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Daytime Running Lamps Daytime Running Lamps (Dm) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions, but they can be especially helpful in the short periods after dawn and before sunset. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel monitors the exterior light level for the operation of DlU and twilight sentinel, so .be sure it isn’t covered. The DRL system will make your low-beam headlamps come on at a reduced brightness when:


The ignition is on,


0 The headlamp switch is OFF and The transaxle is not in PARK (P).


When the DRL are on, only your low-beam headlamps will be on. The taillamps, sidemarker and other lamps won’t be on. Your instrument panel won’t be lighted either. When it’s dark enough outside, your low-beam headlamps will change to full brightness. The other lamps that come on with your headlamps will also come on. When it’s bright enough outside, the regular lamps will go off, and your low-beam headlamps change to the reduced brightness of DRL.


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To idle your vehicle with the DIU off, shift the transaxle into PARK (P). The DRL will’ stay off until YOU Shift Out Qf PARK (P).


At night, you can turn off all exterior lamps when you are in PARK (P) by moving the twilight sentinel control all the way to MIN.


in gear.


If it was on MIN, move the control to the right to turn it on, then back to “ 4 . The lamps will come back on when you put the transaxle Twilight sentinel will keep your headlamps on for up to three minutes, to light your way when you leave YOU vehicle. See “Twilight Sentinel” later in this section to learn how to operate this feature. As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system when you need it.


Fog Lamps


Twilight Sentinel


The switch for your fog lamps is in front of the front reading lamps.


Push in the headlamp switch to turn your headlamps off. Turn the twilight sentinel knob located behind the headlamp switch toward MAX.


An indicator light in the switch will glow when the fog lamps are on. Your headlamps must be on low beams or your parking lamps must be on for your fog lamps to work.


At night, you can turn off all exterior lamps when you are in PARK (P) by moving the twilight sentinel control all the way to MIN. If it was on MIN, move the control to the right to turn it on, then back to MIN. The lamps will come back on when you turn the knob toward MAX. Twilight sentinel will keep your headlamps on for up to three minutes, to light your way when you leave your vehicle.


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To operate twilight sentinel, turn the control to MAX for the three minute delay. Turn it the other way to reduce the delay. Turn the control to MIN to turn twilight sentinel off. Also, it's possible that your headlamps m y go out if , . :' you drive from a dark area into a bright area like a ' lighted parking lot. If this happens, turn on your headlamps with the regular headlamp switch. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel .Intensity/Brightness Control You can brighten or dim your instrument cluster lights by turning the headlamp switch. Turn the switch clockwise to brighten the instrument cluster lights and displays. Turn the switch clockwise all the way t'o turn on the interior courtesy lamps. Turn the switch counterclockwise to dim the instrument cluster lights and displays and to turn off the courtesy lamps. Delayed Illumination When you open the door, the interior lamps will come on. When you close the door with the ignition off, the for 25 seconds or until the interior lamps will stay on ignition is turned to an on position. Please note that


locking the doors will override the delayed illumination feature and the lamps will turn off right away. Theater Dimming This feature allows for a thee to five-second fade out of the courtesy lamps instead of immediate turn off. Exit Lighting With this feature, the interior lamps will come on for 25 seconds after you remove the key from the ignition. This will give you time to fhd the door pull handle or lock switches. Illuminated Entry (Option) When you lift the handle of either front door, a Imp will glow around the door lock. This will help you insert the door key at night. The lamps inside your vehicle will also go on. These lamps will go off after about 25 seconds, or when you start your engine. These lamps will also go on when you press any button on the optional Remote Keyless Entry transmitter. If a door is left ajar, your interior lamps will turn off after 10 minutes to save your battery.


Front Reading Lamps


Rear Reading Lamps


These lamps and the interior courtesy lamps will come on when you open the doors.


These overhead lamps and the interior courtesy lamps will come on when you open the doors,


To turn on a reading lamp when the doors are closed, press either switch. Press it again to turn the lamp off. TO avoid draining your vehicle’s battery, be sure to turn off the reading lamps when leaving your vehicle.


To turn on the reading lamp when the door is closed, slide the switch up. Slide it down to turn off the lamp. Inadvertent Load Protection This feature shuts off the courtesy, reading, trunk, glove box and visor variity mirror lamps, if any are left on for more than 10 minutes when the ignition is OFF. This will keep your battery from running down.


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Mirrors Iwide Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror


Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (Option)


When you are sitting in a comfortable driving position, adjust the mirror so you can see clearly behind your car. Grip the mirror in the center tomove it up or down and side to side. The day-night adjustment allows you to adjust the mirror to avoid glare from the headlamps behind you. Pull the tab f6mard for daytime use. Push it back for night use.


Your Pontiac may have an automatic electrochromic day/night rearview mirror. This mirror automatically changes to reduce glare from headlamps behind you A photocell on the back of the mirror senses when it is becoming dark outside. Another photocell built into the mirrur surface, senses when headlamps are behind you.


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Cleaning the Photocells Use a cotton swab and glass cleaner to clean the when photocells necessary. Manual Remote Control. Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted can just see the side of your vehicle when you are sitting in a comfortable driving position. Adjust the driver's side outside mirror with the control lever on the driver's door. in the driver's To adjust your passenger's side mirror, sit seat and have a passenger adjust the mirror for you.


