Suzuki Forenza (2008 year). Instruction - part 5

 

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Suzuki Forenza (2008 year). Instruction - part 5

 

 

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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
windshield glass to avoid causing breaks in
Sunroof
switch and hold it until the sunroof is
the resistive material heating element
closed. The sunroof will stop if the switch is
If your vehicle has this feature, the switch
which can adversely affect radio and
released during operation.
is located between the map lamp buttons.
defogger performance. See your SUZUKI
The sunroof will only operate when the
In both the vent and fully open positions,
dealer for details.
ignition is in the ON position. The sunroof
the air flow can be adjusted for driving
can be opened to a vent position or it can
comfort by pushing and holding the switch
be opened all the way.
until the sunroof moves to the desired posi-
tion.
You must instructionly open
and
close the
The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened
sunroof cover.
or closed if your vehicle has an electrical
failure.
WARNING
Never allow any part of your body
such as hands or head to stick out
of the sunroof opening while the
vehicle is moving.
Be sure there are no hands or other
obstructions in the path of the sun-
roof when you close the sunroof.
Always remove the ignition key
when leaving the vehicle even if for
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a short time. Also do not leave chil-
dren alone in a parked vehicle.
To open the sunroof to the vent position,
Unattended children could use the
push the front part of the switch. To return
sunroof switches and get trapped
the sunroof to its original position, push the
by the sunroof.
rear part of the switch and hold it until the
Do not put your body weight on the
sunroof reaches the desired position.
roof around the sunroof such as by
sitting on it.
To fully open the sunroof, push the rear
When leaving the vehicle unat-
part of the switch. The sunroof will open
tended, close the sunroof fully.
automatically until you push either the front
or the rear part of the switch again. To
close the sunroof, push the front part of the
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
MEMO
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Panel Overview (Sedan)
3-1
Instrument Panel Overview (Wagon)
3-2
Climate Controls
3-13
Warning Lights, Gauges and Indicators
3-18
3
Audio System
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Panel Overview (Sedan)
The main components of your instrument panel are the following:
A. Air Outlet
F. Audio System
K. Cigarette Lighter
B. Instrument Panel Cluster
G. Instrument Panel Brightness Control
L. Glove Box
C. Air Outlet
H. Hood Release
D. Hazard Warning Flashers Button
I. Climate Control System
E. Digital Clock
J. Ashtray
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Instrument Panel Overview (Wagon)
The main components of your instrument panel are the following:
A
B
C D E
F
G H
I
J
K
L
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A. Air Outlet
F. Audio System
K. Cigarette Lighter
B. Instrument Panel Cluster
G. Instrument Panel Brightness Control
L. Glove Box
C. Air Outlet
H. Hood Release
D. Hazard Warning Flashers Button
I. Climate Control System
E. Digital Clock
J. Ashtray
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Hazard Warning Flashers
Other Warning Devices
If you carry reflective triangles, you can set
one up at the side of the road about 300
feet (100m) behind your vehicle.
Horn
(Sedan)
(Wagon)
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You can sound the horn by pressing the
The hazard warning flasher button is
horn symbol on your steering wheel.
Your hazard warning flashers let you warn
located on the center of the instrument
others. They also let police know you have
panel.
a problem. Your front and rear turn signal
Your hazard warning flashers work no mat-
lamps will flash on and off.
ter what position your key is in, and even if
the key isn’t in.
Press the button to make the front and rear
turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press
the button again to turn the flashers off.
When the hazard warning flashers are on,
your turn signals won’t work. Make sure
the hazard warning flasher button is turned
off all the way for normal turn signal opera-
tion.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Tilt Wheel
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Your vehicle has a tilt wheel which allows
you to adjust the steering wheel before you
drive. You can raise it to the highest level to
give your legs more room when you exit
and enter the vehicle.
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To signal a turn, move the lever all the way
The lever on the left side of the steering
up or down. When the turn is finished, the
column includes the following:
lever will return automatically.
