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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel

Operating the Switches Around the Steering Wheel  
Ignition Switch*  
1Ignition Switch*  
Manual transmission models  
3WARNING  
Removing the key from the ignition switch  
while driving locks the steering. This can  
cause you to lose control of the vehicle.  
(0 LOCK: Insert and remove the key in this  
position.  
(q ACCESSORY: Operate the audio system and  
other accessories in this position.  
Remove the key from the ignition switch  
only when parked.  
(w ON: This is the position when driving.  
(e START: This position is for starting the engine.  
The switch returns to ON (w when you let go of  
the key.  
Automatic transmission models  
You cannot take the key out unless the transmission  
is in (P  
.
All models  
If you open the driver’s door when the key is in LOCK  
(0 or ACCESSORY (q, the following messages  
appear on the multi-information display:  
In LOCK (0  
In ACCESSORY (q  
:
:
If the key won’t turn from LOCK (0 to ACCESSORY  
(q, turn the key while moving the steering wheel left  
and right. The steering wheel will unlock, allowing  
the key to turn.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluENGINE START/STOP Button*  
ENGINE START/STOP Button*  
1ENGINE START/STOP Button*  
Changing the Power Mode  
ENGINE START/STOP Button Operating Range  
9-speed automatic transmission  
5-speed automatic transmission models  
and manual transmission models  
VEHICLE OFF (LOCK)  
Indicator in the button is off.  
The steering wheel is locked.  
The power to all electrical  
components is turned off.  
ACCESSORY  
Operating Range  
Indicator in the button is on.  
Indicator in the button blinks  
(from ON to ACCESSORY).  
Operate the audio system and  
other accessories in this  
position.  
You can start the engine when the keyless remote is  
inside the vehicle.  
The engine may also run if the keyless remote is close  
to the door or window, even if it is outside the  
vehicle.  
ON mode:  
ON  
Indicator in the button is off, if the engine is running.  
Indicator in the button is on.  
All electrical components can  
be used.  
If the keyless remote battery is weak, beeper sounds  
and  
appears on the multi-information display.  
Without pressing the brake pedal  
Without pressing  
the brake pedal*1  
or clutch pedal*2  
2 If the Keyless Remote Battery is Weak  
P. 623  
Press the button without the  
shift lever in (P  
Press the button.  
.
Do not leave the power mode in ACCESSORY or ON  
when you get out.  
Shift to (P, then press the  
button.  
*1:9-speed automatic transmission models  
*2:Manual transmission models  
* Not available on all models  
Continued  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluENGINE START/STOP Button*  
Automatic Power Off  
If you leave the vehicle for 30 to 60 minutes with the transmission in (P and the  
power mode in ACCESSORY, the vehicle automatically goes into the mode similar to  
VEHICLE OFF to avoid the battery drain.  
When in this mode:  
The steering wheel does not lock.  
You cannot lock or unlock doors with the remote transmitter or the keyless access  
system.  
Press the ENGINE START/STOP button to switch the mode to VEHICLE OFF.  
Power Mode Reminder  
If you open the driver’s door when the power mode is set to ACCESSORY, a warning  
buzzer sounds.  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluENGINE START/STOP Button*  
1Keyless Remote Reminder  
Keyless Remote Reminder  
When the keyless remote is within the system’s  
operational range, and the driver’s door is closed, the  
warning function cancels.  
Warning buzzers may sound from inside or/  
and outside the vehicle to remind you that the  
keyless remote is out of the vehicle. If the  
buzzer continues even after the remote is put  
back inside, place it within its operational  
range.  
If the keyless remote is taken out of the vehicle after  
the engine has been started, you can no longer  
change the ENGINE START/STOP button mode or  
restart the engine. Always make sure if the remote is  
in your vehicle when you operate the ENGINE  
START/STOP button.  
When the power mode is in ON  
If the keyless remote is taken out of the  
vehicle, and the all doors are closed, warning  
buzzers sound from both inside and outside  
the vehicle. A warning message on the multi-  
information display notifies the driver inside  
that the remote is out.  
Removing the keyless remote from the vehicle  
through a window does not activate the warning  
buzzer.  
