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damage your starter motor.


2. I€ it doesn’t start right away, hold your key in


START for about three to five seconds at a time until your engine starts. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery.


3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then


stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the


floor and holding it there as you hold the key in START for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but this time keep the pedal down for five or This clears the extra gasoline from the engine. After waiting about 15 seconds, repeat the n o m d starting procedure.


six seconds.


NOTICE:


Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your y,ehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don’t, your engine might not perform properly. If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing Your Vehicle” m the Index.


Engine CoolantKeater (Option)


A. CAUTION:


Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock. Also, the wrong kind of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. You could be seriously injured. Plug the cord into a properly grounded three-prong 110-volt AC outlet. If the cord won't reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for at least 15 amps.


4. After you've used the coolant heater? be sure to store the cord as it was before to keep it away fiom moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged.


How long should YQU keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of trying to list everything here, we ask that you contact your Pontkc dealer in the area where you'll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular mea.


In very cold weather, 0" F (- 18 O C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting y o u vehicle. To use the coolant heater: '' 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 1 10-volt AC outlet.


Automatic Transaxle Operation Your automatic transaxle may have a shift lever located on the console between the seats or on the steering column.


There are several different positions for your shift lever. PARK (P): This locks your front wheels. It’s the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can’t move easily.


It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P). with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index. If you’re pulling a trailer, see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.


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Ensure the shft lever is fully in PARK (P) range before starting the engine. Your Pontiac has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in the on position. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever -- push the shift lever all the way into PARK (P) and also release the shift lever button on floor shift console models as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into the gear you wish. (Press the shift lever button before moving the shift lever on floor shift console models.) See “Shifting Out of PARK (P)” later in this section. REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up.


NOTICE: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage your transaxle. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle is stopped.


to get out of snow,


To rock your vehicle back and forth ice or sand without damaging your transaxle, see “Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow” in the Index. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. A CAUTION:


Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is “racing” (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You could lose control and hit people or objects. Don’t shift out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is racing.


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NOTICE:


NOTICE:


Damage to your transaxle caused by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn’t covered by your warranty.


AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you’re: - Going less than about 35 mph (56 km/h), push your


accelerator pedal about halfway down.


- Going about 35 mph (56 h/h) or more, push the


accelerator all the way down.


You’ll shift down to the next gear and have more power.


If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way, your vehicle can be damaged. So, if this happens, have your, vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less than 35 mph (56 k d h ) and AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (0) for higher speeds.


DRIVE (D): This position is also used for normal driving, however, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@). Here are some times you might choose DRIVE (D) instead of AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@): - When driving on hilly, winding roads - When towing a trailer, so there is less shifting


between gears


- When going down a steep hill


SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2)-on hills. It can help control your speed as you go down steep to use mountain roads, but then you would also want your brakes off and on.


%IRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower he1 economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If the selector lever is put in FIRST (l)? the transaxle won't shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.


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If your front wheels can't rotate, don't- try to drive. This might happen if you were stuck in very deep sand or mud or were up against a solid object. You could damage your transaxle. Also, if you stop when going uphill, don't hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. .This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a hill.


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Don't drive in SEC.OND (2) for more than 5 miles (8 km), or at speeds over 55 mph (88 kdh), or you can damage your transaxle. Use AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (0) or DRIVE (D) as much as possible. Don't shift into SECOND (2) unless you are going slower than 65 mph (105 km/h), dr you can damage your engine.


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Performance Shifting (Option)


Press PERFORM SHIFT to allow the transaxle to shift at higher engine speeds, increasing acceleration performance. An indicator light on the switch will glow when performance shifting is in operation. Downshifts will occur at a lower percentage of accelerator application while you're in the PERFORM SHIFI' mode. Press NORMAL SHIFT to have the transaxle shift at lower engine speeds, increasing fuel economy. An indicator light on the switch will glow when normal shifting is in operation.


Computer Command Ride (Option) Vehicles equipped with computer command ride provide improved passenger ride comfort under a variety of road and driving conditions. For normal driving conditions, press the TOURING RIDE button to get a more refined comfortable ride. When driving conditions require improved handling, press the PERFORM RIDE button to get a firm ride. This mode minimizes how much the passenger compartment leans in turns, and decreases the up-and-down motion of the front and rear of the vehicle during acceleration or braking. Note that even in the TOURING RIDE mode, the system will adjust to rapid cornering, acceleration or braking. If the computer command ride detects a problem in the system, the lights on the TOURING RIDE and PERFORM RIDE buttons will both come on. If this happens, have your vehicle serviced.


