2005 Chrysler Sebring Owner's Manual

2005 Chrysler Sebring Manual

2005 Chrysler Sebring manual table of contents:

  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ... PAGE INTRODUCTION ...3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ...9 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...51 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...83 STARTING AND OPERATING ...141 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...185 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ...199 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES ...245 IF YOU ...
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    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction ...4 How To Use This Manual ...4 Warnings And Cautions ...6 Vehicle Identification Number ...6 ▫ Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) For 2.4L - If Equipped ...7 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 the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and various ...
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    INTRODUCTION 5 1
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    ... you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. Observe ... identification number (VIN) is on a stamped plate on the left front corner on the body of the vehicle, visible through ... record of your vehicle identification number and optional equipment. Vehicle Identification Number
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    ... Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) package. NOTE: There are specific instructions regarding when to change the ignition cables and spark plugs with ...refer to the Maintenance Schedules section in your owner's manual for specific maintenance instructions. VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS 1 WARNING! ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 8
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    ......14 ▫ General Information ...14 Illuminated Entry System ...15 Door Locks ...15 ▫ Power Door......16 ▫ Central Locking - If Equipped ...17 ▫ Door Ajar Warning ...17 ▫ Automatic (Rolling) ...Unlock On Exit - Only Available If Automatic Door Locks Are Enabled ...18 ▫ "Child Protection"...
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    ...) ...32 ▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women ...33 ▫ Seat Belt Extender ...33 ▫ Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag ...34 Engine Break-In Recommendations ...48 Safety Tips ...48 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...48 ▫ Safety ...
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    ... TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS You can insert the double sided keys into the locks with either side up. The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but the key cannot be removed until you obtain service. CAUTION.... Key-In-Ignition Reminder Opening the driver's door when the key is in the ignition and is in the OFF, LOCK...
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    ...seconds then shut off. The system will allow the engine to be started and run (for 2 seconds) up ...after which the starter motor will be disabled and the engine will not crank. NOTE: • The Sentry Key ...but can cause a momentary problem when attempting to start the engine. If a problem occurs, remove ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...seconds. After ten seconds a chime will sound and the Theft Alarm Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition Off and remove the second... the ignition On within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds a single chime will sound. The Theft Alarm Light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off. The...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...15 ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM The interior lights will come on when you open any door, unlock the vehicle with ... 30 seconds after all doors are closed then fade to off. The lights also will turn off ...and safety in the event of an accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive and when you park and leave...
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    16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Power Door Locks There is a door lock switch on each front door trim panel located to the front of the door handle. Press this switch to lock or unlock the four doors. Door Lock Plunger If the door lock plunger is...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...door is not completely closed, the word DOOR will replace the odometer display and a chime will sound... from the factory, if: 1. The transaxle is in gear, 2. All doors are closed, 3. Vehicle speed is above 15... procedure: 1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition. 2. Cycle the ignition switch...
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    ... doors. 1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition. 2. Cycle the ignition switch between ... small children riding in the rear seat, the rear doors of your vehicle have the "child-protection"...door can be opened only by using the outside door handle. This will occur even though the inside ...
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    ... the driver's door. Press the button twice within 5 seconds to unlock all doors. If your vehicle is equipped with Illuminated Entry, the interior lights also come on and remain on for about 30 seconds, when you unlock the doors.
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    ...: The system may be programmed to unlock all the doors upon the first press of the Unlock button... the first press unlock of the driver's door to unlock of all doors, perform the following procedure... button. 3. Release both buttons. To lock the doors: The horn will chirp and the headlamps will flash...
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    ... button. 3. Release both buttons. Panic Alarm The panic mode unlocks the driver's door, turns on the interior lights, flashes the headlights, and sounds the ... Press and hold the panic button a second time or unlock the door with the key (if equipped with central locking) to deactivate ...
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    ...radio station tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios. Transmitter Battery Service The recommended replacement batteries are CR2016. 1. Pry the transmitter halves apart ... new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch the battery,...
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    ... of the trigger is still present, the lights will continue to flash for another 15 minutes. NOTE: The engine will not start until you disarm the system....that the system is fully armed. To disarm the system: Unlock a front door using either the key or the Keyless Entry Transmitter....
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...trunk lid can be released by depressing the Trunk Release Button located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. The transmission must be in Park before the switch will operate. Vehicles with manual transmissions must be at zero mph for the switch to work.
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 Trunk Internal Emergency Release WINDOWS Power Windows 2 Emergency Release NOTE: As a security measure, a Trunk Internal Emergency Release lever is built into the trunk latching mechanism. In the event of an individual being locked inside the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... the buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the ... the restraint systems. These include the front and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, front airbags for both the driver and front passenger and, if so equipped, left and right ...
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    .... 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 which includes you. This can happen far away...to lock during very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely ...
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    ..., no matter what their size. Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the front seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate ...
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    ..., possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. • A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In a sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly. • A belt that is worn under your ...
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    ... 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 assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have been damaged (bent...
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    ... Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt... Belt Pretensioners The seat belts for both front seating positions are equipped with pretensioning devices... and positioned properly. The pretensioners are triggered by the front airbag control module (see Airbag...
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    ... (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts....switch to the OFF position and buckle the driver's seat belt. 2. Start the engine and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off. 3. Within 60 seconds ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 4. Turn off the engine. A single chime will sound to signify that you have ... has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver's seat belt... safe. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... window bags, they are located above the side windows. Their covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG. Front Airbag Components This vehicle ... of the steering wheel. The passenger's front airbag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... 35 WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags ... with the seat belts, front airbags work with the instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Left and right ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...All occupants should use their seat belts properly. 4. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved back as far... Do not lean against the door or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat. Airbag System Components The front airbag system consists of the following: • Airbag Control Module
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... 37 • AIRBAG Readiness Light • Driver Airbag • Passenger Airbag • Steering Wheel and Column • Instrument Panel • Interconnecting Wiring • ...- If Equipped • Left and Right Side Impact Sensors - If Equipped • Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners How The Airbag System...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...rear of the airbag. The passenger's front airbag gas is vented through vent holes in the sides of the airbag....-to-severe collision, to help restrain the driver and front passenger, and then to immediately... abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and right front passenger as the airbags deploy...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer's instructions for cleaning. • It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the airbags have ...protect you in another collision. Have the airbags replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Side Airbag System The airbag control ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or frame. • You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ..., children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats rather than in the front. Infants and Child Restraints • Safety experts recommend that children ride ...enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child seat Owner's Manual to ensure you have the right seat for your child. Use ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...child seats must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger airbag unless ... and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install... seat. A rearward facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    .... Children Too Large For Booster Seats Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat back, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat. • Make sure that the child is ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... position, but you must 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 the next section for typical installation instructions. LATCH Anchorages
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... be installed as described here. Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that were provided with the child restraint system. The rear seat ...but not all restraint systems will be equipped with separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or connector for attachment to the lower ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...the seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. WARNING! Improper installation of a child restraint to the LATCH ...it tight if necessary. In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...and pass the tether strap around the outboard side of the head restraint. 3. Attach the tether strap ... strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2 WARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether strap... and Transporting Pets Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... and should be avoided. The crankcase oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high quality energy conserving ... Section 7 of this manual. Do not use non-detergent or straight mineral oils. A new engine ... safety tips below. • Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined areas any ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... not lit during starting, have it replaced. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, have the system checked by ... turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Fluid Leaks Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, water, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, ...
