2002 Oldsmobile Aurora Owner's Manual

2002 Oldsmobile Aurora owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Aurora
Rating:
(7)

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2.57 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 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 Passenger's Seat
8
Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)
8
Power Seat(s)
9
Power Lumbar Control (Option)
10
Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
10
Heated Front Seat (Option)
12
Reclining Front Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
14
Why Safety Belts Work
16
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Adults
20
Driver Position
20
Lap-Shoulder Belt
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Air Bag Systems
27
How the Air Bag Systems Work
30
Where are the air bags?
30
When should an air bag inflate?
32
What makes an air bag inflate?
32
How does an air bag restrain?
33
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
33
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
35
Rear Seat Passengers
35
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
35
Lap-Shoulder Belt
35
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
39
Children
41
Infants and Young Children
41
Restraint Systems for Children
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
48
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
50
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Older Children
57
Safety Belt Extender
60
Checking Your Restraint Systems
60
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
60
Section 2 Features and Controls
61
Windows
62
Power Windows
63
Express-Down Windows
63
Window Lock
63
Keys
64
Door Locks
66
Central Door Unlocking System
67
Power Door Locks
67
Door Ajar Reminder
67
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
67
Overriding Lock Delay
68
Delayed Locking
68
Rear Door Security Lock
69
Using One of These Locks
69
Opening a Rear Door When the Security Lock is On
69
Canceling the Rear Door Lock
69
Anti-Lockout Feature
69
Leaving Your Vehicle
70
Remote Keyless Entry System
70
Operation
71
Instant Alarm
71
Personalization Features
72
Security Feedback
72
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
73
Battery Replacement
73
Trunk
75
Trunk Lock Release
75
Remote Trunk Release
75
Trunk Release Lockout
76
Trunk Release Handle
76
Theft
77
Key in the Ignition
77
Parking at Night
77
Parking Lots
77
Universal Theft-Deterrent
78
Testing the Alarm
79
PASS-Key III
80
New Vehicle \Break-In\
82
Ignition Positions
82
Key Reminder Warning
83
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
83
Starting Your Engine
84
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
85
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
85
Automatic Transaxle Operation
86
Parking Brake
89
Shifting Into PARK (P)
90
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
91
Torque Lock
91
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
92
Parking Over Things That Burn
92
Engine Exhaust
93
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
93
Horn
94
Tilt Wheel
94
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
95
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
95
Turn Signal On Chime
96
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
96
Flash-to-Pass Feature
97
Windshield Wipers
97
Rainsense_ II Wipers (If Equipped)
98
Windshield Washer
99
Cruise Control
100
Setting Cruise Control
100
Resuming a Set Speed
101
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
101
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
102
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
102
Using Cruise Control on Hills
102
Ending Cruise Control Without Erasing the Set Speed
102
Erasing Cruise Control Speed Memory
102
Exterior Lamps
103
Wiper-Activated Headlamps
104
Lamps on Reminder
104
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
104
Automatic Headlamps
105
Light Sensor
105
Fog Lamps
106
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
106
Interior Lamps
107
Instrument Panel Brightness Knob
107
Courtesy Lamps
107
Illuminated Entry
108
Delayed Entry Lighting
108
Theater Dimming
108
Delayed Exit Lighting
108
Parade Dimming
109
Perimeter Lighting
109
Front Reading Lamps
109
Rear Reading Lamps
110
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
110
Battery Load Management
110
Mirrors
111
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass
111
Mirror Operation
111
Compass Operation
111
Compass Calibration
112
Compass Variance
112
Power Remote Control Rearview Mirrors
113
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
114
Convex Outside Mirror
114
Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
114
Storage Compartments
115
Glove Box
115
Front Storage Armrest
115
Rear Armrest
115
Rear Storage Compartment (Option)
115
Convenience Net
115
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
116
Sun Visors
117
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
117
Accessory Power Outlet
117
OnStar System (If Equipped)
118
Cellular Antenna
119
OnStar Services
119
OnStar System Limitations
121
Assist Handles
121
Floor Mats
121
Sunroof (Option)
122
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
123
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
123
Training a Garage Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
124
Canadian Programming
125
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
125
Erasing Channels
125
Resetting Defaults
125
Accessories
125
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
126
Instrument Panel Cluster
128
Speedometer and Odometer
129
Trip Odometer
129
Tachometer
130
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
130
Safety Belt Reminder Light
131
Air Bag Readiness Light
132
Battery Warning Light
133
Brake System Warning Light
133
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
134
Traction Control System Warning Light (If Equipped)
135
Traction Control System Active Light (If Equipped)
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
137
If the Light Is Flashing
139
If the Light Is On Steady
139
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
140
Oil Pressure Light
141
Cruise Light
142
Fuel Gage
142
Driver Information Center (DIC)
143
English/Metric
144
Date/Elapsed Time
144
Date
144
Elapsed Time (ET)
145
Fuel
145
Fuel Used
145
Fuel Range
145
Fuel Economy
146
Oil Life
146
Gage
147
DIC Personalization
148
Automatic Door Locks
150
Window Lockout Personalization
152
Security Feedback
152
Delayed Locking
153
Perimeter Lighting Personalization
153
Driver ID
154
Memory Seat Recall (If Equipped)
154
Parallel Park Assist (If Equipped)
154
DIC Warnings and Messages
155
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
157
Comfort Controls
158
Automatic Electronic Climate Control
158
Mode Control
158
Temperature Buttons
159
Manual Operation
159
Automatic Operation
160
Passenger Temperature Control (Option)
161
Comfort Controls Personalization (If Equipped)
162
Air Conditioning
162
Heating
163
Defogging and Defrosting
163
Rear Window Defogger
164
Ventilation System
164
Ventilation Tips
165
Steering Wheel Controls for Climate Control
166
Audio Systems
166
Setting the Clock
166
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS)
167
Playing the Radio
167
Finding a Station
167
Setting Preset Stations
168
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
168
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
169
Using RDS
169
Finding a PTY Preset Station
170
Setting PTY Preset Stations
171
RDS Messages
171
Playing a Cassette Tape
172
Cassette Tape Messages
173
Playing a Compact Disc
174
Compact Disc Messages
176
Navigation/Radio System (Option)
176
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
177
Playing a Compact Disc
179
Compact Disc Errors
180
Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
181
Theft-Deterrent Feature
181
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
182
Understanding Radio Reception