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pedal down with your right foot and push the parking brake pedal with your left foot. This will unlock the pedal. When you lift your left foot, the parking brake pedal will follow it to the release position. If you try to drive away with the parlung brake on, the brake light stays on and a chime sounds until you release the parking brake or recycle^ the ignition.


I NOTICE:


Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle.


If you are towing a trailer and are parking on any hill, see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index. That section shows what to do first to keep the trailer from moving.


Parking Brake


To set the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down- with your right foot. Push down the parking brake pedal with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on and a single chime will be heard.


If you start to drive away with the parking brake set, a chime will sound after the vehicle has traveled 46 feet (14 m). To release the parking brake, use the PUSH TO RELEASE parking brake pedal. Hold the regular brake


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Shifting Into PARK (P)


Steering Column Shift Lever 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and


set the parking brake.


It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you’re pulling a trailer, see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.


2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) position like this:


Pdl the lever toward you.


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0 Move the lever up as far as it will go.


3. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can in your


leave'your vehicle with the ignition key hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).


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1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and


set the parking brake.


2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) position like this:


Hold in the button on the lever. Push the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle.


3. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave you vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).


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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running


It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire. You or others could be injured. Don’t leave your vehicle with the engine running unless you have to.


If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you’ve moved the shift lever into the PARK (P) position, hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can move the shift lever away from PARK (P) without first pulling it toward you (or, if you have the console shift lever, without first pushing the button). If you can, it means that the shift lever wasn’t fully locked into PARK (P).


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Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you don’t shift your transaxle into BARK (P) properly, the weight of the in vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl the transaxle. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.” To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s seat. To find out how, see “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out PARK (P) before you release’ the parking brake. If torque lock does dccur, you may need to have another vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the transaxle, so you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).


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Shifting Out of PARK (P) Your Pontiac has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in the RUN position. See “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever -- push the shift lever all the way into PARK (I?) as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into the gear you want. ‘If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can’t shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key OFF. Open and close the driver’s door to turn off the Retained Accessory Power feature, if you have it.


2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear


you want.


5. Have the vehicle fiied as soon as you can.


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Parking Over Things That Burn


Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don’t park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can, burn.


Engine Exhaust


Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if:


Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. Your vehicle gets rusty underneath.


0 Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.


Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. Repairs weren’t done correctly. Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly.


If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle:


Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and Have your vehicle fixed immediately.


Running Your Engine While You’re Parked It’s better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know.


A CAUTION:,


Idling the engine with the air system control off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle (see the eqrlier Caution under “Engine Exhaust”). Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if the fan switch is at the highest setting. One place


this can happen is a garage. Exhaust -- with CO -- can come in easily. NEVER park in a


garage with the engine running. Another closed-in place can be a blizzard. (See “Blizzard” in the Index.)


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It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you’ve left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move, even when you’re an fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P).


Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle won’t move. See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index. If you are parking on a hill and if you’re pulling a trailer, also see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.


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Switches on the driver’s door panel control each windows when the ignition is on or when Retained Accessory Power is active. In addition, each passenger door has a control switch for its own window.


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Tilt Wheel


Express-Down Window When the driver's window switch is held rearward for more than a half second, the window will lower completely. The window can be qpened in smaller amounts by pressing the switch rearward and releasing it immediately. To stop the window while it is lowering, press the switch again, then release. To raise the window, hold the switch forward. Horn You can sound the horn by pressing anywhere on the pads with the horn symbols on your steering wheel.


A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can also raise it to the highest level to give your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle. and pull the To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever


to lock the wheel in place.


Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever


The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: 0 Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals 0 Headlamp HighLow Beam Changer


Flash-to-Pass Windshield Wipers 0 Windshield Washer


Cruise Control


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Turn and Lane Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a tum, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. An mow on the instrument panel will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change.


To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane change. The lever will return by itself when you release it.


As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrows don’t flash but just stay on, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal. If you have the Driver Information Center, it will tell you if you have a burned out bulb. See “Driver Information Center” in the Index. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows don’t go on at all when you signal a turn, check the See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index.


fuse and for burned-out bulbs.


n r n Signal On Chime If your turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km), a chime will sound at each flash of the turn signal. To turn off the chime, move the turn signal lever to the off position.


