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07/06/12 16:51:45 31SEP640 0002  Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Acura TL 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 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:51:49 31SEP640 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 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:51:59 31SEP640 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. Safety Messages − preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings − such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions. Safety Section − such as Driver and Passenger Safety. Instructions − how to use this vehicle correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information − please read it carefully. iii 2008 TL 2008 TL Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... i A Few Words About Safety .............................................................................................................................. iii Your Vehicle at a Glance (main controls) .................................................................................................... 3 Driver and Passenger Safety (seat belts, SRS, and child protection) .................................................... 5 Instruments and Controls (indicators, gauges, multi-information display, dashboard and steering column) .......... 55 ® Features (climate control,audio,steering wheel,security,cruise control,HomeLink ,and other convenience items) ........... 125 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading) ...................................................................... 235 Driving (engine and transmission operation) ................................................................................................ 251 Maintenance (minder, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage)........................................... 277 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, dead battery, overheating, fuses) .................................... 317 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls) ....................................... 341 Warranty and Customer Relations (U. S. and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) ... 357 Authorized Manuals (U. S. only) (how to order) ......................................................................................... 361 Index ............................................................................................................................... ........................................ I Service Information Summary ( fluid capacities and tire pressures) 00X31-TK4-6001 1 07/06/12 16:52:27 31SEP640 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. 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. 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. Features How to operate the heating and air conditioning system, the audio system, and other convenience features. 2 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:52:35 31SEP640 0008  Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 107) CEILING CONSOLE* DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 9) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P. 108) Your Vehicle at a Glance INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 57) GAUGES (P. 65) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P. 9) POWER DOOR LOCKS (P. 96) CLOCK (P. 116) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 112) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P. 126) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 133) TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON(P. 97) *: CEILING LIGHT (P. 118) HOMELINK BUTTONS (P. 189) MOONROOF SWITCH (P. 115) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE (P. 237) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P. 239) MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P. 256) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P. 259) On models with navigation system shown 3 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:41:02 31SEP640 0009  Main Menu Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS/ FOG LIGHTS (P. 86, 89) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P. 85) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 60) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 90) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P. 90) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P. 89) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 186) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P. 271) * HORN MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 107) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT (P. 91) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 183) * : To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. 4 2008 TL SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P. 111) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK BUTTONS (P. 192) 07/06/12 16:52:44 31SEP640 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 .... 13 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts .............................. 14 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Position ................................. 16 Advice for Pregnant Women...... 16 Additional Safety Precautions .... 17 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ........................ 18 Seat Belt System Components ... 18 Lap/Shoulder Belt ....................... 19 Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................................ 20 Seat Belt Maintenance ................ 21 Additional Information About Your Airbags ............................ 22 Airbag System Components ....... 22 How Your Front Airbags Work.......................................... 24 How Your Side Airbags Work.... 27 How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work.......................................... 29 How the SRS Indicator Works ... 29 How The Side Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 30 How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 30 Airbag Service .............................. 31 Additional Safety Precautions .... 32 Protecting Children − General Guidelines ................................. 33 All Children Must Be Restrained ................................ 33 All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat .................................. 34 The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks .......... 34 If You Must Drive with Several Children .................................... 36 If a Child Requires Close Attention ................................... 36 Additional Safety Precautions .... 37 Protecting Infants and Small Children .................................... 38 Protecting Infants ........................ 38 Protecting Small Children .......... 39 Selecting a Child Seat ...................... 41 Installing a Child Seat ..................... 42 With LATCH ................................ 43 With a Lap/Shoulder Belt .......... 45 With a Tether ............................... 46 Protecting Larger Children ............ 48 Checking Seat Belt Fit ................ 48 Using a Booster Seat ................... 49 When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front .......................................... 50 Additional Safety Precautions .... 51 Carbon Monoxide Hazard .............. 52 Safety Labels .................................... 53 5 2008 TL 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. It explains how your airbags work. And it tells you how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle. 07/06/12 16:52:54 31SEP640 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 48 − 51 ). 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 2008 TL 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 284 ). 07/06/12 16:53:01 31SEP640 0012  Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features (8) (10) (3) (9) (4) (9) (7) (5) (2) (8) (11) (7) (6) (2) 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. (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) Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners CONTINUED 7 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. (1) 07/06/12 16:53:10 31SEP640 0013  Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features 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. 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. 8 2008 TL 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, side and rear impacts, and rollovers. 07/06/12 16:53:19 31SEP640 0014  Main Menu Table Of Contents Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle and against other occupants. Airbags Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 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 24 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 27 for more information on how your side airbags work). CONTINUED 9 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:53:27 31SEP640 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. Airbags can pose serious hazards. 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 (see page 29 for more information on how your side curtain airbags work). 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 2008 TL 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. 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 injures or deaths that can occur in a severe crash, even when seat belts are properly worn and the airbags deploy. 07/06/12 16:53:36 31SEP640 0016  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 1.Close and Lock the Doors After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure the doors and trunk are closed and locked. Locking the doors reduces the chance of someone being thrown out of the vehicle during a crash, and it helps prevent passengers from accidentally opening a door and falling out. Locking the doors also helps prevent an outsider from unexpectedly opening a door when you come to a stop. See pages 33 − 37 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle. See page 96 for how to lock the doors, and page 68 for how the door and trunk open monitor system works. Your vehicle has a door and trunk open indicator on the multiinformation display to indicate when a specific door or the trunk is not tightly closed. Your vehicle has the auto door locking/unlocking feature. For more information, see page 79 . 11 2008 TL 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 seat. 07/06/12 16:53:42 31SEP640 0017  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 2.Adjust the Front Seats 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. 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 91 ). 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. 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. 12 2008 TL Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate. Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible. See page 103 for how to adjust the front seats. 07/06/12 16:53:51 31SEP640 0018  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 3.Adjust the Seat-Backs 4.Adjust the Head Restraints Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 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 103 for how to adjust the seat-backs. 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. CONTINUED 13 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:53:58 31SEP640 0019  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 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. 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. Also check that the belt is not twisted, because a twisted belt can cause serious injuries in a crash. Properly adjusted head restraints will help protect occupants from whiplash and other crash injuries. 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. See page 104 for how to adjust the head restraints. 14 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:54:06 31SEP640 0020  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 RELEASE BUTTON 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 Improperly positioning the seat belts can cause serious injury or death in a crash. Make sure all seat belts are properly positioned before driving. 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). 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 18 for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. 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. CONTINUED 15 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety If necessary, pull up on the belt again to remove any slack, then check that the belt rests across the center of your chest and over your shoulder. This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. 07/06/12 16:54:12 31SEP640 0021  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 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. 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. Advice for Pregnant Women 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. 16 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:54:20 31SEP640 0022  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 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. Additional Safety Precautions 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 airbags inflate. Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers. Objects on 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. 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 place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp Do not attach hard objects on or near a door. If a side airbag or a objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your airbags inflate. 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. 17 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:54:28 31SEP640 0023  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in all five seating positions. The front seat belts are also equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. 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 26 and 27 ). 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. You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 68 ). 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. 18 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 19:42:50 31SEP640 0024  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts 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. 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 45 ). 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. CONTINUED 19 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety 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: 07/06/12 16:54:45 31SEP640 0025  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts 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. Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners The tensioners are designed to activate in any collision severe enough to cause the front airbags to deploy. If a side airbag or 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. 20 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:54:50 31SEP640 0026  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. 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. Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed. Driver and Passenger Safety 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 303 ). 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. Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. Acura provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Acura Warranty Information booklet for details. 21 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:54:56 31SEP640 0027  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (13) (8) (2) (9) (13) (12) (14) (1) (8) (11) (3) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) Side Impact Sensors (11) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (12) SRS Indicator (13) Side Curtain Airbags (14) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors Control Unit/ OPDS Sensors Control Unit (5) (4) (10) (5) (10) (6) 22 2008 TL (4) (7) (7) 07/06/12 16:55:06 31SEP640 0028  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: 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 27 ). 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 29 ). Sensors that can detect a moderate to severe front impact or side impact. 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 28 ). Sensors that can detect whether the driver’s seat belt and the front passenger’s seat belt are latched or unlatched (see page 18 ). 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 26 ). 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 26 ). 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. An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been turned off (see page 30 ). 23 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety 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 24 ). Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 20 ). 07/06/12 16:55:15 31SEP640 0029  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, sensors, or seat belt tensioners (see page 29 ). How Your Front Airbags Work During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. 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 dashboard that alerts you that the passenger’s front airbag has been turned off (see page 30 ). 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 can 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 26 ). Emergency backup power in case your vehicle’s electrical system is disconnected in a crash. 24 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:55:25 31SEP640 0030  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Dual-Stage Airbags 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. CONTINUED 25 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 07/06/12 16:55:34 31SEP640 0031  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. For both advanced airbags to work properly: DRIVER’S SEAT POSITION SENSOR 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. 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. 26 2008 TL PASSENGER’S SEAT WEIGHT SENSOR 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. 07/06/12 16:55:43 31SEP640 0032  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Moving the front seat or seat-back 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 30 ). 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. Also, make sure the floor mat behind the front passenger’s seat is hooked to the floor mat anchor (see page 304 ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. 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: How Your Side Airbags Work Driver and Passenger Safety Be aware that objects placed on the passenger’s seat can also cause the airbag to be turned off. 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 and activate the seat belt tensioner on the affected side. A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. CONTINUED 27 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:55:51 31SEP640 0033  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags 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. 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. Objects placed on the front passenger seat can also cause the side airbag to be shut off. 28 2008 TL If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page 30 ), 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. 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. A front seat passenger should not use a cushion or other object as a backrest. It may prevent the cutoff system from working properly. 07/06/12 16:56:00 31SEP640 0034  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work 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. How the SRS Indicator Works The SRS indicator alerts you to a potential problem with your airbags or seat belt tensioners. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, this indicator comes on briefly 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: SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG 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. If the SRS indicator does not come on after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. CONTINUED 29 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 07/06/12 16:56:09 31SEP640 0035  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works U. S. 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. How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works Canada 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 briefly and then go out (see page 60 ). If it doesn’t come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. 30 2008 TL U. S. Canada PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR 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. 07/06/12 16:56:19 31SEP640 0036  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags Be aware that objects placed on the front seat can cause the indicator to 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. Any items under the front passenger’s seat. Any object hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket. If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible. 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: 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. The SRS indicator alerts you to a problem. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly. CONTINUED 31 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety If no weight is detected on the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on. 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: 07/06/12 16:56:25 31SEP640 0037  Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Airbags If your vehicle has a moderate to severe impact. Even if your 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 worn during a crash to make sure they are operating properly. Additional Safety Precautions Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, airbags and seat belts provide the best protection. 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. 32 2008 TL Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting your dealer. This could make the 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 cover or replace front seatback covers without consulting your dealer. Improperly replacing or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. 07/06/12 16:56:33 31SEP640 0038  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 38 − 47 ). 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 48 − 51 ). 33 2008 TL 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 ages 12 and under. 07/06/12 16:56:43 31SEP640 0039  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 age 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat. Some states have laws restricting where children may ride. Children who ride in the 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 30 ), 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. 34 2008 TL 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 48 for important information about protecting larger children). 07/06/12 16:56:55 31SEP640 0040  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Children − General Guidelines U.S. Models DASHBOARD SUN VISOR 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 VISOR 35 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:57:03 31SEP640 0041  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 48 ). Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 103 ). 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 ). 36 2008 TL If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in the back seat. The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. 07/06/12 16:57:11 31SEP640 0042  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 45 and 46 for how to activate and deactivate the lockable retractor.) Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the Do not leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children without belt 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 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. Lock all doors and the trunk 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. Know how to operate the emergency trunk opener and decide if your children should be shown how to use this feature (see page 98 ). Keep vehicle keys and 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 trunk, which can lead to accidental injury or death. children from accidentally falling out (see page 98 ). 37 2008 TL 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 07/06/12 16:57:20 31SEP640 0043  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants 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. 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. 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. It can also interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag system. Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby’s head, neck, and back. 38 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:57:30 31SEP640 0044  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Small Children Child Seat Placement We strongly recommend placing a forward-facing child seat in a back seat, not the front. Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a collision. 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 Child Seat Type Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front. We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat. 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. Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a fivepoint harness system as shown. 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 26 ), a back seat is the safest place for a small child. CONTINUED 39 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:57:33 31SEP640 0045  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children 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. 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. 40 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:57:40 31SEP640 0046  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 two outer rear seats. Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. 2. The child seat should be of the proper type and size to fit the child. Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat should meet three requirements: 3. The child seat should fit the vehicle seating position (or positions) where it will be used. 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. Rear-facing for infants, forwardfacing for small children. 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. 41 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:57:47 31SEP640 0047  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. 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. 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. 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. 3. Secure the child in the child seat. 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. 42 2008 TL 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 a rearfacing child seat. 07/06/12 16:57:56 31SEP640 0048  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat MARKS The lower anchors are located between the seat-back and seat bottom, and are to be used only with a child seat designed for use with LATCH. The location of each lower anchor is indicated by a small button above the anchor point. LOWER ANCHORS To install a LATCH-compatible child seat: 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 anchors. Ripid 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. CONTINUED 43 2008 TL Driver and Passenger Safety Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) at the outer rear seats. 07/06/12 16:58:03 31SEP640 0049  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat 7. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. TETHER STRAP HOOK 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. ANCHOR 5. Lift the head restraint (see page 104 ), then route the tether strap through the legs of the head restraint and over the seat-back, making sure the strap is not twisted. 6. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. 44 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:58:11 31SEP640 0050  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 45 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:58:18 31SEP640 0051  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether COVER 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. 46 2008 TL ANCHORAGE POINT A child seat with a tether can be installed in any seating position in the back seat, using one of the anchorage points shown above. Since a tether can provide additional security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. 07/06/12 16:58:26 31SEP640 0052  Main Menu Table Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Using an Outer Anchor COVER Using the Center Anchor Driver and Passenger Safety TETHER STRAP HOOK 2. Lift the anchor cover, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. 3. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. ANCHOR 1. After properly securing the child seat (see page 45 ), route the tether strap over the top of the seat-back. 1. After properly securing the child seat (see page 45 ), lift the head restraint, then route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the legs of the head restraint. 2. Follow steps 2 and 3 in the previous column. 47 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:58:33 31SEP640 0053  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? 48 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:58:42 31SEP640 0054  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 41 ) 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. 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. CONTINUED 49 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 16:58:50 31SEP640 0055  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Larger Children 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 age 12 and under be properly restrained in the 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 48 ). 