2004 Buick Century Owner's Manual

2004 Buick Century owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Buick
Model:
Century
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
4 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Buick Century Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Seats
9
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
11
Split Folding Rear Seat
11
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
17
Driver Position
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Center 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 (Rear)
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
53
Air Bag Systems
55
Where Are the Air Bags?
58
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
61
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
61
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
62
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Restraint System Check
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Features and Controls
67
Keys
68
Remote Keyless Entry System
70
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
71
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Lockout Protection
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Trunk
79
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
Sun Visors
83
Theft-Deterrent Systems
83
PASS-Key® II
83
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
84
New Vehicle Break-In
84
Ignition Positions
85
Starting Your Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater
87
Automatic Transaxle Operation
88
Parking Brake
91
Shifting Into Park (P)
92
Shifting Out of Park (P)
94
Parking Over Things That Burn
95
Engine Exhaust
95
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
96
Mirrors
97
Manual Rearview Mirror
97
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
97
Outside Power Mirrors
98
Outside Convex Mirror
98
OnStar® System
99
Storage Areas
100
Glove Box
100
Front Storage Area
100
Center Console Storage Area
101
Convenience Net
101
Sunroof
102
Instrument Panel
103
Instrument Panel Overview
104
Hazard Warning Flashers
106
Other Warning Devices
106
Horn
107
Tilt Wheel
107
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
107
Exterior Lamps
114
Interior Lamps
117
Accessory Power Outlets
119
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
119
Climate Controls
120
Dual Climate Control System
120
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
123
Outlet Adjustment
127
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
128
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
129
Instrument Panel Cluster
130
Speedometer and Odometer
131
Safety Belt Reminder Light
132
Air Bag Readiness Light
132
Charging System Light
133
Brake System Warning Light
134
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
135
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
136
Low Traction Light
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
137
Tire Pressure Light
138
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
138
Oil Pressure Light
142
Change Engine Oil Light
143
Security Light
143
Cruise Control Light
144
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
144
Door/Trunk Ajar Warning Light
144
Service Vehicle Soon Light
144
Fuel Gage
145
Low Fuel Warning Light
146
Audio System(s)
146
Setting the Time
147
Radio with CD
147
Radio with Cassette and CD
155
Theft-Deterrent Feature
164
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
164
Understanding Radio Reception
165
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
165
Care of Your CDs
166
Care of Your CD Player
166
Fixed Mast Antenna
166
Driving Your Vehicle
167
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
168
Defensive Driving
168
Drunken Driving
168
Control of a Vehicle
171
Braking
172
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
175
Steering
176
Off-Road Recovery
178
Passing
179
Loss of Control
180
Driving at Night
182
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
183
City Driving
186
Freeway Driving
187
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
188
Highway Hypnosis
189
Hill and Mountain Roads
190
Winter Driving
192
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
196
Towing
197
Towing Your Vehicle
197
Recreational Vehicle Towing
198
Loading Your Vehicle
200
Towing a Trailer
205
Service and Appearance Care
213
Service
215
Doing Your Own Service Work
215
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
216
Fuel
216
Gasoline Octane
216
Gasoline Specifications
217
California Fuel
217
Additives
218
Fuels in Foreign Countries
218
Filling Your Tank
219
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
221
Checking Things Under the Hood
222
Hood Release
222
Engine Compartment Overview
224
Engine Oil
225
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
230
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
231
Engine Coolant
234
Radiator Pressure Cap
237
Engine Overheating
237
Cooling System
240
Power Steering Fluid
247
Windshield Washer Fluid
248
Brakes
250
Battery
253
Jump Starting
254
Headlamp Aiming
261
Bulb Replacement
263
Halogen Bulbs
263
Headlamps
263
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
264
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
265
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
266
Back-Up Lamps
267
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
268
Tires
269
Inflation - Tire Pressure
276
Tire Pressure Monitor System
277
Tire Inspection and Rotation
279
When It Is Time for New Tires
280
Buying New Tires
281
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
282
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
283
Wheel Replacement
284
Tire Chains
285
If a Tire Goes Flat
286
Changing a Flat Tire
287
Compact Spare Tire
299
Appearance Care
300
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
300
Care of Safety Belts
303
Weatherstrips
303
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
303
Sheet Metal Damage
305
Finish Damage
305
Underbody Maintenance
306
Chemical Paint Spotting
306
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
307
Vehicle Identification
308
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
308
Service Parts Identification Label
308
Electrical System
309
Add-On Electrical Equipment
309
Headlamp Wiring
309
Windshield Wiper Fuses
309
Power Windows and Other Power Options
309
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
309
Capacities and Specifications
315
Maintenance Schedule
317
Maintenance Schedule
318
Introduction
318
Maintenance Requirements
318
Your Vehicle and the Environment
318
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
318
Scheduled Maintenance
320
Additional Required Services
322
Maintenance Footnotes
323
Owner Checks and Services
324
At Each Fuel Fill
324
At Least Once a Month
325
At Least Once a Year
325
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
328
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
329
Engine Drive Belt Routing
330
Maintenance Record
331
Customer Assistance and Information
333
Customer Assistance and Information
334
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
334
Online Owner Center
335
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
336
Customer Assistance Offices
336
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
337
Roadside Assistance Program
337
Courtesy Transportation
338
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
341
Reporting Safety Defects
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
342
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
343
Service Publications Ordering Information
343
Index
345

FAQ about the 2004 Buick Century Manual

What contains the 2004 Century manual?

The Buick Century owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Century. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Century 2004 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Century owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2004 Buick Century Owners Manual?

The Buick Century owner manual for the 2004 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Century year 2004 free?

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The Buick Century (2004) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2004 is available in English.

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