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


ANTILOCK (@)


If the light stays on, turn the ignition to 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 vehicle 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 section. 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.


llraction Control System Warning Light (Option)


This warning light should come on briefly as you start the engine.


TRACTION


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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. If it stays on, or comes on when you’re driving, 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.) 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. If your brakes begin to overheat, the traction control system will turn off and the warning light will come on until your brakes cool down.


0 If the traction control system is affected by an


engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on.


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 (If Equipped)


LOW


COOLANT


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


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 when you turn on the ignition, but your engine is not running, as a check to show you doesn’t come on then, have it fixed right away. After the bulb 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.


it is working. If it


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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage


This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the red area, your engine is too hot! On vehicles with the optional DIC, the CHECK GAGES light will go on and a warning chime will sound.


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It means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicle under normal driving 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.


Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)


CHECK 0 Your vehicle is equipped


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


This system is called OBD II (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. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This 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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NOTICE:


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 light should come on, as a check to show you it 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: 0 Light Flashing -- A misfire condition has been


is


detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and may damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required.


0 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:


Reducing vehicle speed. Avoiding hard accelerations. 0 Avoiding steep uphill grades. 0 If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of


cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible.


If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “If the Light Is On Steady” following. If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do so, stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park your vehicle. 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 is still flashing, follow the previous steps, and drive the vehicle to your dealer or 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 by considering the following: Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle? If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install if the fuel the cap. The diagnostic system can determine cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off. Did 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. 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 to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the 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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Oil Pressure Gage


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


I A CAUTION:


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.


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. On vehicles with the optional DIC, the CHECK GAGES light will go on and a warning chime will sound, if you have this option. Driving your vehicle with low oil pressure can cause extensive engine damage.


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I NOTICE:


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


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Check Oil Level Warning Light


The CHECK OIL LEVEL light turns on for three C H EC K 0 I L seconds as a bulb check


LEVEL


each time the ignition key is turned to the RUN position. If the light doesn’t turn on, - have your vehicle serviced.


(0.95 L) low and If the engine oil is more than one quart the engine has been shut off for at least eight minutes, the CHECK OIL LEVEL light will turn on for about one minute and will then remain off until the next time you start the vehicle. If the CHECK OIL LEVEL light turns on, the engine oil level should be checked at the dipstick then brought up to the proper level, if necessary. See “Engine Oil” in the Index.


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Low Washer Fluid Warning Light


- This light will come on when your windshield washers are working and the WASH E R FLU I D fluid container is less than


one-third full.


Check Gages Warning Light (Option)


This light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine.


CHECK GAGES


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


Fuel Gage


UNLEADED FUEL ONLY


UNLEADED FUEL ONLY


Cluster with Gages


Cluster with Compass


and Gages


When the ignition is on, your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left. 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:


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. The gage moves a little when you turn a comer, 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.


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Boost Gage (Option)


Head-Up Display (Option)


Vehicles equipped with the supercharged engine have to this boost gage that indicates vacuum during light 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.


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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 available on your instrument panel cluster. The information may be displayed in English or metric units and appears as a reflection on the windshield. The HUD shows: 0 Speedometer reading 0 Turn signal indicators 0 High-beam indicator symbol


CHECK GAGES message (for low oil pressure, high coolant temperature, low oil level and low fuel) Low fuel warning symbol


CHECK GAGES 0


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:


HUD shows these images when they are lighted on the instrument panel. At 70 miles per hour (1 13 kmk), the speedometer may display a variance of 3 miles per hour (5 km/h) from the HUD. This condition is normal.


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.


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2. Adjust the seat, if necessary, before setting the


height control. Slide the IMAGE (image height) control 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 HUD dimmer control all the way down. If the sun comes out, or it becomes cloudy, or if you turn on your headlamps, you may need to adjust the HUD brightness using the HUD dimmer control. Polarizing sunglasses could make the HUD image harder to see. Clean the inside of the windshield as needed to remove any dirt or film that reduces the sharpness or 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.


