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  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 1
    ... VEHICLE ...7 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...47 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...65 STARTING AND OPERATING ...93 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...127 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ...139 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES ...179 IF YOU ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 2
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 3
    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Ⅵ Introduction ...4 Ⅵ How To Use This Manual ...4 Ⅵ Warnings And Cautions ...6 Ⅵ Vehicle Identification Number ...6 Ⅵ Vehicle Modifications / Alterations ...6 1
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 4
    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the ... the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar௡ parts, and is interested in your satisfaction. WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 5
    INTRODUCTION 5 1
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 6
    6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which could .... If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. ... plate, located on the left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield. This number also ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 7
    ...Manually Lock The Steering Wheel ...13 ▫ To Release The Steering Wheel Lock ...13 Ⅵ Door Locks ...13 ▫ Manual Door Locks ...13 ▫ Power Door Locks ...14...Door Locks ...15 ▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors) ...16 Ⅵ Internal Emergency Trunk Lid Release ......
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 8
    ...Set The Alarm ...21 ▫ To Disarm The System ...22 ▫ Security System Manual Override ...22 Ⅵ Power Windows - If Equipped ...22 Ⅵ ...Airbags ...30 ▫ Child Restraint ...38 ▫ Transporting Pets ...44 Ⅵ Engine Break-In Recommendations ...45 Ⅵ Safety Tips ...45 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...45 ▫ Safety ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 9
    ...you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used... The double sided keys may be inserted into the locks with either side up. Ignition Key Removal Depress... the ignition switch and the instrument panel. Turn the ignition key to LOCK and remove the key. 2 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 10
    ... door open, and the key in the ignition, the power door locks will not lock via the interior door lock switch. SENTRY KEY The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized ... rearward. To unlock the door, turn the key forward. See Section 7, Body Mechanism Lubrication of this manual for...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 11
    ... has been used to start the vehicle. Both of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after...cut to fit the ignition lock cylinder for that vehicle. If the Theft Alarm/Immobilizer Light comes ...Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection....
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 12
    ... Transponder blank(s) to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code. 2. Insert the first valid ... seconds a chime will sound and the Theft Alarm Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch ... a single chime will sound. The Theft Alarm Light will stop flashing, turn on again for 3 seconds; ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 13
    ... to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. DOOR LOCKS Manual Door Locks All doors are equipped with a rocker-type interior door lock. To lock a door when leaving your vehicle, press the rocker switch to ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 14
    ... personal injuries and death. Power Door Locks A power door lock switch is on each front door panel. Press this switch to lock or unlock the doors. Central Locking/Unlocking ... ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending in the OFF position. Door Lock Switches 3. Press the interior door lock...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 15
    ...lock automatically if: 1. all doors are closed, 2. vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h), 3. the accelerator pedal is depressed. The Automatic Door Locks can be enabled or disabled by performing ... in the OFF position. 3. Press the interior door lock switch to the LOCK position. 4. A single chime...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 16
    ... TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors) To use the system, open each rear door and ... riding in the rear seat, the rear doors of your vehicle have the childprotection door lock system. NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the door lock ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 17
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17 INTERNAL EMERGENCY TRUNK LID ...children can die from suffocation or heat stroke. Emergency Release 2 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 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 18
    ... IF EQUIPPED This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and trunk or activate the panic alarm... following the procedure shown in the Central Locking/Unlocking paragraph. To Lock the Doors Press and release ...twice within 5 seconds to unlock all doors. The interior lights also come on and remain ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 19
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 19 A chime will sound to signify that the feature has been successfully completed. To ... park/lamps will flash, the horn will pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on. The panic alarm will stay on for 3 minutes unless you press the PANIC button...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 20
    ...THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE General Information This device complies with FCC rules part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: ... transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the rubber gasket during removal. Separating Transmitter Halves 2. Remove...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 21
    ... 2. Lock the door using either the door key, power door lock switch, or the Keyless Entry Transmitter and close all doors...period, if a door is opened, the ignition switch is turned on, or the power door locks are unlocked in any manner, the system will automatically disarm. If the light comes on but ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 22
    .... Security System Manual Override The system will not arm if you lock the doors using the manual lock control. POWER WINDOWS - IF EQUIPPED The window switches on the driver's door panel control both front windows. The switch on the passenger's door panel ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 23
    ...your vehicle are equipped with Lap/ Shoulder Belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under normal conditions. But in a collision...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 24
    ... go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the... you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely.... Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 25
    ... you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the... belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 26
    26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 27
    ... Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify...seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 28
    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ shoulder belt. 1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the anchor point. Positioning Latch Plate Twisted Seat Belt
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 29