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    ... Passenger's Side ...58 ▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped ...58 Seats ...59 ▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustments ...59 ▫ Power Seats - If ... ...62 To Open And Close The Hood ...63 Lights ...64 ▫ Interior Lights ...64 ▫ Front Map/Reading Lights - If ...
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    ... Control Lever ...66 ▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights ...66 ▫ Automatic Headlights-If ... Lights (Canada Only) ...67 ▫ Lights-On Reminder ...67 ▫ Fog Lights - If Equipped ...67 ... Using Speed Control On Hills ...73 Garage Door Opener - If Equipped ...74 ▫ Programming ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... OF YOUR VEHICLE 53 Power Sunroof - If Equipped ...79 ▫ Opening Sunroof - Manual ...80 ▫ Opening Sunroof - Express ...80 ▫ Closing Sunroof - Manual ...80 ▫ Venting Sunroof - Express ...80 ▫ Sunshade Operation ...81 ▫ Wind Buffeting ...81 ▫ ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... of the center console. Two coin holders are located toward the front of the inside of the console bin. The right side coin holder can accommodate dimes, ... front console has two cup holders in the front and a storage bin. An optional removable ashtray may be located in the driver's side cup holder.
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    ... center console. Two coin holders are located toward the front of the inside of the console bin. The right side coin holder can accommodate dimes, nickels or...currencies. 3 Console The front console has two cup holders. An optional removable ashtray may be located in the driverମ.
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    56 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror- If ... behind you. Push in the button on the face of the mirror to activate the dimming feature. Automatic Dimming ...can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle...
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    ... onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror clean. Electric Remote-Control Mirrors-... controls mounted on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. Power Mirror Controls 3 NOTE:...) position to prevent accidental movement of the mirrors. Outside Mirror - Driver's Side Adjust the outside...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... so you can just see the side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the vehicle. Illuminated Vanity ... off the lights. WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side convex mirror will ... really are. Relying too much on your right side mirror could cause you to collide with ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 59 SEATS Manual Front Seat Adjustments Forward/Rearward The adjusting bar is at the front of the seats, near the floor. Pull the bar up .... Reclining Bucket Seats The recliner control is on the side of the seat. To recline, lean forward slightly ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... you to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar support. The control lever is located on the inboard side of the driver's seatback. Turn the ... Equipped The power seat switches are on the outboard side of the seat near the floor. Use the front switch to move the seat up, down, forward, rearward, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 61 Heated Seats - If Equipped This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats on models equipped ... leather seats. The controls for the heated seats are located in the floor console next to the parking brake. Adjustable Head Restraints ...
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    62 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Folding Rear Seat To provide additional storage area, the rear seatback can be folded forward. Pull on the loops shown in the picture to fold down either or both seatbacks. When returning the rear seat back to the upright position be sure the seat back...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...be released. First pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel. 3 Hood Safety Catch Use the hood.... Hood Release Lever Then lift the secondary latch located under the front edge of the hood, near the center and raise the hood. To prevent possible damage, do not...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    .... You could have a collision. Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before driving. LIGHTS Interior Lights The map/courtesy lights come on when a door is opened and the panel lamp dimmer switch (located on the turn signal control stalk) is in...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... and radio display when the parking lights or headlights are on during daylight conditions. 3 Front Map/Reading Lights - If Equipped These lights are mounted between the sun ... a second time, so be sure that they have been turned off before leaving the vehicle. Front Map/Reading Light Switches
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...switch, instrument panel light dimming, courtesy lights, passing lights, dome light and fog lights. Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights Turn the end of .... Turning the dimmer control to the full down position prevents the courtesy lights from coming on when a door is opened.
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... control lever clockwise, to the off position. NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come on ... parking brake is engaged. The headlight switch must be used for normal night time driving. Lights-on ... flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. You can ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    .... Flash to Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the turn signal lever toward the steering wheel. This ... WIPERS AND WASHERS The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the right side control lever. Turn the end of the control lever to select the desired ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...while in the delay range, the wiper will operate for several cycles after the lever is released, and then ...while in the OFF position, the wipers will operate for several cycles, then turn OFF. Mist Use ...and release the control lever for a single wiping cycle. Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    .... Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving. Tilt Steering Column Control
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    ... EQUIPPED To turn the Traction Control System Off, press the switch located on the top of the steering column, to the right of the hazard switch, until the Traction Control indicator in the instrument cluster lights up. NOTE: The Traction Control System is enabled each time the...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...system should be turned OFF when not in use. The CRUISE Indicator in the instrument cluster will light up when the Speed Control is ON. NOTE: You must press the ON button to activate the system each time the engine is started. To Deactivate: A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... or more during the acceleration, the set speed will have to manually re-engaged. Depress the accelerator as you would normally.... set speed, the transaxle will downshift to third gear. This provides engine braking to keep vehicle speed under control. The transaxle will not downshift below third gear ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... the accelerator pedal during any of the above conditions. GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED The HomeLink Universal Transceiver replaces up to three remote ... transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...injured. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a "stop and reverse" feature ...before programming. If your garage door opener (located in the garage) is equipped with an antenna, make ... is hanging straight down. 1. Turn off the engine. WARNING! Vehicle exhaust contains carbon...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...: Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to replace step 4 with the procedures listed under ... to program the Universal Transceiver, but your garage door or other device does not operate, and your device was manufactured after 1996, your garage door opener or other device may have a ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    .... If you have difficulty in locating the training button, check your garage door opener manual, or call 1-800-355-3515 or, on the ... and hold the training button on the garage door opener head unit. This will activate the "training" light. NOTE: After completing step 2, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... Transceiver until the garage door or other device begins to operate. The light in the display shows ...held transmitter button. 4. The Universal Transceiver indicator light will begin to flash, first slowly, then ... buttons until the green light begins to flash. This device complies with part 15 of FCC ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 79 1. This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. This device must accept any interference that may be received including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... through the sunroof opening. Injury may result. Opening Sunroof - Manual Press the switch rearward and hold, and the ... Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof. Closing Sunroof - Manual To Close the sunroof from an open or vent position, press and hold the switch ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...If the buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the .... ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET The power outlet is located in the lower center of your instrument panel. If your vehicle is equipped with heated seats, a second power outlet is located inside the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... plugged in long enough, the vehicle's battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instruments And Controls ...87 Instrument Cluster Standard ... ▫ AM Reception ...100 ▫ FM Reception ...100 Sales Code RAZ-AM/ FM Stereo Radio ... And CD Changer Controls ...101 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio ...101 ▫ Power Switch, Volume Control ...
