2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Impala owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Rating:
(8)

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Size:
2.74 MB

Table of Contents

2000 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual
1
Table of Contents -- 2000 Chevrolet Impala
2
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
3
How to Use this Manual
4
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Damage Warnings
5
Manual Front Seat
9
Way Power Driver’s Seat (If Equipped) Manual Lumbar (If Equipped)
10
Heated Front Seat (If Equipped) Reclining Front Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Why Safety Belts Work
16
Here Are Questions Many People Ask
19
About Safety Belts
19
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
23
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Where are the air bags?
32
When should an air bag inflate?
34
What makes an air bag inflate?
35
How does an air bag restrain?
35
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
35
Lap-Shoulder Belt
39
Where to Put the Restraint
52
Top Strap
53
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Larger Children
59
Safety Belt Extender
62
Checking Your Restraint Systems
62
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
62
Section 2 Features and Controls
64
Keys
65
Door Locks
67
Power Door Locks Programmable Automatic Power
68
Door Locks
68
Rear-Door Security Locks
69
Lockout Protection Feature
69
Leaving Your Vehicle
69
Remote Keyless Entry (Option)
69
Operation
70
Panic Alarm Button
71
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
71
Illumination on Remote Activation
71
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
71
Battery Replacement
72
Resynchronization
73
Trunk
73
Trunk Lock
74
Remote Trunk Release
74
Theft
74
Key in the Ignition
74
Parking at Night
75
Parking Lots
75
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
75
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
76
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
76
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
76
Disarming with Your Key
76
Vehicle Customization Settings
77
Passlock
82
New Vehicle “Break-In” Ignition Switch
83
Starting Your Engine
84
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
85
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
87
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
87
Automatic Transaxle Operation
88
Parking Brake
93
Shifting Into PARK (P)
94
Column Shift
94
Console Shift
95
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
96
Torque Lock
96
Shifting Out of PARK (P) Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You’re Parked
98
Windows
99
Power Windows
99
Horn
100
Tilt Wheel Adjustable Steering Column
100
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
101
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
101
Turn Signal On Chime
102
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
102
Flash-to-Pass Feature
102
Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer
103
Cruise Control
104
Setting Cruise Control
104
Resuming a Set Speed
105
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
105
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
105
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
106
Using Cruise Control on Hills
106
Ending Cruise Control
106
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
106
Exterior Lamps
107
Daytime Running Lamps
108
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
108
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
109
Interior Lamps
109
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
109
Courtesy Lamps
109
Illuminated Entry (If Equipped)
109
Delayed Entry Lighting
110
Delayed Exit Lighting
110
Parade Mode
110
Rearview Mirror Reading Lamps
110
Reading Lamps
110
Dome Lamp
110
Battery Rundown Protection Retained Accessory Power
111
Mirrors
111
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
111
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
112
Power Outside Mirrors
112
Convex Outside Mirror
113
Storage Compartments
113
Glove Box
113
Center Console (If Equipped)
113
Rear Seat Cupholder (If Equipped)
113
Trunk Convenience Net (If Equipped)
113
Ashtrays and Lighter
114
Sun Visors
114
Visor Vanity Mirrors
114
Accessory Power Receptacle Auxiliary Power Connection
115
(Power Drop)
115
Cellular Phone Readiness Package (If Equipped)
116
OnStar
116
System (Option)
116
Assist Handles (If Equipped)
116
Garment Hooks
116
Power Sunroof (Option)
117
Universal Transmitter (If Equipped)
118
Programming the Transmitter
118
Operating the Transmitter
119
Training a Garage Opener with a “Rolling Code” Feature
119
Erasing Channels
120
Accessories
120
The Instrument Panel
121
Your Information System
121
Instrument Panel Cluster
122
Speedometer and Odometer
124
Trip Odometer
124
Tachometer (If Equipped)
124
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
125
Safety Belt Reminder Light
125
Air Bag Readiness Light
126
Brake System Warning Light
127
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light (Option) Traction Control System Warning Light (3800 V6 Engine)
128
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
129
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
130
If the Light Is Flashing
131
If the Light Is On Steady
131
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
132
Low Oil Pressure Light
133
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
133
Fuel Gage
134
Message Center
134
Modes
135
SERVICE TRACTION SYSTEM
135
BATTERY
135
HOT COOLANT TEMP
136
LOW COOLANT LEVEL
136
LOW OIL PRESSURE
136
LOW ENG OIL LEVEL
136
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
137
DOOR AJAR
137
SECURITY
137
LOW FUEL
137
LOW WASHER FLUID LOW TIRE PRESSURE
138
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON TRUNK OPEN
139
HIGHBEAM OUT
139
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
140
Compass Variance
141
Setting the Variance
141
Automatic Compass Calibration
141
Manual Compass Calibration
142
Error Displays
142
Trip Computer
142
Resetting the Trip Computer
142
Fan Knob
145
Temperature Knob
145
Fan Knob
147
Driver’s Temperature Lever
147
Passenger’s Temperature Lever
147
Mode Knob
148
Air Conditioning Heating
149
Ventilation
149
Defogging and Defrosting
149
Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System
152
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
152
AM FM Stereo
153
Playing the Radio
153
Finding a Station
153
Setting the Tone
154
Adjusting the Speakers
154
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
155
Playing the Radio
155
Finding a Station
156
Setting the Tone
157
Adjusting the Speakers Using RDS Mode
158
Playing a Cassette Tape
160
Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
162
CD Adapter Kits
162
Playing a Compact Disc
162
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
164
Playing the Radio
164
Finding a Station
165
Setting the Tone Adjusting the Speakers
166
Using RDS Mode
166
Playing a Compact Disc
169
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
170
Playing the Radio
170
Finding a Station
171
Setting the Tone
172
Adjusting the Speakers
172
Using RDS Mode
173
Playing a Cassette Tape
175
Playing a Compact Disc
176
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
178
