To apply parking brake, grasp handle firmly and pull upward until
handle is locked in a straight-up position.
a. Ensure parking brake is applied.
b. Adjust drivers seat (para. 2-14).
Visibility may be restricted with right rearview mirror.
c. Adjust left and right rearview mirrors. Ensure both mirrors provide a clear
view (para. 3-24 or 3-25).
d. Ensure all windows are clean. If not, clean windows before attempting to
move vehicle (refer to table 2-1).
Ensure all slack from two-point seatbelt adjusting strap or three-
point seatbelt is removed. Two-point seatbelt retracts but does not
lock in any position. Three-point seatbelt retracts and will lock only
during sudden stops or impact. Injury to personnel will result if an
accident occurs and seatbelt is not used or adjusted properly.
Fasten unused seatbelts to protect the belt ends from damage or
e. Fasten and adjust seatbelt (para. 2-16).
f. Place transmission shift lever (8) in N (neutral) and transfer case shift
lever (7) in desired range. See table 1-9 for transfer case range selection.
Do not leave rotary switch in RUN position for extended periods
of time. Glow plugs will continue to cycle and batteries will
discharge leading to a no-start condition.
Glare from the sun may make it difficult to tell if the wait-to-
start lamp assembly is illuminated. If this occurs, shade the light
with your hands to ensure that the wait-to-start lamp assembly
goes out before attempting to start the vehicle.
Starting the engine before the wait-to-start lamp goes out can
result in starting problems.
g. Place rotary switch (1) to RUN and wait until WAIT-TO-START lamp