Grand Caravan 2005 Manual

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Grand Caravan 2005 Manual

It is to the State of California to cause cancer and birth supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and defects or other reproductive harm. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. I n f o r m a t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. Ask your dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place. Ignition Key Removal The shift lever must be in PARK. Turn the key to the OFF position, then the LOCK position. Always been turned off. System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to the dealer. After 10 The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules part 15 seconds a single chime will sound. Three Button Transmitter Six Button Transmitter Six button transmitters will provide functions that allow. The table below explains the Lamp RSS 210 of Industry Canada. NOTE: Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board. 1. With the transmitter buttons facing down, use a thin coin to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart. Make sure there is an even “gap” between the switch and either: two halves. If this occurs, disarm the system. SLIDING SIDE DOOR The sliding door may be opened from the inside or the outside. To open the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and turn to the right. The key must be held in the unlocked position for the liftgate to open. Power Liftgate — If Equipped The power liftgate may be opened manually or by using the button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. If the liftgate is not in the full open or close positions it must During power operation, personal injury or cargo be opened or closed manually. The switches will operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACCESSORY position. Power Vent Window Switches Power Windows — If Equipped You can control either front window using switches on the driver’s door trim panel.

Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of Press the window switch past the detent, release, and the pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the window will go down automatically. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times.In a collision, belts are designed to go around the large bones of people riding in these areas are more likely to be your body. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is near the seatback of the front seats and next to your arm in the rear seats. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. When you release the anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that it is locked in position. Sliding The Latch Plate 4. The center seating positions have a lap belt only.The seat belt still must be seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.Only use when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the recommended seating positions. This vehicle may also be equipped with a driver inflat- able knee blocker located on the instrument panel below the steering column. Window Do not put anything on or around the airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. The airbags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. After the self-check, the AIRBAG warning light will turn off. The PAD indicator light located in the center of the steering wheel and the right will function normally (Refer to “Passenger Airbag side of the instrument panel. When the ORC impact option) detects a collision requiring the Driver and the side impact sensors (with side impact option) Inflatable Knee Blocker, it signals the inflator unit. If the PAD category is a child. Also, when the seat is empty or an indicator light comes on when an adult is in the passen- object that weighs less than a predetermined threshold is ger seat, have the passenger re-position themselves in the placed on the seat, the light will remain OFF.

When the ocs system detects an adult the Equipped is located beneath the front passenger seat. PAD indicator light will be off, and the airbag will be The OCM classifies the occupant into one of three size enabled. If you are involved in another If the airbags and seat belt pertensioners deploy after an collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you. Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you need it. While Operating instructions for this seat are included with the the airbag system is designed to be mainte- seat. Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all times — babies and children, too. Every state in the In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny United States and all Canadian provinces require that baby, can become a missile inside the vehicle. A child’s squirming or ing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small slouching can move the belt out of position.Two LATCH child restraint anchor- age systems are installed on all second-row seats and in the center position on all 3rd row store in the floor seats. For bench seats with split WARNING.An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to When using the tether anchorages in the center position increased head motion and possible injury to the on 3rd row store in the floor seating, ensure that the strap child. Many, but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with Improper installation of a child restraint to the separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or connector and a means for adjusting the tension in the. Tether Anchor Location Tether To Anchor 3. Ensure that the child restraint tether strap is centered between the two head restraint posts. If these, or any other with a child restraint only. Exhaust Gas Wide open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided. WARNING!

The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high quality energy conserving type lubricant. Check turn signal and high Tires beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns. The mirror should be adjusted Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear while set in the day position (toward windshield). Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror clean. Driver’s Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer — If Equipped This mirror automatically adjusts for annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you. Adjust the outside mirror to center on the adjacent lane of traffic, with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side inside mirror. This feature is activated whenever you turn on the Rear Window Defrost. Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped An illuminated vanity mirror is on the sun visor. When pin number. You will not need to remember this pin prompted for the phone number you wish to dial, say number after the initial registration process.The adjusting bar is located under the front of the seat.WARNING! Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked. Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Seat travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path. The controls for the heated seats are located on the instrument panel above the radio. You may choose LOW, HIGH or No Heat. Using body pressure, lean WARNING.Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. To Fold Second Row Seats 1. Move the front seat fully forward, lower the head restraint and raise the armrests on the second row seat. WARNING! In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be injured if seats are not properly latched to their floor attachments.

