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2005 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL, Envoy Denali, and Envoy XL Denali Owner Manual M

Seats and Restraint Systems ...........................

1-1

Front Seats ...............................................

1-3

Rear Seats ...............................................

1-9

Safety Belts .............................................

1-12

Child Restraints .......................................

1-31

Airbag System .........................................

1-52

Restraint System Check ............................

1-67

Features and Controls .....................................

2-1

Keys ........................................................

2-3

Doors and Locks .......................................

2-8

Windows .................................................

2-14

Theft-Deterrent Systems ............................

2-17

Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...........

2-19

Mirrors ....................................................

2-37

OnStar® System ......................................

2-47

HomeLink® Wireless Control System ...........

2-49

Storage Areas .........................................

2-53

Sunroof ..................................................

2-60

Vehicle Personalization .............................

2-60

Instrument Panel .............................................

3-1

Instrument Panel Overview ..........................

3-4

Climate Controls ......................................

3-20

Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ........

3-31

Driver Information Center (DIC) ..................

3-49

Audio System(s) .......................................

3-62

Driving Your Vehicle .......................................

4-1

Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle

..... 4-2

Towing ...................................................

4-50

Service and Appearance Care ..........................

5-1

Service .....................................................

5-3

Fuel .........................................................

5-5

Checking Things Under the Hood ...............

5-10

Rear Axle ...............................................

5-43

Four-Wheel Drive .....................................

5-44

Front Axle ...............................................

5-44

Bulb Replacement ....................................

5-45

Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement .........

5-48

Tires ......................................................

5-50

Appearance Care .....................................

5-81

Vehicle Identification .................................

5-90

Electrical System ......................................

5-91

Capacities and Specifications ...................

5-103

Maintenance Schedule .....................................

6-1

Maintenance Schedule ................................

6-2

Customer Assistance and Information ..............

7-1

Customer Assistance and Information ...........

7-2

Reporting Safety Defects ...........................

7-10

Index ................................................................

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This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors

of Canada Limited” for GMC whenever it appears in this manual.

Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be there if

it is needed while you are on the road. If the vehicle is sold, leave this manual the vehicle.

Litho in U.S.A.

Part No. 05ENVOY B First Edition

Canadian Owners

A French language copy of this manual can be obtained from your dealer or from:

Helm, Incorporated

P.O. Box 07130

Detroit, MI 48207

How to Use This Manual

Many people read the owner manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If this

is done, it can help you learn about the features

and controls for the vehicle. Pictures and words work together in the owner manual to explain things.

Index

A good place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and

the page number where it can be found.

© 2004 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Safety Warnings and Symbols

There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning.

{CAUTION:

These mean there is something that could hurt you or other people.

In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. If you do not, you or others could be hurt.

You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means “Do Not,” “Do Not do this” or

“Do Not let this happen.”

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Vehicle Damage Warnings

Also, in this manual you will find these notices:

Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.

A notice tells about something that can damage the vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your vehicle’s warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell what to do to help avoid the damage.

When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words.

There are also warning labels on the vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

Vehicle Symbols

The vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gage, or indicator.

If you need help figuring out a specific name of a component, gage, or indicator, reference the following topics:

Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1

Features and Controls in Section 2

Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3

Climate Controls in Section 3

Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3

Audio System(s) in Section 3

Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5

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These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:

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NOTES

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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

Front Seats ......................................................

1-3

Manual Seats ................................................

1-3

Power Seats ..................................................

1-4

Manual Lumbar ..............................................

1-5

Power Lumbar ...............................................

1-5

Heated Seats .................................................

1-6

Reclining Seatbacks ........................................

1-7

Head Restraints .............................................

1-9

Rear Seats .......................................................

1-9

Rear Seat Operation .......................................

1-9

Safety Belts ...................................................

1-12

Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ................

1-12

Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ......

1-17

How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................

1-18

Driver Position ..............................................

1-18

Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................

1-24

Right Front Passenger Position .......................

1-24

Rear Seat Passengers ..................................

1-24

Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for

 

Children and Small Adults ..........................

1-27

Safety Belt Pretensioners ...............................

1-30

Safety Belt Extender .....................................

1-30

Child Restraints .............................................

1-31

Older Children ..............................................

1-31

Infants and Young Children ............................

1-34

Child Restraint Systems .................................

1-37

Where to Put the Restraint .............................

1-40

Top Strap ....................................................

1-41

Top Strap Anchor Location .............................

1-42

Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for

 

Children (LATCH System) ...........................

1-44

Securing a Child Restraint Designed for

 

the LATCH System ....................................

1-46

Securing a Child Restraint in a

 

Rear Outside Seat Position .........................

1-46

Securing a Child Restraint in the Center

 

Seat Position ............................................

1-48

Securing a Child Restraint in the Right

 

Front Seat Position ....................................

1-49

Airbag System ...............................................

1-52

Where Are the Airbags? ................................

1-55

When Should an Airbag Inflate? .....................

1-57

What Makes an Airbag Inflate? .......................

1-59

How Does an Airbag Restrain? .......................

1-59

1-1

Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates? .....

1-60

Passenger Sensing System ............................

1-62

Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...........

1-66

Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped

 

Vehicle ....................................................

1-66

Restraint System Check ..................................

1-67

Checking the Restraint Systems ......................

1-67

Replacing Restraint System Parts

 

After a Crash ............................................

1-68

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Front Seats

Manual Seats

{CAUTION:

You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving.

Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be sure the seat is locked in place.

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Power Seats

If you have this feature, the power seat controls are

 

located on the outboard side of the front seat cushions.

 

The horizontal control adjusts the seat cushion and

 

 

the vertical control adjusts the seatback.

 

Move the front of the seat control up or down to

 

 

adjust the front portion of the cushion.

 

Move the rear of the seat control up or down to

 

 

adjust the rear portion of the cushion.

 

Lift up or push down on the center of the seat

 

 

control to move the entire seat up or down.

 

To move the seat forward or rearward, slide the

 

 

seat control forward or rearward.

 

To recline the seatback, press the vertical control

 

 

rearward. To raise the seatback, press the vertical

 

 

control forward. See Reclining Seatbacks on

 

 

page 1-7 for more information.

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Manual Lumbar

If your vehicle has this feature, there is a knob located on the outboard side of the driver’s seat.

Turn the knob counterclockwise to increase lumbar support and clockwise to decrease lumbar support.

Power Lumbar

Your vehicle may have this feature.

The control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion.

To increase or decrease support, hold the control forward or rearward. Keep in mind that as your seating position changes, as it may during long trips, so should the position of your lumbar support. Adjust the seat as needed.

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Heated Seats

Your vehicle may have heated front seats. The buttons used to control this feature are located on

the front door armrests. The engine must be running for the heated seat feature to work.

To heat the entire seat, press the horizontal button with the heated seat symbol. Press the button repeatedly

to cycle through the temperature settings of high, medium, low and off. The indicator lights above the button will glow to designate the level of heat selected: three for high, two for medium, and one for low.

The low setting warms the seatback and seat cushion until the seat temperature is near body temperature. The medium and high settings heat the seatback and seat cushion to a slightly higher temperature. You will be able to feel heat in about two minutes.

To heat only the seatback, press the button with the words BACK ONLY. An indicator light on the switch will glow to designate that only the seatback is being heated. Additional presses will cycle through the

heat levels for the seatback only. Press the horizontal button again to heat the whole seat.

The feature will shut off automatically when the ignition is turned off.

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Reclining Seatbacks

If your vehicle has a manual recliner, lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat and push the seatback rearward to recline the seatback. To return the seatback to the normal position, lift the lever without pushing rearward on the seatback and the seatback will move forward.

If your vehicle has power seats, the power reclining seatback control is located on the outboard side of the front seat cushions.

Press the control rearward to recline the seatback. Press the control forward to raise the seatback.

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But do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving.

{CAUTION:

Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this.

The shoulder belt cannot do its job. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

The lap belt cannot do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries.

For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly.

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Head Restraints

Adjust your head restraint so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.

The head restraints lock into place when raised.

To release the head restraint and lower it, press the tab located on the top of the seatback.

Rear Seats

Rear Seat Operation

Envoy/Envoy Denali

Your vehicle may have a folding rear seat which lets you fold the seatbacks down for more cargo space.

Pull up on the loop located where the seat cushion meets the seatback to fold the seat cushion up and out of the way. This will allow the seatback to fold flat and increase the cargo area.

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The rear seatback levers are located on the outboard side of the rear seatbacks.

Pull the seatback toward you as you lift up on the lever. The head restraint will automatically fold out of the

way when the seatback is folded down.

To raise the seatbacks, lift up the seatbacks and push on them until they lock into the upright position. Push and pull on the seatbacks to make sure that they are latched securely. Then fold the bottom seat cushion back into place.

To return the head restraint to the upright position, reach behind the seat and pull the restraint up until it locks into place. Push and pull on the head restraint to make sure that it is latched securely.

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Envoy XL and Envoy XL Denali

The second row seat is a 65/35 split seat which may be folded and tumbled. Use this feature for gaining access to the third row seats.

To fold and tumble the second row seat(s), do the following:

1.Push the head restraints fully down.

2.Fold the seatback flat on the seat by pulling up on the front part of the lever. The lever is located on the outboard side of the seat indicated with

a 1 on the handle cover and side of the seatback.

3.Release the rear set of seat hooks from the floor pins by pulling up on the rear part of the lever indicated with a 2 on the handle cover and the side of the seatback. This enables the seat to be tumbled forward.

Returning the Seats to an Upright Position

Do the following:

1.Guide the seat to the floor to engage the seat hooks with the floor pins.

2.Try to raise the seat to check that it is locked down.

3.Pull the seatback up to return it to the upright position.

Entry/Exit to/from the Third Row Seat

To enter the third row seat, you must fold and tumble the second row seat following the instructions given previously.

If you are exiting the third row with no assistance, do the following.

1.Pull the handle on the center of the second row seatback down to release and fold the seatback.

2.Reach around to the side of the second row seat and pull the back of the seat lever up to tumble the entire seat.

Be sure to return the seat to the upright position when you are finished. Never use the third row seat as a seating position while the second row is folded

and tumbled.

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Folding the Third Row Seats

1.Pull up on the handle located on the bottom of the seat cushion to release the seat cushion.

2.Lift up the seat, and then pull it forward.

3.Fold the seatback forward until it is flat.

4.Unhook the elastic loop on the back of the seatback.

5.Flip the panel located on the back of the seatback forward to make a flat surface.

Returning the Seat(s) to an Upright Position

To return the seat to its original position, reverse the steps listed previously in folding the third row seats.

Safety Belts

Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone

This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts.

{CAUTION:

Do not let anyone ride where he or she can not wear a safety belt properly. If you are in a crash and you are not wearing a safety belt, your injuries can be much worse. You can hit things inside the vehicle or be ejected from it. You can be seriously injured or killed. In the same crash, you might not be, if you are buckled up. Always fasten your safety belt, and check that your passengers’ belts are fastened properly too.

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{CAUTION:

It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in

a seat and using a safety belt properly.

Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-34.

In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here is why: They work.

You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a bad one.

A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts they could have been badly hurt or killed.

After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot!

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Why Safety Belts Work

When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes.

Put someone on it.

Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels.

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Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop.

The person keeps going until stopped by something.

In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield...

1-15

or the instrument panel...

or the safety belts!

 

With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does.

 

You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance,

 

and your strongest bones take the forces. That is why

 

safety belts make such good sense.

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Questions and Answers About

Safety Belts

Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I am wearing a safety belt?

A: Youcould be — whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you are upside down. And your chance of being conscious during and after an accident,

so you can unbuckle and get out, ismuch greater if you are belted.

Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why should I have to wear safety belts?

A: Airbags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they workwith

safety belts — not instead of them. Every airbag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you are in a vehicle that has airbags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That is true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions.

Q: If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts?

A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you are in an accident — even one that is not your fault — you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver does not protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers.

Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious

injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h).

Safety belts are for everyone.

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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly

This part is only for people of adult size.

Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be

riding in your vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-31 orInfants and Young Children on page 1-34.Follow those rules for everyone’s protection.

First, you will want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has.

We will start with the driver position.

Driver Position

Lap-ShoulderBelt

The driver has a lap-shoulderbelt. Here is how to wear it properly.

1.Close and lock the door.

2.Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see “Seats” in the Index.

3.Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted.

The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly.

4.Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.

Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-30.

Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

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5.To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt.

The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.

The safety belt locks if there is a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor.

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Q: What is wrong with this?

A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way.

{CAUTION:

You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move

forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.

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Q: What is wrong with this?

A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place.

{CAUTION:

You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen.

The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.

1-21

Q: What is wrong with this?

A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times.

{CAUTION:

You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen.

1-22

Q: What is wrong with this?

A: The belt is twisted across the body.

{CAUTION:

You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces.

If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it.

To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way.

Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle.

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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy

Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts.

A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulderbelt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy.

The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it is more likely that the fetus will not be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly.

Right Front Passenger Position

To learn how to wear the right front passenger’s safety belt properly, see Driver Position on page 1-18.

The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the driver’s safety belt — except for one thing. If you ever pull the shoulder portion of the

belt out all the way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again.

Rear Seat Passengers

It is very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts.

Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts.

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Lap-ShoulderBelt

All rear seat positions have lap-shoulderbelts. Here is how to wear one properly.

1.Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted.

The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly.

2.Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure.

When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see

Safety Belt Extender on page1-30.

Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

3.To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder part.

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The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash,

this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to

take belt restraining forces.

{CAUTION:

You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move

forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.

To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle.

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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults

Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults. When attached to

a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and head.

There is one guide for each of the rear outside passenger positions. Here is how to attach the comfort guide to the shoulder belt.

1.Find the comfort guide located on a storage clip between the interior body and the seatback or in a pocket sewn into the side of the seatback.

Slide the guide off of its storage clip or out of the pocket.

2.Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the

belt into the slots of the guide.

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3.Your comfort guide may have an adjuster to lengthen or shorten the cord. If it does, you can adjust the cord by following these steps.

3.1.Squeeze and hold the ends of the lock (A) on the elastic cord.

3.2.Pull the loop to shorten the guide or pull the cord to lengthen the guide.

3.3.Release the lock.

4.Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top.

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{CAUTION:

A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the protection needed in a crash.

The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.

5.Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-24.Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder.

To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides. Slide the guide back onto its storage clip or

into its storage pocket.

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Safety Belt Pretensioners

Your vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for the driver and right front passenger. Although you cannot see them, they are located on the retractor part of the safety belts. They help the safety belts reduce a person’s forward movement in a moderate to severe frontal, near frontal or side crash or a rollover.

Pretensioners work only once. If they activate in a crash, you will need to get new ones, and probably other new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash on page 1-68.

Safety Belt Extender

If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it.

But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer will order you an extender. It is free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so

the extender will be long enough for you. To help avoid personal injury, do not let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. The extender has been designed for adults. Never use it for securing child seats. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender.

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Child Restraints

Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts?

Older Children

A: An older child should wear alap-shoulderbelt

and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt

 

can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross

 

the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly

 

below the hips, just touching the top of the thighs.

 

It should never be worn over the abdomen,

 

which could cause severe or even fatal internal

 

injuries in a crash.

 

Accident statistics show that children are safer if they

 

are restrained in the rear seat.

 

In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike

 

other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown

 

out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety

 

belts properly.

 

 

Older children who have outgrown booster seats should

 

wear the vehicle’s safety belts.

 

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{CAUTION:

Never do this.

Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time.

Q: What if a child is wearing alap-shoulderbelt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck?

A: If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. Also seeRear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-27.If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case, be sure that the shoulder

belt still is on the child’s shoulder, so that in a crash the child’s upper body would have the restraint

the belts provide.

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Never do this.

Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulderbelt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt’s force would then be applied right on the child’s abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries.

Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child’s thighs. This applies belt force to the child’s pelvic bones in a crash.

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Infants and Young Children

Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle.

Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle’s adult safety belts alone, unless there is no other choice. Instead, they need to use a child restraint.

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People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much — until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240 lb (110 kg) force on a person’s arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint.

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Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Airbags plus lap-shoulderbelts offer protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants.

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Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide.

Q: What are the different types ofadd-onchild restraints?

A: Add-onchild restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child’s weight, height, and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used.

For most basic types of child restraints, there are many different models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be

used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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The restraint manufacturer’s instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition, there are many kinds of restraints available for children with special needs.

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Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant’s neck is weak and its head weighs so much

compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facingseat settles into

the restraint, so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of an infant’s body, the back and shoulders. Infants always should be secured in appropriate infant restraints.

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The body structure of a young child is quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child’s hip bones are still so small that the vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up around the child’s abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area that is unprotected by any bony structure. This alone could cause serious or fatal injuries. Young children always should be secured in appropriate child restraints.

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Child Restraint Systems

An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant’s head rests toward the center of the vehicle.

A rear-facinginfant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint.

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A forward-facingchild seat(C-E)provides restraint for the child’s body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such asT-shapedorshelf-likeshields.

A booster seat (F-G)is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and somehigh-backbooster seats have afive-pointharness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window.

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Q: How do child restraints work?

A: A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. Abuilt-inchild restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle. Anadd-onchild restraint system is a portable one, which

is purchased by the vehicle’s owner.

For many years, add-onchild restraints have used the adult belt system in the vehicle. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child also has to be secured within the restraint. The vehicle’s

belt system secures the add-onchild restraint in the vehicle, and theadd-onchild restraint’s harness system holds the child in place within the restraint.

One system, the three-pointharness, has straps that come down over each of the infant’s shoulders and buckle together at the crotch. Thefive-pointharness system has two shoulder straps, two hip straps and a crotch strap.

A shield may take the place of hip straps. A T-shapedshield has shoulder straps that are attached to a flat pad which rests low against the child’s body. A shelforarmrest-typeshield

has straps that are attached to a wide, shelf-likeshield that swings up or to the side.

When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system or the LATCH system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury. When securing an add-onchild restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer.

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Where to Put the Restraint

Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. General Motors recommends that child restraints

be secured in a rear seat, including an infant riding in a rear-facinginfant seat, a child riding in aforward-facingchild seat and an older child riding in a booster seat.

Your vehicle has a rear seat that will accommodate a rear-facingchild restraint. A label on your sun visor says, “Never put arear-facingchild seat in the front.” This is because the risk to therear-facingchild is so great, if the airbag deploys.

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A child in a rear-facingchild restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because the back of therear-facingchild restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag.

Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger’s frontal airbag if the system detects a rear-facingchild restraint, no system isfail-safe,and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off. General Motors recommends thatrear-facingchild restraints be secured in the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.

If you need to secure a forward-facingchild restraint in the right front seat, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat.

Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child restraint properly.

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Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle — even when no child is in it.

Top Strap

Some child restraints have a top strap, or “top tether.” It can help restrain the child restraint during a collision. For it to work, a top strap must be properly anchored to the vehicle. Some top strap-equippedchild restraints are designed for use with or without the top strap being anchored. Others require the top strap always

to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap be anchored, do not use the restraint unless it is anchored properly.

If the child restraint does not have a top strap, one can be obtained, in kit form, for many child restraints. Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not

a kit is available.

In Canada, the law requires that forward-facingchild restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United States, some child restraints also have a top strap. If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored.

Anchor the top strap to an anchor point specified in

Top Strap Anchor Location on page1-42. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed.

For 5 passenger vehicles, fold down the head restraint and route the top strap under it. See Rear Seat Operation on page 1-9.

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For 7 passenger vehicles, if the position you are using has an adjustable head restraint, raise the head restraint and route the top strap under it.

See Head Restraints on page1-9.

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Each top tether bracket is designed to anchor only one child restraint. Attaching more than one child restraint to a single bracket could cause the anchor to come loose or even break during a crash. A child or others could be injured if this happens. To help prevent injury to people and damage to your vehicle, attach only one child restraint per bracket.

Once you have the top strap anchored, you will be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions say.

Top Strap Anchor Location

Five-passengerVehicles

For five-passengervehicles, there is a top strap anchor for each rear seating position. The anchors are located on the floor in the cargo area of your vehicle. Do not use the reartie-downbrackets near the

liftgate for top straps.

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Do not secure a child restraint in the right front passenger’s position or in the third row seating positions (if equipped) if a national or local law requires that the top strap be anchored, or if the instructions that

come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored. There is no place to anchor the top

strap in these positions.

Seven-passengerVehicles

For seven-passengervehicles, there is a top strap anchor for each seating position in the second row. The anchors are located at the bottom rear of the seat cushion.

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Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)

Your vehicle has the LATCH system. There are anchors for the outboard seating positions in the second row.

This system, designed to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use the vehicle’s safety belts. Instead, it uses vehicle anchors and child restraint attachments to secure the restraints. Some restraints also use another vehicle anchor to secure a top

tether strap.

A. Lower Anchorage

B. Lower Anchorage

C. Top Tether

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A.Lower Anchorage

B.Lower Anchorage

In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child restraint designed for that system.

To assist you in locating the lower anchors for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH system has a label on the seatback at each lower anchor position.

For five-passengervehicles, the labels are located above a flap, at the base of the seatback, in the rear outside seating positions. The anchors are located under the flap. In order to get to the anchors you will need

to pull the strap at the center of the seat where the seat cushion meets the seatback. This will allow you to fold the seat cushion up and out of the way. Lift the flap to expose the anchors and then lower the seat cushion. Be sure the cushion is locked into place.

For seven-passengervehicles, the labels are located near the base of the seatback in the second row outside seating positions.

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If a LATCH-typechild restraint is not attached to its anchorage points, the restraint will not be able to protect the child correctly. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Make sure that aLATCH-typechild restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points, or use the vehicle’s safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual.

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Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System

1.Find the LATCH anchorages for the seating position you want to use, where the bottom of the seatback meets the back of the seat cushion. See Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-44.

2.Put the child restraint on the seat.

3.Attach and tighten the LATCH attachments on the child restraint to the LATCH anchorages in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how.

4.If the child restraint is forward-facing,attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchorage. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Also seeTop Strap on page 1-41.

5.Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.

To remove the child restraint, simply unhook the top tether from the top tether anchorage and then

disconnect the LATCH attachments from the LATCH anchorages.

Securing a Child Restraint in a

Rear Outside Seat Position

If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-44.SeeTop Strap on page 1-41 if the child restraint has one.

There are no top strap anchors at the third row seating positions. Do not secure a child seat in these positions if a national or local law requires that the top strap

be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored.

If your child restraint does not have the LATCH system, you will be using the lap-shoulderbelt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow

the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say.

1.Put the child restraint on the seat.

2.Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how.

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3.Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

4.Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock.

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5.To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder

belt back into the retractor. If you are using a forward-facingchild restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.

6.Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.

To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety

belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.

Securing a Child Restraint in the

Center Seat Position

Many child restraints are too wide to be correctly secured in the center rear seat, although some of them will fit there. If the center seat position is too narrow for your child restraint, secure it in a rear outside seat position.

If you secure a child restraint in the center seat position, follow the instructions in Securing a Child Restraint in

a Rear Outside Seat Position on page1-46.

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Securing a Child Restraint in the

Right Front Seat Position

Your vehicle has a right front passenger airbag. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facingchild restraint. SeeWhere to Put the Restraint on page 1-40.

In addition, your vehicle has a passenger sensing system. The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag

when an infant in a rear-facinginfant seat or a small child in aforward-facingchild restraint or booster seat is detected. SeePassenger Sensing System on page 1-62 andPassenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-36

for more information on this including important safety information.

A label on your sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facingchild seat in the front.” This is because the risk to therear-facingchild is so great, if the airbag deploys.

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A child in a rear-facingchild restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because the back of therear-facingchild restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag.

Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger’s frontal airbag if the system detects a rear-facingchild restraint, no system isfail-safe,and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off. General Motors recommends thatrear-facingchild restraints be secured in the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.

If you need to secure a forward-facingchild restraint

in the right front seat position, move the seat as far back as it will go before securing the forward-facingchild restraint. SeePower Seats on page 1-4.

If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-44.

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There is no top strap anchor at the right front seating position. Do not secure a child seat in this position if a national or local law requires that the top strap be anchored or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored. See Top Strap on page 1-41 if your child restraint has one.

You will be using the lap-shoulderbelt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say.

1.Your vehicle has a right front passenger’s frontal airbag. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-62.General Motors recommends that

rear-facingchild restraints be secured in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off. If your child restraint isforward-facing,move the seat as far back as it will go before securing the child restraint in this

seat. See Power Seats on page1-4.

When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag, the off indicator in the passenger airbag status indicator should light and stay lit when you turn the ignition to RUN or START. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-36.

2.Put the child restraint on the seat.

3.Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how.

4.Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

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5.Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock.

6.To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt

to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor. If you are using a forward-facingchild restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. You should not be able to pull more of the belt from the retractor once the lock has been set.

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7.Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.

8.If the airbag is off, the off indicator in the inside rearview mirror will be lit and stay lit when the key is turned to RUN or START.

If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the child restraint.

If after reinstalling the child restraint and restarting the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, check to make

sure that the vehicle’s seatback is not pressing the child restraint into the seat cushion. If this happens, slightly recline the vehicle’s seatback and adjust the seat cushion if possible. Also make sure the child restraint is not trapped under the vehicle head restraint. If this happens, adjust the head restraint.

If the on indicator is still lit, secure the child in the child restraint in a rear seat position in the vehicle and check with your dealer.