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 2. At about 6 to 12 inches above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to ... safe is the best way to keep the baby safe. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 30
    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Keep the belt low so that it does not... the seat belt restraint systems. The driver's front airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger's front airbag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 31
    ...• Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be injured because ... not attach cup holders or any other objects on or around the door. The inflating side airbag could drive the objects into...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 32
    ... seat belts, front airbags work with the instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for... seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow children to slide the...section on Child Restraint. You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 33
    ... The front airbag system consists of the following: • Airbag Control Module (ACM) • AIRBAG Readiness Light • Driver Airbag • Passenger Airbag • Steering Wheel and Column • Instrument Panel • Crash Sensor • Interconnecting Wiring • Knee ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 34
    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Right and Left Side ... Module also turns on the AIRBAG light in the instrument panel for 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first.... If it detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the light either momentarily or continuously...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 35
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35 WARNING! Ignoring the AIRBAG light in your instrument panel could mean you won't have the airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 36
    ... detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it will send a message to the frontal ACM to turn the Airbag Light on. The Airbag Control Module ... on the AIRBAG light in the instrument panel for 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first turned on as a diagnostic or system check, then turns ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 37
    ...after an impact and the electrical system remains functional, vehicles equipped with power door locks will unlock automatically. In addition, approximately 10 seconds ...the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or frame. • You need proper knee...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 38
    38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag Light You will want to have the airbags ready to inflate for your protection in an ... any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system immediately: • The AIRBAG light does not come on or flickers ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 39
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 • Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types of child restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and "convertible" child ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 40
    ...'s weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint... and pull it tight if necessary. • In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 41
    ... exclusive lower anchorages. These are round bars, located at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seat back, ... anchorages behind each rear seating position located in the panel between the rear seat back and the rear window - under a hinged plastic cover with this symbol on it. (Shown to ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 42
    .... between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard ... slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. WARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 43
    ...TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 provide add-on tether strap kits for some of ..., you may install one child restraint at the center position, or two child restraints at the right and ... systems equipped with LATCH attachments at all three rear seating positions at one time. The LATCH anchorages ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 44
    ...be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet... the seat back, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat. • Make sure that the child is upright in the seat...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 45
    ...quality grades are in Section 7 of this manual. Do not use non-detergent or straight mineral oils. A new engine may consume some oil ... its first few thousand miles of operation. This is a normal part of the break-in and not an indication of a problem. SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas WARNING! Exhaust gases ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 46
    ...question regarding belt or retractor condition, replace the belt. Airbag Light The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is ...turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Fluid Leaks Check area under vehicle after...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 47
    ... ...51 ▫ Folding Rear Seat ...52 Ⅵ To Open And Close The Hood ...53 Ⅵ Lights ...54 ▫ ... Control Lever ...56 ▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights ...56 ▫ Daytime Running Lights......57 ▫ Headlight Dimmer Switch ...57 ▫ Passing Light ...57 Ⅵ Windshield Wipers And Washers ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 48
    ... Wiper System ...59 ▫ Lo Speed Wipers ...59 ▫ Hi Speed Wipers ...59 Ⅵ Tilt Steering Column ...59 Ⅵ Power Sunroof - If Equipped ...60 ▫ Sunroof Maintenance ...61 ▫ Wind Buffeting ...62 Ⅵ Console Features ...62 ▫ Ash Receiver And Cigar Lighter ...63
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 49
    ...Day/Night Mirror Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear window. A two point... under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while... just see the side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the vehicle. 3 WARNING! Vehicles...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 50
    ...OF YOUR VEHICLE Electric Remote-Control Mirrors Use the mirror select switch, located on the drivers door trim panel, to adjust the view obtained in the outside mirrors. Press...to the desired position. Manual Front Seat Adjuster Power Mirror Switches Using body pressure, move forward...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 51
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 51 WARNING! • Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 52
    52 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Folding Rear Seat To provide additional storage area, the center of each rear seatback can be folded forward. Pull on the.... • Be sure that everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seatbelt properly. Folding Rear Seat
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 53
    ... must be released. First pull the hood release lever located under the driver's side of the instrument panel. Then lift the safety catch located under the front edge of the hood, near the center and raise the hood. 3 Hood Safety Catch Hood Release Lever
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 54
    ... a firm downward push at the center of the hood to ensure that both latches engage. LIGHTS Front Map/Reading Lights These lights, located under the rearview mirror, can be ... latched before driving. Front Map/Reading Lights NOTE: The map lights will remain on when the ignition switch is in...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 55
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 55 Interior Lights The interior lights come on when a door is opened. The interior lights will automatically turn off in about 8 minutes if a door is left open or the dimmer control is left in the Dome light position. Turn the ignition...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 56
