2002 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
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Table of Contents

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual
1
Copyright General Motors Corp 2001
2
Corvette Assembly Plant
8
How to Use this Manual
9
Safety Warnings and Symbols
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
10
Model Reference
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Manual Seats
14
Power Seats (Option)
15
Sport Seat (Option)
16
Reclining Seatbacks
16
Seatback Latches
18
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
19
Why Safety Belts Work
20
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Adults
24
Driver Position
25
Lap-Shoulder Belt
25
Lap Belt Cinch Feature
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Passenger Position
32
Air Bag System
32
How the Air Bag System Works
34
Where are the air bags?
34
When should an air bag inflate?
35
What makes an air bag inflate?
36
How does an air bag restrain?
36
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
36
Air Bag Off Switch
38
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Children
41
Infants and Young Children
41
Restraint Systems for Children
44
Top Strap
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
50
Older Children
54
Safety Belt Extender
57
Checking Your Restraint Systems
57
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
57
Section 2 Features and Controls
59
Windows
60
Power Windows
61
Express- Down Windows
61
Keys
62
Door Locks
64
Power Door Locks
65
Inadvertent Lockout Protection
65
Leaving Your Vehicle
65
Memory (Option)
66
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
67
Operation
69
Panic Alarm Button
69
RKE Settings
69
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
70
Battery Replacement
71
Replacing the Battery in the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
71
Hatch/Trunk
72
Hatch/Trunk Lid Release
73
Trunk Release Handle (Except Coupe)
75
Theft
76
Key in the Ignition
76
Parking at Night
76
Parking Lots
76
Theft-Deterrent System
77
Arming the System
77
Testing the Alarm
77
Disarming the System
78
PASS-Key
78
New Vehicle \Break-In\
79
Front Air Dam
80
Ignition Switch
80
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
81
Starting Your Engine
82
Automatic Transmission
82
Manual Transmission
82
Starter Interlock Feature
83
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
84
Engine Coolant Heater (Canada Only)
84
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
85
Automatic Transmission Operation
86
Manual Transmission Operation
89
Shift Speeds (Manual Transmission)
90
One to Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
91
Downshifting (Manual Transmission)
92
Parking Brake
93
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
94
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
95
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
95
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
96
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only)
96
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
97
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission)
98
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
98
Selective Real Time Damping (Option)
99
Horn
99
Tilt Wheel
100
Telescopic Steering Column (If Equipped)
100
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
101
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
101
Turn Signal on Chime
102
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
102
Lamps on Reminder
102
Flash-to-Pass Feature
102
Windshield Wipers
102
Windshield Washer
103
Cruise Control
104
Setting Cruise Control
105
Resuming a Set Speed
105
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
106
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
106
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
106
Using Cruise Control on Hills
107
Ending Cruise Control
107
Erasing Speed Memory
107
Exterior Lamps
107
Headlamps Doors
108
Daytime Running Lamps
109
Fog Lamps( If Equipped)
109
Twilight Sentinel Automatic Lamp Control (Optional in United States, Standard in Canada)
110
Interior Lamps
111
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
111
Parade Mode
111
Courtesy Lamps
111
Exit and Entry Lighting
111
Reading Lamps
112
Inadvertent Load Control
112
Mirrors
112
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
112
Electrochromic Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror with Map Lamps (Option)
113
Driver' s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
113
Power/Heated Remote Control Mirrors
114
Convex Outside Mirror
114
Storage Compartments
115
Glove Box
115
Instrument Panel Cupholder
115
Using the Security Shade
116
Rear Storage Compartments
116
Convenience Net (Option)
118
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
118
Sun Visors
118
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors
118
Accessory Power Outlet
119
Floor Mats
120
How to Remove and Replace the Floor Mats
120
Roof Panel (If Equipped)
120
Removing the Roof Panel
120
Storing the Roof Panel
124
Installing the Roof Panel
125
Convertible Top (Option)
127
Lowering the Convertible Top
128
Raising the Convertible Top
132
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
134
Instrument Panel Cluster
136
Speedometer and Odometer
137
Tachometer
137
Warning Lights, Gages and Messages
138
Safety Belt Reminder Light
138
Air Bag Readiness Light
139
Air Bag Off Light
140
Voltmeter
141
Brake System Warning Light
142
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
143
Traction Control System (TCS) Light
143
Active Handling System Light
144
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
145
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
145
If the Light Is Flashing
147
If the Light Is On Steady
147
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
148
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
