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Audio System Basic Operation

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

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Features

1. Select MENU and select Music Search.

2. Select a folder.

3. Select a track.

How to Select a File from the Music Search List

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

Use the recommended USB flash drives.

General Information on the Audio System 

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Files in WMA format protected by digital rights 
management (DRM) cannot be played.
The audio system displays Unplayable File, and then 
skips to the next file.

If there is a problem, you may see an error message 
on the audio/information screen.

iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 185

Folder Selection

Track Selection

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

Features

You can select scan, repeat, and random modes when playing a file.

1. Select MENU.
2. Select Scan or Random/Repeat.
3. Select a mode.

To turn off a play mode

1. Select MENU.
2. Select the mode you want to turn off.

How to Select a Play Mode

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How to Select a Play Mode

Play Mode Menu Items
Scan
Scan Folders
: Provides 10-second sampling of the 
first file in each of the main folders.
Scan Tracks: Provides 10-second sampling of all files 
in the current folder.

Random/Repeat
Repeat Folder
: Repeats all files in the current folder.
Repeat Track: Repeats the current file.
Random in Folder: Plays all files in the current folder 
in random order.
Random All Tracks: Plays all files in random order.

Random/Repeat is selected.

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Features

Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Your audio system allows you to listen to music from your Bluetooth-compatible 
phone.
This function is available when the phone is paired and connected to the vehicle’s 
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system.

Phone Setup P. 211

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Not all Bluetooth-enabled phones with streaming 
audio capabilities are compatible with the system.
For a list of compatible phones:

U.S.: Visit www.handsfreelink.honda.com, or call 
1-888-528-7876.

Canada: Visit www.handsfreelink.ca, or call 1-888-
528-7876.

In some states, it may be illegal to perform some data 
device functions while driving.

Only one phone can be used with HFL at a time. 
When there are more than two paired phones in the 
vehicle, the first paired phone the system finds is 
automatically linked. 

If more than one phone is paired to the HFL system, 
there may be a delay before the system begins to 
play.

In some cases, the name of the artist, album, or track 
may not appear correctly.

NO CONNECT message may be displayed if:

The phone is not linked to HFL.

The phone is not turned on.

The phone is not in the vehicle.

An incompatible phone is connected.

The following functions may not be available on 
some devices:

Pause function

Group selection

*1: Depending on the Bluetooth® device you 
connect, some or all of the lists may not be displayed.

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Track Icons
Select 

 or 

 to change tracks.

Bluetooth Indicator
Appears when your 
phone is connected 
to HFL.

 (Power) Button

Press to turn the 
audio system on 
and off.

Audio/Information 
Screen

Play Icon

Pause Icon

BACK
Select to go back to the 
previous display.

MENU
Select to display the menu items.

Group Icons
Select 

 or 

 to change group.

VOL (Volume)
Select to adjust the volume.

Open/Close Icon

*1

Displays/hides the 
detailed 
information.

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Features

1. Make sure that your phone is paired and 

connected to the system.

2. Select the Bluetooth® Audio mode.

If the phone is not recognized, another HFL-
compatible phone, which is not compatible 
for Bluetooth® Audio, may already be 
connected.

To pause or resume a file

Select the play icon or pause icon.

1. Select MENU.
2. Select Music Search.
3. Select a search category (e.g., Albums).
4. Select an item.

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The selection begins playing.

To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files

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To Play Bluetooth® Audio Files

To play the audio files, you may need to operate your 
phone. If so, follow the phone maker’s operating 
instructions.

Switching to another mode pauses the music playing 
from your phone.

Searching for Music

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Searching for Music

Depending on the Bluetooth device you connect, 
some or all of the lists may not be displayed.

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Playing a Video Using the HDMI®

Features

Playing a Video Using the HDMI®

Your audio system allows you to play videos from an HDMI®-compatible device.
Connect the device, using an HDMI® cable, then select the HDMI® mode.

USB/HDMI® Port P. 149

Audio/Information Screen

BACK
Select to go back to the previous display.

VOL (Volume)
Select to adjust the volume.

MENU
Select to display the menu 
items.

 (Power) Button

Press to turn the audio 
system on and off.

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Playing a Video Using the HDMI®

Features

1. Select Settings to go to the Settings 

screen.

2. Select Audio.
3. Select Aspect Ratio Adjustment.
4. Select the setting you want.
5. Select OK.

Changing the Screen Aspect

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Playing a Video Using the HDMI®

This feature is limited while driving. To play videos, 
stop your vehicle and apply the parking brake.

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Smartphone Apps

Features

Smartphone Apps

You can connect a compatible smartphone to the system to enable integration 
between the smartphone's approved apps and the vehicle. This allows you to 
control the phone through the vehicle display. To check smart phone compatibility, 
download the HondaLink app, and view connection instructions, visit 
handsfreelink.honda.com. For the latest apps and feature details, check 
hondalink.com.

