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2008 Acura TL Manual

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  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Main Menu Introduction Congratulations! Your selection of a 2008 Acura TL was a wise investment. It will give you years of driving pleasure. One of the best ways to enhance ... information is intended to help you avoid damage to your vehicle, other property, or the environment. i 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... data can be used to verify emissions law requirements and/or help technicians diagnose and solve service problems. It may also be combined with data from other sources for research purposes, but it remains confidential. ii 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ..., we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or ... this vehicle correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information carefully. please read it iii 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    2008 TL Online Reference Owner's Manual Contents Owner's Identification Form Introduction ...i A Few Words About Safety ...iii ... only) (warranty and contact information) ...357 Authorized Manuals (U. S. only) (how to order) ...361 Index ...I Service Information Summary ( fluid capacities and tire...
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... a list of things to check and instructions on how to check them. Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers several problems motorists sometimes experience, and ... literature. Index Service Information Summary A summary of the information you need when you pull up to the fuel pump. 2 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... Your Vehicle at a Glance MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 107) DRIVING POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (P. 108) POWER DOOR LOCKS (P. 96) INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS (P. 57)...237) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P. 239) MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P. 256) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P. 259) On models with navigation system shown 3 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... MIRROR CONTROLS (P. 107) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT (P. 91) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 183) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P. 111) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK BUTTONS (P. 192) : To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. 4 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... restrain infants and children in your vehicle. Additional Information About Your Seat Belts ...18 Seat Belt System Components ...18 Lap/Shoulder Belt ...19 Automatic Seat... ...14 6. Maintain a Proper Sitting Position ...16 Advice for Pregnant Women...16 Additional Safety Precautions ...17 5 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... Seat Belt A seat belt is your best protection in all types of collisions. Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your ... problems, check your tire pressures and condition frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance (see page 284 ). 6 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... the front seat belts in a crash. Driver and Passenger Safety (5) (8) (11) (7) (6) (2) (2) (1) Safety Cage (2) Crush Zones (3) Seats and Seat-Backs (4) Head Restraints (5) ... (8) Side Airbags (9) Side Curtain Airbags (10) Door Locks (11) Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners CONTINUED 7 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...proper position and always wear your seat belts. In fact, some safety features can contribute to injuries ... almost every type of crash, including frontal, side and rear impacts, and rollovers. Seat belts are ...addition, most states and all Canadian provinces require you to wear seat belts. 8 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... of serious injury. What You Should Do: Airbags Driver and Passenger Safety Always wear your seat belt, and make sure you wear it properly. Your vehicle has ... passenger during a moderate to severe side impact (see page 27 for more information on how your side airbags work). CONTINUED 9 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... information about how you can maximize your safety. Remember however, that no safety system can prevent all injures or deaths that can occur in a severe crash, even when ... minor injuries or more serious or even fatal injuries if occupants are not properly restrained or sitting properly. 10 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... and teenage children who are large enough and mature enough to drive or ride in the front seat. 37 for important See pages 33 guidelines on how to properly protect infants, ... has the auto door locking/unlocking feature. For more information, see page 79 . Driver and Passenger Safety 11 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... and still reach the controls, we recommend that you investigate whether some type of adaptive equipment may help. Sitting too close to a front airbag ...steering wheel or dashboard, you can be seriously injured by an inflating front airbag, or by striking the steering wheel or dashboard. 12 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... to an upright position, and sit well back in the seat. Reclining a seat-back so that the shoulder part of the belt no longer rests against the occupant's chest ... adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller persons should adjust their restraint as high as possible. CONTINUED 13 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Protecting Adults and Teens 5.Fasten and Position the Seat Belts Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then tug on the belt to ... lap part fits snugly. This lets your strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash and reduces the chance of internal injuries. 14 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...is not working properly can result in serious injury or death. Have your dealer check the belt as soon as possible. See page 18 for additional information about your seat belts and how to take care of them. CONTINUED 15 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt, and keep the lap part of the belt as low as possible across the hips. 16 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... in a crash. Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve hands or arms are close to an airbag cover, they could be injured if the airbags ..., a cup holder or other hard object attached on or near the door could be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone. 17 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... much weight is on the front passenger's seat (see pages 26 and 27 ). The seat belt system includes an indicator on the instrument panel and a beeper to remind you and your ..., or a child or small adult is riding there, the indicator should not come on and the beeper should not sound. 18 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... and there is no front seat passenger and no items on the front seat, something may be interfering with the monitoring system. Look for and remove: Any items under the front ... belt will retract, but it will not allow the passenger to move freely. Driver and Passenger Safety CONTINUED 19 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Additional Information About Your Seat Belts To deactivate the lockable retractor, unlatch the buckle and let the seat belt ... tensioners. When activated, the tensioners immediately tighten the belts to help hold the driver and a front passenger in position. 20 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... and should be replaced as soon as possible. Acura provides a limited warranty on seat belts. See your Acura Warranty Information booklet for details. If a seat belt is worn during a crash, it must...and have any problem corrected as soon as possible. Driver and Passenger Safety 21 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... Off Indicator (10) Side Impact Sensors (11) Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Sensors (12) SRS Indicator (13) Side Curtain Airbags (... Front Passenger's Weight Sensors Control Unit/ OPDS Sensors Control Unit (8) (9) (2) (13) (14) (11) (5) (4) (10) (5) (10) (6) (4) (7) (7) 22 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... CURTAIN AIRBAG'' (see page 29 ). Automatic front seat belt tensioners (see page 20 ). ...and records information about the sensors, the control unit, the airbag activators, the seat belt tensioners, and driver and front ... has been turned off (see page 30 ). Driver and Passenger Safety 23 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... Your Airbags An indicator on the instrument panel that alerts you to a possible problem with your airbags, sensors, or seat belt tensioners (see page 29 ). An indicator on the dashboard... front seat, or if the advanced airbag system has turned the passenger's airbag off (see page 26 ). 24 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... powder from the airbag's surface. Although the powder is not harmful, people with respiratory problems may experience some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out ... will ignite a split second later. This provides longer airbag inflation time with a little less force. CONTINUED 25 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...s advanced front airbag system has weight sensors under the seat. Although Acura does not encourage carrying an infant or small child in front, if the sensors detect the ... 65 lbs or 29 kg), the system will automatically turn the passenger’s front airbag off. 26 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... the proper operation of the sensors and operation of the seat. How Your Side Airbags Work Driver and Passenger Safety This includes: A rear passenger pushing or pulling ... driver's or the passenger's side airbag and activate the seat belt tensioner on the affected side. CONTINUED 27 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... primarily to protect a child riding in the front passenger's seat. Although Acura does not encourage children to ride in front, if the position sensors detect a child...cushion or other object as a backrest. It may prevent the cutoff system from working properly. 28 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...at any other time, or does not come on at all, you should have the system checked by your dealer. For example: If the SRS indicator does not come ...to instantly inflate the side curtain airbag and activate the seat belt tensioner on the driver's or the passenger's side of the vehicle. 29 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... stays on, or comes on while driving without a passenger in the front seat, have the system checked. U. S. Canada Ignoring the SRS indicator can result in serious injury... of an infant or small child) on the front passenger's seat. It does not mean there is a problem with the airbag. 30 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... If no obstructions are found, have your vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as possible. Airbag Service Your airbag systems are virtually maintenance free, and there are no parts... dealer as soon as possible. If you ignore this indication, your airbags may not operate properly. CONTINUED 31 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...ineffective. If it is necessary to remove or modify a front seat to accommodate a person with disabilities, first contact Acura Client Services at 800-382-2238. Do not ...front seat-back covers can prevent your side airbags from inflating during a side impact. 32 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... in a vehicle. Infants and small children must be restrained in an approved child seat that is properly secured to the vehicle (see pages 38 47 ). General Guidelines ... with important general guidelines, then presents special information for infants, small children, and larger children. 33 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... all ages and sizes are safer when they are restrained in a back seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that all children age...be properly restrained with a seat belt (see page 48 for important information about protecting larger children). 34 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... the passenger's front airbag hazards, and that children must be properly restrained in a back seat, your vehicle has warning labels on the dashboard (U.S. models) and ... labels. U.S. Models SUN VISOR General Guidelines DASHBOARD Driver and Passenger Safety Canadian Models SUN VISOR 35 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... can watch the child, or because the child requires attention. Placing a child in the front seat exposes the child to hazards in a frontal collision, and paying close attention to a child ...the seat (see page 16 ). Make sure the seat belt is properly positioned and secured (see page 14 ). 36 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...General Guidelines Lock all doors and the trunk when your vehicle is not in use. Children seat belt in a crash, you could be thrown forward and crush the child against the ... the trunk, which can lead to accidental injury or death. children from accidentally falling out (see page 98 ). 37 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... Table Of Contents Protecting Infants and Small Children Protecting Infants Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the ... year old. Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a baby's head, neck, and back. 38 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...a vehicle equipped with a passenger's airbag can be hazardous. If the vehicle seat is too Child Seat Type Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result... turn the passenger's front airbag off (see page 26 ), a back seat is the safest place for a small child. CONTINUED 39 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... front, move the vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, and be sure the child seat is firmly secured to the vehicle and the child is properly strapped in the seat. ...a forwardfacing child seat in front, move the vehicle seat as far back as possible, and properly restrain the child. 