Chapter 2 - Instruments and controls

pg. 16 Instruments, switches and controls


Number Subject Page No.
33 Trunk/ tailgate open control pg. 47
34 Power window controls pg. 40
35 Power mirror control pg. 50
36 Fuel tank open control pg. 67
37 Central locking button pg. 43

pg. 17 Instruments, switches and controls (cont.)

Shiftlock (automatic transmission only)


When your car is parked, the gear selector is locked in the (P)ark position. To release the selector from this position, turn the ignition key to position II (or start the engine), depress the brake pedal, press the button on the front side of th e gear selector and move the selector from (P)ark.
If it is necessary to manually override the shiftlock system:

  • Turn the starting (ignition) key to position I
  • Press firmly on the "SHIFTLOCK OVERRIDE" button located near the base of the gear selector.
  • While holding the override button down, press the button on the front of the gear selector.
  • Move the gear selector from the ( P )ark position.


    Keylock (automatic transmission only)


    This means that when you switch off the ignition, the gear selector must be in the (P)ark position before the starting (ignition) key can be removed from the ignition switch.


    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)


    The ABS system in your car performs a self-diagnostic test when the vehicle first reaches the speed of approximately 12 mph (20 km/h). The brake pedal will pulsate several times and a sound may be audible from the ABS control module. This is normal.


    Fuel tank cover


    The fuel tank cover is locked and must be popped open using the control on the driver's door (see illustration on page 16).


    The pages in this section provide detailed descriptions of the vehicle's instruments and controls. Note that vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirements.

    Chart for Picture of Instruments and Controls

    Number Page No. Subject
    1 pg. 35 Air vents
    2 pg. 22 Headlights, parking lights
    3 pg. 24 Instrument illumination
    4 pg. 24 Rear fog light
    5 pg. 24 Front fog lights
    6 Space for additional equipment
    7 Space for additional equipment
    8 pg. 6-17 Instruments
    9 pg. 25 Traction control system (optional)
    10 pg. 28-30 Trip computer (optional)
    11 pg. 52 Electrically operated sun roof (optional)
    12 pg. 25 Rear window demister/heated door mirrors
    13 pg. 35 Air mix
    14 pg. 35 Air vents
    15 pg. 4-6 Passenger side SRS (air bag) hatch
    16 pg. 35 Air vents
    17 pg. 53 Hood release
    18 pg. 22 Turn signals, high/low beams
    pg. 31 Cruise control
    19 pg. 34 Adjustable steering wheel
    20 pg. 23 Windshield wiper/washer
      pg. 26 Tailgate wiper/washer (wagons)
    21 pg. 32 Heated front seats (optional)
    22 pg. 33 Auxiliary socket
    23 pg. 141 Audio system
    24 pg. 35-39 Heating and ventilation controls
    25 pg. 25 Hazard warning flashers
    26 pg. 33 Ash tray
    27 Coin holder
    28 pg. 108 Shiftlock release button (automatic transmission only)
    29 pg. 70-71 Gear selector shift positions
    30 pg. 72 Transmission mode selectors
    31 pg. 32 Parking brake
    32 pg. 4-6 Horn/SRS

    Some of the items above are available on certain models only.

    pg. 18 Instruments


    1 Fuel gauge


    The fuel tank holds approximately 18.4 US gals. (70 liters). When the warning light comes on there is approximately 1.8 US gals. (8 liters) of fuel remaining. See "Refueling" for further information.


    2 Temperature gauge

    Do not drive the car with the pointer in the red range. The pointer should be approximately midway on the gauge face when driving. If the pointer approaches the red range repeatedly, check coolant level. See page 130.


    3 Speedometer


    4 Clock, ambient temperature sensor, trip computer (certain models)


    5 Trip odometer


    Used for measuring shorter distances. The last digit indicates 1/10 mile/kilometer.


    6 Odometer


    7 Trip odometer reset button


    8 Tachometer


    Reads thousands of engine rpm. The engine should not be operated in red range. The highest permitted constant engine speed is 6,200 rpm.




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