2004 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

2004 Buick Regal owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Buick
Model:
Regal
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
4.07 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Buick Regal Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Seats
9
Heated Seats
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
17
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
27
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
30
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
35
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 (Rear)
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
50
Air Bag Systems
52
Where Are the Air Bags?
55
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
57
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
58
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
58
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
60
Restraint System Check
60
Checking Your Restraint Systems
60
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
61
Features and Controls
63
Keys
64
Remote Keyless Entry System
65
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
66
Doors and Locks
71
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
72
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
72
Lockout Protection
73
Leaving Your Vehicle
73
Trunk
74
Windows
76
Power Windows
77
Sun Visors
77
Theft-Deterrent Systems
78
PASS-Key® II
78
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
79
New Vehicle Break-In
79
Ignition Positions
80
Starting Your Engine
81
Engine Coolant Heater
82
Automatic Transaxle Operation
82
Parking Brake
86
Shifting Into Park (P)
87
Shifting Out of Park (P)
89
Parking Over Things That Burn
90
Engine Exhaust
91
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
92
Mirrors
93
Manual Rearview Mirror
93
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
93
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
94
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
94
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
95
Outside Convex Mirror
95
OnStar® System
96
Storage Areas
97
Glove Box
97
Center Console Storage Area
97
Convenience Net
98
Sunroof
98
Instrument Panel
99
Instrument Panel Overview
100
Hazard Warning Flashers
102
Other Warning Devices
102
Horn
103
Tilt Wheel
103
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
103
Exterior Lamps
109
Interior Lamps
112
Accessory Power Outlets
114
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
115
Climate Controls
115
Dual Climate Control System
115
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
118
Outlet Adjustment
122
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
122
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
124
Instrument Panel Cluster
125
Speedometer and Odometer
126
Tachometer
127
Safety Belt Reminder Light
127
Air Bag Readiness Light
128
Charging System Light
129
Brake System Warning Light
129
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
130
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
131
Low Traction Light
131
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
132
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
132
Tire Pressure Light
133
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
133
Oil Pressure Light
136
Low Oil Level Light
137
Change Engine Oil Light
137
Security Light
138
Cruise Control Light
138
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
138
Door/Trunk Ajar Warning Light
138
Service Vehicle Soon Light
139
Fuel Gage
139
Low Fuel Warning Light
140
Driver Information Center (DIC)
140
Audio System(s)
142
Setting the Time
143
Radio with CD
143
Radio with Cassette and CD
150
Theft-Deterrent Feature
159
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
160
Understanding Radio Reception
160
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
161
Care of Your CDs
162
Care of Your CD Player
162
Backglass Antenna
162
Driving Your Vehicle
163
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
164
Defensive Driving
164
Drunken Driving
164
Control of a Vehicle
167
Braking
168
Full-Range Traction Control System
171
Traction Control System (TCS)
172
Steering
174
Off-Road Recovery
176
Passing
176
Loss of Control
177
Driving at Night
179
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
180
City Driving
183
Freeway Driving
184
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
185
Highway Hypnosis
186
Hill and Mountain Roads
186
Winter Driving
188
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
192
Towing
193
Towing Your Vehicle
193
Recreational Vehicle Towing
193
Loading Your Vehicle
195
Towing a Trailer
201
Service and Appearance Care
209
Service
211
Doing Your Own Service Work
211
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
212
Fuel
212
Gasoline Octane
212
Gasoline Specifications
213
California Fuel
213
Additives
214
Fuels in Foreign Countries
214
Filling Your Tank
215
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
217
Checking Things Under the Hood
218
Hood Release
219
Engine Compartment Overview
220
Engine Oil
224
Supercharger Oil
229
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
230
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
232
Engine Coolant
234
Radiator Pressure Cap
237
Engine Overheating
237
Cooling System
240
Power Steering Fluid
248
Windshield Washer Fluid
250
Brakes
251
Battery
254
Jump Starting
255
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
278
When It Is Time for New Tires
280
Buying New Tires
280
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
281
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
283
Wheel Replacement
283
Tire Chains
284
If a Tire Goes Flat
285
Changing a Flat Tire
286
Compact Spare Tire
297
Appearance Care
297
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
298
Care of Safety Belts
300
Weatherstrips
300
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
301
Sheet Metal Damage
303
Finish Damage
303
Underbody Maintenance
303
Chemical Paint Spotting
303
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
304
Vehicle Identification
305
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
305
Service Parts Identification Label
305
Electrical System
305
Add-On Electrical Equipment
305
Headlamp Wiring
306
Windshield Wiper Fuses
306
Power Windows and Other Power Options
306
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
306
Capacities and Specifications
311
Maintenance Schedule
313
Maintenance Schedule
314
Introduction
314
Maintenance Requirements
314
Your Vehicle and the Environment
314
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
315
Scheduled Maintenance
316
Additional Required Services
318
Maintenance Footnotes
319
Owner Checks and Services
320
At Each Fuel Fill
320
At Least Once a Month
321
At Least Once a Year
321
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
324
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
325
Engine Drive Belt Routing
326
Maintenance Record
327
Customer Assistance and Information
329
Customer Assistance and Information
330
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
330
Online Owner Center
331
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
332
Customer Assistance Offices
332
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
333
Roadside Assistance Program
334
Courtesy Transportation
335
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
337
Reporting Safety Defects
338
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
338
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
339
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
339
Service Publications Ordering Information
339
Index
341

FAQ about the 2004 Buick Regal Manual

What contains the 2004 Regal manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Regal owners can do
  • 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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Is the manual for the Buick Regal year 2004 free?

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

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