2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Monte Carlo
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
2.6 MB

Table of Contents

2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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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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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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 Front Seat
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Way Power Driver s Seat (If Equipped) Manual Lumbar (If Equipped)
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Heated Front Seat (If Equipped) Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Seatback Latches
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Easy Entry Manual Seat
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Split Folding Rear Seat
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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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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front 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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Rear Seat Passengers
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Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
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Center Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Smaller Children and Babies
49
Child Restraints
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
61
Larger Children
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Safety Belt Extender
66
Checking Your Restraint Systems
66
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
66
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Keys
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Door Locks
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Power Door Locks Programmable Automatic Power
71
Door Locks
71
Lockout Protection Feature
72
Leaving Your Vehicle
72
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
72
Operation
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Panic Alarm Button
73
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
73
Illumination on Remote Activation
74
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
74
Battery Replacement
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Resynchronization
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Trunk
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Trunk Lock
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Remote Trunk Release
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
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Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
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Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
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Arming with the Power Lock Switch
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Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
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Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
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Disarming with Your Key
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Vehicle Customization Settings
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Passlock
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New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
87
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
88
Starting Your Engine
88
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
89
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P)
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
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Torque Lock
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Shifting Out of PARK (P)
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Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust
100
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
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Windows
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Power Windows
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Horn
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Tilt Wheel Adjustable Steering Column Turn Signal/ Multifunction Lever
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Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
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Turn Signal On Chime
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Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
104
Flash-to-Pass Feature
105
Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer
105
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
106
Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
107
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
108
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
108
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
108
Using Cruise Control on Hills
108
Ending Cruise Control
108
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
108
Exterior Lamps
109
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
110
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
110
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
111
Interior Lamps
111
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
111
Courtesy Lamps
111
Illuminated Entry (If Equipped) Delayed Entry Lighting
112
Delayed Exit Lighting Parade Mode
113
Rearview Mirror Reading Lamps
113
Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
113
Dome Lamp
113
Battery Rundown Protection
114
Mirrors
114
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
114
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
114
Power Outside Mirrors
115
Convex Outside Mirror
115
Storage Compartments
115
Glove Box
115
Center Console
116
Rear Seat Cupholder (If Equipped)
116
Trunk Convenience Net (If Equipped)
116
Ashtrays and Lighter
116
Sun Visors
117
Visor Vanity Mirrors
117
Accessory Power Outlet
117
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
118
Cellular Phone Readiness Package (If Equipped)
118
OnStar
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System (If Equipped) Assist Handle (If Equipped)
119
Garment Hooks
119
Power Sunroof (Option)
119
HomeLink
120
Transmitter (If Equipped)
120
Programming the HomeLink
121
Transmitter
121
Operating the Transmitter
122
Training a Garage Opener with a Rolling Code Feature
122
Erasing Channels
123
Accessories
123
The Instrument Panel
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Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
126
Speedometer and Odometer
128
Trip Odometer
128
Tachometer
128
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
129
Safety Belt Reminder Light
129
Air Bag Readiness Light
130
Voltmeter Gage (3800 V6 Engine) Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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Traction Control System Warning Light (3800 V6 Engine)
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
133
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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Oil Pressure Indicator/Low Oil Pressure Light
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Cruise Light (If Equipped)
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Fuel Gage
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Message Center
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Modes
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SERVICE TRACTION SYSTEM
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TRACTION ACTIVE BATTERY LIFE INDICATOR
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HOT COOLANT TEMP
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LOW COOLANT LEVEL
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LOW OIL PRESSURE
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LOW ENG OIL LEVEL
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CHANGE ENGINE OIL
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DOOR AJAR
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SECURITY
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LOW FUEL
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LOW WASHER FLUID
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LOW TIRE PRESSURE
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SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
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TRUNK OPEN
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HIGHBEAM OUT
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Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
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Compass Variance
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Setting the Variance
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Automatic Compass Calibration Manual Compass Calibration
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Error Displays
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Trip Computer
150
Resetting the Trip Computer
150
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Manual Single Zone Climate Control
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Fan Knob