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At night, when the glare is too high, the mirror will gradually darken to reduce glare (this change may take a few seconds). The mirror will return to its clear daytime state when the glare is reduced. Press the button at the base of the mirror to turn on the automatic feature. The button has an indicator light to show it is on. Press the button again to turn the automatic off. Time Delay The automatic mirror has a time delay feature which prevents unnecessary switching from the night back to the day position. This delay prevents rapid changing of the mirror as you drive under lights ind through traffic. Reverse Gear Day Mode The reverse day mode is another important feature of the electrochromic mirror. When you shift into REVERSE (R), the mirror changes to the day mode. This gives you a bright image in the mirror as you back up.


Power Remote Control Mirrors (Option)


A control lever on the driver’s door controls both outside rearview mirrors.



Convex Outside Mirror You passenger’s ‘side mirror is convex. A convex mirror’s. surface is curved so you can see more from the


driver’s seat. A CAUTION:


A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes.


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’ Turn the lever to the left to select rearview mirror, or to the right to select the passenger’s side rearview mirror. Then push the lever in the direction of the desired movement to adjust each &ur so that you can see the side of the vehicle when you are sittirag in a comfortable driving position. To lock the control, turn the lever to the center position. This will keep the mirror &om moving if. the switch is accidentally bumped.


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Storage Compartments Glove Box Use the door key to lock and unlock the glove box. To open, lift the latch release on the left side of the glove box door. Card Holder (Option)


Center Console Cupholder/Coinholder (Option)


The front doors on some vehicles have a card holder for convenient storage of business cards or parking lot ticket stubs. The card holder has space for business cards.


up to five regular


Press the button at the front edge to open the armrest storage area for cassette tapes, gloves, etc. A cupholder flips forward for use.


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Overhead Cormsole


Door Cupholder


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Storage Compartment (Option)


Some models have a storage compartment for glasses in your overhead console. Press the release button to lower the door. Place your glasses inside the door. To close the door, raise it and press it into position.


The front doors provide space for holding a cup or soft drink.


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Rear Storage Compartment Your Pontiac has a rear storage armrest with cupholders and a pass-through feature.


Pull down the interior door to access the trunk.


Lift the rear of the armrest to reveal the storage space.


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,Accessory Power Outlet On models with the overhead console, there is a 12-volt ignition-fed outlet. Slide the cover aside to access the outlet.


NOTICE:


Adding some electrical equipment to your vehicle can damage it or keep other things from working as they should. This wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Check with your dealer before adding electrical equipment; and never use anything requiring more than 15 amps.


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Your vehicle may have a convenience net. You'll see it just inside the back wall of the trunk. Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. For heavier loads, store them in the trunk as far forward as YOU can. You can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you're not using: it.


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Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter To us6 a lighter, just push the center in all the way and let it go. When it ‘is ready the center will pop back by itself. Pull out the entire unit to use it.


NOTICE:


NOTICE:


Don’t put papers and other things that burn into .your ashtrays. If you do, cigarettes or other smoking materials could set them on fire, causing damage.


Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand while it is heating. If you do, it won’t be able to back away from the heating element when it’s ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element.


Sun Visors To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You can also remove them from the center mount and swing them to the side, while the auxiliary sunshade remains to block glare from the front.


Lift the cover to reveal the front ashtray. To clean the ashtray, lift it out by pulling on the snuffer. On models without a console, there’s an ashtray/cupholder under the instrument panel. To clean the ashtray, lift it out by pulling up on the tabs on either side. It snaps back into place. To open the rear ashtrays, lift the cover.


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Visor Vanity Mirror


Air Inflator System


Open the cover to expose the vanity mirror. If your vehicle has the optional lighted vanity mirrors, the lamps come on when you open the cover. You can adjust the brightness of the lamps by moving the switch,


Some vehicles have an air inflator for use in maintaining proper air pressure for the tires. The air inflator is located in the trunk. The ON switch will work only with the ignition on.


If you want to stop the sunroof in a partially open position, lightly press the switch again. To completely open the sunroof, press the switch rearward again. The sunshade can also be opened by hand. To close the sunroof, press and hold the control switch forward to close the glass panel and sunshade. When the sunroof is in the closed position, press the control switch forward to sunshade by hand. Press the switch rearward to close the rear vent. Your sunroof provides an airy, spacious feel to your vehicle's interior and can also increase ventilation. It includes a sliding glass panel and a sliding sunshade. The control switch will work only when the ignition is on or during Retained Accessory Power, option. See "Retained Accessory Power" in the Index.


the vent position. Open the


if you have that


Inflating something too much can make it explode, and you or others could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure.


The air inflator comes with a kit that includes a 20-foot (6.1 m) hose and ,an air pressure gage, as well as instructions and special adapters for inflating things like an air mattress or a basketball. Sunroof (Option)


Your Bonneville may be equipped with an express-open sunroof. Press the control switch rearward and release it to open the glass panel and sunshade.


Instrument Panel


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1. Twilight Sentinelmeadlamp Switch 2. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever 3. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 2 ,,: '14. Instrument Cluster/Gages . ..


; , 5 . Audio System Steering Wheel Controls 6. Ignition Switch 7. Air Outlet


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8. Climate Control System 9. Passenger's Side Air Bag 10. Glove Box 11. Audio System 12. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch 13. Driver's Side SRS Air Bag 14. Hood Release


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Instrument Panel Clusters Your -ent fast you’re going, how much fuel you’re using, and many other Your Pontiac is equipped with one of these instrument panel clusters, which includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages.


panel clusters are designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll h o w how


things you’ll need to drive safely and economically.


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Cluster with Compass and Gages


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Trip Odometer The trip odometer can tell you how far you have driven since you last reset it.


