2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner's Manual

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Trailblazer
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
20.85 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
10
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
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
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
32
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
45
Top Strap
45
Top Strap Anchor Location
47
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
47
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
53
Center Seat Position
55
Air Bag Systems
56
Where Are the Air Bags?
59
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
61
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
65
Restraint System Check
66
Checking Your Restraint Systems
66
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
67
Features and Controls
68
Keys
70
Remote Keyless Entry System
72
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
73
Doors and Locks
75
Door Locks
75
Power Door Locks
76
Delayed Locking
76
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Rear Door Security Locks
79
Lockout Protection
79
Leaving Your Vehicle
79
Liftgate/Liftglass
80
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
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
87
Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transmission Operation
89
Four-Wheel Drive
92
Parking Brake
95
Shifting Into Park (P)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P)
97
Parking Over Things That Burn
98
Engine Exhaust
98
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
99
Mirrors
101
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Compass
101
Outside Manual Mirrors
102
Outside Power Mirrors
103
Outside Convex Mirror
103
Outside Heated Mirrors
104
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror with Curb View Assist
104
OnStar System
105
HomeLink Transmitter
107
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
108
Storage Areas
111
Glove Box
111
Overhead Console
111
Front Storage Area
112
Table
114
Luggage Carrier
115
Rear Floor Storage Lid
116
Convenience Net
116
Cargo Cover
116
Sunroof
118
Vehicle Personalization
119
Memory Seat
119
Instrument Panel
122
Instrument Panel Overview
125
Hazard Warning Flashers
126
Other Warning Devices
127
Horn
127
Tilt Wheel
127
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
128
Exterior Lamps
134
Interior Lamps
137
Accessory Power Outlets
139
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
139
Climate Controls
140
Dual Climate Control System
140
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
143
Rear Climate Control System
148
Steering Wheel Climate Controls
152
Climate Controls Personalization
152
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
153
Instrument Panel Cluster
154
Speedometer and Odometer
155
Tachometer
155
Safety Belt Reminder Light
156
Air Bag Readiness Light
156
Charging System Light
157
Voltmeter Gage
157
Brake System Warning Light
158
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
159
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
159
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
160
Oil Pressure Gage
162
Change Engine Oil Light
163
Security Light
163
Cruise Control Light
164
Reduced Engine Power Light
164
Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light
165
Check Gages Warning Light
165
Gate Ajar Light
165
Fuel Gage
166
Low Fuel Warning Light
166
Driver Information Center (DIC)
167
DIC Operation and Displays
167
DIC Warnings and Messages
175
Audio System(s)
179
Setting the Time
179
Radio with CD
180
Radio with Cassette and CD
186
Radio with Six-Disc CD
195
Rear Seat Entertainment System
204
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
214
Radio Personalization
215
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
215
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
216
DVD Distortion
216
Understanding Radio Reception
216
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
217
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
218
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
218
Cleaning the Video Screen
218
Fixed Mast Antenna
218
Chime Level Adjustment
218
Driving Your Vehicle
220
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
221
Defensive Driving
221
Drunken Driving
221
Control of a Vehicle
224
Braking
224
Traction Assist System (TAS)
227
Locking Rear Axle
228
Steering
228
Off-Road Recovery
230
Passing
231
Loss of Control
232
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
233
Driving at Night
245
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
246
City Driving
249
Freeway Driving
250
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
251
Highway Hypnosis
252
Hill and Mountain Roads
252
Winter Driving
254
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
258
Towing
261
Towing Your Vehicle
261
Recreational Vehicle Towing
261
Loading Your Vehicle
264
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
265
Towing a Trailer
266
Service and Appearance Care
278
Service
280
Doing Your Own Service Work
280
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
281
Fuel
282
Gasoline Octane
282
Gasoline Specifications
282
California Fuel
282
Additives
283
Fuels in Foreign Countries
283
Filling Your Tank
284
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
286
Checking Things Under the Hood
287
Hood Release
287
Engine Compartment Overview
289
Engine Oil
292
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
296
Automatic Transmission Fluid
298
Engine Coolant
300
Radiator Pressure Cap
302
Engine Overheating
302
Cooling System
305
Engine Fan Noise
311
Power Steering Fluid
312
Windshield Washer Fluid
312
Brakes
313
Battery
316
Jump Starting
317
Rear Axle
322
Four-Wheel Drive
323
Bulb Replacement
325
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
325
Replacement Bulbs
326
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
327
Tires
330
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
330
Tire Inspection and Rotation
331
When It Is Time for New Tires
333
Buying New Tires
333
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
334
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
335
Wheel Replacement
336
Tire Chains
337
If a Tire Goes Flat
338
Changing a Flat Tire
338
Appearance Care
352
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
352
Care of Safety Belts
355
Weatherstrips
355
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
355
Sheet Metal Damage
357
Finish Damage
357
Underbody Maintenance
358
Chemical Paint Spotting
358
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
358
Vehicle Identification
360
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
360
Service Parts Identification Label
360
Electrical System
361
Add-on Electrical Equipment
361
Headlamps
361
Windshield Wiper Fuses
361
Power Windows and Other Power Options
361
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
362
Capacities and Specifications
373
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
375
Maintenance Schedule
376
Maintenance Schedule
377
Introduction
377
Your Vehicle and the Environment
377
Maintenance Requirements
377
How This Section is Organized
378
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
379
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
379
Scheduled Maintenance
380
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
384
At Each Fuel Fill
384
At Least Once a Month
385
At Least Twice a Year
385
At Least Once a Year
386
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
388
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
388
Exhaust System Inspection
389
Fuel System Inspection
389
Engine Cooling System Inspection
389
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
389
Brake System Inspection
389
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
390
Part E: Maintenance Record
392
Customer Assistance Information
396
Customer Assistance Information
397
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
397
Online Owner Center
398
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
398
Customer Assistance Offices
399
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
400
Roadside Assistance Program
400
Courtesy Transportation
402
Reporting Safety Defects
404
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
404
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
404
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
405
Service Publications Ordering Information
405
Index
408

FAQ about the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Manual

What contains the 2003 Trailblazer manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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