Section 3 Instrument Panel

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Instrument Panel Overview

The main components of the instrument panel are the following:

A. Side Window Defogger Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment .

 B. Air Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment .

C. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever and Cruise Controls. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever and Cruise Control .

 D. TAP-Shift® Control (If Equipped). See Automatic Transaxle Operation .

 E. Hazard Warning Flashers Button. See Hazard Warning Flashers .

F. Instrument Panel Cluster. See Instrument Panel Cluster .

G. Windshield Wiper Lever. See Windshield Wiper Lever .

 H. Ignition. See Ignition Positions .

 I. Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped). See Driver Information Center (DIC) .

 J. Audio System. See Audio System(s) .

 K. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped). See Audio Steering Wheel Controls .

 L. Hood Release. See Hood Release .

M. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever, on Steering Column. See Tilt Wheel .

 N. Interior Lamps Brightness Control. See Interior Lamps .

O. Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator .

 P. Climate Controls. See Climate Control System .

Q. Shift Lever. See Automatic Transaxle Operation .

R. Traction Control Button (If Equipped). See Traction Control System (TCS) .

 S. Head Up Display (HUD) Control (If Equipped). See Head-Up Display (HUD) .

T. Glove Box. See Glove Box .

U. Instrument Panel Fuse Block. See Instrument Panel Fuse Block.

Hazard Warning Flashers

The hazard warning flashers warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. The hazard warning flasher button is located on top of the steering column.

The hazard warning flashers work no matter what ignition position the key is in, and even if the key is not in the ignition. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button again to turn the flashers off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals will not work.

Other Warning Devices

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

Horn

Press on or near the horn symbols on the steering wheel pad to sound the horn.

Tilt Wheel

A tilt wheel enables the position of the steering wheel to be adjusted. The lever that lets the steering wheel tilt is located on the outboard side of the steering column.

To tilt the steering wheel, hold it and pull the lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable driving position and release the lever to lock it into place. Tilt the steering wheel to the highest position to give more room when exiting and entering the vehicle.

Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever

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

Turn and Lane-Change Signals. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals .
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer .
Fog Lamps. See Fog Lamps . • Flash-to-Pass Feature. See Flash-to-Pass .
Cruise Control. See Cruise Control .
Exterior Lamps Control. See Exterior Lamps .

Turn and Lane-Change Signals

To signal a turn, move the turn signal lever located on the left side of the steering column all the way up or down. The lever returns automatically when the turn is complete. An arrow on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change.

If the vehicle is equipped with the Head-Up-Display (HUD), a right or left turn signal will appear in the HUD area when making turns or lane changes. See Head-Up Display (HUD) for more information. Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane change. Hold it there until the lane change is complete. The lever returns to its original position when it is released. Arrows that flash rapidly when signaling for a turn or lane change may be caused by a burned-out signal bulb. Other drivers will not see the signal. Replace burned-out bulbs to help avoid possible accidents. See Replacement Bulbs , Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps , and Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps . Also, check the fuse for burned-out bulbs if a turn signal arrow fails to work when signaling a turn. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers for location information.

Turn Signal On Chime

If the turn signal is left on for more than 0.75 of a mile (1.21 km), a warning chime will sound and the TURN SIGNAL ON warning message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display. See “Turn Signal On” under DIC Warnings and Messages .

Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer

Push forward on the exterior lamps control lever to change the headlamps from low to high-beam. Pull the lever back and then release it to change from high to low-beam. This symbol appears on the instrument panel cluster when the high-beam headlamps are on.

When the high-beam headlamps are on, the fog lamps will not be on. If the vehicle is equipped with the Head-Up-Display (HUD) an arrow will appear in the HUD area indicating that the high-beams are on. See Head-Up Display (HUD) for more information.

Flash-to-Pass

This feature allows the use of the high-beam headlamps to signal the driver in front of you that you want to pass. Pull and hold the exterior lamps control lever to use this feature. When this is done, the following will occur:

• The high-beam headlamps will turn on, while the headlamps are off, in low-beam, or in Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) mode. They will stay on as long as the lever is held in this position. Release the lever to turn them off.

• The headlamps will switch to low beam if the headlamps had been in the high-beam mode. To return to high-beam, push the lever. If the vehicle is equipped with the Head-Up Display (HUD), an arrow will appear on the display to indicate that the high beams are on.

Windshield Wiper Lever

Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they are frozen to the windshield, gently loosen or thaw them. Damaged wiper blades may not clear the windshield well, making it harder to see and drive safely. If the blades do become damaged, install new blades or blade inserts. For more information, see Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor. A circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools down. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload.

(Windshield Wipers): The lever with this symbol, located on the right side of the steering column, operates the windshield wipers.
(Off): Lower the lever to its original position to turn the wipers off.
(Delay): Push the lever up once to this position to set a delay between wiping cycles. Turn the delay adjustment band to set the length of the delay.
(Delay Adjustment): Turn the band, located on the left of the windshield wiper lever, to set the length of the delay between wiper cycles when using the delay feature. There are five delay adjustment settings. Turn the band up to make the delays shorter in between wiper cycles. Turn the band down to make the delays longer between wiper cycles. The windshield wiper lever must be in delay for this feature to work.
(Low Speed): Push the lever up to the second position for steady wiping cycles at a slow speed.
(High Speed): Push the lever up to the third position for steady wiping cycles at a high speed.
(Mist): For a single wiping cycle, push the lever down once and let go. The wipers will
stop after one cycle. For additional cycles, hold the lever down.

About 30 seconds after the wipers are on, the headlamps, taillamps, and instrument panel lighting will come on, and the Driver Information Center (DIC) back lighting will decrease to the night time mode. About ten seconds after the wipers are turned off, all the lamps will go back to the AUTO (Automatic) mode. See Exterior Lamps .

Windshield Washer

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.

The windshield washer button is located at the end of the windshield wiper lever.

(Washer Fluid): Press this button to activate the washer fluid to spray onto the windshield.
The wipers will run for a few cycles to clear the windshield. For more wash cycles, press and
hold the button.

If the vehicle is low on washer fluid, the LOW WASHER FLUID message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display. See “LOW WASHER FLUID” under DIC Warnings and Messages for more information.

Cruise Control

CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

(Off): This position turns the system off.
(On): This position activates the system.
(Resume/Accelerate): This position to makes the vehicle accelerate or resume to a previously
set speed.
(Set): Press this button to set the 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). Cruise control will not work if your parking brake is set, or if the master cylinder brake fluid level is low.

CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

If cruise control is on when the Traction Control System (TCS), if your vehicle has one, begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See Traction Control System (TCS) . When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn cruise control back on.

Setting Cruise Control

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.

1. Move the cruise control switch to on.

 2. Get up to the speed desired.

3. Press in the set button at the end of the lever and release it.

4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

This symbol, along with the CRUISE SET message, will briefly appear in the Driver Information Center (DIC) when the cruise control is set.

The CRUISE SET message will also appear briefly on the Head-Up Display (HUD), if your vehicle has one, when the cruise control lever is pushed to the minus (set) or the plus (resume/accelerate) positions. A cruise control light will also appear on the instrument panel cluster when the cruise control is on. This light will disappear when the brakes are applied or the cruise control is cancelled. It will reappear when the set cruise speed is resumed. The light will go out when the cruise control is turned off. See Cruise Control Light .

Resuming a Set Speed

 Once you are going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch briefly from on to resume/accelerate. Your vehicle will go back up to your previously 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. Do not hold the switch at resume/accelerate, unless you want the vehicle to go faster.

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 set button at the end of the lever, then release the button and the accelerator pedal. You will now cruise at the higher speed. If the accelerator pedal is held longer than 60 seconds, cruise control will turn off.

• Move the cruise switch from on to resume/ accelerate. Hold it there until you get up to the speed desired, and then release the switch. To increase the vehicle 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. The acceleration feature will only work after the cruise control speed has been set by pushing the cruise control set button.

Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control

There are two ways to reduce the vehicle’s speed while using cruise control:

• Press and hold the set button until you reach the lower speed desired, then release it.

 • To slow down in very small amounts, briefly press the set button. Each time you do this your vehicle will slow down about one mph (1.6 km/h).

Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control

 Use the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle’s speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed set earlier.

 Using Cruise Control on Hills

How well the cruise control will work on hills depends upon the vehicle’s speed, its load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, the accelerator pedal might have to be used in order to maintain the vehicle’s speed. When going downhill, the brakes might have to be applied, or the transaxle might have to be shifted to a lower gear to keep the vehicle’s speed down. Doing either of these things will take the vehicle out of cruise. It may be better not to use the cruise control if the brakes constantly have to be applied, or the vehicle continuously needs to be shifted to a lower gear. Ending Cruise Control

There are two ways to turn off the cruise control:

• Step lightly on the brake pedal

• Move the cruise control switch to off Erasing Speed Memory When the cruise control or the ignition is turned off, the cruise control set speed memory is erased.

Exterior Lamps

The exterior lamp control is located to the left of the steering wheel on the multifunction lever.

(Exterior Lamp Control): Turn the band with this symbol on it to operate the exterior lamps. The exterior lamp band has four positions:
(Off): Turning the band to this position turns off all lamps.

AUTO (Automatic): Turning the band to this position sets the exterior lamps in automatic mode. AUTO mode will turn the exterior lamps on and off depending on how much light is available outside the vehicle. To override AUTO mode, turn the control to off. To reset to AUTO mode turn the control to exterior lamps and then back to AUTO. Automatic mode will also reset when your vehicle is turned off and then back on again when the control is left in the AUTO position.

(Parking Lamp): Turning the band to this position turns on the parking lamps together with
the following:
• Sidemarker Lamps
• Taillamps
• License Plate Lamps
• Instrument Panel Lights

The parking brake indicator light will come on and stay on when the parking lamps are on with the engine off and the ignition to ACC.

(Headlamps): Turning the control to this position turns on the headlamps, together with
the previously listed lamps and lights.

Headlamps on Reminder

A warning chime will sound if the vehicle’s ignition is off and the driver’s door is opened when the exterior lamp control is left on in either the headlamp or parking lamp position.

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. Daytime running lamps are required to function at all times on all vehicles first sold in Canada. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the DRL work, so be sure it is not covered.

The DRL system will make the low-beam headlamps come on at reduced brightness when the following conditions are met:

• The ignition is on.

 • The exterior lamps control is off.

 • The parking brake is released. While the DRL are on, only the vehicle’s low-beam headlamps will be on at reduced brightness.

 The turn signal, taillamps, sidemarker and other lamps will not be on. The instrument panel cluster will not be lit up either. When it is dark enough outside, the DRL will turn off and the vehicle’s headlamps and parking lamps will turn on. The other lamps that come on with the headlamps will also come on. When it is bright enough outside, the headlamps will go off and the DRL will come on.

 To idle the vehicle with the DRL off, turn the exterior lamp control off and then do one of the following: • Turn the exterior lamp control to the parking lamp position.

 • Turn the exterior lamp control to the headlamp position.

 • Turn the exterior lamp control from AUTO to off and back to AUTO. This feature is not available for vehicles first sold in Canada.

To turn off the automatic headlamp feature when it is dark outside, move the exterior lamp control to the parking lamp position. The parking lamps will remain illuminated and the headlamps will turn off. The fog lamps will also go on if they were on previously. As with any vehicle, the regular headlamp system should be turned on when needed.

Fog Lamps

If equipped, fog lamps provide brighter roadway lighting for better vision in foggy or misty conditions.

(Fog Lamps): Turn the second band on the exterior lamps control lever to this position to turn
the fog lamps on. The band will return to its original position.

This symbol appears on the instrument panel cluster when the fog lamps are on. To turn the fog lamps off, turn the band up to the fog lamp symbol and release it. The band will return to its original position. If the high-beam headlamps are on, the fog lamps will turn off. The fog lamps will go on again when the low-beam headlamps are turned back on. The parking lamps must be on for the fog lamps to work. Some localities have laws that require the headlamps to be on along with the fog lamps.

Exterior Lighting Battery Saver

If the parking lamps or headlamps have been left on after the ignition has been turned to off, the exterior lamps will turn off after about 10 minutes. This protects the battery from being drained. Use the exterior lamp control to turn the lamps back on, if they are still needed.

Interior Lamps

The interior lamps can be controlled, or automatically turn on or off under certain conditions. They are explained in the following text.

Instrument Panel Brightness

This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The interior lamps control is located on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering column.

Turn the control to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel lights.

Courtesy Lamps

When a door is opened, the courtesy lamps will automatically come on. These lamps will also come on when the interior lamps control is fully turned clockwise.

Dome Lamp

If the vehicle does not have an overhead console, it will have a dome light located in the front of the headliner. The switch on this lamp has three positions. The on position will turn on the lamp anytime. The door position will turn on the lamp whenever a door is opened. The off position will shut off the lamp completely, even while a door is opened.

Entry Lighting

The entry lighting feature turns the interior lights on before anyone enters the vehicle. The interior lamps will come on for 40 seconds when the doors are unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter and the ignition is in OFF. After 40 seconds have elapsed, the interior lamps will slowly fade out.

 The lamps will fade out before 40 seconds have elapsed if one of the following is done:

• Lock all doors using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

• Lock the doors using the power door lock switch.

When any door is opened, entry lighting is cancelled. The interior lamps will stay on while any door is opened and slowly fade out when all doors are closed. The interior lamps may stay on for up to 25 seconds after all doors have been closed if they have not been locked.

Delayed Entry Lighting

The delayed lighting feature will continue to light the interior of the vehicle for 25 seconds after all the doors have been closed. Delayed lighting will not occur while the ignition is in RUN or ACC. After 25 seconds have elapsed, the interior lamps will slowly fade out.

The lamps will fade out before the 25 seconds have elapsed if one of the following is done:

• The ignition is turned to RUN or ACC.

• The doors are locked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

 • The doors are locked using the power door lock switch.

To turn the delayed lighting feature off or on, see “Personal Programming Modes” under DIC Vehicle Customization DIC Controls and Displays.

Delayed Exit Lighting

For exiting the vehicle at night, the vehicle is equipped with the delayed exit lighting feature. After the key is removed from the ignition, the interior lamps will light for up the amount of seconds set in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See “Personal Programming Mode Screens” under DIC Vehicle Customization . After the set time has elapsed, the interior lamps will slowly fade. The lamps will fade before the set time has elapsed if one of the following is done:

• The ignition is turned to RUN or ACC.

• The doors are locked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

• The doors are locked using the power door lock switch.

When any door is opened, delayed exit lighting is cancelled. The interior lamps will stay on while any door is opened and will slowly fade out when all the doors are closed. The interior lamps will stay on for the set time after all the doors have been closed if they have not been locked. To turn the delayed exit lighting feature off or on, see “Personal Programming Mode Screens” under DIC Vehicle Customization .

Front Reading Lamps

If the vehicle has a sunroof, there are reading lamps in front of the sunroof switch located on the headliner. These lamps will come on when the doors are opened. Press the side of each reading lamp to turn them on and off when the doors are closed.