Speedometer and Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). The odometer and trip odometer are displayed in the Driver Information Center on vehicles so equipped. If you see Your Pontiac has a tamper resistant odometer. silver lines between the numbers, you’ll know that someone has probably tried to turn it back, so the numbers may not be true. You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. If the new one can be set to the mileage total of the old odometer, then it must be. But if it can’t, then it’s set at zero and a label must be put the driver’s door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed.


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To set it to zero:


On vehicles with the Driver Information Center, press the button labeled TRIP. On vehicles with the LAMP MONITOR, the button is next to the trip odometer. Push and release in a . smooth, continuous motion until all zeroes appear.


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Tachometer (Option)


The tachometer shows your engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Do not run your engine at speeds in the red area.


Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Waming lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning lights and gages could &so save YOU or others from iniurv.


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Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. As you will see in the details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they’re working. If you are familiar with this section, you should not be alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there’s a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly -- and even dangerous. So please get to know your warning lights and gages. They’re a big help. Your vehicle may also have a driver information center that works along with the w,arning lights and gages. See “Driver Information Center’’ in the Index.


Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about eight seconds to remind people to fasten their safety belts.



The safety belt light will also come on and stay on for about 70 seconds. If the driver’s belt is already buckled, neither the chime nor the light will come on.


Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag moduIes, the wiring and the crash sensing ahd diagnostic module. For more infomation on the air bag system, see “Air Bag” in the Index.


You will see this light flash for a few seconds when you turn your ignition to ,RUN or STmT. Then the light should go out. This means the system is ready.


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If the air bag readiness light doesn’t come on when you start your vehicle, or stays on, or comes on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away.


Battery Light


This light will come on briefly When you start the vehicle: as a check'to show you it is working; thenlit should go .out.


Voltmeter


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You may have a voltmeter unless you have the supercharged engine.


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If it stays on, or comes on while you axe driving, you may have a problem with the electrical ,chatging system. It could indicate that you have a generator problem or another electrical system problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could drain your battery. If you must drive a short distance with the light on, be oertain to turn off all your accessories, such as the radio and, climate control system; Some clusters with gages do not have a battery warning light. They have a CHECK GAGES warning to indicate a problem. Vehicles with- the supercharged enginealso have a similar battery warning light.


When the engine is running, the gage shows the coqdition of the charging system. Readings outside the red warning zone indicate the normal operating range. Readings in the red warning zone indicate a pos'sible problem in the electrical system. The CHECK GAGES light will also come on, and a warning chime will sound. Have your vehicle serviced immediately. when your engine is not running, but the ignition (in the RUN position), the gage shows your battery's state of charge in DC volts.


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Brake System Warning Light If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away.


(a) This light should come on


when you turn the ignition key to START. If it doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.


,BRAKE


If the light and chime come on while you are driving, pull off the road and stop carefully. You may notice that the pedal is harder to push. Or, the pedal may go closer to the floor. It may take longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed You Vehicle” in the Index.)


for service. (See “Towing


A CAUTION:


Your brake system may not be working properly if the brake system warning light is on. Driving with the brake system warning light on can lead to an accident. If the light is still on after you’ve pulled off the road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service.


When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brike doesn’t release fully. If you try to drive off with the parking brake set, a chime will also come on until you release the parking brake. If the light and chime stay on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem.


Anti-Lock Brake System Warhing Light With the anti-lock brake system, &is fight will come on when you start your ,engine and may stay on for several seconds. That’s normal.


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If the light stays on, turn the ignition off. Or, if the light comes on when you’re driving, stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you’re driving, your Pontiac needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn’t on, you still have brakes, but YOU don’t have anti-lock brakes. If the regular brake system warning light is’ also on, YOU don’t have anti-lock brakes and there’s a problem with your regular brakes. See “Brake System Warning Light” earlier in this part. The anti-lock brake system warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn’t come on then, have‘it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.


Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)


This warning light should come on briefly as you start the engine. If the warning light doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.


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If it stays on, or comes on when you’re mvmg, there may be a problem with your traction control system and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.


The traction control system warning light may come on for the following reasons:


If you turn the system off by pressing the button located on the center console,the warning light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on, press the button again. The warning light should go off. (See “Traction Control System” in the Index for more information.)


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related to traction control, the traction control system will turn off and the warning light will come on. your brakes begin to overheat, the traction control system will turn off and the warning light will come an until your brakes cool down. If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on.


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If the traction control system warning light comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service.


Low Coolant Warning Light


Engine Coolant Temperature Gage


If you have this light and it comes on, your system may be low on coolant and the engine may overheat.


LOW


COOLANT


This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the red ,area, your engine is too hot! The CHECK GAGES light will go on and a warning chime will sound, if you have this option.


Check to see if the level is low at the recovery tank, and add coolant if necessary. If the level is not low, have your low coolant warning system serviced. See “Engine Coolant” in the Index. The LOW COOLANT warning light will also come on is not when you turn on the ignition, but your engine running, as a check to show you it is working. If it doesn’t come on then, have it fixed right away. After the buIb check, the light will go out for 20 seconds. If the light comes back on after 20 seconds, the system may be low on ,coolant. See “Engine Coolant’’ in the Index.


If you It means that your engine coolant has overheated. normal driving have been ‘operating your vehicle under conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn ,off the engine as soon as possible. In the section “Problems on the Road,” this manual explains what to do. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.


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Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)


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Your Pontiac is equipped with.a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems.


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If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty.


This system is called OBD 11 (On-Board Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. (In Canada, OBD 11 is replaced by Enhanced Diagnostics.) The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated system before any problem is apparent, which may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction.