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. 50 2008 TL To safely ride in front, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout the ride. 07/06/12 16:58:59 31SEP640 0056  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. 51 2008 TL 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 07/06/12 16:59:06 31SEP640 0057  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: 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. 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. 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. 52 2008 TL With the trunk lid open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into your vehicle’s interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk 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. 07/06/12 16:59:25 31SEP640 0058  Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels RADIATOR CAP DASHBOARD U.S. models only 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. HOOD U.S. models Canadian models CONTINUED 53 2008 TL 07/06/12 16:59:38 31SEP640 0059  Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels SUN VISOR DOORJAMB U.S. models U.S. models Canadian models 54 2008 TL Canadian models 07/06/12 16:59:42 31SEP640 0060  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. Seats ................................................ 103 Trunk Pass-through Cover ........... 105 Mirrors ............................................ 106 Driving Position Memory System......................................... 108 Seat Heaters ................................... 111 Power Windows ............................. 112 Moonroof ........................................ 115 Clock ............................................... 116 Parking Brake ................................ 117 Interior Lights ................................ 118 Interior Convenience Items .......... 119 Beverage Holders ...................... 120 Accessory Power Sockets......... 120 Glove Box ................................... 121 Console Compartment .............. 121 Coin Holder ................................ 122 Front Door Pockets ................... 123 Vanity Mirror ............................. 123 Sun Visor .................................... 123 55 2008 TL Instruments and Controls Control Locations ............................ 56 Instrument Panel ............................. 57 Instrument Panel Indicators ........... 58 Gauges .............................................. 65 Temperature Gauge .................... 65 Fuel Gauge ................................... 65 Multi-Information Display .............. 66 Controls Near Steering Wheel ....... 84 Windshield Wipers and Washers .. 85 Turn Signal and Headlights............ 86 Automatic Lighting Off Feature ...................................... 88 Daytime Running Lights............. 88 Fog Lights......................................... 89 Instrument Panel Brightness ......... 89 Hazard Warning Button .................. 90 Rear Window Defogger .................. 90 Steering Wheel Adjustment ........... 91 Keys and Locks ................................ 92 Immobilizer System......................... 94 Ignition Switch ................................. 95 Door Locks ....................................... 96 Trunk................................................. 97 Emergency Trunk Opener ......... 98 Childproof Door Locks ................... 98 Remote Transmitter ........................ 99 07/06/12 16:59:49 31SEP640 0061  Main Menu Table Of Contents Control Locations MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 107) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY (P. 108) CEILING CONSOLE* CLOCK (P. 116) POWER DOOR LOCKS (P. 96) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P. 126) AUDIO SYSTEM (P. 133) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P. 112) TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON (P. 97) *: CEILING LIGHT (P. 118) HOMELINK BUTTONS (P. 189) MOONROOF SWITCH (P. 115) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P. 239) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE (P. 237) On models with navigation system shown 56 2008 TL MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P. 256) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P. 259) 07/06/12 16:59:57 31SEP640 0062  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P. 61) SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P. 58) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR (P. 59, 331) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 63) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P. 62) ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 60) Instruments and Controls LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P. 59) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P. 61) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 60) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 61) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 59) VSA ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P. 61) LOW TIRE PRESSURE/ TPMS INDICATOR (P. 64) FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P. 63) CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P. 59) DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT INDICATOR (P. 62) MESSAGE INDICATOR (P. 64) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P. 63) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P. 60) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P. 62) MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY (P. 66) The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 57 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:00:03 31SEP640 0063  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators The instrument panel has many indicators to give you important information about your vehicle. Seat Belt Reminder Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It reminds you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. A beeper also sounds if you have not fastened your seat belt. If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals, and you will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display (see page 68 ). If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before fastening your seat belt, the beeper sounds and the indicator flashes. If you do not fasten your seat belt before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on. For more information, see page 18 . 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. 58 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:00:13 31SEP640 0064  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators Charging System Indicator If this indicator comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged. For more information, see page 330 . Malfunction Indicator Lamp See page 331 . Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator U.S. Canada This indicator has two functions: 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. For more information, see page 332 . 1. This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It is a reminder to check the parking brake. A beeper sounds if you drive with the parking brake not fully released. Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires. 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 68 ). 59 2008 TL Instruments and Controls 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 330 . 07/06/12 17:00:20 31SEP640 0065  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators 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. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem with the ABS. If this happens, have your vehicle checked at a dealer. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. For more information, see page 268 . Supplemental Restraint System Indicator This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags. This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passenger’s side airbag cutoff system, side curtain airbags, automatic seat belt tensioners, driver’s seat position sensor, or the front passenger’s weight sensors. For more information, see page 29 . 60 2008 TL Side Airbag Off Indicator U. S. Canada This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates that the passenger’s side airbag has automatically shut off. For more information, see page 30 . 07/06/12 17:00:33 31SEP640 0066  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators If it comes on and stays on at any other time, or if it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. Without VSA, your vehicle still has normal driving ability, but will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement. See page 270 for more information on the VSA system. VSA Activation Indicator Cruise Main Indicator 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 270 . This indicator has three functions: This indicator comes on when you turn on the cruise control system by pressing the CRUISE button (see page 186 ). 1. It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system. This indicator comes on when you set the cruise control. See page 186 for information on operating the cruise control. Cruise Control Indicator 2. It flashes when VSA is active (see page 270 ). 3. It comes on along with the VSA system indicator if there is a problem with the VSA system. 61 2008 TL Instruments and Controls 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. 07/06/12 17:00:40 31SEP640 0067  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators 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 page 298 ). 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. Daytime Running Lights Indicator If this indicator comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position and the parking brake is released, it means there is a problem in the circuit. Have your vehicle checked by your dealer. High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. See page 86 for information on the headlight controls. 62 2008 TL 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. This indicator will also come on when the light switch is in AUTO and the lights turn on automatically. If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position without turning off the light switch, this indicator will remain on. A reminder chime will also sound when you open the driver’s door. 07/06/12 17:00:49 31SEP640 0068  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators This indicator also blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) position to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position. Low Fuel Indicator Fog Light Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. See page 86 for information on fog light operation. Instruments and Controls 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 94 ). LOW FUEL INDICATOR This indicator is in the fuel gauge. It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon. When the indicator comes on, there is about 2.3 U.S. gal (8.6 ) of fuel remaining in the tank before the needle reaches E. There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the needle does reach E. You will also see a ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 68 ). 63 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:00:59 31SEP640 0069  Main Menu Table Of Contents Instrument Panel Indicators 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. This indicator has two functions: 1. If it comes on while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are significantly low on pressure. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 274 ). Check the tire pressure monitor on the multi-information display and determine the cause (see page 273 ). If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost the pressure on the multiinformation display, and determine the cause. If it is because of a flat tire, replace the flat tire with the compact spare (see page 319 ), and have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible. If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service. For more information, see page 272 . 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 275 . 64 2008 TL 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 66 ) to see the message (see page 68 ). 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. 07/06/12 17:01:06 31SEP640 0070  Main Menu Table Of Contents Gauges TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE FUEL GAUGE Instruments and Controls Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, the pointer may rise to the upper zone. If it reaches the red (hot) mark, pull safely to the side of the road. Turn to page 328 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine’s cooling system. Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount. Driving uphill or making turns can cause the needle to fluctuate or the low fuel indicator to come on early. The needle returns to the bottom after you turn off the ignition. 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. 65 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:01:13 31SEP640 0071  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. With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the multi-information display changes as shown on page 69 each time you press the INFO (▲/▼) button or SEL/RESET button. SEL/RESET BUTTON When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, what you last selected is displayed. INFO BUTTONS When you open the driver’s door, a ‘‘Welcome’’ message is shown on the multi-information display. To change the display, press the INFO (▲/▼) button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the main menu appears (see page 69 ). 66 2008 TL In the multi-information display, the system message is also displayed (see page 68 ) and you can customize your vehicle control settings (see page 77 ). 07/06/12 17:01:21 31SEP640 0072  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display System Messages SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR You will also hear a beep when the system message comes on for the first time. If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example, the parking brake is not fully released or a door is not fully closed, the multiinformation display will show you the problem. It does this by interrupting the current display with one or more messages. To cancel the message(s) before 5 seconds elapsed, press the INFO (▲/▼) button on the steering wheel. Even if you press the INFO (▲/▼) button, some messages stay on or come on again at regular intervals until the problem is corrected. Here is a list of all messages: 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. CONTINUED 67 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 17:01:31 31SEP640 0073  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display AT model only See page 11 See page 274 See page 255 See pages 18, 58 See page 275 See page 280 See pages 18, 58 See page 238 See page 59 See page 63 U.S. Canada Canada only See page 59 See page 291 68 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:01:36 31SEP640 0074  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display : Press INFO button (▼) Main Menu : Press INFO button (▲) Instruments and Controls 69 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:01:43 31SEP640 0075  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Odometer Trip Meter SEL/RESET BUTTON 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. 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. Switch between Trip A and Trip B by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 70 2008 TL To reset a trip meter, display it, then press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets to ‘‘0.0’’. 07/06/12 17:01:51 31SEP640 0076  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Outside Temperature U.S. This shows the outside Fahrenheit temperature in U.S. models, and Centigrade temperature in Canadian models. If the outside temperature is incorrectly displayed, you can adjust it up to ±5°F (±3°C) warmer or cooler. Select the outside temperature display, then press the SEL/RESET button for 10 seconds. The following sequence will appear for 1 second each: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, −5, −4, −3, −2, −1, 0 (U.S.) or 0, 1, 2, 3, −3, −2, −1, 0 (Canada). When it reaches the desired value, release the SEL/RESET button. You should see the new outside temperature displayed. In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. NOTE: The temperature must be stabilized before doing this procedure. 71 2008 TL Instruments and Controls Canada 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. 07/06/12 17:01:58 31SEP640 0077  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Engine Oil Life Language Selection This shows the remaining life of the engine oil. It shows 100% after the engine oil is replaced and the display is reset. The engine oil life is calculated based on engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions. For more information, see page 279 . The language of the multiinformation display is selectable. The selectable languages are English French and Spanish. To select a language, display ‘‘LANGUAGE SELECTION.’’ Press the SEL/RESET button. The display will change as shown above. Select the desired language by pressing the INFO (▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 72 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:02:05 31SEP640 0078  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display HandsFreeLinkTM You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your vehicle’s Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) system without touching your cell phone. Trip Computer When the multi-information display is in the trip computer mode, pressing the SEL/RESET button changes the display as shown in the next column. CONTINUED 73 2008 TL Instruments and Controls 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 192 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. 07/06/12 17:02:14 31SEP640 0079  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display The messages in this display indicate: U.S. U.S. AVG MPG (U.S. models)/AVG L/100 KM (Canadian models): Average fuel economy Canada AVG MPH (U.S. models)/AVG km/h (Canadian models): Average vehicle speed Canada DISTANCE: Distance traveled TIME: Time traveled To reset the values in the trip computer, press and hold the SEL/ RESET button until the values reset. 74 2008 TL When you press the INFO (▼) button, the display changes as shown above. This is the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the tank. This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles (kilometers), so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. 07/06/12 17:02:22 31SEP640 0080  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Tire Pressure Monitor U.S. When the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is functioning normally and the tires are properly inflated, you will see the above display on the multi-information display as it cycles through its main menu. To see the inflation pressures of all four tires, press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown above. Each tire pressure is shown in PSI (U.S. models) or in kPa (Canadian models). If one or more of your vehicle tires are low on pressure, you will see a ‘‘CHECK TIRE PRESSURE’’ message in the display. If there is a problem with the TPMS, you will see a ‘‘CHECK TPMS SYSTEM’’ message. See page 272 through 276 for more information. 75 2008 TL Instruments and Controls Canada 07/06/12 17:02:29 31SEP640 0081  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Keyless Memory SettingsTM AT model MT model When the main menu is ‘‘Keyless Memory SettingsTM,’’ you can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. To change the settings, the ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position, and the vehicle must be stopped with the transmission in Park (A/T) or the parking brake set (M/T). 76 2008 TL You can customize some vehicle control settings for ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ and ‘‘DRIVER 2’’ separately. If ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2’’ is not displayed, customizing is not possible. 07/06/12 17:02:35 31SEP640 0082  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Setup Category DOOR SETUP Description Changes the setting of when to automatically lock the doors AUTO DOOR UNLOCK (AT) Changes the setting of when to automatically unlock the driver’s/all the doors. AUTO DOOR UNLOCK (MT) Changes the setting of when to automatically unlock the driver’s/all doors. KEY AND REMOTE UNLOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT Changes which doors unlock with the remote transmitter when the button is first pushed The exterior lights flash each time you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button. A beeper will also sound when you press the LOCK button twice. Setting Option SHIFT FROM P* WITH VEH SPD** OFF SHIFT TO P** DRIVER DOOR SHIFT TO P ALL DOORS IGN OFF DRIVER DOOR IGN OFF ALL DOORS OFF IGN OFF** DRIVER DOOR IGN OFF ALL DOORS OFF DRIVER’S DOOR** ALL DOORS BEEP ON** BEEP OFF Page P.79 P.80 Instruments and Controls Menu Item AUTO DOOR LOCK P.80 P.81 P.81 *: Automatic transmission model only **: Default setting CONTINUED 77 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:02:39 31SEP640 0083  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Setup Category DOOR SET UP Menu Item SECURITY RELOCK TIMER LIGHTING SETUP HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER Description Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock but do not open the door. Changes how long (in seconds) the headlights stay on after you close the driver’s door. INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors. DEFAULT ALL Changes all the customized settings as default. **: Default setting 78 2008 TL Setting Option 30 sec** 60 sec 90 sec 0 sec 15 sec** 30 sec 60 sec 5 sec 15 sec** 30 sec SET CANCEL Page P.81 P.82 P.83 P.83 07/06/12 17:02:51 31SEP640 0084  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Door Lock The first Keyless Memory Setting is Auto Door Lock. To enter the customizing mode, press the SEL/RESET button while ‘‘Keyless Memory SettingTM’’ is displayed. The display will change as shown above. SHIFT FROM P: The doors will lock whenever you move the shift lever out of P. (Models with automatic transmission.) On U.S. models 10 mph: The doors will lock when the vehicle speed reaches 10 mph. (MT) Canada (AT) (MT) Select the desired condition by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. On Canadian models 15 km/h: The doors will lock when the vehicle speed reaches 15 km/h. CONTINUED 79 2008 TL Instruments and Controls There are two (manual transmission) or three (automatic transmission) possible settings: OFF: The auto door lock is deactivated all the time. U.S. (AT) 07/06/12 17:03:00 31SEP640 0085  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Auto Door Unlock There are five possible settings for automatic transmission models and three possible settings for manual transmission models. (AT) (MT) SHIFT TO P: The driver’s door or all doors depending on your selection in the next step, will unlock whenever you move the shift lever to P (Models with automatic transmission). IGN OFF: The driver’s door or all doors unlock when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. OFF: The auto door unlock is deactivated all the time. On models with automatic transmission On models with manual transmission Select the desired condition by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. Select the condition and door(s) to unlock by moving the pointer with INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. To designate the door(s) that unlock under the previous step, select ‘‘DRVR DR’’ or ‘‘ALL DRS’’ by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 80 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:03:09 31SEP640 0086  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Key and Remote Unlock Mode Keyless Lock Acknowledgment Security Relock Timer You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds. You can select whether the driver’s door or all the doors unlock when you press the unlock button on the remote transmitter first time. Select the desired setting ‘‘DRIVER DOOR’’ or ‘‘ALL DOORS’’ by pressing the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. When you push the LOCK button a second time within 5 seconds after you lock the doors with the remote transmitter, a beeper will sound to verify that doors are locked and the security system has set. If you do not want the beeper to sound, select ‘‘BEEP OFF’’ with the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. CONTINUED 81 2008 TL Instruments and Controls If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. 07/06/12 17:03:16 31SEP640 0087  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. You can change how long the lights stay on before they go off as described next. Select the desired time (‘‘0s, 15s, 30s or 60s’’) by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. Select the desired relock time by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 82 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:03:24 31SEP640 0088  Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display Default All The interior lights fade out when you close all doors (see page 118 ). Select how long it takes for the interior lights to fade out (in seconds) from ‘‘5s, 15s, or 30s’’ by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button. If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, display the menu shown above. Select ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. Enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. To exit ‘‘DEFAULT ALL’’ without changing the current settings, select ‘‘EXIT’’ by moving the pointer with the INFO (▼) button and enter your Instruments and Controls Interior Light Dimming Time selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. If you select ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ the display changes as shown. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button to cancel ‘‘DEFAULT ALL,’’ or press the SEL/ RESET button to confirm your selection is ‘‘DEFAULT ALL.’’ 83 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:41:08 31SEP640 0089  Main Menu Table Of Contents Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS/ FOG LIGHTS (P. 86, 89) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P. 85) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P. 90) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P. 90) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P. 89) CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 186) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) OFF SWITCH (P. 271) * HORN MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 107) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT (P. 91) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 183) * : To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. 84 2008 TL SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P. 111) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK BUTTONS (P. 192) 07/06/12 17:03:36 31SEP640 0090  Main Menu Table Of Contents Windshield Wipers and Washers Push the right lever up or down to select a position. LO − The wipers run at low speed. HI − The wipers run at high speed. MIST − The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever. 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT − Intermittent 4. LO − Low speed 5. HI − High speed 6. Windshield washers INT − The length of the wiper interval is varied automatically according to the vehicle’s speed. Vary the delay by turning the INT TIME ring. If you turn it to the shortest delay, the wiper speed will increase to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). Instruments and Controls OFF − The wipers are not activated. 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. 85 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:03:44 31SEP640 0091  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. 1. Turn Signal 2. Off 3. Parking and instrument panel 4. AUTO 5. Headlights on 6. Fog lights off 7. Fog lights on 8. High beams 9. Flash high beams Headlights On − Turning the switch to the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights. Turning the switch to the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the headlights. If you leave the lights on with the key removed from the ignition switch, you will hear a reminder chime when you open the driver’s door. 86 2008 TL When the light switch is in either of these positions, the lights on indicator comes on as a reminder. This indicator stays on if you leave the lights on and turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position. High Beams − To switch from low beams to high beams, push the left lever forward until you hear a click. The blue high beam indicator will come on (see page 62 ). Pull it back to return to low beams. To flash the high beams, pull the lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams stay on as long as you hold the lever back. 07/06/12 17:03:50 31SEP640 0092  Main Menu Table Of Contents Turn Signals and Headlights AUTO − The automatic lighting feature turns on the headlights and all other exterior lights when it senses low ambient light. Do not leave the light switch in AUTO if you will not be driving the vehicle for an extended period (a week or more). You should also turn off the lights if you plan to leave the engine idling or off for a long time. The lights will remain on when you turn off the ignition switch. They will turn off automatically when you remove the key and open the driver’s door. To turn them on again, either turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position or turn the light switch to the position. LIGHT SENSOR The automatic lighting feature is controlled by a sensor located on top of the dashboard. Do not cover this sensor or spill liquids on it. CONTINUED 87 2008 TL Instruments and Controls To turn on automatic lighting, turn the light switch to AUTO at any time. The lights will come on automatically when the outside light level becomes low (at dusk, for example). The lights on indicator comes on as a reminder. The lights and indicator will turn off automatically when the system senses high ambient light. Even with the automatic lighting feature turned on, we recommend that you turn on the lights manually when driving at night or in a dense fog, or when you enter dark areas such as long tunnels or parking facilities. 