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08/04/11 18:01:37 31STK620 0002  Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2009 Acura RDX was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of your new vehicle 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 vehicle so you can refer to it at any time. As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment. Several warranties protect your new vehicle. Read the warranty booklet thoroughly so you understand the coverages and are aware of your rights and responsibilities. Maintaining your vehicle according to the maintenance minder shown in the instrument panel helps to keep your driving trouble-free while it preserves your investment. When your vehicle needs maintenance, keep in mind that your dealer’s staff is specially trained in servicing the many systems unique to your vehicle. Your dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer any questions and concerns. i 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:01:41 31STK620 0003  Main Menu Introduction California Proposition 65 Warning WARNING: This product contains or emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Event Data Recorders This vehicle is equipped with one or more devices commonly referred to as event data recorders. These devices record front seat belt use, front passenger seat occupancy, airbag deployment data, and the failure of any airbag system component. This data belongs to the vehicle owner and may not be accessed by anyone else except as legally required or with the permission of the vehicle owner. Service Diagnostic Recorders This vehicle is equipped with service-related devices that record information about powertrain performance. The data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. ii 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:01:52 31STK620 0004  Main Menu A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this vehicle safely is an important 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 vehicle. You must use your own good judgement. You will find this important safety information in a variety of forms, including: Safety Labels − on the vehicle. and one of Safety Messages − preceded by a safety alert symbol 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 vehicle correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information − please read it carefully. iii 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:01:57 31STK620 0005  Main Menu Important Handling Information Your RDX has higher ground clearance than a passenger vehicle designed for use only on pavement. Higher ground clearance has many advantages for off-highway driving. It allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier. These advantages come at some cost. Because your vehicle is taller and rides higher off the ground, it has a high center of gravity. This means your vehicle can tip or roll over if you make abrupt turns. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. As a reminder, make sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts. For information on how to reduce the risk of rollover, read ‘‘Driving Guidelines’’ on page 290 of this manual and the Off-Highway Driving Guidelines section on page 321 . Failure to operate your vehicle correctly might result in loss of control or an accident. iv 2009 RDX 2009 RDX Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... i A Few Words About Safety .............................................................................................................................. iii Important Handling Information .................................................................................................................... iv 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) .... 59 Features (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink®,and other convenience items) ......... 159 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break- in, and cargo loading) ..................................................................... 271 Driving (engine and transmission operation) ................................................................................................ 289 Maintenance (minders, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage).......................................... 325 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, dead battery, overheating, and fuses) ............................. 369 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls) ....................................... 393 Warranty and Client Relations (U. S. and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) .......... 409 Authorized Manuals (U. S. only) (how to order) ......................................................................................... 413 Index ............................................................................................................................... ........................................ I Service Information Summary ( fluid capacities and tire pressures) 00X31-STK-6200 1 08/04/11 18:02:23 31STK620 0007  Main Menu Overview of Contents Contents A convenient reference to the sections in this manual. Your Vehicle at a Glance A quick reference to the main controls in your vehicle. Driver and Passenger Safety Important information about the proper use and care of your vehicle’s seat belts, an overview of the supplemental restraint system, and valuable information on how to protect children with child restraints. Instruments and Controls Explains the purpose of each instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use the controls on the dashboard and steering column. Features How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving What gasoline to use, how to breakin your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park; plus what you need to know if you’re planning to tow a trailer. Maintenance The maintenance minder shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer for maintenance service. There is also a list of things to check and instructions on how to check them. Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them. 2 2009 RDX Technical Information ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information. Warranty and Client Relations (U.S. and Canada only) A summary of the warranties covering your new vehicle, and how to contact us for any reason. Refer to your warranty manual for detailed information. Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) How to order manuals and other technical literature. Index Service Information Summary A summary of the information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump. 08/04/11 18:02:32 31STK620 0008  Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance AUDIO SYSTEM*1 (P.170) CEILING CONSOLE*3 MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.143) DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 25) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.145) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.123) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.160) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.123) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.139) POWER WINDOW SWITCH (P.139) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.275) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE (P.273) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9, 25) Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.61) GAUGES (P.71) AUDIO SYSTEM*2 (P.189) PARKING BRAKE PEDAL (P.147) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.293) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.154) *1: On RDX model only *2: On RDX with Technology Package model only *3: HomeLink Buttons (P.247) Moonroof Switch (P.141) Front Ceiling Light Switch (P.148) 3 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:02:40 31STK620 0009  Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL/FOG LIGHTS (P.114/115) PADDLE SHIFTERS (P.297) WINDSHIELD HAZARD WARNING BUTTON WIPERS/WASHERS/ (P.118) REAR WINDOW NAVIGATION SYSTEM*3, *4 / UPPER DISPLAY*3 WIPER/WASHER CENTER DISPLAY*2 (P.169) (P.168) (P.112/113) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P.230) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.32) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P.313) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.118/144) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.143) AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P.220) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*3, *4 BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK BUTTONS (P.251) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT (P.119) *1 : *2 : *3 : *4 : ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.154) HORN*1 MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.72) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.234) To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. On RDX model only On RDX with Technology Package model only Refer to the navigation system manual. 4 2009 RDX SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.138) 08/04/11 18:02:44 31STK620 0010  Main Menu Driver and Passenger Safety Important Safety Precautions .......... 6 Your Vehicle’s Safety Features........ 7 Seat Belts ........................................ 8 Airbags ............................................ 9 Protecting Adults and Teens.......... 11 1. Close and Lock the Doors ...... 11 2. Adjust the Front Seats ............ 12 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs ............. 13 4. Adjust the Head Restraints .... 14 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts .............................. 14 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Position ................................. 16 Advice for Pregnant Women...... 17 Additional Safety Precautions .... 18 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ........................ 19 Seat Belt System Components ... 19 Lap/Shoulder Belt ....................... 20 Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................................ 21 Seat Belt Maintenance ................ 22 Additional Information About Your Airbags ............................ 23 Airbag System Components ....... 23 How Your Front Airbags Work.......................................... 25 How Your Side Airbags Work.... 29 How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work ........................... 30 How the SRS Indicator Works ... 31 How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 31 How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works ................ 32 Airbag Service .............................. 33 Additional Safety Precautions .... 34 Protecting Children − General Guidelines ................................. 35 All Children Must Be Restrained ................................ 35 All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat .................................. 36 The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks .......... 36 If You Must Drive with Several Children .................................... 38 If a Child Requires Close Attention ................................... 38 Additional Safety Precautions .... 39 Protecting Infants and Small Children .................................... 40 Protecting Infants ........................ 40 Protecting Small Children .......... 41 Selecting a Child Seat ...................... 43 Installing a Child Seat ..................... 44 With LATCH ................................ 45 With a Lap/Shoulder Belt .......... 49 With a Tether ............................... 50 Protecting Larger Children ............ 52 Checking Seat Belt Fit ................ 52 Using a Booster Seat ................... 53 When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front .......................................... 54 Additional Safety Precautions .... 55 Carbon Monoxide Hazard .............. 56 Safety Labels .................................... 57 5 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety This section gives you important information about how to protect yourself and your passengers. It shows you how to use seat belts properly. It explains how your airbags work, and it tells you how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle. 08/04/11 18:02:55 31STK620 0011  Main Menu Table Of Contents 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 are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your vehicle is equipped with airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts, and wear them properly (see page 14 ). Restrain All Children 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 35 − 55 ). Be Aware of Airbag Hazards While airbags can save lives, they can cause serious or fatal injuries to occupants who sit too close to them, or are not properly restrained. Infants, young children, and short adults are at the greatest risk. Be sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual. Don’t Drink and Drive Alcohol and driving don’t mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with 6 2009 RDX every additional drink. So don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your friends drink and drive, either. Control Your Speed Excessive speed is a major factor in crash injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher the speed, the greater the risk, but serious injuries can also occur at lower speeds. Never drive faster than is safe for current conditions, regardless of the maximum speed posted. Keep Your Vehicle in Safe Condition Having a tire blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous. To reduce the possibility of such problems, check your tire pressures and condition frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance (see page 360 ). 08/04/11 18:03:02 31STK620 0012  Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features (8) (4) (6) (3) (9) (6) (1) 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. (11) (5) (2) (8) (2) (1) Safety Cage (2) Crush Zones (3) Seats and Seat-Backs (4) Head Restraints (5) Collapsible Steering Column (6) Seat Belts (7) Front Airbags (8) Side Airbags (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Door Locks (11) Front Seat Belt Tensioners However, you and your passengers can’t take full advantage of these features unless you remain sitting in a proper position and always wear your seat belts. In fact, some safety features can contribute to injuries if they are not used properly. The following pages explain how you can take an active role in protecting yourself and your passengers. 7 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety (7) (10) Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. 08/04/11 18:03:13 31STK620 0013  Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat belts in all seating positions. 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. Why Wear Seat Belts Seat belts are the single most effective safety device for adults and larger children. (Infants and smaller children must be properly restrained in child seats.) Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. In addition, most states and all Canadian provinces require you to wear seat belts. Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly. When properly worn, seat belts: Keep you connected to the vehicle so you can take advantage of the vehicle’s built-in safety features. Help protect you in almost every type of crash, including: − frontal impacts − side impacts − rear impacts − rollovers 8 2009 RDX Help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle and against other occupants. Keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle. Help keep you in a good position should the airbags ever deploy. A good position reduces the risk of injury from an inflating airbag and allows you to get the best advantage from the airbag. Of course, seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your risk of serious injury. What You Should Do: Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. 08/04/11 18:03:22 31STK620 0014  Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags Driver and Passenger Safety Your vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (SRS) with front airbags to help protect the heads and chests of the driver and a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe frontal collision (see page 25 for more information on how your front airbags work). 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 29 for more information on how your side airbags work). In addition, your vehicle has side curtain airbags to help protect the heads of the driver, front passenger, and passengers in the outer rear seating positions during a moderate to severe side impact or rollover (see page 30 for more information on how your side curtain airbags work). CONTINUED 9 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:03:28 31STK620 0015  Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need to know about your airbags are: Airbags do not replace seat belts. They are designed to supplement the seat belts. Airbags offer no protection in rear impacts, or minor frontal or side collisions. What you should do: 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. Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with tremendous force. So while airbags help save lives, they can cause minor injuries or more serious or even fatal injuries if occupants are not properly restrained or sitting properly. 10 2009 RDX The rest of this section gives more detailed information about how you can maximize your safety. Remember, however, that no safety system can prevent all injuries or deaths that can occur in a severe crash, even when seat belts are properly worn and the airbags deploy. 08/04/11 18:03:39 31STK620 0016  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Your vehicle has a door and tailgate open indicator on the multiinformation display to indicate when a specific door or the tailgate is not tightly closed. You will see the appropriate indicator and the message for each condition. See pages 35 − 55 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle. When both tailgate and one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR & TAILGATE OPEN’’ message will come on. 1.Close and Lock the Doors After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure the doors and the tailgate are closed and locked. When one or more doors are not tightly closed, the ‘‘DOOR OPEN’’ message will come on. When the tailgate is not tightly closed, the ‘‘TAILGATE OPEN’’ message will come on. You will also hear a beep when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and each time you open any door or the tailgate with the key in the ON (II) position. CONTINUED 11 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Introduction 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. 08/04/11 18:03:47 31STK620 0017  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Locking the doors and the tailgate reduces the chance of someone being thrown out of the vehicle during a crash, and it helps prevent passengers from accidentally opening a door or the tailgate and falling out. 2.Adjust the Front Seats Locking the doors and the tailgate also helps prevent an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door or the tailgate when you come to a stop. See page 123 for how to lock the doors and the tailgate. This vehicle has auto door locking/ unlocking features. See pages 101 and 109 for how to set them. Adjust the driver’s seat as far to the rear as possible while allowing you to maintain full control of the vehicle. Have a front passenger adjust their seat as far to the rear as possible. 12 2009 RDX If you sit too close to the steering wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front airbag, or by striking the steering wheel or dashboard. 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 119 ). If you cannot get far enough away from the steering wheel and still reach the controls, we recommend that you investigate whether some type of adaptive equipment may help. 08/04/11 18:03:55 31STK620 0018  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 3.Adjust the Seat-Backs Reclining the seat-back too far can result in serious injury or death in a crash. Adjust the seat-back to an upright position, and sit well back in the seat. Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible. See page 131 for how to adjust the front seats. Adjust the driver’s seat-back to a comfortable, upright position, leaving ample space between your chest and the airbag cover in the center of the steering wheel. Passengers with adjustable seatbacks should also adjust their seatback to a comfortable, upright position. Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant’s 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. See page 131 for how to adjust the seat-backs. 13 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate. 08/04/11 18:04:03 31STK620 0019  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 4.Adjust the Head Restraints Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash. Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving. Adjust the driver’s head restraint so the center of the back of your head rests against the center of the restraint. Have passengers adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. Properly adjusted head restraints will help protect occupants from whiplash and other crash injuries. See page 132 for how to adjust the head restraints and how the driver’s and front passenger’s active head restraints work. 14 2009 RDX 5.Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the belt is securely latched. Check that the belt is not twisted, because a twisted belt can cause serious injuries in a crash. 08/04/11 18:04:10 31STK620 0020  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. RELEASE BUTTON Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving. 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. If the seat belt touches or crosses your neck, or if it crosses your arm instead of your shoulder, you need to adjust the seat belt anchor height. If necessary, pull up on the shoulder belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. The front seats have adjustable seat belt anchors. To adjust the height of an anchor, press and hold the release button and slide the anchor up or down as needed (it has four positions). CONTINUED 15 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. 08/04/11 18:04:18 31STK620 0021  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Never place the shoulder portion of a lap/shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash. If a seat belt does not seem to work properly, it may not protect the occupant in a crash. No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat belt. Using a seat belt that is not working properly can result in serious injury or death. Have your dealer check the belt as soon as possible. See page 19 for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 6.Maintain a Proper Sitting Position After all occupants have adjusted their seats and head restraints, and put on their seat belts, it is very important that they continue to sit upright, well back in their seats, with their feet on the floor, until the vehicle is parked and the engine is off. 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. 16 2009 RDX In addition, an occupant who is out of position in the front seat can be seriously or fatally injured in a crash by striking interior parts of the vehicle or being struck by an inflating front airbag. Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious injury or death in a crash. Always sit upright, well back in the seat, with your feet on the floor. 08/04/11 18:04:24 31STK620 0022  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Advice for Pregnant Women This will reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your unborn child that can be caused by a crash or an inflating front airbag. Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it’s okay for you to drive. If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt, and keep the lap part of the belt as low as possible across the hips. 17 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 08/04/11 18:04:33 31STK620 0023  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens Additional Safety Precautions Never let passengers ride in the cargo area or on top of a foldeddown back seat. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. Passengers should not stand up or change seats while the vehicle is moving. A passenger who is not wearing a seat belt during a crash or emergency stop can be thrown against the inside of the vehicle, against other occupants, or out of the vehicle. Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they Keep your hands and arms away from the airbag covers. If your could be very seriously injured in a crash. hands or arms are close to an airbag cover, they could be injured if the airbag inflates. Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve occupant comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability of the belt and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your front airbag inflates. 18 2009 RDX Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers. Objects on the covers marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’ could interfere with the proper operation of the airbags or be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone if the airbags inflate. Do not attach hard objects on or near a door. If a side airbag or a side curtain airbag inflates, a cup holder or other hard object attached on or near the door could be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone. 08/04/11 18:04:40 31STK620 0024  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts This system uses the same sensors as the front airbags to monitor whether the front seat belts are latched or unlatched, and how much weight is on the front passenger’s seat (see pages 27 and 28 ). The seat belt system includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. If either the driver or a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. 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. In addition to the seat belt reminder indicator in the instrument panel, you will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message. This remains displayed if you ignore it and do not fasten the seat belt while driving. If a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator will come on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. When no one is sitting in the front passenger’s seat, or a child or small adult is riding there, the indicator should not come on and the beeper should not sound. CONTINUED 19 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in all seating positions. The front seat belts are also equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. 08/04/11 18:04:48 31STK620 0025  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If the indicator comes on or the beeper sounds when the driver’s seat belt is latched and there is no front seat passenger and no items on the front seat, something may be interfering with the monitoring system. Look for and remove: Any items under the front passenger’s seat. Any object(s) hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket. Any object(s) touching the rear of the seat-back. If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belt goes over your shoulder, across your chest, and across your hips. To fasten the belt, insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is latched (see page 14 for how to properly position the belt). To unlock the belt, press the red PRESS button on the buckle. Guide the belt across your body so that it retracts completely. After exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get closed in the door. 20 2009 RDX 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. The seat belts in all positions except the driver’s have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a child seat (see page 49 ). 08/04/11 18:04:56 31STK620 0026  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners To deactivate the lockable retractor, unlatch the buckle and let the seat belt fully retract. To refasten the seat belt, pull it out only as far as needed. The tensioners are designed to activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to deploy, or if a sensor detects your vehicle is about to roll over (see page 30 ). If a side curtain airbag deploys during a side impact, the tensioner on that side of the vehicle will also deploy. 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. The tensioners can also be activated during a collision in which the front airbags do not deploy. In this case, the airbags would not be needed, but the additional restraint could be helpful. When the tensioners are activated, the seat belts will remain tight until they are unbuckled. 21 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety If the shoulder part of the belt is pulled all the way out, the lockable retractor will activate. The belt will retract, but it will not allow the passenger to move freely. 08/04/11 18:05:03 31STK620 0027  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the condition of your seat belts regularly. 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 354 ). Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by your dealer. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash. The dealer should also inspect the anchors for damage and replace them if needed. If the automatic seat belt tensioners activate during a crash, they must be replaced. Acura provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Acura Warranty Information booklet for details. 22 2009 RDX Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed. Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. 08/04/11 18:05:10 31STK620 0028  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (10) (9) (12) (6) (2) (13) (9) (5) Driver and Passenger Safety (14) (15) (11) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (1) (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (3) (6) Side Curtain Airbags (7) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (8) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (9) Front Impact Sensors (6) (10) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (11) Side Impact Sensors (First) (7) (12) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (13) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors/OPDS Sensors Control Unit (14) Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator (15) Rollover Sensor (16) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (17) Seat Belt Buckle Tensioners (4) (16) (11) (17) (8) (4) (5) (16) CONTINUED 23 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:05:19 31STK620 0029  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard. Both are marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’ (see page 25 ). Two side airbags, one for the driver and one for a front passenger. The airbags are stored in the outer edges of the seatbacks. Both are marked ‘‘SIDE AIRBAG’’ (see page 29 ). Two side curtain airbags, one for each side of the vehicle. The airbags are stored in the ceiling, above the side windows. The front and rear pillars are marked ‘‘SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG’’ (see page 30 ). Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 21 ). Sensors that can detect a moderate to severe front impact, side impact, or rollover. Sensors that can detect whether a child is in the passenger’s side airbag path and signal the control unit to turn the airbag off (see page 29 ). Sensors that can detect whether the driver’s seat belt and the front passenger’s seat belt are latched or unlatched (see page 19 ). A driver’s seat position sensor that monitors the distance of the seat from the front airbag. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force (see page 27 ). 24 2009 RDX Weight sensors that monitor the weight on the front passenger’s seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child), the passenger’s front airbag will be turned off (see page 28 ). A rollover sensor that can detect if your vehicle is about to roll over and signal the control unit to deploy both side curtain airbags and front seat belt tensioners (see page 30 ). 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. 08/04/11 18:05:30 31STK620 0030  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Front Airbags Work Although both airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy. An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been turned off (see page 31 ). An indicator on the dashboard that alerts you that the passenger’s front airbag has been turned off (see page 32 ). Emergency backup power in case your vehicle’s electrical system is disconnected in a crash. During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. If you ever have a moderate to severe frontal collision, sensors will detect the vehicle’s rapid deceleration. 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. If the rate of deceleration is high enough, the control unit will instantly inflate the driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, at the time and with the force needed. Only the driver’s airbag will deploy if there is no passenger in the front seat, or if the advanced airbag system has turned the passenger’s airbag off (see page 32 ). CONTINUED 25 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, sensors, or seat belt tensioners (see page 31 ). 08/04/11 18:05:37 31STK620 0031  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags The total time for inflation and deflation is one-tenth of a second, so fast that most occupants are not aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in their laps. After inflating, the front airbags immediately deflate, so they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls. After a crash, you may see what looks like smoke. This is actually powder from the airbag’s 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. 26 2009 RDX Dual-Stage Airbags Your front airbags are dual-stage airbags. This means they have two inflation stages that can be ignited sequentially or simultaneously, depending on crash severity. In a more severe crash, both stages will ignite simultaneously to provide the quickest and greatest protection. In a less severe crash, one stage will ignite first, then the second stage will ignite a split second later. This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. 08/04/11 18:05:47 31STK620 0032  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Advanced Airbags Your front airbags are also advanced airbags. The main purpose of this feature is to help prevent airbagcaused injuries to short drivers and children who ride in front. If the occupant’s belt is not latched, the airbag will deploy at a slightly lower threshold, because the occupant would need extra protection. If the occupant’s belt is latched, the airbag will inflate at a slightly higher threshold, when the airbag would be needed to supplement the protection provided by the seat belt. For both advanced airbags to work properly: Occupants must sit upright and wear their seat belts properly. Do not spill any liquids on or under the seats, cover the sensors, or put any cargo or metal objects under the front seats. Back-seat passengers should not put their feet under the front seats. Failure to follow these instructions could damage the sensors or prevent them from working properly. DRIVER’S SEAT POSITION SENSOR The driver’s advanced front airbag system includes a seat position sensor under the seat. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force, regardless of the severity of the impact. If there is a problem with the sensor, the SRS indicator will come on, and the airbag will inflate in the normal manner regardless of the driver’s seating position. CONTINUED 27 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Dual-Threshold Airbags Your front airbags are also dualthreshold airbags. Airbags with this feature have two deployment thresholds that depend on whether sensors detect the occupant is wearing a seat belt or not. 08/04/11 18:05:56 31STK620 0033  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags PASSENGER’S SEAT WEIGHT SENSORS The passenger’s 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 passenger’s front airbag off. Be aware that objects placed on the passenger’s seat can also cause the airbag to be turned off. Moving the front seat forcibly back against cargo on the seat or floor behind it. When the airbag is turned off, a ‘‘passenger airbag off’’ indicator in the center of the dashboard comes on (see page 32 ). Hanging heavy items on the front passenger seat, or placing heavy items in the seat-back pocket. If the weight sensors detect there is no passenger in the front seat, the airbag will be off. However, the passenger airbag off indicator will not come on. To ensure that the passenger’s advanced front airbag system will work properly, do not do anything that would increase or decrease the weight on the front passenger’s seat. This includes: A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. 28 2009 RDX Moving the front seat or seat-back forcibly back against the folded rear seat. Also, make sure the floor mat behind the front passenger’s seat is properly positioned on the floor (see page 354 ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the front passenger’s seat and its sensors. 08/04/11 18:06:04 31STK620 0034  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Airbags Work To get the best protection from the side airbags, front seat occupants should wear their seat belts and sit upright and well back in their seats. Side Airbag Cutoff System Your vehicle has a side airbag cutoff system designed primarily to protect a child riding in the front passenger’s seat. Although Acura does not encourage children to ride in front, if the position sensors detect a child has leaned into the side airbag’s deployment path, the airbag will shut off. The side airbag may also shut off if a short adult leans sideways, or a larger adult slouches and leans sideways into the airbag’s deployment path. 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 driver’s or the passenger’s side airbag. Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. CONTINUED 29 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Only one airbag will deploy during a side impact. If the impact is on the passenger’s side, the passenger’s side airbag will deploy even if there is no passenger. 08/04/11 18:06:14 31STK620 0035  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page 31 ), have the passenger sit upright. Once the passenger is out of the airbag’s deployment path, the system will turn the airbag back on, and the indicator will go out. How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work In a Rollover If the rollover sensor detects your vehicle is about to roll over, it signals the control unit, which immediately deploys both side curtain airbags and activates both front seat belt tensioners. There will be some delay between the moment the passenger moves into or out of the airbag deployment path and when the indicator comes on or goes off. SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG A front seat passenger should not use a cushion or other object as a backrest. It may prevent the cutoff system from working properly. If the impact is on the passenger’s side, the passenger’s side curtain airbag will inflate even if there are no occupants on that side of the vehicle. In a Side Impact 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 driver’s or the passenger’s side of the vehicle. 30 2009 RDX The airbag on the passenger’s side will deploy, and the seat belt tensioner will activate, even if there are no passengers on that side of the vehicle. To get the best protection from the side curtain airbags, occupants should wear their seat belts and sit upright and well back in their seats. 08/04/11 18:06:25 31STK620 0036  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, this indicator comes on for several seconds then goes off. This tells you the system is working properly. If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, you should have the system checked by your dealer. For example: If the SRS indicator does not come on after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). If you see any of these indications, the airbags and seat belt tensioners may not work properly when you need them. Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury or death if the airbag systems or tensioners do not work properly. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts you to a possible problem. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. U.S. Canada How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been automatically shut off. It does not mean there is a problem with your side airbags. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on for several seconds and then go off (see page 64 ). If it doesn’t come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. You will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. 31 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety How the SRS Indicator Works The SRS indicator alerts you to a potential problem with your airbags or seat belt tensioners. 08/04/11 18:06:35 31STK620 0037  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works Be aware that objects placed on the front seat can cause the indicator to come on. PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR U.S. Canada This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s 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 passenger’s seat. It does not mean there is a problem with the airbag. If no weight is detected on the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on. The passenger airbag off indicator may come on and off repeatedly if the total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold. If an adult or teenage passenger is riding in front, move the seat as far to the rear as possible, and have the passenger sit upright and wear the seat belt properly. 32 2009 RDX 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: Any items under the front passenger’s seat. Any object(s) hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket. Any object(s), such as a foldeddown back seat, that are touching the rear of the seat-back. If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible. 08/04/11 18:06:40 31STK620 0038  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags The SRS indicator alerts you to a problem. Take your vehicle to an If your vehicle has a moderate to severe impact. Even if your authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly. airbags do not inflate, your dealer should inspect the driver’s seat position sensor, the front passenger’s weight sensors, the front seat belt tensioners, and all seat belts and their anchors worn during a crash to make sure they are operating properly. An airbag ever inflates. Any airbag that has deployed must be replaced along with the control unit and other related parts. Any seat belt tensioner that activates must also be replaced. Do not try to remove or replace any airbag by yourself. This must be done by an authorized dealer or a knowledgeable body shop. 33 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Airbag Service Your airbag systems are virtually maintenance free, and there are no parts you can safely service. However, you must have your vehicle serviced if: 08/04/11 18:06:47 31STK620 0039  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Additional Safety Precautions Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection. Do not cover or replace front seatback covers without consulting your dealer. Improperly replacing Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting your dealer. This could make the or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. driver’s seat position sensor or the front passenger’s 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. Do not tamper with airbag components or wiring for any reason. Tampering could cause the airbags to deploy, possibly causing very serious injury. Do not expose the front passenger’s seat-back to liquid. If water or another liquid soaks into a seatback, it can prevent the side airbag cutoff system from working properly. 34 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:06:54 31STK620 0040  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines Children depend on adults to protect them. However, despite their best intentions, many adults do not know how to properly protect child passengers. 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. To reduce the number of child deaths and injuries, every state and Canadian province requires that infants and children be properly restrained when they ride in a vehicle. Infants and small children must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle (see pages 40 − 51 ). Children who are unrestrained or improperly restrained can be seriously injured or killed in a crash. Any child too small for a seat belt should be properly restrained in a child seat. A larger child should be properly restrained with a seat belt and use a booster seat if necessary. Larger children must be restrained with a lap/shoulder belt and ride on a booster seat until the seat belt fits them properly (see pages 52 − 55 ). 35 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety All Children Must Be Restrained Each year, many children are injured or killed in vehicle crashes because they are either unrestrained or not properly restrained. In fact, vehicle accidents are the number one cause of the death of children aged 12 and under. 08/04/11 18:07:04 31STK620 0041  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat According to accident statistics, children of all ages and sizes are safer when they are restrained in a back seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children aged 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat. Some states have laws restricting where children may ride. Children who ride in back are less likely to be injured by striking interior vehicle parts during a collision or hard braking. Also, children cannot be injured by an inflating front airbag when they ride in the back. The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks Front airbags have been designed to help protect adults in a moderate to severe frontal collision. To do this, the passenger’s front airbag is quite large, and it can inflate with enough force to cause very serious injuries. Even though your vehicle has an advanced front airbag system that automatically turns the passenger’s front airbag off (see page 32 ), please follow these guidelines: Infants Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s front airbag. If the airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or very seriously injure an infant. 36 2009 RDX Small Children Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s front airbag can be hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the child’s 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. Larger Children Children who have outgrown child seats are also at risk of being injured or killed by an inflating passenger’s front airbag. Whenever possible, larger children should sit in the back seat, on a booster seat if needed, and be properly restrained with a seat belt (see page 52 for important information about protecting larger children). 08/04/11 18:07:16 31STK620 0042  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines U.S. Models DASHBOARD SUN VISORS Driver and Passenger Safety To remind you of the passenger’s 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. Canadian Models SUN VISORS 37 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:07:24 31STK620 0043  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines If You Must Drive with Several Children Your vehicle has a back seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front: Place the largest child in the front seat, provided the child is large enough to wear the lap/shoulder belt properly (see page 52 ). Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 131 ). If a Child Requires Close Attention Many parents say they prefer to put an infant or a small child in the front passenger seat so they can watch the child, or because the child requires attention. 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. Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page 16 ). Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page 14 ). 38 2009 RDX If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in a back seat. The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. 08/04/11 18:07:32 31STK620 0044  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines Additional Safety Precautions Never hold an infant or child on your lap. If you are not wearing a seat belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward and crush the child against the dashboard or a seat-back. If you are wearing a seat belt, the child can be torn from your arms and be seriously hurt or killed. seat belt around their neck, they can be seriously or fatally injured. (See pages 49 and 50 for how to activate and deactivate the lockable retractor.) Never put a seat belt over yourself or a child. During a crash, the belt Do not leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children without could press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries. adult supervision is illegal in most states and Canadian provinces, and can be very hazardous. Never let two children use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. Use the childproof door locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. This can prevent Lock all doors and the tailgate when your vehicle is not in use. Children who play in vehicles can accidentally get trapped inside. Teach your children not to play in or around vehicles. Keep vehicle keys/remote transmitters out of the reach of children. Even very young children learn how to unlock vehicle doors, turn on the ignition switch, and open the tailgate, which can lead to accidental injury or death. 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. children from accidentally falling out (see page 124 ). 39 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Make sure any unused seat belt that a child can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor is activated, and the belt is fully retracted and locked. If a child wraps a loose 08/04/11 18:07:42 31STK620 0045  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby’s head, neck, and back. Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the rearfacing, reclining mode. Do not put a rear-facing child seat in a forward-facing position. If placed facing forward, an infant could be very seriously injured during a frontal collision. Child Seat Type An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the child reaches the seat maker’s weight or height limit for the seat, and the child is at least one year old. Rear-facing Child Seat Placement A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front. Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front seat. If the passenger’s front airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or seriously injure an infant. When properly installed, a rearfacing 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. It could also interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag system. 40 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:07:49 31STK620 0046  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Small Children Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a fivepoint harness system as shown. We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat. Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a collision. Child Seat Type Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front. A child who is at least one year old, and who fits within the child seat maker’s weight and height limits, should be restrained in a forwardfacing, upright child seat. CONTINUED 41 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety In any of these situations, we strongly recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passenger’s 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. 08/04/11 18:07:55 31STK620 0047  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Child Seat Placement We strongly recommend placing a forward-facing child seat in a back seat, not the front. Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s airbag can be hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the child’s head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating airbag can strike the child with enough force to cause very serious or fatal injuries. Even with advanced front airbags that automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off (see page 32 ), a back seat is the safest place for a small child. If it is necessary to put a forwardfacing 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. 42 2009 RDX Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death if the front airbag inflates. If you must place a forwardfacing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child. 08/04/11 18:08:03 31STK620 0048  Main Menu Table Of Contents Selecting a Child Seat Conventional child seats must be secured to a vehicle with a seat belt, whereas LATCH-compatible seats are secured by attaching the seat to hardware built into the rear seating positions. Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements: In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. 1. The child seat should meet U.S. or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Look for FMVSS 213 or CMVSS 213 on the box. 2. The child seat should be of the proper type and size to fit the child. Rear-facing for infants, forwardfacing for small children. 3. The child seat should fit the vehicle seating position (or positions) where it will be used. 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. 43 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety When buying a child seat, you need to choose either a conventional child seat, or one designed for use with the lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) system. 08/04/11 18:08:10 31STK620 0049  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat After selecting a proper child seat and a good place to install the seat, there are three main steps in installing the seat: 1. Properly secure the child seat to the vehicle. 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. A child seat secured with a seat belt should be installed as firmly as possible. However, it does not need to be ‘‘rock solid.’’ Some side-to-side movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat’s effectiveness. 3. Secure the child in the child seat. If the child seat is not secure, try installing it in a different seating position, or use a different style of child seat that can be firmly secured. The following pages provide guidelines on how to properly install a child seat. A forward-facing child seat is used in all examples, but the instructions are the same for rearfacing child seats. 2. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured. After installing a child seat, push and pull the seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. 44 2009 RDX Make sure the child is properly strapped in the child seat according to the child seat maker’s instructions. A child who is not properly secured in a child seat can be seriously injured in a crash. 