Meters and Gauges

(Black-out meter)

When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the dashboard gauges illuminate.

1. Speedometer


1. Speedometer
2. Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector 3. Tachometer
4. Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge 5. Fuel Gauge
6. Instrument Cluster Dimmer Select Button (Black-out meter)

Speedometer

The speedometer indicates the speed of the vehicle.

Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector

The display mode can be changed


The display mode can be changed between trip meter A and trip meter B by pressing the selector while one of them is displayed. The selected mode will be displayed.

NOTE:


NOTE:
- (Standard meter).

The odometer and trip meter can be displayed as follows even when the ignition switch is in the ACC or LOCK position.

    l Displays for 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the ACC or LOCK position from the ON position.

    l Displays for 10 minutes after the driver's door is opened.

- (Black-out meter).

When the ignition switch is in the ACC or LOCK position, the odometer or trip meters cannot be displayed, however, pressing the selector button can inadvertently switch the trip meters or reset them during an approximate ten-minute period in the following cases:
    l After the ignition switch is turned to the ACC or LOCK position from the ON position.

    l After the driver's door is opened.

Odometer

The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven.

Trip meter

The trip meter can record the total distance of two trips. One is recorded in trip meter A, and the other is recorded in trip meter B.

For instance, trip meter A can record the distance from the point of origin, and trip meter B can record the distance from where the fuel tank is filled.

When trip meter A is selected, pressing the selector again within one second will change to trip meter B mode.

When trip meter A is selected, TRIPA will be displayed. When trip meter B is selected, TRIP B will be displayed.

The trip meter records the total distance the vehicle is driven until the meter is again reset. Return it to “0.0” by holding the selector depressed for 1 second or more. Use this meter to measure trip distances and to compute fuel consumption.

NOTE:
- Only the trip meters record tenths of kilometers (miles).

- The trip record will be erased when:     l The power supply is interrupted (blown fuse or the battery is disconnected).

    l The vehicle is driven over 999.9 km (mile).

Tachometer

The tachometer shows engine speed in


The tachometer shows engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm).

CAUTION:
Do not run the engine with the tachometer needle in the RED ZONE.

This may cause severe engine damage.

Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

The engine coolant temperature gauge


The engine coolant temperature gauge shows the temperature of the engine coolant.

If the needle is near H, it indicates overheating.

CAUTION:
Driving with an overheated engine can cause serious engine damage.

Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge shows approximately how


The fuel gauge shows approximately how much fuel is remaining in the tank when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

We recommend keeping the tank over 1/4 full. When the low fuel warning light illuminates or when the needle is near E, refuel as soon as possible.

NOTE:
- After refueling, it may require some time for the needle to stabilize. In addition, the needle may deviate while driving on a slope or curve since the fuel moves in the tank.

- The direction of the arrow (shows next)
shows next
to the low fuel warning light indicates that the fuel-filler lid is on the right side of the vehicle.

Dashboard Illumination

When the exterior lights are on, rotate the


When the exterior lights are on, rotate the thumb-wheel to adjust the brightness of the dashboard lights.

NOTE:
Black-out meter.

When the instrument cluster dimmer is canceled, the instrument cluster illumination intensity will not change by rotating the thumb-wheel.

Refer to Instrument Cluster Dimmer Select Button.

Instrument Cluster Dimmer Select Button (Black-out meter)

The instrument cluster dimmer select


The instrument cluster dimmer select button is operable when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

Adjusting the instrument cluster illumination intensity (With exterior lights off)

When the exterior lights are off, the instrument cluster illumination can be adjusted to one of five levels by successively pressing the instrument cluster dimmer select button.

Canceling the instrument cluster illumination dimmer (With exterior lights on)

When the exterior lights are on, the instrument cluster illumination dims.

When driving on snowy or foggy roads, or in other situations when the instrument cluster's visibility is reduced due to glare from surrounding brightness, the instrument cluster dimmer select button increases the illumination intensity.

Press the button to increase the intensity of the instrument cluster illumination.

Press the button again to return to the previous illumination intensity.

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