Acura TL 2006 Sedan Owner's Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Acura TL 2006 Sedan Owner's Manual PDF

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Maintaining your vehicle according to the schedules given in this manual helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment... When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealers staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle... Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns...

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

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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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A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions... Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them... So even though your vehicle is equipped with airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts, and wear them properly (see page )...

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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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Your seat belt system also includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts...

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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)... 25

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Your vehicle also has side curtain airbags to help protect the heads of the driver, front passenger, and passengers in the outer rear seating positions during a moderate to severe side impact (see page for more information on how your side curtain airbags work)...

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The following pages provide instructions on how to properly protect the driver, adult passengers and teenage children who are large enough and mature enough to drive or ride in the front seat...

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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 in and out and up and down (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...

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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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If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder... This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body...

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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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instrument panel to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts... If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position without fastening your belt, a beeper will sound and the indicator will flash... If you do not fasten your seat belt before the beeper stops, the indicator will stop flashing but remain on...

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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 place...

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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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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 we do not encourage carrying an infant or small child in the front passengers seat, if the sensors detect the weight of an infant or small child, the system will automatically turn the passengers front airbag off...

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severe side impact, sensors will detect rapid deceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate either the drivers or the passengers side airbag...

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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 deceleration and signal the control unit to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag 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... If it doesnt come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked...

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If this happens, have the passenger ride properly restrained in a back seat... If the passenger must ride in front, move the seat as far to the rear as possible, and have the passenger sit upright and wear the seat belt properly...

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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

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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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According to accident statistics, children of all ages and sizes are safer when they are restrained in a back seat... The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children age 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat...

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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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Placing a child in the front seat exposes the child to hazards in a frontal collision, and paying close attention to a child distracts the driver from the important tasks of driving, placing both of you at risk...

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Leaving children without adult supervision is illegal in most states and Canadian provinces, and can be very hazardous... For example, infants and small children left in a vehicle on a hot day can die from heatstroke... A child left alone with the key in the ignition switch can accidentally set the vehicle in motion, possibly injuring themselves or others...

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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...

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Before purchasing a conventional child seat, or using a previously purchased one, we recommend that you test the seat in the specific vehicle seating position or positions where the seat will be used...

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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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Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker...

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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 (see page ), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the legs of 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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Some states and Canadian provinces also require children to use a booster seat until they reach a given age or weight (e... g... , 6 years or 60 lbs)... Be sure to check current laws in the states or provinces where you intend to drive...

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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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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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These labels are in the locations shown... They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury... Read these labels carefully...

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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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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 seat 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 when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II)... If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags or automatic seat belt tensioners... This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passengers side airbag automatic cutoff system, drivers seat position sensor, front passengers weight sensors, or side curtain airbags... For complete information, see page ...

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If it comes on and stays on at any other time, or if it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system... 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... See page

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The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn... If an indicator does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see page )... Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signaling...

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This indicator is in the fuel gauge... It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon... When the indicator comes on, there is about 1... 2 U... S... gal (4... 5 ) 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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This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... If it comes on while driving, it means that one or more of your vehicles tires are extremely low on pressure... You will also see a CHECK TIRE PRESSURE message on the multi-information display... The multi-information display will show you which tire has lost the pressure and how much pressure it has lost (see page )...

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This shows the temperature of the engines coolant... During normal operation, the pointer should rise to about the middle of the gauge... In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone... If it reaches the red (hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road... Turn to page for instructions and precautions on checking the engines cooling system...

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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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With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the basic display changes, as shown in the illustration, each time you press the side of the INFO button... If you press the side of the INFO button, the display returns to the previous message...

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In addition to the seat belt reminder in the instrument panel, the multi- information display interrupts the current display and shows FASTEN SEAT BELT for about 6 seconds if you do not fasten your seat belt while driving... This message repeats if you ignore it and do not wear your seat belt while the vehicle is moving...

