2003 Pontiac Bonneville Owner's Manual

2003 Pontiac Bonneville owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Bonneville
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
20.24 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
11
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Driver Position
19
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Center Front Passenger Position
26
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
31
Safety Belt Extender
33
Child Restraints
34
Older Children
34
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
40
Where to Put the Restraint
43
Top Strap
44
Top Strap Anchor Location
45
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
46
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
51
Air Bag Systems
54
Where Are the Air Bags?
57
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
58
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
59
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
59
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
60
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
63
Checking Your Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Features and Controls
66
Keys
68
Remote Keyless Entry System
70
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
71
Doors and Locks
75
Door Locks
75
Central Door Unlocking System
76
Power Door Locks
76
Delayed Locking
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
78
Rear Door Security Locks
80
Lockout Protection
80
Leaving Your Vehicle
81
Trunk
81
Windows
84
Power Windows
85
Sun Visors
85
Theft-Deterrent Systems
86
Universal Theft-Deterrent
86
Content Theft-Deterrent
87
PASS-Key III
87
PASS-Key III Operation
88
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
90
New Vehicle Break-In
90
Ignition Positions
90
Starting Your Engine
91
Engine Coolant Heater
92
Automatic Transaxle Operation
93
Parking Brake
96
Shifting Into Park (P)
97
Shifting Out of Park (P)
100
Parking Over Things That Burn
100
Engine Exhaust
101
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
101
Mirrors
103
Manual Rearview Mirror
103
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
103
Outside Power Mirrors
103
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
104
Outside Convex Mirror
104
Outside Heated Mirrors
104
OnStar System
105
HomeLink Transmitter
107
HomeLink Transmitter
107
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
108
Storage Areas
111
Glove Box
111
Front Storage Area
111
Center Console Storage Area
111
Rear Seat Pass Through
111
Convenience Net
111
Sunroof
112
Vehicle Personalization
113
Memory Seat and Mirrors
113
Instrument Panel
116
Instrument Panel Overview
119
Hazard Warning Flashers
120
Other Warning Devices
121
Horn
121
Tilt Wheel
121
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
122
Exterior Lamps
128
Interior Lamps
131
Head-Up Display (HUD)
136
Accessory Power Outlets
138
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
139
Climate Controls
140
Climate Control System
140
Automatic Climate Control System
143
Outlet Adjustment
147
Climate Controls Personalization
148
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
149
Instrument Panel Cluster
150
Speedometer and Odometer
153
Tachometer
154
Safety Belt Reminder Light
154
Air Bag Readiness Light
155
Battery Warning Light
156
Voltmeter Gage
156
Brake System Warning Light
157
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
158
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
158
Low Traction Active Light
159
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
160
Tire Pressure Light
161
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
161
Oil Pressure Gage
164
Check Oil Level Light
165
Security Light
166
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
166
Check Gages Warning Light
166
Door Ajar Light
167
Trunk Ajar Light
167
Service Vehicle Soon Light
168
Fuel Gage
168
Boost Gage
169
Systems Monitor
170
Driver Information Center (DIC)
172
DIC Controls and Displays
172
DIC Warnings and Messages
175
Driver Identifier DIC Display
176
DIC Vehicle Personalization
177
Secondary Information Center (SIC)
183
Electronic Compass
183
Audio System(s)
186
Setting the Time
186
Radio with CD
187
Radio with Cassette and CD
197
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer
209
Theft-Deterrent Feature
213
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
213
Understanding Radio Reception
214
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
215
Care of Your CDs
215
Care of Your CD Player
216
Diversity Antenna System
216
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
216
Chime Level Adjustment
216
Driving Your Vehicle
218
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
219
Defensive Driving
219
Drunken Driving
220
Control of a Vehicle
223
Braking
223
Traction Control System (TCS)
226
Steering
228
Off-Road Recovery
230
Passing
230
Loss of Control
231
Driving at Night
233
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
234
City Driving
237
Freeway Driving
238
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
239
Highway Hypnosis
240
Hill and Mountain Roads
241
Winter Driving
243
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
247
Towing
249
Towing Your Vehicle
249
Recreational Vehicle Towing
249
Loading Your Vehicle
251
Towing a Trailer
253
Service and Appearance Care
260
Service
262
Doing Your Own Service Work
262
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
263
Fuel
264
Gasoline Octane
264
Gasoline Specifications
265
California Fuel
265
Additives
265
Fuels in Foreign Countries
266
Filling Your Tank
267
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
270
Checking Things Under the Hood
271
Hood Release
272
Engine Compartment Overview
273
Engine Oil
274
Supercharger Oil
280
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
281
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
282
Engine Coolant
285
Radiator Pressure Cap
288
Engine Overheating
288
Cooling System
291
Power Steering Fluid
299
Windshield Washer Fluid
299
Brakes
301
Battery
303
Jump Starting
305
Headlamp Aiming
311
Bulb Replacement
315
Halogen Bulbs
315
Headlamps
315
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
316
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
318
Replacement Bulbs
319
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
320
Tires
321
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
321
Check Tire Pressure System
323
Tire Inspection and Rotation
324
When It Is Time for New Tires
326
Buying New Tires
326
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
327
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
328
Wheel Replacement
328
Tire Chains
330
Accessory Inflator
331
If a Tire Goes Flat
331
Changing a Flat Tire
332
Compact Spare Tire
340
Appearance Care
341
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
341
Care of Safety Belts
344
Weatherstrips
344
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
344
Sheet Metal Damage
346
Finish Damage
346
Underbody Maintenance
346
Chemical Paint Spotting
347
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
347
Vehicle Identification
349
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
349
Service Parts Identification Label
349
Electrical System
350
Add-on Electrical Equipment
350
Headlamp Wiring
350
Windshield Wiper Fuses
350
Power Windows and Other Power Options
350
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
351
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
354
Capacities and Specifications
359
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
360
Maintenance Schedule
362
Maintenance Schedule
363
Introduction
363
Your Vehicle and the Environment
363
Maintenance Requirements
363
How This Section is Organized
364
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
365
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
365
Selecting the Right Schedule
366
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
367
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
374
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
379
At Each Fuel Fill
379
At Least Once a Month
379
At Least Twice a Year
380
At Least Once a Year
380
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
383
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
383
Exhaust System Inspection
383
Fuel System Inspection
383
Engine Cooling System Inspection
384
Throttle System Inspection
384
Brake System Inspection
384
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
385
Part E: Maintenance Record
387
Customer Assistance Information
390
Customer Assistance Information
391
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
391
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
392
Customer Assistance Offices
392
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
393
Roadside Assistance Program
394
Courtesy Transportation
395
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
397
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
397
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
398
Service Publications Ordering Information
398
Index
400

FAQ about the 2003 Pontiac Bonneville Manual

What contains the 2003 Bonneville manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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