2002 Pontiac Bonneville Owner's Manual

2002 Pontiac Bonneville owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Bonneville
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(10)

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2.78 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Pontiac Bonneville 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
Manual Lumbar Support
8
Power Seats (If Equipped)
9
Power Lumbar Control (Option)
10
Memory Seat and Mirrors (Option)
10
Heated Front Seats (Option)
11
Reclining Front Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
14
Why Safety Belts Work
15
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
18
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?
33
How does an air bag restrain?
33
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
34
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
36
Center Front Passenger Position
36
Lap Belt
36
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
51
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
55
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
63
Section 2 Features and Controls
64
Windows
65
Power Windows
66
Express-Down Windows
66
Window Lock
66
Keys
67
Door Locks
69
Central Door Unlocking System
71
Power Door Locks
71
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
71
Overriding Lock Delay
71
Personalization Programming
71
Delayed Locking
73
Personalization Programming
73
Rear Door Security Lock
74
Using One of These Locks
74
Opening a Rear Door When the Security Lock is On
75
Canceling the Rear Door Lock
75
Anti-Lockout Feature
75
Leaving Your Vehicle
75
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
76
Operation
77
Instant Alarm
77
Personalization Features
78
Security Feedback
78
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
79
Battery Replacement
80
Trunk
81
Trunk Lock Release
82
Remote Trunk Release (Option)
82
Remote Trunk Release Lockout (Option)
82
Trunk Security Override (Option)
82
Trunk Release Handle
83
Theft
83
Key in the Ignition
83
Parking at Night
84
Parking Lots
84
Universal Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
84
Testing the Alarm
85
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
86
PASS-Key III
86
New Vehicle \Break-In\
89
Ignition Positions
89
Key Reminder Warning
90
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
90
Starting Your Engine
91
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
92
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
92
Automatic Transaxle Operation
93
Parking Brake
96
Shifting Into PARK (P)
97
Steering Column Shift Lever
98
Console Shift Lever (Option)
99
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
99
Torque Lock
100
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
100
Parking Over Things That Burn
101
Engine Exhaust
101
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
102
Horn
103
Tilt Wheel
103
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
103
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
104
Turn Signal On Chime
104
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
104
Lamps On Reminder
105
Flash-To-Pass Feature
105
Windshield Wipers
105
Windshield Washer
106
Cruise Control
107
Setting Cruise Control
108
Resuming a Set Speed
108
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
108
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
109
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
109
Using Cruise Control on Hills
109
Ending Cruise Control
109
Erasing Speed Memory
109
Exterior Lamps
110
Wiper-Activated Headlamps
111
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
111
Fog Lamps
112
Twilight Sentinel
113
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
113
Interior Lamps
114
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
114
Courtesy Lamps
114
Illuminated Entry
114
Delayed Entry Lighting
114
Theater Dimming
115
Delayed Exit Lighting
115
Parade Dimming
115
Perimeter Lighting
115
Personalization Programming
115
Front Reading Lamps
116
Rear Reading Lamps
117
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
117
Battery Load Management
117
Mirrors
118
Inside Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror
118
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
118
Mirror Operation
118
Power Remote Control Review Mirrors
119
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
119
Convex Outside Mirror
120
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (Option)
120
Storage Compartments
120
Glove Box
120
Front Storage Armrest
120
Center Console (Option)
120
Rear Armrest
121
Rear Storage Compartment (Option)
121
Convenience Net (Option)
121
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
121
Sun Visors
122
Visor Vanity Mirror
122
Air Inflator System (Option)
122
Accessory Power Outlet
123
OnStar System (If Equipped)
125
Cellular Antenna
126
OnStar Services
126
OnStar System Limitations
127
Express Sunroof (Option)
128
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
129
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
130
Training a Garage Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
131
Canadian Programming
132
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
132
Erasing Channels
132
Resetting Defaults
132
Accessories
132
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
133
Instrument Panel Clusters
135
Speedometer and Odometer
138
Trip Odometer
138
Tachometer
139
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
139
Safety Belt Reminder Light
140
Air Bag Readiness Light
141
Battery Warning Light (If Equipped)
142
Voltmeter (If Equipped)
142
Brake System Warning Light
143
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
144
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
145
Low Traction Active (LOW TRAC) Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
147
Tire Pressure Light (If Equipped)
148
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
149
If the Light Is Flashing
150
If the Light Is On Steady
150
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
151
Oil Pressure Gage
152
Check Oil Level Warning Light (If Equipped)
153
Service Vehicle Soon Light (If Equipped)
153
Security Light
154
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light (If Equipped)
154
Check Gages Warning Light (If Equipped)
154
Door Ajar Light (If Equipped)
154