40 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...with LATCH, a LATCHcompatible child seat can be installed using a seat belt. Whatever type of seat you choose, to provide proper protection, a child seat ...purchased one, we recommend that you test the seat in the specific vehicle seating position or positions where the seat will be used. 41 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... lap part of a lap/shoulder belt or with the LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system. A child whose seat is not properly secured to the vehicle can be...child seat maker's instructions. A child who is not properly secured in a child seat can be seriously injured in a crash. 42 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...the vehicle seat, then attach the seat to the lower anchors according to the child seat maker's instructions. Some LATCH-compatible seats have a rigid-type connector as shown above. CONTINUED 43 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... have a flexible-type connector as shown above. 4. Whatever type you have, follow the child seat maker's instructions for adjusting or tightening the fit. 5. Lift the .... 6. Attach the tether strap hook to the tether anchor, then tighten the strap as instructed by the child seat maker. 44 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... with a Lap/ Shoulder Belt When not using the LATCH system, all child seats must be secured to the vehicle with the lap part of a lap/ shoulder belt. In addition, the lap/shoulder ...belt out, it is not locked, and you will need to repeat these steps. CONTINUED Driver and Passenger Safety 45 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...Of Contents Installing a Child Seat Installing a Child Seat with a Tether COVER 4. After confirming that the belt is locked, grab the shoulder part of the belt near the ... security to the lap/shoulder belt installation, we recommend using a tether whenever one is required or available. 46 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... not twisted. 3. Tighten the strap according to the seat maker's instructions. Using the Center Anchor Driver and Passenger Safety ANCHOR 1. After properly securing the ...page 45 ), route the tether strap over the top of the seat-back. 2. Follow steps 2 and 3 in the previous column. 47 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... on a booster seat and wear a lap/shoulder belt. The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind of booster seat to use if one is ... the child sit all the way back against the seat? 2. Do the child's knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat? 48 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... high-back or low-back. Whichever style you select, make sure the booster seat meets federal safety standards (see page 41 ) and that you follow the booster seat makerମ. far back as possible and be sure the child is wearing the seat belt properly. Driver and Passenger Safety CONTINUED 49 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...to use the lap/shoulder belt without a booster seat. When Can a Larger Child Sit in Front The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada recommend that ... able to follow the rules, including sitting properly, and wearing the seat belt properly throughout the ride. 50 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... up front, be sure to: Carefully read the owner's manual, and make sure you understand all seat belt instructions and all safety information. Move the ... should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. 51 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...the engine running, even in an unconfined area, adjust the climate control system as follows: 1. Select the fresh air mode. mode. 2. Select the 3. Set the fan speed to high...garage door closed. Even with the door open, run the engine only long enough to move the vehicle out of the garage. 52 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... be removed by the owner), contact your dealer for a replacement. HOOD U.S. models RADIATOR CAP DASHBOARD U.S. models only Driver and Passenger Safety Canadian models CONTINUED 53 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Safety Labels SUN VISOR U.S. models DOORJAMB U.S. models Canadian models Canadian models 54 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...99 Seats ...103 Trunk Pass-through Cover ...105 Mirrors ...106 Driving Position Memory System...108 Seat Heaters ...111 Power Windows ...112 Moonroof ...115 Clock ... Front Door Pockets ...123 Vanity Mirror ...123 Sun Visor ...123 Instruments and Controls 55 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... BUTTONS (P. 189) MOONROOF SWITCH (P. 115) FUEL FILL DOOR RELEASE HANDLE (P. 237) HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P. 239) MANUAL TRANSMISSION (P. 256) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (P. 259) On models with navigation system shown 56 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... 60) LIGHTS ON INDICATOR (P. 62) DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT INDICATOR (P. 62) MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY (P. 66) The U.S. instrument panel is shown. Differences for the Canadian models are noted in the text. 57 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...indicators to give you important information about your vehicle. Seat Belt Reminder Indicator This indicator comes on when ... sounds if you have not fastened your seat belt. If you turn the ignition switch to... the multiinformation display (see page 68 ). For more information, see page 18 . 58 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. For more information, see page 332 . Instruments and Controls 59 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    .... This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passenger's side airbag cutoff system, side curtain airbags, automatic seat belt tensioners,... indicates that the passenger's side airbag has automatically shut off. For more information, see page 30 . 60 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the VSA system. Take your vehicle to a dealer to have it checked. Without VSA, your vehicle still has normal ... when you set the cruise control. See page 186 for information on operating the cruise control. Instruments and Controls 61 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...(II) position and the parking brake is released, it means there is a problem in the circuit. Have your vehicle checked by your dealer. High Beam Indicator This indicator ... the light switch, this indicator will remain on. A reminder chime will also sound when you open the driver's door. 62 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... also blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) position to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position. Low Fuel Indicator Fog Light Indicator This indicator ... E. You will also see a ''FUEL LOW'' message on the multi-information display (see page 68 ). 63 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... . 2. If this indicator begins to flash, there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You will also see a ''CHECK TPMS SYSTEM'' message on the multi-...in the instrument panel such as the seat belt reminder indicator, SRS indicator, VSA system indicator, etc. 64 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...to the side of the road. Turn to page 328 for instructions and precautions on checking the engine's cooling system. Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have... misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter. TACHOMETER SPEEDOMETER TEMPERATURE GAUGE FUEL GAUGE Instruments and Controls 65 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... button on the steering wheel repeatedly until the main menu appears (see page 69 ). In the multi-information display, the system message is also displayed (see page 68 ) and you can customize your vehicle control settings (see page 77 ). 66 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...come on. The system message indicator does not go off until the problem(s) is corrected. You will also hear a beep when the system message comes ...the multiinformation display will show you the problem. It does this by interrupting the current display with one or more messages. CONTINUED 67 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display AT model only See page 11 See page 274 See page 255 See pages 18, 58 See page 275 See page 280 See pages 18, 58 U.S. See page 238 See page 59 Canada Canada only See page 63 See page 59 See page 291 68 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display : Press INFO button ( ) : Press INFO button ( ) Main Menu Instruments and Controls 69 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... between Trip A and Trip B by pressing the SEL/RESET button. To reset a trip meter, display it, then press and hold the SEL/RESET button until the number resets to ''0.0''. 70 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... when your vehicle speed is under 19 mph (30 km/h). When you start your trip, the sensor is not fully acclimatized, therefore it may take ...road surface. Instruments and Controls This shows the outside Fahrenheit temperature in U.S. models, and Centigrade temperature in Canadian models. 71 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... the SEL/RESET button. The display will change as shown above. Select the desired language by pressing the INFO ( ) button, then enter your selection by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 72 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... HFL system must be linked. Not all cell phones are compatible with this system. Refer to page 192 for instructions on how to link your cell phone to the HFL and how to...is in the trip computer mode, pressing the SEL/RESET button changes the display as shown in the next column. CONTINUED 73 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... Menu Table Of Contents Multi-Information Display The messages in this display indicate: U.S. U.S. AVG MPG (U.S. models)/AVG L/100 KM (Canadian models): Average fuel economy ... vary with changes in speed, traffic, etc. It measures miles in U.S. models and kilometers in Canadian models. 74 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... low on pressure, you will see a ''CHECK TIRE PRESSURE'' message in the display. If there is a problem with the TPMS, you will see a ''CHECK TPMS SYSTEM'' message. See page 272 through 276 for more information. 75 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... some vehicle control settings for ''DRIVER 1'' and ''DRIVER 2'' separately. If ''DRIVER 1'' or ''DRIVER 2'' is not displayed, customizing is not possible. 76 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...IGN OFF ALL DOORS OFF IGN OFF DRIVER DOOR IGN OFF ALL DOORS OFF DRIVER'S DOOR ALL DOORS BEEP ON BEEP OFF Page P.79 P.80 Instruments and Controls P.80 P.81 P.81 CONTINUED 77 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...SETUP HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER Description Changes how long it takes (in seconds) for the doors to relock and the security system to set after you unlock but do not open the door. Changes how long (in ...sec 15 sec 30 sec 60 sec 5 sec 15 sec 30 sec SET CANCEL Page P.81 P.82 P.83 P.83 78 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... (AT) The first Keyless Memory Setting is Auto Door Lock. There are two (manual transmission) or three (automatic transmission) possible settings: OFF: The auto door lock ... by pressing the SEL/RESET button. 15 km/h: The doors will lock when the vehicle speed reaches 15 km/h. CONTINUED 79 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...auto door unlock is deactivated all the time. On models with automatic transmission On models with manual transmission Select the desired condition by moving the pointer with the INFO ... moving the pointer with INFO ( ) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. 80 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... do not open any of the doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. You can change this relock time from 30 seconds to 60 or 90 ... ''BEEP OFF'' with the INFO ( ) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. CONTINUED 81 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...SEL/RESET button. Select the desired time (''0s, 15s, 30s or 60s'') by moving the pointer with the INFO ( ) button and enter your selection by pressing the SEL/ RESET button. 82 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    .../RESET button. If you want the settings as they were when the vehicle left the factory, display the menu shown above. Select ''DEFAULT ALL'' by moving ... button to cancel ''DEFAULT ALL,'' or press the SEL/ RESET button to confirm your selection is ''DEFAULT ALL.'' 83 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... CONTROLS (P. 107) STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT (P. 91) REMOTE AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS (P. 183) SEAT HEATER SWITCHES (P. 111) BLUETOOTH HANDSFREELINK BUTTONS (P. 192) : To use the horn, press the center pad of the steering wheel. 84 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ..., and hold it. The washers spray until you release the lever. The wipers run at low speed, then complete one more sweep after you release the lever. Instruments and Controls 85 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...reminder. This indicator stays on if you leave the lights on and turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position. High Beams To switch from low beams to high beams, push...panel 4. AUTO 5. Headlights on 6. Fog lights off 7. Fog lights on 8. High beams 9. Flash high beams 86 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... light switch to the position. Even with the automatic lighting feature turned on, we recommend that you turn on the lights manually when driving at night or in a dense... is controlled by a sensor located on top of the dashboard. Do not cover this sensor or spill liquids on it. CONTINUED 87 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... To change the ''HEADLIGHT AUTO OFF TIMER'' setting, see page 82 . The automatic lighting off feature activates if you leave the headlight switch in the or position or if the ... the parking brake. They remain on until you turn the ignition off, even if you set the parking brake. 