These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Changes or modifications to this system by other than
an authorized service facility could void authorization to
use this equipment.
III+ uses a radio frequency transponder in
the key that matches a decoder in your vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with PASS-Key
(Personalized Automotive Security System)
theft-deterrent system. PASS-Key
III+ is a passive
theft-deterrent system. This means you do not have to do
anything special to arm or disarm the system. It works
when you insert or remove the key from the ignition.
When the PASS-Key
III+ system senses that someone
is using the wrong key, it prevents the vehicle from
starting. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start
the vehicle will be discouraged because of the high
number of electrical key codes.
When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not
start and the security light on the instrument panel cluster
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
not damaged, try another ignition key. At this time, you
may also want to check the fuse, see
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers on page 5-78
. If the engine still does not start
with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your
vehicle does start, the first key may be faulty. See your
dealer who can service the PASS-Key
III+ to have a
new key made. In an emergency, contact Roadside
Roadside Assistance Program on
It is possible for the PASS-Key
III+ decoder to “learn”
the transponder value of a new or replacement key.
Up to 10 keys may be programmed for the vehicle. The
following procedure is for programming additional keys
only. If all the currently programmed keys are lost or do
not operate, you must see your dealer or a locksmith who
can service PASS-Key
III+ to have keys made and
programmed to the system.
See your dealer or a locksmith who can service
III+ to get a new key blank that is cut
exactly as the ignition key that operates the system.
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 return
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
beam, push the turn signal lever away from you.
When the high beams are
on, this light on the
instrument panel cluster
will also be on.
To change the headlamps from high beam to low beam,
pull the turn signal lever toward you.
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.
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. Do not use equipment
exceeding maximum amperage rating. 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.
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
Your vehicle may have an ashtray and cigarette lighter.
To use the lighter, located on the instrument panel
below the radio, 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.
To clean the center console ashtray, remove the entire
ashtray and empty it.
If you put papers, pins, 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 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
This light flashes when the
vehicle security system is
A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See
Cleaner/Filter on page 5-18
B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See
Fluid on page 5-29
C. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See
System on page 5-25
D. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid”
Brakes on page 5-31
on page 5-19
E. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See
Jump Starting on
F. Remote Negative (
) Ground (Out of View). See
Jump Starting on page 5-35
G. Underhood Fuse Block. See
Underhood Fuse Block
on page 5-80
H. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil”
Engine Oil on page 5-13
I. Battery (Out of View). See
Battery on page 5-34
J. Engine Oil Dipstick (Out of View). See “Checking
Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil on page 5-13
K. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See “Adding
Washer Fluid” under
Windshield Washer Fluid
on page 5-30
Checking Engine Oil
It is a good idea to check your engine oil every time you
get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil
must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground.
The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See
Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12
the location of the engine oil dipstick.
1. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes
to drain back into the oil pan. If you do not do this,
the oil dipstick might not show the actual level.
2. Pull the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or
cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it
again, keeping the tip down and check the level.
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
transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission
in NEUTRAL 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 the radio!
4. Open the hood on the other vehicle and locate the
positive (+) and negative (
) terminal locations on
You will not need to access your battery for jump
starting. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) and
a remote negative (
) jump starting terminal.
The remote positive (+)
terminal is located under a
red plastic cover on the
fuse block. Open the cover
to access the terminal.
The headlamp wiring is protected by fuses. An electrical
overload will cause the lamps to remain off. If this
happens, have your headlamp wiring checked right away.
Power Windows and Other Power
Circuit breakers 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 or goes away.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from
short circuits by a combination of J-Case fuses,
mini-fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of fires 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 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.
Floor Console Fuse Block
The floor console fuse block is located on the
passenger’s side of the vehicle under the carpet.
Remove the fuse block cover to access the fuses.
Use the fuse puller to remove fuses.
Ignition Switch, PassKey 3+
Climate Control System, PassKey 3+
Climate Control System, Ignition
Steering Wheel Controls
Sensing and Diagnostic Module
Engine Control Module,
Transmission Control Module
Climate Control System
Retained Accessory Power
Data Link Connector
Engine Control Module
Engine Control Module, Transmission
Anti-lock Brake System
Injectors, Ignition Module
Low Beam Daytime Running Lamps
Low Beam Daytime Running Lamps Relay
Run, Crank Relay
Windshield Wiper Relay
Fog Lamps Relay
S Band, OnStar
Anti-lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake System
Instrument Panel Ignition
Driver’s Side High Beam
Driver’s Side Low Beam
Passenger’s Side Low Beam
Passenger’s Side High Beam
Parking Lamps Relay
Windshield Wiper Relay