2003 Chevrolet Blazer Owner's Manual

2003 Chevrolet Blazer owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Blazer
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
20.74 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Manual Lumbar
11
Power Lumbar
11
Heated Seats
12
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
23
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position (right)
30
Center Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Center Rear Passenger Position
35
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
37
Safety Belt Extender
39
Child Restraints
40
Older Children
40
Infants and Young Children
42
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
49
Top Strap Anchor Location
50
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
51
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
53
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Center Seat Positions
58
Air Bag System
59
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?
62
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
63
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Adding Equipment to 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
70
Remote Keyless Entry System
71
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
72
Doors and Locks
74
Door Locks
74
Power Door Locks
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
75
Rear Door Security Locks
77
Lockout Protection
77
Leaving Your Vehicle
77
Windows
78
Power Windows
79
Swing-Out Windows
80
Rear Window
80
Sun Visors
83
Theft-Deterrent Systems
84
Content Theft-Deterrent
84
Passlock
85
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
86
New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
86
Starting Your Engine
88
Engine Coolant Heater
89
Automatic Transmission Operation
90
Manual Transmission Operation
94
Four-Wheel Drive
95
Parking Brake
101
Shifting Into Park (P)
102
Shifting Out of Park (P)
104
Parking Your Vehicle
105
Parking Over Things That Burn
105
Engine Exhaust
106
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
106
Mirrors
108
Manual Rearview Mirror
108
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
108
Outside Manual Mirror
109
Outside Power Mirrors
109
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
110
Outside Convex Mirror
110
Outside Heated Mirrors
110
HomeLink Transmitter
111
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
112
Storage Areas
115
Glove Box
115
Overhead Console
115
Front Storage Area
121
Assist Handles
122
Garment Hooks
122
Luggage Carrier
122
Convenience Net
123
Cargo Cover
124
Rear Convenience System
125
Vehicle Personalization
127
Memory Seat
127
Instrument Panel
130
Instrument Panel Overview
133
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Other Warning Devices
135
Horn
135
Tilt Wheel
135
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
136
Exterior Lamps
141
Interior Lamps
145
Accessory Power Outlets
146
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
147
Climate Controls
148
Climate Control System (Climate Control)
148
Outlet Adjustment
151
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
152
Instrument Panel Cluster
153
Speedometer and Odometer
155
Trip Odometer
155
Tachometer
155
Safety Belt Reminder Light
156
Air Bag Readiness Light
156
Charging System Light
157
Voltmeter Gage
158
Up-Shift Light
158
Brake System Warning Light
159
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
160
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
160
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
161
Oil Pressure Gage
164
Security Light
165
Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light
165
Tow/Haul Mode Light
166
Check Gages Warning Light
166
Gate Ajar Light
166
Fuel Gage
166
Low Fuel Warning Light
167
Audio System(s)
168
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
168
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
169
AM-FM Radio
169
Radio with CD
172
Radio with Cassette and CD
178
Radio with Six-Disc CD
187
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
197
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
198
Understanding Radio Reception
198
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
198
Care of Your CDs
200
Care of Your CD Player
200
Fixed Mast Antenna
200
Driving Your Vehicle
202
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
203
Driver Behavior
203
Driving Environment
204
Vehicle Design
204
Defensive Driving
204
Drunken Driving
205
Control of a Vehicle
208
Braking
209
Locking Rear Axle
211
Steering
211
Off-Road Recovery
213
Passing
214
Loss of Control
215
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
216
Driving at Night
229
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
231
City Driving
234
Freeway Driving
235
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
236
Highway Hypnosis
237
Hill and Mountain Roads
237
Winter Driving
239
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
243
Towing
246
Towing Your Vehicle
246
Recreational Vehicle Towing
246
Loading Your Vehicle
250
Towing a Trailer
252
Service and Appearance Care
264
Service
266
Doing Your Own Service Work
267
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
267
Fuel
268
Gasoline Octane
268
Gasoline Specifications
268
California Fuel
269
Additives
269
Fuels in Foreign Countries
269
Filling Your Tank
270
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
272
Checking Things Under the Hood
273
Hood Release
273
Engine Compartment Overview
275
Engine Oil
276
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
280
Automatic Transmission Fluid
281
Manual Transmission Fluid
284
Hydraulic Clutch
285
Engine Coolant
286
Radiator Pressure Cap
289
Engine Overheating
289
Cooling System
291
Engine Fan Noise
298
Power Steering Fluid
299
Windshield Washer Fluid
300
Brakes
301
Battery
304
Jump Starting
305
Rear Axle
309
Four-Wheel Drive
310
Front Axle
311
Bulb Replacement
312
Halogen Bulbs
312
Headlamps
312
One-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamps
314
Two-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamps
315
Taillamps
316
Replacement Bulbs
316
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
317
Tires
320
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
321
Tire Inspection and Rotation
321
When It Is Time for New Tires
323
Buying New Tires
323
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
324
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
326
Wheel Replacement
326
Tire Chains
327
If a Tire Goes Flat
328
Changing a Flat Tire
329
Compact Spare Tire
341
Spare Tire
341
Appearance Care
342
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
342
Care of Safety Belts
344
Weatherstrips
344
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
345
Sheet Metal Damage
347
Finish Damage
347
Underbody Maintenance
348
Chemical Paint Spotting
348
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
348
Vehicle Identification
350
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
350
Service Parts Identification Label
350
Electrical System
351
Add-On Electrical Equipment
351
Headlamps
351
Windshield Wiper Fuses
351
Power Windows and Other Power Options
351
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
351
Capacities and Specifications
357
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
359
Maintenance Schedule
360
Maintenance Schedule
361
Introduction
361
Your Vehicle and the Environment
361
Maintenance Requirements
361
How This Section is Organized
362
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
363
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
363
Selecting the Right Schedule
364
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
365
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
376
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
385
At Each Fuel Fill
385
At Least Once a Month
385
At Least Twice a Year
386
At Least Once a Year
387
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
390
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
390
Exhaust System Inspection
390
Fuel System Inspection
390
Engine Cooling System Inspection
390
Throttle System Inspection
391
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Inspection
391
Brake System Inspection
391
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
392
Part E: Maintenance Record
394
Customer Assistance Information
398
Customer Assistance Information
399
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
399
Online Owner Center
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
401
Customer Assistance Offices
401
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
402
Roadside Assistance Program
403
Courtesy Transportation
405
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
407
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
408
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
408
Service Publications Ordering Information
408
Index
410

FAQ about the 2003 Chevrolet Blazer Manual

What contains the 2003 Blazer manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Blazer owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2003 Chevrolet Blazer Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Blazer year 2003 free?

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The Chevrolet Blazer (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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