These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle:
Testing the Alarm
Do the following to test the system:
1. Make sure the trunk lid is latched.
2. Lower the window on the driver’s door.
3. Manually arm the system.
4. Close the doors and wait 30 seconds.
5. Reach through the open window and manually pull
the release lever on the floor.
6. Turn off the alarm by pressing the unlock button on
If the alarm is inoperative, check to see if the horn
works. If not, check the horn fuse. See
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers on page 5-85
. If the horn works, but the
alarm doesn’t go off, see your dealer.
Disarming the System
Always use your keyless access transmitter to unlock a
door either by pressing the unlock button on the
transmitter or by squeezing the door handle sensor
while you have the transmitter with you. Unlocking a
door any other way will set off the alarm. If your alarm
sounds, press the unlock button on the keyless
access transmitter to disarm it.
Valet Lockout Switch
The valet lockout switch
is located inside the
Press the switch to ON to disable the use of the trunk
and convertible top. The trunk cannot be opened except
by using the key if the valet lockout is on.
Press the switch to OFF to enable the use of the trunk
and convertible top.
Locking the glove box with your key will also help to
secure your vehicle.
Clean the inside of the windshield as needed to remove
any dirt or film that reduces the sharpness or clarity
of the HUD image.
To clean the HUD, 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 could leak into the unit.
If the ignition is on and you can’t see the HUD image,
check to see if:
Something is covering the HUD unit.
The brightness is adjusted properly.
The HUD image is adjusted to the proper height.
Ambient light in the direction your vehicle is facing
A fuse is blown. See
Fuses and Circuit Breakers on
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 and out of focus.
The following Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) messages
may appear in the HUD:
CRUISE SPEED LIMITED:
This message indicates that
your vehicle speed has been reduced below your set
speed due to ACC limitations. Your set speed is too high
and ACC cannot detect other vehicles at far enough
distances for the system to operate properly.
This message indicates that ACC has
reduced your vehicle speed due to a tight curve in
the road. Once the road straightens, ACC will return to
your selected set speed or follow distance setting.
See “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” under
Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7
You may also see an ACC active symbol, alert symbol
or vehicle ahead symbol. See “Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC)” under
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on
for more information.
Accessory Power Outlets
The accessory power outlet can be used to connect
electrical equipment such as a cellular phone or
The accessory power outlet is located inside the
center console storage compartment, on the forward
To use the outlet, remove the tethered cap. When not
using it, always cover the outlet with the protective cap.
When using an accessory power outlet,
maximum electrical load must not exceed 20 amps.
Always turn off any electrical equipment when
not in use. Leaving electrical equipment on for
extended periods will drain your vehicle’s battery.
Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible
with the accessory power outlet and could result
in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a
problem, see your dealer for additional information
on accessory power outlets.
Adding any electrical equipment to your
vehicle may damage it or keep other components
from working as they should. The repairs would not
be covered by your warranty. Check with your
dealer before adding electrical equipment.
When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the
installation instructions included with the equipment.
We recommend that you see a qualified technician or
your dealer for the proper installation of your equipment.
Improper use of the power outlet can
cause damage not covered by your warranty. Do not
hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket
from the plug because the power outlets are
designed for accessory power plugs only.
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
The ashtray and cigarette lighter are located under
a lid in the front console to the right of the shift lever.
Press the left side of the lid and it will open
If you put papers or other flammable items
in the ashtray, hot cigarettes or other smoking
materials could ignite them and possibly damage
your vehicle. Never put flammable items in the
Loose objects (such as paper clips) can lodge behind
and beneath the ashtray lid and prevent movement
of the lid. You should avoid putting small, loose objects
near the ashtray.
To use the cigarette lighter, push it in all the way and let
go. When it’s ready, it will pop back out by itself.
Holding a cigarette lighter in while it is
heating will not allow the lighter to back away from
the heating element when it is hot. Damage from
overheating may occur to the lighter or heating
element, or a fuse could be blown. Do not hold a
cigarette lighter in while it is heating.