To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety

belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.

Airbag System

Your vehicle has a frontal airbag for the driver and another frontal airbag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have roof-mountedairbags designed for either side impact or rollover deployment.Roof-mountedairbags are available for the driver

and the passenger seated directly behind the driver and for the right front passenger and the passenger seated directly behind that passenger.

If your vehicle has roof-mountedairbags, the words AIR BAG will appear on the airbag covering on

the sidewall trim near the driver’s and right front passenger’s window.

Frontal airbags are designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an inflating frontal airbag. But these airbags must inflate very quickly to do their job and comply with federal regulations.

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Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system:

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You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if you are not wearing your safety belt — even

if you have airbags. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Airbags are “supplemental restraints”

to the safety belts. All airbags are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them.

Frontal airbags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to deploy only in moderate to severe frontal and near frontal crashes. They are not designed to inflate in rollover, rear or low-speedfrontal crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained occupants, frontal airbags may provide less protection in frontal crashes than more forceful airbags have provided in the past.

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The roof-mountedairbags are designed to inflate only in moderate to severe crashes where something hits the side of your vehicle. They are not designed to inflate in frontal

or in rear crashes. If the vehicle is equipped with rollover capable airbags, it has been designed to deploy the roof-mountedairbags in the event of a vehicle rollover. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly — whether or not there is an airbag for that person.

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Both frontal and roof-mountedairbags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. If you are too close to an inflating airbag, as you would be if you were leaning forward, it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position for airbag inflation before and during a crash. Always wear your safety belt even with frontal airbags. The driver should sit as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door.

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Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Airbags plus lap-shoulderbelts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure

children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see Older Children on page 1-31 orInfants and Young Children on page 1-34.

There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster, which shows the airbag symbol.

The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-35 for more information.

Where Are the Airbags?

The driver’s airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel.

The right front passenger’s airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side.

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If your vehicle has a roof-mountedairbag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver, it

is located in the ceiling above the side windows.

If your vehicle has a roof-mountedairbag for the right front passenger and the person directly behind that passenger, it is located in the ceiling above the

side windows.

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If something is between an occupant and an airbag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating airbag must be kept clear. Do not put anything between an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. And, if your vehicle has roof-mountedairbags, never secure anything to the roof of your vehicle by routing the rope or tiedown through any door or window opening. If you do, the path of an inflating

side impact airbag will be blocked. The path of an inflating airbag must be kept clear.

When Should an Airbag Inflate?

The driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal

or near-frontalcrashes. But they are designed to inflate only if the impact exceeds a predetermined deployment threshold. Deployment thresholds take into account

a variety of desired deployment and non-deploymentevents and are used to predict how severe a crash

is likely to be in time for the airbags to inflate and help restrain the occupants. Whether your frontal airbags will or should deploy is not based on how fast your vehicle is traveling. It depends largely on what you hit, the direction of the impact and how quickly your vehicle slows down.

In addition, your vehicle has “dual stage” frontal airbags, which adjust the restraint according to crash severity. Your vehicle is equipped with electronic frontal sensors, which help the sensing system distinguish between a moderate frontal impact and a more severe frontal impact. For moderate frontal impacts, these airbags inflate at a level less than full deployment.

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For more severe frontal impacts, full deployment occurs. If the front of your vehicle goes straight into a wall

that does not move or deform, the threshold level for the reduced deployment is about 9 to 16 mph (14 to 26 km/h), and the threshold level for a full deployment is about 18 to 25 mph (29 to 40 km/h). (The threshold level can vary, however, with specific vehicle design, so that it can be somewhat above or below this range.)

Airbags may inflate at different crash speeds. For example:

If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the airbag could inflate at a different crash speed than if the object were moving.

If the object deforms, the airbag could inflate at a different crash speed than if the object does not deform.

If the vehicle hits a narrow object (like a pole) the airbag could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle hits a wide object (like a wall).

If the vehicle goes into an object at an angle the airbag could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle goes straight into the object.

The frontal airbags (driver and right front passenger) are not intended to inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not likely help the occupants.

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Your vehicle may or may not have a roof-mountedairbag and rollover sensor. SeeAirbag System

on page 1-52.These “rollover capable” airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe side crashes or during a rollover. A side impact airbag will inflate

if the crash severity is above the system’s designed “threshold level.” The threshold level can vary with specific vehicle design. Side impact airbags are not designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontalimpacts, or rear impacts, because inflation would not likely help the occupant.

Your vehicle has seat position sensors which enable the sensing system to monitor the position of the driver’s seat and the right front passenger’s seat. Seat position sensors provide information that is used to determine

if the airbags should deploy at a reduced level or at full deployment.

In any particular crash, no one can say whether an airbag should have inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal airbags, inflation is determined by

the angle of the impact and how quickly the vehicle slows down in frontal and near-frontalimpacts. For side impact airbags, inflation is determined by the location and severity of the impact.

The airbag system is designed to work properly under a wide range of conditions, including off-roadusage. Observe safe driving speeds, especially on rough terrain. As always, wear your safety belt. SeeOff-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle on

page 4-15 for tips onoff-roaddriving.

What Makes an Airbag Inflate?

In an impact of sufficient severity, the airbag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. In the case of a “rollover capable” roof-mountedairbag, the sensing system detects that the vehicle is about to roll over. For both frontal androof-mountedairbags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the airbag. The inflator, airbag,

and related hardware are all part of the airbag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger. For vehicles

with roof-mountedairbags, the airbag modules are located in the ceiling of the vehicle, near the side windows.

How Does an Airbag Restrain?

In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle. The airbag supplements the protection provided by safety belts. Airbags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually. But the frontal airbags would not help you in many types

of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts, and many side impacts, primarily because an occupant’s motion is not toward the airbag. Roof-mountedairbags would not help you in many types of collisions, including frontal or near frontal collisions, and rear impacts, primarily because an occupant’s motion is not toward those airbags. Airbags should never

be regarded as anything more than a supplement to safety belts, and then only in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontalcollisions for the driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal airbags, and only in moderate

to severe side collisions or rollovers for the roof-mountedairbags.

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What Will You See After an

Airbag Inflates?

After an airbag inflates, it quickly deflates, so quickly that some people may not even realize the airbag inflated. Some components of the airbag module — the steering wheel hub for the driver’s airbag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag or the ceiling of your vehicle near the side windows — will be hot for a short time. The

parts of the bag that come into contact with you may be warm, but not too hot to touch. There will be some smoke and dust coming from the vents in the deflated airbags. Airbag inflation does not prevent the driver from seeing or being able to steer the vehicle, nor does it stop people from leaving the vehicle.

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When an airbag inflates, there is dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but cannot get out of the vehicle after an airbag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag deployment,

you should seek medical attention.

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Your vehicle has a feature that will automatically unlock the doors and turn the interior lamps on when the airbags inflate (if battery power is available). You can lock the doors again and turn the interior lamps off

by using the door lock and interior lamp controls.

In many crashes severe enough to inflate an airbag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger airbag.

Airbags are designed to inflate only once. After an airbag inflates, you will need some new parts

for your airbag system. If you do not get them, the airbag system will not be there to help protect

you in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts.

Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module which records information after a crash. See Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders on page 7-9.

Let only qualified technicians work on your airbag system. Improper service can mean that your airbag system will not work properly. See your dealer for service.

Notice: If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s airbag, or the side impact airbag covering on the ceiling near the side windows, the airbag may not work properly. You may have to replace the airbag module in the steering wheel, both the airbag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s airbag, or side impact airbag module and ceiling covering forroof-mountedside impact airbags.

Do not open or break the airbag coverings.

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Passenger Sensing System

Your vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger’s position. A passenger airbag status indicator in the rearview mirror will be visible when you turn your ignition key to START or RUN. The words ON and OFF or the symbol for on and off, will be visible on the rearview mirror during the system check. When the system check is complete, either

the word ON or the word OFF, or the symbol for on or the symbol for off will be visible. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-36.

The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag under certain conditions. The driver’s airbag and the side airbags are not part

of the passenger sensing system.

The passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger’s seat and safety belt. The sensors are designed to detect the presence of a properly-seatedoccupant and determine if the passenger’s frontal airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or not.

Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. General Motors recommends that child restraints

be secured in a rear seat, including an infant riding in a rear-facinginfant seat, a child riding in aforward-facingchild seat and an older child riding in a booster seat.

Your vehicle has a rear seat that will accommodate a rear-facingchild restraint. A label on your sun visor says, “Never put arear-facingchild seat in the

front.” This is because the risk to the rear-facingchild is so great, if the airbag deploys.

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{CAUTION:

A child in a rear-facingchild restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because the back of therear-facingchild restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag.

Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger’s frontal airbag if the system detects a rear-facingchild restraint, no system isfail-safe,and

no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off. General Motors recommends that rear-facingchild restraints be secured in the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.

The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag if:

the right front passenger seat is unoccupied

the system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facinginfant seat

the system determines that a small child is present in a forward-facingchild restraint

the system determines that a small child is present in a booster seat

a right front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of time

the right front passenger seat is occupied by a smaller person, such as a child who has outgrown child restraints

or if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system.

When the passenger sensing system has turned off the passenger’s frontal airbag, the off indicator in

the rearview mirror will light and stay lit to remind you that the airbag is off.

If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the child restraint following the child restraint manufacturer’s directions and refer to Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position on page 1-49.

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If after reinstalling the child restraint and restarting the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, check to make sure that the vehicle’s seatback is not pressing the child restraint into the seat cushion. If this happens, slightly recline the vehicle’s seatback and adjust the seat cushion if possible. Also make sure the child

restraint is not trapped under the vehicle head restraint. If this happens, adjust the head restraint.

If the on indicator is still lit, secure the child in the child restraint in a rear seat position in the vehicle and check with your dealer.

The passenger sensing system is designed to enable (may inflate) the right front passenger’s frontal

airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger’s seat. When the passenger sensing system has allowed the airbag to be enabled, the on indicator will light

and stay lit to remind you that the airbag is active.

For some children who have outgrown child restraints and for very small adults, the passenger sensing system may or may not turn off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag, depending upon the person’s seating posture and body build. Everyone in your vehicle who has outgrown child restraints should wear a safety

belt properly — whether or not there is an airbag for that person.

If a person of adult-sizeis sitting in the right front passenger’s seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens, turn the vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in the fully upright position,

then sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with the person’s legs comfortably extended. Restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person and then enable the passenger’s airbag.

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{CAUTION:

If the airbag readiness light in the instrument panel cluster ever comes on and stays on,

it means that something may be wrong with the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-sizeperson sitting in the right front passenger’s seat may not have the protection of the frontal airbag. SeeAirbag Readiness Light on page 3-35 for more on this, including important safety information.

Aftermarket equipment, such as seat covers, can

affect how well the passenger sensing system operates. You may want to consider not using seat covers or other aftermarket equipment if your vehicle has

the passenger sensing system. See Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-66 for more information about modifications that can affect how the system operates.

{CAUTION:

Stowing of articles under the passenger’s seat or between the passenger’s seat cushion and seatback may interfere with the proper operation of the passenger sensing system.

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Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped

Vehicle

Airbags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are airbag system parts in several places around your vehicle. You do not want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-11.

{CAUTION:

For up to 10 seconds after the ignition key is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an airbag can still inflate during improper service. You can be injured if you are close to an airbag when it inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. They are probably part of the airbag system. Be sure to follow proper

service procedures, and make sure the person performing work for you is qualified to do so.

The airbag system does not need regular maintenance.

Adding Equipment to Your

Airbag-EquippedVehicle

Q: Is there anything I might add to the front or sides of the vehicle that could keep the airbags from working properly?

A: Yes. If you add things that change your vehicle’s frame, bumper system, front end or side sheet metal or height, they may keep the airbag system from working properly. Also, the airbag system may not work properly if you relocate any of the airbag sensors. If you have any questions about this,

you should contact Customer Assistance before you modify your vehicle. The phone numbers and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.

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Q: Because I have a disability, I have to get my vehicle modified. How can I find out whether this will affect my airbag system?

A: Changing or moving any parts of the front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing and diagnostic module (located under the driver’s seat), or

the inside rearview mirror can affect the operation of the airbag system. If you have questions,

call Customer Assistance. The phone numbers and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.

Restraint System Check

Checking the Restraint Systems

Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors

and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired.

Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a crash. They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get a new one right away.

Also look for any opened or broken airbag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The airbag system does not need regular maintenance.)

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Replacing Restraint System Parts

After a Crash

{CAUTION:

A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious injury or even death in

a crash. To help make sure your restraint systems are working properly after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible.

If you have had a crash, do you need new belts or LATCH system parts?

After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary. But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need

new parts.

If the LATCH system was being used during a more severe crash, you may need new LATCH system parts.

If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also may mean you will need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system was not being used at the time of

the collision.

If an airbag inflates, you will need to replace airbag system parts. See the part on the airbag system earlier in this section.

If the airbags inflate you will also need to replace the driver and front passenger’s safety belt retractor assembly. Be sure to do so. Then the new retractor assembly will be there to help protect you in a collision.

After a crash you may need to replace the driver and front passenger’s safety belt retractor assemblies, even if the airbags have not deployed. The driver and

front passenger’s safety belt retractor assemblies contain the safety belt pretensioners. Have your safety belt pretensioners checked if your vehicle has been

in a collision, or if your airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle or while you are driving. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-35.

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Section 2 Features and Controls

Keys ...............................................................

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Remote Keyless Entry System .........................

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Remote Keyless Entry System Operation ...........

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Doors and Locks .............................................

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Door Locks ....................................................

2-8

Delayed Locking .............................................

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Programmable Automatic Door Locks ..............

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Rear Door Security Locks ..............................

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Lockout Protection ........................................

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Liftgate/Liftglass ............................................

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Windows ........................................................

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Power Windows ............................................

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Power Rear Quarter Windows ........................

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Sun Visors ...................................................

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Theft-Deterrent Systems ..................................

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Content Theft-Deterrent .................................

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Passlock® ....................................................

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Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ................

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New Vehicle Break-In ....................................

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Ignition Positions ..........................................

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Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...................

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Starting the Engine .......................................

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Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal ................

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Engine Coolant Heater ..................................

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Displacement on Demand (DoD) .....................

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Automatic Transmission Operation ...................

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Four-Wheel Drive ..........................................

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Parking Brake ..............................................

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Shifting Into Park (P) .....................................

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Shifting Out of Park (P) .................................

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Parking Over Things That Burn .......................

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Engine Exhaust ............................................

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Running the Engine While Parked ...................

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Mirrors ...........................................................

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Manual Rearview Mirror .................................

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Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® ..............

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Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass ............

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Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®

 

and Compass ...........................................

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Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass

 

and Temperature .......................................

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Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®,

 

Compass, and Temperature Display .............

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Outside Manual Mirrors ..................................

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Outside Power Mirrors ...................................

2-46

Outside Curb View Assist Mirror .....................

2-46

Outside Convex Mirror ...................................

2-47

Outside Heated Mirrors ..................................

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Section 2

Features and Controls

 

 

 

 

 

OnStar® System .............................................

2-47

Luggage Carrier ...........................................

2-54

HomeLink

®

Wireless Control System

2-49

Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover ..........

2-56

 

Rear Floor Storage Lid

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HomeLink

®

Wireless Control System

 

 

 

Convenience Net

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Operation

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Cargo Cover

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Storage Areas

2-53

Sunroof

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Glove Box

 

2-53

 

Vehicle Personalization

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Overhead Console ........................................

2-53

Center Console Storage Area .........................

2-54

Memory Seat ...............................................

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Assist Handles .............................................

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Keys

{CAUTION:

Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children.

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This vehicle has one double-sidedkey for the ignition and door lock.

It will fit with either side up.

When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer provides the owner with a pair of identical keys and a key code number.

The key code number tells your dealer or a qualified locksmith how to make extra keys. Keep this number in a safe place. If you lose your keys, you’ll be able to have new ones made easily using this number.

Your selling dealer should also have this number.

Notice: If you ever lock your keys in your vehicle, you may have to damage the vehicle to get in.

Be sure you have spare keys.

If you ever do get locked out of your vehicle, call the GM Roadside Assistance Center. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-5.

If your vehicle is equipped with the OnStar® system with an active subscription and you lock your keys inside

the vehicle, OnStar® may be able to send a command to unlock your vehicle. SeeOnStar® System on page 2-47 for more information.

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Remote Keyless Entry System

Your keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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.

This device complies with RSS-210of 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.

At times you may notice a decrease in range. This is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for the transmitter to work, try this:

Check the distance. You may be too far from your vehicle. You may need to stand closer during rainy or snowy weather.

Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. Take a few steps to the left or right, hold the transmitter higher, and

try again.

Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See “Battery Replacement” under

Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page2-6.

If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service.

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Remote Keyless Entry System

Operation

If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle.

K (Unlock): Press unlock for the driver’s door to unlock automatically, the parking lamps to flash

and the interior lights to go on. Press the unlock

button a second time within three seconds to unlock

all the doors.

You can program different feedback settings through the Driver Information Center (DIC). For more information see Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-49.

Q (Lock): Press lock to lock all the doors. Press lock again within three seconds and the horn will chirp.

L(Panic): Press the horn symbol to make the horn sound. The headlamps and taillamps will flash for up to 30 seconds. This can be turned off by pressing the horn button again, by waiting for 30 seconds, or by starting the vehicle.

Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle

Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can

be purchased through your dealer. Remember to bring any remaining transmitters with you when you go to your dealer. When the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters must also be matched. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have a maximum of four transmitters matched to it.

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Battery Replacement

Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years.

You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter will not work at the normal range in any location. If you have

to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery.

The Driver Information Center (DIC) will display a KEY FOB # BATTERY LOW message when the transmitter battery is low.

Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter.

To replace the battery in the remote keyless entry transmitter do the following:

1.Insert a thin coin in the slot between the covers of the transmitter housing. Gently pry the transmitter apart.

2.Remove and replace the battery with a three-voltCR2032 or equivalent battery.

3.Align the covers and snap them together.

4.Check the operation of the transmitter.

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Doors and Locks

Door Locks

{CAUTION:

Unlocked doors can be dangerous.

Passengers — especially children — can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear safety belts properly and lock the doors whenever you drive.

Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock your vehicle whenever you leave it.

Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. Locking your doors can help prevent this from happening.

There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. You can use the remote keyless entry system.

You can use your key to unlock your door from the outside.

You can lock or unlock the door from the inside by sliding the manual lever forward or rearward.

When the door is unlocked, you can see a red area on the lever.

The manual lever on each door works only that door’s lock.

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Delayed Locking

This feature delays the locking of the doors and the liftgate when using the power lock or the remote keyless entry system.

The first time you attempt to lock the doors with the driver’s door open, three chimes will signal that delayed locking is being used. This can be performed by

using either the power lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter. All doors and the liftgate can be reopened for up to five seconds from the time the last door is closed.

Five seconds after the last door is closed, all the doors will lock. You can lock the doors immediately by using the power door lock switch or by pressing the lock button on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter a second time.

If the key is inserted in the ignition, this feature will not lock the doors. See Lockout Protection on page 2-12.

You can turn the delayed locking feature on or off. If the feature is turned off, the doors will lock immediately when a power door lock switch or remote keyless entry transmitter lock button is pressed.

Programming Delayed Locking

To turn the delayed locking feature on or off, do the following:

1.Press and hold the power door lock switch on the driver’s door in the lock position.

2.Press the remote keyless entry transmitter unlock button twice.

If the delayed locking feature was on, it will now be off. If the feature was off, it will now be on.

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Programmable Automatic

Door Locks

Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic lock/unlock feature which enables you to program your vehicle’s power door locks. You can program this feature through the Driver Information Center (DIC), or by the following method. See DIC Vehicle Customization on page 3-56.

Programmable Locking Feature

Following are the two locking modes that can be programmed:

Mode 1: All doors lock when the transmission is shifted out of PARK (P).

Mode 2: All doors lock when the vehicle speed is greater than 8 mph (13 km/h).

The automatic door locks were pre-programmedat the factory to lock all the doors when the transmission

is shifted into gear. The following instructions detail how to program your door locks differently than the factory setting. Choose one of the two programming options listed previously before entering the program mode.

To enter the program mode, do the following:

1.Begin with the ignition off. Then pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold it there while you perform the next step.

2.Turn the key to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the key in LOCK, release the turn signal/multifunction lever. Once you do this, you will hear the lock switch lock and unlock, the horn will chirp twice, and a

30 second program timer will begin.

3.You are now ready to program the automatic door locks. Select one of the two programming options listed previously, and press the lock side of the power door lock switch to cycle through

the lock options. You will have 30 seconds to begin programming. If you exceed the 30 second limit, the locks will automatically lock and unlock and the horn will chirp twice to indicate that you have left the program mode. If this occurs, repeat

the procedure beginning with Step 1 to re-enterthe programming mode.

You can exit the program mode any time by turning the ignition to RUN. The locks will automatically lock and unlock and the horn will chirp twice to indicate that you are leaving the program mode. If the lock/unlock switches are not pressed while in the programming mode, the current auto lock/unlock setting will not

be modified.

See your dealer for more information.

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Programmable Unlocking Feature

The following is the list of available programming options:

Mode 1: All doors unlock when the transmission is shifted into PARK (P).

Mode 2: Driver’s door unlocks when the transmission is shifted into PARK (P).

Mode 3: All doors unlock when the key is removed from the ignition.

Mode 4: No automatic door unlock.

The automatic door locks were pre-programmedat the factory to unlock all doors once the transmission is shifted to PARK (P). The following instructions detail how to program your door locks differently than the factory setting. Choose one of the four programming options listed previously before entering the program mode.

To enter the program mode you need to do the following:

1.Begin with the ignition off. Then pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold it there while you perform the next step.

2.Turn the key to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the key in LOCK, release the turn signal/multifunction lever. Once you do this, you will hear the lock switch lock and unlock, the horn will chirp twice, and a

30 second program timer will begin.

3.You are now ready to program the automatic door locks. Select one of the four programming options listed above, and press the unlock side of the power door lock switch to cycle through the unlocking options. You will have 30 seconds

to begin programming. If you exceed the 30 second limit, the locks will automatically lock and unlock and the horn will chirp twice to indicate that

you have left the program mode. If this occurs, repeat the procedure beginning with Step 1

to re-enterthe programming mode.

You can exit the program mode any time by turning the ignition to RUN. The locks will automatically lock and unlock and the horn will chirp twice to indicate that

you are leaving the program mode. If the lock/unlock switches are not pressed while in the programming mode, the current auto lock/unlock setting will not be modified.

See your dealer for more information.

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Rear Door Security Locks

Your vehicle may have this feature. You can lock the rear doors so they cannot be opened from the inside by passengers. To use one of these locks do the following:

1.Open one of the rear doors. You will find a security lock lever located on the inside edge of each rear door.

2.Move the lever down to engage the safety lock. Move the lever up to disengage

the safety lock.

3. Close the door.

The rear doors of your vehicle cannot be opened from the inside while this feature is in use. If you want to open the rear door while the security lock is on, unlock the door and open the door from the outside.

Lockout Protection

This feature stops the power door locks from locking when the key is in the ignition and a door is open

to protect you from locking your key in the vehicle.

If the power lock switch is pressed when a door is open and the key is in the ignition, all the doors will lock

and then the driver’s door will unlock.

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Liftgate/Liftglass

{CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to drive with the liftgate or liftglass open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You cannot see or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness and even death. If you must drive with the liftgate open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the liftgate or liftglass:

Make sure all other windows are shut.

Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed and select the control setting that will force outside air into your vehicle. See “Climate Control System” in the Index.

If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-35.

Liftgate Release

To unlock the liftgate, you may use the power door locks or the keyless entry system described earlier.

On some vehicles the liftglass will also unlock when the liftgate is unlocked. Press the pushbutton on the liftglass to open it.

To open the entire liftgate, lift the handle located in the center of the liftgate. If you open the liftgate, the liftgate module will lock the liftglass after a

one to two second delay.

Emergency Release for Opening Liftgate

1.Remove the trim plug, located on the inside of the liftgate in the center, to expose the access hole in the trim panel.

2.Use a tool to reach through the access hole in the trim panel.

3.Pry the left release lever up to the unlock position. Pry the right release lever up to unlatch the liftgate.

4.Reinstall the trim plug.

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Windows

{CAUTION:

Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather.

Power Windows

The controls for the power windows are located on the armrest on each of the side doors. The

switches operate the windows when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-21.The driver’s door has a switch for each of the passenger’s windows as well.

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Your vehicle will have one of the following sets of power window switches:

Press the top or bottom of the switch to raise or lower the window.

Press down the top of the switch to lower the window and pull up on the switch to raise the window.

If you hold the switch down for three to seven seconds after the window has been completely lowered or raised, the window will not operate for about

15 seconds.

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Express-DownWindow

AUTO (Express-down): The driver’s and front passenger’s window switches have anexpress-downfeature that allows you to lower the window without holding the switch down. Press the driver’s or front passenger’s window switch labeled AUTO to the second position to activate theexpress-downfeature. Press the switch to the first position to open the window to the desired level. Theexpress-downfeature can be interrupted at any time by pressing the top

of the switch or pulling up the front of the switch depending on which model you have.

