraLink system... You can choose to set up the data connection now, or do it later... If you want to do it now, exit the HFL menu by pressing the HFL Back button one or more times...

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To rename a paired phone, do this: To delete a paired phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Phone setup... The HFL response is Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Next phone... The HFL response is Searching for the next phone... The HFL then disconnects the linked phone and searches for another paired phone... If no other phones are found, the first phone remains linked...

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To redial the last number called by the phone, press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Redial... The HFL response is, Redialing... Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers... To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls...

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If your phone has Call Waiting, and you receive a call when you are on the phone, press and release the Talk button to answer it... When you do this, the original call is placed on hold... To return to the original call, press the Talk button again... If you dont want to answer the new call, disregard it, and continue with your original call... If you want to hang up the original call and answer the new call, press the Back button...

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The HFL phonebook can store up to 50 names with their associated numbers... These can be any types of numbers... For example, you can store a phone number and use it to make a call, or you can store an account number and use it during a call to a menu-driven phone system...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say the name you would like to edit... For example, say Eric... The HFL response is What is the new number for Eric?

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Yes... The HFL response is Preparing to clear all paired phones, all phonebook entries, and the passcode... This may take up to 2 minutes to complete... Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say OK to proceed, or say Go back or Cancel...

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Pauls phone ? Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Tlphone de Paul... The HFL response is, Quel est le nom Franais pour Pats phone ? Press and release the Talk button... Say Tlphone de Pat... After all paired phones missing a French name tag are re- recorded, the HFL will prompt, Retour au menu principal...

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Tlphone de Paul ? Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Pauls phone... The HFL response is What is the English name for Tlphone de Pat ? Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Pats phone... After all paired phones missing an English name tag are re-recorded, the HFL will say Returning to the main menu...

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For the best picture, always keep the rearview camera clean, and do not cover the camera lens... To avoid scratching the lens when you clean it, use a moist, soft cloth...

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Before you begin driving your vehicle, you should know what gasoline to use and how to check the levels of important fluids... You also need to know how to properly store luggage or packages... The information in this section will help you... If you plan to add any accessories to your vehicle, please read the information in this section first...

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In addition, in order to maintain good performance, fuel economy, and emissions control, we strongly recommend, in areas where it is available, the use of gasoline that does NOT contain manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT... Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely affect performance, and cause the malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on... If this happens, contact your authorized dealer for service...

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Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE... Your vehicle is designed to operate on oxygenated gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol by volume and up to 15% MTBE by volume... Do not use gasoline containing methanol...

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Screw the fuel fill cap back on until it clicks at least once... If you do not properly tighten the cap, you will see a TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message on the multi- information display (see right column on this page), and the malfunction indicator lamp may also come on (see page )...

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If the system still detects a leak in the vehicles evaporative emissions system, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on... If the fuel fill cap was not already tightened, turn the engine off, and check or retighten the fuel fill cap until it clicks at least once... The MIL should go off after several days of normal driving once the cap is tightened or replaced... If the MIL does not go off, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer... For more information, see page ...

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To close the hood, lower the hood to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then firmly press down on the front edge of the hood... Make sure it is securely latched...

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Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank... Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines... If it is below the MIN line, see

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Fuel economy is not a fixed number... It varies based on driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition... Therefore, it is not possible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments...

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Aggressive driving (hard acceleration and braking) Excessive idling, accelerating and braking in stop-and-go traffic Cold engine operation (engines are more efficient when warmed up) Driving with a heavy load or the air conditioner running Improperly inflated tires

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Direct calculation is the recommended source of information about your actual fuel economy... Using frequency of fill-ups or taking fuel gauge readings are NOT accurate measures of fuel economy... Fuel economy may improve over the first several thousand miles...

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When properly installed, cellular phones, alarms, two-way radios, and low-powered audio systems should not interfere with your vehicles computer controlled systems, such as your airbags, anti-lock brakes, and tire pressure monitoring system...

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Lowering the vehicle with a non- Acura suspension kit that significantly reduces ground clearance can allow the undercarriage to hit speed bumps or other raised objects, which could cause the airbags to deploy...

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However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicles handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe... Before carrying any type of cargo, be sure to read the following pages...

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The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity... For example, if the XXX amount equals 1,400 lbs... and there will be five 150 lb... passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs... (1,400 750 (5 150) = 650 lbs... )

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In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)... Both are on a label on the drivers doorjamb...

