Acura TL 2008 Sedan Owner's Manual PDF

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

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

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2008 TL Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ... i A Few Words About Safety ... iii Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) ... 3 Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) ... 5 Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard and steering column) ... 55 Features (climate control,audio,steering wheel,security,cruise control,HomeLink,and other convenience items) ... 125 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading) ... 235 Driving (engine and transmission operation) ... 251 Maintenance (minder, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage)... 277 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, dead battery, overheating, fuses) ... 317 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls) ... 341 Warranty and Customer Relations (U... S... and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) ... 357 Authorized Manuals (U... S... only) (how to order) ... 361 Index ... ... I

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

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: CEILING LIGHT HOMELINK BUTTONS MOONROOF SWITCH

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

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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)... 24

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

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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 wheel up and down, and in and out (see page )...

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

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

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

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

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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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(1) Drivers Front Airbag (2) Passengers Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Drivers Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passengers Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) Side Impact Sensors (11) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (12) SRS Indicator (13) Side Curtain Airbags (14) Front Passengers Weight Sensors Control Unit/

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

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

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

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

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

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If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page ), have the passenger sit upright... Once the passenger is out of the airbags deployment path, the system will turn the airbag back on, and the indicator will go out... Although Acura does not encourage

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

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This indicator alerts you that the passengers front airbag has been shut off because weight sensors detect about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child) on the front passengers seat... It does there is a problem with the airbag...

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

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

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

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If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the childs head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating front airbag can strike the child with enough force to kill or very seriously injure a small child... Even though your vehicle has an

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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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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... This can prevent

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

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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 either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals, and you will also see a FASTEN SEAT BELT or FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT message on the multi- information display (see page )... 68

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This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... It is a reminder to check the parking brake... A beeper sounds if you drive with the parking brake not fully released... Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires...

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This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position... If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags... This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passengers side airbag cutoff system, side curtain airbags, automatic seat belt tensioners, drivers seat position sensor, or the front passengers weight sensors... For more 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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or position... This indicator will also come on when the light switch is in AUTO and the lights turn on automatically... If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position without turning off the light switch, this indicator will remain on... A reminder chime will also sound when you open the drivers door...

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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 2... 3 U... S... gal (8... 6 ) of fuel remaining in the tank before the needle reaches E... There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the needle does reach E...

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If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost the pressure on the multi- information display, and determine the cause... If it is because of a flat tire, replace the flat tire with the compact spare (see page ), and have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible... If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service... For more information, 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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If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example, the parking brake is not fully released or a door is not fully closed, the multi- information display will show you the problem... It does this by interrupting the current display with one or more messages...

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

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

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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... For more information, see page ...

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You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your vehicles Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) system without touching your cell phone...

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When you press the INFO ( ) button, the display changes as shown above... 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 (kilometers), so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc... It measures miles in U... S... models and kilometers in Canadian models...

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When the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is functioning normally and the tires are properly inflated, you will see the above display on the multi-information display as it cycles through its main menu...

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To change the settings, the ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position, and the vehicle must be stopped with the transmission in Park (A/T) or the parking brake set (M/T)...

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Changes which doors unlock with the remote transmitter when the button is first pushed The exterior lights flash each time you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button... A beeper will also sound when you press the LOCK button twice...

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Description Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock but do not open the door... Changes how long (in seconds) the headlights stay on after you close the drivers door...

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To enter the customizing mode, press the SEL/RESET button while Keyless Memory Setting is displayed... The display will change as shown above...

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On models with automatic transmission On models with manual transmission Select the desired condition by moving the pointer with the INFO ( ) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button...

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Security Relock TimerKeyless Lock AcknowledgmentKey and Remote Unlock Mode 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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Select the desired time (0s, 15s, 30s or 60s) by moving the pointer with the INFO ( ) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button...

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If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, display the menu shown above... Select DEFAULT ALL by moving the pointer with the INFO ( ) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button...

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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 wiper speed will increase to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h)...

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Turning the 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 chime when you open the drivers door...

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

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The automatic lighting off feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the or position or if the lights are turned on by setting the switch in the AUTO position, remove the key, then open and close 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 can be helpful when using the headlights during daylight hours...

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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, so it points toward your chest, not toward your face... Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and 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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The master key can be retracted into the remote transmitter... To use the key, push the release button... The key should be fully extended... To retract the key, push the release button and at the same time push the key into the remote transmitter until it is securely latched...

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When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the immobilizer system indicator should come on briefly, 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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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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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 it, and then 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 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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Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter... Protect the transmitter from extreme temperature... Do not immerse the transmitter in any liquid... If you lose a transmitter, the replacement needs to be reprogrammed by your dealer...

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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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When you unlock the drivers door with a remote, that remotes keyless memory settings are activated... Depending on which remote was used, a WELCOME DRIVER 1 or WELCOME DRIVER 2 message appears on the multi-information display... The drivers ID (MEMORY 1 or MEMORY 2) is printed on the back of each remote...

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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 feature...

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The outside mirrors are heated to remove fog and frost... With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, turn on the heaters by pressing the button... The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder... Press the button again to turn the heaters off...

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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... Because of the sensors for the side airbag cutoff system, there is no heater in the passengers seat-back... The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use the heaters...

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The drivers door armrest has a master power window control panel... To open the passengers window, push down on the appropriate switch and hold it until the window reaches the desired position... To close the window, pull back on the window switch... Release the switch when the window gets to the position you want...

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When you push the MAIN switch in, the switch is off, and the passengers windows cannot be raised or lowered... To cancel this feature, push on the switch again to get it to pop out... Keep the MAIN switch pushed in when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally...

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Press the UNLOCK button a second time, and hold it... The remaining doors unlock, and all four windows and the 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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To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully... To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever... The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page )...

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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 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 coin holder inside the console compartment is removable... To remove it, pull it up... The coin holder can also be stored in either front door pocket...

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To use the sun visor, pull it down... When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod from the clip, and swing it out... In this position, the sun visor can be adjusted by moving it on its slider...

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... Auxiliary Input Jack ... 182 ... Remote Audio Controls ... 183 ... Radio Theft Protection ... 184

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PASSENGERS SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS

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DRIVERS AUTO BUTTON TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGERS AUTO BUTTON

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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

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When you select or , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C... This helps to dehumidify the air and to defog the windshield... In either mode, you cannot turn off the A/C... When you switch to another mode, the A/C returns to its original setting, either on or off, as displayed by the A/C ON or A/C OFF indicator...

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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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Models without navigation system Models with navigation system

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Audio System (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, 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 10 seconds...

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Press the A... SEL button... You will see A... SEL flashing 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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Dolby PL (Prologic) II signal processing creates multi-channel surround sound from the audio signal recorded with two channel stereo sources... Dolby prologic II can only activate when using the CD (CD-DA, MP3/WMA), XM radio, and AUX audio modes... When it activates, DPL II is shown on the upper display...

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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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To listen to XM radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position... Push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the XM button... Adjust the volume by turning the knob... The last channel you listened to will show in the display...

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The scan function gives you 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... The system plays each channel in numerical order for 10 seconds, then selects the next channel... When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the SCAN button again...

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The signal is currently too weak... Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon...

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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...

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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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Audio System (Models without Navigation System)

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

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The disc number for an empty position is highlighted and the green load indicator comes on... When you see LOAD in the display, insert the disc into the slot... Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way...

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The display shows up to about 16 characters of selected text data (the folder name, file name, etc... )... If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 15 characters and the indicator in the display... Press and hold the DISP button until the next 16 characters are shown...

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This feature plays the tracks within a disc (the files within a folder in MP3 or WMA mode) in random order... To activate random play in CD-DA format, press and release the RDM button... In MP3 or WMA mode, press the RDM button to activate random play within a folder... You will see RDM in the display... To return to normal play, press the RDM button for 2 seconds, or push it twice...

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The scan function samples all tracks (files in MP3 or WMA) on the disc in the order they are recorded on the disc... To activate scan, press the SCAN button... In MP3 or WMA mode, press the SCAN button to select SCAN... You will see SCAN in the display... You will get a 10 second sampling of each track/file on the disc... Press the SCAN button again to get out of scan mode and play the

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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 10 seconds, the system selects the previous mode (AM, FM1, FM2, tape, or XM Radio)...

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The tape direction indicator in the display comes on to show you which side of the tape is playing... The indicates the side you inserted upward is now playing... If you want to play the other side, press the PLAY/ PROG (preset 2) button... When the player reaches the end of the tape, it will automatically reverse direction and play the other side...

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To remove the tape, press the eject button... If you want to turn the player off, press the power/volume knob or turn off the ignition... The tape will remain in the drive... When you turn the system back on, the tape will begin playing where it left off...

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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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In addition to the standard audio controls, the audio system in your vehicle can be operated using the voice control system... See the navigation section in your Quick Start Guide for an overview of this system, and the Navigation System Manual for complete details...

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The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band... To activate it, press the SCAN button, 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 10 seconds...

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Press the A... SEL button... You will see A... SEL flashing 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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Dolby PL (ProLogic) II signal processing creates multi-channel surround sound from the audio signal recorded with two channel stereo sources... Dolby ProLogic II can only activate when using the CD (CD-DA, MP3/WMA), XM radio, and AUX audio modes... When it activates, DPL2 is shown on the upper display... To turn this feature on or off, touch the On or Off icon... Manufactured under license from

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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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To listen to XM radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position... Push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the XM button... Adjust the volume by turning the knob... The last channel you listened to will show 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... The system plays each channel in numerical order for 10 seconds... When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the SCAN button or touch the icon again...

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The signal is currently too weak... Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon...

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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...

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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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Audio System (Models with Navigation System)

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

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The disc number for an empty position is highlighted and the green load indicator comes on... When you see LOAD in the display, insert the disc into the slot... Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way...

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The display shows up to about 16 characters of selected text data (the folder name, file name, etc... )... If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 15 characters and the indicator in the display... Press and hold the DISP button until the next 16 characters are shown...

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This feature plays the tracks within a disc (the files within a folder in MP3 or WMA mode) in random order... To activate random play in CD-DA format, press and release the RDM button... In MP3 or WMA mode, press the RDM button to activate random play within a folder... You will see RDM in the display... To return to normal play, press the RDM button for 2 seconds, or push it twice...

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In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode The scan function samples all tracks (files in MP3 or WMA) on the disc in the order they are recorded on the disc... To activate scan, press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon on the audio screen... In MP3 or WMA mode, press the SCAN button repeatedly to select SCAN... You will see SCAN in the display... You will get a 10 second sampling of each track/ file on the disc... Press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon again to get out of scan mode and play the last track/file sampled...

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Select the desired track/file by touching the icon on the display... The selected icon will be highlighted in blue... The system begins to play the selected track/file... With a disc in MP3 or WMA, touch the folder icon on the upper left of the screen to move to the parent folder... The current folder is highlighted in blue...

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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 Satellite Radio)...

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The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position... Make sure the open side of the tape is facing right, then insert the tape most of the way into the slot... The system will pull the tape in the rest of the way and begin to play it...

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To remove the tape, press the eject button... If you want to turn the player off, press the power/volume knob or turn off the ignition... The tape will remain in the drive... When you turn the system back on, the tape will begin playing where it left off...

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

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

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

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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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The auxiliary input jack is underneath the accessory power socket in the console compartment... The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories using a 1/8 inch stereo miniplug...

