2000 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual

2000 Cadillac Escalade owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Escalade
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
2.64 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual
1
24-hour Roadside Assistance
2
1: Seats and Restraints
4
2: Features and Controls
4
3: Comfort Controls and Audio
5
4: Your Driving and the Road
5
5: Problems on the Road
5
6: Service and Appearance
6
7: Customer Assistance
7
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
8
How to Use this Manual
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Power Seats
14
Power Lumbar Control Heated Front Seats
15
Reclining Front Seatbacks
16
Head Restraints
17
Rear Seats
17
Folding the Rear Seat
18
Heated Rear Seats
20
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
20
Why Safety Belts Work
22
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers
25
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
26
Adults
26
Driver Position
26
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Right Front Passenger Position
35
Air Bag System
35
How the Air Bag System Works
37
Where are the air bags?
37
When should an air bag inflate? What makes an air bag inflate?
39
How does an air bag restrain?
39
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
40
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag- Equipped Vehicle
42
Rear Seat Passengers
42
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
43
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
46
Center Passenger Position
49
Lap Belt
49
Children
50
Smaller Children and Babies
50
Child Restraints
53
Where to Put the Restraint
56
Top Strap
57
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
61
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Larger Children
65
Safety Belt Extender
68
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Section 2 Features and Controls
69
Keys
70
Door Locks
72
Power Door Locks
73
Rear Door Security Locks Lockout Prevention
74
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Keyless Entry System
75
Operation
76
Alarm/Panic Mode
76
Transmitter Verification
76
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
77
Battery Replacement
78
Resynchronization
79
Rear Doors
79
Tailgate Glass and Tailgate (If Equipped)
80
Panel Doors (If Equipped)
80
Theft
81
Key in the Ignition
81
Parking at Night
81
Parking Lots
81
Theft-Deterrent System
82
Shock Sensor
82
Arming the System
83
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Locking
83
Power Door Lock Switch Locking
83
Passive Arming
84
Disarming the System
84
Turning Off the Alarm
84
Driver s Door Alarm Delay
85
Feature Customization
85
Lockout Prevention
86
Programmable Modes
86
Keyless Entry Verification
86
Programming Modes
86
Theft-Deterrent Arming Method
87
Programmable Modes
87
Theft-Deterrent Arming Verification
88
Programmable Modes
88
Leaving Programming Mode
89
Passlock
89
New Vehicle Break-In Ignition Positions
90
Retained Accessory Power
91
Starting Your Engine
92
How to Start the Engine
92
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
93
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
94
Automatic Transmission Operation
95
Four-Wheel Drive
98
Front Axle Locking Feature
98
Automatic Transfer Case
98
Shifting to 4HI or AUTO 4WD
100
Shifting to 2HI
100
Shifting to 4LO
100
Shifting Out of 4LO
100
Shifting to NEUTRAL Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
101
Parking Brake
102
Shifting Into PARK (P)
103
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
104
Torque Lock
105
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
105
Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust
106
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
107
Locking Rear Axle
108
Windows
108
Power Windows
108
Electric Tailgate Glass Release (If Equipped)
109
Horn
109
Tilt Wheel
109
Multifunction Lever
110
Turn and Lane Change Signals
110
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
111
Windshield Wipers
111
Windshield Washer
112
Rear Window Wiper and Washer (If Equipped)
112
Cruise Control
113
Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed
114
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
115
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
115
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
115
Using Cruise Control on Hills
115
Ending Cruise Control
115
Erasing Speed Memory
116
Exterior Lamps
116
Automatic Headlamp System
117
Headlamps-On Reminder
117
Daytime Running Lamps
117
Fog Lamps Headlamp Delay
118
Interior Lamps
119
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
119
Exit Lighting and Delayed Illumination
119
Dome Lamps
119
Reading Lamps
120
Battery Rundown Protection
120
Mirrors
121
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass, Temperature Display and Headlamp Delay
121
Temperature Display
122
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
122
Compass Operation
122
Cleaning the Mirror
122
Compass Calibration
122
Compass Variance
123
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors Electrochromic Heated Outside
124
Rearview Mirrors
124
Convex Outside Mirror
124
Storage Compartments
125
Glove Box
125
Center Overhead Console
125
Rear Compartment
125
Instrument Panel Cupholder
125
Center Floor Console
126
Rear Armrest Storage Compartment
127
Other Storage Compartments
127
Convenience Net
127
Cargo Security Shade
127
Cargo Tie Downs
129
Luggage Carrier
129
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
130
Front Ashtray
130
Rear Door Ashtrays Accessory Power Outlets
131
Sun Visors
132
HomeLink
133
Transmitter
133
Programming the Transmitter
134
Operating the Transmitter
135
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
136
Erasing Channels
137
Accessories
137
OnStar
137
System (If Equipped)
137
The Instrument Panel
138
Your Information System
138
Instrument Panel Cluster
140
Speedometer and Odometer
141
Tamper- Resistant Odometer
141
Trip Odometer
141
Tachometer
141
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
142
Safety Belt Reminder Light
142
Air Bag Readiness Light
143
Charging System Warning Light Voltmeter
144
Brake System Warning Light
145
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
146
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
147
If the Light Is Flashing
148
If the Light Is On Steady
148
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
149
Oil Pressure Gage
150
Security Light Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light
151
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
152
Check Gages Light
152
Headlamp High-Beam Indicator Light
152
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Lights
152
Fuel Gage
153
Heater and Air Conditioning Control System
155
Fan Knob
155
Temperature Knob
155
Mode Knob
155
Rear Air Conditioning
156
Air Conditioning
157
Ventilation Tips
159
Defogging and Defrosting
159
Setting the Clock
160
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
161
Playing the Radio
161
Finding a Station
162
Setting the Tone
163
Adjusting the Speakers
163
Playing a Cassette Tape
163
CD Adapter Kits
165
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
165
Remote Compact Disc Player
167
Console-Mounted CD Changer
169
Compact Disc Changer Errors
171
Theft-Deterrent Feature
171
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
171
Unlocking the Theft- Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
172
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
172
Understanding Radio Reception
173
AM
173
FM Stereo
