2004 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
4.59 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Chevrolet Impala Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
13
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Center Front Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
34
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Top Strap
47
Top Strap Anchor Location
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
50
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Rear)
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Air Bag Systems
58
Where Are the Air Bags?
61
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
64
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
65
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Restraint System Check
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
67
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Features and Controls
69
Keys
70
Remote Keyless Entry System
71
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
72
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Lockout Protection
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Trunk
78
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
Sun Visors
83
Theft-Deterrent Systems
84
Content Theft-Deterrent
84
Passlock®
85
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
86
New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
86
Starting Your Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater
90
Automatic Transaxle Operation
91
Parking Brake
95
Shifting Into Park (P)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P)
98
Parking Over Things That Burn
99
Engine Exhaust
99
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
100
Mirrors
101
Manual Rearview Mirror
101
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
101
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
103
Outside Power Mirrors
104
Outside Convex Mirror
104
OnStar® System
105
HomeLink® Transmitter
107
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
107
Storage Areas
111
Glove Box
111
Front Storage Area
111
Center Console Storage Area
111
Rear Storage Area
111
Convenience Net
111
Sunroof
112
Vehicle Personalization
113
Instrument Panel
123
Instrument Panel Overview
126
Hazard Warning Flashers
128
Other Warning Devices
128
Horn
129
Tilt Wheel
129
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
129
Cruise Control
133
Exterior Lamps
136
Interior Lamps
139
Accessory Power Outlets
141
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
142
Climate Controls
143
Dual Climate Control System
143
Outlet Adjustment
146
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
147
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
148
Instrument Panel Cluster
149
Speedometer and Odometer
152
Tachometer
153
Safety Belt Reminder Light
153
Air Bag Readiness Light
154
Brake System Warning Light
155
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
156
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
158
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
159
Cruise Control Light
162
Fuel Gage
162
Message Center
164
Service Traction System Warning Message
164
Traction Active Message
164
Battery Warning Message
165
Hot Coolant Temperature Warning Message
165
Low Oil Pressure Message
166
Low Engine Oil Level Message
166
Change Engine Oil Message
167
Low Tire Message
167
Door Ajar Warning Message
168
Trunk Ajar Warning Message
168
Security Message
169
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
169
Low Fuel Warning Message
170
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
170
Service Vehicle Soon Message
171
Highbeam Out Warning Message
171
Driver Information Center (DIC)
172
Trip Computer
175
Audio System(s)
176
Setting the Time
176
Radio with Cassette
177
Radio with CD
188
Radio with Cassette and CD
200
Theft-Deterrent Feature
213
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
214
Understanding Radio Reception
215
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
215
Care of Your CDs
216
Care of Your CD Player
216
Backglass Antenna
217
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
218
Vehicle Customization Settings
218
Chime Level Adjustment
218
Driving Your Vehicle
219
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
220
Defensive Driving
220
Drunken Driving
220
Control of a Vehicle
223
Braking
224
Traction Control System (TCS) (3800 V6 Engine)
227
Steering
228
Off-Road Recovery
230
Passing
231
Loss of Control
232
Driving at Night
234
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
235
City Driving
238
Freeway Driving
239
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
240
Highway Hypnosis
241
Hill and Mountain Roads
241
Winter Driving
243
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
248
Towing
249
Towing Your Vehicle
249
Recreational Vehicle Towing
249
Loading Your Vehicle
250
Towing a Trailer
256
Service and Appearance Care
263
Service
265
Doing Your Own Service Work
265
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
266
Fuel
266
Gasoline Octane
266
Gasoline Specifications
267
California Fuel
267
Additives
268
Fuels in Foreign Countries
268
Filling Your Tank
269
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
271
Checking Things Under the Hood
272
Hood Release
273
Engine Compartment Overview
274
Engine Oil
279
Supercharger Oil
284
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
285
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
287
Engine Coolant
289
Radiator Pressure Cap
291
Engine Overheating
292
Cooling System
294
Power Steering Fluid
304
Windshield Washer Fluid
305
Brakes
306
Battery
308
Jump Starting
309
Headlamp Aiming
314
Bulb Replacement
314
Halogen Bulbs
314
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
315
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
317
Back-Up Lamps
318
Replacement Bulbs
318
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
319
Tires
320
Inflation - Tire Pressure
327
Tire Pressure Monitor System
328
Tire Inspection and Rotation
330
When It Is Time for New Tires
331
Buying New Tires
332
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
333
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
334
Wheel Replacement
334
Tire Chains
336
If a Tire Goes Flat
337
Changing a Flat Tire
338
Compact Spare Tire
348
Appearance Care
349
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
349
Care of Safety Belts
352
Weatherstrips
352
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
352
Sheet Metal Damage
354
Finish Damage
354
Underbody Maintenance
355
Chemical Paint Spotting
355
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
356
Vehicle Identification
357
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
357
Service Parts Identification Label
357
Electrical System
357
Add-On Electrical Equipment
357
Headlamp Wiring
358
Windshield Wiper Fuses
358
Power Windows and Other Power Options
358
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
358
Capacities and Specifications
364
Maintenance Schedule
367
Maintenance Schedule
368
Introduction
368
Maintenance Requirements
368
Your Vehicle and the Environment
368
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
369
Scheduled Maintenance
370
Additional Required Services
372
Maintenance Footnotes
373
Owner Checks and Services
374
At Each Fuel Fill
374
At Least Once a Month
375
At Least Once a Year
375
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
Engine Drive Belt Routing
380
Maintenance Record
381
Customer Assistance and Information
383
Customer Assistance and Information
384
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
384
Online Owner Center
385
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
386
Customer Assistance Offices
386
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
387
Roadside Assistance Program
388
Courtesy Transportation
389
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
391
Reporting Safety Defects
392
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
392
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
393
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
393
Service Publications Ordering Information
393
Index
395

FAQ about the 2004 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2004 Impala manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Impala, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2004 Chevrolet Impala Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Impala year 2004 free?

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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