88 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...the MAX button will bring it to the maximum level. If your vehicle is equipped with the navigation system, the navigation system screen will also go to full brightness. This can be helpful when using the headlights during daylight hours. 89 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... Defogger Make sure the rear window is clear and you have good visibility before starting to drive. The defogger and antenna wires on the inside of the rear window can ... minutes. It also shuts off when you turn off the ignition. You have to turn it on again when you restart the vehicle. 90 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... Table Of Contents Steering Wheel Adjustment Make any steering wheel adjustment before you start driving. 3. Push the lever up to lock the steering wheel in that position. 4. ... toward your face. Make sure you can see the instrument panel gauges and indicators. Instruments and Controls 91 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... have to get a lost key replaced. Use only an Acura-approved key blank. These keys contain ... immobilizer system. They will not work to start the engine if the circuits are damaged. Protect the key from direct sunlight, ... valet key does not contain a battery. Do not try to take it apart. 92 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    .... If the key is not fully extended the immobilizer system may not operate properly and prevent the engine from starting. The key may come in contact with your finger while...push the release button and at the same time push the key into the remote transmitter until it is securely latched. 93 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... system indicator should come on briefly, then go off. If the indicator starts to blink, it means the system does not recognize the coding of the key. Turn the ... that may cause undesired operation of the device. Always take the ignition key with you whenever you leave the vehicle alone. 94 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    .... Instruments and Controls The ignition switch has four positions: LOCK (0), ACCESSORY (I), ON (II), and START (III). LOCK (0) You can insert or remove the key ... the steering. This can cause you to lose control of the vehicle. Remove the key from the ignition switch only when parked. 95 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... the ignition, both master door lock switches are disabled. If you try to lock an open driver's door by pushing in the lock tab, all doors will unlock when you close the driver's door. 96 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...If your vehicle's battery goes dead or is disconnected, you can open the trunk from the rear seat by pulling the trunk release handle. Reach the handle through the trunk passthrough. Keep ... cover with the master key. If you need to give the key to someone else, give them the valet key. 97 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... As a safety feature, your vehicle has a release lever on the trunk latch so the trunk can be opened ...information about child safety, see page 37 . The childproof door locks are designed to prevent children seated in the ... the door, pull the lock tab up, and use the outside door handle. 98 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... do not open any doors within 30 seconds, the doors automatically relock and the security system sets. To change this setting, refer to Keyless Memory Settings on page 81 . TRUNK ... has set. You cannot lock the doors if any door is not fully closed or if the key is in the ignition switch. 99 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...To replace the battery: 1. Remove the screw at the base of the transmitter with a small Phillips-head screwdriver. 2. Separate the keypad from the transmitter by pushing any button from outside. 100 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this ... keypad, and remove the upper half by carefully prying on the edge with a small flat-tip screwdriver or coin. 101 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... 108 ). When you unlock and open the driver's door with the remote, the driver's seat (except power lumbar) and outside mirrors move to the positions ... 2 message appears on the multi-information display. The driver's ID (MEMORY 1 or MEMORY 2) is printed on the back of each remote. 102 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...the seats with the ignition switch in any position. Make all seat adjustments before you start driving. Moving the long horizontal switch on the driver's seat ...seat only) Adjusts the seat-back angle forward or backward. Increases or decreases the lumbar support. (Driver's seat only) 103 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats Head Restraints See page 13 for important safety information and a warning about improperly positioning head restraints.... release button sideways, and push the restraint down. To adjust the tilt, pivot the front head restraint to the desired position. 104 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Seats, Trunk Pass-through Cover Armrest Trunk Pass-through Cover KNOB Instruments and Controls COVER The lid of the console ... or pulling on the cover. To close the cover, swing it up and push firmly on the top. Make sure it latches properly. CONTINUED 105 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... inside and outside mirrors clean and adjusted for best visibility. Be sure to adjust the mirrors before you start driving. There is also a sensor on the back of the mirror. Items hung on the mirror may block this sensor and af f ect its perf ormance. 106 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...center position. Outside mirror positions can be stored in the driving position memory system (see page 108 ). Power Mirror Heaters HEATED MIRROR BUTTON Instruments...pressing the button. The indicator in the button comes on as a reminder. Press the button again to turn the heaters off. 107 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Driving Position Memory System Your vehicle has a memory feature for the driver's seat and outside mirror positions. Two seat and...indicator in the memory button will come on. The current positions of the driver's seat and outside mirrors are now stored. 108 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... use the other memory button. Selecting a Memorized Position MEMORY BUTTONS The system will move the seat and outside mirrors to the memorized positions. The indicator in the selected... parking brake is not set, you must press and hold the memory button until the adjustment is complete. 109 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... or 2. Push any of the adjustment switches for the seat. Shift out of Park (automatic transmission), or into reverse (manual transmission). Adjust the outside mirrors. If desired,...will go out. To keep this driving position for later use, you must store it in the driving position memory. 110 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... on the LO setting. It can weaken the battery, causing hard starting. Instruments and Controls SEAT HEATER SWITCHES Both front seats are equipped with seat ..., there is no heater in the passenger's seat-back. The ignition switch must be in the ON (II) position to use the heaters. 111 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... injury. DRIVER'S WINDOW SWITCH MAIN SWITCH Turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position to raise or lower any window. To open a window, push the switch down and hold it. ... and hold it to close the window. Make sure your passengers are away from the windows before closing them. 112 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...the AUTO function is disabled. The power window system needs to be reset after reconnecting the battery or installing the fuse. 1. Start the engine. Push down and hold the front... do not operate properly after resetting, have your vehicle checked by your dealer. Instruments and Controls 113 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    .... 3. Turn the key counterclockwise again, and hold it. All four windows and the moonroof start to close. To stop the windows and the moonroof, release the key. 4. To close ...s door lock. To open: 1. Insert the key in the driver’s door lock. 2. Turn the key clockwise, then release it. 114 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... Auto reverse stops sensing when the moonroof is almost closed. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the moonroof before closing it.... cause serious injury. Make sure all hands and fingers are clear of the moonroof before opening or closing it. CONTINUED 115 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...will reset to 2:00 On models with navigation system If you try to open the moonroof in below-f reezing temperatures, or when it is covered with snow or ice, you ...If your vehicle's battery is disconnected or goes dead, you will need to reset the clock. The clock is set automatically. 116 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... lever up fully. To release it, pull up slightly, push the button, and lower the lever. The parking brake indicator on the instrument panel should go out when the parking ... ). You will also see a ''RELEASE PARKING BRAKE'' message on the multi-information display (see page 68 ). 117 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... the key or remote transmitter. After all doors are closed tightly, both front and rear ceiling lights fade out in 5, 15, or 30 seconds depending on your customized setting (see page 83 ). 118 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Interior Convenience Items CONSOLE COMPARTMENT FRONT DOOR POCKET ACCESSORY POWER SOCKETS SEAT-BACK POCKETS Instruments and Controls GLOVE BOX BEVERAGE HOLDERS 119 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... of it, and pulling the holder all the way out. There are two accessory power sockets. One is in the front of the center console under the utility pocket ... compartment storage area. To use an accessory power socket, the ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. 120 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... rated 120 watts or less (10 amps). None of the sockets will power an automotive type cigarette lighter element. An open glove box can cause serious injury to your passenger... push. Lock or unlock the glove box with the master key. Console Compartment Instruments and Controls CONTINUED 121 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...and lift up the armrest. The coin holder inside the console compartment is removable. To remove it, pull it up. The coin holder can also be stored in either front door pocket. 122 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...use the sun visor, pull it down. When using the sun visor for the side window, remove the support rod from the clip, and swing it out. In this position, the sun visor can be... it on its slider. Make sure you put the sun visor back in place when you are getting into or out of the vehicle. 123 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Main Menu Table Of Contents 124 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... ...139 Operating the Disc Changer ...145 Playing a Tape ...152 Audio System (Models with Navigation System) ...155 Voice Control System...155 Playing the AM/FM ... Transceiver...189 Bluetooth HandsFreeLink ...192 AcuraLink ...219 Compass...230 Rearview Camera and Monitor ...233 Features 125 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Vents, Heating, and A/C Vehicles without navigation system TEMPERATURE DISPLAY DRIVER’S AUTO BUTTON PASSENGER’S AUTO BUTTON DRIVERମ. MODE CONTROL BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON 126 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ..., Heating, and A/C Vehicles with navigation system DRIVER'S AUTO BUTTON TEMPERATURE DISPLAY PASSENGER'S AUTO BUTTON Features DRIVER'S SIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL ...MODE CONTROL BUTTON AIR CONDITIONING BUTTON RECIRCULATION BUTTON WINDSHIELD DEFROST BUTTON REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON 127 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... control system. See the navigation section in your quick start guide for an overview of this system and the navigation system manual for complete details. Fan Control Buttons Press the .... Rear Window Defogger Button This button turns the rear window defogger off and on (see page 90 ). 128 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... before you feel warm air coming from the system. and fresh air mode. 1. Select 2. Set the fan to the desired speed. 3. Adjust the warmth of the air with the temperature control buttons. Features 129 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... defog the windshield. In either mode, you cannot turn off the A/C. When you switch to another mode, the A/C returns to its original setting, either on or off, as displayed by the A/C ON or A/C OFF indicator. 130 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...and airflow levels to maintain the interior temperature you select. On models with navigation system In AUTO mode, the vehicle's interior temperature is independently regulated ... runs at full cooling or heating only. It does not regulate the interior temperature. Features CONTINUED 131 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... fan run faster. Semi-automatic Operation You can manually select various functions of the climate control system when it is in fully automatic mode. All other features remain ... the steering column. Do not cover the sensor or spill any liquid on it. Temperature Sensor TEMPERATURE SENSOR 132 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System Models without navigation system Models with navigation system Features 133 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) AM/FM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON AUTO SELECT BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB TUNE/SOUND KNOB PRESET BUTTONS 134 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Playing the AM/FM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. Turn... 