182
AM
182
FM Stereo
182
Cellular Phone Usage
182
Tips About Your Audio System
183
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
184
Care of Your Compact Discs
185
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
185
Diversity Antenna System
186
Chime Level Adjustment
186
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
187
Defensive Driving
188
Drunken Driving
189
Using Anti-Lock
195
Braking in Emergencies
195
Power Steering
197
Driving on Curves
197
Steering in Emergencies
198
Off-Road Recovery
199
Skidding
201
Hydroplaning
205
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
206
Driving Through Flowing Water
206
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
206
City Driving
207
Freeway Driving
208
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
209
Highway Hypnosis
210
Driving on Snow or Ice
213
Dinghy Towing
217
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
221
Weight of the Trailer
221
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
222
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
223
Hitches
223
Safety Chains
223
Trailer Brakes
223
Trailer Wiring Harness
223
Driving with a Trailer
224
Backing Up
224
Making Turns
224
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
225
Driving On Grades
225
Parking on Hills
225
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
226
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
226
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
226
Section 5 Problems on the Road
227
Hazard Warning Flashers
228
Other Warning Devices
228
Jump Starting
229
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
236
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
237
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
241
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
246
Removing the Wheel Cover
247
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
248
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
253
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
254
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
256
Doing Your Own Service Work
258
Gasoline Octane
259
Gasoline Specifications
260
California Fuel
260
Additives
261
Fuels in Foreign Countries
261
Filling Your Tank
262
Hood Release
266
Checking Engine Oil
272
When to Add Engine Oil
273
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
274
How to Reset the Oil Life System
276
What to Do with Used Oil
276
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
277
Checking the Fluid Level
281
Adding Coolant
286
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
288
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
288
What to Use
288
What to Add
291
Brake Wear
292
Brake Pedal Travel
292
Brake Adjustment
292
Headlamp Aiming
297
Headlamp Horizontal Aiming
299
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
299
Front Turn Signals and Parking Lamps
301
Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps, Taillamps and Back- up Lamps
302
When to Check
305
How to Check
305
When It's Time for New Tires
308
Buying New Tires
309
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
310
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
310
Treadwear
310
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
310
Temperature -- A, B, C
311
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
311
Wheel Replacement
311
Used Replacement Wheels
312
Tire Chains
313
Appearance Care
314
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
314
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
314
Using Cleaner on Fabric
315
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
315
Cleaning Vinyl
316
Cleaning Leather
316
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
316
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
316
Cleaning Wood Panels
316
Care of Safety Belts
317
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
317
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
318
Weatherstrips
318
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
318
Washing Your Vehicle
318
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
319
Finish Care
319
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
320
Cleaning Tires
320
Sheet Metal Damage
320
Finish Damage
321
Underbody Maintenance
321
Chemical Paint Spotting
321
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
322
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
323
Engine Identification
323
Service Parts Identification Label
323
Electrical System
324
Add-On Electrical Equipment
324
Headlamp Wiring
324
Windshield Wiper Fuses
324
Power Windows and Other Power Options
324
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
325
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
325
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
328
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
330
Replacement Bulbs
333
Capacities and Specifications
333
Engine Specifications
334
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
334
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
335
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
336
Introduction
337
Your Vehicle and the Environment
337
Maintenance Requirements
337
How This Section is Organized
338
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
339
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
339
Scheduled Maintenance
340
Footnotes
340
Scheduled Maintenance
341
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
341
Scheduled Maintenance
342
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
351
At Each Fuel Fill
351
Engine Oil Level Check
351
Engine Coolant Level Check
351
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
351
At Least Once a Month
351
Tire Inflation Check
351
Cassette Deck Service
351
At Least Twice a Year
352
Restraint System Check
352
Wiper Blade Check
352
Weatherstrip Lubrication
352
Automatic Transaxle Check
352
At Least Once a Year
352
Key Lock Cylinders Service
352
Body Lubrication Service
352
Starter Switch Check
353
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
353
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
354
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
354
Underbody Flushing Service
354
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
355
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
355
Exhaust System Inspection
355
Fuel System Inspection
356
Engine Cooling System Inspection
356
Throttle System Inspection
356
Brake System Inspection
356
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
357
Part E: Maintenance Record
359
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
362
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
363
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
365
Customer Assistance Offices
365
United States
365
Canada
366
All Overseas Locations
366
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
366
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
366
Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits
367
Security While You Travel
367
Canadian Roadside Assistance
368
Courtesy Transportation
369
Plan Ahead When Possible
369
Transportation Options
369
Shuttle Service
369
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
370
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
370
Additional Program Information
370
Warranty Information
371
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
371
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
372
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
372
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
373
Service Manuals
373
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
373
Service Bulletins
373
Owner s Information
373
Current and Past Model Order Forms
373

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  • Maintenance for your Oldsmobile Aurora, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
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