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This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If ,the light doesn't come on, have it repaired. This light will also come on during a malfunction in one of two ways:


Light Flashing -- A misfire condition has been detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and may damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service is required. Light On Steady -- An emission control system malfunction has been detected on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required.


If the Light Is Flashing The following may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle:


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hauled as soon as it is possible.


If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “E the Light Is On Steady” following. If the light continues to flash,, when it is safe to do so, stop the vehicle. Put your vehicle in PARK (P), Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see “If the Light Is On Steady” following. If the light i s still flashing follow the previous steps, and drive the vehicle to your dealer qualified service center for service.


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If the Light Is On Steady You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction b’y considering the following: Did you just put fuel into your vehicle? If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. This will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips should turn the light off. Rid you just drive through a deep puddle of water? If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off.


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Are you low on fuel? As your engme starts to run out of fuel, your engine may of not run as’ efficiently as designed since small- amounts air are sucked into the fuel line causing a misfire. The system can detect this. Adding fuel should correct this condition. Make sure to install the fuel cap properly. It will take a few driving ,trips Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel (see “Fuel” in the Index). Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration or stumbling on acceleration. (These ’ conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the light to Imn on. If you experience this condition, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one proper fuel to turn the light off. If none of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment. and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed.


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Engine Oil Pressure 1,ig.ht


If you have a problem with your oil, this light may stay on after you start your engine, or come on when you are driving.


This may indicate that oil is not going through your engine quickly enough to keep it cool. the engine could be low on oil, or could have some other oil problem. If you are driving, carefully pull over and stop to check the oil level. See “Checking Engine Oil” in the Index. If the engine oil is low, add oil as required. See “Adding Engine Oil” in the Index.


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Don't keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do,. your engine can become so hot that it catches fire. You or others could be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced.


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Check Oil Level Warning Light


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This light indicates when the engine oil level is 1 to 1 1/2 quarts (0.95 L to 1.4 L) low. It will go on for one to three seconds when the ignition is turned to the RUN position, as a bulb check to show you that the system is working.


If the light doesn't come on, have your oil level warning svstem serviced.


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Even if you have a low oil level, the light will go off for 15 to 20 seconds. Then, if the oil level is low, and it has been at least eight minutes since your engine was last running, the CHECK OIL LEVEL light will come on for 20 to 40 seconds. The eight-minute delay allows the majority of the oil to drain back into the oil pan and prevent a false low condition. If the CHECK OIL LEVEL warning comes on, the oil level should be checked at the oil dipstick. If the level is low, the engine oil should be brought up to the proper level. See “Engine Oil” in the Index. After restoring the proper level and waiting for the eight-minute drainback, the key can be turned to the RUN position and the CHECK OIL LEVEL warning light should only come on as a bulb check.


Oil Pressure Gage


The oil pressure gage shows the engine oil pressure in psi (pounds per square inch) when the engine is rwmhg. Canadian vehicles indicate pressure in kPa (kiloPascals).


Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, outside temperature and oil viscosity, but readings above the red warning zone indicate the normal operating range. A reading in the red zone may be caused by a,’ dangerously low oil level or other problem causing low oil pressure. The CHECK GAGES light will go on and. a warning [email protected] will sound, if you have this option. Driving your vehicle with low oil pressure can cause extensive ,engine, damage.


Low Washer Fluid Warning Light


This light will come on when your windshield washers are working 'and the fluid container is less than one-third full.


WASHER FLUID


Check Gages Warning


Light (Option) This light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine.


CHECK GAG.ES


Driving without washer fluid canbe dangerous. A bad mud splash can block your vision. You could collide with another vehicle. Check your washer fluid often, and add only the proper fluid. See "Windshield Washer Fluid" in the Index.


If the light comes on and stays on while you are driving, check your gages for fuel, coolant temperature, okl pressure or voltage. This light will stay on if your engine is not running.


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Boost Gage (Option)


Fuel Gage Your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left, when the ignition is on. When the gage reads in the yellow band, a warning chime will sound and the CHECK GAGES warning light will go on, if you have this option. Here are some things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage:


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At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads FULL (F). It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the gage indicated. For example, the gage may have indicated the tank was half full, but it actually took a little more or less than half the tank's capacity to fill the tank.


0 The gage moves a little when you turn a corner,


speed up, or make a hard stop. The gage doesn't go back to EMPTY (E) when you turn off the ignition. If you have the large span (220") gage, the needle moves more for a given amount of fuel. This does not indicate excessive fuel consumption, and is normal.


Vehicles equipped with the supercharged engine have this boost gage that indicates vacuum during light to. moderate throttle and boost under heavier throttle. The gage displays the air pressure level in psi going into the engine's combustion chamber. The gage is automatically centered at zero psi every time the engine is started. Actual vacuum or boost is displayed from this zero point. Changes in ambient pressure, such as driving in mountains and changing weather, will slightly change the zero reading.


Head-Up. Display ( O p t h )


If the HUD image is too bright, or too high in .your field of view, it may take you more time to see things you need to see when it's dark outside. Be sure to keep the HUD image dim and placed low in your field of view.


If you have the optional Head-Up Display (HUD), you can see some of the driver information also mailable on your instrument panel cluster. The infomation may be displayed in English or metric units and appears as a reflection on the wjndshield. The HUD shows:


Speedometer reading Turn signal indicators High-beam indicator symbol CHECK GAGES message (for law oil pressure, high coolant temperature, low oil level and low fuel)


0 Low fuel warning symbol.


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CHECK GAGES


km/h MPH


HWD shows these images when they are lighted on the instrument panel. When you sit straight in your seat, the HUD image will appear slightly to the right. When the ignition key is turned to RUN, all possible HUD images will come on, then the Head-Up Display will operate normally,,


If you never look at your instrument panel, you may not see something important, such as a warning light. So be sure to scan your displays and controls and the driving environment just as you would in a vehicle without HUD.


