Secrets of the C5

An interesting list of C5 secrets, obtained from

* The little yellow “helper light” on the bottom of the rear-view mirror that illuminates the shifter area.

* You can put your key in the driver’s door lock and turn it twice towards the front to unlock the passenger door and a third time to pop the trunk.

* 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 are in the glove box.

* Tire inflation recommended pressures are on the driver’s door.

* The thing that looks like a little LED near the DIC buttons is a light sensor.

* The thing that looks like a little LED near the defroster vent is a UV sensor for determining A/C usage to compensate for the heating effect of the sun.

* If you leave your turn signal on, in about 1 minute it will start to ding (loud enough to hear over the stereo) to let you know you have old timers disease.

* You can reset the oil life by pumping the gas pedal 3 times (but not with the engine on)

* Hold down the reset button while on one of the trip odometers and it changes that reading to the miles you have traveled since last starting the engine.

* The side view mirrors can twist both forward and backward, decreasing the chance of damage if struck.

* If you have a 6-speed car you can pop the trunk when the car is running by lifting the e-brake.

* The HUD has a shift light for the manuals

* You can eject a cd from the in-dash player without turning on any power. The key does not even have to be in the ignition.

* When the engine is shut off, you can get the odometer reading by turning on the parking lights. 

One Response to “Secrets of the C5”

  1. KBD says:

    Retraining tire pressure sensors is surprisingly easy. Here’s a YouTube post that will show you how to do it in less than five minutes with only your keyfob and a magnet! Check it out.

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