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If you start driving without releasing the parking brake, the multi- information display interrupts the current display and shows RELEASE PARKING BRAKE... This message continues, and a chime sounds, until you release the parking brake, or the vehicle speed slows down to less than 0... 5 mph (0... 8 km/h)...

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This meter show the number of miles (U... S... ) or kilometers (Canada) driven since you last reset it... There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B... When you first turn the ignition switch to ON (II), Trip A is displayed... Switch between Trip A and Trip B by pressing the Select/Reset button repeatedly... Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two different distances...

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If the outside temperature is incorrectly displayed, you can adjust it up to 5F ( 3C) warmer or cooler... NOTE: The temperature must be stabilized before doing this procedure... Select the outside temperature display, then press the Select/Reset button for 10 seconds... The following sequence will appear for 1 second each: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2,

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This shows the remaining life of the engine oil... It shows 100% after the engine oil is replaced and the display is reset... The engine oil life is calculated based on engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions...

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If one or more of your vehicle tires are low on pressure, you will see a CHECK TIRE PRESSURE message in the display... If there is a problem with the TPMS, you will see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message...

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When the display shows the initial trip computer screen, press the side of the INFO button to display RANGE... This is the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the tank... This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles, so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc...

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Select the menu item you want (CHG SETTINGS, DEFAULT ALL or EXIT) by moving the pointer with the INFO button... After selecting a menu item, enter your selection by pressing the Select/Reset button...

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If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, select DEFAULT ALL and press the Select/Reset button... The display will change to the screen shown above... Press the Select/Reset button to select OK or press the or side of the INFO button to cancel...

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To designate the door(s) that unlock under the previous step, select DRIVERS DOOR or ALL DOORS by moving the pointer with the INFO button... Then enter your selection by moving the pointer with the side of the INFO button...

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The next setting menu is SECURITY RELOCK TIMER... If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets...

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The interior lights fade out when you close all doors (see page )... Select how long it takes for the interior lights to fade out (in seconds) from 5S, 15S, or 30S, and enter your selection by moving the pointer with the side of the INFO button...

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When the multi-information display is in the LANGUAGE SELECTION mode (screen shown above), press the Select/Reset button... The display will change to the selection screen...

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

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The length of the wiper interval is varied automatically according to the vehicles speed... Vary the delay by turning the INT TIME ring... If you turn it to the shortest delay, the wipers will change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h)...

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The rotating switch on the left lever controls the lights... Turning this switch to the position turns on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights... Turning the switch to the position turns on the headlights... If you leave the lights on with the key removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder tone when you open the drivers door...

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or ... Pressing the MAX button will bring it to the maximum level... If your vehicle is equipped with the navigation system, the navigation system screen will also go to full brightness... This is most useful when using the headlights during daylight hours...

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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... 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 about 15 minutes... It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition... You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle...

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Move the steering wheel up or down, and in or out to the desired position, making sure the wheel points toward your chest, not toward your face... Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and the indicators...

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The valet key works only in the ignition and the drivers door lock... You can keep the trunk pass-through cover and the glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility...

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This is the normal key position when driving... Several of the indicators on the instrument panel come on as a test when you turn the ignition switch from the ACCESSORY (I) to the ON (II) position...

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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 off... If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the key... Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position, remove the key, reinsert it, and turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position again...

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All doors can be locked from the outside by using the key in the drivers door... To unlock only the drivers door, insert the key, turn the key, and release it... The remaining doors unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds...

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To protect items in the trunk, you can disable the trunk-release button on the dashboard by turning off the trunk main switch in the glove box, locking the glove box, and locking the trunk pass-through cover with the master key...

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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, pull the lock tab up, and use the outside door handle...

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Press this button once to unlock the drivers door or all the doors (depending on the keyless memory setting)... 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 center position) will come on when you press the UNLOCK button... If you do not open any doors within 30 seconds (or whatever setting the relock timer is set to), the light fades out... If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the light will go off immediately...

