2004 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2004 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
4.03 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Chevrolet Corvette Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Seatback Latches
11
Sport 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
24
Passenger Position
25
Safety Belt Extender
25
Child Restraints
25
Older Children
25
Infants and Young Children
28
Child Restraint Systems
31
Top Strap
34
Top Strap Anchor Location
36
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
36
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
39
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
42
Air Bag System
46
Where Are the Air Bags?
48
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
49
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
49
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
50
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
50
Air Bag Off Switch
52
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
55
Restraint System Check
55
Checking Your Restraint Systems
55
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
56
Features and Controls
57
Keys
59
Remote Keyless Entry System
61
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
62
Doors and Locks
65
Door Locks
65
Power Door Locks
66
Lockout Protection
66
Leaving Your Vehicle
66
Hatch/Trunk
67
Windows
70
Power Windows
71
Sun Visors
71
Theft-Deterrent Systems
72
Theft-Deterrent System
72
PASS-Key®
73
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
75
New Vehicle Break-In
75
Front Air Dam
75
Ignition Positions
76
Starting Your Engine
77
Engine Coolant Heater
79
Automatic Transmission Operation
81
Manual Transmission Operation
84
Parking Brake
87
Shifting Into Park (P)
88
Shifting Out of Park (P)
90
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
91
Parking Over Things That Burn
91
Engine Exhaust
92
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked (Automatic Transmission)
92
Mirrors
93
Manual Rearview Mirror
93
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
94
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
94
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
95
Outside Convex Mirror
95
Storage Areas
96
Glove Box
96
Cupholder(s)
96
Center Console Storage Area
96
Floor Mats
97
Rear Storage Area
98
Convenience Net
99
Cargo Cover
99
Roof Panel
100
Removing the Roof Panel
100
Storing the Roof Panel
103
Installing the Roof Panel
105
Convertible Top
106
Lowering the Convertible Top
107
Raising the Convertible Top
111
Vehicle Personalization
113
Memory
113
Instrument Panel
115
Instrument Panel Overview
116
Hazard Warning Flashers
118
Other Warning Devices
119
Horn
119
Tilt Wheel
119
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
120
Exterior Lamps
127
Interior Lamps
131
Head-Up Display (HUD)
132
Accessory Power Outlets
136
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
137
Climate Controls
137
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
137
Outlet Adjustment
145
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
146
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
146
Instrument Panel Cluster
147
Speedometer and Odometer
148
Tachometer
148
Safety Belt Reminder Light
148
Air Bag Readiness Light
149
Air Bag Off Light
150
Voltmeter Gage
151
Brake System Warning Light
152
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
153
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
153
Active Handling System Light
154
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
155
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
155
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
158
Security Light
159
Check Gages Warning Light
160
Fuel Gage
160
Driver Information Center (DIC)
162
DIC Controls and Displays
163
DIC Warnings and Messages
172
Other Messages
182
Audio System(s)
183
Setting the Time
183
Radio with Cassette
184
Radio with CD
190
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer
195
Theft-Deterrent Feature
200
Radio Reception
202
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
202
Care of Your CDs
203
Care of Your CD Player
203
Fixed Mast Antenna (Z06)
203
Power Antenna Mast Care (Convertible)
204
Integrated Windshield and Rear Window Antennas (Coupe)
204
Driving Your Vehicle
205
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
206
Defensive Driving
206
Drunken Driving
207
Control of a Vehicle
210
Braking
210
Traction Control System (TCS)
213
Active Handling System
214
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
216
Selective Ride Control
216
Steering
218
Off-Road Recovery
220
Passing
220
Loss of Control
222
Driving at Night
223
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
224
City Driving
227
Freeway Driving
228
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
229
Highway Hypnosis
230
Hill and Mountain Roads
230
Winter Driving
232
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
236
Towing
237
Towing Your Vehicle
237
Recreational Vehicle Towing
237
Loading Your Vehicle
237
Towing a Trailer
242
Service and Appearance Care
243
Service
245
Doing Your Own Service Work
245
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
246
Fuel
246
Gasoline Octane
246
Gasoline Specifications
247
California Fuel
247
Additives
248
Fuels in Foreign Countries
248
Filling Your Tank
249
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
252
Checking Things Under the Hood
252
Hood Release
253
Engine Compartment Overview
254
Engine Oil
255
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
260
Automatic Transmission Fluid
262
Manual Transmission Fluid
263
Hydraulic Clutch
264
Engine Coolant
265
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
268
Engine Overheating
268
Cooling System
271
Power Steering Fluid
277
Windshield Washer Fluid
278
Brakes
279
Battery
282
Jump Starting
283
Rear Axle
289
Bulb Replacement
290
Halogen Bulbs
290
Headlamps
290
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
292
Back-Up Lamps
294
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
294
Tires
297
Extended Mobility Tires (Except Z06)
303
Inflation - Tire Pressure
304
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation (Except Z06)
306
Tire Rotation
307
When It Is Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
308
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
309
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
310
Wheel Replacement
310
Tire Chains
313
Lifting Your Vehicle
313
If a Tire Goes Flat
317
Tire Inflator Kit (Z06 Only)
319
Appearance Care
324
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
325
Care of Safety Belts
327
Weatherstrips
327
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
327
Finish Damage
331
Carbon Fiber Hood (Z06 Commemorative Edition Model Only)
331
Magnesium Wheel Finish
331
Underbody Maintenance
331
Titanium Exhaust System (Z06 Only)
331
Fiberglass Springs
332
Chemical Paint Spotting
332
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
332
Vehicle Identification
333
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
333
Service Parts Identification Label
334
Electrical System
334
Add-On Electrical Equipment
334
Headlamp Wiring
334
Windshield Wiper Fuses
334
Power Windows and Other Power Options
334
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
335
Capacities and Specifications
341
Maintenance Schedule
343
Maintenance Schedule
344
Introduction
344
Maintenance Requirements
344
Your Vehicle and the Environment
344
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
344
Scheduled Maintenance
346
Additional Required Services
348
Maintenance Footnotes
349
Owner Checks and Services
350
At Each Fuel Fill
350
At Least Once a Month
351
At Least Once a Year
351
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
353
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
355
Engine Drive Belt Routing
356
Maintenance Record
357
Customer Assistance and Information
359
Customer Assistance and Information
360
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
360
Online Owner Center
361
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
362
Customer Assistance Offices
362
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
363
Roadside Assistance Program
364
Courtesy Transportation
365
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
367
Reporting Safety Defects
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
369
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
369
Service Publications Ordering Information
369
Index
371

FAQ about the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2004 Corvette manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Corvette, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Corvette

Where to download the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Corvette year 2004 free?

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The Chevrolet Corvette (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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