2000 Chevrolet Venture Owner's Manual

2000 Chevrolet Venture owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Venture
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(5)

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3.1 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Chevrolet Venture 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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Driver s 4-Way Manual Seat
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Manual Front Passenger Seats
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Way Power Seat (Option)
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Rear Seats
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Seat Controls
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Second Row Safety Belt Stowage
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Flip and Fold Feature Split Bench Seats
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Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
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Adjusting the Split Bench Seats
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Removing the Split Bench Seat
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Replacing the Split Bench Sections
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Bucket Seats
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Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
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Adjusting the Bucket Seats
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Removing the Bucket Seats
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Replacing the Bucket Seats
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Captain s Chairs
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Removing the Captain s Chairs
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Replacing the Captain s Chairs
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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 About Safety Belts
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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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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
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Air Bag Systems
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How the Air Bag Systems Work
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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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Safety Belt Pretensioners
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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 (Bench Seat)
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Lap Belt
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Center Passenger Position (Bucket Seat)
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Lap Belt
66
Children
68
Smaller Children and Babies
68
Built-in Child Restraint (Option)
71
Securing a Child in the Built-In Child Restraint
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Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint
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Storing the Built-In Child Restraint
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Child Restraints
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Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans)
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Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans)
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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 Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat)
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Bucket Seat)
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
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Larger Children
100
Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems
103
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
104
Section 2 Features and Controls
105
Keys
106
Door Locks
108
Power Door Locks
109
Last Door Closed Locking Automatic Door Locks
110
Sliding Door Delayed Locking
110
Lockout Deterrent
111
Leaving Your Vehicle
111
Keyless Entry System (Option)
111
Operation
112
Remote Driver s Door and All Door Unlock
112
Remote All Door Lock
112
Remote Lock Confirmation (If Equipped) Remote Unlock Confirmation (If Equipped)
113
Remote Alarm (If Equipped)
113
Remote Power Sliding Door Operation (If Equipped)
114
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
114
Battery Replacement
114
Resynchronization
116
Switchbanks
116
Overhead Console Switchbank
116
Instrument Panel Switchbank
117
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
118
Entering Programming Mode Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
119
Programmable Modes
119
Automatic Door Locks
120
Programmable Modes
120
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
121
Programmable Modes
122
Remote Driver s Unlock Control
122
Programmable Modes
123
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
123
Programmable Modes
124
Content Theft-Deterrent System
125
Programmable Modes
125
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft- Deterrent System
126
Programmable Modes
126
Exiting Programming Mode
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Sliding Door
128
Sliding Door Lock
128
Power Sliding Door (Option)
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Sliding Door Security Lock
134
Resetting the Power Sliding Door
135
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
135
Liftgate
136
Theft
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Key in the Ignition
137
Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
137
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
138
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
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Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
139
Arming with Your Key
139
Arming Confirmation
139
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
139
Disarming with Your Key
139
Nuisance Alarms
139
PASS-Key III
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New Vehicle Break-In Ignition Positions
142
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
143
Starting Your 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
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Running Your Engine While You re Parked
156
Windows
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Manual Windows
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Power Windows (Option)
157
Side Window Latches
157
Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped)
158
Rear Side Panels (Cargo Van)
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Horn
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Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
159
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
160
Turn Signal on Chime
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Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
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Flash-to-Pass
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Windshield Wipers
161
Windshield Washer
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Rear Window Washer/ Wiper (If Equipped)
162
Cruise Control (Option)
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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
165
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
165
Exterior Lamps
166
Lamps on Reminder
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Daytime Running Lamps
166
Interior Lamps
167
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
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Interior Lamps Control
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Interior Lamps Override Switch Illuminated Entry
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Delayed Illumination Exit Lighting
169
Front Reading Lamps Rear Reading Lamps
170
Dome Lamp
170
Cargo Lamp
170
Battery Saver
171
Mirrors
171
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
171
Power Remote Control Mirrors
171
Convex Outside Mirror
172
Heated Outside Mirrors
172
Storage Compartments
172
Glove Box
172
Compact Overhead Console Overhead Console (If Equipped)
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Garage Door Opener Compartment
174
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
175
Storage Bin
176
Removing and Replacing the Tray
176
Front Seat Storage Bin
177
Cupholders
177
Rear Storage Compartments and Cupholders
177
Convenience Net (Option)
177
Side Convenience Nets Front Seat Storage Net
179
Luggage Carrier (Option)
180
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
182
Side Ashtrays
183
Sun Visors
183
Visor Vanity Mirrors
183
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (If Equipped)
183
Accessory Inflator System (Option)
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Accessory Power Outlets
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OnStar System (If Equipped)
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The Instrument Panel
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Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
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Speedometer and Tamper Resistant Odometer
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Dual Trip Odometers
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Retro-Active Reset
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Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators
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Safety Belt Reminder Light
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Air Bag Readiness Light
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Brake System Warning Light
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
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Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
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Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
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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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Fuel Gage
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Message Center
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Charging System Indicator Message Service Traction System Warning
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Message (Option)
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Traction Active Message (Option) Engine Coolant Temperature
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Warning Message
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Low Coolant Level Warning Message
