Your vehicle is equipped
with the PASS
Key II is a passive
deterrent system. It
works when you insert or
remove the key from
Key II uses a resistor pellet in the ignition key
that matches a decoder in your vehicle.
When the PASS
Key II 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
won’t work and fuel won’t go to the engine. If someone
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
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
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 don’t
flash but just stay on, a signal bulb may be burned out
and other drivers won’t see your turn signal. 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.
If you have added wiring for towing a trailer, a different
turn signal flasher may be used. With this flasher
installed, the signal 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.
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 beam to high beam
or high beams to low beam, pull the turn signal lever
toward you. Then release it.
When the high beams are
on, this light on the
instrument panel will also
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
beam headlamps will turn on. They’ll stay on as
long as you hold the lever toward you and the
beam indicator on the dash will come on. Release
the lever to turn the high
beam headlamps off.
The main components of your instrument panel are:
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Tilt Steering Wheel Lever
Driver’s Side Fuse Panel (under the
Fog Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
M. Trunk Release Switch
Hazard Warning Flashers Switch
Traction Control Switch (If Equipped)
Ashtray, Cigarette Lighter and Accessory
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 headlamp wiring is protected by an internal circuit
breaker. An electrical overload will cause the lamps to
go on and off, or in some cases to remain off. If this
happens, have your headlamp system checked
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, be sure to have it fixed.
Power Windows and Other Power Options
Circuit breakers in the fuse panel 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
To check the fuses in this underhood fuse center, turn
the two knobs one
quarter of a turn counterclockwise
and loosen the metal wing nut on the passenger’s side of
the cover. Then remove the cover. The inside of the
cover has a chart that explains the features and controls
controlled 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, circuit breakers
and fusible thermal links. 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
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.
There are two fuse blocks in your vehicle: the driver’s
side and passenger’s side fuse blocks.
Driver’s Side Fuse Block
The driver’s side fuse block is to the left of the steering
wheel, under the instrument panel.
Snap off the cover to reveal the fuses. You’ll find a fuse
puller clipped to the inside of the cover. 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 slots labeled “Spare” on
the following chart.
When finished, replace the cover by snapping it back up
Ignition (Run), Automatic A/C
Control, Cruise Control
Courtesy Lamps, Power Mirrors
Turn Signal, Back
Transaxle Shift Interlock
Lock Brake System,
Electronic Level Control
Brake and Hazard Lamps
Air Bag System
Cooling Fans, Transaxle
Battery, Radio, Cluster
Air Bag System, PASS
Misc Engine (Non
Passenger’s Side Fuse Block
Additional fuses are located in the relay center, on the
passenger’s side, below the instrument panel. You must
remove the sound insulator on the right side of the
passenger footwell to replace these fuses.
Since replacing these fuses is difficult, we recommend
that you see your dealer if you need one replaced.
Trunk Release, RAC
Miscellaneous Engine Controls
Powertrain Control Module