    ... selection, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights, the passing lights, and fog ... on the left side of the steering column. Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights Turn ... Lever To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights, rotate the center portion of the Multi-Function...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 57
    ... come on as Daytime Running Lights whenever the ignition is on, the headlights are off, and the parking brake is off. The headlight switch must be used for normal night time driving. Lights-on... there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light bulb. If an indicator fails...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 58
    ... switch and allow the wipers to return to the park position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted. Mist Function Push down on the wiper ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 59
    ... wiper stalk upward to the 3rd position to obtain the fastest wiper speed. TILT STEERING COLUMN To tilt the column, push down on the lever below the turn ... and move the wheel up or down, as desired. Pull the lever back towards you to lock the column firmly in place. 3 Tilt Steering Column Control
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 60
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. ... only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving. POWER SUNROOF - IF .... Move the switch rearward to move the sunroof panel to the full vent position. The sunroof can be...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 61
    ... all passengers are properly secured too. Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow fingers or other body parts, or any object to project through the sunroof opening. Injury may result. Sunroof Maintenance Use only a non-abrasive cleaner ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 62
    ... storage tray. There are two additional cupholders; one is molded in the center of the console to hold large cups, and the other is on...underside of the console lid to serve passengers in the rear seat. The underside console lid also has an integral tissue pack holder. The covered storage area has CD ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 63
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 63 Ash Receiver and Cigar Lighter When the Smoker's Package is ordered from your authorized dealer, an ash receiver tray and a cigar lighter element are furnished. The lighter element can be inserted in the auxiliary power outlet. The ash receiver fits ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 64
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 65
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Ⅵ Instrument Panel Features ...67 Ⅵ Instrument Cluster-Turbo ...68 Ⅵ ...74 ▫ Radio Broadcast Signals ...74 ▫ Two Types Of Signals ...74 ▫ Electrical Disturbances ...75 ▫ AM Reception ...75 ▫ FM Reception ...75 Ⅵ Sales Code RBK-AM/ FM Stereo...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 66
    66 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ▫ Selecting Satellite Mode In RBP, RBU, RAZ, RB1 And RBQ Radios ...... Radio Operation And Cellular Phones ...84 Ⅵ Climate Controls ...84 ▫ Air Conditioning ...84 ▫ Operating Tips ...88 Ⅵ Electric Rear Window Defroster ...90 Ⅵ Turbo Boost Gauge ...91
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 67
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 67 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 4
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 68
    68 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-TURBO
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 69
    ...fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light comes on, it may indicate... on, have the brake system inspected as soon as possible. 3. Anti-Lock Warning Light (ABS... on for as long as four seconds. 4 WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is dangerous. A significant decrease...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 70
    .... If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefit of Anti-Lock Brakes. The warning light should be checked ... the red area, ease up on the accelerator to prevent engine damage. 8. Oil Pressure Light Shows low engine oil pressure....
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 71
    ... driving, it means that there is a problem with the charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. 11. Airbag Light The light comes on and remains on for... on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer. 12. Theft Alarm Light This light will flash rapidly for several...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 72
    72 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 16. Malfunction Indicator Light This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system called OBD that monitors engine control systems. The light will be illuminated when the key is in the ON/RUN position before engine start. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 73
    ... road at a safe area. With the vehicle in Park (automatic transmission), or with the vehicle in neutral and the emergrncy brake applied (manual transmission), idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 74
    74 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK The clock and radio each use the display panel built into the radio. A digital readout shows the time in hours and minutes whenever the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position. When the ignition switch is in the OFF position, or ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 75
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 75 Electrical Disturbances Radio waves may pick up electrical ... mainly affect the wave amplitude, and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They interfere very little ... by such things as lightning, power lines and neon signs. FM Reception Because FM transmission ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 76
    ... the display window. Select the "1-5" button you wish to lock onto this station and press and release that ... SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be locked into push-button memory. You may add... of 10 AM and 10 FM stations to be locked into push-button memory. The stations stored ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 77
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 77 Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will ...- to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers. Press the AUDIO button again or wait ... frequency and time. General Information This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 78
    78 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Inserting The Compact Disc CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4 3⁄4 inch (12 cm) ... will show the track number and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track one. Seek Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 79
    ...Control Capability - If Equipped This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer. Mode Button To activate the CD changer, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 80
    ... second time or by ejecting the CD from the changer. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a... To activate your Sirius Satellite Radio service, call the toll-free number 888-539...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 81
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 81 1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID). 2. Credit card information. 3. Your Vehicle Identification Number. Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID) The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 82
    82 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • After 3 seconds, the current channel name and channel number will be displayed for 5 seconds..... Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if equipped) Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your radio. PTY Button ؆SCAN؆ When the desired program type ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 83
