2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual

2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Silhouette
Rating:
(5)

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2.97 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 Seat
8
Six-Way Power Seat
8
Eight-Way Power Seats (If Equipped)
9
Memory Seat (Option)
10
Heated Front Seats (Option)
11
Reclining Front Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
13
Seat Controls
13
Flip and Fold Feature
14
Split Bench Seat (If Equipped)
15
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
15
Removing the Split Bench Seat
16
Replacing the Split Bench Sections
17
Captain's Chairs
20
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
20
Adjusting the Captain's Chairs (Second Row)
21
Removing the Captain's Chairs
21
Replacing the Captain's Chairs
22
Stowable Seat (Option)
24
Folding the Seatback
24
Removing the Stowable Seat
25
Replacing the Stowable Seat
26
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
27
Why Safety Belts Work
29
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
32
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
33
Adults
33
Driver Position
33
Lap-Shoulder Belt
33
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
35
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
41
Right Front Passenger Position
42
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
42
How the Air Bag Systems Work
45
Where are the air bags?
45
When should an air bag inflate?
47
What makes an air bag inflate?
48
How does an air bag restrain?
48
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
49
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
50
Safety Belt Pretensioners
51
Rear Seat Passengers
51
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
51
Lap-Shoulder Belt
52
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
54
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
57
Lap Belt
57
Children
58
Infants and Young Children
58
Restraint Systems for Children
62
Where to Put the Restraint
65
Top Strap
65
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
68
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
70
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
71
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat)
74
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
76
Older Children
79
Safety Belt Extender
82
Checking Your Restraint Systems
82
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
82
Section 2 Features and Controls
83
Windows
84
Power Windows
85
Express-Down Window
85
Side Window Latches
86
Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped)
86
Keys
87
Door Locks
89
Power Door Locks
90
Last Door Closed Locking
91
Automatic Door Locks
91
Sliding Door Delayed Locking
91
Lockout Deterrent
92
Leaving Your Vehicle
92
Remote Keyless Entry System (Option)
92
Operation
93
Remote Driver's Door and All Door Unlock
93
Remote All Door Lock
93
Remote Lock Confirmation (Option)
94
Remote Unlock Confirmation (Option)
94
Panic Alarm (Option)
94
Remote Power Sliding Door Operation (Option)
94
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
95
Battery Replacement
95
Switchbanks
96
Overhead Console Switchbank
97
Instrument Panel Switchbank
97
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
98
Entering Programming Mode
99
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
99
Programmable Modes
99
Automatic Door Locks
100
Programmable Modes
100
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
101
Programmable Modes
101
Remote Driver's Unlock Control
102
Programmable Modes
102
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
103
Programmable Modes
103
Content Theft-Deterrent System
105
Programmable Modes
105
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft-Deterrent System
106
Programmable Modes
106
Exiting Programming Mode
108
Dual Sliding Doors
108
Sliding Door Lock
108
Power Sliding Door (Option)
110
Sliding Door Security Lock
115
Resetting the Power Sliding Door
116
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
116
Liftgate
117
Theft
118
Key in the Ignition
118
Parking at Night
119
Parking Lots
119
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
119
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
120
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
120
Arming with Your Key
120
Arming Confirmation
121
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
121
Disarming with Your Key
121
Nuisance Alarms
121
PASS-Key III
122
New Vehicle \Break-In\
124
Ignition Positions
124
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
125
Starting Your Engine
126
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
127
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
128
Automatic Transaxle Operation
129
Parking Brake
133
Shifting Into PARK (P)
134
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
136
Torque Lock
136
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
137
Parking Over Things That Burn
137
Engine Exhaust
138
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
138
Horn
139
Tilt Wheel
139
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
140
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
140
Turn Signal On Chime
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
141
Flash-to-Pass Feature
141
Windshield Wipers
142
Windshield Washer
142
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
143
