Remember, the theft
deterrent system won’t activate if
you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door
lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock
switch with the door open, or with the remote keyless
entry transmitter. You should also remember that you
can start your vehicle with the correct ignition key if the
alarm has been set off.
Here’s how to avoid setting off the alarm by accident:
If you don’t want to activate the theft
system, the vehicle should be locked with the door
the doors are closed.
Always unlock a door with a key, or use the remote
keyless entry 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
The alarm can be tested by following these steps:
From inside the vehicle, roll down the driver’s
window and open the driver’s door.
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.
Get out of the car, close the door and wait for the
SECURITY light to go out.
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, but the
vehicle’s lamps flash, 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
If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to
be undamaged, 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 engine still does
not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service.
If your vehicle does start, the first key may be faulty.
See your dealer or a locksmith who can service the
Key III to have a new key made.
It is possible for the PASS
Key III decoder to learn the
transponder value of a new or replacement key. Up to
ten additional keys may be programmed for the vehicle.
This procedure is for learning additional keys only. If all
the currently programmed keys are lost or do not
operate, you must see your dealer or a locksmith who
can service PASS
Key III to have keys made and
programmed to the system.
See your dealer or a locksmith who can service
Key III to get a new key blank that is a cut
exactly as a current black colored driver’s key that
operates the system. Do not use a gray colored valet key
for this procedure.
To program the new key:
Insert the current driver’s key (black in color) in the
ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not
start see your dealer for service.
After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF, and
remove the key.
Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to RUN
within ten seconds of removing the previous key.
The SECURITY light will turn off once the key has
been programmed. It may not be apparent that the
SECURITY light went on due to how quickly the
key is programmed.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to
If you are ever driving and the SECURITY light comes
on and stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if
you turn it off. Your PASS
Key III system, however, is
not working properly and must be serviced by your
dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS
III system at this time.
If you lose or damage a PASS
Key III key, see your
dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS
Key III to
have a new key made.
An arrow on the
instrument panel will flash
in the direction of the turn
or lane change.
If your vehicle is equipped with the Head
(HUD), an arrow will also appear in the display area to
indicate the direction of the turn or lane change.
To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever
until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you
complete your lane change. The lever will return by
itself when you release it.
As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrows flash
at twice the normal rate, this may indicate that a signal
bulb may be burned out and other drivers won’t see your
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 (see “Fuses and Circuit
Breakers” in the Index) and for burned
If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring
for the trailer lamps, the signal indicator will flash even
if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front
and rear turn signal lamps regularly to make sure
they are working. Note: You do not need to add a
Turn Signal On Chime
If your turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of a mile
(1.2 km), a chime will sound at each flash of the turn
signal. To turn off the chime, move the turn signal lever
to the off position.
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
To change the headlamps from low beam to high or
high to low, pull the turn signal lever toward you, then
When the high beams
are on, a light on the
instrument panel will also
be on. If your vehicle is
equipped with HUD, this
light will also appear in the
Care of the HUD
Clean the inside of the windshield as necessary to
remove any dirt or film that reduces the sharpness or
clarity of the HUD image.
To clean the HUD lens, spray household glass cleaner
on a soft, clean cloth. Gently wipe and dry the HUD
lens. Do not spray cleaner directly on the lens to avoid
cleaner leaking inside the unit.
If You Can’t See The HUD Image When the
Ignition is On
If the ignition is on and you can’t see the HUD image,
check to see if:
The headlamps are on.
Something is covering the HUD unit.
The HUD dimmer control is adjusted properly.
The HUD image is adjusted to the proper height.
A fuse is blown. See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in
Keep in mind that your windshield is part of the HUD
system. If you ever have to have your windshield
replaced, be sure to get one that is designed for HUD or
your HUD image may look blurred or out of focus.
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Driver Information
Center (DIC). The DIC will display information about
how your vehicle is functioning, as well as warning
messages if a system problem is detected.
The following buttons are
on the DIC control panel
which is located to the left
of the steering column:
ODO/TRIP: Use this button to display your total and
FUEL INFO: Press this button to display fuel
information such as fuel used, fuel range and
Add-On Electrical Equipment
Don’t add anything electrical to your vehicle
unless you check with your dealer first. Some
electrical equipment can damage your vehicle
and the damage wouldn’t be covered by your
warranty. Some add
on electrical equipment can
keep other components from working as
Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to
add anything electrical to your vehicle, see “Servicing
Your Air Bag
Equipped Vehicle” in the Index.
To check the fuses in this underhood fuse center, turn
the knob counterclockwise and remove the cover. There
is a chart inside the cover that explains the features and
controls governed by each fuse and relay.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from
short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of damage
caused by electrical problems.
Look at the silver
colored band inside the fuse. If the
band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you
replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size
There are three fuse blocks in your vehicle: the
Instrument Panel Fuse Block located under the
instrument panel, the Underhood Fuse Block located on
the passenger’s side engine compartment and the Rear
Fuse Block, located under the rear seat.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
The instrument panel fuse block is located to the far
right side under the instrument panel.
Remove the hush panel on the passenger’s side to reveal
the fuses. To remove the panel, do the following:
Remove the two 7 mm screws located along the front
edge of the panel.
Lower the hush panel. The fuse block is a
rectangular covered box located on the far right side
under the instrument panel.
Remove the cover. Now you can see the fuses and
Place the wide end of the fuse puller over the plastic
end of the fuse.
Squeeze the ends over the fuse and pull it out.
Spare fuses are located in the empty slots shown on the
When finished, replace the hush panel. Replace lamps,
connectors, and HVAC duct temperature sensors if they
HVAC Motor, HVAC Mix Motors
EC Mirror, Driver HTS Seat,
Rear Defog Relay, MEM Module,
Cool LVL Sensor,
Pass Heated Seat
HVAC Flat Pk Mtrs, ELC Sensor,
ELC Sensor (R Bec)
Lock Brake System Module
HVAC Main Con Head,
HVAC Programmer, IPC
Stepper Motor CR, Cruise Switch
HUD Switch, HUD Display
HVAC Programmer, IPC (Cluster),
SBM (275 to LCM) (1135 to
LP PK L
Underhood Lamp, L PK/Side-
marker, L Park/Turn Lamp, SBM,
L Tail Signal Lamp, L Tail/Stop
Lamp, L Rear Sidemarker
LP PK R
Rt Pk/Sidemarker Lamp, Rt PK/
Turn Lamp, Rt Tail/Sign Lamp,
Rt Rear Sidemarker, Stop/Tail
Lamp, Tail/Signal Lamp,
License Lamp, RFA
Wiper Switch, RFA, Rain Sense
EC Mirror, Back
Underhood Fuse Block
There are additional fuses located on the passenger’s
side of the engine compartment.
A/C CLU micro
Fuel Pump micro
HVAC Blower Motor
Low Speed Fan Relay
High Speed Fan Relay
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
A fuse center is located under the rear seat
cushion. To help avoid damage to the fuse center,
be careful when removing or reinstalling the
To Remove the Rear Seat Cushion
Pull up on the front of the cushion to release the
Pull the cushion up and out toward the front of
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
Additional fuses are located in the fuse center under the
Heated Backlite to
Trunk Release to Solenoid
ELC to Compressor
Memory Seat Module, Driver Seat
Switch, Driver Lumbar SW
ELC Sensor, ELC Compressor
Auxiliary Outlet (2 in Cn), Auxil-
iary Outlet (1 in St)
Cell Phone Handset, Cell Phone
Booster, CD Changer
Driver Door Module
Amp, Radio Head
Driver Heated Seat Module
Rear Door Mod (2 LD)