2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Prix
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
2.74 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 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
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
8
How to Use this Manual
9
Safety Warnings and Symbols
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Manual Front Seat
14
6-Way Power Driver's Seat (If Equipped)
15
Manual Lumbar (If Equipped)
15
4-Way Power Lumbar Driver's Seat (If Equipped)
16
Heated Seat (If Equipped)
16
Reclining Front Seatbacks
17
Head Restraints
19
Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
19
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
20
Why Safety Belts Work
21
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts --and the Answers
24
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
25
Adults
25
Driver Position
26
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (4-Door Models)
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Right Front Passenger Position
34
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
35
How the Air Bag System Works
37
Where are the air bags?
37
When should an air bag inflate?
38
What makes an air bag inflate?
38
How does an air bag restrain?
39
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
39
Servicing 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 Passenger Position
46
Lap Belt
47
Children
48
Smaller Children and Babies
48
Child Restraints
50
Where to Put the Restraint
53
Top Strap
54
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
61
Larger Children
65
Safety Belt Extender
68
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Section 2 Features and Controls
69
Keys
70
Door Locks
72
Power Door Locks
73
Last Door Closed Locking
73
Automatic Door Locks
74
Rear Door Security Locks (4-Door Models)
74
Lockout Prevention
75
Leaving Your Vehicle
75
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
75
Operation
77
Remote Driver s Door and All Door Unlock
77
Remote All Door Lock
77
Remote Lock/Unlock Confirmation (If Equipped)
77
Remote Alarm (If Equipped)
77
Remote Trunk Release
77
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
78
Battery Replacement
78
Resynchronization
79
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
80
Entering Programming Mode
81
Exiting Programming Mode
81
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
81
Automatic Door Locks
82
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
84
Remote Driver s Unlock Control
85
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
86
Content Theft-Deterrent System (If Equipped)
88
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft- Deterrent System
89
Trunk
91
Trunk Lock
91
Remote Trunk Release (If Equipped)
91
Theft
92
Key in the Ignition
92
Parking at Night
92
Parking Lots
92
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
93
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
93
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
94
Arming Confirmation
94
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
94
Disarming with the Key
94
Nuisance Alarms
94
PASS-Key III
95
New Vehicle Break-In
97
Ignition Positions
97
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
98
Starting Your Engine
98
Starting Your 3100 V6 Engine
99
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
100
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
101
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transaxle Operation
102
Performance Shifting (If Equipped)
105
Shift Lock Release
106
Parking Brake
107
Shifting Into PARK (P)
108
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
109
Torque Lock
110
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
111
Engine Exhaust
112
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
112
Power Windows
113
Full Floating Horn
114
Tilt Wheel
114
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
115
Turn and Lane Change Signals
115
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
116
Flash-to-Pass Feature
116
Windshield Wipers
116
Setting Cruise Control
118
Resuming a Set Speed
118
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
119
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
119
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
119
Using Cruise Control on Hills
119
Ending Cruise Control
119
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
119
Exterior Lamps
120
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
121
Fog Lamps
122
Interior Lamps
122
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
122
Courtesy Lamps
123
Illuminated Entry
123
Delayed Illumination
123
Exit Lighting
124
Front Reading Lamps
124
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
124
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
124
Battery Saver
125
Mirrors
125
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
125
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
126
Power Outside Mirrors
126
Convex Outside Mirror
127
Storage Compartments
127
Reading Lamps
128
Garage Door Opener
128
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
129
Center Console Storage
129
Rear Armrest Storage (If Equipped)
129
Trunk Access Panel (If Equipped)
130
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
130
Visor Vanity Mirrors
131
Accessory Power Outlet (If Equipped)
131
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
132
OnStar System (If Equipped)
132
Purse or Litter Bag Holder
133
Trip Odometer
137
Safety Belt Reminder Light
138
Air Bag Readiness Light
139
Charging System Light
140
Brake System Warning Light
140
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
141
Traction Control System Warning Light (3800 Supercharged V6 Engine Only)
142
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (3100 V6 or 3800 V6 Engine)
142
Low Traction Light
