HONDA ACCORD 2008 8.G Navigation Manual
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Display mode button
Switches the display between Day
mode, Night mode, and OFF. See
Press to display the audio screen.
For more information on audio system
features, see the Audio section of the
See the Owner’s manual. Interface Dial/ENTER
The Interface Dial moves left, right,
up, and down. Use the Interface Dial
to look around a displayed map. Moving
the Interface Dial up or down can also
be used to scroll up or down a page in a
list. You can also rotate the Interface
Dial knob to move the highlighting
around the display or to scroll through a
list. After making a selection in a menu
or list, push in on the Interface Dial
( ENTER button) to enter the selection
into the system. In almost all cases
, you can enter a
selection into the system by pushing in
on the Interface Dial .
When you are displaying a map, rotating
the Interface Dial knob allows you to
change the scale. Rotating it clockwise
reduces the scale, showing less area
with greater detail. Rotating it
counterclockwise increases the scale,
showing more area with less detail.
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All selections and instructions are
displayed on the screen. The Display is
not a “touch screen” - you enter
information into the system either by
voice or by using the Interface Dial.
Clean the screen with a soft, damp cloth.
You may use a mild cleanser intended
for use on liquid crystal displays
(LCDs). Harsher chemicals may
damage the screen.
If you vehicle is equipped with a rear
view camera option, whenever you shift
to R (Reverse), the rear view is shown
on the navigation system screen. See
page100. Lower Display
Shows a summary of the audio and
climate control information, as well as
the time. This summary is helpful as a
confirmation when adjusting audio or
climate by voice.
The audio summary consists of the radio
band, frequency, and volume. For XM
radio, a brief description of the station
and current music is displayed.
The climate status consists of the
driver’s and passenger’s temperature,
fan speed, ON/OFF (AC), vent setting.
The time is automatically set by the
navigation system. Settings can be
adjusted in SETUP (see
Adjustment on page95).
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Voice Control Basics
Your vehicle has a voice control system
that allows hands-free operation of most
of the navigation system functions. You
can also control the audio system and
the climate control system. The voice
control system uses the NAVI TALK
and NAVI BACK buttons on the
steering wheel and a microphone near
the map light on the ceiling.
While using the voice control system, all
of the speakers are muted. NAVI TALK
This button activates the voice control
system. Press and release it when you
want to give a voice command. See
Voice Command Index on page132 for
a list of voice commands. NAVI BACK
This button has the same function as the
CANCEL button. When you press and
release it, the disp lay returns to the
previous screen. When the previous
screen appears, the system replays the
last prompt. This button is enabled for
the navigation system commands only.
However, it can be used to cancel an
audio or climate control voice command
up to one second after the command
The NAVI TALK and NAVI BACK
buttons are deactivated while using the
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® feature.
See your vehicle Owner’s manual and
the official web site
information on this system.
button HFL button
Microphone (On the ceiling)
(handsfreelin k.honda.com) for
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Using the Voice Control System
You should use the voice control system
as much as possible, and consider
manual entry using the Interface Dial
as a “back-up” method of entry.
Most of the system’s functions can be
controlled by voice commands activated
with the NAVI TALK button. To
control your navigation system by
Press and release the NAVI TALK
Wait for the beep.
Give a voice command.
Once the microphone picks up your
command, the system changes the
display in response to the command and
prompts you for the next command.
Using the NAVI TALK button, answer
the prompts as required. If the system does not understand a
command or you wait too long to give a
command, it responds with “Pardon,”
“Please repeat,” or “Would you say
again.” If the system cannot perform a
command or the command is not
appropriate for the screen you are on, it
sounds a beep.
Anytime you are not sure of what voice
commands are available on a screen,
you can always say “Help” at any
screen. The system can then read the list
of commands to you.
When you speak a command, the system
generally either repeats the command as
a confirmation or asks you for further
information. If you do not wish to hear
this feedback, you can turn it off.
