2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cavalier
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
3.87 MB

Table of Contents

Chevrolet Cavalier Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Seat
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
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
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
32
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
37
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 Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
50
Air Bag Systems
53
Where Are the Air Bags?
56
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
58
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
59
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
60
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
60
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
62
Checking Your Restraint Systems
62
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry System
67
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
68
Doors and Locks
71
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
72
Rear Door Security Locks
73
Lockout Protection
74
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Trunk
74
Windows
76
Manual Windows
76
Power Windows
77
Sun Visors
77
Theft-Deterrent Systems
78
Content Theft-Deterrent
78
Passlock®
79
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
80
New Vehicle Break-In
80
Ignition Positions
80
Starting Your Engine
82
Engine Coolant Heater
83
Automatic Transaxle Operation
84
Manual Transaxle Operation
87
Parking Brake
89
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
90
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
91
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
91
Parking Over Things That Burn
92
Engine Exhaust
92
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
93
Mirrors
94
Manual Rearview Mirror
94
Outside Remote Control Mirror
94
Outside Power Mirrors
94
Outside Convex Mirror
95
Outside Breakaway Mirror
95
OnStar® System
96
Storage Areas
97
Cupholder(s)
97
Center Console Storage Area
98
Convenience Net
98
Sunroof
98
Instrument Panel
99
Instrument Panel Overview
100
Hazard Warning Flashers
102
Other Warning Devices
103
Horn
103
Tilt Wheel
103
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
104
Exterior Lamps
109
Interior Lamps
112
Accessory Power Outlets
113
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
114
Climate Controls
114
Climate Control System
114
Outlet Adjustment
117
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
118
Instrument Panel Cluster
119
Speedometer and Odometer
120
Tachometer
120
Safety Belt Reminder Light
121
Air Bag Readiness Light
121
Charging System Light
122
Up-Shift Light
123
Brake System Warning Light
123
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
124
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
125
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
126
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
126
Low Coolant Warning Light
127
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
127
Oil Pressure Light
130
Passlock® Warning Light
131
Check Gages Warning Light
131
Service Vehicle Soon Light
132
Fuel Gage
132
Audio System(s)
133
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
133
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
134
AM-FM Radio
134
Radio with CD (Base Level)
137
Radio with CD (Up Level)
141
Radio with CD (MP3)
150
Personal Choice Radio Controls
164
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non RDS Radios)
165
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
165
Understanding Radio Reception
165
Care of Your CDs
166
Care of Your CD Player
166
Fixed Mast Antenna
166
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
166
Chime Level Adjustment
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
171
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
174
Steering
175
Off-Road Recovery
177
Passing
178
Loss of Control
179
Driving at Night
180
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
182
City Driving
185
Freeway Driving
186
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
187
Highway Hypnosis
188
Hill and Mountain Roads
188
Winter Driving
190
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
194
Towing
195
Towing Your Vehicle
195
Recreational Vehicle Towing
195
Loading Your Vehicle
197
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transaxle)
203
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle)
209
Service and Appearance Care
211
Service
213
Doing Your Own Service Work
213
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
214
Fuel
214
Gasoline Octane
214
Gasoline Specifications
215
California Fuel
215
Additives
216
Fuels in Foreign Countries
216
Filling Your Tank
217
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
219
Checking Things Under the Hood
220
Hood Release
220
Engine Compartment Overview
222
Engine Oil
223
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
227
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
229
Manual Transaxle Fluid
229
Hydraulic Clutch
229
Engine Coolant
230
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
233
Engine Overheating
233
Cooling System
235
Power Steering Fluid
240
Windshield Washer Fluid
241
Brakes
242
Battery
246
Jump Starting
246
Bulb Replacement
251
Halogen Bulbs
251
Headlamps
251
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
253
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
254
Back-Up Lamps
254
Replacement Bulbs
254
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
255
Tires
256
Inflation - Tire Pressure
263
Tire Inspection and Rotation
264
When It Is Time for New Tires
265
Buying New Tires
266
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
267
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
268
Wheel Replacement
268
Tire Chains
270
If a Tire Goes Flat
271
Changing a Flat Tire
272
Compact Spare Tire
282
Appearance Care
282
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
283
Care of Safety Belts
285
Weatherstrips
285
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
285
Sheet Metal Damage
287
Finish Damage
287
Underbody Maintenance
288
Chemical Paint Spotting
288
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
288
Vehicle Identification
289
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
289
Service Parts Identification Label
290
Electrical System
290
Add-On Electrical Equipment
290
Headlamp Wiring
290
Windshield Wiper Fuses
291
Power Windows and Other Power Options
291
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
291
Capacities and Specifications
295
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
296
Maintenance Schedule
297
Maintenance Schedule
298
Introduction
298
Maintenance Requirements
298
Your Vehicle and the Environment
298
How This Section is Organized
299
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
300
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
300
Selecting the Right Schedule
301
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
302
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
309
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
314
At Each Fuel Fill
314
At Least Once a Month
314
At Least Twice a Year
314
At Least Once a Year
315
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
319
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
319
Exhaust System Inspection
319
Fuel System Inspection
319
Engine Cooling System Inspection
319
Throttle System Inspection
319
Brake System Inspection
320
Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection
320
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
321
Part E: Maintenance Record
323
Customer Assistance and Information
325
Customer Assistance and Information
326
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
326
Online Owner Center
327
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
328
Customer Assistance Offices
328
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
329
Roadside Assistance Program
330
Courtesy Transportation
331
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
333
Reporting Safety Defects
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
335
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
335
Service Publications Ordering Information
335
Index
337

FAQ about the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

What contains the 2004 Cavalier manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owners Manual?

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The Chevrolet Cavalier (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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