2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual

2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Silhouette
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
21.55 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Manual Seats
9
Six-Way Power Seats
10
Eight-Way Power Seats
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Rear Seat Operation
14
Flip and Fold Feature
14
Split Bench Seats
15
Captain Chairs
20
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
29
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
33
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
34
Driver Position
35
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
43
Right Front Passenger Position
44
Center Passenger Position
44
Rear Seat Passengers
46
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
49
Safety Belt Pretensioners
51
Older Children
52
Infants and Young Children
55
Child Restraint Systems
58
Where to Put the Restraint
61
Top Strap
62
Top Strap Anchor Location
63
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
65
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
67
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
67
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position
71
Where Are the Air Bags?
78
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
80
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
81
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
81
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
81
Checking Your Restraint Systems
84
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
84
Remote Keyless Entry System
90
Door Locks
94
Power Door Locks
95
Last Door Closed Locking
96
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
97
Lockout Protection
98
Leaving Your Vehicle
98
Dual Sliding Doors
98
Power Sliding Door (PSD)
101
Power Windows
110
Power Rear Quarter Windows
111
Content Theft-Deterrent
112
PASS-Key III
114
New Vehicle Break-In
117
Ignition Positions
117
Starting Your Engine
119
Engine Coolant Heater
120
Automatic Transaxle Operation
121
Parking Brake
124
Shifting Into Park (P)
125
Shifting Out of Park (P)
127
Parking Over Things That Burn
128
Engine Exhaust
128
Manual Rearview Mirror
130
Outside Power Mirrors
130
Outside Convex Mirror
131
Outside Heated Mirrors
131
Glove Box
139
Cupholder(s)
139
Compact Overhead Console
139
Overhead Console
140
Front Seat Storage Net
140
Luggage Carrier
141
Rear Storage Area
143
Convenience Net
144
Entering Programming Mode
148
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
148
Automatic Door Locks
149
Last Door Locking and Lockout Deterrent
150
Remote Driver Unlock Control
151
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
152
Content Theft-Deterrent System
154
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft-Deterrent System
155
Exiting Programming Mode
156
Memory Seat
157
Hazard Warning Flashers
163
Other Warning Devices
163
Horn
164
Tilt Wheel
164
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
164
Exterior Lamps
171
Interior Lamps
174
Switchbanks
178
Instrument Panel Switchbank
178
Overhead Console Switchbank
178
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
179
Climate Control System
182
Dual Climate Control System
185
Outlet Adjustment
188
Rear Climate Control System (Without Entertainment System)
189
Rear Climate Control System (With Entertainment System)
191
Instrument Panel Cluster
197
Speedometer and Odometer
198
Safety Belt Reminder Light
199
Air Bag Readiness Light
200
Brake System Warning Light
201
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
202
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
203
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
204
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
204
Service Traction System Warning Message
209
Traction Active Message
210
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
210
Charging System Indicator Message
211
Low Oil Pressure Message
211
Low Engine Oil Level Message
212
Change Engine Oil Message
213
Power Sliding Door Warning Message
213
Door Ajar Warning Message
214
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
215
PASS-Key III Security Message
215
All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message
216
Low Fuel Warning Message
216
Setting the Time
220
Radio with CD
221
Radio with Cassette and CD
228
Radio with Six-Disc CD
237
Entertainment System
248
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (Without Entertainment System)
255
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (With Entertainment System)
257
Theft-Deterrent Feature
258
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
259
DVD Distortion
260
Understanding Radio Reception
260
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
260
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
261
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
261
Cleaning Your DVD Player
262
Cleaning the Video Screen
262
Fixed Mast Antenna
262
Defensive Driving
265
Drunken Driving
266
Control of a Vehicle
269
Braking
269
Traction Control System (TCS)
273
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
274
Steering
275
Off-Road Recovery
277
Passing
277
Loss of Control
279
Driving at Night
280
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
281
City Driving
284
Freeway Driving
285
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
286
Highway Hypnosis
287
Hill and Mountain Roads
287
Winter Driving
289
Towing Your Vehicle
295
Recreational Vehicle Towing
295
Loading Your Vehicle
297
Towing a Trailer
299
Doing Your Own Service Work
310
Gasoline Octane
312
Gasoline Specifications
312
California Fuel
313
Additives
313
Fuels in Foreign Countries
314
Filling Your Tank
314
Hood Release
317
Engine Compartment Overview
319
Engine Oil
321
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
326
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
327
Engine Coolant
330
Radiator Pressure Cap
333
Engine Overheating
333
Cooling System
336
Power Steering Fluid
344
Windshield Washer Fluid
345
Brakes
346
Battery
350
Jump Starting
351
Halogen Bulbs
359
Headlamps
359
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
361
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
363
Replacement Bulbs
364
Inflation - Tire Pressure
368
Tire Inspection and Rotation
369
When It Is Time for New Tires
370
Buying New Tires
371
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
372
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
373
Wheel Replacement
373
Tire Chains
374
Accessory Inflator
375
If a Tire Goes Flat
376
Changing a Flat Tire
377
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
394
Care of Safety Belts
397
Weatherstrips
397
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
397
Sheet Metal Damage
399
Finish Damage
399
Underbody Maintenance
400
Chemical Paint Spotting
400
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
402
Add-on Electrical Equipment
403
Headlamp Wiring
403
Windshield Wiper Fuses
403
Power Windows and Other Power Options
403
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
403
Capacities and Specifications
410
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
412
Introduction
415
Your Vehicle and the Environment
415
Maintenance Requirements
415
How This Section is Organized
416
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
417
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
417
Scheduled Maintenance
418
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
423
At Each Fuel Fill
423
At Least Once a Month
423
At Least Twice a Year
423
At Least Once a Year
424
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
427
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
427
Exhaust System Inspection
427
Fuel System Inspection
427
Engine Cooling System Inspection
427
Throttle System Inspection
428
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module) All-Wheel Drive Inspection
428
Brake System Inspection
428
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
429
Part E: Maintenance Record
431
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
435
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
436
Customer Assistance Offices
437
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
438
Roadside Assistance Program
438
Courtesy Transportation
440
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
442
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
442
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
442
Service Publications Ordering Information
443
Index
446

FAQ about the 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Manual

What contains the 2003 Silhouette manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Oldsmobile Silhouette year 2003 free?

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The Oldsmobile Silhouette (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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