2003 Chevrolet S10 Owner's Manual

2003 Chevrolet S10 owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
S10
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
20.37 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
10
Manual Seats
10
Power Seats
11
Manual Lumbar
11
Power Lumbar
12
Heated Seats
12
Reclining Seatbacks
13
Head Restraints
14
Seatback Latches
15
Rear Seats
16
Rear Seat Operation
16
Jump Seat
17
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
22
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Driver Position
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Center Passenger Position
31
Rear Seat Passengers (Extended Cab Jump Seat)
33
Rear Seat Passengers (Crew Cab)
34
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint (Regular Cab and Extended Cab Pickup)
47
Where to Put the Restraint (Crew Cab Pickup)
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 a Center Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Air Bag System
62
Where Are the Air Bags?
64
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
66
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
66
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
67
Air Bag Off Switch
68
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Restraint System Check
73
Checking Your Restraint Systems
73
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
74
Features and Controls
76
Keys
77
Remote Keyless Entry System
79
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
80
Doors and Locks
82
Door Locks
82
Power Door Locks
83
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
83
Rear Door Security Locks
85
Lockout Protection
85
Leaving Your Vehicle
86
Third Door
86
Tailgate
87
Windows
88
Manual Windows
88
Power Windows
89
Swing-Out Windows
90
Sliding Rear Window
90
Sun Visors
90
Theft-Deterrent Systems
91
Content Theft-Deterrent
91
Passlock
92
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
93
New Vehicle Break-In
93
Ignition Positions
93
Starting Your Engine
95
Engine Coolant Heater
97
Automatic Transmission Operation
99
Manual Transmission Operation
102
Four-Wheel Drive
103
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into Park (P)
107
Shifting Out of Park (P)
109
Parking Your Vehicle
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
110
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
111
Mirrors
112
Manual Rearview Mirror
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
112
Outside Manual Mirror
113
Outside Power Mirrors
113
Outside Convex Mirror
114
Outside Heated Mirrors
114
Storage Areas
115
Glove Box
115
Overhead Console
115
Front Storage Area
121
Assist Handles
122
Garment Hooks
122
Luggage Carrier
123
Bed Rails
124
Vehicle Personalization
125
Memory Seat
125
Instrument Panel
128
Instrument Panel Overview
129
Hazard Warning Flashers
131
Other Warning Devices
132
Horn
132
Tilt Wheel
132
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
133
Exterior Lamps
139
Interior Lamps
142
Accessory Power Outlets
144
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
145
Climate Controls
146
Climate Control System (Climate Control)
146
Outlet Adjustment
150
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
151
Instrument Panel Cluster
152
Speedometer and Odometer
154
Trip Odometer
154
Tachometer
154
Safety Belt Reminder Light
154
Air Bag Readiness Light
155
Air Bag Off 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
Check Gages Warning 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
179
Radio with Six-Disc CD
188
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
198
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
199
Understanding Radio Reception
199
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
199
Care of Your CDs
201
Care of Your CD Player
201
Fixed Mast Antenna
201
Driving Your Vehicle
202
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
203
Defensive Driving
203
Drunken Driving
203
Control of a Vehicle
206
Braking
207
Locking Rear Axle
209
Steering
210
Off-Road Recovery
212
Passing
212
Loss of Control
214
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
215
Driving at Night
228
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
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
Truck-Camper Loading Information
253
Trailer Recommendations
255
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
255
Towing a Trailer
255
Service and Appearance Care
264
Service
266
Doing Your Own Service Work
266
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
278
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
283
Automatic Transmission Fluid
284
Manual Transmission Fluid
288
Hydraulic Clutch
289
Engine Coolant
290
Radiator Pressure Cap
293
Engine Overheating
293
Cooling System
296
Engine Fan Noise
303
Power Steering Fluid
304
Windshield Washer Fluid
305
Brakes
306
Battery
309
Jump Starting
310
Rear Axle
315
Four-Wheel Drive
316
Front Axle
317
Bulb Replacement
318
Halogen Bulbs
318
Headlamps
318
One-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamps
320
Two-Piece Front Turn Signal Lamps
321
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
322
Taillamps
323
Replacement Bulbs
323
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
324
Tires
327
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
328
Tire Inspection and Rotation
329
When It Is Time for New Tires
330
Buying New Tires
331
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
332
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
333
Wheel Replacement
333
Tire Chains
335
If a Tire Goes Flat
335
Changing a Flat Tire
336
Compact Spare Tire
348
Appearance Care
349
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
349
Care of Safety Belts
352
Weatherstrips
352
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
352
Sheet Metal Damage
354
Finish Damage
354
Underbody Maintenance
355
Chemical Paint Spotting
355
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
355
Vehicle Identification
357
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
357
Service Parts Identification Label
357
Electrical System
358
Add-on Electrical Equipment
358
Headlamps
358
Windshield Wiper Fuses
358
Power Windows and Other Power Options
358
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
358
Capacities and Specifications
364
Capacities and Specifications
365
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
366
Maintenance Schedule
368
Maintenance Schedule
369
Introduction
369
Your Vehicle and the Environment
369
Maintenance Requirements
369
How This Section is Organized
370
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
371
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
371
Selecting the Right Schedule
372
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
374
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
384
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
392
At Each Fuel Fill
392
At Least Once a Month
392
At Least Twice a Year
393
At Least Four Times a Year
394
At Least Once a Year
394
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
397
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
397
Exhaust System Inspection
397
Fuel System Inspection
397
Engine Cooling System Inspection
398
Throttle System Inspection
398
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Inspection
398
Brake System Inspection
398
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
399
Part E: Maintenance Record
401
Customer Assistance Information
404
Customer Assistance Information
405
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
405
Online Owner Center
407
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
407
Customer Assistance Offices
407
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
408
Roadside Assistance Program
409
Courtesy Transportation
411
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
413
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
414
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
414
Service Publications Ordering Information
414
Index
416

FAQ about the 2003 Chevrolet S10 Manual

What contains the 2003 S10 manual?

The Chevrolet S10 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet S10. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet S10 2003 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet S10
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet S10, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2003 Chevrolet S10 Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet S10 year 2003 free?

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The Chevrolet S10 (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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