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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE

CONTENTS

Mirrors 46

  1. Inside Day/Night Mirror 46

  2. Inside Automatic Dimming Compass/
    Temperature Mirror If Equipped 46

  3. Compass Calibration 47

  4. Outside Mirrors 49

Seats 50

  1. Front Seat Adjustment 50

  2. Front Seat Adjustment Recline 50

  3. Tilting Front Seats 51

  4. Fold And Tumble Rear Seat 52

  5. Removing The Rear Seat 53

Replacing The Rear Seat 54

I To Open And Close The Hood 55

I Lights 56

  1. Interior Lights 56

  2. Multi-Function Control Lever 56


  1. Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights, And
    Headlights
    57

  2. Lights-On Reminder 57

  3. Headlight Dimmer Switch 57

  4. Passing Light 57

  5. Front Fog Lights If Equipped 58

  6. Turn Signals 58

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Daytime Running Lights Canada Only 58

Windshield Wipers And Washers 58

  1. Intermittent Wiper System 58

  2. Windshield Wiper Operation 59

  3. Windshield Washers 59

  4. Mist Feature 59


  1. Tilt Steering Column 60

  2. Electronic Speed Control 60


  1. To Activate 61

  2. To Set At A Desired Speed 61

  3. To Deactivate 61

  4. To Resume Speed 61

  5. To Vary The Speed Setting 61

  6. To Accelerate For Passing 62

Cigar Lighter And Ashtrays If Equipped ... .62

I Electrical Power Outlet 63

Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off 63

I Cup Holders 64

I Storage 65

  1. Glove Compartment 65

  2. Console Storage Compartment

If Equipped 65

Add-A-Trunk If Equipped 65

I Dual Top If Equipped 66

  1. Removing The Soft Top 66

  2. Installing The Soft Top 68

I Hard Top 78

  1. Hard Top Removal 79

  2. Hard Top Installation 82

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I Soft Top 82 □ Door Frame Installation 101

  1. Folding Down The Soft Top 84 ■ Folding Windshield 102

  2. Putting Up The Soft Top 91 □ Lowering The Windshield And Removing

  3. Sunrider If Equipped (Unlimited Models

Only) 99 □ Raising The Windshield And Replacing

. 1n1 Side Bars 108

I Door Frame 101

Door Frame Removal 101

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MIRRORS

Inside Day/Night Mirror

The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through the rear window. A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the

mirror.

Inside Automatic Dimming Compass/Temperature Mirror If Equipped

The automatic day/night mirror is equipped with three buttons: the left switch for the left LED lamp, the right switch for the right side LED lamp and the center switch for the compass/temperature function. Pressing the left and right switches simultaneously for more than 5seconds will turn the auto dim function on or off. If the feature is turned off, it will automatically turn back on with the next ignition cycle. A green light next to the right button will indicate when the dimming feature is activated active. The mirror also senses the backup lamp circuit, and will automatically disable its self-dimming feature whenever the transmission gear selector is in the R (Reverse) position.

Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward windshield).

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CAUTION!

To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror. Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror clean.

The compass/temperature display provides the outside temperature and one of eight compass headings (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW).

Each time the center button is pressed and released within 3 seconds, the display toggles through the following three configurations:

  1. display compass/temperature (Fahrenheit),

  2. display compass/temperature (Celsius),

  3. and display off.
    Compass Calibration

Automatic Calibration

Once calibrated, the compass has the ability to self-correct for changes in magnetic field to keep the compass accurate. This is referred to as Automatic Calibration. If magnetic field changes are too great, the compass will enter CAL mode on its own and manual calibration will be required. To recalibrate the compass, drive the vehicle at less than 5 mph (8 km/h) through up to IV2 360 turns in an area free from large metal objects or power lines. When the compass has been calibrated, the CAL symbol will turn off and the compass will function normally.

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When the vehicle is new, the compass should initially be verified for correct compass variance (refer to Compass Variation Adjustment) and calibrated manually (refer to Manual Calibration). This will ensure correct initial calibration and eliminate initial erroneous compass headings.

Manual Calibration

If the compass appears erratic and CAL does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration mode. To ensure proper compass calibration, make sure the compass variance is properly set before manually calibrating the compass (refer to Compass Variation Adjustment).

To put the compass into calibration mode: Turn the ignition to the ON position. Press and hold the center button for more than 6 seconds until CAL (calibration mode) appears in the display. To change the display between VAR (compass variance) and CAL (compass calibration) modes. Release the button to invoke manual calibration mode. To recalibrate the compass, drive the vehicle at less than 5 mph (8 km/h) through up to CAL should display for a complete IV2 360 turns in an area

free from large metal objects or power lines. When the compass has been calibrated, the CAL symbol will turn off and the compass will function normally.

Compass Variation Adjustment

Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic north and geographic north. In some areas of the country, the difference between magnetic and geographic north is great enough to cause the compass to give false readings. If this occurs, the compass variance must be set according to the Compass Variance Map.

NOTE: When the mirror is in the VAR mode, the letter "Z" will be displayed along with the currently selected zone number.

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COMPASS VARIANCE MAP


To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON, and press and hold the center button for 3 to 6 seconds. The last variance zone number will be displayed. Each press of the center button will select a new variance zone. When the proper zone is selected, wait 5 seconds to resume normal operation.

 

Outside Mirrors

To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.

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WARNING!

Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side convex mirror will look smaller and f arther away than they really are. Relying too much on your right side mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object.

Use your inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the right side mirror.

SEATS

WARNING!

Front Seat Adjustment

Move seat forward or rearward by lifting the lever. Be sure the latch engages fully.


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 any seat only while the vehicle is parked.

Front Seat Adjustment Recline

To adjust seatback, lift lever, lean back, and release lever at desired position. To return seatback, lift the lever, lean forward and release the lever.