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 83 NOTE: Pressing the ЉSEEKЉ or ЉSCANЉ button while performing a music type scan will change the ... surface. 2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, wiping from center to edge. 3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 84
    84 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight. 7. Do not store the disc where ..., or have theft protection encoding. Try a known good disc before considering disc player service. RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES Under certain conditions, the operation of a ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 85
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 85 NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds. Fan speeds ..., the more air distribution you receive from that mode. Panel Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 86
    86 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mix Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side window demist outlets. This .... NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located in front of the radiator, for an accumulation of dirt or ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 87
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 87 Circulation Control Use this control to choose between outside air intake or recirculation of the ... any outside odors, smoke, or dust and to cool the interior rapidly upon initial start up in very hot or humid weather. This control only operates in the Outside ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 88
    88 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 89
    ... mild rainy or humid weather. To clear the windows, use the A/C, PANEL and blower controls. Direct ...removed by using the defrost position. If the fogging problem persists, clean the inside window surfaces.... demister outlet is at each end of the instrument panel. These nonadjustable outlets direct air ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 90
    90 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER A push-button at the center of the instrument panel, below the ... and the heated mirrors (if equipped) ON or OFF. An amber light shows that the defroster is on. NOTE: The defroster turns off automatically after 10 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 91
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 91 TURBO BOOST GAUGE Your vehicle is equipped... manifold pressure relative to barometric pressure. The engine management system in your vehicle intelligently... pressure based on environmental (ambient) and engine operating conditions. With the accelerator pedal fully...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 92
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 93
    ...Turbocharger "Cool Down" ...97 Ⅵ Manual Transaxle ...98 ▫ Recommended Shift Speeds ...99 ▫ Downshifting ...100 Ⅵ Parking Brake ...100 Ⅵ Brake System ...102 ▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...102 Ⅵ Power Steering ...103 Ⅵ Tire Safety Information ...104 ▫...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 94
    94 STARTING AND OPERATING ▫ Radial-Ply Tires ...115 ▫ Compact Spare Tire ...115 ▫ Tire Spinning ...116 ▫ Tread Wear Indicators ...117 ▫ Replacement Tires ...117 ▫ Alignment And Balance ...118 Ⅵ Tire Chains ...119 Ⅵ Snow Tires ...119 Ⅵ Tire Rotation Recommendations ...120 Ⅵ ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 95
    ...Manual Transaxle Place the gear selector in NEUTRAL, press the clutch pedal to the floor, and fully apply the parking brake before starting the engine. NOTE: The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal is pressed to the floor. Normal Starting...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 96
    ...it started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and...-20°F or -29°C) To insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your dealer) is recommended...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 97
    ... before trying again. After Starting The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. Turbocharger "Cool Down" NOTE: Letting the engine idle after severe operation allows ... chart should be used as a guide in determinning the amount of engine idle time required to sufficiently ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 98
    98 STARTING AND OPERATING MANUAL TRANSAXLE NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged and the gear selector placed in REVERSE before leaving the vehicle, especially on an incline. NOTE: Clutch must be depressed for engine to start. Fully depress the clutch pedal before you shift gears. As...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 99
    ... driving with light accelerations, 5th gear is recommended. Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal,... tables 1 and 2. TABLE 1-MANUAL TRANSAXLE RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS IN MPH (KM/H) ENGINE NORMAL ... (53) (71) TABLE 2-MANUAL TRANSAXLE RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS IN MPH (KM/H) ENGINE CRUISE ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 100
    ...or driving up a steep grade, shift down early so that the engine will not be overburdened. PARKING BRAKE When the parking brake is applied with the ignition on, the Brake Light in the instrument cluster will come on. NOTE: This light only shows that...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 101
    STARTING AND OPERATING 101 Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking brake is set. To set the parking brake, pull up firmly on the lever. Also place the gear selector in Reverse (manual transaxle). To release the parking brake, apply the brake pedal and pull up on the parking ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 102
    ... is lost for any reason (for example, repeated brake applications with the engine off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to brake the... by an internal leak, as the brake fluid in the master cylinder drops, the brake warning indicator will light. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) The ABS ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 103
    ... prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. • The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 104
    104 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings • European Metric tire ... size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H • LT(Light Truck)-Metric tire sizing is based on ... are high pressure compact spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Tires designed to this standard have ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 105
    STARTING AND OPERATING 105 Tire Sizing Chart EXAMPLE: Size Designation: P = Passenger car ... car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T =...of tire. 10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in) R = Construction Code -ЉRЉ means Radial Construction. -ЉDЉ ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 106
    106 STARTING AND OPERATING EXAMPLE: Service Description: 95 = Load Index -A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry. ...(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 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 107
    ...TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found ..., and is approved for highway use. MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location.(2 digits)...Code representing the tire size.(2 digits) ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer.(1 to 4 digits) 03 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 108
    108 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: Some vehicles have a "Tire and Loading Information" ... 2) the total weight your vehicle can carry 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear and spare tires.
