2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2004 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.84 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Chevrolet Colorado Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Seatback Latches
14
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
14
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
16
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Center Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
34
Safety Belt Pretensioners
36
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Top Strap
48
Top Strap Anchor Location
50
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
52
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Models with an Air Bag Off Switch)
54
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Models without an Air Bag Off Switch)
57
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Models with an Air Bag Off Switch)
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Models without an Air Bag Off Switch)
64
Air Bag Systems
68
Where Are the Air Bags?
70
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
74
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
74
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
75
Air Bag Off Switch
77
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Restraint System Check
81
Checking Your Restraint Systems
81
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
81
Features and Controls
83
Keys
85
Remote Keyless Entry System
87
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
88
Doors and Locks
90
Door Locks
90
Power Door Locks
91
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
91
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
92
Lockout Protection
93
Leaving Your Vehicle
93
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
93
Tailgate
93
Windows
95
Manual Windows
95
Power Windows
96
Sliding Rear Window
97
Sun Visors
97
Theft-Deterrent Systems
98
Content Theft-Deterrent
98
PasslockĀ®
99
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
100
Starting Your Engine
102
Engine Coolant Heater
103
Automatic Transmission Operation
104
Manual Transmission Operation
107
Four-Wheel Drive
110
Parking Brake
113
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
114
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
116
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
117
Parking Over Things That Burn
117
Engine Exhaust
118
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
118
Mirrors
120
Manual Rearview Mirror
120
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStarĀ®
120
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
120
Outside Manual Mirrors
123
Outside Power Mirrors
123
Outside Convex Mirror
124
OnStarĀ® System
124
Storage Areas
126
Glove Box
126
Cupholder(s)
126
Front Armrest Storage Area
126
Assist Handles
127
Rear Storage Area
127
Bed Rails
127
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Other Warning Devices
135
Horn
135
Tilt Wheel
135
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
136
Exterior Lamps
142
Interior Lamps
145
Accessory Power Outlets
146
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
147
Climate Controls
147
Climate Control System
147
Outlet Adjustment
150
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
151
Instrument Panel Cluster
152
Speedometer and Odometer
153
Trip Odometer
153
Tachometer
154
Safety Belt Reminder Light
154
Air Bag Readiness Light
155
Air Bag Off Light
156
Battery Warning Light
157
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
158
Brake System Warning Light
158
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
159
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
160
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
160
Oil Pressure Light
164
Security Light
165
Cruise Control Light
165
Highbeam On Light
165
Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
166
Fuel Gage
166
Driver Information Center (DIC)
167
DIC Controls and Displays
167
DIC Warnings and Messages
169
Audio System(s)
172
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
173
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
173
AM-FM Radio
174
Radio with CD
177
Radio with Six-Disc CD
186
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
198
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
198
Radio Reception
198
Care of Your CDs
198
Care of Your CD Player
199
Fixed Mast Antenna
199
Chime Level Adjustment
199
Driving Your Vehicle
201
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
202
Defensive Driving
202
Drunken Driving
202
Control of a Vehicle
205
Braking
206
Traction Control System (TCS)
208
Steering
209
Off-Road Recovery
211
Passing
212
Loss of Control
213
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
214
Driving at Night
228
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
229
City Driving
232
Freeway Driving
233
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
234
Highway Hypnosis
235
Hill and Mountain Roads
236
Winter Driving
238
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
242
Towing
245
Towing Your Vehicle
245
Recreational Vehicle Towing
245
Loading Your Vehicle
250
Truck-Camper Loading Information
256
Trailer Recommendations
256
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
256
Towing a Trailer
257
Service and Appearance Care
271
Service
273
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
274
Fuel
275
Gasoline Octane
275
Gasoline Specifications
275
California Fuel
276
Additives
276
Fuels in Foreign Countries
277
Filling Your Tank
277
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
280
Checking Things Under the Hood
280
Hood Release
281
Engine Compartment Overview
282
Engine Oil
283
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
287
Automatic Transmission Fluid
289
Manual Transmission Fluid
292
Hydraulic Clutch (Manual Transmission)
294
Engine Coolant
295
Radiator Pressure Cap
297
Engine Overheating
298
Cooling System
300
Engine Fan Noise
306
Power Steering Fluid
306
Windshield Washer Fluid
308
Brakes
309
Battery
312
Jump Starting
313
Rear Axle
317
Four-Wheel Drive
318
Front Axle
319
Bulb Replacement
320
Halogen Bulbs
320
Headlamps
320
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
322
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
323
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
323
Replacement Bulbs
324
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
325
Tires
327
Inflation - Tire Pressure
334
Tire Inspection and Rotation
335
When It Is Time for New Tires
337
Buying New Tires
338
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
339
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
340
Wheel Replacement
340
Tire Chains
342
If a Tire Goes Flat
343
Changing a Flat Tire
344
Spare Tire
364
Appearance Care
365
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
365
Care of Safety Belts
368
Weatherstrips
368
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
369
Sheet Metal Damage
371
Finish Damage
371
Underbody Maintenance
372
Chemical Paint Spotting
372
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
372
Vehicle Identification
374
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
374
Service Parts Identification Label
374
Electrical System
374
Add-On Electrical Equipment
374
Windshield Wiper Fuses
375
Power Windows and Other Power Options
375
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
375
Capacities and Specifications
379
Introduction
382
Maintenance Requirements
382
Your Vehicle and the Environment
382
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
382
Scheduled Maintenance
384
Additional Required Services
386
Maintenance Footnotes
387
Owner Checks and Services
389
At Each Fuel Fill
389
At Least Once a Month
389
At Least Once a Year
390
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
393
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
395
Engine Drive Belt Routing
396
Maintenance Record
397
Customer Assistance and Information
399
Customer Assistance and Information
400
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
400
Online Owner Center
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
402
Customer Assistance Offices
402
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
403
Roadside Assistance Program
404
Courtesy Transportation
405
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
407
Reporting Safety Defects
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
409
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
410
Service Publications Ordering Information
410
Index
413

FAQ about the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2004 Colorado manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Colorado, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Colorado owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado year 2004 free?

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The Chevrolet Colorado (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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