Window Lockout

o (Lockout): Your vehicle has a lockout feature to prevent passengers from operating the power windows. The lockout switch is located in front of the window switches on the driver’s door. A light in the lockout switch will come on to show that the switch has been activated. Press the lockout switch again to return

to normal operation.

Power Rear Quarter Windows

Your vehicle may have power rear quarter windows.

The switch(es) that operate the windows are located on the overhead console. See Overhead Console

on page 2-53.The switch(es) allow the driver to open and close each third row seat window separately.

The ignition must be in RUN, ACCESSORY, or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active, to use the power rear quarter windows. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-21.

Sun Visors

To block out glare, you can pull the visor down. You can also slide the visor along the rod from side-to-sideto cover the driver or passenger front window.

Visor Vanity Mirror

Pull the sun visor down to expose the vanity mirror.

Lighted Visor Vanity Mirror

Your vehicle may have this feature. Pull the sun visor down and lift the mirror cover to turn on the lamps. The lamps will turn off when the cover is closed.

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Theft-DeterrentSystems

Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrentfeatures, we know that nothing we put on it can make it impossible to steal.

Content Theft-Deterrent

Your vehicle may be equipped with a content theft-deterrentalarm system.

The security light is located on the instrument panel cluster.

Here’s how to operate the system:

1.Open the door.

2.Lock the door with the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The security light should flash.

3.Close all doors. The security light should turn off after approximately 30 seconds. The alarm is not armed until the security light turns off.

If a locked door is opened without the key or the remote keyless entry transmitter, the alarm will go off. The headlamps and parking lamps will flash for two minutes, and the horn will sound for 30 seconds, then will turn off to save the battery power.

Remember, the theft-deterrentsystem won’t activate if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock switch with the door open, or with the remote keyless entry transmitter. You should also remember that you can start your vehicle with the correct ignition key if the alarm has been set off.

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Here’s how to avoid setting off the alarm by accident:

If you don’t want to activate the theft-deterrentsystem, the vehicle should be locked with the door keyafter the doors are closed.

Always unlock a door with a key, or use the remote keyless entry transmitter. Unlocking a door any other way will set off the alarm.

If you set off the alarm by accident, unlock any

door with the key. You can also turn off the alarm by pressing unlock on the remote keyless entry transmitter. The alarm won’t stop if you try to unlock a door any other way.

Testing the Alarm

The alarm can be tested by following these steps:

1.From inside the vehicle, lower the driver’s window and open the driver’s door.

2.Activate the system by locking the doors with the power door lock switch while the door is open, or with the remote keyless entry transmitter.

3.Get out of the vehicle, close the door and wait for the security light to go out.

4.Then reach in through the window, unlock the door with the manual door lock and open the door. This should set off the alarm.

When the alarm is set the power door unlock switch is not operational.

If the alarm does not sound when it should but the headlamps flash, check to see if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown. To replace the fuse, see Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-91.

If the alarm does not sound or the headlamps do not flash, the vehicle should be serviced by your dealer.

Passlock®

Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock® theft-deterrentsystem.

Passlock® is a passivetheft-deterrentsystem that 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, the fuel system is disabled and the vehicle will not start.

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During normal operation, the security light will turn off approximately five seconds after the key is turned

to RUN.

If the engine stalls and the security light flashes, wait about 10 minutes 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 does not start after three tries, the vehicle needs service.

If the engine is running and the security 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. SeeFuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-91.See your dealer for service.

In an emergency, call the GM Roadside Assistance Center. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-5.

Starting and Operating

Your Vehicle

New Vehicle Break-In

Notice: Your vehicle does not need an elaboratebreak-in.But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines:

Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or less for the first 500 miles (805 km).

Do not drive at any one speed, fast or slow, for the first 500 miles (805 km). Do not make full-throttlestarts.

Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear

and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-inguideline every time you get new brake

linings.

Do not tow a trailer during break-in.SeeTowing a Trailer on page 4-55 for more information.

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Ignition Positions

Use the key to turn the ignition switch to four different positions.

A (LOCK): This position locks the ignition and transmission. It is atheft-deterrentfeature. You will only be able to remove the key when the ignition is turned to LOCK.

Notice: Using a tool to force the key from the ignition switch could cause damage or break the key. Use the correct key and turn the key only

with your hand. Make sure the key is all the way in. If it is, turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the key hard. If none of this works,

then your vehicle needs service.

B (ACCESSORY): This position lets you use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine

is off.

Notice: Lengthy operation of features such as the radio in the accessory ignition position may drain the battery and prevent your vehicle from starting. Do not operate your vehicle in

the accessory ignition position for a long period of time.

C (RUN): This is the position for driving.

D (START): This position starts the engine.

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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)

Your vehicle is equipped with a Retained Accessory Power (RAP) feature which will allow certain features of your vehicle to continue to work up to 20 minutes after the ignition key is turned to LOCK.

Your radio, power windows, sunroof (option) and overhead console will work when the ignition key is in RUN or ACCESSORY. Once the key is turned from RUN to LOCK, these features will continue to work for up to 20 minutes or until a door is opened.

Starting the Engine

Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine will not start in any other position — that is a safety feature. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only.

Notice: Do not try to shift to PARK (P) if your vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the transmission. Shift to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is stopped.

1.With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm.

Notice: Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about

15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter.

2.If it does not start within 10 seconds, push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor, while you hold the ignition key in START. When the engine starts, let go of the key and let up

on the accelerator pedal. Wait about 15 seconds between each try.

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When starting your engine in very cold weather (below 0°F or −18°C), do this:

1.With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START and hold it there up to 15 seconds. When the engine starts, let go of the key.

2.If your engine still will not start, or starts but then stops, it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the

key in START for about three seconds. When the engine starts, let go of the key and accelerator. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but this time keep the pedal down for five or six seconds. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine.

Notice: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you do not, your engine might not perform properly. Any resulting damage would not be covered by your vehicle’s warranty.

Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal

If your vehicle has this feature, you can change the position of the throttle and brake pedals. This feature is designed for shorter drivers, since the pedals cannot move farther away from the standard position, but can move closer for better pedal reach. This feature can be programmed to work with the memory function,

if equipped, on your vehicle. See Memory Seat on page 2-60.

The vehicle must be in PARK (P) for this feature to operate.

The toggle switch used to adjust the pedals is located on the steering column.

Press the switch forward or backward to move the pedals closer of farther away from you.

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Engine Coolant Heater

Your vehicle may have an engine coolant heater. In very cold weather, 0°F ( −18°C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You will get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up.

Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (0°C), use of the coolant heater is not required.

To Use the Engine Coolant Heater

1.Turn off the engine.

2.Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is located on the driver’s side of the engine compartment, behind the battery.

3.Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-VoltAC outlet.

{CAUTION:

Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock. Also, the wrong kind of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. You could be seriously injured. Plug the cord into a properly grounded three-prong110-voltAC outlet. If the cord

will not reach, use a heavy-dutythree-prongextension cord rated for at least 15 amps.

4.Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you do not, it could be damaged.

How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things.

Instead of trying to list everything here, we ask that you contact your dealer in the area where you will be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area.

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Displacement on Demand (DoD)

Your vehicle’s engine may be equipped with Displacement on Demand (DoD). This system allows the engine to operate on either four or eight cylinders, depending on your driving demands.

The system determines when to switch into and out of the four-cylindermode by first making sure that certain enabling criteria are met, such as coolant and oil temperatures, and the transmission being in either THIRD (3) or FOURTH (4) gear.

When greater power demands are required, such as accelerating from a stop, passing, or merging onto a freeway, the system will maintain eight-cylinderoperation. When less power is required, such a cruising at a constant vehicle speed, the system will

automatically enable the four-cylindermode, allowing your vehicle to achieve better fuel economy.

Automatic Transmission Operation

There are several different positions for your gear shift lever.

PARK (P): This position locks the rear wheels. It is the best position to use when you start the engine because your vehicle cannot move easily.

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{CAUTION:

It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.

Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured.

To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). See Shifting Into Park (P) on page 2-32.If you are pulling a trailer, see

Towing a Trailer on page4-55.

{CAUTION:

If you have four-wheeldrive, your vehicle will be free to roll — even if your shift lever is in PARK (P) — if your transfer case is in

NEUTRAL. So, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear — not in NEUTRAL. See Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-27.SeeShifting Into Park (P) on page 2-32.

Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You have to fully apply the regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN. If you cannot shift

out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever, press the button on the shift lever and push the shift lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Move the shift lever into the gear you wish. See Shifting Out of Park (P) on page 2-34.

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REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up.

Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle is stopped.

To rock your vehicle back and forth to get out of snow, ice or sand without damaging your transmission, see If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow on page 4-42.

NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only.

{CAUTION:

Shifting into a drive gear while your engine is running at high speed is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You could lose control and hit people or objects. Do not shift into a drive gear while your engine is running at high speed.

Notice: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine running at high speed may damage the transmission. The repairs would not be

covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not running at high speed when shifting your vehicle.

DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving.

If you need more power for passing, and you are:

Going less than about 35 mph (55 km/h), push the accelerator pedal about halfway down.

Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more, push the accelerator all the way down.

You will shift down to the next gear and have more power.

DRIVE (D) can be used when towing a trailer, carrying a heavy load, driving on steep hills or for off-roaddriving. You may want to shift the transmission to THIRD (3) or, if necessary, a lower gear selection if the transmission shifts too often.

THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving. However, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than DRIVE (D).

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SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy than THIRD (3). You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your speed as you go down steep mountain roads, but then

you would also want to use the brakes off and on.

You can also use SECOND (2) for starting the vehicle from a stop on slippery road surfaces.

FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If the selector lever is put in FIRST (1) while the vehicle

is moving forward, the transmission will not shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.

Notice: Spinning the tires or holding the vehicle in one place on a hill using only the accelerator pedal may damage the transmission. If you

are stuck, do not spin the tires. When stopping

on a hill, use the brakes to hold the vehicle in place.

Four-WheelDrive

If your vehicle has four-wheeldrive, you can send your engine’s driving power to all four wheels for extra traction. To get the most satisfaction out offour-wheeldrive, you must be familiar with its operation. Read the part that follows before usingfour-wheeldrive. You should use 2HI(two-wheelhigh) for most normal driving conditions.

Notice: Driving on clean, dry pavement infour-wheeldrive for an extended period of time may cause premature wear on your vehicle’s powertrain. Do not drive on clean, dry pavement infour-wheeldrive for extended periods of time.

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Automatic Transfer Case

If your vehicle is equipped with four-wheeldrive, the transfer case knob is located to the right of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Use this knob to shift into and

out of four-wheeldrive.

2HI (Two-Wheel High): This setting is for driving in most street and highway situations. Your front axle is not engaged intwo-wheeldrive. It also provides the best fuel economy.

A4WD (Automatic Four-WheelDrive):This setting is ideal for use when road conditions are variable. When driving your vehicle in automatic four-wheel drive, the front axle is engaged, but the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. When the vehicle senses a loss of traction, the system will automatically engage four-wheel drive. Driving in this mode results in slightly lower fuel economy than 2HI.

4HI (Four-Wheel High): This setting should be used when you need extra traction, such as on snowy or icy roads or in mostoff-roadsituations. This setting also engages your front axle to help drive your vehicle.

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4LO (Four-Wheel Low): This setting also engages your front axle and delivers extra torque. It sends maximum power to all four wheels. You might choose this setting if you are drivingoff-roadin deep sand, deep mud, and climbing or descending steep hills.

{CAUTION:

Shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the

transmission is in PARK (P). You or someone else could be seriously injured. Be sure to set the parking brake before placing the transfer case in NEUTRAL. See Parking Brake on page 2-31.

NEUTRAL: Shift the vehicle’s transfer case to NEUTRAL only when towing your vehicle. See

Recreational Vehicle Towing on page4-50for more information.

An indicator light in the knob will show you which position the transfer case is in. The indicator lights will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition and one will stay on.

If the lights do not come on, you should take your vehicle to your dealer for service. An indicator light will flash while shifting the transfer case. It will stay on when the shift is complete. If for some reason the transfer case cannot make a requested shift, it will return to the last chosen setting.

If the service four-wheeldrive light on the instrument panel cluster stays on, you should take your vehicle

to your dealer for service. See Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light on page 3-47 for further information.

Shifting Into 4HI (Four-WheelHigh)

or A4WD (Automatic Four-WheelDrive)

Turn the knob to 4HI or A4WD. This can be done at any speed unless you are shifting out of 4LO. The indicator light will flash while shifting. It will remain on when

the shift is complete.

Shifting Into 2HI (Two-WheelHigh)

Turn the knob to 2HI. This can be done at any speed unless you are shifting out of 4LO.

Shifting Into 4LO (Four-WheelLow)

To shift to 4LO, the vehicle’s engine must be running and the vehicle must be stopped or moving less than

2 mph (3.2 km/h) with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). The preferred method for shifting into 4LO is to have your vehicle moving 1 or 2 mph (1.6 to 3.2 km/h).

Turn the knob to 4LO. You must wait for the 4LO indicator light to stop flashing and stay on before shifting the transmission into gear.

If you turn the knob to 4LO when your vehicle is in gear and/or moving, the 4LO indicator light will flash for 30 seconds and not complete the shift unless your vehicle is moving less than 2 mph (3.2 km/h) and

the transmission is in NEUTRAL (N). After 30 seconds, the transfer case will return to the setting last chosen.

Shifting Out of 4LO (Four-WheelLow)

To shift from 4LO to 4HI, A4WD drive, or 2HI your vehicle must be stopped or moving less than

2 mph (3.2 km/h) with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N) and the engine running. The preferred method for shifting out of 4LO is to have your vehicle moving

1 or 2 mph (1.6 to 3.2 km/h). Turn the knob to 4HI, A4WD or 2HI. You must wait for the 4HI, A4WD, or 2HI indicator light to stop flashing and stay off before shifting your transmission into gear.

If the knob is turned to 4HI, A4WD, or 2HI when your vehicle is in gear and/or moving, the 4HI, A4WD, or 2HI indicator light will flash for 30 seconds. It will

not complete the shift unless your vehicle is moving less than 2 mph (3.2 km/h) with the transmission

in NEUTRAL (N).

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Shifting into NEUTRAL

Before shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL, first make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll.

1.Set the parking brake.

2.Start the vehicle.

3.Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N).

4.Shift the transfer case to 2HI.

5.Turn the transfer case knob all of the way past four-wheellow and hold it there for a minimum of 10 seconds. The neutral indicator light will come on.

6.With the engine running, shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one second, then shift the transmission to DRIVE (D) for one second, to ensure transfer case is in NEUTRAL.

7.Turn the engine off, by turning the key to ACCESSORY.

8.Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P).

9.Turn the ignition to LOCK.

Shifting Out of NEUTRAL

To shift the transfer case out of NEUTRAL, do the following:

1.Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal.

2.Turn the ignition to RUN with the engine off.

3.Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N).

4.Turn the transfer case knob to the desired position (2 HI, 4HI, or A4WD).

5.After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL, the indicator light will go out.

6.Release the parking brake.

7.You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position.

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Parking Brake

To set the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down with your foot and pull up on the parking brake lever located between the seats. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light on the instrument panel cluster will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-38.

To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down. Pull the parking brake lever up until you can press in the button at the end of the lever. Hold the button in as you move the parking brake lever all the way down.

Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can overheat the brake system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts. Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving.

If you are towing a trailer and you must park on a hill, see Towing a Trailer on page 4-55.

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Shifting Into Park (P)

{CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. With four-wheeldrive, your vehicle will be free to roll — even if your shift lever is in PARK (P) — if your transfer

case is in NEUTRAL. So, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear — not in NEUTRAL. See Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-27.Always put the shift lever fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If you are pulling a trailer, seeTowing a Trailer on page 4-55.

To shift into PARK (P), do the following:

1.Hold the brake pedal down with your foot and set the parking brake.

2.Move the shift lever into PARK (P) by pressing the button on the side of the shift lever and pushing the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle.

3.Turn the ignition key to LOCK.

4.Remove the key and take it with you. You know your vehicle is in PARK (P) if the key can be removed from the ignition.

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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine

Running

{CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.

If you have four-wheeldrive, your vehicle will be free to roll — even if your lever is in PARK (P) — if your transfer case is in

NEUTRAL. So be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear — not NEUTRAL. See Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-27.

And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire. You or others could be injured. Do not leave your vehicle with the engine running unless you have to.

If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you have moved the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you

can move the shift lever away from PARK (P) without first pressing the button on the console shift lever. If you can, it means that the shift lever was not fully locked into PARK (P).

Torque Lock

If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift your transmission into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transmission. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.” To prevent torque lock, set the parking

brake and then shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s seat. To find out how, see Shifting Into Park (P) on page 2-32.

When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake.

If torque lock does occur, you may need to have another vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transmission,

so you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).

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Shifting Out of Park (P)

Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You have to fully apply the regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See Automatic Transmission Operation on page 2-24.

Parking Over Things That Burn

{CAUTION:

Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn.

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Engine Exhaust

{CAUTION:

Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death.

You might have exhaust coming in if:

Your exhaust system sounds strange or different.

Your vehicle gets rusty underneath.

Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.

Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris.

Repairs were not done correctly.

Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly.

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CAUTION: (Continued)

If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle:

Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and

Have your vehicle fixed immediately.

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Running the Engine While Parked

It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know.

{CAUTION:

Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier caution under

Engine Exhaust on page2-35.

Also, idling in a closed-inplace can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if the climate control fan is at the highest setting. One place this can happen is a garage. Exhaust — with CO — can come in easily.

NEVER park in a garage with the engine running.

Another closed-inplace can be a blizzard. SeeWinter Driving on page 4-38.

{CAUTION:

It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have

left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured.

To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P).

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{CAUTION:

If your vehicle has four-wheeldrive, it will be free to roll — even if the shift lever is in PARK (P) — if the transfer case is in

NEUTRAL. So be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear — not in NEUTRAL. See Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-27.

Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle will not move. See Shifting Into Park (P) on page 2-32.

If you are pulling a trailer, see Towing a Trailer on page 4-55.

Mirrors

Manual Rearview Mirror

While sitting in a comfortable driving position, adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip the mirror in the center to move it up

or down and side to side. The day/night control, located at the bottom of the mirror, adjusts the mirror to

reduce headlamp glare from behind during evening or dark conditions. Turn the control clockwise for night use; return it to the center for daytime use.

Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®

The vehicle may have a rearview mirror with the OnStar® system.

Control buttons for the OnStar® system are at the bottom of the mirror. See your GM dealer for more information on the OnStar® system and how to subscribe to OnStar®. Also, seeOnStar® System on page 2-47 for more information about the services OnStar® provides.

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Mirror Operation

While sitting in a comfortable driving position, adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip it in the center to move it up or down and side to side. The day/night control, located at the bottom of the mirror, adjusts the mirror to reduce headlamp glare from behind during evening or dark conditions. Move the control to the right for night conditions. Return it to the center for daytime.

Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass

The vehicle may have a manual rearview mirror with an eight-pointcompass display located in the upper right.

Mirror Operation

While sitting in a comfortable position, adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip it in the center and move it up or down and side to side. The day/night control, located at the bottom of the mirror, adjusts the mirror to reduce headlamp glare from behind during evening or dark conditions. Push the control for daytime use; pull it for night use.

Compass Display

O(On/Off): Press this button to turn the compass on or off. The compass display, can show a maximum of two characters. For example, NE is displayed fornorth-east.

When the ignition and the compass/temperature feature are on, character boxes will appear for about two seconds. After two seconds, the mirror will display the direction the vehicle is facing.

Compass Calibration

When on, the compass automatically calibrates as the vehicle is driven. If, after two seconds, the display does not show a compass direction, (N for North,

for example), there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass. Such interference may be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, magnetic note pad holder, or a similar magnetic item. If the letter C should ever appear in the compass window, the compass may need calibration.

Press and hold the on/off button for nine seconds to activate the compass calibration mode. CAL will

be displayed in the compass window on the mirror.

The mirror can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display shows a direction.

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Compass Variance

Compass variance is the difference between earth’s magnetic north and true geographic north. The mirror is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be necessary to adjust the compass to compensate for compass variance if you live outside zone eight.

Under certain conditions, such as during a long-distance,cross-countrytrip, it will be necessary to adjust for compass variance. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, the compass could give false readings. To adjust for compass variance do the following:

1.Find the current location and variance zone number on the following zone map.

2. Press and hold the on/off button until a zone number appears in the display.

3. Once a zone number appears in the display, press the on/off button quickly until the correct zone number appears in the display. If C appears in the compass window, the compass may need calibration. See “Compass Calibration” explained previously.

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Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass

The vehicle may have a manual rearview mirror with OnStar® and aneight-pointcompass display located in the upper right.

Control buttons for the OnStar® system are at the bottom of the mirror. See your GM dealer for more information on the OnStar® system. Also, seeOnStar® System on page 2-47 for more information about the services OnStar® provides.

Mirror Operation

While sitting in a comfortable position, adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip it in the center and move it up or down and side to side. The day/night control, located at the bottom of the mirror, adjusts the mirror to reduce headlamp glare from behind during evening or dark conditions. Push the control for daytime use; pull it for night use.

Compass Display

O(On/Off): Press this button to turn the compass on or off. The compass display, can show a maximum of two characters. For example, NE is displayed fornorth-east.

When the ignition and the compass/temperature feature are on, character boxes will appear for about two seconds. After two seconds, the mirror will display the direction the vehicle is facing.

Compass Calibration

When on, the compass automatically calibrates as the vehicle is driven. If, after two seconds, the display does not show a compass direction, (N for North,

for example), there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass. Such interference may be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, magnetic note pad holder, or a similar magnetic item. If the letter C should ever appear in the compass window, the compass may need calibration.

Press and hold the on/off button for nine seconds to activate the compass calibration mode. CAL will

be displayed in the compass window on the mirror.

The mirror can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display shows a direction.

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Compass Variance

Compass variance is the difference between earth’s magnetic north and true geographic north. The mirror is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be necessary to adjust the compass to compensate

for compass variance if you live outside zone eight. Under certain conditions, such as during a long-distance,cross-countrytrip, it will be necessary to adjust for compass variance. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, the compass could give false readings. To adjust for compass variance do the following:

1.Find the current location and variance zone number on the following zone map.

2. Press and hold the on/off button until a zone number appears in the display.

3. Once a zone number appears in the display, press the on/off button quickly until the correct zone number appears in the display. If C appears in the compass window, the compass may need calibration. See “Compass Calibration” explained previously.

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Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature

The vehicle may have a manual rearview mirror with an eight-pointcompass and temperature display located

in the upper right.

When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing.

Mirror Operation

While sitting in a comfortable position, adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip it in the center and move it up or down and side to side. The day/night control, located at the bottom of the mirror, adjusts the mirror to reduce headlamp glare from behind during evening or dark

conditions. Push the control for daytime use; pull it for night use.

Temperature and Compass Display

O(On/Off): Press this button to turn the compass and temperature display on or off. The compass display, can show a maximum of two characters. For example, NE is displayed fornorth-east.

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When the ignition and the compass/temperature feature are on, character boxes will appear for about two seconds. After two seconds, the mirror will display the direction the vehicle is facing and the outside temperature.

To set the temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius, do the following:

1.Press and hold the on/off button until either a flashing F or C appears.

2.Press the button again to change the display to the desired unit of measurement. After about four seconds of inactivity, the new unit will be locked in and the compass/temperature display will return.

Compass Calibration

When on, the compass automatically calibrates as the vehicle is driven. If, after two seconds, the display does not show a compass direction, (N for North,

for example), there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass. Such interference may be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, magnetic note pad holder, or a similar magnetic item. If the letter C should ever appear in the compass window, the compass may need calibration.

Press and hold the on/off button for nine seconds to activate the compass calibration mode. CAL will

be displayed in the compass window on the mirror.

The mirror can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display shows a direction.

Compass Variance

Compass variance is the difference between earth’s magnetic north and true geographic north. The mirror is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be necessary to adjust the compass to compensate for compass variance if you live outside zone eight.

Under certain conditions, such as during a long-distance,cross-countrytrip, it will be necessary to adjust for compass variance. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, the compass could give false readings. To adjust for compass variance do the following:

1.Find the current location and variance zone number on the following zone map.

2.Press and hold the on/off button until a zone number appears in the display.

3.Once a zone number appears in the display, press the on/off button quickly until the correct zone number appears in the display. If C appears in the compass window, the compass may need calibration. See “Compass Calibration” explained previously.

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Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® , Compass, and Temperature Display

The vehicle may have a manual rearview mirror with OnStar® and aneight-pointcompass and temperature display located in the upper right.

Control buttons for the OnStar® system are at the bottom of the mirror. See your GM dealer for more information about the OnStar® system. Also, see

OnStar® System on page2-47for more information about the services OnStar® provides.

When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing.

Mirror Operation

While sitting in a comfortable position, adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip it in the center and move it up or down and side to side. The day/night control, located at the bottom of the mirror, adjusts the mirror to reduce headlamp glare from behind during evening or dark conditions. Push the control for daytime use; pull it for night use.

Temperature and Compass Display

O(On/Off): Press this button to turn the compass and temperature display on or off. The compass display, can show a maximum of two characters. For example, NE is displayed fornorth-east.

When the ignition and the compass/temperature feature are on, character boxes will appear for about two seconds. After two seconds, the mirror will display the direction the vehicle is facing and the outside temperature.