Trunk Ajar Light (If Equipped)
155
Fuel Gage
155
Boost Gage (If Equipped)
156
Systems Monitor (If Equipped)
157
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
159
DIC Displays and Controls
159
Vehicle Data
160
DIC Warnings and Messages
162
Electronic Compass
163
Choosing Your Zone Number
164
Changing Your Zone Number
164
Calibrating the Compass
164
Compass Accuracy
165
Driver Identifier DIC Display
165
DIC Personalization Programming
166
Automatic Door Locks
168
Window Lockout Personalization
169
Security Feedback
169
Delayed Locking
170
Perimeter Lighting Personalization
170
Memory Seat Recall (If Equipped)
171
Parallel Park Assist (If Equipped)
171
Driver ID
171
Head-Up Display (HUD) (Option)
172
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
175
Comfort Controls
176
Standard Climate Control System
176
Mode Buttons
177
Electronic Climate Control System (Option)
178
Air Conditioning
181
Heating
181
Defogging and Defrosting
182
Rear Window Defogger
182
Ventilation System
183
Ventilation Tips
184
Comfort Controls Personalization (If Equipped)
185
Audio Systems
185
Setting the Clock
186
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
186
Playing the Radio
186
Finding a Station
187
Setting Preset Stations
188
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
188
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
189
Using RDS
189
Finding a PTY Station
190
Setting PTY Preset Stations
190
RDS Messages
191
Playing a Cassette Tape
191
CD Adapter Kits
193
Cassette Tape Messages
194
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
194
Playing the Radio
194
Finding a Station
195
Setting Preset Stations
196
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
196
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
197
Using RDS
198
Finding a PTY Station
198
Setting Preset PTY Stations
199
RDS Messages
199
Radio Messages
201
Playing a Compact Disc
201
Compact Disc Messages
202
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
203
Playing the Radio
203
Finding a Station
203
Setting Preset Stations
204
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
204
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
205
Using RDS
206
Finding a PTY Station
206
Setting Preset PTY Stations
207
RDS Messages
207
Radio Messages
209
Playing a Cassette Tape
209
Cassette Tape Messages
210
CD Adapter Kits
211
Playing a Compact Disc
211
Compact Disc Messages
213
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
213
Playing a Compact Disc
215
Compact Disc Messages
217
Theft-Deterrent Feature
217
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
218
Understanding Radio Reception
219
AM
219
FM Stereo
219
Cellular Phone Usage
219
Tips About Your Audio System
219
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
220
Care of Your Compact Discs
221
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
221
Diversity Antenna System
221
Chime Level Adjustment
222
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
223
Defensive Driving
224
Drunken Driving
225
Control of a Vehicle
228
Braking
228
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
229
Using Anti-Lock
231
Braking in Emergencies
231
Traction Control System (If Equipped)
231
Steering
232
Power Steering
232
Magnetic-Speed Variable Assist Steering (Option)
233
Steering Tips
233
Driving on Curves
233
Steering in Emergencies
234
Off-Road Recovery
235
Passing
235
Loss of Control
237
Skidding
237
Driving at Night
238
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
240
Hydroplaning
241
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
242
Driving Through Flowing Water
242
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
242
City Driving
243
Freeway Driving
244
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
245
Highway Hypnosis
246
Hill and Mountain Roads
246
Winter Driving
248
Driving on Snow or Ice
249
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
250
Recreational Vehicle Towing
252
Dinghy Towing
253
Dolly Towing
253
Loading Your Vehicle
254
Electronic Level Control
256
Towing a Trailer
256
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
257
Weight of the Trailer
257
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
258
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
258
Hitches
259
Safety Chains
259
Trailer Brakes
259
Trailer Wiring Harness
260
Driving with a Trailer
260
Following Distance
260
Passing
260
Backing Up
260
Making Turns
261
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
261
Driving On Grades
262
Parking on Hills
262
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
263
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
263
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
263
Section 5 Problems on the Road
264
Hazard Warning Flashers
265
Other Warning Devices
265
Jump Starting
266
Towing Your Vehicle
272
Engine Overheating
272
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
273
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
274
Cooling System
275
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
277
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
279
If a Tire Goes Flat
283
Changing a Flat Tire
284
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
285
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
286
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
286
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
292
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
293
Compact Spare Tire
294
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
295
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
295
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
296
Service
297
Doing Your Own Service Work
297
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
298
Fuel
298
Gasoline Octane
298
Gasoline Specifications
299
California Fuel
299
Additives
300
Fuels in Foreign Countries
300
Filling Your Tank
301
Fuel Door Lock (Option)
303
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
304
Checking Things Under the Hood
304
Hood Release
305
Engine Compartment Overview
306
Engine Oil
307
Checking Engine Oil
307
When to Add Engine Oil
308
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
309
Engine Oil Additives
310
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without the GM Oil Life System)
310
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles With the GM Oil Life System_Option)
