2000 Chevrolet Camaro Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Camaro owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Camaro
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
2.7 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Owner's Manual
1
24-Hour Roadside Assistance
2
1: Seats and Restraints
4
2: Features and Controls
4
3: Comfort and Audio Systems
5
4: Your Driving and the Road
5
5: Problems on the Road
5
6: Service and Appearance
6
7: Maintenance Schedule
6
8: Customer Assistance
7
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
8
How to Use this Manual
9
Safety Warnings and Symbols
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Manual Front Seat
14
Way Manual Seats 6-Way Power Seat (If Equipped)
15
Reclining Front Seatbacks
16
Front Seatback Latches
17
Folding Rear Seatback
18
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
18
Why Safety Belts Work
20
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
23
About Safety Belts
23
and the Answers
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Adults
24
Driver Position
24
Lap-Shoulder Belt
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Air Bag System
32
How the Air Bag System Works
34
Where are the air bags?
34
When should an air bag inflate? What makes an air bag inflate?
36
How does an air bag restrain?
36
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
37
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
38
Rear Seat Passengers
39
Lap-Shoulder Belt
39
Children
42
Smaller Children and Babies
42
Child Restraints
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Larger Children
55
Safety Belt Extender
57
Checking Your Restraint Systems
57
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
57
Section 2 Features and Controls
58
Keys
59
Door Locks
61
Power Door Locks (If Equipped)
62
Last Door Closed Locking (If Equipped)
62
Lockout Prevention (If Equipped)
63
Leaving Your Vehicle
63
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
63
Operation
65
Alarm/Panic Mode
65
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
65
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
66
Battery Replacement
67
Resynchronization
68
Hatch
68
Hatch Release
69
Remote Hatch Release (If Equipped)
69
Theft
70
Key in the Ignition
70
Parking at Night
70
Parking Lots
70
Content Theft-Deterrent/Alarm System (Option)
71
Arming the System
71
Turning Off the Alarm
71
Shock Sensor
72
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Locking
73
Power Door Lock Switch Locking
73
Passive Arming
73
Disarming the System
73
PASS-Key II
74
Feature Customization (If Equipped)
75
Entering Programming Mode Exit Lighting and Delayed Illumination
76
Programmable Modes
76
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
77
Programmable Modes
77
Remote Keyless Entry Verification
78
Programmable Modes
78
Theft-Deterrent Arming Method
79
Programmable Modes
79
Theft-Deterrent Arming Verification
80
Programmable Modes
80
Driver s Door Alarm Delay and Shock Sensor Enable
81
Programmable Modes
81
Leaving Programming Mode
81
New Vehicle Break-In Ignition Positions
82
Key Release Button
84
Starting Your Engine
84
Automatic Transmission
84
Manual Transmission
84
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
85
Starting Your 5.7L V8 Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater (Canada Only)
87
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transmission Operation
89
Second-Gear Start (V6 Automatic) (If Equipped)
92
Manual Transmission Operation
93
Speed
93
Shift Speeds
95
Skip Shift Light (5.7L V8 Engine)
95
Computer- Aided Manual Transmission Shift Speeds
96
Parking Brake
96
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
98
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
99
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
99
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
99
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
100
Parking Over Things That Burn
100
Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transmission)
101
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
102
Windows
102
Manual Windows
102
Power Windows (If Equipped)
103
Horn
103
Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
104
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
105
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
105
Windshield Wipers
106
Windshield Washer
106
Cruise Control (Option)
107
Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed
108
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
108
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
109
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
109
Using Cruise Control on Hills
109
Ending Out of Cruise Control
109
Erasing Speed Memory
109
Exterior Lamps
109
Headlamps on Reminder
110
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control (If Equipped)
110
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
111
Interior Lamps
112
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
112
Courtesy Lamps
112
Delayed Illumination
113
Exit Lighting
113
Front Map Lamps
113
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
113
Mirrors
114
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
114
Outside Manual Adjustable Mirror
114
Manual Remote Control Mirror
114
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
114
Convex Outside Mirror
115
Storage Compartments
115
Glove Box
115
Front Console
115
Cassette and Compact Disc Storage
115
Cargo Cover
116
Using the Cargo Cover
116
Removing the Cargo Cover
116
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
117
Sun Visors
118
Visor Vanity Mirror
118
Accessory Power Outlet
118
Floor Mats
118
T-Top Roof Panels (Option)
119
Removing the T-Top Roof Panels
119
Storing the T-Top Roof Panels
120
Installing the T-Top Roof Panels
122
T-Top Sunshades
124
Convertible Top (If Equipped)
126
Lowering Your Convertible Top
126
Installing the Boot Cover
128
Removing Your Boot Cover
129
Raising Your Convertible Top
130
The Instrument Panel
133
Your Information System
133
Instrument Panel Cluster
135
Speedometer and Odometer
136
Trip Odometer
136
Tachometer
137
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
137
Safety Belt Reminder Light
137
Air Bag Readiness Light
138
Voltmeter
139
Brake System Warning Light
139
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
140
ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System Warning Light (Option) Low Traction Light
141
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp
142
(Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
142
If the Light Is Flashing
143
If the Light Is On Steady
144
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
145
Oil Pressure Gage
145
Low Oil Light Oil Change Light
147
Service Vehicle Light Check Gages Light
148
Hatch Ajar Light
148
Fuel Gage Low Fuel Light
149
Reduced Engine Power Light (V6 Engine Only)
149
Fan Control Knob
151
Temperature Control Knob
151
Air Control Knob
151
Cooling
152
Heating
152
Bi- Level Heating
152
Defogging and Defrosting
153
Rear Window Defogger
153
Ventilation System
154
Setting the Clock for Systems without Automatic Tone Control
155
Setting the Clock for Systems with Automatic Tone Control
155
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
155
Playing the Radio
155
Finding a Station
156
Setting the Tone
157
Adjusting the Speakers
157
Playing a Cassette Tape
157
CD Adapter Kits
158
Monsoon
158
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette
158
Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
158
Playing the Radio Finding a Station
159
Setting the Tone
160
Adjusting the Speakers
161
Playing a Cassette Tape
161
CD Adapter Kits
163
Monsoon AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
164
Playing the Radio
164
Finding a Station
164
Setting the Tone
165
Adjusting the Speakers
166
Playing a Compact Disc
166
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped)
168
Compact Disc Changer Errors
171
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
171
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
172
Unlocking the Theft- Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
172
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
173
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
174
Understanding Radio Reception
175
AM
175
FM Stereo
175
Tips About Your Audio System
175
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
176
Care of Your Compact Discs
177
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
177
Fixed Mast Antenna
177
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
178
Defensive Driving
179
Drunken Driving
180
Control of a Vehicle Braking
183
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
184
Using Anti- Lock
186
Braking in Emergencies
186
ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System (Option)
186
Steering
188
Power Steering
188
Steering Tips
188
Driving on Curves
188
Steering in Emergencies
189
Off-Road Recovery Passing
190
Loss of Control
192
Skidding
192
Driving at Night
193
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
195
Hydroplaning
196
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
197
Driving Through Flowing Water
197
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
197
City Driving
198
Freeway Driving
199
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
200
Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
201
Winter Driving
203
Driving on Snow or Ice
204
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
205
Recreational Vehicle Towing
207
Loading Your Vehicle
207
Towing a Trailer
209
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
210
Weight of the Trailer
211
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
211
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
212
Hitches
212
Safety Chains
213
Trailer Brakes
213
Driving with a Trailer
213
Following Distance
213
Passing
214
Backing Up
214
Making Turns
214
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
214
Driving On Grades Parking on Hills
215
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
216
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
216
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
216
Section 5 Problems on the Road
217
Hazard Warning Flashers
218
Other Warning Devices
219
Jump Starting
219
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
224
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
225
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
229
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator (3800 V6 Engine Only)
232
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
239
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
243
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
248
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
251
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
252
Service
253
Doing Your Own Service Work
253
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
254
Fuel
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
256
Filling Your Tank
257
Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood
259
Hood Release
260
Engine Oil
263
Checking Engine Oil
263
When to Add Engine Oil
264
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
265
Engine Oil Additives
268
When to Change Engine Oil
268
How to Reset the Oil Change Light
268
What to Do with Used Oil
