2004 Buick Rainier Owner's Manual

2004 Buick Rainier owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Buick
Model:
Rainier
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
4.5 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Buick Rainier Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
9
Power Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
11
Rear Seat Operation
11
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
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
Rear Seat Passengers
26
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
29
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
34
Child Restraint Systems
38
Where to Put the Restraint
41
Top Strap
42
Top Strap Anchor Location
43
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
44
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
46
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
49
Air Bag Systems
51
Where Are the Air Bags?
55
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
58
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
58
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
59
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
61
Restraint System Check
61
Checking Your Restraint Systems
61
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
62
Features and Controls
63
Keys
65
Remote Keyless Entry System
67
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
68
Doors and Locks
70
Door Locks
70
Power Door Locks
71
Delayed Locking
72
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
72
Rear Door Security Locks
75
Lockout Protection
75
Leaving Your Vehicle
75
Liftgate/Liftglass
76
Windows
77
Power Windows
78
Sun Visors
79
Theft-Deterrent Systems
79
Content Theft-Deterrent
79
Passlock®
81
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
81
New Vehicle Break-In
81
Ignition Positions
82
Starting Your Engine
83
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
84
Engine Coolant Heater
85
Automatic Transmission Operation
86
All-Wheel Drive
88
Parking Brake
88
Shifting Into Park (P)
89
Shifting Out of Park (P)
90
Parking Over Things That Burn
91
Engine Exhaust
91
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
92
Mirrors
93
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
93
Outside Power Mirror
95
Outside Convex Mirror
96
Outside Heated Mirrors
96
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror with Curb View Assist
96
OnStar® System
97
HomeLink® Transmitter
98
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
99
Storage Areas
102
Glove Box
102
Overhead Console
102
Front Storage Area
103
Luggage Carrier
104
Rear Floor Storage Lid
105
Convenience Net
105
Cargo Cover
106
Sunroof
107
Vehicle Personalization
107
Memory Seat
107
Instrument Panel
109
Instrument Panel Overview
112
Hazard Warning Flashers
114
Other Warning Devices
114
Horn
115
Tilt Wheel
115
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
115
Exterior Lamps
122
Interior Lamps
125
Accessory Power Outlets
127
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
127
Climate Controls
128
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
128
Rear Climate Control System
133
Climate Controls Personalization
134
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
135
Instrument Panel Cluster
136
Speedometer and Odometer
137
Tachometer
137
Safety Belt Reminder Light
138
Air Bag Readiness Light
138
Charging System Light
139
Voltmeter Gage
140
Brake System Warning Light
140
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
142
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
142
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
143
Oil Pressure Gage
146
Change Engine Oil Light
147
Security Light
148
Cruise Control Light
148
Reduced Engine Power Light
148
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
149
Check Gages Warning Light
149
Gate Ajar Light
149
Fuel Gage
150
Low Fuel Warning Light
150
Driver Information Center (DIC)
151
DIC Operation and Displays
151
DIC Warnings and Messages
160
Audio System(s)
164
Setting the Time
164
Radio with CD
165
Radio with Cassette and CD
176
Radio with Six-Disc CD
192
Navigation/Radio System
207
Rear Seat Entertainment System
207
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
219
Radio Personalization
220
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
220
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
221
DVD Distortion
222
Radio Reception
222
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
222
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
223
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
224
Cleaning the Video Screen
224
Fixed Mast Antenna
224
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
224
Chime Level Adjustment
224
Driving Your Vehicle
225
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
226
Defensive Driving
226
Drunken Driving
227
Control of a Vehicle
230
Braking
230
Traction Assist System (TAS)
233
Locking Rear Axle
235
Steering
235
Off-Road Recovery
237
Passing
237
Loss of Control
239
Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off Paved Roads
240
Driving at Night
253
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
255
City Driving
258
Freeway Driving
259
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
260
Highway Hypnosis
261
Hill and Mountain Roads
262
Winter Driving
264
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
268
Towing
269
Towing Your Vehicle
269
Recreational Vehicle Towing
269
Loading Your Vehicle
270
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
277
Towing a Trailer
277
Service and Appearance Care
289
Service
291
Doing Your Own Service Work
291
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
292
Fuel
292
Gasoline Octane
293
Gasoline Specifications
293
California Fuel
294
Additives
294
Fuels in Foreign Countries
295
Filling Your Tank
296
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
299
Checking Things Under the Hood
300
Hood Release
300
Engine Compartment Overview
302
Engine Oil
306
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
311
Automatic Transmission Fluid
312
Engine Coolant
315
Radiator Pressure Cap
317
Engine Overheating
317
Cooling System
320
Engine Fan Noise
326
Power Steering Fluid
327
Windshield Washer Fluid
328
Brakes
329
Battery
332
Jump Starting
333
All-Wheel Drive
339
Rear Axle
339
Front Axle
341
Bulb Replacement
342
Headlamps
342
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
342
Replacement Bulbs
343
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
344
Tires
347
Inflation - Tire Pressure
355
Tire Inspection and Rotation
356
When It Is Time for New Tires
358
Buying New Tires
359
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
360
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
361
Wheel Replacement
362
Tire Chains
363
Accessory Inflator
364
If a Tire Goes Flat
366
Changing a Flat Tire
367
Spare Tire
380
Appearance Care
380
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
381
Care of Safety Belts
384
Weatherstrips
384
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
384
Sheet Metal Damage
387
Finish Damage
387
Underbody Maintenance
387
Chemical Paint Spotting
387
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
388
Vehicle Identification
389
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
389
Service Parts Identification Label
389
Electrical System
390
Add-On Electrical Equipment
390
Headlamps
390
Windshield Wiper Fuses
390
Power Windows and Other Power Options
390
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
391
Capacities and Specifications
401
Maintenance Schedule
403
Maintenance Schedule
404
Introduction
404
Maintenance Requirements
404
Your Vehicle and the Environment
404
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
405
Scheduled Maintenance
406
Additional Required Services
408
Maintenance Footnotes
409
Owner Checks and Services
411
At Each Fuel Fill
411
At Least Once a Month
411
At Least Once a Year
412
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
414
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
416
Engine Drive Belt Routing
417
Maintenance Record
418
Customer Assistance and Information
421
Customer Assistance and Information
422
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
422
Online Owner Center
424
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
424
Customer Assistance Offices
424
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
426
Roadside Assistance Program
426
Courtesy Transportation
428
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
430
Reporting Safety Defects
431
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
431
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
432
Service Publications Ordering Information
432
Index
435

FAQ about the 2004 Buick Rainier Manual

What contains the 2004 Rainier manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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