152
Temperature Knob
152
Fan Knob
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Driver s Temperature Lever
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Passenger s Temperature Lever
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Mode Knob
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Air Conditioning Heating
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Ventilation
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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 for Systems with Radio Data System
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) 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
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Adjusting the Speakers Using RDS Mode
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
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CD Adapter Kits
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Playing the Radio Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Using RDS Mode
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Playing a Compact Disc
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) 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
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Using RDS Mode
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
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Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
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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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Backglass Antenna
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Vehicle Customization Settings
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Chime Level Adjustment
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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 (3800 V6 Engine)
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Steering
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Power Steering
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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 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 Driving Through Flowing Water
208
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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If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer Tongue
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Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
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Hitches Safety Chains
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Trailer Brakes
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Driving with a Trailer Following Distance
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Passing
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Backing Up
224
Making Turns Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
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Driving On Grades Parking on Hills
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When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
227
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
227
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
227
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 Recovery Tank
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
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If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire
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Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
250
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
252
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
257
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
258
Compact Spare Tire
259
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
260
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
261
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
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How to Reset the Oil Life Indicator
278
What to Do with Used Oil
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Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
279
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
281
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
282
When to Check and Change
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How to Check
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Checking the Fluid Level
283
How to Add Fluid
285
Engine Coolant
285
What to Use
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Checking Coolant
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Adding Coolant
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Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid
289
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
289
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
290
Windshield Washer Fluid
290
What to Use
290
Adding Washer Fluid
290
Brakes
292
Brake Fluid
292
What to Add
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Brake Wear
294
Brake Pedal Travel
294
Brake Adjustment
294
Replacing Brake System Parts
295
Battery
295
Vehicle Storage
295
Bulb Replacement
296
Halogen Bulbs
296
Headlamps
296
Headlamp Aiming
297
Front Park and Turn Signal Lamp and Sidemarker Lamp
298
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamp
299
Rear Sidemarker Lamp
300
Back-Up Lamp
301
Rear Courtesy Lamps
301
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
302
Tires
303
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
304
When to Check
304
How to Check
304
Tire Inflation Monitor System
305
Tire Inspection and Rotation
307
When It s Time for New Tires
308
Buying New Tires
308
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
309
Treadwear
310
Traction AA, A, B, C
310
Temperature A, B, C
310
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
311
Wheel Replacement
311
Used Replacement Wheels
312
Tire Chains
312
Appearance Care
313
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
313
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
313
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
314
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
314
Cleaning Vinyl
315
Cleaning Leather
315
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
315
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
315
Care of Safety Belts
315
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
316
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
316
Weatherstrips
316
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
316
Washing Your Vehicle
317
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
317
Finish Care
317
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
318
Cleaning Tires
318
Sheet Metal Damage
318
Finish Damage
319
Underbody Maintenance
319
Chemical Paint Spotting
319
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
320
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
321
Engine Identification
321
Service Parts Identification Label
321
Electrical System
322
Add-On Electrical Equipment
322
Headlamp Wiring
322
Windshield Wipers
322
Power Windows and Other Power Options
322
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
322
Driver s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
323
Passenger s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
325
Underhood Fuse Block (Upper)
327
Underhood Fuse Block (Lower)
328
Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications
330
Engine Specifications
331
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
331
Vehicle Dimensions
331
Your Vehicle and the Environment
333
Maintenance Requirements
333
At Each Fuel Fill
346
Engine Oil Level Check
346
Engine Coolant Level Check
346
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
346
At Least Once a Month
346
Tire Inflation Check
346
Cassette Deck Service
346
At Least Twice a Year
347
Restraint System Check
347
Wiper Blade Check
347
Weatherstrip Lubrication
347
Automatic Transaxle Check
347
At Least Once a Year
347
Key Lock Cylinders Service
347
Body Lubrication Service
347
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
348
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
349
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
349
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
350
Exhaust System Inspection
350
Engine Cooling System Inspection
350
Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection
351
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
352
Part E: Maintenance Record
353
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
358
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
359
United States
361
Canada
362
All Overseas Locations
362
Caribbean Numbers
362
Plan Ahead When Possible
365
Transportation Options
365
Shuttle Service
365
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
365
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
366
Additional Program Information
366
Warranty Information
366
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
367
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
367
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
368

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Manual

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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