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 109
    ... Loading Information placard and the Vehicle Loading section of this manual. NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, gross axle weight ratings (GAWR...and trailer towing, see the Vehicle Loading section of this manual. To determine the maximum loading conditions of your vehicle,...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 110
    110 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: ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 111
    STARTING AND OPERATING 111 5
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 112
    112 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Overloading of your tire is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect... results in tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. • Overinflated or under inflated tires can affect vehicle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 113
    ...passenger cars is listed on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side "B" pillar. For vehicles other ...compartment. 5 Tire Placard Location The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as inspecting for signs... a good quality pocket-type gauge to check tire pressure. Do not make...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 114
    114 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall ... pressure molded into the tire side wall. Check tire pressures more often if subject ...F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage especially in ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 115
    ...Tire The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style .... WARNING! Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use only. With these tires, do ...control. Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the compact spare...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 116
    116 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take your vehicle through an automatic ... above 35 mph (55 km/h). See the paragraph on Freeing A Stuck Vehicle in Section 6 of this manual. WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 117
    STARTING AND OPERATING 117 Tread Wear Indicators Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires to help you in... to the Tire and Loading Information placard for the size designation of your tire. The service description and load identification will be found on the original equipment tire. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 118
    ... and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 119
    ... to select tires equivalent in size and load rating to the original equipment tires. "SNOW" tires may have lower speed rating than factory equipped tires and may not match ... tires, select tires equivalent in size and load rating to the original equipment tires. Refer to the tire pressure ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 120
    ... the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, driving and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates, and tend to develop irregular wear patterns. These effects ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 121
    ... adapts to the fuel octane level. Spark Knock Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However, ... speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 122
    .... Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability for the engine and fuel system components. Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends Some ... containing methanol may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline blends are not the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 123
    ...damage the emission control system. • An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or malfunctioning and may ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 124
    ...: The fuel tank filler tube has a restricting door about 2 inches (50 mm) down from the opening. If fuel ... a flexible nozzle long enough to force open the restricting door. Fuel Tank Filler Cap The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the passenger's side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 125
    ... cap is not tightened properly, the Malfunction Indicator light will come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened ... Seat Occupants ...2 Rear Seat Occupants ...3 Luggage ...115 lbs. (52 kg) Rated Vehicle ... gas cap is removed or the tank filled. • Never add fuel when the engine is running. • Turn off ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 126
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 127
    ... DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Ⅵ Hazard Warning Flasher ...128 Ⅵ If Your Engine Overheats ...128 Ⅵ Jacking And Tire Changing ...130 ▫ Preparations For Jacking ...130 ▫ Instructions ...130 Ⅵ Jump-Starting Procedures Due To A Low Battery ...133 Ⅵ Driving On ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 128
    ..., the flasher may wear down your battery. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential...While stopped, put transaxle in neutral, but do not increase engine idle speed. Hazard Flasher Switch The flasher switch is on top of the steering column, just behind ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 129
    ... off. The air conditioning system adds heat to the engine cooling system and turning off the... act as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling system. WARNING! A hot engine... remains above 250 degrees (in the red zone), turn the engine off immediately, and call for...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 130
    ... be crushed. Never get any part of your body under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack.... level surface, avoid ice or slippery areas, and set the parking brake. Place the gear selector in REVERSE. • Turn on the Hazard Warning ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 131
    ... DO IN EMERGENCIES 131 CAUTION! Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on the crossmember ... or on the front suspension crossmember. 3. Jack saddle support must be positioned in between locating darts ... locating dart at the rear. Turn the jack screw to the right until the jack head is properly...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 132
    132 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is ...the cone shaped end of the nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the ... avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp edges...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 133
    ... tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in ... it started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If the ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 134
    134 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry ...watch bands or bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical contact. 2. When boosting from a battery in another vehicle,...without letting the vehicles touch. Set parking brake, place transaxle in NEUTRAL and turn...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 135
    ... Make sure you have a good contact on the engine. WARNING! Do not connect the cable to the negative post of... and starting the vehicle. 7. Start the engine 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....
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 136
    136 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! Any procedure other than above could result ...SLIPPERY SURFACES Acceleration Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may ...front (driving) wheels, particularly with high output engines. WARNING! Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 137
    ... TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 137 4. Keep tires properly inflated. 5. Maintain enough distance between your ... can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear the ... wheel, no matter what the speed. 6 CAUTION! Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 138
    138 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE With Ignition Key Your vehicle may ... with the ignition in the LOCK position. A dolly should be used under the front wheels if the rear ... being towed requires steering, the ignition switch must be in the OFF position, not in the LOCK or ACCESSORY...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 139
