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 THEFT SYSTEM light
will go off approximately five seconds after the key is
turned to the ON ignition position.
If the engine stalls and the THEFT SYSTEM 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 THEFT SYSTEM 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 Pontiac 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 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 the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit
Breakers” in the Index) and for burned
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
To change the headlamps from low beam to high or high
beam to low, pull the turn signal lever all the way
toward you. Then release it.
When the high beams
are on, this light on the
instrument panel cluster
will also 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.
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
To use the lighter, push it in all the way and let go.
When it’s ready, it will pop back out by itself.
Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand
while it is heating. If you do, it won’t be able to
back away from the heating element when it’s
ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the
lighter and the heating element.
To clean the center console ashtray, remove the entire
ashtray and empty it. The ashtray can be placed in the
rear cupholder for the rear seat passengers to use.
Don’t put papers and other things that burn into
your ashtrays. If you do, cigarettes or other
smoking materials could set them on fire,
To block out glare, you can swing down the visors.
You can also swing them to the side.
Accessory Power Outlet
The accessory power outlet is located in the center
console to the left of the shift lever. Just remove the plug
from the outlet and follow the proper installation
instructions that are included with any electrical
equipment you install.
These circuits are protected by a fuse and have
maximum current levels.
The main components of your instrument panel are:
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Hazard Warning Flashers Switch
Windshield Wiper/Washer Controls
Climate Controls and Rear Window Defogger
Parking Brake Lever
Cigarette Lighter/Accessory Power Outlet
Tilt Steering Wheel Lever (If Equipped)
Hood Release Lever
M. Fuse Panel
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
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.
The oil light could also come on in three other situations:
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.
If you’re idling at a stop sign, the light may blink on
and then off.
If you make a hard stop, the light may come on for a
moment. This is normal.
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.
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 fuses. Should your
headlamps fail to function, have your headlamp fuses
checked right away.
Windshield Wipers Fuse
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 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.
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
instrument panel fuse block and the engine compartment
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
The fuse panel is located at the driver’s side end of the
instrument panel. To open, push the tab on the access
door to the left and pull the door forward. There is a
white fuse removal tool located in the fuse block area.
Make sure to insert the tabs first when reinstalling
Turn Signals, Back
Cruise Control, Engine Controls
Body Control Module,
Instrument Panel Cluster
Powertrain Control Module
Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors
Cruise Control Switch
Lock Brake (Ignition)
Remote Keyless Entry System
Radio, Interior Lamps
Instrument Panel Cluster
Diagnostic Link Connector
Stop Lamps, Hazard Lamps
Rear Window Defogger
Power Door Locks,
Convertible Top Switch
Climate Control System
Body Control Module
Power Windows, Sunroof,
Convertible Top (Circuit Breaker)
Daytime Running Lamps (Relay)
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
The engine compartment fuse block is located on the
driver’s side of the engine compartment. Lift the cover
to check the fuses.