2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

2003 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
16.3 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Seat
13
Power Lift Seat
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
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
29
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
30
Center Rear Passenger Position
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
36
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
41
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
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 Rear Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
60
Where Are the Air Bags?
62
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
64
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
65
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Restraint System Check
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
67
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
67
Features and Controls
70
Keys
71
Remote Keyless Entry System
72
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
73
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Delayed Locking
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Rear Door Security Locks
79
Lockout Protection
80
Leaving Your Vehicle
80
Trunk
81
Windows
84
Manual Windows
84
Power Windows
85
Sun Visors
85
Theft-Deterrent Systems
86
Passlock
86
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
87
New Vehicle Break-In
87
Ignition Positions
87
Starting Your Engine
88
Engine Coolant Heater
91
Automatic Transaxle Operation
93
Manual Transaxle Operation
96
Parking Brake
98
Shifting Into Park (P)
99
Shifting Out of Park (P)
101
Parking Your Vehicle/Key Removal
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
102
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
103
Mirrors
104
Manual Rearview Mirror
104
Outside Remote Control Mirror
104
Outside Power Mirrors
105
Outside Convex Mirror
105
Storage Areas
106
Glove Box
106
Cupholder(s)
106
Center Console Storage Area
106
Sunroof
107
Instrument Panel
108
Instrument Panel Overview
109
Hazard Warning Flashers
111
Other Warning Devices
112
Horn
112
Tilt Wheel
112
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
113
Exterior Lamps
120
Interior Lamps
123
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
124
Climate Controls
125
Climate Control System
125
Outlet Adjustment
128
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
129
Instrument Panel Cluster
130
Speedometer and Odometer
131
Tachometer
131
Safety Belt Reminder Light
132
Air Bag Readiness Light
132
Charging System Light
133
Up-Shift Light
133
Brake System Warning Light
133
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
135
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
135
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
137
Low Coolant Warning Light
137
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
138
Oil Pressure Light
141
Low Oil Level Light
142
Change Engine Oil Light
142
Security Light
143
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
143
Service Vehicle Soon Light
143
Fuel Gage
144
Audio System(s)
145
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
145
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
146
Radio with CD (Base Level)
146
Radio with CD (Up Level)
150
Radio with Cassette and CD
162
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
175
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
175
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
176
Understanding Radio Reception
177
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
177
Care of Your CDs
178
Care of Your CD Player
179
Fixed Mast Antenna
179
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
179
DAB Radio Antenna System
179
Chime Level Adjustment
179
Driving Your Vehicle
180
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
181
Defensive Driving
181
Drunken Driving
181
Control of a Vehicle
185
Braking
185
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
188
Steering
190
Off-Road Recovery
192
Passing
193
Loss of Control
194
Driving at Night
196
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
198
City Driving
200
Freeway Driving
201
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
202
Highway Hypnosis
203
Hill and Mountain Roads
204
Winter Driving
205
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
210
Towing
211
Towing Your Vehicle
211
Recreational Vehicle Towing
211
Loading Your Vehicle
214
Towing a Trailer
216
Service and Appearance Care
224
Service
226
Doing Your Own Service Work
226
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
227
Fuel
228
Gasoline Octane
228
Gasoline Specifications
228
California Fuel
229
Additives
229
Fuels in Foreign Countries
230
Filling Your Tank
230
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
232
Checking Things Under the Hood
233
Hood Release
233
Engine Compartment Overview
235
Engine Oil
238
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
244
Automotic Transaxle Fluid
245
Manual Transaxle Fluid
245
Hydraulic Clutch
246
Engine Coolant
246
Engine Overheating
249
Cooling System
252
Power Steering Fluid
259
Windshield Washer Fluid
260
Brakes
262
Battery
265
Jump Starting
266
Bulb Replacement
272
Halogen Bulbs
272
Headlamps
272
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
273
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
273
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
274
Replacement Bulbs
274
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
275
Tires
276
Inflation - Tire Pressure
277
Tire Inspection and Rotation
278
When It Is Time for New Tires
279
Buying New Tires
279
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
280
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
282
Wheel Replacement
282
Tire Chains
283
If a Tire Goes Flat
284
Changing a Flat Tire
285
Compact Spare Tire
294
Appearance Care
295
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
295
Care of Safety Belts
298
Weatherstrips
298
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
298
Sheet Metal Damage
300
Finish Damage
300
Underbody Maintenance
301
Chemical Paint Spotting
301
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
301
Vehicle Identification
303
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
303
Service Parts Identification Label
303
Electrical System
304
Add-On Electrical Equipment
304
Windshield Wiper Fuses
304
Power Windows and Other Power Options
304
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
304
Capacities and Specifications
309
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
311
Maintenance Schedule
312
Maintenance Schedule
313
Introduction
313
Your Vehicle and the Environment
313
Maintenance Requirements
313
How This Section is Organized
314
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
315
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
315
Scheduled Maintenance
316
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
320
At Each Fuel Fill
320
At Least Once a Month
320
At Least Twice a Year
321
At Least Once a Year
321
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
324
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
324
Exhaust System Inspection
324
Fuel System Inspection
324
Engine Cooling System Inspection
325
Throttle System Inspection
325
Brake System Inspection
325
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
326
Part E: Maintenance Record
327
Customer Assistance Information
330
Customer Assistance Information
331
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
331
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
332
Customer Assistance Offices
332
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
334
Roadside Assistance Program
334
Courtesy Transportation
335
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
337
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
338
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
338
Service Publications Ordering Information
338
Index
340

FAQ about the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

What contains the 2003 Grand Am manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Grand Am owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Am, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owners Manual?

The Pontiac Grand Am owner manual for the 2003 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Pontiac Grand Am year 2003 free?

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The Pontiac Grand Am (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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