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Ⅵ 2.4L Turbo Charged Engine Compartment ...141 Ⅵ Onboard Diagnostic System - OBD II ... Programs ...143 Ⅵ Replacement Parts ...144 Ⅵ Dealer Service ...144 Ⅵ Maintenance Procedures ...145 ▫ Engine Oil ...145 ▫ Ignition Wiring System ...151 ▫ Crankcase ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 140
    140 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses ...161 ▫ Brake System ...162 ▫ Manual Transaxle ...164 ▫ Appearance Care And Protection From......175 ▫ Tail/Stop, Rear Turn Signals And Back-Up Lights ...176 ▫ Center High Mounted Stop Light ...176 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 141
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 141 2.4L TURBO CHARGED ENGINE COMPARTMENT 7
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 142
    .... The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions tests can be performed. If the "Malfunction Indicator Light" is flashing while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 143
    ... 2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank or start the engine. 3. If you crank or ... until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle's OBD system ... until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle's OBD system ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 144
    ... vehicle because the MIL symbol is on with the engine running. REPLACEMENT PARTS Use of genuine Mopar ... equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service manuals are available which include detailed service information for your vehicle. Refer to these manuals before attempting...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 145
    ... be inspected if a malfunction is observed or suspected. Engine Oil Checking Oil Level To assure proper engine ... intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off, or before starting the engine after it has sat ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 146
    ... MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these engines. CAUTION! Overfilling or underfilling will cause aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine. Engine Oil Dipstick Change ...night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C) • Stop and Go driving • Extensive engine idling
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 147
    ...of the ЉMaintenance SchedulesЉ section of this manual. If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil at every interval shown on schedule ЉAЉ of the ЉMaintenance SchedulesЉ section of this manual. Oil Filler Cap Location Engine Oil Selection For best performance ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 148
    ... used engine oil from your vehicle. Used oil, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or governmental agency... recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 149
    ... adjust the belts according to the specifications and procedures shown in the Service Manual. Special tools are required to properly measure tension ...Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 150
    ... is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. WARNING! A hot exhaust system can start a fire ... in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn. • Do not idle the engine with any spark plug ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 151
    ... Filter A plugged fuel filter can cause hard starting or limit the speed at which a vehicle ... shown on Schedule "B". NOTE: For vehicles with a Turbo engine, a small amount of oil accumulation in the air ... sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air cleaner ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 152
    ... or any other booster source with an output greater than 12 volts. Don't allow cable clamps to touch each other. CAUTION! When servicing the battery, always reinstall the battery thermowrap. The thermowrap provides battery heat protection and will extend overall battery life. Failure to reinstall ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 153
    ... battery. Do not use a "fast charger" to provide starting voltage as battery damage can result. Air Conditioner ... performance, your air conditioner should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the condenser fins and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 154
    ... efforts through a certified DaimlerChrysler Dealership.Љ WARNING! Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and with the engine off to prevent injury from moving parts and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do not overfill...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 155
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 155 Body Lubrication Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as seat tracks, doors, trunk and hood hinges, ... damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. 7
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 156
    ...solvent (not radiator antifreeze) Exhaust System The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. 4. Install the new blade assembly onto the wiper arm tip until it locks...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 157
    ... inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas of broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose ...a cooling system pressure cap when the radiator is hot. Coolant Checks Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12 months (...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 158
    ... system for leaks. With the engine at normal operating temperature (but not running), check the cooling ... cock. If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant... Parts for correct coolant type. CAUTION! Mixing of coolants other than specified engine...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 159
    ... water will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the engine cooling system. Please note that it is the owner... glycol based engine coolant is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your... not store ethylene glycol based engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 160
    ... method for determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the engine idling, and warm to normal operating... unless checking for coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant..., the coolant bottle need only be checked once a month. Engine Coolant Bottle When additional...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 161
    ... may observe vapor coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain... to enter the radiator. If an examination of your engine compartment shows no evidence of radiator... concentration at 50% HOAT ethylene glycol engine coolant (minimum) and distilled water...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 162
    ... inspected periodically. Suggested service intervals can be found in the Maintenance Section. Brake and Power Steering System Hoses When servicing the vehicle for scheduled maintenance, ..., fluids such as oil, power steering fluid, and brake fluid are used during assembly plant operations to...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 163
    ... hoses should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine oil change. ... master cylinder should be checked when performing under hood services, or immediately if the brake system warning... recommended brake fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 164
    ... result in sudden brake failure during hard prolonged braking. You could have an accident. Manual Transaxle Lubricant Selection Use only...of this manual. WARNING! Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. Use only ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 165
    ... 165 Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion Vehicle body car requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads ... a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water. • If insects, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 166
    ... 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...to prevent corrosion. Wash them with the same soap solution as the body of your vehicle. Rinse wheels thoroughly. When ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 167