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    ...104 ▫ To Change From Clock To Radio Mode ...104 ▫ Operating Instructions - Tape Player ...104 ▫ Seek Button ...104 ▫ Fast... ...105 ▫ Pinch Roller Release ...105 ▫ Noise Reduction ...105 ▫ Operating Instructions - CD Player ...106 ▫ Inserting The Compact Disc ...106 ▫ Seek Button ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 85 Sales Code RBB-AM/FM Stereo Radio With Cassette Tape Player And ...CD Changer Control Capability - If Equipped ...113 Sales Code RBK-AM/ FM Stereo Radio ...CD Changer Control Capability - If Equipped ...118 Sales Code RB1-AM/FM Stereo Radio...
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    86 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Remote Sound System Controls - If Equipped ...122 ▫ Radio Operation ...123 ▫ Tape Player...Phones ...126 Climate Controls ...126 ▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped ...126 ▫ Manual Air Conditioning/Heater Control - If Equipped ...133
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 87 INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 4
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    88 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STANDARD
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 89 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER PREMIUM 4
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    ... UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION 1. Fuel Gauge When the ignition key is in the ON position, the pointer will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. 2. Traction Control - If ... ON. If the bulb does not come on during starting, have the bulb replaced. If...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... to ON, have the condition checked promptly. Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap or poor fuel quality may illuminate the light after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on 4
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...light shows when the fog lights are ON. 12. Temperature Gauge The temperature gauge shows engine coolant ... the vehicle and turn off the engine until the problem is corrected. There are steps that you... heat from the cooling system. 13. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light warns of an overheated...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System described elsewhere in this manual. This light will come on when the ignition ... the ABS light remains on or comes on during driving, it indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake .... Oil Pressure Light Shows low engine oil pressure. The light will come on and...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine. Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. The light does not show the quantity of oil in the engine. This can be determined using the procedure shown in Section 7. 18. Brake System ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...slowly. This shows that the system is fully armed. 21. Low Fuel Light When the fuel level drops to about 2 1⁄2 gallons (9 1⁄2 liters), the fuel symbol will light and remain lit until fuel is added. COMPASS, TEMPERATURE, AND TRIP COMPUTER DISPLAY - IF EQUIPPED 4 Trip...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...can be reset: • AVG ECO (changes to present fuel economy) • ODO • ET To reset only ... measurement units. Trip Conditions Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO) This display shows... the estimated distance that can be traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is based on the most...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 97 Trip Odometer (ODO) This display shows the distance traveled since the last reset. Elapsed...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...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    98 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Manual Compass Calibration Compass calibration can also be requested. To manually calibrate the compass, use the STEP button to step ... the CAL symbol appears. Manual compass calibration has been initiated at this point. Drive the vehicle in ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 99 Outside Temperature If the outside temperature is more than 131°F (55°C), the display will ... cup holders. ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK The clock and radio each use the display panel built into the radio. A digital readout indicates the time in hours and minutes ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    100 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To Set The Clock: 1. Use a ballpoint pen or similar ... affect the wave amplitude, and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They interfere very ..., interference that consists of amplitude variations can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 101 SALES CODE RAZ-AM/ FM STEREO RADIO WITH ... give FM receivers user-friendly features, such as Program Service name (PS) and Program Type (PTY). ...by the radio for those stations 4 RAZ Radio Operating Instructions - Radio NOTE: Power to operate the radio is ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    102 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL which are broadcasting this information. PTY (Program Type) is used to characterize the station's program material, for example Rock Music . PTY (Program Type) Button Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for 5 seconds. If no action is taken ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...PTY, then SCAN will scan the FM Band and stop at all RDS stations. Each RDS station will... second scan once around the FM Band and stop at the last station. The PTY icon will then turn off...turned. Fade The Fade control provides for balance between the front and rear speakers. Push in the button and it...
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    ... PANEL Pressing the AM/FM button continues the search in the alternate frequency band. To stop the ... radio frequency and time. Operating Instructions - Tape Player Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side toward the right and the mechanical action of the player will gently pull the cassette ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... to cancel the feature. Changing Tape Direction If you wish to change the direction of tape travel (side being played), press the PTY button. The lighted arrow in the display window will show the new direction. Metal Tape Selection If a standard metal ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    106 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To turn off the Dolby Noise reduction System: Press ...button 2) after you insert the tape. The NR light in the display will go off when the Dolby System ... of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Operating Instructions - CD Player NOTE: The ignition switch...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 107 Seek Button Press the top of the SEEK button for the ...through the tracks. Press the FF button a second time to stop the fast forward feature. If TUNE RW is ...track and begin playing. Press button 4 a second time to stop Random Play. MODE Press the MODE button to...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    108 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Tape CD Button Press this button to select ... play the first 10 seconds of each track. To stop the scan function, press the button a second ... available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer....
