Instrument Cluster

1) Volt Gauge

This gauge shows the electrical system voltage.  The normal operating voltage is from 12 to 16 volts with the engine running.  If the pointer remains at either the high or low ends of the scale, the electrical system should be serviced.

2) Oil Pressure Gage

This gage shows engine oil pressure when the engine is running.  The pressure will vary with engine speed, oil viscosity, and engine temperature.  Oil pressures will be higher as the engine is warming up.  If the pointer remains in the red range, turn off engine until the cause is corrected.

Note: This gage does not indicate the amount of oil in the engine.  The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.  Check the level often during severe usage.

Additional Note: Several sensors in the Prowler are notorious for malfunctioning, while your gauge may reflect a wrong reading your car may drive normal and safely.  However, do so at your own risk, we suggest checking everything out before ignoring a gauge and just gambling that the �sensor� must be bad.

3) Speedometer

Shows the vehicle speed in miles-per-hour and kilometers-per-hour.

4) Odometer/Trip Odometer

The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven.  U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven.  Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed, during repair or replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading before and after the service so that the correct mileage can be determined.

The Trip odometer shows individual trip mileage.  To switch from odometer to trip odometer, press and release the trip button a second time to return to the odometer.  To reset the trip odometer, press and hold the button for at least � second.

5) Transmission Range Indicator

This indicator illuminates to show the automatic transmission gear selection.

6) Trip Odometer Button

Press and release this button to change the display from odometer to trip odometer.  The word TRIP will appear when in the trip odometer mode.  To reset the trip odometer, press and hold the button for at least � second.

Message Center

1) Low Washer Fluid Indicator

This symbol will light whenever the fluid reservoir is less than � filled.  Adding washer fluid will cause the light to go out the next time the ignition is cycled.

2) Check Gauges Indicator

This light illuminates when a low oil pressure, high engine coolant temperature, or charging system problem is detected.

Stop the vehicle and turn off the engine until the cause is corrected.

3) Brake System Indicator

he dual brake system provides a reserve braking capability in the event of failure to a portion of the hydraulic system.

Failure of either half of the dual system is shown by the Brake Warning Light which will come on when the brake pedal is depressed.  The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.

If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.  Continued operation of the vehicle in this condition is dangerous.

The warning light should be checked frequently to assure that it�s operating properly.  This can be done by turning the ignition switch to a point midway between ON and START.  The light should come on.

4) High Beam Indicator

This light shows that the headlights are on high beam.  Pull the turn signal lever towards the steering wheel to switch the headlights from high or low beam.

5) Seat Belt Indicator

This light will come on and a tone will sound several seconds when the ignition is first turned on.  This is a reminder to buckle-up.  The light will come on and remain on whenever the driver�s seat belt is not buckled.

6) Airbag Indicator

This light will come on and remain on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned on.  If the bulb is not lit during starting, have it replaced.  If the light stays on and or comes on during driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

7) Turn Signal Indicator

The turn signal arrows flash to indicate turn signal operation.

8) Malfunction Indicator

This light is part of on board diagnostic system called ODB II which monitors the emissions and engine control systems.  If a problem is detected in one of these systems, the Malfunction Indicator Light will come on.  Although your vehicle will usually be drive able and not need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as possible.

The light will come on when the ignition is first turned on and stay on briefly as a bulb check.  If the bulb does not come on during starting, have the bulb repaired promptly.

If the light is flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur.  Immediate service is required.

Note:  The light may also come on if the gas cap is not tightened securely.  Make sure the gas cap is tightened securely each time you add fuel.

9) Low Tire Indicator

This light will flash slowly and a single tone will sound to warn if tire pressure falls bellow 20 PSI (138 kpa).  The light will flash more rapidly and a continuous tone will sound to warn if tire pressure falls below 14 psi (97 kpa).  If the light stays on, a system failure has occurred.  See your dealer for service.

Although the tires are designed with a �run flat� feature that allows the vehicle to be drive about 50 miles (80 km) at 55 mph (88 kpm), immediate service should be obtained if the Low Tire indicator is activated.

10) Low fuel Indicator

When the fuel level drops to about 2 gallons (7.5l), this indicator will light and remain lit until fuel is added.

11) Cruise Indicator

This light shows that the Speed Control System is ON.

12) Pass Airbag Off Indicator

This light illuminates when the Passenger Airbag has been turned off.

13) Alarm Set Indicator

This light will flash rapidly for several seconds when the alarm is arming.  The light will begin to flash more slowly as an indication that the system is armed.

14) Tachometer

This gage shows engine speed in revolutions-per-minute (RPM) times 1,000.  Avoid excessive engine speeds in any part of the red warning zone, particularly when driving downhill or in low gears.