07/06/12 17:03:57 31SEP640 0093  Main Menu Table Of Contents Turn Signals and Headlights Automatic Lighting Off Feature This feature turns off the headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights within 15 seconds after you remove the key and close the driver’s door. To change the ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ setting, see page 82 . The automatic lighting off feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’ position or if the lights are turned on by setting the switch in the ‘‘AUTO’’ position, remove the key, then open and close the driver’s door. If you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position with the headlight switch on, but do not open the door and get out, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (3 minutes, if the switch is in the ‘‘AUTO’’ position). The lights 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 go off. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a lights-on reminder chime. 88 2008 TL Daytime Running Lights With the headlight switch off, the daytime running lights come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and release the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition off, even if you set the parking brake. 07/06/12 17:04:06 31SEP640 0094  Main Menu Table Of Contents Fog Lights, Instrument Panel Brightness Fog Lights Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. Instrument Panel Brightness MAX BUTTON With the light switch in the AUTO position, you can also use the fog lights when the headlights turn on automatically. They will go off when the headlights turn off. ADJUSTMENT BUTTON Adjust the brightness of the instrument panel by pressing the − or + side of the adjustment button. Press + to increase the brightness and − to decrease it. You can adjust the brightness with the headlight switch on or off. The level of brightness is shown on the multi-information display while you adjust it. It goes out 5 seconds after you finish adjusting. To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to or . Pressing the MAX button will bring it to the maximum level. If your vehicle is equipped with the navigation system, the navigation system screen will also go to full brightness. This can be helpful when using the headlights during daylight hours. 89 2008 TL Instruments and Controls You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. 07/06/12 17:04:13 31SEP640 0095  Main Menu Table Of Contents Hazard Warning Button, Rear Window Defogger Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger and antenna wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe side to side. Push the button between the center vents to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers). This causes all four 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. The rear window defogger clears fog, frost, and thin ice from the window. Push the defogger button to turn it on and off. The indicator in the button comes on to show the defogger is on. If you do not turn it off, the defogger will shut itself off after about 15 minutes. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. 90 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:04:20 31SEP640 0096  Main Menu Table Of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving. 3. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in that position. Adjusting the steering wheel position while driving may cause you to lose control of the vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash. Adjust the steering wheel only when the vehicle is stopped. To adjust the steering wheel: 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. 91 2008 TL Instruments and Controls 4. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, and out. 07/06/12 17:04:28 31SEP640 0097  Main Menu Table Of Contents Keys and Locks KEY NUMBER TAG MASTER KEY VALET KEY (GRAY) You should have received a key number tag with your key. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Use only an Acura-approved key blank. 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 key 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. The master key fits all the locks on your vehicle. The valet key works only in the ignition and the driver’s door lock. You can keep the trunk pass-through cover and the glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility. The valet key does not contain a battery. Do not try to take it apart. 92 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:04:34 31SEP640 0098  Main Menu Table Of Contents Keys and Locks Retractable Master Key RELEASE BUTTON Push 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 it. Instruments and Controls Always make sure the key is fully extended when you insert it to the ignition switch. If the key is not fully extended the immobilizer system may not operate properly and prevent the engine from starting. The master key can be retracted into the remote transmitter. To use the key, push the release button. The key should be fully extended. To retract the key, push the release button and at the same time push the key into the remote transmitter until it is securely latched. 93 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:04:41 31SEP640 0099  Main Menu Table Of Contents Immobilizer System 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. 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. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle undrivable. If you have lost your key and you cannot start the engine, contact your dealer. Always take the ignition key with you whenever you leave the vehicle alone. 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. 94 2008 TL 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. 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. 07/06/12 17:04:49 31SEP640 0100  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. 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, you must push the key in slightly. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must also be in Park. 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. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. Removing the key from the ignition switch while driving locks the steering. This can cause you to lose control of the vehicle. Remove the key from the ignition switch only when parked. 95 2008 TL Instruments and Controls ACCESSORY (I) − You can operate the audio system and the accessory power sockets in this position. 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. 07/06/12 17:04:56 31SEP640 0101  Main Menu Table Of Contents Door Locks To lock any door when getting out of the vehicle, push the lock tab down, and close the door. All doors can be locked from the outside by using the key in the driver’s door. To unlock only the driver’s door, insert the key, turn it, and then release it. The remaining doors unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. Each front door has a master door lock switch. Either switch locks and unlocks all doors. Push the bottom of the switch to lock the doors and the top to unlock them. Each door has a lock tab on the top. Push the tab down to lock the door and pull it up to unlock. When you push down the lock tab on the driver’s door, all the doors lock. 96 2008 TL Lockout Prevention With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. If you try to lock an open driver’s door by pushing in the lock tab, all doors will unlock when you close the driver’s door. 07/06/12 17:05:03 31SEP640 0102  Main Menu Table Of Contents Trunk OFF To open the trunk, press the trunk release button on the left corner of the dashboard. To open the trunk from the outside, press the trunk release button on the remote transmitter. If your vehicle’s battery goes dead or is disconnected, you can open the trunk from the rear seat by pulling the trunk release handle. Reach the handle through the trunk passthrough. To close the trunk, press down on the trunk lid. Keep the trunk lid closed at all times while driving to avoid damaging it, and to prevent exhaust gas from getting into the interior. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard, page 52 . To protect items in the trunk, you can disable the trunk-release button on the dashboard by turning off the trunk main switch in the glove box, locking the glove box, and locking the trunk pass-through cover with the master key. If you need to give the key to someone else, give them the valet key. 97 2008 TL Instruments and Controls ON 07/06/12 17:05:10 31SEP640 0103  Main Menu Table Of Contents Trunk, Childproof Door Locks Emergency Trunk Opener Childproof Door Locks Lock As a safety feature, your vehicle has a release lever on the trunk latch so the trunk can be opened from inside. To open the trunk, push the release lever to the left. Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature. For more information about child safety, see page 37 . The childproof door locks are designed to prevent children seated in the rear from accidentally opening the rear doors. Each rear door has a lock lever near the edge. With the lever in the LOCK position, the door cannot be opened from inside regardless of the position of the lock tab. To open the door, pull the lock tab up, and use the outside door handle. 98 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:05:16 31SEP640 0104  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter UNLOCK BUTTON PANIC BUTTON LOCK − Press this button once to lock all doors. Some exterior lights will flash. When you push LOCK twice within 5 seconds (depending on the keyless memory setting), you will hear a beep to verify that the doors are locked and the security system has set. You cannot lock the doors if any door is not fully closed or if the key is in the ignition switch. UNLOCK − Press this button once to unlock the driver’s door or all the doors (depending on the keyless memory setting). Press it twice to unlock the other doors. Some exterior lights will flash twice each time you press the button. The ceiling light (if the ceiling light switch is in the center position) will come on when you press the UNLOCK button. If you do not open any doors within 30 seconds (or whatever setting the relock timer is set to), the light fades out. If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the light will go off immediately. TRUNK − Press this button for about 1 second to open the trunk. PANIC − Press this button for about 2 seconds to attract attention: the horn will sound, and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds. To cancel panic mode, press any other button on the remote transmitter, or turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. To change this setting, refer to Keyless Memory Settings on page 81 . 99 2008 TL Instruments and Controls TRUNK BUTTON LOCK BUTTON 07/06/12 17:05:25 31SEP640 0105  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Remote Transmitter Care Avoid dropping or throwing the transmitter. Protect the transmitter from extreme temperature. Do not immerse the transmitter in any liquid. If you lose a transmitter, the replacement needs to be reprogrammed by your dealer. 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 SCREW KEYPAD 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. 100 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:05:32 31SEP640 0106  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter An improperly disposed of battery can hurt the environment. Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal. 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 or coin. 5. Snap the two halves of the keypad, then install the parts in reverse order. 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. 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. 101 2008 TL Instruments and Controls BATTERY 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. 07/06/12 17:05:39 31SEP640 0107  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Transmitter Keyless Memory SettingsTM Here are the settings activated by the remote; Customized settings (see page 77 ). Driving position memory (see page 108 ). When you unlock the driver’s door with a remote, that remote’s keyless memory settings are activated. Depending on which remote was used, a WELCOME DRIVER 1 or WELCOME DRIVER 2 message appears on the multi-information display. The driver’s ID (MEMORY 1 or MEMORY 2) is printed on the back of each remote. When you unlock and open the driver’s door with the remote, the driver’s seat (except power lumbar) and outside mirrors move to the positions stored in memory. An indicator on one of the driving position memory buttons also comes on. 102 2008 TL 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 and restores the default settings. To turn the keyless memory settings back on, repeat this procedure. The LED will blink once to indicate the feature has been turned on. 07/06/12 17:05:52 31SEP640 0108  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 seats and seat-backs. Moving the long horizontal switch on the driver’s seat adjusts the seat bottom in several directions. On the passenger’s seat, the long horizontal switch moves the seat only back and forth. The short vertical switch adjusts the seat back angle. The short horizontal switch on the driver’s seat adjusts the degree of lumbar support. DRIVER’S SEAT Moves the seat forward and backward. Moves the front of the seat up or down. (Driver’s seat only) Raises or lowers the seat. (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. Increases or decreases the lumbar support. (Driver’s seat only) 103 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 17:05:58 31SEP640 0109  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Head Restraints See page 13 for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash. Always replace the head restraints before driving. RELEASE BUTTON The head restraints help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries. They are most effective when you adjust them so the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. A taller person should adjust the restraint as high as possible. All head restraints adjust for height. The tilt of the front head restraints is also adjustable. You need both hands to adjust the restraint. Do not attempt to adjust it while driving. To raise it, pull upward. To lower the restraint, push the release button sideways, and push the restraint down. To adjust the tilt, pivot the front head restraint to the desired position. 104 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:06:06 31SEP640 0110  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats, Trunk Pass-through Cover Armrest Trunk Pass-through Cover KNOB The lid of the console compartment can be used as an armrest by moving it forward and backward. Make sure the armrest is securely latched. The rear seat armrest is in the center of the rear seat. Pivot it down to use it. Make sure your passenger’s hands or fingers are away from the armrest before moving it. The trunk pass-through cover can be opened from either side; it folds forward onto the center armrest. Open the cover by sliding the knob downward and pushing or pulling on the cover. To close the cover, swing it up and push firmly on the top. Make sure it latches properly. CONTINUED 105 2008 TL Instruments and Controls COVER 07/06/12 17:06:13 31SEP640 0111  Main Menu Table Of Contents Trunk Pass-through Cover, Mirrors Make sure all items in the trunk and those extending through the passthrough are secured. Mirrors INDICATOR SENSOR For security, this cover can be locked and unlocked only with the master key. To lock the cover, insert the key, and turn it clockwise. Never drive with this cover open and the trunk lid open. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 52 . 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. AUTO BUTTON Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. 106 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 17:06:24 31SEP640 0112  Main Menu Table Of Contents Mirrors Adjusting the Power Mirrors SELECTOR SWITCH 1. With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, move the selector switch to the L (driver’s side), or R (passenger’s side). 2. Push the edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. Power Mirror Heaters HEATED MIRROR BUTTON To tilt the driver’s mirror, place the selector switch in the left position. To tilt the passenger’s mirror, place the switch in the right position. To turn the feature off, place the switch in the center position. Outside mirror positions can be stored in the driving position memory system (see page 108 ). 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. 3. When finished, move the selector switch back to the center (off) position. 107 2008 TL Instruments and Controls ADJUSTMENT SWITCH Reverse Tilt Door Mirror Both outside door mirrors have a reverse tilt feature. When in reverse, the selected mirror will tilt down slightly to improve your view as you parallel park. Shifting out of reverse will return the mirrors to their original position. 07/06/12 17:06:32 31SEP640 0113  Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System Your vehicle has a memory feature for the driver’s seat and outside mirror positions. Two seat 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 (Driver 1 or Driver 2). Storing a Driving Position in Memory Store a driving position only when the vehicle is parked. 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 103 ). Adjust the outside mirrors for best visibility (see page 107 ). 108 2008 TL MEMO BUTTON MEMORY BUTTONS 3. Press and release the MEMO button on the driver’s door. You will hear a beep. Immediately press and hold one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) until you hear two beeps. The indicator in the memory button will come on. The current positions of the driver’s seat and outside mirrors are now stored. 07/06/12 17:06:43 31SEP640 0114  Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System Doing any of the following after pressing the MEMO button will cancel the storing procedure. Selecting a Memorized Position MEMORY BUTTONS Readjusting 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. Notes for vehicles with M/T You cannot select a memorized position if the transmission is in reverse. Shift to another gear, then select a position. To select a memorized position, do this: 1. Make sure the parking brake is set (M/T) or the shift lever is in Park (A/T). If the parking brake is not set, you must press and hold the memory button until the adjustment is complete. 2. Press the desired memory button (1 or 2) until you hear a beep, then release the button. CONTINUED 109 2008 TL Instruments and Controls Not pressing a memory button within 5 seconds. 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. 07/06/12 17:06:49 31SEP640 0115  Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System To stop the system’s automatic adjustment, do any of these actions: Press any button on the control panel: MEMO, 1, or 2. Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat. Shift out of Park (automatic transmission), or into reverse (manual transmission). If desired, you can use the adjustment switches to change the positions of the seat or outside mirrors after they are in their memorized position. If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out. To keep this driving position for later use, you must store it in the driving position memory. Adjust the outside mirrors. 110 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:06:56 31SEP640 0116  Main Menu Table Of Contents Seat Heaters SEAT HEATER SWITCHES Both front seats are equipped with seat heaters. Because of the sensors for the side airbag cutoff system, there is no heater in the passenger’s seat-back. The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use the heaters. In the HI setting, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat’s temperature drops. In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: 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. 111 2008 TL Instruments and Controls Push the right side of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat. After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the left side of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. 07/06/12 17:07:02 31SEP640 0117  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. Closing a power window on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH MAIN SWITCH Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to raise or lower any window. To open a window, push the switch down and hold it. Release the switch when you want the window to stop. Pull back on the switch and hold it to close the window. Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. 112 2008 TL The driver’s door armrest has a master power window control panel. To open the passenger’s window, push down on the appropriate switch and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. To close the window, pull back on the window switch. Release the switch when the window gets to the position you want. AUTO − To open either front window fully, push the window switch firmly down to the second detent, then release it. The window automatically goes down all the way. To stop the window from going all the way down, pull back on the window switch briefly. 07/06/12 17:07:09 31SEP640 0118  Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows Auto Reverse If either front window runs into 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. If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, or a front window fuse is removed, the AUTO function is disabled. The power window system needs to be reset after reconnecting the battery or installing the fuse. When you push the MAIN switch in, the switch is off, and the passengers’ windows cannot be raised or lowered. To cancel this feature, push on the switch again to get it to pop out. Keep the MAIN switch pushed in when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally. 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. 1. Start the engine. Push down and hold the front window switch until the window is fully open. 2. Pull and hold the front window switch to close the window completely, then hold the switch for a second or two more. If the power windows do not operate properly after resetting, have your vehicle checked by your dealer. 113 2008 TL Instruments and Controls To close either front window fully, pull back the window switch firmly to the second detent, then release it. The window automatically goes all the way up. To stop the window from going all the way up, push down on the window switch briefly. 07/06/12 17:07:23 31SEP640 0119  Main Menu Table Of Contents Power Windows Opening the Windows and Moonroof with the Remote Transmitter You can open all of the windows and the moonroof from outside with the remote transmitter. 1. Press the UNLOCK button once to unlock the driver’s door. UNLOCK BUTTON Open 3. Turn the key clockwise again, and hold it. All four windows and the moonroof start to open. To stop the windows and the moonroof, release the key. 4. To open the windows and moonroof further, turn and hold the key again (within 15 seconds). Close 2. Press the UNLOCK button a second time, and hold it. The remaining doors unlock, and all four windows and the moonroof start to open. To stop the windows and moonroof, release the button. 3. To open the windows and moonroof further, press the button again and hold it. If the windows and the moonroof stop before the desired position, repeat steps 1 and 2. You cannot close the windows or the moonroof with the remote transmitter. Opening/Closing the Windows and Moonroof with the Key You can open and close the windows and moonroof with the key in the driver’s door lock. To open: 1. Insert the key in the driver’s door lock. 2. Turn the key clockwise, then release it. 114 2008 TL To close: 1. Insert the key in the driver’s door lock. 2. Turn the key counterclockwise, then release it. 3. Turn the key counterclockwise again, and hold it. All four windows and the moonroof start to close. To stop the windows and the moonroof, release the key. 4. To close the windows and moonroof further, turn and hold the key again (within 15 seconds). NOTE: If the windows and the moonroof stop before the desired position, repeat steps 2 and 3. 07/06/12 17:07:32 31SEP640 0120  Main Menu Table Of Contents Moonroof MOONROOF SWITCH To slide the moonroof open, pull back the moonroof switch firmly. The moonroof automatically opens all the way. To stop the moonroof from opening fully, push the switch forward briefly. To tilt the moonroof, press straight up on the center of the switch. To stop the moonroof from tilting fully open, press the switch a second time. To open or close the moonroof partially, pull back or push forward the moonroof switch lightly and hold it. The moonroof will stop when you release the switch. Make sure everyone’s hands are away from the moonroof before opening or closing it. 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. 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. CONTINUED 115 2008 TL Instruments and Controls To close the moonroof fully, push the switch firmly forward. The moonroof automatically closes all the way. To stop the moonroof from closing fully, pull back the switch briefly. 07/06/12 17:07:42 31SEP640 0121  Main Menu Table Of Contents Moonroof, Clock The moonroof has a key-off delay. You can still open and close the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. The key-off delay cancels as soon as you open either front door. You must then turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position for the moonroof to operate. 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 its motor. Operating the Moonroof with the Remote Transmitter or the Key You can use the remote transmitter or the key to operate the moonroof from the outside. Refer to page 114 for details. Change the hour by pressing and holding the H button until the numbers advance to the desired time. Change the minutes by pressing and holding the M button until the numbers advance to the desired time. Clock On models without navigation system The clock displays the time with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position. If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, you will need to reset the clock. You can quickly set the time to the nearest hour. If the displayed time is before the half hour, press the R button to set 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. For example: 1:06 will reset to 1:00 1:52 will reset to 2:00 On models with navigation system The clock is set automatically. 116 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:07:47 31SEP640 0122  Main Menu Table Of Contents Parking Brake 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. To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up fully. To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever. The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking brake is fully released (see page 59 ). You will also see a ‘‘RELEASE PARKING BRAKE’’ message on the multi-information display (see page 68 ). 117 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:07:55 31SEP640 0123  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Lights Both front and rear ceiling lights work as individual map lights. To turn a map light on or off, press its lens. You can use the front map lights regardless of the position of the front ceiling light switch. Ceiling Light With the front ceiling light switch in the OFF position, the rear map lights do not work, and the interior lights do not come on when you open a door. The front ceiling light has a threeposition switch; ON, Door Activated, and OFF. When the ‘‘ ’’ side of the switch is pushed in, both front and rear ceiling lights are ON all the time. When the ‘‘ ’’ side is pushed in, the lights are off all the time. When neither side is pushed in (Door Activated), the lights come on when you: Open any door. Unlock the doors with the key or remote transmitter. After all doors are closed tightly, both front and rear ceiling lights fade out in 5, 15, or 30 seconds depending on your customized setting (see page 83 ). 118 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:07:59 31SEP640 0124  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT FRONT DOOR POCKET ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS SEAT-BACK POCKETS Instruments and Controls GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDERS 119 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:08:07 31SEP640 0125  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. Accessory Power Sockets The rear beverage holder is in the rear seat armrest. Open the beverage holder by pushing the front of it, and pulling the holder all the way out. There are two accessory power sockets. One is in the front of the center console under the utility pocket lid. The other is under the armrest in the console compartment storage area. To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Open the front beverage holder by sliding its cover backward. 120 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:08:14 31SEP640 0126  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Each socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). Glove Box Open the glove box by squeezing the handle. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. Console Compartment An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger in a crash, even if the passenger is wearing the seat belt. Always keep the glove box closed while driving. To open the console compartment storage area, pull up on the left lever, and lift the armrest. To close, lower the armrest, and push it down until it latches. CONTINUED 121 2008 TL Instruments and Controls None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. 07/06/12 17:08:20 31SEP640 0127  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items Coin Holder You can put small items in the tray located in the console compartment lid. To use the tray, pull up on the right lever and lift up the armrest. The coin holder inside the console compartment is removable. To remove it, pull it up. The coin holder can also be stored in either front door pocket. 122 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:08:28 31SEP640 0128  Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Item Front Door Pockets Vanity Mirror Sun Visor SUN VISOR SUNGLASSES HOLDER The interior of each front door has an extendable pocket for maps and other small, lightweight items. Each pocket also has a sunglasses holder. You can remove the sunglasses holder to make more room in the pocket. Each sun visor has a vanity mirror on the back of it. To use a vanity mirror, pull up the cover. The light come on when you open the cover. To use the sun visor, pull it down. When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod from the clip, and swing it out. In this position, the sun visor can be adjusted by moving it on its slider. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. 123 2008 TL Instruments and Controls Slide 07/06/12 17:08:30 31SEP640 0129  Main Menu Table Of Contents 124 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:08:35 31SEP640 0130  Main Menu Features The climate control systems in your vehicle provide 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. HomeLink Universal Transceiver................................. 189 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink ........ 192 AcuraLink ....................................... 219 Compass.......................................... 230 Rearview Camera and Monitor .... 233 Features The standard audio system has many features. This section describes those features and how to use them. Vents, Heating, and A/C .............. 126 Climate Control .............................. 131 Audio System ................................. 133 Audio System (Models without Navigation System) ............... 134 Playing the AM/FM Radio....... 135 Playing the XM Satellite Radio ....................................... 139 Operating the Disc Changer .... 145 Playing a Tape ............................ 152 Audio System (Models with Navigation System) ............... 155 Voice Control System................ 155 Playing the AM/FM Radio....... 156 Playing the XM Satellite Radio ....................................... 159 Operating the Disc Changer .... 165 Playing a Tape ............................ 173 Disc Changer Error Messages .... 176 Protecting Your Discs ................... 177 AM/FM Radio Reception ............. 180 Auxiliary Input Jack ....................... 182 Remote Audio Controls................. 183 Radio Theft Protection.................. 184 Security System ............................. 185 Cruise Control ................................ 186 125 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:08:40 31SEP640 0131  Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Vehicles without navigation system TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DRIVER’S AUTO BUTTON PASSENGER’S AUTO BUTTON DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS DRIVER’S SIDE MODE CONTROL BUTTON PASSENGER’S SIDE MODE CONTROL BUTTON OFF BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON DUAL BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTONS WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON 126 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:08:45 31SEP640 0132  Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Vehicles with navigation system DRIVER’S AUTO BUTTON TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER’S AUTO BUTTON Features DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL BUTTONS DRIVER’S SIDE MODE CONTROL BUTTON PASSENGER’S SIDE MODE CONTROL BUTTON OFF BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON DUAL BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON FAN CONTROL BUTTONS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON 127 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:08:57 31SEP640 0133  Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Voice Control System Only on models with navigation system The climate control system in your vehicle can also be operated using the voice control system. See the navigation section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system and the navigation system manual for complete details. Fan Control Buttons Press the button to increase the fan speed and airflow. Press the button to decrease it. Temperature Control Buttons The driver’s side temperature and passenger’s side temperature can be set separately. Press either side’s ▲ button to increase the temperature of airflow. Press either side’s ▼ button to decrease it. When you set the temperature to its lower limit or its upper limit, it will be displayed as ‘‘Lo’’ or ‘‘Hi’’. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button This button turns the air conditioning on and off. The A/C ON indicator comes on in the display when the A/C is on. Recirculation Button When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is recirculated throughout the system. When the indicator is off, air is brought in from the outside of the vehicle (fresh air mode). The outside air intakes for the heating and cooling system are at the base of the windshield. Keep this area clear of leaves and other debris. The system should be left in fresh air mode under almost all conditions. Keeping the system in recirculation mode, particularly with the A/C off, can cause the windows to fog up. Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode. Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger off and on (see page 90 ). 128 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:09:14 31SEP640 0134  Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Mode Control Button Use the mode control button to select the vents the air flows from. Some air will flow from the dashboard vents in all modes. Airflow is divided between the vents in the dashboard and the floor vents. Air flows from the floor vents. When you select , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode. Airflow is divided between the floor vents and the defroster vents at the base of the windshield. Air flows from the defroster vents at the base of the windshield. When is selected, the passenger’s temperature cannot be set separately from the driver’s. Dual Button You can set the temperatures and modes for the driver’s side and the passenger’s side separately when this button is pressed (indicator on). When the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature and mode with the driver’s side temperature control buttons and mode control button. Ventilation The flow-through ventilation system draws in outside air, circulates it through the interior, then exhausts it through vents near the rear window. 1. Set the temperature to maximum. 2. Make sure the A/C is off. and fresh air mode. 3. Select 4. Set the fan to the desired speed. Using the Heater The heater uses engine coolant to warm the air. If the engine is cold, it will be several minutes before you feel warm air coming from the system. and fresh air mode. 1. Select 2. Set the fan to the desired speed. 3. Adjust the warmth of the air with the temperature control buttons. 129 2008 TL Features Air flows from the center and corner vents in the dashboard. When you select or , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. In this case, you cannot turn the A/C off. The driver’s side mode and passenger’s side mode can be selected separately when the dual button is pressed. However, when is selected on the driver’s side, mode selection on the passenger’s side is not possible. 07/06/12 17:09:25 31SEP640 0135  Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Using the A/C Air conditioning places an extra load on the engine. Watch the engine coolant temperature gauge (see page 65 ). If it moves near the red zone, turn off the A/C until the gauge reading returns to normal. 1. Turn on the A/C by pressing the button. 2. Set the temperature to the desired level. For quick cooling set the temperature to maximum cool. . 3. Select 4. If the outside air is humid, select recirculation mode. If the outside air is dry, select fresh air mode. 5. Set the fan to the desired speed. If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down more rapidly by partially opening the windows, turning on the air conditioning, and setting the fan to maximum speed in fresh air mode. Dehumidify the Interior Air conditioning, as it cools, removes moisture from the air. When used in combination with the heater, it makes the interior warm and dry. 1. Switch the fan on. 2. Turn on the air conditioning. and fresh air mode. 3. Select 4. Adjust the temperature to your preference. This setting is suitable for all driving conditions whenever the outside temperature is above 32°F (0°C). To Defog and Defrost To remove fog from inside the windows: 1. Set the fan to the desired speed, or on high for faster defrosting. . When you select 2. Select , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. The A/C ON 130 2008 TL indicator will not come on, if it was previously off. 3. Adjust the temperature so the airflow feels warm. to help clear the 4. Select rear window. When you select or , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. This helps to dehumidify the air and to defog the windshield. In either mode, you cannot turn off the A/C. When you switch to another mode, the A/C returns to its original setting, either on or off, as displayed by the A/C ON or A/C OFF indicator. 07/06/12 17:09:35 31SEP640 0136  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice From the Windows To clear the windshield faster, you can close the dashboard corner vents by rotating the wheel below each vent. This sends more warm air to the windshield defroster vents. Once the windshield is clear, select fresh air mode to avoid fogging the windows. On models with navigation system In AUTO mode, the vehicle’s interior temperature is independently regulated for the driver and passenger. If the driver’s side of the vehicle is getting too much sun, the system will adjust to a lower temperature. Using Automatic Climate Control 1. Press the AUTO button. 2. Set the desired temperature with the temperature control buttons. You will see AUTO in the system’s display. For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving. When the AUTO button on the driver’s side is pressed, the temperature control buttons on the passenger’s side are disabled, and the interior temperature is regulated to the temperature set on the driver’s side. When the AUTO button on the passenger’s side is pressed, temperature can be set on the driver’s side and passenger’s side separately. 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. When you set the temperature to its lower or its upper limit, the system runs at full cooling or heating only. It does not regulate the interior temperature. CONTINUED 131 2008 TL Features . The system 1. Select automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. The A/C indicator does not come on if it was previously off. . 2. Select 3. Set the fan and temperature controls to maximum level. To Cool or Heat Automatically The automatic climate control system adjusts the fan speed and airflow levels to maintain the interior temperature you select. 07/06/12 17:09:43 31SEP640 0137  Main Menu Table Of Contents Climate Control When you press a fan control button, the fan is taken out of AUTO mode and starts to run at its lowest speed. Press the button to make the fan run faster. Temperature Sensor TEMPERATURE SENSOR Semi-automatic Operation You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in fully automatic mode. All other features remain automatically controlled. Making any manual selection causes the word AUTO in the display to go out. To Turn Everything Off Press the OFF button. However, a lack of airflow can cause the windows to fog up. You should keep the fan on at all times so stale air and moisture do not build up in the interior and cause fogging. The climate control system has a temperature sensor next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensor or spill any liquid on it. 132 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:09:49 31SEP640 0138  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Models with navigation system Models without navigation system Features 133 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:09:53 31SEP640 0139  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) AM/FM BUTTON AUTO SELECT BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB TUNE/SOUND KNOB PRESET BUTTONS 134 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:10:00 31SEP640 0140  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Playing the AM/FM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the power/volume knob or the AM/FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob. TUNE − Use the TUNE knob to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Turn the knob to the right to tune to a higher frequency, and turn it to the left to tune to a lower frequency. 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 − SEEK button, then release it. 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 in the display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal. When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will 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. CONTINUED 135 2008 TL Features The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are displayed. To change bands, press the AM/FM button. On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction in AM is not available. Selecting a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset buttons, and auto select. 07/06/12 17:10:09 31SEP640 0141  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Preset − Each preset button 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 preset button. 2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune the radio to a desired station. 3. Pick a preset button, 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. 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. Press the A. SEL button. You will see A. SEL flashing in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM, and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons. You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. 136 2008 TL If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described. To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL button. This restores the presets you originally set. For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 180 . 07/06/12 17:10:16 31SEP640 0142  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Adjusting the Sound Bass, treble, balance, and fader are each adjustable. In addition, you can adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and the subwoofer speakers. Balance/Fader − These two modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from each speaker. BAL adjusts the side-to-side strength, and FADE adjusts the front-to-back strength. Center/Subwoofer − These two modes adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center speaker and the subwoofer speaker. If you turn the TUNE/SOUND knob all the way to the left, you will see ‘‘OFF’’ in the display, and the center speaker and/or subwoofer speaker will be off. Each mode is shown in the display as it changes. Turn the TUNE/SOUND knob to adjust the setting to your liking. When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘C’’ in the display. The system will automatically return the display to the selected audio mode about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode. CONTINUED 137 2008 TL Features Press the TUNE/SOUND knob repeatedly to display the bass, treble, balance, fader, center and subwoofer setting. Treble/Bass − Use the TREB/ BASS modes to adjust the tone to your liking. 07/06/12 19:42:57 31SEP640 0143  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) SVC − Adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed. 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. The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. Turn the TUNE knob to adjust the setting to your liking. If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high. This function is set to MID as the default setting when the vehicle leaves the factory. Dolby PL (Prologic) II* − Dolby PL (Prologic) II signal processing creates multi-channel surround sound from the audio signal recorded with two channel stereo sources. Dolby prologic II can only activate when using the CD (CD-DA, MP3/WMA), XM radio, and AUX audio modes. When it activates, ‘‘DPL II’’ is shown on the upper display. * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. ‘‘Dolby’’, ‘‘ProLogic’’, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 138 2008 TL Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control buttons to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page 89 ). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is off. 07/06/12 17:10:31 31SEP640 0144  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Playing the XM Satellite Radio Your audio system is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the United States, except Hawaii and Alaska. XM Satellite Radio is also available on Canadian models. Features XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc. XM 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, XM radio allows you to view channel and category selections in the display. XM BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON SCAN BUTTON CATEGORY BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB TUNE KNOB PRESET BUTTONS 139 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:10:37 31SEP640 0145  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Operating the XM Radio To listen to XM radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the ‘‘XM’’ button. Adjust the volume by turning the knob. The last channel you listened to will show in the display. MODE − To switch between channel mode and category mode, press and hold the DISP/MODE button until the mode changes. In the channel mode, you can select all of the available channels. In the category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the display changes in the following sequence: channel name, channel number, category, artist name, and music title. 140 2008 TL You may experience periods when XM Radio does not transmit the artist’s name and song title information. If this happens, there is nothing wrong with your system. TUNE − Turn the TUNE knob left or right to select channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. − or ○ + ) − In any CATEGORY (○ mode, press either button to select another category. 07/06/12 17:10:46 31SEP640 0146  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Preset − You can store up to 12 preset channels using the six preset buttons. Each button stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band. To store a channel: 1. Press the XM button. Either XM1 or XM2 will show in the display. 2. Use the TUNE knob, the CATEGORY buttons, or the SCAN buttons to tune to a desired channel. 3. Pick the preset button you want for that channel. Press and hold the button until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. 5. Press the XM button again. The other XM band will show. Store the next six channels using steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, simply press and release the proper preset button to tune to it. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. 141 2008 TL Features SCAN − The scan function gives you sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the stations within that category are scanned. To activate scan, press the SCAN button. The system plays each channel in numerical order for 10 seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the SCAN button again. 07/06/12 17:10:52 31SEP640 0147  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘LOADING’’ − XM is loading the audio or program information. ‘‘OFF AIR’’ − The channel currently selected is no longer broadcasting. ‘‘UPDATING’’ − The encryption code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is fully updated. Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally. ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ − The signal is currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon. ‘‘ - - - - ’’ − The selected channel number does not exist or is not part of your subscription. ‘‘NO INFO’’ − The selected channel has no artist or title information at this time. ‘‘ANTENNA’’ − There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. 142 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:10:58 31SEP640 0148  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Signal may be blocked by mountains or large obstacles to the south. 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. Signal weaker in these areas. SATELLITE GROUND REPEATER CONTINUED 143 2008 TL Features Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. Carrying large items on a roof rack can also block the signal. 07/06/12 17:11:08 31SEP640 0149  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these conditions: Driving on the north side of an east/west mountain road. Driving on the north side of a large commercial truck on an east/west road. Driving in tunnels. Driving on a road beside a vertical wall, steep cliff, or hill to the south of you. Driving on the lower level of a multi-tiered road. Driving on a single lane road alongside dense trees taller than 50 ft. (15 m) to the south of you. There may be other geographic situations that could affect XM 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. Receiving Satellite Radio Service If your XM Satellite 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 ON (II) position, push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system and press the 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 144 2008 TL 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 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, you should be able to listen to XM radio broadcasts. XM Radio will continue to send an activation signal to your vehicle for at least 12 hours from the activation request. If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio. 07/06/12 17:11:14 31SEP640 0150  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Operating the Disc Changer Features DISC SLOT AM/FM BUTTON DISC/TAPE BUTTON LOAD BUTTON EJECT BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB SCAN BUTTON DISC + BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON DISC − BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON CONTINUED 145 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:11:24 31SEP640 0151  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Your vehicle’s audio system has an in-dash disc changer that holds up to six discs. You operate this disc changer with the same controls used for the radio. To operate the disc changer, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. This audio system can also play CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in MP3 or WMA formats. When playing a disc in MP3, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ in the display. In WMA format, ‘‘WMA’’ will appear in the display. You can select up to 255 folders or tracks. The disc changer can play these disc formats: CD CD-R DVD-A DTSTM MP3/WMA 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. ‘‘DTS’’ and ‘‘DTS Digital Surround’’ are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. Do not use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. The specifications of the compatible MP3 file 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/ 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/144/ 160 kbps (MPEG2) 146 2008 TL −Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session. −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers The specifications of the compatible WMA file 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 07/06/12 17:11:35 31SEP640 0152  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) 2. Insert a disc into the slot. Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. 3. When ‘‘DISC LOAD’’ appears in the display, insert the next disc into the slot. 4. Repeat this until all six positions are loaded. The system will then begin playing the last disc loaded. If you stop loading discs before all six positions are filled, the system will wait for 15 seconds, stop the load operation, and begin playing the last disc loaded. To load a single disc: 1. Press and release the LOAD button. 2. The disc number for an empty position is highlighted and the green load indicator comes on. When you see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the display, insert the disc into the slot. Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. Playing a Disc Select the disc changer by pressing the DISC/TAPE button. The system will begin playing the last selected disc in the disc changer. You will see the disc and track numbers displayed. To select a different disc when all six positions are loaded, press the corresponding number on the preset buttons. 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. CONTINUED 147 2008 TL Features Loading Discs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and hold the LOAD button until you hear a beep and see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the display, then release the button. 07/06/12 17:11:45 31SEP640 0153  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP button, the display shows you the text data on a disc, if the disc was recorded with text data. You can see the album, artist, and track name in the display. If a disc is recorded in MP3 or WMA, you can see the folder and file name, and the album, artist, and track tag. With the folder name, you will see the FOLDER indicator in the display. The TRACK indicator is shown with the file or track name. The display shows up to about 16 characters of selected text data (the folder name, file name, etc.). If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 15 characters and the > indicator in the display. Press and hold the DISP button until the next 16 characters are shown. You will also see some text data under these conditions: When a new folder, file, or track is selected. When you change the audio mode to play a disc with text data or in MP3 or WMA. When you insert a disc, and the system begins to play. When loading a CD-DA with text data, the album and track name are shown in the display. With a disc in MP3 or WMA, the display shows the folder and file name. 148 2008 TL To Change or Select Tracks/Files Use the SEEK + or SEEK − button while a disc is playing to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode). SEEK − Each time you press and release the SEEK + button, the player skips forward to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3 or WMA). Press and release the SEEK − button to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track. 07/06/12 17:11:52 31SEP640 0154  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-REPEAT − This feature, when activated, replays all files on the selected folder in the order they are compressed. To activate folder repeat, press the RPT button twice. You will see F-RPT in the display. The system continuously replays the current folder. To turn off folder repeat, press the RPT button for 2 seconds, or push it twice. REPEAT (TRACK/FILE REPEAT) − To continuously replay a track (files in MP3 or WMA mode), press and release the RPT button. You will see RPT in the display. Press and hold the RPT button for 2 seconds to turn it off. Each time you press and release the RPT button, the mode changes from file repeat to folder repeat, then to normal playing. DISC REPEAT − When you press the RPT button three times, D-RPT appears in the display, and the system continuously replays the current disc. To turn this feature off, press the RPT button or touch DISC RPT again. RANDOM (Random within a disc/folder) − This feature plays the tracks within a disc (the files within a folder in MP3 or WMA mode) in random order. To activate random play in CD-DA format, press and release the RDM button. In MP3 or WMA mode, press the RDM button to activate random play within a folder. You will see RDM in the display. To return to normal play, press the RDM button for 2 seconds, or push it twice. CONTINUED 149 2008 TL Features In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION − To select a different folder, turn the TUNE knob to move to the beginning of the next folder. Turn the knob to the right to skip to the next folder, and to the left to move to the beginning of the current folder. Turn it again to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. Turning the TUNE knob more than one click skips several folders at a time. 07/06/12 17:11:59 31SEP640 0155  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-RANDOM − This feature, when activated, plays all files in each folder in random order. To activate folder random, press the RDM button twice. You will see F-RDM in the display. The system will then select and play files randomly. This continues until you deactivate folder random by pressing the RDM button again, or by selecting a different folder with the TUNE knob. SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) − The scan function samples all tracks (files in MP3 or WMA) on the disc in the order they are recorded on the disc. To activate scan, press the SCAN button. In MP3 or WMA mode, press the SCAN button to select SCAN. You will see SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each track/file on the disc. Press the SCAN button again to get out of scan mode and play the last track/file sampled. In MP3 or WMA mode F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) − This feature, when activated, samples the first file of each folder on the disc. To activate folder scan, press the SCAN button twice. You will see F-SCAN in the display. The system plays the first file in the first folder for about 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the first files in the remaining folders for 10 seconds each. After playing the first file of the last folder, the system plays normally. To turn folder scan off, press either SEEK button, select a different folder with the TUNE knob, or press the SCAN button. 