NOTICE: Although the HUD image appears to be near the front of the vehicle, do not use it as a parking aid. The HUD was not designed for that purpose. If you try to use it that way, such as in a parking lot, you may misjudge distance and run into something.



The HUD controls are located to the left of the steering column. 1. Start your engine and slide the HUD dimmer control


all the way up. The brightness of the HUD image is determined by whether the headlamp switch is on or off, and where you have set the HUD dimmer control.


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2. Adjust the seat, if necessary, b’efore setting the


height control. Slide the ADJUST (image height) cimtrol all the way up, raising the image as far ,as possible. Then slide the HUD image height control down so the image is as low as possible but in full view.


3. Slide the dimmer control downward until the HUD


image is no brighter than necessary. To turn the HUD off, slide the HUB dimmer coptrol all the way down. If the sun comes out, or it becomes cloudy, ur if you turn on your headlamps, you may need to adjust them brightness using the HUD ciirrmer co&ol. Polarizing sunglasses could make the HUD image harder to see. Pushing $he uptional ENG/MET (English/metric) button on the instrument panel cluster will switch the HUD speedometer from English (conventional) to metric units, or back again. Clean the inside of the windshield as needed to remove any dirt or film -that reducesthe sharpness CJT clarity of the HUD image.


Spray household glass cleaner on a soft, clean cloth. Wipe the HUD lens gently, then dry it. Do not spray cleaner directly on the lens, because the cleaner fluid could leak inside the unit if you do. If you can’t see the HUD image when the ignition is on, check to see if: 0 The headlamps are on.


Anything is covering the HUD unit.


0 The HUD dimmer control is adjusted correctly. The HUD image is adjusted to the proper height.


0 A fuse in the fuse panel may be blown. See “Fuses


and Circuit Breakas” in the Index.


If the F€WR image is not clear it could be too bright, move the HUD dimmer control further downward. You may need to clean the windshield and HUD lens. Your windshield is part of the HUD system. If you ever have to have a new windshield, be sure to get one designed for WUD. If you don’t, the HUD image may look blurred and out of focus.


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If you have the Driver Information Center, important safety and maintenanc,e facts. When you turn the ignition on, the entire center lights up for a few seconds. Then it goes to work.


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CHECK OIL LEVEL: This message could mean your oil level is low. If it comes on for more than three seconds, see "Check Oil Level Warning Light" . ~. in the Index. WASHER FLUID: This message means your washer fluid tank is less than about 30% full. 'The windshield portion of the vehicle outline will also glow. If these come on, see "Windshield Washer Fluid" in the Index. LOW COOLANT This message means your coolant level has fallen on, see "Engine Coolant" in the Index. CHECK GAGES: If this light comes on and stays on while you are driving, check your gages for fuel, coolant temperature, oil pressure or battery voltage.


to about half full. If it comes


SECURITY: You'll get a DOOR AJAR message if a door is not fully closed. The vehicle outline will show you which door it is. You will also get a HOOD AJAR or TRUNK AJAR message if the hood or the trunk isn't fully closed. The vehicle outline will also show you these are ajar. , .. , .. . ;,. . . ,--. . , ( / , , : - I . . . .! _. - :


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Headlamp (Low and High Beam) tun^ Signal/Parking/Stop Parking Lampsidemkker Brake Lamp and Center High-Mounted Stoplamp qE2ack-Up Lamp Taillarnp/Turn/Sidemarker/license


If a bulb is out, you will see a message, such as 'PARK LAMB, and you will also see where the problem is on the vehicle outline. The message stays on until the problem is fixed. See "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index for bulb details. If a burned-out bulb is replaced, the warning light will . stay on until the bulb is used. ,


Bulbs Monitored


Message Hi-Beam Lamp ...... Both Headlamp High Beams Head Lamp ........... Both Headlamp Low Beams Turn Signal ............... 1 Front Left Turnpark 1 Front Right Turnpark 2 Rear Left Turdstop 2 Rear Right Turn/Stop


Back-up .................... Tail ..............................


. 2 Back-Up Lamps 4TailOnly 4 Stop/Tail/Turn 2 License Plate


Right Rear Sidemarker Left Rear Sidemarker Brake Lamp ............... 4 Rear Stop/Tail/Turn 1 Center High-Mounted Stop Park Lamp ....................... 2 Front Park Right Sidemarker Left Sidemarker


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Electronic Compass (Option)


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The earth's magnetic field is not always the same direction as true north as we know it. a zone number to tell the compass the difference between magnetic and actual north. This tells the compass where in the country you are driving The compass shows the zone number you turn your key on. This is shown above. The number is turned off after a few seconds. The compass remembers your zone, so you only have to change it if you drive to a.new zone on the map. The compass adjusts only a small amount for each zone, so you may not notice a difference if you drive from one zone to the next one, until you cross several zones.


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Locate your zone number on the map above. If your number is different than the one shown when you turn the key on, follow the steps to change your zone number. If you live on the line, you can pick the zone area you are most likely to drive in. (In Alaska use Zone 9 or 10. In Hawaii use Zone 7).


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Press and hold the MODE button until zone and the zone number appear. Release the MODE button. Press the MODE button until your number appears. In a few seconds, the zone number and ZONE turn off, and the new zone number is remembered by the compass.


