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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Vehicle Storage

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Checking the Battery, Vehicle Storage  
On vehicles without navigation system  
If your vehicle’s battery is  
Vehicle Storage  
Leave the parking brake off. Put  
the transmission in Park.  
If you need to park your vehicle for  
an extended period (more than 1  
disconnected, or goes dead, the time  
setting may be lost. To reset the time, month), there are several things you  
see page 259 .  
Block the rear wheels.  
should do to prepare it for storage.  
Proper preparation helps prevent  
deterioration and makes it easier to  
get your vehicle back on the road. If  
possible, store your vehicle indoors.  
If the vehicle is to be stored for a  
longer period, it should be  
supported on jackstands so the  
tires are off the ground.  
If your vehicle’s battery is  
disconnected, or goes dead, the  
audio system will disable itself. The  
next time you turn on the radio, you  
may see ‘‘ENTER CODE’’ in the  
frequency display. Use the preset  
buttons to enter the code (see page  
258 ).  
Fill the fuel tank.  
Leave one window open slightly (if  
the vehicle is being stored  
indoors).  
Wash and dry the exterior  
completely.  
Disconnect the battery.  
On vehicles with navigation system  
The navigation system will also  
disable itself. The next time you turn  
on the ignition switch, the system  
will require you to enter a PIN  
before it can be used. Refer to the  
navigation system manual.  
Clean the interior. Make sure the  
carpeting, floor mats, etc., are  
completely dry.  
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Vehicle Storage  
Support the front and rear wiper  
blade arms with a folded towel or  
rag so they do not touch the  
windshield.  
Cover the vehicle with a  
‘‘breathable’’ cover, one made  
from a porous material such as  
cotton. Non-porous materials, such  
as plastic sheeting, trap moisture,  
which can damage the paint.  
To minimize sticking, apply a  
silicone spray lubricant to all door  
and tailgate seals. Also, apply a  
vehicle body wax to the painted  
surfaces that mate with the door  
and tailgate seals.  
If possible, periodically run the  
engine until it reaches full  
operating temperature (the  
cooling fans cycle on and off  
twice). Preferably, do this once a  
month.  
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Taking Care of the Unexpected  
This section covers the more  
Compact Spare Tire....................... 382  
Changing a Flat Tire ..................... 383  
If the Engine Won’t Start.............. 388  
Jump Starting ................................. 390  
If the Engine Overheats ............... 392  
Low Oil Pressure Indicator .......... 394  
Charging System Indicator........... 394  
Malfunction Indicator Lamp ........ 395  
Brake System Indicator ................ 396  
Fuses ............................................... 397  
Fuse Locations............................... 401  
Emergency Towing....................... 403  
common problems that motorists  
experience with their vehicles. It  
gives you information about how to  
safely evaluate the problem and what  
to do to correct it. If the problem has  
stranded you on the side of the road,  
you may be able to get going again.  
If not, you will also find instructions  
on getting your vehicle towed.  
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