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Summary of Content
Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2010 Acura TSX 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 2010 TSX 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 2010 TSX 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 2010 TSX 2010 TSX Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form 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) ........ 57 Features (climate control, audio, steering wheel, security, cruise control, HomeLink , and other convenience items)............... 165 Before Driving (fuel, vehicle break-in, and cargo loading) ........................................................................ 345 Driving (engine and transmission operation).......................................................................................... 365 Maintenance (minder, fluid checking, minor services, and vehicle storage).................................................. 401 Taking Care of the Unexpected (flat tire, jump starting, overheating, and fuses) ......................................... 457 Technical Information (vehicle specifications, tires, and emissions controls)............................................... 485 Warranty and Client Relations (U.S. and Canada only) (warranty and contact information) ........................ 505 Authorized Manuals (U.S. only) (how to order) ................................................................................... 509 Index ................................................................................................................................................. I Service Information Summary (fluid capacities and tire pressures) 1 00X31-TL1-6100 © 2009 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved 2010 TSX 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, the multi-information display, and how to use the controls on the dashboard and steering column. Features How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features. Before Driving What gasoline to use, how to breakin your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo. Driving The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park; plus what you need to know if you’re planning to tow a trailer. Maintenance The maintenance minder shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer for maintenance service. There is also a list of things to check and instructions on how to check them. Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and details how to handle them. 2 2010 TSX 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. Your Vehicle at a Glance MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY (P.70) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.151) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.145) Your Vehicle at a Glance DRIVER’S FRONT AIRBAG (P.9) HOMELINK BUTTONS (P.301) PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG(P.9) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM BUTTONS* (P.142) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.174) CLOCK* (P.289) COMPASS* (P.294) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (Unlocking Fuel Fill Door) (P.124) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.147) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.117) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.166) TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON(P.130) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.156) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.350) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.156) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. USB ADAPTER CABLE* (P.201, 211, 261, 272) AUXILIARY INPUT JACK (P.287) *: If equipped MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.370) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.373) CONTINUED 3 2010 TSX Your Vehicle at a Glance HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.111)/ FOG LIGHTS*3 (P.115) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS(P.115) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.110) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.33) CENTER DISPLAY*2 REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P.286) INTERFACE DIAL*2 (P.222) SELECTOR KNOB*3 (P.175) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.393) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.117) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.117, 146) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.304) NAVIGATION SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*2 CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.298) HORN*1 STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.118) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.71) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.141) *1 : To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. *2 : Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. *3 : If equipped 4 2010 TSX 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 ............ 13 3. Adjust the Seat-Backs ............. 14 4. Adjust the Head Restraints .... 14 5. Fasten and Position the Seat Belts .............................. 15 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Position ................................. 17 Advice for Pregnant Women...... 17 Additional Safety Precautions .... 18 Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ........................ 19 Seat Belt System Components ... 19 Lap/Shoulder Belt ....................... 20 Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners ................................ 21 Seat Belt Maintenance ................ 22 Additional Information About Your Airbags ............................ 23 Airbag System Components ....... 23 How Your Front Airbags Work.......................................... 25 How Your Side Airbags Work.... 29 How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work.......................................... 31 How the SRS Indicator Works ... 31 How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 32 How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works ....................... 33 Airbag Service .............................. 34 Additional Safety Precautions .... 34 Protecting Children − General Guidelines ................................. 36 All Children Must Be Restrained ................................ 36 All Children Should Sit in a Back Seat .................................. 37 The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks .......... 37 If You Must Drive with Several Children .................................... 39 If a Child Requires Close Attention ................................... 39 Additional Safety Precautions .... 39 Protecting Infants and Small Children.......................... 41 Protecting Infants ........................ 41 Protecting Small Children .......... 42 Selecting a Child Seat ...................... 43 Installing a Child Seat ..................... 44 With LATCH ................................ 46 With a Lap/Shoulder Belt .......... 48 With a Tether ............................... 50 Protecting Larger Children ............ 51 Checking Seat Belt Fit ................ 51 Using a Booster Seat ................... 52 When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front ..................................... 53 Additional Safety Precautions .... 54 Carbon Monoxide Hazard .............. 55 Safety Labels .................................... 56 5 2010 TSX 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. 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 15 ). 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 36 − 54 ). 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 every additional drink. So don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your friends drink and drive, either. Pay Appropriate Attention to the Task of Driving Safely Engaging in mobile phone conversation or other activities that keep you from paying close attention 6 2010 TSX to the road, other vehicles and pedestrians could lead to a crash. Remember, situations can change quickly, and only you can decide when it is safe to divert attention away from driving. 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 403 ). Your Vehicle’s Safety Features (10) (1) (8) (9) (7) (5) (7) (2) (8) (6) (11) (2) (1) Safety Cage (2) Crush Zones (3) Seats and Seat-Backs (4) Head Restraints (5) Collapsible Steering Column (6) Seat Belts (7) Front Airbags (8) Side Airbags (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Door Locks (11) Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners 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. However, you and your passengers can’t take full advantage of these features unless you remain sitting in the correct position and always wear your seat belts. In fact, some safety features can contribute to injuries if they are not used properly. The following pages explain how you can take an active role in protecting yourself and your passengers. 7 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety Your vehicle is equipped with many features that work together to protect you and your passengers during a crash. (4) (3) Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Seat Belts Your vehicle is equipped with seat belts in all seating positions. Your seat belt system also includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. Why Wear Seat Belts Seat belts are the single most effective safety device for adults and larger children. (Infants and smaller children must be properly restrained in child seats.) Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. In addition, most states and all Canadian provinces and territories require you to wear seat belts. Not wearing a seat belt properly increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash, even though your vehicle has airbags. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts and wear them properly. When properly worn, seat belts: Keep you connected to the vehicle so you can take advantage of the vehicle’s built-in safety features. Help protect you in almost every type of crash, including: − frontal impacts − side impacts − rear impacts − rollovers 8 2010 TSX Help keep you from being thrown against the inside of the vehicle and against other occupants. Keep you from being thrown out of the vehicle. Help keep you in a good position should the airbags ever deploy. A good position reduces the risk of injury from an inflating airbag and allows you to get the best advantage from the airbag. Of course, seat belts cannot completely protect you in every crash. But in most cases, seat belts can reduce your risk of serious injury. What You Should Do: Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. Your Vehicle’s Safety Features Airbags Driver and Passenger Safety Your vehicle has a supplemental restraint system (SRS) with front airbags to help protect the heads and chests of the driver and a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe frontal collision (see page 25 for more information on how your front airbags work). Your vehicle also has side airbags to help protect the upper torso of the driver or a front seat passenger during a moderate to severe side impact (see page 29 for more information on how your side airbags work). In addition, your vehicle has side curtain airbags to help protect the heads of the driver, front passenger, and passengers in the outer rear seating positions during a moderate to severe side impact (see page 31 for more information on how your side curtain airbags work). CONTINUED 9 2010 TSX Your Vehicle’s Safety Features The most important things you need to know about your airbags are: Airbags do not replace seat belts. They are designed to supplement the seat belts. Airbags offer no protection in rear impacts, or minor frontal or side collisions. What you should do: Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the vehicle. A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as possible. Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with tremendous force. So while airbags help save lives, they can cause minor injuries or more serious or even fatal injuries if occupants are not properly restrained or sitting properly. 10 2010 TSX The rest of this section gives more detailed information about how you can maximize your safety. Remember, however, that no safety system can prevent all injuries or deaths that can occur in a severe crash, even when seat belts are properly worn and the airbags deploy. Protecting Adults and Teens See pages 36 − 54 for important guidelines on how to properly protect infants, small children, and larger children who ride in your vehicle. 1.Close and Lock the Doors After everyone has entered the vehicle, be sure the doors are closed and locked. Your vehicle has a door/ trunk open indicator (red) on the instrument panel to indicate when any door or the trunk lid is not tightly closed. See page 124 for how to lock the doors, and page 65 for how the door/ trunk open indicator works. Your vehicle also has a door and trunk open indicator on the multiinformation display to indicate when a specific door or the trunk is not tightly closed. You will see the appropriate indicator(s) for each condition. You will also hear a beep when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and each time you open any door or the trunk with the key in the ON (II) position. The above illustration shows that all doors and the trunk are open. CONTINUED 11 2010 TSX 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. Protecting Adults and Teens 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. When the trunk is not tightly closed, this indicator will come on. When one or more doors or the trunk lid are not tightly closed, the corresponding indicator for each condition will come on. The above example shows the front right and rear left doors, and the trunk open. 12 2010 TSX Your vehicle has the auto door locking/unlocking feature. For more information, see page 99 . Protecting Adults and Teens 2.Adjust the Front Seats 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 118 ). Sitting too close to a front airbag can result in serious injury or death if the front airbags inflate. Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 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. Always sit as far back from the front airbags as possible. See page 134 for how to adjust the front seats. 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. CONTINUED 13 2010 TSX Protecting Adults and Teens 3.Adjust the Seat-Backs 4.Adjust the Head Restraints 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 134 for how to adjust the seat-backs. 14 2010 TSX 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. Protecting Adults and Teens Make sure head restraints are in place and positioned properly before driving. 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 136 for how to adjust the head restraints and how the driver’s and front passenger’s active head restraints work. CONTINUED 15 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety Improperly positioning head restraints reduces their effectiveness and you can be seriously injured in a crash. 5.Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the belt is securely latched. Check that the belt is not twisted, because a twisted belt can cause serious injuries in a crash. Protecting Adults and Teens 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. RELEASE BUTTON Never place the shoulder portion of a lap/shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back. This could cause very serious injuries in a crash. If a seat belt does not seem to work properly, it may not protect the occupant in a crash. This spreads the forces of a crash over the strongest bones in your upper body. 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). 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. 16 2010 TSX belt that is not working properly can result in serious injury or death. Have your dealer check the belt as soon as possible. See page 19 for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. Protecting Adults and Teens 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 Driver and Passenger Safety 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 safely parked and the engine is off. 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. 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. CONTINUED 17 2010 TSX Protecting Adults and Teens 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. 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 could be very seriously injured in a crash. Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve occupant comfort or reposition the shoulder part of a seat belt can reduce the protective capability of the belt and increase the chance of serious injury in a crash. operation of the airbags or be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone if the airbags inflate. Keep your hands and arms away from the airbag covers. If your hands or arms are close to an airbag cover, they could be injured if the airbag inflates. Do not attach hard objects on or near a door. If a side airbag or a Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag. Carrying hard or sharp 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. objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your front airbag inflates. Do not cover or replace front seatback covers without consulting your dealer. Improperly replacing Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers. Objects on or covering front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. the covers marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’ could interfere with the proper 18 2010 TSX Additional Information About Your Seat Belts This system uses the same sensors as the front airbags to monitor whether the front seat belts are latched or unlatched, and how much weight is on the front passenger’s seat (see pages 27 and 28 ). The seat belt system includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts. If either the driver or a front passenger does not fasten their seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals. This system monitors the front seat belts. If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before your seat belt is fastened, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash. If your seat belt is not fastened before the beeper stops, the indicator will stop flashing but remain on. In addition to the seat belt reminder indicator in the instrument panel, you will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message. This remains displayed if you ignore it and do not fasten the seat belt while driving. You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display. 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. 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. CONTINUED 19 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety Seat Belt System Components Your seat belt system includes lap/ shoulder belts in all seating positions. The front seat belts are also equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. Additional Information About Your Seat Belts If the indicator comes on or the beeper sounds when the driver’s seat belt is latched and there is no front seat passenger and no items on the front seat, something may be interfering with the monitoring system. Look for and remove: Any items under the front passenger’s seat. Any object(s) hanging on the seat or in the seat-back pocket. Any object(s) touching the rear of the seat-back. If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer. Lap/Shoulder Belt The lap/shoulder belt goes over your shoulder, across your chest, and across your hips. To fasten the belt, insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is latched (see page 15 for how to properly position the belt). To unlock the belt, press the red PRESS button on the buckle. Guide the belt across your body so that it retracts completely. After exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is out of the way and will not get closed in the door. 20 2010 TSX 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 48 ). Additional Information About Your Seat Belts 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 curtain airbag deploys during a side impact, the tensioner on that side of the vehicle will also deploy. 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. For added protection, the front seat belts are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners. When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position. The tensioners can also be activated during a collision in which the front airbags do not deploy. In this case, the airbags would not be needed, but the extra tension in the seat belt could be helpful. When the tensioners are activated, the seat belts will remain tight until they are unbuckled. 21 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety If the shoulder part of the belt is pulled all the way out, the lockable retractor will activate. The belt will retract, but it will not allow the passenger to move freely. Additional Information About Your Seat Belts Seat Belt Maintenance For safety, you should check the condition of your seat belts regularly. Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear. Check that the latches work smoothly and the belts retract easily. If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem (see page 441 ). Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide good protection and should be replaced as soon as possible. If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must be replaced by your dealer. A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of protection in a subsequent crash. The dealer should also inspect the anchors for damage and replace them if needed. If the automatic seat belt tensioners activate during a crash, they must be replaced. Acura provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Acura Warranty Information booklet for details. 22 2010 TSX Not checking or maintaining seat belts can result in serious injury or death if the seat belts do not work properly when needed. Check your seat belts regularly and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. Additional Information About Your Airbags Airbag System Components (1) (15) (8) (9) (2) (7) (12) (11) (5) Driver and Passenger Safety (14) (8) (1) Driver’s Front Airbag (3) (2) Passenger’s Front Airbag (3) Control Unit (6) (4) Front Seat Belt Tensioners (5) Side Airbags (6) Driver’s Seat Position Sensor (7) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors (10) (8) Front Impact Sensors (9) Passenger Airbag Off Indicator (10) Side Impact Sensors (First) (11) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (12) Front Passenger’s Weight Sensors Control Unit/ OPDS Sensors Control Unit (13) Side Impact Sensors (Second) (14) Side Curtain Airbags (15) Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Indicator (16) Safing Sensor (4) (5) (14) (13) (4) (7) (16) (10) (13) CONTINUED 23 2010 TSX Additional Information About Your Airbags Your airbag system includes: Two SRS (supplemental restraint system) front airbags. The driver’s airbag is stored in the center of the steering wheel; the front passenger’s airbag is stored in the dashboard. Both are marked ‘‘SRS AIRBAG’’ (see page 25 ). Two side airbags, one for the driver and one for a front passenger. The airbags are stored in the outer edges of the seatbacks. Both are marked ‘‘SIDE AIRBAG’’ (see page 29 ). Two side curtain airbags, one for each side of the vehicle. The airbags are stored in the ceiling, above the side windows. The front and rear pillars are marked ‘‘SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG’’ (see page 31 ). Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 21 ). 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 30 ). Sensors that can detect whether the driver’s seat belt and the front passenger’s seat belt are latched or unlatched (see page 19 ). A driver’s seat position sensor that monitors the distance of the seat from the front airbag. If the seat is too far forward, the airbag will inflate with less force (see page 27 ). 24 2010 TSX Weight sensors that monitor the weight on the front passenger’s seat. If the weight is about 65 lbs (29 kg) or less (the weight of an infant or small child), the passenger’s front airbag will be turned off (see page 28 ). A 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. Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Front Airbags Work Although both airbags normally inflate within a split second of each other, it is possible for only one airbag to deploy. An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been turned off (see page 32 ). An indicator on the dashboard that alerts you that the passenger’s front airbag has been turned off (see page 33 ). Emergency backup power in case your vehicle’s electrical system is disconnected in a crash. During a frontal crash, your seat belt restrains your lower body and torso, and the front airbag helps protect your head and chest. If you ever have a moderate to severe frontal collision, sensors will detect the vehicle’s rapid deceleration. This can happen if the severity of a collision is at the margin, or threshold, that determines whether or not the airbags will deploy. In such cases, the seat belt will provide sufficient protection, and the supplemental protection offered by the airbag would be minimal. If the rate of deceleration is high enough, the control unit will inflate the driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, at the time and with the force needed. Only the driver’s airbag will deploy if there is no passenger in the front seat, or if the advanced airbag system has turned the passenger’s airbag off (see page 28 ). CONTINUED 25 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, sensors, or seat belt tensioners (see page 31 ). Additional Information About Your Airbags The total time for inflation and deflation is one-tenth of a second, so fast that most occupants are not aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in their laps. After inflating, the front airbags immediately deflate, so they won’t interfere with the driver’s visibility, or the ability to steer or operate other controls. After a crash, you may see what looks like smoke. This is actually powder from the airbag’s surface. Although the powder is not harmful, people with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. 26 2010 TSX Dual-Stage Airbags Your front airbags are dual-stage airbags. This means they have two inflation stages that can be ignited sequentially or simultaneously, depending on crash severity. In a more severe crash, both stages will ignite simultaneously to provide the quickest and greatest protection. In a less severe crash, one stage will ignite first, then the second stage will ignite a split second later. This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. 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 or small-statured adults who ride in front. If the occupant’s belt is not latched, the airbag will deploy at a slightly lower threshold, because the occupant would need extra protection. For both advanced airbags to work properly: 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. 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 objects or metal items under the front seats. 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. Failure to follow these instructions could damage the sensors or prevent them from working properly. CONTINUED 27 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety Dual-Threshold Airbags Your front airbags are also dualthreshold airbags. Airbags with this feature have two deployment thresholds that depend on whether sensors detect the occupant is wearing a seat belt or not. Additional Information About Your Airbags 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. Be aware that objects placed on the passenger’s seat can also cause the airbag to be turned off. 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. 28 2010 TSX When the passenger airbag gets turned off by the weight sensors, a ‘‘passenger airbag off’’ indicator in the center of the dashboard comes on (see page 33 ). If the weight sensors detect there is no passenger in the front seat, the airbag is automatically turned off. However, the passenger airbag off indicator in this situation will not come on. Additional Information About Your Airbags To ensure that the passenger’s advanced front airbag system will work properly, do not do anything This includes: A rear passenger pushing or pulling on the back of the front passenger’s seat. Moving the front seat or seat-back forcibly back against cargo on the seat or floor behind it. Hanging heavy items on the front passenger seat, or placing heavy items in the seat-back pocket. How Your Side Airbags Work Driver and Passenger Safety that would increase or decrease the weight on the front passenger’s seat. Moving the front seat or seat-back forcibly back against the folded rear seat. Back seat passengers should not wedge objects or intentionally force their feet under the front passenger seat. Also, make sure the floor mat behind the front passenger’s seat is properly positioned on the floor (see page 441 ). If it is not, the mat may interfere with the proper operation of the front passenger’s seat and its sensors. 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. CONTINUED 29 2010 TSX 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. 30 2010 TSX If the side airbag off indicator comes on (see page 32 ), 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 another object as a backrest. It may prevent the cutoff system from working properly. Additional Information About Your Airbags How Your Side Curtain Airbags Work One or both side curtain airbags may inflate in a moderate to severe frontal collision which causes the front airbags to deploy. 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. 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. CONTINUED 31 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG 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. Additional Information About Your Airbags If the indicator comes on at any other time, or does not come on at all, you should have the system checked by your dealer. For example: If the SRS indicator does not come on after you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If the indicator stays on after the engine starts. U.S. Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury or death if the airbag systems or tensioners do not work properly. Have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible if the SRS indicator alerts you to a possible problem. If the indicator comes on or flashes on and off while you drive. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. Canada How the Side Airbag Off Indicator Works This indicator alerts you that the passenger’s side airbag has been automatically shut off. It does not mean there is a problem with your side airbags. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the indicator should come on briefly and then go out (see page 62 ). If it doesn’t come on, stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. You will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multi-information display. If you see any of these indications, the airbags and seat belt tensioners may not work properly when you need them. 32 2010 TSX Additional Information About Your Airbags How the Passenger Airbag Off Indicator Works Canada If no weight is detected on the front seat, the airbag will be automatically shut off. However, the indicator will not come on. The passenger airbag off indicator may come on and off repeatedly if the total weight on the seat is near the airbag cutoff threshold. 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. 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. If the indicator comes on with no front seat passenger and no objects on the seat, or with an adult riding there, something may be interfering with the weight sensors. Look for and remove: Any items under the front passenger’s seat. Any object 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 as soon as possible. 33 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety U.S. Be aware that objects placed on the front seat can cause the indicator to come on. Additional Information About Your Airbags 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. 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 and their anchors worn during a crash to make sure they are operating properly. 34 2010 TSX 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. Additional Information About Your Airbags Do not remove or modify a front seat without consulting your dealer. This could make the Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 35 2010 TSX Protecting Children − General Guidelines 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 death of children age 12 and under. 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, Canadian province and territory 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 41 − 50 ). 36 2010 TSX 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 51 − 54 ). Protecting Children − General Guidelines The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children aged 12 and under be properly restrained in a back seat. Some states have laws restricting where children may ride. Children who ride in back are less likely to be injured by striking interior vehicle parts during a collision or hard braking. Also, children cannot be injured by an inflating front airbag when they ride in the back. The Passenger’s Front Airbag Can Pose Serious Risks Front airbags have been designed to help protect adults in a moderate to severe frontal collision. To do this, the passenger’s front airbag is quite large, and it can inflate with enough force to cause very serious injuries. Even though your vehicle has an advanced front airbag system that automatically turns the passenger’s front airbag off under certain circumstances (see page 33 ), 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. 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 51 for important information about protecting larger children). CONTINUED 37 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Protecting Children − General Guidelines 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. U.S. Models SUN VISORS Canadian Models SUN VISORS 38 2010 TSX DASHBOARD Protecting Children − General Guidelines Place the largest child in the front seat, provided the child is large enough to wear the lap/shoulder belt properly (see page 51 ). Move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible (see page 134 ). Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat (see page 17 ). Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page 15 ). 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. If a child requires close physical attention or frequent visual contact, we strongly recommend that another adult ride with the child in a back seat. The back seat is far safer for a child than the front. 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. Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash, the belt could press deep into the child and cause serious or fatal injuries. Never let two children use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. CONTINUED 39 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety 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: Protecting Children − General Guidelines 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 seat belt around their neck, they can be seriously or fatally injured. (See pages 48 and 49 for how to activate and deactivate the lockable retractor.) Use the childproof door locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. This can prevent Do not leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children without Lock all doors and the trunk when your vehicle is not in use. Children adult supervision is illegal in most states, Canadian provinces and territories, and can be very hazardous. 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 132 ). For example, infants and small children left in a vehicle on a hot day can die from heatstroke. A child left alone with the key in the ignition switch can accidentally set the vehicle in motion, possibly injuring themselves or others. children from accidentally falling out (see page 125 ). Keep vehicle keys/remote transmitters out of the reach of children. Even very young children learn how to unlock vehicle doors, turn on the ignition switch, and open the trunk, which can lead to accidental injury or death. 40 2010 TSX Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby’s head, neck, and back. Do not put a rear-facing child seat in a forward-facing position. If placed facing forward, an infant could be very seriously injured during a frontal collision. Child Seat Type An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the child reaches the seat maker’s weight or height limit for the seat, and the child is at least one year old. rear-facing child seat in the front seat. If the passenger’s front airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or seriously injure an infant. When properly installed, a rearfacing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat as far back as recommended, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position. It can also interfere with proper operation of the passenger’s advanced front airbag system. CONTINUED 41 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the rearfacing, reclining mode. 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 Protecting Infants and Small Children 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. Protecting Small Children Of the different seats available, we recommend those that have a fivepoint harness system as shown. We also recommend that a small child use the child seat until the child reaches the weight or height limit for the seat. Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a collision. Child Seat Placement Child Seat Type Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front. and weight are appropriate for a rear-facing seat. Many states, Canadian provinces and territories allow a child one year of age or older who also meets the minimum size and weight requirements to transition from a rear-facing child seat to a forward facing seat. Know the requirements where you are driving and follow the child seat instructions. Many experts recommend use of a rear-facing seat up to age two, if the child’s height 42 2010 TSX We strongly recommend placing a forward-facing child seat in a back seat, not the front. Placing a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger’s airbag can be hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too far forward, or the child’s head is thrown forward during a collision, an inflating airbag can strike the child with enough force to cause very serious or fatal injuries. Protecting Infants and Small Children, Selecting a Child Seat 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. Selecting a Child Seat 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. 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 seating positions in the back seat. Since LATCH-compatible child seats are easier to install and reduce the possibility of improper installation, we recommend selecting this style. CONTINUED 43 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety Even with advanced front airbags, which can automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off (see page 33 ), a back seat is the safest place for a small child. Selecting a Child Seat, Installing a Child Seat In seating positions and vehicles not equipped with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. 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. 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. 1. The child seat should meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Look for FMVSS 213 or CMVSS 213 on the box. 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 2. The child seat should be of the proper type and size to fit the child. seat, push and pull the seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. Rear-facing for infants, forwardfacing for small children. 44 2010 TSX Installing a Child Seat A child seat secured with a seat belt should be installed as firmly as possible. However, it does not need to be ‘‘rock solid.’’ Some side-to-side movement can be expected and should not reduce the child seat’s effectiveness. 3. Secure the child in the child seat. If the child seat is not secure, try installing it in a different seating position, or use a different style of child seat that can be firmly secured. The following pages provide guidelines on how to properly install a child seat. A forward-facing child seat is used in all examples, but the instructions are the same for rearfacing child seats. Driver and Passenger Safety 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. 45 2010 TSX Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with LATCH Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) at the outer rear seats. 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. You can find lower anchors in the slits in the seat-backs. BUTTON 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. 46 2010 TSX Rigid type 3. Place the child seat on the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker’s instructions. Some LATCH-compatible seats have a rigid-type connector as shown above. Installing a Child Seat TETHER STRAP HOOK 8. Push and pull the child seat forward and from side-to-side to verify that it is secure. Flexible type Other LATCH-compatible seats have a flexible-type connector as shown above. ANCHOR 6. Route the tether strap through the legs of the head restraint and over the seat-back, making sure the strap is not twisted. 4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker’s instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. 5. Set the head restraint to its highest position. 47 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety 7. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. Installing a Child Seat 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. 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 and remove any slack from the lap portion of the belt. 48 2010 TSX 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. Installing a Child Seat 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. 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 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. 49 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety To deactivate the lockable retractor and remove a child seat, unlatch the buckle, unroute the seat belt, and let the belt fully retract. Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether Using an Anchor TETHER STRAP HOOK TETHER STRAP HOOK TETHER ANCHORAGE POINTS Outer Position ANCHOR ANCHOR Center Position ANCHOR COVER 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. 1. Set the head restraint to its highest position. 2. After properly securing the child seat (see page 48 ), route the tether strap over the seat-back and through the head restraint legs. 50 2010 TSX 3. Lift the anchor cover, then attach the tether strap hook to the anchor, making sure the strap is not twisted. 4. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker’s instructions. 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 the 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 Driver and Passenger Safety 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? CONTINUED 51 2010 TSX Protecting Larger Children 3. Does the shoulder belt cross between the child’s neck and arm? Using a Booster Seat 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs? 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. Some states, Canadian provinces and territories 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, provinces and territories where you intend to drive. Booster seats can be high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster seat meets federal safety standards (see page 44 ) 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. 52 2010 TSX 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 a back seat. If the passenger’s front airbag inflates in a moderate to severe frontal collision, the airbag can cause serious injuries to a child who is unrestrained, improperly restrained, sitting too close to the airbag, or out of position. Of course, children vary widely. And while age may be one indicator of when a child can safely ride in front, there are other important factors you should consider. Physical Size Physically, a child must be large enough for the lap/shoulder belt to properly fit (see pages 15 and 51 ). 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. To safely ride in front, a child must be able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout a ride. CONTINUED 53 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Protecting Larger Children If you decide that a child can safely ride up front, be sure to: Carefully read the owner’s manual, and make sure you understand all seat belt instructions and all safety information. Move the vehicle seat to the rearmost position. Additional Safety Precautions 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 positioned and secured. 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. could be very seriously injured in a crash. 54 2010 TSX 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. Carbon Monoxide Hazard Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever: Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and even kill you. Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that expose you to carbon monoxide. The vehicle is raised for an oil change. You notice a change in the sound of the exhaust. The vehicle was in a collision that may have damaged the underside. High levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas, such as a garage. Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. With the trunk 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. 55 2010 TSX Driver and Passenger Safety 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. Safety Labels 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. SUN VISOR U.S. models RADIATOR CAP Canadian models DOOR JAMBS U.S. models Canadian models DASHBOARD U.S. models only 56 2010 TSX 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 ................................................ 134 Power Seat Adjustments........... 134 Driver’s Lumbar Support .......... 135 Head Restraints ......................... 135 Folding the Rear Seats .............. 138 Seat Heaters ................................... 141 Driving Position Memory System......................................... 142 Mirrors ............................................ 145 Adjusting the Power Mirrors ... 145 Power Mirror Heaters............... 146 Power Windows ............................. 147 Moonroof ........................................ 151 Parking Brake ................................ 153 Interior Convenience Items .......... 154 Beverage Holders ...................... 155 Accessory Power Sockets......... 156 Console Compartment .............. 156 Glove Box ................................... 157 Sunglasses Holder ..................... 158 Sun Visors ................................... 159 Vanity Mirror ............................. 159 Driver’s Pocket .......................... 159 Center Pockets........................... 160 Coat Hook ................................... 160 Interior Lights ................................ 161 57 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Control Locations ............................ 58 Instrument Panel ............................. 59 Instrument Panel Indicators ........... 60 Gauges .............................................. 68 Multi-Information Display .............. 70 Controls Near the Steering Wheel .......................................... 109 Windshield Wipers and Washers ...................................... 110 Turn Signals and Headlights ........ 111 Automatic Lighting Off Feature .................................... 113 Daytime Running Lights .......... 114 Fog Lights ...................................... 115 Instrument Panel Brightness ....... 115 Hazard Warning Button ................ 117 Rear Window Defogger ................ 117 Steering Wheel Adjustments ....... 118 Keys and Locks.............................. 119 Immobilizer System....................... 121 Ignition Switch ............................... 122 Door Locks ..................................... 124 Childproof Door Locks ............. 125 Remote Transmitter ...................... 126 Trunk............................................... 130 Trunk Main Switch.................... 