2000 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
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2.49 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 1999
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Table of Contents:
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1: Seats and Restraints
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2: Features and Controls
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3: Comfort Controls and Audio
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4: Your Driving and the Road
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5: Problems on the Road
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6: Service and Appearance Care
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7: Maintenance Schedule
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8: Customer Assistance
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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Corvette: The American Dream Machine
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Corvette Assembly Plant
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How to Use this Manual
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Safety Warnings and Symbols
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
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Vehicle Symbols
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Model Reference
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Service Station Guide
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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Seats
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Power Seat (Option)
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Sport Seat (Option) Reclining Seatbacks
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Seatback Latches
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Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
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Why Safety Belts Work
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Here Are Questions Many People Ask
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About Safety Belts
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and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
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Driver Position
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Lap Belt Cinch Feature
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Passenger Position
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Air Bag System
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How the Air Bag System Works
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Where are the air bags?
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When should an air bag inflate?
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What makes an air bag inflate?
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How does an air bag restrain?
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What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
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Children
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Smaller Children and Babies
44
Child Restraints
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Top Strap
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
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Larger Children
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Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems
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Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
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Section 2 Features and Controls
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Power Door Locks
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Inadvertent Lockout Protection
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Leaving Your Vehicle
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Memory (Option)
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Remote Keyless Entry System
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Operation
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Panic Alarm Button
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RKE Settings
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Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
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Battery Replacement
68
Replacing the Battery in the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
69
Resynchronizing Your Transmitter
69
Hatch/Trunk Lid Release
70
Theft
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Key in the Ignition
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Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
73
Theft-Deterrent System
73
Arming the System
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Testing the Alarm
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Disarming the System
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PASS-Key
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New Vehicle “Break-In” Front Air Dam
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Ignition Switch
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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
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Starting Your Engine
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Automatic Transmission
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Manual Transmission
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Starter Interlock Feature
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Racing or Other Competitive Driving
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transmission Operation
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Manual Transmission Operation
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Speed
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Shift Speeds (Manual Transmission)
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One to Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
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Downshifting (Manual Transmission)
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Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
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Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
91
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
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Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
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Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust
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Running Your Engine While You’re Parked (Automatic Transmission)
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Limited-Slip Rear Axle
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Selective Real Time Damping (SRTD) (Option)
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Windows
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Power Windows
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Express- Down Windows
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Horn
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Tilt Wheel
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Telescopic Steering Wheel (Option)
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Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
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Turn and Lane Change Signals
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Turn Signal on Chime
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Headlamps
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Headlamp Doors
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Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
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Lamps on Reminder
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Flash-to-Pass Feature
100
Windshield Wipers
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Windshield Washer Cruise Control
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Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
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Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
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Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
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Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
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Using Cruise Control on Hills
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Ending Cruise Control
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Erasing Speed Memory
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Exterior Lamps
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Daytime Running Lamps
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Fog Lamps (Option) Twilight Sentinel
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Automatic Lamp
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Control (Optional, Standard in Canada)
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Interior Lamps
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Instrument Panel Brightness Control
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Parade Mode
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Courtesy Lamps
108
Exit and Entry Lighting
108
Reading Lamps
108
Inadvertent Load Control
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Mirrors
109
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
109
Power/Heated Remote Control Mirrors
109
Convex Outside Mirror
110
Storage Compartments
110
Instrument Panel Cupholder
110
Center Console Storage
110
Security Shade (Option)
111
Using the Security Shade
111
Rear Storage Compartments
111
Convenience Net (Option)
113
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
113
Sun Visors
113
Visor Vanity Mirrors
113
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (Option)
114
Accessory Power Outlet
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Floor Mats (Option)
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How to Remove and Replace the Floor Mats
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Roof Panel (Option)
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Removing the Roof Panel
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Storing the Roof Panel
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Installing the Roof Panel
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Convertible Top (Option)
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Lowering the Convertible Top
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Raising the Convertible Top
126
The Instrument Panel
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Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
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Speedometer and Odometer
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Tachometer
131
Warning Lights, Gages and Messages
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Safety Belt Reminder Light
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Air Bag Readiness Light
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Voltmeter
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Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Traction Control System (TCS) Light
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Active Handling System Light
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
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If the Light Is Flashing
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If the Light Is On Steady
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Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
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Engine Oil Pressure Gage
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Security Light
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Check Gages Warning Light
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Fuel Gage
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Head-Up Display (Option)
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Driver Information Center (DIC)
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DIC Controls and Displays
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FUEL
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GAGES
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TRIP
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Odometer
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Trip Odometers
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Miles Since Last Ignition Feature
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Elapsed Time
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Average Speed
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Engine Oil Life
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OPTIONS
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Twilight
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Lock and Arm
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Alarm
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Approach Lights
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Auto Lock
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Auto Unlock
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Easy Entry
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Languages
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Blank Page
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DIC Warnings and Messages
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Other Messages
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NOTES
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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Manual Comfort Controls
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Mode Buttons
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Automatic Electronic Dual Climate Control System (If Equipped)
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Digital Display
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Driver Set Temperature Knob
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Passenger Temperature Offset
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Automatic Operation
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A Typical Cold Weather Example:
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A Typical Hot Weather Example:
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Manual Settings
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Function Buttons
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Sensors
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Solar Load Sensor
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Outside Air Temperature Sensor
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Inside Temperature Sensor
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Air Conditioning