Dual Climate Control System
With this system you can control the heating, cooling
and ventilation for your vehicle.
When your vehicle is first started, the system will recall
the last temperature fan and mode settings for that
A. Battery. See
Battery on page 5-38
B. Passenger Compartment Air Filter. See
Compartment Air Filter on page 3-40
C. Underhood Fuse Block. See
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers on page 5-85
D. Power Steering Fluid. See
Power Steering Fluid on
E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See
Cleaner/Filter on page 5-18
F. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil on page 5-13
G. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil on page 5-13
H. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See
on page 5-35
I. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap on page 5-23
J. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See
Washer Fluid on page 5-33
If the LOW OIL LEVEL or LOW OIL PRESSURE
message on the Driver Information Center appears, it
means you need to check your engine oil level right
away. For more information, see “LOW OIL LEVEL” and
“LOW OIL PRESSURE” under
DIC Warnings and
Messages on page 3-59
You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is
an added reminder.
Checking Engine Oil
It is a good idea to check your engine oil every time you
get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil
must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground.
The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See
Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12
the location of the engine oil dipstick.
Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to
drain back into the oil pan. If you don’t, the oil
dipstick might not show the actual level.
Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or
cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again,
keeping the tip down, and check the level.
Adding Washer Fluid
The LOW WASHER FLUID message will be displayed
on the Driver Information Center (DIC) when the
fluid is low.
The windshield washer
fluid reservoir is located in
front of the underhood
fuse block on the driver’s
side of the vehicle.
Open the cap with the washer symbol on it. Add washer
fluid until the tank is full.
When using concentrated washer fluid, follow
the manufacturer’s instructions for adding
Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid.
Water can cause the solution to freeze and
damage your washer fluid tank and other parts
of the washer system. Also, water doesn’t
clean as well as washer fluid.
Fill your washer fluid tank only three-quarters
full when it’s very cold. This allows for
expansion if freezing occurs, which could
damage the tank if it is completely full.
Don’t use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your
windshield washer. It can damage your
washer system and paint.
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 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 and rating. If a fuse should blow, see your dealer
for service immediately.
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. Pick some feature of your vehicle that
you can get along without – like the radio or cigarette
lighter – and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage.
Replace it as soon as you can.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
The panel fuse block is located on the passenger’s side
of the vehicle, under the instrument panel and under
Remove the carpet and toe-board covering to access
the fuse block by pulling at the top of each corner of the
panel. Then turn the fuse block door knob
counterclockwise and pull the door to access the fuses.
Parking Brake Solenoid A
BTSI Solenoid, Column Lock
Rear Park Aid, Heated/Cooled
Seats, Windshield Wiper Relays
Engine Control Module
Air Bags, Passenger Air Bag Off
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Driver Door Switch
Power Tilt Wheel, Telescopic
Steering Column, Memory Seat,
Driver Seat Switch, Retractable
Ignition Switch, Intrusion Sensor
Inside Rearview Mirror, Climate
Control System, Column Lock,
Instrument Panel Cluster, Head-Up
Radio, S-Band, CD Changer
Tap-Up/Tap-Down Switch, Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) Switch, Cruise
Climate Control System, Power
Rear Fog Lamps, Diagnostic Link
Power Folding Mirror
Trunk Close Button, Parking Brake
Run, Accessory Power
Steering Wheel Control Button
Passenger’s Side Heated Seat
Driver’s Side Heated Seat
Retractable Hardtop, Trunk Latch
Park Brake Hold
Park Brake Release
Underhood Fuse Block
The underhood fuse block
is located next to the
engine on the passenger’s
side of the vehicle. For
more information on
Compartment Overview on
To access the fuses, push in the tab located at the end
of the fuse block cover. Then lift the cover open.
Anti-Lock Brake System, Magnetic
Adaptive Cruise Control,
Electronic Throttle Control
Engine Control Module,
Transmission Control Module
Magnetic Ride Control
Air Conditioning Compressor
Right Low Beam Headlamp
Left Low Beam Headlamp
Right High Beam Headlamp
Left High Beam Headlamp