If you keep driving with the
malfunction indicator lamp on,
you can damage your vehicle's
emissions controls and engine.
Those repairs may not be covered
by your vehicle's warranties.
This light comes on for a few
seconds when you turn the key to
the "ON" position
If it comes on at any other time, it
indicates that there is a problem in
the throttle "drive-by-wire"
system. With the light on, your
vehicle goes into "limp home"
mode — the engine runs on three
cylinders, and the accelerator
pedal no longer controls engine
As soon as it is safe, pull off the
road and turn off the engine.
Restart the engine to reset the
system. If the light remains on, or
comes on again while driving,
have the vehicle towed to your
Honda dealer for repair.
A green light flashing on the
instrument panel lets you know
that the front and rear turn signal
lights are working. If the light
stays on and does not flash, check
for a burned out bulb. If there is
no light when the lever is moved,
check the fuse and bulb.
Whenever the Hazard Warning
Flasher Switch is on, both turn
signals will flash.
Low Fuel Indicator
This light comes on when the tank
becomes nearly empty. Fill up the
tank as soon as possible.
If the low fuel indicator light
comes on when the fuel tank is
not nearly empty, have the fuel
tank sensing unit and related
components inspected and
repaired by your Honda dealer.
Driving on a road with many
sharp curves may cause the fuel
indicator light to blink
intermittently. This is normal.
This light is designed to come on
to provide a "bulb check" when
the key is turned to the "ON"
position, but should go out after
Instruments and Controls
the engine is started. If the light
fails to come on with the key
turned to the "ON" position, it
could indicate a burned out bulb
or a blown fuse. Have the system
repaired if the light does not come
on when checking.
Occasionally, this light may
flicker momentarily while the
engine is running, but this will not
harm the system. However, if the
light remains on during normal
engine operation, the engine
should be stopped until the cause
of the trouble can be located and
corrected. The source of the
trouble could be either of the
Low engine oil level
Loss of engine oil pressure
Running the engine with low oil
pressure can cause serious
mechanical damage almost
immediately. Turn off the engine
as soon as you can safely get the
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Turn Signal Lever
Push the lever fully up to signal a
right turn. Push it fully down to
signal a left turn. Lights on the
front and rear of the vehicle will
The turn signal will cancel itself as
the turn is completed. In some
driving maneuvers, such as
changing lanes on an expressway,
the steering wheel is not turned
back sufficiently after completing
the turn to automatically cancel the
turn signal. In such maneuvers the
driver should manually return the
lever to the neutral or canceled
position when the turn is
Lane Change Signal
In some turns, such as changing
lanes, the steering wheel is not
turned far enough to cancel the
turn signal. For convenience, you
can flash the turn signal by
moving the lever part way (to the
first stop) and holding it there.
The lever will return to the
horizontal position when you
A green light on the instrument
panel flashes to indicate proper
operation of the front and rear
turn signal lights. If the green
light remains on, but does not
flash, check for defective bulbs
If the green light does not light
when the lever is moved, check
the fuse and indicator bulb.
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Rear Wheels off the Ground
1. Transfer case in 2H (4WD
Transmission in Neutral
3. Maximum speed 30 mph
4. Maximum distance 50 miles
If you need to tow your vehicle by
this method, secure the steering
wheel to keep the front wheels
pointed straight ahead. Do not
rely on the steering column lock;
it is not strong enough to hold the
front wheels straight while
towing. The ignition switch must
be in the OFF position.
Inoperative Electrical Devices
If you have electrical problems
without extreme damage to any
electrical parts, check for burned
out fuses, broken wires, poor
connections or poor grounding.
Correct as necessary.
The fuse boxes are located under
the left hand side of the
instrument panel and in the right
hand side of the engine
compartment. (See "Fuses" on
Replacing a fuse with one that has
a higher rating greatly increases
the chances of damaging the
electrical system. If you do not
have a replacement fuse with the
proper rating for the circuit,
install one with a lower rating.
In Case of Emergency
Fuse boxes are installed on the left side of the
instrument panel and the right side of the engine
compartment. Each fuse box contains spare fuse
Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating
greatly increases the chances of damaging the
electrical system. If you do not have a replacement
fuse with the proper rating for the circuit, install one
with a lower rating.
Fuse Box: Instrument Panel
Fuse Box: Engine Compartment