To set the temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius, do the following:

1.Press and hold the on/off button until either a flashing F or C appears.

2.Press the button again to change the display to the desired unit of measurement. After about four seconds of inactivity, the new unit will be locked in and the compass/temperature display will return.

Compass Calibration

When on, the compass automatically calibrates as the vehicle is driven. If, after two seconds, the display does not show a compass direction, N for North, for example, there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass.

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Such interference may be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, magnetic note pad holder, or a similar magnetic item. If the letter C should ever appear in the compass window, the compass may need calibration.

Press and hold the on/off button for nine seconds to activate the compass calibration mode. CAL will

be displayed in the compass window on the mirror.

The mirror can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display shows a direction.

Compass Variance

Compass variance is the difference between earth’s magnetic north and true geographic north. The mirror is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be necessary to adjust the compass to compensate for compass variance if you live outside zone eight.

Under certain conditions, such as during a long-distance,cross-countrytrip, it will be necessary to adjust for compass variance. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, the compass could give false readings. To adjust for compass variance do the following:

1.Find the current location and variance zone number on the following zone map.

2.Press and hold the on/off button until a zone number appears in the display.

3.Once a zone number appears in the display, press the on/off button quickly until the correct zone number appears in the display. If C appears in the compass window, the compass may need calibration. See “Compass Calibration” explained previously.

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Outside Manual Mirrors

If the vehicle has the manual outside mirrors, adjust each outside mirror so that a little of the vehicle and the area behind it can be seen while sitting in a comfortable, driving position.

Both mirrors can be manually folded inward by pulling them towards the vehicle. Push the mirrors away

from the vehicle, to the normal position, before driving.

Outside Power Mirrors

The vehicle may have this feature.

The control is located on the driver’s door.

Turn the knob counterclockwise or clockwise to adjust the driver’s or passenger’s mirror so that you can see a little of the side of your vehicle. After adjusting

the position of the mirrors, turn the knob to the center position so that the mirrors cannot move.

If the travel position in any direction of the mirror is reached, it will enter a ratcheting mode. This action is harmless. It is a warning that the mirror can go no further. To stop this action, back the mirror up by moving the knob in the opposite direction.

Outside Curb View Assist Mirror

If the vehicle has this feature, the passenger’s outside mirror will adjust to a preset tilt position while the vehicle is in REVERSE (R) gear. Curb view assist may be useful when you are parallel parking. The mirror

will return to normal position when the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (R) gear. Automatic mirror movement in either direction will follow a short delay.

You may be able to turn this feature on or off through the Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Vehicle Customization on page 3-56.

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Outside Convex Mirror

{CAUTION:

A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right or left lane, you could hit a vehicle. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes.

The passenger’s outside mirror is convex. A convex mirror’s surface is curved so more can be seen from the driver’s seat.

Outside Heated Mirrors

If the vehicle has this feature, when the rear window defogger is turned on, the outside driver’s and passenger’s rearview mirrors also heat to help clear them of ice, snow, and condensation. See Dual Climate Control System on page 3-20 orDual Automatic Climate Control System on page 3-23 for more information.

OnStar® System

OnStar® uses global positioning system (GPS) satellite technology, wireless communications, and call centers to provide you with a wide range of safety, security, information, and convenience services.

A complete OnStar® user’s guide and the terms and conditions of the OnStar® Subscription Service Agreement are included in the vehicle’s glove box literature. For more information, visit www.onstar.com or www.onstarcanada.com. Contact OnStar® at1-888-4-ONSTAR(1-888-466-7827),or press the OnStar® button to speak to an OnStar® advisor

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Terms and conditions of the Subscription Service Agreement can be found at www.onstar.com or www.onstarcanada.com.

OnStar® Services

For new vehicles equipped with OnStar®, the Safe and Sound Plan is included for the first year. You can

extend this plan beyond the first year, or upgrade to the Directions and Connections Plan to meet your needs. For more information, press the OnStar® button to speak with an advisor.

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Safe and Sound Plan

Advanced Automatic Collision Notification

Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment

Emergency Services

Roadside Assistance

Stolen Vehicle Tracking

AccidentAssist

Remote Door Unlock/Vehicle Alert

Remote Diagnostics

Information and Convenience Services

Online Concierge

Directions and Connections Plan

All Safe and Sound Plan Services

Driving Directions

RideAssist

Information and Convenience Services

OnStar® Personal Calling

As an OnStar® subscriber, the Personal Calling capability is an availablehands-freewireless phone that is integrated into the vehicle. Calls can be placed nationwide using simple voice commands with no additional contracts and no additional roaming charges. To find out more about OnStar® Personal Calling, refer to the OnStar® user’s guide in the vehicle’s glove box, visit www.onstar.com or www.onstarcanada.com;

or speak to an OnStar® advisor by pressing the OnStar® button or calling1-888-4-ONSTAR(1-888-466-7827).

OnStar® Virtual Advisor

Virtual Advisor is a feature of OnStar® Personal Calling that uses minutes to accessup-to-dateweather and traffic reports for your area, news and sports updates, stock quotes, entertainment, and more. Customize your information profile at www.myonstar.com. See the OnStar® user’s guide for more information.

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OnStar® Steering Wheel Controls

A steering wheel control can be used to interact with the OnStar® personal calling feature.

Press the control with this symbol on the steering wheel to place a phone call.

HomeLink® Wireless Control

System

When calling into voice mail systems, or to dial directory numbers, press the control, say the number(s), then say “dial.”

See the OnStar® user’s guide for more information.

HomeLink®, a combined universal transmitter and receiver, provides a way to replace up to three hand−held transmitters used to activate devices such as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems and home lighting. Additional HomeLink®information can be found on the Internet at www.homelink.com or by calling1-800-355-3515.

If your vehicle is equipped with the HomeLink® Transmitter, it complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1)this device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2)this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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This device complies with RSS-210of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Changes and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.

HomeLink® Wireless Control

System Operation

Do not use the HomeLink® Transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the “stop and reverse” feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982. If you have a newer garage door opener with rolling codes, please be

sure to follow Steps 6 through 8 to complete the programming of your HomeLink® Transmitter.

Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the HomeLink® Transmitter. Because of

the steps involved, it may be helpful to have another person available to assist you in programming the transmitter.

Keep the original transmitter for use in other vehicles as well as for future HomeLink® programming. It is also recommended that upon the sale of the vehicle,

the programmed HomeLink® buttons should be erased for security purposes. Refer to “Erasing HomeLink® Buttons” or, for assistance, contact HomeLink® on the Internet at: www.homelink.com or by calling1-800-355-3515.

Be sure that people and objects are clear of the garage door or gate operator you are programming. When programming a garage door, it is advised to park outside of the garage.

It is recommended that a new battery be installed in your hand-heldtransmitter for quicker and more accurate transmission of the radio frequency.

Programming HomeLink®

Your vehicle’s engine should be turned off while programming the transmitter. Follow these steps to program up to three channels:

1.Press and hold down the two outside buttons, releasing only when the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold down the buttons for longer than 30 seconds and do not

repeat this step to program a second and/or third transmitter to the remaining two HomeLink® buttons.

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2.Position the end of your hand-heldtransmitter

about 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink® buttons while keeping the indicator light in view.

3.Simultaneously press and hold both the desired button on HomeLink® and thehand-heldtransmitter button. Do not release the buttons until Step 4

has been completed.

Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to substitute Step 3 with the procedure noted in “Gate Operator and Canadian Programming” later in this section.

4.The indicator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly after HomeLink® successfully receives the frequency signal from thehand-heldtransmitter.

Release both buttons.

5.Press and hold the newly-trainedHomeLink® button and observe the indicator light.

If the indicator light stays on constantly,

programming is complete and your device should activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed and released.

To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, begin with Step 2 under “Programming HomeLink®.” Do not repeat Step 1 as this will erase all of the programmed channels.

If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns to a constant light, continue with Steps 6 through 8 following to complete the programming of a rolling-codeequipped device (most commonly, a garage door opener).

6.Locate in the garage, the garage door opener receiver (motor-headunit). Locate the “Learn”

or “Smart” button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-headunit.

7.Firmly press and release the “Learn” or “Smart” button. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.

You will have 30 seconds to start Step 8.

8.Return to the vehicle. Firmly press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button for two seconds, then release. Repeat the press/hold/release sequence a second time, and depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other rolling code device), repeat this sequence a third time to complete the programming.

HomeLink® should now activate yourrolling-codeequipped device.

To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, begin with Step 2 of “Programming HomeLink®.” You do not want to repeat Step 1, as this will erase all previous programming.

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Gate Operator and Canadian

Programming

Canadian radio-frequencylaws require transmitter signals to “time out” or quit after several seconds of transmission. This may not be long enough for HomeLink® to pick up the signal during programming. Similarly, some U.S. gate operators are manufactured to “time out” in the same manner.

If you live in Canada, or you are having difficulty programming a gate operator by using the “Programming HomeLink®” procedures (regardless of where you live), replace Step 3 under “Programming HomeLink®” with the following:

Continue to press and hold the HomeLink® button while you press and release every two seconds (cycle)

your hand-heldtransmitter until the frequency signal has been successfully accepted by HomeLink®. The indicator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly. Proceed with Step 4 under “Programming HomeLink®” to complete.

Using HomeLink®

Press and hold the appropriate HomeLink® button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted.

Erasing HomeLink® Buttons

To erase programming from the three buttons do the following:

1.Press and hold down the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold the two outside buttons for longer than 30 seconds.

2.Release both buttons.

HomeLink® is now in the train (learning) mode and can be programmed at any time beginning with Step 2 under “Programming HomeLink®” shown earlier in this section.

Individual buttons cannot be erased, but they can be reprogrammed. See “Reprogramming a Single HomeLink® Button” following this section.

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Reprogramming a Single HomeLink®

Button

To program a device to HomeLink® using a HomeLink® button previously trained, follow these steps:

1.Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button. Do not release the button.

2.The indicator light will begin to flash after

20 seconds. While still holding the HomeLink®

button, proceed with Step 2 under “Programming HomeLink®” shown earlier in this section.

Resetting Defaults

To reset HomeLink® to default settings do the following:

1.Hold down the two outside buttons for about

20 seconds until the indicator light begins to flash.

2.Continue to hold both buttons until the HomeLink® indicator light turns off.

3.Release both buttons.

For questions or comments, contact HomeLink® at1-800-355-3515,or on the Internet at www.homelink.com.

Storage Areas

Glove Box

Open the glove box by pulling the side of the handle towards the driver side.

Overhead Console

Your vehicle may have this feature. The overhead console may include a reading lamps, HomeLink® transmitter and a sunroof switch. SeeSunroof on page 2-60 andHomeLink® Wireless Control System on page 2-49 for more information.

If your vehicle has a third row seat, and has a power operated rear quarter glass, the switches for operating the rear quarter glass are also located in the overhead console. These switches allow the driver to open

and close each third row seat window separately.

) (Driver’s Quarter Glass):Press button downward to open or upward to close the drivers side (left)

quarter glass for the third row seat.

( (Passenger’s Quarter Glass):Press button downward to open or upward to close the passengers side (right) quarter glass for the third row seat.

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Center Console Storage Area

If your vehicle has this console compartment, squeeze the front lever while lifting the top to open it.

Your vehicle’s console will be equipped with cupholders located on the front and rear of the storage compartment.

The console may also contain one or more of the following components:

Rear Seat Audio Controls

Rear Seat Accessory Power Outlets

Rear Climate Control

If your vehicle has the center armrest compartment, lift the cover by pulling up on the latch handle located underneath the front edge of the armrest. The storage area includes slots for cassettes or compact discs.

Assist Handles

A handle above each door can be used when getting out of your vehicle.

Luggage Carrier

{CAUTION:

If you try to carry something on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier — like paneling, plywood, a mattress

and so forth — the wind can catch it as you drive along. This can cause you to lose control. What you are carrying could be violently torn off, and this could cause you or other drivers to have a collision, and of course damage your vehicle. You may be able to carry something like this inside. But, never carry something longer or wider than the luggage carrier on top of your vehicle.

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A luggage carrier allows you to load things on top of your vehicle. The luggage carrier has side rails attached to the roof, sliding crossrails (if equipped) and places

to use for tying things down. These let you load some other things on top of your vehicle, as long as they are not wider or longer than the luggage carrier.

To slide the crossrails to where you want them, pull up on the lever on each side of the crossrail. This will release the crossrail and allow you to slide it. When the crossrail is where you want it, press down on

the levers to lock it into place.

Notice: Loading cargo on the luggage carrier that weighs more than 220 lbs (100 kg) or hangs over the rear or sides of the vehicle may damage your vehicle. Load cargo so that it rests on the slats as far forward as possible and against the side rails, making sure to fasten it securely.

Don’t exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-43.

To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you’re driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier is locked and cargo is still securely fastened.

When the luggage carrier is not in use, place the crossrails at the following positions for wind noise reduction. Place one crossrail at the rear most point of the vehicle and the other crossrail above the opening of the rear door.

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Rear Compartment Storage

Panel/Cover

Upper Position

Your vehicle may have this feature. This upper panel position can be used as a cargo shade. Insert the front corners of the panel into the top guides and slide the panel forward. Press down on the back of the panel to lock it in place.

{CAUTION:

If you were to carry things on the adjustable panel when it is in the upper (cargo cover) position, during a sudden vehicle movement or a crash, those things could be thrown around in the vehicle. You or others could be injured. When it is in the upper position, always secure any cargo on the floor beneath the

panel/cover.

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Lower Position

The panel can be stored in the lower position with either side up. Insert the front corners of the panel into the lower guides and slide the panel forward. Press down on the back of the panel to lock it in place.

Notice: Loading objects that weigh over

200 lbs (90 kg) onto the panel may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not load heavy objects on the panel.

Vertical Position

Plastic grocery bags can be attached to the hooks on the panel. Insert the front corners of the panel into the vertical guides behind the seatbacks and slide the panel down.

Notice: If you use the panel as a barrier for large objects in the cargo area while the seatbacks

are folded down, the panel may be damaged. Do not use the panel as a barrier between large

objects in the rear cargo area and the seating area.

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Rear Floor Storage Lid

{CAUTION:

If any removable convenience item is not secured properly, it can move around in a collision or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to secure any such item properly.

Your vehicle has a rear cargo area with a removable storage lid.

To remove the rear floor storage lid, do the following:

1.Press the latch release and lift up the latch handle.

2.Raise the lid slightly to unhook it.

3.Pull the lid toward you to release it from the forward mounting tabs.

To reinstall the rear floor storage lid, reverse the previous steps. Make sure the lid is secure by applying slight pressure to the latch until you hear it click.

Convenience Net

Your vehicle may have this feature. A convenience

net in the rear of your vehicle helps keep small items in place during sharp turns or quick stops and starts.

The net is not designed to retain these items during off-roaduse. The net is not for larger, heavier items.

To use the convenience net, do the following:

1.Attach the upper loops to the retainers on both sides of the liftgate opening. The label should be in the upper passenger’s side corner, visible from the rear of the vehicle.

2.Attach the lower hooks to the rear cargo tie downs on the floor.

Cargo Cover

If your vehicle has a cargo cover, you can use it to cover items in the cargo area of your vehicle.

To install the cargo cover, do the following:

1.Align the endcap with the pocket in the trim panel located behind the rear seat.

2.Squeeze the opposite endcap, align it with the pocket located on the opposite side of the trim panel and release.

3.Grasp the handle and unroll the cover. Latch the posts into the sockets on the inside of the vehicle to secure it.

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To remove the cargo cover, do the following:

Cargo Tie Downs

1.Release the cover from the latch posts and carefully roll it back up.

2.Squeeze one endcap and remove it from the pocket in the trim panel.

3.Remove the cargo cover from the other endcap so that you can remove the shade from the vehicle.

{CAUTION:

An improperly stored cargo cover could be thrown about the vehicle during a collision or sudden maneuver. You or others could be injured. If you remove the cover, always store it in the proper storage location. When you put it back, always be sure that it is securely reattached.

There may be cargo tie downs in the rear of your vehicle that allow you

to strap cargo in and keep it from moving.

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Sunroof

The vehicle may be equipped with a power sliding sunroof. To open or close the sunroof, the ignition must be on or accessory, or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active. See Retained Accessory

Power (RAP) on page2-21.

Press and release the back of the control in the overhead console to open the sunroof. Press the front of the control

to close the sunroof.

Once the sunroof is closed, press the forward side of the control to open the sunroof to the vent position.

The sunroof has a sunshade which can be pulled forward to block sun rays. If it is in the closed position, it will open when the sunroof is opened.

Vehicle Personalization

Memory Seat

If your vehicle has this feature, the controls

for the memory function are located on the driver’s door.

These buttons are used to program and recall memory settings for the driver’s seating position, both outside mirror positions and the adjustable pedals, if equipped. The settings for these features can be saved for up

to two drivers.

To store the memory settings, do the following:

1.Adjust the driver’s seat, including the seatback recliner and lumbar, both of the outside mirrors and the adjustable pedals, if equipped, to the desired position.

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2.Press and hold the 1 or 2 button of the memory control for three seconds. A double chime will sound to let you know that the position has been stored.

To repeat the procedure for a second driver, follow the preceding steps, but press the other numbered memory control button.

To recall the memory settings, press and release button 1 or 2 while the vehicle is in PARK (P). A single chime will sound and the memory position will be recalled.

To stop recall movement of the memory seat feature at any time, press one of the memory buttons or power seat controls.

Easy Exit Seat

The control for the easy exit seat function is located on the driver’s door below the memory buttons 1 and 2. The easy exit seat button is used to program and recall the desired driver’s seat position when exiting/entering the vehicle. The mirrors, power lumbar, recline and adjustable pedals, if equipped, positions will not

be stored or recalled when using the easy exit seat function. The seat position can be saved for up to two drivers.

To store the easy exit seat position, do the following:

1.Press and release the 1 or 2 button of the memory control for three seconds. The seat will move to the stored memory position.

2.Adjust the seat to the desired exit position.

3.Press and hold the easy exit seat button for three seconds. A double chime will sound to let you know that the position has been stored for the selected button 1 or 2.

To repeat the procedure for a second driver, follow the preceding steps, but press the other numbered memory control button.

To recall the easy exit seat position, do one of the following:

Press the easy exit seat button on the memory control while the vehicle is in PARK (P). The seat will move to the stored exit position.

Or, if the easy exit seat feature is activated in the Driver Information Center (DIC), removing the key from the ignition will move the seat to the exit position. See “Easy Exit Seat” under DIC Vehicle Customization on page 3-56 for more information on activating this feature in the DIC.

If an easy exit seat position has not been stored, the default position is all the way rearward.

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Section 3 Instrument Panel

Instrument Panel Overview ...............................

3-4

Hazard Warning Flashers ................................

3-6

Other Warning Devices ...................................

3-6

Horn .............................................................

3-6

Tilt Wheel .....................................................

3-6

Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever .........................

3-7

Turn and Lane-Change Signals ........................

3-7

Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ..................

3-8

Flash-to-Pass .................................................

3-8

Windshield Wipers ..........................................

3-9

Rainsense™ Wipers .......................................

3-9

Windshield Washer .......................................

3-10

Headlamp Washer ........................................

3-11

Cruise Control ..............................................

3-11

Headlamps ..................................................

3-14

Headlamps on Reminder ................................

3-15

Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) .......................

3-15

Automatic Headlamp System ..........................

3-16

Fog Lamps ..................................................

3-17

Instrument Panel Brightness ...........................

3-17

Dome Lamps ...............................................

3-17

Dome Lamp Override ....................................

3-18

Entry Lighting ...............................................

3-18

Exit Lighting .................................................

3-18

Reading Lamps ............................................

3-18

Battery Run-Down Protection ..........................

3-19

Accessory Power Outlets ...............................

3-19

Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter ........................

3-20

Climate Controls ............................................

3-20

Dual Climate Control System ..........................

3-20

Dual Automatic Climate Control System ...........

3-23

Outlet Adjustment .........................................

3-27

Rear Climate Control System .........................

3-28

Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ............

3-31

Instrument Panel Cluster ................................

3-32

Speedometer and Odometer ...........................

3-33

Trip Odometer ..............................................

3-33

Tachometer .................................................

3-33

Safety Belt Reminder Light .............................

3-34

Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light .............

3-34

Airbag Readiness Light ..................................

3-35

Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...................

3-36

Charging System Light ..................................

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Voltmeter Gage ............................................

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Brake System Warning Light ..........................

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Anti-Lock Brake System

 

Warning Light ...........................................

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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ..................

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Malfunction Indicator Lamp .............................

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Section 3 Instrument Panel

Oil Pressure Gage ........................................

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Change Engine Oil Light ................................

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Security Light ...............................................

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Cruise Control Light ......................................

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Reduced Engine Power Light .........................

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Highbeam On Light .......................................

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Service Four-Wheel Drive

 

Warning Light ...........................................

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Check Gages Warning Light ...........................

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Gate Ajar Light .............................................

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Fuel Gage ...................................................

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Low Fuel Warning Light .................................

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Check Gas Cap Light ....................................

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Driver Information Center (DIC) .......................

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DIC Operation and Displays ...........................

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DIC Warnings and Messages .........................

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DIC Vehicle Customization .............................

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Audio System(s) .............................................

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Setting the Time ...........................................

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Radio with CD (Base Level) ...........................

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Radio with CD (MP3) ....................................

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Radio with Cassette and CD ..........................

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Radio with Six-Disc CD ................................

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Navigation/Radio System ..............................

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Rear Seat Entertainment System ...................

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Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ................................

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Theft-Deterrent Feature ................................

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Audio Steering Wheel Controls ......................

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Radio Reception .........................................

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Care of the Cassette Tape Player .................

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Care of Your CDs and DVDs ........................

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Care of the CD and DVD Player ...................

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Fixed Mast Antenna ....................................

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XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ............

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Chime Level Adjustment ...............................

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NOTES

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Instrument Panel Overview

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The main components of your instrument panel are the following:

A.Exterior Lamp Control. See Headlamps on

page 3-14.Dome Lamp Override Button. SeeDome Lamp Override on page 3-18.Instrument Panel Brightness Control. SeeInstrument Panel Brightness on page 3-17.Fog Lamp Button (If Equipped).

See Fog Lamps on page3-17.

B.Air Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment on page3-27.

C.Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7.

D.OnStar® and Audio Steering Wheel Controls. See

Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page3-126.

E.Instrument Panel Cluster. See Instrument Panel Cluster on page 3-32.

F.Audio Steering Wheel Controls. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-126.

G.Ignition Switch. See Ignition Positions on page2-20.

H.Audio System. See Audio System(s) on page3-62.

I.Climate Controls. See Dual Climate Control System on page 3-20.

J.Hood Release. See Hood Release on page5-11.

K.Driver Information Center (DIC) Steering Wheel Controls. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-49.

L.Transfer Case Controls. See “Automatic Transfer Case” under Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-27.Traction Assist Button. SeeTraction Assist System (TAS) on page 4-8.

M.Shift Lever. See Shifting Into Park (P) on page2-32.

N.Lighter. See Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter on page3-20.

O.Accessory Power Outlets. See Accessory Power Outlets on page 3-19.

P.Parking Brake. See Parking Brake on page2-31.

Q.Rear Window Washer/Wiper. See “Rear Window Washer/Wiper” under Windshield Washer on page 3-10.

R.Rear Window Defogger. See “Rear Window Defogger” under Dual Climate Control System on page 3-20 andDual Automatic Climate Control System on page 3-23.

S.Glove Box. See Glove Box on page2-53.

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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 steering column.

Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key is not in the ignition.

Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button again to

turn the flashers off.

When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals will not work.

Other Warning Devices

If you carry reflective triangles, you can set them up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle.

Horn

To sound the horn, press the horn symbols on the steering wheel pad.

Tilt Wheel

You should adjust the steering wheel before you drive. The tilt lever is located to the left of the steering column, under the turn signal lever.

You can raise it to the highest level to give your legs more room when you enter and exit the vehicle.

To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the lever toward you. Move the steering wheel to

a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place.

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Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever

The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following:

GTurn and Lane Change Signals

2HeadlampHigh/Low-BeamChanger

Flash-to-PassFeature

NWindshield Wipers

JWindshield Washer

I Cruise Control (If Equipped)

Turn and Lane-ChangeSignals

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 automatically.

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. The bottom of the outside rearview mirrors may also be equipped with lane change indicators.

As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrows flash more quickly than normal, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal.

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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 on page 5-91 and check forburned-outbulbs.

If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps, a different turn signal flasher

is used. With this flasher installed, the signal indicator will flash even if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and rear turn signal lamps regularly to make sure they are working.

Turn Signal On Chime

If your turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km), a chime will sound at each flash of the

turn signal. To turn off the chime, move the turn signal lever to the off position.

Headlamp High/Low-BeamChanger

To change the headlamps from low to high beam, push the lever toward the instrument panel. To return to low-beamheadlamps, pull the multifunction lever toward you. Then release it.

When the high beams are on, this indicator light on the instrument panel cluster will also be on.

Flash-to-Pass

This feature lets you use your high-beamheadlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass.

It works even if your headlamps are in the automatic position.

To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you, then release it.

If your headlamps are in the automatic position or on low beam, your high-beamheadlamps will turn on. They’ll stay on as long as you hold the lever toward you. Thehigh-beamindicator on the instrument panel

cluster will come on. Release the lever to return to normal operation.