08/04/11 18:08:19 31STK620 0050  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat The five 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. BUTTON LOWER ANCHORS FOR CENTER LATCH Using the Outer LATCH Driver and Passenger Safety Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the rear seats to secure a child seat in any seating position: one in each outer seating position, or one in the center. LOWER ANCHORS FOR OUTER LATCH OUTER LOWER ANCHORS The location of each lower anchor is indicated by a small button above the anchor point. When you install a child seat in the rear center seating position, use the center LATCH as shown in the illustration. To install a child seat in the outer seating position, use either LATCH. You can install up to two child seat at a time with outer LATCH. To install a LATCH-compatible child seat in either of the rear outer seats: 1. Move the seat belt buckle or tongue away from the lower anchors. 2. Make sure there are no objects near the anchors that could prevent a secure connection between the child seat and the CONTINUED anchors. 45 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:08:28 31STK620 0051  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Rigid type 3. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker’s instructions. Some LATCH-compatible seats have a rigid-type connector as shown above. Flexible type Other LATCH-compatible seats have a flexible-type connector as shown above. 4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker’s instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. 5. Remove the cargo area cover, and place it on the cargo area floor (see page 157 ). 46 2009 RDX TETHER STRAP 6. Lift the head restraint (see page 132 ), then route the tether strap through the legs of the head restraint and over the seat-back, making sure the strap is not twisted. 08/04/11 18:08:38 31STK620 0052  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Using the Center LATCH CENTER LOWER ANCHORS Driver and Passenger Safety TETHER STRAP HOOK ANCHOR 7. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. 8. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. To install a LATCH-compatible child seat in the rear center seating position, use the center lower anchors as shown above. Remove the head restraint (see page 133). Make sure the removed head restraint is secured in the cargo area. Reinstall the head restraint when the child seat is removed. Follow step 1 through 8 as described previously to secure the child seat. When you install the child seat in the rear center seating position, you cannot use the seat belt behind the driver’s seat. CONTINUED 47 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:08:42 31STK620 0053  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Do not attach two child seat connectors to a single lower anchor at a time. The LATCH system or the child seats might be damaged if you try to install three child seats in the rear seats. If you want to install two child seats in the back seats, place each child seat in the outer seat, as shown in the above illustration. 48 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:08:50 31STK620 0054  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat In addition, the lap/shoulder belts in all seating positions except the driver’s have a lockable retractor that must be activated to secure a child seat. 1. With the child seat in the desired seating position, route the belt through the child seat according to the seat maker’s instructions, then insert the latch plate into the buckle. 2. To activate the lockable retractor, slowly pull the shoulder part of the belt all the way out until it stops, then let the belt feed back into the retractor. 3. 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. CONTINUED 49 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. 08/04/11 18:08:59 31STK620 0055  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether 4. After confirming that the belt is locked, grab the shoulder part of the belt near the buckle, and pull up to remove any slack from the lap part of the belt. Remember, if the lap part of the belt is not tight, the child seat will not be secure. To remove slack, it may help to put weight on the child seat, or push on the back of the seat while pulling up on the belt. 5. 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. To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. 50 2009 RDX TETHER ANCHORAGE POINT A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the back seat. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. 08/04/11 18:09:08 31STK620 0056  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP 1. Remove the cargo area cover, and place it on the cargo area floor (see page 157 ). (Rear center seating position) Remove the head restraint (see page133). Make sure the removed head restraint is secured in the cargo area. Reinstall the head restraint when the child seat is removed. After properly securing the child seat (see page 49 ), route the tether strap over the top of the seat-back. When you install the child seat in the rear center seating position, you cannot use the seat belt behind the driver’s seat. TETHER STRAP HOOK Driver and Passenger Safety 2. (Outer seating position) After properly securing the child seat (see page 49 ), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the head restraint legs. ANCHOR 3. Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the tether strap is not twisted. 4. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. 51 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:09:15 31STK620 0057  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children When a child reaches the recommended weight or height limit for a forward-facing child seat, the child should sit in a back seat on a booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder belt. Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in front can result in injury or death if the passenger’s front airbag inflates. 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. If a child must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, use a booster seat if needed, have the child sit up properly and wear the seat belt properly. Checking Seat Belt Fit To determine if a lap/shoulder belt properly fits a child, have the child put on the seat belt, then ask yourself: 1. Does the child sit all the way back against the seat? 2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat? 52 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:09:23 31STK620 0058  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children 3. Does the shoulder belt cross between the child’s neck and arm? Using a Booster Seat 5. Will the child be able to stay seated like this for the whole trip? If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a booster seat. Booster seats can be high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster seat meets federal safety standards (see page 43 ) and that you follow the booster seat maker’s instructions. A child who has outgrown a forwardfacing child seat should ride in a back seat and use a booster seat until the lap/shoulder belt fits them properly without the booster. CONTINUED 53 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs? 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. 08/04/11 18:09:31 31STK620 0059  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children If a child who uses a booster seat must ride in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible and be sure the child is wearing the seat belt properly. A child may continue using a booster seat until the tops of their ears are even with the top of the vehicle’s or booster’s seat-back. A child of this height should be tall enough to use the lap/shoulder belt without a booster seat. When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children aged 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat. If the passenger’s front airbag inflates in a moderate to severe frontal collision, the airbag can cause serious injuries to a child who is unrestrained, improperly restrained, sitting too close to the airbag, or out of position. Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of when a child can safely ride in front, there are other important factors you should consider. Physical Size Physically, a child must be large enough for the lap/shoulder belt to properly fit (see pages 14 and 52 ). If the seat belt does not fit properly, with or without the child sitting on a booster seat, the child should not sit in front. Maturity A side airbag also poses risks. If any part of a larger child’s body is in the path of a deploying side airbag, the child could receive possibly serious injuries. 54 2009 RDX To safely ride in front, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout a ride. 08/04/11 18:09:39 31STK620 0060  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely ride up front, be sure to: Move the vehicle seat to the rearmost position. Do not let a child wear a seat belt across the neck. This could result in serious neck injuries during a crash. Do not let a child put the shoulder part of a seat belt behind the back or under the arm. This could Have the child sit up straight, back against the seat, and feet on or near the floor. cause very serious injuries during a crash. It also increases the chance that the child will slide under the belt in a crash and be injured. Check that the child’s seat belt is properly and securely positioned. Two children should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they Supervise the child. Even mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten the seat belts or sit properly. Do not put any accessories on a seat belt. Devices intended to improve a child’s 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. could be very seriously injured in a crash. 55 2009 RDX Driver and Passenger Safety Carefully read the owner’s manual, and make sure you understand all seat belt instructions and all safety information. Additional Safety Precautions 08/04/11 18:09:48 31STK620 0061  Main Menu Table Of Contents Carbon Monoxide Hazard Your vehicle’s exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide should not enter the vehicle in normal driving if you maintain your vehicle properly and follow the information on this page. Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever: Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and even kill you. Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide. The vehicle is raised for an oil change. You notice a change in the sound of the exhaust. The vehicle was in an accident that may have damaged the underside. 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. 56 2009 RDX With the tailgate open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the tailgate open, open all the windows, and set the climate control system as shown below. If you must sit in your parked vehicle with the engine running, even in an unconfined area, adjust the climate control system as follows: 1. Select the fresh air mode. mode. 2. Select the 3. Set the fan speed to high. 4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting. 08/04/11 18:10:03 31STK620 0062  Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels SUN VISORS U.S. models Canadian models Driver and Passenger Safety These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. 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. DASHBOARD U.S. models only SUN VISOR U.S. models only CONTINUED 57 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:10:22 31STK620 0063  Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels HOOD DOORJAMBS U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models RADIATOR CAP 58 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:10:26 31STK620 0064  Main Menu Instruments and Controls 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. Folding the Rear Seats Down .. 135 Seat Heaters ................................... 138 Power Windows ............................. 139 Moonroof ........................................ 141 Mirrors ............................................ 143 Adjusting the Power Mirrors ... 143 Reverse Tilt Door Mirror ......... 144 Heated Mirrors .......................... 144 Driving Position Memory System......................................... 145 Parking Brake ................................ 147 Interior Lights ................................ 148 Ceiling Lights ............................. 148 Individual Map Lights ............... 149 Courtesy Lights ......................... 150 Cargo Area Light ....................... 150 Interior Convenience Items .......... 151 Glove Box ................................... 152 Front Door Pockets ................... 152 Beverage Holders ...................... 153 Accessory Power Sockets......... 154 Sun Visor .................................... 154 Vanity Mirror ............................. 155 Console Compartment .............. 155 Cargo Area Cover ...................... 157 59 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Control Locations ............................ 60 Instrument Panel ............................. 61 Instrument Panel Indicators ........... 62 Gauges .............................................. 71 Turbo Boost Meter...................... 71 Fuel Gauge ................................... 71 Multi-Information Display .............. 72 System Messages ........................ 77 Customized Settings.................... 80 Controls Near the Steering Wheel .......................................... 111 Windshield Wipers and Washers .................................. 112 Rear Window Wiper and Washer .................................... 113 Turn Signals and Headlights ........ 114 Instrument Panel Brightness ....... 117 Rear Window Defogger ................ 118 Hazard Warning Button ................ 118 Steering Wheel Adjustments ....... 119 Keys and Locks.............................. 119 Immobilizer System....................... 121 Ignition Switch ............................... 122 Door Locks ..................................... 123 Power Door Locks ..................... 123 Childproof Door Locks ............. 124 Tailgate ........................................... 125 Remote Transmitter ...................... 127 Seats ................................................ 131 Front Seat Power Adjustments ........................... 131 Head Restraints ......................... 132 Active Head Restraints ......... 134 Armrests ..................................... 135 08/04/11 18:10:34 31STK620 0065  Main Menu Table Of Contents Control Locations INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P.61) GAUGES (P.71) AUDIO SYSTEM*1 (P.170) CEILING CONSOLE*3 MIRROR CONTROL AUTO BUTTON (P.143) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P.145) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.160) AUDIO SYSTEM*2 (P.189) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.123) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (P.123) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.139) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE FUEL FILL DOOR (P.275) RELEASE HANDLE (P.273) POWER WINDOW SWITCH (P.139) PARKING BRAKE PEDAL (P.147) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.293) *1: On RDX model only *2: On RDX Technology Package model only *3: HomeLink Buttons (P.247) Moonroof Switch (P.141) Front Ceiling Light Switch (P.148) 60 2009 RDX ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.154) 08/04/11 18:10:43 31STK620 0066  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.67) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.66) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.67) LOW TIRE PRESSURE/TPMS INDICATOR (P.69, 307) BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (AMBER) (P.65, 384) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.67) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P.67) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) INDICATOR (P.31, 63) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.31, 64) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (RED) (P.65, 383) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.64) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.63, 381) CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.63, 381) A/T TEMPERATURE INDICATOR (P.63) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.63, 382) SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR (P.70) FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P.68) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.66) SUPER HANDLING-ALL WHEEL DRIVE (SH-AWD) INDICATOR (P.68) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.64, 305) SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P.19, 62) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.68, 233) The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 61 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.68) 08/04/11 18:10:49 31STK620 0067  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many indicators that give you important information about your vehicle. Seat Belt Reminder Indicator This indicator reminds you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before fastening your seat belts, the beeper sounds, and the indicator flashes. If you do not fasten your seat belts before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on. If your front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator comes on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. 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. For more information, see page 19 . You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display. 62 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:11:00 31STK620 0068  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Low Oil Pressure Indicator The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running. For more information, see page 381 . You will also see a ‘‘OIL PRESSURE LOW’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 77 ). Charging System Indicator If this indicator comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged, and you will also see a ‘‘CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 381 . A/T Temperature Indicator This indicator monitors the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid. If it comes on while driving, it means the transmission fluid temperature is too high. Pull to the side of the road when it is safe, shift to Park, and let the engine idle until the indicator goes out. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TRANSMISSION’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator This indicator comes on for several seconds 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, passenger’s side airbag automatic cutoff system, automatic seat belt tensioners, side curtain airbags, driver’s seat position sensor, and the front passenger’s weight sensors. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). For more information, see page 31 . Continuing to drive with the A/T temperature indicator on may cause serious damage to the transmission. 63 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Malfunction Indicator Lamp You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 382 . 08/04/11 18:11:07 31STK620 0069  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators U.S. Canada Side Airbag Off Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates that the passenger’s side airbag has automatically shut off. You will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). For more information, see page 31 . Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). For more information, see page 305 . 64 2009 RDX Immobilizer System Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It will then go off if you have inserted a properly-coded ignition key. If it is not a properlycoded key, the indicator will blink, and the engine’s fuel system will be disabled (see page 121 ). 08/04/11 18:11:15 31STK620 0070  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators U.S. Canada Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator (Red) This indicator has two functions: If you drive without releasing the parking brake, a beeper will sound, and you will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 77 ). U.S. Canada Brake System Indicator (Amber) The brake system indicator (amber) normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If the indicator is still on or comes on again after the engine starts, there is a problem in the brake system including the electric vacuum pump. If this happens, have your vehicle checked by your dealer. For more information, see page 384 . You will also see a ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 77 ). 65 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls 1. It comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It is a reminder to check the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires. 2. If it stays on after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. You will also see a ‘‘BRAKE FLUID LOW’’ or ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 383 . 08/04/11 18:11:23 31STK620 0071  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Low Fuel Indicator You will also see a ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on and stays on at any other time, or it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). 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. For more information, see page 312 . LOW FUEL INDICATOR This indicator comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon. When the indicator comes on, there is about 2.5 U.S. gal (9.5 ) of fuel remaining in the tank. When the needle reaches E, there is a very small amount of fuel in the tank. 66 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:11:37 31STK620 0072  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators VSA Activation Indicator This indicator has three functions: This indicator comes on when you turn on the cruise control system by pressing the CRUISE button (see page 234 ). Cruise Control Indicator 2. It flashes when VSA is active (see page 312 ). 3. It comes on along with the VSA system indicator if there is a problem with the VSA system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. For more information, see page 312 . This indicator comes on when you set the cruise control. See page 234 for information on operating the cruise control. High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page 115 . Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If an indicator does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see pages 348 and 350 ). Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signaling. When you press the hazard warning button, both turn signal indicators and all turn signals on the outside of the vehicle flash. This indicator also comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on (see page 116 ). 67 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls 1. It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system. Cruise Main Indicator 08/04/11 18:11:46 31STK620 0073  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Security System Indicator SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on when the security system is set. For more information, see page 233 . Lights On Indicator This indicator reminds you that the exterior lights are on. It comes on when the light switch is in either the or position. 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 driver’s door and remove the key from the ignition switch. Fog Light Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 115 . 68 2009 RDX Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the SH-AWD system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK SH-AWD SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. For more information, see page 301 . 08/04/11 18:11:57 31STK620 0074  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators If this indicator blinks while driving, it indicates the differential temperature is too high. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 77 ). Check the tire pressure monitor on the multi-information display and determine the cause (see page 308 ). This indicator has two functions: Pull to the side of the road when it is safe, shift to Park, and let the engine idle until the indicator goes out. If the indicator does not go out, take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. 1. If it comes on while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are significantly low on pressure. For more information, see page 301 . If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost pressure on the multiinformation display, and determine the cause. If it is because of a flat tire, 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 391 . Continuing to drive with the SH-AWD indicator blinking may cause serious damage to the system. CONTINUED 69 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls You will also see an ‘‘SH-AWD DIFF TEMP HIGH’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 78 ). Low Tire Pressure/ TPMS Indicator This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 08/04/11 18:12:02 31STK620 0075  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators 2. If this indicator begins to flash, there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. The indicator continues to flash for a while (approximately 1 minute), then stays on. If this happens, have your dealer check the system as soon as possible. For more information, see page 310 . System Message Indicator This indicator comes on when there is a system message on the multiinformation display. Press the INFO button on the steering wheel (see page 72 ) to see the message (see page 79 ). Most of the time, this indicator comes on along with other indicators in the instrument panel such as the seat belt reminder indicator, SRS indicator, VSA system indicator, etc. 70 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:12:09 31STK620 0076  Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges Turbo Boost Meter When the turbo charger is activated, this meter shows the boost pressure. TACHOMETER Instruments and Controls Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount. The needle returns to the bottom after you turn off the ignition. SPEEDOMETER Avoid driving with an extremely low f uel level. Running out of f uel could cause the engine to misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter. MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY TURBO BOOST METER SELECT/RESET KNOB FUEL GAUGE CONTINUED 71 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:12:16 31STK620 0077  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display 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. When you open the driver’s door, a ‘‘Welcome’’ message is shown on the multi-information display. When you turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) position to the ACCESSORY (I) position, a ‘‘Goodbye’’ message is shown on the display. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, your last selection is displayed. INFO BUTTONS In the multi-information display, the system message is also displayed (see page 77 ) and you can customize your vehicle control settings (see page 80 ). SEL/RESET BUTTON To change the display, press the SEL/RESET button or INFO (▲/ ▼) button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the desired information appears (see page 73 ). You can also change the display by pressing the select/reset knob in the instrument panel. 72 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:12:22 31STK620 0078  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display U.S. model is shown. Instruments and Controls IGNITION ON IGNITION OFF : Press the SEL/ RESET Button : Press the INFO (▲/▼) Button 73 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:12:32 31STK620 0079  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Odometer 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. Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles (U.S.) or kilometers (Canada) driven since you last reset it. There are two trip meters: Trip A and Trip B. Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two different distances. When you reset Trip A, AVG. FUEL A is reset at the same time. When you reset Trip B, AVG. FUEL B is reset. You can customize the Trip A and AVG. FUEL A reset condition on the multi-information display (see page 91 ). Outside Temperature Display This shows the outside temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S. models), or in Celsius (Canadian models). 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. In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. You can adjust the outside temperature display (see page 89 ). To reset a trip meter, display it, then press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets to ‘‘0.0’’. 74 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:12:44 31STK620 0080  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display INST. MPG (U.S. models)/INST. L/100km (Canadian models) This shows your current fuel mileage. When you turn off the engine, INST. MPG or INST. L/100 km is also reset. RANGE This shows the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the fuel tank. This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles(U.S.) or kilometers (Canada), so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc. When the battery is disconnected, or you refuel, RANGE is also reset. ELAPSED TIME This shows the time passed traveled since you last reset it. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, ELAPSED TIME is reset. You can customize the ELAPSED TIME reset condition on the multiinformation display (see page 93 ). AVG. SPEED This shows the average speed you are traveling in miles per hour (mph) for U.S. models or kilometers per hour (km/h) for Canadian models. When you reset Trip A, AVG. SPEED is also reset. AVG. FUEL A/B This shows your vehicle’s average fuel economy in mpg (U.S. models) or liter/100 km (Canadian models) since you last reset the Trip A or Trip B. You can customize the Trip A and AVG. FUEL A reset condition on the multi-information display (see page 91 ). The average fuel mileage will be reset when you reset the trip meter, or if the vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected. 75 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Maintenance Minder The multi-information display in the instrument panel shows you the engine oil life and maintenance service items when the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. This information helps to keep you aware of the periodic maintenance your vehicle needs for continued troublefree driving. Refer to page 327 for more information. 08/04/11 18:12:51 31STK620 0081  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display SH-AWD Torque Distribution Monitor This monitor shows how much torque is being delivered to each wheel. For more information, see page 301 . Tire Pressure Monitor You can see the pressure of each tire in this monitor. If one or more tire pressure are low, inflate them to the correct pressure. For more information, see page 308 . Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the reading should rise from the ‘‘C (Cold)’’ mark to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the reading may rise to near the ‘‘H (Hot)’’ mark of the gauge. If it reaches the ‘‘H’’ mark, pull safely to the side of the road. See page 379 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine’s coolant system. 76 2009 RDX Bluetooth HandsFreeLink You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your vehicle’s Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) system without touching your cell phone. To use the system, your cell phone and the HFL system must be linked. Not all cell phones are compatible with this system. Refer to page 257 for instructions on how to link your cell phone to the HFL and how to receive or make phone calls, or visit the handsfreelink.com website. 08/04/11 18:13:05 31STK620 0082  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display See page 19 See page 310 See page 11 See page 309 See page 65 See page 381 See page 383 See page 381 See pages 383, 384 See page 382 Here is a list of messages shown on the multi-information display: U.S. U.S. U.S. Canada Canada Canada CONTINUED 77 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls System Messages If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example, the engine oil level is low 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. 08/04/11 18:13:19 31STK620 0083  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display See page 293 See page 312 See page 274 See page 302 See page 31 See page 342 See page 302 See page 116 See page 328 See page 31 See page 66 See page 122 See page 305 See page 11 U.S. Canada 78 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:13:28 31STK620 0084  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR Instruments and Controls The system message(s) triggers the appropriate indicator(s) on the instrument panel, including the system message indicator, to come on. The system message indicator does not go off until the problem(s) is corrected. You will also hear a beep when the system message comes on for the first time. Most of the messages are displayed for about 5 seconds, and then the normal display returns. If there are several system messages to be shown, the display switches these messages every 5 seconds. To switch the message(s) before 5 seconds have elapsed, press the INFO (▲/▼) button on the steering wheel. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button Even if you press the INFO (▲/▼) button, some messages stay on or come on again at regular intervals until the problem is corrected. If the system message indicator remains lit on the instrument panel, you can see the corresponding message(s) again by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. FASTEN SEAT BELT FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT RELEASE PARKING BRAKE DOOR & TAILGATE OPEN 79 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:13:37 31STK620 0085  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Customized Settings With the multi-information display and the INFO (▲/▼) and SEL/ RESET buttons on the right side of the steering wheel, you can customize some vehicle control settings. To enter the customizing mode, press and hold the INFO (▲/▼) button for more than 3 seconds. 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. You cannot customize the settings under these conditions: If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position. If you move the shift lever out of Park. The first customizing menu is: DEFAULT ALL CHG SETTING 80 2009 RDX If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, select DEFAULT ALL, as described on page 83 . If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select CHG SETTING, then press the SEL/ RESET button (see page 84 ). Refer to the table on the following pages about the settings you want to customize. 08/04/11 18:13:43 31STK620 0086  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Customize Entry Customize Group CHG SETTING (P.84) METER SETUP (P.86) DOOR SETUP (P.100) Description Changes the language used in the display. ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION Changes the outside temperature reading above or below its current reading. Causes trip meter A and the average fuel economy to reset when you refuel. Resets the elapsed time of your current trip. INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors. HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights stay on after you close the driver’s door. AUTO DOOR LOCK Changes when the system automatically locks the doors. Customize Setup ENGLISH* FRENCH SPANISH −5°F ∼ ±0°F* ∼ 5°F −3°C ∼ ±0°C* ∼ 3°C ON OFF* IGN RESET * TRIP A RESET TRIP B RESET 15 sec 30 sec* 60 sec 0 sec 15 sec* 30 sec 60 sec SHIFT FROM P WITH VEH SPEED* OFF Page 87 89 91 93 96 98 101 * : Default setting CONTINUED 81 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls LIGHTING SETUP (P.95) Customize Menu LANGUAGE SELECTION 08/04/11 18:13:49 31STK620 0087  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Customize Entry Customize Group CHG SETTING (P.84) DOOR SETUP (P.100) Customize Menu DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER AUTO DOOR UNLOCK DEFAULT ALL *: Description Changes which doors unlock with the remote transmitter in a first push. 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. 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 when the system automatically unlock the driver’s/all of the doors. Returns all settings to the factory default. Default setting 82 2009 RDX Customize Setup DRIVER DOOR * ALL DOORS ON* Page 103 105 OFF 30 sec* 60 sec 90 sec DRIVER DOOR WITH SHIFT TO P* ALL DOORS WITH SHIFT TO P DRIVER’S DOOR WITH IGN OFF ALL DOORS WITH IGN OFF OFF SET EXIT 107 109 83 08/04/11 18:13:55 31STK620 0088  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL To set the default settings, press the INFO (▲/▼) button to select SET then press the SEL/RESET button. When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen returns to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. If you want to set the default settings, press the INFO (▲/▼) button to select DEFAULT ALL, then press the SEL/RESET button. CONTINUED 83 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls To enter the customizing mode, press and hold the INFO (▲/▼) button for more than 3 seconds. 08/04/11 18:14:03 31STK620 0089  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Change Settings You can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. Here are the settings you can customize: METER SETUP LIGHTING SETUP DOOR SETUP If DEFAULT ALL is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. Repeat the procedure to select DEFAULT ALL. If you want to cancel DEFAULT ALL, select EXIT, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE ENTRY. 84 2009 RDX While CHG SETTING in the CUSTOMIZE ENTRY is shown on the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to METER SETUP in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown on the next page. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setup you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 08/04/11 18:14:08 31STK620 0090  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display : Press and hold the INFO (▲/▼) button (3 seconds) See page 95 : Press the SEL/RESET button or the select/ reset knob See page 100 : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/reset knob 85 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls See page 86 08/04/11 18:14:17 31STK620 0091  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Meter Setup Here are the four custom settings for the meter setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. See page 87 See page 89 : Press the SEL/ RESET button or the select/reset knob : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/ reset knob 86 2009 RDX See page 91 See page 93 08/04/11 18:14:24 31STK620 0092  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Language Selection There are three language selections you can make: English, French, and Spanish. To choose the language you want, follow these instructions: Select the desired language by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. CONTINUED 87 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. You will see the above display. 08/04/11 18:14:31 31STK620 0093  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. All messages on the multiinformation display will be shown in the language you selected. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 88 2009 RDX To exit LANGUAGE SELECTION without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:14:38 31STK620 0094  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display U.S. Canada While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. The highlighted number is the current setting above or below the outside temperature. Press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button repeatedly until the number you want appears, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 89 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls If you sometimes find that the temperature reading is a few degrees above or below the actual temperature, you can adjust it by following these instructions: 08/04/11 18:14:45 31STK620 0095  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display U.S. Canada When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 90 2009 RDX To exit ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:14:52 31STK620 0096  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Trip A & Avg. Fuel Reset with Refuel To cause Trip A and AVG. FUEL A to reset every time you refuel your vehicle, follow these instructions: Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 91 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. 08/04/11 18:14:58 31STK620 0097  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 92 2009 RDX To exit TRIP A & AVG. FUEL RESET with REFUEL without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:15:06 31STK620 0098  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Elap. Time Reset Condition There are three elapsed time reset choices you can make: TRIP A − The elapsed time is reset when Trip A is reset. TRIP B − The elapsed time is reset when Trip B is reset. While METER SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 93 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls IGN RESET − The elapsed time is reset when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. 08/04/11 18:15:12 31STK620 0099  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 94 2009 RDX To exit ELAP. TIME RESET CONDITION without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The display goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:15:19 31STK620 0100  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup There are two settings in the lighting setup: See page 96 While CUSTOMIZE GROUP is shown on the multi-information display, select LIGHTING SETUP by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. See page 98 : Press the SEL/RESET button or the select/ reset knob : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/ reset knob CONTINUED 95 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER 08/04/11 18:15:25 31STK620 0101  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Interior Light Dimming Time The interior lights fade out when you close all doors. You can change the time that the interior lights fade out. While LIGHTING SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. You will see the above display. 96 2009 RDX Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select how long you want the lights to stay on before they fade out (15, 30, or 60 seconds) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 08/04/11 18:15:32 31STK620 0102  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. To exit INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. CONTINUED 97 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:15:38 31STK620 0103  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Headlight Auto Off Timer The headlights, parking lights, side marker lights, taillights, and license plate lights go off after the selected time when you close the driver’s door and take the remote with you. To change how long the lights stay on before they go off, follow these instructions: While LIGHTING SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. 98 2009 RDX Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select how long you want the lights to stay on before they go off (0, 15, 30, or 60 seconds) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. 08/04/11 18:15:43 31STK620 0104  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. To exit HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 99 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:15:54 31STK620 0105  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Door Setup Here are the five custom settings for the door setup: See page 101 AUTO DOOR LOCK DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER AUTO DOOR UNLOCK While CUSTOMIZE GROUP is shown on the multi-information display, select DOOR SETUP by pressing INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. See page 103 : Press the SEL/ RESET button or the select/ reset knob : Press the INFO (▲/▼) button or rotate the select/reset knob See page 105 See page 107 See page 109 100 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:16:03 31STK620 0106  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Door Lock There are three settings you can choose from: WITH VEH SPD − The doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches about 9 mph (about 15 km/h). SHIFT FROM P − The doors lock whenever you move the shift lever out of Park. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. You will see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 101 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls OFF − The auto door lock is deactivated all the time. 08/04/11 18:16:09 31STK620 0107  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 102 2009 RDX To exit AUTO DOOR LOCK without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:16:15 31STK620 0108  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Door Lock Mode While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select DRIVER DOOR or ALL DOORS by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 103 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls To select whether the driver’s door unlocks or all the doors unlock when you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter or the key, follow these instructions. 08/04/11 18:16:21 31STK620 0109  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 104 2009 RDX To exit DOOR LOCK MODE without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, and then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:16:28 31STK620 0110  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgement When you push the LOCK button on the remote transmitter, some exterior lights flash, and a beeper sounds when you push the LOCK button again within 5 seconds to verify that the doors and the tailgate are locked and the security system has set (see page 127 ). You can customize the exterior lights not to flash and the beeper not to sound. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 105 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls When you press the UNLOCK button on the remote transmitter to unlock the doors and the tailgate, the exterior lights blink twice to verify that the doors and the tailgate are unlocked and the security system is turned off. 08/04/11 18:16:34 31STK620 0111  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 106 2009 RDX To exit KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:16:42 31STK620 0112  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the relock time you want (30, 60, or 90 seconds) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 107 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls If you unlock the doors and the tailgate with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors or the tailgate within 30 seconds, the doors and the tailgate automatically relock and the security system sets. 08/04/11 18:16:48 31STK620 0113  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 108 2009 RDX To exit SECURITY RELOCK TIMER without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:16:56 31STK620 0114  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Door Unlock There are three settings you can choose from: IGN OFF − The driver’s door or all the doors unlock when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. OFF − The auto door unlock is deactivated all the time. While DOOR SETUP is shown in the CUSTOMIZE GROUP of the multiinformation display, press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen changes to CUSTOMIZE MENU. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the above display. Press the SEL/RESET button. The screen changes as shown above. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. CONTINUED 109 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls SHIFT TO P − The driver’s door or all the doors unlock when you move the shift lever to Park. 08/04/11 18:17:02 31STK620 0115  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display When your choice is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If your choice is not set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. If this happens, you need to repeat the same procedure. 110 2009 RDX To exit AUTO DOOR UNLOCK without changing the current setting, select EXIT by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then press the SEL/ RESET button. The screen goes back to CUSTOMIZE MENU. 08/04/11 18:17:10 31STK620 0116  Main Menu Table Of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNAL/ FOG LIGHTS (P.114/115) PADDLE SHIFTERS (P.297) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS/ REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER (P.112/113) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.118) UPPER DISPLAY*3 (P.169) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.32) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P.313) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.118/144) AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P.220) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.143) VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*3, *4 ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.154) HORN*1 CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.234) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.251) STEERING WHEEL BUTTONS (P.72) ADJUSTMENT (P.119) *1 : *2 : *3 : *4 : SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.138) To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. On RDX model only On RDX with Technology Package model only Refer to the navigation system manual. 111 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P.230) NAVIGATION SYSTEM*3, *4/ CENTER DISPLAY*2 (P.168) 08/04/11 18:17:20 31STK620 0117  Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Windshield Wiper MIST − The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. LO − The wipers run at low speed. HI − The wipers run at high speed. OFF − The wipers are not activated. INT − The length of the wiper interval is varied automatically according to the vehicle’s speed. ADJUSTMENT RING 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT − Intermittent 4. LO − Low speed 5. HI − High speed 6. Windshield washers Vary the delay by turning the adjustment ring. If you turn it to the shortest delay ( position), the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). While the vehicle is stopped and in gear, the wipers sweep the windshield whenever you remove your foot from the brake pedal. Push the right lever up or down to select a position. 112 2009 RDX Windshield Washers − Pull the wiper control lever toward you, and hold it. The washers spray until you release the lever. The wipers run at low speed, then complete one more sweep after you release the lever. 08/04/11 18:17:28 31STK620 0118  Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Rear Window Wiper and Washer When you shift the transmission to the reverse position with the front windshield wipers activated, the rear window wiper operates automatically. When the wiper control lever position is INT, the rear wiper operates intermittently. When it is LO or HI, the rear wiper operates continuously. Rear Window Washer with Wiper − Hold past ON to turn the rear window wiper on and to spray the rear window washer. The rear window wiper makes one more sweep after you release the switch. Rear Window Washer Only − Rotate the switch counterclockwise from OFF to spray the window washer without activating the wiper. The washer will operate until you release the switch. The rear window washer uses the same fluid reservoir as the windshield washer. ON − Rotate the switch clockwise to turn the rear window wiper ON. The wiper operates intermittently. 113 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls 1. ON 2. OFF 3. Rear Window Washer with Wiper 4. Rear Window Washer Only. OFF − The wiper is not activated. When you turn the wiper switch to OFF while the rear window wiper is in action, it will return to its parked position. 08/04/11 18:17:34 31STK620 0119  Main Menu Table Of Contents Turn Signals and Headlights Turn Signal − Push down on the lever to signal a left turn and up to signal a right turn. To signal a lane change, push lightly on the lever, and hold it. The lever will return to center when you release it or complete a turn. Headlights − 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. When the light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’ position, the lights on indicator comes on as a reminder. This indicator stays on if you leave the light switch on and turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position. 1. Turn signal 2. Off 3. Parking and interior lights 4. Headlights 5. High beams 6. Flash high beams 7. Fog lights off 8. Fog lights on If you leave the lights on with the key removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder beeper when you open the driver’s door. 114 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:17:43 31STK620 0120  Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights Fog Lights Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. To flash the high beams, pull the lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams will stay on as long as you hold the lever back. You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. They will go off when the headlights are turned off. Automatic Lighting Off Feature This feature turns off the headlights, parking lights, taillights, side marker lights, license plate lights, and instrument panel lights within 15 seconds of removing the key from the ignition switch and closing the driver’s door. This feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the or position, remove the key, then open and close the driver’s door. If you remove the key from the ignition switch with the headlight switch on, but do not open the door, the lights will turn off after 10 minutes. CONTINUED 115 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls High Beams − Push the lever forward and the high beam indicator will come on (see page 67 ). Pull it back to return to low beams. 08/04/11 18:17:49 31STK620 0121  Main Menu Table Of Contents Headlights The lights will turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights will go off. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a lights on reminder beeper. You can change the ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ setting on the multi-information display (see page 98 ). Daytime Running Lights With the headlight switch off or in the position, the high beam headlights and the high beam indicator come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and release the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition switch off, even if you set the parking brake. The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch. If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display, there is a problem with the daytime running light system. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. 116 2009 RDX 08/04/11 19:34:55 31STK620 0122  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Brightness The knob on the instrument panel controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Turn the knob to adjust the brightness. Separate adjustments can be made when the headlights are on and off. You will hear a beep when maximum or minimum brightness is reached. You will also hear a beep when the maximum level is canceled by turning the knob a click to the left. Instruments and Controls INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KNOB U.S. model is shown. To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to the or position. The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. 