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Each remote transmitter also activates the driving position memory system and changes the keyless memory settings related to that remote (see page )... When you open the drivers door after unlocking it with the remote transmitter, you will hear a beep... The drivers seat and outside mirrors move to the positions stored in that memory location... You will hear two

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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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Moving the long horizontal switch on the drivers seat adjusts the seat bottom in several directions... On the passengers seat, the long horizontal switch moves the seat only back and forth... The short vertical switch adjusts the seat back angle...

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All head restraints adjust for height... The tilt of the front head restraints is also adjustable... You need both hands to adjust the restraint... Do not attempt to adjust it while driving... 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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The trunk pass-through cover can be opened from either side; it folds forward onto the center armrest... Open the cover by sliding the knob downward and pushing or pulling on the cover... To close the cover, swing it up and push firmly on the top... Make sure it latches properly...

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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 sensing...

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

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The system will move the seat 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 desired, you can use the adjustment switches to change the positions of the seat or outside mirrors after they are in their memorized position... If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out... To keep this driving position for later use, you must store it in the driving position memory...

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Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters... The passenger seat only has heaters in the seat bottom because of the side airbag system... The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use them... Push the HI side of the switch to rapidly heat up the seat... After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, push the LO side of the switch... This will keep the seat warm...

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Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to raise or lower any window... To open a window, push the switch down and hold it... Release the switch when you want the window to stop... Pull back on the switch and hold it to close the window...

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To open/close either front window, push the window switch firmly down or pull back on to the second detent, and release it... The window will automatically go up or down all the way... To stop the window, pull/push on the window switch briefly...

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

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If the moonroof runs into any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction, and then stop... To close the moonroof, remove the obstacle, then use the moonroof switch again...

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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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You can quickly set the time to the nearest hour... If the displayed time is before the half hour, press the R button to set the clock back to the previous hour... If the displayed time is after the half hour, the clock sets forward to the beginning of the next hour...

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Both front and rear ceiling lights work as individual map lights... To turn a map light on or off, press its lens... You can use the front map lights regardless of the position of the front ceiling light switch...

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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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To open the console compartment, pull up on the right lever, and lift the armrest... To open the console compartment storage area, pull up on the left lever, and lift the armrest... To close, lower the armrest, and push it down until it latches...

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The interior of each front door has an extendable pocket for maps and other small, lightweight items... Each pocket also has a sunglasses holder... You can remove the sunglasses holder to make more room in the pocket...

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... Vents, Heating, and A/C ... 120 ... Airflow Buttons ... 122 ... Climate Control ... 125

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DRIVERS AUTO BUTTON PASSENGERS AUTO BUTTON

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PASSENGERS AUTO BUTTONDRIVERS AUTO BUTTON TEMPERATURE DISPLAY

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When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicles interior is recirculated throughout the system... When the indicator is off, air is brought in from the outside of the vehicle (fresh air mode)... The outside air intakes for the heating and cooling system are at the base of the windshield... Keep this area clear of leaves and other debris... The system should be left in fresh air mode under almost all conditions... Keeping the system in recirculation mode, particularly with the A/C off, can cause the windows to fog up... Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode...

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You can set the temperatures and modes for the drivers side and the passengers side separately when this button is pressed (indicator on)... When the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature and mode with the drivers side temperature control buttons and mode control button...

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Turn on the A/C by pressing the button... The indicator in the button comes on when a fan speed is selected... Make sure the temperature is set to maximum heat... Select ... If the outside air is humid, select recirculation mode... If the outside air is dry, select fresh air mode... Set the fan to the desired speed...

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When the AUTO button on the drivers side is pressed, the temperature control buttons on the passengers side are disabled, and the interior temperature is regulated to the temperature set on the drivers side... When the AUTO button on the passengers side is pressed, temperature can be set on the drivers side and passengers side separately...

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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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U... S... Models (with Navigation System) Canadian Models (without Navigation System)

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The SCAN function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band... To activate it, press the SCAN button, or touch the SCAN icon (models with navigation system), then release it... You will see SCAN in the display... The system will scan for a station with a strong signal... When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 5 seconds...