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Smartphone Apps

Park in a safe place before connecting your phone 
and while operating the displayed apps.

Not all phones and apps are compatible with the 
system. The system does not display all the available 
apps on smartphone, and some apps need to be 
preinstalled. Ask a dealer for details.

You need to switch the Bluetooth connection to your 
smartphone if another electronic device is connected.

Changing the currently paired phone 

P. 212

The following may vary by phone type:

How to connect a smartphone to the system.

Apps that can be operated on the screen.

Display response time/update time.

We do not support every app operation on the 
display audio.
Ask the app provider for any questions on the app’s 
features.

MENU
Select to display the 
menu on the app you 
selected. (Not 
available on all apps.)

BACK
Select to go back to the previous display. 
(Not available on all phones.)

HOME
Select to go back to 
HOME or to a previous 
display.

Microphones

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Audio System Basic Operation

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Siri Eyes Free

Features

Siri Eyes Free

You can talk to Siri using the Talk button on the steering wheel when your iPhone is 
paired to Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink.

Phone Setup P. 211

Using Eyes Free

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Siri Eyes Free

Siri is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Check Apple Inc. website for features available for 
Siri.

When operating the vehicle, only use Siri through the 
Talk button.

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Using Eyes Free

Some commands work only on specific phone 
features or apps.

 (Talk) button: 

Press and hold until the display 
changes as shown.

 (Hang-up/back) button:

Press to deactivate Siri.

While in Eyes Free:
The display remains the same. 
No feedback or commands 
appear.

Appears 
when Siri is 
activated in 
Eyes Free

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Features

Audio Error Messages

CD Player

If a disc error occurs, you may see the following error messages.

Error Message

Cause

Solution

Heat Error

High temperature

Turn the audio system off and allow the player to cool down until 
the error message is cleared.

Unplayable File

Track/file format not 
supported

Current track/file will be skipped. The next supported track/file 
plays automatically.

Bad Disc
Please Check Owners Manual
Push Eject

Mechanical error

Press the 

 (eject) button and remove the disc, and check that the 

error message is cleared.

Check that the disc is not damaged or deformed, and insert the 
disc again.

Protecting CDs P. 190

If the error message reappears, press the 

 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 repeats, or the disc cannot be removed, 
contact a dealer.
Do not try to force the disc out of the player.

Mecha Error

Bad Disc
Please Check Owners Manual

Servo error

Check Disc

Disc error

Check that the disc is not damaged or deformed.

Protecting CDs P. 190

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Audio Error Messages

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iPod/USB Flash Drive

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Features

iPod/USB Flash Drive

If an error occurs while playing an iPod or USB flash drive, you may see the following 
error messages. If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer.

Error Message

Solution

USB Error

Appears when there is a problem with the USB adapter unit. Check if the device is compatible with the 
USB adapter unit.

The connected USB device 
has a problem.
See Owner’s Manual

Appears when an incompatible device is connected. Disconnect the device. Then turn the audio system 
off, and turn it on again. Do not reconnect the device that caused the error.

Unsupported Version

Appears when an unsupported iPod is connected. If it appears when a supported iPod is connected, 
update the iPod software to the newer version.

Connect Retry

Appears when the system does not acknowledge the iPod. Reconnect the iPod.

Unplayable File

Appears when the files in the USB flash drive are DRM or an unsupported format. This error message 
appears for about 3 seconds, then plays the next song.

No Data

Appears when the iPod is empty.

Appears when the USB flash drive is empty or there are no MP3, WMA, or AAC files in the USB flash 
drive.

Check that compatible files are stored on the device.

Unsupported

Appears when an unsupported device is connected. If it appears when a supported device is 
connected, reconnect the device.

iPod

USB flash drive

iPod and USB flash drive

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Audio Error Messages

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Pandora®

Features

Pandora®

If an error occurs while playing Pandora®, you may see the following error messages. 
If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer.

Error Message

Solution

The maximum number of stations that can be created is 
100.
To create more, please delete one or more previously 
created stations.

Appears when the number of stations that can be created is 
exceeded. Follow the message.

Unable to create new station. Please try again.

Appears when the commanded operation is failed. Try again later.

Unable to play Pandora. Please try again later.

Unable to save bookmark.

This Pandora station is currently not available. Please select 
another station.

Appears when the station you selected is not available. Change a 
station, or try again later.

Unable to play Pandora. When stopped, log-in to Pandora.

Appears when you have not logged into Pandora®. Follow the 
message.

Unable to connect to Pandora. When stopped, check your 
mobile phone.

Appears when failed to connect. Check your device and try again.

Unable to play Pandora. Please try again later.

Connect Retry

U.S. models

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Audio Error Messages

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Pandora®

Features

Error Message

Solution

Unsupported

Appears when the device is not supported. Use another device.

Unsupported Version

Appears when Pandora® version is not supported. Update 
Pandora® to the latest version.

Pandora App version is not supported

Unable to connect to the phone.
Please make sure the phone’s Bluetooth setting is ON and 
try again.