117 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:18:03 31STK620 0123  Main Menu Table Of Contents Rear Window Defogger, Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger If you do not turn it off, the defogger will automatically shut itself off after a certain period depending on the ambient temperature. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition switch. You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. Hazard Warning Button In cold weather, the defogger will not automatically shut itself off. You must manually shut off the rear window defogger when it is no longer needed. The rear window defogger clears fog, frost, and thin ice from the window. Push the defogger button to turn it on and off. Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters on and off. The indicator in the button comes on to show the defogger is on. Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe side-to-side. 118 2009 RDX Push the button between the center vents to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers). This causes all outside turn signals and both indicators in the instrument panel to flash. Use the hazard warning lights if you need to park in a dangerous area near heavy traffic, or if your vehicle is disabled. 08/04/11 18:18:13 31STK620 0124  Main Menu Table Of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustments, Keys and Locks Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel adjustments before you start driving. Keys and Locks MASTER KEYS VALET KEY KEY NUMBER WITH REMOTE (Light Gray) TRANSMITTER TAG LEVER Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped. 1. Push the lever under the steering column all the way down. 2. 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. 3. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in position. 4. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, and out. The master key fits all the locks on your vehicle. The valet key works only in the ignition and the door locks. You can keep the glove box and console compartment locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility. CONTINUED 119 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash. 08/04/11 18:18:21 31STK620 0125  Main Menu Table Of Contents Keys and Locks You should have received a key number tag with your keys. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Use only Acura-approved key blanks. Retractable Master Key RELEASE BUTTON Push These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged. Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. Keep the keys away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immediately with a soft cloth. Always use the fully-extended key when you insert it to the ignition switch. If the key does not fully extend, the immobilizer system may not operate properly and may prevent the engine from starting. The key may come in contact with your finger while being retracted or extended. Make sure your fingers do not touch the pivot of the key when retracting or extending the key. The master key can be retracted into the remote transmitter. To use the key, push the release button to release the key from the transmitter. 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. The valet key does not contain a battery. Do not try to take it apart. 120 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:18:29 31STK620 0126  Main Menu Table Of Contents Immobilizer System The system may not recognize your key’s coding if another immobilizer key or other metal object (i.e. key fob) is near the ignition switch when you insert the key. 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. If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your key, contact your dealer. 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. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle inoperable. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. If you have lost your key and cannot start the engine, contact your dealer. This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Always take the ignition key with you whenever you leave the vehicle alone. 121 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls The immobilizer system protects your vehicle from theft. If an improperly-coded key (or other device) is used, the engine’s fuel system is disabled. 08/04/11 18:18:37 31STK620 0127  Main Menu Table Of Contents Ignition Switch If the front wheels are turned, the anti-theft lock may make it difficult to turn the key. Firmly turn the steering wheel to the left or right as you turn the key. ACCESSORY (I) − You can operate the audio system and the accessory power sockets in this position. The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK (0), ACCESSORY (I), ON (II), and START (III). LOCK (0) − You can insert or remove the key only in this position. To turn the key, the shift lever must be in Park, and you must push the key in slightly. ON (II) − 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. START (III) − Use this position only to start the engine. The switch returns to the ON (II) position when you let go of the key. 122 2009 RDX You will hear a reminder beeper if you leave the key in the ignition switch in the LOCK (0) or the ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver’s door. Remove the key to turn off the beeper. You will also see a ‘‘REMOVE KEY’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 78 ). The shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. 08/04/11 18:18:45 31STK620 0128  Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks When the door is unlocked, you can see the red indicator on the lock tab next to the inside door handle. Power Door Locks LOCK TAB Driver’s Side To lock Passenger’s Side MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH Each front door has a master door lock switch. Either switch locks and unlocks all doors and the tailgate. Push the top of the switch to lock all doors and the tailgate; push the bottom to unlock them. Each door has a lock tab next to the inside door handle. When you pull backward on the lock tab on the driver’s door, all the doors and the tailgate lock. Pushing forward on the lock tab on the driver’s door unlocks only that door. The lock tab on the each passenger’s door locks and unlocks only that door. You can change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 103 ). CONTINUED 123 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls To unlock All doors and the tailgate can be locked from the outside by using the key in the driver’s door lock. To unlock only the driver’s door, insert the key, turn the key, and release it. The remaining doors and the tailgate unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. 08/04/11 18:18:53 31STK620 0129  Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks When the vehicle speed reaches about 9 mph (about 15 km/h) or more, all the doors lock automatically. You can change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 101 ). To lock any passenger’s door when getting out of the vehicle, pull backward on the lock tab and close the door. To lock the driver’s door, remove the key from the ignition switch and pull backward on the lock tab. Then close the door. Childproof Door Locks Lock Lockout Prevention When you shift to P after driving, the driver’s door unlocks. You can change the ‘‘AUTO DOOR UNLOCK’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 109 ). With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. They are not disabled if the driver’s door is closed. Pushing the switch down on the open front passenger’s door will lock all doors and the tailgate. 124 2009 RDX LEVER 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 (lever is down), the door cannot be opened from the inside regardless of the position of the lock tab. To open the door, push the lock tab forward and use the outside door handle. 08/04/11 18:19:00 31STK620 0130  Main Menu Table Of Contents Tailgate The tailgate will lock when you lock the driver’s door, and will unlock when you unlock all doors. SWITCH TAILGATE HANDLE To open the tailgate, press and hold the switch, then lift up. To close the tailgate, hold the tailgate handle, lower the tailgate, then press down on the back edge. Keep the tailgate closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging the tailgate and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 56 . 125 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls You can change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting on the multiinformation display (see page 103 ). 08/04/11 18:19:07 31STK620 0131  Main Menu Table Of Contents Tailgate If you need to unlock the tailgate manually, it means there is a problem with the tailgate. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer. Unlocking the Tailgate COVER If the power door lock system cannot unlock the tailgate, unlock it manually. LEVER Push and hold the release lever to the right as shown, then push the tailgate to open it. Use a small flat-tip screwdriver to remove the cover on the back of the tailgate. 126 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:19:15 31STK620 0132  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter UNLOCK BUTTON LOCK BUTTON LOCK − Press this button once to lock all doors and the tailgate. Some exterior lights will flash. When you push LOCK twice within 5 seconds, you will hear a beep to verify that the doors and tailgate are locked and the security system has set. This button does not work if any door or tailgate is not fully closed. To change the ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ setting, see page 103 . When you press the UNLOCK button, the ceiling lights (if the front and rear ceiling light switches are in the door activated position) will come on. If you do not open any door, the lights stay on for about 30 seconds, then fade out. If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the lights go off immediately. To change the ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ setting, see page 107 . To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 96 . PANIC − Press this button for about 1 second to attract attention; the horn will sound, and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds. To cancel panic mode, press any button on the remote transmitter, or turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. To change the ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’’ setting, see page 105 . 127 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls PANIC BUTTON UNLOCK − Press this button once to unlock the driver’s door. Push it twice to unlock the other doors. Some exterior lights will flash twice when you push the button. If you do not open any door or the tailgate within 30 seconds, they will automatically relock. 08/04/11 18:19:24 31STK620 0133  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter. Protect the transmitter from extreme temperature. Replacing the Transmitter Battery If it takes several pushes on the button to lock or unlock the doors and the tailgate, replace the battery as soon as possible. Battery type: CR1616 Do not immerse the transmitter in any liquid. KEYPAD If you lose a transmitter, the replacement needs to be reprogrammed by your dealer. SCREW To replace the battery: 1. Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. 2. Separate the keypad from the transmitter by pushing any button from outside. 128 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:19:31 31STK620 0134  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter 4. Remove the old battery and note the polarity. Make sure the polarity of the new battery is the same (− side facing up), then insert it in the keypad. 3. Place a cloth on the edge of the keypad, and remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a small flat-tip screwdriver. An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. 5. Snap the two halves of the keypad, then install the parts in reverse order. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 129 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls BATTERY 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. 08/04/11 18:19:38 31STK620 0135  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Keyless Memory SettingsTM Here are the settings activated with the remote; Driving position memory (see page 145 ). When you unlock and open the driver’s door with the remote transmitter, the driver’s seat (except the power lumbar feature) and outside mirrors start to move to the positions stored in memory. The indicator in the related memory button to the remote comes on. When you unlock the driver’s door with your remote, each remote activates the keyless memory settings related to that remote. The driver’s ID (MEMORY 1 or MEMORY 2) is shown on the back of each remote. 130 2009 RDX To turn off this feature, press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time. The LED in the remote will blink twice. Then release the buttons. Doing this cancels the keyless memory settings for that remote. To turn the keyless memory settings back on, repeat this procedure. The LED will blink once to indicate the feature has been turned on. 08/04/11 18:19:50 31STK620 0136  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Front Seat Power Adjustments See pages 12 − 13 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seatbacks. The passenger seat has the same adjustments as the driver’s seat but without any height and lumbar adjustments. DRIVER’S SEAT Moves the seat forward and backward. Moves the front of the seat up or down. (Driver’s seat only) PASSENGER’S SEAT Moves the whole seat up and forward, or down and backward. The front of the seat also tilts up or down at the same time. (Driver’s seat only) Adjusts the seat-back angle forward or backward. Raises or lowers the seat. (Driver’s seat only) Increases or decreases the lumbar support. (Driver’s seat only) 131 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls The controls for the power adjustable front seats are on the outside edge of each seat bottom. You can adjust the seats with the ignition switch in any position. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. 08/04/11 18:19:58 31STK620 0137  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Head Restraints Front See page 14 for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries. CUSHION LEG SEAT-BACK They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. 132 2009 RDX RELEASE BUTTON Adjusting the Head Restraint The front and rear head restraints adjust for height. 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 and push the restraint down. 08/04/11 18:20:04 31STK620 0138  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Rear CUSHION When reinstalling a head restraint, put the legs back in place. Then adjust it to the appropriate height while pressing the release button. Instruments and Controls Make sure the removed head restraints are securely stored. Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash. Always replace the head restraints before driving. LEGS SEAT-BACK RELEASE BUTTON Removing the Head Restraint To remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seatback. CONTINUED 133 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:20:13 31STK620 0139  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Active Head Restraints This reduces the distance between the restraint and the occupant’s head. It also helps protect the occupants against whiplash and injuries to the neck and upper spine. After a collision, the activated restraint should return to its normal position. If the restraints do not return to their normal position, or in the event of a severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by an Acura dealer. The driver’s and front passenger’s seats have active head restraints. If the vehicle is struck severely from the rear, the occupant properly secured with the seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and the head restraint will automatically move forward. 134 2009 RDX For a head restraint system to work properly: Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or from the restraint legs. Do not place any object between an occupant and the seat-back. Install each restraint in its proper location. Only use genuine Acura replacement head restraints. 08/04/11 18:20:21 31STK620 0140  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Armrests Front Rear Remove any items from the seat before folding down the seat-back. Make sure there are no items on the floor before folding down the seats. The lid of the console compartment can be used as an armrest. The rear seat armrest is in the center of the rear seat. Pivot it down to use it. A beverage holder is located in the armrest. CONTINUED 135 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Folding the Rear Seats Down The rear seat-backs can be folded down to give more cargo room. Each side folds down separately. So you can still carry a passenger in the rear seat. 08/04/11 18:20:31 31STK620 0141  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats RELEASE LEVER BUCKLE 1. Move the front seats as far forward as possible. Make sure the front seat-backs are in the upright positions. 2. Store the center seat belt buckle into the pocket in the rear seatback. 4. Push the armrest back in place. 5. Lift the front edge of the rear seat cushion, then pull up on the rear of the seat cushion, then fold the cushion forward. 3. Lower the head restraints to their lowest positions. 136 2009 RDX 6. Pull up the release lever on the outside of the seat-back. Fold the seat-back forward. 7. Move the front seats backward to the desired position. 08/04/11 18:20:38 31STK620 0142  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Do not put any heavy items on the seat-back when it is folded down. Make sure all items in the cargo area are secured. Loose items can fly forward and cause injury if you have to brake hard (See Carrying Cargo on page 283 ). Make sure that the folded down rear seat does not interfere with the front passenger’s seat-back. This will cause the front passenger’s weight sensors and the front passenger’s seat belt reminder indicator to work improperly (see pages 20 and 32 ). Also check the passenger airbag off indicator to assure proper operation of the passenger’s front airbag. INDICATOR RELEASE LEVER Make sure the seat-back and seat cushion are locked securely and all rear shoulder belts are positioned in front of the rear seat-backs. After returning the seat-back to the upright position, tug on the seat-back to make sure it is latched. If the seatback is not latched fully, the seat belt will not work properly and you will see the red indicator behind the release lever as shown. 137 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls To return the seat cushion to its original position, lift up the seat cushion, then place the rear of the seat cushion at the base of the seatback. Use the seat buckles as guides. Lower the front of the seat cushion until it locks into place. 08/04/11 18:20:45 31STK620 0143  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seat Heaters In the HI setting, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat’s temperature drops. Passenger’s Seat In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: HEATERS Driver’s Seat Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters. The passenger seat is only heated in the seat bottom because of the side airbag cutoff system. SEAT HEATER SWITCHES The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use seat heaters. Push the top of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat. After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the bottom of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. 138 2009 RDX Use the HI setting only to heat the seats quickly, because it draws large amounts of current from the battery. If the engine is left idling for an extended period, do not use the seat heaters, even on the LO setting. It can weaken the battery, causing hard starting. 08/04/11 18:20:52 31STK620 0144  Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows The windows will operate for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. Opening either front door cancels this function. DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH MAIN SWITCH Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to raise or lower any window. To open the window, push the switch down and hold it. Release the switch when you want to stop the window. To close the window, pull back on the switch and hold it. Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. CONTINUED 139 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Closing a power window on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. When you push the MAIN switch in, the switch is off, and the passenger 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 off when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally. 08/04/11 18:20:57 31STK620 0145  Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows AUTO − To open or close either front window fully, push or pull the window switch firmly down or up to the second detent, and release it. The window will automatically go up or down all the way. To stop the window, pull or push the window switch briefly. To open or close either front window partially, push down or pull back on the window switch lightly to the first detent and hold it. The window will stop when you release the switch. AUTO REVERSE − If either front window senses any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction and then stop. To close the window, remove the obstacle, then use the window switch again. Auto reverse stops sensing when the window is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the window before closing it. 140 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:21:04 31STK620 0146  Main Menu Table Of Contents Moonroof Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before operating the moonroof switch on the ceiling console. To tilt the moonroof, push the center of the moonroof switch straight up. To stop the moonroof from tilting fully open, push the moonroof switch forward. Open Tilt To close the moonroof fully, push the moonroof switch forward to the second detent, then release it. The moonroof closes all the way. To stop the moonroof from closing all the way, briefly move the switch in either direction. Close To open or close the moonroof partially, pull or push the moonroof switch lightly to the first detent and hold it. The moonroof will stop when you release the switch. CONTINUED 141 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls To open the moonroof fully, pull back the moonroof switch firmly. The moonroof opens all the way. To stop the moonroof from opening fully, briefly move the switch in either direction. MOONROOF SWITCH 08/04/11 18:21:10 31STK620 0147  Main Menu Table Of Contents Moonroof Opening or closing the moonroof on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. The moonroof has a key-off delay. You can 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. If you try to open the moonroof in below-f reezing temperatures, or when it is covered with snow or ice, you can damage the moonroof panel or motor. 142 2009 RDX Auto Reverse 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. Auto reverse stops sensing when the moonroof is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the moonroof before closing it. 08/04/11 18:21:17 31STK620 0148  Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors SENSOR Adjusting the Power Mirrors AUTO BUTTON Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. SELECTOR SWITCH There is also a sensor on the back of the mirror. Items hung on the mirror may block this sensor and af f ect its perf ormance. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 2. Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). CONTINUED 143 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls INDICATOR 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. 08/04/11 18:21:27 31STK620 0149  Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Outside mirror positions can be stored in the driving position memory system (see page 145 ). Heated Mirrors Reverse Tilt Door Mirror The passenger’s outside mirror has a reverse tilt feature. When in reverse, the mirror will tilt down slightly to improve your view as you parallel park. Shifting out of reverse will return the mirror to its original position. ADJUSTMENT SWITCH 3. Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. 4. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your setting. To tilt the passenger mirror, place the selector switch in the right position. To turn the feature off, place the switch in the center or left position. 144 2009 RDX HEATED MIRROR BUTTON 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. Pressing this button also turns the rear window defogger on and off. 08/04/11 18:21:35 31STK620 0150  Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System Your vehicle has a memory feature for the driver’s seat and outside mirror positions. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. You cannot add a new driving position to the memory unless the ignition switch is in the ON (II) position. You can recall a memorized position with the ignition switch in any position. 2. Adjust the seat to a comfortable position (see page 131 ). Adjust the outside mirrors for best visibility (see page 143 ). SET BUTTON MEMORY BUTTONS 3. Press and release the SET button on the control panel. 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 driver’s seat and outside mirrors are now stored. CONTINUED 145 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Seat, except for power lumbar, and outside mirror positions, can be stored in separate memories. You select a memorized position by pushing the appropriate button or using the appropriate remote transmitter (Memory 1 or Memory 2). Storing a Driving Position in Memory Store a driving position only when the vehicle is parked. 08/04/11 18:21:46 31STK620 0151  Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System Doing any of the following after pressing the SET button will cancel the storing procedure. Not press a memory button within 5 seconds. Readjust the seat position. Readjusting the outside mirror position. Each memory button stores only one driving position. Storing a new position erases the previous setting stored in that button’s memory. If you want to add a new position while retaining the current one, use the other memory button. Selecting a Memorized Position To select a memorized position, do this: 1. Make sure the vehicle is parked. 2. Press the desired memory button (1 or 2) until you hear a beep, then release the button. 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. 146 2009 RDX To stop the system’s automatic adjustment, do any of these actions: Press any button on the control panel: SET, 1, or 2. Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat. Shift out of Park. Adjust the outside mirrors. If desired, you can use the adjustment switches to change the positions of the seat or outside mirrors after they are in their memorized positions. 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. 08/04/11 18:21:52 31STK620 0152  Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Brake Push PARKING BRAKE PEDAL Instruments and Controls Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and axles. A beeper will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake on. You will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 77 ). To apply the parking brake, push the pedal down with your foot. To release it, push on the pedal again. The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page 65 ). 