2000 Pontiac Bonneville Owner's Manual

2000 Pontiac Bonneville owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Bonneville
Rating:
(7)

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2.76 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Pontiac Bonneville 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 Restraint Systems
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2. Features and Controls
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3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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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
12
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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Power Seat (If Equipped)
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Power Lumbar Control (Option)
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Memory Seat and Mirrors (Option)
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Heated Front Seats (Option)
17
Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
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Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
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Why Safety Belts Work
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
24
Driver Position
24
Lap-Shoulder Belt
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
32
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?
38
How does an air bag restrain?
38
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
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Center Passenger Position
41
Lap Belt
41
Rear Seat Passengers
42
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
43
Lap-Shoulder Belt
43
Children
46
Smaller Children and Babies
46
Child Restraints
49
Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
54
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
59
Larger Children
61
Safety Belt Extender
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Section 2 Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Door Locks
68
Central Door Unlocking System
69
Power Door Locks
69
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
69
Overriding Lock Delay
69
Personalization Programming
69
Delayed Locking
71
Personalization Programming
71
Rear Door Security Lock
72
Anti-Lockout Feature
72
Leaving Your Vehicle
73
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
73
Operation
74
Instant Alarm
74
Personalization Features
75
Security Feedback
75
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
76
Battery Replacement
76
Resynchronization
77
Trunk
78
Trunk Lock Release
78
Remote Trunk Release (Option)
78
Remote Trunk Release Lockout (Option)
79
Trunk Security Override (Option)
79
Theft
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Key in the Ignition
79
Parking at Night
79
Parking Lots
79
Universal Theft-Deterrent (Option)
80
Testing the Alarm
81
PASS-Key III
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New Vehicle Break-In
83
Ignition Positions
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Key Reminder Warning
85
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting Your Engine
85
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
86
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
87
Automatic Transaxle Operation
87
Parking Brake
90
Shifting Into PARK (P)
91
Steering Column Shift Lever
92
Console Shift Lever (Option)
93
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
93
Torque Lock
94
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
94
Parking Over Things That Burn
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Engine Exhaust
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Running Your Engine While You re Parked
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Windows
97
Power Windows
97
Express- Down Windows
97
Window Lock
97
Horn
97
Tilt Wheel
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Wiper- Activated Headlamps
100
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
100
Lamps On Reminder
101
Flash-To-Pass Feature
101
Windshield Wipers
101
Setting Cruise Control
103
Resuming a Set Speed
104
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
104
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
104
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
104
Using Cruise Control on Hills
104
Ending Cruise Control
105
Erasing Speed Memory
105
Exterior Lamps
105
Headlamps
105
Daytime Running Lamps
105
Fog Lamps
106
Twilight Sentinel
106
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
107
Interior Lamps
107
Instrument Panel/Brightness Control
107
Courtesy Lamps
107
Illuminated Entry
107
Delayed Entry Lighting
108
Theater Dimming
108
Delayed Exit Lighting
108
Personalization Programming
108
Front Reading Lamps
109
Rear Reading Lamps
110
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
110
Battery Load Management
110
Mirrors
111
Mirror Operation
112
Time Delay
112
Cleaning the Photocells
112
Power Remote Control Mirrors
112
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
113
Convex Outside Mirror
113
Heated Outside Mirror
113
Storage Compartments
114
Glove Box
114
Front Storage Armrest
114
Center Console (Option)
114
Rear Armrest
114
Rear Storage Compartment (Option)
114
Convenience Net (Option)
114
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
114
Sun Visors
115
Visor Vanity Mirror
115
Air Inflator System (Option)
116
Accessory Power Outlet
116
OnStar System (If Equipped)
117
Express Sunroof (Option)
118
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
119
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
119
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
120
Rolling Code Programming (If Equipped)
121
Erasing Channels
121
Accessories
121
The Instrument Panel - Your Information System
122
Instrument Panel Clusters
124
Speedometer and Odometer
127
Trip Odometer
127
Tachometer
127
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
128
Safety Belt Reminder Light
128
Air Bag Readiness Light
129
Battery Warning Light (If Equipped)
130
Voltmeter (If Equipped)
130
Brake System Warning Light
131
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
132
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
132
Low Traction Active (LOW TRAC) Light
133
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
134
If the Light Is Flashing
136
If the Light Is On Steady
137
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
138
Oil Pressure Gage
138
Check Oil Level Warning Light (If Equipped)
139
Service Vehicle Soon Light (If Equipped)
140
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light (If Equipped)