Do not put the keyless remote on the dashboard or in  
the glove box. It may cause the warning buzzer to go  
off. Under some other conditions that can prevent  
the vehicle from locating the remote, the warning  
buzzer may also go off even if the remote is within  
the system’s operational range.  
When the power mode is in  
ACCESSORY  
If the keyless remote is taken out of the  
vehicle, and the all doors are closed, a  
warning buzzer sounds from outside the  
vehicle.  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluIgnition Switch and Power Mode Comparison  
Ignition Switch and Power Mode Comparison  
Ignition Switch  
Position  
LOCK (0)  
(with/without  
the key)  
ACCESSORY (I)  
ON (II)  
START (III)  
Without Keyless  
Access System  
Engine is turned off and  
power is shut down.  
The steering wheel is  
locked.  
No electrical  
components can be  
used.  
Engine is turned off.  
Some electrical  
components such as the  
audio system and the  
accessory power can be  
operated.  
Normal key position  
while driving.  
All electrical components  
can be used.  
Use this position to start  
the engine.  
The ignition switch  
returns to the ON (II)  
position when you  
release the key.  
Power Mode  
VEHICLE OFF  
(LOCK)  
ACCESSORY  
ON  
START  
Indicator is:  
On  
Off  
With Keyless Access Indicator-Off  
Indicator-On or blinking  
Indicator-  
Indicator-Off  
The mode automatically  
returns to ON after the  
engine starts.  
System and ENGINE  
START/STOP  
Button  
Engine is turned off and  
Engine is turned off.  
Some electrical  
On (engine is turned off)  
Off (engine is running)  
power is shut down.  
The steering wheel is  
locked.  
components such as the  
audio system and the  
accessory power can be  
operated.  
All electrical components  
can be used.  
No electrical  
components can be  
used.  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluTurn Signals  
Turn Signals  
The turn signals can be used when the ignition  
switch is in ON (w*1  
Right Turn  
.
One-push turn signal  
When you lightly push up or down and release  
the turn signal lever, the exterior turn signals  
and turn signal indicator blink three times.  
Left Turn  
This feature can be used when signalling for a  
lane change.  
1Light Switches  
Light Switches  
If you remove the key from the ignition switch while  
the lights are on, a light on reminder chime sounds  
when you open the driver’s door.  
Manual Operation  
Rotating the light switch turns the lights on  
and off, regardless of the position of the  
ignition switch*1.  
High Beams  
Models with high voltage discharge tube bulbs  
Repeatedly turning the headlights on and off reduces  
the life of the HID headlight bulbs.  
If you sense that the level of the headlights is  
abnormal, have the vehicle inspected by a dealer.  
High beams  
Push the lever forward until you hear a click.  
Low beams  
Flashing the high beams  
Low Beams  
When in high beams, pull the lever back to  
return to low beams.  
Do not leave the lights on when the engine is off  
because it will cause the battery to discharge.  
Flashing the high beams  
Turns on position, tail, and  
rear licence plate lights  
Pull the lever back, and release it.  
Turns on headlights, position,  
tail, and rear licence plate lights  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
Continued  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluLight Switches  
1Automatic Lighting Control*  
Automatic Lighting Control*  
We recommend that you turn on the lights manually  
when driving at night, in a dense fog, or in dark areas  
such as long tunnels or parking facilities.  
Automatic lighting control can be used when  
the ignition switch is in ON (w*1  
.
The light sensor is in the location shown below.  
Do not cover this light sensor with anything;  
otherwise, the automatic lighting system may not  
work properly.  
When you turn the light switch to AUTO, the  
headlights and other exterior lights will switch  
on and off automatically depending on the  
ambient brightness.  
Light Sensor  
Automatic Lighting Off Feature  
The headlights, all other exterior lights, and the instrument panel lights turn off 15  
seconds after you remove the key or set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK),  
take the remote with you, and close the driver’s door. However, when the switch is  
in  
, the parking lights remain on.  
If you turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0*1 with the headlight switch on, but do  
not open the door, the lights turn off after 10 minutes (three minutes, if the switch  
is in the AUTO* position).  