Cruise Control
144
Setting Cruise Control
144
Resuming a Set Speed
145
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
146
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
146
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
146
Using Cruise Control on Hills
146
Ending Cruise Control
146
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
146
Exterior Lamps
147
Lamps on Reminder
148
Daytime Running Lamps/Automatic Headlamp Control
148
Fog Lamps
149
Interior Lamps
149
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
149
Interior Lamps Control
149
Interior Lamps Override Switch
150
Illuminated Entry
150
Delayed Illumination
151
Exit Lighting
151
Front Reading Lamps
152
Rear Reading Lamps
152
Dome Lamp
152
Cargo Lamp
153
Battery Saver
153
Mirrors
153
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
153
Power Remote Control Rearview Mirrors
153
Convex Outside Mirror
154
Heated Outside Mirrors
154
Storage Compartments
155
Glove Box
155
Compact Overhead Console (Canada Only)
155
Overhead Console (Option)
156
Storage Bin
156
Removing and Replacing the Tray
157
Front Seat Storage Bin
157
Cupholders
157
Rear Storage Compartments and Cupholders
158
Convenience Net (Option)
158
Side Convenience Nets
160
Front Seat Storage Net
160
Convenience Center (Option)
161
Removing the Convenience Center
161
Replacing the Convenience Center
161
Luggage Carrier (Option)
163
Sun Visors
165
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors
165
Accessory Inflator System (Option)
166
Accessory Power Outlets
168
OnStar System (If Equipped)
169
OnStar Services
170
OnStar System Limitations
172
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
173
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
173
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
176
Canadian Programming
175
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
175
Erasing Channels
175
Resetting Defaults
175
Accessories
175
Training a Garage Door Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
174
Instrument Panel Cluster
178
Speedometer and Tamper Resistant Odometer
179
Dual Trip Odometers
179
Retro-Active Reset
180
Tachometer
180
Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators
181
Safety Belt Reminder Light
181
Air Bag Readiness Light
182
Brake System Warning Light
183
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
184
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
184
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
185
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
186
If the Light Is Flashing
187
If the Light Is On Steady
187
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
188
Fuel Gage
189
Message Center
190
Charging System Indicator Message
190
Service Traction System Warning Message (Option)
190
Traction Active Message (Option)
191
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
192
Low Oil Pressure Message
192
Low Engine Oil Level Message
193
Change Engine Oil Message
194
Power Sliding Door Warning Message
194
Door Ajar Warning Message
195
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
196
PASS-Key III Security Message
196
Low Fuel Warning Message
197
AWD Disable Warning Message (If Equipped)
197
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
198
Compass Variance
199
Setting the Variance
199
Automatic Compass Calibration
199
Manual Compass Calibration
200
Error Displays
200
Trip Computer
200
Resetting the Trip Computer
201
Rear Parking Assist (Option)
201
How the System Works
202
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
204
Comfort Controls
205
Air Conditioning with Temperature Control
205
Fan Knob
205
Temperature Knob
205
Mode Knob
205
Mode Buttons
206
Air Conditioning with Dual Temperature Control (Option)
206
Fan Knob
206
Driver's Side Temperature Lever
207
Passenger's Side Temperature Lever
207
Mode Knob
207
Mode Buttons
208
Air Conditioning
208
Heating
209
Defogging and Defrosting
209
Rear Window Defogger
210
Rear Climate Control (Vehicles without the Entertainment System) (Option)
210
Rear Fan Control
211
Rear Comfort Controls
211
Rear Air Vents
212
Rear Climate Control (Vehicles with the Entertainment System) (Option)
212
Rear Fan Control
213
Rear Temperature Control
213
Rear Air Vents
213
Ventilation System
214
Ventilation Tips
214
Audio Systems
215
Setting the Clock
215
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control
216
Playing the Radio
216
Finding a Station
216
Setting Preset Stations
217
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
217
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
218
Using RDS
218
Finding a PTY Preset Station
219
Setting PTY Preset Stations
220
RDS Messages
220
Radio Messages
221
Playing a Compact Disc
222
Compact Disc Messages
223
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
224
Playing the Radio
224
Finding a Station
224
Setting Preset Stations
225
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
225
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
226
Using RDS
227
Finding a PTY Preset Station
228
Setting PTY Preset Stations
229
RDS Messages
229
Radio Messages
230
Playing a Cassette Tape
230
Cassette Tape Messages
232
Playing a Compact Disc
233
Compact Disc Messages
234
AM-FM Stereo with Six-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
235
Playing the Radio
235
Finding a Station
235
Setting Preset Stations
236
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