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

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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 vehicle speed increases going down a hill, use the brakes to slow down... This will cancel the cruise control... To resume the set speed, press the RES/ACCEL button... The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel will come back 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 cruising 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) and 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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Units manufactured between April 1, 1982 and January 1, 1993 may be equipped with safety stop and reverse features... If your unit does not have an external entrapment protection system, an easy test to confirm the function and performance of the safety stop and reverse feature is to lay a 2 4 under the closing door... The door should stop and reverse upon contacting the piece of wood... As an additional safety feature, garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required to have external entrapment protection systems, such as an electronic eye, which detect an object obstructing the door...

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If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1...

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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 Bluetooth 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... The HFL is available in English on U... S... models, and in both English and French on Canadian models... To change the language, see page ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Once the pairing process is completed, AcuraLink may display a connection confirmation screen... This screen is used to create a data connection between your cell phone and the AcuraLink system... You can choose to set up the data connection now, or do it later... If you want to do

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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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You can make calls using any phone number, or by using a name in the HFL phonebook... You can also redial the last number called... During a call, the HFL allows you to talk up to 30 minutes after you remove the key from the ignition switch... Continuing a call without running the engine may discharge and weaken the vehicles battery...

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

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

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

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say List... The HFL responds by listing the names in the phonebook... When the end of the list is reached, the HFL response is, The entire list has been read... Returning to the main menu...

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Select a desired number from the list on your phone, and transmit/ send (individual steps will vary for each type of phone, refer to your phones owners manual) via Bluetooth... The HFL response is One phone number has been received for this contact... What name would you like to store for the mobile number? To discard this number, say Discard...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say either Yes or No... The HFL response is, Neil at work has been stored... If more than one number was received for the contact entry, the HFL asks for the name of the next number... If only one number is received, or all numbers have been stored, the HFL response is, Would you like HFL to receive another contact?

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The cellular phonebook option allows you to store up to 1,000 names and 10,000 phone numbers in the phonebook of Bluetooth HandsFreeLink from your cellular phonebook... The maximum names and numbers to be stored varies on the data size... With the HFL, you can then automatically dial any name or number in the phonebook...

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You can import the phonebook of your cellular phone into the HFL... Link your phone to the HFL, and select Import Cellular Phonebook from the Select an option screen... When the message The import was successful... is displayed, push in on the joystick to select OK...

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To search the imported phonebook Select a phonebook from the displayed list... If the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need the 4-digit PIN number to access the phonebook... The following screen will appear...

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Up to three category icons are displayed in the right side of the list... These category icons indicate how many numbers are stored for the person... If a name has more than three category icons, is displayed...

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You can delete the stored phonebook from the HFL... Link your phone to the HFL and select Delete Imported Phonebook from the Select an option screen... The display will change as shown above...

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You can add, change or remove a PIN number from any phonebook... Select PIN Number from the Select an Option screen... The display will change as shown above...

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Enter your current PIN number... Enter your new 4-digit PIN number... You will be asked to re- enter the PIN to verify...

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Press and release the Talk button... After the beep, say French... The HFL response is Vous avez selectionne Franais... Les noms enregistres en mode Anglais ne seront pas accessible en mode Franais... Voulez-vous continuer? You have selected French... Name tags that were stored while in English mode will not be accessible in French mode... Would you like to continue?

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

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

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

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A list of all messages will be shown... New Messages will be at the top... Select the message you want to read by touching it on the screen...

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After purchasing your vehicle, messages may not appear immediately... Your dealer has to register the vehicle identification before you can receive messages... This can take several days to process...

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

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The Delete All Messages command does not apply to Diagnostic Info and Recall messages... They can only be deleted by your dealer...

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These messages, based on updated vehicle information and comments from other TL owners, supplement your Owners Manual and Quick Start Guide... They provide you with relevant information for a safe and enjoyable ownership experience... For additional information, call Acura Client Services directly through the HFL...

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

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When an instrument panel indicator comes on or a message is displayed on the MID, AcuraLink immediately notifies you with the message, An indicator is on... AcuraLink can help you decide what to do... If you do not want the information right away, select the Check Later option... If you want the information now, select the Check Now option... (If the navigation screen is not active, you must select OK from the navigation disclaimer screen before you can check the

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When you make an appointment through the Owners Link Online Scheduling Service, you can be reminded in advance about that appointment through AcuraLink... If you need to reschedule, you can call your dealer directly with the HFL...