However, hearing the feedback will
familiarize you with the way the system
expects commands to be phrased. See
Voice Recognition Feedback
setting in SETUP. If you hear a prompt such as “Please use
the Interface Dial to...” or “Please
choose an area with
the Interface Dial,”
the system is asking for input that
cannot be performed using the voice
Improving Voice Recognition
To achieve optimum voice recognition
when using either the Navigation or
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® voice
control system, the following guidelines
should be followed:
Make sure the correct screen is
displayed for the vo ice command that
you are using. See Voice Command
Index on page132.
It is best if the windows and sunroofs are closed. However, if you drive
with the windows or sunroof open,
speak a little louder to overcome the
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Lower the A/C fan speed during
voice recognition operation and
adjust the air flow from both the
dashboard and side vents so they do
not blow against the microphone on
If more than one pe rson is speaking at
the same time, the system may
misinterpret your command.
After pressing and releasing the NAVI TALK button, wait for the
beep, then give a voice command.
Give a voice command in a clear, natural speaking voice without
pausing between words.
If the system cannot recognize your command because of background
noise, speak louder.
If you are still having trouble with the voice control sy stem, refer to Voice
Command Help on the
The voice control system can be used
only in the driver’s seat because the
microphone unit removes noises from
the front passenger side.Selecting an Item (Button)
on the Screen
On most screens, there are items that
can be selected (like buttons with titles
such as OK or Return ). To select an
item on any screen, do one of the
Use the voice control system and say the name of the desired item. Almost
all selectable items on the screen,
including some listed items, are
recognized by the voice control
Move the highlighting to the desired item with the Interface Dial or its
knob , then push in on the Interface
If items are grayed out (very dark
colored), this means that they cannot be
Selecting an Item in a List
To scroll through a list, do one of the
Rotate the Interface Dial knob to
scroll one item at a time.
Use the voice control system to scroll page by page. For example, to scroll
up, say, “Up” or “Previous.” To scroll
down, say “Next” or “Down.”
Move the Interface Dial up or down
to scroll through the list page by
If you cannot find the desired name, or
have made an error, return to the
previous screen by pressing the
CANCEL or the NAVI BACK button.
To select the desired item in the list, do
one of the following:
Use the voice control system, and say the item number of the desired item.
Rotate the Interface Dial knob to
move the highlighting to the item,
then push in on the Interface Dial.
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When the system needs input from you,
the display changes to a screen similar
to the one at the right. You can then use
the displayed letters, numbers, or
symbols to enter information. You can
enter your keyboard input in either of
the following ways:
Say the desired letter, number, or symbol on the screen if you are
entering a City or Street name.
Move the highlighting to the desired letter, number, or symbol by rotating
the Interface Dial knob , then push
in on the Interface Dial .
Each entered letter will appear at the top
of the display. Move the Interface Dial
right to enter a space between words. If
necessary, move it to the left to delete
When entering an address, the system
searches the database for words that
match the letters you are entering.
As a result, you will notice that some
letters are no longer available. When the system find
s only one entry that matches, it completes the name entry for
you. If the system finds more than one entry that matches your input, a list of these
matches is displayed.
When entering a name of city, street, or place, if you are unsure of the spelling of the
name, enter the letters that y ou are sure of, then move the Interface Dial up to
select LIST. The system will display a list of names that most closely match your
The voice command names that can be used for each letter are shown below. For
additional keyboard sy mbols, see page139.
Say Or say “...” Say Or say “...” Say Or say “...” Say Or say “...”
HHotel/Henry OOscar VVictor
B Bravo/Boy IIndia/Igloo PPapa/Paul WWhiskey/William
C Charlie JJuliet/John QQuebec/Queen XX-Ray
D Delta/Dog KKilo/King RRomeo/Robert YYankee/Yellow
E Echo/Edward LLima/Larry SSierra/Sam ZZulu/Zebra
F Foxtrot/Frank MMike/Mary TTango/Tom Enter
G Golf/George NNovember/Nancy UUniform/Uncle
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When you turn the ignition to ON (II), it
takes several seconds for the navigation
system to boot up.