• Turn and Lane-Change Signals
• Fog Lamps, if available
• Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
The lever that allows you to tilt the steering
• Flash-to-Pass
wheel is located under the steering col-
umn.
For information on the exterior lamps, see
To tilt the wheel, hold the wheel and push
“Exterior Lamps” in this section.
the lever away from you. Then, move the
An arrow on the instrument panel cluster
wheel to a comfortable position and pull
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
will flash in the direction of the turn or lane
the lever toward you to lock the wheel in
The turn signal has three positions. The
change.
place.
upward and downward positions allow you
to signal a turn or a lane change. At the
To signal a lane change, just raise or lower
WARNING
center position, the turn signal is off.
the lever until the arrow starts to flash.
Hold it there until you complete your lane
Never attempt to adjust the steering
change. The lever will return by itself when
wheel height while the vehicle is
you release it.
moving or you could lose control of
the vehicle.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
As you signal a turn or a lane change, if
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
the arrows flash rapidly, a signal bulb may
The windshield wiper/washer lever is
be burned out and other drivers won’t see
located on the right side of the steering
your turn signal.
wheel.
If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help
Windshield Wiper
avoid an accident. If the arrows don’t go on
at all when you signal a turn, check for
burned-out bulbs and then check the fuse.
When the high beams are on, a light on the
See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in sec-
instrument panel cluster also will be on if
tion 5.
the ignition is ON.
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
To change the headlamps from high beam
to low beam, pull the turn signal/multifunc-
tion lever toward you.
Flash-to-Pass Feature
This feature lets you use your high-beam
headlamps to signal a driver in front of you
that you want to pass.
To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction
Use the windshield wiper/washer lever to
lever toward you until the high-beam head-
lamps come on, then release the lever to
operate the windshield wipers.
turn them off.
HI (High Speed):
Move the lever to this position for wiping at
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high speed.
LO (Low Speed):
To change the headlamps from low beam
Move the lever to this position for steady
to high beam, push the turn signal multi-
wiping at low speed.
function lever away from you.
INT (Intermittent):
Move the lever to this position to choose a
delayed wiping cycle. Turn the band on the
windshield wiper lever toward FAST or
SLOW for a shorter or longer delay
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
between wipes. The wiper speed can only
Windshield Washer
be adjusted when the lever is in the INT
WARNING
position.
• In freezing weather, don’t use your
OFF (Off):
washer until the windshield is
Move the lever to this position to turn off
warmed. Otherwise the washer
the windshield wipers.
fluid can form ice on the wind-
shield, blocking your vision.
Misting Function
• Do not use radiator antifreeze in
Move the lever toward, but not completely
the windshield washer reservoir. It
in, the INT position for a single wiping
can severely impair visibility when
cycle. Hold it there until the windshield wip-
sprayed on the windshield, and can
ers start; then let go. The windshield wip-
also damage your vehicle’s paint.
ers will stop after one cycle. If you want
more wipes, hold the lever toward the INT
position longer.
CAUTION
Remember that damaged wiper blades
To wash your windshield, pull the wind-
To help prevent damage to wind-
may prevent you from seeing well enough
shield wiper/washer lever toward you with
shield wiper and washer system
to drive safely. To avoid damage, be sure to
the ignition in the ON position.
components, you should take the fol-
clear ice and snow from the wiper blades
When you release the lever, the washers
lowing precautions:
before using them.
will stop, but the wipers will continue to
• Do not continue to hold in the lever
If they’re frozen to the windshield, carefully
wipe for about three cycles and will either
when there is no windshield
loosen or thaw them. If your blades do
stop or will resume the speed you were
washer fluid being sprayed or the
become damaged, get new blades or
using before.
washer motor can be damaged.
blade inserts.
• Do not attempt to remove dirt from
a dry windshield with the wipers or
Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper
you can damage the windshield
motor. A circuit breaker will stop the motor
and the wiper blades. Always wet
until it cools. Clear away snow or ice to
the windshield with washer fluid
prevent an overload.
before operating the wipers.