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Press the A... SEL button or the AUTO SELECT icon (models with navigation system)... A... SEL (AUTO SEL) flashes in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds... It stores the frequencies of six AM, and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons...

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Each mode is shown in the display as it changes... Turn the TUNE/SOUND knob to adjust the setting to your liking... When the level reaches the center, you will see C in the display... The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode...

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grid... When you touch an icon, the yellow bars on the grid turn orange and move toward the icon, changing the balance left or right... At this point, you can also use the TUNE/SOUND knob to adjust the balance... To equalize the balance, touch the left or right icon until each side has an orange bar at the center of the sound grid... To adjust the front/rear fader, touch the front or rear icon on the sound grid... When you touch an icon, the yellow bars on the grid turn orange and move toward the icon, changing the fader to the front or rear... At this point, you can also use the TUNE/ SOUND knob to adjust the balance... To equalize the fader, touch the front or rear icon until each side has an orange bar at the center of the sound grid...

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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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without Navigation System with Navigation System

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XM 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 radio allows you to view channel and category selections in the 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 stations within that category are scanned... To activate SCAN, press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon on the audio display (models with navigation system)... The system plays each channel in numerical order for 5 seconds, then selects the next channel... When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the button or touch the icon again...

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The selected channel number does not exist or is not part of your subscription, or this channel has no artist or title information at this time...

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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, you should 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 (with Navigation System) Canadian Models (without Navigation System)

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DVD-A discs not meeting DVD verification standards may not be playable... The changer cannot play DVD-V, DVD-R/RW, MP3, or WMA formats... Some CD-DA and CD-ROM mixed discs are not playable... DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater System, Inc...

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When you press and hold the SCAN button until you see D-SCAN in the display, or when you touch the DISC SCAN icon on the audio display (models with navigation system), the first track of the current disc plays for about 10 seconds... You will see D- SCAN (DISC SCAN) in the display... To hear the rest of the disc, press the SCAN button or touch DISC SCAN again, within 10 seconds... If you dont, the system advances to the next disc, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues throughout the rest of the discs the same way... When the system reaches the last disc, DISC SCAN is cancelled, and the disc you originally had on plays normally...

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When you press the RPT button or touch the TRACK RPT icon on the audio display (models with navigation system), the system continuously replays the current track... As a reminder, you will see REPEAT (TRACK REPEAT) in the display... To turn this feature off, press the RPT button, or touch TRACK REPEAT again... If you turn the system off while a

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To remove the disc that is currently playing, press the eject button... You will see EJECT in the display... When you remove the disc from the slot, the system automatically begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position... If you do not load another disc within 15 seconds, the system selects the previous mode [AM, FM1, FM2, tape, or XM Radio (U... S... models)]...

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

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Canadian Models (without Navigation System)U... S... Models (with Navigation System)

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To rewind the tape, push the (preset 1 ) button or touch the REW icon on the audio display (models with navigation system)... You will see REW in the display (TAPE REW on models with navigation system)... To fast forward the tape, push the (preset 3) button or touch the FF icon... You will see FF displayed (TAPE FF on models with navigation system)... Press the , , or PLAY/ PROG button (icon) to take the system out of rewind or fast forward...

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Store tapes in their cases to protect them from dust and moisture... Never place tapes where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, high heat, or high humidity... If a tape is exposed to extreme heat or cold, let it reach a moderate temperature before inserting it into the player...

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If you are playing a CD, the system skips to the beginning of the next track each time you press the top ( ) of the CH button... Press the bottom ( ) to return to the beginning of the current track... Press it again to return to the previous track... You will see the disc and track numbers in the display...

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If your vehicles battery is discon- nected or goes dead, the audio system will disable itself... If this happens, you will see CODE in the frequency display the next time you turn on the system... Use the preset buttons to enter the five-digit code... The code is 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 security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft... The horn sounds and a combination of headlights, parking lights, 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 the drivers door with the key or use the remote transmitter...

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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 to the desired speed... This will cancel cruise control... To resume the set speed, press the RES/ ACCEL button... The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel comes on...

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Even with cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing... After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal... The vehicle will return to the set speed...

