Honda Accord Sedan (2016 year). Manual - part 10

 

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Turn Signals

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Turn Signals

The turn signals can be used when the ignition 
switch is in ON 

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One-touch turn signal

When you lightly push up or down and release 
the turn signal lever, the exterior turn signals 
and turn signal indicator blink three times.

This feature can be used when signaling for a 
lane change.

Light Switches

Rotating the light switch turns the lights on 
and off, regardless of the position of the 
ignition switch

*1

.

High beams

Push the lever forward until you hear a click.

Low beams

When in high beams, pull the lever back to 
return to low beams.

Flashing the high beams

Pull the lever back, and release it.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Right Turn

Left Turn

Manual Operation

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Light Switches

If you remove the key from the ignition switch while 
the lights are on, a chime sounds when the driver’s 
door is opened.

When the lights are on, the lights on indicator in the 
instrument panel will be on.

Lights On Indicator P. 76

If you sense that the level of the headlights is 
abnormal, have the vehicle inspected by a dealer.

Do not leave the lights on when the engine is off 
because it will cause the battery to discharge.

High Beams

Flashing the high beams

Low Beams

Turns on parking, side marker, 
tail, and rear license plate lights

Turns on headlights, parking, side 
marker, tail, and rear license plate 
lights

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Light Switches

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Automatic lighting control can be used when 
the ignition switch is in ON 

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When you turn the light switch to AUTO, the 
headlights and other exterior lights will switch 
on and off automatically depending on the 
ambient brightness.

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You can change the auto light sensitivity 
setting.

Customized Features P. 103, 298, 316

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Automatic Operation (automatic lighting control)

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Automatic Operation (automatic lighting control)

We recommend that you turn on the lights manually 
when driving at night, in a dense fog, or in dark areas 
such as long tunnels or parking facilities.

The light sensor is in the location shown below.
Do not cover this light sensor with anything; 
otherwise, the automatic lighting system may not 
work properly.

Light Sensor

Models without automatic 
intermittent wipers

Light Sensor

Models with automatic intermittent 
wipers

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Fog Lights

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The headlights automatically come on when the wipers are used several times within 
a certain number of intervals with the headlight switch in AUTO.
The headlights automatically go off a few minutes later if the wipers are stopped.

The headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights turn off 15 
seconds after you remove the key or set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), 
take the remote with you, and close the driver’s door.

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You can change the headlight auto off timer setting.

Customized Features P. 103, 298, 316

If you turn the ignition switch to LOCK 

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 with the headlight switch on, but do 

not open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (three minutes, if the switch 
is in the AUTO position).

The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock 
the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. If you open the 
driver’s door, you will hear a lights on reminder chime.

Fog Lights

*

When the low beam headlights are on, turn 
the fog light switch on to use the fog lights.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Headlight Integration with Wipers

*

Automatic Lighting Off Feature

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Automatic Operation (automatic lighting control)

Adjust the auto light sensitivity as follows:

Setting

The exterior lights come on 

when the ambient light is at

MAX

HIGH

MID

LOW

MIN

Bright

Dark

1

Headlight Integration with Wipers

*

This feature activates while the headlights are off in 
AUTO.
The instrument panel brightness does not change 
when the headlights come on.

At dark ambient light levels, the automatic lighting 
control feature turns on the headlights, regardless of 
the number of wiper sweeps.

1

Fog Lights

*

When the fog lights are on, the indicator in the 
instrument panel will be on.
They go off when the headlights turn off, or when 
the daytime running lights are on.

Fog Light Indicator

*

 P. 77

Fog Light Switch

* Not available on all models

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Auto High-Beam (High Beam Support System)

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Auto High-Beam (High Beam Support System)

*

Uses the camera attached, monitors the space ahead of your vehicle, and 
automatically changes the low beam headlights to high beam headlights when 
necessary.

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Auto High-Beam (High Beam Support System)

*

The auto high-beam determines when to change the 
headlight beams by responding to the brightness of 
the lights ahead of your vehicle. In the following 
cases, however, the system may not respond to the 
lights properly:

The brightness of the lights from the preceding or 
oncoming vehicle is intense or poor.

Visibility is poor due to the weather (rain, snow, 
fog, windshield frost, etc.).

Other light sources, such as streetlights and electric 
billboards are illuminating the road ahead.

The brightness level of the road ahead constantly 
changes.

The road is bumpy or has many curves.

A vehicle ahead of you suddenly cuts you off or is 
not traveling in the appropriate direction.

Your vehicle is tilted due to a heavy load in the rear.

