How to Turn Off the System Alarm
If the system alarm is active, it can be de
doing the following:
Pressing the transmitter LOCK or PANIC button to
off alarm. The system will also re
arm if all
doors and trunk are later closed, or
Pressing the transmitter UNLOCK or TRUNK
button to turn
off alarm and disarm the system, or
Putting the key in the ignition and turning it to
START to turn
off alarm and disarm the system.
How to Detect a Tamper Condition
If you hear three horn chirps when you press the
UNLOCK, TRUNK or LOCK button on your
transmitter that means the content theft security
system alarm was triggered while you were away.
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 RUN ignition position following an
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. Also, see “Roadside Assistance” in the Index
for more information.
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.
The main components of your instrument panel are the following:
Fog Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
Enhanced Traction System Switch
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Hazard Warning Flashers Switch
Windshield Wiper/Washer Controls
Climate Controls and Rear Window Defogger
Hood Release Lever
Parking Brake Lever
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 vehicle serviced.
Damage to your engine from neglected oil
problems can be costly and is not covered by
Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle.
This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas
to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill
you. You can’t see it or smell it, so you might not
know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from
around the base of your vehicle, especially any
that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check
around again from time to time to be sure snow
doesn’t collect there.
Open a window just a little on the side of the
vehicle that’s away from the wind. This will help
keep CO out.
Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves
fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster
than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This
uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the
battery charged. You will need a well
charged battery to
restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on
with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while.
Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost
all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again
and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable
from the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the
fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you can get
out of the vehicle and do some fairly vigorous exercises
every half hour or so until help comes.
Recreational Vehicle Towing
You can tow your vehicle behind another vehicle for use
at your destination. Be sure to use proper towing
equipment designed for recreational towing. Follow the
instructions for the towing equipment.
If your vehicle is equipped with a remote keyless entry
system, it also has the content theft feature. If the
vehicle it towed as recommended, with the ignition in
OFF, or if necessary, with the ignition off and the key
out, it may be necessary to do one of the following:
Prior to towing do not lock your car doors with the
remote keyless entry transmitter. Do not enable the
content theft feature.
Remove the BCM/CLU fuse in the instrument panel
fuse block. This is located under the driver’s side
instrument panel cover. After towing, remember to
reinstall the fuse to restore normal vehicle operation.
If the vehicle it towed at a large angle, or if the vehicle
experiences significant braking forces, the trunk “open”
sensor may be actuated, enabling content theft and
sounding the horn (while in tow).
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 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
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
Powertrain Control Module
Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors
Cruise Control Module/Switch
Lock Brake (Ignition)
Remote Keyless Entry System
Radio, Interior Lamps
Instrument Panel Cluster
Cigarette Lighter, Diagnostic
Stop Lamps, Hazard Lamps
Rear Window Defogger
Power Door Locks
Climate Control System
Body Control Module
Power Windows, Sunroof
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.