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When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the system remembers the previously set cruising 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 indicator comes on, and the vehicle accelerates to the same cruising speed as before...

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If you just received your vehicle and have not trained any of the buttons in HomeLink before, you should erase any previously learned codes before training the first button... To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons on the HomeLink transceiver for about 20 seconds, until the red indicator flashes... Release the buttons, then proceed to step 1...

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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 5... If the red indicator in HomeLink continues to flash slowly (does not begin to flash rapidly), repeat steps 2 thru 4...

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Press the training button on the garage door opener unit until the indicator next to the button comes on... The indicator may blink, or come on and stay on... You then have approximately 30 seconds to complete the following steps...

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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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Your vehicle is equipped with the HandsFreeLink (HFL)... HFL uses Bluetooth technology as a wireless link between it and your Bluetooth compatible cell phone... When you are in your vehicle and your phone is linked to the HFL, youll enjoy safe, hands-free phone use...

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To operate the HFL, use the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel... On navigation-equipped vehicles, there are two sets of buttons: one for the navigation, climate control, and audio systems, and the other for the HFL... Signal Strength Indicates the

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Battery Level Status Indicates the power remaining in your phones current battery charge... Five bars equals full battery strength...

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To go back one step in a command process, say, Go back, or press the Back button... If nothing is said while the HFL is listening for a command, the HFL will time out and stop its voice recognition... The next time you press the Talk button, the HFL begins listening from the point at which it timed out...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say Ring tone or Prompt... If you choose Ring tone the HFL response is A ring tone will be used... A security option is available to lock the HandsFreeLink system... Each time the vehicle is turned on, a passcode would be required to use this system... Would you like this security option turned on?

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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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Press and release the Talk button... If you say OK after the beep, the HFL response is The phone has been deleted... Returning to the main menu... If you say Go back, or Cancel, the phone will not be deleted...

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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...

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If your phone has Call Waiting, and you receive a call when you are on the phone, press 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 new number for Eric... For example, say 987 654 3219... The HFL response is, 987 654 3219... Say Enter... or continue to add numbers...

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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, otherwise say Go back or Cancel...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say English... The HFL response is, You have selected English... Name tags that were stored while in French mode will not be accessible in English mode... Would you like to continue?

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The HFL says, for example, What is the English name for 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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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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Your vehicle is designed to operate on premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane of 91 or higher... Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noises in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance... Use of a gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage...

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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 percent ethanol by volume and up to 15 percent MTBE by volume... Do not use gasoline containing methanol...

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even though the tank is not full, there may be a problem with your vehicles fuel vapor recovery system... The system helps keep fuel vapors from going into the atmosphere... Try filling at another pump... If this does not fix the problem, consult your dealer...

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To close the hood, lower it to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then press down firmly with your hands... Make sure the hood is securely latched...

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The build-up of snow or mud on your vehicles underside adds weight and rolling resistance... Frequent cleaning helps your fuel mileage and reduces the chance of corrosion...

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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 and anti-lock brakes...

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Lowering your 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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In addition, the trunk pass-through allows you to carry longer items... 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 maximum load is 850 lbs and there will be five 150 lb... passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 100 lbs... [850 750 (5 150) = 100 lbs... ]

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The cargo net can be used to help hold down items stored in the trunk... To use the cargo net, hook it to the buttons on the floor and sides of the trunk... You can use the cargo net in several configurations by hooking it to different buttons... There is also a side net that can be used on either side of the trunk... When you are not using the cargo net, store it in the pocket in the spare tire tool case...

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This section gives you tips on starting the engine under various conditions, and how to operate the manual and the automatic transmission... It also includes important information on parking your vehicle, the braking system, the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system and the tire pressure monitoring system...

