Jeep WRANGLER TJ 2005, 2005 Wrangler User Manual

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . .

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Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . . . . . . . . . . .

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INTRODUCTION

Thank you for selecting a Jeep Wrangler and welcome to our worldwide family.

This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive enclosed vehicles were not intended. It handles and maneuvers differently from many passenger cars both on-road and off-road, so take time to become familiar with your vehicle.

Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Owner’s Manual. Be sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls, particularly those used for braking, steering, transmission, and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle handles on different road surfaces. Your driving skills will improve with experience. When driving off-road or working the vehicle, don’t overload it or expect it to

overcome the laws of nature. Always observe federal, state, provincial and local laws wherever you drive.

As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read “On-Road/Off-Road Driving Tips” in this manual.

Roll Over Warning

Utility vehicles have a significantly higher roll over rate than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher ground clearance, higher center of gravity, and narrower track than many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an unsafe manner, all vehicles can be caused to go out of control. Because of the higher center of gravity and the narrower track, if this vehicle is out of control it may roll over when some other vehicles may not.

Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in an accident, roll over of the vehicle and serious injury or death. Because of its open-body construction, your vehicle offers less protection than closed vehicles in the event of an accident.

Roll Over Warning Label

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Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided

is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S. 1 government notes that the universal use of existing seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more each year, and could reduce disabling injuries by 2 million annually. In a roll over crash, an unbelted person

is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seal belt. Always buckle up.

Although your vehicle may be equipped with a soft top or optional hard top to give the occupants protection from the weather, these tops do not offer structural protection in the event of an accident and do not change the open-body characteristic of the vehicle. Even though your vehicle has a sport bar and side bars for some extra protection, it is a truly open vehicle-there is no structural integrated top and it has low sides and a folding windshield. Many of these vehicles do not have fully enclosed hard doors.

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Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds or while intoxicated may result in loss of control, collision with other vehicles or objects, going off the road, or overturning, any of which may lead to serious injury or death. Also, failure to use standard seat belts subjects the driver and passengers to a greater risk of being thrown out of an open-body vehicle than out of a closed vehicle in an accident which can result in injury or death.

This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and various customer oriented documents. You are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.

NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the vehicle when sold so that the new owner will be aware of all safety warnings.

When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar parts, and is interested in your satisfaction.

WARNING!

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

Consult the table of contents to determine which section 1 contains the information you desire.

The detailed index, at the rear of the manual, contains a complete listing of all subjects.

WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.

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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on a stamped plate located on the left front corner of the instrument panel pad, visible from outside of vehicle through windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient record of your vehicle identification number and optional equipment.

Vehicle Identification Number

NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.

VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS

WARNING!

Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

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CONTENTS

A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sentry Key Immobilizer System — If Equipped

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Important Note About Service . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Illuminated Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .

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Steering Wheel Lock — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .

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To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . . . . . . .

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To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . .

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Doors And Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .

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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental

 

Restraint Systems (SRS) — Airbags . . . . . . . . . .

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Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .

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Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The

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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS

The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic bag with the key code number on it. If you received your keys without the bag, ask your dealer to give you the number. The key code can also be obtained by the dealer from your vehicle invoice.

Ignition Key

Insert the key fully, then turn the switch to one of the four illustrated positions. The key can be inserted or withdrawn only in the LOCK position.

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Ignition Key Positions

To remove the ignition key on models with an automatic transmission, place the gearshift lever in P (Park), turn the ignition key to LOCK, and remove the key.

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To remove the ignition key on models with a manual transmission, depress and hold the key release button, turn the ignition key to LOCK, and remove the key.

Ignition Key Removal

Key-In-Ignition Reminder

Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition, sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key.

CAUTION!

Always remove the key from the ignition, and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System (SKIS) prevents unauthorized operation of the vehicle by disabling the engine. The system will shut the engine down after 2 seconds of running if an invalid key is used to start the vehicle. This system utilizes ignition keys which have an electronic chip (transponder) embedded into them. Only

keys that have been programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle for longer than the 2 second validation time period.