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again. Features CONTINUED 135 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Preset Each preset button can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. ... originally set. For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 180 . 136 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Adjusting the Sound Bass, treble, balance, and fader are each adjustable. ... left, you will see ''OFF'' in the display, and the center speaker and/or subwoofer speaker will be off. Features CONTINUED 137 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) SVC Adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed. Speed-sensitive... illumination of the audio system (see page 89 ). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the radio is off. 138 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Playing the XM Satellite Radio Your audio system is capable of receiving XM Satellite Radio ... in the display. XM BUTTON SCAN BUTTON DISP/MODE BUTTON CATEGORY BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS TUNE KNOB 139 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Operating the XM Radio To listen to XM radio, turn the ignition switch to ... mode, you can only select channels within that category. CATEGORY ( or ) In any mode, press either button to select another category. 140 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) SCAN The scan function gives you sampling of all channels while in the channel ...channels using steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, simply press and release the proper preset button to tune to it. Features 141 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) XM Radio Display Messages ''LOADING'' XM is loading the audio or...has no artist or title information at this time. ''ANTENNA'' There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. 142 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle ... from the equator. Carrying large items on a roof rack can also block the signal. SATELLITE GROUND REPEATER CONTINUED 143 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these ... at www.xmradio.ca, or at 1-877-438-9677. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and 144 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Operating the Disc Changer Features AM/FM BUTTON DISC/TAPE BUTTON LOAD BUTTON DISC SLOT ... BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB SCAN BUTTON REPEAT BUTTON DISC DISC RANDOM BUTTON BUTTON BUTTON CONTINUED 145 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Your vehicle's audio system has an in-... kHz (MPEG1) 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128...use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. 146 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Loading Discs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: ... displayed. Features To select a different disc when all six positions are loaded, press the corresponding number on the preset buttons. 147 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP ... and release the SEEK button to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track. 148 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION To select a different...folder. You will see RDM in the display. To return to normal play, press the RDM button for 2 seconds, or push it twice. CONTINUED 149 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode last track/file sampled. In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-... the ignition switch, the disc will stay in the drive. When you turn the system back on, the disc will begin playing where it left off. 150 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Removing Discs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, ... until the system beeps. Protecting Discs For information on how to handle and protect compact discs, see page 177 . Features 151 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Playing a Tape The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Make sure the open ... KNOB SEEK BUTTONS EJECT BUTTON REWIND BUTTON PLAY/PROGRAM BUTTON DOLBY BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON 152 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) Dolby noise reduction turns on when you insert a tape. The indicator will come on... a song or passage. You will see RPT displayed. The track will repeat until you press the RPT button again. CONTINUED Features 153 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models without Navigation System) NOTE: The skip and repeat functions use silent periods on the tape to find ..., let it reach a moderate temperature before inserting it into the player. Never try to insert foreign objects into the tape player. 154 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... the navigation section in your Quick Start Guide for an overview of this system, and the Navigation System Manual for complete details. AUTO SELECT BUTTON AM/FM BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON Features SCAN BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS TUNE/SOUND KNOB 155 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Playing the AM/FM Radio The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position. ... station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station that you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again. 156 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Preset Each preset button can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM. ... set. Features For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception, see page 180 . 157 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Adjusting the Sound Bass, treble, left/right balance, and front/rear fader are each adjustable. ... Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. ''Dolby ProLogic'', and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 158 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Playing the XM Satellite Radio Your audio system is capable of receiving XM Satellite ... ICON AUDIO BUTTON XM RADIO BUTTON SCAN BUTTON DIS/MODE BUTTON CATEGORY BUTTONS PWR/VOL KNOB PRESET BUTTONS TUNE KNOB 159 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Operating the XM Radio To listen to XM radio, turn the ignition switch to the... mode, you can only select channels within that category. CATEGORY ( or ) In any mode, press either button to select another category. 160 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) SCAN The scan function gives you a sampling of all channels while in the channel ... channels using steps 2 and 3. Once a channel is stored, simply press and release the proper preset button (icon) to tune to it. 161 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) XM Radio Display Messages ''LOADING'' XM is loading the audio or ... has no artist or title information at this time. ''ANTENNA'' There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer. 162 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may... from the equator. Carrying large items on a roof rack can also block the signal. SATELLITE GROUND REPEATER CONTINUED 163 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems. Interference can be caused by any of these ...-9696. You will need to give them your radio I.D. number and your credit card number. To get your 164 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Operating the Disc Changer DISC SLOT AM/FM BUTTON Features DISC/TAPE BUTTON DISP BUTTON LOAD BUTTON PWR/VOL... REPEAT BUTTON RANDOM BUTTON EJECT BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS DISC DISC BUTTON BUTTON CONTINUED 165 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Your vehicle's audio system has an in-dash...kHz (MPEG1) 16/22.05/24 kHz (MPEG2) Bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/ 112/128...use discs with adhesive labels. The label can curl up and cause the disc to jam in the unit. 166 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Loading Discs in the Changer To load multiple discs in one operation: 1. With... loaded, press the corresponding number on the preset buttons. You can also select a disc by touching the appropriate disc icon (1 6). 167 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Text Data Display Function Each time you press the DISP button,... and release the SEEK button to skip backward to the beginning of the current track. Press it again to skip to the beginning of the previous track. 168 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER SELECTION To select a different ...a folder. You will see RDM in the display. To return to normal play, press the RDM button for 2 seconds, or push it twice. CONTINUED 169 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) In MP3 or WMA mode FOLDER-RANDOM This feature, when activated, plays all files in each folder in...folder scan off, press either SEEK button, select a different folder with the TUNE knob, or press the SCAN button. 170 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Using a Track List FOLDER ICON TRACK FILE ICON If the disc was not recorded with ... name is shown on the audio display. With a disc recorded in MP3 or WMA, the folder number and the location are also displayed. 171 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Removing Discs from the Changer To remove the disc that is currently playing, press the eject... disc, press and release the eject button. To eject all discs, press and hold the eject button until the system beeps. 172 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Playing a Tape The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or the ON (II) position. Make sure the open side...REWIND BUTTON PLAY/PROGRAM BUTTON SEEK BUTTONS EJECT BUTTON DOLBY BUTTON FAST FORWARD BUTTON CONTINUED 173 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...beginning of the current song or passage. Press the SEEK button to find the beginning of the next song or passage. When the system reaches the beginning of a song or passage, it begins to play it. 174 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Audio System (Models with Navigation System) Press the RPT button REPEAT or touch the REPEAT icon on the audio display to ..., let it reach a moderate temperature before inserting it into the player. Never try to insert foreign objects into the tape player. 175 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    .... If there is no damage, insert the disc again. If there is still a problem, the error message will appear again. Press the eject button, and pull out the .... Will disappear when the temperature returns to normal. FOCUS error. No CD in the changer. Mechanical error. High temperature. 176 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... can flake off and fall on the recording surface of the disc, causing skipping or other problems. Remove these pieces by rubbing the inner and outer edges with the side of a... finger prints, liquids, and felttip pens, can cause the disc to not play properly, or possibly jam in the drive. 177 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... thick discs Bubbled/ Wrinkled With Label/ Sticker Using Printer Label Kit Sealed With Plastic Ring 2. Damaged discs 3. Poor quality discs Chipped/ Cracked Warped Burrs 178 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... Discs with scratches, dirty discs Recommended discs are printed with the following logo. Features 3-inch (8-cm) CD Triangle Shape Fingerprints, scratches, etc. Audio ... recording conditions. Scratches and fingerprints on the discs may cause the sound to skip. Can Shape Arrow Shape 179 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Frequencies Your vehicle's radio can receive the complete AM and FM bands. Those bands cover these frequencies: AM band: 530 to 1,710 kHz FM band: 87.7 to 107... can also affect your radio's reception. You may temporarily hear both stations, or hear only the station you are close to. 180 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...one day and not receive it the next day because of a change in conditions. Electrical interference from passing vehicles and stationary sources can cause temporary reception problems. 181 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...power socket in the console compartment. The system will accept auxiliary input from standard audio accessories using a 1/8 inch stereo miniplug. When a compatible audio unit is connected to the jack, press the AUX button to select it. 182 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... other information (track title, file name, folder name, etc.). Features VOL BUTTON CH BUTTON Three controls for the audio system are mounted in the steering wheel hub. These let you control basic functions without removing your hand from the wheel. CONTINUED 183 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...The code is on the radio code card included in your owner's manual kit. When it is entered correctly, the radio will start playing. If you make a mistake entering the code... the preset 1, preset 6, and power buttons at the same time, then quickly release. The serial number will appear. 184 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... are fully closed. Since it is not part of the monitor display, manually check the hood. Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it. Features... trunk will cause the system to alarm. It also alarms if the audio unit is removed from the dashboard or the wiring is cut. 185 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE MAIN indicator on the instrument panel will come on. The cruise control system can be left on, even when it is not in use. 2. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). 186 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ..., take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The vehicle will return to the set cruising speed. Resting your foot on the brake or clutch pedal causes cruise control to cancel. Features 187 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... the Set Speed When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the system remembers the previously set cruising speed. To return to that speed, ... Tap the brake or clutch pedal. Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. 188 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... that the opener has an external entrapment protection system, such as an ''electronic eye,'' or other safety and reverse stop features. If your garage door was ... about 20 seconds, until the red indicator flashes. Release the buttons, then proceed to step 1. CONTINUED Features 189 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    Main Menu Table Of Contents HomeLink Universal Transceiver If you are training the second or third buttons, go directly to step 1. 