2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser Owner's Manual

2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chrysler
Model:
Pt Cruiser
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
3.09 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
6
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
8
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
8
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
9
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
15
IGNITION KEY REMOVAL
15
LOCKING DOORS WITH A KEY
16
KEY-IN-IGNITION REMINDER
17
SENTRY KEY - IF EQUIPPED
17
Replacement Keys
18
Sentry Key Programming
19
General Information
20
STEERING WHEEL LOCK - IF EQUIPPED
20
If You Wish To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel
20
To Release The Steering Wheel Lock
20
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
21
DOOR LOCKS
21
MANUAL DOOR LOCKS
21
POWER DOOR LOCKS - IF EQUIPPED
22
CHILD PROTECTION DOOR LOCK SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
24
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (SEDAN)
26
TO UNLOCK THE DOORS AND LIFTGATE
26
TO LOCK THE DOORS AND LIFTGATE - IF EQUIPPED WITH POWER OPTIONS
27
PANIC ALARM
28
TO TURN OFF FLASH LIGHTS WITH LOCK
28
TO PROGRAM ADDITIONAL TRANSMITTERS
29
GENERAL INFORMATION
30
TRANSMITTER BATTERY SERVICE
31
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (CONVERTIBLE)
32
TO UNLOCK THE DOORS
33
TO LOCK THE DOORS
34
TO UNLATCH THE DECK LID
34
PANIC ALARM
34
TO TURN OFF FLASH LIGHTS WITH LOCK
35
TO PROGRAM ADDITIONAL TRANSMITTERS
35
GENERAL INFORMATION
36
TRANSMITTER BATTERY SERVICE
37
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
38
To set the alarm
38
To disarm the system
39
Security System Manual Override
39
LIFTGATE (SEDAN)
39
Opening The Liftgate While the Security Alarm Is Activated
40
DECK LID (CONVERTIBLE)
41
POWER DECK LID RELEASE (Convertible)
41
EMERGENCY SEAT BACK RELEASE (SEDAN)
42
EMERGENCY DECK LID RELEASE LATCH (CONVERTIBLE)
43
POWER WINDOWS
44
AUTO DOWN FEATURE
45
REAR WINDOW SWITCHES
45
WIND BUFFETING
46
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS (SEDAN)
46
LAP/SHOULDER BELTS
47
LAP/SHOULDER SEAT BELT UNTWISTING PROCEDURE
54
ADJUSTABLE UPPER SHOULDER SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE
54
SEAT BELT PRETENSIONERS
55
ENHANCED SEAT BELT REMINDER SYSTEM (BELTALERT)
56
SEAT BELTS AND PREGNANT WOMEN
56
DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) AIRBAG
57
CHILD RESTRAINT
74
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS (CONVERTIBLE)
83
LAP/SHOULDER BELTS
84
LAP/SHOULDER SEAT BELT UNTWISTING PROCEDURE
90
SEAT BELT PRETENSIONERS
90
ENHANCED SEAT BELT REMINDER SYSTEM (BELTALERT)
91
SEAT BELTS AND PREGNANT WOMEN
91
DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
92
CHILD RESTRAINT
109
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
117
SAFETY TIPS
117
Exhaust Gas
117
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
118
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
119
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
121
CONVERTIBLE TOP OPERATION
125
To Lower The Top
125
To Raise The Top
128
Convertible Top Boot Cover Installation-If Equipped
130
Convertible Top Boot Cover Removal and Storage
134
CONVERTIBLE TOP MANUAL OVERRIDE
136
MIRRORS
137
Inside Day/Night Mirror - If Equipped
137
Outside Mirror-Drivers Side
138
Outside Mirror-Passengers Side
138
Electric Remote-Control Mirrors - If Equipped
139
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
140
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
140
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
140
Operations
142
Phone Call Features
149
UConnect System Features
151
Advanced Phone Connectivity
156
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
157
General Information
165
SEATS
166
FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT
166
POWER SEAT ADJUSTER - IF EQUIPPED
167
MANUAL LUMBAR - IF EQUIPPED
168
FOLDING FRONT PASSENGER SEAT - IF EQUIPPED
169
DRIVERS SEAT BACK TILT - IF EQUIPPED
169
PASSENGER SEAT BACK TILT (EASY ENTRY SYSTEM) - CONVERTIBLE
170
ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS
171
HEATED SEATS - IF EQUIPPED
171
FOLDING REAR SEAT (SEDAN)
173
FOLDING REAR SEAT (CONVERTIBLE)
175
TUMBLING REAR SEAT (SEDAN)
177
TUMBLING REAR SEAT (CONVERTIBLE)
179
REAR SEAT REMOVAL (SEDAN)
183
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
184
LIGHTS
186
Map/Reading Lights (Sedan)
186
Map/Reading Lights (Convertible)
187
Multi-Function Control Lever
188
Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights
188
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped
189
Lights-on Reminder
189
Fog Lights - If Equipped
190
Turn Signals
190
Highbeam/Lowbeam Select Switch
191
Passing Light
192
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
192
Windshield Washers
193
Mist Feature
193
Windshield Wiper Operation
194
Intermittent Wiper System
194
TILT STEERING COLUMN
195
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
196
To Activate
196
To Set At A Desired Speed
197
To Deactivate
197
To Resume Speed
197