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System does not need to be armed or activated. Operation of the system is automatic regardless of whether or not the vehicle is locked or unlocked. During normal operation, the SKIS indicator light will come on for 3 seconds immediately after the ignition switch is turned on for a bulb check. Afterwards, if the bulb remains on, this indicates a malfunction in the electronics. If the bulb begins to flash immediately after the ignition switch is turned on, this indicates that an invalid key is being used to start the vehicle. Both of these conditions will result in the engine being shut down after 2 seconds of running. Keep in mind that a key which has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the ignition for that vehicle.

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If the SKIS indicator light comes on during normal

 

vehicle operation (it has been running for longer than 10

 

seconds) a fault has been detected in the electronics and

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the vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible.

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The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible with remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection.

Mobil Speedpass™, additional Sentry Keys, or any other transponder equipped components on the same keychain will not cause a key-related (Transponder) fault unless the additional part is physically held against the ignition key being used when starting the vehicle. Also, cell phones, pagers, or other RF electronics will not cause interference with this system.

All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics.

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Important Note About Service

A four digit PIN number is needed to service the Sentry Key Immobilizer System. This number can be obtained from your authorized dealer. However, this number can also be found on your customer invoice that you were given upon receipt of your vehicle.

Replacement Keys

NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once a Sentry Key has been programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.

At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided with a four digit PIN number. This number is required for dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure

consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one which has never been programmed.

NOTE: When having the Sentry Key System serviced, bring all vehicle keys to the dealer.

Customer Key Programming

You can program new keys to the system if you have two valid keys by doing the following:

1.Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank(s) to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.

2.Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON for at least 3 seconds but no longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the first key.

3.Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds, a chime

will sound and the SKIS indicator light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the second key.

4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. The SKIS indicator light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off.

The new Sentry Key has been programmed. Repeat this process to program up to a total of 8 keys.

General Information

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System complies with FCC rules part 15 and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference.

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2. This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undes-

ired operation.

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ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED

The interior lights will come on when you open any door.

The lights will remain on after all of the doors are closed, and then fade to off or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition switch is turned on.

STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED

Your vehicle may be equipped with a passive steering wheel lock (manual transmission only). This lock prevents steering the vehicle without the ignition key. If the steering wheel is moved a half turn in either direction and the key is not in the ignition, the steering wheel will lock.

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To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel

With the engine running, rotate the steering wheel 1/2 revolution from straight ahead position, turn off the engine and remove the key. Rotate the steering wheel slightly in both directions until the lock engages.

To Release the Steering Wheel Lock

Insert the key in the ignition and turn the wheel slightly to the right or left to disengage the lock.

NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.

DOORS AND LOCKS

NOTE: The ignition key that is used to start the vehicle is used to lock or unlock the doors, tailgate, and console storage.

To unlock doors and tailgate insert the key and turn. Once unlocked, the tailgate can be opened or closed without using the key.

To open the tailgate, lift the latch release and swing open the tailgate.

Door Locks

Doors on both hard-top and soft-top models are equipped with a rocker-type interior door lock. To lock a door when leaving your vehicle, press to the “Lock” position and close the door.

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WARNING!

For personal security reasons and safety in an accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive as 2 well as when you park and leave the vehicle.

When leaving the vehicle always remove the key from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.

Door Lock Knob

OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS

Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, and front airbags for both the driver and front passenger. If

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you will be carrying children too small for adult-size belts, your seat belts can also be used to hold infant and child restraint systems.

Please pay close attention to the information in this section. It tells you how to use your restraint system properly to keep you and your passengers as safe as possible.

WARNING!

In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer injuries, including fatalities, if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are buckled up properly.

Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen far away from home or on your own street.

Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and that they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times to reduce or prevent injuries.

Lap/Shoulder Belts

The outboard front and rear seats of your vehicle are equipped with lap/shoulder belts.

The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under

normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of your striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.

WARNING!

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 seat belts.

Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat using a seat belt properly.

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WARNING!

Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat belts are designed to go around the large bones of 2 your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and take the forces of a collision the best. Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make your injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.

Two people should never be belted into a single seat belt. People belted together can crash into one another in an accident, hurting one another badly. Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more than one person, no matter what their size.

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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions

1.Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat.

2.The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.

Latch Plate

3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”

WARNING!

A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.

A belt that is loose will not protect you as well. In a sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly.

A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that the strongest bones will take the force in a collision.