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Low Oil Pressure Message
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Low Engine Oil Level Message
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Change Engine Oil Message
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Power Sliding Door Warning Message
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Door Ajar Warning Message
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Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
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PASS-Key
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III Security Message
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Low Fuel Warning Message
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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
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Manual Compass Calibration
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Error Displays
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Trip Computer
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Resetting the Trip Computer
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Heating
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Defogging and Defrosting
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Rear Fan Control
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Rear Comfort Controls
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Setting the Clock for Systems without Automatic Tone Control
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Setting the Clock for Systems with Automatic Tone Control
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AM-FM Stereo
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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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Radio Calibration
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape 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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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
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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 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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Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
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Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped) Non- RDS Radios
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Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
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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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Integrated Windshield Antenna
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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 (Option)
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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
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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
276
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
277
Recreational Vehicle Towing
279
Loading Your Vehicle
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Payload (Cargo Van Only)
281
Electronic Level Control (Option)
282
Towing a Trailer
282
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
283
Weight of the Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer Tongue
285
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
285
Hitches Safety Chains
286
Trailer Brakes
286
Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
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Passing
288
Backing Up
288
Making Turns
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Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
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Driving On Grades
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Parking on Hills
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When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
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Maintenance When Trailer Towing
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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
301
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
310
Changing a Flat Tire
311
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
312
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
315
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
321
Compact Spare Tire
323
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
324
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
324
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
325
Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
326
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
327
Fuel
327
Fuels in Foreign Countries
329
Filling Your Tank
329
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
331
Checking Things Under the Hood
332
Hood Release
332
Engine Oil
335
Checking Engine Oil
335
When to Add Engine Oil
336
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
337
Engine Oil Additives
338
When to Change Engine Oil
338
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
339
What to Do with Used Oil
339
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
339
Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement
340
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
342
When to Check and Change
342
How to Check
342
Checking the Fluid Level
343
How to Add Fluid
344
Engine Coolant
345
What to Use
346
Checking Coolant
347
Adding Coolant
347
Radiator Pressure Cap
348
Power Steering Fluid
348
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
348
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
349
What to Use
349
Windshield Washer Fluid
349
What to Use
349
Adding Washer Fluid
349
Brakes
350
Brake Fluid
350
What to Add
352
Brake Wear
352
Brake Pedal Travel
353
Brake Adjustment
353
Replacing Brake System Parts
354
Battery
354
Vehicle Storage
354
Bulb Replacement
355
Halogen Bulbs
355
Headlamps
355
Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps
358
Front Sidemarker
359
Taillamps
361
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
362
Tires
364
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
364
When to Check
365
When It s Time for New Tires
367
Buying New Tires
367
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
368
Treadwear
369
Traction AA, A, B, C
369
Temperature A, B, C
369
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
370
Wheel Replacement
370
Used Replacement Wheels
371
Tire Chains
371
Appearance Care
372
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
372
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
372
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
373
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
373
Cleaning Vinyl
374
Cleaning Leather
374
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
374
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
374
Cleaning the Built-in Child Restraint Pad
375
Care of Safety Belts and Built-in Child Restraint Harness
375
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
375
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
376
Weatherstrips
376
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
376
Washing Your Vehicle Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
377
Finish Care
377
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
378
Cleaning Tires
378
Sheet Metal Damage
378
Finish Damage
379
Underbody Maintenance
379
Chemical Paint Spotting
379
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
380
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
381
Engine Identification
381
Service Parts Identification Label
381
Electrical System
381
Add-On Electrical Equipment
381
Headlamp Wiring
382
Windshield Wipers
382
Power Windows and Other Power Options
382
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
382
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
383
Underhood Fuse and Relay Center
386
Replacement Bulbs
389
Capacities and Specifications
389
Engine Specifications
389
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
390
Vehicle Dimensions - Regular Wheel Base
390
Vehicle Dimensions - Extended Wheel Base
390
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
391
Introduction
392
Your Vehicle and the Environment
392
Maintenance Requirements
392
How This Section is Organized
393
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
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Using Your Maintenance Schedule
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Scheduled Maintenance
395
Footnotes
395
Scheduled Maintenance
396
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
396
Scheduled Maintenance
397
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
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At Each Fuel Fill
405
Engine Oil Level Check
405
Engine Coolant Level Check
405
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
405
At Least Once a Month
405
Tire Inflation Check
405
Cassette Deck Service
405
At Least Twice a Year
406
Restraint System Check
406
Wiper Blade Check
406
Spare Tire Check
406
Weatherstrip Lubrication
406
Automatic Transaxle Check
406
At Least Once a Year
407
Key Lock Cylinders Service
407
Body Lubrication Service
407
Starter Switch Check
407
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
408
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
408
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
409
Underbody Flushing Service
409
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
410
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
410
Exhaust System Inspection
410
Engine Cooling System Inspection
411
Throttle System Inspection
411
Brake System Inspection
411
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
412
Part E: Maintenance Record
414
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
417
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
418
United States
420
Canada
421
All Overseas Locations
421
Caribbean Numbers
421
Plan Ahead When Possible
424
Transportation Options
424
Shuttle Service
424
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
424
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
425
Additional Program Information
425
Warranty Information
425
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
426
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
426
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
427

FAQ about the 2000 Chevrolet Venture Manual

What contains the 2000 Venture manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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