Calibrating the Compass


/CALIBRATE


Sometimes, strong magnetic fields can affect the compass. If the CALIBRATE light comes on as shown above, try calibrating the compass as follows: 1. Drive the car to an open, flat area. ' 2. Press and hold the MODE button until the


CALIBRATE light reappears.


3. Release the MODE button. The heading display will


start to rotate.


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All electronic compasses need to know profile of your car. This is called calibration and is done automatically by your compass. But, the feature is available if you would like to manually calibrate.


the magnetic


4. Drive the car in small circles. Don't drive faster than


10 mph (16 km/h).


5. Drive in circles until the CALIBRATE light goes


out. It usually takes one


to five circles.


6. Your compass should be calibrated. You will know


this when the direction bars are on and the CALIBRATE light is off.


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The rear defog system can affect accuracy, and the compass corrects for the reatdefog. However, if the rear defbg is turned on while making sharp turns, the accuracy may be off. When you hun the rear defog off again, the accuracy returns .Do not turn on the r e s defog if you are trying to calibrate. The systemwill not allow the calibration. You will hear the chime, and CALIBRATE will flash for a few seconds. Be aware that metal objects are sometimes buried in the ground. They can affect accuracy and you may not know they are there. As an example, many concrete roads have metal reinforcements inside.


Compass Accuracy Your compass may show different headings around bridges, power lines, large metal objects and steep hills. This is normal and is true of compasses in general. like golf clubs in the trunk If yhu -put large metal objects they could affect accuracy. If the accuracy is close, the compass will adapt to these objects over time. If you use ah antenna with a magnetic base, it is best to mount it away from the center of the trunk near the rear window.


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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems


In this section you'll find out how to operate the comfort Standard Climate Control System control and audio systems offered with your Pontiac. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. Comfort Controls This section tells you how to make yo'ur air system work for you. Your comfort control system uses ozone-friendly R- 134a refrigerant. With these systems, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your Pontiac. Your vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system described later in this section.


Fan Knob The left knob is the fan knob and selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. The fan will always run unless the right control knob is turned to OFF. The fan must be on to run the air conditioning compressor.


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Temperature Knob 12 BI-LEVEL: This setting directs air into your The center control regulates the temperature of the air vehicle in two ways. Cool air is directed to the upper coming through the system. Turn it toward the blue area portion of your body through the middle instrument for cooler air. Turn it toward the red area for w m e r air. panel outlets while warmed. air is directed to the floor. d VENT: This setting directs airflow through the Mode Knob middle instrument panel outlets. The air conditioning' The right control has settings for air conditioning and compressor is not working when VENT is selected. non-air conditioning modes. The mode control allows I ! HEATER: This se&ng directs warmed air through you to choose the direction of air delivery. the floor outlets. Some warm air is' diverted to the MAX: This setting provides maximum cooling with the windshield to minimize fogging. w. least amount of work. MAX recircdates much of the air +H DEFOG: his setting directs &to ~e HEATER inside your vehicle so it cools quickly. outlets and toward the windshield. Mc: his setting cools the air entering your vehicle 9 DEFROST: This setting directs most of the air and directs it through the instrument panel outlets. The air conditioning compressor operates in all air conditioner positions.


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Electronic Climate Control System (Option)


Fan Button The button with the fan symbol adjusts the fan speed. Press the up arrow to increase fan speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. Temperature Button The TEMP button changes the temperature of the air coming through the system. Press the up arrow for warmer air and the down arrow for cooler air.


Mode Button Press this button to deliver air through the floor, middle or windshield outlets. The system will stay in the selected mode until the MODE or AUTO button is pushed. Press the up arrow to cycle through the available modes. Automatic Operation When the system is set for AUTO, sensors will control the air delivery mode. Air will come from the floor, vary middle and windshield outlets. The fan speed will as the system maintains the selected temperature setting. To find your comfort zone, start with 75°F (24°C) temperature setting, allow about 20 minutes for the system to regulate. Press the TEMP button up or down to adjust the temperature setting if necessary. If you choose the temperature setting of 60°F (15 "C), the system will remain at that maximum cooling setting and will not regulate the fan speed. If you choose the temperature setting of 90°F (33 O C), the system will remain at that maximum heating setting and will not regulate the fan speed. Choosing either maximum setting will not cause the system to heat or cool any faster.


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Pressing the AUTO button will display the requested temperature, fan speed'and air delivery mode for five seconds, then change to display the outside air temperature. Be careful not to put anything over the sensor located in the middle of the instrument panel near the windshield, or over the sensor radio. These sensors are used by the automatic system to regulate temperature. The exterior temperature display sensor is in front of the car, near the radiator. This displayed temperature is most accurate when the vehicle is moving. During stops, or while idling, the display shows the previous driving temperature for best system control. To avoid blowing cold air in cold weather, the system will delay turning on the fan until warm air is available. The length of delay depends on outside air temperature, engine coolant temperature, and time since the engine was last started. Pushing the fan button will override this delay and change the fan to a selected single speed. If you leave your vehicle, the system will remember the control setting the next time you start your engine.


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Manual Operation You may also manually adjust the delivery mode fan speed. ' ! ! HEAT: Manually selecting HEAT by cycling through the MODE settings will deliver air to the floor outlets. w. +# DEFOG: Manually selecting DEFOG by cycling through the MODE settings will deliver air to the floor and windshield outlets.