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Windshield Wipers

8(Mist): For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to mist. Hold it there until the wipers start. Then let go. The wipers will stop after one wipe. If you want

more wipes, hold the band on mist longer.

9(Off): To stop the wipers, move the band to off.

N(Windshield Wipers): Turn the band to control the windshield wipers.

You can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The closer to the top of the lever, the shorter the delay.

For steady wiping at low speed, turn the band away from you to the first solid band past the delay settings. For high-speedwiping, turn the band further, to the second solid band past the delay settings. To stop the wipers, move the band to off.

Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they’re frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. If your blades do become worn or damaged, get new blades or blade inserts.

Rainsense™ Wipers

Your vehicle may be equipped with Rainsense™ windshield wipers. When active, these wipers are able to detect moisture on the windshield and automatically turn on the wipers.

The moisture sensor is located next to the inside rearview mirror and is mounted on the windshield.

To turn on the Rainsense™ feature, the wipers must be set to one of the five delay settings on the multifunction lever. Each of the five settings adjusts the sensitivity of the rainsensor. For more wipes, select the higher settings; for fewer wipes, select the lower settings located closer to off on the multifunction lever.

The rainsensor will automatically control the frequency of the wipes from off to high speed according to the weather conditions. The wipers can be left in a rainsense mode even when it is not raining.

Notice: If you do not turn off the windshield wipers when driving through an automatic car wash, you could damage the wipers. Always turn off the windshield wipers before entering an automatic car wash.

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Windshield Washer

L(Windshield Washer): To spray washer fluid on the windshield, press the windshield washer paddle. The wipers will clear the window and then either stop or return to your preset speed.

{CAUTION:

In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision.

Rear Window Washer/Wiper

This control is located to the left of the steering wheel on the instrument panel.

To turn the rear wiper on, turn the control to either 1, 2, or 3. For delayed wiping, turn the control to 1 or 2.

For steady wiping, turn the control to 3. To turn the wiper off, turn the control to 0.

To wash the rear window, press the washer symbol located in the center of the control.

The rear window washer uses the same fluid bottle as the windshield washer. However, the rear window washer will run out of fluid before the windshield washer. If you can wash your windshield but not your rear window, check the fluid level.

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Headlamp Washer

Your vehicle may be equipped with a headlamp washer system. The button to operate this feature is located on the instrument panel and functions separately

from your other washer systems.

To wash your headlamps, press the headlamp washer button briefly and release to activate the system.

Cruise Control

If your vehicle has cruise control, the controls are located on the end of the turn

signal/multifunction lever.

R(On): Move the switch to this position to turn the cruise control system on.

S(Resume/Accelerate): Move the switch to this position to resume a set speed or to accelerate.

T(Set): Press this button, located at the end of the lever, to set a speed.

9(Off): This position turns the cruise control system off and cancels memory of a set speed.

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With cruise control, you can maintain a speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long

trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h).

If you apply your brakes, the cruise control will shut off.

{CAUTION:

Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic.

Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

{CAUTION:

If you leave your cruise control on when you are not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when you do not want to. You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control.

Setting Cruise Control

1.Move the cruise control switch to on.

2.Get up to the speed you want.

3.Press the set button at the end of the lever and release it.

4.Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal will not go down.

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The cruise light on the instrument panel cluster will come on when

the cruise control is engaged.

Resuming a Set Speed

Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’t need to reset it.

Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch briefly from on to resume/accelerate.

You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and stay there.

If you hold the switch at resume/accelerate, the vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster, don’t hold the switch at resume/accelerate.

Increasing Speed While Using Cruise

Control

There are two ways to go to a higher speed:

Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Press the button at the end of the lever, then release the button and the accelerator pedal. You’ll now cruise at the higher speed.

Move the cruise switch from on to resume/accelerate. Hold it there until you get up to the speed you want, and then release the switch. To increase your speed in very small amounts, move the switch briefly to resume/accelerate. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster.

Reducing Speed While Using Cruise

Control

Press in the set button at the end of the lever until you reach the lower speed you want, then release it.

Each time you do this, you’ll go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower.

Passing Another Vehicle While Using

Cruise Control

Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier.

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Using Cruise Control on Hills

How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you may want to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don’t use cruise control on steep hills.

Ending Cruise Control

There are three ways to turn off the cruise control:

Step lightly on the brake pedal.

Move the cruise switch to off, or

Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N).

Erasing Speed Memory

When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is erased.

Headlamps

Your exterior lamps knob is located on your instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.

c(Off): Turn the knob to this symbol and release it to turn off the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and the automatic headlamps. An indicator will illuminate when the position is selected. This position is not available for vehicles first sold in Canada.

i (Automatic DRL/AHS): Turning the knob to this symbol puts the system into automatic headlamp mode. An indicator will illuminate when the position is selected.

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;(Parking Lamps): Turn the knob to this symbol to manually turn on the following:

Parking Lamps

Sidemarker Lamps

Taillamps

License Plate Lamps

Instrument Panel Lights

2(Headlamps): Turn the knob to this symbol to turn on all the lamps listed as well as the headlamps.

Headlamps on Reminder

A reminder tone will sound when your headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on, the driver’s door is open and your ignition is in LOCK or ACCESSORY. To turn the tone off, turn the knob all the way counterclockwise. In the automatic mode,

the headlamps turn off once the ignition key is in LOCK.

Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)

Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier

for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions, but they can be especially helpful in the short periods after dawn and before sunset. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold

in Canada.

The DRL system will make your headlamps come on at reduced brightness when the following conditions are met:

The ignition is on.

The exterior lamps knob is in automatic headlamp mode.

The light sensor detects daytime light.

The transmission is not in PARK (P).

When the DRL are on, only your headlamps will be on. The taillamps, sidemarker and other lamps won’t be on. The instrument panel won’t be lit up either.

When it begins to get dark, the headlamps will automatically switch from DRL to the regular headlamps.

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Automatic Headlamp System

When it is dark enough outside, your Automatic Headlamp System will turn on your headlamps at the normal brightness along with other lamps such as the taillamps, sidemarker, parking lamps and the

instrument panel lights. The radio lights will also be on.

Your vehicle is equipped with a light sensor on the top of the instrument panel. Be sure it is not covered or the system will be on whenever the ignition is on.

The system may also turn on your lights when driving through a parking garage, heavy overcast weather

or a tunnel. This is normal.

There is a delay in the transition between the daytime and nighttime operation of the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and the automatic headlamp systems, so that driving under bridges or bright overhead street lights does not affect the system. The DRL and automatic headlamp system will only be affected when the light sensor sees a change in lighting lasting longer than the delay.

If you start your vehicle in a dark garage, the automatic headlamp system will come on immediately. Once

you leave the garage, it will take about one minute for the automatic headlamp system to change to DRL if it is light outside. During that delay, your instrument panel cluster may not be as bright as usual. Make sure

your instrument panel brightness control is in the full bright position.

To idle your vehicle with the automatic headlamp system off, set the parking brake while the ignition is off. Then start your vehicle. The automatic headlamp system will stay off until you release the parking brake, shift out of park or turn the exterior lamp control to

the off position as described in “Exterior Lamps” listed previously.

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Fog Lamps

Your vehicle may have this feature. Use your fog lamps for better vision in foggy or misty conditions. Your ignition must be in RUN for your fog lamps to work.

The fog lamp button is located on the instrument panel to the right of

the exterior lamps knob.

Press the button to turn the fog lamps on. Press the button again to turn them off. A light will glow near the button while the fog lamps are on. Fog lamps will turn off whenever your high-beamheadlamps are on.

Instrument Panel Brightness

Press the knob located next to the exterior lamps knob to extend it.

Turn the knob to adjust the instrument panel lights. Turn the knob all the way up to turn on the interior lamps. Press the knob back into its stored position when you’re not using it.

Dome Lamps

The dome lamps will come on when you open a door unless the dome lamp override is pressed in.

You can also turn the dome lamps on by turning the thumbwheel, located next to the exterior lamps knob, all the way up to the top detent position. In this position, the dome lamps will remain on until they are turned off.

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Dome Lamp Override

The dome override button is located below the exterior lamps knob.

To turn the dome lamps off, press the button. The dome lamps will remain off when a door is open. This will override the illuminated entry feature unless you use your keyless entry transmitter to unlock the vehicle.

To return the lamps to automatic operation, press the button again. The dome lamps will come on when you open a door.

Entry Lighting

Your vehicle is equipped with entry lighting.

When a door is opened, the dome lamps will come on if the dome override button is in the “out” position.

When all the doors are closed, the lamps will stay on for a short period of time and will then turn off automatically. If you use your keyless entry transmitter to unlock the vehicle, the interior lights will come on for a short

time whether or not the dome override is on.

Exit Lighting

With exit lighting, the interior lamps will come on when you remove the key from the ignition to help you see while exiting the vehicle. With the dome override

button in the “out” position, these lights will stay on for a short period of time and then will go out.

Reading Lamps

The reading lamps are located in the console for front passengers and on the headliner for rear passengers.

Press the lens on the lamps to turn the reading lamps on and press the lens again to turn the lamps off.

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Battery Run-DownProtection

This feature shuts off the dome, courtesy and vanity if they are left on for more than 20 minutes when the ignition is off. This will keep your battery from running down.

If the battery run-downprotection shuts off the interior lamps, it may be necessary to do one of the following to return to normal operation:

Shut off all lamps and close all doors.

Turn the ignition key to RUN.

This feature will also turn off the parking lamps and headlamps under most circumstances, if they are left on. If you would like to turn them back on, turn the exterior lamps knob.

Accessory Power Outlets

Your vehicle may have accessory power outlets. With the accessory power outlets, you can plug in auxiliary electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone or CB radio.

The first two outlets are located below the cigarette lighter and the rear wiper switch on the instrument panel. The third outlet is located on the rear of the center console.

Remove the cover from the outlet to use the outlet. Be sure to put the cover back on when not using the accessory power outlet.

Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible with the accessory power outlet and could result

in blown vehicle or adaptor fuses. If you experience

a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the accessory power outlets.

Notice: 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 proper installation instructions included with

the equipment.

Notice: 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.

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Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter

Your vehicle may have this feature. The ashtray is removable and fits into the front cupholder.

Notice: 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.

To remove the ashtray, pull the covered bin out of the cupholder.

To use the lighter, press it in all the way, and let go. When it’s ready, it will pop back out by itself.

Notice: 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.

Climate Controls

Dual Climate Control System

With this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle.

9(Fan): Turn the left knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. If the knob is in off mode, outside air will still enter the vehicle, and will be directed based on the position of the mode knob. The temperature can still be adjusted

using the temperature knob.

Turn the right knob clockwise or counterclockwise to direct the airflow inside of your vehicle.

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To change the current mode, select one of the following:

H (Vent): This mode directs air to the instrument panel outlets.

)(Bi-Level): This mode directs about half of the air to the instrument panel outlets; then directs most of the remaining air to the floor outlets. A little air is directed toward the windshield and the side window outlets. Cooler air is directed to the upper vents

and warmer air to the floor outlets.

6 (Floor): This mode directs most of the air to the floor outlets with a little air directed to the windshield and the side window outlets. The recirculation button cannot be selected while in floor mode.

h (Recirculation): Recirculation mode is used to recirculate the air inside of your vehicle. When this button is pressed, an indicator light in the button will come on to let you know that it is active. Use this mode to help prevent outside odors and/or dust

from entering your vehicle or to help cool the air inside of your vehicle more quickly. The air conditioning compressor will also come on when this mode is activated. While in recirculation mode, the windows may fog when the weather is cold and damp. To clear the fog, select either the defog or defrost mode and increase fan speed.

Driver’s Side Temperature Knob: The lever on the left side of the climate control panel is used to raise or lower the temperature on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Slide the lever up or down to adjust the temperature.

Passenger’s Side Temperature Knob: The lever on the right side of the climate control panel is used to raise or lower the temperature on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. Slide the lever up or down to adjust

the temperature. This lever also adjusts the temperature to the rear seat outlets.

When the temperature outside is 0°F (-18°C)or lower, use the engine coolant heater, if equipped, to provide warmer air, faster to your vehicle.

#(Air Conditioning): Press this button to turn theair-conditioningsystem on or off. When the button is pressed, an indicator light will come on and the system will begin to cool and dehumidify the air

inside of your vehicle. You may notice a slight change in engine performance when the air conditioning compressor shuts off and turns on again. This is normal.

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Defogging and Defrosting

Fog on the inside of windows is a result of high humidity (moisture) condensing on the cool window glass. This can be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to choose from to clear fog or frost from your windshield. Use

the defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture and warm the passengers. Use the defrost mode to remove fog or frost from the windshield more quickly.

Turn the right knob clockwise or counterclockwise to select one of the following modes:

-(Defog): This mode directs the air to the floor outlets, windshield and side window outlets. The recirculation button cannot be selected while in defog mode.

1(Defrost): This mode directs most of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with only a little air directed to the floor outlets. The air conditioning compressor may run to dehumidify the air to prevent window fogging. The recirculation button cannot

be selected while in defrost mode. Do not drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear.

Rear Window Defogger

Your vehicle may have this feature. The lines you see on the rear window warm the glass.

< (Rear): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button

will come on to let you know that the rear window defogger is active. The rear window defogger will automatically turn off approximately ten minutes after the button is pressed.

If your vehicle is equipped with heated mirrors, this button will activate them.

Notice: Do not use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not attach

a temporary vehicle license, tape, a decal or anything similar to the defogger grid.

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Dual Automatic Climate Control

System

Your vehicle may have the dual automatic climate control system. With this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle.

When your vehicle is first started and the climate control system is on, or if the climate control system has been turned on, the display will show the driver’s temperature setting for five seconds. Then it will show the outside temperature.

Outside Air Temperature Display

A new outside temperature reading will be displayed if the vehicle has been off for more than three hours.

If the vehicle has been off for less than three hours, the old temperature reading may be displayed because underhood heat is affecting the true outside temperature.

Since underhood heat can also affect the outside temperature while the engine is running, it may take several minutes of driving before the display updates to the actual outside temperature.

9(Off): Press this button to turn off the entire climate control system. Outside air will still enter the vehicle, and will be directed to the floor. Press the AUTO button, the mode button, the fan arrows, or either temperature knob to turn the system on.

C (Mode): Press this button to manually select the air delivery mode to the floor, instrument panel, or windshield outlets. The system will stay in the selected mode until the mode button is pressed again or the AUTO button is pressed.

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Driver’s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise or lower the temperature on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The display will show the temperature setting decreasing or increasing and an arrow pointing toward the driver. This knob can also adjust the passenger’s side temperature setting simultaneously if the two zones

are linked.

Passenger’s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise or lower the temperature on the passenger’s side

of the vehicle. The display will show the temperature setting decreasing or increasing and an arrow pointing toward the passenger. The passenger’s temperature setting can be set to match and link to the driver’s temperature setting by pressing and holding the AUTO button for three seconds. Now, by adjusting the driver’s side temperature setting, the passenger’s

side temperature setting will follow and both arrows will appear on the display. The passenger’s side temperature setting also resets and relinks to the driver’s side temperature setting if the vehicle has been off for more than three hours.

Automatic Operation

AUTO (Automatic): When automatic operation is active, the system will control the inside temperature, the air delivery mode, and the fan speed.

Use the steps below to place the entire system in automatic mode:

1.Press the AUTO button.

When AUTO is selected, the air conditioning operation and air inlet mode will be automatically controlled. The air conditioning compressor will run when the outside temperature is over approximately 40°F (4°C). The air inlet will normally be set to outside air. If it’s hot outside, the air inlet will automatically switch to recirculate inside air to help quickly cool down your vehicle.

2.Set the driver’s and passenger’s temperature.

To find your comfort setting, start with a 72°F (22°C) temperature setting and allow about 20 minutes for the system to regulate. Turn the driver’s or passenger’s side temperature knob to adjust the

temperature setting as necessary. If you choose the temperature setting of 60°F (15°C), the system

will remain at the maximum cooling setting. If you choose the temperature setting of 90°F (32°C),

the system will remain at the maximum heat setting. Choosing either maximum setting may not cause the vehicle to heat or cool any faster.

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Manual Operation

To change the current setting, select one of the following:

w9x (Fan): This button allows you to manually adjust the fan speed. Press the up arrow to increase fan speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. The display will change to show you the selected

fan speed and the driver’s side temperature setting for five seconds.

C (Mode): Press this button to manually change the direction of the airflow in your vehicle. Keep pressing the button until the desired mode appears on the display. The display will change to show you the selected

air delivery mode and the driver’s temperature setting for five seconds.

H(Vent): This mode directs air to the instrument panel outlets.

)(Bi-Level): This mode directs approximately half of the air to the instrument panel outlets, then directs

the remaining air to the floor outlets. A little air is directed toward the windshield and the side window outlets. Cooler air is directed to the upper outlets and warmer air to the floor outlets.

6(Floor): This mode directs most of the air to the floor outlets. Some air also comes out of the defroster and side window outlets. The recirculation button cannot be selected in floor mode.

h (Recirculation): Press this button to turn recirculation mode on or off. When this button is pressed, an indicator light in the button will also come on to let you know that it is activated. Recirculation mode is used to recirculate the air inside of your vehicle. Use this mode to help prevent outside odors and/or dust from entering your vehicle or to help cool the air inside of your vehicle more quickly. Recirculation

mode can be used with vent and bi-levelmodes, but it cannot be used with floor, defog or defrost modes. See “Defogging and Defrosting” later in this section.

You may also notice that the air conditioning compressor will run while in recirculation mode. This is normal

and will help to prevent fogging.

If the weather is cold and damp, the system may cause the windows to fog while using recirculation mode. If the windows do start to fog, select defog or defrost mode.

Recirculation mode, if selected, will be cleared when the engine is turned off.

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#A/C (Air Conditioning):Press this button to manually turn the air conditioning system on or off. When the system is on, the system will automatically begin to cool and dehumidify the air inside of your vehicle. The air conditioning symbol will appear on the display when the air conditioning is on and will turn off when the air conditioning is off.

If you select turn the air conditioning off while in front defrost or defog mode, the air conditioning symbol will turn off, however, the A/C compressor will remain

on to help de-humidifythe air inside the vehicle. If one of the other modes is selected the compressor will then turn the A/C off until it is selected again or the

AUTO button is pressed.

You may notice a slight change in engine performance when the air conditioning compressor shuts off and turns on again. This is normal.

Defogging and Defrosting

Fog on the inside of windows is a result of high humidity (moisture) condensing on the cool window glass. This can be minimized if the climate control system is

used properly. You can use either defog or front defrost to clear fog or frost from your windshield.

-(Defog): Use this setting to clear the windows of fog or moisture. This setting will deliver air to the floor and windshield outlets.

0 (Defrost): Press the front defrost button to clear the windshield and side windows of frost or fog quickly. The system will automatically control the fan speed if you select defrost from AUTO mode. If the outside temperature is 40°F (4°C) or warmer, your air conditioning compressor will automatically run to help dehumidify the air and dry the windshield. Do not

drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear.

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Rear Window Defogger

The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window.

< (Rear): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off.

An indicator light in the button will come on to let you know that the rear window defogger is activated.

The rear window defogger will turn off approximately 10 minutes after the button is pressed. If you need additional warming time, press the button again.

If equipped, your heated mirrors will also come on when you press this button.

Notice: Using a razor blade or sharp object to clear the inside rear window may damage the rear window defogger. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not clear the inside of the rear window with sharp objects.

Outlet Adjustment

Use the air outlets located in the center and on the side of your instrument panel to direct the airflow.

Operation Tips

Keep the hood and front air inlets free of ice, snow, or any other obstruction (such as leaves). The heater and defroster will work far better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of your windows.

When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, turn the fan knob all the way to the right for a few moments before driving. This helps clear the intake ducts

of snow and moisture, and reduces the chance of fogging the inside of your window.

Keep the air path under the front seats clear of objects. This helps air to circulate throughout your vehicle.

Adding outside equipment to the front of your vehicle, such as hood-airdeflectors, may affect the performance of the heating and air conditioning system. Check with your dealer before adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle.

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Rear Climate Control System

Envoy

Your vehicle has one of the following rear climate control systems. With any of these systems, the rear climate controls will be disabled when the front climate control system is in defrost. This occurs to provide maximum airflow to clear the windshield.

The rear mode and temperature positions now mimic the front control system mode and passenger side temperature.

H (Panel): When panel mode is selected in the front controller, the rear system will distribute air from the four headliner outlets.

) (Bi-level): Whenbi-levelmode is selected in the front controller, the rear system will distribute air from the four headliner outlets and the third seat floor outlet.

6 (Floor): When floor mode is selected in the front controller, the rear system will distribute air from the third seat floor outlet.

The temperature of the air coming through the rear outlets is determined by the front passenger’s temperature setting. Press the PWR button to turn the rear climate controls on and off. Use the mode knob

to change the direction of airflow (upper, bi-levelor floor) to the rear seat area.

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Envoy or Envoy Denali

If your vehicle has the rear seat audio system, the lower buttons are used to adjust the rear seat climate control system. The temperature of the air coming through the rear outlets is determined by the front passenger’s temperature setting.

z9 y (Fan): Press this button to adjust the fan speed.

z\ y (Mode): Press this button to change the direction of airflow (panel,bi-levelor floor) to the rear seat area.

P(On/Off): Press this button to turn the rear climate controls on or off.

The rear control will only turn on if the front is on and not in defrost mode.

Envoy XL

To operate the rear air conditioning system, the front air conditioning system must be on. With the front

air conditioning system off, the rear system controls can only be used to circulate air in the rear of the vehicle.

To adjust the airflow speed, turn the fan knob (driver override switch), located on the front center floor console to 1, 2 or 3. The rear mode and temperature positions now mimic the front control system mode

and passenger side temperature.

To activate the second row seat controls in the following systems, set the fan knob, located on the front console, to R.

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Turn the knobs on the control panel to choose a fan speed, temperature and direction of airflow.

H (Panel): Selecting panel mode will deliver air to the four headliner outlets.

) (Bi-level): Selectingbi-levelmode will deliver warmer air to the third seat floor outlet and cooler air to the headliner outlets.

6 (Floor): Selecting floor mode will deliver air to the floor outlet located in the third seat area.

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Press the buttons at the bottom of the audio control panel to adjust the fan speed, mode and temperature for the rear passengers. The selections will be shown on the display.

z9 y (Fan): Press the rear fan control button with the arrow pointing right to turn the rear climate control on. Toggle this button to adjust the air flow speed.

To turn the rear system off, toggle the left arrow until the display turns off.

z\ y (Mode): Press this button to change the direction of airflow (panel,bi-levelor floor) to the rear seat area.

zb y (Temperature): Press this button to increase and decrease the temperature setting.

Warning Lights, Gages, and

Indicators

This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them.

Warning lights and gages can signal that something

is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning lights and gages could also save you

or others from injury.

Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. As you will see in the details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they’re working. If you are familiar with this section, you should not be alarmed when

this happens.

Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. Often gages

and warning lights work together to let you know when there’s a problem with your vehicle.

When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice.

Waiting to do repairs can be costly — and even dangerous. So please get to know your warning lights and gages. They’re a big help.

Your vehicle may also have a Driver Information Center (DIC) that works along with the warning lights and gages. See Driver Information Center (DIC)

on page 3-49.

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Instrument Panel Cluster

Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, about how much fuel you’ve used, and many other thing you’ll need to know to drive safely and economically.

United States version shown, Canada similar

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Speedometer and Odometer

Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h).

Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has

been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada).

The odometer mileage can be checked without the vehicle running. Simply press the trip stem located on the instrument panel cluster.

You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs

a new odometer installed. The new one will be set to the correct mileage total of the old odometer.

Trip Odometer

The trip odometer can tell you how far your vehicle has been driven since you last set the trip odometer to zero.

Your vehicle’s odometer works together with the Driver Information Center (DIC). You can set a Trip A and Trip B odometer. See “Trip Information” under

DIC Operation and Displays on page3-50.

The odometer mileage can be checked without the vehicle running. Simply press the trip stem on the instrument panel cluster.

If your vehicle ever needs a new odometer installed, the new one will be set to the correct mileage total of the old odometer.

Tachometer

The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).

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Safety Belt Reminder Light

When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will be provided for several seconds to remind people to buckle their safety belts. The driver safety belt light will also be provided and stay on for several seconds, then it will flash for several more. You should buckle your seat belt.

This chime and light will be repeated if the driver remains unbuckled and the vehicle is in motion.

If the driver’s belt is buckled, neither the chime nor the light will be provided.

Passenger Safety Belt Reminder

Light

Several seconds after the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will be provided for several seconds to remind the front passenger to buckle their safety belt. This would only occur if the passenger airbag is enabled. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-62 for more information. The passenger safety belt light will also be provided and stay on for several seconds, then it will flash for several more. You should have

the passenger buckle their safety belt.

This chime and light will be repeated if the passenger remains unbuckled and the vehicle is in motion.

If the passenger’s safety belt is buckled, neither the chime nor the light will be provided.

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Airbag Readiness Light

There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensors, the airbag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on the airbag system, see Airbag System on page 1-52.

This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and it will flash for a few seconds. Then the light should go out. This means the system is ready.

If the airbag readiness light stays on after you

start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving, your airbag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away.

{CAUTION:

If the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the airbag system may not be working properly. The airbags in your vehicle may not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle.

The airbag readiness light should flash for a

few seconds when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.