The lights turn on again when you unlock or open the driver’s door. If you unlock  
the door, but do not open it within 15 seconds, the lights go off. If you open the  
driver’s door, you will hear a lights on reminder chime.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluActive Cornering Lights*  
Active Cornering Lights*  
1Active Cornering Lights*  
Enhance the visibility of the corner(s) when making a turn. With the ignition switch  
in ON (w*1, the headlights on, and the vehicle speed at less than 40 km/h (25 mph),  
the cornering light(s) comes on either when operating the turn signals or the  
The active cornering lights turn off automatically  
after five minutes. To turn the lights back on, recreate  
the condition that has triggered the lights to come on  
for the first time. If the lights came on when you  
moved the turn signal lever, return the lever, then  
move it again. If it was the steering wheel, turn it to  
the central position, and steer again. Or, if it was the  
shift lever, momentarily move it to another position  
steering wheel, or select (R  
.
The corner you are making a turn towards is illuminated when:  
You operate the turn  
signal lever.  
You turn the  
steering  
wheelaround  
85 degrees or  
more.  
other than (R  
.
Active Cornering Lights  
Left turn Right turn  
Headlight beam coverage  
Cornering light beam  
coverage  
Both front corners are illuminated  
when:  
You select (R  
.
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an  
ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition  
switch.  
Headlight  
beam  
coverage  
Cornering  
lightbeam  
coverage  
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluFog Lights  
Fog Lights  
Front fog lights*  
Can be used when the position lights or the headlights are on.  
Rear fog light  
Can be used when the headlights or the front fog lights are on.  
Front and Rear Fog Lights*  
To turn the front fog lights on  
Rotate the switch up from the OFF position to  
the position. The indicator comes on.  
To turn the front and rear fog lights on  
Rotate the switch one position up from the  
position. The and indicators come on.  
Front and Rear  
Fog Light Switch  
To turn the rear fog light on  
Rotate the switch down from the OFF  
position. The indicator comes on.  
Rear Fog Light  
To turn the rear fog light on  
Rotate the switch to . The  
comes on.  
indicator  
Rear Fog Light Switch  
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluHeadlight Adjuster*  
Headlight Adjuster*  
You can adjust the vertical angle of the low  
beam headlights when the ignition switch is in  
ON (w  
1Headlight Adjuster*  
Models with high voltage discharge tube bulbs  
Your vehicle is equipped with the automatic  
headlight adjusting system that automatically adjusts  
the vertical angle of the low beam headlights. If you  
find a significant change in the vertical angle of the  
headlights, there may be a problem with the system.  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
.
The larger dial number indicates the lower  
angle.  
Models with high voltage discharge tube bulbs  
The headlights are suitable for left hand drive and  
right hand drive, without the need to make any  
adjustments or masking, as per UN-ECE R48 Dover  
Regulation.  
To select the adjusting dial position  
Refer to the below table for the appropriate dial position for your vehicle’s riding  
and loading conditions.  
Models without high voltage discharge tube bulbs  
You may need to alter the headlight beam  
distribution.  
Condition  
Dial position  
A driver  
0
1
2 Adjusting Headlight Distribution P. 480  
A driver and a front passenger  
Five persons in the front and rear seats  
Five persons in the front and rear seats and luggage in  
the luggage area, within the limit of maximum  
permissible axle weight and maximum permissible  
vehicle weight  
A driver and luggage in the luggage area, within the  
limits of maximum permissible axle weight and  
maximum permissible vehicle weight  
2
3
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluHigh Beam Support System*  
High Beam Support System*  
1High Beam Support System*  
Uses the camera attached, monitors the space ahead of your vehicle, and  
automatically changes the low beam headlights to high beam headlights when  
necessary.  
The high beam support system determines when to  
change the headlight beams by responding to the  
brightness of the lights ahead of your vehicle. In the  
following cases, the system may not respond to the  
lights properly:  
The system operates when:  
The headlight switch is in AUTO.  
The lever is in the low beam  
position.  
The system recognises that you are  
driving at night and the low beam  
headlights come on.  
*1  
*2  
The brightness of the lights from the preceding or  
oncoming vehicle is intense or poor.  
Visibility is poor due to the weather (rain, snow,  
fog, windscreen frost, etc.).  
Other light sources, such as streetlights and electric  
billboards are illuminating the road ahead.  