140
Check Gages Warning Light (If Equipped)
141
Door Ajar Light (If Equipped)
141
Trunk Ajar Light (If Equipped)
141
Fuel Gage
142
Boost Gage (If Equipped)
143
Head-Up Display (Option)
143
Systems Monitor (If Equipped)
146
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
148
DIC Displays and Controls
148
Vehicle Data
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Electronic Compass
151
Choosing Your Zone Number
151
Changing Your Zone Number
152
Calibrating the Compass
152
Compass Accuracy
152
Driver Identifier DIC Display
153
DIC Personalization Programming
153
Automatic Door Locks
155
Window Lockout Personalization
156
Security Feedback
157
Delayed Locking
157
Perimeter Lighting Personalization
158
Memory Seat Recall (If Equipped)
158
Parallel Park Assist (If Equipped)
159
Driver ID
159
DIC Warnings and Messages
159
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
161
Comfort Controls
162
Comfort Controls Personalization (If Equipped)
162
Standard Climate Control System
162
Fan Knob
162
Temperature Knob
162
Mode Buttons
163
Recirc Button
163
A/C Button
164
Electronic Climate Control System (Option)
164
Temperature Knob (Driver s Side)
164
Temperature Knob (Passenger s Side)
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Fan Button
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Mode Button
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Auto Button
165
Display
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Automatic Operation
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Manual Operation
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Air Conditioning
168
Heating
169
Defogging and Defrosting
169
Rear Window Defogger
170
Ventilation System
170
Ventilation Tips
172
Audio Systems
172
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
172
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
173
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
173
Setting the Tone
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Using RDS Mode
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Adjusting the Speakers
177
Playing a Cassette Tape
178
CD Adapter Kits
180
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
180
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Using RDS Mode
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Compact Disc
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (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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Using RDS Mode
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
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Compact Disc Changer Errors
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
200
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
200
Understanding Radio Reception
201
AM
201
FM Stereo
201
Cellular Phone Usage
202
Tips About Your Audio System
202
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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Diversity Antenna System
204
Chime Level Adjustment
204
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Defensive Driving
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Drunken Driving
207
Control of a Vehicle
210
Braking
210
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
211
Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
213
Traction Control System (If Equipped)
213
Steering
214
Power Steering
214
Magnetic-Speed Variable Assist (Option)
214
Steering Tips
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Driving on Curves
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Steering in Emergencies
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Off-Road Recovery
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Passing
217
Loss of Control
219
Skidding
219
Driving at Night
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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
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Hydroplaning
223
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
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Driving Through Flowing Water
224
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
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City Driving
224
Freeway Driving
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Before Leaving on a Long Trip
226
Highway Hypnosis
227
Hill and Mountain Roads
228
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
232
Recreational Vehicle Towing
234
Loading Your Vehicle
234
Electronic Level Control
236
Towing a Trailer
236
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
237
Weight of the Trailer
238
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
238
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
239
Hitches
239
Safety Chains
240
Trailer Brakes
240
Trailer Wiring Harness
240
Driving with a Trailer
240
Following Distance
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Passing
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Backing Up
241
Making Turns
241
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
241
Driving On Grades
242
Parking on Hills
242
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
243
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
243
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
243
Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
245
Other Warning Devices
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Jump Starting
246
Towing Your Vehicle
252
Engine Overheating
253
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
253
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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Cooling System
254
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
259
If a Tire Goes Flat
262
Changing a Flat Tire
262
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
263
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
264
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
266
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
272
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
273
Compact Spare Tire
274
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
275
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
275
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
276
Service
277
Doing Your Own Service Work
277
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
278
Fuel
278
Fuels in Foreign Countries
280
Filling Your Tank
280
Fuel Door Lock (Option)
282
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
283
Checking Things Under the Hood
283
Hood Release
284
3800 V6 Series II Engine (L36)
285
Supercharged Engine (If Equipped)
286