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Select ON if you want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon appears on the navigation screen)... Select OFF if you do not want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon does not appear on the screen)... Messages can still be accessed using the INFO menu... If you would like to stop receiving messages, visit the OwnerLink website at www... owners... acura... com to change your messaging preferences...

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

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Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or stations, across bridges, through tunnels, over railroad crossings, past large vehicles, or driving near large objects that can cause a magnetic disturbance... It can also be affected by accessories such as antennas and roof racks that are mounted by magnets...

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If you see in the compass display, the compass is self- calibrating... The compass may need to be manually calibrated after exposure to a strong magnetic field... If the compass seems to be continuously showing the wrong direction and is not self-calibrating, do the following...

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On vehicles with navigation system Since the rearview camera display area is limited, you should always back up slowly and carefully, and look behind you for obstacles...

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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... If this octane grade is unavailable, regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane of 87 or higher may be used temporarily... The use of regular unleaded gasoline can cause metallic knocking noises in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance... The long-term use of regular-grade gasoline 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 % ethanol by volume and up to 15 % MTBE by volume... Do not use gasoline containing methanol...

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Your vehicles on board diagnostic system will detect a loose or missing fuel fill cap as an evaporative system leak... The first time a leak is detected a TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message appears on the multi-information display... Turn the engine off, and confirm the fuel fill cap is installed... If it is, loosen it, then retighten it until it clicks at least once... The message should go off after several days of normal driving once you tighten or

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 (TPMS)...

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

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Without touching the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to the START (III) position... Do not hold the key in the START (III) position for more than 15 seconds at a time... If the engine does not start right away, pause for at least 10 seconds before trying again...

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

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

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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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If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on along with the D indicator, there is a problem with the automatic transmission control system... Avoid rapid acceleration and have the transmission checked by your dealer as soon as possible...

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Use this position for your normal driving... The transmis- sion automatically adjusts to keep the engine at the best speed for the driving conditions... For faster acceleration when in D, you can get the transmission to automatically downshift by pushing the accelerator pedal to the floor... The transmission will shift down one, two or three gears, depending on your speed...

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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 56 mph (90 km/h), and first gear at about 29 mph (47 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... On Type S, at closed throttle, it selects second gear at about 61 mph (98 km/h), and first gear at about 37 mph (59 km/h)...

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When you accelerate away from a stop, the transmission will start in first gear... You have to manually upshift between first and fifth gears... Make sure you upshift before the engine speed reaches the tachometers red zone... The transmission remains in the selected gear (5, 4, 3, 2, or 1)... There is no automatic downshift when you push the accelerator pedal to the floor...

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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...

Page 269

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...

Page 270

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

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

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

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

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Each tire, including the spare, should be checked monthly when the vehicle is cold, and set to the recommended inflation pressure as specified on the vehicle placard and in the owners manual (see page

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It is possible that the pressures shown on the multi-information display and the pressures you manually measure are slightly different... If the difference is significant or you cannot make the low tire pressure/ TPMS indicator and message on the multi-information display go out after inflating the tires to the specified values, have your dealer check the system as soon as possible...

Page 278

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

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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...

Page 280

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

Page 281

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...

Page 282

Your vehicle displays engine oil life and maintenance service items on the multi-information display to show you when you should have your dealer perform engine oil replacement and indicated maintenance service...

Page 283

When the remaining engine oil life is 5 to 1 percent, 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 dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service... You will see OIL LIFE 100% on the display the next time you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position...

Page 285

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

Page 286

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...

Page 287

Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperatures... On vehicles with automatic transmission, this requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder... If you regularly 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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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop)

Page 289

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

Page 290

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...

Page 291

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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4... 5 US qt (4... 3 ) Improper disposal of engine oil can be harmf ul to the environment... If you change your own oil, please dispose of the used oil properly... Put it in a sealed container, and take it to a recycling center... Do not discard it in a trash bin or dump it on the ground...