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Passenger Airbag Status Indicator

Your vehicle has the passenger sensing system, Your rearview mirror has a passenger airbag status indicator.

When the ignition key is turned to RUN or START, the passenger airbag status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, for several seconds as a system check. Then, after several more seconds, the status indicator will light either ON or OFF, or either the on or off symbol to let you know the status of the right front passenger’s frontal airbag.

If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the passenger airbag status indicator, it means that the right front passenger’s frontal airbag is enabled (may inflate).

{CAUTION:

If the on indicator comes on when you have a rear-facingchild restraint installed in the right front passenger’s seat, it means that the passenger sensing system has not turned off the passenger’s frontal airbag. A child in arear-facingchild restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because the back of therear-facingchild restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag. Do not use arear-facingchild restraint in the right front passenger’s seat if the airbag is turned on.

If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the airbag status indicator, it means that the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-62 for more on this, including important safety information.

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If, after several seconds, all status indicator lights remain on, or if there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service.

{CAUTION:

If the off indicator and the airbag readiness light ever come on together, it means that something may be wrong with the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-sizeperson sitting in the right front passenger seat may not have the protection of the frontal airbag. SeeAirbag Readiness Light on page 3-35.

Charging System Light

The charging system light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not running, as a check to show you it is working.

It should go out once the engine is running. If it stays on, or comes on while you are driving, you may have a problem with the charging system. It could indicate that you have problems with a generator drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked

right away. Driving while this light is on could drain your battery.

If you must drive a short distance with the light on, be certain to turn off all your accessories, such as the radio and air conditioner.

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Voltmeter Gage

When your engine is not running, but the ignition

is in RUN, this gage shows your battery’s state of charge in DC volts.

When the engine is running, the gage shows the condition of the charging system. Readings between the low and high warning zones indicate the normal operating range.

Readings in the low warning zone may occur when

a large number of electrical accessories are operating in the vehicle and the engine is left idling for an extended period. This condition is normal since the charging system is not able to provide full power at engine

idle. As engine speeds are increased, this condition should correct itself as higher engine speeds allow the charging system to create maximum power.

You can only drive for a short time with the reading in either warning zone. If you must drive, turn off all unnecessary accessories.

Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible.

Brake System Warning Light

When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake doesn’t release fully. If it stays on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. A chime may also sound when the light comes on.

Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn’t working, the other part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well.

If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away.

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United States

Canada

This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If it doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.

If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the road and stop carefully. You may notice that the pedal is harder to push. Or, the pedal may go closer to

the floor. It may take longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. See Towing Your Vehicle on page 4-50.

{CAUTION:

Your brake system may not be working properly if the brake system warning light is on. Driving with the brake system warning light on can lead to an accident. If the light is still on after you have pulled off the road

and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service.

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Anti-LockBrake System

Warning Light

With the anti-lockbrake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and may stay on for several seconds. That’s normal. A chime may also sound when

the light comes on.

If the light stays on, or comes on when you’re driving, your vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning light isn’t on, you still have brakes, but you don’t have anti-lockbrakes. If the regular brake system warning light is also on, you don’t have

anti-lockbrakes and there’s a problem with your regular brakes. SeeBrake System Warning Light on page 3-38 earlier in this section.

The anti-lockbrake system warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN.

If the light doesn’t come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.

Engine Coolant Temperature Gage

United States

Canada

This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the red area, it means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and

turn off the engine as soon as possible.

See Engine Overheating on page5-26for more information.

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Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Check Engine Light

Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition, and emission control systems.

This system is called OBD II (On-BoardDiagnostics-SecondGeneration) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction.

Notice: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after awhile, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good, and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty.

Notice: Modifications made to the engine, transmission, exhaust, intake, or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than those of the same Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) can affect your vehicle’s emission controls and may cause this light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. This may also result in a failure to pass a required Emission Inspection/Maintenance test.

This light should come on, as a check to show you it

is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light does not come on, have it repaired. This light will also come on during a malfunction in

one of two ways:

Light Flashing — A misfire condition has been detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and may damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required.

Light On Steady — An emission control system malfunction has been detected on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required.

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If the Light is Flashing

The following may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle:

Reducing vehicle speed

Avoiding hard accelerations

Avoiding steep uphill grades

If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible

If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “If the Light Is On Steady” following.

If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do so, stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see “If

the Light Is On Steady” following. If the light is still flashing, follow the previous steps, and see your dealer for service as soon as possible.

If the Light Is On Steady

You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by considering the following:

Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle?

If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the cap. See Filling the Tank on page 5-8.The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off.

Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water?

If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off.

Have you recently changed brands of fuel?

If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel. See

Gasoline Octane on page5-5. Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration, or stumbling on acceleration. (These conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the

light to turn on.

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If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off.

If none of the above steps have made the light turn off, your dealer can check the vehicle. Your dealer has

the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed.

Emissions Inspection and Maintenance

Programs

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 vehicle registration.

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-boarddiagnostic) 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 GM dealer can prepare the vehicle for inspection.

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Oil Pressure Gage

United States

Canada

The oil pressure gage shows the engine oil pressure in psi (pounds per square inch) when the engine

is running. Canadian vehicles indicate pressure in kPa (kilopascals).

{CAUTION:

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.

Notice: 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.

Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, outside temperature and oil viscosity, but readings above the low pressure zone indicate the normal operating range.

A reading in the low pressure zone may be caused

by a dangerously low oil level or other problems causing low oil pressure.

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Change Engine Oil Light

Security Light

When this light comes on, it means that an oil change and other maintenance procedures are required for your vehicle.

See Scheduled Maintenance on page6-4and Engine Oil on page5-15for more information.

Once the engine oil has been changed, the change engine oil light must be reset. Until it is reset, the light will be displayed when the engine is on.

This light will come on briefly when you turn the key toward START.

The light will stay on until the engine starts. If the light flashes, the Passlock ® system has entered a tamper mode. If the vehicle fails to start, seePasslock®

on page 2-18.

If the light comes on continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock® system. Your vehicle will not be protected by Passlock®, and you should see your dealer.

Also, see Content Theft-Deterrent on page2-17for additional information regarding the security light.

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Cruise Control Light

The cruise light appears whenever you set your cruise control.

Reduced Engine Power Light

This light is displayed when a noticeable reduction in the vehicle’s performance may occur.

The vehicle may be driven at a reduced speed when the reduced engine power light is on but acceleration and speed may be reduced. The performance may be reduced until the next time you drive your vehicle.

If this light stays on, see your dealer as soon as possible for diagnosis and repair.

This light may also come on if there is a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If this happens, take the vehicle in for service as soon

as possible.

Highbeam On Light

This light will come on when the high-beamheadlamps are in use.

See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page3-8.

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Service Four-WheelDrive

Warning Light

This light should come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, as a check to show you it is working.

The service four-wheeldrive light comes on to indicate that there may be a problem with the drive system and service is required. Malfunctions can be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent,

which may prevent serious damage to the vehicle. This system is also designed to assist your GM dealer in correctly diagnosing a malfunction.

Check Gages Warning Light

The check gages light will come on briefly when you are starting the engine.

If the light comes on and stays on while you are driving, check your coolant temperature and engine oil pressure gages to see if they are in the warning zones.

Gate Ajar Light

If this light comes on, your liftgate or liftglass is not completely shut.

Close the liftgate or liftglass. Never drive with the liftgate or liftglass even partially open.

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Fuel Gage

United States

Canada

When the ignition is on, the fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have remaining.

Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage:

At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full.

It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the gage indicated. For example, the gage may have indicated the tank was half full, but it actually took a little more or less than half the tank’s capacity to fill the tank.

The gage moves a little when you turn a corner or speed up.

The gage doesn’t go back to empty when you turn off the ignition.

Low Fuel Warning Light

The light next to the fuel gage will come on briefly when you are starting the engine.

This light comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. To turn it off, add fuel to the fuel tank. See Fuel on page 5-5.

Check Gas Cap Light

If equipped, this light will come on if your gas cap is not securely fastened.

See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page3-41for more information.

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Driver Information Center (DIC)

Your vehicle may have this feature. The Driver Information Center (DIC) display is located on the instrument panel cluster, below the speedometer. The DIC buttons, if equipped, are located on the steering wheel. The DIC can display information such as the trip odometer, fuel economy, customization features, and warning/status messages.

If your vehicle is not equipped with the DIC steering wheel buttons, you will not have all of the features listed. You will scroll through the odometer and trip odometer by pressing the trip odometer reset stem located on

the instrument panel cluster. You will also turn off, or acknowledge, DIC messages by pressing the trip

odometer reset stem. See Speedometer and Odometer on page 3-33 for information on features for vehicles without DIC buttons.

A 3 (Trip Information): Press this button to display the odometer, trip odometers, and timer.

B t (Fuel Information): Press this button to display the current range, fuel used, average fuel economy, and engine oil life.

C 4 (Customization): Press this button to access the vehicle settings menu and customize the personal settings on your vehicle.

D r (Select): Press this button to reset certain DIC functions and set your customization settings.

Pressing any of the four DIC buttons will acknowledge DIC messages and clear them from the DIC display.

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DIC Operation and Displays

The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. After a short delay the DIC will display the information that was

last displayed before the engine was turned off.

If a problem is detected, a warning message will appear on the display. Pressing the trip stem will acknowledge any warning or service messages. Pressing any of

the DIC steering wheel buttons — trip information, fuel information, customization, or select button — will

also acknowledge any warnings or service messages.

You should take any message that appears on the display seriously and remember that clearing the message will only make the message disappear, not correct the problem.

The DIC has different modes which can be accessed by pressing the four DIC buttons located on the steering wheel. These buttons are trip information, fuel information, customization, and select. The button functions are detailed in the following pages.

Trip Information Button

3 (Trip Information): Press the trip information button to scroll through the ODOMETER, TRIP A, TRIP B, and TIMER.

Odometer: Press the trip information button until ODOMETER appears on the display. This mode shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven in either miles or kilometers. Pressing the reset

stem located on the instrument cluster with the vehicle off will also display the odometer.

Trip A: Press the trip information button until TRIP A appears on the display. This mode shows the current distance traveled since the last reset for TRIP A in either miles or kilometers.

Trip B: Press the trip information button until TRIP B appears on the display. This mode shows the current distance traveled since the last reset for TRIP B in either miles or kilometers.

To reset TRIP A or TRIP B information, press and hold the select button for one second while in one of the trip modes. This will reset the information for TRIP A or TRIP B.

You can also reset the TRIP A or TRIP B while they are displayed by pressing the reset stem on the cluster. If you press and hold the reset stem or the select button for four seconds, the display will show the distance traveled since the last ignition cycle for TRIP A or TRIP B.

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Timer: The DIC can be used as a timer. Press the select button while TIMER is displayed to start the timer. The display will show the amount of time that has passed since the timer was last reset, not including time the ignition is off. Time will continue to be counted as long as the ignition is on, even if another display is being shown on the DIC. The timer will record up to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds (99:59:59) after which

the display will roll back to zero.

To stop the counting of time, press the select button briefly while TIMER is displayed.

To reset the timer to zero, press and hold the select button while TIMER is displayed.

Fuel Information Button

t (Fuel Information): Press the fuel information button to scroll through the range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, and the engine oil life system.

Fuel Range: Press the fuel information button until RANGE appears on the display. This mode shows the remaining distance you can drive without refueling.

It is based on fuel economy and the fuel remaining in the tank. The display will show LOW if the fuel level is low.

The fuel economy data used to determine fuel range is an average of recent driving conditions. As your

driving conditions change, this data is gradually updated. Fuel range cannot be reset.

Fuel Used: Press the fuel information button until FUEL USED appears on the display. This mode shows the number of gallons or liters of fuel used since the last reset of this menu item. To reset the fuel used information, press and hold the select button for

one second while FUEL USED is displayed.

Average Fuel Economy: Press the fuel information button until AVG. ECON appears on the display. This mode shows how many miles per gallon (MPG), liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km), or kilometers

per liter (km/L) your vehicle is getting based on current and past driving conditions.

Press and hold the select button for one second while AVG. ECON is displayed to reset the average fuel economy. Average fuel economy will then be calculated starting from that point. If the average fuel economy

is not reset, it will be continually updated each time you drive.

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Engine Oil Life System: Press the fuel information button until ENGINE OIL LIFE appears on the display. The engine oil life system shows an estimate of the oil’s remaining useful life. It will show 100% when the system is reset after an oil change. It will alert you

to change your oil on a schedule consistent with your driving conditions.

Always reset the engine oil life system after an oil change. To reset the engine oil life system, use the fuel button to reach the ENGINE OIL LIFE screen and then press and hold the select button for five seconds while ENGINE OIL LIFE is displayed. OIL LIFE RESET will appear on the display for 10 seconds to let you know the system is reset. See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-18 for more information.

In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in

the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Engine Oil on page 5-15 andScheduled Maintenance on page 6-4.

Customization Button

4 (Customization): Press the customization button to access the VEHICLE SETTINGS menu and

customize the settings to your vehicle. See DIC Vehicle Customization on page 3-56 for more information.

Select Button

r (Select): Press the select button to reset certain DIC functions, turn off or acknowledge messages

on the DIC display, and set your customization settings. For example, this button will allow you to reset the

trip odometers, turn off the FUEL LEVEL LOW message, and scroll through and select the desired language information is displayed on the DIC.

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DIC Warnings and Messages

Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the driver that the status of the vehicle has changed and that some action may be needed by the driver to correct the condition. More than one message may appear at

one time. They will appear one behind the other. Some messages may not require immediate action but you should press the trip stem to acknowledge that you received the message and clear it from the display. Pressing any of the DIC steering wheel buttons — trip information, fuel information, customization or select button — will also acknowledge any warnings or service messages. Some messages cannot be cleared from the display because they are more urgent. These messages require action before they can be removed from the DIC display. The following are the possible messages that can be displayed and some information about them.

BATTERY NOT CHARGING

If the battery is not charging during operation, this message will appear on the DIC. Driving with this problem could drain your battery. Have the electrical system checked by your GM dealer as soon as possible. See Voltmeter Gage on page 3-38.Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

CHECK WASHER FLUID

If the washer fluid level is low, this message will appear on the DIC. Adding washer fluid will clear the message. See Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-34.Press

the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

CURB VIEW ACTIVATED

The CURB VIEW ACTIVATED message is displayed when the passenger outside rearview mirror moves into the curb view position. See Outside Curb View Assist Mirror on page 2-46 for more information.

DRIVER DOOR AJAR

If the driver’s door is not fully closed, this message will appear on the display and you will hear a chime. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstacles, and close the door again. Check to see if the message still appears on the DIC. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it

from the DIC display.

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ENGINE COOLANT HOT/ENGINE OVERHEATED

If the cooling system temperature gets hot, this message will appear in the DIC and you will hear a chime. See

Engine Overheating on page5-26for the proper course of action. This message will clear when the coolant temperature drops to a safe operating temperature.

Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine is overheating, severe engine damage may occur. If an overheat warning appears on the instrument

panel cluster and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Do not increase the engine speed above normal idling speed. See Engine Overheating

on page 5-26 for more information.

FUEL LEVEL LOW

If the fuel level is low in the vehicle’s gas tank this message will appear on the DIC and you will hear a chime. Refuel as soon as possible. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display. See Low Fuel Warning Light on page 3-48,Filling the Tank on page 5-8 andFuel

on page 5-5 for more information.

ICE POSSIBLE

If the outside temperature reaches a level where ice could form on the roadway, this message may appear on the DIC. If the temperature rises to a safe level, the message will clear. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the

DIC display.

KEY FOB # BATTERY LOW

If a remote keyless entry transmitter battery is low, this message will appear on the DIC. The battery needs to be replaced in the transmitter. See “Battery Replacement” under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-6.Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR

If the driver’s side rear door is not fully closed this message will appear on the display and you will hear a chime. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstacles, and close the door again. Check to see

if the message still appears on the DIC. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

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OIL PRESSURE LOW/STOP ENGINE

If low oil pressure levels occur, this message will

be displayed on the DIC. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and do not operate it until the cause

of the low oil pressure has been corrected. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced by your GM dealer. See Engine Oil on page 5-15.

Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine oil pressure is low, severe engine damage may occur. If a low oil pressure warning appears on the Driver Information Center (DIC), stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Do not drive the vehicle until the cause of the low oil pressure is corrected.

See Engine Oil on page 5-15 for more information.

PASSENGER DOOR AJAR

If the passenger’s door is not fully closed, this message will appear on the display and you will hear a chime. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstacles, and close the door again. Check to see if the message still appears on the DIC. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it

from the DIC display.

REAR ACCESS OPEN

If the liftgate or liftglass is open while the ignition is in RUN, this message will appear on the DIC and you will hear a chime. Turn off the vehicle and check

the liftgate and liftglass. See Liftgate/Liftglass on page 2-13.Restart the vehicle and check for the message on the DIC display. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR

If the passenger’s side rear door is not fully closed this message will appear on the display and you

will hear a chime. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstacles, and close the door again. Check to see if the message still appears on the DIC. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

SERVICE AIR BAG

If there is a problem with the airbag system this message will be displayed on the DIC. Have your

GM dealer inspect the system for problems. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-35 andAirbag System on page 1-52 for more information. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the

DIC display.

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SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM

If a problem occurs with the brake system this message will appear on the DIC. If this message appears, stop as soon as possible and turn off the vehicle. Restart the vehicle and check for the message on the DIC display. If the message is still displayed, or appears again when you begin driving, the brake system needs service.

See your GM dealer.

TIGHTEN FUEL CAP

If the vehicle’s fuel cap is not tightened properly, this message may appear on the DIC and a chime will sound. Fully reinstall the fuel cap. See Filling the Tank on page 5-8.The diagnostic system can determine

if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. The DIC message will remain

on until the message is cancelled with the return button on the steering wheel. The DIC message will also be cancelled if the ignition is turned off.

The DIC message and the Service Engine Soon light may come on again during a second trip if the fuel cap is still not tightened properly. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 3-41 for more information.

TURN SIGNAL ON

If a turn signal is left on for 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km), this message will appear on the display and you will hear a chime. Move the turn signal/multifunction lever to the off position. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

DIC Vehicle Customization

Your vehicle may have customization capabilities that allow you to program some features to one setting based on your preference. All of the customizable options listed may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options available will be displayed on

your Driver Information Center (DIC).

The default settings for the customization features were set when your vehicle left the factory, but may have been changed from their default state since then.

To change feature preferences, make sure the ignition is on and the vehicle is in PARK (P).

Press the customization button to scroll through the available customizable options.

After pressing the customization button, VEHICLE SETTINGS will momentarily display before going to a customization option.

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Lock Doors

Press the customization button until LOCK DOORS: IN GEAR appears in the display. To select your

preference for automatic locking, press the select button while LOCK DOORS: IN GEAR is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

LOCK DOORS: IN GEAR (default): The doors will lock when the vehicle is shifted out of PARK (P).

LOCK DOORS: WITH SPEED: The doors will lock when the vehicle speed is above 8 mph (13 km/h) for three seconds.

For more information on automatic door locks, see

Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page2-10.

Unlock Doors

Press the customization button until UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK appears in the display. To select your preference for automatic unlocking, press the select button while UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK (default): All of the doors will unlock when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P).

UNLOCK DRIVER: IN PARK: The driver’s door will be unlocked when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P).

UNLOCK DOORS: KEY OUT: All of the doors

will unlock when the key is taken out of the ignition.

UNLOCK DOORS: MANUALLY: The doors will not be unlocked automatically.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature. For more information on automatic door locks, see Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page 2-10.

Lock Feedback

Press the customization button until LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH appears in the display. To select your preference for the feedback you receive when locking the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter, press the select button while LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH (default): The parking lamps will flash each time you press the button with the lock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter and the horn will chirp the second time you press the lock button.

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LOCK FEEDBACK: OFF: There will be no feedback when locking the vehicle.

LOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS: The parking lamps will flash each time you press the button with the lock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

LOCK FEEDBACK: HORN: The horn will chirp the second time you press the button with the lock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Unlock Feedback

Press the customization button until UNLOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS appears in the display. To select your preference for the feedback you will receive when unlocking the vehicle with the remote keyless

entry transmitter, press the select button while UNLOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS (default): The parking lamps will flash each time you press the button with the unlock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: HORN: The horn will chirp the second time you press the button with the unlock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH: The parking lamps will flash each time you press the button with the unlock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter and the horn will chirp the second time you press the unlock button.

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: OFF: There will be no feedback when unlocking the vehicle.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Headlamp Delay

Press the customization button until HEADLAMP DELAY: 10 SEC appears in the display. To select your preference for how long the headlamps will stay on when you turn off the vehicle, press the select button while HEADLAMP DELAY: 10 SEC is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

HEADLAMP DELAY: 10 SEC (default)

HEADLAMP DELAY: 20 SEC

HEADLAMP DELAY: 40 SEC

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HEADLAMP DELAY: 1 MIN

HEADLAMP DELAY: 2 MIN

HEADLAMP DELAY: 3 MIN

HEADLAMP DELAY: OFF

The amount of time you choose will be the amount of time that the headlamps stay on after you turn off

the vehicle. If you choose OFF, the headlamps will turn off as soon as you turn off the vehicle.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Perimeter Lights

Press the customization button until PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON appears in the display. To select your preference for perimeter lighting, press the select button while PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through

the following choices:

PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON (default): The headlamps and back-up lamps will come on for 40 seconds, if

it is dark enough outside, when you unlock the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter.

PERIMETER LIGHTS: OFF: The perimeter lights will not come on when you unlock the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Easy Exit Seat

Press the customization button until EASY EXIT SEAT: OFF appears in the display. To select your preference for seat position exit, press the select button while EASY EXIT SEAT: OFF is displayed on the DIC. Pressing

the select button will scroll through the following choices:

EASY EXIT SEAT: OFF (default): No seat exit recall will occur.

EASY EXIT SEAT: ON: The driver’s seat will move to the exit position when the key is removed from the ignition.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature. For more information on seat position exit, see “Easy Exit Seat” under Memory Seat on page 2-60.

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Curb View

Press the customization button until CURB VIEW: OFF appears in the display. To select your preference for curb view, press the select button while CURB VIEW: OFF is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

CURB VIEW: OFF (default): The passenger’s outside mirror will not be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R).

CURB VIEW: PASSENGER: The passenger’s outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R).

When the vehicle is placed in PARK (P) or in any forward gear, the mirror will return to the normal driving position, following a short delay.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature. For more information on tilt mirror in reverse, see Outside Curb View Assist Mirror on page 2-46.

Alarm Warning

Press the customization button until ALARM WARNING: BOTH appears in the display. To select your preference for alarm warning, press the select button while ALARM WARNING: BOTH is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

ALARM WARNING: BOTH (default): The headlamps will flash and the horn will chirp when the alarm is active.

ALARM WARNING: HORN: The horn will chirp when the alarm is active.

ALARM WARNING: LAMPS: The headlamps will flash when the alarm is active.

ALARM WARNING: OFF: There will be no alarm warning on activation.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while your choice is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature. For more information on alarm warning type, see

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Language

To select your preference for display language, press the select button while LANGUAGE is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following languages:

ENGLISH

FRANCAIS (French)

ESPANOL (Spanish)

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it.

If you accidentally choose a language that you do not want or understand, press and hold the customization button and the trip information button at the same

time. The DIC will begin scrolling through the languages in their particular language. English will be in English, Francais will be in French and Espanol will be in Spanish. When you see the language that you would like, release both buttons. The DIC will then display the information in the language you chose.

You can also scroll through the different languages by pressing and holding the trip reset stem for

four seconds, as long as you are in the odometer mode.

Units

Press the customization button until UNITS appears in the display. To select English or metric, press the select button while UNITS is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

UNITS: U.S. (ENGLISH)

UNITS: METRIC (km/L)

UNITS: METRIC (L/100 km)

If you choose ENGLISH, all information will be displayed in English units. For example, distance will be displayed in miles and fuel economy in miles per gallon. If you choose METRIC (km/L), distance will be displayed

in kilometers and fuel economy in kilometers per liter. If you choose METRIC (L/100 km), distance will be displayed in kilometers and fuel economy in liters per 100 kilometers.

Choose one of the available options and press the customization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and exit out of the customizable options.

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Audio System(s)

Notice: Before adding any sound equipment to your vehicle, such as an audio system, CD player, CB radio, mobile telephone, ortwo-wayradio, make sure that it can be added by checking with your dealer. Also, check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. If sound equipment can be added, it is very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle’s engine, radio, or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle’s systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has been added.

Notice: The chime signals related to seat belts, parking brake, and other functions of your vehicle operate through the GM radio/entertainment system. If that equipment is replaced or additional equipment is added to your vehicle, the chimes may not work. Make sure that replacement or additional equipment is compatible with your vehicle before installing it.

Figure out which audio system is in your vehicle, find out what your audio system can do, and how to operate all of its controls.

Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, the audio system can be played even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-21 for more information.

Setting the Time

The radio may have a button marked with an H or HR to represent hours and an M or MN to represent minutes.

Press and hold the hour button until the correct hour appears on the display. AM or PM will appear on the display for morning or evening hours. Press and

hold the minute button until the correct minute appears on the display. The time can be set with the ignition on or off.

To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) information, press and

hold the hour and minute buttons at the same time for two seconds until UPDATED and the clock symbol appear on the display. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDAT will appear on the display.