131 Emergency Trunk Opener ....... 132 Control Locations MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY (P.70) MOONROOF SWITCH (P.151) MIRROR CONTROLS (P.145) AUDIO SYSTEM (P.174) CLOCK*, COMPASS* (P.289) (P.294) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM BUTTONS* (P.142) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.117) POWER DOOR LOCK MASTER SWITCH (Unlocking Fuel Fill Door) (P.124) CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (P.166) POWER WINDOW SWITCHES (P.147) ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET (P.156) TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON (P.130) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE ACCESSORY POWER (P.350) SOCKET (P.156) Vehicle with navigation system is shown. HOMELINK BUTTONS (P.301) USB ADAPTER AUXILIARY CABLE* INPUT JACK (P.287) (P.201, 211, 261, 272) * : If equipped 58 2010 TSX MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P.370) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P.373) Instrument Panel VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.63) FOG LIGHT INDICATOR (P.66) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR (P.66) CRUISE MAIN INDICATOR (P.66) CRUISE CONTROL INDICATOR (P.66) SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR (P.67) LOW TIRE PRESSURE/TPMS INDICATOR (P.64, 386) MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (P.60, 472) CHARGING SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.61, 471) SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.62) ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) INDICATOR (P.65) LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR (P.60, 471) SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.67) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) ACTIVATION INDICATOR (P.63) SIDE AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.62) DOOR/TRUNK OPEN INDICATOR (P.65) PARKING BRAKE AND BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.61, 473) SEAT BELT REMINDER INDICATOR (P.19, 60) IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATOR (P.61) LOW FUEL INDICATOR (P.67) The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 59 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) INDICATOR (P.62) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P.66) 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. You will also see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display. If your front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator comes on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position. If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals, and you will see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ or ‘‘FASTEN PASSENGER SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display. For more information, see page 19 . 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. 60 2010 TSX Malfunction Indicator Lamp You will also see a ‘‘CHECK EMISSION SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 472 . Low Oil Pressure Indicator The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running, and you will see a ‘‘CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL’’ message on the multiinformation display. For more information, see page 471 . Instrument Panel Indicators 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 properly coded key, the indicator will blink, and the engine’s fuel system will be disabled (see page 121 ). U.S. Canada Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator This indicator has two functions: 1. It comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It is a reminder to check the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the rear brakes, axles, and tires. 2. If it stays on after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. You will also see a ‘‘BRAKE FLUID LOW’’ or ‘‘CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 473 . 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 153 ). 61 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Charging System Indicator If this indicator comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged, and you will also see a ‘‘CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 471 . 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, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. If this indicator comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK ABS SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display. For more information, see page 384 . 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. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. For more information, see page 31 . 62 2010 TSX U.S. Canada Side Airbag Off 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 that the passenger’s side airbag has automatically shut off. You will also see a ‘‘PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF’’ message on the multiinformation display. For more information, see page 32 . Instrument Panel Indicators If it comes on and stays on at any other time, or it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. Without VSA, your vehicle still has normal driving ability, but will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement. For more information, see page 392 . VSA Activation Indicator This indicator has three functions: 1. It comes on as a reminder that you have turned off the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system. This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. For more information, see page 392 . 2. It flashes when VSA is active (see page 392 ). 3. It comes on along with the VSA system indicator if there is a problem with the VSA system. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK VSA SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display. 63 2010 TSX 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, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. 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 multiinformation display (see page 388 ). Check the tire pressure monitor on the multi-information display and determine the cause (see page 388 ). If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost pressure on the multiinformation display, and determine the cause. If it is because of a flat tire, have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible. If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service. For more information, see page 482 . 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 389 . 64 2010 TSX Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If an indicator does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see pages 434 and 435 ). 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. Instrument Panel Indicators If this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the engine. Reset the system by restarting the engine. The indicator will stay on, but should go off after driving a short distance. If it does not go off, or comes back on again while driving, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the indicator on, the EPS may be turned off, making the vehicle harder to steer. If you turn the steering wheel to the full left or right position repeatedly while stopping or driving at very low speed, you may feel slightly harder steering in order to prevent damage to the steering box caused by overheating. You will also see a ‘‘CHECK POWER STEERING SYSTEM’’ message on the multi-information display. Door/Trunk Open Indicator This indicator comes on red if any door or the trunk lid is not closed tightly. You will also see a corresponding indicator(s) on the multi-information display to indicate which door and/ or the trunk is not closed tightly (see page 11 ). 65 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator This indicator normally comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and goes off after the engine starts. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the electric power steering system. Instrument Panel Indicators Lights On Indicator This indicator reminds you that the exterior lights are on. It comes on when the light switch is in either the or position. If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position without turning off the light switch, this indicator will remain on. A reminder chime will also sound when you open the driver’s door. All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine This indicator will also come on when the light switch is in AUTO and the lights turn on automatically. High Beam Indicator This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information, see page 111 . This indicator also comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on (see page 114 ). Fog Light Indicator If equipped This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights. For more information, see page 115 . 66 2010 TSX Cruise Main Indicator This indicator comes on when you turn on the cruise control system by pressing the CRUISE button on the steering wheel (see page 298 ). Cruise Control Indicator This indicator comes on when you set the cruise control. See page 298 for information on operating the cruise control. Instrument Panel Indicators Low Fuel Indicator 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. This indicator is in the fuel gauge. It comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon. You will also see a ‘‘FUEL LOW’’ message on the multiinformation display. Security System Indicator SECURITY SYSTEM INDICATOR This indicator comes on when the security system is set. For more information, see page 292 . When the indicator comes on, there are about 2.8 U.S. gal (10.5 ) of fuel remaining in the tank. When the needle reaches E, there is a very small amount of fuel in the tank. 67 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls LOW FUEL INDICATOR System Message Indicator This indicator comes on when there is a system message on the multiinformation display. Press the INFO button on the steering wheel (see page 71 ) to see the message (see page 79 ). Gauges TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount. The needle returns to the bottom after you turn off the ignition. FUEL GAUGE Avoid driving with an extremely low f uel level. Running out of f uel could cause the engine to misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter. MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY U.S. model is shown. 68 2010 TSX Gauges Instruments and Controls Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the pointer should rise from the bottom mark to about the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the 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 469 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine cooling system. If the pointer of the temperature gauge reaches to or above the red mark, you will also see the ‘‘WATER TEMP HOT’’ message on the multiinformation display. This will alert you that the engine should be cooled down. 69 2010 TSX 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. There are three types of messages: normal display messages, engine oil life and maintenance messages, and system messages. You can select the displayed language and also customize some vehicle control settings to your liking with the multi-information display and the three buttons on the steering wheel (see page 71 ). Normal Display Messages Remote transmitter 1 is used. Remote transmitter 2 is used. When you unlock and open the driver’s door, the display shows ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2’’ depending on which remote transmitter you use. All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine The driver’s seat moves to the position stored in that remote transmitter (see page 142 ). 70 2010 TSX If you do not fasten your seat belt, you will see a ‘‘FASTEN SEAT BELT’’ message on the multiinformation display when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. These messages go off several seconds after the key is inserted into the ignition switch. Multi-Information Display SEL/RESET BUTTON In the multi-information display, the system message is also displayed (see page 78 ) and you can customize your vehicle control settings (see page 81 ). UPPER SEGMENT INFO BUTTONS (▲/▼) With the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the multi-information display changes as shown on the next page each time you press the INFO (▲/▼) button or the SEL/ RESET button. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, your last selection is displayed. U.S. model is shown. LOWER SEGMENT The multi-information display consists of an upper segment, a middle segment and a lower segment. CONTINUED 71 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls MIDDLE SEGMENT In the normal display mode, the upper and middle segments display trip computer information, such as fuel economy or average speed. The lower segment displays the odometer/trip meter (A/B), outside temperature, and engine oil life and maintenance item code(s). Multi-Information Display Trip Computer (See page 74.) HFL* (See page 77.) Tire Pressure for each tire (See page 76.) Outside Temperature (See page 74.) Engine Oil Life (See page 76.) : Press the INFO button (▲/▼). U.S. model is shown. * : This display will be shown when the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is activated. 72 2010 TSX : Press the SEL/RESET button. Multi-Information Display Odometer U.S. Trip Meter Canada TRIP METER A TRIP METER B When you reset Trip A, average fuel economy A is reset at the same time. When you reset Trip B, average fuel economy B is reset. ODOMETER The odometer shows the total distance your vehicle has been driven. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial/ territorial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated. U.S. model is shown. 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. To reset a trip meter, display it, and then press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets to ‘‘0.0.’’ 73 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls In the customizing mode, you can set Trip A and average fuel economy A to reset at the same time when you refuel your vehicle (see page 89 ). Multi-Information Display Outside Temperature U.S. CANADA OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE This shows the outside Fahrenheit temperature in U.S. models, and Celsius temperature in Canadian models. The temperature sensor is in the front bumper. The temperature reading can be affected by heat reflection from the road surface, engine heat, and the exhaust from surrounding traffic. This can cause an incorrect temperature reading when your vehicle speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h). When you start your trip, the sensor is not fully acclimatized, therefore it may take several minutes until the proper temperature is displayed. Trip Computer In certain weather conditions, temperature readings near freezing (32°F, 0°C) could mean that ice is forming on the road surface. INST. MPG (U.S. models)/INST. L/ 100 km (Canadian models) You can adjust the outside temperature display (see page 88 ). 74 2010 TSX U.S. CANADA This shows your instant fuel economy. Multi-Information Display ELAPSED TIME AVERAGE SPEED This shows the accumulated traveling time since you last reset it. When you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, ELAPSED TIME is reset. This shows the average speed you are traveling in miles per hour (mph) for U.S. models or kilometers per hour (km/h) for Canadian models. You can customize the Trip A and AVERAGE FUEL A reset condition on the multi-information display (see page 89 ). RANGE This shows the estimated distance you can travel on the fuel remaining in the fuel tank. This distance is estimated from the fuel economy you received over the last several miles(U.S.) or kilometers (Canada), so it will vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc. If you want to reset the ELAPSED TIME manually, go to the trip computer’s ELAPSED TIME display, and press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets. To reset the AVERAGE SPEED you have traveled, press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets. You can customize the ELAPSED TIME reset conditions on the multiinformation display (see page 90 ). 75 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls AVERAGE FUEL A/B This shows your vehicle’s average fuel economy in mpg (U.S. models) or liter/100 km (Canadian models) since you last reset Trip A or Trip B. Multi-Information Display Engine Oil Life ENGINE OIL LIFE This shows the remaining engine oil life. 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. For more information, see page 403 . Tire Pressure Monitor U.S. Canada When the tire pressure monitor is shown on the multi-information display, press the SEL/RESET button. The display changes as shown. You can see the pressure of each tire in this monitor. If one or more tires are low, inflate them to the correct pressure. For more information, see page 388 . 76 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Bluetooth HandsFreeLink 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 304 for instructions on how to link your cell phone to HFL and how to receive or make phone calls, or visit the acura.com/handsfreelink website. In Canada, visit www.acura. ca, or call 1-888-9-ACURA-9. You can receive or make phone calls from your cell phone through your vehicle’s Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) system without touching your cell phone. 77 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display System Messages SYSTEM MESSAGE INDICATOR The system message(s) triggers the appropriate indicator(s) on the instrument panel, including the system message indicator, to come on. The system message indicator does not go off until the problem(s) is corrected. You will also hear a beep when the system message comes on for the first time. If there is a problem with your vehicle, for example the engine oil level is low or a door is not fully closed, the multi-information display will show you the problem. It does this by interrupting the current display with one or more messages. 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. 78 2010 TSX To switch the message(s) before 5 seconds have 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. If the system message indicator remains lit on the instrument panel, you can see the corresponding message(s) again by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. Here is a list of all messages: Multi-Information Display See page 11 U.S. Canada See page 471 See page 19 See page 19 See page 472 U.S. Canada See page 471 See page 427 See page 32 U.S. U.S. Canada See page 384 See page 32 Canada See page 392 See page 473 See page 69 CONTINUED 79 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls See page 153 Multi-Information Display See page 65 See page 388 See page 114 6-cylinder models only See page 389 See page 389 See page 404 U.S. See page 369 See page 405 Canada See page 389 See page 122 See page 407 See page 373 See page 122 See page 349 See page 67 See page 123 80 2010 TSX Canadian models only See page 423 Multi-Information Display Customized Settings You can customize some vehicle control settings. To enter the customizing mode, press and hold either INFO button (▲/▼) for more than 3 seconds. To change the settings, the ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position, and the vehicle must be stopped with the transmission in Park (automatic) or with the parking brake set (manual). If you turn the ignition switch to the If you try to enter the customizing mode while the vehicle is moving, you will see a ‘‘MUST STOP AND SHIFT TO PARK TO CHANGE SETTINGS’’ (automatic) or ‘‘MUST STOP AND SET PARK BRAKE TO CHANGE SETTINGS’’ (manual) message and you cannot change the settings. 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. To have the driver’s ID detected, make sure your remote transmitter is linked to the system and the driver’s door is unlocked with a corresponding remote transmitter. See page 128 to link your remote transmitter to your vehicle. If the remote transmitter is not linked, ‘‘DRIVER UNKNOWN CUSTOMIZE IMPOSSIBLE’’ will be displayed, and you cannot customize the settings. If you use the key to unlock the driver’s door, the system cannot recognize either ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2.’’ If you want to change any vehicle control settings, select CHG SETTING, then press the SEL/ RESET button. Refer to the table on the following pages about the settings you want to customize. CONTINUED 81 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls DRIVER’S ID ACCESSORY (I) or the LOCK (0) position, move the shift lever out of Park (automatic) or release the parking brake (manual), the display will change to the normal screen. Multi-Information Display Group Setup METER SETUP (P.86) Menu Item LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY Changes the outside temperature reading above or below its current reading. TRIP A RESET with REFUEL Causes trip meter A and the average fuel economy to reset when you refuel. Resets the elapsed time of your current trip. ELAPSED TIME RESET POSITION SETUP*2 (P.92) LIGHTING SETUP (P.94) Description Changes the language used in the display. MEMORY POSITION LINK *2 INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY *2 Changes the driver’s seat position to a stored setting. Changes how long (in seconds) the interior lights stay on after you close the doors. Changes how long (in seconds) the exterior lights stay on after you close the driver’s door. Changes the timing of when the headlights come on. The headlight switch needs to be in the AUTO position. *1 : Default setting *2 : All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine 82 2010 TSX Setting Option ENGLISH*1 FRENCH SPANISH −5°F ∼ ±0°F*1 ∼ 5°F (U.S.) −3°C ∼ ±0°C*1 ∼ 3°C (Canada) ON OFF*1 TRIP B IGN OFF*1 TRIP A ON*1 OFF 15 sec 60 sec 30 sec*1 0 sec 60 sec 30 sec 15 sec*1 LOW MAX MIN HIGH MID*1 Page 87 88 89 90 93 95 96 97 Multi-Information Display Group Setup DOOR SETUP (P.99) Menu Item AUTO DOOR LOCK DOOR LOCK MODE SECURITY RELOCK TIMER AUTO DOOR UNLOCK DEFAULT ALL (P.108) Changes which doors unlock with the remote transmitter in a first push. The exterior lights flash each time you press the LOCK or UNLOCK button. A beeper will also sound when you press the LOCK button twice. Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock but do not open the door. Changes when the doors automatically unlock. Set/Cancel all the customized settings as default. Setting Option SHIFT FROM P (A/T only) WITH VEH SPD*1 OFF DRIVER DOOR *1 ALL DOORS ON*1 OFF 90 sec 60 sec 30 sec*1 DRIVER DOOR*1/ With SHIFT to P*2 With IGN OFF*3 ALL DOORS OFF SET CANCEL Page 100 101 103 104 106 108 *1 : Default setting *2 : Default setting for automatic transmission *3 : Default setting for manual transmission 83 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT Description Changes when the doors automatically lock. Multi-Information Display Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown on the next page. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setup you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. Customize Settings You can customize some of the vehicle control settings to your preference. Here are the settings you can customize: METER SETUP POSITION SETUP* LIGHTING SETUP DOOR SETUP If you do not make any changes, select ‘‘EXIT.’’ The display returns to the normal display. *: All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine When you want to change the vehicle control settings, press the INFO (▲/▼) button to select CHG SETTING, then press the SEL/ RESET button. 84 2010 TSX If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, select DEFAULT ALL, as described on page 108 . Multi-Information Display METER SETUP See page 86. Any of the normal displays Instruments and Controls POSITION SETUP* See page 92. LIGHTING SETUP See page 94. DOOR SETUP See page 99. : Press the SEL/ RESET button. : Press the INFO button (▲/▼). : Press and hold the INFO button (▲/▼). * : All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine 85 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Meter Setup Here are the four custom settings for the meter setup: LANGUAGE SELECTION ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY TRIP A RESET with REFUEL ELAPSED TIME RESET While ‘‘METER SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. : Press the SEL/RESET button. : Press the INFO button (▲/▼). 