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Replacing Light Bulbs

Headlight Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Remove the coupler.
2. Remove the rubber weather seal.

3. Remove the hold-down wire, then remove 

the bulb.

4. Insert a new bulb.

High/Low beam headlight: 60/55 W (H4LL/HB2LL

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, H4/HB2

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 for halogen 

bulb type)

High/Low Beam Headlight

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NOTICE

Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit.
Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause 
the bulb to overheat and shatter.

The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not 
need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry 
heavy items in the cargo area, have the aiming 
readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified technician.

When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its base, 
and protect the glass from contact with your skin or 
hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean it with 
denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.

Rubber Weather Seal

Coupler

Hold-Down 
Wire

* Not available on all models

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5. Reinstall the hold-down wire. Hook the end 

of the wire on the knob in the slot.

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You can see if the hold-down wire is in 
the right place from the inspection 
window.

6. Reinstall the rubber weather seal.
7. Insert the coupler into the connector of the 

bulb.

Front Turn Signal/Parking Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 

remove it.

2. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

Hold-Down Wire

Inspection Window

Front Turn Signal/Parking Light: 28/8 W (Amber)

Bulb

Socket

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Side Marker Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 

remove it.

2. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

Fog Light Bulbs

*

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Remove the screws using a Phillips-head 

screwdriver and remove the holding clips 
using a flat-tip screwdriver.

2. Pull the under part of the inner fender cover 

down.

Side Marker Light: 3CP 

Bulb

Socket

Fog Light: 35W (H8 for halogen bulb type)

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NOTICE

Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration, 
or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to 
overheat and shatter.

When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its 
plastic case, and protect the glass from contact with 
your skin or hard objects. If you touch the glass, clean 
it with denatured alcohol and a clean cloth.

Cover

Screw

Clip

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3. Push the tab to remove the coupler.
4. Rotate the old bulb counter-clockwise to 

remove.

5. Insert a new bulb into the fog light 

assembly and turn it clockwise.

6. Insert the coupler into the connector of the 

bulb.

Side Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Lights

*

Door mirror side turn lights are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect 
and replace the light assembly.

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Fog Light Bulbs

*

Insert a flat-tip screwdriver, lift and remove the 
central pin to remove the clip.

Insert the clip with the central pin raised, and push 
until it is flat.

Holding clip

Central Pin

Push until the 
pin is flat.

Tab

Bulb

Coupler

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Back-Up Light and Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulbs.

1. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove 

the bolts.

2. Pull the light assembly out of the rear pillar.

3. Turn the socket counter-clockwise and 

remove it. Remove the old bulb.

4. Insert a new bulb.
5. Slide the light assembly onto the guide on 

the body.

Back-Up Light: 21 W
Rear Turn Signal Light: 21 W

Bolt

Bulb

Socket

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Brake/Tail/Rear Side Marker Lights

Brake/tail/rear side marker lights are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer 
inspect and replace the light assembly.

High-Mount Brake Light

High-mount brake light is LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect and 
replace the light assembly.

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Rear License Plate Light Bulbs

When replacing, use the following bulb.

1. Push the lens on the left and pull out the 

lens and the socket attached to it.

2. Remove the license plate light assembly by 

squeezing the tabs on both sides of the 
socket.

3. Remove the old bulb and insert a new bulb.

Rear License Plate Light: 5 W 

Lens

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Checking and Maintaining Wiper Blades

Checking Wiper Blades

If the wiper blade rubber has deteriorated, it will leave streaks and the hard surfaces 
of the blade may scratch the window glass.

Changing the Front Wiper Blade Rubber

1. Lift the driver side wiper arm first, then the 

passenger side.

2. Press and hold the tab, then slide the holder 

off the wiper arm.

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NOTICE

Avoid dropping the wiper arm onto the windshield, it 
may damage the wiper arm and/or the windshield.

Lock Tab

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3. Slide the wiper blade out of the holder by 

pulling the tabbed end out.

4. Slide the new wiper blade onto the holder 

from the bottom end.

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The tab on the blade should fit in the 
indent of the top of the wiper holder.

5. Slide the holder onto the wiper arm 

securely.

6. Lower the passenger side wiper arm first, 

then the driver side.

Blade

Tab

Blade

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Changing the Rear Wiper Blade Rubber

1. Raise the wiper arm off.
2. Pivot the bottom end of the wiper blade up 

until it comes off from the wiper arm.

3. Slide the wiper blade out from the end with 

the indent.

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NOTICE

Avoid dropping the wiper arm; it may damage the 
rear window.

Wiper Arm

Blade

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4. Remove the retainers from the wiper blade 

and mount to a new rubber blade.

5. Slide the wiper blade onto the holder.

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Make sure it is engaged correctly, then 
install the wiper blade assembly onto the 
wiper arm.

Retainers

Holder

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Checking and Maintaining Tires

Checking Tires

To safely operate your vehicle, your tires must be of the proper type and size, in 
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.

