2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Monte Carlo
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
2.63 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner's Manual
1
Copyright General Motors Corp 2001
2
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
3
How to Use this Manual
4
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Damage Warnings
5
Vehicle Symbols
5
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Seats and Seat Controls
8
Manual Front Seat
8
Six-Way Power Seat (Option)
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Front Seat (Option)
10
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Manual Seat
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
16
Why Safety Belts Work
17
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Adults
21
Driver Position
22
Lap-Shoulder Belt
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Air Bag Systems
29
How the Air Bag Systems Work
32
Where are the air bags?
32
When should an air bag inflate?
34
What makes an air bag inflate?
35
How does an air bag restrain?
35
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
36
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
37
Rear Seat Passengers
38
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
38
Lap-Shoulder Belt
38
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
41
Children
43
Infants and Young Children
43
Restraint Systems for Children
47
Where to Put the Restraint
50
Top Strap
50
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
52
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
54
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Older Children
60
Safety Belt Extender
63
Checking Your Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Section 2 Features and Controls
65
Windows
66
Power Windows
67
Express-Down Window
67
Keys
68
Door Locks
70
Power Door Locks
71
Programmable Automatic Power Door Locks
71
Lockout Protection Feature
72
Leaving Your Vehicle
72
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
72
Operation
73
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
74
Illumination on Remote Activation
74
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
74
Battery Replacement
74
Resynchronization
75
Trunk
76
Trunk Lock
76
Remote Trunk Release
76
Trunk Assist Handle
77
Trunk Release Handle
77
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
77
Trunk Release Sensor TrapAlert_ System (If Equipped)
78
Disabling the Trunk Release Sensor
79
Servicing the Trunk Release Sensor
79
Theft
80
Key in the Ignition
80
Parking at Night
80
Parking Lots
80
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
81
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
81
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
82
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
82
Disarming with Your Key
82
Vehicle Customization Settings
82
Passlock
91
New Vehicle \Break-In\
91
Ignition Positions
92
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
93
Starting Your Engine
93
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
94
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
95
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
96
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
96
Automatic Transaxle Operation
97
Parking Brake
101
Shifting Into PARK (P)
102
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
103
Torque Lock
103
Shifting Out of Park (P)
104
Parking Over Things That Burn
104
Engine Exhaust
105
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
106
Horn
107
Tilt Wheel
107
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
107
Turn Signal and Lane-Change Signals
108
Turn Signal On Chime
108
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
108
Flash-to-Pass Feature
109
Windshield Wipers
109
Windshield Washer
110
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
111
Setting Cruise Control
111
Resuming a Set Speed
112
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
113
Using Cruise Control on Hills
113
Ending Cruise Control
113
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
113
Exterior Lamps
113
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) / Automatic Headlamp Control
114
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
115
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
115
Interior Lamps
116
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
116
Courtesy Lamps
116
Illuminated Entry (If Equipped)
116
Delayed Entry Lighting
117
Delayed Exit Lighting
117
Parade Mode
117
Reading Lamps
117
Dome Lamp
118
Battery Rundown Protection
118
Mirrors
118
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Map Lamps
118
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
118
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (Option)
119
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
120
Power Outside Rearview Mirrors
121
Convex Outside Mirror
121
Heated Outside Mirrors (Option)
121
Storage Compartments
122
Glove Box
122
Center Console
122
Rear Seat Armrest and Cupholders
122
Trunk Convenience Net (If Equipped)
122
Ashtrays and Lighter
123
Sun Visors
123
Visor Vanity Mirrors
123
Accessory Power Outlet
124
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
125
OnStar System (If Equipped)
126
Cellular Antenna
128
OnStar Services
128
OnStar System Limitations
129
Assist Handle
129
Garment Hooks
129
Power Sunroof (Option)
130
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
131
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
131
Training a Garage Door Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
132
Canadian Programming
133
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
133
Erasing Channels
133
Resetting Defaults
133
Accessories
133
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
134
Instrument Panel Cluster
136
Speedometer and Odometer
138
Trip Odometer
138
Tachometer
139
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
139
Safety Belt Reminder Light
140
Air Bag Readiness Light
140
Voltmeter Gage (3800 V6 Engine)
141
Brake System Warning Light
142
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