To Vary The Speed Setting
197
Manual Transaxle
198
To Accelerate For Passing
198
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
199
PROGRAMMING HOMELINK
200
GATE OPERATOR/CANADIAN PROGRAMMING
203
USING HOMELINK
204
REPROGRAMMING A SINGLE HOMELINK BUTTON
204
SECURITY
204
TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
205
GENERAL INFORMATION
205
POWER SUNROOF (SEDAN ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED
206
Express Open Feature
206
Wind Buffeting
207
Sunroof Maintenance
208
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
208
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
210
CONSOLE FEATURES
210
STORAGE
211
Center Console/Armrest Storage Bin
211
Storage Pockets
212
REAR SHELF PANEL- IF EQUIPPED
212
Position 1 (Top)
213
Position 2 (Middle)
214
Position 3 (Floor)
214
Position 4 (Vertical)
214
Position 5 (table)
215
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED
217
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
219
Electric Rear Window Defroster
219
Rear Wiper/Washer Switch (Sedan Models Only) - If Equipped
219
Adding Washer Fluid
220
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
221
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
224
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-BASE
225
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-PREMIUM
226
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-TURBO
227
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
228
COMPASS MINI TRIP COMPUTER (CMTC) - IF EQUIPPED
237
Compass Mini Trip Computer Reset Button
237
Compass/Temperature Display
238
Odometer Display
241
Trip Odometer (ODO)
241
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - If Equipped
242
EVIC Functions
244
Compass/Temperature/Audio
245
Average Fuel Economy
245
Distance To Empty (DTE)
245
Elapsed Time
246
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
246
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)
246
SETTING THE ANALOG CLOCK
252
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
252
Radio Broadcast Signals
252
Two Types of Signals
252
Electrical Disturbances
253
AM Reception
253
FM Reception
253
SALES CODE REF - AM/FM/CD (SINGLE DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS FREE PHONE CAPABILITY
253
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
254
Operating Instructions - CD Mode
257
Operating Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
259
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone - If Equipped
260
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped
260
SALES CODE RAQ - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO, HANDS-FREE PHONE, AND VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS (VES) CAPABILITIES
261
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
261
Operating Instructions - (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
267
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
268
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
270
Operating Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio Play)
272
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
273
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED
275
System Activation
275
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
275
Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, and RAQ, Radios
276
Selecting a Channel
276
Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels
277
Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if equipped)
277
PTY Button SCAN
277
PTY Button SEEK
278
Satellite Antenna
278
Reception Quality
278
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
279
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
279
CLIMATE CONTROLS
279
Climate Controls
279
Operating Tips
285
STARTING AND OPERATING
289
STARTING PROCEDURES
293
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
293
MANUAL TRANSAXLE
294
NORMAL STARTING
294
EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER (BELOW -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
294
IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START
295
AFTER STARTING
295
TURBOCHARGER COOL-DOWN
295
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED
296
BRAKE/TRANSMISSION INTERLOCK SYSTEM
297
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM
297
FOUR-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
298
RESET MODE
298
GEAR RANGES FOR THE FOUR-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
299
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
301
AUTOSTICK Operation
302
AUTOSTICK General Information
302
MANUAL TRANSAXLE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED
303
2.4 LITER TURBO - IF EQUIPPED
305
MANUAL TRANSAXLE - RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS
306
Downshifting
306
PARKING BRAKE
307
BRAKE SYSTEM
309
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) - IF EQUIPPED
310
POWER STEERING
312
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
313
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
315
Tire Markings
315
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
318
