2003 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2003 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
2.77 MB

Table of Contents

- 2003 Cadillac CTS Owner’s Manual
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Table of Contents
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Copyright General Motors Corporation 2001
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
Two-Way Manual Passenger Seat
8
Six-Way Power Seats (If Equipped)
8
Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
9
Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)
11
Reclining Front Seatbacks
12
Manual Recliner
12
Power Recliner
12
Head Restraints
14
Split Folding Rear Seat (If Equipped)
14
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
16
Why Safety Belts Work
18
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Adults
22
Driver Position
22
Lap-Shoulder Belt
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Air Bag Systems
30
How the Air Bag Systems Work
33
Where are the air bags?
33
When should an air bag inflate?
36
What makes an air bag inflate?
37
How does an air bag restrain?
38
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
38
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Adding Equipment to Your air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Safety Belt Pretensioners
41
Rear Seat Passengers
42
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
42
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
45
Children
47
Infants and Young Children
47
Restraint Systems for Children
51
Where to Put the Restraint
54
Top Strap
55
Lower anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
57
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
59
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Older Children
64
Safety Belt Extender
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
67
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Section 2 Features and Controls
69
Windows
70
Power Windows
71
Express-Down Window
71
Express-Up Window
71
Anti-Pinch Feature
72
Window Lockout
72
Keys
73
Door Locks
75
Central Door Unlocking System
76
Power Door Locks
76
Last Door Closed Locking Feature
76
Automatic Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Rear-Door Security Locks
77
Anti-Lockout Feature
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Remote Keyless Entry System
78
Operation
79
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
80
Battery Replacement
81
Reconfigurable Steering Wheel Controls (SWC)
82
Trunk Lid
84
Remote Trunk Release Button
84
Rer Seat Pass-Through Door (If Equipped)
85
Emergency Trunk Release Handle
86
Theft
87
Key in the Ignition
87
Parking at Night
87
Parking Lots
87
Theft-Deterrent System
88
Testing the Alarm
89
Immobilizer
89
New Vehicle \Break-In\
92
Ignition Positions
92
Key Release Button (Manual Transmission)
93
Steering Column Ignition Lock Release (Automatic Transmission Only)
94
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
95
Starting Your Engine
95
Automatic Transmission
95
Manual Transmission
96
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
96
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
97
Automatic Transmission Operation
98
Shift Lock Release (Automatic Transmission Only)
101
Sport Mode Button (Automatic Transmission Only)
103
Winter Driving Mode button (Automatic Transmission Only)
104
Manual Transmission Operation
105
Shift Speeds
106
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
108
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (automatic Transmission Only)
109
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
109
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
110
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Only)
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
111
Engine Exhaust
112
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission)
112
Horn
113
Tilt Wheel
113
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
114
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
114
Turn Signal On Chime
115
Headlamps
115
Wiper-Activated Headlamps
115
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
116
Lamps On Reminder
116
Flash-To-Pass Feature
116
Fog Lamps
117
Windshield Wipers
118
Headlamp Washers (If Equipped)
119
Windshield Washer
120
Cruise Control
121
Setting Cruise Control
122
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
123
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
123
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
123
Using Cruise Control on Hills
124
Ending Cruise Control
124
Erasing Speed Memory
124
Exterior Lamps
124
Headlamps
124
Daytime Running Lamps
125
Light Sensor
126
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
126
Interior Lamps
127
Instrument Panel Brightness Lever
127
Illuminated Entry
127
Parade Dimming
127
Reading Lamps
128
Mirrors
128
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar System
128
Mirror Operation
128
Cleaning the Mirror
128
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass and OnStar System (If Equipped)
129
Mirror Operation
129
Compass Operation
129
Compass Calibration
129
Compass Variance
130
Cleaning the Mirror
131
Power Outside Rearview Mirrors
131
Curb View Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
132
Convex Outside Mirror
132
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors
132
Storage Compartments
133
Glove Box
133
Map Pockets
133