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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If you can’t see the HUD image when the ignition is on, check to see if: 0 The headlamps are on. 0 The HUD unit is covered. 0 The HUD dimmer control is adjusted correctly. 0 The HUD image is adjusted to the proper height.


A fuse in the fuse panel may be blown. See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index.


If the HUD 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 HUD. If you don’t, the HUD image may look blurred and out of focus.


Driver Information Center (Option)


DRIVER


m LAMP


MONITOR


HI BEAM HEAD PARK LAMP TURN WONAL BACK UP TAIL BRAKE LAMP TRIP


8 s 8 8.8


CHECK OIL LEVEL WABHER FLUID LOW COOLANT CHECK W E 8 HOOD DOOR TRUNK AJAR


MILES 8 8 8 8 8 8


If you have the Driver Information Center, it gives you important safety and maintenance 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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LAMP MONITOR: Whenever you try to use one of the following lamps, the LAMP MONITOR will tell you if a bulb is out. 0 Headlamp (Low and High Beam) 0 Turn Signal/Parking/Stop 0 Parking Lamp/Sidemarker


Brake Lamp and Center High-Mounted Stoplamp


0 Back-up Lamp 0 Taillamp~rn/Sidemarker/License If a bulb is out, you will see a message, such as PARK LAMP, 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.


FUNCTION MONITOR: This lets you know if you are low on fluids or have a problem with a vehicle function: 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 percent 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 to about half full. If it comes 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.


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.


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If a bumed-out bulb is replaced, the warning light will stay on until the bulb is used. Message Hi Beam Lamp . . Head Lamp ....... Turn Signal .........


Bulbs Monitored . Both Headlamp High Beams . , Both Headlamp Low Beams .... 1 Front Left Turn/Park 1 Front Right Turn/Park 1 Rear Left Turn 1 Rear Right Turn ..... . 2 Back-up Lamps ......... 4 Tail Only 4 Stop/Tail 2 License Plate 1 Right Rear Sidemarker 1 Left Rear Sidemarker Brake Lamp ............... 4 Rear Stop/Tail./Tbm 1 Center High-Mounted Stop ParkLamp . . ............ 2 Front Park Right Sidemarker Left Sidemarker


Back Up . . Tail ......


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Electronic Compass (Option)


Some vehicles are equipped with an electronic compass. As with all compasses, this unit senses magnetic field to show the direction the car is pointing.


the earth's


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Choosing Your Zone Number


The earth’s magnetic field is not always the same direction as true north as we know it. So, you must enter 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. in use each time The compass shows the zone number you turn your key on. This is above the compass. 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.


Locate your zone number on the previous map. If your number is Merent 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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Changing Your Zone Number I (MODE)


Calibrating the Compass


(iZiF)


ZONE OS\


1. Press and hold the MODE button until zone and the


zone number appear.


2. Release the MODE button. 3. Press the MODE button until your number appears. 4. In a few seconds, the zone number and ZONE turn off, and the new zone number is remembered by the compass.


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.


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it is best


If you put large metal objects like golf clubs in the trunk they could affect accuracy. If the accuracy is close, the compass will adapt to these objects over time. If you use an antenna with a magnetic base, to mount it away from the center of the trunk near the rear window. The rear defog system can affect accuracy, and the compass corrects for the rear defog. However, if the rear defog is turned on while making sharp turns, the accuracy may be off. When you turn the rear defog off again, the accuracy returns to normal. D o not turn on the rear defog if you are trying to calibrate. The system will not allow 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.


the calibration. You


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.


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.


Compass Accuracy Your compass may show different headings around bridges, power lines, large metal objects and steep hills. This is noma1 and is true of compasses in general.


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v Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems


In this section, you’ll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle.