A shoulder belt placed behind will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.

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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt 2 reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.

Latch Plate To Buckle

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WARNING!

A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.

A twisted belt cannot do its job as well. In a collision it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight. If you cannot straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it to your dealer and have it fixed.

5.Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.

6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.

Removing Slack From Belt

WARNING!

A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).

Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage

In the front seats, the shoulder belt anchorage can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push in on the anchorage near your outside shoulder and slide it up or down to reach the position that serves you best.

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Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt

As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that it is locked in position.

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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women

We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is the best way to keep the baby safe.

Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible. Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take the force if there is a collision.

Seat Belt Extender

If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest position, your dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This extender should be used only if the existing belt is not long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.

WARNING!

Using a seat belt extender when not needed can increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and stow the seat belt extender when not needed.

Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental

Restraint Systems (SRS) — Airbags

Front Airbag Components

This vehicle has front airbags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger’s front airbag is

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mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.

NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal 2 regulations that allow less forceful deployment.

NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.

WARNING!

Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be injured because the airbags are not there to protect you. These protective covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.

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Airbags inflate in moderate to high speed impacts. Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger.

The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types of collisions. The front airbags deploy in moderate to severe frontal collisions. But even in collisions where the airbags work, you need the seat belts to keep you in the right position for the airbags to protect you properly.

Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the risk of harm from a deploying airbag.

1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat.

Infants in rear-facing child restraints (designed for children up to 20 lbs (9 kg) and at least one year old) should

NEVER ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag, unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to infants in this position.

Children that are not big enough to properly wear the vehicle seat belt (Refer to “Child Restraint” in this section.) should be secured in the rear seat, in a child restraint or belt-positioning booster seat. Older children who do not use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.

If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child restraint. Refer to “Child Restraint” in this section.

You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.

2.All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts properly.

3.The driver and front passenger seats should be moved back as far as practical to allow the front airbags room to inflate.

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WARNING!

Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work 2 with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions the airbags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have airbags.

Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during airbag deployment could cause serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.

Airbag System Components

The airbag system consists of the following:

Airbag Control Module (ACM)

Airbag Warning Light

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Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Steering Wheel And Column

Instrument Panel

Crash Sensor

Interconnecting Wiring

Knee Impact Bolsters

How The Airbag System Works

The Airbag Control Module (ACM) determines if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the airbags to inflate.

The ACM will not detect side, roll over, or rear impacts.

The ACM also monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START or ON position. These include all of the items listed above except the knee bolster, the instrument panel, and the steering wheel and column. If the ignition key is in the OFF or ACC position, or not in the ignition, the airbags are not on and will not inflate.

Also, the ACM turns on the “Airbag Warning Light” in the instrument panel for 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition is first turned on, then turns the light off. If it detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the light either momentarily or continuously. If the ACM detects a malfunction, the “Airbag Warning Light” will illuminate for a minimum of 12 seconds and will remain illuminated as long as the malfunction exists.

WARNING!

Ignoring the “Airbag Warning Light” in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, have the airbag system checked right away.

The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering wheel and in the instrument panel. When the ACM detects a collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the airbags. The airbag covers separate and fold out of the way as the bags inflate to full size. The bags fully inflate in about 50 milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The airbags then quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and

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front passenger. The driver’s front airbag gas is vented through the airbag material towards the instrument panel. The passenger’s front airbag gas is vented through vent holes in the sides of the airbag. In this 2 way the airbags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.

The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees and position the driver and front passenger’s for the best interaction with the front airbag.

If A Deployment Occurs

The airbag system is designed to deploy when the impact sensors detect a moderate-to-severe frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front passenger, and then to immediately deflate.

NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to need airbag protection will not activate the system. This does not mean something is wrong with the airbag system.

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If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any or all of the following may occur:

The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold.

The abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals. They are not permanent and normally heal quickly. However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor immediately.

As the airbags deflate you may see some smoke-like particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation,

rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation continues, see your doctor.

If these particles settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.

It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.

WARNING!

Deployed airbags cannot protect you in another collision. Have the airbags replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.

Maintaining Your Airbag System

WARNING!

Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you need it. You could be injured because the airbags are not there to protect you. Do not modify the components or wiring, including adding any kind of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or frame.

