GMC ENVOY XL-2004, ENVOY-2004 User Manual

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

1-1

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

1-2

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

1-5

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

1-8

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

1-29

Air Bag Systems ......................................

1-51

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

1-61

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

2-1

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

2-3

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

2-8

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

2-15

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

2-17

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

2-19

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

2-36

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

2-40

HomeLink® Transmitter .............................

2-41

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

2-45

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

2-52

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

2-52

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

3-1

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

3-4

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

3-20

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

3-32

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

3-50

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

3-63

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

4-1

Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle

..... 4-2

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

4-43

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

5-1

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

5-3

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

5-4

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

5-10

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

5-49

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

5-50

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

5-51

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

5-52

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

5-54

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

5-57

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

5-91

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

5-99

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

5-100

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

5-115

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

6-1

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

6-2

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

7-1

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

7-2

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

7-11

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

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GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Truck Emblem and the name ENVOY/ENVOY XL are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation.

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.

Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will be there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it.

Canadian Owners

You can obtain a French copy of this manual from your dealer or from:

Helm, Incorporated

P.O. Box 07130

Detroit, MI 48207

How to Use This Manual

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

you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you will find that pictures and words work together to explain things.

Index

A good place to look for what you need is the Index in back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what

is in the manual, and the page number where you will find it.

Litho in U.S.A.

© Copyright General Motors Corporation 06/16/03

Part No. X 2438 A First Edition

All Rights Reserved

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Safety Warnings and Symbols

You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you 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 don’t, you or others could be hurt.

You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means “Don’t,” “Don’t do this” or “Don’t let this happen.”

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Vehicle Damage Warnings

Also, in this book you will find these notices:

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

A notice will tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.

But the notice will tell you 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.

You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

Vehicle Symbols

Your vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your vehicle, 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 you may find on your vehicle:

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NOTES

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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

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

1-2

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

1-2

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

1-2

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

1-3

Power Reclining Seatbacks ..............................

1-4

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

1-5

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

1-5

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

1-5

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

1-8

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

1-8

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

1-13

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

1-14

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

1-14

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

1-20

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

1-21

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

1-22

Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for

 

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

1-25

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

1-28

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

1-29

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

1-29

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

1-31

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

1-35

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

1-39

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

1-39

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

1-41

Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for

 

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

1-42

Securing a Child Restraint Designed for

 

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

1-44

Securing a Child Restraint in a

 

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

1-44

Securing a Child Restraint in the

 

Center Seat Position ..................................

1-48

Securing a Child Restraint in the

 

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

1-48

Air Bag Systems ............................................

1-51

Where Are the Air Bags? ...............................

1-55

When Should an Air Bag Inflate? ....................

1-57

What Makes an Air Bag Inflate? .....................

1-58

How Does an Air Bag Restrain? .....................

1-58

What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? .......

1-59

Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle .........

1-61

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

1-61

Checking Your Restraint Systems ...................

1-61

Replacing Restraint System Parts

 

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

1-62

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Front Seats

Power Seats

Your vehicle may 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 horizontal 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.

Power Lumbar

Your vehicle may have this feature. The seatback lumbar support can be adjusted by moving a control located on the outboard side of the seat cushions.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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Power Reclining Seatbacks

Your vehicle may have this feature. The vertical power seat control described earlier allows the seatback to recline. See Power Seats on page 1-2 for more information.

But don’t 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 can’t do their job when you’re reclined like this.

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

The lap belt can’t 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

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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Rear Seats (Envoy XL)

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 as 1 on the handle side cover).

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

Returning the Seats to an Upright Position

To return the seat(s) to the upright position, do the following:

1.Return the seat to the floor pins by rotating the seat down to reengage the seat hooks.

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

3.Pull the seat back 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.Fold the panel located on the back of the seatback 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:

Don’t let anyone ride where he or she can’t wear a safety belt properly. If you are in a crash and you’re 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 page3-35.

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

You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don’t 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 wouldn’t 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’s just a seat on wheels.

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Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn’t stop.

The person keeps going until stopped by something.

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

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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’s why

 

safety belts make such good sense.

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Questions and Answers About

Safety Belts

Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt?

A: Youcould be – whether you’re wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re 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 air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts?

A: Air bags 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 air bag system ever offered for sale has required the

use of safety belts. Even if you’re in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions.

Q: If I’m 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’re in an accident – even one that isn’t your fault – you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good

driver doesn’t 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 1-29 orInfants and Young Children on page 1-31.Follow those rules for everyone’s protection.

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

We’ll start with the driver position.

Driver Position

This part describes the driver’s restraint system.

Lap-ShoulderBelt

The driver has a lap-shoulderbelt. Here’s 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. Don’t let it get twisted.

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 isn’t long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-28.

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’d 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’s a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor.

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Q: What’s wrong with this?

A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t 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’s wrong with this?

{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.

A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place.

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Q: What’s 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 aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen.

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Q: What’s wrong with this?

{CAUTION:

You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn’t 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.

A: The belt is twisted across the body.

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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 don’t wear safety belts.

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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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’s more likely that the fetus won’t 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 1-14.

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.

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Rear Seat Passengers

Rear Seat Passenger Positions

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 seating 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.

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 page1-28.

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, just 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 provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for small adults. When attached to a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better 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.

Style 1

1.Slide the guide off of its storage clip located between the interior body and the seatback.

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.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.

4.Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-22.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 on its storage clip located between the interior body and the seatback.

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Style 2

1.An elastic cord with a hook end is located in a pocket on the side of the seatback. Remove the guide from its pocket.

2.Align the sliding comfort guide, located on the shoulder belt, with the hook. Attach the hook to the loop on the sliding comfort guide.

3.Adjust the cord length so that the belt is between the shoulder and neck.

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.

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Safety Belt Extender

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

But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender. It’s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your

vehicle that you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear

it, just attach it to the regular safety belt.

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.

5.Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-22.Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder.

To remove and store the comfort guides, remove the hook from the loop. Slide the guide back into its storage pocket located on the side of the seatback.

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Child Restraints

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

Older Children

A: If possible, an older child should wear a

lap-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’t 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. 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.

If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-25.

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{CAUTION:

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.

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.

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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.

{CAUTION:

People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn’t 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 a240-lb.(110 kg) force on a person’s arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint.

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{CAUTION:

Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulderbelts offer outstanding protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide.

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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.

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.

{CAUTION:

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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{CAUTION:

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’s unprotected by any bony structure. This alone could cause serious or fatal injuries. Young children always should be secured in appropriate child restraints.

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.

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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.

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.

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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. AT-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. We, therefore, recommend that child restraints be secured in a rear outside seat position 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.Never put arear-facingchild restraint in the front passenger seat. Here is why:

{CAUTION:

A child in a rear-facingchild restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates. This is because the back of therear-facingchild restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure arear-facingchild restraint in a rear seat outside position.

If you 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 outside position.

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

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.

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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.

{CAUTION:

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.

Anchor the top strap to one of the following anchor points. 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.

Raise the head restraint and route the top strap under it. See Head Restraints on page 1-5.

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.

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Top Strap Anchor Location

Envoy

Anchor brackets for the rear seat positions are located on the floor in the cargo area of your vehicle (Envoy only). Do not use the rear tie-downbrackets near

the liftgate for top strap tethers.

Envoy XL

An anchor bracket for a top strap is located at the bottom rear of the seat cushion for each seating position in the second row (Envoy XL only). Don’t use a child restraint with a top strap in the right front passenger’s position or in the third row, because there’s no place to anchor the top strap.

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Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)

Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You’ll find anchors (A) in the rear outside seat positions.

This system, designed to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use the vehicle’s safety belts. Instead, it uses vehicle anchors (A,B) and child

restraint attachments to secure the restraints. Some restraints also use another vehicle anchor to secure a top tether strap (C).

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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.

The labels are located near the base of the rear outside seat positions.

{CAUTION:

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

Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear

for the LATCH System

Outside Seat Position

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.

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 1-39.

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.

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If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-42.SeeTop Strap on page 1-39 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 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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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.

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.

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Securing a Child Restraint in the

Securing a Child Restraint in the

Center Seat Position

Right Front 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 page1-44.

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If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-42.SeeTop Strap on page 1-39 if the child restraint has one.

Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear facing child restraint in this seat. Here is why:

{CAUTION:

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

A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facingchild restraint. If you need to secure aforward-facingchild restraint in the right front seat, you will be using thelap-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.Because your vehicle has a right front passenger’s air bag, always move the seat as far back as it will go before securing a forward-facingchild restraint. See “Seats” in the Index.

2.Put the 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.

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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.

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

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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. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.

7.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.

Air Bag Systems

This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems.

Your vehicle has air bags – a frontal air bag for the driver and another frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have side impact air bags. Side impact air bags are available for the

driver and right front passenger.

If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for the driver and/or the right front passenger, the words AIR BAG will appear on the air bag covering on the side of the seatback closest to the door.

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Frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an inflating frontal air bag.

But these air bags must inflate very quickly to do their job and comply with federal regulations.

Here are the most important things to know about the air bag systems:

{CAUTION:

You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if you aren’t wearing your safety belt – even if you have air bags. Wearing your safety beltduring a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts but don’t replace them.

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

the past.

CAUTION: (Continued)

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CAUTION: (Continued)

The side impact air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to inflate only in moderate to severe crashes wheresomething hits the side of your vehicle. They aren’t designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover or in rear crashes.

Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly – whether or not there’s an air bag for that person.

{CAUTION:

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

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{CAUTION:

Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags 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 air bag 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 the part of this manual called “Older Children” or “Infants and Young Children.”

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

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

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Where Are the Air Bags?

The driver’s frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel.

The right front passenger’s frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side.

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If your vehicle has a driver’s side impact air bag it is located in the side of the driver’s seatback closest to the door.

If your vehicle has a right front passenger’s side impact air bag it is located in the side of the passenger’s seatback closest to the door.

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{CAUTION:

If something is between an occupant and an air bag, 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 air bag must be kept clear. Don’t put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don’t attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. Don’t let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact air bag.

When Should an Air Bag Inflate?

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

or near-frontalcrashes. But they are designed to inflate only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed “threshold level.”

In addition, your vehicle has “dual stage” frontal air bags, which adjust the amount of restraint according to crash severity. For moderate frontal impacts, these

air bags inflate at a level less than full deployment.

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

that doesn’t move or deform, the threshold level for the reduced deployment is about 12 to 16 mph

(19 to 26 km/h), and the threshold level for a full deployment is about 16 to 25 mph (26 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.

If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not help the occupant.

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Your vehicle may or may not have a side impact air bag. See Air Bag Systems in the Index. Side impact air bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe

side crashes. A side impact air bag 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 air bags are

not designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontalimpacts, rollovers or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. A side impact air bag will only deploy on the side of the vehicle that is struck.

In any particular crash, no one can say whether an air bag should have inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal air bags, inflation is determined by the angle of the impact and how quickly the vehicle slows down in frontal and near-frontalimpacts. For side impact

air bags, inflation is determined by the location and severity of the impact.

The air bag 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.

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What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?

In an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. For both frontal and side impact air bags, the sensing

system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, the air bag and

related hardware are all part of the air bag modules. Frontal air bag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with side impact air bags, the air bag modules are located in the seatback closest to the driver’s and/or right front passenger’s door.

How Does an Air Bag 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 air bag supplements the protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually. But the frontal air bags 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 air bag. Side impact air bags would not help you in many types of collisions, including frontal

or near frontal collisions, rollovers, and rear impacts,

primarily because an occupant’s motion is not toward those air bags. Air bags 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 air bags, and only in moderate to severe

side collisions for vehicles with a driver’s and right front passenger’s side impact air bag.

What Will You See After an Air Bag

Inflates?

After the air bag inflates, it quickly deflates, so quickly that some people may not even realize the air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module will be hot for a short time. These components include the steering wheel hub for the driver’s frontal air bag and the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s frontal air bag. For vehicles with side impact air bags, the side of the seatback closest to the driver’s and/or right

front passenger’s door will be hot. 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 air bags. Air

bag inflation doesn’t prevent the driver from seeing or being able to steer the vehicle, nor does it stop people from leaving the vehicle.