• Clear ice or packed snow from the
wiper blades before using the wip-
ers.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Washer fluid sprays onto the rear window
CAUTION
and the wiper operates continuously when
WARNING
the lever is pushed to the second position.
(Continued)
Cruise control can be dangerous
• Check the washer fluid level regu-
where you cannot drive safely at a
WARNING
larly. Check it often when the
steady speed. So, do not use your
weather is bad.
• Do not spray washer fluid on the
cruise control on winding roads or in
• Only fill the washer fluid reservoir
liftgate window in freezing weather.
heavy traffic.
3/4 full during cold weather to allow
• Warm the tailgate window before
Cruise control can be dangerous on
room for expansion if the tempera-
you operate the liftgate window
slippery roads. On such roads, fast
ture falls low enough to freeze the
washer.
changes in tire traction can cause
solution.
Washer fluid can form ice on a frozen
excessive wheel slip, and you could
liftgate window and obstruct your
lose control. Do not use cruise con-
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
vision.
trol on slippery roads.
Cruise Control
Setting Cruise Control
Cruise Control
If your vehicle has cruise control, you can
WARNING
maintain a speed of about 24 mph (39 km/
If you leave your cruise control on
h) or more without keeping your foot on the
when you are not using cruise, you
accelerator. This can really help on long
might hit a button and go into cruise
trips. Cruise control does not work at
when you do not want to. You could
speeds below 24 mph (39 km/h).
be startled and even lose control.
When you apply your brakes, or depress
Keep the cruise control switch off
the clutch pedal if you have a instruction
until you want to use cruise control.
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transmission, the cruise control shuts off.
If your vehicle has this feature, operate the
rear window washer/wiper system by
pushing the windshield wiper/washer lever
away from you. The wiper operates contin-
uously when the lever is in the first posi-
tion.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
going about 24 mph (39 km/h) or more,
• Press the SET button until you reach the
you can tap the RESUME button.
lower speed you want, then release it.
• To slow down in very small amounts, tap
You will go right back up to your chosen
the SET button. Each time you do this,
speed and stay there.
you will go about
1 mph (1.6 km/h)
If you hold in the RESUME button longer,
slower.
the vehicle will keep going faster until you
release the button or apply the brake
Passing Another Vehicle While Using
pedal. So unless you want to go faster, do
Cruise Control
not hold in the RESUME button.
Use the accelerator pedal to increase your
speed. When you take your foot off the
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise
pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the
Control
cruise control speed you set earlier.
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There are two ways to go to a higher
speed:
Using Cruise Control on Hills
The cruise control pad is located on the
How well your cruise control will work on
• Use the accelerator pedal to get to a
right side of the steering wheel.
hills depends upon your speed, load and
higher speed. Press the SET button,
the steepness of the hills. When going up
1) Press the ON/OFF button to turn cruise
then release the button and the acceler-
steep hills, you may have to step on the
control on.
ator pedal. You will now cruise at the
accelerator pedal to maintain your speed.
2) Accelerate to the speed you want.
higher speed.
When going downhill, you may have to
3) Press the SET button and release it. An
• Press the RESUME button. Hold it there
brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your
indicator light on the instrument panel
until you get up to the speed you want,
speed down. Of course, applying the brake
cluster will come on to show you that
and then release the button. To increase
pedal takes you out of cruise control. Many
the cruise control is on. See “Cruise
your speed in very small amounts, tap
drivers find this to be too much trouble and
Control Light” in this section.
the RESUME button and then release it.
do not use cruise control on steep hills.
4) Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
Each time you do this, your vehicle will
go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster. The
Disengaging Cruise Control
Resuming a Set Speed
accelerate feature will only work after
There are two ways to turn off the cruise
Suppose you set your cruise control at a
you turn on the cruise control by press-
control:
desired speed and then you apply the
ing the SET button.
brake pedal, or depress the clutch pedal if
• Step lightly on the brake pedal, or
you have a instruction transmission. This, of
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise
depress the clutch pedal, if you have a
course, shuts off the cruise control. But
Control
instruction transmission.
you do not need to reset it. Once you are
There are two ways to reduce your speed
• Press the ON/OFF button on the cruise
while using cruise control:
control pad.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Erasing Speed Memory
(Parking Lamps):
An indicator light on the secondary infor-
When you turn off the cruise control or the
Turn the band to this position to turn on the
mation center will come on when the DRL
ignition, your cruise control set speed
parking lamps, together with the previously
system is on. See
“Daytime Running
memory is erased.
listed lamps and lights.