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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 page , and

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If the engine does not start within 15 seconds, or starts but stalls right away, repeat step 4 with the accelerator pedal pressed halfway down... If the engine starts, release pressure on the accelerator pedal so the engine does not race... Without touching the accelerator

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The manual transmission is synchronized in all forward gears for smooth operation... It has a lockout so you cannot accidentally shift from fifth to reverse instead of sixth (see page )... When shifting up or down, make sure you push the clutch pedal down all the way, shift to the next gear, and let the pedal up gradually... When you are not shifting, do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal... This can cause your clutch to wear out faster...

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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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If you are still unable to shift to reverse, apply the parking brake, and turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position...

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The D indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... If it flashes while driving (in any shift position), it indicates a possible problem in the transmission... Avoid rapid acceleration, and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible...

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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 and apply the parking brake... Press on the brake pedal when you are moving the shift lever from neutral to another gear...

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When you move the shift lever to this position, the transmission shifts to the lowest gear that can be selected without exceeding the engine redline... At normal speeds, it selects third gear... As the vehicle slows, it selects second gear at about 53 mph (85 km/h), and first gear at about 28 mph (45 km/h)... Accelerating in first gear, the transmission upshifts to second gear at about 37 mph (59 km/h)... You must move the shift lever to D for the transmission to upshift to third gear...

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If the vehicle speed slows to below the redline of the selected lower gear position while the indicator is flashing, the transmission will downshift and the display will show the selected lower gear...

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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... Using a small flat-tipped screwdriver or a metal fingernail file, carefully pry on the edge of the cover to remove it...

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If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, set the parking brake before you put the transmission in Park... This keeps the vehicle from moving and putting pressure on the parking mechanism in the transmission...

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If the brake pads need replacing, you will hear a distinctive, metallic screeching sound when you apply the brake pedal... If you do not have the brake pads replaced, they will screech all the time... It is normal for the brakes to occasionally squeal or squeak when you apply them...

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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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The vehicle stability assist (VSA) system helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than desired... It also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces... It does this by regulating the engines output, and by selectively applying the brakes...

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If the low tire pressure indicator comes on (see page ), or the multi-information display shows a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message (see page ), the VSA system automatically turns on even if you turn it off with the VSA OFF button...

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Each tire has its own pressure sensor... If the air pressure of a tire becomes significantly low, the sensor in that tire immediately sends a signal that causes the low tire pressure indicator in the instrument panel to come on... If this happens, you will see which tire is losing the pressure in the multi-information display along with a CHECK TIRE PRESSURE message...

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Driving on a significantly under- inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure... Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicles handling and stopping ability... Each tire, including the spare should be checked monthly when cold, and set to the recommended inflation pressure as specified in the vehicle placard and owners manual (see page )... 235

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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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This section also includes instructions on how to read the maintenance messages in the multi- information display, a maintenance record, and instructions for simple maintenance tasks you may want to take care of yourself...

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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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When the remaining engine oil life is 15%, you will see the message SERVICE DUE SOON along with all maintenance items that are needed at oil change time... Refer to page for a complete list of the maintenance main items and sub items...

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When the remaining oil life is less than 5%, you will see the message SERVICE DUE NOW with the same maintenance items you saw when SERVICE DUE SOON was displayed... When you see this message, have the indicated maintenance performed as soon as possible...

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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 the maintenance record... Check your warranty booklet for more information...

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According to state and federal regulations, failure to perform maintenance on the items marked with will not void your emissions warranties... However, all maintenance services should be performed in accordance with the intervals indicated by the multi- information display...

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

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You or the servicing dealer can record all completed maintenance here... When maintenance is performed, record the mileage, circle the coded item(s) completed, and write in any other non-coded items (such as brake fluid replacement) below the codes... Keep the receipts for all work done on your vehicle...

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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop)

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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...

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Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on top of the valve cover... Pour in the oil slowly and carefully so you do not spill... Clean up any spills immediately... Spilled oil could damage components in the engine compartment... Install the engine oil fill cap, and tighten it securely... Wait a few minutes, and recheck the oil level (see page )... Do not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Do not use engine antif reeze or a vinegar/water solution in the windshield washer reservoir... Antif reeze can damage your vehicles paint, while a vinegar/water solution can damage the windshield washer pump... Use only commercially-available windshield washer f luid...