Overhead Console Reading Lamps

The vehicle may have reading lamps on the overhead console. These lamps will turn on when the doors are opened. When the doors are closed, press the side of each lamp to turn them on and off.

Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps

If the vehicle has a reading lamp on each rear assist handle, press the side of each lamp to turn it on or off.

Electric Power Management

The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that estimates the battery’s temperature and state of charge. It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and extended life of the battery. When the battery’s state of charge is low, the voltage is raised slightly to quickly put the charge back in. When the state of charge is high, the voltage is lowered slightly to prevent overcharging. If the vehicle has a voltmeter gage or voltage display on the Driver Information Center (DIC), you may see the voltage move up or down. This is normal. If there is a problem, an alert will be displayed. The battery can be discharged at idle if the electrical loads are very high. This is true for all vehicles. This is because the generator (alternator) may not be spinning fast enough at idle to produce all the power that is needed for very high electrical loads. A high electrical load occurs when several of the following loads are on: headlamps, high beams, fog lamps, rear window defogger, climate control fan at high speed, heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer loads, and loads plugged into accessory power outlets. EPM works to prevent excessive discharge of the battery. It does this by balancing the generator’s output and the vehicle’s electrical needs. It can increase engine idle speed to generate more power, whenever needed. It can temporarily reduce the power demands of some accessories. Normally, these actions occur in steps or levels, without being noticeable. In rare cases at the highest levels of corrective action, this action may be noticeable to the driver. If so, a Driver Information Center (DIC) message might be displayed, such as Battery Saver Active. If this message is displayed, it is recommended that the driver reduce the electrical loads as much as possible. See DIC Warnings and Messages .

Battery Run-Down Protection

The vehicle has a feature to help prevent the battery from draining in case the interior, trunk, or underhood lamps are accidentally left on. If any of these lamps are left on while the ignition is in OFF, they will automatically turn off after 10 minutes. The lamps will not come back on again until any of the following are done:

• The ignition is turned to RUN or ACC.

• The interior lamps control is turned completely to the right, then back slightly to the left.

• Open, or close and reopen, a door that is closed.

 If the vehicle has less than 15 miles (25 km) on the odometer, the battery saver will turn off the lamps after only three minutes.

Head-Up Display (HUD)

CAUTION: If the HUD image is too bright or too high in your field of view, it may take you more time to see things you need to see when it is dark outside. Be sure to keep the HUD image dim and placed low in your field of view.

If the vehicle has the Head-Up Display (HUD), some information concerning the operation of the vehicle is projected onto the windshield. This includes the speedometer reading, transaxle positions, compass direction, outside air temperature, the tap shift gear and the upshift symbol if active, and a brief display of the current radio station, including XM information or CD track. It will also display turn-by-turn guidance information if the vehicle is has a navigation radio. The images are projected by the HUD lens located on the driver’s side of the instrument panel.

The tap shift gear and the upshift symbol will also appear on the HUD if the vehicle has tap shift and it is active. The HUD information can be displayed in one of three languages, English, French, or Spanish. The speedometer reading and other numerical values can be displayed in either English or metric units. The language selection and the units of measurement are changed through the trip computer in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See “Options” under DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC) or DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer) .

The HUD information appears as an image focused out toward the front of the vehicle. When the ignition key is turned to RUN, the HUD will display an introductory message for a short time, until the HUD has warmed up. The following indicator lights come on the instrument panel when activated and will also appear on the HUD:

• Turn Signal Indicators

 • High-Beam Indicator Symbol

The HUD will temporarily display CHECK TRIP COMPUTER when there are messages on the DIC trip computer.

 The HUD will also display the following messages when these systems, if the vehicle has them, are active:

• TRACTION CONTROL ACTIVE

• STABILITY CONTROL ACTIVE

The HUD will temporarily display the TRACTION CONTROL OFF message when the traction control system is turned off. The HUD will temporarily display the CRUISE SET message when cruise control is activated or cruise speed is increased. Notice: If you try to use the HUD image as a parking aid, you may misjudge the distance and damage your vehicle. Do not use the HUD image as a parking aid. When the HUD is on, the speedometer reading will continually be displayed. The current radio station or CD track number will display for a short period of time after the radio or CD track status changes. This will happen whenever one of the radio controls is pressed. The speedometer size will be reduced when radio, CD information, warnings, or turn-by-turn guidance information are displayed on the HUD. The HUD control is located on the console.

To adjust the HUD image so that items are properly displayed, do the following:

1. Adjust the driver’s seat to a comfortable position.

 2. Start the engine.

3. Adjust the HUD controls.

Use the following settings to adjust the HUD.

(Off): Turn the outer ring on the HUD control to this position to turn the HUD off.

I II III IIII (Brightness): Turn the outer ring on the HUD control clockwise to dim the display and counterclockwise to brighten it.

(Up): Press this portion of the switch on the HUD control to move the image up.
(Down): Press this portion of the switch on the HUD control to move the image down. Move
the image as low as possible on the windshield, keeping it in full view.
(Page): Press this button to select the display formats. Release the page button when the
format number with the desired display is shown on the HUD.

• Format One: This display gives the speedometer reading (in English or metric units), transaxle positions, compass direction, and the outside air temperature.

• Format Two: This display includes the information in Format One without the compass direction and the outside air temperature.

 • Format Three: This display includes all the information in Format One, but turns the instrument cluster lighting off. Format three is only available at night.

 All formats will show the turn-by-turn guidance information. It will display the next turn, direction, street name, and distance to the selected destination. When you near your destination, the HUD will display a distance bar that will fill in the closer you get to your destination. All navigation information is provided to the HUD by the navigation radio, if the vehicle has one. The warning indicators still appear on the instrument panel when required. The HUD will display Stealth Mode On. The HUD will store the last display format selected. If the last format displayed was Format One or Format Three, then Format One will be displayed when the vehicle is started. If the last format was Format Two, then Format Two will be displayed. The HUD image displayed on the windshield will automatically dim and brighten to compensate for outside lighting.

The HUD image can temporarily light up depending on the angle and position of the sunlight on the HUD display. This is normal and will change when the angle of the sunlight on the HUD display changes. Polarized sunglasses could make the HUD image harder to see.

Care of the HUD

 Clean the inside of the windshield as needed to remove any dirt or film that could reduce the sharpness or clarity of the HUD image. To clean the HUD lens, use a soft, clean cloth that has household glass cleaner sprayed on it. Wipe the HUD lens gently, then dry it. Do not spray cleaner directly on the lens because the cleaner could leak into the unit.

 If You Cannot See the HUD Image  When the Ignition Is On

 • Is anything covering the HUD lens?

 • Is the HUD dimmer setting bright enough?

• Is the HUD image adjusted to the proper height?

 • Are you wearing polarized sunglasses?

• Still no HUD image? Check the fuse in the instrument panel fuse block. See Instrument Panel Fuse Block. If the HUD Image Is Not Clear

 • Is the HUD image too bright?

• Are the windshield and HUD lens clean? If the HUD image is not correct, contact your dealer.

Keep in mind that the windshield is part of the HUD system. See Windshield Replacement .

Accessory Power Outlet(s)

The vehicle has two 12-volt outlets which can be used to plug in electrical equipment. One accessory power outlet is located on the center console, below the front edge of the storage console. The other is located inside the console. Remove the tethered cap to use the outlet. When not using the outlet, be sure to cover it with the protective cap. Notice: Leaving electrical equipment plugged in for an extended period of time while the vehicle is off will drain the battery. Power is always supplied to the outlets. Always unplug electrical equipment when not in use and do not plug in equipment that exceeds the maximum 20 ampere rating. Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible with the accessory power outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. See your dealer for additional information on accessory power outlets.

Notice: Adding any electrical equipment to your vehicle may damage it or keep other components from working as they should. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not use equipment exceeding maximum amperage rating of 20 amperes. Check with your dealer/retailer before adding electrical equipment.

 When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with it. 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.

Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter

Your vehicle may have a removable muffin tin ashtray and cigarette lighter. The muffin tin ashtray can be placed into the front center console cupholder. To use the lighter, located on the center console, push it in all the way and let go. When it is ready, it will pop back out by itself.

 Notice: Holding a cigarette lighter in while it is heating does not let the lighter back away from the heating element when it is hot. Damage from overheating can occur to the lighter or heating element, or a fuse could be blown. Do not hold a cigarette lighter in while it is heating.

Notice: If you put papers, pins, or other flammable items in the ashtray, hot cigarettes or other smoking materials could ignite them and possibly damage your vehicle. Never put flammable items in the ashtray.

Climate Controls

Climate Control System

The climate control system allows manual control of the heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle.

Fan

(Fan): Turn the knob by this symbol, located on the left side of the climate control panel,
clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. The fan speed will be
temporarily reduced between the transition to a new mode. The fan will resume the original
speed when the transition to the new mode is complete.
(Off): Turn the knob to this position to turn the climate control system off. Only the heated
seat and/or rear defrost can be operated when the fan is off.

Mode

Turn the middle knob to select the following modes:

(Vent) (Outside Air): This mode directs outside air to the instrument panel outlets. If driving
in city traffic, and the vehicle is stopped and idling, or the weather is hot, press the recirculation button. To prevent the air inside the vehicle
from becoming stale, be sure to turn off recirculation periodically.
(Bi-Level): This mode directs half of the air to the instrument panel outlets, and the remaining air to the floor outlets. Some air may be directed toward the windshield. Slightly cooler air is directed to the instrument panel outlets and warmer air is directed to the floor outlets.
(Floor): This mode directs most of the air to the floor outlets with some air directed toward
the side window outlets and a little air directed to the windshield.

In this mode, the system will automatically use outside air. The air conditioning compressor will be engaged unless the outside temperature is 40°F (4°C) or below. Recirculation cannot be selected when in this mode even though the indicator light comes on when the recirculation button is pressed. The middle knob on the climate control panel can also be used to select the defog or defrost mode.

Defogging and Defrosting

Fog on the inside of the vehicle is a result of high humidity causing moisture to condense on the cool window glass. This can be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to clear frost or fog from the windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of condensation and to warm the vehicle’s occupants. Use the defrost mode to remove frost or condensation from the windshield quickly. See “Rear Window Defogger” later in this section for information on clearing the rear window of fog or ice.

(Floor/Defog): Use the floor/defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture and to warm
the passengers. This mode directs the air equally between the windshield and the floor
outlets, along with some directed to the side window outlets.

This mode will automatically use outside air. The air conditioning compressor will be engaged unless the outside temperature is 40°F (4°C) or below. Recirculation cannot be selected when in this mode even though the indicator light comes on when the recirculation button is pressed.

(Defrost): Use the defrost mode to remove fog or frost from the windshield more quickly. This
mode directs most of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with some air directed to the floor outlets. This mode has a timer and will shut off after five minutes.

This mode will automatically use outside air. The air conditioning compressor will be engaged unless the outside temperature is 40°F (4°C) or below. Recirculation cannot be selected when in this mode even though the indicator light comes on when the recirculation button is pressed.

Temperature

The knob on the right of the climate control panel is the temperature adjustment that can be used with any of the climate control modes. Turn the knob clockwise for warmer settings and counterclockwise for colder settings.

Air Conditioning

(Air Conditioner): Press this button to turn the air conditioning compressor on or off.
An indicator light to the right of the button will come on. This button has no control over the
air conditioning compressor when in Floor/Defog and Defrost modes. The instrument panel
brightness control may have to be adjusted to the highest setting in order to see the indicator.
See Instrument Panel Brightness for additional information.

On hot days during the vehicle’s initial start-up, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; then close them. This helps to reduce the time it takes for the vehicle to cool down. It also helps the system to operate more efficiently. For quicker cool down on hot days, do the following:

 1. Select any mode setting between vent and the setting before defrost.

 2. Select the air conditioner.

 3. Select the coolest temperature.

4. Select the highest climate control fan speed.

Using these settings will set recirculation for quicker cool down (the light indicator will not turn on). If outside air is desired, press the recirculation button twice. Using these settings together for long periods of time may cause the air inside the vehicle to become too dry. To prevent this from happening, after five minutes the recirculation door will open slightly to allow some outside air into the vehicle. The air conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so sometimes there may be a small amount of water dripping underneath the vehicle while it is idling or after the engine is turned off. This is normal.

Recirculation

(Recirculation): Press this button to activate the recirculation mode. With this selection,
inside air is recirculated into the vehicle. This mode reduces outside air and odors from entering the vehicle. It may also help to heat or cool the air inside the vehicle more quickly.

An indicator light to the right of the button will come on to show that the recirculation button has been pressed. The instrument panel brightness control may have to be adjusted to the highest setting to see the indicator. The recirculation mode has a timer. After five minutes, the system’s air inlet door will move slightly to allow for ten percent fresh outside air to maintain interior air quality. The only way to reset the system to full recirculation is to restart the five minute timer by selecting vent/outside air and recirculation again.

Rear Window Defogger

The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog or frost from the rear window. Be sure to clear as much snow from the rear window as possible.

Notice: Do not use a razor blade or sharp object to clear the inside rear window. Do not adhere anything to the defogger grid lines in the rear glass. These actions may damage the rear defogger. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty.

(Rear Window Defogger): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off.

An indicator light to the right of the button will come on to show that the rear window defogger is on. The instrument panel brightness control may have to be adjusted to the highest setting during the daytime in order to see the indicator light. The rear window defogger will turn off about 20 minutes after the button is pressed. If the button is pressed again, it will run another 20 minutes. The defogger can be turned off by pressing the button again or by turning off the engine. Do not drive the vehicle until all windows are clear.

(Heated Seats): Press this button to turn the heated seats on and off. The button on the left
controls the driver’s seat and the button on the right controls the passenger’s seat. See Heated
Seats
for additional information.

Dual Automatic Climate Control System

With this system you can control the heating, cooling, and ventilation for your vehicle.

Automatic Operation

AUTO (Automatic): Turn both the fan and mode knob to AUTO for automatic control of the inside temperature, the air delivery mode and the fan speed. You may notice a delay of two to three minutes before the fan comes on when the automatic operation is used in cold weather. For the automatic system to function, the temperature must be set between 60°F (15°C) and 90°F (32°C).

 1. Adjust the temperature to a comfortable setting.

 2. Press the PASS button to turn the passenger climate control system on and off. When the passenger system is off, the driver’s temperature setting is also used for the passenger and the passenger display is off. In cold weather, the system will start at reduced fan speeds to avoid blowing cold air into your vehicle until warmer air is available. The system will start out blowing air at the floor but may change modes automatically as the vehicle warms up to maintain the chosen temperature setting. The length of time needed for the air to warm up will depend on the outside temperature and the length of time that has elapsed since your vehicle was last driven.

3. Wait for the system to regulate. This may take from 10 to 30 minutes. Then adjust the temperature, if necessary.

Do not cover the solar sensor located in the center of the instrument panel, near the windshield. For more information on the solar sensor, see “Sensors” later in this section.

Manual Operation

(Temperature): To manually adjust the temperature inside the vehicle, press the up arrow on the temperature control to raise the temperature and press the down arrow to lower the temperature. The display will show your selection.