Lamps Indicator Light” in this section.
The DRL system will turn off under the fol-
Exterior Lamps
OFF (Off):
lowing conditions:
The lever on the left side of the steering
Turn the band to this position to turn all
column operates the exterior lamps.
lamps off except the Daytime Running
• The ignition is off, or
Lamps (DRL).
• the parking brakes are on, or
• the high-beam headlamps are on, or
Lamps On Reminder
• the low-beam headlamps are on, or
You will hear a warning chime when the
• flash-to-pass is used.
exterior lamp band is in the
or
As with any vehicle, you should turn on the
position and driver’s door is open.
regular headlamp system when you need
it.
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make
Fog Lamps
it easier for others to see the front of your
If your vehicle has this feature, use your
vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful
fog lamps for better visibility in foggy or
in many different driving conditions, but
misty conditions.
they can be especially helpful in the short
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periods after dawn and before sunset.
The control for your front fog lamps is
located on the middle of the turn signal/
The DRL system will make your low-beam
The exterior lamp band
has three posi-
multifunction lever. To turn on front fog
headlamps come on in daylight when the
tions:
lamps, turn the fog lamp band to ON. To
following conditions are met:
turn off the front fog lamps, turn the fog
(Headlamps):
• The ignition is on, and
lamp band to OFF.
Turn the band to this position to turn on the
• the exterior lamp band is in OFF or in the
headlamps, together with the following:
parking lamp position, and
• the parking brake is released.
• Tail Lamps
• License Plate Lamp
When the DRL system is on, the tail lamps,
• Instrument Panel Lights
side marker lamps, parking lamps and
instrument panel lights will not be illumi-
The headlamps will turn off automatically
nated unless you have turned the exterior
when the ignition switch is turned to LOCK
lamps control to the parking lamp position.
or ACC.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Interior Lamps
Dome Lamp
Instrument Panel Brightness
This feature controls the brightness of the
instrument panel lights.
The switch on this lamp has three posi-
tions.
ON:
The light comes on and stays on regard-
less of whether a door is open or closed.
An indicator light on the secondary infor-
(Door):
mation center will come on when the fog
The light comes on when a door is opened.
lamps are on. See “Fog Lamp Light” in this
After all doors are closed, the light stays on
section.
for about 7 seconds, and then fades out.
When using fog lamps, the ignition must be
The thumbwheel for this feature is located
OFF:
on as well as the parking lamps or low-
on the instrument panel to the left of the
The light remains off even when a door is
beam headlamps.
steering wheel.
opened.
The fog lamps will turn off whenever the
Turn the thumbwheel up to brighten the
high-beam headlamps are turned on.
instrument panel lights or down to dim
Map Lamps
When the high beams are turned off, the
them.
fog lamps will come on again.
Your vehicle has map lamps. To turn a
lamp on, press the button next to it. Press
the button again to turn it off.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Accessory Power Outlet
With the accessory power outlet you can
CAUTION
CAUTION
plug in auxiliary electrical equipment such
When using the accessory power
Power outlets are designed for acces-
as a cellular phone or CB radio.
outlet, the maximum electrical load
sory plugs only. Do not hang any
The accessory power outlet is located on
must not exceed 12V-10A. Be sure to
type of accessory or accessory
the front side of the center console below
turn off any electrical equipment
bracket from the plug. Improper use
the front ashtray. Another power outlet is
when not in use. Leaving electrical
of the power outlet can cause dam-
located on the left side of the luggage area
equipment on for extended periods
age not covered by your warranty.
only in the Wagon models.
can drain the battery.
