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if you lock the doors with a key or manual door lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock switch while the door is open, or the remote keyless entry transmitter. Avoid setting off the alarm by accident. Always unlock a door with a key, or use the remote keyless entry system transmitter. Unlocking a door any other way will set off the alarm. If you set off the alarm by accident, unlock any door with your key. You can also turn off the alarm by pressing UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. The alarm won’t stop if you try to unlock a door any other way.


Testing the Alarm 1. From inside the vehicle, roll down the window. 2. Activate the system by locking the doors with the power door lock switch while the door is open, or with the remote keyless entry transmitter.


3. Get out of the car, close the door and wait for the


SECURITY light to go out.


4. Then, reach in through the window, unlock the door


with the manual door lock and open the door. This should set off the alarm.


If the alarm does not sound when it should, check to see if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown. To replace the fuse, see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index. If the alarm does not sound, or the vehicle’s lamps do not flash, the vehicle should be serviced by an authorized service center.


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Your vehicle is equipped with the PASS-Key 11 (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft-deterrent system. PASS-Key II is a passive theft-deterrent system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition.


PASS-Key 11 uses a resistor pellet in the ignition key that matches a decoder in your vehicle. When the PASS-Key 11 system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s starter and fuel systems. For about three minutes, the starter If someone won’t work and fuel won’t go to the engine. tries to start your vehicle again or uses another key


during this time, the vehicle will not start. This discourages someone from randomly trying different keys with different resistor pellets in an attempt to make a match. The ignition key must be clean and dry before it’s inserted in the ignition or the engine may not start. If the engine does not start and the SECURITY light is on, the key may be dirty or wet. Turn the ignition off, Clean and dry the key. Wait about three minutes and try again. If the starter still won’t work, and the key appears to be clean and dry, wait about three minutes and try another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to check the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index). If the starter won’t work with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle does start, the first ignition key may be faulty. See your dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key II. If you accidentally use a key that has a damaged or missing resistor pellet, the starter won’t work. The SECURITY light will flash. But you don’t have to wait three minutes before trying another ignition key.


See your dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key I1 to have a new key made. If you’re ever driving and the SECURITY light comes on and remains on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key I1 system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key I1 system. If you lose or damage a PASS-Key I1 ignition key, see your dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key 11 to have a new key made. In an emergency, call the Pontiac Roadside Assistance Center at 1 -800-ROADSIDJ In Canada, call 1-800-268-6800.


or 1-800-762-3743.


New Vehicle “Break-In”


NOTICE:


Your vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate “break-in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: Don’t drive at any one speed -- fast or slow -- for the first 500 miles (805 km). Don’t make full-throttle starts. Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren’t yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. Don’t tow a trailer during break-in. See “Towing a Trailer’’ in the Index for more information.


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Ignition Positions With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to five positions.


ACCESSORY (A): In this position you can operate your electrical power accessories. Press in the ignition switch as you turn the top of it toward you.


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LOCK (B): The only position in which you can remove the key. This locks your steering wheel, ignition and transaxle. OFF' (C): Unlocks the steering wheel, ignition and transaxle, but does not send electrical power to any accessories. Use this position if your vehicle must be pushed or towed, but never try to push-start your vehicle. A warning chime will sound if you open the driver's door when the ignition is OFF and the key is in the ignition. RUN @): This is the position the switch returns to after you start your engine and release the switch. The switch stays in RUN when the engine is running. But even when the engine is not running, you can use RUN to operate your electrical power accessories, and some instrument panel warning lights. START (E): Starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to RUN for normal driving. Note that even if the engine is not running, the positions ACCESSORY and RUN are on positions that allow you to operate your electrical accessories, such as the radio.


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Always leave your key in LOCK. If you leave your key in any other position than LOCK, your battery will discharge prematurely. Starting Your Engine Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won’t start in any other position -- that’s a safety feature. To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only.


NOTICE:


Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your Pontiac is moving. If you do, you could damage the transaxle. Shift to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is stopped.


NOTICE:


If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you can’t turn it, be sure you are using the correct key; if so, is it all the way in? If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the key hard. But turn the key only with your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service.


Key Reminder Warning If you leave your key in the ignition, in the OFF position, you will hear a warning tone when you open the driver’s door. Retained Accessory Power (If Equipped) If you have this option, after you turn the ignition off and even remove the key, you will still have electrical power to such accessories as the radio and power windows for up to 10 minutes. Power is turned off if you open a door.