149
Security Light
150
Check Gages Warning Light
150
Fuel Gage
150
Driver Information Center (DIC)
152
DIC Controls and Displays
153
1 FUEL
153
2 GAGES
154
3 TRIP
156
Odometer
156
Trip Odometers
156
Miles Since Last Ignition Feature
156
Elapsed Time
157
Average Speed
157
Engine Oil Life
157
4 OPTIONS
158
Twilight (Optional in United States, Standard in Canada)
158
Lock and Arm
158
Alarm
159
Approach Lights
159
Auto Lock
160
Auto Unlock
160
Easy Entry
161
Languages
161
Blank Page
161
DIC Warnings and Messages
162
Other Messages
172
Head-Up Display (HUD) (If Equipped)
173
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
177
Comfort Controls
178
Manual Comfort Controls
178
Fan Knob
178
Temperature Knob
178
Mode Knob
178
Mode Buttons
179
Automatic Electronic Dual Climate Control System (Option)
180
Digital Display
180
Driver Set Temperature Knob
181
Passenger Temperature Offset
181
Automatic Operation
181
A Typical Cold Weather Example:
182
A Typical Hot Weather Example:
182
Manual Settings
183
Function Buttons
184
Sensors
186
Solar Load Sensor
186
Outside Air Temperature Sensor
186
Inside Temperature Sensor
186
Air Conditioning
187
Heating
187
Defogging and Defrosting
188
Rear Window Defogger
188
Ventilation System
189
Ventilation Tips
189
Audio Systems
189
Setting the Clock
189
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
190
Playing the Radio
190
Finding a Station
190
Setting Preset Stations
191
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
192
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
192
Playing a Cassette Tape
192
Cassette Tape Messages
194
CD Adapter Kits
194
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control
195
Playing the Radio
195
Finding a Station
195
Setting Preset Stations
196
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
197
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
197
Playing a Compact Disc
197
Compact Disc Messages
199
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
200
Operating the Trunk-Mounted CD Changer with the AM- FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control
202
Operating the Trunk-Mounted CD Changer with the AM- FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control
204
Compact Disc Messages
205
Theft-Deterrent Feature
205
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
205
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
206
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
207
Understanding Radio Reception
207
AM
207
FM Stereo
207
Tips About Your Audio System
208
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
209
Care of Your Compact Discs
210
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
210
Fixed Mast Antenna (Z06)
210
Power Antenna Mast Care (Convertible)
211
Integrated Windshield and Rear Window Antennas (Coupe)
211
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
212
Defensive Driving
213
Drunken Driving
214
Control of a Vehicle
217
Braking
217
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
218
Using Anti- Lock
220
Braking in Emergencies
220
Traction Control System (TCS)
220
Active Handling System
222
Competitive Driving Mode
223
Steering
224
Power Steering
224
Magnetic Speed Variable Assist Steering
224
Steering Tips
224
Driving on Curves
224
Steering in Emergencies
225
Off-Road Recovery
226
Passing
226
Loss of Control
228
Skidding
228
Driving at Night
229
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
230
Hydroplaning
231
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
232
Driving Through Flowing Water
232
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
232
City Driving
233
Freeway Driving
234
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
235
Highway Hypnosis
236
Hill and Mountain Roads
237
Winter Driving
239
Driving on Snow or Ice
240
If You' re Caught in a Blizzard
241
Recreational Vehicle Towing
243
Loading Your Vehicle
243
Towing a Trailer
245
Section 5 Problems on the Road
246
Hazard Warning Flashers
247
Other Warning Devices
247
Jump Starting
248
Towing Your Vehicle
253
Engine Overheating
254
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
254
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
255
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
256
Cooling System
257
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
259
If a Tire Goes Flat
264
Tire Inflator Kit (Z06 Models Only)
266
Tire Sealant
267
Air Compressor
267
Tire Inflator Kit Storage
270
To Stow the Tire Inflator Kit:
270
If You' re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
272
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
273
Service
274
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
275
Fuel
275
Gasoline Octane
275
Gasoline Specifications
276
California Fuel
276
Additives
276
Fuels in Foreign Countries
277
Filling Your Tank
277
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
281
Checking Things Under the Hood
281
Hood Release
282
Engine Compartment Overview
283
Engine Oil
284
Checking Engine Oil
284
When to Add Engine Oil
285
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
286
Engine Oil Additives
287
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
287
How to Reset the Change Oil Soon Message
288
What to Do with Used Oil
288
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
289
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Replacement
290
Automatic Transmission Fluid
291
How to Check
291
Manual Transmission Fluid
292
When to Check
292
How to Check
292
How to Add Fluid
293
Hydraulic Clutch
293
When to Check and What to Use
293
How to Check and Add Fluid
294
Rear Axle
294
When to Check Lubricant
294
How to Check Lubricant
294
What to Use
295
Engine Coolant
295
What to Use
296
Checking Coolant
297
Adding Coolant
298
Surge Tank Pressure Cap
298
Power Steering Fluid
299
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
299
