2001 Pontiac Bonneville Owner's Manual

2001 Pontiac Bonneville owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Bonneville
Rating:
(4)

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2.87 MB

Table of Contents

- 2001 Pontiac Bonneville Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
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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 Information
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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
11
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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Manual Lumbar Support
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Power Seats (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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Why Safety Belts Work
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Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
26
Driver Position
26
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
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?
36
When should an air bag inflate?
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What makes an air bag inflate?
39
How does an air bag restrain?
39
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
42
Center Front Passenger Position
42
Lap Belt
42
Rear Seat Passengers
44
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
44
Lap-Shoulder Belt
44
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
47
Children
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Infants and Young Children
50
Restraint Systems for Children
53
Where to Put the Restraint
56
Top Strap
57
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
61
Older Children
64
Safety Belt Extender
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
67
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
67
Express- Down Windows
70
Window Lock
70
Keys
71
Door Locks
73
Central Door Unlocking System
74
Power Door Locks
74
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
74
Overriding Lock Delay
74
Personalization Programming
74
Delayed Locking
76
Personalization Programming
76
Rear Door Security Lock
77
Anti-Lockout Feature
77
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
78
Operation
79
Instant Alarm
79
Personalization Features
80
Security Feedback
80
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
81
Battery Replacement
81
Trunk
83
Trunk Lock Release
83
Remote Trunk Release (Option)
83
Remote Trunk Release Lockout (Option)
84
Trunk Security Override (Option)
84
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
84
Theft
85
Key in the Ignition
85
Parking at Night
85
Parking Lots
85
Universal Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
86
Testing the Alarm
87
PASS-Key III
87
New Vehicle Break-In
89
Ignition Positions
90
Key Reminder Warning
91
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
91
Starting Your Engine
91
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
93
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
93
Automatic Transaxle Operation
94
Parking Brake
97
Shifting Into PARK (P)
98
Steering Column Shift Lever
99
Console Shift Lever (Option)
100
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
100
Torque Lock
101
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
102
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
103
Horn
104
Tilt Wheel
104
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
104
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicators
105
Turn Signal On Chime
105
Headlamps
106
Wiper- Activated Headlamps
106
Lamps On Reminder
107
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
107
Flash-To-Pass Feature
107
Windshield Wipers
107
Windshield Washer
108
Cruise Control
109
Setting Cruise Control
110
Resuming a Set Speed
110
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
110
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
111
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
111
Using Cruise Control on Hills
111
Ending Cruise Control
111
Erasing Speed Memory
111
Exterior Lamps
112
Headlamps
112
Daytime Running Lamps
112
Fog Lamps
113
Twilight Sentinel
113
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
114
Interior Lamps
114
Instrument Panel/Brightness Control
114
Courtesy Lamps
114
Illuminated Entry
115
Delayed Entry Lighting
115
Theater Dimming
115
Delayed Exit Lighting
115
Parade Dimming
115
Perimeter Lighting
116
Personalization Programming
116
Front Reading Lamps
117
Rear Reading Lamps
117
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
118
Battery Load Management
118
Mirrors
118
Inside Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror
118
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
119
Mirror Operation
119
Power Remote Control Mirrors
119
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
120
Convex Outside Mirror
120
Heated Outside Mirror (Option)
120
Storage Compartments
121
Glove Box
121
Front Storage Armrest
121
Center Console (Option)
121
Rear Armrest
121
Rear Storage Compartment (Option)
121
Convenience Net (Option)
121
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
122
Sun Visors
123
Visor Vanity Mirror
123
Air Inflator System (Option)
123
Accessory Power Outlet
124
OnStar System (If Equipped)
125
Safety and Security Services
126
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
127
OnStar System Limitations
127
Express Sunroof (Option)
128
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
129
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
129
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
131
Rolling Code Programming (If Equipped)
131
Erasing Channels
132
Accessories
132
The Instrument Panel
133
Your Information System Instrument Panel Clusters
135
Speedometer and Odometer
138
Trip Odometer
138
Tachometer
138
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
139
Safety Belt Reminder Light
139
Air Bag Readiness Light
140
Battery Warning Light (If Equipped)
141
Voltmeter (If Equipped)
141
Brake System Warning Light
142
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
143
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
144
Low Traction Active (LOW TRAC) Light
145
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
145
Tire Pressure Light (If Equipped)
146
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
147
If the Light Is Flashing
148
If the Light Is On Steady
148
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
149
Oil Pressure Gage
