2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner's Manual

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Manual

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser manual table of contents:

  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ... OF CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION ...3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ...9 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...63 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...129 STARTING AND OPERATING ...193 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...245 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ...261 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES ......
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    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction ...4 How To Use This Manual ...4 Warnings And Cautions ...6 Vehicle Identification Number ...6 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations ...7 1
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    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with ... are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of ...
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    INTRODUCTION 5 1
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    6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which ... If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. ...Number (VIN) is found on the driver's front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield. This number ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS 1 WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys ...12 ▫ Ignition Key Removal ...12 ▫ Locking Doors With The Key ...14 ▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder ...14 Sentry Key ...14 ▫ Replacement Keys ...16 ▫ Sentry Key Programming ...16 ...
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    ...TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ "Child-Protection" Door Lock System (Rear Doors) ...21 Remote Keyless Entry - If Equipped ...22 ▫ To Unlock......31 ▫ Auto Down Feature ...32 ▫ Rear Window Switches ...32 ▫ Wind Buffeting ...33 Occupant Restraints ...33 ...
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    ... Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag ...43 ▫ Child Restraint ...52 Engine Break-In Recommendations ...60 Safety Tips ...61 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...61 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle ...61 ▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle ...62 2
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    ... the shift lever in PARK and make sure that the shift knob push button has returned to the out position. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then to the LOCK position, and remove the key. Vehicle Key Ignition Key Positions
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    .... Manual Transaxle Depress and hold the release button located between the ignition switch and the instrument panel. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the key. 2 Ignition Key Release Button
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    ...Don't leave the keys in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move ...key forward. See Section 7 of this manual for door lock lubrication. Key-In-Ignition Reminder Opening ...unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always remove key from the ignition and lock all doors ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... normal operation, the Theft Alarm/ Immobilizer Light will come on for three (3) seconds immediately after the ignition switch is turned on for a bulb check. Afterwards, if the bulb remains on, this indicates a problem with the electronics. If the bulb ...
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    ... valid key and turn the ignition switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds a chime will sound and the Theft Alarm Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the second key.
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    ... wheel is moved no more than 1/2 turn in either direction and the key is not in the ignition switch, the steering wheel will lock. If You Wish To Manually Lock The .... To Release The Steering Wheel Lock: Insert the key in the ignition switch and start the engine. If the key is ...
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    ... to the left to engage the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it. Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System This system prevents the key from being removed unless the shift lever is in PARK and the shift knob push-button ...
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    ... YOUR VEHICLE 19 WARNING! When leaving the vehicle always remove the key from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do...! An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. Power Door Lock Switch
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    .... 1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition switch. 2. Cycle the ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending in the OFF position. 3. Press the interior door lock switch ... 3 must be completed within 10 seconds. 1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition switch.
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    ...KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 21 2. Cycle the ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending in the OFF position. 3. Press the interior door lock switch to the LOCK position. 4. A single chime will sound to ... open each rear door and move the control UP to engage. When the system on a door is engaged, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... key fob once to unlock the driver's door, or twice within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate, the park lights will also flash twice. The interior lights also come on and remain on for about 30 seconds when you unlock the doors.
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    ... be turned on or off by using the following procedure: 1. Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON position. 2. Press and hold the Unlock button ...the PANIC button. When the panic alarm is on the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off ...
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    ...be programmed to the system by using the following procedure: 1. Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON position. 2. Press and hold the Unlock button ... each transmitter has been programmed. 5. Turn the ignition switch off to exit the transmitter programming mode...
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    ... KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 Transmitter Battery Service The recommended replacement battery is 2016 or its equivalent. NOTE: Do not ... Halves 2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... - IF EQUIPPED The system monitors the doors, liftgate, and ignition switch for unauthorized operation. If something triggers the alarm...alarm will shut off immediately. To set the alarm: 1. Remove the keys from the ignition switch and get out of the vehicle. 2. Lock the door using either the door ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...disarm the system: Unlock a front door/liftgate using either the key or the Keyless Entry Transmitter. Starting the vehicle with a valid ... 3 times when you unlock a front door using either a key or the Keyless Entry Transmitter, the alarm has been activated. Check the vehicle for tampering. Security...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... the lock and turn to the right. The liftgate can also be unlocked using the remote keyless entry or by activating the power door lock switches located on the front doors. The central locking/unlocking feature (if equipped) can also be activated ...
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    ...the liftgate open, make sure that all windows are closed, and the climate control blower switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE As a security measure, a Seat Back Emergency Release lever is built into the left side rear seat back latching mechanism. In the event of an individual being locked inside the liftgate area with the rear shelf panel in position 1 (Top) or position 2 (...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... WINDOWS The power window switches are located on the instrument panel above the A/C controls. The top left switch controls the left front window and the top ... and the lower right switch controls the right rear passenger's window. The window lock switch located between the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power window switches. Such ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 Wind Buffeting Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open or partially ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen far away from home or on your own street. Research has shown that seat belts save...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ..., or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers ...lap belt for more than one person, no matter what their size. Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front seat, next to your arm. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap. 3. When the belt is ...
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    ... nearest you. 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the ... a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together. Removing Slack From Belt
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    ...A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...• If the rear center lap/shoulder belt can not be pulled out, check that the rear seat back is fully latched. • If the rear seat back...out of the retractor, the vehicle should immediately be taken to your dealer for service. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious or fatal injury. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... away from your neck. Push up or down on the anchorage button to release the anchorage, and move it up or down to the position that serves you best. As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you'll prefer a higher position. ...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the anchor point. 2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate. 2 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...both front seating positions are equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. These devices...snugly and positioned properly. The pretensioners are triggered by the front airbag control module (see Airbag Section). Like the front ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... belt restraint systems. The driver's front airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger's front airbag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers. 2 Front Airbag Components NOTE: The front ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If the vehicle is equipped with side airbags, they are located inside the driver and front passenger seats, and their covers ... WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...impacts. Along with seat belts and pretensioners, front airbags work with the instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and.... Refer to the section on Child Restraint. You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... belts even though you have airbags. • Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during front airbag deployment could cause serious injury.... Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel. • If the vehicle has side airbags, they also need...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... system consists of the following: • Front Airbag Control Module (ACM) • AIRBAG Readiness Light • Driver and Passenger Front Airbag/Inflator Units ..., on vehicles equipped, consists of the following: • AIRBAG Readiness Light (shared with the front airbag system) • Side Airbag ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... airbags are not on and will not inflate. The front airbag control module also turns on the AIRBAG light in the instrument panel for 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first turned ON, then turns the light off. If the front or ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... over, front or rear collisions. The Side Airbag Control Module monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START or ON positions. These include all of the items previously mentioned. In ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... A Deployment Occurs The airbag systems are designed to deploy when the airbag control modules detect a moderate-to-severe collision, to help ... these particles settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer's instructions for cleaning. • It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... Have the airbags and seat belt pretensioners replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Maintaining ...hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front ... protection in a collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee ...
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    ... The AIRBAG light does not come on or flickers during the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first turned on. • The light remains on or flickers after the 6 to 8 second interval. • The light flickers or comes on and remains on while driving. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are. The child and others ... an adult safety belt. Always check the child seat owner's manual to ensure you have the .... Convertible child seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than infant carriers ...
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    54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to infants in this position. • Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...restraint must be appropriate for your child's weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may not...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle. Don't leave it loose in the vehicle. In a ... webbing to tighten the lap portion about the child restraint. Follow the instructions of the child restraint manufacture. NOTE: To reset this feature you ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... use the vehicle's seat belt at the center position. If your child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, you can only install the child restraints using the vehicle's seat belts. Please refer to, Installing the Child Restraint System for typical installation instructions. 2 Latch Anchorages
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    58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Child restraints systems having attachments designed to connect to the lower anchorages are now available. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for connection to the top tether anchorage have been available for some time. In fact, many ...
