2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner's Manual

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Monte Carlo
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
4.56 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Seat
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
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
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Top Strap
44
Top Strap Anchor Location
46
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
49
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
51
Air Bag Systems
54
Where Are the Air Bags?
57
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
59
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
60
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
60
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
61
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
63
Checking Your Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry System
67
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
68
Doors and Locks
72
Door Locks
72
Power Door Locks
73
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
73
Lockout Protection
74
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Trunk
74
Windows
77
Power Windows
78
Sun Visors
78
Theft-Deterrent Systems
79
Content Theft-Deterrent
79
Passlock®
80
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
81
New Vehicle Break-In
81
Ignition Positions
81
Starting Your Engine
82
Engine Coolant Heater
84
Automatic Transaxle Operation
85
Parking Brake
89
Shifting Into Park (P)
90
Shifting Out of Park (P)
92
Parking Over Things That Burn
92
Engine Exhaust
93
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
94
Mirrors
95
Manual Rearview Mirror
95
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
95
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
96
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
96
Outside Power Mirrors
97
Outside Convex Mirror
98
Outside Heated Mirrors
98
OnStar® System
98
HomeLink® Transmitter
100
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
100
Storage Areas
104
Glove Box
104
Center Console Storage Area
104
Rear Storage Area
104
Convenience Net
104
Sunroof
105
Vehicle Personalization
106
Instrument Panel
115
Instrument Panel Overview
118
Hazard Warning Flashers
120
Other Warning Devices
120
Horn
121
Tilt Wheel
121
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
121
Cruise Control
125
Exterior Lamps
128
Interior Lamps
130
Accessory Power Outlets
133
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
134
Climate Controls
135
Dual Climate Control System
135
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
141
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
142
Instrument Panel Cluster
143
Speedometer and Odometer
146
Tachometer
147
Safety Belt Reminder Light
147
Air Bag Readiness Light
148
Voltmeter Gage
149
Brake System Warning Light
149
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
151
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
151
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
152
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
153
Oil Pressure Indicator Light
155
Cruise Control Light
156
Fuel Gage
157
Message Center
158
Service Traction System Warning Message
158
Traction Active Message
158
Battery Warning Message
159
Hot Coolant Temperature Warning Message
159
Low Oil Pressure Message
160
Low Engine Oil Level Message
160
Change Engine Oil Message
161
Low Tire Message
161
Door Ajar Warning Message
162
Trunk Ajar Warning Message
162
Security Message
163
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
163
Low Fuel Warning Message
164
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
164
Service Vehicle Soon Message
165
Highbeam Out Warning Message
165
Driver Information Center (DIC)
166
Trip Computer
168
Audio System(s)
169
Setting the Time
169
Radio with Cassette
170
Radio with CD
181
Radio with Cassette and CD
192
Theft-Deterrent Feature
205
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
206
Understanding Radio Reception
207
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
207
Care of Your CDs
208
Care of Your CD Player
209
Backglass Antenna
209
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
210
Vehicle Customization Settings
210
Chime Level Adjustment
210
Driving Your Vehicle
211
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
212
Defensive Driving
212
Drunken Driving
212
Control of a Vehicle
216
Braking
216
Traction Control System (TCS)
220
Steering
222
Off-Road Recovery
224
Passing
224
Loss of Control
226
Driving at Night
227
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
228
City Driving
231
Freeway Driving
232
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
233
Highway Hypnosis
234
Hill and Mountain Roads
234
Winter Driving
236
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
240
Towing
241
Towing Your Vehicle
241
Recreational Vehicle Towing
241
Loading Your Vehicle
243
Towing a Trailer
248
Service and Appearance Care
257
Service
259
Doing Your Own Service Work
259
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
260
Fuel
260
Gasoline Octane
260
Gasoline Specifications
261
California Fuel
261
Additives
262
Fuels in Foreign Countries
262
Filling Your Tank
263
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
265
Checking Things Under the Hood
266
Hood Release
266
Engine Compartment Overview
268
Engine Oil
274
Supercharger Oil
280
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
282
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
284
Engine Coolant
287
Radiator Pressure Cap
290
Engine Overheating
290
Cooling System
293
Power Steering Fluid
303
Windshield Washer Fluid
304
Brakes
306
Battery
309
Jump Starting
310
Headlamp Aiming
316
Bulb Replacement
316
Halogen Bulbs
316
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
316
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
318
Back-Up Lamps
319
Replacement Bulbs
319
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
320
Tires
321
Inflation - Tire Pressure
328
Tire Pressure Monitor System
329
Tire Inspection and Rotation
331
When It Is Time for New Tires
332
Buying New Tires
332
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
333
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
335
Wheel Replacement
335
Tire Chains
336
If a Tire Goes Flat
337
Changing a Flat Tire
338
Compact Spare Tire
349
Appearance Care
350
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
350
Care of Safety Belts
353
Weatherstrips
353
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
353
Sheet Metal Damage
355
Finish Damage
355
Underbody Maintenance
356
Chemical Paint Spotting
356
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
356
Vehicle Identification
358
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
358
Service Parts Identification Label
358
Electrical System
359
Add-On Electrical Equipment
359
Headlamp Wiring
359
Windshield Wiper Fuses
359
Power Windows and Other Power Options
359
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
360
Capacities and Specifications
366
Maintenance Schedule
369
Maintenance Schedule
370
Introduction
370
Maintenance Requirements
370
Your Vehicle and the Environment
370
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
370
Scheduled Maintenance
372
Additional Required Services
374
Maintenance Footnotes
375
Owner Checks and Services
377
At Each Fuel Fill
377
At Least Once a Month
377
At Least Once a Year
378
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
380
Engine Drive Belt Routing
382
Maintenance Record
383
Customer Assistance and Information
387
Customer Assistance and Information
388
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
388
Online Owner Center
390
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
390
Customer Assistance Offices
390
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
392
Roadside Assistance Program
392
Courtesy Transportation
394
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
396
Reporting Safety Defects
398
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
398
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
398
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
398
Service Publications Ordering Information
399
Index
401

FAQ about the 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Manual

What contains the 2004 Monte Carlo manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo year 2004 free?

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The Chevrolet Monte Carlo (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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