To tilt the seat on vehicles equipped with quad seats, pull up on the release handle located on the outboard side of the seat and tilt the seat fully forward. To remove the seat, squeeze each release handle and rotate downwards to deploy the wheels. A lock indicator button pops up when the seat is unlocked. Personal injuries could result. After reinstalling these seats, be sure the red indicator button on the release handles return into the handles. The 3rd row The 2nd and 3rd row seats installed. The 3rd row bench bench seat is in the full rear position on the tracks.This position is intended only to increase available If the seat is not occupied, the seatback can be folded cargo area without requiring removal of the seats.To fold the Do not leave the head restraint stored between the seatback forward, pull the handle labeled “1”. Head restraints from one seating position should not instrument panel. This also turns on all instrument panel on, rotating the dimmer control lighting. Rotate the end of the lever to select the desired wiper speed. NOTE: Always remove any build-up of snow that prevents the windshield wiper blades from returning to the OFF position. If Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield could another washer cycle is desired the end of the lever must lead to an accident. The tone will remain constant and both red LEDs WARNING.The adjust- able pedal system is designed to allow a greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and seat position. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose control. An accident could be the result. Don’t use Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery. If your vehicle is equipped with This display provides the outside temperature and one of Remote Keyless Entry, the lights will also turn on when eight compass readings to indicate the direction the the unlock button on the transmitter is pressed.

Do not place any external magnets, such as magnetic roof mount antennas, in the vicinity of the compass. Press this button to convert the display from U.S. The overhead console and climate control displays will be in the selected units. Pressing the radio, power vent windows, power outlets, and remov- “STEP” button when in this display will select 30, 60, 90, able center console, when the ignition switch is turned off or “OFF.”. NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is A moving garage door can cause injury to people and advised to park outside the garage. Some vehicles may pets in the path of the door. People or pets could be require the ignition switch to be turned to the second (or seriously or fatally injured. Do not run the vehicle’s exhaust while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause seri- ous injury or death. WARNING! Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are training the Universal Transceiver. If the indicator light stays on keeping the indicator light in view. Programming step four to complete. Press and hold the button located to the right of the The sunshade can be opened manually. Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the In an accident, there is a greater risk of being thrown ears. The upper outlet is controlled by the ignition switch and the lower outlet is connected directly to the battery. The automatic circuit breaker restores power when the overload is removed. The circuit breaker also CAUTION.Place the container to be held into one of the cupholders and then push the arm toward Instrument Panel Cup Holders the container until the container is held stable. To install the ash receiver, slide the forward convenience tray that has been designed to hold miscel- edge into the convenience tray opening and push down laneous small items. There are also dual underseat cupholders for the 2nd seat passengers.

The Seat Storage Bins are located on the floor in front of the second row seats, the area below the covers can be WARNING.The overhead rail system contains provisions for three overhead storage bins. In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be injured if the storage bins are not properly latched to the Overhead Rail System. It can be removed from the vehicle by pulling the release handle inside the floor console. Pull up on the release handle and slide 1. Open the floor console lid and lift the cell phone the console forward to engage the front of the console holder upward. It can be placed between either the front seats or middle seats. Rapidly push down on the rear of the console with enough force to engage the latch, you should hear the latch “snap”. The front seats must be moved slightly forward of the rearmost position. If the rear seats are removed no front seat adjustment is needed and more than one 4x8 sheet of building material may be stored. The liftgate sill plate has a raised line with the statement “Load To This Line”. Once the cross bar is in place, retighten the thumb screws to lock the cross bar into position. Ve- hicles without Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) have a A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers height-sensing proportioning valve. In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp to the ABS system is required. Vehicle Theft Alarm Light — If Equipped When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this This light will flash for approximately 15 sec- light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb check.You or Driving with a hot engine cooling system could others could be badly burned by steam or boiling damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads (H), coolant. Malfunction Indicator Light Park. This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system called OBD that monitors engine and automatic 19.