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Comfort Controls Air Conditioning Heating Ventilation System Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger Audio Systems Setting the Clock for AM-FM Stereo Setting the Clock for All Systems Except AM-FM Stereo AM-FM Stereo AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)


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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (If Equipped) AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped) Theft-Deterrent Feature Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Understanding Radio Reception Tips About Your Audio System Care of Your Cassette Tape Player Care of Your Compact Discs Care of Your Compact Disc Player Fixed Mast Antenna Power Antenna Mast Care


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Comfort Controls This section tells you how to make your 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 vehicle. Your vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system described later in this section. Standard Climate Control System


Fan Knob The left knob is the fan knob and selects the force of air you want. Turn the knob to the right to increase fan speed and to the left 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.


Temperature Knob The center control regulates the temperature of the air coming through the system. Turn it toward the blue area for cooler air. Turn it toward the red area for wanner air. Mode Knob The right control has settings for air conditioning and non-air conditioning modes. The mode control allows you to choose the direction of air delivery. MAX: This setting provides maximum cooling with the least amount of work. MAX recirculates much of the air inside your vehicle so it cools quickly. The air is directed through the instrument panel outlets. NC: This setting cools the air entering your vehicle and directs it through the instrument panel outlets. The air conditioning compressor operates in all air conditioner positions. 1 f l BI-LEVEL: This setting directs air into your vehicle in two ways. Cool air is directed to the upper portion of your body through the middle instrument panel outlets while warmed air is directed to the floor. @ VENT: This setting directs airflow through the middle instrument panel outlets. The air conditioning compressor is not working when VENT is selected.


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‘fl HEATER: This setting directs warmed air through the floor outlets. Some warm air is diverted to w. the windshield to minimize fogging. v f l DEFOG: This setting directs air to the HEATER outlets and toward the windshield.


DEFROST: This setting directs most of the air


toward the windshield. Electronic Climate Control system (option) Mode Button


Fan Button fan speed. The button with the fan symbol adjusts the 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.


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, middle and windshield outlets. The fan speed will vary as the system maintains the selected temperature setting.


To find your comfort zone, start with 75" F (24" C) temperature setting and 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"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. 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 anythmg over the sensor located in the middle of the instrument panel near the windshield, or over the sensor in the grille above the radio. These sensors are used by the automatic system to regulate temperature. The exterior temperature display sensor is in front of the vehicle, near the radiator. The 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.


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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.


Manual Operation You may also manually adjust the air delivery mode or fan speed. '/J HEAR Manually selecting HEAT by cycling through the MODE settings will deliver air to the


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DEFOG: Manually selecting DEFOG by cycling through the MODE settings will deliver air to the floor and windshield outlets. L o BIDLEVEL: 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 chosen comfort setting. The outside temperature will show in the display when the system is off. AIC: Press this button to turn the air conditioning on and off. The system will cool and dehumiw 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 RECIRC to change to a manual MODE and air will recirculate until the RECIRC button is pressed again. RECIRC will show on the display and then return to EXT TEMP display. Operating the RECIRC mode in cold temperatures or under high humidity conditions may cause moisture to form on the inside of the windshield. If this condition occurs, press the RECIRC button again. DEFROST: Press this button to clear the windshield. The system will automatically control the fan speed if you select defrost from AUTO. O F "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 it takes for your vehicle to cool down. Then keep your windows closed for the air conditioner to work its best. 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 in 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 RECIRC as necessary to cool the air. On cool, but sunny days, with the standard system or through manual operation of the electronic system, use BI-LEVEL to deliver warm air to the floor and cooler air to the middle instrument panel outlets. To warm or cool the air delivered, push or down.


the TEMP button up


it through the


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When the air conditioning system is in AUTO mode, the A/C light will always be on. When the ambient temperature outside the vehicle reaches 40°F (4"C), the compressor will remain on continuously. Heating If you have the standard system, on cold days use HEAmR with the temperature knob in the red area. If you have the electronic system, press AUTO and adjust the temperature by pressing the TEMP up or down button. You may also adjust the electronic system manually by pressing the MODE button and selecting HEAT. Again, adjust the temperature by pressing the TEMP up or down button. With each system, outside air will be brought in and sent through the floor outlets. The heater works best keep your windows closed while using it.


if you


Ventilation System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use VENT. (on the standard system) flow to direct outside air through your vehicle. Air will 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 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. Keep the air path under the front seats clear of objects. This helps air to circulate throughout your vehicle.