When one temperature is displayed, the driver temperature is set. When both temperatures are displayed, the temperature for both the driver and passenger are set. Pressing PASS will turn the passenger temperature setting on and off. If only the driver temperature is set, the driver temperature is used for the passenger and the passenger display is off.

(Fan): Turn the fan knob clockwise to increase the fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease the fan speed. Turning the fan knob cancels the automatic fan operation and places the system in manual. Turn the knob to AUTO to return to automatic fan operation. If the airflow seems low when the fan is at the highest setting, the passenger compartment air filter, if equipped, may need to be replaced. See Passenger Compartment Air Filter for additional information.
(Off): Turning the fan knob off will turn the controller completely off.

Mode: This control has several settings to control the direction of airflow. To change the current mode, select one of the following:

AUTO: This mode is automatically set depending on the temperature in the vehicle and solar sensor information.

(Vent): This mode directs air to the instrument panel outlets.
(Bi-Level): This mode directs airflow to the instrument panel outlets and to the floor outlets. A small amount of air is also directed to the windshield and the side window outlets.
(Floor): This mode directs most of the air to the floor outlets with some air directed to the side window outlets, and a little air directed to the windshield.
(Air Conditioning): Press this button to turn the air conditioning compressor on or off. The indicator light on the button will come on when the air conditioning is on.
(Recirculation): Press this button to turn the recirculation mode on or off. This mode keeps outside air from coming in the vehicle. It can be used to help reduce the outside air and odors that may enter the vehicle or help to cool the air inside the vehicle quicker.

Recirculation is not available in defrost or floor/defog mode. Pressing the recirculation button will turn on the indicator light. Using recirculation for long periods of time may cause the air inside your vehicle to become too dry. To prevent this from happening, after the air in your vehicle has cooled, turn the recirculation mode off.

(Heated Seats): Press this button to turn the heated seats on and off. The button on the
left controls the driver’s seat and the button on the right controls the passenger’s seat. See Heated Seats for additional information.

Sensors

The solar sensor on your vehicle monitors the solar radiation and the air inside of your vehicle, then uses the information to maintain the selected temperature by initiating needed adjustments to the temperature, the fan speed and the air delivery system. The system may also supply cooler air to the side of the vehicle facing the sun. The recirculation mode will also be activated, as necessary. Do not cover the solar sensor located in the center of the instrument panel, near the windshield, or the system will not work properly.

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 clear fog or frost from your windshield. Use the floor/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.

(Floor/Defog): This mode directs the air between the windshield, floor outlets and side
windows. When you select this mode, the system turns off recirculation and runs the air-conditioning compressor unless the outside temperature is near or below freezing. Pressing the recirculation button, while in this mode, will have no effect other than turning on the indicator light.
(Defrost): This mode directs most of the air to the windshield, with some air directed to
the side windows. In this mode, the system will automatically turn off the recirculation and run the air conditioning compressor, unless the outside temperature is near or below freezing. Pressing the recirculation button, while in this mode, will have no affect other than turning on the indicator light.

Rear Window Defogger

The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to
remove fog or frost from the rear window.
The rear window defogger will only work when the
engine is running.

(Rear Window Defogger): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on and off.
Be sure to clear as much snow from the rear window as possible.

The rear window defogger will turn off about 20 minutes after the button is pressed. If turned on again, the defogger will only run for about 20 minutes before turning off. The defogger can also be turned off by pressing the button again or by turning off the engine. Do not drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear.

 Notice: Do not use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape, a decal or anything similar to the defogger grid.

Outlet Adjustment

Turn the air outlets, located in the middle and at each outboard side of the instrument panel, to adjust the direction of the airflow.

 Operation Tips

 • Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves from the air inlets at the base of the windshield that may block the flow of air into the vehicle.

• Use of non-GM approved hood deflectors may adversely affect the performance of the system.

 • Keep the path under the front seats clear of objects to help circulate the air inside of the vehicle more effectively.

• If the airflow seems low when the fan is at the highest setting, the passenger compartment air filter may need to be replaced. See “Passenger Compartment Air Filter” following, for more information.

Passenger Compartment Air Filter

The passenger compartment air filter is located near the passenger’s side windshield wiper arm, under the inlet grille. The filter traps most of the pollen from entering the climate control system. Similar to the engine’s air filter, it may need to be changed periodically to insure system performance. See Scheduled Maintenance for more information. To change the passenger compartment air filter, do the following:

 1. Turn the ignition to ACC and the windshield wipers on.

 2. Turn the ignition to OFF when the windshield wipers are in the upright position.

 3. Raise the hood.

4. Disconnect the windshield washer pump hose from the fender rail and the air inlet grille.

5. Remove the hood weather-strip from the passenger’s side of the vehicle, peeling it back halfway.

6. Remove the two air inlet grille retainers using a flat tool to first pry up on the center post and then the remainder of the fastener can be pulled out.

7. Remove the air inlet grille by sliding it down to disengage the two tabs that hold it to the bottom of the windshield glass. Place the grille on the windshield while you remove the filter. Do not try to remove the grille from the vehicle because it is still attached on the right side of the vehicle by a fastener.

8. Remove the water deflector.

9. Remove the passenger compartment air filter.

10. Install a new passenger compartment air filter. Make sure it slides under the compartment retainers. Be sure the long rubber water deflector above the filter stays in place.

 11. Reverse steps 1 through 8.

Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators

This part describes the warning lights and gages on your vehicle. The pictures help to 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 the 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 the details show on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they are 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 is a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on as you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly and even dangerous. So please get to know your vehicle’s warning lights and gages. They can be 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) for more information.

Instrument Panel Cluster

The instrument panel cluster is designed to show at a glance how the vehicle is running. It will show how fast the vehicle is going, about how much fuel is in the fuel tank, and many other things needed to drive the vehicle safely and economically.

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The vehicle is equipped with this cluster or one very similar to it. It has indicator warning lights that are explained on the following pages. Be sure to read about them.

Speedometer and Odometer

The speedometer shows the vehicle’s speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). The odometer, located on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display, shows how far the vehicle has been driven, in either miles or kilometers. See DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC) or DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer) for more information. If the vehicle has the Head-Up Display (HUD) the speed will also be displayed on the HUD screen. If a vehicle has to have a new odometer installed, a new one can be set to the mileage total of the old odometer, if that can be done. If it cannot, than it will be set at zero and a label must be put on the driver’s door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed.

Trip Odometer

 The trip odometer, located in the Driver Information Center (DIC), tells how far the vehicle has driven since it was last reset. The miles (kilometers) for two different trips can be viewed. See DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC) or DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer) for more information on setting the trip odometer.

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 or START, a chime will sound for several seconds to remind you and your passengers to buckle your safety belts. The driver safety belt light will also come on and stay on for several seconds, then it will flash for several more. You should buckle your seat belt.

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

Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light

Several seconds after the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will sound for several seconds to remind the front passenger to buckle their safety belt. This would only occur if the passenger airbag is enabled. See Passenger Sensing System for more information. The passenger safety belt light will also come on and stay on for several seconds, then it will flash for several more.

This chime and light will be repeated if the passenger remains unbuckled and the vehicle is in motion.

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

Airbag Readiness Light

There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light indicates if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensors, the airbag modules, the wiring, and the diagnostic module. For more information on the airbag system, see Airbag System .

This light will come on when the vehicle is started, and it will flash for a few seconds.
Then the light should go out.

This means the system is functioning properly. If the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started, or comes on as the vehicle is being driven, the airbag system may not work properly. Have the vehicle serviced right away.

CAUTION: If the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the airbag system may not be working properly. The airbags in your vehicle may not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle.

The airbag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when the ignition key is turned to RUN. If the light does not come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.

Passenger Airbag Status Indicator

Your vehicle has the passenger sensing system. The vehicle’s instrument panel has a passenger airbag status indicator.

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When the ignition key is turned to RUN or START, the passenger airbag status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, for several seconds as a system check. If you use remote start to start your vehicle from a distance, if your vehicle has this feature, you may not see the system check. Then, after several more seconds, the status indicator will light either ON or OFF, or either the on or off symbol to let you know the status of the right front passenger’s frontal airbag.

If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the passenger airbag status indicator, it means that the right front passenger’s frontal airbag is enabled (may inflate).

CAUTION: If the on indicator comes on when you have a rear-facing child restraint installed in the right front passenger’s seat, it means that the passenger sensing system has not turned off the passenger’s frontal airbag. A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag. Do not use a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger’s seat if the airbag is turned on.

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

CAUTION: Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag if the system detects a rear-facing child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off. We recommend that rear-facing child restraints be secured in the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.

If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the airbag status indicator, it means that the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag. See Passenger Sensing System for more on this, including important safety information. If, after several seconds, all status indicator lights remain on, or if there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service.

CAUTION: If the off indicator and the airbag readiness light ever come on together, it means that something may be wrong with the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting in the right front passenger seat may not have the protection of the frontal airbag. See Airbag Readiness Light .

Up-Shift Light

If your vehicle has this light, it will come on when the shift lever is in the manual transaxle position.

It will appear as a prompt to up-shift to the next gear using one of the Tap-Shift® paddles located on the steering wheel. If your vehicle has the Head-Up Display (HUD), it will only appear on it. See Automatic Transaxle Operation and Head-Up Display (HUD) for more information.

Brake System Warning Light

The vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part is not working, the other part can still work and stop the vehicle. For good braking, though, both parts should be working well.

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This light should come on briefly when the ignition key is turned to RUN. If it does not come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when the parking brake is set. The light will stay on if the parking brake does not release fully. If it stays on after the parking brake is fully released, it means the vehicle has a brake problem. The PARKING BRAKE ON message will also appear in the Driver Information Center (DIC) when the parking brake is set and the vehicle is going faster than 5 mph. See DIC Warnings and Messages for more information. The brake warning light may also come on when the brake fluid is low. If this occurs, the LOW BRAKE FLUID message will also appear in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Warnings and Messages for more information. If the brake warning light comes on while the vehicle is being driven, pull off the road and stop carefully. The brake pedal may be harder to push, or it may go closer to the floor. It may also take the vehicle longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. See Towing Your Vehicle .

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.

Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light

Your vehicle may have the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).

This light will come on when the engine is started and may stay on for several seconds. That is normal. If the ABS warning light comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the anti-lock portion of the brake system. If the brake system warning light is not on, the vehicle still has brakes, but it does not have anti-lock brakes. See Brake System Warning Light . If the light stays on, the vehicle needs service. If the light comes on while the vehicle is being driven, stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the vehicle again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while driving, the vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning light is not on, the vehicle still has brakes, but it does not have anti-lock brakes. If the brake system warning light is also on, the vehicle does not have anti-lock brakes and there is a problem with the regular brakes. See Brake System Warning Light . If both the brake system warning light and the anti-lock brake system light is on, pull off the road and have the vehicle towed for service. The anti-lock brake system warning light will come on briefly when the ignition key is turned to RUN. This is normal. If the light does not come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

This light should come on briefly as you start the engine.

This light will also come on when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Stop and check your tires as soon as it is safe to do so. If underinflated, inflate them to the proper pressure. See Tires for more information. This light will flash for 60 seconds and then turn on solid if a problem is detected with the Tire Pressure Monitor System. See Tire Pressure Monitor System for more information.

Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light

If the vehicle has the Traction Control System (TCS), this light may come on for the
following reasons:

• The traction control button, located on the center console, is pressed, turning the system off. The light will stay on. To turn the system back on, press the button again and the warning light should go out. See Traction Control System (TCS) for more information.

• If there is a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the TCS will turn off and the warning light will come on.

 • If the brakes begin to overheat, the TCS will turn off and the warning light will come on until the brakes cool down. If the TCS warning light comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, the vehicle needs service.

Enhanced Traction System Warning Light

If the vehicle has the Enhanced Traction System (ETS), this light may come on for the
following reasons:

• If the traction control button located on the center console is pressed, turning the system off. This light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on, press the button again and the warning light should turn off. See Enhanced Traction System (ETS) .

• If the system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on.

If the light comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, the vehicle needs service.

Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light

This light indicates that the engine coolant has overheated or the radiator cooling
fan is not working.

If the vehicle has been operating under normal driving conditions, pull off the road, stop the vehicle, and turn off the engine as soon as possible. See Cooling System for more information.

Engine Coolant Temperature Gage

The vehicle has a gage that shows the engine coolant temperature.

If the gage pointer moves into the shaded area, the engine is too hot. That reading means the engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating the vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop the vehicle, and turn off the engine as soon as possible. See Cooling System for more information.

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Check Engine Light

Your vehicle has a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition, and emission
control systems.

This system is called OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction.

Notice: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after awhile, the emission controls might not work as well, your vehicle’s fuel economy might not be as good, and the engine might not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that might not be covered by your warranty.

 Notice: Modifications made to the engine, transaxle, 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. See Accessories and Modifications .

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.

If the Light Is On Steady

You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by considering the following: Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle? If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the cap. See Filling the Tank . 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 . 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.

Emissions Inspection and Maintenance

 Programs Some state/provincial and local governments have or may begin programs to inspect the emission control equipment on your vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent you from getting a vehicle registration. Here are some things you need to know to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the check engine light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system determines that critical emission control systems have not been completely diagnosed by the system. The vehicle would be considered not ready for inspection. This can happen if you have recently replaced your battery or if your battery has run down. The diagnostic system is designed to evaluate critical emission control systems during normal driving. This may take several days of routine driving. If you have done this and your vehicle still does not pass the inspection for lack of OBD system readiness, your dealer can prepare the vehicle for inspection.

Oil Pressure Light

If there is a problem with the vehicle’s oil pressure, this light may stay on when the engine is started.

It may also come on while the vehicle is being driven. This indicates that the engine could be low on oil or could have some other oil problem. Have it fixed right away. The oil light could also come on in two other situations:

• When the ignition is on but the engine is not running, the light will come on as a test to indicate it is working. The light will go out when the ignition is turned to RUN. If it does not come on while the ignition is in the on position, there may be a problem with the fuse or bulb. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers .

• If the brakes are applied quickly and the vehicle makes a hard stop, the light may come on for a moment. This is normal.

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.

Fog Lamp Light

This light will come on when the fog lamps are in use.

The light will go out when the fog lamps are turned off. See Fog Lamps for more information.

Cruise Control Light

This light comes on whenever you set the cruise control.

The light goes out when the cruise control is turned off. See Cruise Control for more information.

Highbeam On Light

This light comes on whenever the high-beam headlamps are on.

See “Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer” under Exterior Lamps for additional information.

Fuel Gage

The fuel gage shows about how much fuel is left in the fuel tank when the ignition is on.

When the indicator nears empty, there is still a little fuel left, but you should get more soon.

Here are four things owners usually ask about the fuel gage. All these situations are normal and do not indicate a problem with the fuel gage:

 • At the gas station the pump shuts off before the gage reads full.

• It takes more or less fuel to fill up than the gage indicates. For example, the gage reads half full, but it took more or less than half the tank’s capacity to fill it.

• The gage pointer may move while cornering, braking or speeding up.

• The gage may not indicate full when the ignition is turned off.

