Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well your cruise control will work on hills depends
upon your speed, load and the steepness of the
hills. When going up steep hills, you may have to
step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed.
When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to
a lower gear to keep your speed down. Applying the
brake or shifting into a lower gear will take you out
of cruise control. If you need to apply the brake or shift
to a lower gear due to the grade of the downhill slope,
you may not want to attempt to use your cruise
Ending Cruise Control
To end a cruise control session, step lightly on the
Stepping on the brake will end the current cruise control
session only. Press the cruise on/off button to turn off
the system completely.
If the driver takes over the acceleration pedal for more
than sixty seconds, cruise control will shut off.
Erasing Speed Memory
When you turn off the cruise control with the button on
the steering wheel or turn the ignition to LOCK, your
cruise control set speed memory is erased.
The exterior lamp control is located on the turn
(Exterior Lamp Control): Turn the control with this
symbol on it to operate the exterior lamps.
The exterior lamp control has the following positions:
AUTO (Off/Automatic Headlamps): Turn the control to
this position to put the headlamps in automatic mode.
Automatic mode will turn the exterior lamps on and
off depending upon how much light is available outside
of the vehicle.
(Parking Lamps): Turn the control to this position
to turn on the parking lamps together with the following:
License Plate Lamps
Instrument Panel Lights
(Headlamps): Turning the control to this
position turns on the headlamps, together with the
previously listed lamps and lights.
Headlamps on Reminder
If you open the driver’s door with the ignition off and the
lamps on, you will hear a warning chime.