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Always use Honda ATF-Z1 (automatic transmission fluid)... If its not available, you may use a DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary replacement... However, continued use can affect the shift quality... Have the transmission flushed and refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 as soon as it is convenient... To thoroughly flush the transmission, the technician should drain and refill it with Honda ATF-Z1, then drive the vehicle for a short distance... Do this three times... Then drain and refill the transmission a final time...

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If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says FOR GASOLINE ENGINES as a temporary replacement... However, motor oil does not contain the proper additives, and continued use can cause stiffer shifting... Replace as soon as it is convenient...

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The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the side of the reservoir... If the level is at or below the MIN mark, your brake system needs attention... Have the brake system inspected for leaks or worn brake pads...

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

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The 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 headlight bulb yourself... If a headlight bulb fails, take your vehicle to a dealer to have it replaced...

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Start the engine... If you are replacing a drivers side bulb, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right... If you are replacing a passengers side bulb, turn the steering wheel to the left... Turn off the engine...

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Open the trunk... Using a small screwdriver, pop up the pin in the center of the fastener, then remove the fastener... Unscrew and remove the cargo net hook from the fender... Pull back the trunk lining...

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Insert the fastener into the hole on the side of the trunk lining, and push in the head of the fastener... Screw the cargo net hook into the fender...

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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...

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The drivers and right rear passengers floor mats that came with your vehicle hook over the floor mat anchors... This keeps the floor mats from sliding forward and possibly interfering with the pedals (drivers floor mat) or with the seat weight sensors (right rear floor mat)...

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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...

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Your vehicle is equipped with high performance summer tires... These tires have a high-traction compound and tread pattern to provide superior acceleration, cornering, and stopping under most driving conditions...

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We strongly recommend that you not drive faster than posted speed limits and conditions allow... If you decide it is safe to drive at high speeds (over 118 mph or 190 km/h), be sure to adjust the cold tire pressures as shown below... If you do not adjust the tire pressure, excessive heat can build up and cause sudden tire failure...

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Check the pressure in the tires when the tires are cold... This means the vehicle has been parked for at least three hours... If you have to drive the vehicle before checking tire pressure, the tires can still be considered cold if you drive less than 1 mile (1... 6 km)... Add or release air, if needed, to match the recommended cold tire pressure...

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Your vehicles tires have wear indicators molded into the tread... When the tread wears down to that point, you will see a 1/2 inch (12... 7 mm) wide band running across the tread... This shows there is less than 1/16 inch (1... 6 mm) of tread left on the tire... A tire that is this worn gives very little traction on wet roads... You should replace the tire if you can see the tread wear indicator in three or more places around the tire...

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Mixing radial and bias-ply tires on your vehicle can reduce braking ability, traction, and steering accuracy... Using tires of a different size or construction can cause the anti-lock brake and the vehicle stability assist systems to work inconsistently... Wheels:

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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...

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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 further corrosion...

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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...

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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...

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Replace the tire when you can see the tread wear indicator bars... The replacement should be the same size and design tire, mounted on the same wheel... The spare tire is not designed to be mounted on a regular wheel, and the spare wheel is not designed for mounting a regular tire...

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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...

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Locate the jacking point nearest the tire you need to change... It is pointed to by an arrow molded into the underside of the body... Place the jack under the jacking point... 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...

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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 them fully...

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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:

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Store the jack and tools in the tool case... Place the tool case in the center of the flat tire...

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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

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In this case, the starter motors speed sounds normal, or even faster than normal, when you turn the ignition switch to the START (III) position, but the engine does not run...

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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 like ice, do not try jump starting until it thaws...

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Once the vehicle is running, disconnect the negative cable from the grounding strap on your vehicle, then from the booster battery... Disconnect the positive cable from your vehicle, then from the booster battery...

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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...

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Start the engine, and set the interior temperature to maximum... 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...

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Start the engine, and watch the oil pressure indicator... If it does not go out within 10 seconds, turn off the engine... There is a mechanical problem that needs to be repaired before you can continue driving (see on page

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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 a state emissions test until the readiness codes are set... Refer to

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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...