{CAUTION:

When an air bag 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 can’t get out of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air bag deployment, you should seek medical attention.

Your vehicle has a feature that will automatically unlock the doors and turn the interior lamps on when the air bags 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 air bag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger air bag.

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Air bags are designed to inflate only once. After an air bag inflates, you’ll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you don’t get them, the air bag system won’t be there to help protect you

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

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. Your vehicle is also equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module,

which records information about the frontal air bag system. The module records information about the readiness of the system, when the system commands air bag inflation and driver’s safety belt usage at deployment. The module also records speed, engine rpm, brake and throttle data.

Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag systems. Improper service can mean that an air bag system won’t work properly. See your dealer for service.

Notice: If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s air bag, or the air bag covering on the driver’s and right front passenger’s seatback, the bag may not work properly. You may have to replace the air bag module in the steering wheel, both the air bag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s air bag, or both the air bag module and seatback for the driver’s and right front passenger’s side impact air bag. Do not open or break the air bag coverings.

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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped

Vehicle

Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag systems in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on

page 7-12.

{CAUTION:

For up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned of and the battery is disconnected, an air bag can still inflate during improper service. You can be injured if you are close to an air bag when it inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. They are probably part of the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the person performing work for you is qualified to do so.

The air bag systems do not need regular maintenance.

Restraint System Check

Checking Your 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 air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag 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’ve 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 wasn’t being used at the time of

the collision.

If an air bag inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this section.

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Section 2 Features and Controls

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

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

2-5

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

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

2-8

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

2-8

Power Door Locks ..........................................

2-9

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

2-9

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

2-10

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

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

2-13

Leaving Your Vehicle ....................................

2-13

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

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

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Power 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 ....................................

2-19

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

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Starting Your Engine .....................................

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

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

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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) .....................................

2-31

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 Your Engine While You Are Parked ....

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

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Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with

 

OnStar® and Compass ...............................

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

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

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Features and Controls

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

2-39

Rear Storage Area ........................................

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Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror

 

Rear Floor Storage Lid ..................................

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with Curb View Assist ................................

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Convenience Net ..........................................

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OnStar

®

System

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Cargo Cover ................................................

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Sunroof

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HomeLink

®

Transmitter

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Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter .........

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

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Storage Areas

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

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Glove Box ...................................................

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

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Front Storage Area .......................................

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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 7-6.

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 2-40 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, and

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, and

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 3-50.

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 won’t 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 RFA # 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, positive (+) side down.

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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Power Door Locks

The power door lock switches are located on the driver’s and front passenger’s armrests.

Remove the ignition key and press the lock symbol to lock all of the doors at once. To unlock the doors, press the other side of the switch.

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 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. The lockout prevention feature will operate instead.

You can enable or disable the delayed locking feature. If the feature is disabled, the doors will lock immediately when a power door lock switch or remote keyless entry transmitter lock button is pressed.

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Programming Delayed Locking

When your vehicle was shipped from the factory, the delayed locking feature was programmed on, or enabled. The mode may have been changed since it left the factory. 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.

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.

Programmable Locking Feature

The following is the list of available programming options:

Mode 1: All doors lock when the transmission is shifted into gear.

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

Mode 3: No automatic door locking.

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 three programming

options listed above 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.

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3.You are now ready to program the automatic door locks. Select one of the three programming options listed above, 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.

Programmable Unlocking Feature

The following is the list of available programming options:

Mode 1: Driver’s door unlocks when the transmission is shifted into PARK (P).

Mode 2: All doors unlock 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 the driver’s door 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 above before entering the program mode.

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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 can’t 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.

Leaving Your Vehicle

If you are leaving the vehicle, take your key, open your door and set the lock from inside. Then get out and close the door.

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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 can not 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 2-34.

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 to expose the access hole in the trim panel. The access hole is located on the inside of the liftgate.

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.Reattach 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.

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Power Windows

The controls for the power windows are located on the armrest on each of the side doors. With power windows, the switches operate the windows when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. The driver’s door has a switch for each of the passenger’s windows as well.

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

Express–DownWindow

The driver’s and front passenger’s window switches have an express-downfeature that allows you to lower the window without holding the switch down. Press down briefly on the bottom of the driver’s window switch labeled AUTO to activate theexpress-downfeature. Lightly tap the switch to open the window slightly. Theexpress-downfeature can be interrupted at any time

by pressing the top of the switch.

Window 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. 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.

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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.

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. However, there are ways you

can help.

Content Theft-Deterrent

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

United States

Canada

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.

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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.

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 5-101.

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

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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.

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 5-101.See your dealer for service.

In an emergency, call the GM Roadside Assistance Center. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6.

Starting and Operating Your

Vehicle

New Vehicle Break-In

Notice: Your vehicle does not need an elaborate“break-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’s atheft-deterrentfeature. You will only be able to remove the key when the ignition is turned to LOCK.

Notice: If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you can not turn it, be sure you are using the correct key; if so, is it all the way in? Turn the key only with your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of these 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.

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.

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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 Your Engine

Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won’t start in any other position–that’sa safety feature. To restart when you’re 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.

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 doesn’t 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.

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 won’t 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.

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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 2-52.

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 towards you to move the pedals closer. Press the switch away from you to move the pedals away from you.

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Engine Coolant Heater

Your vehicle may have this feature. In very cold weather, 0°F (-18°C)or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and better fuel economy during enginewarm-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 aheavy-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 don’t, 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’ll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area.

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Automatic Transmission Operation

There are several different positions for your gear shift lever.

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

{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 2-31.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. SeeFour-Wheel Drive on page 2-26.SeeShifting Into Park (P) on page 2-31.

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 2-33.

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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 You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow on page4-42.

NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. To restart when you’re 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 racing may damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not racing when shifting your vehicle.

DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you’re:

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’ll 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.

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

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 won’t 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 usetwo-wheeldrive high (2HI) for most

normal driving conditions.

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

in four-wheeldrive on pavement 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 A4WD, 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): Use 4HI 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.

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 4LO 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 2-30.

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

Recreational Vehicle Towing on page4-44for more information.

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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 remain illuminated 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. SeeService Four-Wheel

Drive Warning Light on page3-47for further information.

Shifting into 4HI or A4WD

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 illuminated when the shift is complete.

Shifting into 2HI

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

Shifting into 4LO

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

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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 remain illuminated before shifting your 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

To shift from 4LO to 4HI, A4WD 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 remain illuminated 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).

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 4LO and hold it there for a minimum of 10 seconds. The neutral indicator light will come on.

6.Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one second, then shift the transmission to DRIVE (D) for one second.

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

8.Turn the ignition to LOCK.

9.Release the parking brake prior to towing.

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.Start the vehicle with the transmission in PARK (P).

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

4.Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N).

5.Release the parking brake.

6.After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL, the indicator light will go out. Shift the transmission lever to the desired position.

A re-engagementsound is normal when shifting out of NEUTRAL.

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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. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on.

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.That section shows what to do first to keep the trailer from moving.

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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 2-26.Always put the shift lever fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.

If you are pulling a trailer, see Towing 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)

like this:

2.1.Press the button in on the side of the lever.

2.2.Push 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-WheelDrive (Automatic Transfer Case)” in the Index.

And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire. You or others could be injured. Don’t 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’ve 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 wasn’t fully locked into PARK (P).

Torque Lock

If you are parking on a hill and you don’t 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 page2-31.

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 can not 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.

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.

Running Your Engine While You

Are 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 page2-34.

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. See

Winter Driving on page4-38.

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{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).

{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. SeeFour-Wheel Drive on page 2-26.

Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle will not move. See Shifting Into Park (P) on page 2-31.

If you are pulling a trailer, see Towing a Trailer on page 4-55.

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Mirrors

Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass

Your vehicle may have an automatic-dimmingrearview mirror with a compass and the OnStar® system.

There are three additional buttons for the OnStar® system. See your dealer for more information on the system and how to subscribe to OnStar®. SeeOnStar® System on page 2-40 for more information about the services OnStar® provides.

Mirror Operation

When turned on, this mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare from any headlamps behind you after dark.

O(On/Off): This is the on/off button for the automatic dimming feature and compass. Press the far left button, located below the the mirror face, for up to three seconds to turn the feature on and off. A light on the mirror will be lit while the feature is turned on.

Compass Operation

Press the on/off button once to turn the compass on or off.

There is a compass display in the window in the upper right corner of the mirror face. The compass displays a maximum of two characters. For example, “NE”

is displayed for north-east.

Compass Calibration

Press and hold the on/off button down for nine seconds to activate the compass calibration mode. CAL will

be displayed in the compass window on the mirror.

The compass can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display

reads 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 circumstances, 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, your compass could give false readings.

To adjust for compass variance, do the following:

1.Find your current location and variance zone number on the map.

2. Press and hold the on/off button for six seconds. Release the button when ZONE is displayed. The number shown is the current zone number.

3. Scroll through the zone numbers that appear in the compass/temperature window on the mirror by pressing the on/off button. Once you find your zone number, release the button. After about four seconds, the mirror will return to the compass display, and the new zone number will be set.

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Outside Manual Mirrors

Adjust your outside mirrors so you can see a little of the side of your vehicle.

Fold the mirrors in before entering a car wash. To do this, pull the mirrors in toward the vehicle. Push the mirrors back out when finished.

Outside Power Mirrors

Your vehicle may have this feature.

The control is located on the driver’s door.

1.Turn the knob toward the mirror you desire to adjust.

2.Move the knob in the direction you want the mirror to go.

3.Adjust the mirror in all four directions.

4.After you are satisfied with the position of the mirror, turn the knob to the center position or turn it to the other mirror to adjust that mirror.

If you reach the mirror’s end of the travel position in any direction, the mirror 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.

When the knob is turned to the center position, the mirrors can not be moved with the control knob.

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Outside Convex Mirror

A convex mirror’s surface is curved so you can see more from the driver’s seat.

{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.

Outside Heated Mirrors

Your vehicle may have this feature.

When you operate the rear window defogger, a defogger also warms the heated driver’s and passenger’s

outside rearview mirrors to help clear them of ice, snow and condensation.

Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror with Curb View Assist

If your vehicle has this feature, the driver’s and/or 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(s) 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.

To change the tilt position, adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in REVERSE (R) gear with the engine running, the parking brake engaged and the brake pedal pressed. The new position will be saved into memory once the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (R).

You may be able to enable/disable this feature through the Driver Information Center (DIC). See “Mirror

Curb View Assist” under DIC Operation and Displays on page3-50.

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OnStar® System

Your vehicle may have this feature. OnStar® uses global positioning system (GPS) satellite technology, wireless communications, and state of the art 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 yourOnStar®-equippedvehicle’s glove box literature. For more information, visit www.onstar.com, contact OnStar® at1-888-4-ONSTAR(1-888-466-7827),or press the blue OnStar® button

to speak to an OnStar® advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A completed Subscription Service Agreement is required prior to delivery of OnStar® services and prepaid

calling minutes are also required for OnStar® Personal Calling and OnStar® Virtual Advisor use. Terms and conditions of the Subscription Service Agreement can be found at www.onstar.com.

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OnStar® Services

One of the following plans is normally included for a specific duration with each vehicle equipped with OnStar®. You can upgrade or extend your OnStar® service plan to meet your needs.

Safe and Sound Plan

Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment

Emergency Services

Roadside Assistance

Stolen Vehicle Assistance

AccidentAssist

Remote Door Unlock

Remote Diagnostics

Online Concierge

Directions and Connections Plan

All Safe and Sound Plan services

Route Support

RideAssist

Information and Convenience Services

Luxury and Leisure Plan

All Directions and Connections Plan services

Personal Concierge

OnStar® Personal Calling

With OnStar® Personal Calling, you have a safer way to stay connected while driving. It’s ahands-freewireless phone that’s integrated into your vehicle. You can place calls nationwide usingvoice-activateddialing with no contracts and no additional roaming charges. To find out more about OnStar® Personal Calling, refer to the OnStar® owner’s guide in your vehicle’s glove box, or call OnStar® at1-888-4-ONSTAR(1-888-466-7827).