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    ... possible. 2 Tether Strap Mounting Not all child restraint systems will be installed as we have described here. Again, carefully follow the instructions that come with the child restraint system. NOTE: If your child restraint seat is not LATCH compatible, install the restraint using the vehicle ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Check belt fit periodically. A child's squirming or ..., brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good ... grades are shown in Section 7 of this manual. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... with the engine running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high ..., make sure that all windows are closed, and the climate control blower switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. Safety Checks You Should Make Inside...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... belt or retractor condition, replace the belt. Airbag Light The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the LED is not lit during starting, have it checked. If the light stays on ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... Day/Night Mirror ...67 ▫ Outside Mirror-Driver's Side ...68 ▫ Outside Mirror-Passenger's Side ...68 ▫ Electric Remote-Control Mirrors - If Equipped ...69 ▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped ...70 ▫ Sun Visor Sliding Feature ......
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    ...94 ▫ Interior Lights ...95 ▫ Multi-Function Control Lever ...96 ▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights ...96 ▫ ... ...97 ▫ Fog Lights - If Equipped ...97 ▫ Turn Signals ...98 ▫ Highbeam/Lowbeam Select Switch ...98 ▫ Passing Light ...98 Windshield Wipers And Washers ......
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 65 Electronic Speed Control - If Equipped ...102 ▫ To Activate ...102 ▫ To Set At A ... ...103 ▫ To Resume Speed ...103 ▫ To Vary The Speed Setting ...103 ▫ Manual Transaxle ...104 ▫ To Accelerate For Passing ...104 Garage Door Opener - If ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    66 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off ...119 Console Features ...120 Storage ...121 ▫ Front Seat Storage Bin - If Equipped ...121 ▫ Storage Pockets ...122 Rear Shelf Panel ...122 ▫ Position 1 (Top) ...122 ▫ Position 2 (Middle) ...123 ▫...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    .... A two point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment. Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle). The mirror should be ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    68 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Outside Mirror-Driver's Side Adjust the outside mirror to center on the adjacent lane of traffic, with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror. Outside Mirror-Passenger's Side Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 69 Electric Remote-Control Mirrors - If Equipped Use the mirror select switch, located to the left of the steering column on the instrument panel, to adjust the view obtained in the outside mirrors. Press the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...visor down and swing the mirror cover upward. The lights turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights. Sun Visor Sliding Feature The sun visors may be pulled out ...or higher. Illuminated Vanity Mirror For UConnect Customer Support call 1-877-855-8400 or visit the...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...). The rearview mirror contains the microphone for the system and the control buttons that will enable you to access the system. The diagram below shows the mirror with the appropriate buttons. Individual button behavior is discussed in the "Operation" Section. 3 UConnect™ Switches
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    ... be played over your vehicle's stereo system. The volume of the UConnect™ system can be controlled through your normal stereo controls. The radio display will be used for visual prompts from the UConnect™ system such as caller ID. Operation Voice commands ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... process on your cellular phone. Please see your cellular phone user's manual for instructions on how to complete this step. • For identification purposes, you will be prompted to give the UConnect™ system a name for your cellular phone. Each cellular ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • After the Ready prompt, says Call followed by the name and designation of a phonebook entry that you wish to dial. For example, you can say Call John Doe Work . Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook • Press the "Phone" button to begin. • ...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 75 After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, you will be given the opportunities to edit another entry in the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return to the main menu. Phonebook edit can be used to add another phone number to...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...„¢ system if the feature(s) are available on your cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be accessed through the UConnect™ system. Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call Currently in Progress When you receive a ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... (one active and one on hold), press the 'Phone' button until you hear a single beep indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at one time. Conference Call When two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), press the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Three-Way Calling To initiate three-way calling, press the 'Voice Recognition' button while a call is in progress and make a second phone call. When the second call is established, press the 'Phone' button until you hear a double beep ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...or disconnect the Bluetooth™ connection between a paired cellular phone and the UConnect™ system, follow the instruction described in your cellular phone user's manual. List Paired Cellular Phone Names • Press the 'Phone' button to begin....
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...You can use your UConnect™ system to access a voice mail system, an automated service, or any other phone number that you can dial with any phone. ... press the 'Phone' button and say the name of the language you wish to switch to (English, Español, or Français as equipped). After selecting one...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 81 Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system from confirming your choices (e.g. the UConnect™ system will not repeat a phone number before you dial it). • Press the 'Phone' button to begin. • After...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...Dial Emergency or Call Emergency and the UConnect™ system will instruct your cellular phone to call 911. ... Company 24-Hour Towing Assistance Program Guide. SEATS Front Seat Adjustment The adjusting bar ...the floor. Pull the bar up to move the seat to the desired position. Manual Front Seat Adjuster
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    ... movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly ... ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. ... is on the outboard side of the driver's seat. Use this switch to move the seat up or down. 3 Driver's ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Reclining Bucket Seats The recliner control is on the outboard side of the seat. To recline, lean forward slightly before lifting...the seat forward pull up on the recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seat. Recliner Control Lever Folding Seat Control Lever
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 85 Adjustable Head Restraints Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in the event of impact from the rear. Pull up or push down on the head restraints so that the upper edge is as high as practical. To raise the head restraint, pull up on ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...heats the front driver's and passenger's seats. The control for the heater is located on the outboard side of each seat. After turning on the ignition, you may choose from HIGH, or LOW heat settings. An indicator on the switch shows which setting has been chosen...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... that is not equipped with seats and seat belts • Be sure that everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. NOTE: • If the rear center lap/shoulder belt appears to be locked into place, check to verify that the seatback is fully latched. 3 Folding Rear Seat Button
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... the rear center lap/shoulder belt still does not operate properly check and see if the Automatic Locking retractor (ALR) system is activated.... of the retractor, the vehicle should immediately be taken to your dealer for service. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious or fatal injury....
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 89 • Push and hold the button on the seatback and fold down the rear seatback. • Pull the release handle located on the outboard side of the seat. Lift up the seat and tumble the seat forward. 3 Folding Rear Seat Button Tumbling Seat Release Handle
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • Attach the elastic strap, located at the base of the seat cushion, onto the hook bar on the center trim panel to hold the seat in place. To return the rear seat to it's upright latched position, rotate the seat cushion rearward to latch the seat....
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 Rear Seat Removal The rear seats can be removed to provide more cargo space. • Push and hold the button on the seatback and fold down the rear seatback. • Pull the release lever located on the outboard side of the seat. Lift up the seat ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... folded seat and a handle at the top allow the seat to be easily moved when removed from the vehicle. To reinstall the rear seat, insert the seat into the floor... fully latched. Release Lever Location • Using the handle on the seat, the seat assembly can now be lifted and removed from the vehicle.
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    .... First pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel. Then move the safety catch located under the front edge of the hood, near the center ... the hood in the open position. Place the hood prop at the location stamped into the inner hood surface. To ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... Press the lens a second time to turn the light OFF. The lights also come on when a door is opened or the dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the second detent. Map/Reading Lights NOTE: The lights will remain on until the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... open or the dimmer control is left in the Dome light position. Turn the ignition switch ON to restore the interior light operation. Dimmer Control With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the dimmer control for the interior lights on...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... Multi-Function Control Lever controls the operation of the headlights, parking lights, turn signals, headlight beam selection, instrument panel light dimming, ... of the steering column. Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights Turn the end of the Multi-Function Control Lever to the first ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97 Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only) The front turn signal lights will come on as Daytime Running Lights whenever the ignition switch is on, the headlights are off, and the parking brake is off. The headlight switch must be ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... to HIGH beam. Pull the control lever a second time to switch the headlights to LOW beam. Passing Light You can signal another vehicle ... WASHERS The wipers and washers are operated by a switch on the control lever. The lever is located on the right side of the steering column. Move ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... then resume the intermittent interval previously selected. In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return to the park position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...cycle every second. TILT STEERING COLUMN To tilt the column, push down on the lever below the multi-function control lever and move the steering wheel up or down, as desired. Pull the lever back up to lock the column firmly in place. Tilt Steering Column Control
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...below the radio. To turn the system OFF, press the TRAC OFF switch until the TRAC OFF indicator in the instrument cluster lights up. Traction Control Switch 3 To turn the system back ON, press the switch a second time until the TRAC OFF indicator turns...
