If a door is opened without the key or the remote keyless
entry transmitter, the alarm will go off. Your vehicle’s
headlamps will flash and the horn will sound for about
two minutes, then will turn off to save the battery power.
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 the system has
If you set off the alarm by accident, unlock any door
with the key. You can also turn off the alarm by pressing
UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter or by
placing the key in the ignition and turning it to START.
Testing the Alarm
The alarm can be tested by following these steps:
From inside the vehicle, lower 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 vehicle, close the door and wait for
the SECURITY message 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 headlamps 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 headlamps
do not flash, the vehicle should be serviced by an
authorized service center.
Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock
Passlock is a passive theft
deterrent system. Passlock
enables fuel to the engine if the ignition lock cylinder
is turned with a valid key. If a correct key is not used
or the ignition lock cylinder is tampered with, fuel is
If the engine stalls and the SECURITY message flashes,
wait until the light stops flashing before trying to restart
the engine. Remember to release the key from START
as soon as the engine starts.
If the engine is running and the SECURITY message
comes on, you will be able to restart the engine if you
turn the engine off. However, your Passlock system is
not working properly and must be serviced by your
dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by Passlock at this
time. You may also want to check the fuse (see “Fuses
and Circuit Breakers” in the Index). See your dealer
In an emergency, call the Cadillac Roadside Service
Center. See “Roadside Service” in the Index.
New Vehicle “Break
Your vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate
in.” But it will perform better in
the long run if you follow these guidelines:
Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or
less for the first 500 miles (805 km).
Don’t drive at any one speed
for the first 500 miles (805 km).
Don’t make full
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
See “Towing a Trailer” in the Index for
Automatic Transmission Operation
Your vehicle has an electronic shift position indicator
within the instrument panel cluster. This display is
powered anytime the shift lever is capable of being
moved out of PARK (P). This means that if your key is
in OFF, rather than LOCK, there will be a small current
drain on your battery which could discharge your battery
over a period of time. If you have to leave your key in
the ignition in OFF for an extended period, it is
recommended that you remove the IGN 0 fuse from the
instrument panel fuse block. See “Fuses and Circuit
Breakers” in the Index.
There are several different positions for your shift lever.
This position locks your rear wheels. It’s the
best position to use when you start your engine because
your vehicle can’t move easily.
It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the
shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the
parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.
Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is
running unless you have to. If you have left the
engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.
You or others could be injured. To be sure your
vehicle won’t move, even when you’re on fairly
level ground, always set your parking brake and
move the shift lever to PARK (P).
See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index.
If you’re pulling a trailer, see “Towing a Trailer”
in the Index.
Turn Signal 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
An arrow on the instrument
panel cluster will flash in
the direction of the turn or
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 you move the lever all the way up or down, and the
arrow flashes at twice the normal rate, a signal bulb
may be burned out and other drivers may not 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 for burned
out bulbs or a blown fuse
(see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index).
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
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
To change the headlamps from low to high beam or high
to low beam, pull the multifunction lever all the way
toward you. Then release it.
When the high beams
are on, this light on the
instrument panel cluster
also will be on.
When adding an electrical accessory or an electrical
component to your vehicle, be sure to follow the
instructions included with it.
Certain power accessory plugs may not be compatible to
the accessory power outlets and could result in blown
vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem,
see your dealer for additional information on the
accessory power plugs.
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or
accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of
the power outlet can cause damage not covered
by your warranty.
To adjust the clock,
do the following:
Locate the adjustment button to the lower left corner
of the clock.
Push and hold the adjustment button to spin the
clock hands. Release the button
you get to
the desired time.
Push and release the button to increase the time
by one minute increments until the desired time
The main components of your instrument panel are the following:
Dome Override Button
Exterior Lamps Control
Folding Mirrors Button
Box Lamps Button
Instrument Panel Cluster
Tow/Haul Selector Button
Comfort Control System
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
M. Hood Release
Fog Lamps Button
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
Center Instrument Panel Utility Block
Parking Brake Release
Secondary Information Center (SIC)
Rear Window Defogger Button
Compact Disc Changer
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist Button
Trailer Wiring Harness
Duty Trailer Wiring Package
Your vehicle is equipped with the seven
towing harness. This harness with a seven
duty trailer connector is attached to a bracket on
the platform hitch.
wire harness contains the following
Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal
Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal
Light Green: Back
Red: Battery Feed
Dark Blue: Trailer Brake
A jumper harness for an electric trailer brake controller
and a trailer battery feed fuse are included with this
trailering package. (See “Instrument Panel Jumper
Wiring Harness” later in this section.)
If you need to tow a light
duty trailer with a standard
way round pin connector, an adapter connector
is included with the vehicle. See “Four
Harness Adapter” later in this section.
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
This harness is included with the trailer wiring package.
The harness is for an electric trailer brake controller and
includes a trailer battery feed fuse. This harness and
fuse should be installed by your dealer or a qualified
Wire Trailer Harness Adapter
If you need to tow a
duty trailer with a
pin connector, an adapter
Connect the adapter with the tab (arrow) pointing towards
the top. The cap on the wiring harness will lock onto the
tab (arrow) and help hold the adapter in place. Plug the
way round pin connector into the adapter.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Coolant Surge Tank
Air Filter Restriction Indicator
Engine Oil Fill Cap
Engine Oil Dipstick
Automatic Transmission Dipstick
Remote Negative (
) Terminal (GND)
Remote Positive (+) Terminal
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (Out of View)
Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir
Underhood Fuse Block
Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
If the CHECK ENG OIL
LEVEL message appears
on the instrument cluster,
it means you need to check
your engine oil level
For more information, see “CHECK ENG OIL LEVEL”
in the Index.
You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is
an added reminder.
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.
The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal
circuit breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to
heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor
cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical
problem and not snow, etc., be sure to get it fixed.
Power Windows and Other Power Options
Circuit breakers protect the power windows and other
power accessories. When the current load is too heavy,
the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the
circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from
short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers
and fusible thermal links. This greatly reduces the
chance of fires 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
If you ever have a problem on the road and don’t have a
spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the same
amperage. Just pick some feature of your vehicle that
you can get along without
like the radio or cigarette
and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage.
Replace it as soon as you can.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
The fuse block access door
is on the driver’s side end
of the instrument panel.
Pull off the cover to access
the fuse block.
You can remove fuses with a fuse extractor which is
mounted to the fuse block access door. To remove fuses
if you don’t have a fuse extractor, hold the end of the
fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull
You may have spare fuses located behind the fuse block
access door. These can be used to replace a bad fuse.
However, make sure it is of the correct amperage.
Climate Control System
Ignition, Power Seats
Lock Brake System
Climate Control System
Underhood Fuse Block
The underhood fuse/relay block is located near the
battery in the engine compartment. See “Engine
Compartment Overview” in the Index for more
information on its location. Lift the cover for access to
the fuse/relay block.
You will see fuses to the top right of the fuse/relay block
once you remove the cover. These are spare fuses and
can be used accordingly.
You can remove fuses with a fuse extractor. The fuse
extractor is located in the fuse/relay block. To remove
fuses if you don’t have a fuse extractor, hold the end of
the fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull