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, check to
see if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown. To
replace the fuse, see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in
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
(Personalized Automotive Security System)
deterrent system. PASS
Key II is a passive
deterrent system. It works when you insert or
remove the key from the ignition.
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
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
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 the arrows just stay on as you signal a turn or a lane
change, a signal bulb may be burned out and other
drivers won’t see your turn signal. If you have the
Driver Information Center, it will tell you if you have a
burned out bulb. See “Driver Information Center” in
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 and for burned
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
to the off position.
If you can’t see the HUD image when the ignition is on,
check to see if:
The headlamps are on
The HUD unit is covered
The HUD dimmer control is adjusted correctly
The HUD image is adjusted to the proper height
A fuse in the fuse panel may be blown. See “Fuses
and Circuit Breakers” in the Index.
If the HUD image is not clear, it could be too bright.
Move the HUD dimmer control further downward. You
may need to clean the windshield and HUD lens.
Your windshield is part of the HUD system. If you ever
have to have a new windshield, be sure to get one
designed for HUD. If you don’t, the HUD image may
look blurred and out of focus.
Driver Information Center (Option)
If you have the Driver Information Center (DIC), it
gives you important safety and maintenance facts. When
you turn the ignition on, the entire center lights up for a
few seconds. Then it goes to work.
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.
on electrical equipment can keep other
components from working as they should.
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 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
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, 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
Automatic A/C Control, Base Cluster,
Courtesy Lamps, Power Mirrors
Turn Signal, Back
Transaxle Shift Interlock
Lock Brake System, Computer
Brake and Hazard Lamps
Air Bag System
Cooling Fans, Transaxle
Parking Lamps/Interior Lamps
(Battery), Radio, Cluster
Air Bag System, PASS
Miscellaneous Engine Controls
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 Engines Controls (OBD II)
Powertrain Control Module