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Sorry for being lazy for not going through the 12 inch thick manual but is there a way to disable the automatic sliders to do them manually?

The reason of this is because I was thinking of a car accident situation. (God forbid) Like when the Automatics don't work and your trying to get your kids out of danger quickly.

Is there a cranking mechanism somewhere in or out of the van? OR can it be done in a casual sense as well.
 

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Turn the switch to off and just use as a manual door. No need for cranking mechanism. The door should open easily manually. Please read the manual!!! Too many people don't and they look so surprised when things break due to lack of maintenance- i know way too many people who did not know you had to change fluids.
 

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Sorry for being lazy for not going through the 12 inch thick manual but is there a way to disable the automatic sliders to do them manually?
What if people here said sorry for being lazy to not answer you but you can find the answer in the owner's manual?

The manual has an index in the front and a detailed index in the back so that you don't have to read the whole of the 12 inch thick manual and if you use the stickied online one, you can actually search inside it for quick access to what ever you need.
 

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Hey Lazy, in this photo, you can see the sliding door buttons and the switch to turn them on and off. They are located to the left of the steering wheel. Make sure you let your chauffeur know.





 

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Sorry for being lazy for not going through the 12 inch thick manual but is there a way to disable the automatic sliders to do them manually?

The reason of this is because I was thinking of a car accident situation. (God forbid) Like when the Automatics don't work and your trying to get your kids out of danger quickly.

Is there a cranking mechanism somewhere in or out of the van? OR can it be done in a casual sense as well.
Read the manual...I have a full time job running my own dental practice and yet I managed to find enough time to read the thing cover to cover. Yes, that's unnecessary, but it only takes three minutes to find something in the index. And there's plenty of information about the power sliding doors in the manual. This forum is not to be used as your personal information guru. We're all here to help out with the quirks and more difficult questions that aren't in the manual. And by the way, the manual is about 1.5 inches thick. 12 inches is a little bit of a hyperbole.
 

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Read the manual...I have a full time job running my own dental practice and yet I managed to find enough time to read the thing cover to cover. Yes, that's unnecessary, but it only takes three minutes to find something in the index. And there's plenty of information about the power sliding doors in the manual. This forum is not to be used as your personal information guru. We're all here to help out with the quirks and more difficult questions that aren't in the manual. And by the way, the manual is about 1.5 inches thick. 12 inches is a little bit of a hyperbole.
To be fair don't assume everyone has your reading speed. I don't read fast and I don't read well either. Wife often tells me (I think she's kidding but not sure) that I'm not allowed to read to the kids because of how bad I am. She reads really fast.

Ok back on topic, I tried to open our van doors when it was delivered at the dealership and the battery was disconnected. I had to use more force than I expected!
I tried briefly with the switch to off, but I couldn't get the back latch to release...
 

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Don't forget to log on to Honda OwnerLink, register your vehicle, then download the PDF version of the owner's manual (also available on this site - just takes a quick search). Not only does it have a hyperlinked Table of Contents and Index, but the entire document is keyword searchable.
 

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The main problem is they made one owners manual instead of separate owners manuals for the various trim levels. I was shocked when I first saw the size of the owners manual before I realized that there were separate sections for the various trim levels.

I have a Touring Elite and many of the interior controls, including the audio-entertainment system is totally different than the LX. It would have been better if i didn't have to thumb through the LX specific pages to get to information pertinent to my trim level and vice versa.

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I just looked at the 2012 owners manual and it seems better organized than the 2011, which Honda probably rushed to meet production schedule of the new model van. The PDF file of the 2012 owners manual is over 70 MB so the graphics are definitely much more detailed.

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I just looked at the 2012 owners manual and it seems better organized than the 2011, which Honda probably rushed to meet production schedule of the new model van. The PDF file of the 2012 owners manual is over 70 MB so the graphics are definitely much more detailed.
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That is good news, that means I won't be that lazy to read it now. After all, it is just the occupants' safety what I'm worried about, Why do I have to read the manual? I'll just learn as I go :D

Off-topic, but this thread reminds me of this old post for some reason :p:

Furthermore, you actually have to get into a crash to get the benefits of the high crash safety ratings
 

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That is good news, that means I won't be that lazy to read it now. After all, it is just the occupants' safety what I'm worried about, Why do I have to read the manual? I'll just learn as I go :D
You sound like my wife. "Manual, what manual??"

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Read the manual...I have a full time job running my own dental practice and yet I managed to find enough time to read the thing cover to cover. Yes, that's unnecessary, but it only takes three minutes to find something in the index. And there's plenty of information about the power sliding doors in the manual. This forum is not to be used as your personal information guru. We're all here to help out with the quirks and more difficult questions that aren't in the manual. And by the way, the manual is about 1.5 inches thick. 12 inches is a little bit of a hyperbole.

You have a busy dental practice and you still have time to cruise the internet giving advise? And to boot you have a mini van. The OP should read the manual and you should practice more - my dentist and his wife drive BMW and Mercedes vehicles.
 

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You have a busy dental practice and you still have time to cruise the internet giving advise? And to boot you have a mini van. The OP should read the manual and you should practice more - my dentist and his wife drive BMW and Mercedes vehicles.

ALRIGHT GUYS SORRY FOR NOT READING THE MANUAL. geez.

I'm seating on my desk on break and the thought of this topic came about. I thought it was harmless, but ya'll are tripping about it.
 

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I'm seating on my desk on break and the thought of this topic came about. I thought it was harmless, but ya'll are tripping about it.
These guys drive minivans, so their lives are not really too exciting. Getting all worked up over a simple question is the highlight of many of our days!!
 

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These guys drive minivans, so their lives are not really too exciting. Getting all worked up over a simple question is the highlight of many of our days!!
Especially when they start out saying "Sorry for being lazy" ....

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I'm too lazy to read the thread, what's going on?


Shazzam, look at his sig, he has some sweet cars. I don't think the intent behind divulging his profession was to show he has more money. I have no clue what your point was when you mentioned the dentist and their rides.
 

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LOL. I just rated this thread with "5 stars", amusing nonetheless

OP, belated welcome to the Odyclub forums :D

PS: I have no idea what my dentist drives, I usually don't have much time to talk while my mouth is being abused under the high intensity lamp :(
 
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