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
299
What to Use
299
Windshield Washer Fluid
300
What to Use
300
Adding Washer Fluid
300
Brakes
301
Brake Fluid
301
Checking Brake Fluid
302
What to Add
302
Brake Wear
303
Brake Pedal Travel
303
Brake Adjustment
304
Replacing Brake System Parts
304
Battery
304
Vehicle Storage
305
Bulb Replacement
305
Halogen Bulbs
305
Headlamps
306
Rear Turn Signal and Taillamps
307
Back-Up Lamps
309
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
310
Tires
312
Extended Mobility Tires (Except ZO6 Models)
313
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
315
When to Check
315
How to Check
316
Tire Pressure Monitor (Except Z06)
316
Tire Rotation
318
When It's Time for New Tires
318
Buying New Tires
318
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
320
Treadwear
320
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
320
Temperature -- A, B, C
321
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
321
Wheel Replacement
322
Used Replacement Wheels
324
Using the Wheel Lock Key
324
Tire Chains
325
Lifting Your Corvette
325
Lifting From the Front
327
Lifting From the Rear
328
Appearance Care
329
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
329
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
329
Cleaning Coated Moldings
330
Cleaning Leather
330
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
330
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
331
Cleaning the Security Shade and Convenience Net
331
Care of Safety Belts
331
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
331
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
332
Weatherstrips
332
Cleaning a Removable Roof Panel
332
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
333
Washing Your Vehicle
333
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
334
Finish Care
334
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
335
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
335
Cleaning Tires
336
Finish Damage
336
Underbody Maintenance
336
Titanium Exhaust System (Z06 Model)
337
Fiberglass Springs
337
Chemical Paint Spotting
337
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
338
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
339
Engine Identification
339
Service Parts Identification Label
339
Electrical System
340
Add-On Electrical Equipment
340
Accessory Power Plug
340
Headlamps
341
Windshield Wipers
342
Power Windows and Other Power Options
342
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
342
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
342
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
345
Replacement Bulbs
347
Capacities and Specifications
347
Engine Specifications
347
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
348
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
348
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Routing
348
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
272
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
349
Introduction
350
Your Vehicle and the Environment
350
Maintenance Requirements
350
How This Section is Organized
351
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
352
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
352
Scheduled Maintenance
353
Footnotes
353
Scheduled Maintenance
354
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
354
Scheduled Maintenance
355
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
361
At Each Fuel Fill
361
Engine Oil Level Check
361
Engine Coolant Level Check
361
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
361
At Least Once a Month
361
Tire Inflation Check
361
Cassette Deck Service
361
Power Antenna Service
361
At Least Twice a Year
362
Restraint System Check
362
Wiper Blade Check
362
Weatherstrip Lubrication
362
Manual Transmission Check
362
Automatic Transmission Inspection
362
At Least Once a Year
362
Key Lock Cylinders Service
362
Body Lubrication Service
362
Starter Switch Check
363
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
363
Ignition Automatic Transmission Lock Check
364
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
364
Underbody Flushing Service
364
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
365
Steering and Suspension Inspection
365
Tire and Wheel Inspection
365
Exhaust System Inspection
365
Fuel System Inspection
365
Engine Cooling System Inspection
366
Rear Axle Service
366
Brake System Inspection
366
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
367
Part E: Maintenance Record
369
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
373
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
374
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
376
Customer Assistance Offices
376
United States
376
Canada
377
All Overseas Locations
377
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
377
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
377
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
378
Canadian Roadside Assistance
380
Courtesy Transportation
380
Plan Ahead When Possible
380
Transportation Options
381
Shuttle Service
381
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
381
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
381
Additional Program Information
381
Warranty Information
382
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
382
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
383
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
383
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
384
Service Manuals
384
Service Bulletins
384
Owner's Information
384
Current and Past Model Order Forms
384

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  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Corvette, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Corvette
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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