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Starting Your V6 Engine 1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your


ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm.


NOTICE:


Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor.


2. If 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 or damaging your starter.


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 six seconds. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine. After waiting about 15 seconds, repeat the normal starting procedure.


I NOTICE:


I Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. 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 “T~wing Your Vehicle” in the Index.


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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)


/1\ 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. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug


and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged.


How long should you 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 dealer in the area where you’ll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area.


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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 your vehicle. To Use the Engine 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.


A CAUTION:


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.


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.


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Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) range before starting the engine. Your vehicle has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brakes b#ore you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in an 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 rock your vehicle back and forth to get out of snow, 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 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.


firmly on the


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.


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AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@I): This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you’re:


Going less than about 35 mph (55 km/h), push your accelerator pedal about halfway down.


0 Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more, push the


accelerator all the way down.


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


NOTICE:


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 (55 km/h) and AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (0) for higher speeds.


DRIVE @): This position is also used for normal driving, however, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@).


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Here are some times you might choose DRIVE (D) instead of AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (0):


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 mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on.


NOTICE: Don’t drive in SECOND (2) for more than 5 miles (8 km), or at speeds over 55 mph (90 M), or you can damage your transaxle. Use AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (0) or DRIVE @) as much as possible. Don’t shif’t into SECOND (2) unless you are going slower than 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can damage your engine.


FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel 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.


NOTICE:


if you were stuck in


If your front wheels can't rotate, don't try to drive. This might happen 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.


Performance Shifting (Option)


Press PERFORM SHIFI' 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 SHIFT 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.


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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 f m 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. 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.


Parking Brake


Your vehicle has a PUSH TO RELEASE 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 with the parking brake set, a chime will sound after the vehicle has traveled approximately 40 feet (12 m). To release the parking brake, use the PUSH TO RELEASE parking brake pedal. Hold the regular brake 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.


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If you try to drive away with the parking brake on, the brake light stays on and a chime sounds until you release the parking brake.


Shifting Into PARK (P)


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.


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.


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


set the parking brake.


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


0 Pull the lever toward you.


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


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Console Shift Lever


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


set the parking brake.


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


0 Hold in the button on the lever. 0 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 your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).


Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running


A CAUTION:


vehicle with the


It can be dangerous to leave your 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 PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in 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 of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. to have another If torque lock does occur, you may need vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transaxle, so you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).


Shifting Out of PARK (P) Your vehicle has a Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI). You have to fully apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. 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 (P) 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 ignition key to OFF. Open and close the driver’s door to turn off the Retained Accessory Power feature.


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. Take your vehicle to an authorized service center as


soon as you can.


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Parking Over Things That 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.


0 Your vehicle gets rusty underneath. 0 Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.


Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high pints 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: 0 Drive it only with all the windows down to


blow out any CO; and


0 Have your vehicle fixed immediately.


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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.


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It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if fully in PARK (P) with the the shift lever is not 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 on 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.


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 climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle (see the earlier 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


CO -- can come in easily. NEVER park in a


-- with


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


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Windows Power Windows


Switches on the driver’s door panel control each of the 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.


Express-Down Window When the driver’s window switch is held rearward for more than half a second, the window will lower in smaller completely. The window can be opened 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 Nearly the entire surface of the center pad of the steering wheel is an active horn switch. Press anywhere on the pad to sound the horn.


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Tilt Wheel


Turn SignallMultifunction Lever


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. To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel into place.


The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: 0 Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals 0 Headlamp HighLow Beam Changer 0 Flash-To-Pass Feature 0 Windshield Wipers and Washer


Cruise Control


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Wrn 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 turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will


return automatically, CII An arrow 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.


If the arrows just stay on as you signal a turn or a lane change, 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 fuse and for burned-out bulbs. See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index. Tbrn 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.


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Headlamp HighLow Beam Changer To change the headlamps from low beam to high beam or high beam to low beam, pull the turn signal lever toward you. Then release it.


Windshield Wipers


When the high beams are on, this light on 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.


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The windshield wipers are controlled by turning the band marked WIPER. For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one cycle. If you want more cycles, hold the band on MIST longer.


For steady wiping at low speed, turn the band away from you to the LO position. For high-speed wiping turn the band further, to HI. To stop the wipers, move the band to OW. 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 an 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 signaVmultifunction 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.