BI-LEVEL: Manually selecting BI-LEVEL by


cycling through the MODE setting will deliver warm air to the floor and cooler air to the middle instrument panel outlets. OFF: Press this button to turn the system off. Fresh air will continue to flow through the vehicle, and the system will try to maintain the previously set temperature. The outside temperature will show in the display when the system is OFF.


A/C: Press this button to turn the air conditioning on and off. The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle. In the AUTO mode, the display will show that A/C is active, but the air conditioning compressor only operates when the system determines it is needed. RECIRC,: Press this button to limit the amount of fresh air entering your vehicle. You may use this setting to limit odors entering your vehicle. Press REClRC to change to a manual MODE and air will recirculate for 10 minutes. RECIRC will show on the display and then return to EXT TEMP display. DEFROST: Press this button to clear the windshield. The system will automatically control the fan speed if you select defrost from AUTO. O F O C: ‘Press this button to display the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius. Air Conditioning On hot days, open the windows long enough to let hot inside air escape. This reduces the time vehicle to cool down. Then keep your windows closed for the air conditioner to work its best.


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If you have the standard system, for quick cool-down on very hot days, use MAX with the temperature knob in the blue area. If this setting is used for long periods of time, the air in your vehicle may become too cold and dry. For normal cooling on hot days, use A/C with the temperature knob i n . the blue area. This setting cools the air entering your vehicle and directs instrument panel outlets. If you have the electronic system, press the A/C button to turn the system on. The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle. Also while in AUTO mode, the system will use FtECIRC as necessary to cool the air. &1 cool but sunny days, with the standard system through manual operation of the electron& system, use BI-LEVEL to deliver warm air to the floor and cooler air to the middle instrument panel outlets. To warrn or cool the air delivered, push the TE- button up or down. When the air conditioner is on, you may sometimes notice slight changes in your vehicle’s engine speed and power. This is normal because the system is designed to cycle the cornpressor on and off to keep the desired temperature.


Heating If you have the standard system, on cold days use HEATER with the temperature knob in the red area. If you have the electronic system, press AUTO and adjust the TEMP up or down the temperature by p;essing arrow. You may also adjust the electronic system manually by pressing the MODE button and selecting HEAT. Again, adjust the temperature by pressing the "EMF up or down arrow. With each system, outside air will be brought in and sent through the floor outlets. The heater works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. Ventilation System For mild outside temperatures when cooling is needed, use VENT (on the standard system) to direct outside air through your vehicle. Air will flow through the middle instrument panel outlets. Your vehicle's flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the vehicle when it's moving. When the vehicle is not moving, you can get outside air to flow through by selecting any air choice (except the rear ,window defogger) and any fan speed.


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Your vehicle has air outlets that allow you to adjust the direction and amount of airflow inside the vehicle. Push the outlet up or down to direct airflow to your preference. Increase or reduce the amount of airflow by opening and closing the louvers. Opening and closing the louvers will also direct airflow from side-to-side.


Ventilation Tips 0 Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or


any other obstruction such as leaves. The heater and defroster will work better, reducing the chance of fogging your windows.


0 When you enter a vehicle with the standard system in cold weather, select HEATER to supply air through the floor outlets. Then turn the fan on high for a few moments before driving away. This will blow moist air from the intake outlets toward the floor, not the windshield. It reduces the chance of fogging your windows. If you have the electronic system, the AUTO setting will do this for you. Manual operation of the electronic system in the HEAT' mode will also supply air through the floor outlets.


0 Keep the air path under the front seats clear of objects.


This helps air to circulate throughout your vehicle.


0 When the engine idles for a long time, the exterior


temperature sensor may cause the system to blow air that is too cool. Once the vehicle is moving again the system will try to maintain the set temperature inside your vehicle.


0 When you start your vehicle and the EXT TEMP display flashes (electronic system only) for some time, the system may need repair. See your Pontiac dealer.


If you have the rear seat passenger outlet, it's attached to the back of the console. You can adjust the airflow toward either seating area, the floor or upward. Turn the end knobs up and down to direct airflow. Increase or reduce the amount of airflow by opening and closing the louvers. Opening and closing the louvers will also direct airflow from side-to-side.


Defogging and Defrosting On cool, humid days, use DEFOG to keep the windshieId and side windows clear. Use DEFROST to remove fog or ice fi-om the windshield.quickly in extremely humid or cold conditions. If you have the standard system, use DEFOG and adjust the fan speed to your comfort level. Use DEFROST with the temperature toward the red area and the fan control toward high. If you have the electronic system, press the DEFOG button and adjust the fan speed by pressing the fan button up or down to your comfort level. Adjust fan speed by pressing the fan up or down arrow. If you select DEFROST fi-om AUTO, the system will control the fan speed. Adjust the temperature to your comfort level by pressing the TEMP up QT


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The lines you see on the rear window warm the glass, Press the button to start warming your window. If you have the standad system, a light will glow in the switch while the defogger is working.


After 10 minutes it will turn off by itself or press the button during the heating cycle to turn it off. If you need additional warming time, push the button again. The system will then operate for five minutesbefore going off by itself. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape or decals across the defogger grid on the rear window.


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Don't use a razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty.


Audio Systems Your [email protected] audio system has been designed to operate easily and give years of listening pleasure. You will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with itfirst. Find out what your Delco system can do and'how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Setting the Clock for AM-FM Stereo Press SET. Within five seconds, press and hold the SEEK down arrow until the correct hour appears on the display. Press and hold the SEEK up arrow until the correct minute appears on the display. Setting the Clock for All Systems Except AM-FM Stereo Press and hold HR until the correct hour appears. Press and hold MIN until the correct minute appears. There will be a two-second delay before the clock goes into time-set mode, and the colon on the display will blink while in this mode.


