Dodge Nitro: Illuminated entry - Things to know before starting your vehicle - Dodge Nitro Owner's ManualDodge Nitro: Illuminated entry

The interior lights come on when you open any door or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock any door. They will remain on for approximately 30 seconds after all doors are closed then fade to off. The lights also will fade to off if you turn on the ignition after you close all the doors. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

NOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme downward position), unless the overhead map/reading lights are turned on manually.

    Vehicle security alarm
    The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors, liftgate, and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Vehicle Security Alarm is activated, the alarm provides both audible and visual ...

    Remote keyless entry (RKE)
    This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The ...

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    Limitations
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    Engine oil and filter recommendations
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    Opening/closing the fuel cap
    Fuel vapor expands in hot weather. Open the filler cap slowly. After refueling, close the fuel filler cap by turning it clockwise until it clicks into place. CAUTION • Do not refuel with t ...