Inflation guidelines

Properly inflated tires provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and comfort. 
Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label or specification’s page for the specified pressure.

Underinflated tires wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and 
are more likely to fail from overheating.

Overinflated tires make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards, 
and wear unevenly.

Every day before you drive, look at each of the tires. If one looks lower than the 
others, check the pressure with a tire gauge.

At least once a month or before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in 
all tires, including the spare. Even tires in good condition can lose 1-2 psi (10-20 kPa, 
0.1-0.2 kgf/cm

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Measure the air pressure when tires are cold. This 
means the vehicle has been parked for at least three 
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km). If 
necessary, add or release air until the specified 
pressure is reached.

If checked when hot, tire pressure can be as much as 
4–6 psi (30–40 kPa, 0.3–0.4 kgf/cm

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checked when cold.

Have a dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent 
vibration while driving. New tires and any that have 
been removed and reinstalled should be properly 
balanced.

Whenever tire pressure is adjusted, you must 
calibrate the TPMS.

TPMS Calibration P. 463

Check the spare tire pressure once a month or before 
long trips.

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WARNING

Using tires that are excessively worn or 
improperly inflated can cause a crash in 
which you can be seriously hurt or killed.

Follow all instructions in this owner’s 
manual regarding tire inflation and 
maintenance.

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Inspection guidelines

Every time you check inflation, also examine the tires and valve stems.
Look for:
• Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tire if you find any cuts, 

splits, or cracks in the side of the tire. Replace it if you see fabric or cord.

• Remove any foreign objects and inspect for air leaks.
• Uneven tread wear. Have a dealer check the wheel alignment.
• Excessive tread wear.

Wear Indicators P. 528

• Cracks or other damage around valve stem.

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High speed driving
We recommend that you do not drive faster than the 
posted speed limits and conditions allow. If you drive 
at sustained high speeds (over 99 mph or 160 km/h), 
adjust the cold tire pressures as shown below to 
avoid excessive heat build up and sudden tire failure.

Tire Size

185/55R16 83H

Pressure Front

35 psi (240 kPa, 2.4 kgf/cm

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Rear

33 psi (230 kPa, 2.3 kgf/cm

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Tire and Loading Information Label

The label attached to the driver’s doorjamb provides necessary tire and loading 
information.

Tire Labeling

The tires that came on your vehicle have a 
number of markings. Those you should be 
aware of are described below.

Whenever tires are replaced, they should be replaced with tires of the same size.

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Tire and Loading Information Label

The tire and loading information label attached to the 
driver’s doorjamb contains:

a

The number of people your vehicle can carry.

b

The total weight your vehicle can carry. Do not 
exceed this weight.

c

The original tire sizes for front, rear, and spare.

d

The proper cold tire pressure for front, rear, and 
spare.

Label 
Example

Example

Tire Size

Tire 
Identification 
Number (TIN)

Maximum 
Tire Load

Maximum 
Tire Pressure

Tire Size

Tire Sizes

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Tire Sizes

Following is an example of tire size with an 
explanation of what each component means.
185/55R16 83H
185: Tire width in millimeters.
55: Aspect ratio (the tire’s section height as a 
percentage of its width).
R: Tire construction code (R indicates radial).
16: Rim diameter in inches.
83: Load index (a numerical code associated with the 
maximum load the tire can carry).
H: Speed symbol (an alphabetical code indicating the 
maximum speed rating).

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The tire identification number (TIN) is a group of numbers and letters that look like 
the example in the side column. TIN is located on the sidewall of the tire.

Cold Tire Pressure – The tire air pressure when the vehicle has been parked for at 
least three hours or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Load Rating – Means the maximum load that a tire is rated to carry for a given 
inflation pressure.
Maximum Inflation Pressure – The maximum tire air pressure that the tire can 
hold.
Maximum Load Rating – Means the load rating for a tire at the maximum 
permissible inflation pressure for that tire.
Recommended Inflation Pressure – The cold tire inflation pressure recommended 
by the manufacturer.
Treadwear Indicators (TWI) – Means the projections within the principal grooves 
designed to give a visual indication of the degrees of wear of the tread.

Tire Identification Number (TIN)

Glossary of Tire Terminology

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Tire Identification Number (TIN)

DOT B97R FW6X 2209
DOT: This indicates that the tire meets all 
requirements of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation.
B97R: Manufacturer’s identification mark.
FW6X: Tire type code.
22 09: Date of manufacture.

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DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S. Vehicles)

The tires on your vehicle meet all U.S. Federal Safety 
Requirements. All tires are also graded for treadwear, traction, 
and temperature performance according to Department of 
Transportation (DOT) standards. The following explains these 
gradings.

Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall 
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear 
rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a 
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 
would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the 
government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance 
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, 
and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in 
driving habits, service practices and differences in road 
characteristics and climate.

Uniform Tire Quality Grading

Treadwear

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Uniform Tire Quality Grading

For example:
Treadwear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A

All passenger car tires must conform 
to Federal Safety Requirements in 
addition to these grades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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