Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual
Vehicle FeaturesIn Brief / Vehicle Features
VOL/ : Press to turn the system
RADIO/BAND: Press to choose between FM and AM.
MENU/SEL: Turn to select radio stations.
Press to show available information about the current station or track.
SEEK: Press to seek the previous
SEEK: Press to seek the next station
Buttons 1–6: Press to save and select favorite stations
For more information about these and other radio features.
Storing a Favorite Station
Stations from all bands can be stored in the favorite lists in any order. Up to six stations can be stored in each favorite page and the number of available favorite pages can be set.
To store the station to a position in the list, press the corresponding numeric button 1-6 until the station can be heard again.
Setting the Clock
For detailed instructions on setting either clock, see Clock.
To set the time:
1. Press to enter the menu options.
2. Press + or − to decrease or increase the Hours and Minutes displayed on the clock.
12/24 HR Format: Press the 12 HR screen button for standard time; press the 24 HR screen button for military time.
Day + or Day −: Press the Day + and Day − display buttons to increase or decrease the day.
Display: Press the Display to turn the display of the time on the screen on or off.
Vehicles with a SiriusXM® satellite radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM satellite radio subscription can receive SiriusXM programming.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service
SiriusXM is a satellite radio service based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces.
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-free music, coast to coast, and in digital-quality sound.
A fee is required to receive the SiriusXM service.
• www.siriusxm.com or call 1-866-635-2349 (U.S.).
• www.xmradio.ca or call
Portable Audio Devices
Some vehicles have a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) auxiliary input and a USB port in the center console bin.
External devices such as iPods®, laptop computers, MP3 players, CD changers, and USB drives may be connected, depending on the audio system.
The Bluetooth® system allows users with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to make and receive hands-free calls using the vehicle audio system and controls.
The Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone must be paired with the in-vehicle Bluetooth system before it can be used in the vehicle. Not all phones will support all functions.
Steering Wheel Controls
Some audio steering wheel controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel.
: Press to interact with the available
: Press to silence the vehicle speakers
Toggle up or down to select the next or previous favorite radio station, CD, or MP3 track.
+ VOL −: Press + to increase the volume; press − to decrease the volume.
ON/OFF CRUISE: Press
CANCEL: Press to disengage cruise
RES/+: Move the thumbwheel up to make the vehicle resume to a previously set speed or to accelerate.
SET/−: Move the thumbwheel down toward SET/- to set a speed and activate cruise control, or to make the vehicle decelerate.
See the infotainment manual for information on the radio, audio players, phone, navigation system, and voice or speech recognition.
There is also information on settings and downloadable applications (if equipped).
Driver Information Center (DIC)
The DIC display is located in the center of the instrument panel cluster. It shows the status of many vehicle systems.
The DIC buttons are located below the climate control system.
MENU: Press this button to get to the Trip/Fuel Menu and the Vehicle Information
SET/CLR: Use this button to set or clear the menu item when it is displayed.
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
For vehicles with FCA, this system is intended to help avoid or reduce the harm caused by front-end crashes. FCA provides a flashing visual alert and beeps when approaching a vehicle directly ahead too quickly. FCA also provides a visual alert if following another vehicle much too closely.
The forward-looking FCA camera sensor is on the windshield ahead of the rearview mirror. FCA detects vehicles within a distance of approximately 60m (197 ft) and operates at speeds above 40 km/h (25 mph).
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
For vehicles with LDW, it is intended to help avoid unintentional lane departures. It may provide a warning if the vehicle is crossing a lane without using a turn signal.
LDW uses a camera sensor to detect the lane markings. It only operates at speeds of 56 km (35 mph) or greater.
The LDW indicator, , appears green if
It changes to amber, flashes, and sounds three chimes if the vehicle crosses a detected lane marking without using the turn signal.
To turn LDW on and off, press the LANE DEPART button, located on the steering wheel.
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
If available, the RVC displays a view of the area behind the vehicle when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). The display will appear on the radio screen.
To clean the camera lens above the license plate, rinse it with water and wipe it with a soft cloth.
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
If available, this system uses sensors on the rear bumper to assist with parking and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse).
It operates at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). URPA uses audible beeps to provide distance and system information.
Keep the sensors on the vehicle's rear bumper clean to ensure proper operation.
Roof Rack System
The roof rack cross rails can be locked in four positions along the roof rack side rails. Lift the lever to release and move the cross rail.
Push the lever down to completely engage into the side rail holes. Slide the cross rails back and forth until the lock pins engage in the holes and a click is heard.
When the roof rack is not in use, lock one cross rail at the furthest forward position and lock the other cross rail at the furthest rearward position to reduce wind noise.
The accessory power outlets can be used to connect electrical equipment, such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
There are four accessory power outlets in the following locations: below the CD slot, inside the center console storage, on the rear of the center console storage, and in the rear cargo compartment.
To use the outlets, remove the cover and close when not in use.
Universal Remote System
This system, in the overhead console, provides a way to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home automation devices.
Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the Universal Remote system. Because of the steps involved, it may be helpful to have another person available to assist with programming the Universal Remote system.