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 adjusting the lever between the two rear vents up or down. Open and close the louvers to direct airflow from side-to-side.


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. 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.


Defogging and Defrosting On cool, humid days, use DEFOG to keep the windshield and side windows clear. Use DEFROST to remove fog or ice from 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. If you select DEFROST from AUTO, the system will control the fan speed. Adjust the temperature to your comfort level by pressing the TEMP up or down button


Rear Window Defogger


The lines you see on the rear window warm the glass. Press the button to start warming your window. If you have the standard 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 minutes before 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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Do not try to clear frost or other material from the inside of the rear window with a razor blade or anything else that is sharp. This may damage the defogger grid. The repairs wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.


Audio Systems Your Delco Electronics 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 it first. Find out what your Delco Electronics 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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Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM and 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 and stay there. PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 14 stations (seven AM and seven FM). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.) 5. Press one of the four numbered pushbuttons within five seconds. Whenever you press that numbered pushbutton, the station you set will return.


6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.


AM-FM Stereo


Playing the Radio PWR-VOLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. To turn the radio on and to increase volume, turn the knob to the right. Turn it to the left to decrease volume and to turn the radio off. RCL: Press this knob to recall the station being played or to display the clock.


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In addition to the four stations already set, up to three more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining buttons at the same time. Just: 1. Tune in the desired station. 2. Press SET. (SET will appear on the display.) 3. Press any two adjoining pushbuttons at the same time, within five seconds. Whenever you press the same buttons, the station you set will return.


4. Repeat the steps for each pair of pushbuttons. Setting the Tone BASS: Slide the lever up or down to increase or decrease bass. TREB: Slide the lever up or down to increase or decrease treble. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble.


Adjusting the Speakers BALANCE: Turn the control behind the upper knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE. Turn the control behind the lower knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers.


AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)


Your vehicle may be equipped with a [email protected] speaker system and an amplifier. Please see your dealer for details.


Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob to the right. Turn it to the left to decrease volume. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing this button. When the radio is playing, press this knob to recall the station frequency.


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Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between A M , F M 1 and €342. The display shows your selection. it extends. Turn it to TUNE: Press this knob lightly r~~ choose radio stations, Push the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower station and stay there. PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six F M 1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. 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.


5. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.


Setting the Tone BASS: Slide the lever to the right or left to increase or decrease bass. TREBLE: Slide the lever to the right or left to increase or decrease treble. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble.


Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you're not using them.


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Playing a Cassette Tape Your 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, BASS and TREB 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.


E10: 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 to the left 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. Ell: The tape is broken. Try a new tape.


be If your radio


If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error can’t 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 will mute 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, 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 NEXT or the SEEK up arrow to stop searching. The sound will mute during NEXT or SEEK operation. PROG (3): Press this button to play the other side of the tape. 00 (4): Press this button to reduce background noise. Note that the double-D symbol will appear on the display.


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Dolby 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 tap 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 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-F”: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. TAPWLAk 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. EJECT: 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.


to return


It will still play


CLN: If this message appears on the display, the cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to the 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. CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a CD adapter kit with your cassette tape player after activating the bypass tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPERLAY button for three


feature on your


seconds. The tape symbol on the display will flash for two seconds, indicating the feature is active. 4. Insert the adapter while the tape symbol is flashing.


It will power up the radio and begin playing.


This override routine will remain active until EJECT is pressed.


AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)


Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob to the right. Turn it to the left to decrease volume. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing this button. When the ra&o is playing, press this knob to recall the station frequency.


Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you’re not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower station and stay there. PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM 1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. 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.


5. 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 Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you’re not using them. Playing a Cassette Tape Your 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 and BAL 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.


the tape


If E and a number appear on the radio display, won’t play because of an error. 0 E10: 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 to the left 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. Ell: The tape is broken. Try a new tape.


If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error can’t be corrected, please contact your dealer. If your radio 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 will mute during PREV or SEEK operation.


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NEXT (2): Press this button or the SEEK up arrow to search for the next selection on the tape. If you hold the button, 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 NEXT or the SEEK up arrow to stop searching. The sound will mute during NEXT or SEEK operation. PROG (3): Press this button to play the other side of the tape. 00 (4): Press this button to reduce background noise. Note that the double-D symbol will appear on the display. Dolby 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. TAPEFLAR 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. EJECT: 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 off if this button is pressed first. CLN: If this message appears on the display, the cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to the 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.


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CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a CD adapter kit with your cassette tape player after activating the bypass feature on your tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPEPLAY button for three


seconds. The tape symbol on the display will flash for two seconds, indicating the feature is active.


4. Insert the adapter while the tape symbol is flashing.


It will power up the radio and begin playing.


This override routine will remain active until EJECT is pressed.


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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)


Your vehicle may be equipped with a Bose speaker system and an amplifier. Please see your dealer for details. Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob to the right. Turn it to the left to decrease volume. RECALL: Display the time with the ignition off by pressing this knob. When the radio is playing, press this knob to recall the station frequency.


Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FMl and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go higher or lower station and stay there. 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). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until


to the next


SET appears on the display. Whenever you press that numbered button, the station you set will return.


to increase or


Setting the Tone BASS: Slide the lever to the right or left decrease bass. TREBLE: Slide the lever to the right or left to increase or decrease treble. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. "urn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers.' h s h these knobs back into their stored positions when you're not using them.


5. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.


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PREV (1): Press this button or the SEEK down arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. If you hold the button or press it more than once, the player will continue moving back through the disc. NEXT (2): Press this button or the SEEK up arrow to go to the start of the next track. If you hold the button or press it more than once, the player will continue moving forward through the disc. RDM (3): Press this button to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. The display will show RDM. Press RDM again to turn off random play. REV (5): Press and hold this button to quickly reverse within a track. Release it to play the passage. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time.


Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in. The compact disc symbol will appear on the display. If the ignition and the radio are on, the disc will begin playing. CD will appear on the display next to the compact disc symbol. If you want to insert a disc when the ignition is off, fist press EJECT. The integral CD player can play the smaller 8 cm “single” discs. Full-size compact discs and the smaller discs are loaded in the same manner. If you’re driving on a very rough road or if it’s very hot, the disc may not play and E (error) and a number may appear on the radio display. If the disc comes out, it could be that:


The disc is upside down. It is dirty, scratched or wet. The air is very humid. (If so, wait about an hour and try again.)


If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error can’t be corrected, please contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem.


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F W D (6): Press and hold this button to quickly advance within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time. RECALL: Press this button to see what track is currently playing. Press RECALL again within five seconds to see how long the track has been playing. When a new track starts to play, the track number will also appear. Press RECALL a third time and the time of day will be displayed. AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc is playing. The disc will stop but remain in the player. CD/PLAY: Press this button to change to the disc function when the radio is on. EJECT: Press this button to remove the disc or stop the disc and switch to the radio. EJECT will work with the radio off.


AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)


Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob to the right. Turn it to the left to decrease volume. RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. 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 switch between AM, FM1 and F”2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to into its stored choose radio stations. Push the knob back position when you’re not using it. SEEK Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower station and stay there. PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you retwn to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six F M 1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. 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.


Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. k it to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you’re not using them. Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in. If the ignition and the radio are on, the disc will begin playing. If you want to insert a disc when the ignition is off, first press EJECT. The integral CD player can play the smaller 8 cm “single” discs. Full-size compact discs and the smaller discs are loaded in the same manner.


5. 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.


If you’re driving on a very rough road or if it’s very hot, the disc may not play and E (error) and a number may appear on the radio display. If the disc comes out, it could be that: 0 The disc is upside down.


It is dirty, scratched or wet.


0 The air is very humid. (If so, wait about an hour and


try again.)


if an error can’t be


If any error occurs repeatedly or corrected, please contact your dealer. If your radio 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 go to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. If you hold the button or press it more than once, the player will continue moving back through the disc. NEXT (2): Press this button or the SEEK up arrow to go to the start of the next track. If you hold the button or press it more than once, the player will continue moving forward through the disc. RDM (3): Press this button to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. The display will show RDM. Press RDM again to turn off random play.


REV (5): Press and hold this button to quickly reverse within a track. Release it to play the passage. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time. F W D (6): Press and hold this button to quickly advance within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. The display will show elapsed time. RECALL: Press this button to see what track is currently playing. Press RECALL again within five seconds to see how long the track has been playing. When a new track starts to play, the track number will also appear. Press RECALL a third time and the time of day will be displayed. AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc is playing. The disc will stop but remain in the player. CD/PLAY: Press this button to change to the disc function when the radio is on. EJECT: Press this button to remove the disc or stop the disc and switch to the radio. EJECT will work with the radio off.


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Theft-Deterrent Feature [email protected] is designed to discourage theft of your radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever battery power is removed. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally and the radio is not protected by the feature. If "HEFTLOCK is activated, your radio will not operate if stolen. When THEFTLOCK is activated, the radio will display LOC to indicate a locked condition anytime battery power is removed. If your battery loses power for any reason, you must unlock the radio with the secret code before it will operate. Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow explain how to enter your secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system. It is recommended that you read through all nine steps before starting the procedure. NOTE: If you allow more than 15 seconds to elapse between any steps, the radio automatically reverts to time and you must start the procedure over at Step 4.


1. Write down any three or four-digit number from


O00 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate from the vehicle.


2. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 3. Turn the radio off. 4. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. Hold them down until --- shows on the display. Next you will use the secret code number which you have written down.


5. Press MIN and 000 will appear on the display. 6. Press MIN again to make the last two digits agree


with your code.


7. Press HR to make the first one or two digits agree


with your code.


8. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the


code matches the secret code you have written down. The display will show REP to let you know that you need to repeat Steps 5 through 7 to c o n f i i your secret code.


9. Press AM-FM and this time the display will show


SEC to let you know that your radio is secure. Note that with the ignition off, the THEFTLOCK indicator will flash, indicating a secured radio.


Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. LOC appears when the ignition is on. 2. Press MIN and 000 will appear on the display. 3. Press MIN again to make the last two digits agree


with your code.


4. Press HR to make the first one or two digits agree


with your code.


5. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the


code matches the secret code you have written down. The display will show SEC, indicating the radio is now operable and secure.


If you enter the wrong code eight times, INOP will appear on the display. You will have to wait an hour with the ignition on before you can try again. When you try again, you will only have three more chances (eight tries per chance) to enter the correct code before INOP appears. If you lose or forget your code, contact your dealer.


Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. Hold them down


until SEC shows on the display.


4. Press MIN and 000 will appear on the display. 5. Press MIN again to make the last two digits agree


6. Press HR to make the first one or two digits agree


with your code.


with your code.


7. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the


code matches the secret code you have written down. The display will show ---, indicating that the radio is no longer secured.


If the code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on the display. The radio will remain secured until the correct code is entered, When battery power is removed and later applied to a secured radio, the radio won’t turn on and LOC will appear on the display. To unlock a secured radio, see “Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss” earlier in this section.


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Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)


1 [f your vehicle has this


feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel.