Oil Pressure Warning Light transmission control systems. Trac Off Indicator — If Equipped This display indicator should illuminate for approxi- a normal condition. The system will remain disabled for mately four seconds as a bulb check when the ignition about 4 minutes until the brakes have cooled. To ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK switch from odometer to trip odometer, press the Trip The clock and radio each use the display panel built into Odometer button. the radio. A digital readout shows the time in hours and 24. They mainly affect the wave amplitude, Your new radio will provide excellent reception under and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They most operating conditions. Opening a vehicle front door NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the will cancel this feature.PTY (Program Tuning Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or Type) is used to characterize the station’s program ma- decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button, terial, for example Rock Music. Press the EJT Tape button and the cassette will disengage Press the SEEK button once to move 1 selection, twice to and eject from the radio. The display will Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on show the track number and index time in minutes and the CD. Turn the Classical Classicl volume control to the right to increase the volume. Classic Rock Cls Rock College College. Rock Rock If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program Soft Soft Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio. The radio will and rear speakers. Press the FADE button in and it will pause for 5 seconds at each listenable station before pop out. When power is restored to the Press the RW button down momentarily to reverse the tape player, the pinch roller will automatically reengage tape direction. The tape will rewind until the button is and the tape will resume play.

The RW (Reverse) will be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the button works in a similar manner. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the ignition switch. To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory The current channel name and number will then be When you are receiving a station that you wish to displayed until an action occurs. CD’s may remain in the commit to push-button memory, press the SET RND player while in the Satellite Radio mode. Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed.Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the CD currently playing. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If no action is taken during the 5 second time Jazz Jazz out the PTY icon will turn off. Play can be resumed CONTROLS when the operating temperature is corrected or another MODE is selected. Turn the the radio will continue to tune until you release the volume control clockwise to increase the volume. Operation is subject to the CAUTION.Press the bottom of the button to return to the fast forward until FF is released. Satellite Radio (if equipped). Play can be resumed Random Play (RND) Press the Random button to play the tracks on the when the operating temperature is corrected or another selected disc in random order for an interesting change of MODE is selected. If there is a single CD in the changer, press the EJT button and the CD will eject. If the CD is not removed within 15 Time Button seconds, it will automatically reload into the CD changer. Program Up - Next Disc 12. Press this 17. Enter button to return to the previous menu when in the DVD 18. Light disc menu mode. Headphone Transmitter Button (1) SETUP Button (5) After a disc is inserted into the DVD changer, both the This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this button once to pause the video, press a second time to button to advance the video.

Video Screen Controls I n f o r m a t i o n P r o v i d e d b y:. An indicator light will illuminate on the head- phone earpiece to indicate the headphones are ON.Press the top of the button to search up SIRIUS appears in the display. To prevent this, you should 4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners, periodically clean the head with a commercially available or antistatic sprays. WET cleaning cassette. 5. Store the disc in its case after playing. As preventive maintenance, clean the head about every 6. When the blower control is set to the O (OFF) position the front blower will Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System turn off and the system will be placed in the Recirculation. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. Moving the air vane knob on the center outlets down, will close off the air flow from the center outlets. A slight amount of air is also directed through the side window demister outlets. NOTE: In many temperature lever positions, the bi- level mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window directed through the defrost and side window demister demist outlets. This is done to assist in Defrost Mode drying the air and it will help in keeping the windows from fogging.Only when the primary control for the rear blower is in Interior air enters the Manual Rear Zone Climate the “REAR”. The system will then driver and passenger. Based on the sensor input, the automatically regulate the amount of air flow. Next, dial system automatically adjusts the air temperature, the air in the temperature you would like the system to maintain flow volume, and amount of outside air recirculation. Refer to the “Overhead Console-Customer Program- This feature may be enabled using the following proce- mable Features”.

If any one feature is controlled manually, the remaining features will continue to operate automati- cally. The left blower control knob can be set to any fixed blower speed by rotating the knob from low to high. A slight amount of air is also directed through the side window demister outlets. NOTE: In many temperature positions, the bi-level mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window directed through the defrost and side window demister demist outlets. Defrost mode must be manually selected to clear the windshield and side glass.The recirculation mode should The “REAR SYSTEM” knob for the Rear Automatic only be used temporarily. The recirculation symbol will Temperature Control System is on the front ATC control illuminate in the display when this button is selected.Control to the “AUTO” positions. Select the temperature you would like the system to maintain by pressing the Rear Temperature Control button. The rear blower control, located in the headliner near the center of Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature vehicle “OFF”, Control System through an intake grille located in “AUTO” and a range of blower the passenger side trim panel behind the third seat. Refer system lubrication to minimize the possibility of com- to section 7, Maintenance Procedures, of this manual for pressor damage when the system is started again.Window Fogging Winter Operation Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild rainy. Strong odors can not be totally filtered out. Refer to MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE, “Air Conditioner Maintenance”. Press and hold the button for as long as spray is desired. When this button is pressed and the ignition Adding Washer Fluid switch is in the ON position, the rear wiper will The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the operate at a fixed interval of about 8 seconds.

