If the SECURITY light comes on for one minute and then
shuts off while the ignition is on, the security system has
detected a problem. See your dealer for service.
If a door or the trunk is opened without the key or
remote lock control transmitter, the alarm will go off. It
will also go off if the trunk lock or door locks are
damaged. Your vehicle’s lamps will flash and the horn
will sound for several minutes, then will go off to save
Remember, the theft
deterrent system won’t activate if
you lock the doors with a key or manual door lock. It
only activates if you use the power door lock switch or
remote lock control transmitter. You should also
remember that you can start your vehicle with the
correct ignition key if the alarm has been set off, but this
does not shut off the alarm.
Here’s how to avoid setting off the alarm by accident:
If you don’t want to activate the theft
system, lock the door either using a key, or the
manual door lock switch.
Always unlock a door with a key, or use the remote
lock control system. 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 lock control 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 lock control 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 service center.
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 or
you get the CLEAN KEY...WAIT 3 MINUTES message
on the DIC, the key may be dirty or wet. Turn the
Clean and dry the key. Wait about three minutes and try
again. The SECURITY light may remain on during this
time. 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 fuses (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
If you accidentally use a key that has a damaged or
missing resistor pellet, the starter won’t work. The
SECURITY light will flash and the CLEAN KEY... WAIT
3 MINUTES message will appear. But you don’t have to
wait three minutes before trying another ignition key.
Turn 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
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.
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
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
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 and the DIC will
display the TURN SIGNAL ON? reminder message.
To turn off the chime, move the turn signal lever to the
off position. To turn off the DIC message, press any
button on the DIC.
Are you low on fuel?
As your engine starts to run out of fuel, your engine may
not run as efficiently as designed since small amounts of
air are sucked into the fuel line causing a misfire. The
system can detect this. Adding fuel should correct this
condition. Make sure to install the fuel cap properly. See
“Filling Your Tank” in the Index. It will take a few
driving trips to 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 the light 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.
Oil Pressure Warning Light
If you have a problem with
your oil, this light may stay
on after you start your
engine, or come on when
you are driving.
A warning chime and the message LOW OIL
PRESSURE may also come on.
These indicate that oil is not going through your engine
quickly enough to keep it cool. The engine could be low
on oil, or could have some other oil problem. Have it
fixed right away.
The oil light could also come on briefly when the
ignition is on but the engine is not running. The light
will come on as a test to show you it is working, but the
light will go out when you turn the ignition to START. If
it doesn’t come on with the ignition on, you may have a
problem with the fuse or bulb. Have it fixed right away.
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 a circuit breaker in
the wiring harness. 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 right
Windshield Wiper Fuses
The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal
circuit breaker and a fuse in the fuse panel on the other
side of the instrument panel. 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, 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.
It’s easy to check the fuses in this underhood relay
center. There are two locking arms on either side of the
base of the cover. Reach down and unsnap each one by
pulling the cover toward you, then pushing it away
while pulling up. Remove the cover. The inside of the
cover has a chart 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
correct amp rating.
Two spare fuses are located below the fuse puller. You’ll
also find spare fuses in the slots labeled “Spare” in the
There are three main fuse panels: the instrument panel
fuse block and two (driver’s side and passenger’s side)
rear compartment fuse blocks.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
This fuse block is located on the left side of the
instrument panel. To open it, push the latch to the left,
then pull, and the door will open.
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. To close the fuse door, press the door
closed and it will latch.
Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
Lock Brake System
Left Exterior Lamps
Turn Signal Lamps
Right Exterior Lamps
Chime (Ignition 1), Memory Set
Powertrain Control Module, VATS
Driver Information Center
Converter Oxygen Sensors
Climate Control Relay
Flat Pack Motor
Crank, Air Bag Module
Climate Control Blower
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
To access the battery and rear compartment fuse panels,
the rear seat cushion must be removed. This procedure is
somewhat difficult. You may wish to have your dealer
do this for you.
The battery and main fuse boxes are located
under the rear seat cushion. The battery’s
ground terminal and some relay wires are
exposed. To help avoid damage to the battery
and wires, be careful when removing or
reinstalling the seat cushion. Do not remove
covers from covered parts. Do not store anything
under the seat, as objects could touch exposed
wires and cause a short.
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 the
To Reinstall the Rear Seat Cushion
A safety belt that isn’t properly routed through
the seat cushion or is twisted won’t provide the
protection needed in a crash. If the safety belt
hasn’t been routed through the seat cushion at
all, it won’t be there to work for the next
passenger. The person sitting in that position
could be badly injured. After reinstalling the seat
cushion, always check to be sure that the safety
belts are properly routed and are not twisted.
Buckle the center passenger position safety belt, and
then route the safety belts through the proper slots in
the seat cushion. Don’t let the safety belt get twisted.
Slide the rear of the cushion up and under the
seatback so the rear locating guides hook into the
wire loops on the back frame.
With the seat cushion lowered, push rearward and
then press down on the seat cushion until the spring
locks on both ends engage.
Check to make sure the safety belts are properly
routed and that no portion of any safety belt is
trapped under the seat. Also make sure the seat
cushion is secured.
Rear Compartment Fuse Blocks
Once the seat is removed,
you’ll find two fuse panels
on the driver’s side of the
battery. Each is protected by
a plastic box with four tabs.
Pull up on all four tabs at
the same time to loosen
them and pull off the box.
Of these two panels, the cover on the passenger’s side
fuse panel has an extra plastic cap attachment. You’ll
need to slide this out of the grooves which hold it there
before removing the rest of the box.
To replace the covers, line the four tabs up and simply
snap them back into place. The extra plastic cap
attachment slides back into place.
Electronic Level Control Relay
Trunk Release Relay
Fuel Pump Relay
Driver Door Unlock Relay
Rear Defogger Relay (Upper Zone)
Rear Defogger Relay (Lower Zone)
Direct Accessory Power
Power Window, Sunroof
HVAC Blower Motor
Trunk Pull Down
Electronic Level Control
Power Door Locks
Hazard Lamps, Stoplamps
Heated Outside Mirror
Fuel Door Release
Cooling Fan Relay
Remote CD Changer, Radio Chassis
Power Module, Oil Level Indicator, ALDL
Rear Defog 2
Rear Defog 1
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
Air Conditioning Center
Fog Lamp 2
Cooling Fan #2
Cooling Fan #3
ABS Pump Motor