When trying to start the vehicle, if the engine does not
start and the STARTING DISABLED DUE TO THEFT
SYSTEM warning message on the Driver Information
Center (DIC) comes on, the key may have a damaged
transponder. Turn the ignition off and try again.
If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to
be undamaged, try another ignition key. At this time,
you may also want to check the fuse. See
and Circuit Breakers on page 5-103
. If the engine still
does not start with the other key, the vehicle needs
service. If the vehicle does start, the first key may
be faulty. See your dealer who can service the
III to have a new key made. In an
emergency, contact Pontiac Roadside Assistance.
Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6
It is possible for the PASS-Key
III decoder to accept
the transponder value of a new or replacement key.
Up to 10 additional keys may be programmed for
the vehicle. The following procedure is for programming
additional keys only. If all the programmed keys are
lost or do not operate, see your dealer or a locksmith
who can service PASS-Key
III to have keys made
and programmed to the system.
If the keys are lost or damaged, only a GM dealer can
III to have new keys made. To
program additional keys, two driver’s keys are needed.
If you lose or damage your
keys, only a GM dealer can service PASS-Key
have new keys made. To program additional keys
you will need two current driver’s keys. You must add a
step to the following procedure. After Step 2, repeat
Steps 1 and 2 with the second current driver’s key.
Then continue with Step 3.
To program the new key do the following:
1. Verify that the new key has PK3 stamped on it.
2. Insert the master key in the ignition and start
the engine. If the engine will not start, see your
dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF,
and remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to RUN
within five seconds of removing the original key.
The main components of the instrument panel are the
A. Side Window Defogger Outlets. See
Adjustment on page 3-33
B. Air Outlets. See
Outlet Adjustment on page 3-33
C. Exterior Lamps Control. See
on page 3-14
D. TAP-Shift™ Control (If Equipped). See
Transaxle Operation on page 2-25
E. Hazard Warning Flashers Button. See
Warning Flashers on page 3-5
F. Instrument Panel Cluster. See
Cluster on page 3-36
G. Windshield Wiper Lever. See
Lever on page 3-9
H. Ignition. See
Ignition Positions on page 2-22
I. Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Information Center (DIC) on page 3-49
J. Audio System. See
Audio System(s) on page 3-92
K. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped).
Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-133
L. Hood Release. See
Hood Release on page 5-10
M. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever, on Steering Column.
Tilt Wheel on page 3-6
N. Interior Lamps Brightness Control. See
Lamps on page 3-17
O. Cruise Control. See
Cruise Control on page 3-10
P. Climate Controls. See
Climate Control System
on page 3-26
Q. Glove Box. See
Glove Box on page 2-38
R. Instrument Panel Fuse Block. See
Fuse Block on page 5-104
Hazard Warning Flashers
Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others.
They also let police know you have a problem. Your
front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off.
The hazard warning
flasher button is
located on top of the
Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what
position your key is in, and even if the key is not in
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down.
The lever returns automatically when the turn is
An arrow on the instrument
panel cluster will flash in
the direction of the
turn or lane change.
If the vehicle is equipped with the Head-Up-Display
(HUD), the turn signals will appear in the HUD
area when making turns or lane changes. See
Display (HUD) on page 3-20
for more information.
Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash
to signal a lane change. Hold it there until the lane
change is complete. The lever returns to its original
position when it is released.
Arrows that flash rapidly when signaling for a turn or
lane change may be caused by a burned-out signal bulb.
Other driver’s will not see the signal.
Replace burned-out bulbs to help avoid possible
Replacement Bulbs on page 5-56
Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps on page 5-53
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps on
. Also, check the fuse for burned-out bulbs
if a turn signal arrow fails to work when signaling a turn.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-103
Turn Signal On Chime
If the turn signal is left on for approximately one mile
(1.61 km), a warning chime will sound and the
TURN SIGNAL ON warning message will appear on
the Driver Information Center (DIC) display. See “Turn
Signal On” under
DIC Warnings and Messages on
If You Cannot See the HUD Image
When the Ignition Is On
Is anything covering the HUD lens?
Is the HUD dimmer setting bright enough?
Is the HUD image adjusted to the proper height?
Are you wearing polarized sunglasses?
Still no HUD image? Check the fuse in the
instrument panel fuse block. See
Fuse Block on page 5-104
If the HUD Image Is Not Clear
Is the HUD image too bright?
Are the windshield and HUD lens clean?
If the HUD image is not correct, contact your dealer.
The windshield is part of the HUD system. If the vehicle
ever needs a new windshield, be sure to get one
designed for the HUD. If this is not done, the HUD
image may look blurred and out of focus.
Accessory Power Outlets
The vehicle has two
12-volt outlets which can
be used to plug in electrical
One accessory power outlet is located on the center
console, below the front edge of the storage console.
The other is located inside the console.
Remove the tethered cap to use the outlet. When
not using the outlet, be sure to cover it with the
Leaving electrical equipment on for
extended periods will drain the battery. Always turn
off electrical equipment when not in use and do
not plug in equipment that exceeds the maximum
Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible
with the accessory power outlet and could result
in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. See your dealer for
additional information on accessory power outlets.
Adding any electrical equipment to your
vehicle may damage it or keep other components
from working as they should. The repairs would not
be covered by your warranty. Check with your
dealer before adding electrical equipment.
When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the
proper installation instructions included with it.
Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your warranty. Do not
hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket
from the plug because the power outlets are
designed for accessory power plugs only.