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 109 CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily....Disc inserted upside down • Damaged disc • Water condensation on optics SALES CODE RBB-AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    110 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through ...continuously (360 degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the volume control to the right increases.... Holding the button will bypass stations without stopping until you release it. Tune Press...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...SEEK - to adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers. Press the AUDIO button a fourth ...SEEK + or SEEK - to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers. Press the AUDIO ... listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press SCAN a second time....
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... Each time a cassette is inserted the tape player will begin playing on the side of the cassette that is facing up in the player. Music Search Pressing the SEEK... this button while playing a cassette tape will change the side of the tape being played. NR (Noise Reduction) Pushing the Number 2 Pre-set ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    .... Each time a tape is inserted the Dolby will turn ON. * "Dolby" noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing ... mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer. Mode Button ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    114 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 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 very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 115 NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in ... new station until you make another selection. Holding the button in will bypass stations without stopping until you release it. Tune Press the TUNE control up or down to ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... SEEK - to adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers. Press the AUDIO button a fourth time... SEEK + or SEEK - to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers. Press the AUDIO ... and time. General Information This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 117 Inserting The Compact Disc CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4 3⁄4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF. If you insert a disc with the ignition ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the RND (button 4) button a second time to stop Random ... repeatedly to select between the CD player, the optional remote CD changer and the Satellite ... available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer....
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 119 Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If ... Radio section of the Owner's Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough ... maps, turn identification, selection menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    .... Each disc is loaded and ejected through a single slot in front of the changer. Each disc has a numbered button with an amber light above it which, ... above the chosen button is flashing and the two lights on either side of the slot are illuminated. 3. Upon insertion, the CD ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 121 Playing Discs The radio will show the CD number, the CD track number, and the Track ...of the Seek button to go back to the beginning of the track. Press button 4 a second time to stop random play. Program Button 5 Press this button to play the previous disc. 4
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    122 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Time Button Press this button to switch between time ... changer, first select the numbered button where the CD is located and then press the EJT button. ... IF EQUIPPED The remote sound system controls are located on the rear surface of the steering wheel. Reach ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 123 The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a push-button in the center.... the bottom of the switch will "Seek" down for the next listenable station. The button located in the center of the left hand control will tune to the next preset station that ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    124 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The button in the center of the left hand switch has no function in this mode. CD Player - Single Disc in Radio Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once will go to the beginning of the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 125 Maintain your cassette tape player. The head ... periodically clean the head with a commercially available WET cleaning cassette. As preventive maintenance, clean ... be possible to remove all deposits with a simple WET cleaning cassette. COMPACT DISC MAINTENANCE ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... damaged, oversized, or have theft protection encoding. Try a known good disc before considering disc player service. You may have a problem with CD-R (recordable) and CD-RW (recordable and writable) disks. RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... Sensor is mounted behind the ATC control panel. These sensors transmit data on sun ...below 21°C (70°F), fan operation is delayed when the engine is first started. The fan will automatically start when the engine coolant is warm enough to heat the air. This feature can be defeated by turning the fan...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...the air outside the vehicle. NOTE: The compressor will not engage until the engine has been running for several seconds. Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed when the compressor is on. This is a normal occurrence since the compressor will cycle on and off to...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 129 NOTE: The Recirc button light will blink if you try...Floor Air is directed through the floor outlets with a lesser amount through the Defrost and side window demist ...is desired. Mix Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side window demist outlets. Use...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...mode. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, leave in the defrost mode only when necessary. ... windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed. The compressor will remain on during these conditions. NOTE...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... you view the outside rearview mirrors. Rear Seat Outlets These outlets are located under the front seats and direct warm air to the rear.... Outside Air Intake Make sure that the air intake directly in front of the windshield is free of obstructions. Leaves, snow, etc., could ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    132 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips (ATC only)
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... have to be rotated to the middle and then to the desired fan setting for manual adjustment of fan speed. Manual Air Conditioning/Heater Control - If Equipped The Air Conditioning System allows ... the 4 Setting is the greatest amount of air flow. 4 Manual Air Conditioning and Heating Controls...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    134 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed when the air conditioning compressor is on. This is a normal occurrence as ...cycle on and off to maintain comfort and increase fuel economy. NOTE: If your air conditioning performance ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... system and then through the outlets located in both the instrument panel and floor outlets. •...Floor Air is directed through the floor outlets with a lesser amount through the defrost and side window demist outlets. • Mix Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side window demist outlets. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    136 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Rear Seat Outlets These outlets are located under the front seats and direct warm air to the rear seat passengers. Air is directed through these outlets when you select either the Floor, Bi-Level, or Mix modes. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... the low blower speeds for the first 10 minutes of operation. During engine warm up in cold weather, use the Defrost mode ...is not recommended due to the possibility of window fogging. NOTE: See Operating Tips chart (for Manual A/C Control) at the end of this section for suggested control settings in ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    138 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips (Manual A/C Control Only)
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 139 Outside Air Intake Make sure the air intake, directly in front of the windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow or other obstructions such as leaves. Leaves collected in the air-intake plenum may reduce air flow and plug the plenum water drains. 4 Air Intake
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    ...Starting ...144 ▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below -20°F Or -29°C) ...145 ▫ If Engine Fails To Start ...146 ▫ After Starting ...146 Battery And Engine Block Heaters - If Equipped ...146 Automatic Transaxle ...147 ▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock ...147 ▫ Automatic...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... AutoStick Operation ...173 ▫ AutoStick General Information ...174 Fuel Requirements ...174 ▫ Spark Knock ...174 ▫ ...▫ MMT In Gasoline ...176 ▫ Materials Added To Fuel ...176 ▫ Fuel System Cautions ...176 ▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings ...177 Adding Fuel ...178 ▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... 143 Vehicle Loading ...179 Trailer Towing ...179 ▫ Towing Requirements ...180 Flexible Fuel - (2.7L Engines With Automatic Transmission Only) ...181 ▫ E-... Ethanol Fuel (E-85) ...182 ▫ Fuel Requirements ...182 ▫ Selection Of Engine Oil ...182 ▫ Starting ...184 ▫ Cruising...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...Normal Starting of either a cold or a warm engine does not require pumping or depressing the accelerator pedal. ... accelerator pedal while continuing to crank. If the engine fails to start within 15 seconds, ... Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running. WARNING! Do not leave children...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and ... these temperatures, use of an externally powered electric engine block heater and battery blanket heater package (available from ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there while cranking the engine. This should clear any excess fuel in case the engine is flooded. If the engine shows no sign ... pushed all the way to the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running smoothly...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle you ... the key from the ignition, and apply the park brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition the transmission ... the lever all the way forward until it stops. • Look at the shift indicator window on the console...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ..., PARK, or NEUTRAL into any forward gear when the engine is above idle speed. • Before shifting into ...the selector lever out of "P" or "N" if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If... someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and when your right foot...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... into Park (P). Turn the Key to LOCK then restart the engine. Shift into D and resume driving... Speed Automatic Transaxle DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or NEUTRAL positions into ...P" Park Supplements parking by locking the transaxle. Engine can be started in this range. Never attempt ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... city and highway driving. It provides smoothest up shifts and down shifts and best fuel economy. When... to 48 km/h). This is done to provide second gear engine braking at speeds less than 30 mph (... only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. "N" Neutral Engine may be started in this range.