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If you carry any items on a roof rack, be sure the total weight of the rack and the items does not exceed the maximum allowable weight... Please contact your dealer for further information...

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There are hooks on the floor and both sides of the trunk... They can be used to install the cargo net for securing items... The side cargo hooks are designed to hold light items (maximum load: 6 lbs or 3 kgs for each hook)... Heavy objects may damage the side hooks...

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This section gives you tips on starting the engine under various conditions, and how to operate the automatic transmission... It also includes important information on parking your vehicle, the braking system, the Super handling-all wheel drive (SH-AWD) system, the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), the collision mitigation brake system (CMBS), and facts you need if you are planning to tow a trailer...

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When you start the engine, check the gauges and indicators in the instrument panel, and the messages on the multi-information display (see pages , and

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Without touching the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position, then release the ignition switch... You do not need to hold the ignition switch in the START (III) position to start the engine... Depending on the outside temperature, the starter motor runs for about 6 to 9

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If there is a problem with the starting system, you will see a CHECK STARTING SYSTEM message on the multi-information display when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position... You will also see this message when the auto control mode of the starting system has a problem...

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These indicators on the instrument panel show which position the shift lever is in... In the Sequential SportShift Mode, the M indicator next to the D indicator comes on, and the illuminated number under the low oil pressure indicator shows you the gear you have selected...

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Use neutral if you need to restart a stalled engine, or if it is necessary to stop briefly with the engine idling... Shift to the Park position if you need to leave your vehicle for any reason... Press on the brake pedal when you are moving the shift lever from neutral to another gear...

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To enter the Sequential SportShift mode, move the shift lever further to the drivers side... To return to D, move the shift lever to the passengers side... In Sequential SportShift mode, each time you push forward on the shift lever, the transmission shifts to a higher gear... Pull back on the lever to downshift... The number of the gear selected is displayed on the instrument panel...

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When you accelerate away from a stop, the transmission starts in first gear... You have to manually upshift between first and fifth gears... Make sure you upshift before the engine speed reaches the tachometers red zone...

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SportShift mode, and the vehicle is stopped, push forward on the shift lever to shift to second gear... You will see 2 in the display... Starting out in second gear will help to reduce wheelspin in deep snow or on a slippery surface...

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If you exceed the maximum speed for the gear you are in, the engine speed will enter into the tachometers red zone... If this occurs, you may feel the engine cut in and out... This is caused by a limiter in the engines computer controls... The engine will run normally when you reduce the rpm below the red zone...

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Put a cloth on the edge of the shift lock release slot cover next to the shift lever... Use a small flat-tipped screwdriver or a metal fingernail file to remove the cover... Carefully pry on the edge of the cover...

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When there is only a slight change in torque distribution while driving, such as cruising on level roads at the same speed, the torque distribution monitor may stop displaying the amount of torque... This is not a system problem... The monitor will show the amount if the system senses any change in torque distribution...

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If the SH-AWD indicator on the instrument panel stays on, and the multi-information display shows an SH-AWD message, there is a problem with the system... Your vehicle still has normal front-wheel drive with vehicle stability assist (VSA), but does not have the advantages of SH-AWD... Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible...

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Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels... A power assist helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal... The brake pedal assist function increases the force you apply to the brake pedal during an emergency stop... When the brake pedal assist is activated, the e- pretensioners (if equipped) tighten front seat belts (see page )... The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when braking very hard (see page )...

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You will feel a pulsation in the brake pedal when the ABS activates, and you may hear some noise... This is normal: it is the ABS rapidly pumping the brakes... On dry pavement, you will need to press on the brake pedal very hard before the ABS activates... However, you may feel the ABS activate immediately if you are trying to stop on snow or ice...

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Test your brakes as instructed on page ... If the brakes feel normal, drive slowly and have your vehicle repaired by your dealer as soon as possible... Avoid sudden hard braking which could cause the rear wheels to lock up and possibly lead to a loss of control...