Center Console Storage and Cupholders
133
Rear Seat Cupholders
133
Convenience Net
133
Roof Rack Provisions
134
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter (Option)
134
Front Ashtray
134
Rear Ashtray
134
Cigarette Lighter
135
Sun Visors
135
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirror
135
Accessory Power Outlets
136
OnStar System (If Equipped)
138
Cellular Antenna
139
OnStar Services
139
OnStar System Limitations
141
OnStar Steering Wheel Controls
141
Assist Handles
141
Garment Hooks
141
Sunroof (Option)
142
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
143
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
143
Training a Garage Door Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
144
Canadian Programming
145
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
145
Erasing Channels
145
Resetting Defaults
146
Accessories
146
Travel Note Recorder (If Equipped)
146
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
148
Instrument Panel Cluster
150
Speedometer and Odometer
151
Trip Odometer
151
Tachometer
152
Engine Speed Limiter
152
Clock
152
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
153
Safety Belt Reminder Light
154
Air Bag Readiness Light
154
Charging System Light
155
Brake System Warning Light
156
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
157
Traction Control System Warning (TRAC OFF) Light
158
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
159
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
159
If the Light Is Flashing
161
If the Light Is On Steady
161
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
162
Oil Pressure Light
163
Sport Mode Light (If Equipped)
164
Winter Driving Mode Light (If Equipped)
164
Security Light
164
Cruise Control Light
165
Fog Lamp Light
165
Lamps On Reminder
165
Highbeam On Light
165
Fuel Gage
166
Driver Information Center (DIC)
167
System Controls
167
Status of Vehicle Systems
168
Vehicle Information Menu (Base Audio System)
169
Vehicle Info (Information) Menu (Navigation System)
170
Status Menu Item Descriptions
171
DIC Messages
174
Battery Not Charging
174
Battery Saver Active
175
Battery Voltage High
175
Battery Voltage Low
176
Change Engine Oil
176
Change Trans (Transmission) Fluid
177
Check Brake Fluid
177
Check Coolant Level
178
Check Gas Cap
178
Check Washer Fluid
178
Driver Door Ajar
178
Engine Coolant Hot -- Idle Engine
179
Engine Coolant Hot -- AC (Air Conditioning) Off
179
Engine Overheated -- Stop Engine
180
Engine Power Reduced
180
Fuel Level Low
181
Headlamps Suggested
181
Ice Possible
182
Left Rear Door Ajar
182
Oil Pressure Low -- Stop Engine
182
Passenger Door Ajar
183
Personalization Off/Driver Identification (Navigation System Only)
183
Right Rear Door Ajar
184
Service AC (Air Conditioning) System
184
Service Air Bag
185
Service Charging System
185
Service Electrical System
185
Service Fuel System
185
Service Idle Control
186
Service Stability Sys Message
186
Stability Sys Engaged Message
187
Stability Sys Off Message
187
Stability Sys Ready Message
188
Service Steering System
188
Service Suspension System
189
Service Theft System
189
Service Transmission
190
Service Vehicle Soon
190
Starting Disabled -- Remove Key
190
Starting Disabled -- Throttle Problem
191
Theft Attempted
191
Top Speed -- Fuel Cut Off
191
Traction Engaged
192
Traction Suspended
192
Trans (Transmission) Hot -- Idle Engine
193
Trunk Open
193
Turn Signal On
193
Accessing the DIC Main Menu (Base Audio System)
194
DIC Main Menu
194
DIC Main Menu Item Descriptions (Base Audio System)
195
English/Metric Units
196
SET CLOCK
197
Vehicle Programming and Personalization Features
198
Entering the Personalization Menu
198
Base Audio System
198
Navigation System
199
Personalization Features
199
Personalization Name
199
Configure Display Keys (Base Audio System Only)
201
Remote Recall Memory/Recall Driving Positions (If Equipped)
201
Programmable Modes
201
Remote Exit Recall (If Equipped)
202
Programmable Modes
202
Key in Recall Memory (If Equipped)
203
Programmable Modes
203
Auto Exit Seat (If Equipped)
204
Programmable Modes
204
Twilight Delay
205
Programmable Modes
205
Lights Flash at Unlock
206
Programmable Modes
206
Lights Flash at Lock
207
Programmable Modes
207
Horn Sounds at Lock
208
Programmable Modes
208
Exterior Lights at Unlock
209
Programmable Modes
209
Doors Lock in Gear (Automatic Transmission Only)
210
Programmable Modes
210
Automatic Door Lock (Manual Transmission Only)
211
Programmable Modes
211
Driver Unlock in Park (Automatic Transmission Only)
212
Programmable Modes
212
Driver Unlock Key Out
213
Programmable Modes
213
Doors Unlock in Park (Automatic Transmission Only)
214
Programmable Modes
214
Doors Unlock Key Out
215
Programmable Modes
215
Delayed Locking
216
Programmable Modes
216
Lock Passenger Window
217
Programmable Modes
217
Mirror to Curb in Reverse (If Equipped)
218
Programmable Modes
218
Enhanced Chime Volume
219
Programmable Modes
219
Exiting the Personalization Menu
220
Navigation (Option)
221
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
222
Comfort Controls
223
Climate Control System
223
Manual Operation
223
Automatic Operation
225
Interior Temperature Sensor
226
Electronic Solar Sensor
226
Air Conditioning
227
Defogging and Defrosting
227
Rear Window Defogger
227
Ventilation System
228
Ventilation Tips
229
Climate Control Steering Wheel Controls
230
Audio Systems
230
Setting the Clock
231
