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Audio System Basic Operation

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Audio/Information Screen

Features

Audio/Information Screen

Displays the audio status and wallpaper. From this screen, you can go to various 
setup options.

Switching the Display

Audio/Information Screen

Audio

Clock/Wallpaper

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Audio/Information Screen

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Features

Audio

Shows the current audio information.

Clock/Wallpaper

Shows a clock screen or an image you import.

Change display

1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Settings, then press 

.

3. Rotate 

 to select Display Change, then press 

.

4. Rotate 

 to select Wallpaper, then press 

.

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If you want to return to the audio/information screen, select Audio.

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Audio/Information Screen

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Features

You can change, store, and delete the wallpaper on the audio/information screen.

Import wallpaper

You can import up to three images, one at a time, for wallpaper from a USB flash 
drive.

1. Connect the USB flash drive to the USB 

port.

USB Port(s) P. 201

2. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
3. Rotate  

to 

select 

Settings, then press 

.

4. Rotate 

 to select Wallpaper, then press 

.

5. Rotate  

to 

select 

Import, then press 

.

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The picture name is displayed on the list.

6. Rotate 

 to select a desired picture, then 

press .

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The selected picture is displayed.

7. Press 

 to save the picture.

8. Press 

 to select OK.

9. Rotate 

 to select a location to save the 

picture, then press 

.

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The display will return to the wallpaper 
setting screen.

Wallpaper Setup

1

Wallpaper Setup

When importing wallpaper files, the image must be 
in the USB flash drive’s root directory. Images in a 
folder cannot be imported.

The file name must be fewer than 64 characters.

The file format of the image that can be imported 
is BMP (bmp) or JPEG (jpg).

The individual file size limit is 2 MB.

The maximum image size is 1,920 x 936 pixels. If 
the image size is less than 480 × 234 pixels, the 
image is displayed in the middle of the screen with 
the extra area appearing in black.

Up to 255 files can be selected.

If the USB flash drive does not have any pictures, 
the No compatible images were found. See 
Owner’s Manual.
 message appears.

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Audio/Information Screen

Features

Select wallpaper

1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Settings, then press 

.

3. Rotate 

 to select Wallpaper, then press 

.

4. Rotate 

 to select Select, then press 

.

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The screen changes to the wallpaper list.

5. Rotate 

 to select a desired wallpaper, then press 

.

To view wallpaper once it is set

1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Settings, then press 

.

3. Rotate 

 to select Display Change, then press 

.

4. Rotate 

 to select Wallpaper, then press 

.

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The screen changes to the wallpaper list.

5. Rotate 

 to select a wallpaper that you want to set, then press 

.

Delete wallpaper

1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Settings, then press 

.

3. Rotate 

 to select Wallpaper, then press 

.

4. Rotate 

 to select Delete, then press 

.

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The screen changes to the wallpaper list.

5. Rotate 

 to select a wallpaper that you want to delete, then press 

.

6. Rotate 

 to select Yes, then press 

.

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The display will return to the wallpaper setting screen.

1

Wallpaper Setup

To go back to the previous screen, press the 

 

(Back) button.

When the file size is large, it takes a while to be 
previewed.

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Adjusting the Sound

Features

Adjusting the Sound

Press the 

 (sound) button, and rotate 

 

to scroll through the following choices:

Rotate 

 to adjust the sound setting, then 

press .

1

Adjusting the Sound

The SVC has four modes: OffLowMid, and High.
SVC adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle 
speed. As you go faster, audio volume increases. As 
you slow down, audio volume decreases.

Selector Knob

 (sound) Button

TRE is selectable.

BAS

TRE

FAD

BAL

SVC

Bass

Treble

Fader

Balance

Speed-sensitive 
Volume Compensation

SUBW

Sub woofer

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Display Setup

Features

Display Setup

You can change the brightness or color theme of the audio/information screen.

1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Settings, then press 

.

3. Rotate 

 to select Display Adjustment

then press 

.

4. Rotate 

 to select Brightness, then press 

.

5. Rotate 

 to adjust the setting, then press 

.

1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Settings, then press 

.