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The collision mitigation brake system (CMBS) can assist you when there is a possibility of your vehicle hitting the vehicle in front of you... It is designed to reduce the speed of your vehicle before an unavoidable collision occurs and, if possible, to alert you to a potential collision while there is time to prevent it... Here is a brief description of what the CMBS can do:

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The radar sensor is located behind the Acura emblem in the front grille... If the emblem is covered with mud, dirt, dead leaves, wet snow, etc... , or if you put a sticker on it, the CMBS will automatically shut off, and the CMBS indicator on the instrument panel will come on... You will also see a CHECK CMBS RADAR SENSOR message on the multi-information display for about 5 seconds...

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When the CMBS is on, the radar sensor constantly scans f or vehicles ahead of you... This means that driving on a road with a f ew or no vehicles could cause a CHECK CMBS RADAR SENSOR message to appear on the multi- inf ormation display... This is normal and not a cause f or concern...

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To turn the CMBS off, press the CMBS OFF switch on the dashboard for about 1 second... When you do this, a beeper sounds, a CMBS indicator on the instrument panel comes on, and a CMBS OFF message appears on the multi-information display... To turn the system back on, press the switch again for about 1 second...

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Any of the conditions below can cause the CMBS to shut off... When the system shuts off, the CMBS indicator in the instrument panel comes on, and a CHECK CMBS SYSTEM message appears on the multi-information display for about 5 seconds...

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When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the CMBS indicator should come on for a few seconds, then go off... If the indicator comes on at any other time and a CHECK CMBS SYSTEM message appears on the multi-information display, there is a problem with the CMBS... You can still drive your vehicle, but CMBS will not be operating... Have your vehicle checked by a dealer...

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When you accelerate rapidly and approach the vehicle ahead of you at high speed...

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When you approach or pass a vehicle ahead of you that is turning left or right in an intersection...

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Because of the road condition (curved, winding, etc... ) or the state of your vehicle (turning angle, lane position, etc... ), CMBS can sometimes mistake a stationary object (light pole, traffic sign, etc... ) as a vehicle ahead of you and temporarily operate... This is normal...

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As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation...

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For example, if you check and fill your tires in a warm area, then drive in extremely cold weather, the tire pressure will be lower than measured and could be underinflated and cause the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator to come on... Or, if you check and adjust your tire pressure in cooler conditions, and drive into extremely hot conditions, the tire may become overinflated... However, the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator will not come on if the tires are overinflated...

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After the flat tire is replaced with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator stays on while driving... After several miles (kilometers) driving, this indicator begins to flash, then stays on again... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi- information display... This is normal; the system cannot monitor the spare tire pressure... Manually check the spare tire pressure to be sure it is correct...

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If there is a system error with the TPMS, the multi-information display shows a SYSTEM FUNCTION ERROR message (see page ), and the tire pressure readings will not be displayed... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi-information display (see page )...

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When the TPMS is functioning normally, you can see the tire pressure readings of each tire in psi (U... S... models) or kPa (Canadian models) by pressing the SEL/ RESET button while the multi- information display shows the tire pressure monitor...

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If you see this message, the tire pressure monitor shows a SYSTEM FUNCTION ERROR message... The system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended... Also, the tire pressure readings will not be displayed... Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible...

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If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on, or the multi- information display shows a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message, the VSA system automatically turns on even when the VSA system is turned off by pressing the VSA OFF switch (see page )... If this happens, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA OFF switch again...

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If the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator comes on (see page ), or the multi-information display shows a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message with the indicator flashing (see page ), the VSA system automatically turns on even when the VSA system is turned off with the VSA OFF switch... In this case, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA OFF switch again...

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In certain unusual conditions when your vehicle gets stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier to free it with the VSA temporarily switched off... When the VSA system is off, the traction control system is also off... You should only attempt to free your vehicle with the VSA off if you are not able to free it when the VSA is on...

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The weight that the tongue of a fully-loaded trailer puts on the hitch should be approximately 10 percent of the trailer weight... Too much tongue load reduces front-tire traction and steering control... Too little tongue load can make the trailer unstable and cause it to sway...

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If you normally pull the same load each time you tow a trailer, you can use a suitable scale or a special tongue load gauge to check the tongue load the first time you set up a towing combination (a fully loaded vehicle and trailer), then recheck the tongue load whenever the conditions change...

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If you choose electric brakes, be sure they are electronically actuated... Do not attempt to tap into your vehicles hydraulic system... No matter how successful it may seem, any attempt to attach trailer brakes to your vehicles hydraulic system will lower braking effectiveness and create a potential hazard...