OnStar® Virtual Advisor

With OnStar® Virtual Advisor you can listen to your favorite news, entertainment and information topics, such as traffic and weather reports, stock quotes and sports scores. You listen to youre-mailthrough

your vehicle’s speakers, and reply with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

HomeLink® Transmitter

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 calling 1- 800355- 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 RSS210 of 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.

Programming the HomeLink®

Transmitter

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.

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.

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.

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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®.” Do not repeat Step 1.

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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.

2.Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer than 30 seconds.

HomeLink® is now in the train (learning) mode and can be programmed at any time beginning with Step 2 under “Programming HomeLink®.”

Individual buttons can not be erased, but they can be reprogrammed. See “Reprogramming a Single HomeLink® Button” next.

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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®.”

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

To open your glove box, pull the handle on the front of the glove box and lower the door.

Overhead Console

Your vehicle may have this feature. The overhead console may include sunglasses storage, a HomeLink® transmitter, a sunroof switch and a travel note recorder.

If your vehicle has a third row seat, the rear quarter glass switches are also located in the overhead console. These switches allow the driver to open and close

each third row seat window separately.

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Sunglasses Storage Compartment

To open the sunglasses storage compartment in the overhead console, press the release button. Then pull the compartment down.

Travel Note Recorder

Your vehicle may have this feature.

O(Record): To record a message, press this button and begin speaking. Press the button again to stop recording. You may also press and hold this button while you are speaking and then let it go when you are finished.

w(Play): To play a recorded message, press this button. Pressing the button more than once will return you to previously recorded messages. If you press

and hold this button for more than one second, all of the recorded messages will be played back.

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c(Stop): To delete messages, press this button while the message is playing. If you press and hold the play and record buttons at the same time for a half

of a second, all of the messages will be deleted.

Front Storage Area

If your vehicle has this console compartment, squeeze the front lever while lifting the top to open it. You

can store cassettes and compact discs in the slots in front of the compartment.

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 to expose the storage area which includes slots for cassettes or compact discs.

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.

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 4-48.

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 Storage Area

Rear Compartment Storage

Panel/Cover

Upper Position

Your vehicle may have this feature. This shelf position is 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 shelf when it is in the upper (cargo cover) position, then 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 shelf/cover.

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Lower Position

To prevent soiling the carpet, the panel may be installed 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 removeable 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.Compress the opposite endcap, align it with the pocket located on the opposite side of the trim panel and release.

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3. Grasp the handle and unroll the cover. Latch the

Cargo Tie Downs

posts into the sockets on the inside of the vehicle

 

to secure it.

 

 

To remove the cargo cover, do the following:

 

1.Release the cover from the latch posts and carefully roll it back up.

2.Compress 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

Your vehicle may be equipped with a power sliding sunroof. To open or close your sunroof, the ignition must be on or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active.

Press and release the back of the button in the overhead console to open the sunroof. Press the front of the button to close the sunroof. Once the sunroof is closed, press the forward side of the button to open the

sunroof to the vent position.

The sunroof is also equipped with a sunshade which you can pull forward to block sun rays.

Vehicle Personalization

Memory Seat

Your vehicle may have this feature. The controls are located on the driver’s door, and are used

to program and recall memory settings for the driver’s seating positions, outside mirror positions and adjustable pedals

(if equipped).

Adjust the driver’s seat, including the seatback recliner and lumbar, both of the outside mirrors, and the adjustable pedals to the desired position. Then press and hold button 1 (for driver 1) for three seconds.

A double chime will sound to let you know that the position has been stored.

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A second mirror position, seating position and adjustable pedal position can be programmed by repeating the procedure with a second driver and pressing button 2 for three seconds. Each time button 1 or 2 is pressed

and released while the vehicle is in PARK (P), a single chime will sound, and the memory position will be recalled.

If you use the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter to enter your vehicle, the preset driver’s seat, mirror positions and adjustable pedal position will be recalled if programmed to do so through the

Driver Information Center (DIC). The numbers on the back of the transmitters, 1 or 2, correspond to the numbers on the memory controls.

The seat positions, mirror positions and adjustable pedal positions can also be recalled by placing the key in the ignition if programmed to do so through the Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Operation and Displays on page 3-50.

To stop recall movement of the memory feature at any time, press one of the power seat controls or memory buttons.

Two personalized exit positions can be set by first recalling the driver’s position by pressing 1 or 2, then positioning the seat in the desired exit position for that driver. Press and hold the button with the exit

symbol for three seconds. A double chime will sound to let you know that the position has been stored. With the vehicle in PARK (P), the exit position for that driver can be recalled by pressing the exit button. The mirrors, power lumbar, recline and adjustable pedal positions will not be stored or recalled for the exit positions. If no exit position is stored, the default is all the way rearward.

Further programming for automatic seat and mirror movement can be done through the Driver Information Center (DIC). You may choose to either select or

not select the following:

Automatic seat, mirror movement and pedal position when the vehicle is unlocked with the remote keyless entry

automatic seat, mirror movement and pedal position when a key is placed in the ignition

automatic seat movement to the exit position when the vehicle is in PARK (P).

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Section 3 Instrument Panel

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

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Hazard Warning Flashers ................................

3-6

Other Warning Devices ...................................

3-6

Horn .............................................................

3-7

Tilt Wheel .....................................................

3-7

Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever .........................

3-7

Exterior Lamps .............................................

3-15

Interior Lamps ..............................................

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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 ...........

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Rear Climate Control System .........................

3-28

Climate Controls Personalization .....................

3-31

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

3-32

Instrument Panel Cluster ................................

3-33

Speedometer and Odometer ...........................

3-34

Tachometer .................................................

3-35

Safety Belt Reminder Light .............................

3-35

Air Bag Readiness Light ................................

3-35

Charging System Light ..................................

3-36

Voltmeter Gage ............................................

3-37

Brake System Warning Light ..........................

3-38

Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light .............

3-39

Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ..................

3-39

Malfunction Indicator Lamp .............................

3-40

Oil Pressure Gage ........................................

3-44

Change Engine Oil Light ................................

3-45

Security Light ...............................................

3-45

Cruise Control Light ......................................

3-46

Reduced Engine Power Light .........................

3-46

Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light ..........

3-47

Check Gages Warning Light ...........................

3-47

Gate Ajar Light .............................................

3-48

Fuel Gage ...................................................

3-48

Low Fuel Warning Light .................................

3-49

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

3-50

DIC Operation and Displays ...........................

3-50

DIC Warnings and Messages .........................

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Section 3 Instrument Panel

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

3-63

Setting the Time ...........................................

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Radio with CD ..............................................

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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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Radio Personalization ..................................

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Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios) ............

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Audio Steering Wheel Controls ......................

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DVD Distortion ............................................

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Understanding Radio Reception ....................

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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...............

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Care of Your CDs and DVDs ........................

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Care of Your CD and DVD Player .................

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Cleaning the Video Screen ...........................

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Fixed Mast Antenna ....................................

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XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System

 

(48 Contiguous US States) ........................

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Chime Level Adjustment ...............................

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Instrument Panel Overview

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The main components of your instrument panel are the following:

A.Exterior Lamp Controls. See Exterior Lamps on page 3-15.

B.Air Outlets. See “Outlet Adjustment” under Dual Climate Control System on page 3-20.

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 page3-116.

E.Instrument Panel Cluster. See Instrument Panel Cluster on page 3-33.

F.Audio Steering Wheel Controls. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-116.

G.Ignition Switch. See Ignition Positions on page2-20.

H.Audio System. See Audio System(s) on page3-63.

I.Climate Controls. See Dual Climate Control System on page 3-20.

J.Hood Release. See Hood Release on page5-10.

K.Driver Information Center (DIC) Steering Wheel Controls. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-50.

L.Transfer Case Controls. See “Automatic Transfer Case” under Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-26.

M.Shift Lever. See Shifting Into Park (P) on page2-31.

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 page2-30.

Q.Rear Window Washer/Wiper. See “Rear Window Washer/Wiper” under Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7.

R.Rear Window Defogger. See “Rear Window Defogger” under Dual Climate Control System on page 3-20.

S.Glove Box. See Glove Box on page2-45.

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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 button for the hazard warning flashers is located on top of the steering column.

The hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn’t in.

Press the button all the way down to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. To turn

off the flashers, press the button again until it clicks and then release it.

When the hazard warning flashers are on, the turn signals won’t work.

Other Warning Devices

If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle.

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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.

Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.

Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever

The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following:

G: Turn and Lane Change Signals

2: HeadlampHigh/Low-BeamChanger

Flash-to-PassFeature

N: Windshield Wipers

J: Windshield Washer

I: Cruise Control (If Equipped)

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Turn and Lane Change Signals

The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change.

To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return 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.

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 5-101 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Rear Window Washer/Wiper

This control is located to the right 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.

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.

Two pressurized bursts of washer fluid will then be applied to the headlamps.

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Cruise Control

The cruise 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.

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 can not 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.

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{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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Canada

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.

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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.

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.

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Exterior Lamps

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.

;(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.

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.

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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.

Lamps 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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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.

Interior Lamps

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.

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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.

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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

Press the lens on the lamp located above the doors to turn the reading lamps on and off.

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.

Battery Run-DownProtection

This feature shuts off the dome, courtesy, vanity, and reading lamps 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, or

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. 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 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.

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Turn the right knob clockwise or counterclockwise to direct the airflow inside of your vehicle.

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. Recirculation mode shuts off when the engine is turned off.

Temperature Control

Driver’s Side: 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: 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.

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: Don’t use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn’t 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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Outlet Adjustment

Use the air outlets located in the center and on the side of your instrument panel to direct the airflow.

Ventilation System

For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use the vent setting to direct outside air through your vehicle.

Your vehicle’s ventilation system supplies outside air to the inside of your vehicle when it is moving. With the side windows closed, air will flow into the front air inlet grilles, through the vehicle and out the air exhaust valves.

Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the heater or the air conditioning is running, unless you have selected recirculation mode.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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 the word DRIVER will appear on

the display. This knob can also adjust the passenger’s side temperature setting simultaneously if the two zones are linked. The words DRIVER and PASS will then appear on the display.

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 the word PASS will appear on the display. 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 DRIVER

and PASS 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 two 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.

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.

(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.

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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.

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.

#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.

If you select air conditioning off while in front defrost or defog mode, the air conditioning off symbol will flash

to let you know this option is not allowed.

You may notice a slight change in engine performance when the air-conditioningcompressor shuts off and turns on again. This is normal.

A/C OFF (Air Conditioning Off): When you turn the air conditioning off, the words A/C OFF will appear

on the display. When the air conditioning is selected or in AUTO mode, the system will run the air conditioning automatically.

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(Front 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.

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.

Ventilation System

For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed, use the vent setting to direct outside air through your vehicle.

Your vehicle’s ventilation system supplies outside air to the inside of your vehicle when it is moving. With the side windows closed, air will flow into the front air inlet grilles, through the vehicle and out the air exhaust valves.

Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the heater or the air conditioning compressor is running, unless you have pressed the recirculation button.

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

Your Envoy 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 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.

If your vehicle has the rear seat audio system, the lower buttons are used to adjust the rear seat climate controls. The temperature of the air coming through the rear outlets is determined by the front passenger’s temperature setting.

If the front climate control is on and not in defrost mode, the rear climate control can be enabled by pressing the lower power button (center button) on the control face.

If the front is off or is in defrost mode, the rear climate control will flash “OFF” if the power button is pressed, indicating the function is unavailable at this point.

The fan speed is controlled by the fan speed toggle button. The mode button, on the right, controls where the air is vented.

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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 floor console to 1, 2 or 3. The rear mode and

temperature positions now mimic the front control system mode and passenger side temperature.

Envoy XL

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.

-(Defog): When defog mode is selected in the front controller, the rear system will distribute air from the third seat floor outlet.

0(Defrost): When defrost mode is selected in the front controller, the rear system will distribute air from the third seat floor outlet.

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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Envoy XL

Turn the knobs on the control panel to choose a fan speed, temperature and direction of airflow.

Selecting panel mode will deliver air to the four headliner outlets. Selecting bi-levelmode will deliver warmer air to the third seat floor outlet and cooler air to the headliner outlets. Selecting floor mode will deliver air to the floor outlet located in the third seat area.

Envoy XL

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.

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.