143
Traction Control System Warning Light
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
144
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
145
If the Light Is Flashing
146
If the Light Is On Steady
147
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
148
Oil Pressure Indicator/Low Oil Pressure Message
148
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
149
Fuel Gage
150
Message Center
151
Modes
151
Service Traction System
151
Traction Active
151
Battery Life Indicator
152
Hot Coolant Temperature
152
Low Coolant Level
153
Low Oil Pressure
153
Low Engine Oil Level
154
Change Engine Oil
154
Door Ajar
155
Security
155
Low Fuel
156
Low Brake Fluid
156
Low Washer Fluid
157
Low Tire Pressure
157
Service Vehicle Soon
158
Trunk Open
158
Highbeam Out
159
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
159
Compass Variance
161
Setting the Variance
161
Automatic Compass Calibration
162
Manual Compass Calibration
162
Error Displays
162
Trip Computer
163
Resetting the Trip Computer
163
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
164
Comfort Controls
165
Dual ComforTemp_ Climate Controls
165
Fan Knob
165
Driver's Temperature Lever
165
Passenger's Temperature Lever
165
Mode Knob
165
Mode Buttons
166
Air Conditioning
167
Heating
167
Ventilation
167
Defogging and Defrosting
167
Rear Window Defogger
168
Ventilation System
169
Ventilation Tips
169
Audio Systems
169
Setting the Clock
170
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control
170
Playing the Radio
170
Finding a Station
171
Setting Preset Stations
171
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
172
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
172
Using RDS Mode
173
Finding RDS Stations
174
Finding a PTY Preset Stations
174
RDS Messages
175
Radio Messages
176
Playing a Cassette Tape
176
Cassette Tape Messages
178
CD Adapter Kits
178
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
179
Playing the Radio
179
Finding a Station
179
Setting Preset Stations
180
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
180
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
181
Using RDS
181
Finding RDS Stations
182
Finding a PTY Preset Station
182
RDS Messages
183
Radio Messages
184
Playing a Compact Disc
184
Compact Disc Messages
186
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
186
Playing the Radio
186
Finding a Station
187
Setting Preset Stations
187
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
188
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
188
Using RDS
189
Finding RDS Stations
189
Finding a PTY Station
190
RDS Messages
190
Radio Messages
192
Playing a Cassette Tape
192
Cassette Tape Messages
194
CD Adapter Kits
194
Playing a Compact Disc
194
Theft-Deterrent Feature
196
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
196
Understanding Radio Reception
197
AM
197
FM Stereo
197
Tips About Your Audio System
197
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
198
Care of Your Compact Discs
199
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
199
Backglass Antenna
200
Vehicle Customization Settings
200
Chime Level Adjustment
200
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
201
Defensive Driving
202
Drunken Driving
203
Control of a Vehicle
206
Braking
206
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
207
Using Anti-Lock
209
Braking in Emergencies
209
Traction Control System
209
Steering
211
Power Steering
211
Steering Tips
211
Driving on Curves
211
Steering in Emergencies
212
Off-Road Recovery
213
Passing
213
Loss of Control
215
Skidding
215
Driving at Night
216
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
218
Hydroplaning
219
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
220
Driving Through Flowing Water
220
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
220
City Driving
221
Freeway Driving
222
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
223
Highway Hypnosis
224
Hill and Mountain Roads
224
Winter Driving
226
Driving on Snow or Ice
227
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
228
Recreational Vehicle Towing
229
Dinghy Towing
230
Dolly Towing
230
Loading Your Vehicle
231
Towing a Trailer
233
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
234
Weight of the Trailer
234
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
235
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
235
Hitches
236
Safety Chains
236
Trailer Brakes
236
Driving with a Trailer
237
Following Distance
237
Passing
237
Backing Up
237
Making Turns
238
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
238
Driving On Grades
239
Parking on Hills
239
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
240
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
240
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
240
Section 5 Problems on the Road
241
Hazard Warning Flashers
242
Other Warning Devices
242
Jump Starting
243
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
250
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
251
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
255
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
258
Wheel Cover Caps
267
Wheel Covers
267
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
268
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
273
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
274
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
276
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
277
Service
278
Doing Your Own Service Work
278
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
279
Fuel
279
Gasoline Octane
279
Gasoline Specifications
280
California Fuel
280
Additives
280
Fuels in Foreign Countries
281
Filling Your Tank
281
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
284
Checking Things Under the Hood
284
Hood Release
285
Engine Compartment Overview
286
Engine Oil
288
Checking Engine Oil
288
When to Add Engine Oil
289
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
290
Engine Oil Additives
293
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
293
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