If you find the timing of beam changes inconvenient 
for driving, change the headlight beams manually.

The headlight switch is in 
AUTO

The lever is in the low beam 
position. 

The system recognizes that you 
are driving at night and the 
low beam headlights come on.

The vehicle speed is above 25 
mph (40 km/h).

The system operates when:

The camera is not detecting any lights coming from preceding or oncoming 
vehicles: The headlights change to high beams.

15-degree

The camera detects lights coming from a preceding or oncoming vehicle: The 
headlights are returned to low beams.

The camera monitors the range within the 30-degree view angle. The distance that 
the camera can detect lights ahead differs depending on conditions, such as the 
brightness of the lights and the weather.

The system changes between high and low beam headlights when:

* Not available on all models

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Auto High-Beam (High Beam Support System)

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Turn the headlight switch in AUTO and pull 
the headlight lever to low beam.

Light Switches P. 144

The auto high-beam indicator (Green) comes 
on.

Temporary cancellation

The auto high-beam operation is temporarily canceled while: 
• You are continuously driving at a speed below 15 mph (24 km/h).
• The vehicle speed is below 6 mph (10 km/h).
• The windshield wipers run at high speed for more than a few seconds.

The system operation resumes once the condition that caused it to cancel improves.

To Operate the System

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To Operate the System

For the auto high-beam to work properly:

Do not place an object that reflects light on the 
dashboard.

Keep the windshield around the camera clean. 
When cleaning the windshield, be careful not to 
apply the windshield cleanser to the camera lens.

Do not attach an object, sticker or film in the area 
around the camera.

Do not touch the camera lens.

If the camera receives a strong impact, or repairing of 
the area near the camera is required, consult a dealer.

To help reduce the likelihood that high interior 
temperatures will cause the camera system to shut 
off, when parking, find a shady area or face the front 
of the vehicle away from the sun.
If you use a reflective sun shade, do not allow it to 
cover the camera housing. Covering the camera can 
concentrate heat on the camera.

If the Can Not Operate:  

message 

appears:

Park your vehicle in a safe place. Wipe away debris 
blocking the windshield, then start driving again. If 
the message remains on even after driving for a while 
with the clean windshield, have your vehicle checked 
by a dealer.

Models with multi-information display

Headlight 
Switch

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Auto High-Beam (High Beam Support System)

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Disable the system when the vehicle is parked 
with the ignition switch in ON 

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 and the 

light switch is in the AUTO position.
To disable the system: Pull the light switch 
lever towards you and hold it for 40 seconds. 
The auto high-beam indicator in the meter will 
blink twice.
To enable the system: Pull the light switch 
lever towards you and hold it for 30 seconds. 
The auto high-beam indicator in the meter will 
blink once.

*1:Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

To Disable the System

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To Disable the System

The auto high-beam will remain in the selected 
disabled or enabled setting each time you start the 
engine.

AUTO Position

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Daytime Running Lights

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Daytime Running Lights

The high beam headlights come on slightly dimmer than normal when the following 
conditions have been met:

The parking/daytime running lights come on when the following conditions have 
been met:

• The ignition switch is in ON 

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• The headlight switch is off, or in 

.

• The parking brake is released.

The lights remain on even if you set the parking brake. Turning off the ignition switch 
or setting the power mode to VEHICLE OFF will turn off the daytime running lights.

The high beam headlights return to the original brightness once the headlight 
switch is turned on.

The daytime running lights are off once the headlight switch is turned on, or when 
the head light switch is in AUTO and it is getting darker outside.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

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Daytime Running Lights

The daytime running lights come on dimmer when 
the headlight switch is in 

 than when it is in 

AUTO. In AUTO, if the ambient brightness is dark, 
the low beam headlights come on.

Models with bulb type parking lights

Models with LED type parking/daytime running lights

Models with bulb type parking lights

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Wipers and Washers

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Wipers and Washers

The windshield wipers and washers can be 
used when the ignition switch is in ON 

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MIST

The wipers run at high speed until you release 
the lever.

Wiper switch (OFF, INT

*

, LO, HI)

Change the wiper switch setting according to 
the amount of rain.

AUTO

*

Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

 P. 152

Adjusting wiper operation

Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper delay.

Washer

Sprays while you pull the lever toward you.
When you release the lever for more than one 
second, the spray stops, the wipers sweep two or 
three more times to clear the windshield, then stop.

*1:Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 

ignition switch.

Windshield Wiper/Washer

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Wipers and Washers

NOTICE

Do not use the wipers when the windshield is dry.
The windshield will get scratched, or the rubber 
blades will get damaged.