SEEK


t,


SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower radio station and stay there. If a cassette tape is playing, press the up arrow to search for the next selection on the tape. Press the down arrow to search for the previous selection on the tape. If a compact disc is playing, press the up arrow to go to the start of the next track. Press the down arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. If less than eight seconds have played, press the down arrow to go to the previous track.


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AM-FM: Press this button to select AM, F"1 or FM2. The band selected will show on the digital screen. The frequency will also be displayed and, if the station is in stereo, the stereo indicator will also be displayed. If a cassette tape or compact disc is playing, the tape or disc will stop playing and the radio will play. PRESET: Press this button to hear the radio stations that are set on your pushbuttons. If a cassette tape is playing, press this button to play the other side of the tape. If a compact disc is playing, press this button to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. Press this button again to turn off random play.


VOLUME: Press the up or down arrow to increase or decrease volume.


PLAY: Press this button to play a cassette tape or compact disc when the radio is playing. MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press it again, or any other radio button, to turn on the sound. Understanding Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range, however, can cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ever get it. FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go.


Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable until it is too late. Your hearing can adapt to higher volumes of sound. Sound that seems normal can be loud and harmful to your hearing. Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe sound level before your hearing adapts to it. To help avoid hearing loss or damage:


Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting.


0 Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably


and clearly.


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NOTICE: Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle -- like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone or two-way radio -- be sure you can add what you want. If you can, it’s very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle’s engine, Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle’s systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has been added improperly. So, before adding sound equipment, check with your dealer and be sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units.


Care of Your Cassette Tape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight and extreme heat. If they aren’t, they may not operate properly or may cause failure of the tape player. Your tape player should be cleaned regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN to indicate that you have used your tape player for 50 hours without resetting the tape clean timer. If this message appears on the display, your cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to your tapes and player. If you notice a reduction in sound quality, try a known good cassette to see if it is the tape or the tape player at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the tape player. The recommended cleaning method for your cassette tape player is the use of a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads which scrub the tape head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn. The recommended cleaning cassette is available through your dealership (GM Part No. 12344789).


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When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette, it is normal for the cassette to eject because your unit is equipped with a cut tape detection feature and a cleaning cassette may appear as a broken tape. To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps. 1. 2. 3.


Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. Turn the radio off. Press and hold the TAPEPLAY button for three seconds. The tape symbol on the display will flash for two seconds. Insert the scrubbing action cleaning cassette while the tape symbol is flashing. Eject the cleaning cassette after the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning time.


4.


5.


When the cleaning cassette has been ejected, the cut tape detection feature is active again. You may also choose a non-scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject on its own. A non-scrubbing action cleaner may not clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The use of a non-scrubbing action, dry-type cleaning cassette is not recommended.


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. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Discs Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. If the surface of a disc is soiled, dampen a and clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution clean it, wiping from the center to the edge. Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges or the edge of the hole and the outer edge. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD optics with lubricants internal to the CD mechanism.


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Fixed Mast Antenna The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged. If the mast should ever become slightly bent, you can straighten it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, as it might be by vandals, you should replace it. Check every once in a while to be sure the mast tightened to the fender. Power Antenna Mast Care Your power antenna will look its best and work well if it’s cleaned from time to time. To clean the antenna mast: 1. Turn on the ignition and radio to raise the antenna. 2. Dampen a clean cloth with mineral spirits or


is still


equivalent solvent.


3. Wipe the cloth over the mast sections, removing


any dirt.


4. Wipe dry with a clean cloth. 5. Make the antenna go up and down by turning the


radio or ignition off and on.


6. Repeat if necessary.


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NOTICE:


Don’t lubricate the power antenna. Lubrication could damage it.


NOTICE:


Before entering an automatic car wash, turn off your radio to make the power antenna go down. This will prevent the mast from possibly getting damaged. If the antenna does not go down when you turn the radio off, it may be damaged or need to be cleaned. In either case, lower the antenna by hand by carefully pressing the antenna down.


