2017 Honda Accord Setup: Bluetooth, Audio Controls, Door Locks and More

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Ever wonder how to synch your smartphone to your car? Or how to change factory default settings to better suit your preferences? Here are a few tips to help you understand a few of the features available in your 2017 Honda Accord.

How to Set Up 2017 Accord Bluetooth for iPhone and Android Smartphones

Enjoy hands-free smartphone access in your new Accord by pairing your iPhone or Android device. If you’re pairing an iPhone:

  1. Turn on your Accord by pressing the start button twice
  2. Press YES when the touchscreen prompt reads, “No phone is paired to the system. Would you like to add a phone now?” OR Press the phone icon on your Accord’s touchscreen if the touchscreen does not prompt you with a question
  3. Go to Settings in your iPhone and turn on Bluetooth
  4. Press CONTINUE on your Accord’s touchscreen
  5. Select your iPhone on your Accord’s touchscreen and now your phone is paired
  6. On the next screen select ON if you would like to activate HondaLink Assist. HondaLink Assist will contact emergency services if you’re involved in an accident

If you’re pairing an Android:

  1. Turn on your Accord by pressing the start button twice
  2. Press YES when the touchscreen prompt reads, “No phone is paired to the system. Would you like to add a phone now?” OR Press the phone icon on your Accord’s touchscreen if the touchscreen does not prompt you with a question
  3. Go to Settings in your Android, then select Connections and set your Bluetooth to ON
  4. Select your Android on your Accord’s touchscreen
  5. Verify on your Android that you want to connect to the device by pressing OK
  6. On the next screen select ON if you would like to activate HondaLink Assist. HondaLink Assist will contact emergency services if you’re involved in an accident

How to Set Accord Radio Station Presets

Honda provides 12 presets for your FM, 6 presets for your AM, and 12 presets for SiriusXM Satellite radio. Follow the same steps for setting FM, AM, and Satellite radio presets.

  1. Turn on your Accord by pressing the start button twice
  2. Select the Audio icon on your Accord’s touchscreen
  3. Use the Tune, Seek, or Scan buttons to find the radio station you like
  4. When you find the radio station you like, press and hold one of the preset buttons and the radio station you will set

Honda Accord Audio Controls

You can access your radio presets and volume controls directly from your Accord’s steering wheel. The Left and Right Arrows on the left side of the steering wheel will tune to whatever stations you have as presets, and the Plus and Minus Signs will raise or lower the volume.

How to Customize 2017 Accord Door Lock Settings

Auto Door Lock
The factory default setting is to lock all the doors once you achieve 10 miles per hour. But you can change the default and have all the doors lock when you shift from park to drive. You can also disable the Auto Door Lock feature entirely. Here’s how:

  1. Turn on your Accord by pressing the start button twice
  2. Select Settings on your Accord’s touchscreen
  3. Select Vehicle on the next screen
  4. Select Door Setup
  5. Select Auto Door Lock and choose your preference: With Vehicle Speed; Shift from P; or, Off

Auto Door Unlock
The factory default setting is to unlock all the vehicle’s doors when you’ve finished driving and open the driver’s door. But you can change the default and have all the doors unlock when you shift to park or you can have all the doors unlock when you turn the ignition off. And just like with the Auto Door Lock feature, you can turn off the Auto Door Unlock feature entirely.

  1. Turn on your Accord by pressing the start button twice
  2. Select Settings on your Accord’s touchscreen
  3. Select Vehicle on the next screen
  4. Select Door Setup
  5. Select Auto Door Lock and choose your preference: All Doors When Driver’s Door Opens; All Doors When Shifted to Park; All Doors When Ignition Switched Off; Off

All of these steps are for the 2017 Honda Accord EX, if you have a different model or have any questions, just stop by South Bay Honda in Milpitas and we’ll show you how to use these features and more in your Honda.