173
Tips About Your Audio System
173
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
174
Care of Your Compact Discs
175
Fixed Mast Antenna
175
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
176
Defensive Driving
177
Drunken Driving
178
Control of a Vehicle Braking
181
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
182
Using Anti- Lock
184
Braking in Emergencies
184
Steering
184
Power Steering
184
Speed-Sensitive Steering
184
Steering Tips
184
Driving on Curves
184
Steering in Emergencies
185
Off-Road Recovery
186
Passing
187
Loss of Control
188
Skidding
188
Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle
189
Before You Go Off-Roading
189
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
189
Environmental Concerns
190
Traveling to Remote Areas
191
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
191
Scanning the Terrain
192
Driving on Off-Road Hills Approaching a Hill
193
Driving Uphill
194
Driving Downhill
196
Driving Across an Incline
198
Stalling on an Incline
199
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
200
Driving in Water
200
After Off-Road Driving
201
Driving at Night
202
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
203
Hydroplaning
205
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
205
Driving Through Flowing Water
206
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
206
City Driving
206
Freeway Driving
207
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
208
Highway Hypnosis
209
Hill and Mountain Roads
210
Winter Driving
211
Driving on Snow or Ice
212
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
213
Recreational Vehicle Towing
215
Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
216
Loading Your Vehicle
217
Towing a Trailer
219
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
220
Weight of the Trailer
220
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
221
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
221
Hitches
221
Safety Chains
222
Trailer Brakes
222
Driving with a Trailer
223
Following Distance
223
Passing
224
Backing Up
224
Making Turns
224
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
224
Driving On Grades Parking on Hills
225
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
226
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
226
Trailer Wiring Harness
227
Section 5 Problems On The Road
229
Hazard Warning Flashers
230
Other Warning Devices
230
Jump Starting
231
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
237
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
241
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
243
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
248
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
252
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
261
Using the Recovery Hooks
261
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
263
Service
264
Doing Your Own Service Work
264
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
265
Fuel
265
Fuels in Foreign Countries
267
Filling Your Tank
268
Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood
270
Hood Release
271
VORTEC 5700 V8 Engine
272
Engine Oil
273
Checking Engine Oil
273
When to Add Engine Oil What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
274
Engine Oil Additives
276
When to Change Engine Oil
276
What to Do with Used Oil
276
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
277
Automatic Transmission Fluid
279
When to Check and Change
279
How to Check
280
Checking Transmission Fluid Cold
281
Checking the Fluid Level
281
How to Add Fluid
282
Rear Axle
283
When to Check and Change Lubricant
283
How to Check Lubricant
283
What to Use
283
Four-Wheel Drive
283
Transfer Case
283
When to Check Lubricant
283
How to Check Lubricant
284
What to Use
284
Front Axle
284
When to Check and Change Lubricant
284
How to Check Lubricant
284
What to Use
285
Engine Coolant
285
What to Use
286
Checking Coolant
287
Adding Coolant
287
Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid
288
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
288
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
289
What to Use
289
Windshield Washer Fluid
289
What to Use
289
Adding Washer Fluid
289
Brakes
290
Brake Fluid
290
Checking Brake Fluid
291
What to Add
292
Brake Wear
292
Brake Pedal Travel
293
Brake Adjustment
293
Replacing Brake System Parts
294
Fluid Leak Check
294
Battery
294
Vehicle Storage
294
Bulb Replacement
295
Halogen Bulbs
295
Headlamps
295
Parking/Turn Signal Lamps
296
Fog Lamps
297
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
298
Rear Lamps
298
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
299
Tires
300
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
301
When to Check
302
How to Check
302
Tire Inspection and Rotation
302
When It s Time for New Tires
303
Buying New Tires
304
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
305
Treadwear
305
Traction AA, A, B, C
305
Temperature A, B, C
306
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
306
Wheel Replacement
306
Used Replacement Wheels
307
Tire Chains
308
Appearance Care
308
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
309
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
309
Cleaning Vinyl
310
Cleaning Leather
310
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
310
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
310
Cleaning Wood Panels
310
Cleaning Speaker Covers
310
Care of Safety Belts
311
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
311
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
311
Weatherstrips
312
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
312
Washing Your Vehicle
312
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
312
Finish Care
312
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
313
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
313
Cleaning Tires
314
Sheet Metal Damage
314
Finish Damage
314
Underbody Maintenance Chemical Paint Spotting
315
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
316
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
317
Engine Identification
317
Service Parts Identification Label
317
Electrical System
318
Add-On Electrical Equipment
318
Headlamp Wiring
318
Windshield Wipers
318
Power Windows and Other Power Options
318
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
319
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
319
Underhood Fuse/Relay Center
322
Replacement Bulbs
324
Capacities and Specifications
325
Engine Identification
325
Wheels and Tires
325
Cooling System Capacity (Approximate)
325
Crankcase Capacity (Approximate)
325
Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate)
326
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
326
Section 7 Customer Assistance Information
327
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
328
United States
330
Canada
330
All Overseas Locations
330
Cadillac Owner Privileges
332
Roadside Service Availability
333
Reaching Roadside Service Roadside Service for the Hearing or
333
Plan Ahead When Possible
334
Transportation Options
334
Shuttle Service
334
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
334
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
335
Additional Program Information
335
Warranty Information
336
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
336
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
337
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
337
Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
337

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