Driver Information Center (DIC)

The Driver Information Center (DIC) gives important safety and maintenance facts. When the vehicle’s ignition is turned on, all of the DIC lights illuminate for a few seconds and an introductory message will appear. After this, the DIC will begin working.

DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC)

The Driver Information Center (DIC) control buttons and the message display screen are located above the radio. The DIC gives important safety and maintenance facts concerning the vehicle. The status of many of the vehicle’s systems along with driver personal programming mode menus and warning messages about the vehicle’s systems may display on the DIC screen. The vehicle’s shift lever position will also appear.

The buttons on the base level are trip odometer, set/reset, and options.

Trip Odometer

(Trip Odometer): Press this button to access the odometer and trip distance modes.

The first menu on the DIC screen will be the odometer reading, or cumulative mileage of the vehicle. The odometer cannot be reset. Press the trip odometer button to advance to the next menu.

 Trip Distances: This menu shows the distances that the vehicle has driven between specific points. The trip odometer will record the number of miles up to 9,999.9 miles or 9 999.9 km travelled for up to two trips. When 9,999.9 miles or 9 999.9 km is reached for either trip, the odometer for that trip will go back to zero. Press the trip odometer button again to access TRIP A. Press the trip odometer button again to access TRIP B. To reset the trip odometer(s) back to zero miles or kilometers, access the trip to reset and press the set/reset button. The trip odometer has a feature called the retro-active reset. This can be used to set the trip odometer to the number of miles or kilometers driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if the trip odometer was not reset at the beginning of the trip. To use the retro-active reset feature, press and hold the set/reset button for at least three seconds. The trip odometer will display the number of miles or kilometers driven since the ignition was last turned on and the vehicle began moving. Once the vehicle has begun moving, the trip odometer will accumulate mileage. For example, if the vehicle was driven 5.0 miles (8.0 km) before the vehicle is started again, and then the retro-active reset feature is activated, the display will show 5.0 miles (8.0 km). As the vehicle begins moving, the display will increase to 5.1 miles (8.2 km), 5.2 miles (8.4 km), etc. If the retro-active reset feature is activated after the vehicle is started, but before it begins moving, the display will show the number of miles or kilometers that were driven during the last ignition cycle. Press the trip odometer button again to access the odometer.

Set/Reset

(Set/Reset): Press this button to set or reset a menu item when using the trip odometer or options buttons.

Options

(Options): Press this button to access the Date, Language, Display Units, Daytime Display Enhancement, Engine Oil Monitor System, Personal Programming modes, and Tire
Pressure readings.

Date: This menu sets the date.

The time is set through the radio. See Setting the Time for more information. To set the date, use the following procedure:

 1. Press the options button until the date is displayed on the DIC.

 2. Press the set/reset button to access the RESET YEAR screen. The second position in the year will be selected. Press and hold the set/reset button to scroll through the available digits. Release the button when the correct digit appears.

 3. Press the options button to advance to the first position in the year. Press and hold the set/reset button to scroll through the available digits. Release the button when the correct digit appears.

4. Press the options button to advance to the months of the year.

5. Press the set/reset button to scroll through the months of the year, releasing the button when the correct month appears.

6. Press the options button to advance to the days of the month.

 7. Press the set/reset button to scroll through the days of the month, releasing the button when the correct day appears.

8. Press the options button again to advance to the main date screen. The screen will now display the new date.

 Language: This menu allows the selection of the language in which the DIC messages will appear. The DIC can be programmed to one of three languages: English, French, or Spanish. The message on the HUD, if equipped, will also appear in the language selected. See Head-Up Display (HUD) .

To change the language, use the following procedure:

1. Press the options button to enter the language screen.

2. Press the set/reset button to scroll through and set the language choice.

3. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

DISPLAY UNITS: This menu allows selection of measurements to be displayed in English or metric units. The messages on the HUD, if equipped, and the instrument panel cluster will also appear with the type of measurement selected. To set the measurement when Display Units is shown, use the following procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to select ENGLISH or METRIC.

 2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

DAYTIME DISPLAY ENHANCEMENT: This menu allows selection of the color of the display message. When ON is selected for the daytime enhancement, the messages will appear black on a red screen. This combination makes it easier to see the DIC messages during the daytime. When OFF is selected, or when the headlamps are on, the messages will appear red on a black background.

 To set the daytime display enhancement, use the following procedure:

 1. Press the set/reset button to select OFF or ON.

2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

ENGINE OIL MONITOR SYSTEM: This menu allows the engine oil monitor system to be reset. To reset the engine oil monitor system, see Engine Oil Life System .

 PERSONAL PROGRAMMING MODE: This menu allows you to customize several features on your vehicle. See DIC Vehicle Customization for more information. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

TIRE PRESSURE: This menu shows the tire pressure for each tire. The tire pressure will be shown in either pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascals (kPa). Press the options button until the DIC shows the tire pressure for the front tires. Press the options button again to view the pressure for the rear tires. If a low or high tire pressure condition is detected by the system while driving, a message advising you to check the pressure in a specific tire will appear in the display. See Inflation — Tire Pressure and DIC Warnings and Messages for more information. If the tire pressure display shows dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with your vehicle. If this consistently occurs, see you dealer/retailer for service. DISPLAY OFF will appear on the next screen. The screen will count down and then go blank. Press the options button to advance to a new screen. Press the options button to return to the main (date) screen.

DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer)

The Driver Information Center (DIC) control buttons and the message display screen are located above the radio. The DIC gives important safety and maintenance facts concerning the vehicle. The status of many of the vehicle’s systems along with driver personalization menus and warning messages about the vehicle’s systems may display on the DIC screen. The outside temperature automatically appears on the bottom right corner of the DIC display screen. If the outside temperature is below 38°F (3°C), the temperature reading will toggle between displaying the outside temperature and the word ICE for two minutes. If there is a problem with the system that controls the temperature display, the letters OC (Open Circuit) or SC (Short Circuit) will appear on the display. If this occurs, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. The vehicle’s shift lever position and the direction the vehicle is traveling will also appear on the DIC screen.

The compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. However, under certain circumstances, such as during a long distance cross-country trip, it will be necessary to compensate for compass variance and reset the zone through the DIC. See DIC Compass (Uplevel DIC) for more information.

The buttons on the DIC trip computer are gages, trip odometer, set/reset, options, and fuel.

Gages

(Gages): Press this button to access the OIL LIFE REMAINING, TRANSMISSION FLUID TEMPERATURE, BATTERY, ENGINE HOURS, ENGINE BOOST, and MAXIMUM Gs modes.

OIL LIFE REMAINING: Press the gages button until OIL LIFE REMAINING is displayed. This screen indicates the percentage of oil life in the vehicle’s engine that has not degraded. See Engine Oil for more information. After the oil has been changed in the vehicle, reset the ENGINE OIL MONITOR screen in the options menu. To reset the engine oil monitor system, see Engine Oil Life System . Press the gages button again to advance to the next screen.

TRANSMISSION FLUID TEMP: This screen displays this message along with the temperature (F° or C°) of the transmission fluid. Press the gages button again to advance to the next screen.

BATTERY: This screen displays the amount of volts the battery is generating. Your vehicle’s charging system regulates voltage based on the state of the battery. The battery voltage may fluctuate when viewing this information on the DIC. This is normal. See Electric Power Management for more information. Press the gages button again to advance to the next screen.

ENGINE HOURS: This screen shows the number of cumulative hours the engine has operated while the key was in the RUN position. This screen cannot be reset. Press the gages button to advance to the next screen.

ENGINE BOOST: If the vehicle has the supercharged engine, this screen will appear. It shows a graphic that indicates the amount of boost the engine is receiving. Press the gages button again to advance to the next screen.

 MAXIMUM Gs: If you have the GXP option, this screen will appear. The DIC monitors and keeps track of the maximum levels for acceleration, deceleration, and lateral-acceleration achieved since the screen was last reset. If you try to select this screen while the vehicle is moving, the message MAXIMUM Gs NOT AVAILABLE WHILE MOVING will display. To view the maximum accelerations achieved since last reset, you must bring the vehicle to a stop. Then the values will be displayed. To reset the values to zero, press and hold the set/reset button. Press the gages button again to advance to the next screen.

Trip Odometer

(Trip Odometer): Press this button to access the Odometer, Trip Distances, AVERAGE SPEED, and TIME ELAPSED modes.

Odometer: When the trip odometer button is pressed, the first menu displayed on the DIC screen is the odometer reading, or cumulative mileage of the vehicle. The odometer cannot be reset. Press the trip odometer button again to advance to the next menu.

Trip Distances: This menu shows the distances that the vehicle has driven between specific points. The trip odometer will record the number of miles up to 9,999.9 miles or 9 999.9 km travelled for up to two trips. When 9,999.9 miles or 9 999.9 km is reached for either trip, the odometer for that trip will go back to zero.

To reset the trip distances, use the following procedures:

1. Press the trip odometer button again to access TRIP A. Press the trip odometer button again to access TRIP B. To reset the trip odometer(s) back to zero miles or to zero kilometers, access the trip that needs to be reset and press the set/reset button.

 2. Press the trip odometer button again to advance to the next screen.

The trip odometer has a feature called the retro-active reset. This can be used to set the trip odometer to the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if the trip odometer is not reset at the beginning of the trip. To use the retro-active reset feature, press and hold the set/reset button for at least three seconds. The trip odometer will display the number of miles or kilometers driven since the ignition was last turned on and the vehicle was moving. Once the vehicle begins moving, the trip odometer will accumulate mileage. For example, if the vehicle was driven 5.0 miles (8.0 km) before it is started again, and then the retro-active reset feature is activated, the display will show 5.0 miles (8.0 km). As the vehicle begins moving, the display will then increase to 5.1 miles (8.2 km), 5.2 miles (8.4 km), etc. If the retro-active reset feature is activated after the vehicle is started, but before it begins moving, the display will show the number of miles or kilometers that were driven during the last ignition cycle.

AVERAGE SPEED: The average speed is displayed in miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h). The average speed is calculated from the various vehicle speeds recorded since the last reset of this menu item. To reset the average speed, press the set/reset button. The display will return to zero. Press the trip odometer button again to advance to the next screen.

 TIME ELAPSED: This screen can be used as a stopwatch. The display can show the hours, minutes and seconds. The elapsed time indicator will record up to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds, then it will reset to zero and continue counting.

To set the time elapsed function, use the following procedures:

1. Press the set/reset button for less than two seconds to start or stop the timer.

2. Press and hold the set/reset button for more than two seconds to reset the timer back to zero. Press the trip odometer button again to advance to the next screen.

Set/Reset

(Set/Reset): Press this button to set or reset a mode item when using the trip odometer or option buttons.

Options

(Options): Press this button to access the Date, Language, Display Units, Daytime Display Enhancement, Engine Oil Monitor System, Compass Calibration, Personal Programming modes, and Tire Pressure readings.

Date: This menu sets the date.

 The time is set through the radio. See Setting the Time for more information. To set the date, use the following procedure:

1. Press the options button until the date is displayed on the DIC.

2. Press the set/reset button to access the RESET YEAR screen. The second position in the year will be selected. Press and hold the set/reset button to scroll through the available digits. Release the button when the correct digit appears.

3. Press the options button to advance to the first position in the year. Press and hold the set/reset button to scroll through the available digits. Release the button when the correct digit appears.

4. Press the options button to advance to the months of the year.

5. Press the set/reset button to scroll through the months of the year, releasing the button when the correct month appears.

 6. Press the options button to advance to the days of the month.

7. Press the set/reset button to scroll through the days of the month, releasing the button when the correct day appears.

8. Press the options button again to advance to the main date screen. The screen will now display the new date.

9. Press the options button to advance to the next screen.

Language: This menu allows selection of the language in which the DIC messages will appear. The DIC can be programmed in one of three languages: English, French, or Spanish. The message on the HUD, if equipped, will also appear in the language selected. See Head-Up Display (HUD) .

 To change the language, use the following procedure:

1. Press the options button to enter the language screen.

 2. Press the set/reset button to scroll through and set the language choice.

3. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

 DISPLAY UNITS: This menu allows selection of measurements to be displayed in English or metric units. The messages on the HUD, if equipped, and the instrument panel cluster will also appear in the type of measurement selected.

To set the display units function, use the following procedure:

 1. Press the set/reset button to select ENGLISH or METRIC.

 2. Press the options button to advance to the next screen.

DAYTIME DISPLAY ENHANCEMENT: This menu allows selection of the color of the display message. When ON is selected for the daytime enhancement, the messages will appear black on a red screen. This combination makes it easier to see the DIC messages during the daytime. When OFF is selected, or when the headlamps are on, the messages will appear red on a black background.

To set the daytime display enhancement function, use the following procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to select OFF or ON.

2. Press the options button to advance to the next screen.

ENGINE OIL MONITOR SYSTEM: This menu allows the engine oil monitor system to be reset. To reset the engine oil monitor system, see Engine Oil Life System . Press the options button to advance to the next screen.

COMPASS CALIBRATION MODE: This menu allows you to adjust for compass variance. See DIC Compass (Uplevel DIC) for more information. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

 PERSONAL PROGRAMMING MODE: This menu allows you to customize several features on your vehicle. See DIC Vehicle Customization for more information. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

TIRE PRESSURE: This menu shows the tire pressure for each tire. The tire pressure will be shown in either pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascals (kPa). Press the options button until the DIC shows the tire pressure for the front tires. Press the options button again to view the pressure for the rear tires. If a low or high tire pressure condition is detected by the system while driving, a message advising you to check the pressure in a specific tire will appear in the display. See Inflation — Tire Pressure and DIC Warnings and Messages for more information. If the tire pressure display shows dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with your vehicle. If this consistently occurs, see you dealer/retailer for service. Press the options button to advance to the next screen. DISPLAY OFF will appear on the next screen. The screen will count down and then go blank. Press the options button to return to the main (date) screen.

Fuel

(Fuel): Press this button to access the Average Fuel Economy, Instantaneous Fuel Economy, and Fuel Range modes.

AVG ECONOMY (Average Fuel Economy): This screen will display the approximate average miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km). This number is calculated based on the number of mpg (L/100 km) recorded since the last time this menu item was reset.

 To reset the average fuel economy for the vehicle, follow this procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to reset to zero.

2. Press the fuel button again to advance to the next screen.

INST ECONOMY (Instantaneous Fuel Economy): This screen displays the current fuel economy at a particular moment and will change frequently as driving conditions change. Unlike average fuel economy, this screen cannot be reset. Press the fuel button again to advance to the next screen.

RANGE: This screen displays the approximate number of remaining miles or kilometers the vehicle can be driven without refueling. This estimate is based on the average fuel economy for the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank and the current driving conditions. This estimate will change if driving conditions change. For example, if driving in traffic and making frequent stops, the display may read one number, but if the vehicle is driven on a freeway the number may change even though the same amount of fuel is in the fuel tank. This is because different driving conditions produce different fuel economies. Generally, freeway driving produces better fuel economy than city driving. If the fuel tank contains less than 2 gallons (7.6 L), the LOW FUEL message will appear on the DIC screen. Fill the fuel tank as soon as possible to avoid running out of fuel. See “Low Fuel” under DIC Warnings and Messages . Press the fuel button again to advance to the next screen.