Page 293

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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The coolant level should be up to the base of the filler neck... Add coolant if it is low... Pour the coolant slowly and carefully so you do not spill any... Clean up any spill immediately; it could damage components in the engine compartment...

Page 295

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

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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...

Page 298

Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir monthly after removing the engine compartment rear cover (see page )... Replace the brake fluid when this service is indicated on a maintenance message in the multi-information display...

Page 299

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...

Page 300

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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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...

Page 303

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...

Page 305

Pop up the pin in the center of the left or right corner fastener with a small screwdriver, and remove the fastener...

Page 306

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...

Page 307

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)...

Page 308

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...

Page 310

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

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not drive faster than posted speed limits and conditions allow... If you ever drive in a sanctioned competitive event at sustained 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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Your tires have wear indicators molded into the tread... When the tread wears down, you will see a band 1/2 inch (12... 7 mm) wide band across the tread... This shows there is less than 1/16 inch (1... 6 mm) of tread left on the tire... A tire this worn gives very little traction on wet roads... You should replace the tire if you can see three or more tread wear indicators...

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

Page 314

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 ABS and vehicle stability assist system (VSA) to work inconsistently...

Page 315

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

Page 316

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

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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...

Page 318

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

Page 320

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

Page 321

After the flat tire is replaced with the spare tire, the low tire pressure/TPMS indicator stays on... After several miles (kilometers) driving with the spare, this indicator begins to flash, then stays on again... You will also see a CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message on the multi-information display (see page )... 275

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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 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 the wheel nuts 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:

Page 326

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

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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 heat... 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 an emissions test until the readiness codes are set... Refer to for more information (see page )... 238 355

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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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If something electrical in your vehicle stops working, check for a blown fuse first... Determine from the chart on pages and , or the diagram on the fuse box lid, which fuses control that device... Check those fuses first, but check all the fuses before deciding that a blown fuse is the cause... Replace any blown fuses, and check if the device works...

Page 337

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 FI ECU Condenser Fan Fog 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

Page 340

Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission... Follow the above procedure exactly... If you cannot shif t the transmission or start the engine (automatic transmission), your vehicle must be transported with the f ront wheels of f the ground...

Page 341

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...

Page 342

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

Page 344

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...

Page 347

Including the coolant in the reserve tank and that remaining in the engine Reserve tank capacity: 0... 16 US gal (0... 6 ) Excluding the oil remaining in the engine

Page 348

Headlight (High beam/Low beam) DRL Front turn signal/parking lights Front Fog lights Rear turn signal 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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Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size... Below is an example of tire size with an explanation of what each component means...

Page 352

The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like the following example... TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire...

Page 353

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

Page 354

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

Page 355

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

Page 356

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

Page 357

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...

Page 358

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

Page 359

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 (automatic) or 6th (manual)... 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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... Client Service Information ... 358 ... Warranty Coverages ... 359

Page 361

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

Page 362

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

Page 363

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...

Page 364

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

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... Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ... 20 ... Automatic Speed Control ... 186 ... Automatic Transmission ... 259

Page 367

... Clock ... 116 ... CO in the Exhaust ... 52 ... Compact Spare tire ... 318

Page 368

... Front Airbags ... 9, 24 ... Front Seats ... 103 ... Adjusting ... 103

Page 369

DRL (Daytime Running ... Lights) ... 62 ... Fog Light ... 63 ... High Beam ... 62

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... Maintenance ... 277 ... Minder ... 279

Page 371

Oil ... Change, How to ... 288 ... Change, When to ... 279 ... Checking Engine ... 240 ... Pressure Indicator ... 59, 330

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... Serial Number ... 342 ... Service Intervals ... 279 ... Service Manual ... 361

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... Inflation ... 306 ... Inspection ... 309 ... Replacing ... 311

Page 374

Windshield ... Cleaning ... 85 ... Defroster ... 130

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

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