294
What to Do with Used Oil
295
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
295
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
297
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
298
When to Check and Change
298
How to Check
298
Checking the Fluid Level
299
How to Add Fluid
301
Engine Coolant
302
What to Use
303
Checking Coolant
304
Adding Coolant
305
Radiator Pressure Cap
306
Power Steering Fluid
306
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
306
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
307
What to Use
307
Windshield Washer Fluid
307
What to Use
307
Adding Washer Fluid
307
Brakes
309
Brake Fluid
309
What to Add
310
Brake Wear
311
Brake Pedal Travel
311
Brake Adjustment
311
Replacing Brake System Parts
312
Battery
312
Vehicle Storage
313
Bulb Replacement
313
Halogen Bulbs
313
Headlamps, Front Parking, Turn Signal and Sidemarker Lamps
314
Headlamp Aiming
315
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal and Rear Sidemarker Lamps
315
Back-Up Lamps
316
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
317
Tires
318
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
319
When to Check
319
How to Check
319
Tire Inflation Monitor System
320
Tire Inspection and Rotation
322
When It's Time for New Tires
323
Buying New Tires
324
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
325
Treadwear
325
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
325
Temperature -- A, B, C
326
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
326
Wheel Replacement
326
Used Replacement Wheels
327
Tire Chains
328
Appearance Care
328
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
329
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
329
Using Cleaner on Fabric
329
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
330
Cleaning Vinyl
330
Cleaning Leather
330
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
331
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
331
Care of Safety Belts
331
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
331
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
332
Weatherstrips
332
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
332
Washing Your Vehicle
332
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
333
Finish Care
333
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
334
Cleaning Tires
334
Sheet Metal Damage
334
Finish Damage
335
Underbody Maintenance
335
Chemical Paint Spotting
335
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
336
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
337
Engine Identification
337
Service Parts Identification Label
337
Electrical System
338
Add-On Electrical Equipment
338
Headlamp Wiring
338
Windshield Wipers
338
Power Windows and Other Power Options
338
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
339
Driver's Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
339
Passenger's Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
342
Underhood Fuse Block (Upper)
344
Underhood Fuse Block (Lower)
345
Replacement Bulbs
346
Capacities and Specifications
346
Engine Specifications
347
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
347
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
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
Scheduled Maintenance
352
Footnotes
352
Scheduled Maintenance
353
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
353
Scheduled Maintenance
356
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
362
At Each Fuel Fill
362
Engine Oil Level Check
362
Engine Coolant Level Check
362
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
362
At Least Once a Month
362
Tire Inflation Check
362
Cassette Deck Service
362
At Least Twice a Year
363
Restraint System Check
363
Wiper Blade Check
363
Trunk Release Sensor Check
363
Weatherstrip Lubrication
363
Automatic Transaxle Check
363
At Least Once a Year
364
Key Lock Cylinders Service
364
Body Lubrication Service
364
Starter Switch Check
364
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
365
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
365
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
366
Underbody Flushing Service
366
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
367
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
367
Exhaust System Inspection
367
Fuel System Inspection
368
Engine Cooling System Inspection
368
Throttle System Inspection
368
Brake System Inspection
368
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
369
Part E: Maintenance Record
371
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
372
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
373
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
375
Customer Assistance Offices
375
United States
375
Canada
376
All Overseas Locations
376
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)
376
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
376
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
377
Canadian Roadside Assistance
379
Courtesy Transportation
379
Plan Ahead When Possible
379
Transportation Options
380
Shuttle Service
380
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
380
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
380
Additional Program Information
380
Warranty Information
381
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
381
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
382
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
382
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
383
Service Manuals
383
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
383
Service Bulletins
383
Owner's Information
383
Current and Past Model Order Forms
383

FAQ about the 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Manual

What contains the 2002 Monte Carlo manual?

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2002 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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The Chevrolet Monte Carlo (2002) owner's manual is available in English?

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