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The vehicles fuses are contained in two fuse boxes... The interior fuse box is on the drivers lower left side... To remove the fuse box lid, put your finger in the notch on the lid, pull it toward you, and take it out of its hinges...

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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... Make sure you can do without that circuit temporarily (such as the accessory power socket or radio)...

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Right Headlight Low Beam Back Up IGP Condenser Fan Front Fog Light Daytime Running Light Radiator Fan Motor MG Clutch Relay Horn, Stop Rear Defroster Back UP, ACC Hazard Warning VSA Pump Motor Relay VSA Fail Safe Relay FI ECU (ECM/PCM) Power Seat Heater Motor Battery IGI Main

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Drivers Power Seat (Slide) Seat Heater Drivers Power Seat (Recline) Passengers Power Seat (Slide) IG1 ACG IG1 Fuel Pump Washer Meter SRS IGP Rear Left Power Window Rear Right Power Window Front Right Power Window Front Left Power Window Moonroof VBSOL HAC OP2 ACC HAC OP

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If you decide to tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, make sure you use a properly- designed and attached tow bar... Prepare the vehicle for towing as described above, and leave the ignition switched in the ACCESSORY (I) position so the steering wheel does not lock... Make sure the radio and any items plugged into the accessory power socket are turned off so they do not run down the battery...

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The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked... Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position, and make sure the steering wheel turns f reely bef ore you begin towing...

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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...

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

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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...

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The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission...

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186... 2 in (4,730 mm) 72... 2 in (1,835 mm) 56... 7 in (1,441 mm) 107... 9 in (2,740 mm) 62... 1 in (1,577 mm) 62... 0 in (1,576 mm)

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12 V 35 W (HID)Headlight (High beam/Low beam) DRL (Canadian models) Front/Rear turn signal lights Front Fog lights (U... S... models) Front parking lights Back-up lights License plate light Ceiling light Trunk light Door courtesy lights Vanity mirror lights Map lights

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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...

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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 vehicle tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No... 109 and No... 139... Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law...

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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...

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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...

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The three way catalytic converter contains platinum, palladium, and rhodium... These metals serve as catalysts, promoting chemical reactions to convert the exhaust gasses without affecting the metals... The catalytic converter is referred to as a three-way catalyst, since it acts on HC, CO, and NOx... A replacement unit must be an original Acura part or its equivalent...

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If you take your vehicle for a state 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...

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Select a nearby lightly traveled major highway where you can maintain a speed of 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes... Drive on the highway in D (A/T) or 6th (M/T)... 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)...

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... Customer Service Information ... 280 ... Warranty Coverages ... 281

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Your 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...

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Restrictions and exclusions apply to all these warranties... Please read the 2006 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...

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If NHTSA receives similar complaints, 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 Acura Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co... , Inc...

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By completing this form you can order the materials desired... You can pay by check or money order, or charge to your credit card... Mail to Helm Incorporated at the address shown on the back of the order form...

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NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent... For purchases outside U... S... A... please write to the address shown below for a quotation...

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... Fluid ... 225 ... Parking ... 112

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... Economy, Fuel ... 186 ... Emergencies on the Road ... 243 ... Battery, Jump Starting ... 252 ... Brake System Indicator ... 258

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... Adjusting ... 98 ... Heaters ... 106 ... Airbags ... 11, 23

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... VSA Activation ... 62 ... VSA System ... 62 ... Infant Restraint ... 39

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... Change, How to ... 219 ... Change, When to ... 209 ... Checking Engine ... 179 ... Pressure Indicator ... 60, 256

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... Rear View Mirror ... 101 ... Rear Window Defogger ... 87 ... Reclining the Seat Backs ... 98

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... Shift Lock Release ... 197 ... Shifting ... 193

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... Checking the Fluid Level ... 222 ... Indicator ... 71 ... Operation ... 83

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Windshield ... Cleaning ... 83 ... Defroster ... 124

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

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