86 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Language Selection You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select the desired language by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘LANGUAGE SELECTION’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 87 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls There are three language selections you can make: English, French, and Spanish. To choose the language you want, follow these instructions: Multi-Information Display Adjust Outside Temp. Display U.S. models If you sometimes find that the temperature reading is a few degrees above or below the actual temperature, you can adjust it by following these instructions: Canadian models Adjust the outside temperature value by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. Press the SEL/RESET button to set the desired value. U.S. models Canadian models When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘ADJUST OUTSIDE TEMP. DISPLAY’’ and repeat the procedure again. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. Press the SEL/RESET button to enter the setting. 88 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Trip A Reset With Refuel You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘TRIP A RESET with REFUEL’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 89 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls To cause Trip A and average fuel for trip A to reset every time you refuel your vehicle, follow these instructions: Multi-Information Display Elapsed Time Reset There are three elapsed time reset choices you can make: IGN OFF − The elapsed time is reset when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. TRIP A − The elapsed time is reset when Trip A is reset. TRIP B − The elapsed time is reset when Trip B is reset. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘METER SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. 90 2010 TSX Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘ELAPSED TIME RESET’’ and repeat the procedure again. Instruments and Controls When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. 91 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Position Setup All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine You can customize the MEMORY POSITION LINK setting in position setup. While ‘‘POSITION SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the custom setting then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. : Press the SEL/RESET button. : Press the INFO button (▲/▼). 92 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Memory Position Link Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘POSITION SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button repeatedly. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ and repeat the procedure again. 93 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls If ‘‘MEMORY POSITION LINK’’ is set to ‘‘ON,’’ the driver’s seat moves to the position stored in the memory (see page 142 ) when you open the driver’s door, using the remote transmitter. Multi-Information Display Lighting Setup Here are the three custom settings for the lighting setup: INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY * While ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. : Press the SEL/ RESET button. : Press the INFO button (▲/▼). * : All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine 94 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Interior Light Dimming Time You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button repeatedly. Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select the desired setting (15 SEC, 30 SEC, or 60 SEC) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ and repeat the procedure again. CONTINUED 95 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls The interior lights fade out when you close all doors. To change how long the lights stay on before they fade out, follow these instructions: 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 remove the key from the ignition switch and close the driver’s door. To change how long the lights stay on before they go off, follow these instructions: You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button repeatedly. 96 2010 TSX Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select the desired setting (60 SEC, 30 SEC, 15 SEC or 0 SEC) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. Multi-Information Display Auto Light Sensitivity All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine MIN − The headlights come on when it is dark. Instruments and Controls The headlights automatically come on when the headlight switch is in the AUTO position and the ambient light reaches a changeable level. You can select the auto light sensitivity from the following five levels: MAX − The headlights come on when it is bright. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER’’ and repeat the procedure again. HIGH − The headlights come on when it is somewhat bright. MID − The headlights come on when it is as bright as sunset or sunrise. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘LIGHTING SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/ ▼) button repeatedly. LOW − The headlights come on when it is somewhat dark. CONTINUED 97 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button to see the selections. Select the desired setting (MAX, HIGH, MID, LOW or MIN) by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY’’ and repeat the procedure again. 98 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Door Setup Here are the five custom settings for the door setup: Instruments and Controls AUTO DOOR LOCK DOOR LOCK MODE KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT SECURITY RELOCK TIMER AUTO DOOR UNLOCK While ‘‘DOOR SETUP’’ is shown, press the SEL/RESET button to enter the customize mode. Each time you press the INFO (▲/ ▼) button, the screen changes as shown in the illustration. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button until you see the setting you want to customize, then press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. : Press the SEL/ RESET button. : Press the INFO button (▲/▼). CONTINUED 99 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Auto Door Lock There are three settings you can choose from: OFF − The auto door lock is deactivated all the time. WITH VEH SPD − The doors lock when the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (about 15 km/h). SHIFT FROM P − The doors lock whenever you move the shift lever out of Park. (Automatic transmission model only) A/T model is shown. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. 100 2010 TSX Press the SEL/RESET button to enter the selecting mode. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO DOOR LOCK’’ and repeat the procedure again. To select whether the driver’s door unlocks or all the doors unlock when you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter or the key, follow these instructions. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. CONTINUED 101 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. Door Lock Mode Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘DOOR LOCK MODE’’ and repeat the procedure again. Press the SEL/RESET button to enter the selecting mode. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. 102 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Keyless Lock Acknowledgment To turn this feature on or off, follow these instructions. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. Instruments and Controls When you push the LOCK button on the remote transmitter, some exterior lights flash, and a beeper sounds when you push the LOCK button again within 5 seconds to verify that the doors and the trunk are locked and the security system has set (see page 292 ). You can customize the exterior lights not to flash and the beeper not to sound. Press the SEL/RESET button to enter the selecting mode. Select ON or OFF by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. CONTINUED 103 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Security Relock Timer If you unlock the doors with the remote transmitter, but do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors and the fuel fill door, automatically relock, and the security system sets. You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 seconds. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘KEYLESS LOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT’’ and repeat the procedure again. 104 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘SECURITY RELOCK TIMER’’ and repeat the procedure again. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. Instruments and Controls Press the SEL/RESET button to enter the selecting mode. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. CONTINUED 105 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Auto Door Unlock There are five possible settings for automatic transmission models and three possible settings for manual transmission models. Automatic transmission model only DRIVER DOOR with SHIFT to P − The driver’s door unlocks when you move the shift lever to Park. Automatic transmission model only DRIVER DOOR with IGN OFF − The driver’s door unlocks when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. ALL DOORS with IGN OFF − All the doors unlock when you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position. OFF − The auto door unlock is deactivated all the time. ALL DOORS with SHIFT to P − All the doors unlock when you move the shift lever to Park. You can choose this item to customize from ‘‘DOOR SETUP’’ by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button repeatedly. 106 2010 TSX Multi-Information Display Press the SEL/RESET button to enter the selecting mode. Select the desired setting by pressing the INFO (▲/▼) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. If you choose ‘‘DRIVER DOOR with IGN OFF,’’ you will see the above display. Press the INFO (▲/▼) button to switch the door lock mode setting. Then, press the SEL/RESET button to enter your selection. If you choose ‘‘DRIVER DOOR with SHIFT to P,’’ you will see the above display. When your selection is successfully completed, the display changes as shown above, and then goes back to the customize item screen. If the ‘‘SETTING INCOMPLETE’’ message appears, go back to ‘‘AUTO DOOR UNLOCK’’ and repeat the procedure again. 107 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls A/T model is shown. A/T model is shown. Multi-Information Display DEFAULT ALL If you want to set the default settings, press the INFO (▲/▼) button to select DEFAULT ALL, then press the SEL/RESET button. To set the default settings, press the INFO (▲/▼) button to select SET then press the SEL/RESET button. If you want to cancel DEFAULT ALL, select CANCEL, then press the SEL/RESET button. The screen goes back to the previous display. 108 2010 TSX When DEFAULT ALL is set, you will see the above display for several seconds, then the screen returns to the default all setting display. If the setting is not successfully completed, ‘‘FAILED’’ is shown for several seconds, and then the screen goes back to the normal message mode. Repeat the same procedure to select DEFAULT ALL. Controls Near the Steering Wheel HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.111)/ FOG LIGHTS*3 (P.115) INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS(P.115) WINDSHIELD WIPERS/ WASHERS (P.110) PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF INDICATOR (P.33) CENTER DISPLAY*2 INTERFACE DIAL*2 (P.222) SELECTOR KNOB*3 (P.175) VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) SYSTEM OFF SWITCH (P.393) HAZARD WARNING BUTTON (P.117) REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON (P.117, 146) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.304) NAVIGATION SYSTEM VOICE CONTROL BUTTONS*2 CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS (P.298) MULTI-INFORMATION BUTTONS (P.71) HORN*1 STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTS (P.118) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P.141) Vehicle without navigation system is shown. *1 : To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. *2 : Only on vehicles equipped with navigation system. Refer to the navigation system manual. *3 : If equipped 109 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P.286) 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. OFF − The wipers are not activated. ADJUSTMENT RING 1. MIST 2. OFF 3. INT − Intermittent 4. LO − Low speed 5. HI − High speed 6. Windshield washers INT − The length of the wipe interval is varied automatically according to vehicle’s speed. Vary the delay by turning the adjustment ring. If you turn it to the shortest delay ( position), the wipers change to low speed operation when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h). 110 2010 TSX Windshield Washer − 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 a few more sweeps after you release the lever. Turn Signals and Headlights Headlights − Turning the switch to the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights. 1. Turn signal 2. Off 3. Parking and instrument panel lights 4. AUTO* 5. Headlights on 6. High beams 7. Flash high beams 8. Fog lights off * 9. Fog lights on* * : If equipped 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. High Beams − Push the left lever forward until you hear a click. The blue high beam indicator will come on (see page 66 ). Pull the lever back to return to the low beams. To flash the high beams, pull the lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams will stay on as long as you hold the lever back. When the light switch is in the ‘‘ ’’ or ‘‘ ’’ position, the lights on indicator comes on as a reminder. This indicator stays on if you leave the lights on and turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position. 111 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Turn Signal − Push down on the left 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 the center when you release it or complete a turn. Headlights All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine AUTO − The automatic lighting feature turns on the headlights and all other exterior lights, when it senses low ambient light. To turn on automatic lighting, turn the light switch to AUTO. 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. 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. 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. LIGHT SENSOR To change the ‘‘AUTO LIGHT SENSITIVITY’’ setting, see page 97 . 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. 112 2010 TSX 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. Headlights You can change this 15 second timer to 0, 30, or 60 seconds (see page 96 ). 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 (if equipped), and you remove the key, then open and close the driver’s door. The lights will turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights will go off. With the driver’s door open, you will hear a lights on reminder chime. If you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (0) position with the headlight switch on, but do not open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (3 minutes, if the switch is in the ‘‘AUTO’’ position). 113 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls 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. Headlights Daytime Running Lights With the headlight switch off or in the position, the high beam headlights and the high beam indicator come on with reduced brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and release the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition switch off, even if you set the parking brake. The headlights revert to normal operation when you turn them on with the switch. If you see a ‘‘CHECK DRL SYSTEM’’ message on the multiinformation display, there is a problem with the daytime running light system. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. 114 2010 TSX Fog Lights, Instrument Panel Brightness Fog Lights You can use the fog lights only when the headlights are on low beam. Instrument Panel Brightness INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KNOB The knob on the instrument panel controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. Turn the knob to adjust the brightness with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position and the parking lights on. All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine Turn the fog lights on and off by turning the switch next to the headlight switch. CONTINUED 115 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls 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. Instrument Panel Brightness To reduce glare at night, the instrument panel illumination dims when you turn the light switch to the or position. Turning the knob to the right until you hear a tone will cancel the reduced brightness. BRIGHTNESS LEVEL When you turn the knob, the multiinformation display changes to vertical bars that show you the current level. The instrument panel will illuminate with reduced brightness when you unlock and open the driver’s door. The brightness will increase slightly when you insert the key in the ignition switch, then go to normal brightness when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. You will hear a tone when you reach the maximum or minimum brightness. The brightness level goes out about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting. 116 2010 TSX If you do not insert the key in the ignition switch after opening the driver’s door, the illumination turns off about 30 seconds after you close the door. If you insert the key but do not turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, the illumination turns off in about 10 seconds. Hazard Warning Button, Rear Window Defogger Hazard Warning Button Rear Window Defogger HAZARD WARNING BUTTON The defogger will shut itself off within about 10 to 30 minutes according to the outside temperature (over 32°F, 0°C). The defogger and antenna wires on the inside of the rear window can be accidentally damaged. When cleaning the glass, always wipe sideto-side. Push the button under the audio controls to turn on the hazard warning lights (four-way flashers). This causes all four outside turn signal lights and both turn signal 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 will clear 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. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition switch. You have to turn the defogger on again when you restart the vehicle. Pushing this button also turns the mirror heaters on or off. For more information, see page 146 . 117 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. Steering Wheel Adjustments Make any steering wheel adjustments before you start driving. LEVER 3. Push the lever forward fully to lock the steering wheel in position. To adjust Make sure the lever is positioned securely at the bottom of the steering column as shown. 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. 4. Make sure you have securely locked the steering wheel in place by trying to move it up, down, in, and out. To lock 1. Pull the lever under the steering column toward you until it stops. 2. Move the steering wheel so it points toward your chest, not toward your face. Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. 118 2010 TSX Keys and Locks MASTER KEY VALET KEY KEY NUMBER WITH REMOTE (Light Gray) TRANSMITTER TAG You should have received a key number tag with your keys. You will need this key number if you ever have to get a lost key replaced. Use only Acura-approved key blanks. 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. Do not drop the keys or set heavy objects on them. 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 glove box locked when you leave your vehicle and the valet key at a parking facility. Keep the keys away from liquids. If they get wet, dry them immediately with a soft cloth. The valet key does not contain a battery. Do not try to take it apart. CONTINUED 119 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Protect the keys from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. Keys and Locks Retractable Master Key RELEASE BUTTON Push 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 key may come in contact with your finger while being retracted or extended. Make sure your fingers do not touch the pivot of the key when retracting or extending the key. The master key can be retracted into the remote transmitter. To use the key, push the release button to release the key from the transmitter. The key should be fully extended. To retract the key, push the release button and at the same time push the key into the remote transmitter until it is securely latched. 120 2010 TSX 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. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Electrical problems could result that may make your vehicle inoperable. If you lose 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 chain) is near the ignition switch when you insert the key. 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. 121 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls 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. Ignition Switch LOCK (0) − You can insert or remove the key only in this position. To turn the key, push it in slightly. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must also be in Park. 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). ACCESSORY (I) − You can operate the audio system and the accessory power sockets in this position. If you leave the key in the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position and open the driver’s door, you will see a ‘‘RETURN IGNITION SWITCH TO LOCK (0) POSITION’’ message on the multi-information display and hear a reminder beeper. 122 2010 TSX If you turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY (I) position with the driver’s door closed, you will see an ‘‘ACCESSORY (I) POSITION’’ message on the multi-information display to inform you of the key position. 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. Ignition Switch 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. Instruments and Controls 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. 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. You will also see a ‘‘REMOVE KEY’’ message on the multi-information display. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the shift lever must be in Park before you can remove the key from the ignition switch. 123 2010 TSX Door Locks LOCK TAB Lock To Lock Unlock To Unlock 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 clockwise, and release it. The remaining doors unlock when you turn the key a second time within a few seconds. You can customize the door lock/ unlock settings (see page 99 ). MASTER DOOR LOCK SWITCH To lock all doors, push the front of the master door lock switch on either front door, pull the lock tab rearward on the driver’s door, or use the key on the outside lock on the driver’s door. RED INDICATOR The lock tab on any passenger’s door locks and unlocks that door. You can open or close the windows and the moonroof by using the key in the driver’s door (see page 149 ). When the door is unlocked, you can see the red indicator on the lock tab above the inner door handle. Locking and unlocking the driver’s door will also lock and unlock the fuel fill door (see page 347 ). Pushing the rear of either master door lock switch will unlock all doors. Pushing forward the lock tab on the driver’s door unlocks only that door. 124 2010 TSX Door Locks Default setting When the vehicle speed reaches about 10 mph (15 km/h) or more, all the doors lock automatically. When you shift to P after driving, the driver’s door unlocks. Lockout Prevention If you forget and leave the key in the ignition switch, lockout prevention will not allow you to lock the driver’s door. With any door open and the key in the ignition switch, locking with master door lock switch is disabled. If the driver’s door is closed, the lock tab on the driver’s door is not disabled. Pulling the driver’s lock tab rearward will lock all doors. If you try to lock an open driver’s door by pulling the lock tab rearward, the driver’s door lock tab pops out and unlocks the driver’s door. Childproof Door Locks LEVER Unlock Lock The childproof door locks are designed to prevent children seated in the rear from accidentally opening the rear doors. Each rear door has a lock lever near the edge. With the lever in the LOCK position (lever is down), the door cannot be opened from the inside regardless of the position of the lock tab. To open the door, push the lock tab forward and use the outside door handle. 