DIC Compass (Uplevel DIC)

Your vehicle may have a compass in the Driver Information Center (DIC).

Setting the Compass

The compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. However, under certain circumstances, such as during a long distance cross-country trip, it will be necessary to compensate for compass variance and reset the zone through the DIC. Compass variance is the difference between the earth’s magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, the compass in the vehicle could give false readings. In order to do this, the compass must be set or calibrated to the variance zone in which the vehicle is traveling.

To adjust for compass variance, use the following procedure:

1. Find the vehicle’s current location and variance zone number on the map.

2. Press the set/reset button to scroll through and select the appropriate variance zone.

3. Press the options button to advance to the calibration screen.

4. Drive the vehicle in a circle two times to activate the compass.

 The direction the vehicle is moving will be displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen, and will appear in the gages, fuel, trip, and some of the options modes.

DIC Warnings and Messages

These messages display if there is a problem in one of the vehicle’s systems. They override any other mode or screen the Driver Information Center (DIC) may be in. Some messages can be cleared from the DIC screen. In order to do this, the message must be acknowledged. To acknowledge or clear the message from the screen, press the set/reset button on the DIC. See DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC) or DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer) for DIC button descriptions. Other warning messages are not allowed to be cleared until the problem indicated by the warning message is taken care of. When the problem indicated by the message is resolved, it can be acknowledged and the screen can be reset. Be sure to take any message that appears on the DIC screen seriously and remember that clearing the messages that are able to be acknowledged, will only make the message disappear, not correct the problem.

 A/C OFF FOR ENGINE PROTECTION

This message displays when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal operating temperature. To avoid added strain on a hot engine, the air conditioning compressor is automatically turned off. When the coolant temperature returns to normal, the air conditioning compressor turns back on. The vehicle can then continue to be driven. This message comes on while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this warning message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display for three seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

AJAR

This symbol appears with this message.

This message displays when a door or the trunk is not closed properly. If your vehicle has the remote start feature, this message also displays when the hood is not closed properly. The graphic highlights the hood or trunk if either one is not closed properly. The graphic indicates a highlighted, open door to show which door or doors are not closed properly. Make sure that the area indicated is closed completely. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when the ignition is shifted out of PARK (P). Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display for three seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE

This message displays when the system detects that the battery voltage is dropping beyond a reasonable level. The battery saver system starts reducing certain features of the vehicle which you may be able to notice. At the point that the features are disabled, this message is displayed. It means that the vehicle is trying to save the charge in the battery. Turn off all unnecessary accessories to allow the battery to recharge. The normal battery voltage range is 11.5 to 15.5 volts. If your vehicle has the uplevel DIC, you can monitor battery voltage on the DIC by pressing the gages button until BATTERY appears.

CHANGE OIL SOON

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This message displays when service is required for the vehicle. See your dealer. See Engine Oil and Scheduled Maintenance for more information. The CHANGE OIL SOON message is reset by acknowledging the message. The ENGINE OIL MONITOR SYSTEM screen under the options menu on the DIC must also be reset. See “Engine Oil Monitor System” in options under DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC) or DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer) for more information. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display for three seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

CHARGING SYSTEM FAILURE

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This message displays when there is a problem with the generator and battery charging systems. Driving with this problem could drain the battery. Turn off all unnecessary accessories. Stop and turn off the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Have the electrical system checked by your dealer as soon as possible.

This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

CHECK GAS CAP

 This message displays when the fuel cap is not on, or is not fully tightened. Check the fuel cap to ensure it is on and properly tightened. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap allows fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn this message off. See Filling the Tank for more information. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed and then the message continues to display. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display for three seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

This message displays when the tire pressure in one of the tires needs to be checked. This message also displays LEFT FRONT, RIGHT FRONT, LEFT REAR, or RIGHT REAR to indicate which tire needs to be checked. You can receive more than one tire pressure message at a time. To read the other messages that may have been sent at the same time, press the set/reset button. If a tire pressure message appears on the DIC, stop as soon as you can. Have the tire pressures checked and set to those shown on the Tire Loading Information label. See Tires , Loading Your Vehicle , and Inflation — Tire Pressure . The DIC display also shows the tire pressure values for the front and rear tires by pressing the options button. See DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC) or DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer) . If the tire pressure is low, the low tire pressure warning light comes on. See Low Tire Pressure Warning Light for more information. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display for three seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

CRUISE SET

This symbol comes on with this message.

This message and symbol display briefly whenever the cruise control is set.

The cruise control light on the instrument panel cluster also comes on when cruise control is set. See Cruise Control Light . CRUISE SET also appears briefly in the Head-Up Display (HUD), if your vehicle has this feature. This message displays when the ignition is in RUN. See Cruise Control for more information. This message does not need to be acknowledged.

DELAYED LOCKING

This message displays when the doors of the vehicle are closed and the delayed locking feature has been programmed through the DIC. See “DELAYED LOCKING” under DIC Vehicle Customization for more information. This message displays when the ignition is in OFF. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. This message cannot be acknowledged.

 HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED

This message displays when the amount of available light outside the vehicle is low and the exterior lamps control has been turned off. This condition happens when the headlamps are turned off at night or the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) are turned off during the day. This message informs the driver that it has become dark enough outside to require the headlamps to be turned on. When the headlamps are turned on, this message clears from the screen. See Exterior Lamps and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) for more information. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this warning message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

HOT COOLANT

Notice: If the HOT COOLANT warning message appears on the DIC display, stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Do not increase the engine speed above normal idling speed. Severe engine damage can result from driving a vehicle with an overheated engine. See Engine Overheating for more information.

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This message displays when the engine coolant temperature is too hot. The engine coolant temperature warning light also appears on the instrument panel cluster. Also, the engine coolant temperature gage will read in the red or hot area. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light and Engine Coolant Temperature Gage for more information. To avoid added strain, turn off the air conditioner if it is on. When the coolant temperature returns to normal, the air conditioner can be turned back on. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds continuously when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

HOT ENGINE OIL. REDUCE SPEED

On some vehicles, this message displays when the vehicle’s engine oil is above the proper engine operating temperature. Reduce the speed of the vehicle. If this message continues to display, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. A chime sounds continuously when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

HOT TRANS FLUID

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This message displays when the transaxle fluid in the vehicle is too hot. Stop the vehicle and allow it to idle until it cools down. If this message continues to display, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. If the vehicle has the Uplevel Trip Computer DIC, you can determine the actual temperature of the transaxle fluid using the vehicle’s gages button. See DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC) or DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer) for more information. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

KEY FOB BATTERY LOW

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This message displays when the battery in the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter needs to be replaced. To replace the battery, see “Battery Replacement” under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation . This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. The message re-appears when the engine is turned on and the condition still exists.

KEY IN IGNITION

This message displays and a chime sounds continuously when the driver exits the vehicle while the key is in the ignition after the engine is turned off. This message cannot be acknowledged. This message disappears and the chiming stops when the key is removed from the ignition.

LEFT FRONT TURN LAMP OUT

 This message displays when the left front turn signal lamp needs to be replaced. See Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps for replacement procedures. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

LEFT REAR TURN LAMP OUT

 This message displays when the left rear turn signal lamp needs to be replaced. See Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps for replacement procedures. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

LOW BRAKE FLUID

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This message displays when the brake fluid level is low. Have the brake system serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. See Brakes . The brake system warning light also appears on the instrument panel cluster when this message appears on the DIC. See Brake System Warning Light . This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

LOW FUEL

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This message displays when the vehicle is low on fuel. Refill the fuel tank as soon as possible. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

LOW OIL LEVEL

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On some vehicles, this message displays when the vehicle’s engine oil is low. Fill the oil to the proper level as soon as possible. See Engine Compartment Overview for engine oil fill location. Also, see Engine Oil for information on the kind of oil to use and proper oil level. If the vehicle has a supercharged engine, see Supercharger Oil for information on the kind of oil to use and proper oil level. This message displays while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen.

This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

 LOW OIL PRESSURE

Notice: If the LOW OIL PRESSURE warning message appears on the DIC display, stop the vehicle immediately. Do not drive the vehicle until the cause of the low oil pressure is corrected. Severe engine damage can result from driving a vehicle with low oil pressure. See Engine Oil for more information.

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This message displays when the vehicle’s engine oil pressure is low. The low oil pressure warning light also appears on the instrument panel cluster. See Oil Pressure Light . Stop the vehicle immediately, as engine damage can result from driving a vehicle with low oil pressure. Have the vehicle serviced by your dealer as soon as possible when this warning message is displayed. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds continuously when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

LOW WASHER FLUID

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This message displays when the windshield washer fluid is low. Fill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible. See Engine Compartment Overview for location of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. Also, see Windshield Washer Fluid for more information. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds when this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

PARKING BRAKE ON

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This message displays to alert the driver when the vehicle’s parking brake is on, the ignition is in RUN, and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). See Parking Brake for more information. The brake system warning light also appears on the instrument panel cluster when this message appears on the DIC. See Brake System Warning Light .

A chime sounds continuously while this message is displayed if driving above 5 mph (8 km/h). Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display for three seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

PARK LAMPS ON

This message displays to alert the driver when the parking lamps are on, the ignition is in OFF, and the key is removed. A chime sounds continuously while this message is displayed. This message cannot be acknowledged.

REDUCED ENGINE POWER

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This message displays when the vehicle’s engine power is reduced. If this happens during driving conditions, such as climbing a steep hill, the transaxle may overwork in a gear that may cause damage to the vehicle’s engine or transaxle. Reduced engine power can affect the vehicle’s ability to accelerate. If this message is on, but there is no reduction in performance, proceed to your destination. The performance may be reduced the next time the vehicle is driven. The vehicle may be driven at a reduced speed while this message is on, but acceleration and speed may be reduced. Anytime this message stays on, the vehicle should be taken to your dealer for service as soon as possible.

This message displays only when the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

 REMOTE START ACTIVE PRESS HAZARD SWITCH TO CANCEL

If your vehicle has the remote start feature, this message displays when a remote start is initiated. If you would like to cancel the remote start, turn on the hazard warning flashers. See Hazard Warning Flashers .

REMOTE START DISABLED

If your vehicle has the remote start feature, this message displays if a remote start attempt is unsuccessful.

This may be caused if any of the following conditions are true when a remote start attempt is made:

• The remote start system is disabled through the DIC.

• The key is in the ignition.

 • The hood or the doors are not closed.

• There is an emission control system malfunction.

 • The engine coolant temperature is too high.

• The oil pressure is low.

• The hazard warning flashers are turned on.

 • The maximum number of remote starts or remote start attempts between ignition cycles has been reached.

• The content theft-deterrent alarm is on while attempting to remote start the vehicle.

 See “REMOTE START” under DIC Vehicle Customization and “Remote Vehicle Start” under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation for more information.

RIGHT FRONT TURN LAMP OUT

 This message displays when the vehicle’s right front turn signal needs to be replaced. See Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps for bulb replacement procedures. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

RIGHT REAR TURN LAMP OUT

 This message displays when the vehicle’s right rear turn signal needs to be replaced. See Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps for bulb replacement procedures. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE ABS SYSTEM

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If the vehicle has the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), this message displays when the vehicle’s brakes are not functioning properly. Have the brake system serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM

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This message displays when the vehicle’s brakes are not functioning properly. Have the brake system serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE BRAKE APPLY SENSOR

This message displays when the brake apply sensor is not functioning properly. The vehicle still has brakes when this warning message displays, but you should have the vehicle serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE PARK LAMPS

This message displays if one of the vehicle’s parking lamps needs to be replaced. See Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps for bulb replacement procedures. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM

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If the vehicle has the StabiliTrak® Plus system, this message displays when it is not functioning properly. A warning light also appears on the instrument panel cluster. See Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light or Enhanced Traction System Warning Light . See StabiliTrak® Plus System for more information. Have the StabiliTrak® Plus system serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE THEFT SYSTEM

This message displays if there is a problem with the theft-deterrent system programmed in the key. A fault has been detected in the system which means that the system is disabled and it is not protecting the vehicle. The vehicle usually restarts; however, you may want to take the vehicle to your dealer before turning off the engine. See Keys for information on the PASS-Key® III system. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM

This message displays if a part on the Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) system is not working properly. If you drive your vehicle while any of the four sensors are missing or inoperable, the warning comes on in about 20 minutes. A sensor would be missing, for example, if you put different wheels on your vehicle without transferring the sensors. If the warning comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the TPM. See your dealer. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE TRACTION SYSTEM

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If the vehicle has the Traction Control System (TCS), this message displays when the system is not functioning properly. A warning light also appears on the instrument panel cluster. See Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light or Enhanced Traction System Warning Light . See Traction Control System (TCS) for more information. Have the TCS serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE VARIABLE EFFORT STEERING

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If the vehicle has the variable effort steering system, this message displays if this system is not functioning properly. See Steering for more information. Have the system serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

SERVICE VEHICLE SOON

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This message displays when a non-emissions related malfunction occurs. Have the vehicle serviced by your dealer as soon as possible. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds while this message is displayed. Press the set/reset button to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. This message continues to display if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It also re-displays for three seconds if the message has been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message re-appears when the engine is turned on.

STABILITY CONTROL ACTIVE

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If the vehicle has the StabiliTrak® Plus system, this message displays when the system is engaged and actively assisting the driver with directional control of the vehicle. Slippery road conditions may exist when this warning message is displayed, so driving should be adjusted accordingly. STABILITY CONTROL ACTIVE also appears in the Head-Up Display (HUD), if your vehicle has this feature. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. This message stays on until road conditions change and StabiliTrak® Plus is not active. This message cannot be acknowledged and cleared from the screen.

STABILITY CONTROL OFF

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If the vehicle has the StabiliTrak® Plus system, this message displays when the system turns off. This message displays only while the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds once and the message stays on for three seconds and then disappears. A warning light indicating that this system is deactivated also appears on the instrument panel cluster. See Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light or Enhanced Traction System Warning Light .

When the StabiliTrak® Plus system is off, the system will not be engaged and will not actively assist the driver with directional control of the vehicle. See StabiliTrak® Plus System .

Any of the following conditions may cause the StabiliTrak® Plus system to turn off:

 • The StabiliTrak® Plus system on the GXP option is manually turned off. See StabiliTrak® Plus System for more information.

• The battery is low.

• There is a StabiliTrak® Plus system failure. See your dealer for service. S

TARTING DISABLED DUE TO ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL

This message displays when there is a malfunction with the electronic throttle control which prevents the vehicle from starting. Have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. This message only appears while the ignition is in RUN, and will not disappear until the problem is resolved. A chime sounds for two seconds. This message cannot be acknowledged.

STARTING DISABLED DUE TO THEFT SYSTEM

This message displays when the system detects a malfunction in the content theft-deterrent system and prevents the vehicle from starting. This message only appears while the ignition is in RUN, and will not disappear until the problem is resolved. A chime sounds for two seconds. This message cannot be acknowledged.

