Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock
Passlock is a passive theft
deterrent system. Passlock
enables fuel 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 disabled.
During normal operation, the SECURITY light will go
off approximately five seconds after the key is turned to
the ON ignition position.
If the engine stalls and the SECURITY light 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 light 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 for service.
In an emergency, call the Oldsmobile Roadside
Assistance Center at 1
(In Canada call 1
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:
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
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
The turn signal lever has two upward (for right) and two
downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you
to signal a turn or lane change.
To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.
When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically.
An arrow on the instrument
panel 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.
As you signal a turn or lane change, if the arrow flashes
faster than normal, 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 for burned
out bulbs and then check
the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index).
A chime will sound if you leave your turn signal on for
more than 3/4 mile (1.2 km).
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
To change your headlamps
from low beam to high
beam, push the lever away
from you. To change back
to low beam, pull the lever
To flash your high beams, pull the lever toward you and
release. The lever will return to the low
With the lever in the low
beam position, pull the lever
toward you momentarily to switch to high beams (to
signal you are going to pass). If you have the headlamps
on, they will return to low beams when you release
Your instrument panel is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast
you’re going, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically.
The main components of your instrument panel are:
Side Window Defogger Vent
Instrument Panel Outlets
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Instrument Panel Cluster
Windshield Wipers/Washer Fluid Lever
Cruise Control (CRUISE) Button
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Fog Lamp Button
Fuel Door Release
Trunk Lid Release
M. Storage Bin
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
Cruise Control Controls (RES ACCEL, CLEAR,
Accessory Power Outlet
W. Glove Box
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 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.
This indicates that oil is not going through your engine
quickly enough to keep it lubricated. 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 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.
Don’t keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If
you do, your engine can become so hot that it
catches fire. You or others could be burned.
Check your oil as soon as possible and have your
Damage to your engine from neglected oil
problems can be costly and is not covered by
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 separate left and
right headlamp fuses in the underhood electrical center.
An electrical overload will cause a lamp to go off and
remain off. If this happens, have your headlamp system
checked right away.
The windshield wiper motor is protected by a 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, have
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.
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 in the wiring itself. This
greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by
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
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
These fuses are located in a fuse block on the
passenger’s side of the instrument panel. Pull off the
hand cover to expose the fuses.
ABS Motor Assembly
(3800 V6 Engine Only)
Cluster, Body Control Module,
Powertrain Control Module
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors
PCM, & BCM
Instrument Panel Cluster,
Powertrain Control Module,
HVAC Control Assembly,
Air Temperature Valve Motor,
HVAC Control Assembly,
Solenoid Box, Compass Mirror
Cruise Control Module
ABS (3800 V6
Electronic Brake Control Module
(EBCM), ABS Relay, Traction
Control System Disable Switch
Transaxle Shift Interlock
Turn Signals, Cornering Lamps
Air Bag System
Instrument Panel Cluster
Daytime Running Lamps
Powertrain Control Module, Body
Control Module, Underhood
Radio, HVAC Control Assembly,
Instrument Panel Cluster, Remote
Keyless Entry Module, Data Link
Connector, Bose Amplifier
Electronic Brake Control
Module (EBCM) (3800 V6 Only),
Body Control Module
Auxiliary Power, Cigarette
Lighter, Power Drop
Vanity Mirrors, Instrument Panel
Courtesy Lamps, Instrument Panel
Compartment Lamps, Trunk
Courtesy Lamp, Header Courtesy
and Reading Lamps, I/S Lighted
Cartridge Disk Changer
High Blower Relay
Door Lock Relays (Internal to
Body Control Module) and
External Driver Door Lock Relay
hand and Right
Steering Wheel Radio
FRT PRK LPS,
Lamps, Sidemarker Lamps,
Taillamps, License Lamps, Rear
Sidemarker Lamps, Rear
Radio, Steering Wheel Radio
Controls, Cruise Control Switches
Power Windows, Power Sunroof
Power Seats, Fuel Door Relay
Underhood Electrical Center
Some fuses are in the underhood electrical center on the
passenger’s side of the engine compartment.
To see the fuses, take the cover off.
Remove the remote positive terminal cap.
Unscrew the knob on the front of the fuse
Pull off the cover.
Power Seats, Rear Defog
High Blower, Hazard Flashers,
Stoplamps, Power Mirrors Door Locks
Ignition Switch, Brake Transaxle Shift
Interlock, Stoplamps, Anti
System, Turn Signals, Cluster, Air Bag,
Daytime Running Lamps Module
Interior Lamps, Anti
Lock Brake System
(3800 V6 Engine Only), Keyless Entry,
Data Link, HVAC Head, Cluster, Radio,
Auxiliary Power, Cigarette Lighter,
Ignition Switch, Wipers, Radio, Steering
Wheel Controls, Body Control Module,
Auxiliary Power, Power Windows,
Sunroof, HVAC Controls, DRL, Rear
Cooling Fan 2
Cooling Fan 3
Cooling Fan 1
Air Pump (3.5L V6 if equipped with
Air Conditioning Clutch
Air Pump (3.5L V6))
Electronic Control Module
Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch
Electronic Ignition (3800 V6 Engine
Only), Fuel Injectors/Electronic Ignition
(3.5L V6 Engine Only)