2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Prix
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(8)

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2.63 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Driver's Seat (If Equipped)
9
Four-Way Power Lumbar Driver's Seat (Option)
9
Heated Driver's Seat (Option)
10
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Seatback Latches (Two-Door Models)
12
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
13
Why Safety Belts Work
15
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Adults
19
Driver Position
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
19
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (Four-Door Models)
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
27
How the Air Bag System Works
29
Where are the air bags?
29
When should an air bag inflate?
31
What makes an air bag inflate?
29
How does an air bag restrain?
31
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
32
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
33
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
34
Lap-Shoulder Belt
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
37
Center Passenger Position
40
Lap Belt
40
Children
41
Infants and Young Children
41
Restraint Systems for Children
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center 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 Window
63
Lock-Out Switch (Four-Door Models)
63
Keys
64
Door Locks
66
Power Door Locks
67
Last Door Closed Locking
68
Automatic Door Locks
68
Rear Door Security Locks (Four- Door Models)
69
Lockout Prevention
69
Leaving Your Vehicle
69
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
70
Operation
71
Remote All Door Lock
71
Remote Driver's Door and All Door Unlock
71
Remote Trunk Release
71
Remote Panic Alarm (If Equipped)
71
Remote Lock/Unlock Confirmation (If Equipped)
72
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
72
Battery Replacement
72
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
74
Entering Programming Mode
75
Exiting Programming Mode
75
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
75
Automatic Door Locks
76
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
78
Remote Driver's Unlock Control (If Equipped)
79
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation (If Equipped)
80
Content Theft-Deterrent System (If Equipped)
81
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft-Deterrent System (If Equipped)
82
Trunk
85
Trunk Lock
85
Remote Trunk Release
85
Trunk Release Handle
86
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
86
Theft
87
Key in the Ignition
87
Parking at Night
87
Parking Lots
87
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
88
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
88
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
89
Arming Confirmation
89
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
89
Disarming with the Key
89
PASS-Key III
90
New Vehicle \Break-In\
92
Ignition Positions
93
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
94
Starting Your Engine
94
Shift Lock Release
94
Starting Your 3100 V6 Engine
96
Starting Your 3800 Series II Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
98
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
98
Automatic Transaxle Operation
99
Parking Brake
103
Shifting Into PARK (P)
104
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
105
Torque Lock
106
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
106
Parking Over Things That Burn
107
Engine Exhaust
107
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
108
Horn
108
Tilt Wheel
109
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
109
Turn and Lane Change Signals
110
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
110
Flash-to-Pass Feature
111
Windshield Wipers
111
Windshield Washer
112
Cruise Control
112
Setting Cruise Control
113
Resuming a Set Speed
113
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
113
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
114
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
114
Using Cruise Control on Hills
114
Ending Cruise Control
114
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
114
Exterior Lamps
115
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp Control
116
Fog Lamps
117
Interior Lamps
117
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
117
Courtesy Lamps
118
Illuminated Entry
118
Delayed Illumination
118
Delayed Exit Lighting
119
Overhead Console Reading Lamps (Option)
119
Front Reading Lamps (Option)
119
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps (Option)
119
Battery Saver
120
Mirrors
120
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
120
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (Option)
120
Compass Calibration
121
Compass Variance
121
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass, Temperature Display, and OnStar (Option)
122
Power Outside Rearview Mirrors
123
Convex Outside Mirror
124
Storage Compartments
124
Glove Box
124
Overhead Console (If Equipped)
124
Reading Lamps
125
Garage Door Opener
125
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
125
Center Console Storage
125
Rear Armrest Storage (If Equipped)
125
Trunk Access Panel (If Equipped)
126
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
126
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
127
Sun Visors
127
Visor Vanity Mirrors
127
Accessory Power Outlet
128
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
129
OnStar System (If Equipped)
129
OnStar Services
130
OnStar System Limitations
132
Purse or Litter Bag Holder
132
Power Sunroof (Option)
133
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
134
Instrument Panel Cluster
136
Speedometer and Odometer
137
Trip Odometer
137
Tachometer
137
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
138
Safety Belt Reminder Light
138
Air Bag Readiness Light
139
Charging System Indicator Light
140
Brake System Warning Light
140
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
141
Traction Control System Warning Light (3800 Supercharged V6 Engine Only)
142