NOTICE

In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the 
windshield, becoming stuck.
Operating the wipers in this condition may damage 
them. Use the defroster to warm the windshield, 
then turn the wipers on.

If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are 
operating intermittently, the length of the wipe 
interval shortens.
When the vehicle starts moving, the wipers make a 
single sweep.
When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s 
shortest delay setting ( ) and the LO setting become 
the same.

Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out.
The pump may get damaged.

The wiper motor may stop motor operation 
temporarily to prevent an overload. Wiper operation 
will return to normal within a few minutes, once the 
circuit has returned to normal.

Models without automatic intermittent wipers

All models

MIST

INT

*

: Low speed with 

intermittent

OFF

LO: Low speed wipe

HI: High speed wipe

Pull to 
use 
washer.

AUTO

*

: Wiper speed varies 

automatically

Lower speed, fewer sweeps

Higher speed, more sweeps

* Not available on all models

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Wipers and Washers

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When you push the lever down to AUTO, the 
windshield wipers sweep once, and go into 
the automatic mode.

The wipers operate intermittently, at low 
speed, or at high speed and stops in 
accordance with the amount of rainfall the 
rainfall sensor detects.

AUTO sensitivity adjustment

When in AUTO, you can also adjust the 
rainfall sensor sensitivity using the adjustment 
ring.

Sensor sensitivity

*1:Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

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Wipers and Washers

If the wipers stop operating due to any obstacle such 
as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe 
place.
Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and turn the ignition 
switch to ACCESSORY 

(

q or LOCK 

(

0

*1

, then 

remove the obstacle.

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Automatic Intermittent Wipers

*

The rainfall sensor is in the location shown below.

Do not put the wiper lever in AUTO when cleaning 
the windshield or driving through a car wash. If the 
wiper lever is in AUTO, and the power mode is in ON, 
the rainfall sensor may respond to your hand or car 
wash liquids, and the wipers may operate 
automatically.

Rainfall Sensor

Adjustment Ring

Low Sensitivity:
Wipers will operate when more 
rainfall is detected.

High Sensitivity:
Wipers will operate when less rainfall 
is detected.

* Not available on all models

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Brightness Control

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Brightness Control

When the parking lights are turned on and the 
ignition switch is in ON 

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, you can use the 

brightness control knob to adjust instrument 
panel brightness.
Brighten: Turn the knob to the right.
Dim: Turn the knob to the left.

You will hear a beep when the brightness 
reaches minimum or maximum. The 
information display

*

/multi-information 

display

*

 will return to its original state several 

seconds after you adjust the brightness.

Brightness level indicator

The brightness level is shown on the 
information display

*

/multi-information 

display

*

 while you are adjusting it.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

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Brightness Control

Instrument panel brightness varies, depending on 
whether the exterior lights are on or off. The 
instrument panel dims to reduce glare when they are 
on.

Pressing the 

 (Select/Reset) knob switches the 

display.

If you turn the knob to the right until the brightness 
display is up to max, the beeper sounds. This cancels 
the reduced instrument panel brightness when the 
parking lights are on.

The brightness can be set differently for when the 
exterior lights are on, and when they are off.

Control Knob

On multi-information display

On information display

* Not available on all models

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

*

 Button

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

*

 Button

Press the rear defogger and heated door mirror button to defog the rear window 
and mirrors when the ignition switch is in ON 

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The rear defogger and heated door mirrors 
automatically switch off after 10-30 minutes 
depending on the outside temperature.
However, if the outside temperature is 32°F 
(0°C) or below, they do not automatically 
switch off.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

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Rear Defogger/Heated Door Mirror

*

 Button

NOTICE

When cleaning the inside of the rear window, be 
careful not to damage the heating wires.
It is critical to wipe the window from side to side 
along the defogger heating wires.

This system consumes a lot of power, so turn it off 
when the window has been defogged.
Also, do not use the system for a long period when 
the engine is idling. This may weaken the battery, 
making it difficult to start the engine.

* Not available on all models

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Driving Position Memory System

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Driving Position Memory System

*

You can store two driver’s seat positions with the driving position memory system.
When you unlock and open the driver’s door with a remote, the seat adjusts 
automatically to one of the two preset positions. 

The multi-information display

*

 shows you which remote you used to unlock the 

vehicle when you enter.
• DRIVER 1 transmitter is linked to memory button 1.
• DRIVER 2 transmitter is linked to memory button 2.