236
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
237
Using RDS
237
Finding a PTY Station
238
Setting PTY Preset Stations
239
RDS Messages
239
Playing a Compact Disc
240
Playing a Specific Loaded Compact Disc
241
Using Song List Mode
243
Compact Disc Messages
244
Entertainment System (Option)
245
Before You Drive
245
Headphones
245
Battery Replacement
246
Stereo RCA Jacks
246
Audio Speakers
247
Video Screen
247
DVD Player
248
DVD Player Buttons
249
Playing a Disc
249
Stopping and Resuming Playback
249
Ejecting a Disc
249
Remote Control
250
Remote Control Buttons
250
Battery Replacement
252
Rear Seat Audio (Vehicles without the Entertainment System) (If Equipped)
252
Primary Radio Controls
252
Rear Seat Radio Controls
253
Rear Seat Audio (Vehicles with the Entertainment System) (Option)
254
Rear Seat Radio Controls
255
Theft-Deterrent Feature
256
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
257
Understanding Radio Reception
257
AM
257
FM Stereo
257
Understanding DVD Distortion
258
Tips About Your Audio System
258
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
259
Care of Your Compact Discs and DVDs
260
Care of Your Compact Disc and DVD Player
260
Cleaning Your DVD Player
260
Cleaning the Video Screen
260
Fixed Mast Antenna
260
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
262
Defensive Driving
263
Drunken Driving
264
Control of a Vehicle
267
Braking
267
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
268
Using Anti-Lock
270
Braking in Emergencies
270
Traction Control System (Option)
270
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System (Option)
272
Steering
272
Power Steering
272
Steering Tips
272
Driving on Curves
272
Steering in Emergencies
273
Off-Road Recovery
274
Passing
275
Loss of Control
276
Skidding
276
Driving at Night
277
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
279
Hydroplaning
280
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
280
Driving Through Flowing Water
281
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
281
City Driving
281
Freeway Driving
282
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
283
Highway Hypnosis
284
Hill and Mountain Roads
285
Winter Driving
286
Driving on Snow or Ice
287
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
289
Recreational Vehicle Towing
291
Dinghy Towing
292
Dolly Towing
292
Loading Your Vehicle
293
Electronic Level Control (Option)
294
Towing a Trailer
295
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
296
Weight of the Trailer
297
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
297
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
298
Hitches
298
Safety Chains
299
Trailer Brakes
299
Driving with a Trailer
299
Following Distance
300
Passing
300
Backing Up
300
Making Turns
301
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
301
Driving On Grades
302
Parking on Hills
302
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
303
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
303
Section 5 Problems on the Road
304
Hazard Warning Flashers
305
Other Warning Devices
305
Jump Starting
306
Towing Your Vehicle
312
Engine Overheating
312
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
312
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
313
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
314
Cooling System
315
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
317
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
320
If a Tire Goes Flat
323
Changing a Flat Tire
324
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
325
Removing the Wheel Covers
328
Secondary Latch System (If Equipped)
329
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
331
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
335
Compact Spare Tire
339
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
340
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
341
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
341
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
342
Service
343
Doing Your Own Service Work
343
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
344
Fuel
344
Gasoline Octane
344
Gasoline Specifications
345
California Fuel
345
Additives
345
Fuels in Foreign Countries
346
Filling Your Tank
346
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
349
Checking Things Under the Hood
349
Hood Release
350
Engine Compartment Overview
352
Engine Oil
353
Checking Engine Oil
353
When to Add Engine Oil
354
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
355
Engine Oil Additives
356
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
356
What to Do with Used Oil
358
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
358
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
360
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
357
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
362
When to Check and Change
362
How to Check
362
Checking the Fluid Level
363
How to Add Fluid
364
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
365
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit)
365
When to Check Lubricant
365
How to Check Lubricant
365
What to Use
365
Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module)
366
When to Check and Change Lubricant
366
How to Check Lubricant
366
What to Use
366
Engine Coolant
367
What to Use
368
Checking Coolant
369
Adding Coolant
369
Radiator Pressure Cap
370
Power Steering Fluid
