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In the 2010 Equinox Manual (pages 4-31 through 4-38), has anyone "tested" some of the messages to see if the come on?

The following didn't work for me:
1. "Shift To Park" on page 4-38
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2. "Turn Wiper Control to Intermittent First" on page 4-38

I have an 2LT Equinox, so I didn't know if these messages were only applicable to the LTZ model. Anyone else try these? Nothing major...was just curious.

I do miss the feature in my 2002 TrailBlazer that would turn off any lights in the car (headlights or inside lights) after about 10 minutes...and the warning chime if you left your directional signal/blinker on too long. Not sure why GM would not make those pretty much standard features across all vehicles. The "Battery Saver" feature in the Equinox seems to only work while you are driving.
 

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I have a 2011 1LT. I wanted a 2LT just for the fog lights but settled for a 1LT.

I have not tested the messages which you are referring to. But the other morning with temps around 36 degrees I got a message on startup saying "Ice Possible Drive With Care". To be honest, I did not read the manual and so I did not know that messages like that would appear. So for me it was a nice surprise. After reading that section of the manual I see there are other messages that appear including "Turn Wiper Control to Intermittent First"

The one feature I miss from my 2002 Oldsmobie Alero was with the doors locked and you outside you could pull on the door handle and the interior lights would come on. A safety feature to see if anyone was lying in wait for you on the inside I guess. Oh, and I miss my fog lights.
 

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LeftyPJB said:
I do miss the feature in my 2002 TrailBlazer that would turn off any lights in the car (headlights or inside lights) after about 10 minutes...and the warning chime if you left your directional signal/blinker on too long. Not sure why GM would not make those pretty much standard features across all vehicles. The "Battery Saver" feature in the Equinox seems to only work while you are driving.
Well I know for a fact that out 1LT has the "directional signal on too long" audible warning with a visual warning on the driver display since it happened to me. I also quite sure that it has interior lighting shut down after a certain time and probably even exterior lights. I'm going to test that this weekend to satisfy my curiosity.
 

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I would recommend taking the vehicle into your local dealership to be diagnosed. They should be able to assist you further and have a plan for addressing the issue. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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It has battery rundown protection. Excerpt from review: http://www.acarplace.com/reviews/2010/equinox.html

Like other GM vehicles, this one comes with battery run-down protection, 24 hour roadside assistance, and GM's unusual oil life monitoring system, which can let owners extend oil life well beyond the dealer-recommend 3 months/3,000 mile intervals, without damage or excess wear to the engine. Some owners get ten months out of the same oil, without problems, and the oil monitor helps to extend the intervals with confidence.

from Cars.com http://www.cars.com/chevrolet/equinox/2010/specs/
 

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