147 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:22:02 31STK620 0153  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights Ceiling Lights Front In the ‘‘ ’’ position, both front and rear ceiling lights are off all the time. Rear DOOR ACTIVATED With the front ceiling lights switch in this position, the rear ceiling light does not work, and both front and rear ceiling lights do not come on when you open any door. ON OFF DOOR ACTIVATED Rear ceiling light: You can use the rear ceiling light independently. In the OFF position, the light does not come on even if the front ceiling light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ position. In the ON position, the light stays on continuously except when the front ceiling light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ position. Each front and rear ceiling light has a three-position switch. Front ceiling lights: In the ‘‘ ’’ position, both front and rear ceiling lights are on all the time except when the rear ceiling light switch is in the OFF position. 148 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:22:10 31STK620 0154  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights In the door activated position, both front and rear ceiling lights come on when you: Open any door. Unlock the doors with the key, lock tab on the driver’s door, master door lock switch, or remote transmitter. Individual Map Lights LENSES To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 96 . You can use the front ceiling lights whenever the lights are off. To turn a light on or off, push its lens. After all doors are closed tightly, the light(s) dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds. 149 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Remove the key from the ignition switch. If you do not open any door after unlocking the driver’s door or removing the key from the ignition switch, the light(s) fade out in about 30 seconds. If you leave any door open without the key in the ignition switch, the light(s) will go off after 3 minutes. 08/04/11 18:22:20 31STK620 0155  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights Courtesy Lights The courtesy light in each front door comes on when the door is opened, and goes out when the door is closed. Cargo Area Light Your vehicle also has a courtesy light in the ignition switch. This light comes on when you; Open any door. Unlock the driver’s door. Remove the key from the ignition switch. ON OFF COURTESY LIGHTS The courtesy lights in the ceiling console come on when the light switch is in the or the position. You can adjust their brightness by turning the select/ reset knob on the instrument panel. After all doors are closed tightly, the light fades out in about 30 seconds. To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 96 . 150 2009 RDX The cargo area light has a two position switch. In the OFF (right) position, the light does not come on. In the ON (left) position, the light comes on when you open the tailgate. 08/04/11 18:22:25 31STK620 0156  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items COAT HOOK DOOR LINING POCKETS FRONT DOOR POCKET BEVERAGE HOLDERS CENTER CONSOLE ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS Instruments and Controls CENTER POCKET CARGO AREA COVER BEVERAGE HOLDERS in REAR SEAT ARMREST SUN VISOR/VANITY MIRROR GLOVE BOX CONTINUED 151 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:22:32 31STK620 0157  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Front Door Pockets An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Lock FRONT DOOR POCKET Always keep the glove box closed while driving. The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on. The interior of each front door has an extendable pocket for maps and other small, lightweight items. For safety, be sure both front door pockets are closed while driving. Open the glove box by pulling the handle to the left. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. 152 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:22:38 31STK620 0158  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders 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. Push The rear seat also has a beverage holder in the center armrest. To use it, pivot the armrest down. 153 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls To use the front beverage holder, push on the lid. It will swing open. To close the lid, push it down until it latches. 08/04/11 18:22:46 31STK620 0159  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Accessory Power Sockets Front Sun Visor Console Compartment COVER To use the accessory power socket, pull up the cover. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. These sockets are intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). COVER None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. When both sockets are being used, the combined power rating of the accessories should be 120 watts or less (10 amps). To use the sun visor, pull it down. You can also use the sun visor at the side window. Remove the support rod from the clip and swing the sun visor toward the side window. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. 154 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:22:54 31STK620 0160  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Vanity Mirror MASTER KEY Close LID Push BUTTON VANITY MIRROR To open the console compartment, push the button and lift the lid. To close, lower the lid, and push it down until it latches. To use the vanity mirror on the back of the sun visor, pull up the cover. The light comes on when you pull up the cover. You can lock or unlock the console compartment lid with the master key. CONTINUED 155 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls Console Compartment Your vehicle has a multi-function console compartment. It includes an armrest, a coin holder, a pen holder, a card holder and a console compartment with two separable shelves. 08/04/11 18:23:03 31STK620 0161  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items LID PEN HOLDER COIN HOLDER CARD HOLDER You can use the inside of the lid for a pen holder, a coin holder and a card holder. The console compartment light comes on when the parking lights are on. SHELVES The console compartment has two shelves to divide it into two levels. To store small items, you can use the upper half of the space by putting the shelves down until they latch. The front and rear shelves can be used separately. The items on each shelves should not exceed 11 lbs (5 kg). Heavy items may damage the shelves. 156 2009 RDX When you store a large item like a briefcase, lift the shelves up to create a large space. The maximum dimensions of the item you can store in the console compartment are: Length: 16.9 in (430 mm) Height: 12.2 in (310 mm) Width: 5.5 in (140 mm) 08/04/11 18:23:13 31STK620 0162  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Cargo Area Cover HOOK TAB HANGER BAR Your vehicle has a cargo area cover to conceal your luggage and protect them from direct sunlight. Do not put any items on top of the cargo area cover. They can block your view and be thrown around the vehicle during a crash. The cargo area cover may be removed to give you more cargo space. To remove it: 1. Open the tailgate. Remove the hook from the tab on the tailgate. Make sure you use both hands to prevent the cargo area cover from falling accidentally. 3. Place the cargo area cover on the cargo area floor. 2. Lift and pull the rear edge of the cargo area cover slightly to unlock it from the hanger bars, then remove it straight out. Reverse this procedure to install the cargo area cover. Make sure the cargo area cover is securely placed so it will not move while you are driving. 157 2009 RDX Instruments and Controls CARGO AREA COVER 08/04/11 18:23:16 31STK620 0163  Main Menu Table Of Contents 158 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:23:22 31STK620 0164  Main Menu Features The climate control system in your vehicle provides a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions. Your vehicle has an anti-theft audio system that requires a code number to enable it. The security system helps to discourage vandalism and theft of your vehicle. On RDX with Technology Package model The climate control system and the audio system have a voice control feature. Refer to the navigation system manual for more information. Cruise Control ................................ 234 AcuraLink ....................................... 237 HomeLink Universal Transceiver................................. 247 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink ......... 250 Rearview Camera and Monitor .... 270 Features The standard audio system has many features. This section describes those features and how to use them. Climate Control System ................ 160 Dual Temperature Control ........... 165 Climate Control Sensors ............... 167 Audio System ................................. 168 Audio System (On RDX model) .. 170 To Play the AM/FM Radio ...... 170 Operating the CD Changer ...... 173 XM Satellite Radio ................... 183 Adjusting the Sound .................. 186 Setting the Clock ....................... 188 Audio System (On RDX with Technology Package model) ................................. 189 Interface Dial ..............................189 To Play the AM/FM Radio .......190 Operating the CD Changer ...... 196 XM Satellite Radio ....................211 Adjusting the Sound ...................217 Auxiliary Input Jack ........................220 Radio Reception ............................. 221 Protecting Your Discs ................... 223 CD Changer Error Messages ...... 226 Playing the XM Satellite Radio .. 228 Remote Audio Controls................. 230 Radio Theft Protection.................. 232 Security System ............................. 233 159 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:23:28 31STK620 0165  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System RDX model DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY RDX with Technology Package model DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY MODE INDICATOR PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY MODE INDICATOR REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/HEATED MIRROR BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER BUTTON MODE BUTTON PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS AUTO BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) BUTTON OFF BUTTON U.S. model is shown. DUAL BUTTON 160 2009 RDX FAN CONTROL BUTTONS 08/04/11 18:23:39 31STK620 0166  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System Proper use of the climate control system can make the interior dry and comfortable, and keep the windows clear for best visibility. You can adjust the temperatures of the driver’s side and the passenger’s side independently (see page 165 ). Voice Control System On RDX with Technology Package model The climate control system for your vehicle can also be operated by voice control. See the navigation section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system, and the navigation system manual for complete details. 2. Set the desired temperature by pushing the driver’s side temperature control buttons (▲ or ▼). The selected temperature will show in the display. On RDX with Technology Package model When you push the passenger’s side temperature control buttons, the indicator in the DUAL button comes on and the driver’s side and passenger’s side temperature can be controlled independently (see page 165 ). In AUTO mode, the vehicle’s interior temperature is independently regulated for the driver and passenger, based on inputs from sunlight and temperature sensors (see page 167 ). If one side of the vehicle is getting too much sun, the system lowers the temperature only on that side. 1. Press the AUTO button. You will see AUTO on the display. The indicator in the button also comes on as a reminder. The system automatically selects the proper mix of conditioned and/or heated air that will, as quickly as possible, raise or lower the interior temperature to your preference. CONTINUED 161 2009 RDX Features For the climate control system to provide heating and cooling, the engine must be running. Automatic Operation The automatic climate control system adjusts the fan speed and airflow levels to maintain the interior temperature you select. 08/04/11 18:23:51 31STK620 0167  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System When you set the temperature to its lowest limit ( ) or its highest limit ( ), the system runs at full cooling or heating only. It does not regulate the interior temperature. In cold weather, the fan will not come on automatically until the heater starts to develop warm air. Semi-automatic Operation You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in the AUTO mode. All other features remain automatically controlled. Making any manual selection causes the word AUTO in the display to go out. Fan Control Select the fan speed by pressing the ▲ or fan control buttons ( ▼ ). The fan speed is represented by vertical bars in the display. Temperature Control To adjust the desired temperature, push the temperature control buttons (▲ or ▼). 162 2009 RDX Dual Button Press the DUAL button to select dual temperature control mode (see page 165 ). The indicator in the DUAL button comes on. When you press the DUAL button again (indicator turns off), both sides adjust to the driver’s side temperature. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning on and off. You will see A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display. When you turn the A/C off, the system cannot regulate the inside temperature if you set the temperature control below the outside temperature. 08/04/11 18:24:01 31STK620 0168  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System Recirculation Button When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is sent through the system again. When the indicator is off, air is brought in from the outside of the vehicle (fresh air mode). When you push this button, air flows from the defroster vents at the base of the windshield, and the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. When the indicator in the button is on, the passenger’s temperature cannot be set separately from the driver’s. Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger on and off. Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters on and off (see page 118 ). Features The outside air intakes for the climate control system are at the base of the windshield. Keep this area clear of leaves and other debris. Windshield Defroster Button This button turns the windshield defrost on and off. 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. CONTINUED 163 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:24:12 31STK620 0169  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control System Mode Button Use the MODE button to select the vents the air flows from. Some air will flow from the dashboard corner vents in all modes. The mode indicator in the display changes to the current mode each time you press the button. Air flows from the center and corner vents in the dashboard. Airflow is divided between the vents in the dashboard and the floor vents. To Turn Everything Off If you press the OFF button, the climate control system shuts off completely. Keep the system off for short periods only. Air flows from the floor vents. Airflow is divided between the floor vents and the defroster vents at the base of the windshield. 164 2009 RDX To keep stale air and mustiness from collecting, you should have the fan running at all times. When the climate control system is turned off, the temperature in the display will also turn off. 08/04/11 18:24:20 31STK620 0170  Main Menu Table Of Contents Dual Temperature Control Your vehicle has four temperature control buttons, two for the driver, and two for the front passenger. RDX with Technology Package model RDX model Temperature Control Buttons To set the driver’s side temperature to a different value than the passenger’s, press the DUAL button, then press the temperature control buttons (▲ or ▼) on the driver’s side. To set the passenger’s side to a different value than the driver’s, press the temperature control buttons (▲ or ▼) on the passenger’s side. You can adjust the passenger’s side without pressing the DUAL button first. DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS DUAL BUTTON CONTINUED 165 2009 RDX Features The driver’s side and the passenger’s side can be controlled independently by adjusting these buttons when the indicator in the DUAL button is lit. 08/04/11 18:24:25 31STK620 0171  Main Menu Table Of Contents Dual Temperature Control When you set the temperature to its lower or upper limit, it is displayed as or . DRIVER’S SIDE Push AUTO or . The selected temperatures appear in the display. When the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature by adjusting the driver’s side temperature control buttons (▲or ▼). 166 2009 RDX PASSENGER’S SIDE 08/04/11 18:24:30 31STK620 0172  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control Sensors Sunlight Sensor/Temperature Sensor SUNLIGHT SENSOR Features TEMPERATURE SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors. A sunlight sensor is in the top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor is next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them. 167 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:24:37 31STK620 0173  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Read the appropriate pages in this section for operation of the audio systems installed in your vehicle. RDX model For RDX model, see pages 170 thru 188 . For RDX with Technology Package model, see page 189 thru 220 . U.S. model is shown. 168 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:24:42 31STK620 0174  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System RDX with Technology Package model Features U.S. model is shown. 169 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:24:50 31STK620 0175  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Play the AM/FM Radio VOLUME LEVEL On RDX model The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/VOL knob, or the AM or FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the PWR/VOL knob. The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to is displayed. To change bands, press the AM or FM button. On the FM band, ‘‘ST’’ will be shown on the center display if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available. XM Satellite Radio information is available on page 183 . SCAN INDICATOR STEREO INDICATOR A.SEL INDICATOR FM BUTTON AM BUTTON A.SEL/RDM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON TUNE/FOLDER BAR SEEK/SKIP BAR U.S. model is shown. 170 2009 RDX PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BARS 08/04/11 18:25:02 31STK620 0176  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset bars, and auto select. If you press and hold the or side of the bar, the frequency will begin to change rapidly. It will stop when you release it. If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again. SEEK − The SEEK function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the or side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, then release it. Preset − Each side of the bars (1− 6) can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each side of the preset bar. 2. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to tune the radio to a desired station. 3. Pick the preset number (1−6), for the station you want to store. Press the left or right side of the bar, and hold it until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. CONTINUED 171 2009 RDX Features TUNE − Use the TUNE/FOLDER bar to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Press the side of the bar to tune to a higher frequency, and the side of the bar to tune to a lower frequency. SCAN − 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’’ on the center 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. 08/04/11 18:25:09 31STK620 0177  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System AUTO SELECT − If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area. To activate it, press the A. SEL/ RDM button. ‘‘A. SEL’’ will flash on the center display, and the system will go into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM and twelve FM stations in the preset bars (1 − 6). If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset bars. To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL/RDM button. This restores the presets you originally set. You will see ‘‘0’’ displayed if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset bar. 172 2009 RDX Radio Frequencies and Reception For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 221 . Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 186 . 08/04/11 18:25:17 31STK620 0178  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Operating the CD Changer On RDX model Normal mode MP3/WMA mode SCAN (D-SCAN) INDICATOR RPT (D-RPT) INDICATOR FOLDER NUMBER DISC NUMBER TRACK NUMBER RDM INDICATOR DISC INDICATOR U.S. model is shown. MP3 MODE INDICATOR RPT (F-RPT) INDICATOR Features SCAN (F-SCAN) INDICATOR VOLUME LEVEL WMA MODE INDICATOR RDM (F-RDM) INDICATOR CONTINUED 173 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:25:23 31STK620 0179  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System U.S. model is shown. CD/AUX BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON RPT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON A.SEL/RDM BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR TUNE/FOLDER BAR PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BARS EJECT BUTTON LOAD BUTTON DISC LOAD INDICATOR DISC SLOT 174 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:25:35 31STK620 0180  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System For best results when using CD-R or CD-RW discs, use only high quality discs labeled for audio use. When recording a CD-R or CD-RW, the recording must be closed in order for the disc to be played by the CD player. Your audio system has an in-dash CD changer that holds up to six CDs, providing several hours of continuous entertainment. You operate this CD changer with the same controls used for the radio. The disc changer can play these disc formats: CD (CD-DA) CD-R/RW Do not use CDs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the CD to jam in the unit. The changer can also play MP3 or WMA format (see page 177 ). The disc packages or jackets should have one of these marks. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. Video CDs and DVDs will not work in this unit. CONTINUED 175 2009 RDX Features To load CDs or operate the CD changer, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. 08/04/11 18:25:45 31STK620 0181  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Loading CDs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. Press and hold the LOAD button on the changer unit until you hear a beep. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the center display, and disc load indicator turns red and starts blinking. 2. Insert the disc into the disc slot when the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the center display at the same time. Insert it only halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the center display, and the disc load indicator turns red again and blinks as the CD is loaded. 3. When the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the center display again, insert the next CD in the slot. Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all six positions are loaded. If you are not loading all six positions, press the LOAD button again after the last CD has loaded. ‘‘DISC READ’’ appears on the center display, then the system begins playing the last CD loaded. If you stop loading discs before all six positions are filled, the system will wait for 10 seconds, stop the load operation, and begin playing the last disc loaded. 176 2009 RDX To load a single disc: 1. Press and release the LOAD button on the changer unit. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the center display, and the disc load indicator turns red and starts blinking. 2. Insert a disc into the disc slot when the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the center display at the same time. Insert the disc only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. You will see the disc indicator blinking on the center display. Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit. 08/04/11 18:25:54 31STK620 0182  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System 3. You will see ‘‘DISC READ’’ on the center display, then the system begins to play the CD. You can load a disc(s) in any mode (AM, FM, XM, or AUX) if you do not select an empty position. When the system reaches the end of the disc, the system will advance to the next disc and begin to play. To select a different disc, press an appropriate side of the preset bar (1 −6). If you select an empty position in the CD changer, the system will try to load the CD in the empty slot. If you press the LOAD button while a disc is playing, the system will stop playing that disc and start the loading sequence. It will then play the disc just loaded. Playing an MP3/WMA Disc The CD changer can play CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in MP3 and WMA format. When playing a disc in MP3 or WMA, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ or ‘‘WMA’’ on the center display. A disc can support more than 99 folders, and each folder can hold up to 255 playable files. When there are more than 99 folders in a disc, the center display only shows two digits. NOTE: If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is protected by digital rights management (DRM), the audio unit displays FORMAT, and then skips to the next file. If the disc has a complex structure, it will take a while to read the disc before the system begins to play it. CONTINUED 177 2009 RDX Features You can load a CD into an empty position while a CD is playing. Select the empty position (the disc indicator is not shown on the center display) by pressing the appropriate side of the preset bars. The current CD stops playing and starts the loading sequence. The CD just loaded will play. To Play a CD Select the CD changer by pressing the CD/AUX button. You will see ‘‘CD’’ on the center display. The system will begin playing the last selected CD in the CD changer. You will see the disc and track numbers displayed. 08/04/11 18:26:03 31STK620 0183  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: −Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1), 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) −Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/ 160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MPEG1), 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) −Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session. −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers The specifications for compatible WMA files are: −Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz −Bit rate: 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps −Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session. −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers Name Display Function Each time you press the DISP/ MODE button while playing a CD (CD-DA), the upper display changes from album name, to track name, to artist name, and then to normal display. If the disc was not recorded with CD-TEXT, ‘‘NO INFO’’ will be shown on the upper display. When playing a disc compressed in MP3/WMA format, the display changes from folder name, to file name, to artist tag, to album tag, to track tag, and then to normal display each time you press the DISP/ MODE button. If the disc was not recorded with this information, ‘‘NO INFO’’ will be shown on the center display. 178 2009 RDX If the title is too long, it will not show all at once. Press and hold the DISP/ MODE button, and the rest of the title will show on the upper display. You will also see the album and track name (CD-TEXT), or the folder and file name (MP3/WMA) under these conditions: When you insert a disc, and the system begins to play. Each time a new track, file, or folder plays. 