2000 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner's Manual

2000 Oldsmobile Bravada owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Bravada
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
2.6 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner's Manual
1
24-hour Roadside Assistance
2
1. Seats and Restraint Systems
4
2. Features and Controls
4
3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
5
4. Your Driving and the Road
5
5. Problems on the Road
5
6. Service and Appearance Care
6
7. Maintenance Schedule
6
8. Customer Assistance Information
7
About Driving Your Vehicle
9
How to Use this Manual
9
Safety Warnings and Symbols
10
Vehicle Damage Warnings
11
Vehicle Symbols
12
Service Station Guide
13
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
14
Seats and Seat Controls
15
Manual Passenger Seat
15
Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
15
Power Lumbar Control
16
Memory Seat (If Equipped)
16
Heated Front Seats (Option)
17
Reclining Front Seatbacks
18
Head Restraints
19
Rear Seats
19
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
20
Why Safety Belts Work
22
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
25
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
26
Adults
26
Driver Position
26
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
33
Air Bag System
33
How the Air Bag System Works
35
Where are the air bags?
35
When should an air bag inflate?
37
What makes an air bag inflate?
37
How does an air bag restrain?
37
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
38
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Rear Seat Passengers
41
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
41
Lap-Shoulder Belt
41
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
44
Center Rear Passenger Position
47
Lap Belt
47
Children
48
Smaller Children and Babies
48
Child Restraints
51
Where to Put the Restraint
55
Top Strap
56
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
57
Center Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
60
Larger Children
62
Safety Belt Extender
65
Checking Your Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Section 2 Features and Controls
66
Keys
67
Door Locks
69
Power Door Locks
70
Rear Door Security Lock
70
Lockout Prevention
70
Leaving Your Vehicle
71
Remote Panic Alarm
72
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
72
Battery Replacement
72
Resynchronization
73
Liftgate/Liftglass
74
Liftgate Release
74
Remote Liftglass Release
75
Theft
75
Key in the Ignition
75
Parking at Night
75
Parking Lots
75
Content Theft-Deterrent
76
Testing the Alarm
77
Passlock
77
New Vehicle Break-In
78
Ignition Positions
78
Retained Accessory Power
79
Starting Your Engine
79
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
81
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
81
Automatic Transmission Operation
82
Parking Brake
85
Shifting Into PARK (P)
86
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
87
Torque Lock
87
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
88
Parking Over Things That Burn
88
Engine Exhaust
89
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
89
Locking Rear Axle
90
All-Wheel Drive
90
Windows
91
Power Windows
91
Express- Down Window
91
Lockout Switch
91
Horn
91
Tilt Wheel
92
Turn Signal On Chime
93
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
93
Flash-to-Pass Feature
94
Setting Cruise Control
97
Resuming a Set Speed
97
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
98
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
98
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
98
Using Cruise Control on Hills
98
Ending Cruise Control
98
Erasing Speed Memory
98
Exterior Lamps
99
Automatic Headlamp System
99
Lamps On Reminder
100
Daytime Running Lamps
100
Fog Lamps
101
Interior Lamps
101
Brightness Control
101
Illuminated Entry
101
Exit Lighting
101
Front Reading Lamps
102
Dome Lamps
102
Battery Run-Down Protection
102
Time Delay
103
Cleaning the Photocells
104
Power Remote Control Mirror
104
Convex Outside Mirror
104
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors
104
Electrochromic Rearview Outside Mirror
104
Storage Compartments
105
Glove Box
105
Overhead Console
105
Reading Lamps
105
Driver Information System
106
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
108
Door Storage
108
Front Storage Area
108
Convenience Net
109
Cargo Security Shade
109
Cargo Tie Downs
110
Luggage Carrier
110
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
111
Sun Visors
112
Visor Vanity Mirror
112
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
112
Accessory Power Outlets
112
OnStar System (If Equipped) Sunroof (If Equipped)
113
HomeLink Transmitter
114
Programming the Transmitter
115
Operating the Transmitter
116
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
117
Erasing Channels
117
Accessories
117
Instrument Panel
118
Trip Odometer
120
Tachometer
120
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
121
Safety Belt Reminder Light
121
Air Bag Readiness Light
122
Charging System Indicator Light
123
Voltmeter Gage
123
Brake System Warning Light
124
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
125
If the Light Is Flashing
127
If the Light Is On Steady
127
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
128
Oil Pressure Gage
129
Security Warning Light
130
Service AWD Light
130