The brightness level of the road ahead constantly  
changes.  
The vehicle speed is above 40 km/h  
(25 mph).  
*1: Models with Forward Collision Warning  
*2: Models without Forward Collision Warning  
The road is bumpy or with many curves.  
A vehicle cuts in front of you, or a vehicle in front  
of you is not in the preceding or oncoming  
direction.  
The system changes to high beam headlights when:  
When the camera is not detecting any lights coming from preceding or oncoming  
vehicles: The headlights change to high beams.  
Your vehicle is tilted with a heavy load in the rear.  
When the camera detects lights coming from a preceding or oncoming vehicle: The  
headlights are returned to low beams.  
If you find the timing of beam changes inconvenient  
for driving, change the headlight beams manually.  
The camera monitors the range within the 30~38-degree view angle. The distance  
that the camera can detect lights ahead differs depending on conditions, such as  
the brightness of the lights and the weather.  
If you do not want the system to be activated at any  
time when the headlight switch is in AUTO, consult a  
dealer.  
15~19-degree  
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluHigh Beam Support System*  
1To Operate the System  
To Operate the System  
For the high beam support system to work properly:  
Turn the headlight switch in AUTO and pull  
the headlight lever to low beam.  
2 Light Switches P. 189  
Do not place an object that reflects light on the  
dashboard.  
Headlight Switch  
Keep the windscreen around the camera clean.  
When cleaning the windscreen, be careful not to  
apply the windscreen cleanser to the camera lens.  
Do not attach an object, sticker or film in the area  
around the camera.  
The high beam support system indicator  
comes on.  
Do not touch the camera lens.  
If the camera receives a strong impact, or repairing of  
the area near the camera is required, consult a dealer.  
Temporary cancellation  
Models with Forward Collision Warning  
The high beam support system operation is temporarily cancelled while:  
You are continuously driving at a speed below 24 km/h (15 mph).  
The vehicle speed is below 10 km/h (6 mph).  
If the  
message appears:  
Use the climate control system to cool down the  
interior and, if necessary, also use defroster mode  
with the air flow directed towards the camera.  
Start driving the vehicle to lower the windscreen  
temperature, which cools down the area around  
the camera.  
The windscreen wipers run at high speed for more than a few seconds.  
The system operation resumes once the condition that caused it to cancel improves.  
To manually cancel the system temporarily  
If the  
message appears:  
You can cancel the operation when you manually change the headlights to high  
beams. Push the lever forward until you hear a click, or lightly pull the lever towards  
you to flash high beams. The high beam support system indicator goes off.  
Park your vehicle in a safe place, and clean the  
windscreen. If the message does not disappear  
after you have cleaned the windscreen and driven  
for a while, have your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
If you want the high beam support system operation to resume at once, pull and  
hold the lever towards you for a few seconds.  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluDaytime Running Lights  
Daytime Running Lights  
The daytime running lights come on when the following conditions have been met:  
The ignition switch is in ON (w*1  
The headlight switch is off.  
.
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
196  
uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers  
Wipers and Washers  
1Wipers and Washers  
Windscreen Wipers/Washers  
NOTICE  
The windscreen wipers and washers can be  
used when the ignition switch is in ON (w*1  
MIST  
Do not use the wipers when the windscreen is dry.  
The windscreen will get scratched, or the rubber  
blades will get damaged.  
.
The wipers run at high speed until you release  
the lever.  
NOTICE  
Pull to  
use  
washer.  
In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the  
windscreen, becoming stuck.  
Operating the wipers in this condition may damage  
the wipers. Use the demister to warm the  
windscreen, then turn the wipers on.  
Wiper switch (OFF, INT*, LO, HI)  
Change the wiper switch setting according to  
the amount of rain.  
Intermittent Time  
Adjustment Ring  
AUTO*  
2 Automatic Intermittent Wipers* P. 198  
If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are  
operating intermittently, the length of the wipe  
interval shortens. When the vehicle starts moving, the  
wipers make a single sweep.  
MIST  
OFF  
Adjusting wiper operation  
INT*: Low speed with  
intermittent  
AUTO*: Automatic  
intermittent operation  
Turn the adjustment ring to adjust wiper  
operation.  
When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s  
shortest delay setting (