2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
3.71 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Chevrolet Silverado Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Seatback Latches
14
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
14
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
15
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Center Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
35
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Top Strap
48
Top Strap Anchor Location
50
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
53
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Rear)
55
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Front)
56
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Crew Cab)
65
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab)
68
Air Bag Systems
74
Where Are the Air Bags?
76
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
77
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
79
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
79
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
80
Air Bag Off Switch
81
Passenger Sensing System
86
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Restraint System Check
91
Checking Your Restraint Systems
91
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
92
Features and Controls
93
Keys
95
Remote Keyless Entry System
96
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
97
Doors and Locks
99
Door Locks
99
Power Door Locks
100
Delayed Locking
101
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
102
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
104
Lockout Protection
104
Rear Doors
105
Tailgate
105
Windows
107
Manual Windows
107
Power Windows
108
Swing-Out Windows
109
Sun Visors
109
Theft-Deterrent Systems
110
Content Theft-Deterrent
110
Passlock®
111
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
112
New Vehicle Break-In
112
Ignition Positions
112
Starting Your Engine
114
Engine Coolant Heater
116
Automatic Transmission Operation
117
Manual Transmission Operation
121
Four-Wheel Drive
125
All-Wheel Drive
136
Parking Brake
136
Shifting Into Park (P)
138
Shifting Out of Park (P)
141
Parking Your Vehicle
141
Parking Over Things That Burn
142
Engine Exhaust
143
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
144
Mirrors
145
Manual Rearview Mirror
145
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
145
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
148
Outside Manual Mirrors
151
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
151
Outside West Coast-Type Mirrors
152
Outside Power Mirrors
152
Outside Power Camper-Type Mirror
153
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
153
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
154
Outside Curb View Assist Mirrors
154
Outside Convex Mirror
154
Outside Heated Mirrors
154
OnStar® System
155
Storage Areas
156
Glove Box
157
Cupholder(s)
157
Front Storage Area
157
Center Console Storage Area
157
Tonneau Cover
157
Vehicle Personalization
159
Memory Seat
159
Instrument Panel
161
Instrument Panel Overview
164
Hazard Warning Flashers
166
Other Warning Devices
166
Horn
166
Tilt Wheel
167
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
167
Exterior Lamps
174
Interior Lamps
178
Accessory Power Outlets
179
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
180
Climate Controls
180
Climate Control System
180
Dual Climate Control System
182
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
185
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
193
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
193
Instrument Panel Cluster
194
Speedometer and Odometer
195
Tachometer
195
Safety Belt Reminder Light
196
Air Bag Readiness Light
196
Air Bag Off Light
197
Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator
200
Battery Warning Light
202
Voltmeter Gage
202
Up-Shift Light
203
Brake System Warning Light
204
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
205
Traction Off Light
206
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
207
Transmission Temperature Gage
207
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
209
Oil Pressure Gage
211
Cruise Control Light
212
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
212
Tow/Haul Mode Light
213
Overdrive Disable
213
Fuel Gage
213
Low Fuel Warning Light
214
Driver Information Center (DIC)
214
DIC Operation and Displays
215
DIC Warnings and Messages
225
Audio System(s)
232
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
233
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
233
AM-FM Radio
234
Radio with CD
236
Radio with Cassette and CD
247
Radio with Six-Disc CD
261
Rear Seat Entertainment System
274
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
285
Theft-Deterrent Feature
286
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
287
DVD Distortion
287
Radio Reception
288
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
288
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
289
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
290
Cleaning the Video Screen
290
Fixed Mast Antenna
290
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
290
Chime Level Adjustment
290
Driving Your Vehicle
291
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
292
Defensive Driving
292
Drunken Driving
292
Control of a Vehicle
295
Braking
296
Traction Assist System (TAS)
298
Manual Selectable Ride
301
Locking Rear Axle
302
Steering
302
QUADRASTEER™
304
Off-Road Recovery
307
Passing
307
Loss of Control
309
Off-Road Driving
310
Driving at Night
326
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
327
City Driving
330
Freeway Driving
331
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
332
Highway Hypnosis
333
Hill and Mountain Roads
334
Winter Driving
336
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
340
Towing
343
Towing Your Vehicle
343
Recreational Vehicle Towing
343
Loading Your Vehicle
347
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
354
Truck-Camper Loading Information
358
Trailer Recommendations
360
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
360
Towing a Trailer
361
Power Take-Off (PTO)
389
Service and Appearance Care
393
Service
395
Doing Your Own Service Work
395
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
396
Fuel
396
Gasoline Octane
396
Gasoline Specifications
397
California Fuel
397
Additives
398
Fuels in Foreign Countries
399
Filling Your Tank
399
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
401
Checking Things Under the Hood
402
Hood Release
402
Engine Compartment Overview
404
Engine Oil
409
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
414
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission®)
416
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission®)
419
Manual Transmission Fluid
422
Hydraulic Clutch
423
Engine Coolant
424
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
426
Engine Overheating
427
Cooling System
430
Engine Fan Noise
435
Power Steering Fluid
436
Windshield Washer Fluid
437
Brakes
439
Battery
442
Jump Starting
443
All-Wheel Drive
449
Rear Axle
450
Four-Wheel Drive
450
Noise Control System
453
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
453
Bulb Replacement
454
Halogen Bulbs
454
Headlamps
455
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
456
Roof Marker Lamps
457
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
459
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
460
Taillamps
461
Replacement Bulbs
463
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
464
Tires
465
Inflation - Tire Pressure
473
Dual Tire Operation
474
Tire Inspection and Rotation
475
When It Is Time for New Tires
477
Buying New Tires
478
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
479
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
480
Wheel Replacement
480
Tire Chains
482
If a Tire Goes Flat
483
Changing a Flat Tire
484
Spare Tire
504
Appearance Care
504
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
505
Care of Safety Belts
507
Weatherstrips
507
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
508
Sheet Metal Damage
510
Finish Damage
511
Underbody Maintenance
511
Chemical Paint Spotting
511
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
512
Vehicle Identification
513
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
513
Service Parts Identification Label
513
Electrical System
513
Add-On Electrical Equipment
513
Windshield Wiper Fuses
514
Power Windows and Other Power Options
514
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
514
Capacities and Specifications
522
Maintenance Schedule
525
Maintenance Schedule
526
Introduction
526
Maintenance Requirements
526
Your Vehicle and the Environment
526
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
527
Scheduled Maintenance
528
Additional Required Services
530
Maintenance Footnotes
532
Owner Checks and Services
533
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000km)
534
At Each Fuel Fill
534
At Least Once a Month
534
At Least Once a Year
535
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
537
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
540
Maintenance Record
542
Customer Assistance and Information
545
Customer Assistance and Information
546
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
546
Online Owner Center
547
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
548
Customer Assistance Offices
548
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
549
Roadside Assistance Program
550
Courtesy Transportation
551
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
553
Reporting Safety Defects
554
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
554
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
555
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
555
Service Publications Ordering Information
555
Index
557

FAQ about the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Manual

What contains the 2004 Silverado manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Silverado, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Silverado year 2004 free?

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The Chevrolet Silverado (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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