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Outlet Adjustment

Your vehicle may have rear seat outlets that can be used to adjust the airflow toward either seating area, the floor or upward. Move the control in the center of

each outlet in any direction to direct airflow.

Climate Controls Personalization

If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), you can store and recall the climate control settings for temperature, air delivery mode and fan speed for two different drivers. The personal choice settings recalled are determined by the transmitter used to enter the vehicle. After the button with the unlock symbol on a remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, the climate control will adjust to the last settings of the identified driver. The settings can also be changed by pressing one of the memory buttons (1 or 2) located on the driver’s door. When adjustments are made, the new settings are automatically saved for the driver.

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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–andeven 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 3-50.

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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.

The trip odometer is part of the Driver Information Center (DIC). For vehicles without a DIC, press the stem located on the instrument panel cluster to display the trip odometer. Press and hold the stem to reset the trip odometer once it is displayed.

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Tachometer

The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).

Notice: If you operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area, your vehicle could be damaged, and the damages would not

be covered by your warranty. Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area.

Safety Belt Reminder Light

When the key is turned to RUN, a chime will come on for several seconds to remind people to fasten their safety belts, unless the driver’s safety belt is already buckled.

The safety belt light will also come on and stay on for several seconds, then it will flash for several more.

If the driver’s belt is already buckled, neither the chime nor the light will come on.

Air Bag Readiness Light

There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem.

The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on the air bag system, see Air Bag Systems on page 1-51.

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.

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If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving, your air

bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away.

{CAUTION:

If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the air bag system may not be working properly. The air bags 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 air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle.

The air bag 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.

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 on (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.

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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.

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 4-43.

{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.

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.

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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. See Brake System Warning Light on page3-38earlier 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 page5-28for more information.

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Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada

United States

Canada

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 SERVICE ENGINE SOON or 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 a while, 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.

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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.

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.

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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 Your Tank on page 5-7.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 page5-4. 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.

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.

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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 SERVICE ENGINE SOON or 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

Canada

United States

Canada

This light is displayed when the engine oil needs to be changed.

Once the engine oil has been changed, the CHANGE ENG 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 2-19.

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

United States

Canada

Your vehicle may have this feature. The CRUISE light appears whenever you set your cruise control.

Reduced Engine Power Light

United States

Canada

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.

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Service Four-WheelDrive

Check Gages Warning Light

Warning Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

Canada

This light should come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, as a check to show you it is working.

The SERVICE 4WD 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 service technician in correctly diagnosing a malfunction.

United States

Canada

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.

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Gate Ajar Light

 

 

Fuel Gage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

Canada

If this light comes on, your liftgate or liftglass is ajar. Try closing the liftgate or liftglass again. Never drive with the liftgate or liftglass even partially open.

United States

Canada

When the ignition is on, the fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have remaining.

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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 5-4.

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Driver Information Center (DIC)

Your vehicle may have this feature. The DIC display is located on the instrument panel cluster above

the steering wheel. The DIC can display information such as the trip odometer, fuel economy and personalization features. The DIC buttons are located on the steering wheel.

A.Trip Information: Press this button to display the odometer, trip odometer and the timer.

B.Fuel Information: Press this button to display the current range, average fuel economy, instant

fuel economy and engine oil life.

C.Personalization: Press this button to change personal settings for some of the options on your vehicle.

D.Select: Press this button to reset certain functions and turn off or acknowledge messages on the DIC.

DIC Operation and Displays

The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. After a short delay the DIC will display the current driver and 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, Personalization or Select button) will also acknowledge any warnings or service messages.

The DIC has different modes which can be accessed by pressing the four buttons on the DIC. These buttons are trip information, fuel information, personalization and select. The button functions are detailed following.

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Trip Information

Use the trip information button to scroll through the odometer, TRIP A, TRIP B and TIMER.

Odometer

Press the trip information button until the odometer appears on the display. This 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 and Trip B

Press the trip information button until TRIP A or TRIP B is displayed. This shows the current distance traveled since the last reset for each trip odometer in either miles or kilometers. Both odometers can be used at the

same time.

Each trip odometer can be reset to zero separately by pressing select while the desired trip odometer is displayed. You can also reset the trip odometers with the reset stem on the cluster. If you press and hold the reset stem for four seconds, the display will show the distance traveled since the last ignition cycle.

Timer

The DIC can be used as a stopwatch. 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.

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Fuel Information

Use the fuel information button to scroll through the range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy and the GM Oil Life System.

Fuel Range

Press the fuel information button until RANGE appears to display the remaining distance you can drive without refueling. It’s 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.

Average Fuel Economy

Press the fuel information button until AVG appears in the display. Average fuel economy is how many

miles per gallon your vehicle is getting based on current and past driving conditions.

Press and hold the select button 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.

Instant Fuel Economy

Press the fuel information button until INST appears in the display. Instant fuel economy is how many miles per gallon your vehicle is at the particular moment

in time. The instant fuel economy cannot be reset.

GM Oil Life System

Press the fuel information button until ENGINE OIL LIFE appears in the display. The GM 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 monitor after an oil change. To reset the monitor, press and hold the select button while ENGINE OIL LIFE is displayed.

The oil change monitor does not measure how much oil you have in your engine. So, be sure to check your

oil level often. For more information, see Engine Oil on page 5-16.

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Personalization

You can program certain features to a preferred setting for up to two people. Press the personalization button to scroll through the following personalization features. All of the personalization options may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options available will be displayed on your DIC.

ALARM WARNING TYPE

AUTOMATIC LOCKING

AUTOMATIC UNLOCKING

SEAT POSITION RECALL

PERIMETER LIGHTING

REMOTE LOCK FEEDBACK

REMOTE UNLOCK FEEDBACK

HEADLAMPS ON AT EXIT

MIRROR CURB VIEW ASSIST

EASY EXIT DRIVER SEAT

DISPLAY UNITS — U.S./MET

DISPLAY LANGUAGE

The driver’s preferences are recalled by pressing the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter or by pressing the appropriate memory button 1 or 2 located on the driver’s door.

Alarm Warning Type

Press the personalization button until ALARM WARNING TYPE appears in the display. To select your personalization for alarm warning type, press the

select button while ALARM WARNING TYPE is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

ALARM WARNING: BOTH (default): If you choose BOTH, the headlamps will flash and the horn will chirp when the alarm is active.

ALARM WARNING: OFF: If you choose OFF, there will be no alarm warning on activation.

ALARM WARNING: HORN: If you choose HORN, the horn will chirp when the alarm is active.

ALARM WARNING: LAMPS: If you choose LAMPS, the headlamps will flash when the alarm is active.

Choose one of the four settings and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature. For more information on alarm warning type, see Content Theft-Deterrent on page 2-17.

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Automatic Locking

Press the select button while AUTOMATIC LOCKING is displayed on the DIC to scroll through the following choices:

LOCK DOORS OUT OF PARK (default): If you choose for the doors to lock out of park, the doors will lock when the vehicle is shifted out of PARK (P).

LOCK DOORS MANUALLY: If you choose for the doors to lock manually, the doors will not be locked automatically.

LOCK DOORS WITH SPEED: If you choose for the doors to lock with speed, the doors will lock when the vehicle speed is above 8 mph (13 km/h) for three seconds.

Press the personalization button while your choice 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.

Automatic Unlocking

Press the personalization button until AUTOMATIC UNLOCKING appears in the display. To select

your personalization for automatic unlocking, press the select button while AUTOMATIC UNLOCKING is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

UNLOCK ALL IN PARK (default): If you choose for all the doors to unlock in PARK (P), all of the doors will unlock when the vehicle is shifted into

PARK (P).

UNLOCK ALL AT KEY OUT: If you choose for all the doors to unlock at key out, all of the doors will unlock when the key is taken out of the ignition.

UNLOCK DOORS MANUALLY: If you choose for the doors to unlock manually, the doors will not be unlocked automatically.

UNLOCK DRIVER IN PARK: If you choose for the driver’s door to unlock in PARK (P), the driver’s door will be unlocked when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P).

Choose one of the four settings and press the personalization 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.

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Seat Position Recall

Press the personalization button until SEAT POSITION RECALL appears in the display. To select your personalization for seat position recall, press the select button while SEAT POSITION RECALL is displayed

on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

SEAT POSITION RECALL OFF (default): If you choose seat recall off, the memory seat position you saved will only be recalled when the memory button 1or 2 is pressed.

SEAT POSITION RECALL AT KEY IN: If you choose seat recall at key in, the memory seat position you saved will be recalled when you put the key in the ignition.

SEAT POSITION RECALL ON REMOTE: If you choose seat recall on remote, the memory seat position you saved will be recalled when you unlock the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter.

Choose one of the three settings and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Perimeter Lighting

Press the personalization button until PERIMETER LIGHTING appears in the display. To select your personalization for perimeter lighting, press the select button while PERIMETER LIGHTING is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

PERIMETER LIGHTING ON (default): If you choose for perimeter lighting to be on, the headlamps and back-uplamps will come on for 40 seconds, if it

is dark enough outside, when you unlock the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter.

PERIMETER LIGHTING OFF: Choose one of the two modes and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

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Remote Lock Feedback

Press the personalization button until REMOTE LOCK FEEDBACK appears in the display. To select your personalization for the feedback you will receive when locking the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter, press the select button while REMOTE LOCK FEEDBACK is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH (default): If you choose both, 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.

LOCK FEEDBACK: OFF: If you choose off, there will be no feedback when locking the vehicle.

LOCK FEEDBACK: HORN: If you choose horn, the horn will chirp the second time you press the button with the lock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

LOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS: If you choose lamps, the parking lamps will flash each time you press the button with the lock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

Choose one of the four settingss and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Remote Unlock Feedback

Press the personalization button until REMOTE UNLOCK FEEDBACK appears in the display. To select your personalization for the feedback you will receive when unlocking the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter, press the select button while REMOTE UNLOCK FEEDBACK is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS (default): If you choose lamps, the parking lamps will flash each time you press the button with the unlock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH: If you choose both, the parking lamps will flash each time you press the button with the unlock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter. The horn will chirp the second time you press the unlock button.

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: OFF: If you choose off, there will be no feedback when unlocking the vehicle.

UNLOCK FEEDBACK: HORN: If you choose horn, the horn will chirp the second time you press the button with the unlock symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter.

Choose one of the four settings and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

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Headlamps on at Exit

Press the personalization button until HEADLAMPS ON AT EXIT appears in the display. To select your personalization for how long the headlamps will stay on when you turn off the vehicle, press the select button while HEADLAMPS ON AT EXIT 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

HEADLAMP DELAY: 60 SEC

HEADLAMP DELAY: 120 SEC

HEADLAMP DELAY: 180 SEC

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 seven settings and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Mirror Curb View Assist

Press the personalization button until MIRROR CURBVIEW ASSIST appears in the display. To select your personalization for curb view assist, press the select button while MIRROR CURBVIEW ASSIST is displayed on the DIC. With the engine running, engage the parking brake, press the brake pedal and place the vehicle in REVERSE (R) gear. Adjust the passenger’s side and then the driver’s side outside mirrors to the desired tilt positions. These positions will be stored in memory once the vehicle is shifted out

of REVERSE (R). Press the select button to scroll through the following choices:

CURB VIEW: OFF (default): If you choose off, neither outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R).

CURB VIEW: PASSENGER: If you choose passenger, the passenger’s outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R).

CURB VIEW: DRIVER: If you choose driver, the driver’s outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R).

CURB VIEW: BOTH: If you choose both, the driver’s and passenger’s outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R).

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When the vehicle is placed in PARK (P) or in any forward gear, the mirror(s) will return to normal driving positions, following a short delay.

Choose one of the four settings and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Easy Exit Driver Seat

Press the personalization button until EASY EXIT DRIVER SEAT appears in the display. To select your personalization for seat position exit, press the select button while EASY EXIT DRIVER SEAT is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

EASY EXIT SEAT: OFF (default): If you choose for the easy exit seat feature to be on, the driver’s seat will move to the exit position when the key is removed from the ignition.

EASY EXIT SEAT: ON: If you choose for this feature to be off, no seat exit recall will occur.

Choose one of the two settings and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature.