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (3100 V6 or 3800 V6 Engine)
142
Low Traction Light
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Light
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
144
Low Coolant Warning Light
144
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
145
If the Light Is Flashing
146
If the Light Is On Steady
146
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
147
Oil Pressure Light
148
Low Oil Level Light
149
Security Light
149
Fuel Gage
150
Low Fuel Warning Light
150
Driver Information Center (DIC)
151
Functions
152
Trip Computer (If Equipped)
153
Control Buttons
155
Functions
155
Head-Up Display (HUD) (Option)
156
Care of the Head-Up Display
159
If You Can't See the HUD Image When the Ignition Is On
159
If the HUD Image Is Not Clear
159
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
160
Comfort Controls
161
Dual Climate Control System
161
Fan Knob
161
Driver's Temperature Lever
161
Passenger's Temperature Lever
161
Mode Knob
161
Air Conditioning Compressor Button
162
Air Conditioning
162
Heating
163
Ventilation
163
Defogging and Defrosting
163
Rear Window Defogger
163
Ventilation System
164
Ventilation Tips
164
Audio Systems
164
Setting the Clock
165
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
165
Playing the Radio
165
Finding a Station
165
Setting Preset Stations
165
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
166
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
166
Playing a Cassette Tape
166
Cassette Tape Messages
168
CD Adapter Kits
168
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (Option)
169
Playing the Radio
169
Finding a Station
169
Setting Preset Stations
169
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
170
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
170
Playing a Compact Disc
170
Compact Disc Messages
171
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
172
Playing the Radio
172
Finding a Station
172
Setting Preset Stations
172
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
173
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
173
Playing a Compact Disc
173
Compact Disc Messages
174
Theft-Deterrent Feature
174
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
175
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
175
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
176
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
177
Understanding Radio Reception
178
AM
178
FM Stereo
178
Tips About Your Audio System
178
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
179
Care of Your Compact Discs
180
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
180
Backglass Antenna
180
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
181
Defensive Driving
182
Drunken Driving
183
Control of a Vehicle
186
Braking
186
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
187
Using Anti-Lock
189
Braking in Emergencies
189
Traction Control System (With 3800 Supercharged V6 Engine)
189
Enhanced Traction System (ETS) (3100 V6 or 3800 V6 Engine)
191
Steering
192
Power Steering
192
Variable Effort Steering (Option)
192
Steering Tips
193
Driving on Curves
193
Steering in Emergencies
194
Off-Road Recovery
195
Passing
195
Loss of Control
197
Skidding
197
Driving at Night
198
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
200
Hydroplaning
202
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
202
Driving Through Flowing Water
203
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
203
City Driving
204
Freeway Driving
205
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
206
Highway Hypnosis
207
Hill and Mountain Roads
208
Winter Driving
209
Driving on Snow or Ice
210
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
212
Recreational Vehicle Towing
214
Dinghy Towing
214
Dolly Towing
215
Loading Your Vehicle
215
Towing a Trailer
217
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
218
Weight of the Trailer
219
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
219
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
220
Hitches
220
Safety Chains
221
Trailer Brakes
221
Driving with a Trailer
221
Following Distance
221
Passing
221
Backing Up
222
Making Turns
222
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
222
Driving On Grades
223
Parking on Hills
223
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
224
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
224
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
224
Section 5 Problems on the Road
225
Hazard Warning Flashers
226
Other Warning Devices
227
Jump Starting
227
Towing Your Vehicle
234
Engine Overheating
235
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
235
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
236
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
237
Cooling System
238
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
240
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
243
If a Tire Goes Flat
249
Changing a Flat Tire
250
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
251
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
253
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
253
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
259
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
260
Compact Spare Tire
260
Compact Spare Tire
261
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
262
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
262
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
263
Service
264
Doing Your Own Service Work
264
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
265
Fuel
265
Gasoline Octane
265
Gasoline Specifications
266
California Fuel
266
Additives
266
Fuels in Foreign Countries
267
Filling Your Tank
268
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
270
Checking Things Under the Hood
270
Hood Release
271
Engine Compartment Overview
272
Engine Oil
275
Checking Engine Oil
275
When to Add Engine Oil
277
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
278
Engine Oil Additives
280
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
280
How to Reset the GM Oil Life System_
281
What to Do with Used Oil
281