311
How to Reset the Oil Life System (Option)
311
What to Do with Used Oil
312
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
312
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
314
Supercharger Oil
315
When to Check
315
What Kind of Oil to Use
315
How to Check and Add Oil
315
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
316
When to Check and Change
316
How to Check
316
Checking the Fluid Level
317
How to Add Fluid
319
Engine Coolant
320
What to Use
321
Checking Coolant
322
Adding Coolant
322
Radiator Pressure Cap
323
Power Steering Fluid
323
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
324
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
324
What to Use
324
Windshield Washer Fluid
324
What to Use
324
Adding Washer Fluid
325
Brakes
326
Brake Fluid
326
What to Add
327
Brake Wear
328
Brake Pedal Travel
328
Brake Adjustment
328
Replacing Brake System Parts
329
Battery
329
Vehicle Storage
330
Bulb Replacement
331
Halogen Bulbs
331
Headlamps
331
Headlamp Aiming
332
Headlamp Horizontal Aiming
334
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
335
Front Turn Signals and Parking Lamps
337
Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps, Taillamps and Back- Up Lamps
339
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
340
Tires
341
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
342
When to Check
343
How to Check
343
Check Tire Pressure System
343
Tire Inspection and Rotation
345
When It's Time for New Tires
346
Buying New Tires
347
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
348
Treadwear
348
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
348
Temperature -- A, B, C
349
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
349
Wheel Replacement
350
Used Replacement Wheels
351
Tire Chains
351
Appearance Care
352
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
353
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
353
Using Cleaner on Fabric
353
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Cleaning Vinyl
354
Cleaning Leather
354
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
355
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
355
Care of Safety Belts
355
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
355
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
356
Weatherstrips
356
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
356
Washing Your Vehicle
356
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
357
Finish Care
357
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
358
Cleaning Tires
358
Sheet Metal Damage
358
Finish Damage
359
Underbody Maintenance
359
Chemical Paint Spotting
359
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
360
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
361
Engine Identification
361
Service Parts Identification Label
361
Electrical System
362
Add-On Electrical Equipment
362
Headlamp Wiring
362
Windshield Wipers
362
Power Windows and Other Power Options
362
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
363
Removing Fuses
363
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
363
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
366
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
368
Replacement Bulbs
372
Capacities and Specifications
372
Capacities
372
Wheel Nut Torque
372
Engine Specifications
372
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
373
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
373
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
374
Introduction
375
Your Vehicle and the Environment
375
Maintenance Requirements
375
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
377
Short Trip/City Definition
378
Short Trip/City Intervals
378
Long Trip/Highway Definition
379
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
380
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
381
Footnotes
381
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
395
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
404
At Each Fuel Fill
404
Engine Oil Level Check
404
Engine Coolant Level Check
404
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
404
At Least Once a Month
404
Tire Inflation Check
404
Cassette Deck Service
404
At Least Twice a Year
405
Restraint System Check
405
Wiper Blade Check
405
Weatherstrip Lubrication
405
Automatic Transaxle Check
405
At Least Once a Year
405
Key Lock Cylinders Service
405
Body Lubrication Service
405
Starter Switch Check
406
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
406
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
407
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
407
Underbody Flushing Service
407
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
408
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
408
Exhaust System Inspection
408
Fuel System Inspection
409
Engine Cooling System Inspection
409
Throttle System Inspection
409
Brake System Inspection
409
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
410
Part E: Maintenance Record
412
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
416
Pontiac Cares
417
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
417
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
418
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
420
Customer Assistance Offices
420
United States
420
Canada
420
All Overseas Locations
420
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
420
Security While You Travel
421
Canadian Roadside Assistance
423
Courtesy Transportation
423
Plan Ahead When Possible
423
Transportation Options
424
Shuttle Service
424
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
424
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
424
Additional Program Information
424
Warranty Information
425
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
425
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
426
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
426
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
427
Service Manuals
427
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
427
Service Bulletins
427
Owner's Information
427
Current and Past Model Order Forms
427

FAQ about the 2002 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 2002 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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