2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Silhouette
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(8)

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3.09 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual
1
24-hour Roadside Assistance
2
Copyright General Motors Corporation
3
Table of Contents:
4
1: Seats and Restraints
4
2: Features and Controls
4
3: Comfort Controls and Audio
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
7
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
8
How to Use this Manual
9
Vehicle Symbols
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Driver s 4-Way Manual Seat
14
Manual Front Passenger Seats
15
Way Power Seat (Option)
15
Heated Front Seats (Option) Reclining Front Seatbacks
16
Head Restraints
18
Rear Seats
18
Seat Controls
18
Second Row Safety Belt Stowage Flip and Fold Feature
19
Split Bench Seats
20
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
20
Adjusting the Split Bench Seats
21
Removing the Split Bench Seat
22
Replacing the Split Bench Sections
23
Bucket Seats
26
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
27
Adjusting the Bucket Seats
28
Removing the Bucket Seats
29
Replacing the Bucket Seats
30
Captain's Chairs
32
Removing the Captain's Chairs
33
Replacing the Captain's Chairs
34
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
36
Why Safety Belts Work
37
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers
40
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
41
Adults
41
Driver Position
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
42
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
44
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
50
Right Front Passenger Position
51
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
52
How the Air Bag Systems Work
54
Where are the air bags?
54
When should an air bag inflate?
56
What makes an air bag inflate?
56
How does an air bag restrain? What will you see after an air bag inflates?
57
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
59
Safety Belt Pretensioners
59
Rear Seat Passengers
59
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
60
Lap-Shoulder Belt
60
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
63
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
66
Lap Belt
66
Center Passenger Position (Bucket Seat)
67
Lap Belt
67
Children
69
Smaller Children and Babies
69
Built-in Child Restraint (Option)
72
Securing a Child in the Built-In Child Restraint
74
Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint
80
Storing the Built-In Child Restraint
81
Child Restraints
83
Where to Put the Restraint
86
Top Strap
87
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
89
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat)
93
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Bucket Seat)
94
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
96
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
Remote Lock Control (Option)
111
Operation
112
Remote Driver s Door and All Door Unlock
112
Remote All Door Lock
112
Remote Lock Confirmation (If Equipped)
113
Remote Unlock Confirmation (If Equipped)
113
Remote Alarm (If Equipped)
113
Remote Power Sliding Door Operation (If Equipped)
113
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
114
Battery Replacement
114
Resynchronization
115
Switchbanks
116
Overhead Console Switchbank
116
Instrument Panel Switchbank
116
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
117
Entering Programming Mode Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
118
Programmable Modes
118
Automatic Door Locks
119
Programmable Modes
119
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
120
Programmable Modes
120
Remote Driver s Unlock Control
121
Programmable Modes
121
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
122
Programmable Modes
122
Content Theft-Deterrent System
123
Programmable Modes
124
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft- Deterrent System
125
Programmable Modes
125
Exiting Programming Mode
127
Sliding Door
127
Sliding Door Lock
128
Power Sliding Door (Option)
129
Sliding Door Security Lock
133
Resetting the Power Sliding Door
134
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
135
Liftgate
135
Theft
136
Key in the Ignition
136
Parking at Night
137
Parking Lots
137
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
137
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
138
Arming with the Remote Lock Control Transmitter
138
Arming with Your Key
138
Arming Confirmation
138
Disarming with the Remote Lock Control Transmitter
139
Disarming with Your Key
139
Nuisance Alarms
139
PASS-Key III
139
New Vehicle Break-In
141
Ignition Positions
142
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
143
Starting Your Engine
143
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
145
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
145
Automatic Transaxle Operation
146
Parking Brake
150
Shifting Into PARK (P)
151
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
152
Torque Lock
153
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
153
Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust
154
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
155
Windows
156
Power Windows
156
Side Window Latches
156
Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped)
157
Horn
157
Tilt Wheel
157
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
158
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
158
Turn Signal On Chime
159
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
159
Flash-to-Pass
159
Windshield Wipers
160
Windshield Washer
160
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
161
Cruise Control
162
Setting Cruise Control
162
Resuming a Set Speed
163
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
163
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
