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C5  Facts and Secrets


  • Cruise will disengage if you purposely make sharp side to side turns while cruising at say 60 mph.
  • The little yellow “helper light” on the bottom of the rear-view mirror illuminates the shifter area.
  • You can reset the oil life by pumping the gas pedal 3 times (but not with the engine running).
  • Tire inflation recommended pressures are on the driver’s door.
  • Simply remove fuse #2 under the hood and your DRLs will be out permanently.Only thing affected is when you unlock at night using the key fob, your front turn signal lights and back up lights will not flash.Your front turn signals will operate normally, however.
  • The little slotted cover on the dash behind the steering wheel is where the inside air temperature sensor is located.
  • All of the option codes are in the glove box and the build sheet is in the front re-bar.
  • Where the engine is shut off, you can get odometer reading by turning on parking lights.
  • You can pop the trunk and the gas cap cover by pulling on thin metal cables hidden in the back under the carpet.
  • Heads up display (HUD) has a shift light for manuals.
  • You can put your key in the driver’s door and turn it twice towards the front to unlock the passenger door and a third time to pop the trunk.
  • The thing that looks like an LED near the DIC buttons is a light sensor and the one near the UV sensor is for determining A/C usage to compensate for the heating effect of the sun.
  • If you leave your turn signal on, in about 1 minutes it will start to ding (loud enough to hear over the stereo) to let you know you have old timers disease.
  • Hold down the reset button while on one of the trip odometers and it changes that reading to the miles you’ve traveled since the last starting of the engine.
  • Hold down the Active Handling button for 5 seconds to engage “Competitive Driving” on cars equipped with active handling (2000 and previous must be at a stop).
  • If you pull the seatbelts all the way out while you are buckled in, they ratchet back in to hold you tighter into the seat.
  • The side-view mirrors can twist both forward and backward, decreasing the chance of damage if struck.
  • There is a release opening with a flap to let air out when the hatch is closed.It is above driver’s side rear compartment, behind carpet on the side of car.(Not that it works well.)
  • If you turn on the headlights, then go to parking light position, the lamps remain up but the headlights are not left on.
  • If you have the passive entry feature:If you lock your keys in the car, wait a few minutes and then shake the car.That will unlock the car.
  • You can eject the CD from the in-dash player without turning on the power, No key needed.