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    ... Control System indicator "TRAC OFF" will illuminate momentarily as a bulb check, each time the ignition switch is turned ON. This will occur even if you used the "TRAC OFF" switch to turn the system OFF. NOTE: The Traction Control System will make buzzing or clicking sounds ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... slowing the vehicle will deactivate speed control without erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning off the ignition switch erases the set speed memory. To Resume Speed: To resume a previously set speed, push the "ACC/RES" ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ..., speed decreases. Manual Transaxle: Depressing the clutch pedal will disengage the speed control. A slight ... RPM before the speed control disengages is normal. Vehicles equipped with manual transaxles may ... without speed loss. WARNING! Speed Control can be dangerous where the system can't maintain...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... the Disarmed mode. The HomeLink Universal Transceiver replaces up to three remote controls (hand held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at the push of a button. The Universal ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... The Universal Transceiver For best results, install a new battery in the hand held transmitter before programming. If your garage door opener (located in the garage) is equipped with an antenna, make sure that the antenna is hanging straight down. 1. Turn off the engine. WARNING! Vehicle exhaust ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... by pressing the two outside buttons. Release the buttons when the light in the Universal Transceiver begins to flash (about 20 seconds). NOTE: Step 2 does not ... program. Place the hand held controller one to three inches from the Universal Transceiver while keeping its indicator light in view. 3 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 5. The indicator light in the Universal Transceiver will begin to flash, first slowly and then... If after 90 seconds the indicator light does not flash rapidly or goes out, ... Universal Transceiver. If the Universal Transceiver indicator light flashes rapidly and then stays on...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...manufacturer. If you have difficulty in locating the training button, check your garage door opener manual, or call 1-800-355-3515 or, on ... on the garage door opener head unit. This will activate the "training" light. NOTE: After completing step 2, you have 30 seconds ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The Universal Transceiver light will flash slowly and then rapidly ... step 4 has been completed. 2. When the indicator light begins to flash slowly (after 20 seconds) ... button. 4. The Universal Transceiver indicator light will begin to flash, first slowly, then rapidly. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...the user's authority to operate the equipment. HomeLink is a trademark owned by Johnson Controls, Inc. OVERHEAD CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED This feature has a compass/temperature display and two map lamps. The overhead console is located on the headliner between the sun visors. 3 Overhead Console
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... degrees above 32°F ( 0°C), the road surface may be icy, particularly in woods or on bridges. Drive carefully under such conditions to prevent an accident and possible personal injury or property damage. Step Button 1. 2. 3. 4. US Metric Off Magnetic Zone Selection 5. Manual Compass Calibration
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... zone must be set. Refer to the variance map for the correct variance zone. To check the variance zone, the ignition switch must be on and the compass/ temperature displayed. Press and hold the STEP button for about 5 to 10 seconds until ZONE and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...will be calibrated. NOTE: • The compass needs to go through a manual calibration to insure proper operation when taking vehicle delivery....60°C), see your authorized dealer for repair. POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED The power sunroof control is located between the sun visors on the overhead console.
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... the Express Open operation, any movement of the switch will stop the sunroof and it will remain in a partial... in the forward position. Again, any release of the switch will stop the movement and the sunroof will remain... again. 3 Power Sunroof Switch Press and hold the switch rearward to fully open...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... the sunroof opening. Injury may result. WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the glass panel. ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS The outlets include tethered caps, labeled with a key symbol or battery symbol, indicating power source. All outlets are protected by a single 20 Amp fuse. The standard outlet in the front of the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...Accessory Switch Bank, in the center of the instrument panel. Power Outlet This outlet is powered directly by the battery, regardless of the ignition switch position. All accessories connected to this outlet should be removed or turned off when the vehicle is not...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...time to allow the generator to recharge the vehicle's battery. 3 Rear Power Outlet Since this outlet is remote from the driver, it is powered by the ignition switch, only when it is in the ON or ACCESSORY positions, to protect the battery against discharge...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONSOLE FEATURES The console has two front cup holders, a coin holder, 12 volt power outlet and a front storage tray. There are additional cup holders; one is molded in the center of the console to hold large cups and the other is at the rear of the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...starting. • Accessories that draw higher power such as coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc., will discharge the battery even more quickly. Only use these ... Bin - If Equipped 3 Front Seat Storage Bin The storage bin is located under the front passenger's seat. To open lift up on the handle ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... VEHICLE Storage Pockets There are also Storage pockets located on each door trim panel. REAR SHELF PANEL The rear shelf panel attaches to guides in the rear cargo area. The rear shelf panel may... front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the top guides and slide forward. Press down on the...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 Position 2 (Middle) Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the middle guides and slide forward. Press down on the back of the shelf panel to lock it into place. 3 Rear Shelf Panel Position 1 WARNING! Do not load objects on the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...(Floor) Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the bottom guides and slide forward. NOTE: To carry items that may soil the ...(Vertical) Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the vertical guides behind the rear seatbacks near the floor and slide downward. Push the...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...the liftgate open the rear shelf panel can be moved rearward to act as a serving counter. 1. Install the front corners of the shelf panel into the top rear guides. Press down on the shelf panel to lock it into place. 2. Twist the knob on the underside of the panel and lower the shelf leg. 3 Rear ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... over the luggage rack crossbars. Use both adjustable crossbars assemblies to support the load and distribute the load as evenly as possible. To ... with latch style releases, release the latches on the inboard side of the crossbar supports on each side of the vehicle, then move the crossbars to the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 To adjust the crossbars with botton style releases, depress the button and slide the crossbar to the next locking position. Alternate sides until the crossbars are positioned correctly for your cargo and the stanchions are locked square to the slide ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Cargo must be securely tied before driving your vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack "Cautions" when carrying cargo ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... Instrument Panel Features ...133 Instrument Cluster ...134 Instrument Cluster-Turbo, With AutoStick ...135 Instrument Cluster-Turbo, Without AutoStick . . 136 Instrument Cluster Descriptions ...137 Electronic Digital ...Reception ...145 ▫ FM Reception ...145 Sales Code RBB-AM/FM Stereo Radio ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...€”AM/ FM Stereo Radio With Cassette Tape Player, CD Player And CD Changer Controls ...152 ▫ Operating Instructions — Radio ...152 ▫ Power Switch, Volume Control ...153 ▫ Seek Button (Radio Mode) ...153 ▫ Tuning ...153 ▫ Radio Data ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...Roller Release ...158 ▫ Noise Reduction ...158 ▫ Operating Instructions - CD Player ...159 ▫ Inserting The Compact Disc ......161 ▫ CD Changer Control Capability - If Equipped ...161 Sales Code RBK-AM/ ......165 ▫ CD Changer Control Capability - If Equipped ...167 Sales Code RBQ-AM/FM...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...181 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance ...182 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones ...183 Climate Controls ...183 ▫ Air Conditioning ...183 ▫ Operating Tips ...188 Rear Window ... ▫ Electric Rear Window Defroster ...190 ▫ Rear Wiper/Washer Switch ...191 ▫ Adding Washer Fluid ...192
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 133 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 4
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    134 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 135 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-TURBO, WITH AUTOSTICK 4
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    136 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-TURBO, WITHOUT AUTOSTICK
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... is first turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, it means ... Light Shows low engine oil pressure. The light will come on and remain on when the ignition switch is turned from the OFF to the ON position, and the light will turn off after the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    138 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 6. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light warns of an overheated engine condition. If ... the chime turns off, the engine will still be critically hot until the light goes out. 7. Turn Signal Indicators The arrows will flash in unison with the exterior turn...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) described elsewhere in this manual. This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to the ... not come on, have the system checked by an authorized dealer. 13. Seat Belt Reminder Light When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this light ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... the light inspected and serviced as soon as possible. The light will also come on when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the ON ... come on momentarily as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is dangerous. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 141 The light will flash when the Traction Control System is controlling traction. 16. Door Ajar Indicator This ... completely closed. If the door is open for more than 8 minutes, the light will turn off. 17. Odometer/Trip Odometer The ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... on and remains on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light does not come on during starting, stays on, ... - If Equipped The TRAC OFF light will illuminate momentarily as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several of your ... require towing. If the Malfunction Indicator Light flashes when the engine is running, serious conditions... for more information.) 24. Low Fuel Light When the fuel level drops to about 1/8 tank, the fuel...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... panel built into the radio. A digital readout shows the time in hours and minutes whenever the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position and the time button is ... is accurately maintained. Clock Setting Procedure 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON or ACC position and press the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...NOTE: On vehicles so equipped the radio, steering wheel radio controls and 6 disc CD/DVD changer will remain active for up to 45 seconds after the ignition switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature. 4