4 190 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the user's authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this ..., and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Features 191 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... can also find an approved phone by visiting www.acura.com/handsfreelink, or by calling the Hands Free Link consumer... 528-7876. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca or call (888) 9-ACURA-9. Incoming/Outgoing Calls ...directly from your cellular phone using the receive contact function in the HFL. 192 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... HFL microphone is on the ceiling, between the front map lights and the HomeLink buttons. On models with navigation system, the microphone is shared with the navigation system. Audio ... BUTTONS To operate the HFL, use the HFL Talk and Back buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. 193 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...send this information to the HFL. ROAM STATUS PHONE DIALING When you are operating the HFL, or when you manually select HFL on the multi-information display, you will see this information on the screen: HFL Mode Indicates when you are dialing and receiving calls. 194 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... pausing between words or numbers. If the system cannot recognize your command because of the background noise, speak louder. Features If the microphone picks up ... is, ''Please repeat.'' If it doesn't recognize the command a third time, it plays the Help prompt. CONTINUED 195 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To hear a list of available options at any time, press the TALK button, wait for the beep, and say,...,'' the HFL response is, ''Eric has been stored.'' The next time you press the Talk button, you will be at the main menu. 196 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ''Male'' or ''Female,'' depending on the system voice you want. The HFL response is, ''Male (Female) ... If you say ''Yes,'' you can set your passcode. Refer to the setting procedure on the next page. Features 197 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... To enter your passcode, do this; cycle. If the passcode is set, its response is ''The system is locked. What is the four-digit passcode?'' 2. Press and release the Talk button...II) position and you press the Talk button. You will only be asked for the passcode once per ignition 198 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... procedure, refer to your phone's operating manual, visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink, call the Hands Free ...call your phone retailer. In Canada, visit www.acura.ca or call (888) 9ACURA-9. During ...select HandsFreeLink from the list of options displayed on your phone. CONTINUED Features 199 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... screen is used to create a data connection between your cell phone and the AcuraLink system. You can choose to set up the data connection now, or do it ... want to delete. For example say ''Eric's phone.'' The HFL response is ''Would you like to delete Eric's phone?'' 200 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    .... To list all paired phones, do this: phones paired to the system have been read, the HFL response is ''The entire list has been read. Returning to the main menu... Talk button. After the beep, say ''List.'' The HFL responds by listing the name of each paired phone. When all 201 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...dial, or continue to add numbers.'' On vehicles with navigation system You can also make a call directly from the list shown on the navigation display. For ... say ''Call'' or ''Dial.'' The HFL response is, ''What name or number would you like to call/ dial?'' 202 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ..., you will hear the person you called through the audio speakers. To change the volume, use the audio system volume knob, or the steering wheel volume ...or continue to add numbers.'' NOTE: To send a pound ( ), say ''pound.'' To send a star (*), say ''star.'' CONTINUED 203 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... you receive a call when you are not on the phone, the HFL interrupts the audio system (if it is on), and plays the incoming call notification, if activated. To ... Press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ''Transfer.'' The audio switches from your phone to the HFL. 204 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... can store up to 50 names with their associated numbers. These can be any types of numbers. For example, you can store a phone number and use it to make a... ''Enter.'' The HFL response is ''Eric (or account number) has been stored. Returning to the main menu.'' CONTINUED 205 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...HFL response is, ''The name has been deleted. Returning to the main menu.'' To list all names in the phonebook, do this: 1. Press and release the Talk button. After... the list is reached, the HFL response is, ''The entire list has been read. Returning to the main menu.'' 206 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... phone may not have this capability. Visit www.acura.com/ handsfreelink or call the Hands Free Link ...ca or call (888) 9-ACURA-9. You can see your phone's owner's manual for information....After the beep, say ''Phonebook.'' The HFL response is, ''Phonebook options are store, 207 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... If you do not want to continue to store any other numbers, press and release the Talk button. After the beep, say ''No.'' The HFL response is ''Returning to the main menu.'' 208 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    .... In Canada, visit www.acura. ca or call (888) 9-ACURA-9. You can see your phone's owner's manual for information. To use the cellular phonebook with the ... your phone to the HFL and select this option, the system will start importing and loading the phonebook. Features CONTINUED 209 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... from the HFL. When you link your phone to the HFL and select this option, the system will automatically delete the phonebook of the linked phone from the HFL (see page 213 ). To... is moving. Up to six phones can be paired to the HFL. For information on linking to the HFL, see page 199 . 210 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...person's name, such as the first name or last name, using the joystick. If the system does not find an exact match, say or select ''LIST'' when you... system will display a list of person's names, with the closest match to the name you entered at the top of the list. CONTINUED 211 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... Fax To store an imported phonebook number After selecting a person, the system will display a list of the person's phone numbers. Select the desired number from the list... will appear. Select the desired number from the list to store it in the HFL. Mobile Voice Work Other Pager 212 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... correct PIN number. Say or select ''Yes'', and the message ''The imported phonebook has been deleted.'' will appear. Select ''OK'' to complete the deletion. CONTINUED 213 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    .... The phonebook you select cannot already have a PIN icon. The display will change as shown above. 2. Enter the 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to re-enter the PIN to verify. 214 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink To change a PIN number Features 1. Select the phonebook you wish to change the PIN number for. The display will ... Enter your current PIN number. 3. Enter your new 4-digit PIN number. You will be asked to reenter the PIN to verify. 215 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Clearing the System This operation clears the HFL of your passcode, your paired phones, all names in the HFL.... Name tags that were stored while in English mode will not be accessible in French mode. Would you like to continue? '' 216 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...without French name tags, the HFL response is ''Venillez attendre que le systeme change de langue. Please wait while the language is changed La langue...accessible in English mode. Would you like to continue?'', then the system repeats the response in English. Features CONTINUED 217 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... without English name tags, the HFL response is ''The language has been changed. For the system to identify phones that were paired while in another language, the phone ... interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 218 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... experience by providing a direct communication link between your vehicle and the Acura Server. Working through the XM radio satellite, AcuraLink works in ... to provide information about any problems with your vehicle. The touch panel controls most of the AcuraLink functions. Features 219 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... to read by touching it on the screen. To open a message: Press the INFO button, then select New Message from the navigation system map menu. Press the INFO button. The information screen will be shown. 220 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...: Only Diagnostic Info messages overlay the navigation screen while driving. They indicate if your vehicle has a problem that may need immediate attention (... then choose one of several options. If an option is not available for a message, that button will not be highlighted. CONTINUED 221 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...Find Nearest Acura Dealer Select this button to find the nearest Acura dealer using the navigation system. Call Your Acura Dealer ... you would like to receive. If you do not have internet access, call Acura Client Services at (800) 382-2238; they can set your message preferences for you. 222 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...it by touching it on the panel. Scroll to the Delete Messages option, and select it by touching it on the panel. Features Scroll to the category with the messages you want to delete, and select the category by touching it on the panel. 223 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...through broadcast messages from Acura. These messages, based on updated vehicle information and comments from other TL owners, supplement your Owner's Manual and Quick Start Guide. They...to use and understand the features of your vehicle. Quick Tips Feature Guide 224 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...an appointment or to find the nearest dealer. Recall/Campaigns Features These messages provide detailed information about the service needed for your vehicle. When a ... AcuraLink. You can then use the message options to call your dealer for an appointment or to find the nearest dealer. 225 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... recommended action to address it. This helps you handle the problem as it occurs, preventing or limiting costly repairs. The AcuraLink system cannot determine some mechanical problems (such as ... you know if you should see your dealer immediately or if you can wait until a later date. 226 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... INFO menu, you can use the Diagnostic Info button to connect to the Acura server and retrieve the latest information regarding the problem. NOTE: There may not be... based on your reminder preference established on Owner Link. Dealer Appointment Reminder Features 227 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... technician after the recall is done or the problem is corrected, or through a broadcast message from Acura. New ... messages, visit the OwnerLink website at www.owners. acura.com to change your messaging preferences. Select ON ... select the Voice button when you want a message read to you. 228 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...Auto'' setting will remove the prompt when you select the Check Now button and will automatically connect to the Acura server. This setting only applies when you have ...To find more information on Bluetooth compatible and enabled cell phones, visit www.acura.com/handsfreelink or call 229 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass On models without navigation system Compass Operation Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or ... simultaneously for about 5 seconds, or press any climate control button on either side of the display other than the or button. 230 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...the zone setting is correct by finding your area on the map on page 232 . Features button to cycle the 3. Press the count down, or the button to count up... circles. 7. When the display goes from to an actual heading, the unit is calibrated and the display returns to normal. CONTINUED 231 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Compass Zone Map 232 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... to reverse (R) with the ignition switch in the ON (II) position, the rear view is shown on the navigation system screen. For the best picture, always keep the rearview camera clean, ... do not cover the camera lens. To avoid scratching the lens when you clean it, use a moist, soft cloth. 