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mA Word About Your Keys..................12
NWireless Ignition Node (WIN).............12
mSentry KeytImmobilizer System.............15
mSecurity Alarm System Ð If Equipped.........18
NRearming Of The System.................18
mIlluminated Entry System Ð If Equipped.......20
mRemote Keyless Entry (RKE) Ð If Equipped.....21
NUsing The RKE Transmitter...............21mRemote Starting System Ð If Equipped........27
NHow To Use Remote Start................28
NManual Door Locks.....................31
NPower Door Locks Ð If Equipped..........32
NPower Vent Windows Ð If Equipped........36
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NOTE:If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the sys-
tem's memory. This will prevent the lost key from
starting your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be
reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an
authorized dealer at the time of service to be repro-
The Sentry Keytsystem complies with FCC rules Part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
²This device may not cause harmful interference.
²This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undes-
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM Ð IF EQUIPPED
The Vehicle Security Alarm system monitors the vehicle
doors for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for
unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the
system provides both audible and visual signals. For the
first three minutes the horn will sound and the headlights
and Vehicle Security Light will flash repeatedly. For an
additional 15 minutes only the headlights and security
telltale will flash. The engine will run only if a valid key
is used to start the vehicle.
Rearming Of The System
The Security System will rearm itself after the 15 addi-
tional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security Light
flashing, if the system has not been disabled. If the
condition which initiated the alarm is still present, the
system will ignore that condition and monitor the re-
maining doors and ignition.
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Arming The System
Remove the key from the ignition switch and either press
a power door lock switch while the driver or passenger
door is open or press the LOCK button on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. After all the doors are
locked and closed the Vehicle Security Light in the
instrument cluster will flash rapidly to signal that the
system is arming. The Vehicle Security Light in the
instrument panel cluster will flash rapidly for about 16
seconds to indicate that the alarm is being set. After the
alarm is set, the Vehicle Security Light, located in the
instrument cluster, will flash at a slower rate to indicate
that the system is armed.
NOTE:If the Vehicle Security Light stays on continu-
ously during vehicle operation, have the system checked
by your authorized dealer.
Disarm The System
Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter
or insert a valid ignition key into the ignition switch and
turn the key to the ON position.
²The driver's door key cylinder and the liftgate button
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
²The system remains armed during liftgate entry. Press-
ing the liftgate button will not disarm the system. If
someone enters the vehicle through the liftgate and
opens any door the alarm will sound.
²When the system is armed, the interior power door
lock switches will not unlock the doors.
The Vehicle Security Alarm system is designed to protect
your vehicle; however, you can create conditions where
the system will give you a false alarm. If one of the
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previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
system will arm regardless of whether you are in the
vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open a
door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the
If the Security Alarm System is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the system will remain armed
when the battery is reconnected; the exterior lights will
flash, the horn will sound, and the ignition will not start
the vehicle. If this occurs, disarm the system.
If something has triggered the system in your absence,
the horn will sound three times when you unlock the
doors and the security telltale light will flash for 30
seconds. Check the vehicle for tampering.
Security System Manual Override
The system will not arm if you lock the doors using the
manual door lock plunger.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM Ð IF EQUIPPED
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or open the
doors. This feature is only available if you have RKE.
The lights will fade to off after approximately 10 seconds
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
switch is turned ON.
²The front courtesy overhead console, door courtesy
and liftgate lights do not turn on if the dimmer control
is in the interior lights ON position (extreme top
²The Illuminated Entry System will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the extreme downward position.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) Ð IF
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate, and activate the PANIC alarm, optional power
liftgate, left power sliding door, and right power sliding
door from distances up to about 23 ft (7 m) using a
hand-held radio RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter
need not be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
NOTE:If the key is in the ignition switch, then all
buttons on that RKE transmitter will be disabled. The
buttons on the remaining transmitters will work. If the
gear selector lever is out of PARK, all the RKE transmitter
buttons are disabled for all keys.
Two transmitters may be supplied with the vehicle.
Vehicles built without the powered options will be
equipped from the factory with three-button transmitters
and those built with power options will be equipped
with up to seven-buttons on the transmitter.
Using The RKE Transmitter
Three-button transmitters will provide basic UNLOCK,
LOCK and PANIC functions.