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.


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.


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Cruise Control


on the accelerator. This 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.


I A CAUTION:


0 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. O n 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 it again, you may turn the cruise control back on.


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Setting Cruise Control


‘ A CAUTION:


If you leave your cruise control switch on when you’re not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when you don’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. 3. Push in the SET button at the end of the lever and


release it.


4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.


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) briefly. You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and stay there. Remember that if you hold the switch at WA longer than half a second, the vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster, don’t hold the switch at WA.


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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. Push in 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 WA. Hold it there until you get up to the speed you want, and then release the switch. To increase your speed in very small amounts, move the switch to RfA briefly and then release it. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster.


The accelerate feature will only work after you have set the cruise control speed by pushing the SET button. Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to reduce your speed while using cruise control: 0 Push in the button at the end of the lever until you reach the lower speed you want, then release it. To slow down in very small amounts, push the button briefly. Each time you do this, you’ll go 1 mph (1.6 kmk) 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 find 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 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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Exterior Lamps Headlamps


Pull the switch to the first stop to turn on the: Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps


0 Instrument Panel Lights


Pull the switch out all the way to turn on the:


Headlamps


0 Parking Lamps 0 Sidemarker Lamps 0 Taillamps 0 Instrument Panel Lights Push the switch in all the way to turn all the lamps and lights off.


Lamps On Reminder If you open the driver’s door while leaving the headlamps from or parking lamps switch on and the key is removed the ignition, you will hear a warning chime. Daytime Running Lamps Daytime Running Lamps (DIU) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful in many different driving in the conditions, but they can be especially helpful 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 DRL 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: 0 The ignition is on, 0 The headlamp switch is off and


The transaxle is not in PARK (P).


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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. To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, shift the transaxle into PARK (P). The DIU will stay off until you shift out of 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.


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 put the transaxle in gear. Nlight sentinel will keep your headlamps on for up to three minutes, to light your way when you leave your vehicle. See Tvilight 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.


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Fog Lamps


Twilight Sentinel


The fog lamps switch is in the 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 low-beam headlamps or parking lamps must be on for your fog lamps to work. If your fog lamps are on when you use your flash-to-pass feature, the fog lamps will be disabled while the flash-to-pass feature is being used.


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.


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Twilight sentinel will keep your headlamps on for up to three minutes, to light your way when you leave your vehicle. 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 may go out if you drive fiom 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 IntensityBrightness Control You can brighten or dim your instrument cluster lights by turning the headlamp switch. Turn the switch to the right to brighten the instrument cluster lights and displays. Turn the switch to the right all the way to turn on the interior courtesy lamps. Turn the switch to the left to dim the instrument cluster lights and displays and to turn off the courtesy lamps. Delayed Illumination When you open the door to enter your vehicle, the interior lamps will come on. When you close the door with the ignition off, the interior lamps will stay on for 25 seconds or until the ignition is turned to an on position. Please note that locking the doors with the power door lock switch will override the delayed illumination feature and the lamps will turn off right away.


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Theater Dimming This feature allows for a three to five-second 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 find the door pull handle or lock switches as you exit the vehicle. Illuminated Entry (Option) When you press the unlock button on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter, the lamps inside your vehicle will go on. These lamps will go off after about 25 seconds, or when you start your engine. Pressing the lock button on your remote keyless entry transmitter will turn the lights immediately off. If a door is left ajar, your interior lamps will turn off after 10 minutes to save your battery.


Front Reading Lamps


These front reading 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, off. press either switch. Press it again to turn the lamp To avoid draining your vehicle’s battery, be sure to turn off the reading lamps when leaving your vehicle.


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Rear Reading Lamps


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


Mirrors Inside Daymight Manual Rearview Mirror


the door is closed,


To turn on the reading lamp when slide the switch up. Slide it down to turn off the lamp. Inadvertent Load Protection This feature automatically shuts off the interior lamps if any are left on for more than 10 minutes when the ignition is off or a door is left open. This will keep your battery fiom running down.


When you are sitting in a comfortable driving position, adjust the mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip the mirror in the center to move it up or down and side to side. The dayhight adjustment allows you to adjust the mirror to avoid glare from the lamps behind you. Push the tab forward for daytime use; pull it back for night use.