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE RBB-AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER AND CD CHANGER...the volume. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Electronic Volume Control The electronic ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 147 Seek Press and release the SEEK button to ... stopping until you release it. Tune Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or decrease the frequency. If... button number will be displayed. Audio The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADE. 4...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    148 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK - to increase or decrease the Bass tones. Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will be displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK - to increase or decrease the Treble tones. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 149 Cassette Player Features With ignition OFF and the sound system OFF, you can eject ... or activating the MODE button (with a cassette in the radio), but only when the ignition and radio are on. Each time a cassette is inserted the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... Control Capability - If Equipped This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer. Mode Button To activate the CD changer, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 151 Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons Press and ... scan function, press the button a second time. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS RAZ Radio Operating Instructions - Radio NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 153 Power Switch, Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the volume ... pass stations until you release the button. Tuning Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or decrease the frequency. If you press ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    154 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL PTY (Program Type) Button Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for 5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... type when searching for the next PTY station. If no station is found with the selected PTY program ... icon will then turn off. Balance The Balance control adjusts the left-to-right speaker balance. ... updated while the button is turned. Fade The Fade control provides for balance between the front and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL AM/FM Selection Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The operating mode will be displayed next to the station frequency. The display will show ST when a stereo station is received. Scan Button Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 157 To Change From Clock To Radio Mode Press the Time ... radio frequency and time. Operating Instructions - Tape Player Insert the cassette with the exposed ... the play position. NOTE: When subjected to extremely cold temperatures, the tape mechanism may require a ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... direction of tape travel (side being played), press the PTY button. The lighted arrow in the display window will show the new direction. Metal ... the 70 symbol will appear in the display window. Pinch Roller Release If ignition power or the radio ON/OFF switch are turned off, the pinch roller will ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 159 Operating Instructions - CD Player NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the volume control ON before the CD player will operate. If the volume control is ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    160 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Seek Button Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection ... the disc will unload and move to the entrance for easy removal. The unit will switch to the radio mode. If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. The radio mode ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... Control Capability - If Equipped This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer. Mode Button To activate the CD changer, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Disc Down/Program Button 5 Press the DISC down (button 5) button to play the previous disc. Seek Button Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the same disc. A SEEK symbol will appear on the display. Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons Press and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 163 SALES CODE RBK-AM/ FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER ... on. Turn the volume control clockwise to increase the volume. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Seek Press ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL the radio will continue to tune until you release the button. The frequency will be ... a preset button is used a corresponding button number will be displayed. Audio The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADE. Press the AUDIO button and BASS ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 165 Press the AUDIO button a fourth time and FADE will be displayed. Press... the user's authority to operate the equipment. CD Player Operation NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the volume control ON before the CD player will operate...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... radio OFF. If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio OFF, the display will show the...unload and move to the entrance for easy removal. The unit will switch to the radio mode. If you ...continue in radio mode. The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF (except on convertibles)....
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 167 FF/TUNE/RW Press FF (Fast Forward) and the ... If Equipped This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer. Mode Button To activate ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Disc Up/Program Button 1 Press the DISC up...second time or by ejecting the CD from the changer. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 169 A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot. CD HOT will pause the operation. Play ... Excessive vibration • Disc inserted upside down • Damaged disc • Water condensation on optics SALES CODE RBQ-AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH 6 - DISC CD CHANGER 4 RBQ ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... the volume control clockwise to increase the volume. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Mode Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between AM, FM, the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 171 To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory When you are receiving a station that you wish ...a preset button is used, a corresponding button number will be displayed. Audio The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADE. Press the AUDIO button and BASS ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... authority to operate the equipment. CD Player Operation NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the Power / Volume control pushed ON before ... show the time of day. If you insert a disc with the ignition OFF, the display will show the time of day for about ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 173 If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and begin to ...AM or FM mode. The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. Seek Press the top of the SEEK button for the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Scan Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the CD currently playing. FF/...PTY (Program Type) Button Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for 5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time out the PTY icon will turn off. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 175 Program Type Information Jazz Foreign Language News... only operates when in the FM mode. The radio display will flash "SEEK" and the selected PTY program type when searching for the next PTY station. If no station is found with the selected PTY program type...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL By pressing the SCAN button when the PTY icon is displayed, ... CD playing time to time of day. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 177 SALES CODE RB1-AM/FM STEREO RADIO ... to your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. NOTE: If your vehicle is not ... Radio The navigation system provides maps, turn identification, selection menus and instructions for selecting a
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... Access With RBB, RAH and RBK Radios With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and the radio OFF.../SID mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since... RBU, RAZ, RB1 and RBQ Radios With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and the radio ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 179 mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button was pushed. Selecting Satellite Mode in RBB, RAH and RBK Radios Press the MODE button repeatedly until S A ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    180 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Channels that may contain objectionable content can be blocked. Contact Sirius Customer Care... Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if equipped) Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your radio. PTY Button SCAN When the desired program type is...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 181 Satellite Antenna To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause decreased ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    182 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 5. A loose tape should be corrected before use. To ... from one or both channels, as if the treble tone control were turned all the way down. To ... dirty (noticeably poor sound), it may not be possible to remove all deposits with a simple WET cleaning cassette. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 183 RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES Under certain conditions, the ... of air circulating throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the instrument panel, above the radio. Manual Air Conditioning and Heating Controls 4 The air conditioning system of ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The controls are as follows: Fan and Air conditioning ... right from the OFF position. Mode Control (Air Direction) The mode control allows you to choose ...blend of both modes. The closer the control is to a particular mode, the more air distribution you receive ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... these modes even if the fan switch is not in the A/C position. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To ... from each of the instrument panel outlets can be adjusted for direction and turned on or off to control air flow. A knob attached in the center of each instrument panel outlet is...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...: If your air conditioning performance seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser: located in front ... air conditioning performance. Circulation Control Use this control to choose between outside air intake or recirculation of the air inside the vehicle. Only use the recirculate ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... PANEL 187 This control only operates in the Outside Air and Recirculate modes; there is no in between position. Do not place the control between these positions... mode and the Circulation control is in the recirculate Mode, the system will automatically switch to the Outside Air mode and...
