2003 Chevrolet Express Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
17.94 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
10
Manual Seats
10
Power Seat
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
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
31
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Center Passenger Position (2nd Row)
32
Center Passenger Position (3rd, 4th and 5th Row)
33
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
37
Safety Belt Pretensioners
40
Safety Belt Extender
40
Child Restraints
41
Older Children
41
Infants and Young Children
43
Child Restraint Systems
49
Where to Put the Restraint
52
Top Strap
56
Top Strap Anchor Location
57
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
58
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
60
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
61
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (2nd Row)
64
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (3rd, 4th and 5th Row)
65
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
66
Air Bag System
71
Where Are the Air Bags?
73
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
75
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
77
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
77
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
77
Air Bag Off Switch
79
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Restraint System Check
84
Checking Your Restraint Systems
84
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
85
Features and Controls
86
Keys
87
Remote Keyless Entry System
88
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
89
Doors and Locks
92
Door Locks
92
Power Door Locks
93
Last Door Closed Locking
93
Rear Door Security Locks
94
Lockout Protection
95
Sliding Side Door
96
60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
98
Rear Doors
99
Windows
101
Manual Windows
101
Power Windows
102
Swing-Out Windows
103
Sun Visors
103
Theft-Deterrent Systems
104
Passlock
104
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
105
New Vehicle Break-In
105
Ignition Positions
105
Starting Your Engine
106
Engine Coolant Heater
107
Automatic Transmission Operation
109
All-Wheel Drive
111
Parking Brake
111
Shifting Into Park (P)
112
Shifting Out of Park (P)
114
Parking Over Things That Burn
115
Engine Exhaust
115
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
116
Mirrors
117
Manual Rearview Mirror
117
Outside Manual Mirror
117
Outside Remote Control Mirror
117
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
118
Outside Power Mirrors
119
Outside Convex Mirror
120
Outside Heated Mirrors
120
Onstar System
121
Storage Areas
123
Instrument Panel
124
Instrument Panel Overview
125
Hazard Warning Flashers
127
Other Warning Devices
128
Horn
128
Tilt Wheel
128
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
129
Exterior Lamps
135
Interior Lamps
137
Accessory Power Outlets
139
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
139
Climate Controls
140
Climate Control System
140
Rear Heating System
141
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
142
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
146
Instrument Panel Cluster
147
Speedometer
148
Safety Belt Reminder Light
149
Air Bag Readiness Light
150
Air Bag Off Light
151
Charging System Light
152
Voltmeter Gage
153
Brake System Warning Light
154
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
155
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
155
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
156
Oil Pressure Gage
159
Change Engine Oil Light
160
Security Light
160
Cruise Control Light
161
Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
161
Tow/Haul Mode Light
161
Check Gages Warning Light
161
Fuel Gage
162
Audio System(s)
163
Setting the Time for Radios without RadioData Systems (RDS)
163
Setting the Time for Radios with RadioData Systems (RDS)
164
AM-FM Radio
164
Radio with CD (Base Level)
167
Radio with Cassette and CD
171
Radio with Six-Disc CD
182
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
192
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
194
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
194
Understanding Radio Reception
194
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
195
Care of Your CDs
196
Care of Your CD Player
196
Fixed Mast Antenna
196
Chime Level Adjustment
196
Driving Your Vehicle
198
Your Driving. the Road. and Your Vehicle
199
Defensive Driving
199
Drunken Driving
199
Control of a Vehicle
202
Braking
202
Locking Rear Axle
205
Steering
206
Off -Road Recovery
208
Passing
208
Loss of Control
210
Driving at Night
211
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
212
City Driving
215
Freeway Driving
216
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
217
Highway Hypnosis
218
Hill and Mountain Roads
219
Winter Driving
221
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
225
Towing
226
Towing Your Vehicle
226
Recreational Vehicle Towing
226
Loading Your Vehicle
227
Towing a Trailer
229
Service and Appearance Care
244
Service
246
Doing Your Own Service Work
247
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
247
Fuel
248
Gasoline Octane
248
Gasoline Specifications
248
California Fuel
249
Additives
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries
249
Filling Your Tank
250
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
252
Checking Things Under the Hood
253
Hood Release
253
Engine Compartment Overview
255
Engine Oil
257
Engine Air Cleaned/Filter
262
Automatic Transmission Fluid
264
Engine Coolant
267
Radiator Pressure Cap
270
Engine Overheating
271
Cooling System
273
Engine Fan Noise
280
Power Steering Fluid
280
Windshield Washer Fluid
281
Brakes
283
Battery
286
Jump Starting
287
All-Wheel Drive
292
Rear Axle
293
Front Axle
294
Noise Control System
295
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
295
Bulb Replacement
297
Halogen Bulbs
297
Headlamps
297
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
299
Taillamps
299
Replacement Bulbs
301
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
302
Tires
303
Inflation - Tire Pressure
304
Dual Tire Operation
305
Tire Inspection and Rotation
305
When It Is Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
307
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
308
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
309
Wheel Replacement
310
Tire Chains
311
If a Tire Goes Flat
311
Changin a Flat Tire
312
Appearance Care
328
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
328
Care of Safety Belts
331
Weatherstrips
331
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
331
Sheet Metal Damage
334
Finish Damage
334
Underbody Maintenance
334
Chemical Paint Spotting
335
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
335
Vehicle Identification
337
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
337
Service Parts Identification Label
337
Electrical System
338
Add-On Electrical Equipment
338
Headlamp Wiring
338
Windshield Wiper Fuses
338
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
339
Capacities and Specifications
344
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
347
Maintenance Schedule
348
Maintenance Schedule
349
Introduction
349
Your Vehicle and the Environment
349
Maintenance Requirements
349
How This Section is Organized
350
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
351
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
351
Scheduled Maintenance
352
Part 6: Owner Checks and Services
359
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
359
At Each Fuel Fill
359
At Least Once a Month
360
At Least Twice a Year
360
At Least Once a Year
361
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
364
Steering and Suspension Inspection
364
Exhaust System Inspection
364
Fuel System Inspection
364
Engine Cooling System Inspection
364
Throttle System Inspection
365
Rear Axle Service
365
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
365
Brake System Inspection
365
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
366
Part E: Maintenance Record
368
Customer Assistance Information
372
Customer Assistance information
373
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
373
Online Owner Center
374
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
375
Customer Assistance Offices
375
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
376
Roadside Assistance Program
376
Courtesy Transportation
378
Reporting Safety Defects
380
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
380
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
380
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
380
Service Publications Ordering Information
381
Index
384

FAQ about the 2003 Chevrolet Express Manual

What contains the 2003 Express manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Express
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2003 Chevrolet Express Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Express year 2003 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2003 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Express (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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