Honda Fit manuals

Honda Fit: Playing the AM/FM Radio

To Play the AM/FMRadio

To Play the AM/FMRadio

The ignition switch must be in the ACCESSORY (I) or ON (II) position.

Turn the system on by pushing the PWR/VOL knob or the AM/FM button (AM or FM button except Sport model). Adjust the volume by turning the same knob.

The band and frequency that the radio was last tuned to is displayed.

To change bands, press the AM/FM button (AM or FM button). On the FM band, ST will be displayed if the station is broadcasting in stereo.

Stereo reproduction in AM is not available.

To Select a Station

You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset buttons, and auto select.


Use the TUNE bar to tune to a desired frequency. Press the frequency, and the  side to tune to side of the bar to tune to a higher
frequency, and the a lower frequency. side to tune to
a lower frequency.


The seek function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the side of the SEEK bar, then release or
it. side of the SEEK bar, then release


The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the SCAN button, then release it.

You will see SCAN in the display.

The system will scan for a station with a strong signal. When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds.

If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN button again.


Each preset button (1 6) can store one station on AM, and two stations on FM.

1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. FM1 and FM2 let you store twelve stations.

2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune the radio to a desired station.

3. Pick a preset number (1 6), and hold it until you hear a beep.

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM.


If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area.

Press the A. SEL button. ‘‘A. SEL’’ flashes in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons.

You will see a ‘‘0’’ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for that preset button.

If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described.

To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL (auto select) button. This restores the presets you originally set.

Adjusting the Sound

Press the SOUND button repeatedly to display the equalizer (EQ) [Sport only], bass, treble, fader, balance, and speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC) settings.


Adjusts the bass.


Adjusts the treble.


Adjusts the front-to-back strength of the sound.


Adjusts the side-toside strength of the sound.

Eachmode is shown in the display as it changes. Turn the PWR/VOL knob to adjust the setting to your liking. When the level reaches the center, you will see a ‘‘’’ in the display.
’’ in the display.


Adjusts the volume level based on the vehicle speed.

On Sport model
EQ -

Selects the sound equalizer settings.

The system will return to the audio display about 5 seconds after you stop adjusting a mode.

Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)

The SVC mode controls the volume based on vehicle speed. The faster you go, the louder the audio volume becomes. As you slow down, the audio volume decreases.

The SVC has four modes; SVC OFF, SVC LOW, SVC MID, and SVC HIGH. Turn the PWR/VOL knob to adjust the setting to your liking. If you feel the sound is too loud, choose low. If you feel the sound is too quiet, choose high.

This function is set to MID as the default setting when the vehicle leaves the factory.

Equalizer Settings (EQ)

On Sport model
You can select any of five equalizer settings. The equalizer adjusts the frequency ranges to suit the music or your personal listening preferences.

NORMAL - The sound spectrum is leveled out for most types of music and general listening preferences.

BEATS - Emphasizes the low end of the sound spectrum.

VOCAL - Emphasizes the middle end of the sound spectrum.

SMOOTH - Emphasizes the high end of the sound spectrum.

GROOVE - Emphasizes the low and high ends of the entire spectrum for a ‘‘powerful’’ sound.

Audio System Lighting

You can use the instrument panel brightness control knob to adjust the illumination of the audio system). The audio system illuminates when the parking lights are on, even if the system is turned off.

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