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
282
Supercharger Oil
283
When to Check
283
What Kind of Oil to Use
283
How to Check and Add Oil
284
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
284
When to Check and Change
284
How to Check
285
Checking the Fluid Level
286
How to Add Fluid
288
Engine Coolant
289
What to Use
290
Checking Coolant
291
Adding Coolant
292
Radiator Pressure Cap
293
Power Steering Fluid
293
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
294
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
294
What to Use
295
Windshield Washer Fluid
295
What to Use
295
Adding Washer Fluid
296
Brakes
297
Brake Fluid
297
What to Add
298
Brake Wear
299
Brake Pedal Travel
300
Brake Adjustment
300
Replacing Brake System Parts
300
Battery
301
Vehicle Storage
301
Bulb Replacement
302
Halogen Bulbs
302
Headlamps
302
Headlamp Aiming
305
Front Turn Signal and Front Sidemarker
305
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
306
Back-Up, Tail Lamp and Rear Sidemarker
307
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
310
Tires
311
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
312
When to Check
312
How to Check
312
Tire Inspection and Rotation
313
When It's Time for New Tires
314
Buying New Tires
315
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
316
Treadwear
316
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
316
Temperature -- A, B, C
317
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
317
Wheel Replacement
317
Used Replacement Wheels
318
Tire Chains
319
Appearance Care
320
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
320
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
321
Using Cleaner on Fabric
321
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
322
Cleaning Vinyl
322
Cleaning Leather
322
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
323
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
323
Care of Safety Belts
323
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
323
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
324
Weatherstrips
324
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
324
Washing Your Vehicle
324
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
325
Finish Care
325
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
326
Cleaning Tires
326
Sheet Metal Damage
326
Finish Damage
327
Underbody Maintenance
327
Chemical Paint Spotting
327
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
328
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
329
Engine Identification
329
Service Parts Identification Label
329
Electrical System
330
Add-On Electrical Equipment
330
Headlamp Wiring
330
Windshield Wipers
330
Power Windows and Other Power Options
331
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
331
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
331
Underhood Fuse Block
334
Replacement Bulbs
336
Capacities and Specifications
336
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
337
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
338
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
339
Introduction
340
Your Vehicle and the Environment
340
Maintenance Requirements
340
How This Section is Organized
341
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
342
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
342
Scheduled Maintenance
343
Footnotes
343
Scheduled Maintenance
344
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
344
Scheduled Maintenance
345
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
353
At Each Fuel Fill
353
Engine Oil Level Check
353
Engine Coolant Level Check
353
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
353
At Least Once a Month
353
Tire Inflation Check
353
Cassette Deck Service
353
At Least Twice a Year
354
Restraint System Check
354
Wiper Blade Check
354
Weatherstrip Lubrication
354
Automatic Transaxle Check
354
At Least Once a Year
354
Key Lock Cylinders Service
354
Body Lubrication Service
354
Starter Switch Check
355
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
355
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
356
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
356
Underbody Flushing Service
356
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
357
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
357
Exhaust System Inspection
357
Fuel System Inspection
358
Engine Cooling System Inspection
358
Throttle System Inspection
358
Brake System Inspection
358
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
359
Part E: Maintenance Record
361
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
363
Pontiac Cares
364
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
364
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
365
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
367
Customer Assistance Offices
367
United States
367
Canada
367
All Overseas Locations
367
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
367
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
368
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
368
Security While You Travel
368
Canadian Roadside Assistance
370
Courtesy Transportation
370
Plan Ahead When Possible
370
Transportation Options
371
Shuttle Service
371
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
371
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
371
Additional Program Information
371
Warranty Information
372
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
372
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
373
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
373
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
374
Service Manuals
374
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
374
Service Bulletins
374
Owner's Information
374
Current and Past Model Order Forms
374

FAQ about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Manual

What contains the 2002 Grand Prix manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Grand Prix
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Prix, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Grand Prix year 2002 free?

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