125 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls To lock any passenger’s door when getting out of the vehicle, pull the lock tab rearward and close the door. To lock the driver’s door, remove the key from the ignition switch, pull the lock tab rearward or push the front of the master switch, then close the door. Remote Transmitter LED LOCK BUTTON TRUNK BUTTON 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, 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 door lock setting). Push it twice to unlock the remaining doors. Some exterior lights will flash twice the first time you push the button. The keyless lock acknowledgment beep and flashing of the lights can be deactivated (see page 103 ). If you do not open any door within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. Locking and unlocking the driver’s door will also lock and unlock the fuel fill door (see page 347 ). The ceiling light and the door activated spotlights come on when you press the UNLOCK button if the lights are in the door activated position. If you do not open any door within 30 seconds (or whatever setting of the interior light dimming time is set to), the light(s) will fade out. If you relock the doors with the remote transmitter before 30 seconds have elapsed, the light(s) will go off immediately. You can also open all power windows and the moonroof from outside the vehicle with the remote transmitter (see page 149 ). 126 2010 TSX To change the lock/unlock setting and the relock timer setting, refer to the customized settings on page 99 . Remote Transmitter Recalling a Memorized Driving Position With Driver 1 With Driver 2 memory that is activated by the transmitter you normally carry. Here are the settings activated with the remote: Customized settings (see page 81 ). All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine TRUNK − Press and hold this button for about 1 second to open the trunk. You cannot open the trunk if the key is in the ignition switch. Driving position memory (see page 142 ). When you unlock the driver’s door with your remote transmitter, each remote transmitter activates the customized settings related to that remote. The driving position memory activated (Driver 1, Driver 2) is shown on the back of each transmitter. Make sure you store your desired driving position in the When you unlock and open the driver’s door with the remote transmitter, the driver’s seat moves to the position stored in memory. You will hear two beeps when the movement is completed. The indicator in the related memory button on the driver’s door remains on. CONTINUED 127 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls PANIC − Press and hold this button for about 1 second to attract attention; the horn will sound, and the exterior lights will flash for about 30 seconds. To cancel panic mode, press any other button on the remote transmitter, or turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. Panic mode does not work when the key is in the ignition switch. Remote Transmitter You will also see the ‘‘DRIVER 1’’ or ‘‘DRIVER 2’’ message on the multiinformation display, depending on which linked remote transmitter is used. You can turn off this driving position memory activation. Press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time. The LED in the remote transmitter will blink twice. Then release the buttons. Doing this also cancels the memory position link setting for that remote and restores the default settings. To turn the memory position link settings back on, repeat this procedure. The LED will blink once to indicate the feature has been turned on. 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, replace the battery as soon as possible. SCREW KEYPAD To replace the battery: 1. Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. NOTE: Be careful when removing this screw as the head of the screw can strip out. Battery type: CR1616 2. Separate the keypad from the transmitter by pushing any button from outside. 128 2010 TSX Remote Transmitter 4. Remove the old battery and note the polarity. Make sure the polarity of the new battery is the same (+ side facing down), then insert it in the keypad. 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 to prevent scratches, and remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a small flat-tip screwdriver. 5. Snap the two halves of the keypad, then install the parts in reverse order. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 129 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls BATTERY As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Trunk The trunk will lock when you lock the driver’s door with the key, the remote transmitter, either master door lock switch, or the lock tab on the driver’s door. TRUNK RELEASE SWITCH To unlock the trunk, turn the key twice to unlock the doors, push the rear of either master door lock switch, or push UNLOCK twice on the remote transmitter. TRUNK RELEASE BUTTON To open the trunk from the outside, push the release switch, then lift up. You can also open the trunk in either of two ways: Push the trunk release button on the driver’s door. Press and hold the trunk release button on the remote transmitter. 130 2010 TSX Trunk Even if the trunk release is locked with the main switch, you can open the trunk with the remote transmitter. Trunk Main Switch MAIN SWITCH ON OFF To close the trunk, use the inner handle to lower the lid, then press down on the back edge. 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 55 . To protect items in the trunk, you can disable the trunk release button on the driver’s door and the trunk release switch on the trunk lid by turning off the trunk main switch in the glove box and locking the glove box. Make sure either rear seat is not folded down. If you need to give the key to someone else, give them the valet key. 131 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Emergency Fuel Lid Release Your vehicle is equipped with the emergency fuel lid release in the trunk. Refer to page 474 for how to access it. Trunk Emergency Trunk Opener TRUNK RELEASE LEVER Parents should decide if their children should be shown how to use this feature. Unlocking and Opening the Trunk Manually For more information about child safety, see page 39 . RELEASE BUTTON As a safety feature, your vehicle has a release lever on the trunk latch so the trunk can be opened from the inside. If the power door lock system cannot unlock the trunk, unlock and open it manually from inside the vehicle. To open the trunk, push the release lever in the direction indicated by the arrow. To unlock and open the trunk: 1. Remove the rear left side head restraint by pressing the release button. 132 2010 TSX Trunk If you need to unlock and open the trunk manually, it means there may be a problem with the power door lock system or the trunk lock. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer. COVER Instruments and Controls 2. Pull up the cover of the tether anchor point on the left side. 3. Insert the master key in the lock on the rear shelf. 4. Turn the key clockwise, then release the key. The trunk lid will be opened. 5. Reinstall the head restraint. 133 2010 TSX Seats Power Seat Adjustments Driver’s seat only: See pages 13 − 14 for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seatbacks. 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. 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. The passenger seat has the same adjustments as the driver’s seat but without any height adjustment. Driver’s seat is shown. Moves the seat forward and backward. Driver’s seat only: Moves the front of the seat up or down. Driver’s seat only: Raises or lowers the seat. 134 2010 TSX Adjusts the seat-back angle forward or backward. All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine The driver’s seat includes a memory feature. Two seat positions can be stored in separate memories. You can then select a memorized position by pushing the appropriate memory button. Refer to page 142 for how to memorize and select the seat positions. Seats Driver’s Lumbar Support Head Restraints See page 14 for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints. They are most effective when you adjust them so the center of the back of the occupant’s head rests against the center of the restraint. Vary the lumbar support by moving the lever on the side of the seat-back. Move the lever forward or backward to adjust the lumbar support through its full range. CONTINUED 135 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Your vehicle is equipped with head restraints in all seating positions to help protect you and your passengers from whiplash and other injuries. Seats Front Rear Center CUSHION CUSHION Failure to reinstall the head restraints can result in severe injury during a crash. Always replace the head restraints before driving. LEGS SEAT-BACK RELEASE BUTTON RELEASE BUTTON LEGS SEAT-BACK Adjusting the Head Restraint Removing the Head Restraint The head restraints adjust for height. You need both hands to adjust a 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 remove a head restraint for cleaning or repair, pull it up as far as it will go. Push the release button, then pull the restraint out of the seatback. 136 2010 TSX When reinstalling a head restraint, put the legs back in place. Then adjust it to the appropriate height while pressing the release button. Make sure the head restraint locks in position when you reinstall it. Seats Active Head Restraints against whiplash and injuries to the neck and upper spine. For a head restraint system to work properly: Do not hang any items on the head restraints, or from the restraint legs. If the restraints do not return to their normal position, or in the event of a severe collision, have the vehicle inspected by an Acura dealer. Do not place any object between an occupant and the seat-back. Install each restraint in its proper location. Only use genuine Acura replacement head restraints. The driver’s and front passenger’s seats have active head restraints. If the vehicle is struck severely from the rear, the occupant properly secured with the seat belt will be pushed against the seat-back and the head restraint will automatically move forward. This reduces the distance between the restraint and the occupant’s head. It also helps protect the occupants 137 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls After a collision, the activated restraint should return to its normal position. Seats Folding the Rear Seats The back of the rear seat folds down to give you direct access to the trunk. Each side folds down separately. With only half the seat folded, you can still carry a passenger in the back seat. The seat-back can be released from inside the trunk. GUIDE CENTER SHOULDER BELT When storing cargo, you can move the rear center shoulder belt out of the way by removing the belt from the guide. 138 2010 TSX RELEASE To release the seat-back from inside the trunk, pull the release under the trunk panel. Push the seat-back down from inside the trunk, or pull the seat-back down from inside the vehicle. Seats Make sure that the folded seat-back does not press against the front passenger’s seat, as this could cause the weight sensors to work improperly. Remove any items from the seat before you fold down the seat-back. Make sure the rear seat armrest is stored. To lock the seat-back upright, push it firmly against the trunk panel. Make sure it is latched in place by pulling on the top of the seat. Do not put any heavy items on the seat-back when it is folded down. Make sure all items in the trunk, or items extending through the opening into the back seat, are secured. Loose items can fly forward and cause injury if you have to brake hard. See Carrying Cargo on page 360 . Never drive with the seat-back folded down and the trunk lid open. See Carbon Monoxide Hazard on page 55 . 139 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls If the rear head restraints get caught on the front seat backs and you cannot fold down the rear seat-back fully, you can remove the head restraints (see page 136 ). Make sure the removed head restraints are securely stored. Make sure all rear shoulder belts are positioned in front of the rear seatback, and the center shoulder belt is re-positioned in the guide whenever the seat-back is in its upright position. Be sure there are no twists in any shoulder belt. Seats Armrest Front Rear LEVER To use the console lid as an armrest, slide it to the desired position while pulling up the release lever. Release the lever to lock it in position where you want it to stop. The rear seat armrest is in the center of the rear seat. Pivot it down to use it. A beverage holder is located in the armrest. 140 2010 TSX Seat Heaters In the HI setting, the heater turns off when the seat gets warm, and turns back on after the seat’s temperature drops. Passenger’s Seat HEATERS Driver’s Seat 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. Follow these precautions whenever you use the seat heaters: SEAT HEATER SWITCH Push the front of the switch, HI, to rapidly heat up the seat. After the seat reaches a comfortable temperature, select LO by pushing the back of the switch. This will keep the seat warm. 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. 141 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls In the LO setting, the heater runs continuously. It does not cycle with temperature changes. Driving Position Memory System All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine Your vehicle has a memory feature for the driver’s seat position. Two seat 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). This setting can be linked or unlinked with the remote transmitter. To switch the link setting, see page 93 . 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 134 ). 142 2010 TSX SET BUTTON MEMORY BUTTONS 3. Press and release the SET button on the control panel. You will hear a beep. Immediately press and hold one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) until you hear two beeps. The indicator in the memory button will come on. The current position of the driver’s seat is now stored. Driving Position Memory System To cancel the storing procedure after pressing the SET button, do any of the following: Selecting a Memorized Position MEMORY BUTTONS Readjust the seat position. On vehicles with manual transmission Turn the ignition switch out from the ON (II) 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. If the parking brake is not set, you must press and hold the memory button until the adjustment is complete. To select a memorized position, do this: 1. Make sure the parking brake is set and the shift lever is in Park (automatic). 2. Press the desired memory button (1 or 2) until you hear a beep, then release the button. CONTINUED 143 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Fail to press a memory button within 5 seconds. The system will move the driver’s seat to the memorized position. The indicator in the selected memory button will flash during movement. When the adjustment is complete, you will hear two beeps, and the indicator will stay on. Driving Position Memory System To stop the system’s automatic adjustment, do any of these actions: Press any button on the control panel: SET, 1, or 2. Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat. If desired, you can use the adjustment switches to change the seat position after it is in its memorized position. If you change the memorized position, the indicator in the memory button will go out. To keep this seat position for later use, you must store it in the driver’s seat position memory. Shift out of Park (automatic). Release the parking brake (manual). 144 2010 TSX Mirrors AUTO BUTTON SENSOR Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. Adjusting the Power Mirrors ADJUSTMENT SWITCH There is also a sensor on the back of the mirror. Items hung on the mirror may block this sensor and af f ect its perf ormance. SELECTOR SWITCH 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. 2. Move the selector switch to L (driver’s side) or R (passenger’s side). CONTINUED 145 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls INDICATOR The inside mirror can automatically darken to reduce glare. To turn on this feature, press the button on the bottom of the mirror. The AUTO indicator comes on as a reminder. When it is on, the mirror darkens when it senses the headlights of a vehicle behind you, then returns to normal visibility when the lights are gone. Press the button again to turn off this feature. Mirrors 3. Push the appropriate edge of the adjustment switch to move the mirror right, left, up, or down. 4. When you finish, move the selector switch to the center (off) position. This turns the adjustment switch off to keep your settings. Reverse Tilt Door Mirror The passenger’s outside mirror has a reverse tilt feature. When in reverse, the mirror will tilt down slightly to improve your view as you parallel park. Shifting out of reverse will return the mirror to its original position. Power Mirror Heaters HEATED MIRROR BUTTON To tilt the passenger mirror, place the selector switch in the right position. To turn the feature off, place the switch in the center or left position. 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 rear window defogger button. The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder. Press the button again to turn the heaters and the defogger off. This heated mirror function has a timer (see page 117 ). 146 2010 TSX Power Windows MAIN SWITCH INDICATOR Closing a power window on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. DRIVER’S WINDOW SWITCH 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. FRONT PASSENGER’S WINDOW 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. CONTINUED 147 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. 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. Power Windows When you push the main switch in, the indicator comes on and the passengers’ windows cannot be raised or lowered. Use the main switch when you have children in the vehicle so they do not injure themselves by operating the windows unintentionally. To cancel this feature, push on the switch again. The switch will pop out and the indicator will go off. The windows and the main switch feature will operate for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. Opening either front door cancels this function. AUTO REVERSE − If either front window senses any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction and then stop. To close the window, remove the obstacle, then use the window switch again. Auto reverse stops sensing when the window is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the window before closing it. NOTE: The driver’s window auto reverse function is disabled when you continuously pull up the switch. The indicators inside the window switches come on when the light control switch is in either or position. 148 2010 TSX 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. 3. To open the windows and moonroof further, press the button again (within 10 seconds of step 1) 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 Instruments and Controls UNLOCK BUTTON 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. Open Close 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. 1. Press the UNLOCK button once to unlock the driver’s door. 2. Turn the key clockwise, then release it. CONTINUED 149 2010 TSX Power Windows 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 the moonroof further, turn and hold the key again (within 10 seconds of step 2). 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 the moonroof further, turn and hold the key again (within 10 seconds of step 2). NOTE: If the windows and the moonroof stop before the desired position, repeat steps 2 and 3. 150 2010 TSX Moonroof MOONROOF SWITCH Open The moonroof can be tilted up in the back for ventilation, or it can be slid back into the roof. Use the switch on the front ceiling to operate the moonroof. You must turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to operate the moonroof. To open the moonroof, pull back on the switch and hold it. Release the switch when the moonroof reaches the desired position. To close the moonroof, push the switch forward and hold it. Release the switch to stop the operation. Opening or closing the moonroof on someone’s hands or fingers can cause serious injury. AUTO − To open the moonroof fully, pull back the moonroof switch firmly, then release it. The moonroof automatically opens all the way. To stop the moonroof from opening, push the switch briefly. To close the moonroof fully, firmly push the moonroof switch forward, then release it. The moonroof automatically closes all the way. To stop the moonroof from closing, push the switch briefly. To open or close the moonroof partially, lightly pull the switch back or push it forward and hold it. The moonroof will stop when you release the switch. Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. 151 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Tilt Close To tilt up the moonroof, push on the center of the moonroof switch. To stop the moonroof from tilting up fully, push the switch briefly. Moonroof 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. You can open and close the moonroof for up to 10 minutes after you turn off the ignition switch. Opening either front door cancels this function. 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. 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. 152 2010 TSX You can use the remote transmitter or the key to operate the moonroof from the outside. Refer to page 149 for details. Parking Brake PARKING BRAKE LEVER 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. Instruments and Controls Driving the vehicle with the parking brake applied can damage the rear brakes and hubs. 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 61 ). 153 2010 TSX Interior Convenience Items COAT HOOK BEVERAGE HOLDER in REAR DOOR DRIVER’S POCKET SUN VISOR SUNGLASSES HOLDER VANITY MIRROR FRONT DOOR POCKET CENTER POCKET GLOVE BOX CARGO HOOKS CENTER POCKET* ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET SIDE POCKET BEVERAGE HOLDER in REAR SEAT ARMREST CONSOLE COMPARTMENT USB ADAPTER CABLE* ACCESSORY POWER SOCKET *: If equipped 154 2010 TSX BEVERAGE HOLDER AUXILIARY INPUT JACK Interior Convenience Items Beverage Holders FRONT REAR Spilled liquids can damage the upholstery, carpeting, and electrical components in the interior. BEVERAGE HOLDER To use the front beverage holder, push on the lid. It will swing open. To close the lid, push it down until it latches. The rear seat also has a beverage holder in the center armrest. To use it, pivot the armrest down. 155 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls Push Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Liquid can also spill from the rear door pocket beverage holders when you open or close the doors. Use only resealable containers in the door pockets. Interior Convenience Items Accessory Power Sockets FRONT Each socket is intended to supply power for 12 volt DC accessories that are rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). Console Compartment CONSOLE COMPARTMENT LEVER CONSOLE COMPARTMENT Your vehicle has two accessory power sockets; one is at the front of the center console and the other is in the console compartment. To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. To open the console compartment, pull up on the lever and lift the armrest. None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. Make sure to put the socket cover back in place to prevent any small foreign objects from getting into the socket. 156 2010 TSX To close, lower the armrest, and push it down until it latches. Interior Convenience Items Glove Box Instruments and Controls To lock 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. GLOVE BOX DETACHABLE SHELF Open the glove box by pulling the handle to the left. Close it with a firm push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. Inside the glove box, there is a detachable shelf. The glove box light comes on when the parking lights are on. CONTINUED 157 2010 TSX Interior Convenience Items Sunglasses Holder Push SHELF You can remove the shelf to get more space in the glove box. To remove it, open the glove box and pull out the shelf while disengaging its tabs from the glove box frame. To open the sunglasses holder, push then release the indent. It will unlatch and swing down. To close it, push it until it latches. Make sure the holder is closed while you are driving. 