battery JEEP COMPASS 2016 1.G User Guide
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• Before exiting a vehicle, always shift the automatic transmission into PARK orthe manual transmission into FIRST gear or REVERSE, apply the parking
brake, turn the vehicle OFF, remove the key fob from the ignition and lock your
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of
reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should
be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the transmission gear
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to
children). A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the
The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with
• Push the REMOTE START button
on the Key Fob twice within five seconds.
Pushing the REMOTE START button a third time shuts the engine off.
• To drive the vehicle, push the UNLOCK button, insert the key in the ignition and turn to the ON/RUN position.
With Remote Start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes (timeout) unless the
ignition key is placed in the ON/RUN position.
The vehicle must be started with the key after two consecutive timeouts.
All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will Remote Start:
• Gear selector in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pushed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pushed
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Vehicle Security Alarm not active
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• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gascontains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
Keep Key Fob transmitters away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors for unauthorized entry and the
ignition for unauthorized operation. While the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed,
interior switches for door locks and decklid release are disabled. If something triggers
the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide the following audible and visible
signals: the horn will pulse, the park lamps and/or turn signals will flash, and the
Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash.
To Arm The System:
Lock the door using either the power door lock switch (one door must be open) or the
LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter (doors can be open or
closed), and close all doors.
The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash for 16 seconds. This
shows that the Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During this period, if a door is
opened, the ignition is cycled to ON/RUN, or the power door locks are unlocked in any
manner, the Vehicle Security Alarm will automatically disarm.
• The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the doors with the manual door lock plungers.
• Once armed, the Vehicle Security Alarm disables the unlock switch on the driver door trim panel and passenger door trim panel.
To Disarm The System:
Push the Key Fob UNLOCK button or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your vehicle. However, you can
create conditions where the Vehicle Security Alarm will give you a false alarm. If one
of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the Vehicle Security
Alarm 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 Vehicle
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery becomes disconnected, the
Vehicle Security Alarm will remain armed when the battery is reconnected. The
exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle
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• Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or window. Situpright in the center of the seat.
• Being too close to the Side Air Bags during deployment could cause you to be
severely injured or killed.
• Relying on the Side Air Bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a
collision. The Side Air Bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, Side Air Bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belt
even though you have Side Air Bags.
• This vehicle is equipped with left and right Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABICs). Do not stack luggage or other cargo up high
enough to block the deployment of the SABICs. The trim covering above the
side windows where the SABIC and its deployment path are located should
remain free from any obstructions.
• This vehicle is equipped with SABICs. In order for the SABICs to work as
intended, do not install any accessory items in your vehicle which could alter
the roof. Do not add an aftermarket sunroof to your vehicle. Do not add roof
racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on
the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the vehicle for any reason.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects between you and the Side Air
Bags; the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact, if the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the event, the ORC will determine
whether to have the Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or until the hazard light button
is pushed. The hazard lights can be deactivated by pushing the hazard light
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the battery has power.
• Unlock the power door locks.
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System functions after an event,
the ignition switch must be changed from ignition START or ON/RUN to ignition OFF.
Carefully check the vehicle for fuel leaks in the engine compartment and on the
ground near the engine compartment and fuel tank before resetting the system and
starting the engine.
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There are many ways to play music from MP3 players or USB devices through your
vehicle's sound system.
The remote USB port, located in the glove box, allows you to connect an AUX/USB
into the vehicle's sound system.
•Non-Touchscreen Radios: To hear audio from devices connected to the USB port,
push the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate.
• Touchscreen Radios: To hear audio from devices connected to the USB port, push
the MEDIA button on the faceplate, then press the “AUX” or “iPod” button on the
When connected to this feature:
• The AUX/USB can be controlled using the radio buttons to Play, Browse, and
List the external devices contents.
• The AUX/USB battery charges when plugged into the USB port (if sup-
ported by the specific audio device).
• Compatible iPod devices may also be controllable using voice commands.
Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for details.
The USB port supports certain Mini, Classic, Nano, Touch, and iPhone devices. The
USB port also supports playing music from compatible external USB Mass Storage
Class memory devices. For supported audio file formats, refer to the USB Port section
in the Owner's Manual on the DVD. Refer to UconnectPhone.com website for a list of
tested iPods. Some iPod software versions may not fully support the USB port
features. Please visit Apple’s website for iPod software updates.
Do not plug in or remove the iPod or external device while driving. Failure to follow
this warning could result in a collision.
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UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (HomeLink)
• HomeLink replaces up to three hand-held transmitters that operate devices suchas garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt battery.
• The HomeLink buttons that are located in the overhead console or sunvisor designate the three different HomeLink channels.
• The HomeLink indicator is located above the center button.
Before You Begin Programming
Ensure that your vehicle is parked out-
side of the garage before you begin pro-
For efficient programming and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency sig-
nal, it is recommended that a new battery
be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
the device that is being programmed to
the HomeLink system.
To erase the channels, place the ignition
switch into the ON/RUN position, then
push and hold the two outside HomeLink
buttons (I and III) for up to 20 seconds or
until the red indicator flashes.
Erasing all channels should only be performed when programming HomeLink for the
first time. Do not erase channels when programming additional buttons.
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free
1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
1 — HomeLink Channels
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Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward thewheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully tighten the lug nuts
until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack handle counterclockwise.
4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the wrench while at the end of the handle for increased leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each nut
has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of each lug nut is 100 ft/lbs
(135 N·m). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly seated against the wheel.
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jump-started using a set of jumper
cables and a battery in another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster pack.
Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly so please follow the procedures
in this section carefully.
When using a portable battery booster pack follow the manufacturer’s operating
instructions and precautions.
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any other booster source with a
system voltage greater than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen. It could rupture or explode
and cause personal injury.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the engine compartment below
the air intake duct. To access the battery remove the air intake duct by turning the
two finger screws, located on the radiator support.
Air Intake Duct/Finger Screws
1 — Air Intake Duct
2 — Finger Screws
1 — Negative Terminal
2 — Positive Terminal
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• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It canstart anytime the ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by moving fan
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch bands and bracelets that could
make an inadvertent electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your skin or eyes and generate
hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or sparks
away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK (manual transmission to NEUTRAL) and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a ground
connection and personal injury could result.
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could result in personal injury or
property damage due to battery explosion.
Failure to follow these procedures could result in damage to the charging system
of the booster vehicle or the discharged vehicle.
Remove Air Intake before proceeding with this Jump-Starting procedure.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+)end of the jumper cable to the positive (+)post of the
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+)jumper cable to the positive (+)post
of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative end (-)of the jumper cable to the negative (-)post of the
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4. Connect the opposite end of the negative(-)jumper cable to a good engine ground
(exposed metal part of the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery and
the fuel injection system.
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)post of the discharged battery.
The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and could result
in personal injury. Only use the specific ground point, do not use any other exposed
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-)end of the jumper cable from the engine ground of the
vehicle with the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-)jumper cable from the negative (-)
post of the booster battery.
3. Disconnect the positive (+)end of the jumper cable from the positive (+)post of
the booster battery.
4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+)jumper cable from the positive (+)
post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
5. Reinstall the air intake duct.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle you should have the battery
and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s
battery, even when not in use (i.e., cellular devices, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in
long enough without engine operation, the vehicle’s battery will discharge suffi-
ciently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position,
you can use the following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the shift lever override access cover (located on the right side of the shift lever housing).
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
1. Washer Fluid Reservoir
2. Brake Fluid Reservoir
3. Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
4. Air Cleaner Filter
5. Air Intake (Remove to Access Battery)
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE