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  • 2000 Civic Hatchback Online Reference Owner's Manual Use these links (and links throughout this manual) to navigate through this reference. For a printed owner's manual, click on authorized manuals or go to www.helminc.com.

    Contents

    Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... i A Few Words About Safety ................................................................................................................. ii

    Your Vehicle at a Glance .....................................................................................................................2 Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................5 Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System. Instruments and Controls ................................................................................................................. 51Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls. Comfort and Convenience Features .............................................................................................. . 77How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving.................................................................................................................................. . 99What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving .............................................................................................................................................. 113The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................... 129The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer. Appearance Care.............................................................................................................................. 183Tips on cleaning and protecting your vehicle. Things to look for if your vehicle ever needs body repairs. Taking Care of the Unexpected ...................................................................................................... 189This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. Technical Information..................................................................................................................... 213ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ................................................................ 225A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)...................................................................................................... 231How to order manuals and other technical literature. Index...................................................................................................................................................... I

    Service Information Summary A summary of information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.

    Owner's Identification

  • Owner's Identification

    OWNER

    ADDRESSSTREET

    CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/POSTAL CODE

    V. I. N.

    DELIVERY DATE

    DEALER NAME

    ADDRESS

    (Date sold to original retail purchaser)

    DEALER NO.

    STREET

    CITY

    OWNER'S SIGNATURE

    DEALER'S SIGNATURE

    STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/POSTAL CODE

    This Owner's Manual should be considereda permanent part of the car, and shouldremain with the car when it is sold.

    The information and specifications includedin this publication were in effect at the timeof approval for printing. Honda Motor Co.,Ltd. reserves the right, however, todiscontinue or change specifications ordesign at any time without notice andwith out incurring any obligation whatsoever.

  • Introduction

    Congratulations ! Your selection of a 2000 Honda Civic was a wiseinvestment. It will give you years of driving pleasure.

    One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new Honda is toread this manual. In it, you will learn how to operate its driving controls andconvenience items. Afterwards, keep this owner's manual in your car so youcan refer to it at any time.

    Several warranties protect your new Honda. Read the warranty bookletthoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rightsand responsibilities.

    Maintaining your car according to the schedules given in this manual helpsto keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment. Whenyour car needs maintenance, keep in mind that your Honda dealer's staff isspecially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your Honda. YourHonda dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answerany questions and concerns.

    As you read this manual, you willfind information that is preceded by

    symbol. Thisinformation is intended to help youavoid damage to your Honda, otherproperty, or the environment.

    a NOTICE

  • A Few Words About Safety

    Your safety, and the safety of others,is very important. And operating thiscar safely is an importantresponsibility.

    To help you make informeddecisions about safety, we haveprovided operating procedures andother information on labels and inthis manual. This information alertsyou to potential hazards that couldhurt you or others.

    Of course, it is not practical orpossible to warn you about all thehazards associated with operating ormaintaining your car. You must useyour own good judgement.

    You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms,including:

    Safety Labels on the car.Safety Messages preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of

    three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.These signal words mean:

    You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLYHURT if you don't follow instructions.

    You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLYHURT if you don't follow instructions.

    You CAN be HURT if you don't followinstructions.

    Safety Headings such as Important Safety Reminders or ImportantSafety Precautions.

    Safety Section such as Driver and Passenger Safety.Instructions how to use this car correctly and safely.

    This entire book is filled with important safety information please read itcarefully.

    ldcs

  • Your Car at a Glance

    HEATING/COOLINGCONTROLS(P. 78)

    AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 86)DIGITAL CLOCK(P. 91)

    DOOR LOCK(P. 68)

    FUEL FILLDOOR RELEASE(P. 101)

    HOOD RELEASEHANDLE(P. 102)

  • Your Car at a Glance

    INSTRUMENT PANELBRIGHTNESS(P. 62)

    HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS(P. 64)

    WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS(P. 63)

    REAR WINDOWDEFOGGER(P. 64)

    HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS(P. 61,62)

    TILT ADJUSTMENT(P. 65)

    HORN BUTTONS

  • 4

  • Driver and Passenger Safety

    This section gives you importantinformation about how to protectyourself and your passengers. Itshows you how to use seat beltsproperly. It explains your Supple-mental Restraint System. And it tellsyou how to properly restrain infantsand children in your car.

    Important Safety Precautions.......... 6Your Car's Safety Features .............. 7

    Seat Belts........................................ 8

    Airbags............................................ 9Seats & Seat-Backs...................... 10Head Restraints........................... 10Door Locks................................... 11Pre-Drive Safety Checklist......... 11

    Protecting Adults.............................121. Close and Lock the Doors...... 122. Adjust the Front Seats............ 123. Adjust the Seat-Backs............. 134. Adjust the Head Restraints.... 145. Fasten and Position the Seat

    Belts...................................... 156. Adjust the Steering Wheel..... 177. Maintain a Proper Sitting

    Position................................. 18Advice for Pregnant Women...... 19Additional Safety Precautions.... 19

    Protecting Children......................... 21All Children Must Be

    Restrained................................ 21Children Should Sit in the Back

    Seat............................................ 22The Passenger's Airbag Poses

    Serious Risks to Children....... 22If You Must Drive with Several

    Children.................................... 24

    If a Child Requires CloseAttention................................... 24

    Additional Safety Precaution...... 24General Guidelines for Using

    Child Seats................................ 25Protecting Infants........................ 29Protecting Small Children.......... 33Protecting Larger Children........ 37Using Child Seats with

    Tethers...................................... 40Additional Information About Your

    Seat Belts.................................. 42Seat Belt System Components... 42Lap/Shoulder Belt....................... 42Lap Belt......................................... 43Seat Belt Maintenance................ 44

    Additional Information About YourSRS............................................ 45

    SRS Components......................... 45How Your Airbags Work............ 45How the SRS Indicator Light

    Works........................................ 47SRS Service................................... 47Additional Safety Precautions.... 48

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard.............. 49Safety Labels.................................... 50

    Driver and Passenger Safety

  • Important Safety Precautions

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