2003 Chevrolet Venture Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
22.63 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
10
Manual Seats
10
Six-Way Power Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Rear Seat Operation
14
Second Row Safety Belt Stowage
14
Flip and Fold Feature
14
Split Bench Seats
15
Bucket Seats
22
Captain Chairs
29
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
37
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
41
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
42
Driver Position
43
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
51
Right Front Passenger Position
52
Center Passenger Position (Bucket Seat)
52
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
54
Rear Seat Passengers
55
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
59
Safety Belt Pretensioners
61
Older Children
62
Infants and Young Children
65
Child Restraint Systems
68
Where to Put the Restraint
72
Top Strap
73
Top Strap Anchor Location
74
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
76
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
78
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
78
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat)
82
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (Bucket Seat)
84
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
86
Where Are the Air Bags?
103
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
105
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
106
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
106
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
107
Checking Your Restraint Systems
110
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
111
Remote Keyless Entry System
116
Door Locks
120
Power Door Locks
122
Last Door Closed Locking
123
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
123
Lockout Protection
124
Leaving Your Vehicle
124
Dual Sliding Doors
124
Power Sliding Door (PSD)
128
Manual Windows
135
Power Windows
136
Side Window Latches
136
Power Rear Quarter Windows
137
Content Theft-Deterrent
138
PASS-Key III
140
New Vehicle Break-in
142
Ignition Positions
142
Starting Your Engine
143
Engine Coolant Heater
144
Automatic Transaxle Operation
145
Parking Brake
149
Shifting Into Park (P)
150
Shifting Out of Park (P)
152
Parking Over Things That Burn
153
Engine Exhaust
153
Manual Rearview Mirror
155
Outside Power Mirrors
155
Outside Convex Mirror
156
Outside Heated Mirrors
156
Glove Box
163
Cupholder(s)
163
Compact Overhead Console
163
Overhead Console
164
Front Seat Storage Net
166
Luggage Carrier
167
Rear Storage Area
169
Convenience Net
169
Entering Programming Mode
174
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
174
Automatic Door Locks
175
Last Door Locking and Lockout Deterrent
176
Remote Driver Unlock Control
177
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
178
Content Theft-Deterrent System
180
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft-Deterrent System
181
Exiting Programming Mode
182
Hazard Warning Flashers
189
Other Warning Devices
189
Horn
190
Tilt Wheel
190
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
190
Exterior Lamps
198
Interior Lamps
200
Switchbanks
203
Instrument Panel Switchbank
204
Overhead Console Switchbank
204
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
205
Climate Control System
208
Outlet Adjustment
211
Rear Climate Control System (Without Entertainment System)
211
Rear Climate Control System (With Entertainment System)
214
Instrument Panel Cluster
219
Speedometer and Odometer
221
Tachometer
222
Safety Belt Reminder Light
223
Air Bag Readiness Light
223
Brake System Warning Light
224
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
225
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
226
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
227
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
228
Service Traction System Warning Message
233
Traction Active Message
234
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
234
Charging System Indicator Message
235
Low Oil Pressure Message
235
Low Engine Oil Level Message
236
Change Engine Oil Message
237
Power Sliding Door Warning Message
237
Door Ajar Warning Message
238
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
239
PASS-Key III Security Message
239
All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message
240
Low Fuel Warning Message
240
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
244
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
244
AM-FM Radio
245
Radio with CD
248
Radio with Cassette and CD
254
Radio with Six-Disc CD
264
Entertainment System
274
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (Without Entertainment System)
281
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (With Entertainment System)
283
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
285
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
285
DVD Distortion
285
Understanding Radio Reception
285
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
286
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
287
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
287
Cleaning Your DVD Player
287
Cleaning the Video Screen
287
Fixed Mast Antenna
287
Defensive Driving
289
Drunken Driving
289
Control of a Vehicle
292
Braking
293
Traction Control System (TCS)
295
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
297
Steering
297
Off-Road Recovery
299
Passing
300
Loss of Control
301
Driving at Night
302
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
304
City Driving
307
Freeway Driving
308
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
309
Highway Hypnosis
310
Hill and Mountain Roads
311
Winter Driving
313
Towing Your Vehicle
319
Recreational Vehicle Towing
319
Loading Your Vehicle
321
Towing a Trailer
323
Doing Your Own Service Work
335
Gasoline Octane
336
Gasoline Specifications
336
California Fuel
337
Additives
337
Fuels in Foreign Countries
337
Filling Your Tank
338
Hood Release
341
Engine Compartment Overview
343
Engine Oil
344
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
349
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
351
Engine Coolant
354
Radiator Pressure Cap
357
Engine Overheating
357
Cooling System
360
Power Steering Fluid
368
Windshield Washer Fluid
369
Brakes
371
Battery
374
Jump Starting
375
Halogen Bulbs
383
Headlamps
383
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
385
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
387
Replacement Bulbs
388
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
392
Tire Inspection and Rotation
393
When It Is Time for New Tires
394
Buying New Tires
395
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
396
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
397
Wheel Replacement
397
Tire Chains
398
Accessory Inflator
399
If a Tire Goes Flat
400
Changing a Flat Tire
401
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
417
Care of Safety Belts and Built-in Child Restraint Harness
420
Weatherstrips
420
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
420
Sheet Metal Damage
422
Finish Damage
423
Underbody Maintenance
423
Chemical Paint Spotting
423
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
425
Add-on Electrical Equipment
426
Headlamp Wiring
426
Windshield Wiper Fuses
426
Power Windows and Other Power Options
426
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
426
Capacities and Specifications
433
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
435
Introduction
437
Your Vehicle and the Environment
437
Maintenance Requirements
437
How This Section is Organized
438
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
439
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
439
Scheduled Maintenance
440
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
445
At Each Fuel Fill
445
At Least Once a Month
445
At Least Twice a Year
446
At Least Once a Year
447
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
450
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
450
Exhaust System Inspection
450
Fuel System Inspection
451
Engine Cooling System Inspection
451
Throttle System Inspection
451
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module) All-Wheel Drive Inspection
451
Brake System Inspection
451
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
452
Part E: Maintenance Record
454
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
459
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
460
Customer Assistance Offices
460
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
461
Roadside Assistance Program
462
Courtesy Transportation
463
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
465
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
466
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
466
Service Publications Ordering Information
466
Index
468

FAQ about the 2003 Chevrolet Venture Manual

What contains the 2003 Venture manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Venture
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2003 Chevrolet Venture Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Venture year 2003 free?

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The Chevrolet Venture (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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