Seven-button transmitters will provide functions that
allow the same basic operation as the three-button, but
may also be used to OPEN/CLOSE the optional power
Three-Button RKE transmitter Fob With Integrated Key
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Using The PANIC Alarm
To turn the PANIC Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
least one second and release. When the PANIC Alarm is
on, the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will
pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on.
The PANIC Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second
time or by turning the ignition switch to the ON position.
NOTE:When you turn off the PANIC Alarm by press-
ing the PANIC button a second time, you may have to be
closer to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of
Open/Close Power Liftgate Ð If Equipped
Press the LIFTGATE button twice on the RKE transmitter
within five seconds to Open/Close Power Liftgate. The
liftgate will beep for three seconds and then open/close.If the button is pushed while the liftgate is being power
closed, the liftgate will reverse to the full open position.
If the liftgate is locked and is not equipped with a
powered liftgate, pressing the button twice will result in
the liftgate becoming unlocked for 30 seconds allowing
you to manually access the liftgate area.
The power liftgate may also be opened and closed by
pressing the button located on the overhead console.
If equipped with a rear interior switch on the left rear
pillar, pushing once will close the liftgate only. The
liftgate cannot be opened from this switch.
Open/Close Power Left Power Sliding Door Ð If
Press the Left Power Sliding Door button twice on the
RKE transmitter within five seconds to Open/Close
Power Left Power Sliding Door. If the button is pushed
while the door is being power-closed, the door will
reverse to the full open position.
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This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
²This device may not cause harmful interference.
²This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired op-
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions.
1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected
life of the battery is a minimum of three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM Ð IF EQUIPPED
Remote Starting conveniently starts the engine from
outside the vehicle by using the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter while maintaining the Security Alarm
System. The Remote Starting System has a targeted range
of 328 ft (100 m). In order to Remote Start your vehicle,
the hood, liftgate, and all the doors must be closed and
the transmission gear selector lever in PARK.
NOTE:Remote Starting requires automatic transaxle-
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honk twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start
and the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start mode for
a 15 minute cycle.
²If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start
will automatically LOCK the doors.
²The park lights will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
²For security, power window and power sunroof op-
eration (if so equipped) are disabled when the vehicle
is in the Remote Start mode.
²The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15 minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third
To Enter the Vehicle After Remote Start
To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
Remote Start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
UNLOCK button on the transmitter. After the vehicle is
unlocked, you have 60 seconds to enter the vehicle, insert
the key into the ignition switch and move it to the RUN
position, otherwise the engine will cancel Remote Start-
ing and automatically turn off.
To Exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of the 15 minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch
to the ON position.
²The ignition switch must be in the ON position in
order to drive the vehicle.
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²For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the message ªInsert Key/
Turn To Runº will flash in the EVIC until you insert
the key. Once inserted, the message ªTurn To Runº
will flash in the EVIC until you turn the key to run.
Cancel Remote Start
Remote Starting will also cancel if any of the following
²The engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500.
²Any engine warning telltale lights come on.
²The hood is opened.
²The Hazard Switch is pressed.
²The transmission gear selector lever is moved out of
²Pressing the brake pedal.
²Allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
To Turn Off the Engine While in Remote Start
Press and release the Remote Start button one time.
NOTE:To avoid inadvertent shut downs, the system
will disable the one time press of the Remote Start button
for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote Start
When To Reset Remote Start
The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
failed start, where the Remote Starting sequence was
initiated but the engine stopped cranking without start-
ing. After either of these conditions, or if the Security
Alarm System is alarming, or if the PANIC button was
pressed, the vehicle must be reset by inserting a valid key
into the ignition switch, rotating to the RUN position,
and then rotating back to the LOCK/OFF position.
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Lighting - If Equippedº under ªLightingº in ªUnder-
standing The Features Of Your Vehicleº in Section 3.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER Ð IF EQUIPPED
HomeLinktreplaces up to three remote controls (hand-
held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security
systems. The HomeLinktunit operates off your vehicle's
The HomeLinktbuttons that are located in the headliner
or sun visor designate the three different HomeLinkt
NOTE:HomeLinktis disabled when the Vehicle Secu-
rity Alarm is active.
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