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PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 14 stations (seven AM and seven FM). 1. Press AM-FM to select the band. 2. Tune in the desired station. 1 3. Press SET. 4. Within five seconds, press one of the four numbered pushbuttons. Whenever you press that numbered pushbutton, the station you set will return.


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VOLUME: Turn this knob to turn the system on or off. Turn the knob clockwise to increase volume. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume. RCL: Press the upper knob briefly to recall the station being played or the clock display. AM-FM: Press the lower knob to get AM or FM. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower station.


5.. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. In addition to the four stations set as above, up to three additional stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just: 1. 2. 3.


Tune iil the desired station. Press SET. Press any two adjoining pushbuttons at the same time (within five seconds). Whenever you press the same buttons, the station you set will return.


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Setting the Tone BASS: Slide the lever up or down decrease bass. TREB: Slide the lever up or down to increase decrease treble. If a station is weak or noisy, slide the lever down to reduce the noise.


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Adjusting the Speakers BALANCE: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. Use the middle position to bhance these speakers. ,i;.< . - , FADE: Turn the control behind the lower knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. Use the middle position to balance these speakers.


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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player


Playing the Radio VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on or off. Turn it clockwise to increase volume and counterclockwise to decrease volume. RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or the clock display. If you press the knob when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds.


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Setting the Tone BASS: Slidcthe lever to the right or left to b-crease or decrease bass. TREBLE: Slide the lever to the right or left to increase or decrease treble. If a station is weak or noisy, slide the lever down to reduce the noise. Adjustin’g the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extehds. Turn this knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. Use the middle position to balance these speakers. Push the knob back in when you’re not using it. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. T L I ~ ~ knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. Use the middle position to balance these speakers. Push the knob back in when you’re not using it.


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Finding a Station’ AM-FM: Press this button to get AM, FM1 or FM2. Tbe display shows your selection. If a cassette tape is playing, press this button to play the radio. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the h u b back in when you’re not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower station. PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). 1. Press AM-FM to select the band. 2. Find the station you want by using TUNE or SEEK. 3. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until SET appears on the display. Whenever you press that numbered button, the station you set will return. , - , . : 1. I ,:. , .


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Playing a Cassette Tape You tape player is built to work best with tapes that are 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. While the tape is playing, use the VOL; FADE, BAL, TREBLE and BASS controls just as you do for the radio. The display will show an arrow to show which side of the tape is playing. When the down indicator arrow is lit, selections listed on the bottom side of the cassette are playing. When the up arrow is lit, selections listed on the top side of the cassette are playing. The tape player automatically begins playing the other side when it reaches the end of the tape. If E and a number appear on the radio display, the tape won't play because of an error.


ElO: The tape is tight and the player can't turn the' tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the tape with the open end down and try to turn the right hub counterclockwise'with a pencil. Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your player is working properly.


0 Ell: The tape is broken. Try a new tape. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error can't be If your radio corrected, please contact your dealer. displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button or the SEEK down arrow to search for the previous selection on the tape. Your tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for PREV or SEEK to work. The tape direction arrow blinks during PREV or SEEK operation. Press PREV or the SEEK down arrow to stop searching. The sound is muted during PREV or SEEK operation. NEXT (2): Press this button or the SEEK up arrow to search for the next selection on the tape. If you hold the button or press it more than once, the player will continue moving forward through the tape. Your tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for NEXT or SEEK to work. The tape direction arrow blinks during NEXT or SEEK operation. Press PREV or the SEEK up arrow to stop searching. The sound is muted during NEXT or SEEK operation.


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PROG (3): Press this button to play the other side of the tape. DD (4): Press this button to reduce background noise. Note that the double-D symbol will appear on the display. [email protected] Noise Reduction is manufactured under a license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. REV (5): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly. Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will play the last-selected station while the tape reverses. You may select stations during REV operation .by using SEEK or TUNE.


. FWD (6): Press this button to advance quickly to


another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play the'last-selected station while the tape advances. You may select stations during FWD operation by using SEEK or TUNE.


.AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. TAPE/PLAY: Press this button to change to the tape function when the radio is on. The tape symbol with an arrow will appear on the display when the tape is active. To return to playing the radio, press the AM-FM button. E JECR Press this button to remove the tape., The radio will play. EJECT may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. Cassettes may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first. CLN: This message may appear on the display. If it to be cleaned. It does, your cas'sette tape player needs will still play tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to your tapes and player. See "Care of Your Cassette Tape Player" in the Index. After you clean the player, press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display --- to show the indicator was reset.


AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and? Equalizer


Playing the Radio VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on or it clockwise to increase volume and counterclockwise to decrease volume. RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or the clock display. If you press the knob when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds.


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Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to get AM, FM1 or FM2. The display shows your selection. If a cassette.tape is playing, press this button to play the radio. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back you’re not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower station. PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). 1. Press AM-FM to select the band. 2. Find the station you want by using TUNE or SEEK. 3. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until SET appears on the display. Whenever you press that numbered button, the station you set will return.


4. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. Setting the Tone EQUALIZER: A seven band equalizer is part of your audio system. Slide the levers up to boost or down to reduce frequency range.


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Adjusting the Sa kers BAL: Press ms Knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the left or right speakers. Use the middle position to balance these speakers. Push the knob back in when you’re not using it. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. Use the middle position to balance these speakers. Push the knob back in when you’re not using it.

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