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Many states and Canadian provinces require special outside mirrors when towing a trailer... Even if they dont, you should install special mirrors if you cannot clearly see behind you, or if the trailer creates a blind spot...

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When driving uphill and downhill, use the Sequential SportShift mode to provide the proper engine power and engine braking on each gear... Select fourth, third, second, or first gear; depending on the vehicle speeds and road condition... Do not use fifth gear... The recommended speed range for each gear position is shown in the table...

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Crosswinds and air turbulence caused by passing trucks can disrupt your steering and cause the trailer to sway... When being passed by a large vehicle, keep a constant speed, and steer straight ahead... Do not try to make quick steering or braking corrections...

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If you have the skills and tools to perform more complex maintenance tasks on your vehicle, you may want to purchase the service manual... See page for information on how to obtain a copy, or see your dealer...

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Some of the most important safety precautions are given here... However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance... Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task...

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To see the remaining engine oil life displayed on the lower right corner on the multi-information display as a percentage, turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the engine oil life appears (see page )...

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When the remaining engine oil life is 15 to 6 percent, the multi-information display shows a SERVICE DUE SOON message along with the maintenance schedule code indicating the main and sub items required at the time of the oil change... Refer to page and for a complete list of the maintenance main items and sub items...

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Press the SEL/RESET button on the steering wheel repeatedly to select the engine oil life... The message SERVICE OIL LIFE, along with 5%, and the maintenance item code(s) are displayed on the lower part of the multi-information display when the calculated engine oil life is 1 to 5 percent (see page )... 387

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Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service... You will see OIL LIFE 100% on the display the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position...

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If the indicated maintenance service is not done and the remaining engine oil life reaches 0 %, the multi- information display will show the message SERVICE PAST DUE and the maintenance item code(s)... This message is displayed when the total mileage is less than 10 miles (for U... S... models) or 10 km (for Canadian models) after the engine oil life became 0 %...

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If the indicated required service is not done and the remaining engine oil life becomes 0 %, the multi- information display will show a SERVICE PAST DUE message, the total mileage after the remaining oil life became 0 %, and the maintenance item code(s)...

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If you have the required service performed but do not reset the display, or reset the display without performing the service, the system will not show the proper maintenance intervals... This can lead to serious mechanical problems because you will no longer have an accurate record of when maintenance is needed...

Page 397

Your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best and can provide competent, efficient service... However, service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect... Maintenance may be done by any qualified service facility or person who is skilled in this type of automotive service... Keep all receipts as proof of completion, and have the person who does the work fill out your Maintenance Journal or Canadian Maintenance Log... Check your warranty booklet for more information...

Page 398

Independent of the maintenance messages in the Multi-Information Display, replace the brake fluid every 3 years... Inspect idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km)... Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 only if they are noisy...

Page 399

Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher transmission and transfer temperatures... This requires transmission and transfer fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder... If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission and transfer fluid changed at 60,000 miles (100,000 km), then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km)...

Page 400

: The power steering fluid reservoir is located under the right compartment cover...

Page 401

The component parts in the engine compartment are protected by several covers... You may need to remove the covers when you perform some simple maintenance work...

Page 402

Honda Motor Oil is the preferred 5W-20 lubricant for your vehicle... It is highly recommended that you use Honda Motor Oil in your vehicle for optimum engine protection... Make sure the API Certification Seal says For Gasoline Engines... The oil viscosity or weight is provided on the containers label... 5W-20 oil is formulated for year- round protection of your vehicle to improve cold weather starting and fuel economy... CONTINUED

Page 403

Changing the oil and filter requires special tools and access from underneath the vehicle... The vehicle should be raised on a service station- type hydraulic lift for this service... Unless you have the knowledge and proper equipment, you should have this maintenance done by a skilled mechanic...

Page 404

Improper disposal of engine oil can be harmf ul to the environment... If you change your own oil, please dispose of the used oil properly... Put it in a sealed container, and take it to a recycling center... Do not discard it in a trash bin or dump it on the ground...

Page 405

If Honda antifreeze/coolant is not available, you may use another major-brand non-silicate coolant as a temporary replacement... Make sure it is a high-quality coolant recommended for aluminum engines... Continued use of any non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail... Have the cooling system flushed and refilled with Honda antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible...

Page 406

When the radiator and engine are cool, relieve any pressure in the cooling system by turning the radiator cap counterclockwise, without pressing down...