    ... contains an acid which can react with and discolor the chrome surface. Interior Care Use Mopar Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery and carpeting. Use Mopar Vinyl Cleaner to clean vinyl upholstery. Mopar Vinyl Cleaner is specifically recommended for vinyl trim. Your leather upholstery can be ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 168
    ... minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. ... cleaner. Use caution when cleaning inside rear windows equipped with electric defrosters. Do not ... may scratch the elements. Instrument Panel Cover The instrument panel cover has a low glare ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 169
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 169 Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses The lenses in front of the instruments in the vehicle are molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic. 1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be used, ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 170
    ...FUSES Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) A Power Distribution Center is located in the engine compartment; next to the battery. A label identifying the components and circuits is located on... Solenoid Radiator Fan ABS Pump Starter Electric Back Light (EBL) IOD/Int Lighting...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 171
    ...(Export Only) ASD/Fuel Pump Interior Fuse Panel A/C Clutch Stop Lamps FUSE 1 2 3 4 Amp/Color .... Blue Interior Fuses The fuse access panel is behind the end cover at the left side of the instrument panel.... Fused Power Mirror/ Multifunction Wiper Switch/Motor Radio/Power Sunroof Interior Lighting 7
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 172
    ...Only HVAC Blower Backup Switch/EBL/ Temp/Comp High Headlamp Airbag Run-Start ABS Engine Run Start ARKEM Run Start Ignition Off/Run/ Start Power Seat Height Adjust ARKEM Door Locks Exterior Lighting Headlamp 17 10 Amp/Red 18 19 20 10 Amp/Red 10 Amp/Red Spare ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 173
    ...No. ABS Indicator ...LED Airbag Indicator ...LED Brake System Warning Indicator ...LED Climate Controls ...LED Console Gear Selector ...PC194 Dome Light...T579 Glove Box ......Light ...168 Front Fog Light ...9145/H10 Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) ...921-W16W Rear Tail/Stop/Turn...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 174
    ... assembly is located to the fender by a molded pin. Pull the outboard side of the headlight straight out ..., then slide the headlight out from behind the bumper fascia and grille. CAUTION! Do not... the three upper fascia screws. 3. Disconnect the electrical connector. 4. Remove the retaining ring and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 175
    ...on the screw starts to compress against the headlamp module housing. Front Park/Turn Signal Lights 1. Remove the headlight assembly 2. Twist the bulb socket 1/4 turn ... and turn it counterclockwise. Remove the bulb and socket assembly from the light housing. 3. Pull the bulb out of the...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 176
    ... 1. Open the trunk and move the trunk liner away from the rear light mounting area. 2. Twist the bulb socket 1/4 turn to remove it ... bulb from socket and replace FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Center High Mounted Stop Light 1. Twist the socket 1/4 turn and remove it from the housing. 2. Pull the bulb out of ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 177
    ... Engine Coolant Engine Oil Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs Fuel Selection Chassis Component Manual Transmission Fluid Brake Master Cylinder Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts. Mopar௡ ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Plus 4 oz. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 178
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 179
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Ⅵ Emission Control System Maintenance ...180 Ⅵ Maintenance Schedule ...180 ▫ Schedule "B" ...183 M A I N T E N A N C E S ▫ Schedule "A" ...190 C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 180
    ... control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance .... • Day or night temperatures are below 32° F (0° C). • Stop and go driving. • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions. • Short trips of ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 181
    ... these apply to you then flush and replace the engine coolant every 102,000 miles (163 ... 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 level ground will ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 182
    ...coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder and transaxle and add as needed. • Check all lights and ...Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the exhaust system. • Inspect the brake hoses. • Inspect the CV joints and front suspension components. • Check the manual transaxle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 183
    ... 32° F (0° C ). • Stop and go driving. • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions. • Short trips of less ... N C E nance SchedulesЉ section of this manual. S C H E D U L If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil E at every interval shown on schedule ЉAЉ of ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 184
    ...Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C H E D U L E S 3,000 (5 000) X 6,000 (10 000) X X...,000 (24 000) X 18,000 (29 000) X X Inspect the engine air cleaner filter. Replace as necessary.* Inspect and ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 185
    SCHEDULE "B" 185 M Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 186
    ... engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S ... (86 000) X X 8 Change the brake fluid. If vehicle is used for trailer towing. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter. Replace as necessary.* Change the manual transaxle fluid. Inspect...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 187
    ...Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark...the generator drive belt tension. Replace manual transaxle fluid. Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, if ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 188
    ...N Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not A replaced at 3 months. N C Rotate tires. E Inspect the brake linings. S C H E D U L E S 75,000 78,000 81,000 84,...) (139 000) X X X X X X X X X 90,000 (144 000) X X 8 Inspect the engine air cleaner filter and replace as necessary.* ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 189
    ...M Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Change the brake fluid. If vehicle is used for trailer towing. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter and replace as necessary.* ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 190
    M 190 SCHEDULE "A" A I SCHEDULE "A" N T Miles E N (Kilometers) A [Months] N C Change engine oil and engine oil filter. E Rotate tires. S C H E D... [6] X X 10,000 (16 000) [12] X X 15,000 (24 000) [18] X X 8 Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 191
    SCHEDULE "A" 191 M Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months, if not done at 100,000 miles. 35,000 (56 000) [42] X X ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 192
    M 192 SCHEDULE "A" A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N A [Months] N C Change engine oil and engine oil filter. E Rotate tires. S C H E D ...78] X X 70,000 (112 000) [84] X X 75,000 (120 000) [90] X X 8 Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 193
    ... oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. ... if previously changed. * ‡ Flush and replace the engine coolant, if not done at 60 months. ... inside the air cleaner). Replace the engine timing belt. Replace manual transaxle fluid. * This maintenance is ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 194
    ...E 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 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 195
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Ⅵ Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...196 ▫ Prepare For The Appointment ...196 ▫ Prepare A...Ⅵ If You Need Assistance ...196 Ⅵ Warranty Information ...198 Ⅵ Mopar௡ Parts ...200 Ⅵ Reporting Safety Defects ...200 ▫ In Canada ......