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    188 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... by using the defrost position. If the fogging problem persists, clean the inside window surfaces... overheating. A 50% concentration is recommended. Outside Air Intake When operating the system during the winter... or other obstructions such as leaves. Leaves collected in the air-intake plenum may reduce...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster, and the optional electric remote control heated mirrors. An amber light shows that the defroster is on. Rear Defroster Switch NOTE: The defroster turns off automatically after 10 minutes ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...with warm water. Rear Wiper/Washer Switch A push-button at the center of the instrument panel, below the radio, turns the rear wiper ON or OFF. When this switch is pressed the rear... a fixed interval of about 4 seconds between wipes. 4 Rear Wiper/Washer Switch Press and hold the switch...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... for the windshield washers and the rear window washer is shared. It is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger side and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... ▫ Manual Transaxle ...196 ▫ Normal Starting ...196 ▫ Extremely Cold Weather (Below 20°F Or 29°C) ...197 ▫ If Engine ... Transaxle - If Equipped ...199 ▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System ...200 ▫ Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System ...200 ▫ Four Speed Automatic Transaxle ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... AND OPERATING ▫ AutoStick General Information ...204 Manual Transaxle Operation ...205 ▫ 2.4 Liter Turbo- If ... ...212 Power Assisted Steering ...213 Traction Control - If Equipped ...214 Tire Safety ... Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped ...228 ▫ Limited Use Spare - If Equipped ...229 ▫ ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    STARTING AND OPERATING 195 Snow Tires ...233 Tire Rotation Recommendations ...234 Fuel Requirements ...235 ▫ 2.4L Standard Engine And 2.4L Standard Turbo Engine ...235 ▫ 2.4L High Output Turbo Engine ...235 ▫ Reformulated Gasoline ...236 ▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends ...236 ▫ MMT In ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... or a warm engine does not require pumping or depressing the accelerator pedal. Simply turn the ignition switch to the "START'" position and release when the ...If the engine has not CAUTION! Long periods of engine idling, especially at high engine speeds can cause excessive ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... fails to start within 15 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the "OFF" position, wait 10 to...excess fuel in case the engine is flooded. Leave the ignition key in the ON position, release the accelerator pedal ...converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle....
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    .... This could result in flash fire causing serious personal injury. After Starting The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. .... The following chart should be used as a guide in determinning the amount of engine idle time required to sufficiently cool down ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... 199 TURBOCHARGER COOL DOWN CHART Driving Conditions Idle Time (in minutes) Before Shut Down Normal ... vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed. • Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK... into any forward gear when the engine is above idle speed. • Before shifting into any gear,...
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    ...into any gear unless the brake pedal is pressed. This system is active only while the ignition switch is in the ON positions. Always depress the brake pedal first, before moving...be started and stopped but the key cannot be removed until you obtain service. Four Speed Automatic Transaxle ...
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    ...-in feature allows the vehicle to be driven to a dealer for service without damaging the transaxle. In the event that the problem has been momentary, the.... Your dealer has diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could recur. If the transaxle cannot be reset, dealer service is required. Gear ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...you should always shift the vehicle into P (Park), remove the key from the ignition, and apply the parking brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition, the transmission shift lever is ... lever out of P (Park), you must turn the ignition from LOCK to ON so the steering wheel and shift ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... heat build up. Use the "3" range when descending steep grades to prevent brake system distress. "1" Low This range should be used for maximum engine braking when descending steep grades. In this range, up shifts will occur only to prevent engine over ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... transmission that offers manual gear shifting capability to provide you with more control. Autostick ...also provide you with more control during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions,... position will be shown in the transmission gear display, located in the instrument cluster. You can shift ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... disable the Autostick mode and the transmission will return to the automatic mode until the problem is corrected. MANUAL TRANSAXLE OPERATION NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged and the gear selector placed in REVERSE before leaving the vehicle, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...shift gears. As you release the clutch pedal, lightly depress the accelerator pedal. For most city ...only the lower gears. For steady highway driving with light accelerations, 5th gear is recommended. Never ...has come to a complete stop. NOTE: During cold weather, until the transaxle lubricant is warm,...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... avoid accidentally selecting REVERSE. When moving the shifter lever into REVERSE press the lever to the left until the resistance is overcome. When the ignition switch is in the ON position, a chime will sound to confirm that reverse has been selected and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... transaxle may be upshifted up to the maximum speeds listed in table 2 (within legal speed limits). TABLE 2-MANUAL TRANSAXLE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE SHIFT SPEEDS IN...the engine cut in and out. This is caused by an electronic limiter in the engine computer. The engine will run normally when ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ..., or driving up a steep grade, downshift early so that the engine will not be overburdened. PARKING BRAKE When the parking brake is applied with the ignition on, the Brake Light in the instrument cluster will come on. NOTE: This light only shows ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    210 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: The parking brake lever will not release unless the lever is... position. When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking brake before placing the gear selector in Park, ... grade. You should always apply the parking brake before leaving the vehicle. Parking ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... others could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake or the gear selector. Don't leave the keys in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. • Be sure the parking brake is ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... will still function with some loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be evident by increased pedal travel ... cylinder drops, the brake warning indicator will light. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS... noises may be heard. NOTE: Pumping of the brake pedal will diminish the effectiveness of Anti-lock...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. • The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... wheels by engaging the brake on the wheel that is losing traction. When this occurs the TRAC indicator light located above the instrument cluster odometer will flash. The system operates at speeds below 40 mph (64 km/h). Traction Control Switch A push-button at the center of the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... brake temperatures. NOTE: Extended heavy use of Traction Control may cause the system to deactivate and turn on the TRAC OFF Light located in the instrument cluster. This is to prevent overheating of the brake system and is a normal condition. The system will ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... size molded into the sidewall beginning with the section width. The letter P is absent from this tire size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H • LT(Light Truck)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ......blank...= Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary Spare ...to section width of tire. 10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in) R = Construction Code - R means Radial Construction. - D means Diagonal or Bias Construction. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... AND OPERATING EXAMPLE: Service Description: 95 = Load Index -A numerical code associated with the maximum load...loading, road conditions and posted speed limits). Load Identification: ...blank...= Absence of any ...XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire Light Load = Light Load Tire C,D,E = Load range ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as... = Code representing the tire manufacturing location.(2 digits) L9 = Code representing the tire size.(2 digits) ABCD ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    220 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure for passenger cars ...the "B" pillar, the Certification Label or in the Tire Inflation Pressures brochure in the glove compartment. Tire Placard Location
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... further information on GAWR's, vehicle loading and trailer towing, see the Vehicle Loading section of this manual. To determine the maximum loading conditions of your vehicle, locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... and trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed the weight referenced here. Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit 1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX pounds" on your vehicle's ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    STARTING AND OPERATING 223 5
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...results in tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. • Over inflated or under inflated tires can affect... and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle control. • Unequal tire pressures from one side of the...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Underinflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results ...condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the "Supplemental Tire Pressure Information" section of this manual. 5 Tire Placard Location
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    226 STARTING AND OPERATING The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as inspecting for signs of tire...month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to check tire pressure. Do not make a ...(7 kPa) per 12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high ...authorized tire dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures. WARNING! High speed driving with your ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...be used on your style vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first ... 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary-use spare tires have limited tread life. When two or more tread wear indicators appear in...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...for temporary emergency use on your vehicle. This tire is identified by a limited use spare tire warning label located on the limited use spare tire and wheel assembly....or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects vehicle handling. Since...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    230 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! The limited use spare tires are for emergency use only. Installation of this...mph (100 km/h). Keep inflated to the cold tire inflation pressure listed on either your tire placard or limited use spare tire and wheel assembly. Replace (or repair) the original tire at...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance when replacement is needed (see the paragraph on tread wear indicators). Refer ... and Loading Information placard for the size designation of your tire. The service description and load identification will be found on the original...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... and suspension components. You could lose control and have an accident resulting in serious injury ... overloading and failure. You could lose control and have an accident. • Failure to equip your... tire failure and loss of vehicle control. CAUTION! Replacing original tires with tires of a different ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and avoid tire cupping and spotty wear. TIRE CHAINS Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recommended. SNOW TIRES Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires during winter. Standard tires are of...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...operate at different loads and perform different steering, driving and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates, ... frequency for your type of driving found in the "Maintenance Schedules" Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... lower octane gasolines, however, may result in reduced acceleration performance. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to ...high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. If you ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... Methanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...into some gasoline to increase the octane number. Gasolines blended with MMT offer no performance advantage beyond gasolines of the same octane number without MMT. Gasolines ... gas is prohibited by Federal law. Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance, damage the emission control system. 5
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... OPERATING • An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to ... you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out .... Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle. NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler cap door reinforcement. CAUTION! Damage to the fuel ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...gas cap may cause the Malfunction Indicator Light to turn on. WARNING! • Never have any ...fire regulations and will cause the malfunction indicator light to turn on. NOTE: Tighten the gas cap ...cap is not tighten properly, the Malfunction Indicator Light will come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... In this section you will find safety tips and information on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do with your vehicle. ... as efficiently and safely as possible. Perform maintenance services as prescribed in the maintenance schedules manual. When your vehicle is used for trailer towing, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... coverage, follow the requirements and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing. .... Refer to the Tire- Safety Information Section in this manual. • The "D" range can be selected when towing.... it to fail. You might not have brakes when you need them and could ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...• Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are recommended for motoring safety. ... operation. See Schedule "B" in section 8 of this manual for transaxle fluid change intervals. NOTE: Check the automatic transaxle fluid level before ...