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Light
144
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
144
Low Coolant Warning Light
145
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
145
If the Light Is Flashing
146
If the Light Is On Steady
147
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
148
Oil Warning Light
149
Low Oil Level Light
150
Fuel Gage
150
Low Fuel Light
151
Head-Up Display (Option)
152
Care of the Head-Up Display
154
If You Can t See the HUD Image When the Ignition Is On
155
If the HUD Image Is Not Clear
155
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
156
Functions
157
Trip Computer (If Equipped)
158
Control Buttons
160
Functions
160
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
162
Comfort Controls
163
Air Conditioning with Electronic Controls
163
Fan Knob
163
Temperature Knob
163
Mode Knob
163
Air Conditioning Compressor Button
164
Air Conditioning
164
Heating
165
Ventilation
165
Defogging and Defrosting
165
Air Conditioning with Automatic and Auxiliary Temperature Control (If Equipped)
165
Automatic Control
166
Driver's Temperature Knob
166
Passenger's Temperature Knob
166
Dual Zone Button Light
166
Manual Control
167
Fan Buttons
167
Mode Button
167
Air Conditioning
168
Heating
169
Ventilation
169
Defogging and Defrosting
169
Rear Window Defogger
169
Ventilation System
170
Ventilation Tips
170
Audio Systems
171
Setting the Clock
171
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
171
Playing the Radio
171
Finding a Station
172
Setting the Tone
172
Adjusting the Speakers
172
Playing a Cassette Tape
173
CD Adapter Kits
175
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
175
Playing the Radio
175
Finding a Station
176
Setting the Tone
176
Adjusting the Speakers
176
Playing a Compact Disc
177
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
178
Playing the Radio
178
Finding a Station
178
Setting the Tone
179
Adjusting the Speakers
179
Playing a Compact Disc
179
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
181
Compact Disc Errors
182
Playing a Compact Disc
183
Theft-Deterrent Feature
184
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
185
Unlocking the Theft- Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
185
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
186
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
187
Understanding Radio Reception
188
AM
188
FM Stereo
188
Tips About Your Audio System
188
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
189
Care of Your Compact Discs
190
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
190
Fixed Mast Antenna
190
Backglass Antenna (If Equipped)
191
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
192
Defensive Driving
193
Drunken Driving
194
Control of a Vehicle
197
Braking
197
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
198
Using Anti- Lock
199
Braking in Emergencies
199
Traction Control System (With 3800 Supercharged V6 Engine)
200
Enhanced Traction System (3100 V6 or 3800 V6 Engine)
201
Steering
203
Power Steering
203
Variable Effort Steering (Option)
203
Steering Tips
203
Driving on Curves
203
Steering in Emergencies
204
Off-Road Recovery
205
Passing
205
Loss of Control
207
Skidding
207
Driving at Night
208
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
209
Hydroplaning
211
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
211
Driving Through Flowing Water
212
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
212
City Driving
212
Freeway Driving
213
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
214
Highway Hypnosis
215
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
218
Driving on Snow or Ice
219
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
220
Recreational Vehicle Towing
222
Loading Your Vehicle
222
Towing a Trailer
224
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
225
Weight of the Trailer
226
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
226
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
227
Hitches
227
Safety Chains
228
Trailer Brakes
228
Driving with a Trailer
228
Following Distance
228
Passing
228
Backing Up
229
Making Turns
229
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
229
Driving On Grades
230
Parking on Hills
230
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
231
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
231
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
231
Section 5 Problems on the Road
232
Hazard Warning Flashers
233
Other Warning Devices
233
Jump Starting
234
Towing Your Vehicle
240
Engine Overheating
241
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
241
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
242
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
243
Cooling System
244
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
247
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
249
If a Tire Goes Flat
254
Changing a Flat Tire
255
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
256
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
258
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
264
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
265
Compact Spare Tire
266
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
267
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
267
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
268
Service
269
Doing Your Own Service Work
269
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
270
Fuel
270
Fuels in Foreign Countries
272
Filling Your Tank
273
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
275
Checking Things Under the Hood
275
Hood Release
276
V6 Supercharged Engine (If Equipped)
280
Engine Oil
280
Checking Engine Oil
280
When to Add Engine Oil
282
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
283
Engine Oil Additives
285
When to Change Engine Oil
285
How to Reset the GM Oil Life System