3. Rotate 

 to select Color Theme, then 

press .

4. Rotate 

 to select the setting you want, 

then press 

.

Changing the Screen Brightness

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Changing the Screen Brightness

You can change the Contrast and Black Level 
settings in the same manner.

Changing the Screen’s Color Theme

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Audio System Basic Operation

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Playing AM/FM Radio

Features

Playing AM/FM Radio

RADIO Button
Press to select a band.

 (Back) Button

Press to go back to the previous 
display or cancel a setting.

 / 

 (Seek/Skip) Buttons

Press 

 or 

 to search up and 

down the selected band for a station 
with a strong signal.

VOL/

 (Volume/Power) Knob

Press to turn the audio system 
on and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.

Preset Buttons (1-6)
To store a station:
1. Tune to the selected station.
2. Pick a preset button and hold it until you hear a beep.
To listen to a stored station, select a band, then press the preset button.

Selector Knob
Turn to tune the radio frequency.
Press and then turn to select an 
item. After that, press again to 
make your selection.

MENU/CLOCK Button
Press to display the menu items.

Audio/Information Screen

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Playing AM/FM Radio

Features

Provides text data information related to your selected RDS capable FM station.

To find an RDS station from Station List

1. Press 

 while listening to an FM station.

2. Rotate 

 to select the station, then press 

.

Update List

Updates your available station list at any time.
1. Press 

 while listening to an FM station.

2. Rotate 

 to select Update List, then press 

.

Radio text

Displays the radio text information of the selected RDS station.
1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Settings, then press 

.

3. Rotate 

 to select RDS Settings, then press 

.

4. Rotate 

 to select Radio Text, then press 

.

Scan

Samples each of the strongest stations on the selected band for 10 seconds.
1. Press the MENU/CLOCK button.
2. Rotate 

 to select Scan, then press 

.

To turn off scan, press 

.

Radio Data System (RDS)

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Playing AM/FM Radio

The ST indicator appears on the display indicating 
stereo FM broadcasts.
Stereo reproduction in AM is not available.

You can store 6 AM stations and 12 FM stations into 
reset button memory. FM1 and FM2 let you store 6 
stations each.

Switching the Audio Mode
Press the SOURCE button on the steering wheel.

Audio Remote Controls P. 205

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Radio Data System (RDS)

When you select an RDS-capable FM station, the RDS 
automatically turns on, and the frequency display 
changes to the station name. However, when the 
signals of that station become weak, the display 
changes from the station name to the frequency.

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Playing an iPod

Features

Playing an iPod

Connect the iPod using your dock connector to the USB port, then press the MEDIA 
button.

USB Port(s) P. 201

USB Indicator
Appears when an iPod is connected.

MEDIA Button
Press to select iPod (if connected).

 (Back) Button

Press to go back to the previous 
display or cancel a setting.

 / 

 (Seek/Skip) Buttons

Press 

 or 

 to change songs.

Press and hold to move rapidly within a song.

VOL/

 (Volume/Power) Knob

Press to turn the audio system on 
and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.

Selector Knob
Turn to change songs.
Press and turn to select an item, 
then press to set your selection.

MENU/CLOCK Button
Press to display the menu items.

Audio/Information Screen

Album Art

Play Mode Buttons
Press to select a play mode.

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Playing an iPod

Features

1. Press 

 to display the iPod music list.

2. Rotate 

 to select a category.

3. Press 

 to display a list of items in the 

category.

4. Rotate 

 to select an item, then press 

.

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Press 

 and rotate 

 repeatedly until a 

desired item you want to listen to is 
displayed.

How to Select a Song from the iPod Music List with the 
Selector Knob

1

Playing an iPod

Available operating functions vary on models or 
versions. Some functions may not be available on the 
vehicle’s audio system.

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

iPod/USB Flash Drive P. 296

Item 
Selection

Category 
Selection

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Playing an iPod

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Features

You can select repeat and shuffle modes when playing a song.

Available mode icons appear above the play 
mode buttons.
Press the button corresponding to the mode 
you want to select.

To turn off a play mode

Press the selected button.

