2003 Chevrolet Astro Owner's Manual

2003 Chevrolet Astro owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Astro
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
17.31 MB

Table of Contents

- Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seat
10
Manual Lumbar
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
12
Seatback Latches
13
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation
14
Bench Seat
18
Bucket Seats
19
Safety Belts
20
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
20
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
24
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
25
Driver Position
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Right Front Passenger Position
34
Center Passenger Position
34
Rear Seat Passengers
36
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
39
Safety Belt Extender
41
Child Restraints
42
Older Children
42
Infants and Young Children
45
Child Restraint Systems
51
Where to Put the Restraint
54
Top Strap
55
Top Strap Anchor Location
57
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
59
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
61
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
61
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
66
Air Bag System
69
Where Are the Air Bags?
71
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
74
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
74
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
75
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Restraint System Check
78
Checking Your Restraint Systems
78
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
78
Features and Controls
80
Keys
81
Remote Keyless Entry System
83
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
84
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Front Doors
87
Power Door Locks
87
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
88
Leaving Your Vehicle
89
Sliding Side Door
89
Rear Doors
92
Windows
95
Manual Windows
95
Power Windows
96
Sun Visors
96
Theft-Deterrent Systems
97
Passlock
97
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
98
Starting Your Engine
100
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
All-Wheel Drive
105
Parking Brake
105
Shifting Into Park (P)
106
Shifting Out of Park (P)
108
Parking Over Things That Burn
109
Engine Exhaust
109
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
110
Mirrors
111
Manual Rearview Mirror
111
Outside Manual Mirrors
111
Outside Power Mirrors
111
Outside Convex Mirror
112
HomeLink Transmitter
113
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
114
Storage Areas
117
Overhead Console
118
Luggage Carrier
123
Convenience Net
124
Instrument Panel
126
Instrument Panel Overview
127
Hazard Warning Flashers
129
Other Warning Devices
130
Horn
130
Tilt Wheel
130
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
131
Exterior Lamps
137
Interior Lamps
140
Accessory Power Outlets
141
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
142
Climate Controls
143
Climate Control System
143
Rear Heating System
144
Rear Air Conditioning System
145
Rear Climate Control System
146
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
148
Instrument Panel Cluster
149
Speedometer and Odometer
150
Safety Belt Reminder Light
151
Air Bag Readiness Light
151
Charging System Light
152
Voltmeter Gage
153
Brake System Warning Light
153
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
154
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
155
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
155
Oil Pressure Gage
159
Security Light
160
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
160
Tow/Haul Mode Light
161
Check Gages Warning Light
161
Fuel Gage
161
Low Fuel Warning Light
162
Audio System(s)
163
Setting the Time for Radios with the Set Button
163
Setting the Time for Radios with HR and MN Buttons
163
AM-FM Radio
164
Radio with CD
166
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) . .
171
Theft-Deterrent Feature
172
Understanding Radio Reception
175
Care of Your CDs
175
Care of Your CD Player
175
Fixed Mast Antenna
175
Driving Your Vehicle
176
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
177
Defensive Driving
177
Drunken Driving
178
Control of a Vehicle
181
Braking
181
Steering
184
Off-Road Recovery
186
Passing
187
Loss of Control
188
Driving at Night
189
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
191
City Driving
194
Freeway Driving
195
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
196
Highway Hypnosis
197
Hill and Mountain Roads
197
Winter Driving
199
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
203
Towing
204
Towing Your Vehicle
204
Recreational Vehicle Towing
204
Loading Your Vehicle
204
Towing a Trailer
206
Service and Appearance Care
218
Service
220
Doing Your Own Service Work
220
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
221
Fuel
222
Gasoline Octane
222
Gasoline Specifications
222
California Fuel
223
Additives
223
Fuels in Foreign Countries
224
Filling Your Tank
225
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
227
Checking Things Under the Hood
228
Hood Release
228
Engine Compartment Overview
231
Engine Oil
232
Engine Cover
237
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
241
Automatic Transmission Fluid
242
Engine Coolant
245
Radiator Pressure Cap
247
Engine Overheating
248
Cooling System
250
Engine Fan Noise
256
Power Steering Fluid
257
Windshield Washer Fluid
258
Brakes
259
Battery
263
Jump Starting
264
All-Wheel Drive
269
Rear Axle
270
Front Axle
271
Bulb Replacement
272
Halogen Bulbs
272
Headlamps
272
Front Turn Signal Lamps
276
Taillamps
277
Replacement Bulbs
278
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
279
Tires
280
Inflation - Tire Pressure
281
Tire Inspection and Rotation
281
When It Is Time for New Tires
283
Buying New Tires
283
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
284
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
286
Wheel Replacement
286
Tire Chains
287
If a Tire Goes Flat
287
Changing a Flat Tire
288
Compact Spare Tire
299
Appearance Care
300
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
300
Care of Safety Belts
303
Weatherstrips
303
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
303
Sheet Metal Damage
305
Finish Damage
305
Underbody Maintenance
306
Chemical Paint Spotting
306
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
306
Vehicle Identification
308
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
308
Service Parts Identification Label
308
Electrical System
309
Add-on Electrical Equipment
309
Headlamp Wiring
309
Windshield Wiper Fuses
309
Power Windows and Other Power Options
309
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
310
Capacities and Specifications
316
Capacities and Specifications
316
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
318
Maintenance Schedule
320
Maintenance Schedule
321
Introduction
321
Your Vehicle and the Environment
321
Maintenance Requirements
321
How This Section is Organized
322
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
323
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
323
Selecting the Right Schedule
324
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
326
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
337
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
345
At Each Fuel Fill
345
At Least Once a Month
345
At Least Twice a Year
345
At Least Once a Year
346
Part C: Periodic Maintenance inspections
349
Steering. Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
349
Exhaust System Inspection
349
Fuel System Inspection
349
Engine Cooling System Inspection
349
Throttle System Inspection
350
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
350
Brake System Inspection
350
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
351
Part E: Maintenance Record
353
Customer Assistance Information
356
Customer Assistance Information
357
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
357
Online Owner Center
359
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
359
Customer Assistance Offices
359
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
360
Roadside Assistance Program
361
Courtesy Transportation
363
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
366
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
366
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
366
Service Publications Ordering Information
366
Index
368

FAQ about the 2003 Chevrolet Astro Manual

What contains the 2003 Astro manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Astro
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Astro, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2003 Chevrolet Astro Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Astro year 2003 free?

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The Chevrolet Astro (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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