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Heating Defogging and Defrosting
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Rear Window Defogger
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Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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CD Adapter Kits
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped)
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Compact Disc Changer Errors
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Theft-Deterrent Feature
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Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
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Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
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Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
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Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
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Tips About Your Audio System
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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
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Care of Your Compact Discs
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Care of Your Compact Disc Player
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Fixed Mast Antenna
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Power Antenna Mast Care (If Equipped)
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Integrated Windshield and Rear Window Antennas (If Equipped)
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NOTES
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Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Defensive Driving
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Drunken Driving
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Control of a Vehicle Braking
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
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Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
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Traction Control System (TCS)
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Active Handling System (Option)
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Competitive Driving Mode
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Steering
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Power Steering
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Magnasteer
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Steering Tips
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Driving on Curves
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Steering in Emergencies
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Off-Road Recovery
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Passing
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Loss of Control
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Skidding
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Driving at Night
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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
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Hydroplaning
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Driving Through Deep Standing Water
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Driving Through Flowing Water
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Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
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City Driving
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Freeway Driving
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Before Leaving on a Long Trip
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Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
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Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
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Recreational Vehicle Towing
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Loading Your Vehicle
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Towing a Trailer
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Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
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Other Warning Devices
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Jump Starting
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Towing Your Vehicle
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Engine Overheating
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Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
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If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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Cooling System
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
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If a Tire Goes Flat If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud,
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Ice or Snow
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Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
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Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
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Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
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Fuel
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Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank
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Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood
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Hood Release
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Engine Oil
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Checking Engine Oil
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When to Add Engine Oil
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What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
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Engine Oil Additives
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When to Change Engine Oil How to Reset the Change Oil Soon Message
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What to Do with Used Oil
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Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
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Air Cleaner/Filter Replacement
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Automatic Transmission Fluid
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How to Check
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Manual Transmission Fluid
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When to Check
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How to Check
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How to Add Fluid
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Hydraulic Clutch
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When to Check and What to Use
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How to Check and Add Fluid
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Rear Axle
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When to Check Lubricant
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How to Check Lubricant
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What to Use
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Engine Coolant
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What to Use
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Checking Coolant
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Adding Coolant
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Surge Tank Pressure Cap
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Power Steering Fluid
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When to Check Power Steering Fluid
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How to Check Power Steering Fluid What to Use
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Windshield Washer Fluid
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What to Use
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Adding Washer Fluid
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Brakes
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Brake Fluid
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Checking Brake Fluid
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What to Add
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Brake Wear
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Brake Pedal Travel
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Brake Adjustment
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Replacing Brake System Parts
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Battery
281
Vehicle Storage
281
Bulb Replacement
282
Halogen Bulbs
282
Headlamps
282
Rear Turn Signal and Taillamps
284
Back-Up Lamps
286
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
286
Tires
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Extended Mobility Tires
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Inflation -- Tire Pressure
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When to Check
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How to Check
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Tire Rotation
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When It s Time for New Tires
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Buying New Tires
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading
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Treadwear
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Traction
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AA, A, B, C
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Temperature
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A, B, C
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Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
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Wheel Replacement
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Used Replacement Wheels
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Using the Wheel Lock Key
300
Tire Chains
301
Lifting Your Corvette
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Lifting From the Front
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Lifting From the Rear
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Appearance Care
305
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
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Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
305
Cleaning Coated Moldings
306
Cleaning Leather
306
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
306
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
306
Cleaning the Security Shade and Convenience Net
307
Care of Safety Belts
307
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
307
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
307
Weatherstrips
308
Cleaning a Removable Roof Panel
308
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
309
Washing Your Vehicle
309
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
309
Finish Care
309
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
310
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels Cleaning Tires
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Finish Damage
311
Magnesium Wheel Finish
312
Underbody Maintenance
312
Fiberglass Springs
312
Chemical Paint Spotting
312
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
313
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
314
Engine Identification
314
Service Parts Identification Label
314
Electrical System
315
Add-On Electrical Equipment
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Accessory Power Plug
315
Headlamps
316
Windshield Wipers
316
Power Windows and Other Power Options
316
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
317
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
317
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
320
Replacement Bulbs
322
Capacities and Specifications
323
Engine Specifications
323
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
324
Vehicle Dimensions
324
Engine Power Curves Engine Accessory Drive Belt Routing
325
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
326
Introduction
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Your Vehicle and the Environment
327
Maintenance Requirements
327
How This Section is Organized
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Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
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Using Your Maintenance Schedule
329
Scheduled Maintenance
330
Footnotes
330
Scheduled Maintenance
331
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
331
Scheduled Maintenance
332
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
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At Each Fuel Fill
338
Engine Oil Level Check
338
Engine Coolant Level Check
338
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
338
At Least Once a Month
338
Tire Inflation Check
338
Cassette Deck Service
338
Power Antenna Service
338
At Least Twice a Year
339
Restraint System Check
339
Wiper Blade Check
339
Weatherstrip Lubrication
339
Manual Transmission Check
339
Automatic Transmission Inspection
339
At Least Once a Year
339
Key Lock Cylinders Service
339
Body Lubrication Service
339
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
340
Ignition Automatic Transmission Lock Check
341
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
341
Underbody Flushing Service
341
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
342
Steering and Suspension Inspection
342
Tire and Wheel Inspection
342
Exhaust System Inspection
342
Engine Cooling System Inspection
343
Rear Axle Service
343
Brake System Inspection
343
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
344
Part E: Maintenance Record
346
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
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Customer Satisfaction Procedure
349
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
351
Customer Assistance Offices
351
United States
351
Canada
352
All Overseas Locations
352
Caribbean Numbers
352
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
352
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
353
Canadian Roadside Assistance
354
Courtesy Transportation
355
Plan Ahead When Possible
355
Transportation Options
355
Shuttle Service
355
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
355
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
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Additional Program Information
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Warranty Information
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REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
357
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
357
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
358
NOTES
361

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

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