Page 407

Fill the reservoir with a good-quality windshield washer fluid... This increases the cleaning capability and prevents freezing in cold weather... When you refill the reservoir, clean the edges of the windshield wiper blades with windshield washer fluid on a clean cloth... This will help to condition them...

Page 408

Use only Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 (Automatic Transmission Fluid)... Do not mix with other transmission f luids... Using transmission f luid other than Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 may cause deterioration in transmission operation and durability, and could result in damage to the transmission... Damage resulting f rom the use of transmission f luid other than Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 is not covered by the Honda new vehicle warranty...

Page 409

After removing the right engine compartment cover (see page ), check the level on the side of the reservoir when the engine is cold... The fluid should be between the UPPER LEVEL and LOWER LEVEL... If not, add power steering fluid to the UPPER LEVEL mark...

Page 410

The timing belt should be replaced at the intervals shown on the maintenance minder... Replace the belt at 60,000 miles (100,000 km) if you regularly drive your vehicle in one or more of these conditions:

Page 411

The low beam headlight bulbs are a type of high voltage discharge tube... High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the light switch off and the key removed... Because of this, you should not attempt to examine or change a low beam headlight bulb yourself... If a low beam headlight bulb fails, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it replaced...

Page 412

If you are replacing the bulb on the drivers side, remove the battery cover (see page ), then remove the battery hold-down by removing the two nuts with a 10 mm wrench... Then carefully slide the battery toward the engine to access the bulb...

Page 413

Remove the left or right side engine compartment cover from the side you are working on by carefully pulling the cover out (see page )...

Page 414

If you are replacing a drivers side bulb, slide the battery toward the engine to get more clearance (see page )...

Page 415

Your vehicle uses halogen light bulbs... When replacing a bulb, handle it by its plastic case, and protect the glass from contact with your skin or hard objects... If you touch the glass, clean it with denatured alcohol and a clean cloth...

Page 416

Reinstall the two undercover bolts on the side under cover and tighten them securely... Put the holding clip back on the side under cover and push on the center until it locks (the center is flush with the head)...

Page 417

Carefully pry in the top or bottom edge of the trim with a small flat- tipped screwdriver, and pull the trim straight back...

Page 418

If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft brush with a mixture of mild soap and warm water to clean them... Do not use bleach, dye, or cleaning solvents... Let the belts air-dry before you use the vehicle... Dirt build-up in the loops of the seat belt anchors can cause the belts to retract slowly... Wipe the insides of the loops with a clean cloth dampened in mild soap and warm water or isopropyl alcohol...

Page 419

The floor mats that came with your vehicle hook over the floor mat anchors... This keeps the floor mats from sliding forward, possibly interfering with the pedals, or backwards, making the front passengers weight sensors ineffective... If you remove a floor mat, make sure to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle...

Page 420

Check the condition of the wiper blades at least every 6 months... Replace them if you find signs of cracking in the rubber, areas that are getting hard, or if they leave streaks and unwiped areas when used...

Page 421

Examine the new wiper blades... If they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade...

Page 422

Aluminum alloy wheels have a protective clear-coat that keeps the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing... Cleaning the wheels with harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or a stiff brush can damage the clear-coat... To clean the wheels, use a mild detergent and a soft brush or sponge...

Page 423

If you check the pressure when the tires are hot [driven for several miles (kilometers)], you will see readings 4 to 6 psi (30 to 40 kPa, 0... 3 to 0... 4 kgf/cm ) higher than the cold reading... This is normal; do not release air to match the cold pressure... The tires will be underinflated...

Page 424

The following charts show the recommended cold tire pressures for most normal and high-speed driving conditions...

Page 425

In addition to your regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance, it is recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tires reach five years old... It is also recommended that all tires, including the spare, be removed from service after 10 years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of wear...

Page 426

Have your dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent vibration while driving... A tire should always be rebalanced if it is removed from the wheel... When you have new tires installed, make sure they are balanced... This increases riding comfort and tire life... For best results, have the installer perform a dynamic balance...

Page 427

If you mount snow tires on your vehicle, make sure they are radial tires of the same size and load range as the original tires... Mount snow tires on all four wheels... The traction provided by snow tires on dry roads may be lower than your original tires... Check with the tire dealer for maximum speed recommendations...

