Honda Civic 1997 Owners Manual Hatchback PDF

1997 Civic Hatchback
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nline Reference Owner's Manual
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Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................
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i
A Few Words About Safety.................................................................................................................ii
Driver and Passenger Safety ..............................................................................................................3
Proper use and care of your vehicle's seat belts, and Supplemental Restraint System.
Instruments and Controls.................................................................................................................31
Instrument panel indicator and gauge, and how to use dashboard and steering column controls.
Comfort and Convenience Features .............................................................................................. 57
How to operate the climate control system, the audio system, and other convenience features.
Before Driving.................................................................................................................................. 79
What gasoline to use, how to break-in your new vehicle, and how to load luggage and other cargo.
Driving .............................................................................................................................................. 89
The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer.
Maintenance.....................................................................................................................................107
The Maintenance Schedule shows you when you need to take your vehicle to the dealer.
Appearance Care..............................................................................................................................157
Tips on cleaning and protecting your vehicle. Things to look for if your vehicle ever needs body repairs.
Taking Care of the Unexpected......................................................................................................163
This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and how to handle them.
Technical Information.....................................................................................................................183
ID numbers, dimensions, capacities, and technical information.
Warranty and Customer Relations (U.S. and Canada)................................................................195
A summary of the warranties covering your new Acura, and how to contact us.
Authorized Manuals (U.S. only)......................................................................................................201
How to order manuals and other technical literature.
Index..................................................................................................................................................... I
Information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump.
Gas Station Information
Owner's Identification