You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee bolster.

It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who works on your vehicle that it has airbags.

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Airbag Warning Light

You will want to have the airbags ready to inflate for your protection in an collision. While the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following 2 occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system immediately.

The “Airbag Warning Light” does not come on or flickers during the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first turned on.

The “Airbag Warning Light” remains on or flickers after the 6 to 8 second interval.

The “Airbag Warning Light” flickers or comes on and remains on while driving.

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Child Restraint

Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the time-babies and children, too. Every state in the United States and all Canadian provinces require that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.

Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats rather than in the front.

WARNING!

In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on your lap can become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are. The child and others could be badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.

Infants and Small Children

There are different sizes and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child seat owner’s manual to ensure that you have the right seat for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your child.

The rearward-facing infant carrier is for babies weighing up to about 20 lbs (9 kg), and one year old or more. The infant restraint must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to infants in this position. The infant carrier is held in the vehicle by the lap belt, lap/shoulder belt, or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system.

Children under one year of age should continue to ride in a rear-facing infant seat, even if they weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg). A “convertible” child seat, one that is designed to be used either rearward-facing or forward-facing, should be used for children who are too heavy for the infant carrier, but who are too young to face forward in the vehicle.

The forward-facing child seat is for children from about 20–40 lbs (9–18 kg), and more than one year old.

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The child seat is held in the vehicle by the lap belt, lap/shoulder belt, or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system.

The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weigh- 2 ing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small

to fit in the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over the seat cushion while the child’s back is against the seat back, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat. The child and booster seat are held in the vehicle by lap/shoulder belt. (Some booster seats are equipped with a front shield and are held in the vehicle by the lap portion or lap belt.)

For additional information refer to www.seatcheck.org or call 1-866-SEATCHECK.

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WARNING!

Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision. The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.

A rearward facing infant restraint should only be used in a rear seat unless the passenger frontal airbag is turned off. If the airbag is left on, a rearward facing infant restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or fatal injury to the infant.

Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child restraint:

Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety Standards. The manufacturer also recommends that you make sure that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle where you will use it before you buy it.

The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits.

Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may not work when you need it.

The passenger seat belts are equipped with cinching latch plates designed to keep the lap portion or lap belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. Pull up on the shoulder

portion of the lap/shoulder belt, or on the free end of the lap belt to tighten the belt. The cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight, however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.

In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap belt or lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the release button facing out.

If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if pulling and pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child restraint secure, try a different seating position.

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Buckle the child into the seat according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

When your child restraint is not in use, secure it with 2 the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave

it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or collision, it could strike the occupants or seat backs and cause serious personal injury.

LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CH ildren)

Your vehicle’s two rear outboard (if equipped) seating positions are equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH system provides for the installation of the child restraint without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle structure.

LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now available. However, because the lower anchorages are to be

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introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems having attachments for those anchorages will continue to also have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for connection to the top tether anchorages have been available for some time. For some older child restraints, many child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.

The two rear outboard seating positions have lower anchorages that are capable of accommodating LATCHcompatible child seats having flexible, webbing-mounted lower attachments. Child seats with fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard positions only. Regardless of the specific type of lower attachment, NEVER install LATCH-compatible child seats such that two seats share a common lower anchorage. If installing

child seats in adjacent rear-seating positions or if your child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts.

Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System

We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as described here. Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that were provided with the child restraint system.

The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seat back, and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and seat cushion surfaces.

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2

Rear Seat Latch Anchors

In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind the rear seat (on the floor behind each rear outboard seating position).

Rear Seat Tether Anchor

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Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a means of adjusting the tension of the strap.

You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat cover material. Then, attach the tether strap to the rear tether anchorage, being careful to route the tether strap to provide the most direct path between the anchor and the child restraint. If the Add-A-Trunk™ option is present in the vehicle, the

lid should be opened and positioned against the back of the rear seat prior to attaching and adjusting the strap. Finally, tighten all three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.

WARNING!

Improper installation of a child restraint to the LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.

Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt

The passenger seat belts are equipped with cinching latch plates, which are designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. Pull up on the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt to tighten the belt. The cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight, however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.

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In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the 2 buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times

to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the release button facing out.