Display Units (U.S./MET)

Press the personalization button until DISPLAY UNITS — U.S./MET appears in the display. To select

English or metric, press the select button while DISPLAY UNITS — U.S./MET is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices:

UNITS: U.S. (ENGLISH): If you choose U.S. (English), all information will be displayed in U.S. units. For example, distance in miles and fuel economy in miles per gallon (U.S. gallon) is displayed.

UNITS: METRIC (KM/L): If you choose metric KM/L, all information will be displayed in metric units. For example, distance in kilometers and fuel economy in KM/L is displayed.

UNITS: METRIC (L/100KM): If you choose metric L/100KM, all information will be displayed in metric units. For example, distance in kilometers and fuel economy in L/100KM is displayed.

Choose one of the three settings and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and end out of the personalization options.

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Display Language

To select your personalization for display language, press the select button while DISPLAY LANGUAGE is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button

will scroll through the available languages:

Choosing a language will display all of the information on the DIC in the desired language.

If your vehicle is equipped with an Information Center, press and hold the trip stem while the odometer is displayed. While holding down the trip stem button, the Information Center will begin to list the available languages. The name of each language will be displayed in its native language (ENGLISH for English, FRANCAIS for French and ESPANOL for Spanish). When you see the language that you would like, release the trip stem. The Information Center will then display the information in the language you chose.

If you accidentaly choose a language you do not want or understand, press and hold the trip information button and the personalization button at the same time. After

a short time, the display will begin cycling through

the available languages. Release the buttons when you see a language you would like. This will also reset

all of the current driver’s personalization features to their factory default settings.

For vehicles with redundant steering wheel controls, see “Personalization” under the DIC.

Select

The select button is used to reset certain functions and turn off or acknowledge messages on the DIC display. The select button also toggles through the options available in each personalization menu. For example, this button will reset the trip odometers, turn off the FUEL LEVEL LOW message, and toggle through the languages you can select the DIC to display information in.

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, Personalization 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.

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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.

Refer to “Engine Overheating” for the proper course of action. This message will clear when the coolant temperature drops to a safe operating temperature.

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.

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 as soon as possible. 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 air bag system this message will be displayed on the DIC. Have a qualified technician inspect the system for problems. Press

the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

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.

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.

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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. 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.

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.

CHECK WASHER FLUID

If the washer fluid level is low, this message will appear on the DIC. Adding washer fluid will clear the message. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

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.

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.

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.

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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 tol 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.

RFA # 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. 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 one of the outside rear view mirrors move into the curb view position. Refer to “Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror with Curb View Assist” for more information.

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. 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 3-40 for more information.

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Audio System(s)

Notice: Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle – like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone ortwo-wayradio – be sure you can

add what you want. If you can, it’s 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 improperly.

So, before adding sound equipment, check with your dealer and be sure to check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units.

Your audio system has been designed to operate easily and to give years of listening pleasure. You will get

the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. Figure out which radio you have in your vehicle, find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all of its controls to be sure you’re getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it.

Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, you can play your audio system even after the ignition is turned off. See “Retained Accessory Power (RAP)” under Ignition Positions on page 2-20.

Setting the Time

Your 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. Press and hold the minute button until the correct minute appears on the display. The time may 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. Once you have tuned to an RDS broadcast station, it may take a

few minutes for your time to update.

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Radio with CD

Base Radio Shown, Bose® Similar

If your vehicle is equipped with the Bose® audio system, your vehicle will have six Bose® amplified speakers.

Radio Data System (RDS)

Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

With RDS, your 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 you are tuned to an RDS station, the station name or the 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

(48 Contiguous US States)

XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information, including 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.

VOL (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease volume.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, your 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 as vehicle speed increases. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until AVOL OFF appears on the display.

DISPL (Display): Press this knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Time display is available with the ignition off.

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™ (48 contiguous US states, 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 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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Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped). The display will show your selection.

TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

qSEEK r: Press the right or the left arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal.

qSCAN r: Press and hold either arrow for more than two seconds. SCAN will appear on the

display and you will hear a beep. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the

next station. Press either arrow again to stop scanning.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either arrow for more than four seconds. PSCN will appear on

the display and you will hear two beeps. The radio will go to the first 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.

The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal.

Setting Preset Stations

The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 30 stations

(six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped), 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. The radio will produce one beep. Whenever you press that numbered pushbutton, the station you set will return and the equalization

that you selected will be automatically 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 or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The display will show the bass or treble level. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble.

To adjust the bass and treble to the middle position, 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 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 you radio is equipped with the Bose audio system, your equalization settings are either CUSTOM or TALK.

Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)

AUDIO: To adjust the balance to 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 to 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 and fade to the middle position, 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 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.Turn the P-TYPEknob to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button or one of the SEEK arrows to take you to the PTY’s first station.

4.If you want to go to another station within that PTY and the PTY is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button once. If the PTY is not displayed, press

the SEEK TYPE button twice to display the PTY and then to go to another station.

5.Press the 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.

SCAN: You can scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1.Turn the P-TYPEknob to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press either SCAN arrow, and the radio will begin scanning the stations in the PTY.

4.Press either SCAN arrow to stop scanning.

If both PTY and TRAF are on, the radio will scan for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements.

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 stronger stations.

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)

The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite PTYs. These buttons have factory PTY presets. You can set up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2) by performing the following steps:

1.Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

3.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever you press that numbered pushbutton, the PTY you set will return.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

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 muted or a

CD is playing. If a CD is playing, play will stop during the announcement. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements.

ALERT! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations.

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 whole message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message at your own speed, press

the INFO button repeatedly. A new group of words will appear on the display with each press. Once the complete message has been displayed, the information symbol will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The old message can

be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view an old 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.

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If the current tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio

will seek to a station that does. When the radio finds a station that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop and TRAF will be displayed. When a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display.

If TRAF is on the display you can press the TRAF button to turn off the traffic announcements.

Your radio will play the traffic announcement even if the volume is low. Your 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): Your audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory.

If CAL ERR appears on the display, it means that your radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and must be returned to the dealer for service.

LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. You must return to the dealer for service.

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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 your 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

Your system is functioning correctly, but you are 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

Your radio 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 your

 

 

presets, you may need to choose another station for that

 

 

preset button.

No Info

Artist Name/Feature not

No artist information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. Your system is working properly.

No Info

Song/Program Title not

No song title information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. Your 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. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

No Text/Informational

No text or informational messages are available at this

 

message available

time on this channel. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

Not Found

No channel available for

There are no channels available for the category you

 

the chosen category

selected. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

XM Locked

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 you receive this

 

 

message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the

 

 

servicing facility.

Radio ID

Radio ID label

If you tune to channel 0, you will see this message

 

(channel 0)

alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label.

 

 

This label is needed to activate your service.

 

 

 

Unknown

Radio ID not known

If you receive this message when you tune to channel 0,

 

(should only be if

you may have a receiver fault. Consult with your 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 retail

 

 

location.

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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. 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 you turn off the ignition or radio with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on

the ignition or the radio, the CD will start playing, 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 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. You may experience 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.

Do not play 3 inch CDs without a standard adapter CD.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

1 PREV (Previous): Press this pushbutton to go to the current track if it has been playing for more than

eight seconds. TRACK and the track number will appear on the display. If you hold this pushbutton or press it 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 you hold this pushbutton or press it more than once, the player will continue moving forward through the CD.

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 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 it to play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

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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 it 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 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.

qSEEK r: 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 you

hold either arrow or press it more than once, the player will continue moving backward or forward through

the CD.

qSCAN r: To scan the CD, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of each track of the CD. Press either SCAN arrow again, to stop scanning.

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 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.

Z(Eject): Press this button to stop a CD when it is playing or to eject a CD when it is not playing. 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.

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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 dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem.

Radio with Cassette and CD

Base Radio Shown, Bose® Similar

If your vehicle is equipped with the Bose® audio system, your vehicle will have six Bose® amplified speakers.

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Radio Data System (RDS)

Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

With RDS, your 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 you are tuned to an RDS station, the station name or the 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

(48 Contiguous US States)

XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information, including 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.

VOL (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease volume.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, your 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 as vehicle speed increases. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until AVOL OFF appears on the display.

DISPL (Display): Press this knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Time display is available with the ignition turned off.

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™ (48 contiguous US states, 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 hold

the knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected display will now be the default.

Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped). The display will show your selection.

TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

qSEEK r: Press the right or the left arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal.

qSCAN r: Press and hold either arrow for more than two seconds. SCAN will appear on the

display and you will hear a beep. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the

next station. Press either arrow again to stop scanning.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either arrow for more than four seconds. PSCN will appear on

the display and you will hear two beeps. The radio will go to the first 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.

The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal.

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Setting Preset Stations

The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 30 stations

(six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, or six XM1 and six XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped), 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. The radio will produce one beep. Whenever you press that numbered pushbutton, the station you set will return and the equalization

that you selected will be automatically stored for that pushbutton.

6.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)

AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The display will show the bass or treble level. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the treble.

To adjust the bass and treble to the middle position, 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 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 you radio is equipped with the Bose audio system, your 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.

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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 and fade to the middle position, 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 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.Turn the P-TYPEknob to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button or one of the SEEK arrows to take you to the PTY’s first station.

4.If you want to go to another station within that PTY and the PTY is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button once. If the PTY is not displayed, press

the SEEK TYPE button twice to display the PTY and then to go to another station.

5.Press the 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.

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SCAN: You can scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1.Turn the P-TYPEknob to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press either SCAN arrow, and the radio will begin scanning the stations in the PTY.

4.Press either SCAN arrow to stop scanning.

If both PTY and TRAF are on, the radio will scan for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements.

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 stronger stations.

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)

The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite PTYs. These buttons have factory PTY presets. You can set up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2) by performing the following steps:

1.Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display.

3.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever you press that numbered pushbutton, the PTY you set will return.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

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 muted

or a cassette tape or CD is playing. If a cassette tape or CD is playing, play will stop during the announcement. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements.

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 whole message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message at your own speed, press

the INFO button repeatedly. A new group of words will appear on the display with each press. Once the complete message has been displayed, the information symbol will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The old message can

be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view an old 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 current tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio

will seek to a station that does. When the radio finds a

station that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop and TRAF will be displayed. When a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display.

If TRAF is on the display you can press the TRAF button to turn off the traffic announcements.

Your radio will play the traffic announcement even if the volume is low. Your radio will interrupt the play of a cassette tape or 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): Your audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory.

If CAL ERR appears on the display, it means that your radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and must be returned to the dealer for service.

LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. You must return to the dealer for service.

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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 your 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

Your system is functioning correctly, but you are 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

Your radio 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 your

 

 

presets, you may need to choose another station for that

 

 

preset button.

No Info

Artist Name/Feature not

No artist information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. Your system is working properly.

No Info

Song/Program Title not

No song title information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. Your 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. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

No Text/Informational

No text or informational messages are available at this

 

message available

time on this channel. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

Not Found

No channel available for

There are no channels available for the category you

 

the chosen category

selected. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

XM Locked

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 you receive this

 

 

message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the

 

 

servicing facility.

Radio ID

Radio ID label

If you tune to channel 0, you will see this message

 

(channel 0)

alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label.

 

 

This label is needed to activate your service.

 

 

 

Unknown

Radio ID not known

If you receive this message when you tune to channel 0,

 

(should only be if

you may have a receiver fault. Consult with your 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 retail

 

 

location.

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Playing a Cassette Tape

Your 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 the ignition is on, but the radio is off, the tape can be inserted and will begin playing. A tape symbol will appear on the display whenever a tape is inserted. 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.

While the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUDIO, and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. TAPE

will appear on the display and an arrow showing which side of the tape is playing. The tape player automatically begins playing the other side when it reaches the

end of the tape.

If you want to insert a tape while the ignition is off, first press the eject button or the DISPL knob. Cassette tape adapter kits for portable CD players will work in your cassette tape player.

Your 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): Your 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 3 to 13 seconds, it will go to the beginning of the previous selection or the beginning of the current selection, depending upon 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.

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2 NEXT: Your 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. If you press the pushbutton more than once,

the player will continue moving forward through the tape. SEEK and a positive number will appear on the

display.

3 REV (Reverse): Press this pushbutton to reverse the tape rapidly. Press this pushbutton again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while the tape reverses. The station frequency and REV will appear on the display. You may select stations during reverse operation by using TUNE and SEEK.

