2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
19.25 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Six-Way Power Seats
10
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Center Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
35
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
lnfants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Top Strap
48
Top Strap Anchor Location
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
50
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Air Bag Systems
58
Where Are the Air Bags?
61
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
64
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
65
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Restraint System Check
68
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
69
Features and Controls
70
Keys
71
Remote Keyless Entry System
72
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
73
Doors and Locks
77
Door Locks
77
Power Door Locks
78
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
78
Lockout Protection
79
Leaving Your Vehicle
79
Trunk
79
Windows
82
Power Windows
83
Sun Visors
84
Theft-Deterrent Systems
85
Content Theft-Deterrent
85
Passlock
86
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
87
New Vehicle Break In
87
Ignition Positions
87
Starting Your Engine
88
Engine Coolant Heater
91
Automatic Transaxle Operation
92
Parking Brake
96
Shifting Into Park (P)
96
Shifting Out of Park (P)
99
Parking Over Things That Burn
100
Engine Exhaust
100
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
101
Mirrors
102
Manual Rearview Mirror
102
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
103
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar
104
Outside Power Mirrors
105
Heated Outside Mirrors
105
Outside Convex Mirror
105
OnStar System
106
HomeLink Transmitter
108
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
108
Storage Areas
112
Glove Box
112
Front Storage Area
112
Center Console Storage Area
112
Rear Storage Area
112
Convenience Net
112
Sunroof
113
Vehicle Personalization
114
Instrument Panel
124
Instrument Panel Overview
127
Hazard Warning Flashers
129
Other Warning Devices
129
Horn
130
Tilt Wheel
130
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
130
Exterior Lamps
137
Interior Lamps
140
Accessory Power Outlets
142
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
143
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
144
Climate Controls
145
Dual Climate Control System
145
Outlet Adjustment
148
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
149
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
150
Instrument Panel Cluster
151
Speedometer and Odometer
153
Tachometer
154
Safety Belt Reminder Light
154
Air Bag Readiness Light
155
Brake System Warning Light
156
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
157
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
158
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
159
Cruise Control Light
161
Fuel Gage
162
Message Center
163
Service Traction System Warning Message
163
Traction Active Message
163
Battery Warning Message
164
Hot Coolant Temperature Warning Message
164
Low Oil Pressure Message
165
Low Engine Oil Level Message
165
Change Engine Oil Message
166
Low Tire Message
166
Door Ajar Warning Message
167
Trunk Ajar Warning Message
167
Security Message
168
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
168
Low Fuel Warning Message
169
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
169
Service Vehicle Soon Message
170
Highbeam Out Warning Message
170
Driver Information Center (DIC)
171
Trip Computer
174
Audio System(s)
175
Setting the Time
175
Radio with Cassette
176
Radio with CD
186
Radio with Cassette and CD
196
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
209
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
209
Understanding Radio Reception
210
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
211
Care of Your CDs
212
Care of Your CD Player
212
Backglass Antenna
212
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
213
DAB Radio Antenna System
213
Vehicle Customization Settings
213
Chime Level Adjustment
213
Driving Your Vehicle
214
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
215
Defensive Driving
215
Drunken Driving
215
Control of a Vehicle
218
Braking
219
Traction Control System (TCS) (3800 V6 Engine)
222
Steering
223
Off-Road Recovery
225
Passing
226
Loss of Control
227
Driving at Night
229
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
230
City Driving
233
Freeway Driving
234
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
235
Highway Hypnosis
236
Hill and Mountain Roads
236
Winter Driving
238
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
243
Towing
244
Towing Your Vehicle
244
Recreational Vehicle Towing
244
Loading Your Vehicle
245
Towing a Trailer
247
Service and Appearance Care
254
Service
256
Doing Your Own Service Work
257
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
257
Fuel
258
Gasoline Octane
258
Gasoline Specifications
258
California Fuel
259
Additives
259
Fuels in Foreign Countries
259
Filling Your Tank
260
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
262
Checking Things Under the Hood
263
Hood Release
263
Engine Compartment Overview
265
Engine Oil
268
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
275
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
276
Engine Coolant
279
Radiator Pressure Cap
282
Engine Overheating
282
Cooling System
285
Power Steering Fluid
295
Windshield Washer Fluid
296
Brakes
297
Battery
300
Jump Starting
301
Headlamp Aiming
307
Bulb Replacement
308
Halogen Bulbs
308
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
308
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
310
Back-up Lamps
311
Replacement Bulbs
311
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
312
Tires
313
Inflation - Tire Pressure
314
Tire Pressure Monitor System
315
Tire Inspection and Rotation
317
When It Is Time for New Tires
318
Buying New Tires
319
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
320
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
321
Wheel Replacement
321
Tire Chains
323
If a Tire Goes Flat
323
Changing a Flat Tire
324
Compact Spare Tire
335
Appearance Care
336
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
336
Care of Safety Belts
339
Weatherstrips
339
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
339
Sheet Metal Damage
341
Finish Damage
341
Underbody Maintenance
342
Chemical Paint Spotting
342
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
342
Vehicle Identification
344
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
344
Service Parts Identification Label
344
Electrical System
345
Add-on Electrical Equipment
345
Headlamp Wiring
345
Windshield Wiper Fuses
345
Power Windows and Other Power Options
346
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
346
Capacities and Specifications
354
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
356
Maintenance Schedule
358
Maintenance Schedule
359
Introduction
359
Your Vehicle and the Environment
359
Maintenance Requirements
359
How This Section is Organized
360
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
361
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
361
Scheduled Maintenance
362
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
367
At Each Fuel Fill
367
At Least Once a Month
367
At Least Twice a Year
368
At Least Once a Year
368
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
371
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
371
Exhaust System Inspection
371
Fuel System Inspection
372
Engine Cooling System Inspection
372
Throttle System Inspection
372
Brake System Inspection
372
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
373
Part E: Maintenance Record
374
Customer Assistance Information
378
Customer Assistance Information
379
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
379
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
380
Customer Assistance Offices
380
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
381
Roadside Assistance Program
382
Courtesy Transportation
383
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
385
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
386
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
386
Service Publications Ordering Information
386
Index
388

FAQ about the 2003 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2003 Impala manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2003 Chevrolet Impala Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Impala year 2003 free?

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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