If the mast portion of your antenna is damaged, you can easily replace it. See your dealer for a replacement kit and follow the instructions in the kit.


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Section 4 Your Driving and the Road


Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds included many other useful tips on driving.


of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve also


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Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night


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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads City Driving Freeway Driving Before Leaving on a Long Trip Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Winter Driving Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer


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Defensive driving really means “be ready for anytlung.” On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means “always expect the unexpected.” Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough following distance. It’s the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task -- such as concentrating on a cellular telephone call, reading, or reaching for something on the floor -- makes proper defensive driving more difficult and can even cause a collision, with resulting injury. Ask a passenger to help do things like this, or pull off the road in a safe place to do them yourself. These simple defensive driving techniques could save your life.


Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your Pontiac: Buckle up. (See “Safety Belts” in the Index.)


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Drunken Driving Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a national tragedy. It’s the number one contributor to the highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims every year. Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle:


Judgment Muscular Coordination Vision Attentiveness.


Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases, these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years, over 17,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 people injured. Many adults -- by some estimates, nearly half the adult population -- choose never to drink alcohol, so they never drive after drinking. For persons under 21, it’s against the law in every U.S. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical, psychological and developmental reasons for these laws.


The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people do? How much is “too much” if the driver plans to drive? It’s a lot less than many might think. Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends upon four things: 0 The amount of alcohol consumed 0 The drinker’s body weight


The amount of food that is consumed before and during drinking The length of time it has taken the drinker to consume the alcohol.


According to the American Medical Association, a 180-lb. (82 kg) person who drinks three 12-ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4-ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had 1 - 1/2 ounces (45 ml) of a liquor like whiskey, gin or vodka.


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Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, the limit is 0.08 percent. In some other countries, it’s even lower. The BAC limit for all commercial drivers in the United States is 0.04 percent. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent after three to six drinks (in one hour). Of course, as we’ve seen, it depends on how much alcohol is in the drinks, and how quickly the person drinks them. But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent. Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of 0.05 percent or above. A driver with a BAC level of 0.06 percent has doubled his or her chance of having a collision. At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater!


It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level. There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men.


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The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the right answer. What if there’s an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the collision. There’s something else about drinking and driving that many people don’t know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person’s system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord or heart. This means that when anyone who has been drinking -- driver or passenger -- is in a crash, that person’s chance of being killed or permanently disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking.


A CAUTION:


Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness and judgment can be affected by even a small amount


of alcohol. You can have a serious -- or even fatal -- collision if you drive after drinking.


Please don’t drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you’re with a group, designate a driver who will not drink.


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Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road.


Braking Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That’s perception time. Then you have to bring up your foot and do it. That’s reaction time. Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second. But that’s only an average. It might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph (100 kmk) travels 66 feet (20 m). That could be a lot of distance in an emergency, so keeping enough space between your vehicle and others is important. And, of course, actual stopping distances vary greatly with the surface of the road (whether it’s pavement or gravel); the condition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied.


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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Your vehicle has anti-lock brakes (ABS). ABS is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on, and you may even notice that your


Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts -- heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking -- rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking. If you keep pace with the traffic and allow realistic following distances, you will eliminate a lot of unnecessary braking. That means better braking and longer brake life. If your engine ever stops while you’re driving, brake normally but don’t pump your brakes. If you do, the pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push.


(e) If there’s a problem with the


brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. I ANTILOCK


anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See “Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light” in the Index.


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The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions.


Here’s how anti-lock works. Let’s say the road is wet. You’re driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here’s what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels.


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You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.


Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in fiont of you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always leave enough room up ahead to stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don’t pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down f i i y and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel a slight brake pedal pulsation or notice some noise, but this is normal. Traction Control System (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. You may feel or hear the system working, but this is normal.


the traction


If your vehicle is in cruise control when control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may reengage the cruise control. (See “Cruise Control” in the Index.)


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