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
To signal a lane change, 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 page 363
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.
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
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 of 20 amperes. Check with
your dealer before adding electrical equipment.
When adding electrical equipment, be sure to
follow the installation instructions included with the
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
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 climate controls, push it in all the
way and let go. When it is ready, it will pop back out
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 equipment
exceeding maximum amperage rating of
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 ashtray.
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance
Some state/provincial and local governments have
or may begin programs to inspect the emission
control equipment on your vehicle. Failure to pass
this inspection could prevent you from getting a
Here are some things you need to know to help
your vehicle pass an inspection:
Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the
check engine light is on or not working properly.
Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD
(on-board diagnostic) system determines that
critical emission control systems have not been
completely diagnosed by the system. The vehicle
would be considered not ready for inspection.
This can happen if you have recently replaced
your battery or if your battery has run down. The
diagnostic system is designed to evaluate critical
emission control systems during normal driving.
This may take several days of routine driving. If you
have done this and your vehicle still does not pass
the inspection for lack of OBD system readiness,
your dealer can prepare the vehicle for inspection.
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
This indicates that your engine is not receiving
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
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
You may dinghy tow your vehicle from the front
following these steps:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the
3. Shift an automatic transaxle to NEUTRAL (N)
or a manual transaxle to NEUTRAL.
4. Release the parking brake.
To prevent the battery from draining while the
vehicle is being towed, remove the following fuse
from the ﬂoor console fuse block: 8 (Ignition
Floor Console Fuse
Block on page 364
for more information.
Remember to reinstall the fuse once you have
reached your destination.
If you exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) while
towing your vehicle, it could be damaged.
Never exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) while towing
A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See
Cleaner/Filter on page 284
B. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine
Engine Oil on page 279
C. Engine Oil Dipstick (Out of View). See
“Checking Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil on
D. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See “Brake
Brakes on page 298
Clutch on page 286
E. Engine Compartment Fuse Block. See
Compartment Fuse Block on page 365
F. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See
Starting on page 304
G. Remote Negative (
) Terminal. See
Starting on page 304
H. Engine Coolant Surge Tank. See
System on page 292
I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See
“Adding Washer Fluid” under
Washer Fluid on page 297
Checking Engine Oil
It is a good idea to check the 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.
Engine Compartment Overview on page 278
for 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.
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 that vehicle.
You will not see the battery of your vehicle
under the hood. It is located in the trunk. You
will not need to access your battery for jump
starting. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+)
and a remote negative (
) jump starting
The remote positive
terminal is located
under a red tethered
cap on the engine
compartment fuse block.
Lift the cap to access
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 Power
Fuses in the fuse block protect the power windows.
When the current load is too heavy, the fuse opens
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
There are two fuse blocks in your vehicle: the ﬂoor
console fuse block and the engine compartment
There is one additional fuse located in the back of
the vehicle near the battery.
Floor Console Fuse Block
The ﬂoor console fuse block is located on the
passenger’s side of the ﬂoor console behind the
forward panel. The panel has three clips. Pull
the panel to disconnect the three clips, and access
the fuses. Use the fuse puller to remove fuses.
Ignition Switch, PASS-Key
Heating, Ventilation, Air
Climate Control System, Ignition
Electric Power Steering,
Steering Wheel Control
Sensing and Diagnostic
Engine Control Module,
Transaxle Control Module
Steering Wheel Control Illumination
Climate Control System
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
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 fuses. See
Overview on page 278
for more information
Engine Cooling Fan High Speed
COOL FAN 1
Engine Cooling Fan Low Speed
Body Control Module 3
Body Control Module 2
RT HI BEAM
Passenger’s Side High Beam
LT HI BEAM
Driver’s Side High Beam
RT LO BEAM
Passenger’s Side Low Beam
LT LO BEAM
Driver’s Side Low Beam
Daytime Running Lamps
Anti-lock Brake System
Powertrain Control Module/Engine
Electric Power Steering
Air Conditioning Clutch
AIR Solenoid (L61, LE5),
Anti-lock Brake System 2
Engine Control Module, Transaxle
TRUNK/OUTLET Trunk, Accessory Power Outlet
Anti-lock Brake System 3
Engine Cooling Fan 2
Windshield Wiper High/Low Speed
Engine Cooling Fan 1
Windshield Wiper On/Off
Engine Cooling Fans
Air Conditioning Clutch
AIR Solenoid (L61, LE5),