158 2010 TSX Some larger styles of sunglasses may not fit in the holder. You may also store small items in this holder. Make sure they are small enough to let the holder close and latch, and that they are not heavy enough to cause the holder to pop open while driving. Interior Convenience Items Sun Visors Vanity Mirror Driver’s Pocket To use the sun visor, pull it down. You can also use the sun visor at the side window. Remove the support rod from the clip and swing the sun visor toward the side window. To use the vanity mirror on the back of the sun visor, pull up the cover. To open the driver’s pocket, push the button on the lid. To close it, push the lid up until it latches. The vanity mirror lights come on when you pull up the cover. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. 159 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls BUTTON SUN VISOR Interior Convenience Items Center Pockets Coat Hook COAT HOOK Push To open the pocket, push on the lid. To close it, push the lid down until it latches. On vehicles without navigation system To open the center pocket, push on the lid. It will unlatch and swing up. To close it, push the lid down until it latches. 160 2010 TSX To use a coat hook, slide it out slightly, then pull it down. Make sure the coat hook is pulled up when you are not using it. This hook is not designed for large or heavy items. Interior Lights Ceiling Light DOOR ACTIVATED POSITION After all doors are closed tightly, the light dims slightly, then fades out in about 30 seconds. Spotlights To change the ‘‘INTERIOR LIGHT DIMMING TIME’’ setting, see page 95 . The ceiling light has a three-position switch: ON, Door Activated, and OFF. In the Door Activated (center) position, the light comes on when you: If you leave any door open without the key in the ignition switch, the ceiling light will go off after about 15 minutes. SPOTLIGHT Turn on a spotlight by pushing the lens. Push the lens again to turn it off. You can use the spotlights at all times. Open any door. Unlock the driver’s door with the key or remote transmitter. CONTINUED 161 2010 TSX Instruments and Controls The ceiling light (with the switch in the center position) comes on when you remove the key from the ignition switch. If you do not open a door, the light stays on, then fades out in about 30 seconds. Interior Lights OFF POSITION The spotlights (with the switch in the DOOR position) also come on when you unlock the door with the key or the remote transmitter, and when you remove the key from the ignition switch. Courtesy Lights DOOR ACTIVATED The spotlights have a two-position switch. In the DOOR position, the lights come on when you open any door. The lights fade out in about 30 seconds after the doors are closed tightly. In the OFF position, the lights do not come on. The courtesy light in each door comes on when the door is opened, and goes out when the door is closed. Your vehicle also has a courtesy light in the ignition switch. This light comes on when you open the driver’s door. It fades out in about 30 seconds after the door is closed. 162 2010 TSX Interior Lights COURTESY LIGHT Instruments and Controls The courtesy light between the spotlights comes on when you turn the parking lights on. To adjust its brightness, turn the instrument panel brightness control knob on the dashboard, with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position (see page 115 ). In addition to the courtesy light on the ceiling, the driver’s ambient foot light comes on. 163 2010 TSX 164 2010 TSX Features The climate control system in your vehicle provides a comfortable driving environment in all weather conditions. Your vehicle has an anti-theft audio system that requires a code number to enable it. The security system helps to discourage vandalism and theft of your vehicle. Models without navigation system Audio System ................................. 175 Playing the FM/AM Radio ........... 176 Playing the XM Radio ................. 183 Playing a Disc ................................. 189 Disc Player Error Messages ........ 198 Playing an iPod ............................. 199 iPod Error Messages .................. 207 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device ......................................... 208 USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages ......................... 216 Bluetooth Audio System .............. 217 Models with navigation system Playing an iPod ............................. 259 iPod Error Messages .................. 268 Playing a USB Flash Memory Device ......................................... 269 USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages ......................... 278 Bluetooth Audio System .............. 279 FM/AM Radio Reception ............. 284 Remote Audio Controls................. 286 Auxiliary Input Jack ....................... 287 Radio Theft Protection.................. 288 Setting the Clock ........................... 289 Security System ............................. 292 Compass.......................................... 294 Cruise Control ................................ 298 HomeLink Universal Transceiver................................. 301 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink ......... 304 AcuraLink (U.S. models only) ... 328 Rearview Camera and Monitor .... 344 Audio System ................................. 222 Playing the FM/AM Radio ........... 223 Playing the XM Radio ................. 236 Playing Discs .................................. 244 Disc Changer Error Messages .... 255 Protecting Your Discs ................... 256 165 2010 TSX Features The standard audio system has many features. This section describes those features and how to use them. Climate Control System ................ 166 Using Automatic Climate Control .................................... 167 Dual Temperature Control ....... 171 Climate Control Sensors ........... 173 Audio System ................................. 174 Climate Control System Without navigation system DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE With navigation system PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE AUTO INDICATOR CENTER DISPLAY DUAL BUTTON AUTO BUTTON DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH OFF BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFOGGER BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH MODE CONTROL BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON U.S. models are shown. DUAL BUTTON AUTO BUTTON DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH OFF BUTTON PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE AUTO INDICATOR WINDSHIELD DEFOGGER BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH MODE CONTROL BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/ HEATED MIRROR BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON FAN CONTROL BAR FAN CONTROL BAR 166 2010 TSX Climate Control System Voice Control System On models with navigation system The climate control system can also be operated by voice control. See the Navigation System manual for complete details. Using Automatic Climate Control The automatic climate control system in your vehicle maintains the interior temperature you select. The system also adjusts the fan speed and airflow levels. 2. Set the desired temperature with the temperature control switch. You can set the driver’s side temperature and the passenger’s side temperature separately. Temperature Control The driver’s side temperature and the passenger’s side temperature can be set separately. Push up the switch of the appropriate temperature control to increase the temperature of airflow. Push down the switch to decrease it. Each set temperature is shown in the display (in the center display on models with navigation system). CONTINUED 167 2010 TSX Features 1. Press the Auto button. The indicator in the button also comes on as a reminder. You will see AUTO on the display (in the center display on models with navigation system). 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. Climate Control System When you set the temperature to its lower limit ( ) or its upper limit ( ), the system runs at full cooling or heating only. It does not regulate the interior temperature. system (GPS). If one side of the vehicle is getting too much sun, the system lowers the temperature only on that side. When you adjust a fan control, the fan is taken out of AUTO mode. You can set the temperatures for the driver’s side and the passenger’s side separately when this button is pressed (indicator is on). When the indicator in the DUAL button is off, the temperatures for both sides are synchronized to the driver’s side set temperature. When defrost mode is selected, dual mode operation is canceled. Dual Button When the indicator in the dual button is on, the driver’s side and passenger’s side temperature can be controlled independently (see page 171 ). On models with navigation system In AUTO mode, the vehicle’s interior temperature is independently regulated for the driver and front passenger according to each adjusted temperature. The system also regulates each temperature based on the information of the sun light sensor and the sun’s position which is updated automatically by the navigation’s global positioning 168 2010 TSX To Turn Everything Off If you press the OFF button, the climate control system shuts off completely. Keep the system completely off for short periods only. To keep stale air and mustiness from collecting, you should have the fan running at all times. Climate Control System Fan Control Press the ▲ side of the bar to increase the fan speed and airflow. Press the ▼ side of the bar to decrease them. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button Recirculation Button This button turns the air conditioning on and off. You will see A/C ON or A/C OFF in the display. When the indicator in the button is on, air from the vehicle’s interior is sent through the system again. When the indicator is off, air is brought in from the outside of the vehicle (fresh air mode). When you turn the A/C off, the system cannot regulate the inside temperature if you set the temperature control below the outside temperature. The outside air intakes for the climate control system are at the base of the windshield. Keep this area clear of leaves and other debris. The system should be left in fresh air mode under almost all conditions. Keeping the system in recirculation mode, particularly with the A/C off, can cause the windows to fog up. Switch to recirculation mode when driving through dusty or smoky conditions, then return to fresh air mode. CONTINUED 169 2010 TSX Features 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. Climate Control System Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger off and on (see page 117 ). Pushing this button also turns the power mirror heaters on and off. Mode Control 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 floor and corner vents and the defroster vents at the base of the windshield. Air flows from the floor Air flows from the center and corner vents in the dashboard. To remove fog from the inside of the windows, set as follows: Windshield Defroster Button . The system 1. Select automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. 2. Adjust the temperature with the driver’s side temperature control so the airflow feels warm. to help clear the 3. Select rear window. 4. To increase airflow to the windshield, close the center and corner vents. For faster defogging, manually set the fan speed to high. This button directs the main airflow to the windshield for faster defrosting. It also overrides any mode selection you may have made. When you select , the system automatically switches to fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. For faster defrosting, manually set the fan speed to high. You can also increase airflow to the windshield by closing the center and corner vents on the dashboard. To close the vents, rotate the wheel on the side of each center and corner vent. vents. Airflow is divided between the vents in the dashboard and the floor vents. When you turn off by pressing the button again, the system returns to its former settings. 170 2010 TSX For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving. When the indicator in the button is on, the front passenger’s temperature cannot be set separately from the driver’s. Climate Control System Dual Temperature Control Your vehicle has two temperature control switches, one for the driver, and one for the front passenger. DUAL BUTTON Features The driver’s side and the passenger’s side temperature can be controlled independently by adjusting these switches when the green indicator in the DUAL button is on. Temperature Control Push AUTO or . The selected temperatures appear in the display (in the center display on models with navigation system). When the indicator in the DUAL button is off, you can adjust both sides to the same temperature by pushing the driver’s side temperature control switch up or down. DRIVER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH PASSENGER’S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH CONTINUED 171 2010 TSX Climate Control System To set the driver’s side temperature to a different value than the passenger’s, press the DUAL button, then push the switch up or down on the driver’s side. To set the passenger’s side to a different value than the driver’s, push the switch up or down on the passenger’s side. You can adjust the passenger’s side without pressing the DUAL button first. Driver’s Side When you set the temperature to its upper or lower limit, it is displayed as or . 172 2010 TSX Passenger’s Side Climate Control System Climate Control Sensors SUNLIGHT SENSOR Features TEMPERATURE SENSOR The climate control system has two sensors: a sunlight sensor on top of the dashboard, and a temperature sensor next to the steering column. Do not cover the sensors or spill any liquid on them. 173 2010 TSX Audio System An audio system is standard on all models. Read the appropriate pages (as shown below) to use your vehicle’s audio system. Audio system without navigation system Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine For vehicles without navigation system, see pages 175 through 221 . For vehicles with navigation system, see pages 222 through 283 . Audio system with navigation system 174 2010 TSX All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine Audio System (Models without navigation system) The knob turns left and right. Use it to scroll through lists, or to make selections or adjustments to a list or menu item on the display. When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. Selector Knob RETURN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB Most audio system functions can be controlled by standard buttons, bars, and knobs. In addition, you can access some functions by using the selector knob on the audio system. When the audio system is in XM Radio mode or playing discs, pushing the selector (ENTER) knob switches the display between the normal display and the extended display. The extended display has three segments to display the detailed information. Pressing the MENU button again will also cancel the menu display mode. 175 2010 TSX Features MENU BUTTON Menu Display To select any setting such as the clock, sound adjusting, or the compass, press the MENU button. To use any audio system function, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. You can select the item by turning the selector knob. To go back to the previous display, press the RETURN button. Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Without XM Radio With XM Radio VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB AM BUTTON AM BUTTON TITLE BUTTON TITLE BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS FM BUTTONS FOLDER BAR SCAN BUTTON SKIP BAR SELECTOR KNOB RETURN BUTTON FM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON SCAN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB RETURN BUTTON MENU BUTTON 176 2010 TSX A.SEL (AUTO SELECT) BUTTON MENU BUTTON Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are displayed. To change bands, press the AM or FM button. On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction in AM is not available. On the AM band, AM noise reduction turns on automatically. To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, skip, scan, the preset buttons, and auto select. On the FM band, you can also use the features provided by the radio data system (RDS). For more information on the RDS, see page 179 . TUNE − Use the selector knob to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Turn the knob right to tune to a higher frequency, or left to tune to a lower frequency. SCAN − The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it. You will see SCAN in the display. When the system finds a strong signal, 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. SKIP − The skip function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press and hold the or side of the SKIP bar until you hear a beep, then release it. CONTINUED 177 2010 TSX Features To Play the Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Turn the system on by pushing the VOL/ (power/volume) knob or the AM or FM button. Adjust the volume by turning the VOL/ knob. Playing the FM/AM Radio (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 six stations each. 2. Use the tune, skip, scan, or RDS 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 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. ‘‘A-SEL’’ flashes 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 that preset button. If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described. 178 2010 TSX To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL (auto select) button. This restores the presets you originally set. For information on FM/AM radio frequencies and reception, see page 284 . Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) If the station you are listening to is not an RDS station, the display continues to show the frequency with the PS name display function on. Radio Data System (RDS) On the FM band, you can select a favorite station and display the program service name provided by the radio data system (RDS). The program service name display function shows the name of the station you are listening to. You can turn this function on or off. PROGRAM SERVICE NAME DISPLAY ON To switch the function between on and off, press and release the TITLE button. With the system on, you will see the ‘‘PS ON’’ message on the display. If the station you are listening to is an RDS station, the displayed frequency switches to the station name. CONTINUED 179 2010 TSX Features When you turn off this function by pressing the TITLE button, the display shows ‘‘PS OFF.’’ Program Service (PS) Name Display Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) Radio Data System (RDS) Category RDS CATEGORY On the FM band selected, you can select the program category provided by the RDS. Press either side (▲ or ▼) of the CATEGORY bar (FOLDER bar on models without XM radio) to display and select an RDS category. The principal RDS categories are shown as follows: ALL: All RDS category stations ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft rock music COUNTRY: Country music SOFT: Adult hits and soft music TOP 40: Top 40 hits OLDIES: Nostalgia music and oldies R & B: Rhythm and blues, and soft rhythm and blues RELIGION: Programs concerned with religion CLASSIC: Classical music JAZZ: Jazz INFO: News, information, sports, talk shows, foreign language, personality, public, college, and weather TRAFFIC: Traffic information Press either side of the CATEGORY bar (FOLDER bar on models without XM Radio) to select an RDS category. The display shows the selected RDS category name for about 10 seconds. You can use the search or scan function to find radio 180 2010 TSX stations in the selected RDS category. If you do nothing while the RDS category name is displayed, the selected category is canceled. RDS Program Search This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information. This can help you to find a station in your favorite category. To activate it, press and release either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar. You will see the selected RDS category name blinking while searching it. When the system finds a station, the selected RDS category name will be displayed again for about 5 seconds. If the system does not find a station, ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station. Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) RDS Program SCAN You can use the RDS program search or scan function even if the PS name display function is off. In this case, the display shows a frequency in place of a PS name. Adjusting the Sound Selector knob adjustable direction is shown. Features The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category. To activate it, press and release the SCAN button. You will see SCAN in the display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal in the selected RDS category. You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking while searching it. When it finds a strong signal, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. FADER is selectable. 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. Press the MENU button to display the sound settings. Turn the selector knob to select an appropriate setting: bass, treble, fader, balance, SUBW (subwoofer), SVC (speed-sensitive volume compensation), and CLOCK ADJUST (clock adjustment). Press the selector knob (ENTER) to enter the setting, then turn the selector knob to adjust the setting. If the system does not find a station, ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station. CONTINUED 181 2010 TSX Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models without navigation system) SUBW − Adjusts the strength of sound from the subwoofer speaker. SVC − Adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed. CLOCK ADJUST − Adjusts the clock setting (see page 290 ). SUBWOOFER is selectable. Each mode is shown in the display as it changes. Turn the selector knob to adjust the setting to your liking. When the level reaches the center, you will see ‘‘C’’ in the display. BASS − Adjusts the bass. TREBLE − Adjusts the treble. FADER − Adjusts the front-to-back strength of the sound. BALANCE − Adjusts the side-toside strength of the sound. To return to the normal play, push the RETURN or MENU button after you stop adjusting a mode. 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. 182 2010 TSX The SVC has four modes: SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. Turn the selector 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. Audio System Lighting You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system (see page115 ). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is turned off. Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine Features XM RADIO BUTTON TITLE BUTTON VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR SCAN BUTTON U.S. model is shown. RETURN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB MENU BUTTON CONTINUED 183 2010 TSX Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine Your vehicle is capable of receiving XM Radio anywhere in the United States and Canada, except Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. XM is a registered trademark of Sirius XM Radio, Inc. and XM CANADA is a registered business name of Canadian 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. Operating the XM Radio To listen to XM Radio, turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position, and press the button. The last channel you listened to will show in the display. Adjust the volume by turning the VOL/ knob. MODE − To switch between channel mode and category mode, press and hold the TITLE 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. 