How to Select a Play Mode

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How to Select a Play Mode

Play Mode Menu Items

 Shuffle Albums: Plays all available albums in 

a selected category (playlists, artists, albums, songs, 
genres, or composers) in random order.

 Shuffle: Plays all available songs in a selected 

category (playlists, artists, albums, songs, genres, or 
composers) in random order.

 Repeat One Track: Repeats the current 

song.

You can also select a play mode by pressing the 
MENU/CLOCK button.
Rotate 

 to select Play Mode, then press 

Rotate 

 to select a mode, then press 

.

To turn it off, rotate 

 to select Normal Play, then 

press .

Play Mode Buttons

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

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Features

Playing a USB Flash Drive

Your audio system reads and plays audio files on a USB flash drive in either MP3, 
WMA or AAC

*1

 format.

Connect your USB flash drive to the USB port, then press the MEDIA button.

USB Port(s) P. 201

*1:Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes are playable on this unit.

USB Indicator
Appears when a USB flash drive 
is connected.

MEDIA Button
Press to select USB flash drive 
(if connected).

 (Back) Button

Press to go back to the previous 
display.

 / 

 (Seek/Skip) Buttons

Press 

 or 

 to change tracks.

Press and hold to move rapidly within a track.

VOL/

 (Volume/Power) Knob

Press to turn the audio system on 
and off.
Turn to adjust the volume.

Selector Knob
Turn to change folders.
Press and turn to select an item, 
then press to set your selection.

MENU/CLOCK Button
Press to display the menu items.

Audio/Information Screen

Play Mode Buttons (1-6)
Press to select a play mode.

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

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Features

1. Press 

 to display a folder list.

2. Rotate 

 to select a folder.

3. Press 

 to display a list of tracks in that 

folder.

4. Rotate 

 to select a track, then press 

.

How to Select a File from a Folder with the Selector Knob

1

Playing a USB Flash Drive

Use the recommended USB flash drives.

General Information on the Audio System 

P. 299

Files in WMA format protected by digital rights 
management (DRM) are not 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. 296

Track 
Selection

Folder 
Selection

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

Features

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

Available mode icons appear above the play 
mode buttons.
Press the button corresponding to the mode 
you want to select.

To turn off a play mode

Press the selected button.

How to Select a Play Mode

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How to Select a Play Mode

Play Mode Menu Items
Repeat

 Repeat One Folder: Repeats all files in the 

current folder.

 Repeat One Track: Repeats the current file.

Random

 Random in Folder: Plays all files in the 

current folder in random order.

 Random All: Plays all files in random order.

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.

You can also select a play mode by pressing the 
MENU/CLOCK button.
Rotate 

 to select Play Mode, then press 

Rotate 

 to select a mode, then press 

.

To turn it off, rotate 

 to select Normal Play, then 

press .

Play Mode Buttons

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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. 358

1

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 automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/
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 connected.

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.

Some functions may not be available on some 
devices.

MEDIA 
Button
Press to select 
the Bluetooth 
Audio mode 
(if 
connected).

VOL/

 

(Volume/
Power) Knob
Press to turn 
the audio 
system on 
and off.
Turn to adjust 
the volume.

MENU/CLOCK 
Button
Press to display the 
menu items.

Audio/Information Screen

Bluetooth Indicator
Appears when your phone is connected to HFL.

 / 

 (Seek/Skip) Buttons

Press 

 or 

 to change files.

Play Button (Preset 1)
Press to resume playing a file.

Pause Button (Preset 2)
Press to pause playing a file.

Selector Knob
Turn to change 
groups.
Press to display 
a music search 
list. Turn to 
select an item, 
then press to 
set your 
selection.

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Playing Bluetooth® Audio

Features

1. Make sure that your phone is paired and 

connected to HFL.

2. Press the MEDIA button until the 

Bluetooth® Audio mode is selected.

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

Press a Play or Pause button to select a mode.

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.

The pause function may not be available on some 
phones.

If any audio device is connected to the auxiliary input 
jack or USB port, you may need to press the MEDIA 
button repeatedly to select the Bluetooth® Audio 
system.

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

Play Button

Pause Button

MEDIA Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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