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
Certain electrical accessories may not be
compatible with the accessory power outlet
and could result in blown vehicle or
adapter fuses. If you experience a prob-
lem, see your SUZUKI dealer for additional
information on the accessory power outlet.
CAUTION
Adding some electrical equipment to
(Sedan/Wagon)
(Wagon only)
your vehicle can damage it or keep
other things from working as they
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should. This wouldn’t be covered by
your warranty. Check with your
To use the outlet, remove the cover. When
SUZUKI dealer before adding electri-
not in use, always cover the outlet with the
cal equipment, and never use any-
The front ashtray is located at the lower
protective cap. The accessory power outlet
thing that exceeds the amperage
part of the center of the instrument panel.
is operational when the ignition is in the
rating.
To remove the front ashtray for cleaning,
ACC or ON positions.
open the ashtray fully, lift the inner case up
When adding electrical equipment, be sure
and then pull it out.
to follow the proper installation instructions
included with the equipment.
The rear ashtray is located at the bottom of
the rear center console. Pull the ashtray
toward the rear of the vehicle to open it. To
remove the rear ashtray, press in the
retaining spring and pull the bin out.
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M (Minute):
WARNING
CAUTION
To go forward one minute, press the “M”
button once, with the ignition on. To go for-
Don’t put papers or other flammable
Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with
ward more than one minute, press and
items into your ashtrays. Hot ciga-
your hand while it is heating. If you
hold the button until the correct minute is
rettes or other smoking materials
do, it won’t be able to back away from
reached.
could ignite them, causing a damag-
the heating element when it’s ready.
ing fire.
That can make it overheat, damaging
S (Set):
the lighter and the heating element.
To reset the time to the nearest hour, press
the “S” button.
Clock
For example, if this button is pressed while
The time is displayed in the digital clock
the time is between 8:00 and 8:29, the dis-
when the ignition is on. The clock is
play is set to 8:00. If this button is pressed
located in the center of the instrument
while the time is between 8:30 and 8:59,
panel. There are three adjusting buttons
the display is set to 9:00.
for the digital clock:
After disconnecting the battery or after
replacing the fuse, reset the clock.
The cigarette lighter is located to the right
of the front ashtray.
To use it, turn the ignition to ACC or ON,
push the cigarette lighter in all the way and
let go. When it’s ready, it will pop back out
by itself.
H (Hour):
To go forward one hour, press the “H” but-
ton once, with the ignition on. To go for-
ward more than one hour, press and hold
the button until the correct hour is reached.
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Climate Controls
The fan must be turned on to run the air
(Front):
conditioning compressor.
This mode directs air to the instrument
Climate Control System
panel outlets.
With this system you can control the heat-
Temperature Control
ing, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle.
You can control the temperature of the air
that comes through the air vents by turning
the temperature control knob.
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Turn this knob clockwise or counterclock-
wise to manually increase or decrease the
temperature inside your vehicle. Turn the
knob to the blue area to get cool air and to
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the red area to get warm air.
Fan Control
You can control the rate of airflow coming
Air Distribution
from the system by turning the fan control
knob.
To change the current mode, select one of
the following from the air distribution mode
Turn this knob clockwise or counterclock-
knob.
wise to increase or decrease the fan
speed. In any setting other than off, the fan
will run continuously with the ignition on.
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(Bi-Level):
(Floor):
Recirculation
This mode directs approximately half of the
This mode directs most of the air to the
air to the instrument panel outlets, and
floor outlets. Some of the air will also be
then directs the remaining air to the floor
directed to the windshield, instrument
outlets.
panel side outlets, and rear outlets. Be
sure to keep the area under the front seats
clear to allow the flow of air to the rear
compartment.
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Press this button when driving in dusty
conditions or to avoid traffic or outside
fumes, and when quick cooling or heating
of the passenger area is required. The
indicator light will illuminate and interior air
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will be reclaculated.
Pressing the recirculation mode button
again will draw outside air into the passen-
ger compartment. The indicator will go out.
Your windows may fog if you use the recir-
culation mode for extended periods. If this
happens, select the defrost mode.
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