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 cluster 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 a lane change, if the arrows flash
rapidly, 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).
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
To change the headlamps
from low beam to high
beam, push forward
on the turn signal/
To change the headlamps from high beam to low beam,
pull the turn signal lever backward. If the ignition is on
and the high beams are on, a light on the instrument
panel cluster also will be on.
This feature lets you use your high
beam headlamps to
signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass.
To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward
you until the high
beam headlamps come on, then
release the lever to turn them off.
The main components of your instrument panel are:
Fog Lamp Switch
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
Enhanced Traction System
Climate Control System
M. Gear Shift Lever
Cruise Control Switches (If Equipped)
Steering Wheel Audio System (If Equipped)
Tilt Wheel Lever
Hood Release Handle
Here are some things you need to know in order to help
your vehicle pass an inspection:
Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the
SERVICE ENGINE SOON light is on or not
Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD
board diagnostic) system determines that critical
emission control systems have not been completely
diagnosed by the system. The vehicle would be
considered not ready for inspection. This can happen
if you have recently replaced your battery or if your
battery has run down. The diagnostic system is
designed to evaluate critical emission control systems
during normal driving. This may take several days of
routine driving. If you have done this and your vehicle
still does not pass the inspection for lack of OBD system
readiness, see your dealer or qualified service center to
prepare the vehicle for inspection.
Oil Pressure Light
If you have a low engine oil
pressure problem, this light
will stay on after you start
your engine, or come on
and you will hear a chime
when you are driving.
This indicates that your engine is not receiving enough
oil. The engine could be low on oil, or could have some
other oil problem. Have it fixed immediately.
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 the engine is
running. 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.
Remove the following fuses from the left side of the
instrument panel fuse block: A) RADIO SW,
B) RADIO ACC, C) WIPER, H) BFC BATT,
I) PCM BATT, K) IPC/BFC ACC. This will
prevent your battery from draining while towing.
See “Instrument Panel Fuse Block
Section 6 for the location of these fuses.
Turn the ignition switch to ACC.
Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N).
Release the parking brake.
Remember to replace the fuses once you reach your
destination. To replace a fuse:
Set the parking brake.
Remove the key from the ignition switch.
Replace the fuse.
Make sure that the towing speed does not exceed
65 mph (110 km/h), or your vehicle could be
Towing Your Vehicle from the Rear
Do not tow your vehicle from the rear. Your
vehicle could be badly damaged and the repairs
would not be covered by your warranty.
Engine Oil Additives
Don’t add anything to your oil. The recommended oils
with the starburst symbol are all you will need for good
performance and engine protection.
When to Change Engine Oil
Your vehicle has a computer that lets you know when to
change your engine oil. This is not based on mileage, but
on engine revolutions and engine operating temperature.
When the computer has calculated that the oil needs
changing, the GM Oil Life System
will indicate that a
change is necessary. The mileage between oil and filter
changes will vary depending on how you drive your
usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and
7,500 miles (12 500 km) since your last oil and filter
change. Under severe conditions, the system may come on
before 3,000 miles (5 000 km). Never drive your vehicle
more than 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months
(whichever occurs first) without an oil change.
The system won’t detect dust in the oil. So, if you drive in
a dusty area, be sure to change your oil and filter every
3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner. Remember to reset the
CHANGE OIL light whenever the oil is changed.
How to Reset the Change Oil Light
After changing the engine oil, the system must be reset.
With the ignition key to ON (engine not running), push
the RESET button located in the driver’s side instrument
panel fuse block. The CHANGE OIL light will start to
flash, press and hold the RESET button again. The reset
is complete when you hear the chimes and the
CHANGE OIL light goes out.
What to Do with Used Oil
Did you know that used engine oil contains certain
elements that may be unhealthy for your skin and could
even cause cancer? Don’t let used oil stay on your skin
for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and
water, or a good hand cleaner. Wash or properly throw
away clothing or rags containing used engine oil.
(See the manufacturer’s warnings about the use and
disposal of oil products.)
Used oil can be a real threat to the environment. If you
change your own oil, be sure to drain all free
from the filter before disposal. Don’t ever dispose of oil
by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into
sewers, or into streams or bodies of water. Instead, recycle
it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have
a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your
dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help.
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 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
A circuit breaker in the fuse panel protects the power
windows. 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 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 to
replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical
size and rating.
There are three fuse blocks in your vehicle: two
instrument panel fuse blocks and the engine
compartment fuse block.
There are four spare fuses located in the left instrument
panel end cap for your use.
Instrument Panel Fuse Blocks
There are two fuse panels for your vehicle. One is
located on the driver’s side of the instrument panel and
the other is located on the passenger’s side.
Steering Wheel Radio Switches
Windshield Wiper Motor,
Trunk Release Relay/Motor,
RKE, Audio Amplifier
Turn Signal Lamps
Body Computer (BFC)
Door Lock Motors
Cluster, Body Computer (BFC)
HVAC Head, Cluster,
Data Link Connector
Interior Lamp Dimming
Steering Wheel Cruise Control
Steering Wheel Cruise
HVAC Blower Motor
Interior Courtesy Lamps
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
The engine compartment fuse block is located on the
driver’s side of the engine compartment, near
Left Electrical Center
Power Mirrors, Door Locks, Trunk
Release, Audio Amplifier, Remote
Left Electrical Center
Hazard Lamps, Body Function
Control Module, Cluster, Climate
Right Electrical Center
Radio, Body Function Control
Module, Interior Lamps
Cooling Fan # 1
Cooling Fan # 1
HVAC Blower (Climate Control)
Cooling Fan # 2
Air Conditioning Compressor
Automatic Light Control
Automatic Light Control
Daytime Running Lamps
Spare Fuse Holder
Accessory Power Outlets,
Lock Brakes, Variable
Air Conditioning Compressor,
Body Function Control Module
Powertrain Control Module
Up Lamps, Brake Transaxle
Powertrain Control Module
Climate Control System,