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
319
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
323
Tire Pressure
323
Tire Inflation Pressures
324
Radial Ply Tires
326
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
327
Limited-Use Spare - If Equipped
327
Tire Spinning
328
Tread Wear Indicators
329
Life of Tire
329
Replacement Tires
330
Alignment and Balance
331
TIRE CHAINS
332
SNOW TIRES
332
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
333
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
334
BASE SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
336
GENERAL INFORMATION
338
FUEL REQUIREMENTS - GASOLINE ENGINES
339
2.4L AND 2.4L STANDARD TURBO ENGINES
339
REFORMULATED GASOLINE
339
GASOLINE/OXYGENATE BLENDS
339
MMT IN GASOLINE
340
MATERIALS ADDED TO FUEL
340
FUEL SYSTEM CAUTIONS
340
CARBON MONOXIDE WARNINGS
341
ADDING FUEL
342
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
342
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
344
VEHICLE LOADING
344
TRAILER TOWING
344
COMMON TOWING DEFINITIONS
345
TRAILER HITCH CLASSIFICATION
347
TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS)
349
TRAILER AND TONGUE WEIGHT
350
TOWING REQUIREMENTS
351
TOWING TIPS
356
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
358
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
358
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
359
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
360
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
360
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
362
JACK LOCATION
363
SPARE TIRE STOWAGE
363
PREPARATIONS FOR JACKING
364
JACKING INSTRUCTIONS
365
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES DUE TO A LOW BATTERY
369
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
371
ACCELERATION
371
TRACTION
372
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
372
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
373
With Ignition Key
373
Without The Ignition Key
374
CONVERTIBLE TOP MANUAL OVERRIDE
375
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
377
2.4L TURBO ENGINE COMPARTMENT
380
2.4L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
381
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
382
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
383
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
383
REPLACEMENT PARTS
385
AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVICE
385
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
386
ENGINE OIL
386
DRIVE BELTS - CHECK CONDITION AND TENSION
390
SPARK PLUGS
390
IGNITION WIRING SYSTEM
390
CATALYTIC CONVERTER
391
ENGINE TIMING BELT
392
CRANKCASE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
392
FUEL FILTER
393
AIR CLEANER ELEMENT (AIR FILTER)
393
MAINTENANCE-FREE BATTERY
394
AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE
395
POWER STEERING - FLUID CHECK
396
FRONT SUSPENSION BALL JOINTS
397
STEERING LINKAGE
397
BODY LUBRICATION
397
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
398
WINDSHIELD WASHER RESERVOIR
398
EXHAUST SYSTEM
399
COOLING SYSTEM
400
HOSES AND VACUUM/VAPOR HARNESSES
405
FUEL SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
406
BRAKE SYSTEM
406
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
410
MANUAL TRANSAXLE
412
APPEARANCE CARE AND PROTECTION FROM CORROSION
413
CONVERTIBLE TOP CARE
418
Washing
418
General Cleaning
419
Cloth Top Additional Cleaning Procedure
420
Cloth Top Protection
420
Weather Strip Care
420
INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (IPM)
420
VEHICLE STORAGE
425
REPLACEMENT BULBS
426
BULB REPLACEMENT
426
Headlights
427
Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lights
428
Front Fog Lights - If Equipped
428
Tail/Stop, and Rear Turn Signal Lights
429
Back Up Lights
429
Center High Mounted Stop Light
430
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
431
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
432
ENGINE
432
CHASSIS
433
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
435
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
436
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
436
SCHEDULE B-ALL ENGINES
439
SCHEDULE A-NON TURBO
450
SCHEDULE A-TURBO
455
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
461
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
463
Prepare For The Appointment
463
Prepare A List
463
Be Reasonable With Requests
463
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
463
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
464
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
464
In Mexico contact
464
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
465
Service Contract
465
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
466
MOPAR PARTS
466
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
466
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
466
In Canada
467
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
467
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
469
Treadwear
469
Traction Grades
469
Temperature Grades
470
INDEX
471

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