150 2008 TL To Stop Playing a Disc To take the system out of disc mode, press the AM/FM button, or insert a tape in the tape player. To return to disc mode, press the DISC/TAPE button. If you turn the system off while a disc is playing, either with the power/volume 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. 07/06/12 17:12:08 31SEP640 0156  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) If you do not remove the disc from the slot, the system reloads it after 10 seconds and puts the changer in pause mode. To begin playing the disc, press the DISC/TAPE button. To remove a different disc from the changer, first select it by pressing the corresponding number on the preset button. When that disc begins playing, press the eject button. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 177 . When you press the eject button while listening to the radio, or with the audio system turned off, the disc that was last selected is ejected. After that disc is ejected, pressing the eject button again will eject the next disc in numerical order. By doing this six times, you can remove all the discs from the changer. Features Removing Discs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press the eject button. You will see ‘‘EJECT’’ in the display. When you remove the disc from the slot, the system automatically begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position. If you do not load another disc within 10 seconds, the system selects the previous mode (AM, FM1, FM2, tape, or XM Radio). You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off: To eject one disc, press and release the eject button. To eject all discs, press and hold the eject button until the system beeps. 151 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:12:14 31SEP640 0157  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Playing a Tape The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Make sure the open side of the tape is facing right, then insert the tape most of the way into the slot. The system will pull the tape in the rest of the way and begin to play it. The tape direction indicator in the display comes on to show you which side of the tape is playing. The ▲ indicates the side you inserted upward is now playing. If you want to play the other side, press the PLAY/ PROG (preset 2) button. When the player reaches the end of the tape, it will automatically reverse direction and play the other side. AM/FM BUTTON DISC/TAPE BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB EJECT BUTTON REWIND BUTTON PLAY/PROGRAM BUTTON 152 2008 TL DOLBY BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON 07/06/12 17:12:22 31SEP640 0158  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) To Stop Playing a Tape To remove the tape, press the eject button. If you want to turn the player off, press the power/volume knob or turn off the ignition. The tape will remain in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the tape will begin playing where it left off. * To switch to the AM/FM radio, XM Radio, or disc changer while a tape is playing, press the AM/FM button, XM button, or DISC/TAPE button. To change back to the tape player, press the DISC/TAPE button. Dolby noise reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. ‘‘DOLBY’’ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Tape Search Functions FF/REW − To rewind the tape, push the (preset 1) button. You will see REW in the display. To fast forward the tape, push the (preset 3) button. You will see FF displayed. Press the , , or PLAY/PROG button to take the system out of rewind or fast forward. SKIP − Press the SEEK − button to find the beginning of the current song or passage. Press the SEEK + button to find the beginning of the next song or passage. When the system reaches the beginning of a song or passage, it begins to play it. REPEAT − Press the RPT button to continuously play a song or passage. You will see RPT displayed. The track will repeat until you press the RPT button again. CONTINUED 153 2008 TL Features Dolby* noise reduction turns on when you insert a tape. The indicator will come on in the display. If the tape was not recorded in Dolby, turn it off by pressing the (preset 4) button. Dolby remains off until you press the button again. 07/06/12 17:12:28 31SEP640 0159  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) NOTE: The skip and repeat functions use silent periods on the tape to find the end of a song or passage. These features may not work if there is almost no gap between selections, a high noise level, or a silent period in the middle of a selection. Caring for the Player and Tapes The tape player picks up dirt and oxides from the tape. This contamination builds up over time and causes the sound quality to degrade. To prevent this, you should clean the player after every 30 hours of use. If you do not clean the tape player regularly, it may eventually become impossible to remove the contamination with a normal cleaning kit. Your dealer has a cleaning kit available. Use 100-minute or shorter tapes. Tapes longer than that may break or jam in the drive. 154 2008 TL If the tape is loose, tighten it by turning the hub with a pencil or your finger. If the label is peeling off, remove it or it could cause the tape to jam in the player. Never try to insert a warped or damaged tape in the player. Store tapes in their cases to protect them from dust and moisture. Never place tapes where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, high heat, or high humidity. If a tape is exposed to extreme heat or cold, let it reach a moderate temperature before inserting it into the player. Never try to insert foreign objects into the tape player. 07/06/12 17:12:34 31SEP640 0160  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Features Voice Control System In addition to the standard audio controls, the audio system in your vehicle can be operated using the voice control system. See the navigation section in your Quick Start Guide for an overview of this system, and the Navigation System Manual for complete details. AUTO SELECT BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS TUNE/SOUND KNOB PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS 155 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:12:42 31SEP640 0161  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Playing the AM/FM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the power/volume knob or the AM/FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the power/volume knob. You can also operate the audio system using the control icons on the audio screen. The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are displayed. To change bands, press the AM/FM button. On the FM band, STEREO will be displayed on the audio screen if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction in AM is not available. Selecting a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset buttons, and auto select. TUNE − Use the TUNE knob to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Turn the knob to the right to tune to a higher frequency, and turn it to the left to tune to a lower frequency. 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 − SEEK button, then release it. 156 2008 TL 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 in the display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal. When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will 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. 07/06/12 17:12:51 31SEP640 0162  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Preset − Each preset button can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. 2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune the radio to a desired station. 3. Pick a preset button, 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. Press the A. SEL button. You will see A. SEL flashing in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM, and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons. If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described. To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL button. This restores the presets you originally set. For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 180 . You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. Each preset button’s frequency is shown on the bottom of the audio display. 157 2008 TL Features 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two frequencies with each preset button. 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. 07/06/12 17:13:00 31SEP640 0163  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Adjusting the Sound Bass, treble, left/right balance, and front/rear fader are each adjustable. In addition, you can adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and the subwoofer speakers. To adjust them, enter the sound grid by touching the SOUND icon on the display or pressing the TUNE/ SOUND knob. Treble/Bass − To adjust the treble and bass, touch − or + icon on each side of the treble or bass adjustment bar, or turn the TUNE/SOUND knob. Balance − Adjusts the side-to-side strength of the sound. To adjust the left/right balance, touch the L or R icon. Fader − Adjusts the front-to-back strength of the sound. To adjust the front/rear fader, touch the FR or RR icon. Center/Subwoofer − To adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center or subwoofer speaker, touch the − or + icon on each side of the center or subwoofer adjustment bar. 158 2008 TL SVC (speed-sensitive volume compensation) − 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. Touch the appropriate icon (Low, Mid, Hi, Off) to select the mode. Dolby PL (ProLogic) II* − Dolby PL (ProLogic) II signal processing creates multi-channel surround sound from the audio signal recorded with two channel stereo sources. Dolby ProLogic II can only activate when using the CD (CD-DA, MP3/WMA), XM radio, and AUX audio modes. When it activates, ‘‘DPL2’’ is shown on the upper display. To turn this feature on or off, touch the On or Off icon. * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. ‘‘Dolby’’, ‘‘ProLogic’’, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 07/06/12 17:13:07 31SEP640 0164  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Playing the XM Satellite Radio Your audio system is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio anywhere in the United States, except Hawaii and Alaska. XM Satellite Radio is also available on Canadian models. XM 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, XM radio allows you to view channel and category selections in the display. Features SCAN ICON XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio, Inc. AUDIO BUTTON MODE ICON XM RADIO BUTTON DIS/MODE BUTTON SCAN BUTTON CATEGORY BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB TUNE KNOB PRESET BUTTONS 159 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:13:14 31SEP640 0165  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Operating the XM Radio To listen to XM radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system, and press the XM button. Adjust the volume by turning the knob. The last channel you listened to will show in the display. MODE − To switch between the channel mode and the category mode, press and hold the DISP/ MODE button until the mode changes, or touch the MODE icon on the audio display. In the channel mode, you can select all of the available channels. In the category mode, such as Jazz, Rock, Classical, etc., you can select all of the channels within that category. Each time you press and release the DISP/MODE button, the display changes in the following sequence: channel name, channel number, category, artist name, and music title. 160 2008 TL You may experience periods when XM Radio does not transmit the artist’s name and song title information. If this happens, there is nothing wrong with your system. TUNE − Turn the TUNE knob left or right to select channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. − or ○ + ) − In any CATEGORY (○ mode, press either button to select another category. 07/06/12 17:13:22 31SEP640 0166  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Preset − You can store up to 12 preset channels using the six preset buttons or preset icons. Each button stores one channel from the XM1 band and one channel from the XM2 band. To store a channel: 1. Press the XM button. Either XM1 or XM2 will show in the display. 2. Use the TUNE knob, the CATEGORY buttons, or the SCAN buttons to tune to a desired channel. 3. Pick the preset button (icon) you want for that channel. Press and hold the button (icon) until you hear a beep. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. 5. Press the XM button again. The other XM band will show. Store the next six channels using steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, simply press and release the proper preset button (icon) to tune to it. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. 161 2008 TL Features SCAN − The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel mode. In the category mode, only the stations within that category are scanned. To activate scan, press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon on the audio display. The system plays each channel in numerical order for 10 seconds. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the SCAN button or touch the icon again. 07/06/12 17:13:29 31SEP640 0167  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘LOADING’’ − XM is loading the audio or program information. ‘‘OFF AIR’’ − The channel currently selected is no longer broadcasting. ‘‘UPDATING’’ − The encryption code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is fully updated. Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally. ‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ − The signal is currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon. ‘‘ - - - - ’’ − The selected channel number does not exist or is not part of your subscription. ‘‘NO INFO’’ − The selected channel has no artist or title information at this time. ‘‘ANTENNA’’ − There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. 162 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:13:34 31SEP640 0168  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Signal may be blocked by mountains or large obstacles to the south. 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. Signal weaker in these areas. SATELLITE GROUND REPEATER CONTINUED 163 2008 TL Features Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. Carrying large items on a roof rack can also block the signal. 07/06/12 17:13:44 31SEP640 0169  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these conditions: Driving on the north side of an east/west mountain road. Driving on the north side of a large commercial truck on an east/west road. Driving in tunnels. Driving on a road beside a vertical wall, steep cliff, or hill to the south of you. Driving on the lower level of a multi-tiered road. Driving on a single lane road alongside dense trees taller than 50 ft. (15 m) to the south of you. There may be other geographic situations that could affect XM 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. Receiving XM Satellite Radio Service If your XM Satellite 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 ON (II) position, push the power/volume knob to turn on the audio system and press the 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. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and your credit card number. To get your 164 2008 TL 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 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, you should be able to listen to XM radio broadcasts. XM Radio will continue to send an activation signal to your vehicle for at least 12 hours from the activation request. If the service has not been activated after 36 hours, contact XM Radio. 07/06/12 17:13:51 31SEP640 0170  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Operating the Disc Changer Features DISC SLOT AM/FM BUTTON DISC/TAPE BUTTON DISP BUTTON LOAD BUTTON EJECT BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB SEEK BUTTONS SCAN BUTTON DISC + BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON DISC − BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON CONTINUED 165 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:14:01 31SEP640 0171  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Your vehicle’s audio system has an in-dash disc changer that holds up to six discs. You operate this disc changer with the same controls used for the radio. To operate the disc changer, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. This audio system can also play CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in MP3 or WMA formats. When playing a disc in MP3, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ in the display. In WMA format, ‘‘WMA’’ will appear in the display. You can select up to 255 folders or tracks. The disc changer can play these disc formats: CD CD-R DVD-A DTSTM MP3/WMA 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. ‘‘DTS’’ and ‘‘DTS Digital Surround’’ are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. Do not use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. The specifications of the compatible MP3 file 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/ 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/144/ 160 kbps (MPEG2) 166 2008 TL −Compatible with variable bit rate and multi-session. −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers The specifications of the compatible WMA file 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 07/06/12 17:14:12 31SEP640 0172  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) 2. Insert a disc into the slot. Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. 3. When ‘‘DISC LOAD’’ appears in the display, insert the next disc into the slot. 4. Repeat this until all six positions are loaded. The system will then begin playing the last disc loaded. If you stop loading discs before all six positions are filled, the system will wait for 15 seconds, stop the load operation, and begin playing the last disc loaded. To load a single disc: 1. Press and release the LOAD button. 2. The disc number for an empty position is highlighted and the green load indicator comes on. When you see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the display, insert the disc into the slot. Insert it only about halfway; the drive will pull it in the rest of the way. Playing a Disc Select the disc changer by pressing the DISC/TAPE button. The system will begin playing the last selected disc in the disc changer. You will see the disc and track numbers displayed. To select a different disc when all six positions are loaded, press the corresponding number on the preset buttons. You can also select a disc by touching the appropriate disc icon (1−6). 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. 167 2008 TL Features Loading Discs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and hold the LOAD button until you hear a beep and see ‘‘LOAD’’ in the display, then release the button. 07/06/12 17:14:21 31SEP640 0173  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP button, the display shows you the text data on a disc, if the disc was recorded with text data. You can see the album, artist, and track name in the display. If a disc is recorded in MP3 or WMA, you can see the folder and file name, and the album, artist, and track tag. With the folder name, you will see the FOLDER indicator in the display. The TRACK indicator is shown with the file or track name. The display shows up to about 16 characters of selected text data (the folder name, file name, etc.). If the text data has more than 16 characters, you will see the first 15 characters and the > indicator in the display. Press and hold the DISP button until the next 16 characters are shown. You will also see some text data under these conditions: When a new folder, file, or track is selected. When you change the audio mode to play a disc with text data or in MP3 or WMA. When you insert a disc, and the system begins to play. When playing a CD-DA with text data, the album and track name are shown in the display. With a disc in MP3 or WMA, the display shows the folder and file name. 168 2008 TL To Change or Select Tracks/Files Use the SEEK + or SEEK − button while a disc is playing to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3/WMA mode). SEEK − Each time you press and release the SEEK + button, the player skips forward to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3 or WMA). Press and release the SEEK − button to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track. 07/06/12 17:14:29 31SEP640 0174  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-REPEAT − This feature, when activated, replays all files on the selected folder in the order they are compressed. To activate folder repeat, press the RPT button twice. You will see F-RPT in the display. The system continuously replays the current folder. To turn off folder repeat, press the RPT button for 2 seconds, or push it twice. REPEAT (TRACK/FILE REPEAT) − To continuously replay a track (files in MP3 or WMA mode), press and release the RPT button or touch the REPEAT icon on the audio screen. You will see RPT in the display. Press and hold the RPT button for 2 seconds to turn it off. Each time you press and release the RPT button, the mode changes from file repeat to folder repeat, then to normal playing. DISC REPEAT − When you press the RPT button three times, D-RPT appears in the display, and the system continuously replays the current disc. To turn this feature off, press the RPT button or touch DISC RPT again. RANDOM (Random within a disc/folder) − This feature plays the tracks within a disc (the files within a folder in MP3 or WMA mode) in random order. To activate random play in CD-DA format, press and release the RDM button. In MP3 or WMA mode, press the RDM button to activate random play within a folder. You will see RDM in the display. To return to normal play, press the RDM button for 2 seconds, or push it twice. CONTINUED 169 2008 TL Features In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION − To select a different folder, turn the TUNE knob to move to the beginning of the next folder. Turn the knob to the right to skip to the next folder, and to the left to move to the beginning of the current folder. Turn it again to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. Turning the TUNE knob more than one click skips several folders at a time. 07/06/12 17:14:35 31SEP640 0175  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-RANDOM − This feature, when activated, plays all files in each folder in random order. To activate folder random, press the RDM button twice. You will see F-RDM in the display. The system will then select and play files randomly. This continues until you deactivate folder random by pressing the RDM button again, or by selecting a different folder with the TUNE knob. SCAN (TRACK/FILE SCAN) − The scan function samples all tracks (files in MP3 or WMA) on the disc in the order they are recorded on the disc. To activate scan, press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon on the audio screen. In MP3 or WMA mode, press the SCAN button repeatedly to select SCAN. You will see SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each track/ file on the disc. Press the SCAN button or touch the SCAN icon again to get out of scan mode and play the last track/file sampled. In MP3 or WMA mode F-SCAN (FOLDER SCAN) − This feature, when activated, samples the first file of each folder on the disc. To activate folder scan, press the SCAN button twice. You will see F-SCAN in the display. The system plays the first file in the first folder for about 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then play the first files in the remaining folders for 10 seconds each. After playing the first file of the last folder, the system plays normally. To turn folder scan off, press either SEEK button, select a different folder with the TUNE knob, or press the SCAN button. 170 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:14:43 31SEP640 0176  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) If the disc was not recorded with text data, only the track number is shown. Using a Track List FOLDER ICON TRACK FILE ICON FOLDER NUMBER RETURN ICON You can also select a track/file directly from a track list on the audio display. Touch the TRACK LIST icon. The track list menu appears on the audio display. Select the desired track/file by touching the icon on the display. The selected icon will be highlighted in blue. The system begins to play the selected track/file. With a disc in MP3 or WMA, touch the folder icon on the upper left of the screen to move to the parent folder. The current folder is highlighted in blue. If you turn the system off while a disc is playing, either with the power/volume 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. When playing a CD recorded with text data, each track name is shown on the audio display. With a disc recorded in MP3 or WMA, the folder number and the location are also displayed. 171 2008 TL Features To scroll through the display, touch the ▲ or ▼ icon on the side of the display. To go back to the previous display, touch the Return icon on the display. To Stop Playing a Disc To take the system out of disc mode, press the AM/FM button, or insert a tape in the tape player. To return to disc mode, press the DISC/TAPE button. 07/06/12 17:14:50 31SEP640 0177  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Removing Discs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press the eject button. You will see ‘‘EJECT’’ in the display. When you remove the disc from the slot, the system automatically begins the load sequence so you can load another disc in that position. If you do not load another disc within 15 seconds, the system selects the previous mode (AM, FM1, FM2, tape, or XM Satellite Radio). If you do not remove the disc from the slot, the system will reload the disc after 15 seconds and put the disc changer in pause mode. To begin playing the disc, press the disc button. To remove a different disc from the changer, first select it by pressing the corresponding number on the preset button or touching the appropriate disc icon on the audio display. When that disc begins playing, press the eject button. When you press the eject button while listening to the radio, or with the audio system turned off, the disc that was last selected is ejected. After that disc is ejected, pressing the eject button again will eject the next disc in numerical order. By doing this six times, you can remove all the discs from the changer. You can also eject discs when the ignition switch is off: To eject one disc, press and release the eject button. To eject all discs, press and hold the eject button until the system beeps. 172 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:14:57 31SEP640 0178  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) The tape direction indicator in the display comes on to show you which side of the tape is playing. The indicates the side you inserted upward is now playing. If you want to play the other side, press the PLAY/ PROG (preset 2) button or touch the or icon. When the player reaches the end of the tape, it will automatically reverse direction and play the other side. Features Playing a Tape The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Make sure the open side of the tape is facing right, then insert the tape most of the way into the slot. The system will pull the tape in the rest of the way and begin to play it. AM/FM BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON DISC/TAPE BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS EJECT BUTTON PWR/VOL KNOB REWIND BUTTON PLAY/PROGRAM BUTTON DOLBY BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON CONTINUED 173 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:15:03 31SEP640 0179  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Dolby* noise reduction turns on when you insert a tape. The ‘‘NR’’ indicator will come on in the display. If the tape was not recorded in Dolby, turn it off by pressing the (preset 4) button or touch the NR icon. Dolby remains off until you press the button again. To Stop Playing a Tape To remove the tape, press the eject button. If you want to turn the player off, press the power/volume knob or turn off the ignition. The tape will remain in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the tape will begin playing where it left off. * To switch to the AM/FM radio, XM Radio, or disc changer while a tape is playing, press the AM/FM button, XM button, or DISC/TAPE button. To change back to the tape player, press the DISC/TAPE button. Dolby noise reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. ‘‘DOLBY’’ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. 