Check Gages Light
131
Gate Ajar Light
131
Fuel Gage
131
Low Fuel Light
132
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
133
Comfort Controls
134
Electronic Climate Control
134
Fan Control
134
Temperature Knob
134
Mode Knob - Automatic Operation
135
Mode Knob - Manual Operation
136
Air Conditioning
137
Heating
137
Defogging and Defrosting
137
Rear Window Defogger
138
Ventilation System
138
Ventilation Tips
139
Audio Systems
140
Setting the Clock
140
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control
140
Playing the Radio
141
Finding a Station
141
Setting the Tone
142
Adjusting the Speakers
142
Playing a Cassette Tape
143
Playing a Compact Disc
145
Console-Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped)
147
Compact Disc Errors
148
Playing a Compact Disc
149
Theft-Deterrent Feature
150
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
150
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
151
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
151
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
152
Understanding Radio Reception
153
AM
153
FM Stereo
153
Tips About Your Audio System
153
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
154
Care of Your Compact Discs
155
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
155
Fixed Mast Antenna
155
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
156
Your Driving, the Road and Your Vehicle
157
Driver Behavior
157
Driving Environment
157
Vehicle Design
158
Defensive Driving
158
Drunken Driving
159
Control of a Vehicle
162
Braking
162
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
163
Using Anti- Lock
165
Braking in Emergencies
165
Steering
165
Driving on Curves
165
Steering in Emergencies
166
Off-Road Recovery
167
Passing
167
Loss of Control
169
Skidding
169
Operating Your Vehicle Off Paved Roads
170
Before You Go Off-Roading
171
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
171
Environmental Concerns
172
Traveling to Remote Areas
172
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
172
Scanning the Terrain
173
Driving on Off-Road Hills
174
Approaching a Hill
175
Driving Uphill
175
Driving Downhill
178
Driving Across an Incline
179
Stalling on an Incline
180
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
181
Driving in Water
182
After Off-Road Driving
183
Driving at Night
183
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
185
Hydroplaning
186
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
187
Driving Through Flowing Water
187
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
187
City Driving
188
Freeway Driving
189
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
190
Highway Hypnosis
191
Hill and Mountain Roads
191
Winter Driving
193
Driving on Snow or Ice
193
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
195
Recreational Vehicle Towing
196
Loading Your Vehicle
197
Payload
199
Add-On Equipment
199
Towing a Trailer
199
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
200
Weight of the Trailer
201
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
201
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
202
Hitches
202
Safety Chains
203
Trailer Brakes
203
Driving with a Trailer
204
Following Distance
204
Passing
205
Backing Up
205
Making Turns
205
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
205
Driving On Grades
206
Parking on Hills
206
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
206
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
207
Trailer Wiring Harness
207
Section 5 Problems on the Road
208
Hazard Warning Flashers
209
Other Warning Devices
210
Jump Starting
210
Towing Your Vehicle
215
Engine Overheating
215
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
216
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
217
Cooling System
218
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
220
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
223
If a Tire Goes Flat
226
Changing a Flat Tire
226
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
227
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
229
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
234
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
236
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
237
Using the Recovery Hooks
237
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
239
Service
240
Doing Your Own Service Work
240
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
241
Fuel
241
Fuels in Foreign Countries
243
Filling Your Tank
243
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
245
Checking Engine Oil
248
When to Add Engine Oil
249
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
250
Engine Oil Additives
251
When to Change Engine Oil
251
Remote Oil Filter
252
What to Do with Used Oil
252
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
253
Automatic Transmission Fluid
254
Checking Transmission Fluid Cold
255
Checking the Fluid Level
255
How to Add Fluid
257
When to Check Lubricant
257
How to Check Lubricant
257
When to Check and Change Lubricant
258
How to Check Lubricant
258
What to Use
258
Rear Axle
259
When to Check and Change Lubricant
259
How to Check Lubricant
259
What to Use
259
Engine Coolant
259
Adding Coolant
262
Radiator Pressure Cap
263
Power Steering Fluid
263
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
263
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