184 2010 TSX Each time you press and release the TITLE button, the display changes in the following sequence: name, title, and category. You can also change the mode from the menu items. Press the MENU button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select MODE/CATEGORY or MODE/ CHANNEL and press the selector knob (ENTER). Each time you press and release the selector knob (ENTER), the display changes between CHANNEL and CATEGORY. To enter the setting, press the button. 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. Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) CATEGORY (▼ or ▲) − Press either side of the CATEGORY bar to select another category. TUNE − Turn the selector knob to change channel selections. Turn the knob right for higher numbered channels and left for lower numbered channels. In the category mode, you can only select channels within that category. You can also select a channel or category from the list by using the selector knob. Push the selector knob (ENTER) to switch the display to the list displayed with three segments, then turn the knob to select a channel or category. Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection. CONTINUED 185 2010 TSX Features Channel list is shown. 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. The system plays each channel in numerical order for a few seconds, then selects the next channel. When you hear a channel you want to continue listening to, press the button again. Playing the XM Radio (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: button. Either 1. Press the XM1 or XM2 will show in the display. 2. Use the selector knob, or the CATEGORY bar or SCAN button to tune to a desired channel. In category mode, only channels within that category can be selected. In channel mode, all channels can be selected. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to store the first six channels. button again. 5. Press the 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. XM Radio Display Messages ‘‘LOADING’’ − XM is loading the audio or program information. ‘‘OFF AIR’’ − The channel currently selected is no longer broadcasting. 3. Pick the preset button you want for that channel. Press and hold the button until you hear a beep. ‘‘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, or this channel has no artist or title information at this time. ‘‘ANTENNA’’ − There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. ‘‘NO INFO’’ − The selected channel has no artist or title information at this time. 186 2010 TSX Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) 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. 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. Signal may be blocked by mountains or large obstacles to the south. SATELLITE 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. GROUND REPEATER 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. Large items carried on a roof rack. CONTINUED 187 2010 TSX Playing the XM Radio (Models without navigation system) 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 Radio Service If your XM Radio service has expired or you purchased your vehicle from a previous owner, you can listen to a sampling of the broadcasts available on XM Radio. With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position, press the button. A variety of music types and styles will play. If you decide to purchase XM 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 1-877-209-0079. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and your credit card number. To get your radio I.D. number, press the button, then turn the selector knob until ‘‘CH 000’’ appears in the display. Your I.D. will appear in the display. 188 2010 TSX After you’ve registered with XM Radio, keep your audio system in the XM Radio mode while you wait for activation. This should take about 30 minutes. While waiting for activation, make sure your vehicle remains in an open area with good reception. Once your audio system is activated, ‘‘CATEGORY’’ or ‘‘CHANNEL’’ will appear in the display, and you’ll 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. In Canada, contact XM CANADA . Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine Without XM Radio All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine With XM Radio VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB MP3/WMA INDICATOR MP3/WMA INDICATOR CD BUTTON DISC SLOT DISC SLOT TITLE BUTTON DISC EJECT BUTTON TITLE BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS DISC EJECT BUTTON SKIP BAR SKIP BAR PRESET BUTTONS FOLDER BAR SCAN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB RETURN BUTTON MENU BUTTON CATEGORY BAR SCAN BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB RETURN BUTTON MENU BUTTON 189 2010 TSX Features CD BUTTON Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) To Play a Disc To load or play a disc, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. You operate the disc player with the same controls used for the radio. To select the disc player, press the CD button. You will see ‘‘CD’’ in the display. The disc and track numbers, and the elapsed time are shown in the display. You can also select the displayed information with the TITLE button (see page 191 ). The system will continuously play a disc until you change modes. This audio system can also play CD-Rs and CD-RWs compressed in MP3 or WMA format. When playing a disc in MP3, you will see ‘‘MP3’’ in the display. In WMA format, ‘‘WMA’’ will appear in the display. The disc, folder and track numbers are displayed. You can select up to 255 folders or tracks. A disc compressed in AAC format cannot be played in this audio system. Video CDs and DVDs do not work in this unit. The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: −Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) −Bitrate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/ 160/192/224/256/320 kbps (MPEG1) 8/16/24/32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128/160 kbps (MPEG2) Compatible with variable bitrate and multi-session −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers The specifications for compatible WMA files are: −Sampling frequency: 22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz −Bitrate: 48/64/80/96/128/160/192 kbps Compatible with variable bitrate and multi-session −Maximum layers (including ROOT): 8 layers Do not use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. 190 2010 TSX Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) NOTE: If a file on a WMA disc is protected by digital rights management (DRM), the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED, and then skips to the next file. Text Data Display Function Each time you press the TITLE button, the display shows you the text, if the disc was recorded with text data. You cannot load and play 3-inch (8-cm) discs in this unit. For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 256 . 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 artist, album, 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. When you press and release the TITLE button while a disc without text data is playing, you will see ‘‘NO INFO’’ on the display. CONTINUED 191 2010 TSX Features To Load a Disc Insert a disc about halfway into the disc slot. The drive will pull the disc in the rest of the way to play it. You operate the disc player with the same controls used for the radio. The number of the current track is shown in the display. When playing a disc in MP3 or WMA, the numbers of the current folder and file are shown. The system will continuously play a disc until you change modes. Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) The display shows up to 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 on the display. Press and hold the TITLE button until the next 16 characters are shown. You can see up to 31 characters of text data. If you press and hold the TITLE button again, the display shows the first 15 characters again. If any letter is not available, it is replaced with ‘‘ . ’’ (dot) in the display. When the disc has no text data, you will see ‘‘NO INFO’’ on the display. 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. When you turn on the audio system next time, the system keeps your selection with the TITLE button. 192 2010 TSX To Change or Select Tracks/Files Use the SKIP bar while a disc is playing to select passages and change tracks (files in MP3 or WMA mode). In MP3 or WMA mode, use the FOLDER bar (CATEGORY bar on models with XM Radio) to select folders in the disc and use either side of the skip bar to change files. Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) Folder Selection Press ENTER In MP3 or WMA mode, you can also select a folder or track/file from the list by using the selector knob. Push the selector knob (ENTER) to switch the display to the list displayed with three segments, then turn the knob to select a folder. Press the selector knob (ENTER) to change the display to the track/file list, then turn the same knob to select a track/file. Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection. In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION − To select a different folder, press either side (▲ or ▼) of the FOLDER bar (CATEGORY bar on models with XM Radio) to move to the beginning of the next folder. Press the ▲ side to skip to the next folder, and press the ▼ side to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. To move rapidly within a track or file, press and hold either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar. CONTINUED 193 2010 TSX Features Track Selection SKIP − Each time you press and release the side of the SKIP bar, the player skips forward to the beginning of the next track (file in MP3 or WMA mode). Press and release the side of the bar to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track. Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) To Select Repeat, Random or Scan Mode: Turn the selector knob to select an appropriate repeat, random or scan mode, then press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection. MENU ITEMS PLAY MODE ITEMS You can select any type of repeat, random and scan modes by using the MENU button and the selector knob. Push the MENU button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select ‘‘PLAY MODE.’’ Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set the selection. To cancel the selected repeat, random, or scan mode, press the MENU button to show ‘‘PLAY MODE,’’ then press the selector knob (ENTER). When you see ‘‘NORMAL PLAY,’’ press ENTER again. 194 2010 TSX Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) In MP3 or WMA mode REPEAT ONE FLD − This feature, when activated, replays all the files on the selected folder in the order they are compressed in MP3 or WMA. To activate folder repeat mode, select REPEAT ONE FLD from the menu items. You will see F-REPEAT in the display. The system continuously replays the current folder. Select normal play to turn it off. Selecting a different folder with the FOLDER bar (CATEGORY bar on models with XM Radio) also turns off the repeat feature. In MP3 or WMA mode RANDOM IN FLD − This feature, when activated, plays the files within the current folder in random order, rather than in the order they are compressed in MP3 or WMA. To activate folder random play, select RANDOM IN FLD from the menu items. You will see F-RANDOM in the display. The system will then select and play files randomly. This continues until you deactivate folder random play by selecting normal play, or you select a different folder with the FOLDER bar (CATEGORY bar on models with XM Radio). RANDOM IN DISC − This feature plays the tracks within a disc (the files in MP3 or WMA mode) in random order. To activate random play, select RANDOM IN DISC from the menu items. You will see RANDOM in the display. Select normal play to return to normal play. CONTINUED 195 2010 TSX Features REPEAT ONE TRK − To continuously replay a track (file in MP3 or WMA mode), select REPEAT ONE TRK from the menu items. You will see REPEAT in the display. Select normal play to turn it off. Pressing either side of the SKIP bar also turns off the repeat feature. Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) SCAN TRK − The SCAN function samples all the tracks on the disc in the order they are recorded on the disc (all files in the selected folder in MP3 or WMA mode). To activate the scan feature, press and release the SCAN button. You will see SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each track/file in the disc/folder. Press and hold the SCAN button to get out of scan mode and play the last track sampled. SCAN FLD − This function samples the first file in each folder in the order they are stored. To activate the folder scan feature, press and release the SCAN button repeatedly. You will see F-SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of the first file in each folder. Press and hold the SCAN button to get out of the folder scan mode and play the last file sampled. You can also select the scan feature from the menu items with the selector knob (see page 194 ). You can also select the folder scan feature from the menu items with the selector knob (see page 194 ). In MP3 or WMA mode 196 2010 TSX Pressing either side of the CATEGORY or SKIP bar also turns off the feature. Each time you press and release the SCAN button, the mode changes between scan and normal play. In MP3 or WMA mode Each time you press and release the SCAN button, the mode changes from file scan to folder scan, then to normal play. Playing a Disc (Models without navigation system) To Stop Playing a Disc Press the eject button ( ) to remove the disc. If you eject the disc, but do not remove it from the slot, the system will automatically reload the disc after 10 seconds and begin playing. If you turn the system off while a disc is playing, either with the VOL/ knob or by turning off the ignition switch, the disc will stay in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the disc will begin playing where it left off. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 256 . Features You can also eject the disc when the ignition switch is off. To play the radio when a disc is playing, press the AM, FM or XM (if equipped) button. Press the AUX button to switch to an appropriate audio unit (if it is connected to the auxiliary input jack or the USB adapter cable). Press the CD button again to switch back to the disc player. 197 2010 TSX Disc Player Error Messages (Models without navigation system) The chart on the right explains the error messages you may see in the display while playing a disc. Error Message HEAT ERROR If you see an error message in the display while playing a disc, press the eject button. After ejecting the disc, check it for damage or deformation. If there is no damage, insert the disc again. For additional information on damaged discs, see page 257 . The audio system will try to play the disc. If there is still a problem, the error message will reappear. Press the eject button, and pull out the disc. Insert a different disc. If the new disc plays, there is a problem with the first disc. If the error message cycle repeats and you cannot clear it, take your vehicle to a dealer. UNSUPPORTED BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK OWNERS MANUAL PUSH EJECT MECH ERROR CHECK DISC LOAD BAD DISC PLEASE CHECK OWNERS MANUAL CHECK DISC Cause High temperature Track/File format not supported Mechanical error Solution Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. Current track will be skipped. The next supported track or file plays automatically. Press the EJECT button and pull out the disc. Check the disc for serious damage, signs of deformation, excessive scratches, and/or dirt (see page 257). Insert the disc again. If the code does not disappear, or the disc cannot be removed, consult your dealer. Do not try to force the disc out of the player. Servo error Disc error 198 2010 TSX Check the disc for serious damage, signs of deformation, excessive scratches, and/or dirt (see page 257). Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine USB INDICATOR iPod INDICATOR Features CD BUTTON TITLE BUTTON AUX BUTTON VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB SKIP BAR RETURN BUTTON MENU BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB U.S. model is shown. 199 2010 TSX Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) To Play an iPod This audio system can select and play the audio files on the iPod with the same controls used for the disc player. To play an iPod, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment by using your dock connector, then press the AUX button. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. The iPod will also be charged with the ignition switch in these positions. The audio system reads and plays playable sound files on the iPod. The system cannot operate an iPod as a mass storage device. The system will only play songs stored on the iPod with iTunes. iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks owned by Apple Inc. iPods compatible with your audio system using the USB adapter cable are: Model iPod Classic 5th Gen. (2005 or later) iPod classic (2007 or later) iPod nano iPod nano 2nd generation iPod nano 3rd generation iPod touch iPhone Software Ver. 1.2 or more Ver. 1.0 or more Ver. 1.2 or more Ver. 1.1.2 or more Ver. 1.0 or more Ver. 1.1.1 or more Ver. 1.1.1 or more Use only compatible iPods with the latest software. iPods that are not compatible will not work in this audio unit. 200 2010 TSX Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) NOTE: Do not connect your iPod using a hub. Connecting an iPod USB ADAPTER CABLE DOCK CONNECTOR Do not keep the iPod in the vehicle. Direct sunlight and high heat will damage it. Features Do not use an extension cable between the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle and your dock connector. We recommend backing up your data before playing it. USB CONNECTOR 1. Unclip the USB connector by pivoting it, and pull out the USB adapter cable in the console compartment. USB ADAPTER CABLE 2. Connect your dock connector to the iPod correctly and securely. 3. Install the dock connector to the USB adapter cable securely. CONTINUED 201 2010 TSX Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) If the iPod indicator does not appear in the audio display, check the connections, and try to reconnect the iPod a few times. If the audio system still does not recognize the iPod, the iPod may need to be reset. Follow the instructions that came with your iPod, or you can find reset instructions online at www.apple.com/ ipod. Text Data Display Function To Change or Select Files Each time you press the TITLE button the display mode switches between the album name, the song name, the artist name, or name off (which turns off the text display). Use the SKIP bar while an iPod is playing to select passages and change files. The display shows up to 16 characters of the selected data. 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 TITLE button until the next 16 characters are shown. SKIP − Each time you press and release the side of the SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next file. Press and release the side of the bar, to skip backward to the beginning of the current file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous file. To move rapidly within a file, press and hold either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar. Turning the selector knob to the right or the left also changes the file. 202 2010 TSX Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) Pressing the RETURN button goes back to the previous display and pressing the MENU button cancels this setting mode. To Select a File from iPod Menu You can also select a file from any list on the iPod menu: playlists, artists, albums and songs, by using the selector knob. Push the selector knob (ENTER) to switch the display to an iPod menu, then turn the selector knob to select a desired list. Press ENTER to set your selection. Features Push ENTER. The display shows items on the selected list. Turn the selector knob to select an item, then press ENTER to set your selection. If you select ‘‘ALL,’’ all available files on the selected list are played. CONTINUED 203 2010 TSX Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) To Select Repeat or Shuffle Mode: MENU ITEMS You can select any type of repeat and shuffle mode by using the MENU button and the selector knob. Press the MENU button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select ‘‘PLAY MODE.’’ Press ENTER to set the selection. PLAY MODE ITEMS Turn the selector knob to select a play mode: normal play, shuffle off, shuffle all, shuffle album, repeat off, or repeat one track, then press ENTER to set your selection. 204 2010 TSX To cancel the selected mode, press the MENU button and turn the selector knob to show ‘‘PLAY MODE,’’ then press ENTER. When you see ‘‘NORMAL PLAY,’’ press ENTER again. Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) REPEAT OFF − This feature turns off the repeat mode. SHUFFLE ALBUM − This feature plays all available albums in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. The files in each album are played in the recorded order. You will see ALB SHUF in the display. Select the normal play mode or SHUFFLE OFF to turn off this feature. Pressing either side of the SKIP bar or turning the selector knob changes the file while keeping the repeat feature. REPEAT ONE TRK − This feature continuously plays a file. You will see REPEAT in the display. Select normal play or REPEAT OFF to turn it off. Pressing either side of the SKIP bar or turning the selector knob changes a file while keeping the shuffle function. NOTE: Available operating functions vary on models or versions. Some functions may not be available on the vehicle’s audio system. 205 2010 TSX Features SHUFFLE OFF − This feature turns off either of the shuffle modes (SHUFFLE ALL and SHUFFLE ALBUM). SHUFFLE ALL − This feature plays all available files in a selected list (playlists, artists, albums or songs) in random order. You will see SHUFFLE in the display. Select the normal play mode or SHUFFLE OFF to turn off this feature. Playing an iPod (Models without navigation system) To Stop Playing Your iPod To play the radio, press the AM, FM, or (if equipped) button. Press the CD button to switch to the disc mode (if a disc is loaded). Press the AUX button to switch the audio mode between the Bluetooth Audio (if equipped) and iPod. Disconnecting an iPod You can disconnect the iPod at any time when you see ‘‘OK to disconnect’’ message* in the iPod display. Always make sure you see ‘‘OK to disconnect’’ message in the iPod display before you disconnect it. Make sure to follow the iPod’s instructions on how to disconnect the dock connector from the USB adapter cable. * : The displayed message may vary on models or versions. On some models, there is no message to disconnect. If you reconnect the same iPod, the system may begin playing where it left off, depending on what mode the iPod is in when it is reconnected. 206 2010 TSX iPod Error Messages If you see an error message in the display, see page 207 . iPod Error Messages (Models without navigation system) If you see an error message on the audio display while playing an iPod, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. Error Message Solution FILE ERROR The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the iPod. There is a possibility that the files have been damaged. Appears when an unsupported iPod is inserted. MEDIA ERROR Features 207 2010 TSX Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) All models except Canadian TSX with 4-cylinder engine FILE TYPE INDICATOR USB INDICATOR CD BUTTON TITLE BUTTON AUX BUTTON VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB SKIP BAR CATEGORY BAR RETURN BUTTON MENU BUTTON SELECTOR KNOB U.S. model is shown. 