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    ... Battery ...254 Driving On Slippery Surfaces ...256 ▫ Acceleration ...256 ▫ Traction ...257 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle ...257 Towing A Disabled Vehicle ...258 ▫ With Ignition Key ...258 ▫ Without The Ignition Key ...259 6
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    ... motorists. If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the flasher system will continue to operate with the ignition key removed and the vehicle locked. NOTE: With extended use, the flasher may wear down your battery. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS In...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...the H (red) mark, the instrument cluster will sound a chime. Pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops... "H", pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...boiling coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats.... the hood yourself, refer to Section 7, Maintenance, of this manual. Follow the warnings under the Cooling System... to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift. • The jack...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...rear of the vehicle by means of a hook/basket mechanism. To remove or stow the compact spare, use the jack ...rotate the "spare tire drive" nut. The nut is located under the rear scuff plate at the right ...area, just inside the liftgate opening. 6 Jack Location Do not attempt to raise this vehicle...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... over the drive nut. Rotate the nut to the left until you can remove the swivel hook from the stowage basket. Swing the basket down to remove ... ice or slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear selector in PARK (automatic transaxle) or REVERSE (manual transaxle). Turn OFF the ignition.
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 251 Jacking Instructions 1. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the stowage bag. NOTE: If equipped with a center... up before pushing it on to the wheel. 2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning them to the left one turn while...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    .... Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability. 5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel and ... the cone shaped end of the nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the ...slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... you have tightened the nuts correctly, have them checked with a torque wrench by your dealer or at a service station. 8. Remove the wheel blocks and lower...the vehicle. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately. 10. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has...contact. WARNING! Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the ignition switch is on. You can be hurt by the fan.
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set parking brake, place automatic transaxle in PARK (manual transaxle in NEUTRAL) and turn ignition to OFF for both vehicles. 3. Turn off the heater, radio and all unnecessary electrical loads. 4. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... have a good contact. 6. If the vehicle is equipped with Sentry Key Immobilizer, turn the ignition switch to the ON position for 3 seconds before moving the ignition switch to the START position. 7. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...is hydroplaning and may cause partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions...in a sudden stop. FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Traction Control, turn the system OFF before attempting to "rock" ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels above 35 mph (55km/h). TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE With Ignition Key Four Speed Automatic Transaxle Your vehicle may be ... than 35 mph (55km/h) when you are stuck. And don't let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... certain the transaxle remains in NEUTRAL. Without The Ignition Key Special care must be taken ... distance, if the transaxle is in neutral. If the ignition key is not available, vehicles with automatic ...! If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the ignition switch must be in the OFF position, not...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 260
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ......267 Replacement Parts ...268 Dealer Service ...268 Maintenance Procedures ...269 ▫ Engine Oil ...269 ▫ Drive Belts - Check Condition And Tension . . 273 ▫ Spark Plugs ...274 ▫ Ignition Wiring System ...274 ▫ Catalytic Converter ...274 ▫ Engine Timing Belt...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... Vehicle Storage ...306 Replacement Bulbs ...306 Bulb Replacement ...308 ▫ Headlight Bulb Replacement ...308 ▫ Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lights . . 309 ▫ Front Fog Lights - If Equipped ...309 ▫ Tail/Stop, And ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 263 ▫ Center High Mounted Stop Light ...310 Fluids And Capacities ...311 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts ...312 ▫ Engine ...312 ▫ Chassis ...313 7
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    264 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2.4L TURBO ENGINE COMPARTMENT
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    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 265 2.4L ENGINE COMPARTMENT 7
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... regulations. If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system will turn on the "Malfunction Indicator Light." It will also store diagnostic codes and other information to assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test. Your vehicle has a simple ignition key actuated test which you can use prior to going ..., you must do the following: 1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch. 2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank or start the engine. 3. If you...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... return to being fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle's OBD system ...The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle's OBD system...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...VEHICLE 269 NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties ...if a malfunction is observed or suspected. Engine Oil Checking Oil Level To assure proper engine ...oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at regular intervals, such as every ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully ... driving affects the interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the following list to decide if ... Stop and Go driving. Engine Oil Dipstick Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... your engine oil at every interval shown on schedule "A"-TURBO in the maintenance schedule section of this manual. NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months whichever comes ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... conditions, the manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet the requirements of... for your vehicle. For information on engine oil filler cap location, see the Engine Compartment ...use such a product, use only those oils that are American Petroleum Institute (API) Certified ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    .... Used oil, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your dealer, service station, ... filters should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters are high quality oil filters and are recommended. Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension At ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...performance and emission control. New plugs should be installed at the specified mileage. The entire set should be replaced if there ...Engine data Label located under the hood for the proper type of spark plug for use in your vehicle. Ignition Wiring System The ignition cables should be kept clean and...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe malfunction ..., stop the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool. Service, including a tune up to manufacturers specifications, should be obtained ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... an excessive amount of dirt accumulate in the fuel tank, frequent filter replacement may be necessary. The fuel filters are located inside the fuel tank. See your dealer for service. Air Cleaner Element (Filter) Under normal driving conditions, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... vehicles with a Turbo engine, a small amount of oil accumulation in the air cleaner box is normal. The amount ... the air cleaner unless such removal is necessary for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air cleaner removed. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... other. Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. CAUTION! It is essential when replacing the cables on the battery that the positive cable is attached to the positive post and the negative cable is attached to the negative post. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 279 Air Conditioner Maintenance For best possible performance, your air conditioner should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, or Refrigerants. Power Steering - Fluid Check Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined service interval is not required. The fluid should only be checked if a leak is suspected, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... to remove dust and grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular attention should also be given to .... Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement 1. Lift the wiper arm away from the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... in place. Windshield Washer Reservoir The washer fluid reservoir is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger side and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... permit exhaust fumes to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for an oil change or lubrication. Replace as required. WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position. • You or others can be badly burned by hot coolant or...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... with a reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of old antifreeze...-HOAT coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible. Do not use plain ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... coolant can be used up to 5 Years or 100,000 miles before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same coolant throughout the life of your vehicle. Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    .... The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... If an examination of your engine compartment shows no evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may...Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle. • Check coolant freeze point in the radiator and ... clean. If your vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the condenser clean,...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other ...connections such as clamps and couplings to make sure the are secure and no leaks are present. Components should be replaced immediately if there is any ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...system performance, all brake system components should be inspected periodically. Suggested service intervals ...braking capacity in an emergency. Brake And Power Steering System Hoses When servicing the vehicle for scheduled ... to make sure they are secure and no leaks are present. Insure nylon tubing ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and at every engine oil change. WARNING! ... master cylinder should be checked when performing under hood services, or immediately if the brake system warning...brake pads wear. Brake fluid level should be checked when pads are replaced. However, low ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transaxle, the Brake Fluid Reservoir supplies fluid to both the ...Fluid Reservoir is low, and the brake system does not indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a result of a leak in the Hydraulic Clutch Release System. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 293 WARNING! Use of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial ... not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid as seal damage will result! Automatic ... level using the recommended fluid. WARNING! Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. Fluid Level Check The fluid level in the automatic transaxle should be checked whenever the vehicle is serviced. Operation with an improper fluid level ... running at curb idle speed for at minimum of 60 seconds. 3. Fully apply parking brake. 4. Place the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... prevent dirt and water from entering the transaxle after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap ... Automatic transmission fluid and filter should be changed as follows: Transaxle Dipstick Location 6. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert until seated. Remove dipstick and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...schedule "A"-Non Turbo Charged Engines - No change necessary. Maintenance schedule "A"-... 8 of this manual for maintenance schedules. If the transaxle is disassembled for any reason, the fluid and filter ... type. Fluid Level Check Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... usage has occurred, refer to Maintenance Schedule "B" in Section 8 of this manual. Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion Protection Of ... into your vehicle. What Causes Corrosion? Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of paint and protective coatings from your vehicle. The ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... clear water. • If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, wash it as soon as possible. • Use Mopar auto polish to remove road film and stains and to polish your vehicle. Take care never to scratch the paint. • Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 299 • Use Mopar touch up paint on scratches or chips as soon as possible. Your dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle. • If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or similar cause which destroys the paint and protective coating have your ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...-tipped wheel cleaning brushes or acidic solutions. CAUTION! Many wheel cleaners contain acids that may harm the wheel surface. NOTE: Replacement costs for components damaged as a result of not following the recommended cleaning practices are considered the responsibility of the customer. Interior ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean...be followed. To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To remove road dirt, wash with a ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    .... Use soap and warm water to restore the low glare surface. Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses The lenses in front of the instruments in ... soap solution or lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the buckles ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Fused 8 9 10 Power Distribution Center Location 30 Amp/Pink Ignition Start 40 Amp/Green Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Pump 40 Amp/Green Ignition Run 30 Amp/Pink Heated Seats ...) 30 Amp/Pink Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Solenoid 40 Amp/Green Electric Back Light (EBL) Spare 40 Amp/...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... Amp/Blue 20 Amp/ Yellow Spare 20 Amp/ Yellow Items Fused Air Conditioning (A/C) Stop Lights Fuel Pump/Auto Shut Down (ASD) Horn Electronic ... out, as shown. A label identifying the components and circuits is located on the inside of the cover. Fog Lights (Build-Up Export Only) Interior Fuse Panel
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... Amp/Red Items Fused Headlamp Switch Exterior Lighting RKE/Door Locks Power ...Adjust Airbag Run Only B/U Electric Back Light (EBL) NEU SAF HVAC Blower ...Module/ABSTRAC PDC Relays/LDP Interior Lighting Sunroof/Overhead Console/Radio Wipers/...Red Cluster/RKE/SKIM Auto Stick/Ignition Off/ Run 15 Amp/Blue ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...in the Power Distribution Center labeled IOD (Ignition Off-Draw). • Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery. REPLACEMENT BULBS LIGHT BULBS - Inside Bulb No. ABS Indicator ...LED Airbag Indicator ...LED Brake System Warning Indicator ...LED Center ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... ...LED Security Alarm Indicator...LED Malfunction Indicator Light ...LED Temperature Indicator ...LED Trac (Active) Indicator ...VFD * TRAC OFF Indicator ... are not approved and should not be used for replacement. LIGHTS BULBS - Outside Bulb No. Low Beam Headlight ...9006XS High Beam Headlight ......
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... YOUR VEHICLE BULB REPLACEMENT Headlight Bulb Replacement CAUTION! Do not touch the new headlight bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. 1. Remove the headlight access cover splash shield, located in the front wheel well opening. 2. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... Signal/Side Marker Lights 1. Remove the headlight access cover splash shield, located in the front ... replace and replace the bulb. Front Fog Lights - If Equipped 1. Remove the fasteners attaching ... and remove the bulb from the fog light housing. 3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... Bulb 1. Remove the screws attaching the back up light to the rear fascia and remove the housing. 2. Remove the socket from the housing. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and replace. Center High Mounted Stop Light 1. Open the liftgate and remove the liftgate CHMSL cover. 2. Remove CHMSL lens ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 311 FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) Engine Oil-With Filter 2.4 Liter Engines (Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade meeting DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395.) Cooling System * ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant Engine Oil Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs Fuel Selection ...or equivalent. Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil. Refer to your engine oil ...Turbo-Mopar 4781452AA or equiv. Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information label in the engine compartment. 91 Octane...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 313 Chassis Component Automatic Transmission Fluid. Manual Transmission Fluid. Brake Master Cylinder Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts.... DOT 3, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 314
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ...316 Maintenance Schedule ...316 ▫ Schedule "B"-All Engines ...319 ▫ Schedule "A"-Non Turbo ...329 M A I N T E N A N C E S ▫ Schedule "A"-Turbo ...333 C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done ... be done any time a malfunction is suspected. NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems on your vehicle may ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3... Schedules section of this manual. NOTE: IF ANY of these apply to you then flush and replace the ... "B-All Engines" of the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    .... Add oil only when the C level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark. E S C H E D U L E S • Check all lights and... • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the exhaust system. • Inspect the brake hoses. • Inspect ... level and fill plug condition. • Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps....