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 196
    ...Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make ... happy with our products and services. Warranty service must be done by an authorized Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend that you take your vehicle ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 197
    ...Dealership name • Vehicle identification number • Vehicle delivery date and mileage DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center P.O. Box 21-8004 Auburn Hills, ...: (800) 992-1997 DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center P.O. Box 1621 Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6 Phone -(...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 198
    198 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 ...'s Service Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited warranty ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 199
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 199 9 U.S. ONLY
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 200
    .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, and the ... 3V9. PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS To order the following manuals, you may use either the website or ..., please call for an order form. NOTE: A street address is required when ordering manuals. (No P.O. Boxes).
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 201
    ...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 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 202
    ... significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ... car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.... failure. WARNING! The traction grade is based on braking (straightahead) traction tests and does ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 203
    INDEX 10
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 204
    204 INDEX ABS (Anti-Lock Brake) System ...102 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ...159 ... Radio ...83 Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...158,176,177 Capacities ...176 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)... Drive ...149 Belts, Engine ...150 Body Mechanism Lubrication ...155 B-Pillar Location ...108 Brake Fluid ......
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 205
    ... Converter ...149 CD Changer ...79 CD Player ...75,77 CD Player Maintenance ...83 Center High Mounted Stop Light ...176 Central Door Locks ...14 Central Locking ...14 Chains, Tire ...119 Changing A Flat Tire ...130 Charging System Light...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 206
    ... ...55 Dimmer Switch, Headlight ...57 Disarming, Theft System ...22 Disposal Engine Oil ...148 Door Locks ...13 Door Locks, Automatic ...15 Downshifting ...100 Drive Belts ...149...Cooling ...157 Exhaust Gas Caution ...123 Jump Starting ...133 Oil ...145,176,177 Oil Change Interval ......
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 207
    ... Flashers Hazard Warning ...128 Flooded Engine Starting ...96 Fluid, Brake ...177 Fluid Capacities ...176 ...Leaks ...46 Fluid Level Checks Manual Transaxle ...164 Fluids ...177 Fog Lights ...57,69 Folding Rear Seat ... ...124 Filter ...151 Gauge ...71 Light ...71 Octane Rating ...121 Tank Capacity ...176...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 208
    ... ...169 Interior Appearance Care ...167 Interior Fuses ...171 Interior Lights ...55 Intermittent Wipers ...59 Introduction ...4 Jack Operation ...130 Jacking Instructions ...130 Jump Starting ...Bulbs ...173,174 Lighter, Cigar ...63 Lights ...54 Airbag ...38,46,71 Anti-Lock ...69
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 209
    INDEX 209 Brake Warning ...69 Center Mounted Stop ...176 Daytime Running ...57 ...Indicator ...70 Instrument Cluster ...56 Interior ...55 Lights On Reminder ...57 Malfunction Indicator ...72 Map Reading...13 Ignition ...143 Power Door ...14 Steering Wheel ...13 Lubrication, Body ...155 Maintenance ...145...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 210
    210 INDEX Manual, Service ...200 Manual Transaxle ...95,98,164 Fluid Level Check ...164 Frequency ... Engine ...128 Owner's Manual ...4,200 Paint Care ...165 Panic Alarm ...19 Parking Brake ...100 ... ...57 Pets ...44 Placard, Tire and Loading Information ...108 Power Door Locks ...14 Steering ...103,154
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 211
    INDEX 211 Steering, Checking ...154 Sunroof ...60 Windows ...22 Power Steering Fluid .........51 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts ...177 Reformulated Gasoline ...121 Refrigerant ...... Bulbs ...173 Replacement Keys ...11 Replacement Parts ...Replacement Tires ...Reporting Safety Defects ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 212
    ... Key Programming ...12 Service Assistance ...196 Service Contract ...198 Service Manuals ...200 Setting the Clock ...74 Shift Speeds ...99 ... Speedometer ...70 Speedometer and Odometer ...68 Starting ...95 Engine Fails to Start ...96 Starting Procedures ...95 Steering Power ...103 Tilt Column ...59 ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 213
    ...Tread Wear Indicators ...117 Towing Disabled Vehicle ...138 Transaxle Manual ...95,98 Transmitter Battery Service ...20 Transporting Pets ...44... Vehicle Modifications/Alterations ...6 Vehicle Storage ...173 Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . 69 Warnings and Cautions...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 214
    214 INDEX Washer, Adding Fluid ...156 Washers, Windshield ...58 Washing Vehicle ...165 Wheel Alignment and Balance ...118 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care ...166 Wind Buffeting ...62 Window Fogging ...89 Windows Power ...22 Windshield Washer Aiming ...156 Windshield Washers ...58 Fluid ...156 Windshield ...
  • 2005 Dodge Neon | Owner Manual SRT-4 - Page 215
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