164
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
164
Using Cruise Control on Hills
164
Ending Cruise Control
164
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
164
Exterior Lamps
165
Lamps on Reminder
165
Daytime Running Lamps
166
Fog Lamps
167
Interior Lamps
167
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
167
Interior Lamps Control
167
Interior Lamps Override Switch Illuminated Entry
168
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)
173
Garage Door Opener Compartment
174
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
175
Storage Bin
175
Removing and Replacing the Tray
176
Front Seat Storage Bin
176
Cupholders
176
Rear Storage Compartments
176
Convenience Net (Option)
177
Side Convenience Nets Front Seat Storage Net
178
Luggage Carrier (Option)
179
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
181
Side Ashtrays
181
Sun Visors
182
Visor Vanity Mirrors
182
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (If Equipped)
182
Accessory Inflator System (Option)
182
Accessory Power Outlets
184
OnStar System (If Equipped)
185
The Instrument Panel
186
Your Information System
186
Instrument Panel Cluster
188
Speedometer and Tamper Resistant Odometer Dual Trip Odometers
189
Retro-Active Reset
190
Tachometer
190
Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators
191
Safety Belt Reminder Light
191
Air Bag Readiness Light
192
Brake System Warning Light
193
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Traction Control System Warning Light
194
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
194
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
195
If the Light Is Flashing
197
If the Light Is On Steady
197
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
198
Fuel Gage
199
Message Center
200
Charging System Indicator Message
200
Service Traction System Warning Message (Option)
200
Traction Active Message (Option)
201
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
201
Low Coolant Level Warning Message
202
Low Oil Pressure Message
202
Low Engine Oil Level Message
203
Change Engine Oil Message
203
Power Sliding Door Warning Message
203
Door Ajar Warning Message
204
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
204
PASS-Key III Security Message
204
Low Fuel Warning Message
204
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
205
Compass Variance
206
Setting the Variance
206
Automatic Compass Calibration
206
Manual Compass Calibration
207
Error Displays
207
Trip Computer
207
Resetting the Trip Computer
207
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
208
Comfort Controls
209
Comfort Control Knobs
209
Fan Knob
209
Temperature Knob
209
Mode Knob
209
Mode Buttons
210
Air Conditioning
210
Heating
211
Defogging and Defrosting
211
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
212
Rear Climate Control (Option)
212
Rear Fan Control
213
Rear Comfort Controls
213
Rear Air Vents
214
Ventilation System
215
Ventilation Tips
215
Audio Systems
216
Setting the Clock
216
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control
216
Playing the Radio
216
Finding a Station
217
Setting the Tone
218
Adjusting the Speakers Using RDS Mode
219
Playing a Cassette Tape
221
Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
223
CD Adapter Kits
223
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
223
Playing the Radio
223
Finding a Station
224
Setting the Tone
225
Adjusting the Speakers Using RDS Mode
226
Playing a Compact Disc
228
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
230
Playing the Radio
230
Finding a Station
231
Setting the Tone
232
Adjusting the Speakers
233
Using RDS Mode
233
Playing a Cassette Tape
235
Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
238
Playing a Compact Disc
238
Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
240
Theft-Deterrent Feature
242
AM
243
FM Stereo
243
Tips About Your Audio System
243
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
244
Care of Your Compact Discs
245
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
245
Integrated Windshield Antenna
245
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
246
Defensive Driving
247
Drunken Driving
248
Control of a Vehicle Braking
251
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
252
Using Anti- Lock
254
Braking in Emergencies
254
Traction Control System (Option)
254
Steering
256
Power Steering
256
Steering Tips
256
Driving on Curves
256
Steering in Emergencies
257
Off-Road Recovery Passing
258
Loss of Control
260
Skidding
260
Driving at Night
261
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
262
Hydroplaning
263
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
264
Driving Through Flowing Water
264
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
264
City Driving
265
Freeway Driving
266
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
267
Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
268
Winter Driving
270
Driving on Snow or Ice
271
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
272
Recreational Vehicle Towing
274
Loading Your Vehicle
274
Electronic Level Control (Option)
276
Towing a Trailer
276
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
277
Weight of the Trailer
278
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
278
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
279
Hitches
279
Safety Chains
280
Trailer Brakes
280
Driving with a Trailer
280
Following Distance
281
Passing
281
Backing Up
282
Making Turns
282
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
282
Driving On Grades
282
Parking on Hills When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
283
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
283
Section 5 Problems on the Road
284
Hazard Warning Flashers
285
Other Warning Devices
285
Jump Starting
286
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