286
What to Do with Used Oil
286
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
287
Supercharger Oil
288
When to Check
288
What Kind of Oil to Use
288
How to Check and Add Oil
288
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
289
When to Check and Change
289
How to Check
289
Checking the Fluid Level
290
How to Add Fluid
292
Engine Coolant
293
What to Use
294
Checking Coolant
295
Adding Coolant
295
Radiator Pressure Cap
296
Power Steering Fluid
296
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
296
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
297
What to Use
297
Windshield Washer Fluid
298
What to Use
298
Adding Washer Fluid
298
What to Add
300
Brake Wear
301
Brake Pedal Travel
301
Brake Adjustment
301
Replacing Brake System Parts
302
Battery
302
Vehicle Storage
302
Bulb Replacement
303
Headlamp Aiming
305
Front Turn Signal and Front Sidemarker
305
Fog Lamps Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
307
Back-Up, Tail Lamp and Rear Sidemarker
308
License Plate Lamp
310
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
311
Tires
312
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
313
When to Check
313
How to Check
313
Tire Inspection and Rotation
314
When It s Time for New Tires
315
Buying New Tires
315
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
316
Treadwear
317
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
317
Temperature -- A, B, C
317
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
318
Wheel Replacement
318
Used Replacement Wheels
319
Tire Chains
319
Appearance Care
320
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
320
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
320
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
321
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
321
Cleaning Vinyl
322
Cleaning Leather
322
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
322
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
322
Care of Safety Belts
322
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
323
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
323
Weatherstrips
323
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
324
Washing Your Vehicle
324
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
324
Finish Care
324
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
325
Cleaning Tires
325
Sheet Metal Damage
326
Finish Damage
326
Underbody Maintenance
326
Chemical Paint Spotting
326
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
327
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
328
Engine Identification
328
Service Parts Identification Label
328
Electrical System
329
Add-On Electrical Equipment
329
Headlamp Wiring
329
Windshield Wipers
329
Power Windows and Other Power Options
329
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
329
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
330
Underhood Electrical Center -- Passenger s Side
333
Replacement Bulbs
335
Capacities and Specifications
335
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
336
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
338
Introduction
339
Your Vehicle and the Environment
339
Maintenance Requirements
339
How This Section is Organized
340
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
341
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
341
Scheduled Maintenance
342
Footnotes
342
Scheduled Maintenance
343
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
343
Scheduled Maintenance
344
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
352
At Each Fuel Fill
352
Engine Oil Level Check
352
Engine Coolant Level Check
352
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
352
At Least Once a Month
352
Tire Inflation Check
352
Cassette Deck Service
352
At Least Twice a Year
353
Restraint System Check
353
Wiper Blade Check
353
Weatherstrip Lubrication
353
Automatic Transaxle Check
353
At Least Once a Year
353
Key Lock Cylinders Service
353
Body Lubrication Service
353
Starter Switch Check
354
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
354
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
355
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
355
Underbody Flushing Service
355
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
356
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
356
Exhaust System Inspection
356
Engine Cooling System Inspection
356
Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection
357
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
358
Part E: Maintenance Record
360
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
362
Pontiac Cares
363
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
364
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
364
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Customer Assistance Offices
366
United States
366
Canada
367
All Overseas Locations
367
Caribbean Numbers
367
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
368
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
369
Security While You Travel
369
Canadian Roadside Assistance
370
Courtesy Transportation
371
Plan Ahead When Possible
371
Transportation Options
371
Shuttle Service
371
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
371
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
372
Additional Program Information
372
Warranty Information
372
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
373
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
373
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
374
Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
374

FAQ about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Manual

What contains the 2000 Grand Prix manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Prix, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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