233 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Main Menu Table Of Contents 234 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... Procedures ...237 Refueling...237 Opening and Closing the Hood ...239 Oil Check ...240 Engine Coolant Check ...241 Fuel Economy ...242 Accessories and Modifications ...245 Carrying Cargo ...247 Before Driving 235 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... with an overhauled or exchanged engine, or when the brakes are replaced. Fuel Recommendation Type S engine damage. We recommend quality gasolines containing detergent additives that ... in decreased engine performance. Use of a gasoline with a pump octane number less than 87 can lead to 236 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... important fuel-related information, please refer to your Quick Start Guide. On TL with manual transmission Refueling Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned ...) in a higher gear. To stop this, raise the engine speed by shifting to a lower gear. 237 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... off even though the tank is not full, there may be a problem with your vehicle's fuel vapor recovery system. The system helps keep fuel vapor from going into the atmosphere. ... it clicks at least once. The message should go off after several days of normal driving once you tighten or 238 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures If the system still detects a leak in your vehicle's evaporative emissions system, the malfunction indicator ...Lift the hood up most of the way. The hydraulic supports will lift it up the rest of the way and hold it up. CONTINUED 239 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Oil Check UPPER MARK LOWER MARK DIPSTICK To close the hood, lower it to about a foot (30 cm) .... It should be between the upper and lower marks. If it is near or below the lower mark, see Adding Engine Oil on page 287 . 240 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Service Station Procedures Engine Coolant Check RESERVE TANK MAX Refer to Owner's Maintenance Checks on page 283 for information ... MIN lines. If it is below the MIN line, see Adding Engine Coolant on page 290 for information on adding the proper coolant. 241 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...(based on EPA fuel cost data) divided by the combined fuel economy. For more information on fuel economy ratings and factors that affect fuel economy, visit www. fueleconomy.gov (Canada: Visit www. vehicles.gc.ca) 242 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...drag. Always drive in the highest gear possible If your vehicle has a manual transmission, you can boost your fuel economy by up shifting as ... vehicle according to the maintenance messages displayed on the information display (see Owner's Maintenance Checks on page 283 ). For example: 243 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Fuel Economy Minimize the use of the air conditioning system The A/C puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use ... counter to zero. 3) Record the total gallons (liters) needed to refill. 4) Follow one of the simple calculations above. 244 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...Modifications Modifying your vehicle, or installing some non-Acura accessories, can make it unsafe. Before you .... Accessories Your dealer has Acura accessories that allow you to personalize your vehicle. These accessories...-lock brakes, and tire pressure monitoring system. Before Driving 245 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... stability, and reliability. Some examples are: Lowering your vehicle with a non-Acura suspension kit that significantly reduces ground ... kit can affect the handling and stability. Non-Acura wheels, can cause excessive stress on .... If you plan to modify your vehicle, consult your dealer. 246 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...s handling, stability, stopping distance, and tires, and make it unsafe. Before carrying any type of cargo, be sure to read the following pages. Before Driving CONSOLE COMPARTMENT FRONT DOOR POCKET TRUNK SEAT-BACK POCKET GLOVE BOX 247 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your ...total weight of all occupants, cargo, and accessories, and the tongue load if you are towing a trailer. 248 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... Menu Table Of Contents Carrying Cargo In addition, the total weight of the vehicle, all occupants, accessories, cargo, and trailer tongue load must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight ... 3 Max Load (850 lbs) Passenger Weight (150 lbs x 5 = 750 lbs) Cargo Weight (100 lbs) CONTINUED 249 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... does not exceed 165 lbs (75 kg). If you use an accessory roof rack, the roof rack weight limit may be lower. Refer to the information that came with your roof rack. ... on either side of the trunk. When you are not using the cargo net, store it in the pocket in the spare tire tool case. 250 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... (VSA) system and the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Preparing to Drive ...252 Starting the Engine...253 Manual Transmission...256 Automatic Transmission...259 Parking ...... Assist (VSA) System...270 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ...272 Towing a Trailer ...276 Driving 251 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...may be carrying are stored properly or fastened down securely. 5. Check the seat adjustment (see page 103 ). 6. ... passengers have fastened their seat belts (see page 14 ). 10. When you start the engine, check the... the messages on the multi-information display (see pages 57 , 65 and 68 ). 252 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Starting the Engine (Models with Manual Transmission) 1. Apply the parking brake. 2. In cold weather, turn off all electrical ... start in cold weather. Also, the thinner air f ound at altitudes above 8,000 f eet (2,400 meters) adds to this problem. Driving 253 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... Menu Table Of Contents Starting the Engine (Models with Automatic Transmission) Your vehicle's starting system has an auto control mode. When you turn the ignition switch ...cold weather. Also, the thinner air f ound at altitudes above 8,000 f eet (2,400 meters) adds to this problem. 254 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... mode of the starting system, have your vehicle inspected by a dealer. If there is a problem with the starting system, you will see a ''CHECK STARTING SYSTEM'' ...II) position. You will also see this message when the auto control mode of the starting system has a problem. Driving 255 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... upshifting to fourth gear; the engine speed limiter will not work in this situation). The manual transmission is synchronized in all forward gears for smooth operation. It has a ... on slippery surfaces. If you crash, you can be injured. Use extra care when driving on slippery surfaces. 256 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... make sure the engine will not go into the tachometer's red zone. Reverse Lockout The manual transmission has an electric lockout so you cannot accidentally shift from fifth to reverse instead of sixth while the vehicle is moving. Driving CONTINUED 257 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...side of the neutral gate, then shift to reverse. If you need to use this procedure to shift to reverse, your vehicle may be developing a problem. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer. 258 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... as soon as possible. To shift from any position, press firmly on the brake pedal. You cannot shift out of Park when the ignition switch is in the LOCK (0) or ACCESSORY (I) position. CONTINUED 259 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... pedal, slowly shift to neutral, and then shift to reverse. If there is a problem in the reverse lockout system, or your vehicle's battery is disconnected or goes dead, you cannot ...done all of the above and still cannot move the lever out of Park, see Shift Lock Release on page 264 . 260 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ..., you can select the Sequential SportShift mode to shift gears much like a manual transmission, but without a clutch pedal. To enter the Sequential SportShift ... you move the shift lever from ''D'' to the Sequential SportShift mode, the display shows the selected gear. CONTINUED 261 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... from a stop, the transmission will start in first gear. You have to manually upshift between first and fifth gears. Make sure you upshift before the ... shifts to a higher gear. Press the left side ( ) to downshift. The number of the gear selected is displayed on the instrument panel. 262 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... first gear when the vehicle speed is under 9 mph (15 km/h). If you try to manually downshift at a speed that would cause the engine to exceed the redline in a lower gear, the ...km/h) over 18 mph (29 km/h) over 37 mph (60 km/h) CONTINUED Driving Driving uphill To shift from Speed range 263 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    .... To release the reverse lockout, make sure the ignition switch is in the ACCESSORY(I) position. Starting in Second Gear When you are in Sequential SportShift mode, and the ...in the display. Starting out in second gear will help to reduce wheelspin in deep snow or on a slippery surface. 264 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... the shift lock release, it means your vehicle is developing a problem. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer. COVER SHIFT LOCK RELEASE SLOT Driving 3. Put a cloth ... out of Park to neutral. To release the reverse lockout, move the shift lever from neutral to reverse, then to Park. 265 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...vehicle is facing uphill, turn the front wheels away from the curb. If you have a manual transmission, put it in first gear. Make sure the parking brake is fully released ... facing downhill, turn the front wheels toward the curb. If you have a manual transmission, put it in reverse gear. 266 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... is connected with the right-rear brake, etc.). If one circuit should develop a problem, you will still have braking at two wheels. Brake Wear Indicators If the ..., they will screech all the time. It is normal for the brakes to occasionally squeal or squeak when you apply them. Driving 267 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps prevent the wheels from locking up, and helps you retain ... work for you by always keeping firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. This is sometimes referred to as ''stomp and steer.'' 268 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... together, and the parking brake is fully released, the EBD system may also be shut down. Test your brakes as instructed on page 332 . If the brakes feel normal, drive... longer distance to stop on loose or uneven surfaces, such as gravel or snow, than a vehicle without antilock. Driving 269 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... and corner at reasonable speeds and to leave a sufficient margin of safety. On manual transmission models, if the VSA system is off and you accelerate from a stop, the ... vehicle will have normal braking and cornering ability, but it will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement. 270 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... the VSA to malfunction. When replacing tires, make sure they are the same size and type as your original tires (see page 311 ). If you install winter tires, make ... vent. Press it to turn the VSA system on and off. When VSA is off, the VSA activation indicator comes on as a reminder. 271 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... (TPMS) Your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that turns on every time you start the engine and monitors the pressure in your tires while ... on. You will also see a ''CHECK TPMS SYSTEM'' message on the multi-information display (see page 275 ). 272 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Although your tire pressure is monitored, you must manually check the tire pressures monthly. Each ... display changes as shown above. Each tire pressure is shown in PSI (U.S. models) or in kPa (Canadian models). CONTINUED 273 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...a ''CHECK TIRE PRESSURE'' message. If there is a problem with the TPMS, the tire pressure monitor shows a ''SYSTEM FUNCTION ERROR'' message and the tire ...happens, you will first see a system warning message ''CHECK TPMS SYSTEM'' on the multi-information display. 274 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... SYSTEM'' message on the multiinformation display. This is normal; the system cannot monitor the spare tire pressure. Manually check the spare tire pressure to be sure it...and is not monitoring the tire pressures. Have the system checked by your dealer as soon as possible. CONTINUED 275 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... tires to the specified values, have your dealer check the system as soon as possible. As required by the FCC: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject... a Trailer Your vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer. Attempting to do so can void your warranties. 276 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... to perform more complex maintenance tasks on your vehicle, you may want to purchase the service manual. See page 361 for information on how to obtain a copy, or see......303 Floor Mats ...304 Wiper Blades ...304 Tires ...306 Checking the Battery ...314 Vehicle Storage ...315 Maintenance 277 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... from moving parts. Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Improperly maintaining this vehicle or failing to correct a problem before driving can cause a crash in which ... can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. 278 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... when you should have your dealer perform engine oil replacement and indicated maintenance service. Based on the engine operating conditions and accumulated engine revolutions, the onboard computer in... 100 % 90 % 80 % 70 % 60 % 50 % 40 % 30 % 20 % 15 % 10 % 5% 0% Maintenance CONTINUED 279 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... as soon as possible. If you still do not perform the indicated maintenance, you will see the message ''SERVICE PAST DUE'' on the display. Immediately have the service performed, and make sure to reset the display (see page 281 ). 280 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...Oil Life Indicator Your dealer will reset the display after completing the required maintenance service. You will see ''OIL LIFE 100%'' on the display the next ... items displayed on the information display are in code. For an explanation of these maintenance codes, see page 284 . 281 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... Maintenance Journal or Canadian Maintenance Log. Check your warranty booklet for more information. We recommend using Acura parts and fluids whenever you have ... as the original components, so you can be confident of their performance and durability. 