Air Conditioning System Precaution

1. INITIALIZATION NOTICE:

• When disconnecting the negative (-) battery terminal, initialize the following system after the terminal is reconnected.

System Name

See Procedure

Power Window Control

See page IN-29

Sliding Roof System

• Perform the RESET MEMORY (AT initialization) when replacing the automatic transaxle assembly, engine assembly or ECM (See page AX-15).

• Perform the REGISTRATION (VIN registration) when replacing the ECM (See page ES-19).

HINT:

Initialization can not be completed by only removing the battery.

2. FOR USING INTELLIGENT TESTER

CAUTION:

Observe the following items for safety reasons:

• Read its instruction books before using the tester.

• Prevent the tester cable from being caught on the pedals, shift lever and steering wheel when driving with the tester connected to the vehicle.

• When driving the vehicle for testing purposes using the tester, two persons are required. One is for driving the vehicle, and the other operates the tester.

3. EXPRESSIONS OF IGNITION SWITCH

(a) The type of ignition switch used on this model differs according to the specifications of the vehicle. The expressions listed in the table below are used in this section.

Switch Type

Ignition Switch (position)

Engine Switch (condition)

Ignition Switch off

LOCK

Off

Expression

Ignition Switch on (IG)

ON

On (IG)

Ignition Switch on (ACC)

ACC

On (ACC)

Engine Start

START

Start

4. FOR USING BATTERY DURING INSPECTION

(a) While using the battery during inspection, do not bring the positive and negative tester probes too close to each other as a short circuit may occur.

5. DO NOT HANDLE REFRIGERANT IN AN ENCLOSED AREA OR NEAR NAKED FLAME

(a) Do not handle the refrigerant in an enclosed area or near naked flame.

6. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION

7. BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET LIQUID REFRIGERANT IN YOUR EYES OR ON YOUR SKIN

(a) If liquid refrigerant gets in your eyes or on your skin:

(1) Wash the area with lots of cool water. CAUTION:

Do not rub your eyes or skin.

(2) Apply clean petroleum jelly to the skin.

(3) Go immediately to a physician or hospital for professional treatment.

8. NEVER HEAT THE CONTAINER OR EXPOSE IT TO NAKED FLAME

9. BE CAREFUL NOT TO DROP THE CONTAINER OR APPLY PHYSICAL SHOCKS TO IT

10. DO NOT OPERATE THE COMPRESSOR WITHOUT ENOUGH REFRIGERANT IN THE REFRIGERANT SYSTEM

(a) If there is not enough refrigerant in the refrigerant system, oil lubrication will be insufficient and compressor burnout may occur. Necessary care should be taken to avoid this.

11. DO NOT OPEN HIGH PRESSURE MANIFOLD VALVE WHILE COMPRESSOR IS OPERATING

(a) If the high pressure valves are opened, refrigerant flows in the reverse direction and could cause the charging cylinder to rupture. Open and close only the low pressure valve.

12. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERCHARGE SYSTEM WITH REFRIGERANT

(a) If refrigerant is overcharged, it causes problems such as insufficient cooling, poor fuel economy, engine overheating etc.

13. DO NOT OPERATE ENGINE AND COMPRESSOR WITH NO REFRIGERANT

CAUTION:

Doing so may damage the inside of the compressor because the compressor parts always move regardless of whether the A/C system is turned on or off.

14. SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)

(a) This vehicle is equipped with an SRS

(Supplemental Restraint system) such as the driver, front passenger, side, curtain shield sir bags etc.. Failure to carry out service operation in the correct sequence could cause the SRS to unexpectedly deploy during servicing, possibly leading to a serious accident. Before servicing (including removal or installation of parts, inspection or replacement), be sure to read the precautionary notices (See page RS-1).

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