TRACTION CONTROL ACTIVE

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If the vehicle has the Traction Control System (TCS), this message displays when the system is on. TRACTION CONTROL ACTIVE also appears in the Head-Up Display (HUD), if your vehicle has this feature. This message only displays while the ignition is in RUN and will not disappear until driving conditions change and the TCS is no longer active. This message cannot be acknowledged or cleared from the screen.

TRACTION CONTROL OFF

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If the vehicle has the Traction Control System (TCS), this message displays when the TCS turns off. TRACTION CONTROL OFF also appears in the Head-Up Display (HUD), if your vehicle has this feature. This message only displays while the ignition is in RUN and disappears after three seconds. A chime sounds once and the message stays on for three seconds and then disappears. A warning light indicating that this system is deactivated also appears on the instrument panel cluster. See Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light or Enhanced Traction System Warning Light .

Any of the following conditions may cause the TCS to turn off:

• The TCS is turned off by pressing the TC (traction control) button located on the center console. See Traction Control System (TCS) or Enhanced Traction System (ETS) for more information.

• The battery is low.

• There is a TCS failure. See your dealer for service.

 TURN SIGNAL ON

This message displays if the vehicle is driven for more than 0.75 mile (1.21 km) while one of the turn signals are on. It appears as a reminder to turn off the turn signal. This message only displays when the ignition is in RUN. A chime sounds for two seconds and the message will not disappear until the turn signal is manually turned off, or a turn is completed.

DIC Vehicle Customization

 Your vehicle may have customization capabilities that allow you to program certain features to one preferred setting. Customization features can only be programmed to one setting on the vehicle and cannot be programmed to a preferred setting for two different drivers. All of the customization options may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options available will be displayed on your DIC. The default settings for the customization features were set when your vehicle left the factory, but may have been changed from their default state since then. The customization preferences are automatically recalled. To change customization preferences, use the following procedure.

Entering the Personal Programming Mode

1. Turn the ignition on and make sure the vehicle is in PARK (P). To avoid excessive drain on the battery, it is recommended that the headlamps are turned off.

 2. Press the options button until PERSONAL PROGRAMMING MODE appears on the DIC.

3. Press the set/reset button to display the first screen.

 4. Press the options button to access these modes: Personal Programming Mode Screens EXTERIOR LIGHTING DELAY: This screen allows this feature to be turned off, or allows the selection of the number of seconds the headlamps, sidelamps, taillamps, fog lamps, and back-up lamps are turned on after the key is removed from the ignition, or the vehicle is unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter. If OFF is selected, the exterior lamps will not turn on. If a time delay is chosen, the lamps will turn on for the selected time. The time delay will be cancelled and the exterior lamps will turn on automatically when the key is removed from the ignition, or the vehicle is unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

 To program this mode, use the following procedure:

 1. Press and release the set/reset button to scroll to the selection you want to program. Choose from OFF, 15, 30, 60, or 90 seconds.

 2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

 INTERIOR LIGHTS WHEN DOOR CLOSED: This screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. If OFF is selected, the interior lamps will turn off immediately when the ignition is turned off and the last open door is closed. If ON is selected, the interior lamps will stay on for about 25 seconds after the vehicle’s ignition is turned off and the last open door is closed.

To program this mode, use the following procedure:

1. Press and release the set/reset button to scroll to either OFF or ON.

2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

INTERIOR LIGHTS WHEN KEY REMOVED: This screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. This feature enables the interior lamps in the vehicle to turn on for about 25 seconds after the key is removed from the ignition.

If OFF is selected, removing the key from the ignition will not cause the interior lamps to turn on. If ON is selected, removing the key from the ignition will cause the interior lamps to be turned on for about 25 seconds. To program this mode, use the following procedure:

 1. Press and release the set/reset button to scroll to either OFF or ON.

2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

AUTO DOOR UNLOCK: This screen allows this feature to be turned off, used for the driver’s door only, or for all the doors. If OFF is selected, none of the doors will unlock when the vehicle’s transaxle is shifted into PARK (P). If DRIVER is selected, only the driver’s door will unlock when the vehicle’s transaxle is shifted into PARK (P). If ALL is selected, all the doors will unlock when the vehicle’s transaxle is shifted into PARK (P).

To program this mode, use the following procedure:

 1. Press and release the set/reset button to scroll to either OFF, DRIVER, or ALL.

 2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

AUTO DOOR UNLOCK ON: If DRIVER or ALL was selected on the AUTO DOOR UNLOCK screen, this screen allows selection of when the vehicle’s doors will unlock. The choices are when the key is removed from the ignition or when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P). If KEY-OUT is selected, the auto door unlock will function when the key is taken out of the ignition. If PARK is selected, the auto door unlock will function when the transaxle is shifted into PARK (P). To program this mode, use the following procedure:

1. Press and release the set/reset button to scroll to either KEY-OUT or PARK.

2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

DELAYED LOCKING: This screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. The key must be out of the ignition for this feature to work. If OFF is selected, there will be no delayed locking of the vehicle’s doors. If ON is selected, the locking of the vehicle’s doors will be delayed by five seconds after a power door lock switch is pressed while the door is open, or the LOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed while any door is open. To program this mode, use the following procedure:

 1. Press and release the set/reset button to scroll to either OFF or ON.

 2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

REMOTE LOCKS FEEDBACK: This screen allows selection for this option to be turned OFF, or gives the choice of two methods of verification; LIGHTS or LIGHTS and HORN; that indicate the vehicle’s doors are locked when the LOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed. If OFF is selected, this feature will not be programmed. If LIGHTS is selected, the exterior lamps will flash when the LOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed. If LIGHTS and HORN is selected, the exterior lamps will flash when the LOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, and the horn will sound when the LOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed again within five seconds of the previous command.

 To program this mode, use the following procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to scroll to OFF, LIGHTS, or LIGHTS and HORN.

 2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

If the vehicle does not have a content theft-deterrent system, the next screens with PROGRAMMING FINISHED and DISPLAY OFF will appear. If the vehicle does have a content theft-deterrent system, the next screen will appear.

THEFT DETERRENT: The vehicle may have a content theft-deterrent system. Once it is turned on, the system will activate if someone tries to enter the vehicle without using the remote keyless entry transmitter or the correct key. This screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. If OFF is selected, the content theft-deterrent system will not function. If ON is selected, the content theft-deterrent system will be activated.

To program this mode, use the following procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to scroll to OFF or ON.

2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

KEY CYLINDER DISARM: If the vehicle has a content theft-deterrent system, and ON was selected on the THEFT DETERRENT screen, this screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. This feature determines whether the driver’s door key cylinder may be used to disarm the content theft-deterrent system. If OFF is selected, the vehicle’s content theft-deterrent system can not be disarmed by unlocking the driver’s door using the driver’s door key cylinder. Selecting OFF prevents a thief from disarming the vehicle’s content theft-deterrent system by attacking the driver’s door key cylinder, and may make the vehicle more secure. However, if OFF is selected, unlocking an armed vehicle by using the driver’s door key cylinder and opening the door will cause the content theft alarm to activate. For this reason, it is recommended that the vehicle be unlocked using the remote keyless entry system when this feature is set to OFF. If ON is selected, the vehicle’s content theft-deterrent system can be disarmed by unlocking the driver’s door using the driver’s door key cylinder.

To program this mode, use the following procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to scroll to OFF or ON.

2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

 LOCK SWITCH ARM: If the vehicle has the content theft-deterrent system and ON was selected on the THEFT DETERRENT screen, this screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. This feature controls whether the vehicle’s content theft system can be activated using a door lock switch. If OFF is selected, locking the vehicle using a door lock switch will not cause the vehicle’s content theft system to arm.

If ON is selected, the content theft-deterrent system can be armed using the driver’s door lock switch by pressing the driver’s door lock switch while the driver’s door is open and the key is not in the ignition, or by pressing the front passenger’s door lock switch while the front passenger’s door is open and the key is not in the ignition. To program this mode, use the following procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to scroll to OFF or ON.

2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen.

REMOTE START: If your vehicle has the remote start feature, this screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. The remote start feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle using your remote keyless entry transmitter. See “Remote Vehicle Start” under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation for more information. If OFF is selected, the remote start feature will be disabled. If ON is selected, the remote start feature will be enabled.

 To program this mode, use the following procedure:

1. Press the set/reset button to scroll to OFF or ON.

 2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen. PROGRAMMING FINISHED will appear on the next screen. This confirms that the personal options programming is complete.

Audio System(s)

Determine which radio your vehicle has and then read the pages following to familiarize yourself with its features. Driving without distraction is a necessity for a safer driving experience. See Defensive Driving . By taking a few moments to read this manual and get familiar with your vehicle’s audio system, you can use it with less effort, as well as take advantage of its features. While your vehicle is parked, set up your audio system by presetting your favorite radio stations, setting the tone and adjusting the speakers. Then, when driving conditions permit, you can tune to your favorite stations using the presets and steering wheel controls if the vehicle has them.

CAUTION: This system provides you with a far greater access to audio stations and song listings. Giving extended attention to entertainment tasks while driving can cause a crash and you or others can be injured or killed. Always keep your eyes on the road and your mind on the drive — avoid engaging in extended searching while driving.

Keeping your mind on the drive is important for safe driving. Here are some ways in which you can help avoid distraction while driving.

While your vehicle is parked:

• Familiarize yourself with all of its controls.

• Familiarize yourself with its operation.

• Set up your audio system by presetting your favorite radio stations, setting the tone, and adjusting the speakers.

 Then, when driving conditions permit, you can tune to your favorite radio stations using the presets and steering wheel controls if the vehicle has them. Notice: Before adding any sound equipment to your vehicle, such as an audio system, CD player, CB radio, mobile telephone, or two-way radio, make sure that it can be added by checking with your dealer/retailer. Also, check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. If sound equipment can be added, it is very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle’s engine, radio, or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle’s systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has been added.

Setting the Time

The radio might have a button marked with an H or HR to represent hours and an M or MIN to represent minutes. Press and hold the hour button until the correct hour displays. AM appears for morning hours. Press and hold the minute button until the correct minute displays. The time can be set with the ignition on or off. To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) information, press and hold the hour and minute buttons at the same time until UPDATED displays. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDATE displays. RDS time is broadcast once a minute. After tuning to an RDS broadcast station, it could take a few minutes for the time to update.

Radio with CD (Base Level)

Radio Data System (RDS)

The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following:

 • Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

• Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

• Display messages from radio stations

• Seek to stations with traffic announcements

This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and only works when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that causes the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station. While the radio is tuned to an RDS station, the station name or call letters appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and Canada. XM™ offers a large variety of coast-to-coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, traffic/weather (U.S. subscribers), and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™; In the U.S. at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696) or in Canada at www.xmradio.ca or call 1-877-GET-XMSR (438-9677).

Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off.

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

SCV (Speed-Compensated Volume): With SCV, the audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to select MIN (minimum), MED (medium), or MAX (maximum). Each higher setting allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds.

Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. To turn SCV off, press this button until OFF displays.

RCL (Recall): Push this knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. When the ignition is off, push this knob to display the time. For RDS, push the RCL knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of the program (if available).

For XM™ (if equipped), push 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, push the RCL knob until you see the desired display, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display is now the default.

Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display shows the selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

: Press the up or the down arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there. The radio only seeks stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Press and hold either arrow for two seconds until SCAN displays and a beep sounds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next station. Press either arrow again to stop scanning. To scan preset stations, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than four seconds until PSCAN and the preset number appear on the display and two beeps sound. The radio goes to the first preset station stored on the pushbuttons, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next preset station. Press either SCAN arrow again to stop scanning presets. The radio only scan stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Setting Preset

Stations Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1. Turn the radio on.

2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

3. Tune in the desired station.

4. Press EQ to select the equalization.

5. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until a beep sounds. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station that was set returns and the equalization that was selected is stored for that pushbutton.

 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble)

TONE: Press and release this button until BASS, MID (midrange), or TREB (treble) displays.

The SELECT LED indicator lights to show that the tone control can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT knob to increase or to decrease. If a station is weak or has static, decrease the treble. To return all of the tone controls to the middle position, press and hold the TONE button until FLAT displays.

EQ (Equalizer): Press this button to select customized equalization settings. Up to six customized equalization settings, can be programmed, by performing the following steps:

1. Turn the radio on.

2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT knob to create the equalization.

3. Press and hold the EQ button for two seconds. SELECT EQ # displays and the EQ symbol flashes.

 4. Press EQ or turn the SELECT knob to select the EQ number.

 5. Press and hold the EQ button or push the SELECT knob to store the equalization setting and the number. EQ SAVED displays and a beep sounds.

 6. Repeat the steps for the other EQ settings and numbers.

 EQ 5 has been programmed at the factory for use with talk radio, but it can be preset to a different tone.

Adjusting the Speakers

(Balance/Fade)

BAL (Balance): To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, press and release this button until BAL displays. The SELECT LED indicator lights to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers.

 FADE: To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, press and release this button until FADE displays. The SELECT LED indicator lights to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. Pressing and holding the BAL FADE button for two seconds returns all speaker settings to the middle position.

Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™)

 To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

 1. Press the PROG TYPE button to activate program type select mode. PTY displays.

2. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY.

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

4. To go to another station within that PTY, while the PTY displays, 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 PROG TYPE to exit program type select mode.

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

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

SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1. Press PROG TYPE to activate program type select mode. PTY displays.

 2. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY.

3. Once the desired PTY displays, press and hold either SCAN arrow, and the radio begins 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 scans 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 displays. The radio can switch to stations with a stronger frequency. To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF displays. The radio does not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only)

These pushbuttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1. Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

2. Press PROG TYPE to activate program type select mode. PTY displays.

3. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY.

 4. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until a beep sounds. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the PTY that was set returns, if program type select mode is activated.

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! displays. You will hear the announcement, even if the volume is low or a CD is playing. If a CD is playing, play stops during the announcement. Alert announcements cannot be turned off.

ALERT! is not 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 displays. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc. If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message appears every three seconds. To scroll through the message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words appear on the display after every press of the button. Once the complete message has been displayed, INFO disappears from the display until another new message is received. The last message can be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view the last message until a new message is received or a different station is tuned to. TRAF (Traffic): If TRAF displays, the tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements. To receive the traffic announcement from the tuned station, press this button. Brackets are displayed around TRAF and when a traffic announcement broadcasts on the tuned radio station, you will hear it.

If the station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press the TRAF button and the radio seeks to a station that does. When a station that broadcasts traffic announcements is found, the radio stops seeking and brackets are displayed around TRAF.

If no station is found that broadcasts traffic announcements, NO TRAFFIC displays. If the brackets are on the display and TRAF is not, 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. The radio plays the traffic announcement if the volume is low. The radio interrupts the play of a CD if the last tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements and the brackets are displayed. This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

 Radio Messages

 CALIBRATE: The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CALIBRATE appears on the display it means that the radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned your dealer for service.

LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer. Radio Messages for XM™ Only See XM Radio Messages later in this section for further detail.