264
What to Use
264
Windshield Washer Fluid
264
What to Use
264
Adding Washer Fluid
264
Brakes
265
Brake Fluid
265
Checking Brake Fluid
266
What to Add
267
Brake Wear
268
Brake Pedal Travel
268
Brake Adjustment
268
Replacing Brake System Parts
269
Battery
269
Vehicle Storage
269
Bulb Replacement
270
Halogen Bulbs
270
Headlamps
270
Front Turn Signal Lamps
271
Taillamps
272
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
272
Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement
274
Tires
274
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
275
When to Check
276
When It s Time for New Tires
278
Treadwear
280
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
280
Temperature -- A, B, C
280
Used Replacement Wheels
282
Tire Chains
282
Appearance Care
282
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
283
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
283
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
283
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
284
Cleaning Vinyl
284
Cleaning Leather
284
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
285
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
285
Care of Safety Belts
285
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
285
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
285
Weatherstrips
286
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
286
Washing Your Vehicle
286
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
286
Finish Care
287
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
287
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
288
Cleaning Tires
288
Sheet Metal Damage
288
Finish Damage
289
Underbody Maintenance
289
Chemical Paint Spotting
289
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
290
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
291
Engine Identification
291
Service Parts Identification Label
291
Electrical System
292
Add-On Electrical Equipment
292
Headlamps
292
Windshield Wipers
292
Power Windows and Other Power Options
292
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
292
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
293
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
295
Replacement Bulbs
298
Capacities and Specifications
299
Wheels and Tires
299
Capacities (Approximate)
299
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
300
Vehicle Dimensions*
300
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
301
Introduction
302
Your Vehicle and the Environment
302
Maintenance Requirements
302
How This Section is Organized
303
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
304
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
304
Selecting the Right Schedule
304
Scheduled Maintenance
305
Short Trip/City Definition
305
Short Trip/City Intervals
305
Long Trip/Highway Definition
306
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
307
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
308
Footnotes
308
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
330
Footnotes
330
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
342
At Each Fuel Fill
342
Engine Oil Level Check
342
Engine Coolant Level Check
342
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
342
At Least Once a Month
342
Tire Inflation Check
342
Restraint System Check
342
Wiper Blade Check
343
Spare Tire Check
343
Weatherstrip Lubrication
343
Automatic Transmission Check
343
At Least Once a Year
343
Key Lock Cylinders Service
343
Body Lubrication Service
343
Starter Switch Check
344
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
344
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
345
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
345
Underbody Flushing Service
345
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
346
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
346
Exhaust System Inspection
346
Engine Cooling System Inspection
346
Throttle System Inspection
347
Drive Axle Service
347
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
347
Brake System Inspection
347
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
348
Part E: Maintenance Record
350
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
353
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
354
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
356
Customer Assistance Offices
356
United States
356
Canada
357
All Overseas Locations
357
Caribbean Numbers
357
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
357
Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits
358
Security While You Travel
358
Courtesy Transportation
359
Plan Ahead When Possible
359
Transportation Options
360
Shuttle Service
360
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
360
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
360
Additional Program Information
360
Warranty Information
361
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
361
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
362
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
362
Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
362

FAQ about the 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada Manual

What contains the 2000 Bravada manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Oldsmobile Bravada, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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