2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual

2003 Pontiac Grand Prix owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Prix
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
17.64 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
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
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
27
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Center Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
33
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
45
Top Strap
46
Top Strap Anchor Location
47
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
48
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
50
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
58
Where Are the Air Bags?
60
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
62
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
64
Restraint System Check
65
Checking Your Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Features and Controls
68
Keys
70
Remote Keyless Entry System
71
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
72
Doors and Locks
75
Door Locks
75
Power Door Locks
76
Last Door Closed Locking
76
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Lockout Protection
77
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Trunk
78
Windows
80
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
81
Theft-Deterrent Systems
82
Content Theft-Deterrent
82
PASS-Key III
83
PASS-Key III Operation
84
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
86
New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
86
Starting Your Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater
90
Automatic Transaxle Operation
91
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into Park (P)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P)
97
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
98
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
99
Mirrors
100
Manual Rearview Mirror
100
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar, Compass and Temperature Display
100
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
101
Outside Power Mirrors
104
Outside Convex Mirror
104
OnStar System
105
Storage Areas
107
Glove Box
107
Overhead Console
107
Center Console Storage Area
107
Assist Handles
108
Purse or Litter Bag Holder
108
Rear Storage Area
108
Convenience Net
108
Trunk Access Panel
108
Sunroof
109
Instrument Panel
122
Instrument Panel Overview
123
Hazard Warning Flashers
124
Other Warning Devices
125
Horn
125
Tilt Wheel
125
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
126
Exterior Lamps
131
Interior Lamps
133
Head-Up Display (HUD)
136
Accessory Power Outlets
139
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
140
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
140
Climate Controls
141
Dual Climate Control System
141
Outlet Adjustment
143
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
144
Instrument Panel Cluster
145
Speedometer and Odometer
146
Tachometer
146
Safety Belt Reminder Light
147
Air Bag Readiness Light
147
Charging System Light
148
Brake System Warning Light
149
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
150
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
150
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
151
Low Traction Light
151
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
152
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
153
Oil Pressure Light
156
Low Oil Level Light
157
Security Light
157
Fuel Gage
158
Low Fuel Warning Light
158
Driver Information Center (DIC)
159
Trip Computer
161
Control Buttons
163
Functions
163
Audio System(s)
165
Setting the Time
165
Radio with Cassette
166
Radio with CD (Base Level)
169
Radio with CD (Up Level)
172
Theft-Deterrent Feature
175
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
177
Understanding Radio Reception
178
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
179
Care of Your CDs
180
Care of Your CD Player
180
Backglass Antenna
180
Driving Your Vehicle
182
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
183
Defensive Driving
183
Drunken Driving
184
Control of a Vehicle
187
Braking
187
Traction Control System (TCS)
191
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
192
Steering
194
Off-Road Recovery
196
Passing
196
Loss of Control
197
Driving at Night
199
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
200
City Driving
203
Freeway Driving
204
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
205
Highway Hypnosis
206
Hill and Mountain Roads
206
Winter Driving
208
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
213
Towing
214
Towing Your Vehicle
214
Recreational Vehicle Towing
214
Loading Your Vehicle
216
Towing a Trailer
218
Service and Appearance Care
226
Service
228
Doing Your Own Service Work
229
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
229
Fuel
230
Gasoline Octane
230
Gasoline Specifications
230
California Fuel
231
Additives
231
Fuels in Foreign Countries
232
Filling Your Tank
232
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
234
Checking Things Under the Hood
235
Hood Release
235
Engine Compartment Overview
237
Engine Oil
243
Supercharger Oil
249
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
250
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
252
Engine Coolant
255
Radiator Pressure Cap
258
Engine Overheating
258
Cooling System
261
Power Steering Fluid
271
Windshield Washer Fluid
273
Brakes
274
Battery
277
Jump Starting
278
Headlamp Aiming
284
Bulb Replacement
285
Halogen Bulbs
285
Headlamps
285
Front Turn Signal and Sidemarker Lamps
287
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
288
Taillamps, Sidemarker and Back-Up Lamps
289
Replacement Bulbs
291
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
292
Tires
293
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
293
Tire Inspection and Rotation
294
When It Is Time for New Tires
295
Buying New Tires
296
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
297
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
298
Wheel Replacement
298
Tire Chains
300
If a Tire Goes Flat
301
Changing a Flat Tire
301
Compact Spare Tire
312
Appearance Care
313
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
313
Care of Safety Belts
316
Weatherstrips
316
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
316
Sheet Metal Damage
318
Finish Damage
318
Underbody Maintenance
318
Chemical Paint Spotting
319
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
319
Vehicle Identification
321
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
321
Service Parts Identification Label
321
Electrical System
322
Add-On Electrical Equipment
322
Headlamp Wiring
322
Windshield Wiper Fuses
322
Power Windows and Other Power Options
322
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
322
Capacities and Specifications
327
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
329
Maintenance Schedule
330
Maintenance Schedule
331
Introduction
331
Your Vehicle and the Environment
331
Maintenance Requirements
331
How This Section is Organized
332
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
333
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
333
Scheduled Maintenance
334
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
338
At Each Fuel Fill
338
At Least Once a Month
338
At Least Twice a Year
339
At Least Once a Year
339
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
342
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
342
Exhaust System Inspection
342
Fuel System Inspection
342
Engine Cooling System Inspection
342
Throttle System Inspection
343
Brake System Inspection
343
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
344
Part E: Maintenance Record
345
Customer Assistance Information
348
Customer Assistance Information
349
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
349
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
350
Customer Assistance Offices
351
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
352
Roadside Assistance Program
352
Courtesy Transportation
353
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
356
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
356
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
356
Service Publications Ordering Information
357
Index
360

FAQ about the 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Manual

What contains the 2003 Grand Prix manual?

The Pontiac Grand Prix owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac Grand Prix. 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 Prix 2003 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Prix, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Owners Manual?

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

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

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The Pontiac Grand Prix (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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