If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if by pulling and pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the child restraint secure, try a different seating position.

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To attach a child restraint tether strap:

For the rear outboard seating positions, route the tether over the rear seat and attach to the rear floor tether anchors. If the Add-A-Trunk™ option is present in the vehicle, the lid should be opened and positioned against the back of the rear seat prior to attaching and adjusting the strap.

Rear Seat Tether Anchor

WARNING!

An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.

Children Too Large for Booster Seats

Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat back should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.

Make sure that the child is seated upright in the seat.

The lap belt portion should be low on the hips and as snug as possible.

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Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of position.

If the shoulder belt contacts the child’s face or neck, 2 move the child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back.

Transporting Pets

Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision.

Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.

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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS

A long break-in period is not required for the engine in your new vehicle.

Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.

While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in. Wide open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.

The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil changes should be consistent with anticipated climate conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. The recommended viscosity and quality grades are shown in Section 7 of this manual. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.

A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be considered as a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.

SAFETY TIPS

Exhaust Gas

WARNING!

Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO) follow the safety tips below.

Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas which can kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a

garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running for a extended period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with engine running for more than a short period, adjust the ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.

Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side windows fully open.

Always run the climate control in panel or floor mode when driving with any windows open, even if only slightly, to help keep fresh air circulating inside vehicle. Otherwise poisonous gases could be drawn into the vehicle.

On hardtop models, keep the tailgate window closed when driving your vehicle. On fabric top models, do not drive with the rear window curtain up unless the

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side curtains are also open. This will prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.

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Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle

Seat Belts

Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.

Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt or retractor condition, replace the belt.

Airbag Warning Light

The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8 seconds as a indicator check when the ignition switch is first turned on. If the indicator is not lit during starting,

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have it serviced. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

Defrosters

Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the blower control on high speed. You should feel the air directed against the windshield.

Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The

Vehicle

Tires

Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects lodged in the tread. Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall cracks. Check wheel nuts for tightness and tires (including spare) for proper pressure.

Lights

Have someone observe the operation of all exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.

Fluid Leaks

Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline fumes are detected, the cause should be located and corrected immediately.

UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE

CONTENTS

3

Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Inside Automatic Dimming Compass/Temperature

Mirror — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Front Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Front Seat Adjustment — Recline . . . . . . . . . . .56

Tilting Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

57

Fold And Tumble Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

57

Removing The Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

58

Replacing The Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59

To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

61

Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

61

Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

62

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Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights, And

Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Headlight Dimmer Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Daytime Running Lights — Canada Only . . . . .64

Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66

Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66

To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

67

To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68

Electrical Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

69

Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off . . . . . . . .

70

Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

70

Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

71

Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

71

Console Storage Compartment — If Equipped .

.72

Add-A-Trunk™ — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .

.72

Dual Top — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.73

Removing The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.73

Installing The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.75

Hard Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.86

Hard Top Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.87

Hard Top Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.90

Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.91

Folding Down The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.92

Putting Up The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.99

Soft Top — Unlimited Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

108

Folding Down The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

110

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Putting Up The Soft Top . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 117

 

Sunrider — If Equipped

 

 

(Unlimited Models Only) . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 125

 

Door Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 128

 

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Door Frame Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 128

 

Door Frame Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 129

 

Folding Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 130

 

Lowering The Windshield And Removing Side

 

Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 132

 

Raising The Windshield And Replacing Side

 

Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 136

 

Rear Window Features — Hard Top Only

. . . . . 137

 

Rear Window Defogger . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 137

 

Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . .

. . . . 138

 

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MIRRORS

Inside Day/Night Mirror

The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through the rear window. A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the mirror.

Adjusting Rearview Mirror

Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward windshield).

Inside Automatic Dimming Compass/Temperature Mirror — If Equipped

The automatic day/night mirror is equipped with three buttons: the left switch for the left LED lamp, the right switch for the right side LED lamp and the center switch for the compass/temperature function. Pressing the left and right switches simultaneously for more than 5 seconds will turn the auto dim function on or off. If the feature is turned off, it will automatically turn back on with the next ignition cycle. A green light next to the right button will indicate when the dimming feature is activated active. The mirror also senses the backup lamp circuit, and will automatically disable its self-dimming feature whenever the transmission gear selector is in the R (Reverse) position.

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