1997 Pontiac Firebird Owner's Manual

1997 Pontiac Firebird owners manual
Year:
1997
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Firebird
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
19.2 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Seats and Seat Controls
9
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
14
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
28
Seat Passengers
34
Children
37
Child Restraints
39
Larger Children
45
Safety Belt Extender
48
Checking Your Restraint Systems
48
Replacing Restraint System Parts
48
Features and Controls
50
Keys
51
Door Locks
53
Remote Keyless Entry System
55
Hatch
59
Theft
61
Vehicle and Content Theft-Deterrent System
62
PASS-K 11
65
Feature Customization
66
New Vehicle “Break-In”
72
Ignition Switch
72
Starting Your Engine
74
Engine Coolant Heater
76
Automatic Transmission Operation
77
Manual Transmission
81
Parking Brake
86
Shifting Into PARK (P)
87
Parking Your Vehicle
89
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
89
Parking Over Things That Burn
90
Engine Exhaust
90
Windows
92
Horn
92
Tilt Steering Wheel
93
Turn SignaVMultifunction
93
Lamps
100
Interior Lamps
103
Mirrors
105
Storage Compartments
107
Ashtray and Lighter
108
Sun Visors
109
Floor Mats
110
Convertible Top
117
Instrument Panel
123
Warning Lights, Cages and Indicators
126
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
140
Comfort Controls
141
Cooling
142
Heating
143
Bi-Level Heating
143
Ventilation
143
Defogging and Defrosting
143
Rear Window Defogger
144
Ventilation System
144
Audio Systems
145
Setting the Clock for All Systems
145
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
146
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
149
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc
153
Trunk Mounted CD Changer
155
Theft-Deterrent Feature
158
Steering Wheel Controls
160
Understanding Radio Reception
161
Tips About Your Audio System
161
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
162
Care of Your Compact Discs
162
Power Antenna Mast Care
163
Your Driving and the Road
166
Defensive Driving
167
Drunken Driving
167
Control of a Vehicle
170
Braking
171
Steering
175
Off-Road Recovery
177
Passing
178
Loss of Control
179
Driving at Night
180
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
182
City Driving
185
Freeway Driving
186
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
187
Hill and Mountain Roads
188
Winter Driving
190
Loading Your Vehicle
195
Towing a Trailer
197
Problems on the Road
206
Hazard Warning Flashers
207
Jump Starting
208
Towing Your Vehicle
213
Engine Overheating
219
If a Tire Goes Flat
231
Changing a Flat Tire
231
Compact Spare Tire
243
If You’re Stuck: In the Mud
244
Service and Appearance Care
246
Service
247
Fuel
248
Fuels in Foreign Countries
250
Filling Your Tank
251
Checking Things Under the Hood
253
Engine Oil
257
Air Cleaner
263
Automatic Transmission Fluid
267
Manual Transmission Fluid
272
Engine Coolant
274
Power Steering Fluid
278
Windshield Washer
280
Brakes
281
Battery
285
Bulb Replacement
286
Tires
294
Appearance Care
303
Cleaning the Inside of Your Pontiac
303
Care of Safety Belts
306
Cleaning the Outside of Your
308
Aluminum or Chrome
309
Tires
310
Underbody Maintenance
311
Appearance
312
Vehicle Identification
313
Service Parts Identification
313
Electrical System
313
Replacement Bulbs
318
Capacities and Specifications
318
Maintenance Schedule
322
Introduction
323
Your Vehicle and the Environment
323
How This Section is Organized
324
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance
325
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
325
Selecting the Right Schedule
325
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
365
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
369
Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection
370
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
371
Part E: Maintenance
373
Customer Assistance Information
376
Pontiac Cares
377
What Makes up Pontiac Cares?
378
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
378
Customer Assist'ance for Text Telephone
380
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
381
Canadian Roadside Assistance
383
Pontiac Courtesy Transportation
383
GM Participation in an Alternative
384
Warranty Information
385
Reporting Safety Defects to the United
385
Reporting Safety Defects to the
386
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
386
Ordering Service and Owner Publications
386
Index
390

FAQ about the 1997 Pontiac Firebird Manual

What contains the 1997 Firebird manual?

The Pontiac Firebird owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac Firebird. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac Firebird 1997 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Firebird, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 1997 Pontiac Firebird Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Firebird year 1997 free?

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The Pontiac Firebird (1997) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 1997 is available in English.

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