208 2010 TSX Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) The audio system reads and plays the audio files on the USB flash memory device in MP3, WMA or AAC* formats. Depending on the format, the display shows MP3, WMA or AAC when a USB flash memory device is playing. The USB flash memory device limit is up to 700 folders or up to 65535 files. The recommended USB flash memory devices are 256 MB or higher. Some digital audio players may be compatible as well. Do not keep a USB flash memory device in the vehicle. Direct sunlight and high heat will damage it. Some USB flash memory devices (such as devices with security lockout features, etc.) will not work in this audio unit. We recommend backing up your data before playing a USB flash memory device. NOTE: Do not use a device such as a card reader or hard drive as the device or your files may be damaged. Do not connect your USB flash memory device using a hub. Do not use an extension cable to the USB adapter cable equipped with your vehicle. * : Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes are playable on this audio unit. Depending on the type and number of files, it may take some time before they begin to play. Depending on the software the files were made with, it may not be possible to play some files, or display some text data. Depending on the type of encoding and writing software used, there may be cases where character information does not display properly. CONTINUED 209 2010 TSX Features To Play a USB Flash Memory Device This audio system can select and play the audio files on a USB flash memory device with the same controls used for the disc player. To play a USB flash memory device, connect it to the USB adapter cable in the console compartment, then press the AUX button. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) The order of files in USB playback may be different from the order of files displayed in PC or other devices etc. Files are played in the order stored in USB flash memory device. −Bitrate: 48−320/VBR kbps (Max 384) −Supported standards: WMA version 7/8/9 −Partition: Top partition only −Maximum layers: 8 The specifications for compatible MP3 files are: −Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz (MPEG1) 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) −Bitrate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/ 160/192/224/256/320/VBR kbps (MPEG1) −Supported standards: MPEG1 Audio Layer3 MPEG2 Audio Layer3 −Partition: Top partition only −Maximum layers: 8 The specifications for compatible AAC files are: −Sampling frequency: 8/11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/ 44.1/48 kHz −Bitrate: 48−320 kbps −Supported standards: MPEG4/AAC LC MPEG2/AAC LC −Partition: Top partition only −Maximum layers: 8 The specifications for compatible WMA files are: −Sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48 kHz 210 2010 TSX Some versions of MP3, WMA, or AAC format may not be supported. If an unsupported file is found, the audio unit displays UNSUPPORTED, then skips to the next file. In WMA or AAC format, DRM (digital rights management) files cannot be played. If the system finds a DRM file, the audio unit displays UNPLAYABLE FILE, and then skips to the next file. Combining a low sampling f requency with a low bitrate may result in extremely degraded sound quality. Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) Connecting a USB Flash Memory Device Text Data Display Function Each time you press the TITLE button, the display mode shows you in sequence, the folder name, the file name, the artist name, the album name, the song name, or name off (which turns off the text display). USB ADAPTER CABLE 1. Unclip the USB connector by pivoting it, and pull out the USB adapter cable in the console compartment. 2. Connect the USB flash memory device to the USB adapter cable correctly and securely. When the USB flash memory device is connected, the USB indicator is shown in the display. CONTINUED 211 2010 TSX Features USB ADAPTER CABLE USB CONNECTOR The display shows up to 16 characters of the selected data. 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 TITLE button until the next 16 characters are shown. Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) To Change or Select Files Use the SKIP bar while a USB flash memory device is playing to select passages and change files. SKIP − Each time you press and release the side of the SKIP bar, the system skips forward to the beginning of the next file. Press and release the side of the bar, to skip backward to the beginning of the current file. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous file. Folder Selection − To select a different folder, press and release either side of the CATEGORY bar. Press the ▲ side to skip to the next folder, and press the ▼ side to skip to the beginning of the previous folder. To Select a File from Folder and File Lists Folder Selection Track Selection To move rapidly within a file, press and hold either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar. Press ENTER. You can also select a folder or file from the list by using the selector knob. Push the selector knob (ENTER) to switch the display to the folder list, then turn the selector knob to select a folder. Press ENTER to change the display to the file list, then turn the same knob to select a file. Press ENTER to set your selection. Turning the selector knob to the right or the left also changes the file. 212 2010 TSX Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) Pressing the RETURN button goes back to the previous display and pressing the MENU button cancels this setting mode. To Select Repeat, Random or Scan Mode: MENU ITEMS Turn the selector knob to select an appropriate repeat, random or scan mode, then press the selector knob (ENTER) to set your selection. Features You can select any type of repeat, random and scan modes by using the MENU button and the selector knob. Push the MENU button to display the menu items, then turn the selector knob to select ‘‘PLAY MODE.’’ Press the selector knob (ENTER) to set the selection. To cancel the selected mode, press the MENU button and turn the selector knob to show ‘‘PLAY MODE,’’ then press ENTER. When you see ‘‘NORMAL PLAY,’’ press ENTER again. CONTINUED 213 2010 TSX Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) PLAY MODE ITEMS REPEAT ONE FLD − This feature replays all the files on the selected folder in the order they are stored. Select normal play to turn it off. Pressing either side of the CATEGORY bar also turns off this feature. RANDOM IN FLD − This feature plays the files in the selected folder in random order. You will see F-RANDOM in the display. Select normal play to turn it off. REPEAT ONE TRK − This feature continuously plays a file. Select normal play to turn it off. Pressing either side of the SKIP bar also turns off this feature. RANDOM ALL − This feature plays all the files in random order. You will see RANDOM in the display. Select normal play to turn it off. 214 2010 TSX SCAN TRK − This function samples all files in the selected folder in the order they are stored. To activate the scan feature, press and release the SCAN button. You will see SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of each file in the folder. Press and hold the SCAN button to get out of the scan mode and play the last file sampled. You can also select the scan feature from the menu items with the selector knob (see page 213 ). Playing a USB Flash Memory Device (Models without navigation system) You can also select the folder scan feature from the menu items with the selector knob (see page 213 ). Select normal play to turn either scan feature off. Pressing either side of the CATEGORY or SKIP bar also turns off the feature. To Stop Playing a USB Flash Memory Device To play the radio, press the FM, AM or button. Press the CD button to switch to the disc mode (if a disc is loaded). Press the AUX button to switch the audio mode between the USB or Bluetooth Audio. USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages If you see an error message in the display, see page 216 . Features SCAN FLD − This function samples the first file in each folder in the order they are stored. To activate the folder scan feature, press and release the SCAN button repeatedly. You will see F-SCAN in the display. You will get a 10 second sampling of the first file in each folder. Press and hold the SCAN button to get out of the folder scan mode and play the last file sampled. You can also press the MODE button on the steering wheel to change modes. If you reconnect the same USB flash memory device, the system will begin playing where it left off. Disconnecting a USB Flash Memory Device You can disconnect the USB flash memory device at any time even if the USB mode is selected on the audio system. Make sure to follow the USB flash memory device’s instructions when you remove it. 215 2010 TSX USB Flash Memory Device Error Messages (Models without navigation system) If you see an error message on the audio display while playing a USB flash memory device, find the solution in the chart to the right. If you cannot clear the error message, take your vehicle to your dealer. Error Message FILE ERROR MEDIA ERROR Solution The system cannot read the file(s). Check the files in the USB flash memory device. There is a possibility that the files have been damaged. Appears when the unsupported USB flash memory device is inserted. 216 2010 TSX Bluetooth Audio System (Models without navigation system) Features TITLE BUTTON AUX BUTTON SKIP BAR U.S. model is shown. SELECTOR KNOB 217 2010 TSX Bluetooth Audio System (Models without navigation system) Your vehicle is equipped with a Bluetooth Audio system, which allows you to listen to streaming audio from your Bluetooth Audio compatible phone. This function is only available on phones that are paired and linked to the vehicle’s Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (HFL) system (see page 311 ). Not all Bluetooth-enabled phones with streaming audio capabilities are compatible with the system. You can find an approved phone by visiting www.acura.com/handsfreelink, or by calling the HandsFreeLink consumer support at 1-888-528-7876. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca, or call 1-888-9-ACURA-9. NOTE: In some states, it may be illegal to perform some data device functions while driving. To Play Bluetooth Audio Files After a device is linked, press the TITLE button to confirm the device name. The name of the device will appear on the audio display. If more than one phone is paired to the HFL system, there will be delay before the system begins to play. To begin to play the audio files, you may need to operate your phone. If so, follow the phone maker’s operating instructions. Make sure that your phone is paired and linked to HFL. Press the AUX button* with the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. The audio display shows the Bluetooth Audio message and mark. Until the phone is recognized, you will see ‘‘NO CONNECT’’ on the display. This message will go off when the phone is recognized, then the system begins to play. 218 2010 TSX * : If an iPod, USB flash memory device, or audio unit connected to the auxiliary input jack was selected at the last mode, you will see iPod, USB, or AUX in the audio display. Push the AUX button again to play audio files from your Bluetooth Audio phone. Bluetooth Audio System (Models without navigation system) In the following conditions, the display shows ‘‘NO CONNECT’’ message. Features The phone is not linked to HFL. The phone is not turned on. The phone is not in the vehicle. Another HFL compatible phone, which is not compatible for Bluetooth Audio, is already connected. To skip a file Press the side of the SKIP bar to skip forward to the next file, and press the side to skip backward to the beginning of the current file. Push the side again to skip to the previous file. Turning the selector knob to the right or left also changes a file. To pause or resume a file The resume/pause mode can stop playing a file temporarily. Press the MENU button to display the audio settings. Turn the selector to select RESUME/PAUSE mode, then press ENTER to set your selection. Repeat to resume play. NOTE: The pause function may not be available on some phone devices. CONTINUED 219 2010 TSX Bluetooth Audio System (Models without navigation system) To change sound settings To switch to HFL mode If you receive a call when the Bluetooth Audio is playing, press the HFL Talk button on the steering wheel. The display switches to the HFL mode (see page 307 ). After ending the call, press the HFL Back button to go back to the Bluetooth Audio mode. Press the MENU button to display the audio settings. Turn the selector to select a desired sound mode, then press ENTER to set your selection. Turn the selector to your liking (see page 181 for more sound setting information). If you receive a call while the system is in the pause mode, the mode will be canceled and Bluetooth Audio will continue to play. To turn off the Bluetooth Audio mode Select any other audio mode by * pressing a button; FM, AM, or CD (if a disc is loaded), on the audio control panel or press the mode button on the steering wheel to select another audio mode. If iPod or USB flash memory device is connected to the USB adapter cable or audio unit is connected to AUX jack, pressing the AUX button also changes the mode. Switching to another mode pauses the music playing from your phone. * : If equipped 220 2010 TSX Bluetooth Audio System (Models without navigation system) 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. 221 2010 TSX Audio System (Models with navigation system) Interface Dial Most audio system functions can still be controlled by standard buttons, dials, and knobs, but some functions can only be accessed using the interface dial. The interface dial has two parts, a knob and a selector. ENTER KNOB SELECTOR The knob turns left and right. Use it to make selections or adjustments to a list or menu on the screen. The selector can be pushed left, right, up, down, and in. Use the selector to scroll through lists, to select menus, and to highlight menu items. When you make a selection, push the center of the selector (ENTER) to go to that selection. 222 2010 TSX Voice Control System The audio system can also be operated by voice control. See the Navigation System manual for complete details. Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) NAVIGATION SCREEN Features VOL/ (VOLUME/POWER) KNOB CENTER DISPLAY FM/AM BUTTON PRESET BUTTONS (SOUND) BUTTON CATEGORY BAR TUNE BAR SKIP BAR SCAN/A.SEL (SCAN/ AUTO SELECT) BAR AUDIO BUTTON U.S. model is shown. INTERFACE DIAL 223 2010 TSX Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) To Play the FM/AM Radio STEREO ICON BAND the FM/AM button. You can also change bands by pushing the interface selector up. Each time you push it up, the band will change to FM1, FM2, or AM. On the FM bands, STEREO will be shown on the navigation screen and ST on the center display, if the station is broadcasting in stereo. Stereo reproduction on AM is not available. On the AM band, AM noise reduction turns on automatically. The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Press the AUDIO button to view the audio control display. Turn the system on by pressing the VOL/ knob or the FM/AM button. Adjust the volume by turning the VOL/ knob. The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to are shown on the display. To change bands, press 224 2010 TSX To Select a Station You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, skip (seek), scan, the preset buttons, and auto select. On the FM band, you can also use the features provided by the radio data system (RDS). For more information on the RDS, see page 227 . Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) SCAN ICON Features SKIP (SEEK) − The skip (seek) function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar, then release it. You can also activate the skip function (SEEK is displayed on the screen) by pushing the interface selector to the right or left. TUNE ICON TUNE − Use the TUNE bar to tune the radio to a desired frequency. Press the right side of the bar to tune to a higher frequency, or the left side to tune to a lower frequency. To tune with the interface dial, push the selector down, and turn the knob to TUNE icon. Then press ENTER on the selector, and turn the knob to the desired frequency. To exit the TUNE mode, press ENTER on the selector, then push the selector up. SCAN − The SCAN function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN side of the SCAN/A.SEL bar, then release it. To scan with the interface dial, push the selector down, and then push it to the right. You will see SCAN on the screen. CONTINUED 225 2010 TSX Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) When the system finds a strong signal, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the scan side of the bar again, or push the interface selector to the right again. Preset − Each preset button or preset icon can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. To store a preset memory location: 2. Use the tune, skip (seek), scan, or RDS function to tune the radio to a desired station. 3. Press the preset button, and hold it until you hear a beep. You can also store frequencies with the interface dial. Select the preset icon you want to store the frequency on, then press ENTER on the interface selector, and hold it for more than 2 seconds. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM. 1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store two sets of FM frequencies with the preset buttons (on-screen icons). A.SEL INDICATOR PRESET ICON A.SEL ICON AUTO SELECT − If you are traveling and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area. Push the interface selector down to scroll down the screen, highlight A.SEL, then press ENTER on the interface selector. You will see A.SEL flashing on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. 226 2010 TSX Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) To turn off auto select, press ENTER on the interface selector. Program Service (PS) Name Display The program service name display function shows the name of the station you are listening to. You can turn this function on or off. Features You can also press the A.SEL side of the SCAN/A.SEL bar. You will see A.SEL on the screen, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. The system stores the frequencies of six AM and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons. You will see ‘‘0’’ displayed if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button. Radio Data System (RDS) On the FM band, you can select a favorite station and display the program service name provided by the radio data system (RDS). PS ON MESSAGE To switch the PS name display function on and off, press and release the TITLE button. With the system on, you will see the ‘‘PS ON’’ message on the center display. If the station you are listening to is an RDS station, the displayed frequency switches to the station name. If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons (icons) as previously described. To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL side of the bar. This restores the presets you originally set. For information on FM/AM radio frequencies and reception, see page 285 . CONTINUED 227 2010 TSX Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) If the station you are listening to is not an RDS station, the audio screen and the center display continue to show the frequency. Radio Data System (RDS) Category When you turn off this function by pressing the TITLE button, the center display shows ‘‘PS OFF.’’ RDS SEARCH ICON With the FM band selected, you can select the program type provided by the RDS. Press the AUDIO button to display the radio information on the screen. Push down the selector on the interface dial, then turn the knob to select RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER to set your selection. The principal RDS categories are shown as follows: ALL: All RDS category stations 228 2010 TSX ROCK: Rock, classic rock and soft rock music COUNTRY: Country music SOFT: Adult hits and soft music TOP 40: Top 40 hits OLDIES: Nostalgia music and oldies R & B: Rhythm and blues, and soft rhythm and blues RELIGION: Programs concerned with religion CLASSIC: Classical music JAZZ: Jazz INFO: News, information, sports, talk shows, foreign language, personality, public, college, and weather TRAFFIC: Traffic information Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) RDS Program Search Turn the selector to select an RDS category. You can use the search or scan function to find radio stations on the selected RDS category by pressing the selector to the right repeatedly. Press ENTER to set your selection. If you do nothing while the RDS category is selected, the selected category is canceled. RDS CATEGORY U.S. model is shown. You can also select an RDS category with the CATEGORY bar. Press either side (▲ or ▼) of the CATEGORY bar to display an RDS category in the center display. Select a category by pressing either side of the bar. If the system does not find a station, ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station. CONTINUED 229 2010 TSX Features RDS CATEGORY This function searches up and down a frequency for the strongest signal from the frequencies that carry the selected RDS category information. This can help you to find a station in your favorite category. To activate it, press and release either side ( or ) of the SKIP bar. You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking in the center display while searching it. When the system finds a station, the selected RDS category name will be displayed again for about 5 seconds in the center display. Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) SEEK/SCAN ICON Turn the knob to the desired RDS category. While the RDS category is selected, move the selector knob to the right to select SEEK in the upper right corner of the screen. Then press ENTER to activate the seek function. RDS CATEGORY LIST SEEK is selected. To activate RDS program search with the interface dial, push the AUDIO button to display the FM radio information on the screen. Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER on the selector. The screen shows you the RDS category list. 230 2010 TSX RDS Program SCAN The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected RDS category. To activate it, press and release the SCAN side of the SCAN/A.SEL bar. You will see SCAN in the center display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal in the selected RDS category. You will also see the selected RDS category name blinking in the center display while searching it. When the system finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds. Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) 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 side of the SCAN/ A.SEL bar again. Turn the knob to the desired RDS category. While the RDS category is selected, move the selector knob to the right to select SCAN in the upper right corner of the screen. Then press ENTER to activate the scan function. RDS CATEGORY LIST SCAN is selected. To activate RDS program scan with the interface dial, push the AUDIO button to display the FM radio information on the screen. Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select RDS SEARCH icon. Press ENTER on the selector. The screen shows you the RDS category list. You can use the RDS program search or scan function even if the PS name display function is off. In this case, the display shows a frequency in place of a PS name. CONTINUED 231 2010 TSX Features If the system does not find a station, ‘‘NOTHING’’ will be blinking for about 5 seconds, then the system goes back to the last selected station. SEEK/SCAN ICON Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) Radio Text Display This function displays the radio text information of the selected RDS station. TEXT INDICATOR If the selected RDS station has the radio text information, you will see the text indicator on the screen. The text is displayed according to the information from RDS. RADIO TEXT ICON To activate radio text display, use the interface dial. Push the selector down, and turn the knob to select RADIO TEXT icon. Press ENTER on the selector to enter the setting. 232 2010 TSX The display shows up to 64 characters on the selected RDS station. Playing the FM/AM Radio (Models with navigation system) These adjustments can be made with the (Sound) button or the interface dial. Features Adjusting the Sound BASS, TREBLE, FADER, and BALANCE are each adjustable. You can also adjust the strength of the sound coming from the center and subwoofer speakers. In addition, you can set the Dolby PL (ProLogic) II and Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC). SOUND ICON To adjust them, press the AUDIO button, push the interface selector down, and turn the interface knob to SOUND. Then press ENTER on the selector. Select the mode you want to adjust by turning the interface dial. You can also adjust the sound by pushing the (Sound) button repeatedly. Each mode is shown in the center display as it changes. Turn th