Page 428

When installing cables, follow the manufacturers instructions, and mount them as tight as you can... Make sure they are not contacting the brake lines or suspension... Drive slowly with them installed... If you hear them coming into contact with the body or chassis, stop and investigate... Remove them as soon as you begin driving on cleared roads...

Page 429

Do not replace the PAX system tires and wheels with conventional tires and wheels... Doing so would disable the PAX system and the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and may void your new vehicle warranty...

Page 430

Check the terminals for corrosion (a white or yellowish powder)... To remove it, cover the terminals with a solution of baking soda and water... It will bubble up and turn brown... When this stops, wash it off with plain water... Dry off the battery with a cloth or paper towel... Coat the terminals with grease to help prevent future corrosion...

Page 431

The compass System will also disable itself... The next time you turn on the ignition switch, the system will require you to enter a PIN before it can be used... Enter the four- digit anti-theft security code (see page )... You will also need reset the clock according to the instruction of setting the clock (see page )...

Page 432

If you need to park your vehicle for an extended period (more than 1 month), there are several things you should do to prepare it for storage... Proper preparation helps prevent deterioration and makes it easier to get your vehicle back on the road... If possible, store your vehicle indoors...

Page 433

Cover the vehicle with a breathable cover, one made from a porous material such as cotton... Non-porous materials, such as plastic sheeting, trap moisture, which can damage the paint...

Page 434

This section covers the more common problems that motorists experience with their vehicles... It gives you information about how to safely evaluate the problem and what to do to correct it... If the problem has stranded you on the side of the road, you may be able to get going again... If not, you will also find instructions on getting your vehicle towed...

Page 435

The TPMS monitors the air pressure of all four tires whenever the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position... It will immediately sense if a tire starts to lose its pressure, and give you warning with the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator in the instrument panel and a CHECK TIRE PRESSURE message on the multi- information display... If the indicator and the warning message do not come on again after you inflate the tire to its correct air pressure (see

Page 436

The above message shows that you are driving your vehicle on a flat tire, and should observe the RUN FLAT DRIVING speed limit of 50 mph (80 km/h)... Drive to your nearest Acura dealer or authorized Michelin PAX system dealer, or call the PAX help hotline at 1-877-PAXTIRE (1-877-729-8473)...

Page 437

If you see the above message on the multi-information display, you have reached the limit of run flat driving, and you should stop driving immediately... Be aware that if you continue to drive, the noise and vibration level from the tire will increase significantly, and the tire may no longer be repairable...

Page 438

After the flat tire is replaced with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator stays on... After several miles (kilometers) driving with the spare, this indicator begins to flash, then stays on again... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi-information display (see page )... 375

Page 439

If you have a flat tire while driving, stop in a safe place to change it... Drive slowly along the shoulder until you get to an exit or an area to stop that is far away from the traffic lanes...

Page 440

Place the jack under the jacking point nearest the tire you need to change... It is pointed to by a mark molded into the underside of the body... Turn the end bracket clockwise until the top of the jack contacts the jacking point... Make sure the jacking point tab is resting in the jack notch...

Page 441

Put on the spare tire... Put the wheel nuts back on finger-tight, then tighten them in a crisscross pattern with the wheel nut wrench until the wheel is firmly against the hub... Do not try to tighten the wheel nuts fully...

Page 442

Tighten the wheel nuts securely in the same crisscross pattern... Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility... Tighten the wheel nuts to:

Page 443

Turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position... If the headlights do not dim, check the condition of the fuses... If the fuses are OK, there is probably something wrong with the electrical circuit for the ignition switch or starter motor... You will need a qualified technician to determine the problem... See

Page 444

Are you using a properly coded built-in key or remote? An improperly coded built-in key or remote will cause the immobilizer system indicator in the instrument panel to blink rapidly (see page

Page 445

Open the hood, and check the physical condition of the battery... In very cold weather, check the condition of the electrolyte... If it seems slushy or frozen, do not try jump starting until it thaws...

Page 446

Connect the second jumper cable to the negative ( ) terminal on the booster battery... Connect the other end to the grounding point as shown... Do not connect this jumper cable to any other part of the engine...

Page 447

If you do not see steam or spray, leave the engine running and watch the temperature gauge... If the high heat is due to overloading, the engine should start to cool down almost immediately... If it does, wait until the temperature gauge comes down to the midpoint, then continue driving...