4 FWD (Forward): Press this pushbutton to advance the tape rapidly. Press this pushbutton again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while the tape advances. The station frequency and FWD will appear on the display. You may select stations during

forward operation by using TUNE and SEEK.

5 SIDE: Press this pushbutton to play the other side of the tape.

qSEEK r: The right arrow is the same as the NEXT pushbutton, and the left arrow is the same as the PREV pushbutton. If you hole either arrow or press it 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.

qSCAN r: To scan the tape, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of each selection on the current side of the tape. Press either SCAN arrow again, to stop scanning. Your 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 stop a tape when it is playing or to eject a tape when it is not playing. Eject may be activated with the radio off. Cassette tapes may be loaded with the radio off if this button is pressed first.

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Cassette Tape Messages

CHK TAPE (Check Tape): If this message appears on the display, the tape will not play because of 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, your 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 you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to the tapes and player. SeeCare

of Your Cassette Tape Player on page3-118.

If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem.

CD Adapter Kits

It is possible to use a portable CD player with your 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.

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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. 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 you turn off the ignition or radio with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on

the ignition or the radio, the CD will start playing, 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 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. You may experience 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.

Do not play 3 inch CDs without a standard adapter CD.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

1 PREV (Previous): Press this pushbutton to go to the current track if it has been playing for more than

eight seconds. TRACK and the track number will appear on the display. If you hold this pushbutton or press it 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 you hold this pushbutton or press it more than once, the player will continue moving forward through the CD.

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 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 it to play the passage. ET and the elapsed time of the track will appear on the display.

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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 it 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 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.

qSEEK r: 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 you

hold either arrow or press it more than once, the player will continue moving backward or forward through

the CD.

qSCAN r: To scan the CD, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of each track of the CD. Press either SCAN arrow again, to stop scanning.

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 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 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 stop a CD when it is playing or to eject a CD when it is not playing. 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.

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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 dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your 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.

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Radio with Six-DiscCD

Base Radio Shown, Bose® Similar

If your vehicle is equipped with the Bose® audio system, your vehicle will have six Bose® amplified speakers.

Radio Data System (RDS)

Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

With RDS, your radio can do the following:

Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

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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 you are tuned to an RDS station, the station name or the 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

(48 Contiguous US States)

XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information, including 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.

VOLUME: Turn the knob to increase or to decrease volume.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, your 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 as vehicle speed increases. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until AVOL OFF appears on the display.

RCL (Recall): Press this knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Pressing this knob with the ignition off will display the time.

For XM™ (48 contiguous US states, if equipped), press the RCL 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 RCL knob until you see the display you want, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display will now be the default.

Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped). The display will show your selection.

TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

sSEEK t: Press the right or the left arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal.

sSCAN t: Press and hold either SCAN arrow for two seconds until SC 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 SCAN arrow again to stop scanning.

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To scan preset stations, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than four seconds. PRESET SCAN will appear on the display and you will hear a double beep. The radio will go to a preset station stored on your pushbuttons, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next preset station. Press either SCAN arrow again to stop scanning presets.

The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal.

Setting Preset Stations

The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 30 stations

(six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped), 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 you press that numbered pushbutton, the station

you set will return and the equalization that you selected will be automatically stored for that pushbutton.

6.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

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Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)

AUDIO: Push the AUDIO knob until BASS or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. If a station is weak or noisy, you may

want to decrease the treble.

To adjust bass or treble to the middle position, select BASS or TREB and push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will produce one beep and adjust the display

level to zero.

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. 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. 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 you radio is equipped with the Bose audio system, your 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 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 hold 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 and the fade to the middle position, select balance or fade and 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. CENTERED will appear on the display and you will hear a beep.

Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station

(RDS and XM™)

To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

1.Press the P-TYPEbutton to activate program type select mode.P-TYPEand the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press either SEEK arrow to select the PTY and take you to the PTY’s first station.

4.If you want to go to another station within that PTY and the PTY is displayed, press either SEEK arrow once. If the PTY is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow twice to display the PTY and then to go to another station.

5.Press the P-TYPEbutton to exit program type select mode.

If PTY times out and is no longer on the display, go back to Step 1.

If both P-TYPEand TRAF are on, the radio will search for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements.

To use the PTY interrupt feature, press and hold the P-TYPEbutton until you hear a beep on the PTY you want to interrupt with. When selected, an asterisk will appear beside that PTY on the display. You

may select multiple interrupts if desired. When you are listening to a CD, the last selected RDS station will interrupt play if that selected program type format

is broadcast.

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SCAN: You can scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1.Press the P-TYPEbutton to activate program type select mode.P-TYPEand the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

2.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

3.Once the desired PTY is displayed, press and hold either SCAN arrow, and the radio will begin scanning the stations in the PTY.

4.Press either SCAN arrow to stop at a station.

If both PTY and TRAF are on, the radio will scan for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements.

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 stronger stations.

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)

The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite PTYs. These buttons have factory PTY presets. You can set up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2) by performing the following steps:

1.Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

2.Press the P-TYPEbutton to activate program type select mode.P-TYPEand the last selected PTY will appear on the display.

3.Turn the P-TYPEknob to select a PTY.

4.Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever you press that numbered pushbutton, the PTY you set will return.

5.Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

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 muted

or a CD is playing. If the CD player is playing, play will stop during the announcement. You will not be able

to turn off alert announcements.

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ALERT! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations.

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 whole message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message at your own speed, press

the INFO button repeatedly. A new group of words will appear on the display with each press. Once the complete message has been displayed, INFO will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The old message can be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view an old message until a new message is received or a different station

is tuned to.

TRAF (Traffic): If TRAF appears on the display, the tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements.

To receive the traffic announcement from the tuned station, press this button. Brackets will be displayed around TRAF and when a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it.

If the current tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio

will seek to a station that does. When the radio finds a station that broadcasts traffic announcements, the radio will stop and brackets will be displayed around TRAF. When a traffic announcement comes on

the tuned radio station you will hear it. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display.

If the brackets are on the display and TRAF is not, you can then press the TRAF button to remove the brackets or use the TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go to a station that supports traffic announcements. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display.

Your radio will play the traffic announcement even if the volume is low. Your 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.

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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 your 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

Your system is functioning correctly, but you are 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

Your radio 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 your

 

 

presets, you may need to choose another station for that

 

 

preset button.

No Info

Artist Name/Feature not

No artist information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. Your system is working properly.

No Info

Song/Program Title not

No song title information is available at this time on this

 

available

channel. Your 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. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

No Info

No Text/Informational

No text or informational messages are available at this

 

message available

time on this channel. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

Not Found

No channel available for

There are no channels available for the category you

 

the chosen category

selected. Your system is working properly.

 

 

 

XM Locked

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 you receive this

 

 

message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the

 

 

servicing facility.

Radio ID

Radio ID label

If you tune to channel 0, you will see this message

 

(channel 0)

alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label.

 

 

This label is needed to activate your service.

 

 

 

Unknown

Radio ID not known

If you receive this message when you tune to channel 0,

 

(should only be if

you may have a receiver fault. Consult with your 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 retail

 

 

location.

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Playing a CD

If you turn off the ignition or radio with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on

the ignition or the radio, the CD will start playing, where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

The CD player can play the smaller 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. You may experience 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.

Do not play 3 inch CDs without a standard adapter CD.

If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

LOAD CD Z: Press the LOAD side of this button to load CDs into the CD player. This CD player will

hold up to six CDs.

To insert one CD, do the following:

1.Turn the ignition on.

2.Press and release the LOAD side of the LOAD CD button.

3.Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green.

4.Load a CD. Insert the CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull the CD in.

When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. If you select an equalization setting for your CD, it will be activated each time you play a CD.

The CD will begin to play automatically.

As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display.

To insert multiple CDs, do the following:

1.Turn the ignition on.

2.Press and hold the LOAD side of the LOAD CD button for two seconds.

You will hear a beep and the light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash.

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3.Once the light stops flashing and turns green, load a CD. Insert the CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull the CD in.

Once the CD is loaded, the 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 you have finished loading CDs, the radio will begin to play the last CD loaded.

When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. If more than one CD has been loaded,

a number for each CD will appear on the display. If you select an equalization setting for your CD, it will be activated each time you play a CD.

As each new track starts to play, the track number 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 you want to play. 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 radio display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

LOAD CD Z(Eject): Press the CD eject side of this button to eject a single CD or multiple CDs. To eject the CD that is currently playing, press and release this button. To eject multiple CDs, press and hold this button for two seconds. You will hear a beep and the light will flash to let you know when a CD is being ejected.

REMOVE CD will appear on the display. You can now remove the CD. If the CD is not removed, after

25 seconds, the CD will be automatically pulled back into the receiver. If you try to push the CD back into the receiver, before the 25 second time period is complete, the receiver 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 receivers 25-secondeject timer will reset at each press of eject, which will cause the receiver to not eject

the CD until the 25-secondtime period has elapsed.

Once the player stops and the CD is ejected, remove the CD. After removing the CD, push the PWR knob off and then on again. This will clear the CD-sensingfeature and enable CDs to be loaded into the player again.

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{REV (Reverse): Press and hold this button to reverse quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release the pushbutton 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 pushbutton to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track will appear

on the display.

RPT (Repeat): With repeat, you can repeat one track or an entire CD. 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 the RDM button for more than two seconds. 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 desired equalization setting while playing a CD. The equalization will be automatically set whenever you play a CD. For more information on AUTO EQ, see “AUTO EQ” listed previously in

this section.

sSEEK t: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten seconds have passed. Press the right arrow to go to the next track. If you press either arrow more than once, the player will continue moving backward or forward through the CD.

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sSCAN t: To scan one CD, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of each track of the currently selected CD. 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 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 CD loaded. Press either SCAN arrow again, to stop scanning.

RCL (Recall): 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 hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display will now be the default.

BAND: Press this button to play the radio when a CD(s) is in the player.

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 in the display.

If S-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 SCAN right arrow to locate the track that you want to save. 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 a beep will be heard immediately. After two seconds of continuously pressing SONG LIST, two beeps will sound to confirm that 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.

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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 that they were saved.

You may seek through the song list by using the SEEK SCAN arrows. Seeking past the last saved track will return you 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 the SEEK SCAN arrows to select the desired track to be deleted.

4.Press and hold the SONG LIST button. When SONG LIST is pressed, a 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.

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. A 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 that 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, 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 smooth, the CD should play.

The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

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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 dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem.

Listening to a DVD

If your vehicle has 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 vehicles 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.

Navigation/Radio System

Navigation/Radio Display and Controls

Your vehicle may be equipped with an AM-FMnavigation radio system that includes digital sound processing (DSP), Radio Data System (RDS) with program type (PTY) selections that will seek out the kind of music you want to listen to and XM™ Satellite Radio Service capabilities (48 contiguous US states, if equipped). The radio system can also communicate with your navigation system to broadcast announcements on traffic, weather, and emergency alert communications. For information on how to use this system, see the “Navigation System” manual.

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Rear Seat Entertainment System

Your vehicle may have the optional Digital Versatile Disc (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.

Before You Drive

The RSE system is for rear seat passengers. The driver cannot safely view the video screen while driving and should not try to do so.

DVD Player

The DVD player is located in the overhead console. The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on the DVD player or by the buttons on the remote control. See “Remote Control” later in this section for more information.

The DVD player power may be turned on when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY, or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active.

The RSE system DVD player is only compatible with DVDs of the appropriate DVD region code for the country that the vehicle was sold in. The DVD region code is printed on the jacket of most DVDs.

Standard audio CDs (CD-RandCD-RWdiscs) can also be played in this DVD player.

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

(48 contiguous US states, if equipped), you will hear the audio for these sources, instead of the DVD or CD

that is currently playing through the RSE.

If an error message appears on the video screen, see “DVD Messages” later in this section.

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DVD Player Buttons

O(Power): Press this button to turn the RSE system on or off. The power indicator light will illuminate when the power is on.

X(Eject): Press this button to eject a DVD or a CD.

