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  • 2000 S2000 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 ................................................................................................................. 41 Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls. Comfort and Convenience Features ............................................................................................... 85 How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving.................................................................................................................................. 115 What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving .............................................................................................................................................. 129 The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................... 143 The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer. Appearance Care.............................................................................................................................. 203 Tips on cleaning and protecting your vehicle. Things to look for if your vehicle ever needs body repairs. Taking Care of the Unexpected ...................................................................................................... 211 This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them. Technical Information..................................................................................................................... 241 ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada) ................................................................ 253 A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)...................................................................................................... 259 How 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 Form

  • Introduction

    Congratulations on your selection of the 2000 Honda S2000. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced sports cars in the world.

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

    Several warranties protect your new Honda. Read the warranty booklet thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights and responsibilities.

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

    As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by

    symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your S2000, other property, or the environment.

    NOTICEa

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  • A Few Words About Safety

    Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this car safely is an import ant responsibility.

    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.

    Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining your car. You must use your 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 SERIOUSLY HURT if you don't follow instructions.

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

    You CAN be HURT if you don't follow instructions.

    Safety Headings — such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety 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 it carefully.

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  • Your Car at a Glance

    HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL SWITCH (P.51)

    WINDSHIELD WIPER CONTROLS (P.53)

    HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (P.86)

    HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.118)

    AUDIO SYSTEM (P.94)

    DOOR LOCK SWITCH (P.62)

    POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.69)

    MIRROR CONTROLS (P.79)

    ROOF SWITCH (P.71)

    HAZARD WARNING SWITCH (P.79)

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  • Your Car at a Glance

    REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.112)

    INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.52)

    ENGINE START BUTTON (P.131)

    HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.51)

    HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.118)

    CRUISE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH (P.55)

    HORN

    WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.53)

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  • Driver and Passenger Safety

    This section gives you important information about how to protect yourself and your passenger. It shows you how to use seat belts properly. It explains your Supple- mental Restraint System. And it tells you how to properly restrain children in your car.

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

    Seat Belts........................................ 8 Airbags............................................ 9 Seats & Seat-Backs...................... 10 Head Restraints........................... 10 Door Locks................................... 10 Pre-Drive Safety Checklist......... 11

    Protecting Adults............................. 12 1. Close and Lock the Doors...... 12 2. Adjust the Front Seats............ 12 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs............. 13 4. Fasten and Position the Seat

    Belts...................................... 15 5. Maintain a Proper Sitting

    Position................................. 16 Advice for Pregnant Women...... 17 Additional Safety Precautions.... 18

    Protecting Children......................... 19 All Children Must Be

    Restrained................................ 19 Your Car is Not Recommended

    for Child Passengers............... 20 The Passenger's Airbag Poses

    Serious Risks to Children....... 20 Additional Safety Precaution...... 22

    General Guidelines for Using Child Seats................................ 22

    Protecting Small Children.......... 26 Protecting Larger Children........ 29

    Additional Information About Your Seat Belts.................................. 33

    Seat Belt System Components... 33 Lap/Shoulder Belt....................... 33 Seat Belt Maintenance................ 34

    Additional Information About Your SRS............................................ 35

    SRS Components......................... 35 How Your Airbags Work............ 35 How the Automatic Seat Belt

    Tensioners Work..................... 37 How the SRS Indicator Light

    Works........................................ 37 SRS Service................................... 38 Additional Safety Precautions.... 38

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard.............. 39 Safety Labels.................................... 40

    Driver and Passenger Safety

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  • Important Safety Precautions

    You'll find many safety recommendations throughout this section, and throughout this manual. The recommendations on this page are the ones we consider to be the most important.

    Always Wear Your Seat Belt A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions. Airbags supplement seat belts, but airbags are designed to inflate only in a moderate to severe frontal collision. So even though your car is equipped with airbags, make sure you and your passenge