282 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... replacement, or repair of emissions control devices and systems may be done by any automotive repair establishment or individual using parts that are ''certified'' to EPA ... lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, and license plate lights monthly. See page 297 . Maintenance 283 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...Fuel lines and connections Symbol 1 2 Maintenance Sub Items Rotate tires Replace air cleaner element If you drive in dusty conditions, replace every 15,000 miles (24... idle speed every 160,000 miles (256,000 km). Adjust the valves during services A, B, 1, 2, or 3 if they are noisy. 4 5 284 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... FILL CAP BRAKE FLUID (Gray cap) WASHER FLUID (Blue cap) CLUTCH FLUID (Manual Transmission only) RADIATOR CAP POWER STEERING FLUID (Red cap) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK (Yellow loop) ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK (Orange loop) Maintenance ENGINE COOLANT RESERVOIR 285 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Engine Compartment Covers The component parts in the engine compartment are protected by several covers. You may need to remove the covers when you..., make sure the pins and tabs are in their proper positions. FRONT BULKHEAD COVER COWL COVERS BATTERY COVER 286 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    .... 5W-20 oil is formulated for yearround protection of your vehicle to improve cold weather starting and fuel economy. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap on top... not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine. Maintenance API CERTIFICATION SEAL Ambient Temperature 287 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...raised on a service stationtype hydraulic lift for this service. Unless you have the knowledge and proper equipment, you should have this maintenance done by a skilled ... cap. Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the bottom of the engine. Drain the oil into an appropriate container. 288 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) 7. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap. Start the engine. The oil pressure indicator should go out within 5 seconds. If it does ... Put it in a sealed container, and take it to a recycling center. Do not discard it in a trash bin or dump it on the ground. 289 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ..., add coolant to bring it up to the MAX line. Inspect the cooling system for leaks. Always use Honda Long-life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent water. Never add straight antifreeze or plain water. 290 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... additives to your vehicle's cooling system. They may not be compatible with the coolant or engine components. Windshield Washers Check the fluid level in the ... counterclockwise, without pressing down. 2. Remove the radiator cap by pushing down and turning counterclockwise. CONTINUED 291 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... level with the engine at normal operating temperature. 1. Park the vehicle on level ground. Start the engine, let it run until the radiator fan comes on, then shut off ... the illustration. 4. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. 292 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...result in damage to the transmission. Damage resulting f rom the use of transmission f luid other than Honda Genuine ATF-Z1 is not covered by the Acura new vehicle warranty. Maintenance 293 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...BOLT If no fluid comes out, remove the filler bolt. Slowly add Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it starts to run out of the check bolt hole. Let the fluid run ...fluid coming out of the bolt hole. If a small amount of fluid drips out of the bolt hole, reinstall the check bolt. 294 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... the reservoir monthly after removing the engine compartment rear cover (see page 286 ). Replace the brake fluid when this service is indicated on a maintenance message in the ...the MIN mark, your brake system needs attention. Have the brake system inspected for leaks or worn brake pads. 295 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... fluid level can indicate a leak in the system. Check the fluid level frequently, and have the system inspected as soon as possible. LOWER LEVEL The fluid level should be between the ... steering wheel to f ull lef t or right lock and holding it there can damage the power steering pump. 296 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... be done by your dealer or other qualified technician. Headlights The headlight bulbs are a type of high voltage discharge tube. High voltage can remain in the circuit even ... cover out. Then remove the upper part of the air intake duct by pulling it straight up. Maintenance CONTINUED 297 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...9. Install the engine compartment side cover. 1. Start the engine. If you are replacing a driver's side bulb, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right....bulb by pushing on the tab and pulling the connector down. 3. Remove the bulb by turning it onequarter turn counterclockwise. 298 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    .... Install the holding clips, and lock them in place by pushing on their center. 1. Start the engine. If you are replacing a driver's side bulb, turn the steering wheel...If you are replacing a passenger's side bulb, turn the steering wheel to the left. Turn off the engine. CONTINUED 299 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    .... 7. Turn on the fog lights to test the new bulb. 8. Push the inner fender cover in place. Install the holding clips, and lock them in place by pushing on their ... net hook from the fender. Pull back the trunk lining. 2. Remove the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 300 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... it clockwise until it locks. 5. Test the lights to make sure the new bulb is working. 1 a. Determine which back-up light is out (left or right), then open the trunk. CONTINUED 301 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    .... 2. Remove the socket by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 3. Pull the bulb straight out of its socket. Push the new bulb straight into the socket until it bottoms. 302 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... of the trunk seal. 7. Install all removed parts. Maintenance Cleaning the Seat Belts OPENING Dirt build-up around... soap and warm water or isopropyl alcohol. If your seat belts get dirty, use a soft brush with a..., or cleaning solvents. Let the belts air-dry before you use the vehicle. 303 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... to re-anchor it when you put it back in your vehicle. If you use non-Acura floor mats, make sure they fit properly and that they can be used with the floor... sensors (right rear floor mat). Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised, or you will damage the hood and wiper arms. 304 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... blade into the holder until the tabs lock. 6. Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place. 7. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield. Maintenance 305 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... These tires provide excellent handling and braking performance in most driving situations. Type S with summer tires However, these tires are not suitable for driving on... compound and tread pattern to provide superior acceleration, cornering, and stopping under most driving conditions. 306 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... to self-seal if they are punctured, you should look closely for punctures if a tire starts losing pressure. You should use your own tire pressure gauge whenever you check your... if a pressure loss is due to a tire problem and not due to a variation between gauges. Maintenance CONTINUED 307 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...most normal driving conditions and speed. All Models except Type S Tire Size Cold Tire Pressure for Normal Driving ... technical information, see page 346 . P235/45R17 93W Type S Tire Size Cold Tire Pressure for Normal Driving ... P235/45R17 93W 235/45R17 93W P235/45R17 93W 235/45R17 93W 308 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... five years old. It is also recommended that all tires, including the spare, be removed from service after 10 years from the date of manufacture, regardless of their condition or state of...roads. You should replace the tire if you can see three or more tread wear indicators. Maintenance 309 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels. Use only Acura wheel weights f or balancing. To help increase tire life and distribute wear ... purchase directional tires, rotate only front-to-back. When the tires are rotated, make sure the air pressures are checked. 310 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... tire pressure monitoring system will not work on that tire. Replacement wheels are available at your Acura dealer. Installing improper tires on your vehicle can affect handling and stability. ...JJ Tires: P235/45R17 93W (All season tire) 235/45R17 93W (Summer tire) CONTINUED Maintenance 311 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...Because your vehicle has limited tire clearance, mount only SAE Class ‘‘S’’ cable-type traction devices, with rubber chain tensioners on the front tires. Use traction devices...s brake lines, suspension, body, and wheels. Stop driving if they are hitting any part of the vehicle. 312 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... from corroding and tarnishing. Cleaning the wheels with harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or a stiff brush can damage the clear-coat. To clean the wheels, use a mild detergent and a soft brush or sponge. Maintenance 313 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...prevent further corrosion. If additional battery maintenance is needed, see your Acura dealer or a qualified technician. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and ... the battery monthly by looking at the test indicator window. The label on the battery explains the test indicator's colors. 314 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...., are completely dry. Leave the parking brake off. Put the transmission in reverse (manual) or Park (automatic). Block the rear wheels. If the vehicle is to be ... reaches full operating temperature (the cooling fans cycle on and off twice). Preferably, do this once a month. Maintenance 315 2008 TL
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    Main Menu Table Of Contents 316 2008 TL
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    Main Menu Taking Care of the Unexpected This section covers the more common problems that motorists experience with their vehicles. It gives you information about how ... ...333 Fuse Locations ...335 Emergency Towing ...337 If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck ...338 Taking Care of the Unexpected 317 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...information display (see page 275 ). INDICATOR LOCATION MARK TREAD WEAR INDICATOR BAR (The Type S compact spare is shown.) Replace the tire when you can see the tread wear ... not designed to be mounted on a regular wheel, and the spare wheel is not designed for mounting a regular tire. 318 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... firm, level, and non-slippery ground. Put the transmission in Park (automatic) or reverse (manual). Apply the parking brake. 2. Turn on the hazard warning lights, and turn the ignition ... out of the spare tire. 5. Unscrew the wing bolt and take the spare tire out of its well. CONTINUED 319 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    .... Make sure the jacking point tab is resting in the jack notch. 8. Use the extension and the wheel nut wrench as shown to raise the vehicle until the flat tire is off the ground. 320 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...them in a crisscross pattern with the wheel nut wrench until the wheel is firmly against the hub. Do not try to tighten the wheel nuts fully. Taking Care of the Unexpected CONTINUED 321 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... wheel nuts securely in the same crisscross pattern. Have the wheel nut torque checked at the nearest automotive service facility. Tighten the wheel nuts to: 80 lbf·ft (108 N...the bolt extension over the spacer cone. 16.Secure the flat tire by screwing the wing bolt back into its hole. 322 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... in a crash and could seriously injure the occupants. Store the wheel, jack, and tools securely before driving. 18.Lower the trunk floor, and close the trunk lid. Taking Care of the Unexpected 323 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... series of clicks, or nothing at all. Check these things: Check the transmission interlock. If you have a manual transmission, the clutch pedal must be pushed all the way to ... connections (see page 314 ). You can then try jump starting the vehicle from a booster battery (see page 326 ). 324 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...the warning indicator may not be working. There may be an electrical problem, such as no power to the fuel pump. Check all the fuses (see page 333 ). If you find ... you will need a qualified technician to find the problem. See Emergency Towing on page 337 . Taking Care of the Unexpected 325 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    .... 2. Turn off all the electrical accessories: climate control, audio system, lights, etc. Put the transmission in neutral (manual) or Park (automatic), and set ...cable to the positive ( ) terminal on your battery. Connect the other end to the positive ( ) terminal on the booster battery. 