SRCE (Source): Press this button to toggle between the DVD player and an auxiliary source.

c(Stop): Press this button to stop playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding a DVD or CD. Press this button

twice to return to the beginning of the DVD.

k(Play/Pause): Press this button to start play of a DVD or CD. Press this button while a DVD or CD

is playing to pause it. Press this button again to continue the play of the DVD or CD.

y(Main DVD Menu): Press this button to access the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every

DVD. Use the up, down, left, and right arrow buttons to move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making a selection press the enter button. This button only operates when using a DVD.

z(Set-up Menu): Press this button to adjust the color, tint, brightness, contrast, and display mode (normal, full, or zoom). The dynamic range compression feature can be used to reduce loud audio and increase low audio produced by some DVDs.

n,q,p,o(Menu Navigation Arrows):Use the arrow buttons to navigate through a menu.

r(Enter): Press this button to select the choices that are highlighted in any menu.

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Playing a Disc

To play a disc, gently insert the disc with the label side up into the loading slot. The DVD player will continue loading the disc and the player will automatically start, if the vehicle ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY, or when RAP is active.

If a disc is already in the player, press the play/pause button on the face of the DVD player or on the remote control.

Some DVDs will not allow you to fast forward or skip the copyright information or previews. Some DVDs will begin playing after the previews have finished. If the DVD does not begin to play the main title, refer to the on-screeninstructions, as the DVD may be displaying its main title menu.

Stopping and Resuming Playback

To stop a disc, press and release the stop button on the DVD player or the remote control. To resume playback, press the play/pause button on the DVD player or

the remote control. As long as the disc has not been ejected and the stop button has not been pressed twice, the movie should resume play from where it was last stopped. If the disc has been ejected, or if the stop button has been pressed twice, the disc will resume play at the beginning of the DVD or CD.

Ejecting a Disc

Press the eject button on the DVD player to eject the disc.

If a disc is ejected from the player, but is not removed, the DVD player will reload the disc after a short period of time. The disc will then be stored in the DVD player. The DVD player will not resume play of this disc automatically.

There is not an eject button on the remote control.

DVD Messages

The following errors may be displayed on the video screen:

Disc Format Error: This message will be displayed if a disc is inserted upside down, not readable, or the format is not compatible with the DVD player.

Load/Eject Error: This message will be displayed if the disc is not properly loaded or ejected.

Disc Play Error: This message will be displayed if the DVD player cannot play the disc. Scratched or damaged discs will cause this error.

Region Code Error: This message will be displayed if the region code of the DVD is not compatible with

the region code of the DVD player.

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No Disc: This message will be displayed if any of the buttons on the DVD faceplate or remote control are pressed and no disc is present in the DVD player.

Parental Control Button: 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.

Video Screen

The video screen is located in the overhead console. To use the video screen, push forward on the release latch and the screen will fold down. Adjust the screen’s position as desired. When the video screen is not in use, push it up into its latched position.

The DVD player and display will continue to operate when the screen is in either the up or the down position. The video screen contains the infrared transmitters for the wireless headphones and the infrared receiver

for the remote control. If the screen is in the closed position, the infrared signals will not be available for the operation of the headphones or the remote control.

Notice: Directly touching the video screen may damage it. Do not touch the screen. See

Cleaning the Video Screen on page3-119for more information.

Remote Control

To use the remote control, aim it at the infrared window below the video screen and press the desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light may affect the ability of the entertainment system to receive signals from the remote control. If the remote control does not seem to be working, the batteries may need to be replaced.

See “Battery Replacement” later in this section.

Objects blocking the line of sight may also affect the function of the remote control.

Notice: Do not store the remote control in heat or direct sunlight. This could damage the remote control and it would not be covered by your vehicles warranty. Keep the remote control stored in a

cool, dry place.

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Remote Control Buttons

O(Power): Press this button to turn the DVD player on or off.

v(Title): Press this button to return the DVD to the main menu of the DVD.

n,q,p,o(Menu Navigation Arrows):Use the arrow buttons to navigate through a menu.

z(Set-up Menu): Press this button to adjust the color, tint, brightness, contrast, and display mode (normal, full, or zoom). The dynamic range compression feature can be used to reduce loud audio and increase low audio produced by some DVDs.

e(Audio): Press this button to display a menu that will only appear when a DVD is being played. The format and content of this function is dependent on the disc.

r(Fast Reverse): Press this button to fast reverse the DVD or CD. To stop fast reversing, press this button again. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

SRCE (Source): Press this button to toggle between the DVD player and an auxiliary source.

c(Stop): Press this button to stop playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding a DVD or CD. Press this button

twice to return to the beginning of the DVD.

t(Previous Track/Chapter): Press this button to return to the start of the current track or chapter. Press this button again to return to the previous track or chapter. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

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1 through 0 (Numeric Keypad): The remote control numeric keypad provides you with the capability of direct chapter, title, and track number selection.

\: Press this button, within 3 seconds after inputting a numeric selection to clear all numeric inputs. Press this button before inputting the number.

}10: Press the button, to select chapter, title, and track numbers greater than 9. Press this button before inputting the number.

P(Illumination): Press this button to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight will time out after about 7 to 10 seconds if no other button is pressed while the backlight is on.

y(Main DVD Menu): Press this button to access the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every

DVD. Use the up, down, left, and right arrow buttons to move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making a selection press the enter button. This button only operates when using a DVD.

r(Enter): Press this button to select the choices that are highlighted in any menu.

q(Return): Press this button to exit the current active menu and return to the previous menu. This button will operate only when a DVD is being played and a menu is active.

|(Camera Angle): This button changes camera angles on DVDs that have this feature when a DVD is playing. The format and content of this function is dependent on the disc.

{(Subtitle): This button turns on subtitles and moves through subtitle options when a DVD is playing. The format and content of this function is dependent on the disc.

[(Fast Forward): Press this button to fast forward the DVD or CD. To stop fast forwarding, press this button again. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

s(Play/Pause): Press this button to start play of a DVD or CD. Press this button while a DVD or CD is playing to pause it. Press this button again to continue the play of the DVD or CD.

Slow Play: When the DVD is playing, press the pause button then press the fast forward button. The DVD

will continue playing in a slow play mode. To cancel slow play mode, press the play/pause button.

u(Next Track/Chapter): Press this button to advance to the beginning of the next track or chapter. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

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Battery Replacement

To change the batteries, do the following:

1.Remove the battery compartment door located on the bottom of the remote control.

2.Replace the two AA batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed correctly, using the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment.

3.Close the battery door securely.

Notice: Do not store the remote control in heat or direct sunlight. This could damage the remote control and it would not be covered by your vehicles warranty. Keep the remote control stored in a

cool, dry place.

If the remote control is to be stored for a long period of time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool, dry place.

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 headphones will automatically turn off if they lose the infrared signal from the system after approximately four minutes in order to preserve their battery power.

The signal may be lost if the system is turned off or if the headphones are out of range of the infrared signal transmitters that are located below the video display screen.

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

(48 contiguous US states, if equipped), you will hear the audio for these sources, instead of the DVD or CD

that is currently playing through the RSE.

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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.

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.

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 you to connect audio and

video from an auxiliary device such as a camcorder or a video game unit to your RSE system. Standard RCA cables 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 stereo audio. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for proper connection of your auxiliary device.

To use the auxiliary inputs on the RSE system, connect an external auxiliary device to the color-codedRCA jacks and turn both the auxiliary device and the

RSE system power on. If the RSE system had been previously in the DVD player mode, pressing the SRCE button on the faceplate or the remote control will toggle the RSE system between the auxiliary device and the DVD player.

How to Change the Video Format when in the Auxiliary Mode

The auxiliary input video format is preset to NTSC. In some countries, the video format may be in PAL system. To change the video format, perform the following:

1.Press the display menu button.

2.Press the down arrow button to highlight the Video Format option.

3.Press the enter button to select Video Format.

4.Press the right or left arrow button to select the desired video format.

5.Press the enter button to accept the change.

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Audio Output

Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs may be heard through the following possible sources:

Wireless Headphones

Vehicle Speakers

Vehicle wired headphone jacks on the Rear Seat Audio system (if equipped)

The RSE system will always transmit the audio signal by infrared to the wireless headphones, if there is audio available. See “Headphones” previously for more information.

The RSE system is capable of outputting audio to the vehicle speakers by using the radio. The RSE system may be selected as an audio source on the radio if the RSE system power is on. Once the RSE system is selected as an audio source on the radio you may adjust the speaker volume on the radio. If the RSE system power is not on, the RSE system will not be an available source on the radio. Refer to the radio information for the radio that your vehicle has for more information.

The RSE system is capable of outputting audio to the wired headphone jacks on the rear seat audio system (if equipped). The RSE system may be selected as an audio source on the rear seat audio system if

the RSE system power is on. Refer to Rear Seat Audio (RSA) on page 3-114 for more information.

Problem

Recommended Action

No power.

The ignition might not be

 

in on or accessory.

 

Check to make sure the

 

parental control button

 

has not been activated.

 

(The power indicator light

 

will flash if parental

 

control is active.)

Disc will not play.

The system might be off.

 

Check to make sure the

 

parental control button

 

has not been activated.

 

(The power indicator light

 

will flash if parental

 

control is active.)

 

The system might be in

 

auxiliary mode.

 

The disc is upside down

 

or is not compatible.

The picture does not fill

Check the display

the screen. There are

mode settings in the

black borders on the top

display menu.

and bottom or on

 

both sides or it looks

 

stretched out.

 

The disc was ejected, but

The disc is being stored in

it was pulled back into the

the DVD player. Press the

DVD player.

eject button again to eject

 

the disc.

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Problem

Recommended Action

In auxiliary mode, the

Check the auxiliary input

picture moves or scrolls.

connections at both

 

devices.

 

Change the Video Format

 

to PAL or NTSC.

The language in the audio

Check the audio or

or on the screen is wrong.

language selection in the

 

main DVD menu.

The remote control does

Check to make sure there

not work.

is no obstruction between

 

the remote control and the

 

infrared window located

 

below the video screen.

 

Check the batteries to

 

make sure they are not

 

dead or installed

 

incorrectly.

 

Check to make sure the

 

parental control button

 

has not been activated.

 

(The power indicator light

 

will flash if parental

 

control is active.)

Problem

Recommended Action

After stopping the player, I

If the stop button was

push Play but sometimes

pressed one time, the

the DVD starts where I

DVD player will resume

left off and sometimes at

playing where the DVD

the beginning.

was stopped. If the stop

 

button was pressed two

 

times the DVD player will

 

begin to play from the

 

beginning of the DVD.

The auxiliary source is

Check that the DVD

running but there is no

player is in the auxiliary

picture or sound.

source mode.

 

Check the auxiliary input

 

connections at both

 

devices.

My disc is stuck in the

Turn the DVD power off,

player. The Load/Eject

then on and press the

button does not work.

Load/Eject button on the

 

DVD player.

 

Do not attempt to forcibly

 

remove the disc from the

 

DVD player. This could

 

permanently damage the

 

disc and DVD player.

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Problem

Recommended Action

Sometimes the wireless

Check for obstructions,

headphone audio cuts out

low batteries, reception

or buzzes.

range, and interference

 

from cellular telephone

 

towers or by using your

 

cellular telephone in the

 

vehicle.

 

Check that the

 

headphones are facing

 

the front of the vehicle.

I lost the remote and/or

See your dealer for

the headphones.

assistance.

The DVD is playing, but

Check that the DVD

there is no picture or

player is in DVD mode.

sound.

 

The audio/video skips or

The DVD or CD could be

jumps.

dirty, scratched, or

 

damaged.

What is the best way to

Wipe the video screen

clean the video screen?

with a damp, soft cloth.

The audio from the radio

The RSE is working

for the Radio with

correctly.

Six-DiscCD and XM™

Use the wireless

has taken over the audio

headphones or have the

from the DVD or CD when

front seat passengers

using the wired

listen to another audio

headphones.

source.

Rear Seat Audio (RSA)

This feature allows rear seat passengers to listen to any of the music sources: radio, cassette tapes, CDs, or DVDs. The rear seat passengers can only control the music sources that the front seat passengers are not listening to. For example, rear seat passengers may listen to a cassette tape or CD through headphones while the driver listens to the radio through the front speakers. The rear seat passengers have control of the volume for each set of headphones. The front seat audio controls always override the rear seat audio controls.