AM-FM Radio with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data Systems (RDS) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
231
Playing the Radio
232
Finding a Station
232
Setting Preset Stations
234
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
235
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
236
Using DSP
237
Using RDS
238
RDS Messages
238
Activating PTY Stations
240
Radio Message
240
Playing a Cassette Tape
241
Cassette Tape Messages
242
Using the Single Compact Disc Player
242
Using the Six-Disc Compact Disc Changer
243
Compact Disc Messages
246
Configurable Radio Display Keys
246
Navigation/Radio System (Option)
248
Theft-Deterrent Feature
248
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
249
Understanding Radio Reception
250
AM
250
FM Stereo
250
Cellular Phone Usage
250
Tips About Your Audio System
251
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
252
Care of Your Compact Discs
253
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
253
Diversity Antenna System
254
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
255
Defensive Driving
256
Drunken Driving
257
Control of a Vehicle
260
Braking
260
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
261
Using Anti-Lock
263
Braking in Emergencies
263
Traction Control System
263
Stabilitrak -- Vehicle Stability Enhancement System (If Equipped)
264
Steering
265
Power Steering
265
Speed Variable Assist Steering (If Equipped)
265
Steering Tips
265
Driving on Curves
265
Steering in Emergencies
266
Off-Road Recovery
267
Passing
268
Loss of Control
269
Skidding
269
Driving at Night
270
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
272
Hydroplaning
273
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
274
Driving Through Flowing Water
274
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
274
City Driving
275
Freeway Driving
276
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
277
Highway Hypnosis
278
Hill and Mountain Roads
278
Winter Driving
280
Driving on Snow or Ice
281
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
282
Recreational Vehicle Towing
284
Dinghy Towing
284
Dolly Towing
285
Loading Your Vehicle
286
Towing a Trailer
288
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
289
Weight of the Trailer
289
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
290
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
291
Hitches
291
Safety Chains
291
Trailer Brakes
291
Driving with a Trailer
292
Following Distance
292
Passing
292
Backing Up
292
Making Turns
293
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
293
Driving On Grades
293
Parking on Hills
294
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
295
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
295
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
295
Section 5 Problems on the Road
296
Hazard Warning Flashers
297
Other Warning Devices
298
Jump Starting
298
Towing Your Vehicle
304
Engine Overheating
304
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
305
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
306
Cooling System
307
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
309
If a Tire Goes Flat
313
Changing a Flat Tire
314
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
315
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps (If Equipped)
317
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
318
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
323
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
324
Compact Spare Tire
325
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
326
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
326
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
327
Service
328
Doing Your Own Service Work
328
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
329
Fuel
329
Gasoline Octane
329
Gasoline Specifications
330
California Fuel
330
Additives
331
Fuels in Foreign Countries
331
Filling Your Tank
332
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
334
Checking Things Under the Hood
334
Hood Release
335
Engine Compartment Overview
336
Engine Oil
337
Checking Engine Oil
337
When to Add Engine Oil
338
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
339
Engine Oil Additives
340
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
340
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message and the Oil Life Indicator
341
Base Audio System
341
Navigation System
342
What to Do with Used Oil
342
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
343
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
345
Automatic Transmission Fluid
346
Manual Transmission Fluid
347
When to Check
347
How to Check
347
How to Add Fluid
347
How to Reset the Change Transmission Fluid Message and the Transmission Fluid Indicator (Automatic Transmission Only)
348
Base Audio System
348
Navigation System
348
Hydraulic Clutch
349
When to Check and What to Use
349
How to Check and Add Fluid
349
Rear Axle
350
When to Check Lubricant
350
How to Check Lubricant
350
What to Use
350
Engine Coolant
351
What to Use
352
Checking Coolant
353
Adding Coolant
354
Surge Tank Pressure Cap
354
Power Steering Fluid
355
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
355
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
355
What to Use
355
Windshield Washer Fluid
356
What to Use
356
Adding Washer Fluid
356
Brakes
357
Brake Fluid
357
What to Add
358
Brake Wear