326 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Jump Starting 6. Start the vehicle. If the starter motor still operates slowly, check that the jumper cables have ... and any metal on the vehicle until everything is disconnected. Otherwise, you may cause an electrical short. Taking Care of the Unexpected 327 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... of the road. Put the transmission in neutral (manual) or Park (automatic), and set the parking brake. Turn off all accessories, and turn on the hazard warning indicators.... open the hood. Driving with the temperature gauge pointer at the red mark can cause serious damage to the engine. 328 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...cool down until the pointer reaches the middle of the temperature gauge, or lower, before checking the radiator. 9. Start the engine, and set the interior temperature to maximum ... the pressure releases, push down on the cap, and turn it until it comes off. Taking Care of the Unexpected 329 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... such as the power windows. Keep the engine running; starting the engine will discharge the battery rapidly. Go to a service station or garage where you can get technical ... mechanical damage almost immediately. Turn of f the engine as soon as you can saf ely get the vehicle stopped. 330 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... indicator comes on while driving, it means one of the engine's emissions control systems may have a problem. Even though you may feel no difference in your vehicle's ...to make sure these codes are set. If they are not set, the test cannot be completed. Taking Care of the Unexpected 331 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... the brake pedal does not feel normal, you should take immediate action. A problem in one part of the system's dual circuit design will still give you braking at two ... VSA system indicator come on with the brake system indicator, have your vehicle inspected by your dealer immediately. 332 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... its hinges. The under-hood fuse box is on the driver's side next to the air cleaner housing. Checking and Replacing Fuses If something electrical in your vehicle... the top at the wire inside. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. CONTINUED Taking Care of the Unexpected 333 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... can. 6. If the replacement fuse of the same rating blows in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem with your vehicle. Leave the blown fuse in ... system. If you do not have a replacement f use with the proper rating f or the circuit, install one with a lower rating. 334 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... Hazard Warning VSA Pump Motor Relay VSA Fail Safe Relay FI ECU (ECM/PCM) Power Seat Heater Motor Battery IGI Main Taking Care of the Unexpected No. Amps. 1 2 ...Circuits Protected Left Headlight Low Beam Rear Defroster Coil Left Headlight High Beam Small Light Right Headlight High Beam 335 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... (Recline) Driver's Power Seat (Slide) Seat Heater Driver's Power Seat (Recline) Passenger's Power Seat (Slide) IG1 ACG IG1 Fuel Pump Washer Meter SRS IGP Rear ...15 A Circuits Protected DBW IG1 Coil Daytime Running Light LAF Radio Interior Lights Back Up Door Lock Accessory Socket 336 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...the above procedure exactly. If you cannot shif t the transmission or start the engine (automatic transmission), your vehicle must be transported with the f ront wheels of f the ground. CONTINUED 337 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    .... If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked. Leave the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY (I) position, and make sure the steering... the tool case in the spare tire. 3. Using the wheel nut wrench, fasten the extension into the bolt hole. 338 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... hook f or straight, f lat ground towing only. Do not tow at an angle. The tow hook should not be used to tow the vehicle onto a f lat bed. Do not use it as a tie down. 339 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Main Menu Table Of Contents 340 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...information you should know about your vehicle's tires and emissions control systems. Identification Numbers ...342 Specifications ...344 DOT Tire Quality Grading (U.S.......350 Emissions Controls...352 Three Way Catalytic Converter ...354 Emissions Testing ...355 Technical Information 341 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... the certification label attached to the driver's doorjamb, and is stamped on the engine compartment bulkhead. The VIN is also provided in bar code on the certification label. CERTIFICATION LABEL 342 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Identification Numbers The engine number is stamped into the engine block. The transmission number is on a label on top of the transmission. TRANSMISSION NUMBER Technical Information ENGINE NUMBER 343 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... the certification label attached to the driver's doorjamb. Seating Capacities Total Front Rear Air Conditioning Refrigerant type Charge quantity Lubricant type Capacities Fuel tank 5...US gal (0.6 ) 2 : Excluding the oil remaining in the engine 3 : Type S Approx. 17.1 US gal (64.7 ) 344 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...CP 3 CP 5W 5W 2 CP 5W 4 CP Bore x Stroke Displacement Compression ratio Spark plugs : Type S Alignment Toe-in Camber Water cooled 4-stroke SOHC VTEC 6-cylinder (V6), gasoline engine ...(240 kPa , 2.4 kgf/cm 32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm 60 psi (420 kPa , 4.2 kgf/cm 3 : Type S ) ) ) ) 3 345 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...200 Traction AA Temperature A All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades. Treadwear The treadwear grade is a ...-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics. 346 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... passenger vehicle tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109 and No. 139. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the ... or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. Technical Information 347 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... an explanation of what each component means. P235/45R17 93W P 235 45 Vehicle type (P indicates passenger vehicle). Tire width in millimeters. Aspect ratio (the tire's section ... (1) (2) (3) (4) (2) 17 Tire Size Tire Identification Number (TIN) Maximum Tire Pressure Maximum Tire Load 348 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    .... Manufacturer's identification mark. Tire type code. Date of manufacture. Year Week Max Press The maximum air pressure the tire can hold. The maximum load the tire can...maximum air pressure. Maximum Tire Load Max Load OBGN PVC 2202 Technical Information 349 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... low tire pressure telltale. As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire ... telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. 350 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Main Menu Table Of Contents Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to ... vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. Technical Information 351 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... them. This section summarizes how the emissions controls work. In Canada, Acura vehicles comply with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) for Emissions valid at ... carbon. While driving, the fuel vapors are drawn into the engine and burned off. 352 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...sure the emissions remain low, you should use only new Acura replacement parts or their equivalent for repairs. Using lower quality parts may increase the emissions from...and NOx in the engine's exhaust to carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen (N2), and water vapor. 353 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... it acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Acura part or its equivalent. The three way catalytic converter must operate at a high ... maintained. Have your vehicle diagnosed and repaired if it is misfiring, backfiring, stalling, or otherwise not running properly. 354 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...the ambient temperature is between 40° and 95°F. 4. Without touching the accelerator pedal, start the engine, and let it idle for 20 seconds. 5. Keep the vehicle in...(about 3 minutes). 6. Without touching the accelerator pedal, let the engine idle for 20 seconds. Technical Information 355 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... mph (80 to 97 km/h) for at least 20 minutes. Drive on the highway in D (automatic) or 6th (manual). Do not use the cruise control. When traffic allows, drive for 90 seconds ... off for 30 minutes. If the testing facility determines the readiness codes are still not set, see your dealer. 356 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Main Menu Warranty and Client Relations Client Service Information ...358 Warranty Coverages ...359 Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Vehicles) ...360 Authorized Manuals ...361 Warranty and Client Relations 357 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... decision made by the dealership's management, contact the Acura Client Services Office. U.S. Owners: American Honda ...800) 382-2238 Canadian Owners: Acura Client Services Honda Canada Inc. 715 ...number A detailed description of the problem Name of the dealer who sold the vehicle to you 358 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... apply to all these warranties. Please read the 2008 Acura warranty information booklet that came with... up Acura accessories are covered under this warranty. Time and mileage limits depend on the type ...replacement battery. replacement parts against defects in materials and workmanship. 359 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Acura Automobile Division, ... become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Acura Automobile Division, ... information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.saf ercar.gov. 360 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... ACU-R Form Description 2008 Acura TL Service Manual 2008 Acura TL Electrical ... 2004 Model Series Acura TL Body Repair Manual 2008 Acura TL Owner's Manual 2008 Acura TL Navigation Manual 2008 Acura TL Maintenance Journal 2008 Acura TL Quick Start Guide Order Form for Previous YearsIndicate Year and...
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    Main Menu 362 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Charging System Indicator...59, 330 Jump Starting ...326 Maintenance ...314 Specifications ...345 Before Driving ...235 Belts, Seat ...8, 18 Beverage Holder ...120 ...Cassette Player Care ...154, 175 Operation ...152, 173 CAUTION, Explanation of ...iii Ceiling Light ...118 CONTINUED INDEX I 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ......46 Where Should a Child Sit? ...34 Cleaning Seat Belts ...303 Client Service Information ...358 Climate Control System ...131 Clock ...116 CO in the Exhaust ..., Reporting Safety ...360 Defogger, Rear Window ...90 Defrosting the Windows ...130 Dimensions ...344 E Economy, Fuel ...242 II 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    Main Menu Index Emergencies on the Road...317 Battery, Jump Starting ...326 Brake System Indicator ...332 Changing a Flat Tire ...319 Charging System Indicator ...... Transmission...292 Brake ...295 Clutch ...296 Manual Transmission ...294 G Gas Mileage, Improving...243 INDEX CONTINUED III 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...Hazard Warning ...62 VSA Activation ...61 VSA System ...61 Infant Restraint ...38 Infant Seats ...38 Tether Anchorage Points ...46 Inflation, Proper Tire ......192 Hazard Warning Flashers...90 Headlights...86 Aiming ...297 Automatic Lighting Off Feature ...88 IV 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... M Maintenance ...277 Minder...279 Owner Maintenance Checks...283 Safety...278 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...59, 331 Manual Transmission...256 Manual Transmission Fluid ...... Steering Column ...95 O Octane Requirement, Gasoline ...236 Odometer ...70 Odometer, Trip ...70 INDEX CONTINUED V 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... ...328 Owner's Maintenance Checks ...283 PGM-FI System...353 Power Socket Locations...120 Pregnancy, Using Seat Belts ...16 Protecting Adults and Teens...11 Additional ... Codes ...331, 355 Rear Lights, Bulb Replacement ...300 S Safety Belts...8, 18 Safety Defects, Reporting ...360 VI 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... ...185 Sequential SportShift Mode ...261 Serial Number ...342 Service Intervals ...279 Service Manual ...361 Service Station Procedures ...237 Setting the Clock ...116 ... Components...22 T Tachometer ...65 Taking Care of the Unexpected .. 317 Tape Player ...152, 173 INDEX CONTINUED VII 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...275 Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages ...273 Tires ...306 Air Pressure ...306 Checking Wear ...309 ...312 Transmission Checking Fluid Level, Automatic ...292 Checking Fluid Level Manual .. 294 Fluid Selection ...292, ...61, 270 VSA Off Switch ...271 Vehicle Storage ...315 VIN ...342 VIII 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...of ...iii Warning Labels, Location of ...53 Warranty Coverages ...359 Washer, Windshield Checking the Fluid Level ...291 Operation ...85 Wheels Adjusting the Steering ...91 Alignment ... ...85 Worn Tires ...309 Wrecker, Emergency Towing ...337 X XM Satellite Radio ...139, 159 : U.S. INDEX IX 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... page 295 ). Tire Pressure (measured cold): All models except Type S Front: 33 psi (230 kPa , 2.3 kgf/cm ) Rear: 32 psi (220 kPa , 2.2 kgf/cm ) Type S Front: 35 psi (240 kPa , 2.4 kgf/cm ...qt (4.3 ) Automatic Transmission Fluid: Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Transmission Fluid) (see page 292 ). 2008 TL
  • 2008 Acura TL | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... and should remain with the vehicle when it is sold. This Owner's Manual covers all models of the Acura TL. You may find descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your ...NO. CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP CODE/ POSTAL CODE OWNER'S SIGNATURE DEALER'S SIGNATURE 2008 TL



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