Playing a CD

 Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing. If you want to insert a CD when the ignition is off, first press the eject button or push the RCL knob. If you insert a CD with the radio off and the ignition on, it starts to play. The CD symbol appears on the display when a CD is loaded. The track number appears on the display, as each new track starts to play. If the ignition or the radio is turned off with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or the radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner. If playing a CD-R, the sound quality may be reduced due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R has been handled. There may be an increase in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If the surface of the CD is damaged, such as cracked, broken, or scratched, the CD will not play properly. If the surface of the CD is soiled, see Care of Your CDs for more information. If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD. Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD with a marking pen. Notice: If a label is added to a CD, or more than one CD is inserted into the slot at a time, or an attempt is made to play scratched or damaged CDs, the CD player could be damaged. While using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition without any label, load one CD at a time, and keep the CD player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris. If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

1 (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to advance quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this pushbutton to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track appears on the display.

RDM 3 (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RDM and the track number appears on the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play.

(Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to reverse quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this pushbutton to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track appears on the display.

EQ (Equalizer): Press EQ to select the desired customized equalization setting while playing a CD. The equalization is automatically set whenever you play a CD. See “EQ” listed previously for more information.

Press the down arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. Press the up arrow to go to the next track. If either arrow is held or pressed more than once, the player continues moving backward or forward through the CD.
: Press and hold either arrow for more than two seconds until SCAN and the track number appear on the display and a beep sounds. The CD goes to the next track, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next track. Press either arrow again to stop scanning.

RCL (Recall): Push this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. To change the default on the display, track and elapsed time, push the knob until you see the desired display, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display is now the default. While elapsed time is showing, CD TIME displays.

BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD remains safely inside the radio for future listening.

CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol appears on the display when a CD is loaded.

(Eject): Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the ignition and radio off, if this button is pressed first.

CD Messages

 CHECK CD: If this message appears on the display and/or the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

• It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play.

 • You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

 • The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

 • The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

 • There may have been a problem while burning the CD.

• The label may be caught in the CD player.

If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem.

Radio with CD (MP3)

Radio Data System (RDS)

 The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS).

RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following:

• Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

• Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

• Display messages from radio stations

• Seek to stations with traffic announcements

This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and only works when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that causes the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station. While the radio is tuned to an RDS station, the station name or the call letters appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and Canada. XM™ offers a large variety of coast-to-coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, traffic/weather (U.S. subscribers), and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™; In the U.S. at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696) or in Canada at www.xmradio.ca or call 1-877-GET-XMSR (438-9677).

Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off.

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

RCL (Recall): Push this knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. When the ignition is turned off, push this knob to display the time.

For XM™ (if equipped), push 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, push the RCL knob until you see the desired display, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display is now the default.

SCV (Speed-Compensated Volume): With SCV, the audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to select MIN (minimum), MED (medium), or MAX (maximum). Each higher setting allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. To turn SCV off, press this button until OFF displays.

 Finding a Station

BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display shows the selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

: Press the up or the down arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and
stay there.

The radio only seeks stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Press and hold either SCAN arrow for two seconds until SCAN displays and a
beep sounds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next
station. Press either SCAN arrow again to stop scanning.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than four seconds until PSCAN and the preset number appear on the display and a double beep sounds. The radio goes to the first preset station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next preset station. Press either SCAN arrow again to stop scanning presets. The radio only scans stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Setting Preset Stations

 Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1. Turn the radio on.

 2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

3. Tune in the desired station.

4. Press EQ to select the equalization.

 5. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until a beep sounds. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station that was set returns and the equalization that was selected is stored for that pushbutton.

 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble)

 TONE: Press and release this button until BASS, MID (midrange), or TREB (treble) displays. The SELECT LED indicator lights to show that the tone control can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT knob to increase or to decrease. If a station is weak or has static, decrease the treble. Pressing and holding the TONE button until FLAT displays, returns all of the tone controls to the middle position.

EQ (Equalizer): Press this button to select customized bass, midrange, and treble equalization settings. Up to six customized equalization settings, can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1. Turn the radio on.

2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT knob to create the desired equalization.

3. Press and hold the EQ button for two seconds. SELECT EQ # displays and the EQ symbol flashes.

4. Press EQ or turn the SELECT knob to select the desired EQ number.

 5. Press and hold the EQ button or push the SELECT knob to store the equalization setting and the number. A beep sounds and EQ SAVED displays.

 6. Repeat the steps for the other EQ settings and numbers. EQ 5 has been programmed at the factory for use with talk radio, but it can be set to a different tone.

Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)

BAL (Balance): To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, press and release this button until BAL displays. The SELECT LED indicator lights to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers.

 FADE: To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, press and release this button until FADE displays. The SELECT LED indicator lights to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. Pressing and holding the BAL FADE button for two seconds returns all speaker settings to the middle position.

 Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™)

To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

 1. Press PROG TYPE to activate program type select mode. The PTY symbol appears on the display.

 2. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY.

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

4. 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 PROG TYPE 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 searches for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements.

Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1. Press PROG TYPE to activate program type select mode. The PTY symbol appears on the display.

 2. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY.

3. Once the desired PTY is displayed, press and hold either SCAN arrow, and the radio begins 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 scans 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 displays. The radio can switch to stations with a stronger frequency. To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF displays. The radio does not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only)

 These pushbuttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1. Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

 2. Press PROG TYPE to activate program type select mode. The PTY symbol appears on the display.

 3. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY.

4. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until a beep sounds. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the PTY that was set returns, if program type select mode is activated.

 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! displays. You will hear the announcement, even if the volume is low or a CD is playing. If a CD is playing, play stops during the announcement. Alert announcements cannot be turned off. ALERT! is not 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 displays. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc. If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message appears every three seconds. To scroll through the message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words appear on the display after every press of this button. Once the complete message has been displayed, the information symbol disappears from the display until another new message is received. The last message can be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view the last message until a new message is received or a different station is tuned to.

TRAF (Traffic): If TRAF displays, the tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements. To receive the traffic announcement from the tuned station, press this button. Brackets are displayed around TRAF and when a traffic announcement broadcasts on the tuned radio station, you will hear it. If the station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press the TRAF button and the radio seeks to a station that does. When a station that broadcasts traffic announcements is found, the radio stops seeking and brackets are displayed around TRAF. If no station is found that broadcasts traffic announcements, NO TRAFFIC displays.

If the brackets are on the display and TRAF is not, 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 that broadcasts traffic announcements, NO TRAFFIC displays. The radio plays the traffic announcement if the volume is low. The radio interrupts the play of a CD if the last tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements and the brackets are displayed. This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

Radio Messages

 CALIBRATE: The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CALIBRATE displays it means that the radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and it must be returned to your dealer for service.

Radio Messages for XM™ Only

See XM Radio Messages later in this section for further detail. Playing a CD Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and READING DISC and the CD symbol appears on the display. If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the EJECT button or push the RCL knob. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts to play where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. When the CD is inserted, the CD symbol appears on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number appears on the display. The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner

If playing a CD-R, the sound quality may be reduced due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R has been handled. There may be an increase in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If the surface of the CD is damaged, such as cracked, broken, or scratched, the CD will not play properly. If the surface of the CD is soiled, see Care of Your CDs for more information. If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD. Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD with a marking pen. Notice: If a label is added to a CD, or more than one CD is inserted into the slot at a time, or an attempt is made to play scratched or damaged CDs, the CD player could be damaged. While using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition without any label, load one CD at a time, and keep the CD player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris. If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

1 (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to advance quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this pushbutton to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track appears on the display.

RDM 2 (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RDM and the track number appears on the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play.

(Next Folder): This button does not have a function for non-MP3 CDs.
(Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to reverse quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this pushbutton to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track appears on the display.
(Previous Folder): This button does not have a function for non-MP3 CDs.

EQ (Equalizer): Press EQ to select the desired customized equalization setting while playing a CD. The equalization is automatically set whenever a CD is played. See “EQ” listed previously for more information.

: Press the up arrow to go to the start of the next track.

Press the down arrow to go to the start of the previous track. Pressing either arrow for more than two seconds searches the previous or next tracks at two tracks per second. When the track number that you would like to play appears on the display, release the arrow to stop searching and to play the track.

: Press and hold either arrow for more than two seconds until SCAN and the track number appear on the display and a beep sounds. The CD goes to the next track, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next track. Press either arrow again to stop scanning.

RCL (Recall): Push this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. To change the default on the display, track and elapsed time, push the knob until you see the desired display, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display is now the default. While elapsed time appears on the display, CD TIME displays.

BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD remains safely inside the radio for future listening.

 CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol appears on the display when a CD is loaded.

EJECT: Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first.

Playing an MP3 CD-R Disc

Your vehicle’s radio system may have the MP3 feature. If it has this feature, it is capable of playing an MP3 CD-R disc. For more information on how to play an MP3 CD-R disc, see Using an MP3 later in this section.

CD Messages

CHECK CD: If this message appears on the display and/or the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

• It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play.

• You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

• The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

• The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

• The format of the CD may not be compatible. See Using an MP3 later in this section.

 • There may have been a problem while burning the CD.

• The label may be caught in the CD player. If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem.

Radio with Six-Disc CD

If your vehicle has the Monsoon audio system, included are nine speakers and an eight channel amplifier. The radio displays MONSOON when the radio or the ignition is turned on. See your dealer for details.

Radio Data System (RDS)

 The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following:

 • Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming

 • Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies

• Display messages from radio stations

• Seek to stations with traffic announcements

This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and only works when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that causes the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station. While the radio is tuned to an RDS station, the station name or call letters appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast.

XM™ Satellite Radio Service

XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and Canada. XM™ offers a large variety of coast-to-coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, traffic/weather (U.S. subscribers), and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™; In the U.S. at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696) or in Canada at www.xmradio.ca or call 1-877-GET-XMSR (438-9677).

Playing the Radio

PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off.

VOLUME: Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or to decrease the volume.

RCL (Recall): Press this knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. When the ignition is off, press this knob to display the time. For RDS, press the RCL knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of the program (if available). For XM™ (if equipped), press the 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 desired display, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display is now the default.

AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, the audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to select MIN (minimum), MED (medium), or MAX (maximum). Each higher setting allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, automatic volume increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. To turn automatic volume off, press this button until OFF displays.

Finding a Station

 BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display shows the selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.

Press the right or the left arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.
The radio only seeks stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.
Press and hold either SCAN arrow for two seconds until SC displays and a beep
sounds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next station. Press either SCAN arrow again to stop scanning.

To scan preset stations, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than four seconds. PRESET SCAN appears on the display and a double beep sounds. The radio goes to the first preset station stored on the pushbuttons, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next preset station. Press either SCAN arrow again to stop scanning presets. The radio only scans stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Setting Preset Stations

 Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

1. Turn the radio on.

2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

3. Tune in the desired station.

 4. Press AUTO EQ to select the equalization.

5. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until a beep sounds. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station that was set returns and the equalization that was selected is stored for that pushbutton.

 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble)

 AUDIO: Push the AUDIO knob until BASS, MID (midrange), or TREB (treble) displays. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. If a station is weak or noisy, decrease the treble. To adjust bass, midrange, or treble to the middle position, select BASS, MID, or TREB and push and hold the AUDIO knob. The display level adjusts to the middle position and a beep sounds. 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 displays and one beep sounds.

AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to select customized equalization settings designed for country, jazz, talk, pop, rock, and classical. To return to the manual mode, press the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM displays. Then manually adjust the bass, midrange, and treble using the AUDIO knob.

Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)

AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push the AUDIO knob until BAL (balance) displays. 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 (fade) displays. 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 display level adjusts to the middle position and a beep sounds. 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 displays and one beep sounds.

Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™)

To select and find a desired PTY perform the following:

1. Press the P-TYPE button to activate program type select mode. P-TYPE and the last selected PTY displays.

2. Turn the P-TYPE knob to select a PTY.

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

4. 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 P-TYPE 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-TYPE and TRAF are on, the radio searches for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements. To use the PTY interrupt feature, press and hold the P-TYPE button until a beep sounds on the PTY you want to interrupt with. When selected, an asterisk appears 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 interrupts play, if that selected program type format is broadcast.

SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following:

1. Press the P-TYPE button to activate program type select mode. P-TYPE and the last selected PTY displays.

2. Turn the P-TYPE knob to select a PTY.

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

4. Press either SCAN arrow to stop at a station. If both P-TYPE and TRAF are on, the radio scans 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 displays. The radio can switch to stations with a stronger frequency. To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF displays. The radio does not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only)

These buttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps:

 1. Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2.

 2. Press the P-TYPE button to activate program type select mode. P-TYPE and the last selected PTY displays.

3. Turn the P-TYPE knob to select a PTY.

4. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until a beep sounds. Whenever that numbered pushbutton is pressed, the PTY that was set returns.

 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! displays. You will hear the announcement, even if the volume is low or a CD is playing. If a CD is playing, play stops during the announcement. Alert announcements cannot be turned off. ALERT! is not 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 displays. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc. If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message appears every three seconds. To scroll through the message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words appear on the display after every press of this button. Once the complete message has displayed, INFO disappears from the display until another new message is received. The last message can be displayed by pressing the INFO button. You can view the last message until a new message is received or a different station is tuned to.

TRAF (Traffic): If TRAF displays, the tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements. To receive the traffic announcement from the tuned station, press this button. Brackets are displayed around TRAF and when a traffic announcement broadcasts on the tuned radio station, you will hear it.

If the current tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press the TRAF button and the radio seeks to a station that does. When a station that broadcasts traffic announcements is found, the radio stops seeking and brackets are displayed around TRAF. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC displays. If the brackets are on the display and TRAF is not, 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 that broadcasts traffic announcements, NO TRAFFIC displays. The radio plays the traffic announcement if the volume is low. The radio interrupts the play of a CD if the last tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements and the brackets are displayed. This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service.

Radio Messages for XM™ Only See

XM Radio Messages later in this section for further detail. Radio Messages CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CAL ERR displays it means that the radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and it must be returned to your dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take your vehicle to your dealer for service. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer.

Playing a CD

If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol appears on the CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number appears on the display.

The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner. If playing a CD-R, the sound quality may be reduced due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R has been handled. There may be an increase in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If the surface of the CD is damaged, such as cracked, broken, or scratched, the CD will not play properly. If the surface of the CD is soiled, see Care of Your CDs for more information. If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD. Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD with a marking pen. Notice: If a label is added to a CD, or more than one CD is inserted into the slot at a time, or an attempt is made to play scratched or damaged CDs, the CD player could be damaged. While using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition without any label, load one CD at a time, and keep the CD player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris. If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

Press the LOAD side of this button to load CDs into the CD player. This CD player holds up to six CDs.

To insert one CD, do the following:

1. Turn the ignition on.

2. Press and release the LOAD 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 pulls the CD in.

To insert multiple CDs, do the following:

1. Turn the ignition on.

 2. Press and hold the LOAD button for two seconds. A beep sounds and the light, located to the right of the slot, begins to flash.