A light will show that the defroster is on. The defroster automati- cally turns off after about 10 minutes of operation. If your vehicle is equipped with Infrared Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control the rear defroster sym- bol will show in the display screen when the rear. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water. If the engine has not started Long periods of engine idling, especially at high within 3 seconds, slightly depress the accelerator pedal engine speeds, can cause excessive exhaust tempera-. To WARNING! insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an externally powered electric engine block heater (available Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the from your dealer) is recommended.The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 3.3L and 3.8L Engine 15 seconds before trying again. Vehicles equipped with an automatic trans- throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start mission cannot be started this way. The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to ENGINE BLOCK HEATER —. CAUTION! Damage to the 110-115 volt electrical cord could cause electrocution.This system prevents the key from being removed unless the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or PARK unless the key is in the OFF or ON positions. Your dealer has diagnostic equip- Reset Mode - Electronic Transmission The transmission is monitored electronically for abnor- ment to determine if the problem could recur.This range eliminates shifts into Overdrive.This is done to prevent transmission damage due to overheating.

PARKING BRAKE When the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch on, the brake light in the instrument cluster will turn on. Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before driving: failure to do so can lead to brake failure, and The parking brake should always be applied when the an accident. The light will come on when the activation of the Brake Warning Lamp.The Continued operation with reduced power steering system reduces wheel slip by engaging the brake on the assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. NOTE: Extended heavy use of Traction Control may cause the system to deactivate and turn on the TRAC and the OFF indicators located in the instrument cluster. This is to prevent overheating of the brake system and is a normal condition. Tires designed to this standard have Tire Markings the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with the section width. The letter P is absent from this tire size designation. Look for the Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted however the date code may only be on one side. For vehicles other than passenger cars, the cold tire inflation pressures are listed on either the “B”. Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading Information. That weight may not safely the weight referenced here.Overloading WARNING.Use tires of the Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause accidents.These pressure con- 2. Economy— Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear ditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal Information” section of this manual.

Do not make a visual judgement Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with properly inflated even when they are underinflated. The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or condi- High speed driving with your vehicle under maxi- tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high mum load is dangerous. It is engineered to be used on your style WARNING.Forces gener- only. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- vehicle handling. They should be inspected regularly for wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manu- facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equiva- lent to the originals in size, quality and performance when replacement is needed (see the paragraph on tread wear indicators). Proper balancing will reduce vibration and less detected in one or more tires. Operation is subject to the following conditions: United States. The use of premium gasoline will provide shown in the following diagram.Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline”. DO NOT use gasolines containing Methanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates, and are spe- problems and may damage critical fuel system com- cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and im-. The manufacturer recom- Fuel System Cautions mends using gasolines without MMT. Since the MMT content of gasoline may not be indicated on the pump, CAUTION.If the vehicle is resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not stopped in an open area with the engine running for the responsibility of the manufacturer.

If the gas cap is not secured properly the the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the Malfunction Indicator Light will turn on. Because the front wheels drive and steer the vehicle, it is important that you do not exceed the maximum Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and front or rear GAWR. Note that Load (Including driver, pass- 360 lbs 980 lbs neither the GVWR or the GAWR capacities have been sengers and cargo) exceeded. Total 2500 lbs 2450 lbs GAWR 2544 lbs 2544 lbs. Connecting trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines can overload your brake system and Special care should be taken when towing a trailer with cause it to fail. Push the switch a second time to turn off the instrument panel above the radio. You may want to call a service center if your Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. Also remove the tool pouch behind the rear left side trim panel in the rear cargo area. The The winch mechanism is designed for use with the vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You winch “T” handle only. Use of an air wrench or other could be crushed. The jack is to be located, engaging the flange, between the pair of tabs Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make closest to the wheel to be changed. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the collision or hard stop could injure the occupants in wrench while tightening for increased leverage. A loose jack, thrown forward in a collision or hard 15. Stow the jack, jack handle and winch handle tools.Slide the wheel spacer through the center of the Verify that ’both’. Pull far enough off Winch Mechanism is designed specifically to stow a the road to avoid the danger of being hit when COMPACT Spare Tire ONLY. Pull up on the lever to spare tire is stowed under the rear of the vehicle by release the cover. Rotate the nut to the left until the spare is on the ground with enough slack cable to allow you to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.