08/04/11 18:26:12 31STK620 0184  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Change or Select Tracks/Files While a disc is playing you can use the SEEK/SKIP bar to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode). To move rapidly within a track/file, press and hold the or side of the SEEK/SKIP bar. In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION − To select a different folder, press and release the side of the TUNE/ FOLDER bar to move to the beginning of the next folder. Press and release the side of the bar to move to the beginning of the current folder. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. REPEAT − This feature, when activated, continuously replays the current track (file in MP3/WMA mode). To activate it, press and release the RPT button. You will see ‘‘RPT’’ on the center display. To turn off this feature, press the RPT button for more than 2 seconds. CONTINUED 179 2009 RDX Features In MP3/WMA mode, use the TUNE/FOLDER bar to select folders on the disc, and use the SEEK/SKIP bar to change files. SEEK/SKIP − Each time you press and release the side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3/WMA mode). Press and release the side of the bar to skip backward to the beginning of the current track/file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track/file. 08/04/11 18:26:18 31STK620 0185  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER REPEAT − This feature, when activated, replays all the files on the current folder in the order they are compressed in MP3/WMA. To activate folder repeat mode, press the RPT button twice. You will see ‘‘F-RPT’’ on the center display. Press and hold the RPT button for more than 2 seconds to turn off this feature. DISC REPEAT − Press the RPT button twice to continuously replay the current CD. In MP3/WMA mode, press the RPT button three times. You will see ‘‘D-RPT’’ on the center display. Press and hold the RPT button for more than 2 seconds to turn off this feature. Each time you press and release the RPT button, the mode changes from repeat to folder repeat, disc repeat then to normal play. SCAN − The scan function samples all the tracks (files in a folder in MP3/WMA mode) of the current disc in the order they are recorded on the CD. To activate this feature, press and release the SCAN button. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’ and the track/ file number flashing on the center display. The system will then play the track/file for approximately 10 seconds. To hear the rest of the track/file, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the following tracks/files for 10 seconds each. When the system finishes scanning all the tracks/files in the current disc, the system returns to the track/file it first started scanning with, scan is canceled and the system begins to play that track/file normally. 180 2009 RDX In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SCAN − The folder scan function samples the first file of each folder of the current disc in the order they are compressed in MP3/ WMA. To activate this feature, press the SCAN button twice. The first file of each folder plays for about 10 seconds. You will see ‘‘F-SCAN’’ and the folder number flashing on the center display. To hear the rest of the file in the folder currently scanning, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. When the system finishes scanning all the folders of the current disc, the system returns to the folder it started scanning with, folder scan is canceled and the system begins to play that folder normally. 08/04/11 18:26:24 31STK620 0186  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Each time you press and release the SCAN button, the mode changes from scan to folder scan, disc scan, then to normal play. RANDOM (Random within a Disc) − This feature plays the tracks (all files in each folder in MP3/WMA mode) within a disc in random order. To activate it, press and release the A. SEL/RDM button. In MP3/WMA mode, press the A. SEL/RDM button twice to select random play within a disc. You will see ‘‘RDM’’ on the center display. Press and hold the A. SEL/RDM button for more than 2 seconds to return to normal play. In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER RANDOM − This feature plays the files within a folder in random order, rather than in the order they are compressed in MP3/ WMA. To activate it, press the A. SEL/RDM button once. You will see ‘‘F-RDM’’ on the center display. The system will then select and play files randomly. This continues until you deactivate folder random play by pressing and holding the RDM button for more than 2 seconds. Each time you press and release the A. SEL/RDM button, the mode changes from folder random to random, then to normal play. 181 2009 RDX Features DISC SCAN − The disc scan function samples the first track (file in MP3/WMA mode) of each disc within the changer in numerical order. To activate this feature, press the SCAN button twice. In MP3/ WMA mode, press the SCAN button three times. The first track/file of each disc plays for about 10 seconds. You will see ‘‘D-SCAN’’ and disc number flashing on the center display. To hear the rest of the track/file in the disc currently scanning, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. When the system finishes scanning all the discs, disc scan is canceled and the system begins to play the first track/file of that disc normally. 08/04/11 18:26:37 31STK620 0187  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Pause a Disc To pause a disc, press the corresponding number of the current disc on the appropriate side of the preset bars. To play the disc again, press the preset bar again. To Stop Playing a Disc If you turn the system off while a CD is playing, either with the PWR/VOL knob or by turning off the ignition switch, the disc will stay in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the CD will begin playing where it left off. To take the system out of CD mode, press the AM or FM, CD/AUX, or button. To return to CD mode, press the CD/AUX button. The system will continue at the same point that it left off. Removing CDs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press and release the eject ( ) button. You will see ‘‘EJECT’’ on the center display. When you remove the disc from the slot, the system begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position. If you do not load another CD within 10 seconds, the system selects the previous mode (AM, FM1, FM2, or XM). If you do not remove the CD from the slot, the system will reload the CD after 10 seconds and put the CD changer in pause mode. To begin playing the CD, press the CD/AUX button. To remove a different CD from the changer, select it with the appropriate side of the preset bar. When that CD begins playing, press the eject button. 182 2009 RDX Press and hold the eject button until you hear a beep to remove all the discs from the changer. You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off by pressing the eject button. The disc that was last selected is ejected first. You can eject the rest of the discs one at a time. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 223 . CD Changer Error Messages For information, see page 226 . Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 186 . 08/04/11 18:26:45 31STK620 0188  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System XM Satellite Radio VOLUME LEVEL On RDX model XM Satellite 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 Satellite Radio also allows you to view channel and category selections on the center display. CHANNEL NAME CHANNEL MODE INDICATOR PRESET NUMBER CATEGORY MODE INDICATOR XM BAND Features Your vehicle is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the United States, and Canada, except Hawaii and Alaska. XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc. CATEGORY NAME XM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) BAR DISP/MODE BUTTON TUNE/FOLDER BAR PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BARS CONTINUED 183 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:26:53 31STK620 0189  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Operating the XM Satellite Radio To listen to the XM Satellite Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Push the PWR/VOL knob to turn on the audio system, and press the button. Adjust the volume by turning the PWR/VOL knob. The last channel you listened to will show on the center display. DISP − Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the center display changes in the following sequence: Channel name, category, artist name, and music title. MODE − To switch between the category mode and channel mode, press and hold the DISP/MODE button until the mode changes. A ‘‘CH’’ (channel) or ‘‘CAT’’ (category) mode indicator appears on the center display. To Select a Channel When in the satellite radio mode, you can use any of four methods to find channels: TUNE, SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY), SCAN, and the preset bars. TUNE − Press the TUNE/ FOLDER bar to change channel selections. Press the side of the bar to tune to higher numbered channels, and the side of the bar to tune to lower numbered channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) − Press either side of the SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) bar ( or ) to select another category. 184 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:27:05 31STK620 0190  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Preset − You can store up to 12 preset channels using each side of the preset bar. Each side of the bar stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band. To store a channel: button. Either 1. Press the XM1 or XM2 will be shown on the center display. 2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. 3. Pick a preset number for the channel you want to store. Press and hold the appropriate side of the preset bar until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. button again. 5. Press the The other XM band will be shown. Store the next six channels by repeating steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, press and release the proper side of the preset bar to tune to it. Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 186 . XM Satellite Radio Reception For information, see page 228 . 185 2009 RDX Features SCAN − The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the channels within that category are scanned. To activate scan, press the SCAN button. The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the button again. 08/04/11 18:27:13 31STK620 0191  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Adjusting the Sound On RDX model Press the SOUND/CLOCK button repeatedly to display the BASS, TREBLE, FADER, BALANCE, SUBWOOFER and SVC (speedsensitive volume compensation) settings. Each mode is shown on the center display as it changes. Turn the PWR/VOL knob to adjust the setting to your liking. When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘ ’’ on the center display. The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode. ADJUSTMENT LEVEL ADJUSTMENT MODE U.S. model is shown. Treble/Bass − Use the TREBLE/ BASS modes to adjust the tone to your liking. You can adjust each mode in levels between − 6 and + 6. Balance/Fader − These two modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. BALANCE adjusts the side-to-side 186 2009 RDX PWR/VOL KNOB SOUND/CLOCK BUTTON strength, while FADER adjusts the front-to-back strength. BALANCE can be adjusted in levels between L9 and R9. FADER can be adjusted in levels between F9 and R9. When FADER adjustment level reaches F9, the subwoofer speaker will be turned off. 08/04/11 18:27:19 31STK620 0192  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC) − The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes. As you slow down, the audio volume decreases. Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page 117 ). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the system is turned off. The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. The default setting is MID. Turn the PWR/VOL knob to adjust the setting to your liking. 187 2009 RDX Features SUBWOOFER − Use the SUBWOOFER mode to adjust the strength of the sound from the subwoofer speaker. Turn the PWR/ VOL knob to the desired level (−6 to +6). Even if the adjustment level reaches −6, the subwoofer is not turned off. 08/04/11 18:27:26 31STK620 0193  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Setting the Clock On RDX model CLOCK To set the time, press the SOUND/ CLOCK button until you hear a beep, then release the button. The displayed time begins to blink. Change the hour by pressing the H (preset 4) side of the preset bar until the numbers advance to the desired time. Change the minute by pressing the M (preset 5) side of the bar until the numbers advance to the desired time. You can quickly set the time to the nearest hour. If the displayed time is before the half hour, pressing the SOUND/CLOCK button until you hear a beep, then pressing the R (preset 6) side of the preset bar sets the clock back to the previous hour. If the displayed time is after the half hour, the clock sets forward to the beginning of the next hour. PRESET 4 (H) PRESET 5 (M) U.S. model is shown. When you are finished, press the SOUND/CLOCK button again to set the time. 188 2009 RDX PRESET 6 (R) SOUND/CLOCK BUTTON 08/04/11 18:27:34 31STK620 0194  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Interface Dial On RDX with Technology Package model SELECTOR ENTER When you operate the audio system with the interface dial, press the AUDIO button on the control panel to display the audio control on the navigation display. KNOB Most audio system functions can still be controlled by standard buttons, bars, and knob, but some functions can only be accessed using the interface dial. The interface dial has two parts, a knob and a selector. The selector can be pushed left, right, up, down, and in. Use the selector to scroll through lists, to select menus, and to highlight menu items. When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. Voice Control System The audio system for your vehicle can also be operated by voice control. See the navigation section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system, and the navigation system manual for complete details. 189 2009 RDX Features The knob turns left and right. Use it to make selections or adjustments to a list or menu on the screen. You can operate the audio system with the control buttons on the CD changer unit without displaying the audio control display on the navigation display. The audio setting will be shown on the upper display. 08/04/11 18:27:40 31STK620 0195  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Play the AM/FM Radio On RDX with Technology Package model RADIO BAND SCAN INDICATOR U.S. model is shown. PRESET NUMBER STEREO INDICATOR UPPER DISPLAY A.SEL INDICATOR AUDIO CONTROL DISPLAY 190 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:27:46 31STK620 0196  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Features AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL PWR/VOL KNOB SCAN BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR TUNE/FOLDER BAR PRESET BUTTONS U.S. model is shown. CONTINUED 191 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:27:56 31STK620 0197  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display. Turn the system on by pressing the PWR/ VOL knob or the AM/FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the PWR/VOL knob. The band and frequency the radio was last tuned to are shown on the upper display. To change bands, press the AM/FM button. You can also change bands with the interface dial. Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display and the band changes to FM1, FM2, or AM each time you push the selector up. On the FM bands, ‘‘STEREO’’ will be shown on the audio control display. ‘‘ST’’ will also appear on the upper display if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available. XM Satellite Radio information is available on page 211 . To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: TUNE, SEEK, SCAN, the preset buttons or icons, and AUTO SELECT. TUNE − Use the TUNE/FOLDER bar to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Press the side of the bar to tune to a higher frequency, and the side of the bar to tune to a lower frequency. If you press and hold the or side of the bar, the frequency will begin to change rapidly. It will stop when you release it. 192 2009 RDX TUNE ICON To tune with the interface dial, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display, then push the selector down, and turn the knob to TUNE. Then press ENTER on the selector, and turn the knob to the desired frequency. To exit the TUNE mode, press ENTER again. 08/04/11 18:28:04 31STK620 0198  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To activate the scan function with the interface dial, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display, then push down the selector on the interface dial, and push the selector to the right. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’ on the audio control display. SEEK ICONS SEEK − The SEEK function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the or side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, then release it. SCAN INDICATOR SCAN − 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’’ on the upper 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. If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again, or push the interface selector to the right again. To activate the seek function with the interface dial, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display, then push the selector on the interface dial to the right or left. CONTINUED 193 2009 RDX Features SCAN ICON 08/04/11 18:28:11 31STK620 0199  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two sets of FM frequencies with the preset buttons (on-screen icons). 2. Use the TUNE, SEEK, or SCAN function to tune the radio to a desired station. PRESET ICONS Preset − Each preset button/icon can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. To view the preset icons on the audio control display, push the AUDIO button. 3. Pick a preset number (1−6), you want for that station. Press the preset button, and hold it until you hear a beep. 194 2009 RDX To store the frequency on a preset icon, turn the interface dial to select a desired preset icon. The selected preset icon will be highlighted. Press and hold ENTER on the selector for more than 2 seconds to store the frequency. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. 08/04/11 18:28:20 31STK620 0200  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System AUTO SEL INDICATOR A.SEL ICON AUTO SELECT − If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area. The system stores the frequencies of six AM and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons. You will see ‘‘0’’ displayed if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons (icons) as previously described. To turn off auto select, press ENTER on the interface selector again. This restores the presets you originally set. Radio Frequencies and Reception For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 221 . Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 217 . 195 2009 RDX Features To activate AUTO SELECT, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display. Push the interface selector down to scroll down the display, turn the knob to A. SEL, then press ENTER on the interface selector. You will see ‘‘AUTO SEL’’ flashing in the audio control display, and ‘‘A. SEL’’ on the upper display. Then, the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. 08/04/11 18:28:28 31STK620 0201  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Operating the CD Changer On RDX with Technology Package model Normal mode MP3/WMA mode DISC NUMBER SCAN INDICATOR TRACK NUMBER MP3 MODE INDICATOR FOLDER NUMBER WMA MODE INDICATOR SCAN INDICATOR U.S. model is shown. 196 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:28:35 31STK620 0202  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System U.S. model is shown. Features AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL DISC SLOT DISC/AUX BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB DISC LOAD INDICATOR SCAN BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON LOAD BUTTON EJECT BUTTON SEEK/SKIP BAR TUNE/FOLDER BAR PRESET BUTTONS CONTINUED 197 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:28:46 31STK620 0203  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Your vehicle’s audio system has an in-dash 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 the ON (II) position. The changer can also play MP3 or WMA format (see page 202 ). The disc changer can play these disc formats: CD (CD-DA) CD-R/RW DVD-A The changer cannot play DVD-V or DVD-R/RW formats. The disc packages or jackets should have one of these marks. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this system. DVD-A discs not meeting DVD verification standards may not be playable. Some CD-DA and CD-ROM mixed discs are not playable. Do not use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. 198 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:28:57 31STK620 0204  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System ‘‘DTS’’ and ‘‘DTS Digital Surround’’ are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. 2. Insert the disc into the disc slot when the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears in the upper display at the same time. Insert it only halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the upper display, and the disc load indicator turns red again and blinks as the CD is loaded. 3. When the disc load indicator turns green and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the upper display again, insert the next CD in the slot. Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all six positions are loaded. If you are not loading all six positions, press the LOAD button again after the last CD has loaded. ‘‘DISC READ’’ appears on the upper display, then the system begins playing the last loaded. If you stop loading discs before all six positions are filled, the system will wait for 10 seconds, stop the load operation, and begin playing the last disc loaded. To load a single disc: 1. Press and release the LOAD button on the changer unit. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the upper display, and the disc load indicator turns red and starts blinking. CONTINUED 199 2009 RDX Features Loading CDs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. Press and hold the LOAD button on the changer unit until you hear a beep. You will see ‘‘BUSY’’ on the upper display, and the disc load indicator turns red and starts blinking. 08/04/11 18:29:04 31STK620 0205  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System 2. Insert a disc into the disc slot when the disc load indicator turns green, and ‘‘LOAD’’ appears on the upper display at the same time. Insert the disc only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. You will see the disc number blinking on the upper display, and the disc load indicator turns red again and blinks as the CD is loaded. Do not try to insert a disc until ‘‘LOAD’’ appears. You could damage the audio unit. 3. You will see ‘‘DISC READ’’ on the upper display, then the system begins to play the CD. You can also select the empty position by pressing the appropriate preset button. You can load a disc(s) in any mode (AM, FM, XM, or AUX) if you do not select an empty position. You cannot select the empty position if there is no disc in the changer. EMPTY POSITION You can load a CD into an empty position while a CD is playing. Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display. Select the empty position (‘‘No Disc’’ is shown on the audio control display) by rotating the interface dial. Then press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. The current CD stops playing and starts the loading sequence. The CD just loaded will play. 200 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:29:12 31STK620 0206  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Play a Disc When the system reaches the end of the disc, it will advance to the beginning of the first track/file (in MP3/WMA mode) on the next disc, then play that track/file. Features CURRENT DISC When playing a CD (CD-DA), the audio control display shows disc number, album name, track number, and elapsed time. When playing a CD without this information, the number of the disc and track playing and the elapsed time are shown on the audio control display. EMPTY POSITION To select a disc, press an appropriate preset button (1−6), or select an appropriate preset icon by rotating the interface dial, then press ENTER on the interface selector. If you select an empty position (‘‘No Disc’’ is shown) in the CD changer, the system will load a CD into the empty slot (see page 200 ). Select the changer by pressing the DISC/AUX button. You will see the ‘‘CD’’ on the upper display. The system will begin playing the last selected CD in the CD changer. If you want to see the list of the discs in the CD changer, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display. You will see the current disc position highlighted. 201 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:29:21 31STK620 0207  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Playing an MP3/WMA Disc The CD changer can also play CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in MP3 and WMA format. When playing a disc in MP3 or WMA, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ or ‘‘WMA’’ on the upper display. A disc can support more than 99 folders, and each folder can hold up to 255 playable files. When playing a CD compressed in MP3/WMA format, the audio control display shows disc number, folder name, file number, and elapsed time. When playing a CD without this information, the disc number, track number, and the elapsed time are shown on the audio control display. When there are more than 99 folders in a disc, the upper display only shows two digits. If the disc has a complex structure, it will take a while to read the disc before the system begins to play it. −Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1), 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) −Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/ 160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MPEG1), 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) −Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session. −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers NOTE: If a file on an MP3 or WMA disc is protected by digital rights management (DRM), the audio unit displays FORMAT, and then skips to the next file. The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: The specifications for compatible WMA files are: −Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz −Bit rate: 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps −Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session. −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers 202 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:29:28 31STK620 0208  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Change or Select Tracks/Files While a disc is playing you can use the SEEK/SKIP bar to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode). Features In MP3/WMA mode, use the TUNE/FOLDER bar to select folders on the disc, and use the SEEK/SKIP bar to change files. SEEK/SKIP − Each time you press and release the side of the SEEK/SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3/WMA mode). Press and release the side of the bar to skip backward to the beginning of the current track/file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track/file. SKIP ICON To move rapidly within a track/file, press and hold the or side of the SEEK/SKIP bar. You can also change tracks/files on the audio control display. Press the AUDIO button to view the display, then push the selector on the interface dial to the right to skip forward to the beginning of the next track/file. Push the selector left to skip backward to the beginning of the current track/file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track/file. CONTINUED 203 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:29:39 31STK620 0209  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION − To select a different folder, press and release the side of the TUNE/ FOLDER bar to move to the beginning of the next folder. Press and release the side of the bar to move to the beginning of the current folder. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. CURRENT TRACK CURRENT FOLDER(S) Using a Track List You can also select a track/file (in MP3/WMA) directly from the track list on the audio control display. Press the AUDIO button to view the display, then rotate the interface dial to the current disc. Press ENTER on the selector to view the track list on the display. The current disc is highlighted. To select a track, rotate the interface dial or push up and down the selector on the interface dial. Then press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. 204 2009 RDX In MP3/WMA mode You will see a list of the folder(s) on the current disc. To select a folder(s), rotate the interface dial or push up and down the selector on the interface dial. Then press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. If the disc has several folders, the list advances to the next folder. When the list of the files is displayed, select it by rotating the knob, or pushing the selector up and down. 08/04/11 18:29:45 31STK620 0210  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System REPEAT INDICATOR You will see ‘‘REPEAT’’ next to the TRACK icon on the audio control display. To turn off this feature, select track repeat as previously described, then press ENTER again. Features TRACK REPEAT ICON REPEAT INDICATOR DISC REPEAT ICON REPEAT − This feature, when activated, continuously replays the current track (file in MP3/WMA mode). To activate it, press the AUDIO button to view the display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Rotate the interface dial to select track repeat. Press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. DISC REPEAT − This feature, when activated, continuously replays the current CD. Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Rotate the interface dial to select the disc repeat. Press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. You will see ‘‘REPEAT’’ next to the DISC icon on the audio control display. To turn off this feature, select the disc repeat, then press ENTER again. 205 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:29:53 31STK620 0211  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System FOLDER REPEAT INDICATOR FOLDER REPEAT ICON In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER REPEAT − This feature, when activated, replays all the files in the selected folder in the order they are compressed in MP3/WMA. To activate folder repeat, press the AUDIO button to view the display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Rotate the interface dial to select folder repeat. Press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. You will see ‘‘FOLDER REPEAT’’ on the audio control display. To turn off this feature, select folder repeat, then press ENTER again. SCAN − The scan function samples all tracks (files in a folder in MP3 or WMA mode) on the disc in the order they are recorded on the disc. To activate scan, press and release the SCAN button. You will also see ‘‘SCAN’’ and the track/file number blinking on the upper display. To hear the rest of the track/file, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. If you don’t, the system advances to the next track/ file, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues through the rest of the track/file the same way. When the system finishes scanning all the tracks/files in the current disc, the system returns to the track/file it first started scanning with, scan is canceled, and the system begins to play that track/file normally. 206 2009 RDX SCAN INDICATOR TRACK SCAN ICON To activate scan feature on the audio control display, press the AUDIO button to view the display. Push down the selector on the interface dial, then push the selector to the left. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’ next to the TRACK icon on the audio control display. To turn off this feature, push the selector to the left again within 10 seconds. 08/04/11 18:30:01 31STK620 0212  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER SCAN INDICATOR If you don’t, the system advances to the next folder, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues through the rest of the folders the same way. When the system finishes scanning all the folders on the current disc, the system returns to the folder it started scanning with, folder scan is canceled, and the system begins to play that folder normally. DISC SCAN − The disc scan function samples the first track/file (in MP3/WMA mode) on each disc within the changer in numerical order. To activate this feature, press the SCAN button twice. In the MP3/ WMA mode, press the SCAN button three times. The first track/file on each disc plays for about 10 seconds. You will see ‘‘SCAN’’ next to the DISC icon on the audio control display. You will also see ‘‘SCAN’’ and the disc number blinking on the upper display. To hear the rest of the track/file on the disc currently scanning, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. CONTINUED 207 2009 RDX Features FOLDER SCAN − The folder scan function samples the first file of each folder on the current disc in the order they are compressed in MP3/ WMA. To activate this feature, press the SCAN button twice. The first file of each folder plays for about 10 seconds. You will see ‘‘FOLDER SCAN’’ next to disc number on the audio control display. You will also see ‘‘SCAN’’ and the folder number blinking on the upper display. To hear the rest of the file in the folder currently scanning, press and hold the SCAN button for more than 2 seconds. 08/04/11 18:30:08 31STK620 0213  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Each time you press and release the SCAN button, the mode changes from scan to folder scan, disc scan, then to normal play. SCAN INDICATOR DISC SCAN ICON If you don’t, the system advances to the next disc, plays about 10 seconds of it, and continues through the rest of the discs the same way. When the system finishes scanning all the discs, disc scan is canceled, and the system begins to play the first track/ file of that disc normally. RANDOM (Random within a disc) − This feature plays the tracks (all files in each folder in MP3/WMA mode) within a disc in random order. To activate random play, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Rotate the interface dial to select random. Press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. 208 2009 RDX RANDOM INDICATOR TRACK RANDOM ICON You will see ‘‘RANDOM’’ next to the TRACK/FILE icon on the audio display. To turn off this feature, select random, then press ENTER again. 08/04/11 18:30:16 31STK620 0214  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System In MP3/WMA mode FOLDER RANDOM INDICATOR Playing a DVD-A Disc You can play a DVD-A disc in the CD changer. The disc controls are same as previously described. To Pause a Disc To pause a disc, press the preset button which corresponds to the current disc. To play the disc again, press the preset button again. FOLDER RANDOM ICON You will see ‘‘FOLDER RANDOM’’ on the audio control display. To turn off this feature, select the folder random then, press ENTER again. You can also pause a disc on the audio control display. Press the AUDIO button to view the display, select the corresponding number of the current disc on the preset icons by turning the interface knob, then press ENTER on the interface selector. To play the disc again, select the preset icon, then press ENTER again. 209 2009 RDX Features FOLDER RANDOM − This feature plays the files within a folder in random order, rather than in the order they are compressed in MP3/ WMA. To activate folder random play, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Rotate the interface dial to select the folder random. Press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. 08/04/11 18:30:28 31STK620 0215  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Stop Playing a Disc If you turn the system off while a disc is playing, either with the PWR/ VOL knob or by turning off the ignition switch, the disc will stay in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the disc will begin playing where it left off. To take the system out of disc mode, press the AM/FM, or DISC/AUX, or button to switch to the radio, or satellite radio, or auxiliary input while a disc is playing. When you return to disc mode by pressing the DISC/AUX button, play will continue at the same point that it left off. Removing Discs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press and release the eject ( ) button. You will see ‘‘EJECT’’ on the upper display. When you remove the disc from the slot, the system 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, or XM). If you do not remove the disc from the slot, the system will reload the disc after 10 seconds and put the CD changer in pause mode. To begin playing the disc, press the DISC/ AUX button. To remove a different disc from the changer, first select it by pressing the corresponding number on the preset button or turning the interface knob, and pressing ENTER 210 2009 RDX on the interface selector. When that disc begins playing, press the eject button. Press and hold the eject button until you hear a beep to remove all the discs from the changer. You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off by pressing the eject button. The disc that was last selected is ejected first. You can eject the rest of the discs one at a time. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 223 . CD Changer Error Messages For information, see page 226 . Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 217 . 08/04/11 18:30:34 31STK620 0216  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System XM Satellite Radio On RDX with Technology Package model only U.S. model is shown. XM BAND PRESET NUMBER CHANNEL NUMBER Features CH MODE INDICATOR CATEGORY MODE INDICATOR CONTINUED 211 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:30:39 31STK620 0217  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System U.S. model is shown. AUDIO BUTTON INTERFACE DIAL XM BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB SCAN BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) BAR TUNE/FOLDER BAR PRESET BUTTONS 212 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:30:48 31STK620 0218  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Your vehicle is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the United States, and Canada, except Hawaii and Alaska. XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc. DISP − Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the upper display changes in the following sequence: Channel name, category, artist name, and music title. Features XM Satellite 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 Satellite Radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the upper display and the audio control display. Operating the XM Satellite Radio To listen to the XM Satellite Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Push the PWR/VOL knob to turn on the audio system, and press the button. To view the audio control display, press the AUDIO button. Adjust the volume turning the PWR/VOL knob. The last channel you listened to will show on the upper display. MODE − To switch between the category mode and channel mode, press and hold the DISP/MODE button until the mode changes. A ‘‘CH’’ (channel) or ‘‘CAT’’ (category) mode indicator appears on the upper display. CONTINUED 213 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:30:57 31STK620 0219  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System To Select a Channel When in the satellite radio mode, you can use any of four methods to find channels: TUNE, SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY), SCAN, and the preset icons. You can also switch between the category mode and channel mode on the audio control display. Press the AUDIO button to view the display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Rotate the interface dial to select the mode. Press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. TUNE − Press the TUNE/ FOLDER bar to change channel selections. Press the side of the bar to tune to higher numbered channels, and the side of the bar to tune to lower numbered channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. TUNE ICON You can also change channel selections on the audio control display. Press the AUDIO button to view the display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Rotate the interface dial to select the tune. Press ENTER on the selector to enter your selection. Rotate the interface knob to the desired channel. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. 214 2009 RDX SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) ICON SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) − Press either side of the SEEK/SKIP (CATEGORY) bar ( or ) to select another category. You can also change the category on the audio control display. Press the AUDIO button to view the display, then push the selector on the interface dial to the right side or left side to select another category. 08/04/11 18:31:06 31STK620 0220  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System SCAN INDICATOR Preset − You can store up to 12 preset channels using the preset buttons/icons. Each button/icon stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band. To store a channel: SCAN ICON You can also scan the channels on the audio control display. Press the AUDIO button to view the display, then push down the selector on the interface dial. Push the selector to the right to activate scan feature. button. To view 1. Press the the audio control display, press the AUDIO button. Either XM1 or XM 2 will be shown on the display. 2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. CONTINUED 215 2009 RDX Features SCAN − The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the channels within that category are scanned. To activate scan, press the SCAN button. The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the button again. 08/04/11 18:31:15 31STK620 0221  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System PRESET ICONS 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. Adjusting the Sound For information, see page 217 . 5. Press the button again. The other XM band will be shown. Store the next six channels by repeating steps 2 and 3. XM Satellite Radio Reception For information, see page 228 . Once a channel is stored, press and release the proper preset button to tune to it. 3. Pick a preset number for the channel you want to store. Press and hold the appropriate button until you hear a beep. To store the channel on a preset icon, rotate the interface dial to select a desired preset icon. The selected preset icon will be highlighted. Press and hold ENTER on the selector for more than 2 seconds to store the channel. 216 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:31:23 31STK620 0222  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Adjusting the Sound On RDX with Technology Package model Features BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADER are each adjustable. You can also adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and subwoofer speakers. In addition, you can set the Dolby PL (ProLogic) II and Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC). To adjust each mode, press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display, push the interface selector down, and turn the interface dial to SOUND. Then press ENTER on the selector. SOUND ICON Select the mode you want to adjust by pushing the interface selector up or down, or by turning the interface dial. CONTINUED 217 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:31:30 31STK620 0223  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System The current setting is also shown on the upper display. CURRENT SETTING The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode. CURRENT SETTING 218 2009 RDX BASS/TREBLE − To adjust bass and treble, select BASS or TREBLE, and press ENTER on the interface selector. The current setting is shown on the audio control display. Turn the interface dial to the desired level (−6 to +6), and enter your selection by pressing ENTER. 08/04/11 18:31:36 31STK620 0224  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System CENTER/SUBWOOFER − To adjust the strength of the sound from the center or subwoofer speaker, select it and press ENTER on the interface selector. Turn the interface dial to the desired level (− 6 to +6), and enter your selection by pressing ENTER. The current setting is shown on the audio control display. Even if the adjustment level reaches −6, the sub woofer is not turned off. To set this feature on or off, select Dolby PL II, and press ENTER on the interface selector. Rotate the interface dial to ON or OFF, and press ENTER. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. ‘‘Dolby’’, ‘‘ProLogic’’, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby PL (Prologic) II − Dolby PL (Prologic) II signal processing creates multi-channel surround sound from the audio signal recorded with 2 channel stereo sources. Dolby prologic II can only activate when listening to CD (CDDA, MP3/WMA), XM radio, and AUX. When it activates, ‘‘DPL II’’ is shown on the upper display. CONTINUED 219 2009 RDX Features FADER/BALANCE − These modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. Fader adjusts the front-to-back strength, while balance adjusts the side-to-side strength. To adjust fader and balance, select FADER or BALANCE, then press ENTER on the interface selector. The current setting is shown on the audio control display. Turn the interface dial to the desired level (fader: F9 to R9, balance: L9 to R9), and enter your selection by pressing ENTER. To equalize the fader or balance, turn the interface dial until the readings on the sound grid come to the center of the adjustment bar. 08/04/11 18:31:42 31STK620 0225  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System, Auxiliary Input Jack Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC) − The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes. As you slow down, the audio volume decreases. Auxiliary Input Jack The SVC has four modes; OFF, LOW, MID, and HIGH. The default setting is MID. Turn the interface dial to the desired setting, and enter your selection by pressing ENTER. The auxiliary input jack is on the disc changer unit. The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories. 220 2009 RDX When the audio system is on and you plug in a mini-jack cable between a compatible audio unit and the jack, you will see AUX in the display and the system automatically switches to AUX mode. 08/04/11 18:31:52 31STK620 0226  Main Menu Table Of Contents Radio Reception Radio Frequencies The radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequencies: Radio stations on the AM band are assigned frequencies at least 10 kHz apart (530, 540, 550). Stations on the FM band are assigned frequencies at least 0.2 MHz apart (87.9, 88.1, 88.3). Stations must use these exact frequencies. It is fairly common for stations to round off the frequency in their advertising, so your radio could display a frequency of 100.9 even though the announcer may identify the station as ‘‘FM101.’’ A radio station’s 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 station’s signal. Features AM band: 530 to 1,710 kHz FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 MHz Radio Reception How well the radio receives stations is dependent on many factors, such as the distance from the station’s transmitter, nearby large objects, and atmospheric conditions. Driving very near the transmitter of a station that is broadcasting on a frequency close to the frequency of the station you are listening to can also affect your radio’s reception. You may temporarily hear both stations, or hear only the station you are close to. CONTINUED 221 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:31:58 31STK620 0227  Main Menu Table Of Contents Radio Reception As required by the FCC: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 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 station’s 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. Radio reception can be affected by atmospheric conditions such as thunderstorms, high humidity, and even sunspots. You may be able to receive a distant radio station one day and not receive it the next day because of a change in conditions. Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources (such as garages or parking structures) can cause temporary reception problems. 222 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:32:07 31STK620 0228  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs General Information When using CD-R/CD-RW discs, use only high quality CDs labeled for audio use. Play only standard round CDs. Odd-shaped CDs may jam in the drive or cause other problems. Handle your CDs properly to prevent damage and skipping. To clean a CD, use a clean soft cloth. Wipe across the CD from the center to the outside edge. A new CD 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 CD, causing skipping or other problems. Remove these pieces by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pencil or pen. Features When recording a CD-R/CD-RW, the recording must be closed for it to be used by the system. Protecting CDs When a CD is not being played, store it in its case to protect it from dust and other contamination. To prevent warpage, keep CDs out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. Handle a CD by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the CD. These, along with contamination from fingerprints, liquids, and felt-tip pens, can cause the CD to not play properly or possibly jam in the drive. Never try to insert foreign objects in the disc changer. 223 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:32:17 31STK620 0229  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs Additional Information on Recommended Discs 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. Examples of these discs are shown to the right: 1. Bubbled, wrinkled, labelled, and excessively thick discs Bubbled/ Wrinkled With Label/ Sticker 2. Damaged discs Chipped/ Cracked Using Printer Label Kit Sealed 3. Poor quality discs Warped 224 2009 RDX Burrs With Plastic Ring 08/04/11 18:32:28 31STK620 0230  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs 4. Small, irregular shaped discs 5. Discs with scratches, dirty discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. Features 3-inch (8-cm) CD Triangle Shape Fingerprints, scratches, etc. Audio unit may not play the following formats. CD-R or CD-RW may not play due to the recording conditions. Scratches and fingerprints on the discs may cause the sound to skip. Can Shape Arrow Shape 225 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:32:36 31STK620 0231  Main Menu Table Of Contents CD Changer Error Messages If you see an error message in the display while playing a CD, find the cause in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take the vehicle to your dealer. Error Message Cause FOCUS Error Mechanical Error High Temperature Check Disc Check Disc and Changer Error 226 2009 RDX Solution Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Check if it is inserted correctly in the disc changer. Make sure the disc is not scratched or damaged. For more information, see page 224. Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Check the disc for damage or deformation. For more information, see page 224. If the disc cannot be pulled out, or the error message does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your dealer. Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Check if it is playable disc in the CD changer (see page 198 ). Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc. Check the disc for damage or deformation. For more information, see page 224. If the disc cannot be pulled out, or the error message does not disappear after the disc is ejected, see your dealer. 08/04/11 18:32:44 31STK620 0232  Main Menu Table Of Contents CD Changer Error Messages The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. The audio system will try to play the disc. If there is still a problem, the error message will reappear. Press the eject button, and pull out the disc. Insert a different disc. If the new disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc. If the error message cycle repeats and you cannot clear it, take your vehicle to a dealer. Cause Track/File format not supported FORMAT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK OWNER’S MANUAL PUSH EJECT BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK OWNER’S MANUAL Mechanical error Servo error Solution Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button, and pull out the disc(s). Check the disc for serious damage, sign of deformation, excessive scratches, and/or dirt (see page 224.) Insert the disc again. If the code does not disappear, or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. 227 2009 RDX Features If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, press the eject button. After ejecting the disc, check it for damage or deformation. If there is no damage, insert the disc again. For additional information on damaged discs, see page 224 . Error Message 08/04/11 18:32:49 31STK620 0233  Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio Signal may be blocked by mountains or large obstacles to the south. Satellite Radio Signals Satellite radio receives signals from two satellites to produce clear, highquality digital reception. It offers many channels in several categories. Along with a large selection of different types of music, satellite radio also allows you to view channel and category selections in the audio display. Signal is weaker in these areas. The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas. SATELLITE Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. GROUND REPEATER 228 2009 RDX 08/04/11 18:33:00 31STK620 0234  Main Menu Table Of Contents Playing the XM Satellite Radio Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these conditions: There may also be other geographic situations or structures that could affect satellite radio reception. Receiving Satellite Radio Service If your XM Radio service has expired or you purchased your vehicle from a previous owner, you can listen to a sampling of the broadcasts available on XM Satellite Radio. With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position, push the PWR/VOL knob to turn on the audio system, and press the CD/XM button. A variety of music types and styles will play. If you decide to purchase XM Satellite Radio service, contact XM Radio at www.xmradio.com, or at 1-800-852-9696. In Canada, contact XM Canada at www.xmradio.ca, or at 1-877-438-9677. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and your credit card number. To get your radio I.D. number, turn the TUNE knob until ‘‘0’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. After you’ve registered with XM Satellite Radio, keep your audio system in the satellite radio mode while you wait for activation. This should take about 30 minutes. While waiting for activation, make sure your vehicle remains in an open area with good reception. Once your audio system is activated, ‘‘category’