150
Check Oil Level Warning Light (If Equipped)
151
Service Vehicle SoonLight (If Equipped)
151
Security Light
152
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light (If Equipped)
152
Check Gages Warning Light (If Equipped)
152
Door Ajar Light (If Equipped)
152
Trunk Ajar Light (If Equipped)
153
Fuel Gage
153
Boost Gage (If Equipped)
154
Systems Monitor (If Equipped)
155
Vehicle Data
158
DIC Warnings and Messages
159
Electronic Compass
161
Choosing Your Zone Number
161
Changing Your Zone Number
162
Calibrating the Compass
162
Compass Accuracy
162
Driver Identifier DIC Display
163
DIC Personalization Programming
163
Automatic Door Locks
166
Window Lockout Personalization
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Security Feedback
167
Delayed Locking
168
Perimeter Lighting Personalization
168
Memory Seat Recall (If Equipped)
169
Parallel Park Assist (If Equipped)
169
Driver ID
169
Head-Up Display (Option)
170
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
174
Comfort Controls
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Comfort Controls Personalization (If Equipped)
175
Standard Climate Control System
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Fan Knob
175
Temperature Knob
175
Mode Buttons
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Recirc Button
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A/C Button
177
Electronic Climate Control System (Option)
177
Temperature Knob (Driver s Side)
177
Temperature Knob (Passenger s Side)
178
Fan Button
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Mode Button
178
Auto Button
178
Display
178
Automatic Operation
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Manual Operation
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
182
Defogging and Defrosting
182
Rear Window Defogger
183
Ventilation System
183
Ventilation Tips
185
Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape 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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CD Adapter Kits
193
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
193
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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Radio Calibration
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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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Radio Calibration
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Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
209
Compact Disc Changer Errors
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Playing a Compact Disc
212
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
213
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
213
Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
214
Cellular Phone Usage
214
Tips About Your Audio System
215
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
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Chime Level Adjustment
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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
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Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
226
Traction Control System (If Equipped)
226
Steering
227
Power Steering
227
Magnetic-Speed Variable Assist Steering (Option)
227
Steering Tips
228
Driving on Curves
228
Steering in Emergencies
229
Off-Road Recovery
230
Passing
230
Loss of Control
232
Skidding
232
Driving at Night
233
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
234
Hydroplaning
235
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
236
Driving Through Flowing Water
236
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
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City Driving
237
Freeway Driving
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Before Leaving on a Long Trip
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Highway Hypnosis
240
Hill and Mountain Roads
240
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
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Recreational Vehicle Towing
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Loading Your Vehicle
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Electronic Level Control
248
Towing a Trailer
249
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
250
Weight of the Trailer
250
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
251
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
251
Hitches
252
Safety Chains
252
Trailer Brakes
252
Trailer Wiring Harness
252
Driving with a Trailer
252
Following Distance
253
Passing
253
Backing Up
253
Making Turns
253
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
254
Driving On Grades
254
Parking on Hills
255
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
255
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
255
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
255
Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
257
Other Warning Devices
257
Jump Starting
258
Towing Your Vehicle
263
Engine Overheating
264
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
264
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
265
Cooling System
265
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
267
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
270
If a Tire Goes Flat
273
Changing a Flat Tire
273
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
274
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
275
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
276
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
282
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
283
Compact Spare Tire
284
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
285
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
285
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
286
Service
287
Doing Your Own Service Work
287
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
288
Fuel
288
Fuels in Foreign Countries
290
Filling Your Tank
291
Fuel Door Lock (Option)
293
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
294
Checking Things Under the Hood
294
Hood Release
295
Engine Compartment Overview
296
Engine Oil
297
Checking Engine Oil
297
When to Add Engine Oil
298
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
299
Engine Oil Additives
300
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without the GM Oil Life System)
300
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles With the GM Oil Life System Option)