Engine Oil
286
Checking Engine Oil
286
When to Add Engine Oil
287
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
288
Engine Oil Additives
289
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without the GM Oil Life System)
289
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles With the GM Oil Life System Option)
290
How to Reset the Oil Life System (If Equipped)
290
What to Do with Used Oil
290
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
291
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
292
Supercharger Oil
293
When to Check
293
What Kind of Oil to Use
293
How to Check and Add Oil
293
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
294
When to Check and Change
294
How to Check
294
Checking the Fluid Level
295
How to Add Fluid
296
Engine Coolant
297
What to Use
297
Checking Coolant
298
Adding Coolant
299
Radiator Pressure Cap
299
Power Steering Fluid
300
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
300
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
300
What to Use
300
Windshield Washer Fluid
300
What to Use
300
Adding Washer Fluid
301
What to Add
303
Brake Wear
303
Brake Pedal Travel
304
Brake Adjustment
304
Replacing Brake System Parts
305
Battery
305
Vehicle Storage
306
Bulb Replacement
307
Headlamp Aiming
308
Headlamp Horizontal Aiming
310
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
311
Front Turn Signals and Parking Lamps
313
Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps, Taillamps and Back- up Lamps
315
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
316
When to Check
318
How to Check
318
Check Tire Pressure System
318
Tire Inspection and Rotation
320
When It s Time for New Tires
321
Buying New Tires
322
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
323
Treadwear
323
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
323
Temperature -- A, B, C
324
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
324
Wheel Replacement
324
Used Replacement Wheels
325
Tire Chains
325
Appearance Care
326
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
327
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
327
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
327
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
328
Cleaning Vinyl
328
Cleaning Leather
328
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
329
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
329
Care of Safety Belts
329
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
329
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
329
Weatherstrips
330
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
330
Washing Your Vehicle
330
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
331
Finish Care
331
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
332
Cleaning Tires
332
Sheet Metal Damage
332
Finish Damage
333
Underbody Maintenance
333
Chemical Paint Spotting
333
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
334
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
335
Engine Identification
335
Service Parts Identification Label
335
Electrical System
335
Add-On Electrical Equipment
335
Headlamp Wiring
336
Windshield Wipers
336
Power Windows and Other Power Options
336
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
336
Removing Fuses
336
Engine Compartment Bussed Electrical Center (BEC)
337
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
339
Rear Underseat Bussed Electrical Center (BEC)
341
Replacement Bulbs
344
Capacities and Specifications
344
Engine Specifications
344
Wheel Nut Torque
345
Capacities
345
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
345
Vehicle Dimensions
346
L36 Engine Accessory Belt
346
L67 Engine Accessory Belt
347
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
348
Introduction
349
Your Vehicle and the Environment
349
Maintenance Requirements
349
How This Section is Organized
350
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
351
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
351
Selecting the Right Schedule
351
Short Trip/City Definition
352
Short Trip/City Intervals
352
Long Trip/Highway Definition
353
Long Trip.Highway Intervals
353
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
354
Footnotes
354
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
367
Footnotes
367
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
375
At Each Fuel Fill
375
Engine Oil Level Check
375
Engine Coolant Level Check
375
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
375
At Least Once a Month
375
Tire Inflation Check
375
Cassette Deck Service
375
At Least Twice a Year
376
Restraint System Check
376
Wiper Blade Check
376
Weatherstrip Lubrication
376
Automatic Transaxle Check
376
At Least Once a Year
376
Key Lock Cylinders Service
376
Body Lubrication Service
376
Starter Switch Check
377
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
377
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
378
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
378
Underbody Flushing Service
378
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
379
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
379
Exhaust System Inspection
379
Engine Cooling System Inspection
379
Throttle System Inspection
380
Brake System Inspection
380
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
381
Part E: Maintenance Record
383
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
388
Pontiac Cares
389
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
390
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
390
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
392
Customer Assistance Offices
392
United States
392
Canada
393
All Overseas Locations
393
Caribbean Numbers
393
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
394
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
395
Security While You Travel
395
Canadian Roadside Assistance
396
Courtesy Transportation
397
Plan Ahead When Possible
397
Transportation Options
397
Shuttle Service
397
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
397
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
398
Additional Program Information
398
Warranty Information
398
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
399
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
399
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
400
Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
400

FAQ about the 2000 Pontiac Bonneville Manual

What contains the 2000 Bonneville manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Bonneville, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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