268
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
269
Air Cleaner/Filter Replacement
270
Automatic Transmission Fluid
271
When to Check and Change
271
How to Check
272
Checking Transmission Fluid Cold
272
Checking the Fluid Level
273
How to Add Fluid
274
Manual Transmission Fluid
274
When to Check
274
How to Check
274
How to Add Fluid
275
Hydraulic Clutch
275
When to Check and What to Use
276
How to Check and Add Fluid
276
Rear Axle
276
When to Check and Change Lubricant
276
How to Check Lubricant
276
What to Use
276
Standard Differential
276
Limited- Slip Differential
276
Engine Coolant
277
What to Use
278
Checking Coolant
279
Adding Coolant to the Recovery Tank
279
Radiator Pressure Cap
280
Power Steering Fluid
280
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
280
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
280
What to Use
281
Windshield Washer Fluid
281
What to Use
281
Adding Washer Fluid
281
Brakes
282
Brake Fluid
282
Checking Brake Fluid
283
What to Add
284
Brake Wear
285
Brake Pedal Travel
285
Brake Adjustment
285
Replacing Brake System Parts
286
Battery
286
Vehicle Storage
286
Bulb Replacement
287
Halogen Bulbs
287
Headlamps
287
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp Rear Lamps
288
Sidemarker
289
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
290
Wiper Blade Element Replacement
291
Tires
291
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
292
When to Check
293
How to Check
293
Tire Inspection and Rotation
293
When It s Time for New Tires
295
Buying New Tires
296
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
297
Treadwear
297
Traction
297
AA, A, B, C
297
Temperature
298
A, B, C
298
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
298
Wheel Replacement
298
Used Replacement Wheels
299
Tire Chains
300
Appearance Care
301
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
301
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
301
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
302
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
302
Cleaning Vinyl
303
Cleaning Leather
303
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
303
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
303
Care of Safety Belts
303
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
304
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
304
Weatherstrips
304
Cleaning a Removable Roof Panel
304
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
305
Washing Your Vehicle
305
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
305
Finish Care
305
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
306
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
307
Cleaning Tires
307
Sheet Metal Damage
307
Finish Damage
308
Underbody Maintenance
308
Chemical Paint Spotting
308
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
309
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
310
Engine Identification
310
Service Parts Identification Label
310
Electrical System
311
Add-On Electrical Equipment
311
Headlamps
311
Windshield Wipers
311
Power Windows and Other Power Options
311
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
312
Main Fuse Block
313
Underhood Electrical Center
314
Replacement Bulbs
317
Capacities and Specifications
317
Engine Specifications
318
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
318
Vehicle Dimensions
318
Your Vehicle and the Environment
320
Maintenance Requirements
320
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
322
Scheduled Maintenance
323
At Each Fuel Fill
335
Engine Oil Level Check
335
Engine Coolant Level Check
335
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
335
At Least Once a Month
335
Tire Inflation Check
335
Cassette Deck Service
335
At Least Twice a Year
335
Restraint System Check
335
Wiper Blade Check
336
Weatherstrip Lubrication
336
Manual Transmission Check
336
Automatic Transmission Check
336
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
336
At Least Once a Year
336
Key Lock Cylinders Service
336
Body Lubrication Service
336
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
337
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
338
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
338
Steering and Suspension Inspection
339
Exhaust System Inspection
339
Engine Cooling System Inspection
339
Throttle System Inspection (Except 3800 Series V6 Engine)
340
Rear Axle Service
340
Brake System Inspection
340
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
341
Part E: Maintenance Record
343
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
345
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
346
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
348
Customer Assistance Offices
348
United States
348
Canada
349
All Overseas Locations
349
Caribbean Numbers
349
Plan Ahead When Possible
352
Transportation Options
352
Shuttle Service
352
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
352
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
353
Additional Program Information
353
Warranty Information
353
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
354
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
354
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
355

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Manual

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The Chevrolet Camaro owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Camaro. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Camaro 2000 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Camaro, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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