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Stop and go driving. • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions. • Short trips of... above 90° F (32° C ). T E N A • Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial ser- N C vice).† E • Trailer towing.† ...apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km)...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... is equipped with a Turbo Charged Engine change your engine oil at every interval shown on schedule "A"-TURBO in the maintenance schedule section of this manual. If none of ... with a Non-Turbo Charged Engine then S change your engine oil at every interval shown on 8
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    SCHEDULE "B"-ALL ENGINES 321 M Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary.* ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    M 322 SCHEDULE "B"-ALL ENGINES A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C H E D U L E S 21,000 (34 000)...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... "B"-ALL ENGINES 323 M Miles ( Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Change the ... Make-up air filter. Replace as necessary. 39,000 (62 000) X 42,000 (67 000) X X 45,000 (72 000)...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... Kilometers) E N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C H E D...000) X X X 8 Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. Inspect the tie rod ends and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...120 000) (125 000) (130 000) (135 000) (130 000) (144 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not reX X X X X X placed at 3 months. Rotate tires. X X X Inspect the brake linings. X Inspect the engine air cleaner filter and replace as X necessary.* Replace the engine...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not reA placed at 3 months. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C ... for trailer towing. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter and replace as necessary.* Change the manual transaxle fluid.† Flush ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine ... months, if not replaced at 102,000 miles. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. 108,000 (173 000) X X 111,000 (178 000) X ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...maintain the emissions warranty. ‡ This maintenance is not required if previously replaced. † This maintenance is required only for police, taxi, limousine type ...taxi, limousine type operation, or trailer towing. Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...A"-NON TURBO Miles (Kilometers ) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Replace the Make-up air filter. Adjust ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... N [Months] A Change engine oil and engine oil filter. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C H E D U L E S 42,000 (67 000) [42] X ...) [66] X X 8 Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...[96] [102] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. X X X X X X Rotate tires. X X X X X X Inspect the brake linings. X X Replace the engine air cleaner filter. ... tie rod ends and boot seals. X Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary. X Not required if previously changed. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... N [Months] A Change engine oil and engine oil filter. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary. * ‡ S ...000 miles. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. Replace the Make-up air filter. * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... "A"-TURBO Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Replace the Make-up air filter. Adjust ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    M 334 SCHEDULE "A"-TURBO A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N [Months] A Change engine oil and engine oil filter. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C H E D U L E S 35,000 (56 000) [42] X X 40,000 (64 000) [48] X X X 45,000 (72...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...TURBO 335 M Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... N Miles T (Kilometers) E N [Months] A Change engine oil and engine oil filter. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C H E D U L E S 90,000 (144 000) [... tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary. Not required if previously changed. *...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...Miles (Kilometers) [Month] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the PCV Valve and replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 338
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...340 ▫ Prepare For The Appointment ...340 ▫ Prepare A List ...340 ▫ Be Reasonable With Requests ...340 If You Need Assistance ...340 Warranty Information ...343 Mopar Parts ...345 Reporting Safety ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make a written list of your vehicle's problems or the specific work you want done. If you've had an accident, or work ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 341 Warranty service must be done by an authorized Chrysler, Dodge, or...that you get prompt and high quality service. The manufacturer's dealers have the facilities, factory-trained ... you should always talk to your dealer's service manager first. Most matters can be...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... communicate with the manufacturer by dialing 1-800-380-CHRY. Service Contract You may have purchased a service contract ... of unexpected repairs after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's Service Contracts. If you ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 343 The manufacturer will not stand behind any service contract that is not the manufacturer's Service Contract. It... Service Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to your contract documents, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    344 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE U.S. ONLY
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, and the manufacturer. To contact ...that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...Service Manuals. These comprehensive service manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing and repairing DaimlerChrysler Corporation vehicles. A complete...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a...represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...CONSUMER ASSISTANCE WARNING! The traction grade is based on braking (straightahead) traction tests and does ... its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test... the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    INDEX 10
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... System ...183,279 Air Pressure, Tires ...225 Airbag ...43 Airbag Deployment ...50 Airbag Light ...47,52,62,142 Airbag Maintenance ...51 Airbag......311 Disposal ...287 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...212 Anti-Lock Warning Light ...139 Anti-Theft Security Alarm ...26 Appearance Care...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...296 Autostick ...143,204 Back-Up Lights ...310 Ball Joints ...280 Battery ...277 Keyless Transmitter Replacement ...25 Belts, Drive ...Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle ...60 Bulb Replacement ...306,308 Bulbs, Light ...306 Calibration, Compass ...114 Capacities, Antifreeze...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...182 Cellular Phone ...70,183 Center High Mounted Stop Light ...310 Central Door Locks ...20 Chains, Tire ...233 Changing A Flat Tire ...248 Chart, Tire Sizing ...217 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . 267 Child Restraint ...52 Child Restraint Tether Anchors ...57 Child Restraint ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ......285 Corrosion Protection ...297 Crankcase Emission Control System ...276 Cruise Light ...141 Cup Holder ...120 Customer Assistance ...340 Dealer Service ...268 Defroster... Onboard ...266 Dimmer Switch, Headlight ...98 Disposal Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...287 Engine Oil ...273 Door...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...Starting ...197 Fluid, Brake ...313 Fluid Capacities ...311 Fluid Leaks ...62 Fluid Level Checks Automatic Transaxle ...294 Fluids ...312 Fog Light Service ...309 Fog Lights ...97,143 Folding Rear Seat ...87 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle ...257
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...355 Fuel ...235,312 Adding ...239 Additives ...237 Capacity ...311 Clean Air ...236 Filler Cap ...143,239 Filler Door ...143 Filter ...276 Gasoline ...235 Gauge ...137 Hoses ...289 Light ...143 Octane Rating ...235 Requirements ...235 System Hoses ...289 Tank...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...105 Hood Release ...93 Hoses ...289 Ignition ...12 Key ...12 Wiring System ...274 Immobilizer ...Interior Fuses ...304 Interior Lights ...95 Intermittent Wipers ...100 Introduction ...4 Jack Location ...249 Jack ...Jump Starting ...254 Key, Programming ...16 Key Release Button ...13 Key, Replacement ...16
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... Warning ...138 Fog ...97,143,309 Front Replacement ...308 Headlight Switch ...96 Headlights ...96 High Beam Indicator ...139 Instrument Cluster ...96 Interior ...95 Liftgate Ajar ...137 Lights On Reminder ...97 Low Fuel ...143 Malfunction Indicator ...142 Oil Pressure ...137 Rear ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...-Turbo ...333 Schedule B ...319 Schedule B -All Engines ...319 Maintenance Schedules ...316 Malfunction Indicator Light ...142,267 Manual, Service ...346 Manual Transaxle ...196,205,296 Downshifting ...208 Fluid Level Check ...296 Frequency of Fluid...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... ...272 Recommendation ...272,311 Synthetic ...272 Viscosity ...272 Oil Pressure Light ...137 Onboard Diagnostic System ...266,267 Opener, Garage Door ...105 Operator Manuals (Owner's Manuals) ...4 Outside Air Intake ...189 Overdrive ...203 Overhead Console ...111 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    360 INDEX Parking Brake ...209 Passing Light ...98 Pets ...60 Phone, Cellular ...70 Phone, Hands-Free ......19 Outlet ...117 Steering ...213,280 Steering, Checking ...280 Sunroof ...114 Windows ...31 Power ...Rear Seat, Folding ...87,88 Rear Seat Removal ...91 Rear Shelf Panel ...122 Rear ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    INDEX 361 Refrigerant ...280 Remote Keyless Entry ...22 Replacement Bulbs ...306 Replacement Keys ...16 Replacement Parts ...268 Replacement Tires ...231 Reporting Safety Defects ...345 Restraints, Child ...52,58 Restraints, Infant ...53 Roof Rack ...126 Rotation, Tires ...234...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    362 INDEX Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) ...26 Sentry Key ...14,27 Sentry Key Programming ...16 Service and Maintenance... Setting the Clock ...144 Severe Service ...319 Shift Speeds, Manual Transaxle ...207 Shoulder Belts...Storage ...121,306 Storage Bin ...121 Stuck, Freeing ...257 Sun Roof ...114 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...248 Load Capacity ...220,221 Quality Grading ...347 Radial ...228 Replacement ...231 Rotation ...234 Safety ...216,224 Sizes ...217 Snow ... Indicators ...231 Towing Disabled Vehicle ...258 Traction ...257 Traction Control ...101,140,142,214 Traction Control Switch ...101,214 Trailer Towing ...241 10
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Operation ...199 Overdrive ...203 Selection of Lubricant ...293 Transmitter Battery Service ...25 Transmitter, Garage Door Opener ...105 Transmitter Programming ...24 Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry ...22 Transporting Pets ...60 Tread Wear Indicators ...
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    INDEX 365 Warning, Door Ajar ...141 Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . 137 Warnings and Cautions ...6 Warranty Information ...343 Washer, Adding Fluid ......98,99 Windshield Wipers ...98,281 Wiper Blade Replacement ...281 Wiper, Rear ...191 Wipers, Intermittent ......
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