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Electrochromic Daymight Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)


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Your vehicle may have an automatic electrochromic dayhight rearview mirror. When this feature is turned on, the mirror automatically changes to reduce glare from headlamps behind you. A photocell on the mirror senses when it is becoming dark outside. Another photocell built into the mirror face, senses when headlamps are behind you. 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.


Mirror Operation To turn on the automatic dimming feature, press AUTO. To turn off automatic dimming, press OFF. this The green indicator light will be illuminated when feature is active.


Time Delay The automatic mirror has a time delay prevents unnecessary switching from the night back to the day position. This delay prevents rapid changing of the mirror as you drive under lights and through traffic.


feature which


Cleaning the Photocells Use a cotton swab and glass cleaner to clean the photocells when necessary. Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted so you 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. To adjust your passenger’s side mirror, sit in the driver’s seat and have a passenger adjust the mirror for you.


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Power Remote Control Mirrors (Option) A control lever on the driver’s door controls both outside rearview mirrors.


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


I 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.


Turn the lever to the left to select the driver’s side 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 mirror so that you can see the side of the vehicle when you are sitting in a comfortable driving position.


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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 (Option) Press the button at the front edge of the armrest to open the storage area for cassette tapes, gloves, etc. A cupholder flips forward for use. Overhead Console Sunglasses 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 on some vehicles have a card holder for convenient storage of business cards or parking lot ticket stubs. The card holder has space for up to five regular business cards.


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


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


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


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trunk.


Pull down the interior door to access the Convenience Net (Option) 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.


Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter To use 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:


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.


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 ashtraykupholder 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.


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.


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. Visor Vanity Mirror 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 up or down.


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Air 'Inflator System (Option)


A CAUTION:


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.


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.


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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.


Sunroof (Option)


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


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.


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. Then, close the sunshade by hand. When the sunroof is in the closed position, press the control switch forward to the vent position. Open the sunshade by hand. Press the switch rearward to close the rear vent. The control switch will work only when the ignition is on or during retained accessory power, if you have that option. See “Retained Accessory Power” in the Index.


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1. Tbilight SentineVHeadlamp Switch 2. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever 3. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 4. Instrument Cluster/Gages 5. Audio System Steering Wheel Controls 6. Ignition Switch


7. Air Outlet 8. Climate Control System 9. Glove Box 10. Audio System 1 1. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch 12. Hood Release


Instrument Panel Clusters Your instrument panel clusters are designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, how much fuel you’re using, and many Your vehicle is equipped with one of these instrument panel clusters, which includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages.


other things you’ll need to drive safely and economically.


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Cluster with Gages


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Cluster with Compass and Gages


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Cluster with Compass and Boost Gage


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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 your vehicle is equipped with the gage cluster, a tamper resistant odometer. If you see 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 on the driver’s door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed.


it has


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


To set it to zero:


On vehicles with the Driver Information Center, press the button labeled TRIP.


0 On vehicles with the LAMP MONITOR, the button is next to the trip odometer. Push and release in a smooth, continuous motion until all zeros appear.


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Tachometer


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’ 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. Warning 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 also save you or others from injury.


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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 system that works along with the warning lights and gages. See “Driver Information System’’ 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 modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on the air bag system, see “Air Bag” in the Index.


BAG 4 AIR a* This light will come on


when you start your engine, and it will flash for a few seconds. Then the light should go out. This means the system is ready.


If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start the engine or comes on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. The air bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the it fixed so it will be light doesn’t come on then, have ready to warn you if there is a problem.


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Battery Light (If Equipped)


Voltmeter


VOLT F+I you it is working; then it


This light will come on briefly when you start the vehicle, as a check to show


should go out.


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


it checked


If it stays on, or comes on while you are driving, you may have a problem with the electrical charging system. It could indicate that you have a generator problem or another electrical system problem. Have right away. Driving while this light is on could drain your battery. If you must drive a short distance with the light on, be certain 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.


When the engine is running, the gage shows the condition of the charging system. Readings outside the red warning zone indicate the normal operating range. Readings in the red warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. On vehicles with the optional DIC, the CHECK GAGES light will also come on, and a warning chime will sound. Have your vehicle serviced immediately.


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Brake System Warning Light Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn’t working, the other part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away.


(0) This light should come on


when you turn the 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. on, have the vehicle towed for service. (See “Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index.)


If the light is still


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 brake 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.


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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


OFF


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 ......


.......


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.


the magnetic


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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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b NOTES


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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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