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve performance, fuel economy, and extend transaxle life by ... "L" 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 speed while down shifts occur ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    .... When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking brake before placing the gear selector in Park,... out of Park. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade ... the vehicle. • Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before driving; failure to do so...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... any reason (for example, repeated brake applications with the engine off), the brakes will still function. The effort ...master cylinder drops, the brake warning indicator will light. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)...brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... which could jeopardize the user's safety or the safety of others. WARNING! Pumping of the brake pedal will diminish the effectiveness of Anti-lock brakes and may lead to an accident. Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just press firmly on your brake pedal when ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... tire spin. The system reduces wheel slip and maintains traction at the driving (front) wheels by engaging the brake on the wheel that is losing traction. When this occurs the traction control indicator light located in the instrument cluster will ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... heavy use of Traction Control may cause the system to deactivate and turn on the traction control light located in the instrument cluster. This is to prevent overheating of the brake system and is a normal condition. The system will remain ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... absent from this tire size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H • LT(Light Truck)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. The ... standards ...blank...= Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary Spare tire 31...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...- D means Diagonal or Bias Construction. 15 = Rim Diameter in Inches (in) Service Description: 95 = Load Index -A numerical code associated with the maximum ...SL) Tire Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire Light Load = Light Load Tire C,D,E = Load range associated with the maximum load...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire however the date code may only be on one side. Tires with 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...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... inflation pressure for passenger cars is listed on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side "B" pillar. For vehicles other than passenger cars, the... size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear and spare tires. Tire Placard Location
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...maximum loaded vehicle condition, gross axle weight ratings (GAWR's) for the front and rear axles must not be exceeded. For... 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 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    162 STARTING AND OPERATING 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    STARTING AND OPERATING 163 5
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. • Over ... in loss of vehicle control. • Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left. Always drive with each tire ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... earlier tire replacement. Underinflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption. 3. Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability- ... cars is listed on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side "B" pillar. For vehicles other than ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire side wall. Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide ... will be too low. Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...AND OPERATING 167 WARNING! High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load ... is for temporary emergency use with radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style vehicle only... life, the original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first opportunity. 5 WARNING...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... spare tire and wheel assembly. Replace (or repair) the original tire at the first opportunity ... the paragraph on Freeing A Stuck Vehicle in Section 6 of this manual. CAUTION! Because of the reduced ground clearance,... look like the original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your vehicle, but...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...original equipment tires to help you in determining when your tires should be replaced. 5 These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves ... When the indicators appear in 2 or more adjacent grooves, the tire should be replaced. Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    170 STARTING AND OPERATING Replacement Tires The tires on your new vehicle provide a ... placard for the size designation of your tire. The service description and load identification will be found ..., resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    STARTING AND OPERATING 171 CAUTION! Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may ...Uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided wear. • Vehicle pull to right or left. ... and satisfy this requirement as indicated by the M+S designation on the tire side wall. If you need snow tires...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... (120 km/h). Tire Rotation Recommendations Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate ... and perform different steering, driving and braking functions. For these reasons, they ... frequency for your type of driving found in the "Maintenance Schedules" Section of this manual. More frequent ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    STARTING AND OPERATING 173 AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED Autostick is a driver-interactive transaxle that offers manual gear shifting capability to provide you with more control. Autostick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...from first to second gear and from second to third gear when engine speed reaches about 6300 RPM. • Downshifts from third to... result in poorer performance. Spark Knock Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at high speeds can cause...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, engine performance, and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer ... will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and fuel system components. Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends Some ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... or damage the emission control system. • An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter .... If you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out-of-tune or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives are not the responsibility ... which can kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a garage, and ... for an extended period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine running for more than ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    178 STARTING AND OPERATING ADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)... is full. NOTE: The fuel tank filler tube may have a restricting door about 50 ... system could result from using an improper fuel tank filler tube cap (gas... overfilling, do not "top off" the fuel tank after filling. CAUTION! A poorly...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank filled. • Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is running. • A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a portable container that is inside of a vehicle...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer ... motoring safety. • The automatic transaxle fluid and filter should be changed if you REGULARLY ... towing. Fluid discoloration, or a burnt odor, shows the need for a transmission fluid and filter change.
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... conditions and RPM level allows. FLEXIBLE FUEL - (2.7L Engines with Automatic Transmission Only) E-85 General Information The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles .... These vehicles can be identified by the unique fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...even if the above recommendations are followed. Selection of Engine Oil For best performance and protection of your vehicle, use only crankcase engine oils that meet the following requirements: American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol WARNING! Ethanol vapors are extremely...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...-time, use only Mopar Flexible Fuel 5W-30 engine oil (P/N 4318086) or an equivalent that ... Standard MS-9214. Equivalent commercial Flexible Fuel engine oils may be labeled as Flexible Fuel... installed at the factory meets the manufacturer's requirements for Flexible Fuel engine oil. SAE 5W-30 engine...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... the time it takes for your engine to start, and a deterioration in drivability (sags and/or hesitations) until the engine is fully warmed up. Cruising Range Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon than gasoline, you will experience an...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Flasher ...186 If Your Engine Overheats ...186 Jacking And Tire Changing ...187 ▫ Preparations For Jacking ...188 Jump-Starting Procedures If Battery Is Low ...192 Driving On Slippery Surfaces ...195 ▫ Acceleration ...195 ▫ ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... flasher may wear down your battery. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS In any of the following situations,... off. The air conditioning system adds heat to the engine cooling system and turning off the... heater core to act as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling system. ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... pointer remains on the "H", turn the engine off immediately, and call for service. JACKING AND ...under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. If you ...Avoid ice or slippery areas. WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...on firm, level surface. • Put gear shift in park (automatic transmission) or reverse (manual transmission). • Set parking brake and turn off engine. • Passengers should not remain in the vehicle while the vehicle is being jacked....