174 2008 TL Tape Search Functions FF/REW − To rewind the tape, push the (preset 1) button or touch the REW on the audio screen. You will see REW in the display. To fast forward the tape, push the (preset 3) button or touch the FF icon. You will see FF displayed. Press the , , or PLAY/ PROG button or touch the REW, FF, or icon to take the system out of rewind or fast forward. SKIP − Press the SEEK − button to find the beginning of the current song or passage. Press the SEEK + button to find the beginning of the next song or passage. When the system reaches the beginning of a song or passage, it begins to play it. 07/06/12 17:15:11 31SEP640 0180  Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) REPEAT − Press the RPT button or touch the REPEAT icon on the audio display to continuously play a song or passage. You will see RPT displayed. The track will repeat until you press the button or touch the icon again. If you do not clean the tape player regularly, it may eventually become impossible to remove the contamination with a normal cleaning kit. Your dealer has a cleaning kit available. Use 100-minute or shorter tapes. Tapes longer than that may break or jam in the drive. If the tape is loose, tighten it by turning the hub with a pencil or your finger. If the label is peeling off, remove it or it could cause the tape to jam in the player. Never try to insert a warped or damaged tape in the player. Store tapes in their cases to protect them from dust and moisture. Never place tapes where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, high heat, or high humidity. If a tape is exposed to extreme heat or cold, let it reach a moderate temperature before inserting it into the player. Never try to insert foreign objects into the tape player. 175 2008 TL Features NOTE: The skip and repeat functions use silent periods on the tape to find the end of a song or passage. These features may not work if there is almost no gap between selections, a high noise level, or a silent period in the middle of a selection. Caring for the Player and Tapes The tape player picks up dirt and oxides from the tape. This contamination builds up over time and causes the sound quality to degrade. To prevent this, you should clean the player after every 30 hours of use. 07/06/12 17:15:19 31SEP640 0181  Main Menu Table Of Contents Disc Changer Error Messages The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. 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. If there is still a problem, the error message will appear again. Press the eject button, and pull out the disc. For the additional information on damaged discs, see page 177 . Message Cause FOCUS error. No CD in the changer. Mechanical error. High temperature. 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. 176 2008 TL Solution Press the disc eject button and remove the disc(s). Check for an error indication. Insert the disc(s) again. If the code does not disappear or the disc(s) cannot be removed, consult your dealer. Insert a disc or discs. Press the disc eject button and remove the disc(s). Check for an error indication. Insert the disc(s) again. If the code does not disappear or the disc(s) cannot be remove, consult your dealer. Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. 07/06/12 17:15:29 31SEP640 0182  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs General Information When using CD-R discs, use only high quality discs labeled for audio use. Play only standard round discs. Odd-shaped discs may jam in the drive or cause other problems. Handle your discs properly to prevent damage and skipping. Do not use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. To clean a disc, use a clean soft cloth. Wipe across the disc from the center to the outside edge. A new disc may be rough on the inner and outer edges. The small plastic pieces causing this roughness can flake off and fall on the recording surface of the disc, causing skipping or other problems. Remove these pieces by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a pencil or pen. Features When recording a CD-R, the recording must be closed for it to be used by the disc changer. Protecting Discs When a disc is not being played, store it in its case to protect it from dust and other contamination. To prevent warpage, keep discs out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. Handle a disc by its edges; never touch either surface. Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the disc. These, along with contamination from finger prints, liquids, and felttip pens, can cause the disc to not play properly, or possibly jam in the drive. Never try to insert foreign objects in the disc changer. 177 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:15:39 31SEP640 0183  Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Your Discs Additional Information of 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 178 2008 TL Burrs With Plastic Ring 07/06/12 17:15:49 31SEP640 0184  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 179 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:15:58 31SEP640 0185  Main Menu Table Of Contents AM/FM Radio Reception Radio Frequencies Your vehicle’s radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequencies: AM band: 530 to 1,710 kHz FM band: 87.7 to 107.9 MHz 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.’’ Radio Reception How well your vehicle’s radio receives stations is dependent on many factors, such as the distance from the station’s transmitter, nearby large objects, and atmospheric conditions. 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. 180 2008 TL 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. 07/06/12 17:16:03 31SEP640 0186  Main Menu Table Of Contents AM/FM 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. Features 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 can cause temporary reception problems. 181 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:16:08 31SEP640 0187  Main Menu Table Of Contents Auxiliary Input Jack The auxiliary input jack is underneath the accessory power socket in the console compartment. The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories using a 1/8 inch stereo miniplug. When a compatible audio unit is connected to the jack, press the AUX button to select it. 182 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:16:16 31SEP640 0188  Main Menu Table Of Contents Remote Audio Controls MODE BUTTON CH BUTTON Three controls for the audio system are mounted in the steering wheel hub. These let you control basic functions without removing your hand from the wheel. The MODE button changes the mode. Pressing the button repeatedly selects FM1, FM2, AM, XM Radio (U.S. models), a disc (if a disc is loaded), or a tape (if a tape is loaded). If you are listening to the radio, use the CH button to change stations. Each time you press the top (+) of the button, the system goes to the next preset station on the band you are listening to. Press the bottom (−) to go back to the previous station. To activate the seek function, press and hold the top (+) or bottom (−) of the CH button until you hear a beep. The system searches up or down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. If you are playing a disc, the system skips to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3 or WMA format) each time you press the top (+) of the CH button. Press the bottom (−) to return to the beginning of the current track or file. Press it twice to return to the previous track or file. You will see the track/file number and the elapsed time. If the disc has text data or is compressed in MP3 or WMA, you can also see any other information (track title, file name, folder name, etc.). CONTINUED 183 2008 TL Features VOL BUTTON The VOL button adjusts the volume up (▲) or down (▼). Press the top or bottom of the button, hold it until the desired volume is reached, then release it. 07/06/12 17:16:22 31SEP640 0189  Main Menu Table Of Contents Radio Theft Protection Your vehicle’s audio system may disable itself if it is disconnected from electrical power for any reason. To make it work again, you must enter a specific five-digit code with the preset buttons. Because there are hundreds of number combinations possible from the five digits, making the system work without knowing the exact code is nearly impossible. If your vehicle’s battery is disconnected or goes dead, the audio system will disable itself. If this happens, you will see ‘‘CODE’’ in the frequency display the next time you turn on the system. Use the preset buttons to enter the five-digit code. The code is on the radio code card included in your owner’s manual kit. When it is entered correctly, the radio will start playing. You should have received a card that lists your audio system code number and serial number. It is best to store this card in a safe place at home. In addition, you should write the audio system’s serial number in this owner’s manual. If you make a mistake entering the code, do not start over; complete the five-digit sequence, then enter the correct code. You have 10 tries to enter the correct code. If you are unsuccessful in 10 attempts, you must then leave the system on for 1 hour before trying again. If you lose the card, you must obtain the code number from your dealer. To do this, you will need the audio system’s serial number. If the code card is lost, your dealer can access your code with your radio’s serial number. To access the serial number, turn the radio on. It must display ‘‘CODE’’, then turn the 184 2008 TL radio off. Push the preset 1, preset 6, and power buttons at the same time, then quickly release. The serial number will appear. 07/06/12 17:16:28 31SEP640 0190  Main Menu Table Of Contents Security System The security system automatically sets 15 seconds after you lock the doors, hood, and trunk. For the system to activate, you must lock the doors from the outside with the key, driver’s lock tab, master door lock switch, or remote transmitter. The security system indicator next to the driver’s door lock starts blinking immediately to show you the system is setting itself. SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR Once the security system is set, opening any door (without using the key or the remote transmitter), the hood, or the trunk will cause the system to alarm. It also alarms if the audio unit is removed from the dashboard or the wiring is cut. With the system set, you can still open the trunk with the remote transmitter without triggering the alarm. The alarm will sound if the trunk is opened with the trunk release button on the driver’s door, the trunk release handle behind the trunk pass-through cover, or the emergency trunk opener. The security system will not set if the hood, trunk, or any door is not fully closed. If the system will not set, check the door and trunk open monitor on the multi-information display (see page 68 ) to see if the doors and trunk are fully closed. Since it is not part of the monitor display, manually check the hood. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. 185 2008 TL Features The security system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and a combination of headlights, parking lights, side marker lights and taillights flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle or remove the radio. This alarm continues for 2 minutes, then the system resets. To reset an alarming system before the 2 minutes have elapsed, unlock the driver’s door with the key or use the remote transmitter. 07/06/12 17:16:37 31SEP640 0191  Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways. It is not recommended for city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather. Improper use of the cruise control can lead to a crash. Use the cruise control only when traveling on open highways in good weather. Using the Cruise Control CRUISE BUTTON CANCEL BUTTON SET/DECEL BUTTON RES/ACCEL BUTTON 1. Push in the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE MAIN indicator on the instrument panel will come on. The cruise control system can be left on, even when it is not in use. 2. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 186 2008 TL 3. Press and release the SET/ DECEL button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel comes on to show the system is now activated. Cruise control may not hold the set speed when you are going up and down hills. If your vehicle speed increases going down a hill, use the brakes to slow down. This will cancel the cruise control. To resume the set speed, press the RES/ACCEL button. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel will come back on. When climbing a steep hill, the automatic transmission may downshift to hold the set speed. 07/06/12 17:16:44 31SEP640 0192  Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Changing the Set Speed You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways: Push on the accelerator pedal. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed, then press the SET/ DECEL button. To increase the speed in very small amounts, tap the RES/ ACCEL button. Each time you do this, your vehicle speeds up about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). Press and hold the SET/DECEL button. Release the button when you reach the desired speed. To slow down in very small amounts, tap the SET/DECEL button. Each time you do this, your vehicle will slow down about 1 mph (1.6 km/h). Even with cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing. After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The vehicle will return to the set cruising speed. Resting your foot on the brake or clutch pedal causes cruise control to cancel. Tap the brake or clutch pedal lightly with your foot. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel goes out. When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the SET/ DECEL button. 187 2008 TL Features Press and hold the RES/ACCEL button. When you reach the desired cruising speed, release the button. You can decrease the set cruising speed in any of these ways: 07/06/12 17:16:52 31SEP640 0193  Main Menu Table Of Contents Cruise Control Cancelling Cruise Control CRUISE BUTTON Resuming the Set Speed When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the system remembers the previously set cruising speed. To return to that speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h) and then press and release the RES/ACCEL button. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on, and the vehicle accelerates to the same cruising speed as before. CANCEL BUTTON You can cancel cruise control in any of these ways: Tap the brake or clutch pedal. Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. 188 2008 TL Pressing the CRUISE button turns the system completely off and erases the previous cruising speed. 07/06/12 17:17:02 31SEP640 0194  Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver The HomeLink Universal Transceiver built into your vehicle can be programmed to operate up to three remote controlled devices around your home, such as garage doors, lighting, or home security systems. If your garage door was manufactured before April 1, 1982, you may not be able to program HomeLink to operate it. These units do not have safety features that cause the motor to stop and reverse it if an obstacle is detected during closing, increasing the risk of injury. Do not use HomeLink with any Units manufactured between April 1, 1982 and January 1, 1993 may be equipped with safety stop and reverse features. If your unit does not have an external entrapment protection system, an easy test to confirm the function and performance of the safety stop and reverse feature is to lay a 2 × 4 under the closing door. The door should stop and reverse upon contacting the piece of wood. As an additional safety feature, garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required to have external entrapment protection systems, such as an electronic eye, which detect an object obstructing the door. Important Safety Precautions Refer to the safety information that came with your garage door opener to test that the safety features are functioning properly. If you do not have this information, contact the manufacturer of the equipment. Before programming HomeLink to a garage door or gate opener, make sure that people and objects are out of the way of the device to prevent potential injury or damage. When programming a garage door opener, park just outside the garage. Training HomeLink Before you begin − If you just received your vehicle and have not trained any of the buttons in HomeLink before, you should erase any previously learned codes before training the first button. To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons on the HomeLink transceiver for about 20 seconds, until the red indicator flashes. Release the buttons, then proceed to step 1. CONTINUED 189 2008 TL Features General Safety Information Before programming your HomeLink to operate a garage door opener, confirm that the opener has an external entrapment protection system, such as an ‘‘electronic eye,’’ or other safety and reverse stop features. garage door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features. 07/06/12 17:17:17 31SEP640 0195  Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1. 4 190 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:17:22 31SEP640 0196  Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc. Features 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. 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. 191 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:17:33 31SEP640 0197  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Your vehicle is equipped with the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL). HFL uses Bluetooth technology as a wireless link between it and your Bluetooth compatible cell phone. When you are in your vehicle and your phone is linked to the HFL, you’ll enjoy safe, hands-free phone use. The HFL is available in English on U.S. models, and in both English and French on Canadian models. To change the language, see page 216 . Here are the main features of the HFL. Instructions for using the HFL begin on page 195 . Voice Control HFL recognizes simple voice commands, such as phone numbers and names. It uses these commands to automatically dial, receive, and store numbers. For more information on voice control, see Using Voice Control on page 195 . Bluetooth Wireless Technology Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Bluetooth is the wireless technology that links your phone to the HFL. The HFL uses a Class 2 Bluetooth, which means the maximum range between your phone and vehicle is 30 feet (10 meters). To use the HFL, your phone must have approved Bluetooth capability along with the Hands Free Profile. This type of phone is available through many phone makers and cellular carriers. You can also find an approved phone by visiting www.acura.com/handsfreelink, or by calling the Hands Free Link consumer support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca or call (888) 9-ACURA-9. Incoming/Outgoing Calls With a linked phone, the HFL allows you to send and receive calls in your vehicle without holding the phone. 192 2008 TL Phonebook The HFL can store up to 50 names and phone numbers in its phonebook. With a linked phone, you can then automatically dial any name or number in the phonebook. On vehicles with navigation system Your vehicle’s HFL system has the cellular phonebook import function. This allows you to import your cellular phonebook to the HFL. Using the navigation system, you can make a call directly and store a desired number in the HFL from the list shown on the navigation display. For more information on how to import the phonebook or to make a call, see page 202 . On all models You can also store the desired number to the HFL directly from your cellular phone using the receive contact function in the HFL. 07/06/12 17:17:42 31SEP640 0198  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Microphone The HFL microphone is on the ceiling, between the front map lights and the HomeLink buttons. On models with navigation system, the microphone is shared with the navigation system. HFL TALK BUTTON HFL BACK BUTTON VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS The HFL buttons are used as follows: HFL Talk: This button is used before you give a command, to answer incoming calls, and to confirm system information. Press and release the button, then wait for a beep before giving a command. HFL Back: This button is used to end a call, go back to the previous voice control command, and to cancel an operation. To operate the HFL, use the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. 193 2008 TL Features Audio System When the HFL is in use, the sound comes through the vehicle’s front audio system speakers. If the audio system is in use while operating either of the HFL buttons or making a call, the HFL over-rides the audio system. To change the volume level, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. HFL Buttons 07/06/12 17:17:50 31SEP640 0199  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Multi-Information Display SIGNAL STRENGTH HFL MODE BATTERY LEVEL STATUS Signal Strength* − Indicates the network signal strength of the current phone. Five bars equals full strength. ROAM Status* − Indicates your phone is roaming. Battery Level Status* − Indicates the power currently remaining in your phone’s battery. Five bars equals full battery strength. ROAM STATUS PHONE DIALING When you are operating the HFL, or when you manually select HFL on the multi-information display, you will see this information on the screen: HFL Mode − Indicates when you are dialing and receiving calls. 194 2008 TL Phone Dialing − Indicates the number you entered or the number of the incoming call. * : Some phones do not send this information to the HFL. 07/06/12 17:18:00 31SEP640 0200  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink How to Use the HFL The HFL is operated by the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. The next few pages provide instructions for all basic features of the HFL. To enter a command, press and release the Talk button. Then, after the beep, say your command in a clear, natural tone. Close the windows and the moonroof. Lower the A/C fan speed during voice recognition operation. Adjust the airflow from both the dashboard and side vents so they do not blow against the microphone on the ceiling. After pressing the Talk button, wait for the beep, then give a voice command. Give a voice command in a clear natural speaking voice without pausing between words or numbers. If the system cannot recognize your command because of the background noise, speak louder. If the microphone picks up voices other than yours, the system may not interpret your voice commands correctly. If the HFL does not recognize a command, its response is, ‘‘Pardon.’’ If it doesn’t recognize the command a second time, its response is, ‘‘Please repeat.’’ If it doesn’t recognize the command a third time, it plays the Help prompt. CONTINUED 195 2008 TL Features NOTE: All phones may not operate identically, and some may cause inconsistent operation of the HFL. Using Voice Control Here are some guidelines for using voice control: 07/06/12 17:18:07 31SEP640 0201  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To hear a list of available options at any time, press the TALK button, wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Hands free link help.’’ Many commands can be spoken together. For example, you can say, ‘‘Dial 123-456-7891.’’ To enter a string of numbers in a Call or Dial command, you can say them all at once, or you can separate them in blocks of 3, 4, 7, 10, and 11. To skip a voice prompt, press the Talk button while the HFL is speaking. The HFL will then begin listening for your next command. To go back one step in a command process, say, ‘‘Go back,’’ or press the Back button. If nothing is said while the HFL is listening for a command, the HFL will time out and stop its voice recognition. The next time you press the Talk button, the HFL begins listening from the point at which it timed out. To end a command sequence at any time, press and hold the Back button, or press and release the Talk button, wait for the beep, and say, ‘‘Cancel.’’ The next time you press the Talk button, the HFL begins from its main menu. 196 2008 TL When you finish a command sequence, the HFL goes back to its main menu. For example, when you store the name, ‘‘Eric,’’ the HFL response is, ‘‘Eric has been stored.’’ The next time you press the Talk button, you will be at the main menu. 07/06/12 17:18:15 31SEP640 0202  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Setting Up the System The voice of the HFL can be set to male or female (U.S. models only). Also, the incoming notification can be set to a ring tone, a prompt, or no notification. 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like male or female prompts?’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. If you say ‘‘Yes’’ after the beep, the HFL response is, ‘‘Would you like the notification to be a ring tone or prompt?’’ If you say ‘‘No’’ after the beep, the HFL returns to its main menu. Saying ‘‘No’’ will result in no ring tone or prompt playback during an incoming call. The audio system will still mute, and a message will be displayed. 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Ring tone’’ or ‘‘Prompt.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘A ring tone will be used’’ or ‘‘An incoming call prompt will be used.’’ If you choose ‘‘Ring tone,’’ you will hear a ring tone through the audio speakers to announce an incoming call. If you choose ‘‘Prompt,’’ you will hear this message to announce an incoming call: ‘‘You have an incoming call.’’ 6. The HFL response continues ‘‘A security option is available to lock the HFL. Each time the vehicle is turned on, a passcode would be required to use this system. Would you like this security option turned on?’’ If you say ‘‘Yes,’’ you can set your passcode. Refer to the setting procedure on the next page. 197 2008 TL Features To set up the system, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘System.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘System options are setup and clear.’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Male’’ or ‘‘Female,’’ depending on the system voice you want. The HFL response is, ‘‘Male (Female) prompts have been selected. Would you like an audible notification of an incoming call?’’ 07/06/12 17:18:27 31SEP640 0203  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Setting Your Passcode The HFL will accept a numeric, fourdigit passcode that you can use for security purposes. To set your passcode, do this: 1. Follow the system setup procedure as described previously. 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ 3. The HFL response is ‘‘What is the four-digit number you would like to set as your passcode?’’ 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Security is on. Each time the vehicle is turned on, the passcode will be required to use the system. The system setup is complete. Returning to the main menu.’’ 6. Press and release the Talk button. If you say ‘‘No.’’ after the beep, the HFL response is ‘‘Security will not be used. The system setup is complete.’’ cycle. If the passcode is set, its response is ‘‘The system is locked. What is the four-digit passcode?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say your four-digit passcode. For example, say ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4.’’ 3. If the passcode is correct, the HFL response is ‘‘Main menu.’’ If the passcode is not correct, the HFL response is ‘‘1,2,3,4 is incorrect. Please try again.’’ Go back to the step 2. To enter your passcode, do this; 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the four-digit passcode you want to use. For example, say ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4. Is this correct?’’ Once a passcode is set, you can lock the HFL so it only operates after the passcode is entered. 1. The HFL will prompt you for your passcode each time the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position and you press the Talk button. You will only be asked for the passcode once per ignition 198 2008 TL If you forget your passcode and you cannot activate the HFL, consult your dealer to cancel the passcode. 07/06/12 17:18:38 31SEP640 0204  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Pairing Your Phone Your Bluetooth compatible phone with HandsFree Profile must be paired to the HFL before you can make and receive hands-free calls. 1. With your phone on and the ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Pair.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘The pairing process requires operation of your mobile phone. For safety, only perform this function while the vehicle is stopped. State a fourdigit code for pairing. Note this code. It will be requested by the phone.’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the four-digit code you want to use. For example, say ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘1, 2, 3, 4. Is this correct?’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Searching for a Bluetooth phone.’’ NOTE: Steps 5 and 6 show a common way to get your phone into its Discovery mode. If these steps do not work on your phone, refer to the phone’s operating manual. 5. Follow the prompts on your phone to get it into its Discovery mode. The phone will search for the HFL. When it comes up, select HandsFreeLink from the list of options displayed on your phone. CONTINUED 199 2008 TL Features NOTE: HFL does not allow you to pair your phone if the vehicle is moving. For pairing, your phone must be in its Discovery mode. Up to six phones can be paired to the HFL. The following procedure works for most phones. If you cannot pair your phone to the HFL with this procedure, refer to your phone’s operating manual, visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink, call the Hands Free Link consumer support at (888) 528-7876, or call your phone retailer. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca or call (888) 9ACURA-9. During the pairing process, turn off any previously paired phones before pairing a new phone. 07/06/12 17:18:49 31SEP640 0205  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 6. When asked by the phone, enter the four-digit code from step 3 into your phone. The HFL response is ‘‘A new phone has been found. What would you like to name this phone?’’ 7. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you want to use. For example, say ‘‘Eric’s phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Eric’s phone has been successfully paired. Returning to the main menu.’’ 8. If you want to pair another phone, repeat steps 1 through 7. Once the pairing process is completed, AcuraLink may display a connection confirmation screen. This screen is used to create a data connection between your cell phone and the AcuraLink system. You can choose to set up the data connection now, or do it later. If you want to do it now, exit the HFL menu by pressing the HFL Back button one or more times. To rename a paired phone, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Edit.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Which phone would you like to edit?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name of the phone you want to rename. For example, say ‘‘Eric’s phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the new name for Eric’s phone?’’ 200 2008 TL 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the new name of the phone. For example, say ‘‘Lisa’s phone.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ To delete a paired phone, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Delete.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Which phone would you like to delete?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name of the phone you want to delete. For example say ‘‘Eric’s phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to delete Eric’s phone?’’ 07/06/12 17:18:57 31SEP640 0206  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to delete Eric’s phone.’’ Say ‘‘OK’’ to continue. Otherwise, say ‘‘Go back,’’ or ‘‘Cancel.’’ To list all paired phones, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ To find out the status of the phone being used, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phone setup.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phone setup options are status, pair, edit, delete, and list.’’ To change from the currently linked phone to another paired phone, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Next phone.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Searching for the next phone.’’ The HFL then disconnects the linked phone and searches for another paired phone. If no other phones are found, the first phone remains linked. 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Status.’’ An example of the HFL response is, ‘‘Eric’s phone is linked. Battery strength is three bars. Signal strength is five bars, and the phone is roaming. Returning to the main menu.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘List.’’ The HFL responds by listing the name of each paired phone. When all 201 2008 TL Features 5. Press and release the Talk button. If you say ‘‘OK’’ after the beep, the HFL response is ‘‘The phone has been deleted. Returning to the main menu.’’ If you say ‘‘Go back,’’ or ‘‘Cancel,’’ the phone will not be deleted. phones paired to the system have been read, the HFL response is ‘‘The entire list has been read. Returning to the main menu.’’ 07/06/12 19:43:06 31SEP640 0207  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Making a Call You can make calls using any phone number, or by using a name in the HFL phonebook. You can also redial the last number called. During a call, the HFL allows you to talk up to 30 minutes after you remove the key from the ignition switch. Continuing a call without running the engine may discharge and weaken the vehicle’s battery. To make a call using a phone number, do this: 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the number you want to call. For example, say ‘‘123 456 7891.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘123 456 7891. Say call, dial, or continue to add numbers.’’ On vehicles with navigation system You can also make a call directly from the list shown on the navigation display. For more information on how to make a call, see page 207 . 1. With your phone on and the ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name or number would you like to call/ dial?’’ 202 2008 TL 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling’’ or ‘‘Dialing.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. 4. To end the call, press the Back button. 07/06/12 17:19:16 31SEP640 0208  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To make a call using a name in the HFL phonebook, do this: 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you want to call. For example, say ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to call Eric?’’ To redial the last number called by the phone, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Redial.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Redialing.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. Sending Numbers or Names During a Call The HFL allows you to send numbers or names during a call. This is useful when you call a menudriven phone system. You can also program account numbers into the HFL phonebook for easy retrieval during menu-driven calls. To send a number during a call, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name or number would you like to send?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the number you want to send. For example, say ‘‘1, 2, 3.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘1, 2, 3. Say send, or continue to add numbers.’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling’’ or ‘‘Dialing.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume controls. NOTE: To send a pound (#), say ‘‘pound.’’ To send a star (*), say ‘‘star.’’ CONTINUED 203 2008 TL Features 1. With your phone on and the ignition in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Call’’ or ‘‘Dial.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name or number would you like to call/ dial?’’ 4. To end the call, press the Back button. 07/06/12 17:19:26 31SEP640 0209  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The dial tones will be sent, and the call will continue. To send a name during a call, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Send.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name or number would you like to send?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you want to send. For example, say ‘‘Account number.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to send account number?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The dial tones will be sent, and the call will continue. Receiving a Call If you receive a call when you are not on the phone, the HFL interrupts the audio system (if it is on), and plays the incoming call notification, if activated. To answer the call, press the Talk button and begin speaking. If you don’t want to answer the call, press the Back button. If your phone has Call Waiting, and you receive a call when you are on the phone, press and release the Talk button to answer it. When you do this, the original call is placed on hold. To return to the original call, press the Talk button again. If you don’t want to answer the new call, disregard it, and continue with your original call. If you want to hang up the original call and answer the new call, press the Back button. 204 2008 TL Transferring a Call During a call, you can transfer it from the HFL to your phone, or from your phone to the HFL. To transfer a call from the HFL to your phone, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Transfer.’’ The audio switches from the HFL to the phone. To transfer a call from your phone to the HFL, do this: Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Transfer.’’ The audio switches from your phone to the HFL. 07/06/12 17:19:38 31SEP640 0210  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Muting a Call During a call, you can mute or unmute your voice to the person you are talking to. To mute your voice, do this: To unmute your voice, do this: To add a name, do this: 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Mute.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Mute is canceled.’’ 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, receive contact, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Store.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to store?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Eric’’ or say ‘‘account number.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the number for Eric,’’ or ‘‘What is the number for account number?’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the number. For example, say ‘‘123 456 7891.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘123 456 7891.’’ Say ‘‘Enter.’’ or continue to add numbers. 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Eric (or account number) has been stored. Returning to the main menu.’’ CONTINUED 205 2008 TL Features 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Mute.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Mute is active.’’ Setting up the Phonebook The HFL phonebook can store up to 50 names with their associated numbers. These can be any types of numbers. For example, you can store a phone number and use it to make a call, or you can store an account number and use it during a call to a menu-driven phone system. 07/06/12 17:19:50 31SEP640 0211  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To edit the number of a name, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, receive contact, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Edit.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to edit?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to edit. For example, say ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the new number for Eric?’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the new number for Eric. For example, say ‘‘987 654 3219.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘987 654 3219.’’ Say ‘‘Enter.’’ or continue to add numbers. 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Enter.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘The number has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The name has been deleted. Returning to the main menu.’’ To delete a name, do this: To list all names in the phonebook, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, receive contact, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Delete.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘What name would you like to delete?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to delete. For example, say ‘‘Eric.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Would you like to delete Eric?’’ 206 2008 TL 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, receive contact, and list.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘List.’’ The HFL responds by listing the names in the phonebook. When the end of the list is reached, the HFL response is, ‘‘The entire list has been read. Returning to the main menu.’’ 07/06/13 14:10:45 31SEP640 0212  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To call a name from the phonebook list, do this: wheel volume controls. Storing a Phone Number Directly from Your Phone You can store the desired number to the HFL phonebook directly from your cellular phone. 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘List.’’ The HFL responds by listing the names in the phonebook. When it says the name you want to call, for example, Eric, press the Talk button, and then say ‘‘Call.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Would you like to call Eric?’’ NOTE: Your phone may not have this capability. Visit www.acura.com/ handsfreelink or call the Hands Free Link consumer support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit www.acura. ca or call (888) 9-ACURA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Calling.’’ Once connected, you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering To store a phone number from your phone: 1. With your phone on and the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Phonebook options are store, 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Receive contact.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘The receive process requires operation of your mobile phone. For safety, only perform this function while the vehicle is stopped. HFL is now waiting to receive contact from a Bluetooth device.’’ 3. Select a desired number from the list on your phone, and transmit/ send (individual steps will vary for each type of phone, refer to your phone’s owner’s manual) via Bluetooth. The HFL response is ‘‘One phone number has been received for this contact. What name would you like to store for the mobile number? To discard this number, say ‘Discard.’ ’’ CONTINUED 207 2008 TL Features 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Phonebook.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Phonebook options are store, edit, delete, receive contact, and list.’’ edit, delete, receive contact and list.’’ 07/06/12 17:20:07 31SEP640 0213  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 4. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Neil at work.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Neil at work will be stored. Is this correct?’’ 5. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say either ‘‘Yes’’ or ‘‘No.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Neil at work has been stored. If more than one number was received for the contact entry, the HFL asks for the name of the next number. If only one number is received, or all numbers have been stored, the HFL response is, ‘‘Would you like HFL to receive another contact?’’ 6. If you want to continue to store any other numbers, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘HFL is now waiting to receive a contact from a Bluetooth device.’’ 7. Select a desired number from the list on your phone, and transmit/ send (individual steps will vary for each type of phone, refer to your phone’s owner’s manual) via Bluetooth. The HFL response is ‘‘One phone number has been received for this contact. What name would you like to store for the mobile number? To discard this number, say ‘Discard.’ ’’ 208 2008 TL 8. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say the name you would like to store. For example, say ‘‘Susan at work.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Susan at work will be stored. Is this correct?’’ 9. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say either ‘‘Yes’’ or ‘‘No.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Susan at work has been stored. Would you like HFL to receive another contact?’’ 10. If you do not want to continue to store any other numbers, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘No.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Returning to the main menu.’’ 07/06/13 14:10:57 31SEP640 0214  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink PIN Number. This option allows you to add, change, or remove a PIN number for any phonebook that has been imported. Cellular Phonebook Options On vehicles with navigation system NOTE: Your phone may not have this capability. Visit www.acura.com/ handsfreelink or call the Hands Free Link consumer support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit www.acura. ca or call (888) 9-ACURA-9. You can see your phone’s owner’s manual for information. Import Cellular Phonebook: This option allows you to store the phonebook of your cellular phone in the HFL. When you link your phone to the HFL and select this option, the system will start importing and loading the phonebook. To use the cellular phonebook with the HFL, say or select ‘‘Cellular Phonebook’’ from the Information screen. The navigation display will change as shown above. If any phonebook is not stored and your phone is not linked to the HFL, Cellular Phonebook is grayed out. CONTINUED 209 2008 TL Features The cellular phonebook option allows you to store up to 1,000 names and 10,000 phone numbers in the phonebook of Bluetooth HandsFreeLink from your cellular phonebook. The maximum names and numbers to be stored varies on the data size. With the HFL, you can then automatically dial any name or number in the phonebook. 07/06/12 17:20:22 31SEP640 0215  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Search Imported Phonebook: This option allows you to search the phone numbers stored in the HFL. When you enter a keyword for a person’s name, such as the first name or last name, the system will find the number you want and let you make calls. To import the cellular phonebook You can import the phonebook of your cellular phone into the HFL. Link your phone to the HFL, and select ‘‘Import Cellular Phonebook’’ from the ‘‘Select an option’’ screen. When the message ‘‘The import was successful.’’ is displayed, push in on the joystick to select ‘‘OK.’’ Delete Imported Phonebook: This option allows you to delete the stored phonebook from the HFL. When you link your phone to the HFL and select this option, the system will automatically delete the phonebook of the linked phone from the HFL (see page 213 ). 210 2008 TL NOTE: HFL does not allow you to pair your phone if the vehicle is moving. Up to six phones can be paired to the HFL. For information on linking to the HFL, see page 199 . 07/06/12 17:20:30 31SEP640 0216  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To search the imported phonebook Select a phonebook from the displayed list. If the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need the 4-digit PIN number to access the phonebook. The following screen will appear. Features You can search the stored number by entering keywords. Select ‘‘Search Imported Phonebook’’ from the ‘‘Select an option’’ screen. The display will change as shown above. Enter the PIN number. You cannot access a PIN protected phonebook if you do not use the correct PIN number. Enter the keyword for a person’s name, such as the first name or last name, using the joystick. If the system does not find an exact match, say or select ‘‘LIST’’ when you finish entering the keyword. The system will display a list of person’s names, with the closest match to the name you entered at the top of the list. CONTINUED 211 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:20:44 31SEP640 0217  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Select the number (1−6) of the desired person from the list. To store an imported phonebook number Up to three category icons are displayed in the right side of the list. These category icons indicate how many numbers are stored for the person. If a name has more than three category icons, ‘‘ · · · ’’ is displayed. The following category icons will appear: Preference Fax Home Car Mobile Work Voice After selecting a person, the system will display a list of the person’s phone numbers. Select the desired number from the list to make a call. Say or select ‘‘STORE IN HandsFreeLink’’ from the ‘‘Select a number to call’’ screen. The screen shown above will appear. Select the desired number from the list to store it in the HFL. Other Pager 212 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:20:52 31SEP640 0218  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To delete the imported phonebook Select a phonebook from the displayed list. If the phonebook you select has a PIN icon, you will need the 4-digit PIN number to access the phonebook. The following screen will appear. After you enter the correct PIN number, or if the phonebook you select is not PIN protected, the following screen appears. Features You can delete the stored phonebook from the HFL. Link your phone to the HFL and select ‘‘Delete Imported Phonebook’’ from the ‘‘Select an option’’ screen. The display will change as shown above. Enter the PIN number to access the phonebook. You cannot access a PIN protected phonebook if you do not use the correct PIN number. Say or select ‘‘Yes’’, and the message ‘‘The imported phonebook has been deleted.’’ will appear. Select ‘‘OK’’ to complete the deletion. CONTINUED 213 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:20:58 31SEP640 0219  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To add, change, or remove a PIN number from any phonebook You can add, change or remove a PIN number from any phonebook. Select ‘‘PIN Number’’ from the ‘‘Select an Option’’ screen. The display will change as shown above. To add a PIN number 1. Select the phonebook you wish to add the PIN number to. The phonebook you select cannot already have a PIN icon. The display will change as shown above. 214 2008 TL 2. Enter the 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re-enter the PIN to verify. 07/06/12 17:21:05 31SEP640 0220  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To change a PIN number Features 1. Select the phonebook you wish to change the PIN number for. The display will change as shown above. 2. Enter your current PIN number. 3. Enter your new 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to reenter the PIN to verify. 215 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:21:14 31SEP640 0221  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Clearing the System This operation clears the HFL of your passcode, your paired phones, all names in the HFL phonebook, and all imported phonebooks. Clearing is recommended before you sell your vehicle. To clear the system, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘System.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘System options are setup and clear.’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Clear.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘This process will clear all paired phones, clear all entries in the phonebook, and clear the passcode. Is this what you would like to do?’’ 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Preparing to clear all paired phones, all phonebook entries, and the passcode. This may take up to 2 minutes to complete.’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘OK’’ to proceed, or say ‘‘Go back’’ or ‘‘Cancel.’’ 4. If you said ‘‘OK,’’ after a short period of time, the HFL response is, ‘‘System has been cleared. Returning to the main menu.’’ 216 2008 TL Changing Language Canadian models only To change from English to French, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Change language.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘English or French?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘French.’’ The HFL response is ‘‘Vous avez selectionne Français. Les noms enregistres en mode Anglais ne seront pas accessible en mode Français. Voulez-vous continuer? You have selected French. Name tags that were stored while in English mode will not be accessible in French mode. Would you like to continue? ’’ 07/06/12 17:21:21 31SEP640 0222  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink NOTE: If there are paired phones without French name tags, the following prompts will continue. 4. The HFL response is, for example, ‘‘Quel est le nom Français pour <Paul’s phone>?’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Téléphone de Paul.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Quel est le nom Français pour <Pat’s phone>?’’ Press and release the Talk button. Say ‘‘Téléphone de Pat.’’ After all paired phones missing a French name tag are rerecorded, the HFL will prompt, ‘‘Retour au menu principal.’’ If there are paired phones without French name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘Pour que le système identifie les téléphones qui ont été jumelés dans une autre langue, les noms des téléphones doivent être ré-enregistrés.’’ To change from French to English, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Changer Langue.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘Anglais ou Français?’’ 2. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘English.’’ The HFL response is, ‘‘You have selected English. Name tags that were stored while in French mode will not be accessible in English mode. Would you like to continue?’’, then the system repeats the response in English. CONTINUED 217 2008 TL Features 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Oui’’ or ‘‘Yes.’’ If there are no paired phones without French name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘Venillez attendre que le systeme change de langue. Please wait while the language is changed.’’ ‘‘La langue a ete changee. Retour au menu principal.’’ 07/06/12 17:21:30 31SEP640 0223  Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 3. Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Yes’’ or ‘‘Oui.’’ If there are no paired phones without English name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘Please wait while the language is changed. Venillez attendre que le systeme change de langue.’’ ‘‘The language has been changed. Returning to the main menu.’’ NOTE: If there are paired phones without English name tags, the following prompts will continue. If there are paired phones without English name tags, the HFL response is ‘‘The language has been changed. For the system to identify phones that were paired while in another language, the phone names need to be rerecorded.’’ 4. The HFL says, for example, ‘‘What is the English name for <Téléphone de Paul>?’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Paul’s phone. ’’ The HFL response is ‘‘What is the English name for <Téléphone de Pat>?’’ Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ‘‘Pat’s phone.’’ After all paired phones missing an English name tag are re-recorded, the HFL will say ‘‘Returning to the main menu.’’ HFL Limitation You cannot use the HFL while using AcuraLink. 218 2008 TL 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. 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. 07/06/12 17:21:36 31SEP640 0224  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink On vehicles with navigation system Operating tips and information on your vehicle’s features. The touch panel controls most of the AcuraLink functions. Important recall and safety information. Maintenance information to keep your vehicle in top condition. Features AcuraLink enhances your ownership experience by providing a direct communication link between your vehicle and the Acura Server. Working through the XM radio satellite, AcuraLink works in conjunction with the navigation system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL), and audio system in your vehicle. It displays and receives several kinds of messages, including: Diagnostic information to provide information about any problems with your vehicle. 219 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:21:43 31SEP640 0225  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink To view previously read messages: Reading Messages If you have new messages, an envelope icon appears in the top right corner of the navigation screen. A list of all messages will be shown. New Messages will be at the top. Select the message you want to read by touching it on the screen. To open a message: Press the INFO button, then select New Message from the navigation system map menu. 220 2008 TL Press the INFO button. The information screen will be shown. 07/06/12 17:21:51 31SEP640 0226  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink Unread messages have a closed envelope icon next to them. The icon disappears when it has already been read. Message Options Select ‘‘Messages’’, then select a message category by touching it on the screen. You will see the above display. Select the message you want to read by touching it on the screen. After purchasing your vehicle, messages may not appear immediately. Your dealer has to register the vehicle identification before you can receive messages. This can take several days to process. Features NOTE: Only Diagnostic Info messages overlay the navigation screen while driving. They indicate if your vehicle has a problem that may need immediate attention (see page 226 ). When you open a message, you can read a summary of it, and then choose one of several options. If an option is not available for a message, that button will not be highlighted. CONTINUED 221 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:21:59 31SEP640 0227  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink Delete − Select this button to delete the current message. Voice − Select this button to hear a voice read the entire message. This gives you more information than the screen can display at one time. When you select the Voice button, it changes to a Stop Reading button. Select the button again to stop the voice. Call − Select this button to call a phone number embedded in the message. When you select Call, the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) dials the number for you. Find Nearest Acura Dealer − Select this button to find the nearest Acura dealer using the navigation system. Call Your Acura Dealer − Select this button to call the Acura dealer you purchased your vehicle from. AcuraLink also directs you to this dealer so you can schedule a maintenance appointment or receive information about a message. If your assigned servicing dealer changes, AcuraLink will reset to call that dealer. To make a call, your Bluetooth compatible phone must be paired to the vehicle’s HandsFreeLink system, powered on, and located within the vehicle (see page 199 ). 