2003 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

2003 Buick Regal owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Buick
Model:
Regal
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
16.59 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Six-Way Power Seats
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Driver Position
19
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Center Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
30
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
33
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Top Strap
46
Top Strap Anchor Location
205
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
48
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
50
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
51
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Air Bag Systems
57
Where Are the Air Bags?
60
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
62
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
62
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
63
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
63
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
65
Restraint System Check
66
Checking Your Restraint Systems
66
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
66
Features and Controls
68
Keys
69
Remote Keyless Entry System
70
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
71
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Lockout Protection
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Trunk
79
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
Sun Visors
82
Theft-Deterrent Systems
83
PASS-Key II
83
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
85
New Vehicle Break-In
85
Ignition Positions
85
Starting Your Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater
87
Automatic Transaxle Operation
88
Parking Brake
91
Shifting Into Park (P)
92
Shifting Out of Park (P)
93
Parking Over Things That Burn
95
Engine Exhaust
96
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
97
Mirrors
98
Manual Rearview Mirror
98
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar
98
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
99
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar
99
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
100
Outside Convex Mirror
100
OnStar System
101
Storage Areas
103
Glove Box
103
Center Console Storage Area
103
Convenience Net
103
Sunroof
104
Instrument Panel
106
Instrument Panel Overview
109
Hazard Warning Flashers
110
Other Warning Devices
111
Horn
111
Tilt Wheel
111
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
112
Exterior Lamps
117
Interior Lamps
120
Accessory Power Outlets
122
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
123
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
123
Climate Controls
124
Dual Climate Control System
124
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
126
Outlet Adjustment
131
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
131
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
133
Instrument Panel Cluster
134
Speedometer and Odometer
135
Tachometer
135
Safety Belt Reminder Light
135
Air Bag Readiness Light
136
Charging System Light
137
Brake System Warning Light
137
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
138
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
139
Low Traction Light
139
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
140
Tire Pressure Light
141
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
141
Oil Pressure Light
144
Low Oil Level Light
145
Change Engine Oil Light
145
Security Light
146
Cruise Control Light
146
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
146
Door/Trunk Ajar Warning Light
147
Service Vehicle Soon Light
147
Fuel Gage
147
Low Fuel Warning Light
148
Driver Information Center (DIC)
149
Audio System(s)
151
Setting the Time
151
Radio with Cassette
152
Radio with Cassette and CD
156
Theft-Deterrent Feature
161
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
163
Understanding Radio Reception
164
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
164
Care of Your CDs
165
Care of Your CD Player
165
Backglass Antenna
165
Driving Your Vehicle
166
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
167
Defensive Driving
167
Drunken Driving
167
Control of a Vehicle
170
Braking
171
Full-Range Traction Control System
174
Traction Control System (TCS)
175
Steering
177
Off-Road Recovery
179
Passing
179
Loss of Control
180
Driving at Night
182
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
183
City Driving
186
Freeway Driving
187
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
188
Highway Hypnosis
188
Hill and Mountain Roads
189
Winter Driving
190
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
195
Towing
196
Towing Your Vehicle
196
Recreational Vehicle Towing
196
Loading Your Vehicle
197
Towing a Trailer
199
Service and Appearance Care
206
Service
208
Doing Your Own Service Work
209
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
209
Fuel
210
Gasoline Octane
210
Gasoline Specifications
210
California Fuel
211
Additives
211
Fuels in Foreign Countries
211
Filling Your Tank
212
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
214
Checking Things Under the Hood
215
Hood Release
216
Engine Compartment Overview
217
Engine Oil
220
Supercharger Oil
225
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
225
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
227
Engine Coolant
229
Radiator Pressure Cap
232
Engine Overheating
232
Cooling System
235
Power Steering Fluid
243
Windshield Washer Fluid
244
Brakes
246
Battery
249
Jump Starting
250
Headlamp Aiming
255
Bulb Replacement
257
Halogen Bulbs
257
Headlamps
257
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
258
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
259
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
260
Back-Up Lamps
261
Replacement Bulbs
261
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
262
Tires
263
Inflation - Tire Pressure
263
Tire Pressure Monitor System
264
Tire Inspection and Rotation
266
When It Is Time for New Tires
267
Buying New Tires
267
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
268
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
269
Wheel Replacement
270
Tire Chains
271
If a Tire Goes Flat
272
Changing a Flat Tire
272
Compact Spare Tire
284
Appearance Care
285
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
285
Care of Safety Belts
287
Weatherstrips
288
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
288
Sheet Metal Damage
290
Finish Damage
290
Underbody Maintenance
290
Chemical Paint Spotting
291
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
291
Vehicle Identification
293
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
293
Service Parts Identification Label
293
Electrical System
294
Add-on Electrical Equipment
294
Headlamp Wiring
294
Windshield Wiper Fuses
294
Power Windows and Other Power Options
294
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
295
Capacities and Specifications
300
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
301
Maintenance Schedule
302
Maintenance Schedule
303
Introduction
303
Your Vehicle and the Environment
303
Maintenance Requirements
303
How This Section is Organized
304
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
305
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
305
Scheduled Maintenance
305
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
310
At Each Fuel Fill
310
At Least Once a Month
310
At Least Twice a Year
311
At Least Once a Year
311
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
314
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
314
Exhaust System Inspection
314
Fuel System Inspection
314
Engine Cooling System Inspection
314
Throttle System Inspection
315
Brake System Inspection
315
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
316
Part E: Maintenance Record
317
Customer Assistance Information
320
Customer Assistance Information
321
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
321
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
322
Customer Assistance Offices
322
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
324
Roadside Assistance Program
324
Courtesy Transportation
325
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
327
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
328
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
328
Service Publications Ordering Information
328
Index
330

FAQ about the 2003 Buick Regal Manual

What contains the 2003 Regal manual?

The Buick Regal owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Regal. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Regal 2003 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2003 Buick Regal Owners Manual?

The Buick Regal owner manual for the 2003 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Regal year 2003 free?

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The Buick Regal (2003) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2003 is available in English.

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