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 189 1. Block wheel diagonally opposite flat tire. 2. Remove the spare tire, scissors jack and lug wrench from stowage. 3. Before raising the vehicle, use lug wrench to carefully pry off wheel cover (if equipped with steel wheels) or center cap (if equipped with aluminum ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    190 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Engagement Locations
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided. 12. Wheel ... stem. 13. Adjust the tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct pressure is on the label located on the driver's door. 6
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... transaxle cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and ... removing the tire and wheel. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump starting. 1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... and then to the jump start attachment of the vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have a good contact on the engine. WARNING! Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery. 7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above sequence exactly. ... and explosive. Keep flame or spark away from the battery. Do not use a booster ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... is a difference in the surface traction under the front (driving) wheels, particularly with high output engines. Traction When driving on wet or slushy ... distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a sudden stop. NOTE: If so equipped, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... vehicle may be used. Rear towing is not recommended with the front wheels on the ground, as transaxle damage can result. If rear towing is the only alternative, a front end dolly must be used. CAUTION! Do... air dam may result. CAUTION! Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... mph (40 km/h). If the transaxle is not operative, or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (25 km), the vehicle must be towed with the front wheels off the ground. CAUTION! If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the ignition switch must be in the OFF position, not in the LOCK or ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 198
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs ...204 Replacement Parts ...205 Dealer Service ...205 Maintenance Procedures ...206 ▫ Engine Oil ...206 ▫ Crankcase Emission Control System ...212 ▫ Maintenance-Free Battery ...212 ▫ Air Conditioner ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...234 ▫ Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) ...234 ▫ Interior Fuses ...234 Vehicle Storage ...236 Replacement Light Bulbs ...237 Bulb Replacement ......And Capacities ...243 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts ...244 ▫ Engine ...244 ▫ Chassis ...244
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 201 2.4L ENGINE 7 2.4L Engine Compartment
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    202 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2.7L ENGINE 2.7L Engine Compartment
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ..., your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations. If any of these .... • If the "Malfunction Indicator Light" is flashing while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is functioning and is not on when the engine is running, and that the OBD ... to the ON position, but do not crank or start the engine. 3. If you crank or start ...you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle's OBD system...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle's OBD system is... If your vehicle was recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, you may need to...your vehicle because the MIL symbol is on with the engine running. REPLACEMENT PARTS Use of genuine Mopar ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... PROCEDURES The pages that follow contain the required maintenance services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle. Besides the maintenance items... Checking Oil Level To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle's engine, the engine oil must be maintained, at the correct level. Check ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 207 Change Engine Oil Road conditions and your kind of driving ... trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km) Engine Oil Dipstick CAUTION! Overfilling or underfilling will cause aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine. • More than 50% of your driving is ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... E-85 (ethanol) fuel. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,... the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil at every interval shown on schedule A of the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. NOTE: ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... 209 Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) Flexible Fuel Engine Oil If you operate the ...manufacturers Standard MS-9214. Equivalent commercial Flexible Fuel engine oils may be labeled as Flexible Fuel ...they meet the manufacturer's standard. CAUTION! If Flexible Fuel engine oil is not used when using E-...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... on how and where used oil can be safely discarded in your area. Engine Oil Filter The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine oil change. ... filters should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters are high quality oil filters and are ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... necessary for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury. Engine Fuel Filter A plugged fuel filter can cause hard starting or limit ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool. Service, to the manufacturer's specifications, should ... is in motion. • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. • Do not ... disconnected for prolonged period. Engine Timing Belt Replace the engine timing belt (2.4L ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 213 NOTE: The battery is stored in a compartment behind the left front fender and is accessible without removing the tire and wheel. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump starting. WARNING! Battery posts, terminals ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... performance seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind the radiator and through the condenser as required. Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce air flow to the ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... the power steering fluid level at a defined service interval is not required. The fluid should ... be checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are apparent, and/or the system is not functioning ...! Fluid level should be checked on a level surface with the engine off to prevent injury from moving ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ..., and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. Suspension Ball Joints There are two upper front and rear suspension ball joints. Inspect these ... joints whenever under vehicle service is done. If the seals are damaged, the ball joint should be replaced. Body Mechanism Lubrication ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...these components should be lubricated with the lubricant specified as follows: Engine Oil • Door hinges • Hood hinges • Trunk hinges Smooth White Body Lubricant - Such...windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. 7
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    218 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement • Lift the wiper arm away from the glass. • Push the ... new blade assembly onto the wiper arm tip until it locks in place. Windshield Washers The fluid reservoir in the engine compartment should be checked for fluid level at regular ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. If you notice a...body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose connections could ... exhaust fumes to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...key to the OFF position. The fan is controlled by both the temperature of the engine cooling system and the pressure in the air conditioning system and ... a cooling system pressure cap when the radiator or cap is hot. Coolant Checks Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12 months (before ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... the cap when the cooling system is hot. Cooling System - Drain, Flush and Refill At the intervals shown on ... coolant type. CAUTION! • Mixing of coolants other than specified engine coolant, may result in engine damage, and decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT coolant is introduced into ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... solution of 50% recommended HOAT ethylene glycol engine coolant (antifreeze) and distilled water should ... cap are a safety precaution. Never add coolant when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove ... other pressure cap may result in decreased engine cooling system performance and/or damage ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... is stopped after a few miles of operation, you may observe vapor coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, ... opens, allowing hot water to enter the radiator. If an examination of your engine compartment shows no evidence of...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...or if the level in the bottle does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure ... coolant concentration at 50% HOAT ethylene glycol engine coolant (minimum) and distilled water ... protection of your engine which contains aluminum components. • Make sure that the radiator and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...have your full braking capacity in an emergency. Brake and Power Steering System Hoses When servicing the vehicle for scheduled maintenance, inspect ... of brake hoses should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine oil change. WARNING! Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... in the master cylinder should be checked when performing under hood services, or immediately if the brake system warning lamp shows system failure. Use only...brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. Use ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... not allow petroleum base fluid to contaminate the brake fluid as seal damage will result! Fuel System Hoses Electronic Fuel ... specified hoses and clamps, or their equivalent in material and specification, in any fuel system servicing. It is mandatory to replace all clamps that have been loosened or ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...procedure must be used: • The vehicle must be on level ground. • The engine should be running at curb idle speed for ...the dipstick cap is seated properly. Fluid and Filter Changes Automatic transmission fluid and filter...,000 miles (96 000 km) change fluid and filter under the following conditions:
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... to Section 8 of this manual for maintenance schedules. If the transaxle is disassembled for any reason, the fluid and filter should be changed. Special Additives The manufacturer recommends ... The fluid level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a point not more than 4.0 mm...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...or dusty roads or if you drive near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once a month. • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges of the doors, rocker panels and rear deck lid be kept clear and open. • If you detect any ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, deicer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well packaged and sealed. • If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider mud or stone shields behind each wheel. Interior Care Use Mopar Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... surface. Higher gloss levels will increase the reflectivity in the windshield that could decrease visibility under bright light driving conditions. WARNING! Do not use ... To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... which may scratch the elements. Instrument Panel Cover The instrument panel cover has a low ... Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are molded in clear plastic.... remove the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Replace the belts if they appear frayed ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... FUSES Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) A Power Distribution Center is located in the engine compartment; near the air cleaner. This information applies to vehicles built without the fuse and... Top Cover. Interior Fuses Fuse Panel Cover The fuse access panel is behind the end ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...Link Connector, Body Control Module, Power Amplifier Cavity 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fuse 10 Amp Red 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow 15...Window Indicator Instrument cluster illumination, Park and tail Lights Power Receptacle, Horns, Ignition, Fuel, Start Power Door Lock Motors (Body Control Module) Daytime Running...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    236 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity 15 Fuse 10 Amp Red 16 17 18 ... compressor damage when the system is started again. CAUTION! When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use only a... overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it shows a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... ...PC 194 ABS Lamp ...PC 161 Fog Light Indicator...PC 161 Dome Light ...578 Front Reading/Map Lights...906 Trunk Light ......Exterior Bulb Number Headlight ...9007 Park/Turn Signal (Front) ...3157A Side / Marker (Front) ...168 Fog Light ...880L Tail/Stop/Turn Signal ...3157 Back Up Light...921 Center ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... 2. Remove the push-in fasteners by prying under the head of the fasteners with a flat bladed tool. 3. Gently pry the headlight assembly away from the fender as shown in the picture. This will free the ball stud from its retainer in the fender. Pull the headlight assembly away from the vehicle.
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    .... 8. Reinstall the headlight assembly. Park, Turn Signal, Sidemarker Bulb Replacement 1. Open the hood and remove the two headlight assembly mounting screws. Pull... assembly away from the vehicle. 7 5. Pull the bulb out of the socket and replace the bulb. CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... VEHICLE 2. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove the bulb and socket assembly. Fog Light Bulb Replacement 1. Remove the screws securing the light assembly to the front fascia. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket, replace the bulb, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... the housing. 7 5. Install the new bulb and socket assembly, reattach the wiring connector, and reinstall the fog light assembly. 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket, replace the bulb and reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... the wiring connector. Push the trunk liner back into place. License Plate Bulb Replacement 1. Locate both small slots on the outboard side of the license lamp. Using a small screwdriver, remove the entire housing. 2. Turn the bulb socket...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...a Service Manual can be found at the back of this Owner's Manual. FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES U.S. Metric Fuel (approximate) 2.4 and 2.7 Liter Engines (87 16 Gallons 61 Liters Octane) Engine Oil-With Filter 2.4 and 2.7 Liter Engines (Re5 qts. 4.7 Liters fer to...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...the Vehicle Emission Control Information label under the engine hood. Mopar Oil Filter (P/N 4105409) or equivalent. Mopar Oil Filter (P/N... Grade 2. Spark Plugs Oil Filter (2.4L Engine) Oil Filter (2.7L Engine) Fuel Selection Chassis Component Automatic Transaxle Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ...246 Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) For 2.4L - If Equipped ...246 Maintenance Schedules ...247 ▫ Schedule "B" ...250 M A I N T E N A N C E S ▫ Schedule "A" ...260 C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The "Scheduled" maintenance services, listed in bold type must be done ..., and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best ... service also should be done any time a malfunction is suspected. NOTE: Maintenance, replacement...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    .... S C H E D U L NOTE: IF ANY of these apply to you then flush and E replace the engine coolant every 100,000 miles (160,000 S fuel. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 km) or 3 months, whichever ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...fit. CAUTION! Failure to perform the required maintenance items may result in damage to the vehicle. At Each Stop for Fuel • Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while the vehicle is on...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    At Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the exhaust system. • Inspect the brake linings, ... automatic transmission fluid level. A I N T • Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps. E NOTE: In 2.7L Engines equipped with Flex Fuel Engine N A (FFV), change engine oil every ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... • Stop and go driving. • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions. • Short trips of ... (ethanol) fuel. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) ...of these apply to you then flush and replace the engine coolant every 100,000 miles ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    SCHEDULE "B" 251 M Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary.* Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Rotate the tires. 3,000 (5 000...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    M 252 SCHEDULE "B" A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Inspect the air cleaner filter and ... for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    SCHEDULE "B" 253 M Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary.* Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Rotate the tires. 39,000 (62 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...and check tension for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors,.... *‡ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter. Rotate the tires. Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, if not done at 100,000 miles...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...filter. Inspect and check tension for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Replace the engine timing belt on 2.4 liter engine. * Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Replace ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... Replace the spark plugs on the 2.4 liter engine. *** Replace the ignition cables on the 2.4 liter engine. *** Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, ...the accessory drive belts on 2.4 liter engine. Rotate the tires. Flush and replace the engine coolant, if not replaced ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...and replace if necessary.