The main components of your instrument panel are the following:
A. Fog Lamp Button. See
Fog Lamps on page 3-15
B. Instrument Panel Brightness Control. See
Panel Brightness on page 3-15
C. Enhanced Traction System Switch. See
Traction System (ETS) on page 4-8
D. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. See
Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7
E. Instrument Panel Cluster. See
Cluster on page 3-22
F. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch. See
Warning Flashers on page 3-6
G. Ignition Switch. See
Ignition Positions on page 2-17
H. Windshield Wiper/Washer Controls. See
Wipers on page 3-9
Windshield Washer on
I. Audio System. See
Audio System(s) on page 3-38
J. Climate Controls and Rear Window Defogger.
Climate Control System on page 3-18
K. Fuse Panel. See
Instrument Panel Fuse Block on
L. Remote Trunk Release Button. See “Remote Trunk
Trunk on page 2-10
M. Hood Release Lever. See
Hood Release on
N. Accessory Power Outlet (If Equipped). See
Accessory Power Outlets on page 3-17
Lighter (If Equipped). See
Ashtrays and Cigarette
Lighter on page 3-17
O. Cupholder. See
Cupholder(s) on page 2-34
P. Parking Brake Lever. See
Parking Brake on
Q. Shift Lever. See
Automatic Transaxle Operation on
Manual Transaxle Operation on
R. Accessory Power Outlet. See
Outlets on page 3-17
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 lane change.
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 will not see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned
out, replace it to help avoid an accident.
If the arrows do not go on at all when you signal a turn,
check the fuse. See
Fuses and Circuit Breakers on
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.
Accessory Power Outlets
Accessory power outlets can be used to connect
electrical equipment such as a cellular phone or
The accessory power outlet is located on the lower
console on the passenger’s side. There, also, may be
an additional accessory power outlet instead of a
To use the outlet, remove the cover. When not in use,
always cover the outlet with the protective cap.
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. If you experience a
problem, see your dealer for additional information
on the accessory power outlet.
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
installation instructions included with the equipment.
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
Your vehicle may have an ashtray and cigarette lighter.
To use the lighter, just push it in all the way and let
go. When it is ready, it will pop back out by itself.
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
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.
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
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 does not come on
with the ignition on, you may have a problem
with the fuse or bulb. Have it fixed right away.
If you are 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.
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
A. Coolant Surge Tank. See
Cooling System on
B. Engine Oil Dipstick. See “Checking Engine Oil”
Engine Oil on page 5-14
C. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil”
Engine Oil on page 5-14
D. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid” under
Brakes on page 5-35
E. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See
Fluid on page 5-33
F. Clutch Master Cylinder Reservoir (If Equipped)
(Not Shown). See
Hydraulic Clutch on page 5-22
G. Battery. See
Battery on page 5-39
H. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See
Cleaner/Filter on page 5-19
I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See “Adding
Washer Fluid” under
Windshield Washer Fluid
on page 5-34
J. Engine Compartment Fuse Block. See
Compartment Fuse Block on page 5-88
The headlamp wiring is protected by fuses. Should your
headlamps fail to function, have your 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 or ice, the wiper will stop until the motor cools.
If the overload is caused by some electrical problem,
have it fixed.
Power Windows and Other
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 and rating.
If you ever have a problem on the road and do not 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 lighter — 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 instrument panel fuse block is located on the
driver’s side of the instrument panel. To open, push the
tab on the access door to the left and pull the door
forward. Make sure to insert the tabs when replacing
Turn Signals, Back-Up Lamps
Body Control Module, Instrument
Powertrain Control Module
Fuel Pump, Fuel Injectors
Cruise Control Module/Switch
Anti-Lock Brake (Ignition)
Accessory Power Outlet
Remote Keyless Entry System
Radio, Interior Lamps, OnStar
Instrument Panel Cluster
Stop Lamps, Hazard Lamps
Rear Window Defogger
Power Door Locks
Oxygen Sensor Heater
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 vehicle. Lift off the cover to check the
Engine Compartment Overview on
for more information on location.
Ignition Switch Circuits
Exterior lamps, Power Outlet, Horn,
Rear Defogger, Starter, Power
Anti-Lock Brake System
Engine Cooling Fan
Powertrain Control Module, Heater
and A/C Blower
Heater and A/C Blower
Powertrain Control Module
Engine Cooling Fan
Heater and A/C Blower