359
Brake Pedal Travel
359
Brake Adjustment
359
Replacing Brake System Parts
360
Battery
360
Bulb Replacement
361
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting (If Equipped)
361
Halogen Bulbs
361
Headlamps
361
Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps
362
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
362
Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal and Side-Marker Lamps
363
Back-Up and License Plate Lamps
364
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
365
Tires
367
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
368
When to Check
368
How to Check
368
Tire Inspection and Rotation
369
When It's Time for New Tires
370
Buying New Tires
371
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
372
Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A
372
Treadwear
372
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
372
Temperature -- A, B, C
373
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
373
Wheel Replacement
373
Tire Chains
375
Appearance Care
375
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
376
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
376
Cleaning Vinyl
376
Cleaning Leather
376
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
377
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
377
Cleaning Wood Panels
377
Cleaning Speaker Covers
377
Care of Safety Belts
377
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
378
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
378
Weatherstrips
379
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
379
Washing Your Vehicle
379
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
379
Finish Care
380
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
381
Cleaning Tires
381
Sheet Metal Damage
381
Finish Damage
382
Underbody Maintenance
382
Chemical Paint Spotting
382
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
383
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
384
Engine Identification
384
Service Parts Identification Label
384
Electrical System
385
Add-On Electrical Equipment
385
Windshield Wiper Fuses
385
Power Windows and Other Power Options
385
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
386
Underhood Fuse Block
386
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
391
Rear Underseat Fuse Block (Driver's Side)
393
Rear Underseat Fuse Block (Passenger's Side)
395
Replacement Bulbs
398
Capacities and Specifications
398
Engine Specifications
398
Wheel Nut Torque
398
Capacities
398
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
399
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
399
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
400
Introduction
401
Your Vehicle and the Environment
401
Maintenance Requirements
401
How This Section is Organized
402
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
403
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
403
Scheduled Maintenance
404
Footnotes
404
Scheduled Maintenance
405
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
405
Scheduled Maintenance
406
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
415
At Each Fuel Fill
415
Engine Oil Level Check
415
Engine Coolant Level Check
415
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
415
At Least Once a Month
415
Tire Inflation Check
415
Cassette Deck Service
415
At Least Twice a Year
416
Restraint System Check
416
Wiper Blade Check
416
Weatherstrip Lubrication
416
Manual Transmission Check
416
Automatic Transmission Check
416
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
416
At Least Once a Year
417
Key Lock Cylinders Service
417
Body Lubrication Service
417
Starter Switch Check
417
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
418
Ignition Automatic Transmission Lock Check
418
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
419
Underbody Flushing Service
419
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
420
Steering and Suspension Inspection
420
Exhaust System Inspection
420
Fuel System Inspection
420
Engine Cooling System Inspection
421
Brake System Inspection
421
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
422
Part E: Maintenance Record
424
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
426
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
427
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
428
Customer Assistance Offices
429
United States
429
Canada
429
All Overseas Locations
429
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
429
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
430
Roadside Service
430
Cadillac Owner Privileges
431
Roadside Service Availability
431
Reaching Roadside Service
431
Roadside Service for the Hearing or Speech Impaired
431
Courtesy Transportation
432
Plan Ahead When Possible
432
Transportation Options
432
Shuttle Service
432
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
433
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
433
Additional Program Information
433
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
434
Reporting Safety Defects to The Canadian Government
434
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
434
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
435
Service Manuals
435
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
435
Service Bulletins
435
Owner's Information
435
Current and Past Model Order Forms
435

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