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P(Power): Press this button to turn the rear seat audio system on or off. The rear speakers will be muted when the power is turned on unless you have a

Bose® equipped vehicle. You may operate the rear seat audio functions even when the primary radio power is off.

u(Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease volume. The left volume knob controls the left headphone and the right volume knob controls the right headphone.

SRCE (Source): Press this button to select an audio source: radio, cassette tape, CD, or DVD. The inactive tape, CD, or DVD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening.

SEEK: Press this button to go to the next station and stay there. The display will show your selection.

To scan preset stations, press and hold the SEEK button. The radio will go to a preset station, play for a few seconds, then go the next preset station. The display will show your selections. The SEEK button is inactive if the front radio is in use.

While listening to a cassette tape, press the SEEK button to hear the next selection on the tape. Press and hold the SEEK button to go to the other side of the tape. The SEEK button is inactive if the tape mode on the front radio is in use.

While listening to a CD, press the SEEK button to hear the next track on the CD. The SEEK button is inactive if the CD mode on the front radio is in use.

If your vehicle has the Radio with Six-DiscCD and there is more than one CD loaded, press and hold the SEEK button for 2 seconds to take you to the next CD.

Radio Personalization

If your vehicle has this feature, it allows the driver to return to the last used audio source (radio, cassette or CD) using the remote keyless entry transmitter. This feature can also store and recall AM and FM presets, volume, tone and the last selected radio station.

The number on the back of each transmitter (1 or 2) corresponds to driver 1 or 2. If transmitter 1 is used to enter the vehicle, the last used audio source and/or settings set by driver 1 will be recalled. If transmitter 2 is used to enter the vehicle, the last used audio source and/or settings set by driver 2 will be recalled.

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Theft-DeterrentFeature

(RDS Radios)

THEFTLOCK® is designed to discourage theft of your radio. The feature works automatically by learning

a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCKED will appear on the display.

When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK® is armed.

With THEFTLOCK® activated, your radio will not operate if stolen.

Audio Steering Wheel Controls

You can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel.

g(OnStar/Voice Recognition):You can press this button to interact with the OnStar® system. See the OnStar® manual provided with your vehicle for more information.

PROG (Program): Press this button to play a station you have stored on the radio preset pushbuttons.

If a cassette tape is playing, press this button to play the other side of the tape.

If a CD is playing, press this button to go to the next available CD.

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QSOURCE R: Press this button to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped), or a cassette tape or CD. Available

loaded sources are shown on the display as a tape or a CD symbol.

QSEEK R: Press the up or the down arrow to go to the next or to the previous radio station and stay there.

If a cassette tape or CD is playing, press the up or the down arrow to fast forward or reverse.

QVOL R(Volume): Press the up or the down arrow to increase or to decrease volume.

DVD Distortion

You may experience audio distortion in the

IR headphones when operating cellular phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)*, two-wayradios, mobile fax, or walkie talkies.

It may be necessary to turn off the DVD player when operating one of these devices in or near the vehicle.

* Excludes the OnStar® System.

Understanding Radio Reception

AM

The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range, however, can cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines.

Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise.

FM Stereo

FM stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km).

Tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go.

XM™ Satellite Radio Service

(48 Contiguous US States)

XM™ Satellite Radio gives you digital radio reception from coast to coast. Just as with FM, tall buildings

or hills can interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the sound to come and go. Your radio may display

NO SIGNAL to indicate interference.

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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player

A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes, or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight, and extreme heat. If they are not, they may not operate properly or may cause failure of the tape player.

Your tape player should be cleaned regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLEAN to indicate that you have used your tape player for 50 hours without resetting the tape clean timer. If this message appears on the display, your cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to your tapes and player. If you notice a reduction in sound quality, try a known good cassette to see if the tape or the tape player is at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the tape player.

For best results, use a scrubbing action, non-abrasivecleaning cassette with pads which scrub the tape head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn. The recommended cleaning cassette is available through your dealer.

The broken tape detection feature of your cassette tape player may identify the cleaning cassette as a

damaged tape, in error. To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps:

1.Turn the ignition on.

2.Turn the radio off.

3.Press and hold the TAPE CD button for five seconds. READY will appear on the display and a cassette symbol will flash for five seconds.

4.Insert the scrubbing action cleaning cassette.

5.Eject the cleaning cassette after the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning time.

After the cleaning cassette is ejected, the broken tape detection feature will be active again.

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You may also choose a non-scrubbingaction,wet-typecleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject on its own. Anon-scrubbingaction cleaner may not clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The use of anon-scrubbingaction,dry-typecleaning cassette is not recommended.

After you clean the player, press and hold the EJT button for five seconds to reset the CLEAN indicator. The radio will display CLEANED to show the indicator was reset.

Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced.

Care of Your CDs and DVDs

Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. If the surface of a disc is soiled, dampen

a clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge.

Be sure never to touch the side without writing when handling discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges or the edge of the hole and the outer edge.

Care of Your CD and DVD Player

The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD optics

with lubricants internal to the CD mechanism.

Cleaning the Video Screen

Pour some isopropyl or rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth and gently wipe the video screen. Do not spray

directly onto the screen and do not press too hard or too long on the video screen.

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Fixed Mast Antenna

The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged. If the mast should ever become slightly bent, you can straighten it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, you should replace it.

Check occasionally to be sure the mast is still tightened to the fender. If tightening is required, tighten by

hand, then with a wrench one quarter turn.

XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna

System (48 Contiguous US States)

Your XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of your vehicle. Keep this antenna clear of snow and ice build up for clear radio reception.

The performance of your XM™ system may be affected if your sunroof is open.

Loading items onto the roof of your vehicle can interfere with the performance of your XM™ system. Make

sure that the XM™ satellite antenna is not obstructed.

Chime Level Adjustment

The volume level of the vehicle’s chimes can be controlled by the radio. To change the volume level, press and hold pushbutton 6 with the ignition on and the radio power off. The chime volume level will change from the normal level to loud, and LOUD will appear on the display. To change back to the default or normal setting, press and hold pushbutton 6 again. The chime level will change from the loud level to normal, and NORMAL will appear on the display.

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Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle

Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle

..........4-2

Defensive Driving ...........................................

4-2

Drunken Driving .............................................

4-2

Control of a Vehicle ........................................

4-5

Braking .........................................................

4-6

Traction Assist System (TAS) ...........................

4-8

Locking Rear Axle ........................................

4-10

Steering ......................................................

4-10

Off-Road Recovery .......................................

4-12

Passing .......................................................

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Loss of Control .............................................

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Off-Road Driving with Your

 

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

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Driving at Night ............................................

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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads ..................

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City Driving ..................................................

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Freeway Driving ...........................................

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Before Leaving on a Long Trip .......................

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Highway Hypnosis ........................................

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Hill and Mountain Roads ................................

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Winter Driving ..............................................

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If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow ........

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

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Towing Your Vehicle .....................................

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Recreational Vehicle Towing ...........................

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Loading Your Vehicle ....................................

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Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment .......

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Towing a Trailer ...........................................

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Your Driving, the Road, and

Your Vehicle

Defensive Driving

The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively.

Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 1-8.

Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything.” On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means “always expect the unexpected.”

Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes.

Rear-endcollisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough following distance. It is the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when

the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly.

Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task — such as concentrating on a cellular telephone call, reading, or reaching for something on the floor — makes

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proper defensive driving more difficult and can even cause a collision, with resulting injury. Ask a passenger to help do things like this, or pull off the road in a safe place to do them yourself. These simple defensive driving techniques could save your life.

Drunken Driving

Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a national tragedy. It is the number one contributor

to the highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims every year.

Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle:

Judgment

Muscular Coordination

Vision

Attentiveness.

Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-relateddeaths involve alcohol. In most cases, these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years, more than 16,000 annual motorvehicle-relateddeaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 people injured.

Many adults — by some estimates, nearly half the adult population — choose never to drink alcohol, so they never drive after drinking. For persons under 21,

it is against the law in every U.S. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical, psychological and developmental reasons for these laws.

The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people do? How much is “too much” if someone plans to drive? It is a lot less

than many might think. Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem.

The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends upon four things:

The amount of alcohol consumed

The drinker’s body weight

The amount of food that is consumed before and during drinking

The length of time it has taken the drinker to consume the alcohol.

According to the American Medical Association, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC

of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the

same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had 1-1/2ounces (45 ml) of liquors like whiskey, gin or vodka.

It is the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level.

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There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water

than men. Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight will when each has the same number of drinks.

The law in an increasing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at 0.08 percent. In some other countries, the limit is even lower. For example, it is 0.05 percent in both France and Germany. The BAC limit for all commercial drivers in the United States is 0.04 percent.

The BAC will be over 0.10 percent after three to six drinks (in one hour). Of course, as we have seen,

it depends on how much alcohol is in the drinks, and how quickly the person drinks them.

But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching

0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent.

Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of 0.05 percent or above. A driver with a BAC level of

0.06 percent has doubled his or her chance of having a collision. At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chance

of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater!

The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. “I will be careful” is not the right answer. What if there is an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the collision.

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There is something else about drinking and driving that many people do not know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person’s system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord or heart. This means that when anyone who has been drinking — driver or passenger — is in a crash, that person’s chance of being killed or permanently disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking.

{CAUTION:

Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness and judgment can be affected by even a

small amount of alcohol. You can have a serious — or even fatal — collision if you drive after drinking. Please do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you are with a group, designate a driver who will not drink.

Control of a Vehicle

You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road.

Sometimes, as when you are driving on snow or ice, it is easy to ask more of those control systems than

the tires and road can provide. That means you can lose control of your vehicle.

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Braking

Braking action involves perception time andreaction time.

First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That is perception time. Then you have to bring up your foot and do it. That isreaction time.

Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second. But that is only an average. It might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph

(100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m). That could be a lot of distance in an emergency, so keeping enough space between your vehicle and others is important.

And, of course, actual stopping distances vary greatly with the surface of the road (whether it is pavement or gravel); the condition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of

the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied.

Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts — heavy acceleration followed by heavy

braking — rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking. If you keep pace with the traffic

and allow realistic following distances, you will eliminate a lot of unnecessary braking. That means better braking and longer brake life.

If your engine ever stops while you are driving, brake normally but do not pump your brakes. If you do,

the pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist.

But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push.

Anti-lockBrake System

Your vehicle has anti-lockbrakes. ABS is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid.

When you start your engine and begin to drive away, your anti-lockbrake system will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on. This is normal.

If there is a problem with the anti-lockbrake system, this warning light will

stay on. See Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light on page 3-39.

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Along with ABS, your vehicle has a Dynamic Rear Proportioning (DRP) system. If there is a DRP problem, both the brake and ABS warning lights will come on accompanied by a 10-secondchime. The lights and chime will come on each time the ignition is turned on until the problem is repaired. See your dealer for service.

Let us say the road is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here is what happens with ABS:

A computer senses that wheels are slowing down.

If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel

and at both rear wheels.

The anti-locksystem can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard.

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As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.

Remember: Anti-lockdoes not change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to

the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always leave enough room up ahead to stop, even though you have anti-lockbrakes.

Using Anti-Lock

Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let anti-lockwork for you. You may feel the brakes vibrate, or you may notice some noise,

but this is normal.

Braking in Emergencies

With anti-lock,you can steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help you more than even the very best braking.

Traction Assist System (TAS)

Your two-wheeldrive vehicle may have a Traction Assist System (TAS) that limits wheel spin. This

is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it senses that one or both of the rear wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine

power to limit wheel spin.

The low traction symbol next to the button will come on when the TAS is limiting wheel spin. You may feel or hear the system working, but this is normal.

The Traction Assist System may operate on dry roads under some conditions. When this happens, you

may notice a reduction in acceleration. This is normal and doesn’t mean there’s a problem with your vehicle. Examples of these conditions include a hard acceleration in a turn, an abrupt upshift or downshift of the transmission or driving on rough roads.

If your vehicle is in cruise control when the TAS begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may re-engagethe cruise control. See “Cruise Control” underTurn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7.When the traction control off symbol on the button is on, the TAS is off and will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.

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