222 2008 TL Diagnostic Info − Select this button to get more information about the current diagnostic message. To use this option, your phone must be paired with the HFL. In addition, the paired phone must have a compatible data service and be set up with the AcuraLink system to make a data connection. Access the handsfreelink.com website to find out which data services are currently compatible with AcuraLink. Message Preferences To set your AcuraLink preferences (the types of messages you want to receive, if any), visit the Owner Link website at www.owners.acura.com, and choose what you would like to receive. If you do not have internet access, call Acura Client Services at (800) 382-2238; they can set your message preferences for you. 07/06/12 17:22:09 31SEP640 0228  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink Deleting Messages To delete all messages: NOTE: Diagnostic info and recall/ campaign messages can only be deleted by your dealer. NOTE: The Delete All Messages command does not apply to Diagnostic Info and Recall messages. They can only be deleted by your dealer. Scroll to the Messages option, then select it by touching on the panel. Press the SETUP button to view the setup screen. Select MORE by touching it on the panel. Scroll to the Delete Messages option, and select it by touching it on the panel. Scroll to the category with the messages you want to delete, and select the category by touching it on the panel. Select the message category that contains the message you want to delete. Select the message you want to delete. Scroll to Delete, and select it by touching on the panel. 223 2008 TL Features To delete a single message: Press the INFO button to bring up the Information screen. Scroll to the AcuraLink/Messages button, and select it by touching it on the panel. 07/06/12 17:22:16 31SEP640 0229  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink Message Categories There are six message categories in AcuraLink: Quick Tips, Feature Guides, Maintenance Minders, Recalls/Campaigns, Diagnostic Info, and Dealer Appointment Reminders. The system can store up to 256 messages. Quick Tips Feature Guide These messages, based on updated vehicle information and comments from other TL owners, supplement your Owner’s Manual and Quick Start Guide. They provide you with relevant information for a safe and enjoyable ownership experience. For additional information, call Acura Client Services directly through the HFL. During the first 90 days of ownership, one of up to 32 different messages appears each day. These messages help you to use and understand the features of your vehicle. Message categories can be added, revised, or deleted through broadcast messages from Acura. 224 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:22:23 31SEP640 0230  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink Maintenance Minder You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer. Recall/Campaigns Features If your vehicle is affected by a recall or other important safety information, a letter will be mailed to you about the issue and how to fix it. If you don’t get your vehicle fixed, you will also receive a reminder message through AcuraLink. You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer. These messages provide detailed information about the service needed for your vehicle. When a maintenance message appears on the multi-information display, a list of needed maintenance items is provided through an AcuraLink message. These messages tell you the exact maintenance needed, helping you to avoid unnecessary maintenance costs. 225 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:22:29 31SEP640 0231  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink information.) Diagnostic Info When an instrument panel indicator comes on or a message is displayed on the multi-information display (MID), AcuraLink can provide information about the cause of the indicator or message and the recommended action to address it. This helps you handle the problem as it occurs, preventing or limiting costly repairs. The AcuraLink system cannot determine some mechanical problems (such as squeaks or rattles) that are not triggered by the diagnostic indicator monitors. For more information on the instrument panel indicators, see page 57 . Depending on the severity of the problem, the message will let you know if you should see your dealer immediately or if you can wait until a later date. When an instrument panel indicator comes on or a message is displayed on the MID, AcuraLink immediately notifies you with the message, ‘‘An indicator is on. AcuraLink can help you decide what to do.’’ If you do not want the information right away, select the Check Later option. If you want the information now, select the Check Now option. (If the navigation screen is not active, you must select OK from the navigation disclaimer screen before you can check the 226 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:22:36 31SEP640 0232  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink When viewing a diagnostic info message through the INFO menu, you can use the Diagnostic Info button to connect to the Acura server and retrieve the latest information regarding the problem. Dealer Appointment Reminder You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer. Features NOTE: There may not be any additional information, depending on the time elapsed since the previous time you retrieved the information from the Acura server. When you make an appointment through the Owner’s Link Online Scheduling Service, you can be reminded in advance about that appointment through AcuraLink. If you need to reschedule, you can call your dealer directly with the HFL. The timing of your reminder is based on your reminder preference established on Owner Link. 227 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:22:43 31SEP640 0233  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink AcuraLink/Messages Screen To access the following functions, press the SETUP button, touch the MORE button, then select AcuraLink/Messages by touching on the screen. Delete Messages − Select this button to delete all stored messages within a category, except for diagnostic info and recall campaign messages. These messages can only be deleted by a certified technician after the recall is done or the problem is corrected, or through a broadcast message from Acura. 228 2008 TL New Message Notification − Select ON if you want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon appears on the navigation screen). Select OFF if you do not want to be notified of new messages (envelope icon does not appear on the screen). Messages can still be accessed using the INFO menu. If you would like to stop receiving messages, visit the OwnerLink website at www.owners. acura.com to change your messaging preferences. Auto Reading − Select ON to have the system automatically read each message to you. Select OFF to manually select the Voice button when you want a message read to you. 07/06/12 17:22:49 31SEP640 0234  Main Menu Table Of Contents AcuraLink the Hands Free Link consumer support at (888) 528-7876. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca, or call (888) 9ACURA-9. Phone-Data Connection − Select this button to begin the process required to connect to Acura. This is used to access the most recent diagnostic information when a problem occurs. 229 2008 TL Features NOTE: For the Phone Data Connection button to be active, you need a Bluetooth compatible and enabled cellphone paired to the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL). To complete the data connection setup, the paired phone must have a compatible data service. To find more information on Bluetooth compatible and enabled cell phones, visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink or call Connect to the Acura Server − The default setting is prompt. When a diagnostic info message appears, and you select the Check Now button, the system will prompt you before connecting to the Acura server. If you do not wish to connect at that time, select No at the prompt, and you will see the information from the onboard database. The ‘‘Auto’’ setting will remove the prompt when you select the Check Now button and will automatically connect to the Acura server. This setting only applies when you have a Bluetooth enabled phone that is paired with the HFL and you have completed the Phone-Data Connection setup. 07/06/12 17:23:01 31SEP640 0235  Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass On models without navigation system Compass Operation Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or stations, across bridges, through tunnels, over railroad crossings, past large vehicles, or driving near large objects that can cause a magnetic disturbance. It can also be affected by accessories such as antennas and roof racks that are mounted by magnets. Compass Zone Selection In most areas, there is a variation between magnetic north and true north. Zone selection is required so the compass can compensate for this variation. To check and select the zone, do this: 2. Verify the zone for your area on the map on page 232 . 4. Press the OFF button to save the zone selection. button to cycle the 3. Press the count down, or the button to cycle the count up. Once the correct zone is displayed, continue to step 4. 5. To exit the zone setting mode, either press the button and button simultaneously for about 5 seconds, or press any climate control button on either side of the display other than the or button. and 1. Press and hold the buttons simultaneously until the temperature display changes (about 5 seconds). 230 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:23:13 31SEP640 0236  Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass NOTE: Do this procedure in an open area, away from buildings, power lines, and other vehicles. and 1. Press and hold the buttons simultaneously until the temperature display changes (about 5 seconds). 2. Verify that the zone setting is correct by finding your area on the map on page 232 . Features Compass Calibration If you see ‘‘−−’’ in the compass display, the compass is selfcalibrating. The compass may need to be manually calibrated after exposure to a strong magnetic field. If the compass seems to be continuously showing the wrong direction and is not self-calibrating, do the following. button to cycle the 3. Press the count down, or the button to count up. Once the correct zone is displayed, continue to step 4. 4. Press the OFF button to save the zone selection. 6. Drive the vehicle slowly in two complete circles. 7. When the display goes from ‘‘−−’’ to an actual heading, the unit is calibrated and the display returns to normal. 5. Press the OFF button again to begin calibrating the compass. The heading should now show ‘‘−−’’. CONTINUED 231 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:23:17 31SEP640 0237  Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass Zone Map 232 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:23:22 31SEP640 0238  Main Menu Table Of Contents Rearview Camera and Monitor On vehicles with navigation system Since the rearview camera display area is limited, you should always back up slowly and carefully, and look behind you for obstacles. Features Whenever you shift to reverse (R) with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the rear view is shown on the navigation system screen. For the best picture, always keep the rearview camera clean, and do not cover the camera lens. To avoid scratching the lens when you clean it, use a moist, soft cloth. 233 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:23:24 31SEP640 0239  Main Menu Table Of Contents 234 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:23:28 31SEP640 0240  Main Menu Before Driving Break-in Period .............................. 236 Fuel Recommendation .................. 236 Service Station Procedures .......... 237 Refueling..................................... 237 Opening and Closing the Hood ........................................ 239 Oil Check .................................... 240 Engine Coolant Check .............. 241 Fuel Economy ................................ 242 Accessories and Modifications .... 245 Carrying Cargo .............................. 247 235 2008 TL Before Driving Before you begin driving your vehicle, you should know what gasoline to use and how to check the levels of important fluids. You also need to know how to properly store luggage or packages. The information in this section will help you. If you plan to add any accessories to your vehicle, please read the information in this section first. 07/06/12 17:23:37 31SEP640 0241  Main Menu Table Of Contents Break-in Period, Fuel Recommendation Break-in Period Help assure your vehicle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you drive during the first 600 miles (1,000 km). During this period: Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration. Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles (300 km). Do not change the oil until the multi-information display indicates it is needed. Fuel Recommendation Your vehicle is designed to operate on premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane of 91 or higher. If this octane grade is unavailable, regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane of 87 or higher may be used temporarily. The use of regular unleaded gasoline can cause metallic knocking noises in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance. The long-term use of regular-grade gasoline can lead to engine damage. All models except Type S You should also follow these recommendations with an overhauled or exchanged engine, or when the brakes are replaced. engine damage. Type S Your vehicle is designed to operate on premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane number of 91 or higher. Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause occasional metallic knocking noises in the engine and will result in decreased engine performance. Use of a gasoline with a pump octane number less than 87 can lead to 236 2008 TL We recommend quality gasolines containing detergent additives that help prevent fuel system and engine deposits. In addition, in order to maintain good performance, fuel economy, and emissions control, we strongly recommend, in areas where it is available, the use of gasoline that does NOT contain manganese-based fuel additives such as MMT. Use of gasoline with these additives may adversely affect performance, and cause the malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel to come on. If this happens, contact your dealer for service. 07/06/12 17:23:48 31SEP640 0242  Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Some gasoline today is blended with oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE. Your vehicle is designed to operate on oxygenated gasoline containing up to 10 % ethanol by volume and up to 15 % MTBE by volume. Do not use gasoline containing methanol. Refueling Pull On TL with manual transmission You may hear a knocking noise from the engine if you drive the vehicle at low engine speed (below about 1,000 rpm) in a higher gear. To stop this, raise the engine speed by shifting to a lower gear. 1. Park with the driver’s side closest to the service station pump. 2. Open the fuel fill door by pulling on the handle to the left of the driver’s seat. 3. Remove the fuel fill cap slowly. You may hear a hissing sound as pressure inside the tank escapes. Place the knob on the cap in the notch on the fuel fill door. 4. Stop filling the tank after the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off. Do not try to ‘‘top off’’ the tank. Leave some room for the fuel to expand with temperature changes. CONTINUED 237 2008 TL Before Driving Stop the engine, and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try another service station, or switch to another brand of gasoline. For further important fuel-related information, please refer to your Quick Start Guide. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. 07/06/12 17:23:54 31SEP640 0243  Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedure If the fuel nozzle keeps clicking off even though the tank is not full, there may be a problem with your vehicle’s fuel vapor recovery system. The system helps keep fuel vapor from going into the atmosphere. Try filling at another pump. If this does not fix the problem, consult your dealer. 5. Screw the fuel fill cap back on until it clicks at least once. If you do not properly tighten the cap, you will see a ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’ message on the multiinformation display, and the malfunction indicator lamp may also come on (see page 68 ). 6. Push the fuel fill door closed until it latches. Tighten Fuel Cap Message Your vehicle’s on board diagnostic system will detect a loose or missing fuel fill cap as an evaporative system leak. The first time a leak is detected a ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’ message appears on the multi-information display. Turn the engine off, and confirm the fuel fill cap is installed. If it is, loosen it, then retighten it until it clicks at least once. The message should go off after several days of normal driving once you tighten or 238 2008 TL replace the fuel fill cap. To scroll to another message, press the INFO button. The ‘‘TIGHTEN FUEL CAP’’ message will appear each time you restart the engine until the system turns the message off. 07/06/12 17:24:02 31SEP640 0244  Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Opening and Closing the Hood HOOD RELEASE HANDLE LATCH 1. Park the vehicle, and set the parking brake. Pull the hood release handle located under the lower left corner of the dashboard. The hood will pop up slightly. 2. Put your fingers between the front edge of the hood and the front grille to locate the hood latch handle. Push this handle up until it releases the hood. Lift the hood. If the hood latch handle moves stiffly, or if you can open the hood without lifting the handle, the mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated. 3. Lift the hood up most of the way. The hydraulic supports will lift it up the rest of the way and hold it up. CONTINUED 239 2008 TL Before Driving If the system still detects a leak in your vehicle’s evaporative emissions system, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on. If the fuel fill cap was not already tightened, turn the engine off, and check or retighten the fuel fill cap until it clicks at least once. The MIL should go off after several days of normal driving once the cap is tightened or replaced. If the MIL does not go off, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. For more information, see page 331 . 07/06/12 17:24:11 31SEP640 0245  Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK To close the hood, lower it to about a foot (30 cm) above the fender, then press down firmly with your hands. Make sure the hood is securely latched. 1. Remove the dipstick (orange loop). 4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. 2. Wipe off the dipstick with a clean cloth or paper towel. If it is near or below the lower mark, see Adding Engine Oil on page 287 . Wait a few minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil. 3. Insert it all the way back in its tube. 240 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:24:16 31SEP640 0246  Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Engine Coolant Check MAX RESERVE TANK Refer to Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page 283 for information about checking other items on your vehicle. Before Driving MIN Look at the coolant level in the radiator reserve tank. Make sure it is between the MAX and MIN lines. If it is below the MIN line, see Adding Engine Coolant on page 290 for information on adding the proper coolant. 241 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:24:26 31SEP640 0247  Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Actual Mileage and EPA Fuel Economy Estimates Comparison. Fuel economy is not a fixed number. It varies based on driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition. Therefore, it is not possible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments. The EPA fuel economy estimates shown in the example to the right are a useful tool for comparison when buying a vehicle. EPA estimates include: City MPG − Represents urban driving in a vehicle in light traffic. A range of miles per gallon achieved is also provided. City MPG Highway MPG Combined Fuel Economy Estimated Annual Fuel Cost (Sample U.S. EPA label shown) achieved is also provided. Combined Fuel Economy − Represents a combination of city and highway driving. The scale represents the range of combined fuel economy for other vehicles in the class. Highway MPG − Represents a mixture of rural and interstate driving, in a warmed-up vehicle, typical of longer trips in free-flowing traffic. A range of miles per gallon Estimated Annual Fuel Cost − Provides an estimated annual fuel cost, based on 15,000 miles (20,000 km) per year multiplied by the cost per gallon (based on EPA fuel cost data) divided by the combined fuel economy. For more information on fuel economy ratings and factors that affect fuel economy, visit www. fueleconomy.gov (Canada: Visit www. vehicles.gc.ca) 242 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:24:39 31SEP640 0248  Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Use the recommended viscosity motor oil, displaying the API Certification Seal (see page 287). Maintain proper tire inflation − An under-inflated tire increases ‘‘rolling resistance,’’ which reduces fuel economy. Avoid carrying excess weight in your vehicle − It puts a heavier load on the engine, increasing fuel consumption. Drive Efficiently Drive moderately − Rapid acceleration, abrupt cornering, and hard braking increase fuel consumption. Observe the speed limit − Aerodynamic drag has a big effect on fuel mileage at speeds above 45 mph (75 km/h). Reduce your speed and you reduce the drag. Trailers, car top carriers, roof racks and bike racks are also big contributors to increased drag. Improving Fuel Economy Vehicle Maintenance A properly maintained vehicle maximizes fuel economy. Poor maintenance can significantly reduce fuel economy. Always maintain your vehicle according to the maintenance messages displayed on the information display (see Owner’s Maintenance Checks on page 283 ). For example: Keep your vehicle clean − In particular, a build-up of snow or mud on your vehicle’s underside adds weight and rolling resistance. Frequent cleaning helps your fuel economy. Always drive in the highest gear possible − If your vehicle has a manual transmission, you can boost your fuel economy by up shifting as early as possible. Avoid excessive idling − Idling results in 0 miles per gallon. CONTINUED 243 2008 TL Before Driving Fuel Economy Factors The following factors can lower your vehicle’s fuel economy: Aggressive driving (hard acceleration and braking) Excessive idling, accelerating and braking in stop-and-go traffic Cold engine operation (engines are more efficient when warmed up) Driving with a heavy load or the air conditioner running Improperly inflated tires 07/06/12 17:24:48 31SEP640 0249  Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Minimize the use of the air conditioning system − The A/C puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible. Plan and combine trips − Combine several short trips into one. A warmed-up engine is more fuel efficient than a cold one. Checking Your Fuel Economy Miles driven Gallons of fuel Miles per Gallon 100 Liter Kilometers Calculating Fuel Economy Measuring Techniques Direct calculation is the recommended source of information about your actual fuel economy. Using frequency of fill-ups or taking fuel gauge readings are NOT accurate measures of fuel economy. Fuel economy may improve over the first several thousand miles. 1) Fill the fuel tank until the nozzle automatically clicks off. 2) Reset trip counter to zero. 3) Record the total gallons (liters) needed to refill. 4) Follow one of the simple calculations above. 244 2008 TL L per 100 km 07/06/12 17:24:57 31SEP640 0250  Main Menu Table Of Contents Accessories and Modifications Modifying your vehicle, or installing some non-Acura accessories, can make it unsafe. Before you make any modifications or add any accessories, be sure to read the following information. Although non-Acura accessories may fit on your vehicle, they may not meet factory specifications, and could adversely affect your vehicle’s handling and stability. Follow all instructions in this owner’s manual regarding accessories and modifications. When properly installed, cellular phones, alarms, two-way radios, and low-powered audio systems should not interfere with your vehicle’s computer controlled systems, such as your airbags, anti-lock brakes, and tire pressure monitoring system. Be sure electronic accessories do not overload electrical circuits (see page 333 ) or interfere with proper operation of your vehicle. Before installing any electronic accessory, have the installer contact your dealer for assistance. If possible, have your dealer inspect the final installation. Do not install accessories on the side pillars or across the rear windows. Accessories installed in these areas may interfere with proper operation of the side curtain airbags. 245 2008 TL Before Driving Accessories Your dealer has Acura accessories that allow you to personalize your vehicle. These accessories have been designed and approved for your vehicle, and are covered by warranty. Improper accessories or modifications can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, and performance, and cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed. Before installing any accessory: Make sure the accessory does not obscure any lights, or interfere with proper vehicle operation or performance. 07/06/12 17:25:03 31SEP640 0251  Main Menu Table Of Contents Accessories and Modifications Modifying Your Vehicle Removing parts from your vehicle, or replacing components with nonAcura components could seriously affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, and reliability. Some examples are: Lowering your vehicle with a non-Acura suspension kit that significantly reduces ground clearance can allow the undercarriage to hit speed bumps or other raised objects, which could cause the airbags to deploy. Larger or smaller wheels and tires can interfere with the operation of your vehicle’s anti-lock brakes and other systems. Modifying your steering wheel or any other part of your vehicle’s safety features can make the systems ineffective. If you plan to modify your vehicle, consult your dealer. Raising your vehicle with a nonAcura suspension kit can affect the handling and stability. Non-Acura wheels, can cause excessive stress on suspension components and may not be compatible with the tire pressure monitoring system. 246 2008 TL 07/06/12 17:25:11 31SEP640 0252  Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo CONSOLE COMPARTMENT FRONT DOOR POCKET Your vehicle has several convenient storage areas: Glove box Front door and seat-back pockets Console compartment Trunk Roof-rack (if installed) TRUNK SEAT-BACK POCKET GLOVE BOX 247 2008 TL Before Driving In addition, the trunk pass-through allows you to carry longer items. However, carrying too much cargo, or improperly storing it, can affect your vehicle’s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe. Before carrying any type of cargo, be sure to read the following pages. 07/06/12 17:25:22 31SEP640 0253  Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Load Limits The maximum load for your vehicle is 850 lbs (385 kg). See Tire And Loading Information label attached to the driver’s doorjamb. Label Example This figure includes the total weight of all occupants, cargo, and accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer. Overloading or improper loading can affect handling and stability and cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed. Follow all load limits and other loading guidelines in this manual. Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit − (1)Locate the statement ‘‘The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.’’ on your vehicle’s placard. (2)Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle. (3)Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs. 248 2008 TL (4)The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the ‘‘XXX’’ amount equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1,400 − 750 (5 × 150) = 650 lbs.) (5)Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4. (6)If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. 07/06/12 17:25:30 31SEP640 0254  Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Example 1 Max Load (850 lbs) Passenger Weight (150 lbs x 2 = 300 lbs) Cargo Weight (550 lbs) Max Load (850 lbs) Passenger Weight (150 lbs x 4 = 600 lbs) Cargo Weight (250 lbs) Example 3 Max Load (850 lbs) Passenger Weight (150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) Cargo Weight (100 lbs) Carrying Cargo in the Passenger Compartment Store or secure all items that could be thrown around and hurt someone during a crash. Do not put any items on top of the trunk panel. They can block your view and be thrown around the vehicle during a crash. CONTINUED 249 2008 TL Before Driving Example 2 In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Both are on a label on the driver’s doorjamb. 07/06/12 17:25:39 31SEP640 0255  Main Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo Be sure items placed on the floor behind the front seats cannot roll underneath and interfere with the proper operation of the seats, the sensors under the seats, or the driver’s ability to operate the pedals. Also, keep all cargo below the bottom of the windows. If it is higher, it could interfere with the proper operation of the side curtain airbags. Keep the glove box closed while driving. If it is open, a passenger could injure their knees during a crash or sudden stop. Carrying Cargo in the Trunk or on a Roof Rack Di