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

 4. Once the CD is loaded, the light begins flashing again.

Press the LOAD button again. Once the light turns green, load the next disc. Repeat this procedure for each CD. The CD player takes up to six CDs. Do not try to load more than six. To load more than one CD but less than six, complete Steps 1 through 3. When finished loading CDs, the radio begins to play the last CD loaded. If more than one CD has been loaded, a number for each CD displays.

 Playing a Specific Loaded CD

For every CD loaded, a number appears on the display. To play a specific CD, first press the CD AUX button, then press the numbered pushbutton that corresponds to the CD. A small bar appears under the CD number that is playing and the track number appears. If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

Press the CD eject side of this button to eject a CD(s). A beep sounds and the indicator light flashes to let you know when a CD is being ejected.

REMOVE CD displays. The CD can be removed. If the CD is not removed, after 25 seconds, the CD is automatically pulled back into the player. If the CD is pushed back into the player, before the 25 second time period is complete, the player senses an error and tries to eject the CD several times before stopping.

Do not repeatedly press the CD eject button to eject a CD after trying to push it in manually. The player’s 25-second eject timer resets at each press of eject, causing the player to not eject the CD until the 25-second time 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, or wait for the system to reset. This clears the CD-sensing feature and enables CDs to be loaded into the player again.

Press and hold this button to reverse quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this button to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track appears on the display.
Press and hold this button to advance quickly within a track. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. Release this button to play the passage. The elapsed time of the track appears on the display.

RPT (Repeat): With repeat, one track or an entire CD can be repeated. To use repeat, do the following:

 • To repeat the track you are listening to, press and release the RPT button. RPT displays. 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 displays. 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 displays. Press RDM again to turn off random play.

• To play the tracks on all of the CDs that are loaded, in random order, press and hold RDM for more than two seconds.

A beep sounds and RANDOM ALL displays. 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 is set whenever a CD is played. For more information on AUTO EQ, see “AUTO EQ” listed previously in this section.

Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten seconds have played. Press the right arrow to go to the next track. If either arrow is held or pressed more
than once, the player continues moving backward or forward through the CD.
To scan one CD, press and hold either SCAN arrow for more than two seconds until SCAN displays and a beep sounds. 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 displays and a beep sounds. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of the first track of each loaded CD. 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 and elapsed time, press the knob until you see the desired display, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display is now the default. BAND: Press this button to play the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD(s) remains safely inside the radio for future listening.

 CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio.

Using Song List Mode

 The six-disc CD 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-LIST should not appear in the display. If S-LIST is 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 to be saved. The track begins to play.

4. Press and hold the SONG LIST button to save the track into memory. When SONG LIST is pressed, one beep sounds. After two seconds of continuously pressing the SONG LIST button, two beeps sound to confirm that the track has been saved.

 5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for saving other selections.

S-LIST FULL displays if you try to save more than 20 selections. To play the song list, press the SONG LIST button. One beep sounds and S-LIST displays. The recorded tracks begins to play in the order they were saved. Seek through the song list by using the SEEK SCAN arrows.

Seeking past the last saved track returns the song list 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-LIST displays.

3. Press the SEEK SCAN arrows to select the desired track to be deleted.

4. Press and hold the SONG LIST button for two seconds. When SONG LIST is pressed, one beep sounds. After two seconds of continuously pressing the SONG LIST button, two beeps sound 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 is 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-LIST displays.

3. Press and hold the SONG LIST button for more than four seconds.

One beep sounds, followed by two beeps after two seconds, and a final beep sounds after four seconds. S-LIST EMPTY displays indicating the song list has been deleted. If a CD is ejected, and the song list contains saved tracks from that CD, those tracks are automatically deleted from the song list. Any tracks saved to the song list again are added to the bottom of the list. To end song list mode, press the SONG LIST button. One beep sounds and S-LIST is removed from the display.

CD Messages CHECK CD: If this message appears on the display and/or the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons:

 • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play.

 • You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

• The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.

• The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again.

• There may have been a problem while burning the CD.

• The label may be caught in the CD player.

 If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem.

Using an MP3

MP3 CD-R

 Disc MP3

 Format If you burn your own MP3 disc on a personal computer:

• Make sure the MP3 files are recorded on a CD-R disc.

• Do not mix standard audio and MP3 files on one disc.

• Make sure playlists have a .mp3 or .wpl extension, other file extensions may not work.

• Files can be recorded with a variety of fixed or variable bit rates. Song title, artist name, and album are available for display by the radio when recorded using ID3 tags version 1 and 2.

• Create a folder structure that makes it easy to find songs while driving. Organize songs by albums using one folder for each album. Each folder or album should contain 18 songs or less.

• Make sure to finalize the disc when burning an MP3 disc, using multiple sessions. It is usually better to burn the disc all at once.

The player is able to read and play a maximum of 50 folders, 50 playlists, 10 sessions, and 255 files. Long file names, folder names, or playlist names may use more disc memory space than necessary. To conserve space on the disc, minimize the length of the file, folder or playlist names. You can also play an MP3 CD that was recorded using no file folders. The system can support up to 11 folders in depth, though, keep the depth of the folders to a minimum in order to keep down the complexity and confusion in trying to locate a particular folder during playback. If a CD contains more than the maximum of 50 folders, 50 playlists, 10 sessions, and 255 files the player lets you access and navigate up to the maximum, but all items over the maximum are ignored.

Root Directory

The root directory is treated as a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio files, the directory is displayed as F1 ROOT. All files contained directly under the root directory are accessed prior to any root directory folders. However, playlists (Px) are always be accessed before root folders or files.

Empty Directory or Folder

If a root directory or a folder exists somewhere in the file structure that contains only folders/ subfolders and no compressed files directly beneath them, the player advances to the next folder in the file structure that contains compressed audio files. The empty folder does not display. No Folder When the CD contains only compressed files, the files are located under the root folder. The next and previous folder functions do not function on a CD that was recorded without folders or playlists. When displaying the name of the folder the radio displays ROOT. When the CD contains only playlists and compressed audio files, but no folders, all files are located under the root folder. The folder down and the folder up buttons search playlists (Px) first and then go to the root folder.

 When the radio displays the name of the folder the radio displays ROOT.

Order of Play Tracks are played in the following order:

• Play begins from the first track in the first playlist and continues sequentially through all tracks in each playlist. When the last track of the last playlist has played, play continues from the first track of the first playlist.

 • If the CD does not contain any playlists, then play begins from the first track under the root directory. When all tracks from the root directory have played, play continues from files according to their numerical listing.

 After playing the last track from the last folder, play begins again at the first track of the first folder or root directory. When play enters a new folder, the display does not automatically show the new folder name unless you have chosen the folder mode as the default display. See RCL later in this section for more information. The new track name appears on the display.

File System and Naming

The song name that is displayed is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name. Track names longer than 32 characters or 4 pages are shortened. The display does not show parts of words on the last page of text and the extension of the filename is not displayed. Preprogrammed Playlists You can access preprogrammed playlists which were created by WinAmp™, MusicMatch™, or Real Jukebox™ software, however, you do not have editing capability. These playlists are treated as special folders containing compressed audio song files.

Playing an MP3

Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in, and READING displays. The CD should begin playing and the CD symbol appears on the display. If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the EJECT button or the RCL knob. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts to play where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. As each new track starts to play, the track number appears on the display. The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner. If playing a CD-R, the sound quality may be reduced due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R has been handled.

There may be an increase in skipping, difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If the surface of the CD is damaged, such as cracked, broken, or scratched, the CD will not play properly. If the surface of the CD is soiled, see Care of Your CDs for more information. If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD.

Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD with a marking pen. Notice: If a label is added to a CD, or more than one CD is inserted into the slot at a time, or an attempt is made to play scratched or damaged CDs, the CD player could be damaged. While using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition without any label, load one CD at a time, and keep the CD player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris. If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages” later in this section.

Press and hold this pushbutton to advance quickly within a track.

Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to advance at 10 times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to advance at 20 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to play the track. FWD and the elapsed time of the track appears on the display.

RDM 2 (Random): To repeat the tracks in the current folder or playlist, press and release this pushbutton. FOLDER RANDOM displays. Once all of the tracks in the current folder or playlist have been played, the system moves on to the next folder or playlist and plays all of the tracks in random order. To repeat the tracks on the CD, press and hold this pushbutton for two seconds. A beep sounds and DISC RANDOM displays. This feature does not work with playlists. When in random, pressing and releasing either SEEK arrow takes you to the next or previous random track. Press and release this pushbutton again to turn off random play. NO RANDOM displays.

Press this pushbutton to go to the first track in the next folder or playlist.

If the disc contains playlists, it goes through the playlist, then the folders. Pressing this button while in folder random mode takes you to the next folder and random the tracks in that folder. This function does not work on a CD that does not contain folders or playlists.

4 REV (Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to reverse quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to reverse at 10 times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to reverse at 20 times the normal playing speed. Release this pushbutton to play the track. REV and the elapsed time of the track appears on the display. If this pushbutton is pressed for more than 20 seconds, the radio stops reversing and begins to play.

Press this pushbutton to go to the first track in the previous folder or playlist.

If the disc contains playlists, it goes through the playlist, then the folders. Pressing this pushbutton while in folder random mode takes you to the previous folder and random the tracks in that folder. This function does not work on a CD that does not contain folders or playlists.

Press the up arrow to go to the start of the next track.

Press the down arrow to go to the start of the previous track. Pressing either arrow for more than two seconds searches the previous or next tracks at two tracks per second. When the track number that you would like to play appears on the display, release the arrow to stop searching and to play the track.

TUNE: Turn this knob to fast track reverse or advance through tracks in all folders or playlists. The track number and file name appears on the display for each track. Turn this knob while in random to fast track reverse or advance the tracks in sequential order.

RCL (Recall): Push this knob to switch between track mode, folder/playlist mode, and time of day mode. The display shows only 13 characters, but there can be up to three pages of text. If there are more than 13 characters in the song, folder, or playlist name pushing this knob within two seconds takes you to the next page of text. If there are no other pages to be shown, pushing this knob within two seconds takes you to the next display mode. Track mode displays the current track number and the ID3 tag song name. Folder/playlist mode displays the current folder or playlist number and the folder/playlist name. Time of day mode displays the time of day and the ID3 tag song name. To change the default on the display, push this knob until you see the desired display, then hold this knob for two seconds. The radio produces one beep and the selected display is now the default.

 INFO (Information): INFO displays whenever a current track has ID3 tag information. Press this button to display the artist name and album contained in the tag. INFO disappears from the display when the information in the ID3 tag has finished. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD remains safely inside the radio for future listening.

CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol appears on the display when a CD is loaded.

EJECT: Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first.

XM Radio Messages

Theft-Deterrent Feature

THEFTLOCK® is designed to discourage theft of your vehicle’s 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, the radio will not operate if stolen.

Audio Steering Wheel Controls

If your vehicle has this feature, some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. They include the following:

Press the up or the down arrow to go to the next or previous station and stay there.

To scan stations, press and hold either arrow for two seconds until FREQUENCY SCAN appears on the display. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, then go to the next station. Press either arrow again to stop scanning.

The sound will mute while seeking or scanning. The radio will only seek or scan stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band. When a CD is playing, press either arrow to go to the previous or next track, if more than eight seconds have played. If either arrow is held or pressed more than once, the player will continue moving backward or forward through the CD. BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). 1 — 6: Press this button to scan the stations that are programmed on the radio preset pushbuttons. The radio will go to the next preset station stored on the pushbuttons, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next preset station. Press this button again to stop scanning. The radio will only scan preset stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band.

Press and release this button to silence the audio system. Press it again, or any other radio button to turn the sound on.

If your vehicle is equipped with OnStar, press and hold this button to interact with the OnStar system. See the OnStar® System in this manual for more information.

When listening to the radio, press this button to play a cassette tape or CD.
Press the up or down arrow to increase or decrease the volume.

Radio Reception

 Frequency interference and static can occur during normal radio reception if items such as cell phone chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and external electronic devices are plugged into the accessory power outlet. If there is interference or static, unplug the item from the accessory power outlet.

AM

The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range can cause station frequencies to interfere with each other. For better radio reception, most AM radio stations boosts the power levels during the day, and then reduce these levels during the night. Static can also occur when things like storms and power lines interfere with radio reception. When this happens, try reducing the treble on your radio.

FM Stereo

 FM stereo gives the best sound, but FM signals only reach about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to fade in and out.

 XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite

 Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United States, and in Canada. Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills can interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the sound to fade in and out. In addition, traveling or standing under heavy foliage, bridges, garages, or tunnels could cause loss of the XM™ signal for a period of time. The radio might display NO XM SIGNAL to indicate interference.

Care of Your CDs

Handle CDs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. The CD player scans the bottom surface of the disc. If the surface of a CD is damaged, such as cracked, broken, or scratched, the CD does not play properly or not at all. If the surface of a CD is soiled, take a soft, lint free cloth or dampen a clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution mixed with water, and clean it. Make sure the wiping process starts from the center to the edge. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while handling it; this could damage the surface. Pick up CDs by grasping the outer edges or the edge of the hole and the outer edge.

Care of the CD Player

Do not use CD lens cleaners for CD players because the lens of the CD optics can become contaminated by lubricants.

Backglass Antenna

The AM-FM antenna is integrated with the rear window defogger, located in the rear window. Make sure that the inside surface of the rear window is not scratched and that the lines on the glass are not damaged. If the inside surface is damaged, it could interfere with radio reception. Also, for proper radio reception, the antenna connector at the top-center of the rear window needs to be properly attached to the post on the glass. Notice: Do not apply aftermarket glass tinting with metallic film. The metallic film in some tinting materials will interfere with or distort the incoming radio reception. Any damage caused to your backglass antenna due to metallic tinting materials will not be covered by your warranty. Notice: Using a razor blade or sharp object to clear the inside rear window may damage the rear window antenna and/or the rear window defogger. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not clear the inside rear window with sharp objects. Because this antenna is built into the rear window, there is a reduced risk of damage caused by car washes and vandals. If static is heard on the radio, when the rear window defogger is turned on, it could mean that a defogger grid line has been damaged and the grid line must be repaired. If adding a cellular telephone to your vehicle, and the antenna needs to be attached to the glass, make sure that you do not damage the grid lines for the AM-FM antenna. There is enough space between the lines to attach a cellular telephone antenna without interfering with radio reception.

XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System

The 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. A vehicle with a sunroof might not get the best performance from the XM™ system if the sunroof is open. Loading items onto the roof of your vehicle can interfere with the performance of the XM™ system. Make sure the XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is not obstructed.

Chime Level Adjustment

The radio is used to adjust the vehicle’s chime level. To change the volume level of the chime, press and hold pushbutton 6 with the ignition on and the radio power off. The volume level will change from the normal level to loud, and LOUD will appear on the radio display. To change back to the default or normal setting, press and hold pushbutton 6 again. The volume level will change from the loud level to normal, and NORMAL will appear on the radio display. Each time the chime volume is changed, three chimes will sound to indicate the new volume selected. Removing the radio and not replacing it with a factory radio or chime module will disable vehicle chimes.

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