301
How to Reset the Oil Life System (If Equipped)
301
What to Do with Used Oil
301
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
302
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
303
Supercharger Oil
304
When to Check
304
What Kind of Oil to Use
304
How to Check and Add Oil
304
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
305
When to Check and Change
305
How to Check
305
Checking the Fluid Level
306
How to Add Fluid
307
Engine Coolant
308
What to Use
309
Checking Coolant
310
Adding Coolant
310
Radiator Pressure Cap
311
Power Steering Fluid
311
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
312
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
312
What to Use
312
Windshield Washer Fluid
312
What to Use
312
Adding Washer Fluid
313
Brakes
314
Brake Fluid
314
What to Add
315
Brake Wear
316
Brake Pedal Travel
316
Brake Adjustment
316
Replacing Brake System Parts
317
Battery
317
Vehicle Storage
318
Bulb Replacement
319
Halogen Bulbs
319
Headlamps
319
Headlamp Aiming
320
Headlamp Horizontal Aiming
322
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
323
Front Turn Signals and Parking Lamps
325
Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps, Taillamps and Back- Up Lamps
327
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
328
Tires
329
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
330
When to Check
331
How to Check
331
Check Tire Pressure System
331
Tire Inspection and Rotation
333
When It s Time for New Tires
334
Buying New Tires
334
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
335
Treadwear
336
Traction AA, A, B, C
336
Temperature A, B, C
336
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
337
Wheel Replacement
337
Used Replacement Wheels
338
Tire Chains
338
Appearance Care
339
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
339
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
339
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
340
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
340
Cleaning Vinyl
341
Cleaning Leather
341
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
341
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
341
Care of Safety Belts
341
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
342
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
342
Weatherstrips
342
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
343
Washing Your Vehicle
343
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
343
Finish Care
343
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
344
Cleaning Tires
344
Sheet Metal Damage
345
Finish Damage
345
Underbody Maintenance
345
Chemical Paint Spotting
345
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
346
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
347
Engine Identification
347
Service Parts Identification Label
347
Electrical System
348
Add-On Electrical Equipment
348
Headlamp Wiring
348
Windshield Wipers
348
Power Windows and Other Power Options
348
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
349
Removing Fuses
349
Engine Compartment Bussed Electrical Center (BEC)
349
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
352
Rear Underseat Bussed Electrical Center (BEC)
354
Replacement Bulbs
357
Capacities and Specifications
357
Capacities
357
Wheel Nut Torque
358
Engine Specifications
358
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
358
Vehicle Dimensions
358
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
359
Introduction
360
Your Vehicle and the Environment
360
Maintenance Requirements
360
How This Section is Organized
361
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
362
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
362
Selecting the Right Schedule
362
Short Trip/City Intervals
364
Short Trip/City Definition Short Trip/City Intervals
363
Long Trip/Highway Definition
364
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
365
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
366
Footnotes
366
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
379
Footnotes
379
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
387
At Each Fuel Fill
387
Engine Oil Level Check
387
Engine Coolant Level Check
387
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
387
At Least Once a Month
387
Tire Inflation Check
387
Cassette Deck Service
387
At Least Twice a Year
388
Restraint System Check
388
Wiper Blade Check
388
Weatherstrip Lubrication
388
Automatic Transaxle Check
388
At Least Once a Year
388
Key Lock Cylinders Service
388
Body Lubrication Service
388
Starter Switch Check
389
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
389
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
390
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
390
Underbody Flushing Service
390
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
391
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
391
Exhaust System Inspection
391
Engine Cooling System Inspection
392
Throttle System Inspection
392
Brake System Inspection
392
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
393
Part E: Maintenance Record
395
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
399
Pontiac Cares
400
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
401
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
403
Customer Assistance Offices
403
United States
403
Canada
404
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
404
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
405
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
406
Security While You Travel
406
Canadian Roadside Assistance
407
Courtesy Transportation
408
Plan Ahead When Possible
408
Transportation Options
408
Shuttle Service
408
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
408
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
409
Additional Program Information
409
Warranty Information
409
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
410
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
410
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
411

FAQ about the 2001 Pontiac Bonneville Manual

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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 2001 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Bonneville
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Bonneville, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Bonneville owners can do

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