Appears when Pandora® is unable to play music. Check the 
Bluetooth status on your device.

No Data

Appears when no data is available with Pandora® activated. 
Reboot the app and reconnect the device.

The connected USB device has a problem.
See Owner’s Manual

Appears when an incompatible device is connected. Disconnect 
the device. Then turn the audio system off, and turn it again. Do 
not reconnect the device that caused the error.

No station list on device.
Use device to create station.

Appears when there is no station list on the device. Create one on 
your device.

No Stations stored in Pandora App

Appears when there is no station on app. Store some.

The maximum number of tracks that can be skipped per 
hour has been reached.

Appears when you try to skip a song or select Dislike over the 
predetermined number of times in an hour.

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Features

General Information on the Audio System

SiriusXM® Radio Service

*

1. You need your radio ID ready before registering for subscription. To see the ID in 

the display: Select Channel List.

2. Have your radio ID and credit card number ready, and either call or visit the 

SiriusXM® website to subscribe.

Switch to the SiriusXM® mode by using the SOURCE button on the steering wheel, 
or through the audio/information screen, and stay in this mode for about 30 
minutes until the service is activated. Make sure your vehicle is in an open area with 
good reception.

Loading:
SiriusXM® is loading the audio or program information.
Channel off air:
The channel is not currently broadcasting.
Channel unauthorized:
SiriusXM® radio is receiving information update from the network.
No Signal:
The signal is too weak in the current location.
Channel unavailable:
No such channel exists, the channel is not part of your subscription, or the artist or 
title information is unavailable.
Check antenna:
There is a problem with the SiriusXM® antenna. Contact a dealer.

Subscribing to SiriusXM® Radio

Receiving SiriusXM® Radio

SiriusXM® Radio Display Messages

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Subscribing to SiriusXM® Radio

Contact Information for SiriusXM® Radio, visit 
www.siriusxm.com or 1-800-852-9696

U.S. models

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Receiving SiriusXM® Radio

The SiriusXM® satellites are in orbit over the equator; 
therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause 
satellite reception interruptions. Satellite signals are 
more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and 
mountains the farther north you travel from the 
equator.

You may experience reception problems under the 
following circumstances:

In a location with an obstruction to the south of 
your vehicle.

In tunnels

On the lower level of a multi-tiered road

Large items carried on the roof rack

* Not available on all models

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General Information on the Audio System

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Recommended CDs

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Features

Recommended CDs

• Use only high-quality CD-R or CD-RW discs labeled for audio use.
• Use only CD-R or CD-RW discs on which the recordings are closed.
• Play only standard round-shaped CDs.

• Some software files may not allow for audio play or text data display.
• Some versions of MP3, WMA or AAC formats may be unsupported.

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Recommended CDs

A Dual-disc cannot play on this audio unit. If recorded 
under certain conditions, a CD-R or CD-RW may not 
play either.

CDs with MP3, WMA or AAC files

The CD packages or jackets should have one of these marks.

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General Information on the Audio System

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Recommended CDs

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Features

Protecting CDs

Follow these precautions when handling or storing CDs:
• Store a CD in its case when it is not being played.
• When wiping a CD, use a soft clean cloth from the center to the outside edge.
• Handle a CD by its edge. Never touch either surface.
• Never insert foreign objects into the CD player.
• Keep CDs out of direct sunlight and extreme heat.
• Do not place stabilizer rings or labels on the CD.
• Avoid fingerprints, liquids, and felt-tip pens on the CD.

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Protecting CDs

NOTICE

Do not insert a damaged CD. It may be stuck inside 
and damage the audio unit.

Examples:

Damaged CDs

Bubbled/
Wrinkled

With Label/
Sticker

Using 
Printer Label 
Kit

Sealed

With Plastic Ring

Poor quality 
CDs

Chipped/
Cracked

Warped

Burrs

Small CDs

3-inch 
(8-cm) 
CD

Bubbled, wrinkled, labeled, and 
excessively thick CDs

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General Information on the Audio System

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Compatible iPod and USB Flash Drives

Features

Compatible iPod and USB Flash Drives

• Use a recommended USB flash drive of 256 MB or higher.
• Some digital audio players may not be compatible.
• Some USB flash drives (e.g., a device with security lockout) may not work.
• Some software files may not allow for audio play or text data display.
• Some versions of MP3, WMA, or AAC formats may be unsupported.

iPod and iPhone Model Compatibility

Model

iPod (5th generation)

iPod classic 80GB/160GB (launch in 2007)

iPod classic 120GB (launch in 2008)
iPod classic 160GB (launch in 2009)

iPod nano

iPod touch

iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5

USB Flash Drives

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iPod and iPhone Model Compatibility

This system may not work with all software versions 
of these devices.

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USB Flash Drives

Files on the USB flash drive are played in their stored 
order. This order may be different from the order 
displayed on your PC or device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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