292
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
293
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
297
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
300
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
305
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
308
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
314
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
317
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
318
Service
319
Doing Your Own Service Work
319
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
320
Fuel
320
Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank
322
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
325
Checking Things Under the Hood
326
Hood Release
326
Engine Oil
329
Checking Engine Oil
329
When to Add Engine Oil
330
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
331
Engine Oil Additives
332
When to Change Engine Oil
332
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
333
What to Do with Used Oil
333
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
333
Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement
334
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
336
When to Check and Change
336
How to Check
336
Checking the Fluid Level
337
How to Add Fluid
338
Engine Coolant
339
What to Use
340
Checking Coolant
341
Adding Coolant
341
Radiator Pressure Cap
342
Power Steering Fluid
343
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
343
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
343
What to Use
343
Windshield Washer Fluid
344
What to Use
344
Adding Washer Fluid
344
Brakes
345
Brake Fluid
345
What to Add
346
Brake Wear
347
Brake Pedal Travel
348
Brake Adjustment
348
Replacing Brake System Parts
348
Battery
348
Vehicle Storage
348
Bulb Replacement
349
Halogen Bulbs
349
Headlamps
349
Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps
352
Front Sidemarker
353
Taillamps
355
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
356
Tires
357
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
358
When to Check
359
How to Check
359
Tire Inspection and Rotation
359
When It s Time for New Tires
360
Buying New Tires
361
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
362
Treadwear
362
Traction AA, A, B, C
362
Temperature A, B, C
363
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
363
Wheel Replacement
363
Used Replacement Wheels
364
Tire Chains
365
Appearance Care
365
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
366
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
366
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
366
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Cleaning Vinyl
367
Cleaning Leather
367
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
368
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
368
Cleaning the Built-in Child Restraint Pad
368
Care of Safety Belts and Built-in Child Restraint Harness
368
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
368
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
369
Weatherstrips
369
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
369
Washing Your Vehicle
369
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
370
Finish Care
370
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
371
Cleaning Tires
371
Sheet Metal Damage
371
Finish Damage
372
Underbody Maintenance
372
Chemical Paint Spotting
372
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
373
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
374
Engine Identification
374
Service Parts Identification Label
374
Electrical System
375
Add-On Electrical Equipment
375
Headlamp Wiring
375
Windshield Wipers
375
Power Windows and Other Power Options
375
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
376
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
376
Underhood Fuse and Relay Center
379
Replacement Bulbs
382
Capacities and Specifications
382
Engine Specifications
383
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
383
Vehicle Dimensions
383
Your Vehicle and the Environment
385
Maintenance Requirements
385
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
389
At Each Fuel Fill
398
Engine Oil Level Check
398
Engine Coolant Level Check
398
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
398
At Least Once a Month
398
Tire Inflation Check
398
Cassette Deck Service
398
At Least Twice a Year
399
Restraint System Check
399
Wiper Blade Check
399
Spare Tire Check
399
Weatherstrip Lubrication
399
Automatic Transaxle Check
399
At Least Once a Year
400
Key Lock Cylinders Service
400
Body Lubrication Service
400
Starter Switch Check
400
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
401
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
401
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
402
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
403
Exhaust System Inspection
403
Engine Cooling System Inspection
403
Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection
404
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
405
Part E: Maintenance Record
407
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
410
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
411
United States
413
Canada
414
All Overseas Locations
414
Caribbean Numbers
414
Security While You Travel
415
Shuttle Service
417
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
417
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
417
Additional Program Information
418
Warranty Information
418
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
419
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
420

FAQ about the 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Manual

What contains the 2000 Silhouette manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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