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is a reminder to check the parking brake. Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires.

If the indicator remains lit after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, it can indicate a problem in the brake system. For complete information, see page

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Trunk-open Indicator

This light comes on if the trunk lid is not closed tightly.

Door-open Indicator

This light comes on if either door is not closed tightly.

Indicator Lights

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator

This light normally comes on when you turn the ignition ON (II) and goes off after the engine starts. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the Electric Power Steering system. If this happens, stop the car in a safe place and turn off the engine. Reset the system by restarting the engine, and watch the EPS light. If it does not go off, or comes back on again while driving, take the car to your dealer to have it checked. With the light on, the EPS is turned off, making the car harder to steer.

Supplemental Restraint System Indicator

This indicator lights when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a problem in the supplemental restraint system. For complete information, see page . 38

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator This light normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II), and when you push the START button. If this light comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the ABS. If this happens, take the car to your dealer to have it checked. With the light on, your car still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock.

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Indicator Lights

Turn Signal and Hazard Warning Indicators

The left or right turn signal light blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If the light does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out (see page ). Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signaling.

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When you turn on the Hazard Warning switch, both turn signal lights blink. All turn signals on the outside of the car should flash.

High Beam Indicator

This light comes on with the high beam headlights. See page for 53 information on the headlight controls.

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‘‘Daytime Running Lights’’ Indicator

Canadianmodelsonly This indicator lights when you turn the ignition switch to ON (II) with the headlight switch off and the parking brake set. It should go off if you turn on the headlights or release the parking brake. If it comes on at any other time, it means there is a problem with the DRL. There may also be a problem with the high beam headlights.

Immobilizer System Indicator

This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch ON (II). It will then go off if you have inserted a properly-coded ignition key. If it is not a properly- coded key, the indicator will blink and the engine will not start (see page

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This indicator also blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch from ON (II) to ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0).

Cruise Control Indicator

This lights when you set the cruise control. See page on operating the cruise control.

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Low Fuel Indicator

This light comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon.

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TEMPERATURE GAUGE

SPEEDOMETER

TACHOMETER

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Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). To protect the engine from damage, never drive with the tachometer reading in the red zone.

Speedometer This shows your speed in miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h).

SELECT BUTTON

Select Button The Select button switches the speedometer reading between miles per hour and kilometer per hour. It also changes the odometer and trip meters to read in miles or kilometers correspondingly. To change the readings, push the Select button and hold it until you hear a beep.

Temperature Gauge This shows the temperature of the engine’s coolant. During normal operation, the reading should be in the middle of the gauge. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, the reading may reach near the red mark. If it reaches the red mark, pull safely to the side of the road. Turn to page instructions and precautions on checking the engine’s cooling system.

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TRIP METER

FUEL GAUGE

TRIP BUTTON

Odometer The odometer shows the total dis- tance your car has been driven. It displays in miles and kilometers. It is illegal under U.S. federal law and Canadian provincial regulations to disconnect, reset, or alter the odometer with the intent to change the number of miles or kilometers indicated.

ODOMETER

SELECT BUTTON

Fuel Gauge This shows how much fuel you have. It is most accurate when the car is on level ground. It may show slightly more or less than the actual amount when you are driving on curvy or hilly roads.

Avoid driving with an extremely low f uel level. Running out of f uel could cause the engine to misf ire, damaging the catalytic converter.

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Trip Meter This meter shows the number of miles or kilometers driven since you last reset it.

There are two trip meters, Trip A and Trip B. Switch between Trip A and Trip B by pressing the TRIP button repeatedly. Each trip meter works independently, so you can keep track of two different distances.

To reset a trip meter, display it and then press and hold the TRIP button until you hear a beep and the number resets to 0.0.

Maintenance Required Indicator

MAINTENANCE REQUIRED INDICATOR

This indicator reminds you that it is time to take your car in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the Maintenance Schedules for Normal and Severe Driving Conditions on pages

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When the distance driven since the last scheduled maintenance reaches 6,000 miles (9,600 km), the indicator starts blinking. If you exceed 7,500 miles (12,000 km), the indicator stays on.

Your dealer will reset the indicator when they perform the scheduled maintenance. If someone else performs the maintenance, reset the indicator yourself.

To reset the maintenance required indicator, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, then press and hold the trip meter reset button while you turn the ignition switch ON. Continue holding the button until the indicator resets (the indicator light goes out).

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Controls Near the Steering Wheel

The two levers on the steering column contain controls for driving features you use most often. The left lever controls the turn signals, headlights, and high beams. The right lever controls the windshield washers and wipers.

The engine start button and the remote audio controls are under the left air vent.

The instrument panel brightness control is in the lower left corner of the speedometer.

The cruise control master switch is to the left of the steering column.



To use the horn, press the pad around the ‘‘H’’ logo.

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HEADLIGHTS/TURN SIGNALS (P.53)

INSTRUMENT PANEL BRIGHTNESS (P.54)

REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER BUTTON (P.57)

REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS (P.113)

ENGINE START BUTTON (P.135)

HOOD RELEASE HANDLE (P.122)

HORN *

CRUISE CONTROL MASTER SWITCH (P.115)

WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS (P.55)

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Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Headlights

If you leave the lights on with the ignition switch in ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0), you will hear a reminder tone when you open the driver’s door.

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The rotating switch on the left lever controls the lights. Turning this switch to the ‘‘ on the parking lights, taillights, instrument panel lights, side-marker lights, and rear license plate lights. Turning the switch to the ‘‘ ’’ position turns on the headlights.

To change from low beams to high beams, push the turn signal lever forward until you hear a click. The blue high beam indicator will light (see page ). To return to low beams, pull the turn signal lever back.

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To flash the high beams, pull the turn signal lever back lightly, then release it. The high beams will come on and go off. The high beams will stay on for as long as you hold the lever back, no matter what position the headlight switch is in.

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Controls Near the Steering Wheel

Instrument Panel Brightness

The display dims when the parking lights or headlights are turned on. Adjust the brightness to the desired level with the headlight switch off, and also with the headlight switch on. Both settings will remain at those levels until you change them.

With the headlight switch on, you can switch the display to full daytime brightness by pushing and holding the button to return the display to the original brightness.

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BUTTON

The buttons in the lower left corner of the instrument panel adjust the brightness of the display in five steps. Push the to see the full range.

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