Page 448

Start the engine, and set the interior temperature to maximum (climate control to FULL AUTO at )... Add coolant to the radiator up to the base of the filler neck... If you do not have the proper coolant mixture available, you can add plain water... Remember to have the cooling system drained and refilled with the proper mixture as soon as you can...

Page 449

You can still drive your vehicle even if this message appears on the multi- information display, however you should check the temperature gauge while driving...

Page 450

running... If it starts flashing or stays on, or if you see a CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL message on the multi- information display, the oil pressure has dropped very low or lost pressure... Serious engine damage is possible, and you should take immediate action...

Page 451

To check if they are set, turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, without starting the engine... The malfunction indicator lamp will come on for 20 seconds... If it then goes off, the readiness codes are set... If it blinks five times, the readiness codes are not set... If possible, do not take your vehicle for an emissions test until the readiness codes are set... Refer to for more information (see page )... 475

Page 452

However, if the brake pedal does not feel normal, you should take immediate action... A problem in one part of the systems dual circuit design will still give you braking at two wheels... You will feel the brake pedal go down much farther before the vehicle begins to slow down, and you will have to press harder on the pedal...

Page 453

If the ABS indicator and the VSA system indicator come on with the brake system indicator, have your vehicle inspected by your dealer immediately...

Page 454

The fuses are located in five fuse boxes... The interior fuse boxes are located under the dashboard on the drivers and passengers side...

Page 455

The primary under-hood fuse box is in the engine compartment on the drivers side... To open it, push the tabs as shown...

Page 456

, , and , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuse or fuses control that device... Check those fuses first, but check all the fuses before deciding that a blown fuse is the cause... Replace any blown fuses, and check if the device works...

Page 457

If you cannot drive the vehicle without fixing the problem, and you do not have a spare fuse, take a fuse of the same rating or a lower rating from one of the other circuits with the fuse puller provided in the under- hood fuse box... Make sure you can do without that circuit temporarily (such as the accessory power socket or radio)... If you replace the blown fuse with a spare fuse that has a lower rating, it might blow out again... This does not indicate anything wrong... Replace the fuse with one of the correct rating as soon as you can...

Page 458

If the compass system fuse is removed, the compass system will disable itself... The next time you turn on the ignition switch, the system will require you to enter a PIN before it can be used... Enter the four- digit anti-theft security code (see page )... You will also need reset the clock according to the instruction of the clock setting (see

Page 459

Left headlight low beam Rear defroster coil Left headlight high beam Small light Right headlight high beam Right headlight low beam Back-up FI ECU Wiper Headlight washer Fog lights MG clutch Horn, Stop Rear defroster

Page 460

ACG Fuel Pump IGN SOL Meter SRS IGP (PGM-FI ECU) Left rear power window ETS (telescopic) ETS (tilt) Drivers power window Moonroof Adaptive Front Lighting System Air Conditioner e-pretensioner ACC Option

Page 461

SH-AWD Premium amplifier Passengers power window Drivers automatic seat belt tensioner/e-pretensioner Right rear power window

Page 462

The operator will load your vehicle on the back of a truck... Any other method of towing will damage the drive system... When you contact the towing agency, inform them a flat-bed is required...

Page 463

To avoid damage to your vehicle, use the towing hook f or straight, f lat ground towing only... Do not tow at an angle... The tow hook should not be used to tow the vehicle onto a f lat bed... Do not use it as a tie down...

Page 464

The diagrams in this section give you the dimensions and capacities of your vehicle, and the location of identification numbers... It also includes information you should know about your vehicles tires and emissions control systems...

Page 465

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is the 17-digit number your dealer uses to register your vehicle for warranty purposes... It is also necessary for licensing and insuring your vehicle... The easiest place to find the VIN is on a plate fastened to the top of the dashboard... You can see it by looking through the windshield on the drivers side... It is also on the certification label attached to the drivers doorjamb, and is stamped on the engine compartment bulkhead... The VIN is also provided in bar code on the certification label...

Page 466

The engine number is stamped into the engine block... It is on the front left, below the valve cover...

Page 467

193... 6 in (4,917 mm) 72... 7 in (1,847 mm) 57... 1 in (1,451 mm) 110... 2 in (2,800 mm) 62... 0 in (1,576 mm) 62... 4 in (1,585 mm)

Page 468

See page 453 and 454 or the fuse label attached to the inside of each fuse box cover... See page 452 or the fuse box cover...