Headlamp HighlLow Beam Changer


To change the headlamps from low b’eam to high beam or high beam to low beam, pull the turn signal lever toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light 011. the instrument panel will also be on.


Flash-To-Pass Feature This feature lets you use your high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. It works even if your headlamps are off. To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you a little, but not so far that you hear a click. If your headlamps are off or on low beam, your high-beam headlamps will turn on. They’ll stay on as long as you hold the lever toward you and the high-beam indicator on the dash will come on. Release the lever to turn the high-beam headlamps off.


Windshield Wipers


The windshield wipers are controlled by band marked W E R .


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turn the band


to MIST. Hold


For single wiping cycle, it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one cycle. If you want mure cycles, hold the band on MIST longer. turn the band away For steady wiping at low speed, from you to the LO position. For high-speed wiping, turn the band further, to HI. To stop the wipers, move the band to OFF. The wiper speed may be set for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The closer to LO, the shorter: the delay. Heavy snow or ice can overload your wiper motor. A circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools. Clear away snow or ice to prevent m overload Keep in mind that damaged wiper blades may prevent you from seeing well enough to drive safely. To avoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If your blades do become damaged, get new blades or blade inserts.


Windshield Washer At the top of the turn signal/multifunction lever there’s a paddle with the word PUSH on it. To spray washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle for less than a second. The wipers will clear the window and either stop or return to your preset speed. For more washer cycles, push and hold the paddle. Remember, driving without washer fluid can be dangerous. A bad mud splash can block your vision. You could hit another vehicle or go off the road. Check your washer fluid level often. Some models have a WASHER FLUID warning, that indicates if the fluid level in the windshield washer reservoir is low. See “Low Washer Fluid Warning Light” in the Index.


A CAUTION:


In freezing weather, don’t use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision.


Cruise Control


on the accelerator. his can really help on long trips.


Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brakes, the cruise control shuts off.


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Cruise control can be dangerous where you can’t drive safely at a steady speed. So, don’t use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic, Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don’t use cruise control on slippery roads.


If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. (See “Traction Control System” in the Index.) When road conditions allow you to safely use the cruise control back on.


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Ifyou leave your cruise control switch on when you’re not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when youldon’t want to. You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch OFF until you want to use it.


1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to the speed you want.


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Push in the SET button at the end of the lever and release it. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.


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Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’t need to reset it.


Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A (resume/accelerate) for about half a second.


Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed:


Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. h s h the button at the end of the lever, then release the button and the accelerator pedal. You’ll now cruise at the higher speed. Move the cruise switch from ON to R/A. Hold it there until you get up to the speed you want, and then release the switch. To increase your speed in very small mounts, move the switch to R/A for less than half a second and then release it. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) , faster.


You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and stay there. Remember that if you hold the switch at R/A longer than half a second, th’e vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. You could be startled and even lose control. So unless you want to go faster, don’t hold the switch at R/A.


The accelerate feature will only work after you have set the cruise control speed by pushing the SET button.


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Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to reduce your speed while using d s e control:


Push in the button at the end.of the lever until you it. reach the lower speed you want, then release To slow down in very small amounts, push the button for less than half a second. Each time you do this, you'll go 1 mph (1.6 h/h) slower.


Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle.will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier.


Using Cruise Control on Hills How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you may have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers fiid this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control There are two ways to turn off the. cruise control:


Step lightly on the brake pedal; or


0 Move the 'cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is erased.


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Lamps Headlamps


'Pull the switch to the first stop to turn on the:


Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights


Pull the switch out all the way to turn on the headlamps, together with: 0 Parking Lamps 0 Sidemarker Lamps 0 Taillamps 0 Instrument Panel Lights Push the switch in all the way to turn all the lamps off. Lamps On Reminder If you open the driver's door while leaving the headlamps or parking lamps switch on and the key is removed from the ignition, you will hear a warning chime.


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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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the driver’s side


’ 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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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.


TRACTION


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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.)


0 If there’s a brake system problem that is specifically


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.


CHECK


NOTICE:


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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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Reduce vehicle speed.


0 Avoid liard accelerations. 0 Avoid steep uphill grades. 0 If towing a trailer, reduce the amount of w g o being


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.


to turn the light off.


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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Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty.


Check Oil Level Warning Light


CHECK OIL


LEVEL


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.


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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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the following lamps, the LAMP MONITOR will tell you if a bulb is out.


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 .......................

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