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Driving Position Memory System

*

Using the multi-information display

*

, audio/

information screen

*

 or audio/information touch 

screen

*

, you can disable the automatic seat 

adjustment function.

Customized Features P. 103, 298, 316

System Operation
The system will not operate if:

The vehicle speed is above 2 mph (3 km/h).

Either memory position button is pressed while the 
seat is in motion.

The seat position is adjusted while in operation.

The memory 1 or 2 position is set fully to the rear.

DRIVER 1

DRIVER 2

* Not available on all models

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Driving Position Memory System

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1. Set the power mode to ON. Adjust the 

driver’s seat to the desired position.

2. Press the SET button.

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You will hear a beep, and the memory 
button indicator light will blink.

3. Press and hold memory button 

(

1 or 

(

within five seconds of pressing the SET 
button.

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Once the seat position has been 
memorized, the indicator light on the 
button you pressed stays on.

1. Move the shift lever to 

(

P.

2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Press a memory button (

(

1 or 

(

2).

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You will hear a beep, and the indicator 
light will blink.

The seat will automatically move to the 
memorized position. When it has finished 
moving, you will hear a beep, and the 
indicator light stays on.

Storing a Position in Memory

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Storing a Position in Memory

After you press the SET button, the storing operation 
will be canceled when: 

You do not press the memory button within five 
seconds.

You readjust the seat position before the double-
beep.

You set the power mode to any position except 
ON.

Memory 
Button 1

Memory 
Button 2

SET Button

Recalling the Stored Position

1

Recalling the Stored Position

The seat will stop moving if you: 

Press the SET button, or a memory button (

(

1 or 

(

2).

Adjust the seat position.

Shift into any position except 

(

P.

Release the parking brake.

Automatic transmission/CVT models

Manual transmission models

Memory 
Button 1

Memory 
Button 2

Automatic transmission/CVT models

All models

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

The steering wheel height and distance from your body can be adjusted so that you 
can comfortably grip the steering wheel in an appropriate driving posture.

1. Pull the steering wheel adjustment lever up.

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The steering wheel adjustment lever is 
under the steering column.

2. Move the steering wheel up or down, and 

in or out.

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Make sure you can see the instrument 
panel gauges and indicators.

3. Push the steering wheel adjustment lever 

down to lock the steering wheel in position.

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After adjusting the position, make sure 
you have securely locked the steering 
wheel in place by trying to move it up, 
down, in, and out.

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Adjusting the Steering Wheel

Make any steering wheel adjustments before you 
start driving.

3

WARNING

Adjusting the steering wheel position while 
driving may cause you to lose control of the 
vehicle and be seriously injured in a crash.

Adjust the steering wheel only when the 
vehicle is stopped.

To adjust

To lock

Lever

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Adjusting the Mirrors

Interior Rearview Mirror

Adjust the angle of the rearview mirror when you are sitting in the correct driving 
position.

Flip the tab to switch the position.
The night position will help to reduce the glare 
from headlights behind you when driving 
after dark.

When driving after dark, the automatic 
dimming rearview mirror reduces the glare 
from headlights behind you, based in inputs 
from the mirror sensor. This feature is always 
active.

Rearview Mirror with Day and Night Positions

*

1

Adjusting the Mirrors

Keep the inside and outside mirrors clean and 
adjusted for best visibility.

Adjust the mirrors before you start driving.

Adjusting the Seat Positions P. 160

Tab

Daytime 
Position

Night Position

Up

Down

Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

*

1

Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

*

The auto dimming function cancels when the shift 
position is in 

(

R.

Sensor

Down

Up

* Not available on all models

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Power Door Mirrors

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Power Door Mirrors

You can adjust the door mirrors when the 
ignition switch is in ON 

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.

Mirror position adjustment

L/R selector switch: Select the left or right 
mirror. After adjusting the mirror, return the 
switch to the center position.
Mirror position adjustment switch: Press 
the switch left, right, up, or down to move the 
mirror.

The driver side door mirror has outer and inner 
segments.
The outer segment is slightly curved to provide 
a wider angle view than a standard flat mirror. 
This wider view may help you check areas that 
are not visible using a standard door mirror.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an 
ignition switch.

Selector Switch

Adjustment Switch

Expanded View Driver's Mirror

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Expanded View Driver's Mirror

Objects visible in the outer segment of the driver side 
door mirror appear smaller than objects in the rest of 
the mirror. But in fact, they are closer than they 
appear.

Do not rely on your mirrors. Always look to the side 
and behind your vehicle before changing lanes.

Inner Segment

Outer Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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