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
If you put papers or other flammable items
in the ashtray, hot cigarettes or other smoking
materials could ignite them and possibly damage
your vehicle. Never put flammable items in the
The ashtray is located to the right of the transaxle shift
lever on the center console. To open it, push and
release the rear of the cover.
To empty the ashtray, lift the side tab and pull up to
remove the ashtray from the center console. To reinstall,
push the tray back into place.
Holding a cigarette lighter in while it is
heating will not allow the lighter to back away from
the heating element when it is hot. Damage from
overheating may occur to the lighter or heating
element, or a fuse could be blown. Do not hold a
cigarette lighter in while it is heating. Do not
use anything other than the cigarette lighter in the
If the vehicle has a cigarette lighter, it is located on the
Push the lighter to activate the heating element. Once
the heating element is hot, it will pop out.
Oil Pressure Light
If there is a problem with
the vehicle’s oil pressure,
this light may stay on
when the engine is started,
or it may come on while
the vehicle is being driven.
This indicates that oil is not going through the 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 in two other situations:
When the ignition is on but the engine is not
running, the light will come on as a test to indicate
it is working. The light will go out when the
ignition is turned to RUN. If it does not come on
while the ignition is in the on position, there may be
a problem with the fuse or bulb. See
Circuit Breakers on page 5-103
If the brakes are applied quickly and the vehicle
makes a hard stop, the light may come on for a
moment. This is normal.
Do not 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.
Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may
damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered
by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance
schedule in this manual for changing engine oil.
Fog Lamp Light
This light will come
on when the fog lamps
are in use.
The light will go out when the fog lamps are turned off.
Fog Lamps on page 3-16
for more information.
A. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See “Adding
Washer Fluid” under
Windshield Washer Fluid
on page 5-39
B. Battery. See
Battery on page 5-42
C. Remote Positive (+) Battery Terminal. See
Starting on page 5-43
D. Underhood Fuse Block. See
Underhood Fuse Block
on page 5-105
E. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank. See
on page 5-30
F. Radiator Pressure Cap. See
Radiator Pressure Cap
on page 5-27
G. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (low in engine
Power Steering Fluid on
H. Supercharger Oil Fill Location (If Equipped).
Supercharger Oil on page 5-19
I. Electric Cooling Fan. See
Cooling System on
J. Engine Oil Dipstick. See “Checking Engine Oil”
Engine Oil on page 5-14
K. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil”
Engine Oil on page 5-14
L. Engine Coolant Bleed Valve. See “How to Add
Coolant to the Radiator” under
Cooling System on
M. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick. See “Checking
the Fluid Level” under
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
on page 5-22
N. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid”
Brakes on page 5-40
O. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See
Cleaner/Filter on page 5-20
2. Get the vehicles close enough so the jumper cables
can reach, but be sure the vehicles are not touching
each other. If they are, it could cause a ground
connection you do not want. You would not be able
to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding
could damage the electrical systems.
To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set
the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in
the jump start procedure. Put an automatic
transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in
NEUTRAL (N) before setting the parking brake.
If you leave your radio or other accessories
on during the jump starting procedure, they could
be damaged. The repairs would not be covered
by your warranty. Always turn off your radio and
other accessories when jump starting your vehicle.
3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug
unnecessary accessories plugged into the cigarette
lighter or the accessory power outlet. Turn off
the radio and all lamps that are not needed. This
will avoid sparks and help save both batteries.
And it could save your radio!
4. Open the hood on the other vehicle and locate the
positive (+) and negative (
) terminal locations on
You will not use your
vehicle’s battery for jump
starting. It has a remote
positive (+) jump starting
terminal, located on
the underhood fuse block,
for that purpose. See
Overview on page 5-12
more information on
To uncover the remote positive (+) terminal, press
the tab at the bottom of the fuse block and lift
the cover up. Always use the remote positive (+)
terminal instead of the positive (+) terminal on
An electric fan can start up even when the
engine is not running and can injure you.
Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
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 they should.
Your vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting
to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see
Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-56
The headlamp circuit is protected by individual fuses in
the underhood fuse block. An electrical overload will
cause the fuse to blow. If this happens, have the
headlamp system checked right away.
Windshield Wiper Fuses
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
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 the 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 electrical
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. Spare fuses and a fuse puller are
located in the underhood fuse block. See
later in this section.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
Some fuses are in a fuse
block located on the end
of the instrument panel on
the passenger side.
To get to the fuse block lift up on the side panel. A fuse
usage chart is on the inside of this panel.
Retained Accessory Power
Rear Window Defogger
Fuel Tank Solenoid Canister
Remote Function Activator
(Remote Keyless Entry)
Instrument Panel Displays/Head-Up
Display (HUD), Driver Information
Center High Mounted Stop
Steering Wheel Control Switches
Turn Signals/Hazard Warning
To reinstall the end panel, position the lower section
with the edge of the instrument panel, and press
the sides of the panel until it snaps into place.
Underhood Fuse Block
Some fuses are located in
a fuse block in the engine
compartment on the
A fuse chart is on the inside of the cover. To take the
cover off, press the tab at the bottom of the cover
Left Front High-Beam Headlamp
Right Front High-Beam Headlamp
Left Front Low-Beam Headlamp
Right Front Low-Beam Headlamp
Washer/Remote Vehicle Current
Power Control Module
Power Control Module/Electronic
Electronic Throttle Control
Anti-Lock Brake Solenoid
Battery Main 1
Battery Main 2
Battery Main 3
Battery Main 4
Anti-Lock Brake Motor
Air Conditioner Compressor