Understanding Radio Reception
179
AM
179
FM Stereo
179
Tips About Your Audio System
180
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
181
Care of Your Compact Discs
182
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
182
Backglass Antenna
183
Vehicle Customization Settings
183
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
184
Defensive Driving
185
Anti-Lock Brakes (Option)
190
Using Anti- Lock
192
Traction Control System (3800 V6 Engine)
192
Driving on Curves
194
Steering in Emergencies
195
Off-Road Recovery
196
Hydroplaning
202
Driving Through Deep Standing Water Driving Through Flowing Water
203
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
203
City Driving
204
Freeway Driving
205
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
206
Driving on Snow or Ice
210
If You’re Caught in a Blizzard
211
Recreational Vehicle Towing
213
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
216
Weight of the Trailer
216
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
217
Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires
218
Hitches
218
Safety Chains
218
Trailer Brakes
218
Driving with a Trailer
219
Following Distance
219
Passing
219
Backing Up
219
Making Turns
220
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
220
Driving On Grades
220
Parking on Hills When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
221
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
221
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
221
Section 5 Problems on the Road
222
Hazard Warning Flashers
223
Other Warning Devices
224
Jump Starting
224
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
231
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
232
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
236
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
239
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
246
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
248
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
253
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
254
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
256
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
258
Service
259
Doing Your Own Service Work
259
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
260
Fuel
260
Fuels in Foreign Countries
262
Filling Your Tank
263
Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood
265
Hood Release
266
Engine Oil
269
Checking Engine Oil
269
When to Add Engine Oil
270
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
271
Engine Oil Additives
274
When to Change Engine Oil
274
How to Reset the Change Oil Message
274
What to Do with Used Oil
275
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
275
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
277
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
277
When to Check and Change
277
How to Check
278
Checking the Fluid Level
278
How to Add Fluid
280
Engine Coolant
280
What to Use
281
Checking Coolant
282
Adding Coolant
283
Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid
284
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
284
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
285
What to Use
285
Windshield Washer Fluid
285
What to Use
285
Adding Washer Fluid
285
Brakes
287
Brake Fluid
287
What to Add
288
Brake Wear
289
Brake Pedal Travel
289
Brake Adjustment
290
Replacing Brake System Parts
290
Battery
290
Vehicle Storage
290
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
Headlamps
291
Headlamp Aiming
293
Front Park and Turn Signal Lamp
293
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
295
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamp
295
Rear Sidemarker Lamp
297
Back-Up Lamp
298
Rear Courtesy Lamps
298
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
299
Tires
300
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
301
When to Check
301
How to Check
301
Tire Inflation Monitor System (If Equipped)
302
Tire Inspection and Rotation
303
When It’s Time for New Tires
305
Buying New Tires
305
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
306
Treadwear
306
Traction
307
AA, A, B, C
307
Temperature
307
A, B, C
307
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
307
Wheel Replacement
307
Used Replacement Wheels
308
Tire Chains
309
Appearance Care
309
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
310
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
310
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
310
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Fabric Protection
311
Cleaning Vinyl
311
Cleaning Leather
312
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
312
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
312
Care of Safety Belts
312
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
312
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
313
Weatherstrips
313
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
313
Washing Your Vehicle
313
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
314
Finish Care
314
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
314
Cleaning Tires
315
Sheet Metal Damage
315
Finish Damage
315
Underbody Maintenance
315
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
317
Add-On Electrical Equipment
317
Headlamp Wiring
318
Windshield Wipers
318
Power Windows and Other Power Options
318
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
318
Driver’s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
319
Passenger’s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
321
Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications
325
Engine Specifications
326
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
326
Vehicle Dimensions
326
Your Vehicle and the Environment
329
Maintenance Requirements
329
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
333
Engine Oil Level Check
342
Engine Coolant Level Check
342
Tire Inflation Check
342
Restraint System Check
343
Wiper Blade Check
343
Weatherstrip Lubrication
343
Key Lock Cylinders Service
343
Body Lubrication Service
343
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
344
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
345
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
345
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
346
Exhaust System Inspection
346
Engine Cooling System Inspection
346
Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection
347
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
348
Part E: Maintenance Record
349
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
352
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
353
United States
355
Canada
356
All Overseas Locations
356
Caribbean Numbers
356
Shuttle Service
359
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
359
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
360
Additional Program Information
360
Warranty Information
360
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
361
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
361
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
362

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Impala Manual

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Impala, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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