RDS time is broadcast once a minute. After tuning to an RDS broadcast station, it may take a few minutes for the time to update.

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Radio with CD (Base Level)

Base Radio Shown, Bose® Similar

If your vehicle has the Bose® audio system, your vehicle will have six Bose® amplified speakers.

Radio Data System (RDS)

The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

With RDS, the radio can do the following:

Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

Display messages from radio stations

This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and will only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station.

While the radio is tuned to an RDS station, the station name or call letters will appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide

the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast.

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XM™ Satellite Radio Service

XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous Untied States. XM™ offers

100 coast-to-coastchannels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required

in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

Playing the Radio

PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off.

o VOL p (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume.

INFO (Information): When the ignition is off, press this knob to display the time.

For RDS, press the INFO knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of the program (if available).

For XM™ (if equipped), press the INFO knob while in XM™ mode to retrieve four different categories of information related to the current song or channel: Artist, Song Title, Category or PTY, Channel Number/Channel Name.

To change the default on the display, press the INFO knob until you see the display you want, then hold

the knob until you hear a beep. The selected display will now be the default.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, the audio system will adjust automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive by increasing the volume as vehicle speed increases.

Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to select LOW, MEDIUM, or HIGH. AVOL will appear

on the display. Each higher setting will provide more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until AVOL OFF appears on the display.

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Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will show the selection.

TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

© SEEK ¨: Press either the SEEK or the TYPE arrows to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

The radio will only seek stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

© SCAN ¨: Press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for two seconds until SCAN appears

on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next station. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again to stop scanning.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for more than four seconds. PSCN will appear on the display and you will hear a double beep. The radio will go to a preset station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next preset station. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again to stop scanning presets.

The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Setting Preset Stations

Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM,

six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped), can be programed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing

the following steps:

1.Turn the radio on.

2.Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

3.Tune in the desired station.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station that was set will return for that pushbutton.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

To store an equalization setting to a preset station perform the following:

1.Tune to the preset station.

2.Press and release the AUTO EQ button to select the equalization setting.

Once the equalization no longer appears on the display, the equalization will be set for that preset station.

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Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)

AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS, MID (without Bose®), or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The display will show the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or treble level. If a station is weak or noisy, decrease the treble.

To adjust the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or treble to the middle position while it is displayed, push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will produce one beep and adjust the display level to the middle position.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display, you will hear a beep, and the display level will be adjusted to the middle position.

AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to select customized equalization settings designed for country/western, jazz, talk, pop, rock, and classical. Selecting CUSTOM or changing bass or treble, returns the EQ to the manual bass and treble settings.

The radio will save separate AUTO EQ settings for each preset and source.

If the radio is equipped with the Bose audio system, the AUTO EQ settings are either CUSTOM or TALK.

Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)

AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release the AUDIO

knob until BAL appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers.

To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release the AUDIO knob until FADE appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers.

To adjust the balance or fade to the middle position while it is displayed, push the AUDIO knob, then push it again and hold it until the radio produces one beep. The balance and fade will be adjusted to the middle position and the display will show the speaker balance.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display, you will hear a beep, and

the display level will be adjusted to the middle position.

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Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station

(RDS and XM™)

To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

1.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press and release either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows to select and to take you to the PTY’s first station.

4.To go to another station within that PTY, press the TYPE button then, press either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows once.

5.Press either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows twice to exit program type select mode.

If the radio cannot find the desired program type, NONE will appear on the display and the radio will return to the last station you were listening to.

SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press and hold either the TYPE or the SCAN arrows for two seconds, and the radio will begin scanning the stations in the PTY.

4.Press either the TYPE or the SCAN arrows to stop scanning.

BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. To turn alternate frequency on, press and hold BAND for two seconds. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stations with a stronger frequency.

To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations.

This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

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Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only)

These buttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the

six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1.Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

2.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

3.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, during program type mode, the PTY that was set will return.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

RDS Messages

INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, the information symbol will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc.

If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words will appear on the display after every press of the button. Once the complete message has been displayed, the information symbol will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The last message can be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view the last message until a new message is received

or a different station is tuned to.

Radio Messages

CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If

CAL ERR appears on the display, it means that the radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and must be returned to your GM dealer for service.

LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take the vehicle to your GM dealer for service.

If any error occurs repeatedly, or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer.

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XM™ Radio Messages

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

XL (Explicit Language

XL on the radio display,

These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a

Channels)

after the channel name,

customer’s request, by calling 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

 

indicates content with

 

 

explicit language.

 

 

 

 

Updating

Updating

The encryption code in the receiver is being updated, and

 

encryption code

no action is required. This process should take no longer

 

 

than 30 seconds.

 

 

 

No Signal

Loss of signal

The system is functioning correctly, but the vehicle is in a

 

 

location that is blocking the XM signal. When you move into

 

 

an open area, the signal should return.

 

 

 

Loading XM

Acquiring channel audio

The audio system is acquiring and processing audio and

 

(after 4 second delay)

text data. No action is needed. This message should

 

 

disappear shortly.

 

 

 

CH Off Air

Channel not in service

This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another

 

 

channel.

 

 

 

CH Unavail

Channel no longer

This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned.

 

available

Tune to another station. If this station was one of the

 

 

presets, choose another station for that preset button.

 

 

 

No Info

Artist Name/Feature

No artist information is available at this time on this channel.

 

not available

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

Song/Program Title

No song title information is available at this time on this

 

not available

channel. The system is working properly.

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XM™ Radio Messages (cont’d)

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

No Info

Category Name not

No category information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

No Text/Informational

No text or informational messages are available at this time

 

message available

on this channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

Not Found

No channel available for

There are no channels available for the selected category.

 

the chosen category

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

XM Locked

Theft lock active

The XM receiver in the vehicle may have previously been in

 

 

another vehicle. For security purposes, XM receivers cannot

 

 

be swapped between vehicles. If this message is received

 

 

after having your vehicle serviced, check with your GM

 

 

dealer.

Radio ID

Radio ID label

If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate with the

 

(channel 0)

XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to

 

 

activate the service.

 

 

 

Unknown

Radio ID not known

If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there

 

(should only be if

may be a receiver fault. Consult with your GM dealer.

 

hardware failure)

 

 

 

 

Chk XMRcvr

Hardware failure

If this message does not clear within a short period of time,

 

 

the receiver may have a fault. Consult with your GM dealer.

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Playing a CD

Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the CD should begin playing.

If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the eject button or the INFO knob.

If the ignition or radio is turned off with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When the ignition

or radio is turned on, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display.

The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-sizeCDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner.

If playing a CD-Rthe sound quality may be reduced due toCD-Rquality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way theCD-Rhas been handled. There may be an increase

in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD.

Do not add paper labels to CDs, they could get caught in the CD player.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

1 PREV (Previous): Press this pushbutton to go to the beginning of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. TRACK and the track

number will appear on the display. If this pushbutton is held or pressed more than once, the player will continue moving backward through the CD.

2 NEXT: Press this pushbutton to go to the next track. TRACK and the track number will appear on the display. If this pushbutton is held or pressed more than once, the player will continue moving forward through the CD.

3 REV (Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to quickly reverse within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to reverse at six times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to reverse at 17 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to

play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

4 FWD (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to quickly advance within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to advance at six times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to advance at 17 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to

play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

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6 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RDM ON will appear on the display. RDM T and the track

number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press this pushbutton again to turn

off random play. RDM OFF will appear on the display.

©SEEK ¨: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current or to the previous track. Press the

right arrow to go to the start of the next track. If either arrow is pressed more than once, the player will continue moving backward or forward through the CD.

©SCAN ¨: Press and hold either the SCAN or

the TYPE arrows for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. The

radio will go to the next track, play for 10 seconds, then go on to the next track. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again, to stop scanning.

INFO (Information): Press this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. ET and the elapsed time will appear on the display. To change the default on the display, track or elapsed time, press the

knob until you see the display you want, then hold the knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected display will now be the default.

BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

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CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

Z(Eject): Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first.

CD Messages

If the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play.

You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

There may have been a problem while burning the CD.

The label may be caught in the CD player.

If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to

your GM dealer when reporting the problem.

Radio with CD (MP3)

Base Radio Shown, Bose® Similar

If your vehicle has the Bose® audio system, your vehicle will have six Bose® amplified speakers.

Radio Data System (RDS)

The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

With RDS, the radio can do the following:

Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

Display messages from radio stations

Seek to stations with traffic announcements

This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and will only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station.

While the radio is tuned to an RDS station, the station name or call letters will appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide

the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast.

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XM™ Satellite Radio Service

XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States. XM™ offers

100 coast-to-coastchannels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required

in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

Playing the Radio

PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off.

o VOL p (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume.

DISPL (Display): When the ignition is turned off, press this knob to display the time.

For RDS, press the DISPL knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of the program (if available).

For XM™ (if equipped), press the DISPL knob while in XM™ mode to retrieve four different categories of information related to the current song or channel: Artist, Song Title, Category or PTY, Channel Number/Channel Name.

To change the default on the display, press the DISPL knob until you see the display you want, then press and hold this knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected display will now be the default.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, the audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive.

Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button

to select LOW, MEDIUM, or HIGH. AVOL will appear on the display. Each higher setting will allow for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then

as you drive, automatic volume increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. NONE will appear on the display if the radio cannot determine the vehicle speed. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until OFF appears on the display.

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Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will show the selection.

oTUNE p: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

oSEEK p: Press the right or the left arrow to

go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

The radio will only seek stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

o SCAN p: Press and hold either arrow for more than two seconds. SCAN will appear on the display and the radio will produce one beep. The radio will go to

a station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next station. Press either arrow again or one of the pushbuttons to stop scanning presets.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either arrow for more than four seconds. PSCN will appear on the display and the radio will produce two beeps. The radio will go to a preset station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next preset station. Press either arrow again or one of the pushbuttons to stop scanning presets.

The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Setting Preset Stations

Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM,

six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1.Turn the radio on.

2.Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

3.Tune in the desired station.

4.Press AUTO EQ to select the equalization.

5.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station

that was set will return and the equalization that was selected will be stored for that pushbutton.

6.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

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Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)

AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS, MID (without Bose®), or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The

display will show the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or the treble level. If a station is weak or noisy, decrease the treble.

To adjust the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or the treble to the middle position while it is displayed,

push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will produce one beep.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display and you will hear a beep.

AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to select customized equalization settings designed

for country/western, jazz, talk, pop, rock, and classical.

To return the bass and treble to the manual mode, push and release the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM appears on the display.

If the radio is equipped with the Bose audio system, the equalization settings are either CUSTOM or TALK.

Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)

AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release the AUDIO

knob until BAL appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers.

To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release the AUDIO knob until FADE appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers.

To adjust the balance or the fade to the middle position while it is displayed, push the AUDIO knob, and hold

it until you hear one beep.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display and you will hear a beep.

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Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station

(RDS and XM™)

To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

1.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

2.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button to select and to take you to the PTY’s first station.

3.To go to another station within that PTY, press the SEEK TYPE button twice to display the PTY and then to go to another station.

4.Press P-TYPEknob to exit program type select mode.

IF PTY times out and is no longer on the display, go back to Step 1.

If both PTY and TRAF are on, the radio will search for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements.

If the radio cannot find the desired program type, NONE will appear on the display and the radio will return to the last station you were listening to.

BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. To turn alternate frequency on, press and hold BAND for two seconds. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stations with a stronger frequency.

To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations.

This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

RDS Messages

ALERT!: Alert warns of local or national emergencies. When an alert announcement comes on the current radio station, ALERT! will appear on the display. You will hear the announcement, even if the volume is low or

a CD is playing. If a CD is playing, play will stop during the announcement. Alert announcements cannot be turned off.

ALERT! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations.

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INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, the information symbol will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc.

If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words will appear on the display after every press of this button. Once the complete message has been displayed, the information symbol will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The last message can be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view the last message until a new message is received

or a different station is tuned to.

When a message is not available from a station, NO INFO will appear on the display.

TRAF (Traffic): If TRAF appears on the display,

the tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements and when a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it.

If the station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press the TRAF button and the radio will seek to a station that does. When a station that broadcasts

traffic announcements is found, the radio will stop seeking and TRAF will appear on the display.

If no station is found that broadcasts traffic announcements, No Traf will appear on the display.

If TRAF is on the display, press the TRAF button to turn off the traffic announcements.

The radio will play the traffic announcement if the volume is low. The radio will interrupt the play of a CD if the last tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements.

This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

Radio Messages

CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If

CAL ERR appears on the display it means that the radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and

it must be returned to your GM dealer for service.

LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take your vehicle to your GM dealer for service.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer.

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XM™ Radio Messages

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

XL (Explicit Language

XL on the radio display,

These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a

Channels)

after the channel name,

customer’s request, by calling 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

 

indicates content with

 

 

explicit language.

 

 

 

 

Updating

Updating

The encryption code in the receiver is being updated, and

 

encryption code

no action is required. This process should take no longer

 

 

than 30 seconds.

 

 

 

No Signl

Loss of signal

The system is functioning correctly, but the vehicle is in a

 

 

location that is blocking the XM™ signal. When the vehicle

 

 

is moved into an open area, the signal should return.

 

 

 

Loading

Acquiring channel audio

The radio system is acquiring and processing audio and text

 

(after 4 second delay)

data. No action is needed. This message should disappear

 

 

shortly.

 

 

 

Off Air

Channel not in service

This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another

 

 

channel.

 

 

 

CH Unavl

Channel no longer

This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned.

 

available

Tune to another station. If this station was one of the

 

 

presets, choose another station for that preset button.

 

 

 

No Info

Artist Name/Feature

No artist information is available at this time on this channel.

 

not available

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

Song/Program Title

No song title information is available at this time on this

 

not available

channel. The system is working properly.

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XM™ Radio Messages (cont’d)

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

No Info

Category Name not

No category information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

No Text/Informational

No text or informational messages are available at this time

 

message available

on this channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

Not Found

No channel available for

There are no channels available for the selected category.

 

the chosen category

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

XM Lock

Theft lock active

The XM™ receiver in your vehicle may have previously

 

 

been in another vehicle. For security purposes, XM™

 

 

receivers cannot be swapped between vehicles. If this

 

 

message is received after having your vehicle serviced,

 

 

check with your GM dealer.

Radio ID

Radio ID label

If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate with the

 

(channel 0)

XM™ Radio eight digit radio ID label. This label is needed

 

 

to activate the service.

 

 

 

Unknown

Radio ID not known

If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there

 

(should only be if

may be a receiver fault. Consult with your GM dealer.

 

hardware failure)

 

 

 

 

Check XM

Hardware failure

If this message does not clear within a short period of time,

 

 

the receiver may have a fault. Consult with your GM dealer.

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Playing a CD

Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in, and READING will appear on

the display. The CD should begin playing. If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the eject button or the DISPL knob.

If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player it will stay in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD will start to play where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

When the CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play,

the track number will appear on the display.

The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-sizeCDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner.

If playing a CD-Rthe sound quality may be reduced due toCD-Rquality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way theCD-Rhas been handled. There may be an increase

in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD.

Do not add paper labels to CDs, they could get caught in the CD player.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

1 FLD x (Previous): This pushbutton is inoperable when using anon-MP3CD.

2 FLD w (Next): This pushbutton is inoperable when using anon-MP3CD.

3 REV (Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to reverse quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to reverse

at 10 times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to reverse at 20 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

4 FWD (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to advance quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to advance at six times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to advance at 17 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to

play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

6 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RDM ON will appear on the display. RDM and the track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press RDM again to turn off random play. RDM OFF will appear on the display.

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oSEEK p: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current or the previous track. Press the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. Pressing either arrow for more than two seconds will scan the previous or next tracks at five to eight seconds per track. SCAN and the track number will appear on the display. Press either arrow to stop scanning.

oTUNE p: Turning the TUNE knob will fast track reverse or advance through tracks. The track number will appear on the display for each track.

DISPL (Display): Press this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display. To change the default on the display, track or elapsed time, press this knob until you see the display you want, then press and hold the knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected display will now be the default.

BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol will appear on the display when a CD is loaded.

Z(Eject): Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the ignition and radio off if this button is pressed first.

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Using an MP3 CD

MP3 Format

This MP3 player will accept MP3 files that were recorded on an up to 700 MB CD-RCD. The files can be recorded with the following fixed bit rates: 32 kpbs, 40 kpbs,

56 kpbs, 64 kpbs, 80 kpbs, 96 kpbs, 112 kpbs, 128 kpbs, 160 kpbs, 192 kpbs, 224 kpbs, 256 kpbs, and 320 kpbs or a variable bit rate. Song title, artist name, and album will be available when recorded using ID3 tags versions 1 and 2.

The player will be able to read and play a maximum of 50 folders, 50 playlists, 10 sessions, and 255 files. Long file, folder, or playlist names or a combination of a large number of files and folders or playlists may cause the player to be unable to play up to the maximum number of files, folders, playlists, or sessions. If you wish to play large numbers of files, folders, playlists or sessions minimize the length of the file, folder or playlist name. You can also play an MP3 CD that was recorded using no file folders. The system can support up to 11 folders in

depth, though, keep the depth of the folders to a minimum in order to keep down the complexity and confusion in trying to locate a particular folder during playback. If a CD contains more than the maximum of 50 folders,

50 playlists, 10 sessions, and 255 files the player will let you access and navigate up to the maximum, but all items over the maximum will be ignored.

Root Directory

The root directory will be treated as a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio files, the directory will be displayed as F1 ROOT. All files contained directly under the root directory will be accessed prior to any root directory folders. However, playlists (Px) will always be accessed before root folders or files.

Empty Directory or Folder

If a root directory or a folder exists somewhere in the file structure that contains only folders/subfolders and no compressed files directly beneath them, the player will advance to the next folder in the file structure that contains compressed audio files and the empty folder will not be displayed or numbered.

No Folder

When the CD contains only compressed files, the files will be located under the root folder. The next and previous folder functions will have no function on a CD that was recorded without folders or playlists. When displaying the name of the folder the radio will display ROOT.

When the CD contains only playlists and compressed audio files, but no folders, all files will be located under the root folder. The folder down and the folder up buttons will search playlists (Px) first and then go to the root folder. When the radio displays the name of the folder the radio will display ROOT.

Order of Play

Tracks will be played in the following order:

Play will begin from the first track in the first playlist and will continue sequentially through all tracks in each playlist. When the last track of the last playlist has been played, play will continue from the first track of the first playlist.

If the CD does not contain any playlists, then play will begin from the first track under the root directory. When all tracks from the root directory have been played, play will continue from files according to their numerical listing. After playing the last track from the last folder, play will begin

again at the first track of the first folder or root directory.

When play enters a new folder, the display will not automatically show the new folder name unless

you have chosen the folder mode as the default display. See DISPL later in this section for more information. The new track name will appear on the display.

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File System and Naming

The song name that will be displayed will be the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio will display the file name without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name.

Track names longer than 32 characters or four pages will be shortened. The display will not show parts

of words on the last page of text and the extension of the filename will not be displayed.

Preprogrammed Playlists

You can access preprogrammed playlists which were created by WinAmp™, MusicMatch™, or Real

Jukebox™ software, however, you will not have editing capability. These playlists will be treated as special folders containing compressed audio song files.

Playing an MP3

Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in, and READING will appear

on the display. The CD should begin playing and the CD symbol will appear on the display. If you want

to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the eject button or the DISPL knob.

If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player it will stay in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD will start to play where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display.

The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-sizeCDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner.

If playing a CD-Rthe sound quality may be reduced due toCD-Rquality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way theCD-Rhas been handled. There may be an increase

in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD.

Do not add paper labels to CDs, they could get caught in the CD player.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

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1 FLD x (Previous Folder):Press this pushbutton to go to the first track in the previous folder. Pressing this button while in folder random mode will take you to the first track in the previous folder and random the tracks in that folder.

2 FLD w (Next Folder): Press this pushbutton to go to the first track in the next folder. Pressing

this button while in folder random mode will take you to the first track in the next folder and random the tracks in that folder.

3 REV (Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to reverse quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to reverse

at 10 times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to reverse at 20 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to

play the passage. REV and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

4 FWD (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to advance quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to advance at 10 times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to advance at 20 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton

to play the passage. FWD and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

6 RDM (Random): To random the tracks in the current folder or playlist, press and release this pushbutton. FLDR RDM will appear on the display. Once all of the tracks in the current folder or playlist have been

played the system will move on to the next folder or playlist and play all of the tracks in random order.

To random all the tracks on the CD, press and hold this pushbutton for two seconds. You will hear a beep and DISC RDM will appear on the display. This feature will not work with playlists.

When in random, pressing and releasing either SEEK arrow will take you to the next or previous random track.

Press and release this pushbutton again to turn off random play. NO RDM will appear on the display.

oSEEK p: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the previous track. Press the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. Pressing either arrow for more

than two seconds will search the previous or next tracks at two tracks per second. Release the button to stop searching and to play the track.

oTUNE p: Turning the TUNE knob will fast track reverse or advance through the tracks in all folders

or playlists. The track number and file name will appear on the display for each track. Turning this knob while in random will fast track reverse or advance the tracks in sequential order.

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DISPL (Display): Press this knob to switch between track mode, folder/playlist mode, and time of day mode. The display will show only eight characters, but there can be up to four pages of text. If there are more

than eight characters in the song, folder, or playlist name, pressing this knob within two seconds will take you to the next page of text. If there are no other pages to be shown, pressing this knob within two seconds

will take you to the next display mode.

Track mode will display the current track number and the ID3 tag song name.

Folder/playlist mode will display the current folder or playlist number and the folder/playlist name.

Time of day mode will display the time of day and the ID3 tag song name.

To change the default on the display, press the DISPL knob until you see the display you want, then press and hold this knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected display will now be the default.

INFO (Information): INFO will appear on the display whenever a current track has ID3 tag information. Press this button to display the artist name and album contained in the tag. INFO will disappear from the display when the information in the ID3 tag has finished.

BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol will appear on the display when a CD is loaded.

Z(Eject): Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the ignition and radio off if this button is pressed first.

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CD Messages

CHECK CD: If this message appears on the display and/or the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play.

You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

The format of the CD may not be compatible. See “MP3 Format” earlier in this section.

There may have been a problem while burning the CD.

The label may be caught in the CD player.

If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to

your GM dealer when reporting the problem.

Radio with Cassette and CD

Base Radio Shown, Bose® Similar

If your vehicle has the Bose® audio system, your vehicle will have six Bose® amplified speakers.

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Radio Data System (RDS)

The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

With RDS, the radio can do the following:

Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

Display messages from radio stations

This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and will only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station.

While the radio is tuned to an RDS station, the station name or call letters will appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide

the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast.

XM™ Satellite Radio Service

XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States. XM™ offers

100 coast-to-coastchannels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required

in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

Playing the Radio

PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off.

o VOL p (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume.

INFO (Information): When the ignition is off, press this knob to display the time.

For RDS, press the INFO knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of the program (if available).

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For XM™ (if equipped), press the INFO knob while in XM™ mode to retrieve four different categories of information related to the current song or channel: Artist, Song Title, Category or PTY, Channel Number/Channel Name.

To change the default on the display, press the INFO knob until you see the display you want, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display will now be the default.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, the audio system will adjust automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive by increasing the volume as vehicle speed increases.

Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to select LOW, MEDIUM, or HIGH. AVOL will appear on the display. Each higher setting will provide

more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until AVOL OFF appears on the display.

Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will show the selection.

o TUNE p: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

© SEEK ¨: Press either the SEEK or the TYPE arrows to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

The radio will only seek stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

© SCAN ¨: Press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for two seconds until SCAN appears

on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next station. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again to stop scanning.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for more than four seconds. PSCN will appear on the display and you will hear a double beep. The radio will go to a preset station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next preset station. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again to stop scanning presets.

The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

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Setting Preset Stations

Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM,

six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be programed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1.Turn the radio on.

2.Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

3.Tune in the desired station.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station that was set will return for that pushbutton.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

To store an equalization setting to a preset station perform the following:

1.Tune to the preset station.

2.Press and release the AUTO EQ button to select the equalization setting.

Once the equalization no longer appears on the display, the equalization will be set for that preset station.

Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)

AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS, MID (without Bose®), or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The

display will show the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or treble level. If a station is weak or noisy, decrease the treble.

To adjust the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or treble to the middle position while it is displayed, while it is displayed, push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will produce one beep and adjust the display level to the middle position.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display, you will hear a beep, and

the display level will be adjusted to the middle position.

AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to select customized equalization settings designed for country/western, jazz, talk, pop, rock, and classical. Selecting CUSTOM or changing bass or treble, returns the EQ to the manual bass and treble settings.

The radio will save separate AUTO EQ settings for each preset and source.

If the radio is equipped with the Bose®audio system, the AUTO EQ settings are either CUSTOM or TALK.

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Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)

AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release the AUDIO

knob until BAL appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers.

To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release the AUDIO knob until FADE appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers.

To adjust the balance or fade to the middle position while it is displayed, push the AUDIO knob, then push it again and hold it until the radio produces one beep. The balance or fade will be adjusted to the middle position.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display, you will hear a beep, and the display level will be adjusted to the middle position.

Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station

(RDS and XM™)

To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

1.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press and release either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows to select and to take you to the PTY’s first station.

4.To go to another station within that PTY, press the TYPE button then, press either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows once.