Page 469

The treadwear grade is a compara- tive rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course... For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one- half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100... The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual condi- tions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate...

Page 470

The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tires resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel... Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure... The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No... 109... Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law...

Page 471

Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size... Following is an example of tire size with an explanation of what each component means...

Page 472

The PAX system tires have different markings from conventional tire markings... Following is an example of PAX system tire size with an explanation of what each component means...

Page 473

Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the drivers responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale...

Page 474

Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly... The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale... When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated... This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists...

Page 475

The burning of gasoline in your vehicles engine produces several by- products... Some of these are carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and hydrocarbons (HC)... Gasoline evaporating from the tank also produces hydrocarbons... Con- trolling the production of NOx, CO, and HC is important to the environ- ment... Under certain conditions of sunlight and climate, NOx and HC react to form photochemical smog... Carbon monoxide does not contri- bute to smog creation, but it is a poisonous gas...

Page 476

The exhaust emissions controls include four systems: PGM-FI, ignition timing control, exhaust gas recirculation, and three way catalytic converter... These four systems work together to control the engines combustion and minimize the amount of HC, CO, and NOx that come out the tailpipe... The exhaust emissions control systems are separate from the crankcase and evaporative emissions control systems...

Page 477

The three way catalytic converters contain precious metals that serve as catalysts, promoting chemical reactions to convert the exhaust gasses without affecting the metals... The catalytic converters are referred to as three-way catalysts, since they act on HC, CO, and NOx... Replacement units must be original Acura parts or their equivalent...

Page 478

If you take your vehicle for an emissions test shortly after the battery has been disconnected or gone dead, it may not pass the test... This is because of certain readiness codes that must be set in the on- board diagnostics for the emissions systems... These codes are erased when the battery is disconnected, and set again only after several days of driving under a variety of conditions...

Page 479

Select a nearby lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph for at least 20 minutes... Drive on the highway in D... Do not use the cruise control... When traffic allows, drive for 90 seconds without moving the accelerator pedal... (Vehicle speed may vary slightly; this is okay... ) If you cannot do this for a continuous 90 seconds because of traffic conditions, drive for at least 30 seconds, then repeat it two more times (for a total of 90 seconds)...

Page 480

... Client ServiceInformation ... 478 ... Warranty Coverages ... 479

Page 481

Acura dealership personnel are trained professionals... They should be able to answer all your questions... If you encounter a problem that your dealership does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealerships management... The service manager or general manager can help... Almost all problems are solved in this way...

Page 482

Restrictions and exclusions apply to all these warranties... Please read the 2008 Acura warranty information booklet that came with your vehicle for precise information on warranty coverages... Your vehicles original tires are covered by their manufacturer... Tire warranty information is in a separate booklet...

Page 483

If NHTSA receives similar com- plaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co... , Inc...

Page 484

Covers maintenance and recommended procedures for repair to engine and chassis components... It is written for the journeyman mechanic, but it is simple enough for most mechanically inclined owners to understand...

Page 486

... Air Conditioning ... 198 ... Air Pressure, Tires ... 421 ... Alcohol in Gasoline ... 328

Page 487

... System ... 472 ... Cruise Control Indicator ... 65 ... Cruise Control Operation ... 277

Page 488

... Drivers ID ... 81 ... Driving ... 345

Page 489

... Gas Mileage Improving ... 335 ... Gasoline ... 328 ... Gauge ... 70

Page 490

... Keys ... 149 ... Switch ... 151

Page 491

... Keys ... 149 ... Keyless Access System ... 163 ... Keyless Access Remote ... 164

Page 492

... Change, How to ... 400 ... Change, When to ... 387 ... Checking Engine ... 333

Page 493

... SRS, Additional Information ... 26 ... Additional Safety Precautions ... 37 ... How the SRS Indicator Works ... 34

Page 494

... Snow ... 424 ... Specifications ... 465

Page 495

... XM Satellite Radio ... 217Unexpected, Taking Care ... of the ... 431

Page 499

Honda Power Steering Fluid preferred, or another brand of power steering fluid as a temporary replacement... Do not use ATF (see page )...

Page 500

The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing... Honda Motor Co... , Ltd... reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever...

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