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on the 2.4 liter engine. ** Replace the ignition cables on the 2.4 liter .... * Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter. Flush and replace engine coolant at 120 months, if not done at 100,000 miles. Rotate the...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    M 258 SCHEDULE "B" A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Inspect the air cleaner filter and ... for power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Inspect the front and rear brake pads, ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... 3 months. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if necessary.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on the 2.4 liter engine. ** Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Check and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... 30,000 (48 000) [30] X 36,000 (58 000) [36] X X necessary.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engine. ** Inspect the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Rotate the tires. X X X...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if required.* ... power steering belt (2.4 Liter Engine). Adjust or replace if required. Inspect the front and rear brake .... Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engine. ** Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months, if...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...90] [96] [102] [105] N [Months] A Change engine oil and engine oil filter. X X X X X N X X X X C Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace E if required.* S C ... engine. ** Replace the spark plugs on 2.7 liter engine. Check and replace, if necessary, the PCV valve. *‡ Check and ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    SCHEDULE "A" 263 M Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engine. *** Flush and replace the engine coolant, if not replaced at 60 months. Rotate the tires. 78,000 84,000 90,000 96,000 100,000 102,000 105,000 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... engine oil and engine oil filter. N C Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if E ... liter engine. ** Check and replace, if necessary, the PCV valve. *‡ Replace the engine timing belt on 2.4.... Replace the ignition cables on 2.4 liter engine. ** Flush and replace engine coolant at 120 months, if ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... M Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if required.* ... the front and rear brake pads, linings, rotors, rear drums and shoes. Check and replace, if necessary, the PCV valve. *‡ Replace the engine timing belt on ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... You can be badly injured working on or around a N motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which A you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If N C you have any doubt about your ability to perform a E S C H E D U L E S service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic. 8
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...268 ▫ Prepare For The Appointment ...268 ▫ Prepare A List ...... ...268 If You Need Assistance ...268 Warranty Information ...270 Mopar Parts ...272 Reporting Safety Defects ...272 ▫ In Canada ...272 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... 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 Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... number • Vehicle delivery date and mileage DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center P.O. Box 21-8004 Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004 Phone: (800) 992-1997 DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center P.O. Box 1621 Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6 Phone -(800) 465-2001 In ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    270 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Service Contract You may have purchased a ... expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's Service Contracts. If you purchased a manufacturer's ... Service Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited warranty...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 271 9 U.S. ONLY
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, and ... safety defect, you should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish ... call for an order form. NOTE: A street address is required when ordering manuals. (No P.O. Boxes).
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...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 Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Traction Grades The ... B, and C, and they represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 275 Temperature Grades The temperature grades are A (highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained ...
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    INDEX 10
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...Lock Brake) System ...153 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ...222 Adding Fuel ...178 Adding Washer......218 Additives, Fuel ...176 Aiming Headlights ...243 Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . 211 Air Conditioner Maintenance......34 Airbag Deployment ...37,38 Airbag Light ...37,38,40,49,90 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle ...48 Bulb Replacement ...237,239 Bulbs, Light ...237 Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...243 Capacities, Fluid ...243 Caps, Filler Fuel ...178 Oil (Engine) ...209 Radiator (Coolant Pressure) ...222 Car Washes ...230 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ..., Tire Sizing ...157 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) ...204 Checking Your Vehicle ... Compass Calibration ...97 Console ...54 Console, Floor ...54 Contract, Service ...270 Coolant Pressure Cap ... ...220,223 Disposal of Used Coolant ...223 Drain, Flush, and Refill ...221 Inspection ...220...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...Automatic Transaxle ...228 Disposal Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...223 Engine Oil ...210 Door Ajar Warning ...17 Door Locks ...15 Door Locks, Automatic ...17...Release ...24,25 Emission Control System Maintenance ...204,246 Engine ...201,202 Air Cleaner Filter ...211 Block Heater ...146 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... System ...219 Exterior Light Service ...237 Filters Air Cleaner ...211 Automatic Transaxle ...228 Engine Fuel ...211 Engine Oil ...210,244 Engine Oil Disposal .........244 Fog Light Service ...240 Fog Lights ...67,92,240 Folding Rear Seat ...62 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle ......
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...Gauge ...90 Hoses ...227 Light ...95 Octane Rating ...244 Requirements ...174,243 Tank Capacity ...243 Fueling ...178 Fuses ...234 Garage Door Opener ...74 Gas Cap ...178 Gasoline ...174 Gasoline, Clean Air ...175 Gasoline, Reformulated ......
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... and Controls ...87 Instrument Panel Cover ...233 Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning ...233 Interior Appearance Care ...231 Interior Fuses ...234 Interior Lighting ...64 Interior Lights ...64 Introduction ...4 Jack Location ...188 Jack Operation ...188 Jump ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    INDEX 285 Bulb Replacement ...237 Check Engine ...91 Daytime Running ...67 Dimmer Switch, Headlight ...66,68 Engine Temperature Warning ...92 Exterior Check ...49 Fog ...67,92,240 ... Seat Belt Reminder ...95 Security Alarm ...23 Service ...237 Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... Schedule B ...250 Schedule A ...260 Schedule B ...250 Malfunction Indicator Light ...91,204 Manual, Service ...272 Mirrors ...56 Automatic Dimming ...56 Electric ... ...26 Odometer ...92 Tampering ...92 Trip ...92 Oil, Engine ...206,243,244 Capacity ...243 Change Interval ...207 ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    INDEX 287 Overdrive ...150 Overheating, Engine ...186 Owner's Manual ...4,272 Paint Care ...229 ...Tire and Loading Information ...160 Power Brakes ...153 Door Locks ...16 Outlet ...81 Seats ... and Genuine Parts ...244 Reformulated Gasoline ...175 Refrigerant ...215 Reminder, Lights On ...67 Reminder,...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...Alarm) ...23 Selection of Coolant ...221,244 Sentry Key ...11,13 Service Assistance ...268 Service Contract ...270 Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) ...91 Service Manuals ...272 Setting the Clock ...99 Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage ......
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... ...91 Starting ...144 Cold Weather ...145 Engine Fails to Start ...146 Starting and Operating... Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag ...34 Synthetic Engine Oil ...209 System, Navigation ...119 Tachometer... Temperature Control, Automatic ...126 Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant ...92,187 Theft Alarm ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... ...92 Transmission ...See Transaxle Transmitter Battery Service ...22 Transmitter, Garage Door Opener ...74 Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry ...19 Transporting ... Control ...24 Turn Signals ...67,91 Underhood Fuses ...234 Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...274 Universal ...
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    .../Alterations ...7 Vehicle Storage ...236 Vehicle Theft Alarm ...23 Vinyl Trim ...231 Viscosity, Engine Oil ...243 Voltmeter ...91 Warning, Door Ajar ...17 Warning Flasher, Hazard ...186 Warnings and Cautions ...6 Warranty Information ...270 ...



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