The first screen to appear is the
navigation system globe screen. The
screen then changes to the Disclaimer
The OK button does not appear
immediately. It appears after the
software is loaded. Read this disclaimer carefully so you
understand it before continuing. Push in
Interface Dial to select OK, and
the map screen will appear on the
display. The “OK” cannot be activated
If you do not push in on the Interface
Dial , the screen will go dark after 30
seconds. To return to the Disclaimer
screen, press any navigation or voice
If you do not select OK, and then enter
the SETUP or Information screen,
some items are not available, and will
show up as darkened buttons (grayed
out). See System Function Diagram on
If you have entered any Calendar
reminders, they are displayed after you
select OK. The
Calendar reminder screen
remains displayed until you select OK
or Remind Later by rotating the
Interface Dial knob and pushing in
on the Interface Dial , or press the
If you select OK and push in on the
Interface Dial , the reminder will not
show up again. If you wish to have the
reminder show up agai n later in the day,
select Remind Later and push in on
the Interface Dial .
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If you press the CANCEL button, the
message will be displayed the next time
you start the vehicle.
The system will display the current
message and any older or previously
unread messages, with the newest
message listed first.Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
If you have a Bluetooth compatible cell
phone that is “paired,” then CALL on
the Calculate route to screen is
When you select CALL, the system
dials the number shown on the screen. If
CALL is not available (grayed out), and
your phone is “paired,” then make sure
the phone has service or that HFL is not
in use; press the HFL BACK button.
For more information on Bluetooth®
HandsFreeLink®, see the vehicle
Owner’s manual and the official web
site (handsfreelink.honda.com ).
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Map Screen Legend
Post OfficeHonda Dealer
Freeway Exit Information
(Use voice command
“Display the current location.” or
use the Interface Dial to show
current location.) Landmark Icon - Generic
Current Map Scale
(see page55) Map Features
Dark Green: Park
Light Blue: Hospital
Brown: Shopping Mall
Light Brown: Indian Reservation
Green: Golf Course
Blue: Body of Water
Matte Blue: University
If you move the Interface Dial over an
area (map features shown above), the
name is displayed on the screen.
see Map Overview on page6)
Dark Red: Interstates or Freeways
Black: Verified Streets
Light Brown: Unverified Streets
See Map Legend on the Information screen for further explanation.
(see Off-road Tracking on page61)
GPS Signal Strength : Best Reception
: Good Reception
Missing: Poor/No Reception
(Push in on the Interface Dial to view.)
Map Scale Adjustment
(Mile or km per half inch appears only when you
zoom in or out by rotating the
Interface Dial knob.) One-way Traffic Icon
(1/20 mile only)
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Map Screen Description
Rotate the Interface Dial knob to
change the map scale. Zooming in
increases the detail, while zooming out
gives you a wide area view. After
changing the scale, give the system a
few moments to update the display.
To view other map areas, move the
Interface Dial left, right, up, or down.
The map will shift in that direction. To
return the map to your current location,
press either the MAP/GUIDE, the
CANCEL , or the NAVI BACK button.
Displaying Current Location
You can see the current address,
latitude, longitude and elevation at any
time by doing one of the following:
Use the voice control system and say
“Display current location.”
Push in on the Interface Dial, select
Show Icon on Map , push in on the
Interface Dial again, and then move
the Interface Dial left to select the
CURRENT LOCATION .
The Current location screen will
appear on the display. NOTE:
The elevation will not appear when the
system is temporarily lacking proper
GPS information. Th
e system elevation
may not agree with elevations shown on
roadside elevation signs, and may
fluctuate plus or minus 100 feet or more.
You can save the current location in
your Address Book by doing one of the
Use the voice control system and say “Save current position.”
Push in on the Interface Dial and
select Save, and then push in on the
Interface Dial again.
Select Return to return to the previous