5.Press either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows twice to exit program type select mode.

If the radio cannot find the desired program type, NONE will appear on the display and the radio will return to the last station you were listening to.

SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press and hold either the TYPE or the SCAN arrows for two seconds, and the radio will begin scanning the stations in the PTY.

4.Press either the TYPE or the SCAN arrows to stop scanning.

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BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. To turn alternate frequency on, press and hold BAND for two seconds. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stations with a stronger frequency.

To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations.

This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only)

These buttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the

six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1.Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

2.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

3.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, while in PTY select mode, the PTY that was set will return.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

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RDS Messages

INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, the information symbol will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc.

If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words will appear on the display after every press of the button. Once the complete message has been displayed, the information symbol will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The last message can be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view the last message until a new message is received

or a different station is tuned to.

Radio Messages

CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If

CAL ERR appears on the display, it means that the radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and must be returned to your GM dealer for service.

LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take the vehicle to your GM dealer for service.

If any error occurs repeatedly, or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer.

XM™ Radio Messages

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

XL (Explicit Language

XL on the radio display,

These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a

Channels)

after the channel name,

customer’s request, by calling 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

 

indicates content with

 

 

explicit language.

 

 

 

 

Updating

Updating

The encryption code in the receiver is being updated, and

 

encryption code

no action is required. This process should take no longer

 

 

than 30 seconds.

 

 

 

No Signal

Loss of signal

The system is functioning correctly, but the vehicle is in a

 

 

location that is blocking the XM™ signal. When you move

 

 

into an open area, the signal should return.

 

 

 

Loading XM

Acquiring channel audio

The audio system is acquiring and processing audio and

 

(after 4 second delay)

text data. No action is needed. This message should

 

 

disappear shortly.

 

 

 

CH Off Air

Channel not in service

This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another

 

 

channel.

 

 

 

CH Unavail

Channel no longer

This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned.

 

available

Tune to another station. If this station was one of the

 

 

presets, choose another station for that preset button.

 

 

 

No Info

Artist Name/Feature

No artist information is available at this time on this channel.

 

not available

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

Song/Program Title

No song title information is available at this time on this

 

not available

channel. The system is working properly.

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XM™ Radio Messages (cont’d)

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

No Info

Category Name

No category information is available at this time on this

 

not available

channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

No Text/Informational

No text or informational messages are available at this time

 

message available

on this channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

Not Found

No channel available for

There are no channels available for the selected category.

 

the chosen category

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

XM Locked

Theft lock active

The XM™ receiver in the vehicle may have previously been

 

 

in another vehicle. For security purposes, XM™ receivers

 

 

cannot be swapped between vehicles. If this message is

 

 

received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your

 

 

GM dealer.

Radio ID

Radio ID label

If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate with the

 

(channel 0)

XM™ Radio eight digit radio ID label. This label is needed

 

 

to activate the service.

 

 

 

Unknown

Radio ID not known

If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there

 

(should only be if

may be a receiver fault. Consult with your GM dealer.

 

hardware failure)

 

 

 

 

Chk XMRcvr

Hardware failure

If this message does not clear within a short period of time,

 

 

the receiver may have a fault. Consult with your GM dealer.

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Playing a Cassette Tape

The tape player is built to work best with tapes that are up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. The longer side with the tape visible should face to the right. If you hear nothing or hear a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press the eject button to remove the tape and start over.

If the ignition and radio are off, the tape can be inserted, but will not play until ignition and radio are on. If the ignition is on and the radio is off, the tape can be inserted and will begin playing.

While the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUDIO, and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. The cassette tape symbol will appear on the display and an arrow showing which side of the tape is playing. The tape player will play the other side of the tape when it reaches the end.

Cassette tape adapter kits for portable CD players will work in the cassette tape player. See “CD Adapter Kits” later for more information.

The tape bias is set automatically when a metal or chrome tape is inserted.

If an error appears on the display, see “Cassette Tape Messages” later in this section.

1 PREV (Previous): The tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for previous to work. Press this pushbutton to go to the

previous selection on the tape if the current selection has been playing for less than three seconds. If pressed when the current selection has been playing from three to

13 seconds, it will go to the beginning of the previous selection or the beginning of the current selection, depending on the position on the tape. If pressed when the current selection has been playing for more than 13 seconds, it will go to the beginning of the current selection.

SEEK and a negative number will appear on the display while the cassette player is in the previous mode. Pressing this pushbutton multiple times will increase the number of selections to be searched back, up to −9.

2 NEXT: The tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for next to work. Press this pushbutton to go to the next selection on the tape. Pressing this pushbutton multiple times, in next mode, will increase the number of selections to be searched forward. SEEK and a positive number

will appear on the display.

3 REV (Reverse): Press this pushbutton to quickly reverse the tape. The radio will play while the tape reverses. Press it again to return to playing speed. The station frequency and REV will appear on the display. Select stations during reverse operation by using TUNE and SEEK.

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4 FWD (Forward): Press this pushbutton to quickly advance the tape. The radio will play while the

tape advances. Press this pushbutton again to return to playing speed. The station frequency and FWD will appear on the display. Select stations during forward operation by using TUNE and SEEK.

5 X SIDE: Press this pushbutton to play the other side of the tape.

©SEEK ¨: The right arrow is the same as the NEXT pushbutton, and the left arrow is the same as the PREV pushbutton. If either arrow is pressed more

than once, the player will continue moving forward or backward through the tape. SEEK and a positive

or negative number will appear on the display.

©SCAN ¨: Press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to the next selection, play for 10 seconds,

then go on to the next selection. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again, to stop scanning. The

tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for scan to work.

BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a cassette tape or CD is playing. The inactive tape or

CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

TAPE DISC: Press this button to play a cassette tape or CD when listening to the radio. The inactive tape or CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

Z(Eject): Press this button to eject a tape when it is not playing. Eject may be activated with the radio off.

Cassette Tape Messages

CHK TAPE (Check Tape): If this message appears on the display, the tape will not play due to one of the following errors:

The tape is tight and the player cannot turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the tape with the open end down and try to turn the right

hub counterclockwise with a pencil. Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily,

the tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your player is working properly.

The tape is broken. Try a new tape.

The tape is wrapped around the tape head. Attempt to get the cassette out. Try a new tape.

CLEAN: If this message appears on the display, the cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but it should be cleaned as soon as possible to prevent damage to the tapes and player. SeeCare of the Cassette Tape Player on page 3-127.

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If the cassette tape is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good cassette.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to

your GM dealer when reporting the problem.

CD Adapter Kits

It is possible to use a portable CD player with the cassette tape player after activating the bypass feature on your tape player.

To activate the bypass feature, perform the following steps:

1.Turn the ignition on.

2.Turn the radio off.

3.Press and hold the TAPE DISC button for

five seconds. READY will appear on the display and the tape symbol on the display will flash, indicating the feature is active.

4.Insert the adapter into the cassette tape slot. It will power up the radio and begin playing.

The override feature will remain active until the eject button is pressed.

Playing a CD

Insert a CD part way into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the CD should begin playing.

If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the eject button or the INFO knob.

If the ignition or radio is turned off with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When the ignition

or radio is turned on, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display.

The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-sizeCDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner.

If playing a CD-Rthe sound quality may be reduced due toCD-Rquality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way theCD-Rhas been handled. There may be an increase

in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD.

Do not add paper labels to CDs, they could get caught in the CD player.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

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1 PREV (Previous): Press this pushbutton to go to the beginning of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. TRACK and the track number will appear on the display. If this pushbutton is held or pressed more than once, the player will continue moving backward through the CD.

2 NEXT: Press this pushbutton to go to the next track. TRACK and the track number will appear on the display. If this pushbutton is held or pressed more than once, the player will continue moving forward through the CD.

3 REV (Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to quickly reverse within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to reverse at six times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to reverse at 17 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

4 FWD (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to quickly advance within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to advance at six times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to advance at 17 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

6 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RDM ON will appear on the display. RDM and the track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press this pushbutton again to turn off random play. RDM OFF will appear on the display.

©SEEK ¨: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current or to the previous track. Press the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. If either arrow is pressed more than once, the player will continue moving backward or forward through the CD.

©SCAN ¨: Press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to the next track, play for 10 seconds, then go on to the next track. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again, to stop scanning.

INFO (Information): Press this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. ET and the elapsed time will appear on the display. To change the default on the display, track or elapsed time, press the

knob until you see the display you want, then press and hold the knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected display will now be the default.

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BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a cassette tape or CD is playing. The inactive tape or CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

TAPE DISC: Press this button to play a cassette tape or CD when listening to the radio. The inactive tape or

CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

Z(Eject): Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first.

CD Messages

If the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play.

You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

There may have been a problem while burning the CD.

The label may be caught in the CD player.

If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to

your GM dealer when reporting the problem.

Listening to a DVD

If your vehicle has the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system and a DVD is playing, the DVD symbol will appear on the radio display indicating that the DVD is available and can be listened to through your vehicle’s speakers. To listen to the DVD, press the TAPE

DISC button until RSE appears on the radio display. The current radio source will stop and the DVD sound will come through the speakers. To stop listening to the DVD, press the TAPE DISC button, if a cassette tape or a CD is loaded, or press the BAND button

to select a different source.

When the RSE system is turned off, the DVD symbol will go off of the radio display and RSE OFF will appear on the radio display. The radio will return to the last radio source that you were listening to.

See Rear Seat Entertainment System on page3-113for more information.

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Radio with Six-DiscCD

Base Radio Shown, Bose® Similar

If your vehicle has the Bose® audio system, your vehicle will have six Bose® amplified speakers.

Radio Data System (RDS)

The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

With RDS, the radio can do the following:

Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

Display messages from radio stations

This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and will only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station.

While the radio is tuned to an RDS station, the station name or call letters will appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide

the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast.

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XM™ Satellite Radio Service

XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States. XM™ offers

100 coast-to-coastchannels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required

in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

Playing the Radio

PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off.

o VOLUME p: Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume.

INFO (Information): When the ignition is off, press this knob to display the time.

For RDS, press the INFO knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of the program (if available).

For XM™ (if equipped), press the INFO knob while in XM™ mode to retrieve four different categories of information related to the current song or channel: Artist, Song Title, Category or PTY, Channel Number/Channel Name.

To change the default on the display, press the INFO knob until you see the display you want, then hold

the knob until you hear a beep. The selected display will now be the default.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, the audio system will adjust automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive by increasing the volume as vehicle speed increases.

Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to select MIN, MED, or MAX. AUTO VOL will appear on the display. Each higher setting will provide

more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until AUTO VOL OFF appears on the display.

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Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will show the selection.

o TUNE p: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

© SEEK ¨: Press either the SEEK or the TYPE arrows to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

The radio will only seek stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

© SCAN ¨: Press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for two seconds until SCN appears on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next station. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again to stop scanning.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for more than four seconds. PSC will appear on the display and you will hear a double beep. The radio will go to a preset station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next preset station. Press either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows again to stop scanning presets.

The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Setting Preset Stations

Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM,

six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be programed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1.Turn the radio on.

2.Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

3.Tune in the desired station.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station that was set will return for that pushbutton.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

To store an equalization setting to a preset station perform the following:

1.Tune to the preset station.

2.Press and release the AUTO EQ button to select the equalization setting.

Once the equalization no longer appears on the display, the equalization will be set for that preset station.

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Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)

AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS, MID (without Bose®), or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The display will show the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or treble level. If a station is weak or noisy, decrease the treble.

To adjust the bass, midrange (without Bose®), or treble to the middle position while it is displayed, push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will produce one beep and adjust the display level to the middle position.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker controls are displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display and you will hear a beep.

AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to select customized equalization settings designed

for country/western, jazz, talk, pop, rock, and classical.

The radio will save separate AUTO EQ settings for each preset and source.

If the radio is equipped with the Bose® audio system, the equalization settings are either CUSTOM or TALK.

Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)

AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release the AUDIO

knob until BAL appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers.

To adjust the fade between the front and rear speakers, push and release the AUDIO knob until FAD appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers.

To adjust the balance or fade to the middle position while it is displayed, push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will produce one beep and adjust the display level to the middle position.

To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker controls are displayed. ALL CENTERED will appear on the display and you will hear a beep.

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Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station

(RDS and XM™)

To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

1.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. P-TYPEand the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows to select and to take you to the PTY’s first station.

4.To go to another station within that PTY, press the TYPE button then, press either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows once.

5.Press either the TYPE or the SEEK arrows twice to exit program type select mode.

SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. P-TYPEand the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press and hold either the TYPE or the SCAN arrows for two seconds, and the radio will begin scanning the stations in the PTY.

4.Press either the TYPE or the SCAN arrows to stop scanning.

BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. To turn alternate frequency on, press and hold BAND for two seconds. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stations with a stronger frequency.

To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations.

This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

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Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only)

These pushbuttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing

the following steps:

1.Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

2.Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. P-TYPEand the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

3.Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, while in PTY mode, the PTY that was set will return.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

RDS Messages

INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, INFO will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc.

If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words will appear on the display after every press of this button. Once the complete message has been displayed, INFO will disappear from the display until another new message is received.

The last message can be displayed by pressing

the INFO button. You can view the last message until a new message is received or a different station is

tuned to.

Radio Messages

CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If

CAL ERR appears on the display, it means that the radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and must be returned to your GM dealer for service.

LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take the vehicle to your GM dealer for service.

If any error occurs repeatedly, or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer.

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XM™ Radio Messages

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

XL (Explicit Language

XL on the radio display,

These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a

Channels)

after the channel name,

customer’s request, by calling 1-800-852-XMXM(9696).

 

indicates content with

 

 

explicit language.

 

 

 

 

Updating

Updating

The encryption code in the receiver is being updated, and

 

encryption code

no action is required. This process should take no longer

 

 

than 30 seconds.

 

 

 

No Signal

Loss of signal

The system is functioning correctly, but the vehicle is in a

 

 

location that is blocking the XM™ signal. When you move

 

 

into an open area, the signal should return.

 

 

 

Loading XM

Acquiring channel audio

The audio system is acquiring and processing audio and text

 

(after 4 second delay)

data. No action is needed. This message should disappear

 

 

shortly.

 

 

 

CH Off Air

Channel not in service

This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another

 

 

channel.

 

 

 

CH Unavail

Channel no longer

This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned.

 

available

Tune to another station. If this station was one of the

 

 

presets, choose another station for that preset button.

 

 

 

No Info

Artist Name/Feature

No artist information is available at this time on this channel.

 

not available

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

Song/Program Title

No song title information is available at this time on this

 

not available

channel. The system is working properly.

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XM™ Radio Messages (cont’d)

Radio Display

Condition

Action Required

Message

 

 

 

 

 

No Info

Category Name

No category information is available at this time on this

 

not available

channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

No Text/Informational

No text or informational messages are available at this time

 

message available

on this channel. The system is working properly.

 

 

 

Not Found

No channel available for

There are no channels available for the selected category.

 

the chosen category

The system is working properly.

 

 

 

XM Locked

Theft lock active

The XM™ receiver in the vehicle may have previously been

 

 

in another vehicle. For security purposes, XM™ receivers

 

 

cannot be swapped between vehicles. If this message is

 

 

received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your

 

 

GM dealer.

Radio ID

Radio ID label

If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate with the

 

(channel 0)

XM™ Radio eight digit radio ID label. This label is needed to

 

 

activate the service.

 

 

 

Unknown

Radio ID not known

If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there

 

(should only be if

may be a receiver fault. Consult with your GM dealer.

 

hardware failure)

 

 

 

 

Chk XMRcvr

Hardware failure

If this message does not clear within a short period of

 

 

time, your receiver may have a fault. Consult with your

 

 

GM dealer.

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Playing a CD

If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When the ignition

or radio is turned on, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display.

The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-sizeCDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner.

If playing a CD-Rthe sound quality may be reduced due toCD-Rquality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way theCD-Rhas been handled. There may be an increase

in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD.

Do not add paper labels to CDs, they could get caught in the CD player.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

LOAD: Press this button to load CDs into the CD player. This CD player will hold up to six CDs.

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To insert one CD, do the following:

1.Turn the ignition on.

2.Press and release the LOAD button.

3.Wait for the indicator light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green.

4.Load a CD. Insert the CD part way into the slot, label side up. The player will pull the CD in.

To insert multiple CDs, do the following:

1.Turn the ignition on.

2.Press and hold the LOAD button for two seconds.

You will hear a beep and the indicator light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash and MULTI LOAD # will appear on the display.

3.Once the light stops flashing and turns green, INSERT CD # will appear on the display, load

a CD. Insert the CD part way into the slot, label side up. The player will pull the CD in.

Once the CD is loaded, the indicator light will begin flashing again. Once the light stops flashing and

turns green, you can load another CD. The CD player takes up to six CDs. Do not try to load more than six.

To load more than one CD but less than six, complete Steps 1 through 3. When finished loading CDs,

press the LOAD button to cancel the loading function. The radio will begin to play the last CD loaded.

If more than one CD has been loaded, a number for each CD will appear on the display.

Playing a Specific Loaded CD

For every CD loaded, a number will appear on the display. To play a specific CD, first press the CD AUX button, then press the numbered pushbutton that corresponds to the CD. A small bar will appear under the CD number that is playing and the track number will appear on the display.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

CD Z(Eject): Press this button to eject CD(s).

To eject the CD that is currently playing, press and release this button.

To eject multiple CDs, do the following:

1.Press and hold the CD eject button for two seconds.

You will hear a beep and the indicator light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash and EJECT ALL will appear on the display.

2.Once the light stops flashing, REMOVE CD # will appear on the display. The CD will eject and can be removed.

Once the CD is removed, the indicator light will begin flashing again and another CD will eject.

To stop ejecting the CDs, press the LOAD or the eject button.

If the CD is not removed, after 25 seconds, the CD will be automatically pulled back into the player. If CD is pushed back into the player, before the 25-secondtime period is complete, the player will sense an error

and will try to eject the CD several times before stopping.

Do not repeatedly press the CD eject button to eject a CD after you have tried to push it in manually. The player’s 25-secondeject timer will reset at each press of eject, causing the player to not eject the CD until the25-secondtime period has elapsed.

{ REV (Reverse): Press and hold this button to reverse quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release the button to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

FWD | (Forward): Press and hold this button to advance quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release the button to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

RPT (Repeat): With repeat, one track or an entire CD can be repeated.

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To use repeat, do the following:

To repeat the track you are listening to, press and release the RPT button. RPT will appear on the display. Press RPT again to turn off repeat play.

To repeat the CD you are listening to, press and hold the RPT button for two seconds. RPT will appear on the display. Press RPT again to turn off repeat play.

RDM (Random): With random, you can listen to the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order, on one CD or on all of the CDs. To use random, do one of the following:

To play the tracks on the CD you are listening to in random order, press and release the RDM button. RANDOM ONE will appear on the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play.

To play the tracks on all of the CDs that are loaded in random order, press and hold RDM for more than two seconds. You will hear a beep and RANDOM ALL will appear on the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play.

AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press AUTO EQ to select the equalization setting while playing a CD. The equalization will be stored whenever a CD is played. For more information on AUTO EQ, see “AUTO EQ” listed previously in this section.

©SEEK ¨: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten seconds have played. Press the right arrow to go to the next track. If either arrow is pressed more than once, the player will continue moving backward or forward through the CD.

©SCAN ¨: To scan one CD, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than two seconds until TRACK SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to the next track, play for

10 seconds, then go on to the next track. Press either SCAN arrow again, to stop scanning.

To scan all loaded CDs, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than four seconds until ALL CD SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep.

Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of the first track of each loaded CD. Press either SCAN arrow again, to stop scanning.

INFO (Information): Press this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. To change the default on the display, track or elapsed time, press the knob until you see the display you want, then press and hold the knob until you hear a beep. The selected display will now be the default.

BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD(s) will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

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Using Song List Mode

The six-discCD changer has a feature called song list. This feature is capable of saving 20 track selections.

To save tracks into the song list feature, perform the following steps:

1.Turn the CD player on and load it with at least one CD. See “LOAD CD” listed previously in this section for more information.

2.Check to see that the CD changer is not in song list mode. S-LISTshould not appear on the display. IfS-LISTis present, press the SONG LIST button

to turn it off.

3.Select the desired CD by pressing the numbered pushbutton and then use the SEEK or TYPE right arrow to locate the track to be saved. The track will begin to play.

4.Press and hold the SONG LIST button to save the track into memory. When SONG LIST is pressed, one beep will be heard immediately. After two seconds of continuously pressing the

SONG LIST button, two beeps will sound to confirm the track has been saved.

5.Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for saving other selections.

S-LISTFULL will appear on the display if you try to save more than 20 selections.

To play the song list, press the SONG LIST button. One beep will be heard and S-LISTwill appear on the display. The recorded tracks will begin to play in

the order they were saved.

Seek through the song list by using the SEEK or TYPE arrows. Seeking past the last saved track will return

to the first saved track.

To delete tracks from the song list, perform the following steps:

1.Turn the CD player on.

2.Press the SONG LIST button to turn song list on. S-LISTwill appear on the display.

3.Press either SEEK or TYPE arrow to select the desired track to be deleted.

4.Press and hold the SONG LIST button for two seconds. When SONG LIST is pressed, one beep will be heard immediately. After

two seconds of continuously pressing the SONG LIST button, two beeps will be heard to confirm that the track has been deleted.

After a track has been deleted, the remaining tracks are moved up the list. When another track is added to the song list, the track will be added to the end of the list.

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To delete the entire song list, perform the following steps:

1.Turn the CD player on.

2.Press the SONG LIST button to turn song list on. S-LISTwill appear on the display.

3.Press and hold the SONG LIST button for more than four seconds. One beep will be heard, followed by two beeps after two seconds, and a final beep will be heard after four seconds. S-LISTEMPTY will appear on the display indicating the song list has been deleted.

If a CD is ejected, and the song list contains saved tracks from that CD, those tracks are automatically deleted from the song list. Any tracks saved to the song list again are added to the bottom of the list.

To end song list mode, press the SONG LIST button. One beep will be heard and S-LISTwill be removed from the display.

CD Messages

CHECK CD: If this message appears on the display and/or the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play.

You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

There may have been a problem while burning the CD.

The label may be caught in the CD player.

If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your GM dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to

your GM dealer when reporting the problem.

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Listening to a DVD

If your vehicle has the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system and a DVD is playing, the DVD symbol will appear on the radio display indicating that the DVD is available and can be listened to through your vehicle’s speakers.

To listen to the DVD, press the CD AUX button until RSE appears on the radio display. The current radio source will stop and the DVD sound will come through the speakers.

To stop listening to the DVD, press the CD AUX button, if a CD is loaded, or press the BAND button to select

a different source.

When the RSE system is turned off, the DVD symbol will go off of the radio display and RSE OFF will appear on the radio display. The radio will return to the last radio source that you were listening to.

See Rear Seat Entertainment System on page3-113for more information.

Navigation/Radio System

Your vehicle may have a navigation radio system that includes Radio Data System (RDS) information and XM™ Satellite Radio Service capabilities (if equipped). For information on how to use this system, see the “Navigation System” manual.

Rear Seat Entertainment System

Your vehicle may have a DVD Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system. The RSE system includes a DVD player, a video display screen, two sets of wireless headphones, and a remote control.

Parental Control

This button is located behind the video screen. Press this button while a DVD or CD is playing to freeze the video and mute the audio. The video screen will display Parental Control ON and the power indicator

light on the DVD player will flash. It will also disable all other button operations from the remote control and the DVD player, with the exception of the eject button. Press this button again to restore operation of the DVD player.

This button may also be used to turn the DVD player power on and automatically resume play if the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY, or if RAP is active.

Before You Drive

The RSE system is for rear seat passengers only. The driver cannot safely view the video screen while driving and should not try to do so.

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Headphones

The RSE system includes two sets of wireless headphones.

Each set of headphones has an ON/OFF control. An indicator light will illuminate on the headphones when they are on. If the light does not illuminate, the batteries may need to be replaced. See “Battery Replacement” following for more information.

Each set of headphones has a volume knob. To adjust the volume, adjust this knob.

The transmitters are located below the video display screen. The headphones will shut off automatically if they lose the signal from the system after about four minutes to save battery power. The signal may

be lost if the system is turned off or if the headphones are out of range of the transmitters.

When using the wired headphones, if the front seat passengers play a CD in the Radio with Six-DiscCD (if equipped) or use XM™ Satellite Radio Service

(if equipped), you will hear the audio for these sources, instead of the DVD or CD that is currently playing through the RSE.

Notice: Do not store the headphones in heat or direct sunlight. This could damage the headphones and repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Keep the headphones stored in a cool, dry place.

Battery Replacement

To change the batteries, do the following:

1.Loosen the screw on the battery compartment door located on the left side of the headphone earpiece.

2.Replace the two AAA batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed correctly, using the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment.

3.Tighten the screw to close the compartment door.

If the headphones are to be stored for a long period of time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool, dry place.

Stereo RCA Jacks

The RCA jacks are located behind the video screen. The RCA jacks allow audio and video signals to

be connected from an auxiliary device such as a camcorder or a video game unit to the RSE system. Standard RCA cables, not included, are needed

to connect the auxiliary device to the RCA jacks. The yellow connector inputs video and the red and

white connectors input right and left audio. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for proper connection of the auxiliary device.

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