Audio System Lighting
You can use the instrument panel
brightness control dial to adjust the il-
lumination of the audio system (see
page 57). The audio system
illuminates when the parking lights
are on, even if the radio is turned off.
Your Acura's radio can receive the
complete AM and FM bands.
Those bands cover these frequen-
530 to 1,710 kilohertz
87.7 to 107.9 megahertz
Radio stations on the AM band are
assigned frequencies at least ten
kilohertz apart (530, 540, 550).
Stations on the FM band are
assigned frequencies at least 0.2
megahertz apart (87.9, 88.1, 88.3).
Stations must use these exact
frequencies. It is fairly common for
stations to round-off the frequency in
their advertising, so your radio could
display a frequency of 100.9 even
though the announcer may identify
the station as "FM101."
How well your Acura's radio receives
stations is dependent on many
factors, such as the distance from
the station's transmitter, nearby
large objects, and atmospheric
A radio station's signal gets weaker
as you get farther away from its
transmitter. If you are listening to an
AM station, you will notice the sound
volume becoming weaker, and the
station drifting in and out. If you are
listening to an FM station, you will
see the stereo indicator flickering off
and on as the signal weakens.
Eventually, the stereo indicator will
go off and the sound will fade
completely as you get out of range of
the station's signal.
Driving very near the transmitter of
a station that is broadcasting on a
frequency close to the frequency of
the station you are listening to can
also affect your radio's reception.
You may temporarily hear both
stations, or hear only the station you
are close to.
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