371
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
371
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
371
What to Use
371
Windshield Washer Fluid
372
What to Use
372
Adding Washer Fluid
372
Brakes
373
Brake Fluid
373
What to Add
374
Brake Wear
375
Brake Pedal Travel
375
Brake Adjustment
376
Replacing Brake System Parts
376
Battery
376
Vehicle Storage
377
Bulb Replacement
377
Halogen Bulbs
377
Headlamps
378
Front Turn Signal/ Parking/Sidemarker Lamps
380
Taillamps, Back-Up Lamps, Rear Turn Signals, Brake Lamps
383
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
384
Tires
386
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
387
When to Check
387
How to Check
387
Tire Inspection and Rotation
388
When It's Time for New Tires
389
Buying New Tires
389
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
390
Treadwear
391
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
391
Temperature -- A, B, C
391
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
392
Wheel Replacement
392
Used Replacement Wheels
393
Tire Chains
393
Appearance Care
394
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
394
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
394
Using Cleaner on Fabric
395
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
395
Cleaning Vinyl
396
Cleaning Leather
396
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
396
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
396
Care of Safety Belts
396
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
397
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
397
Weatherstrips
398
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
398
Washing Your Vehicle
398
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
398
Finish Care
399
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
400
Cleaning Tires
400
Sheet Metal Damage
400
Finish Damage
401
Underbody Maintenance
401
Chemical Paint Spotting
401
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
402
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
403
Engine Identification
403
Service Parts Identification Label
403
Electrical System
404
Add-On Electrical Equipment
404
Headlamp Wiring
404
Windshield Wipers
404
Power Windows and Other Power Options
404
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
405
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
405
Underhood Fuse Block
408
Replacement Bulbs
412
Capacities and Specifications
412
Engine Specifications
412
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
413
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
413
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
416
Introduction
417
Your Vehicle and the Environment
417
Maintenance Requirements
417
How This Section is Organized
418
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
419
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
419
Scheduled Maintenance
420
Footnotes
420
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
421
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
430
At Each Fuel Fill
430
Engine Oil Level Check
430
Engine Coolant Level Check
430
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
430
At Least Once a Month
430
Tire Inflation Check
430
Cassette Deck Service
430
At Least Twice a Year
431
Restraint System Check
431
Wiper Blade Check
431
Spare Tire Check
431
Weatherstrip Lubrication
431
Automatic Transaxle Check
431
At Least Once a Year
432
Key Lock Cylinders Service
432
Body Lubrication Service
432
Starter Switch Check
432
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
433
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
433
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
434
Underbody Flushing Service
434
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
435
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
435
Exhaust System Inspection
435
Fuel System Inspection
436
Engine Cooling System Inspection
436
Throttle System Inspection
436
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear Drive Module) All-Wheel Drive Inspection
436
Brake System Inspection
436
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
437
Part E: Maintenance Record
439
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
444
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
445
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
447
Customer Assistance Offices
447
United States
447
Canada
448
All Overseas Locations
448
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
448
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
448
Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits
449
Security While You Travel
449
Canadian Roadside Assistance
450
Courtesy Transportation
451
Plan Ahead When Possible
451
Transportation Options
451
Shuttle Service
451
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
452
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
452
Additional Program Information
452
Warranty Information
453
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
453
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
454
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
454
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
455
Service Manuals
455
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
455
Service Bulletins
455
Owner's Information
455
Current and Past Model Order Forms
455

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