2004 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2004 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
3.71 MB

Table of Contents

2004 GMC Sierra Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Power Lumbar
11
Heated Seats
12
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Seatback Latches
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
15
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
15
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Center Passenger Position
31
Rear Seat Passengers
33
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
36
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
41
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
49
Top Strap Anchor Location
51
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
54
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Rear)
56
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Front)
57
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
61
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
66
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Crew Cab)
67
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab)
70
Air Bag Systems
76
Where Are the Air Bags?
78
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
79
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
80
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
81
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
81
Air Bag Off Switch
82
Passenger Sensing System
87
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Restraint System Check
93
Checking Your Restraint Systems
93
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
94
Features and Controls
95
Keys
97
Remote Keyless Entry System
98
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
99
Doors and Locks
102
Door Locks
102
Power Door Locks
103
Delayed Locking
104
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
104
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
106
Lockout Protection
107
Rear Doors
107
Tailgate
108
Windows
110
Manual Windows
110
Power Windows
111
Swing-Out Windows
112
Sun Visors
112
Theft-Deterrent Systems
113
Content Theft-Deterrent
113
Passlock®
115
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
115
New Vehicle Break-In
115
Ignition Positions
116
Starting Your Engine
117
Engine Coolant Heater
119
Automatic Transmission Operation
120
Manual Transmission Operation
124
Four-Wheel Drive
129
Parking Brake
142
Shifting Into Park (P)
143
Shifting Out of Park (P)
145
Parking Your Vehicle
146
Parking Over Things That Burn
146
Engine Exhaust
147
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
147
Mirrors
148
Manual Rearview Mirror
148
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
149
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
151
Outside Manual Mirrors
154
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
154
Outside West Coast-Type Mirrors
155
Outside Power Mirrors
155
Outside Power Camper-Type Mirror
156
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
156
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
157
Outside Curb View Assist Mirrors
157
Outside Convex Mirror
158
Outside Heated Mirrors
158
OnStar® System
158
Storage Areas
160
Glove Box
160
Cupholder(s)
160
Front Storage Area
161
Center Console Storage Area
161
Tonneau Cover
161
Vehicle Personalization
163
Memory Seat
163
Instrument Panel
165
Instrument Panel Overview
168
Hazard Warning Flashers
170
Other Warning Devices
170
Horn
171
Tilt Wheel
171
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
171
Exterior Lamps
178
Interior Lamps
183
Accessory Power Outlets
184
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
185
Climate Controls
185
Climate Control System
185
Dual Climate Control System
186
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
190
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
197
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
197
Instrument Panel Cluster
198
Speedometer and Odometer
199
Tachometer
199
Safety Belt Reminder Light
200
Air Bag Readiness Light
200
Air Bag Off Light
201
Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator
204
Battery Warning Light
206
Voltmeter Gage
206
Up-Shift Light
207
Brake System Warning Light
207
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
209
Traction Off Light
209
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
210
Transmission Temperature Gage
211
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
213
Oil Pressure Gage
216
Cruise Control Light
217
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
217
Tow/Haul Mode Light
217
Overdrive Disable
217
Fuel Gage
218
Low Fuel Warning Light
218
Driver Information Center (DIC)
219
DIC Operation and Displays
219
DIC Warnings and Messages
230
Audio System(s)
237
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
238
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
238
AM-FM Radio
238
Radio with CD
241
Radio with Cassette and CD
252
Radio with Six-Disc CD
266
Rear Seat Entertainment System
279
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
290
Theft-Deterrent Feature
291
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
292
DVD Distortion
293
Radio Reception
293
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
293
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
294
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
295
Cleaning the Video Screen
295
Fixed Mast Antenna
295
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
295
Chime Level Adjustment
295
Driving Your Vehicle
297
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
298
Defensive Driving
298
Drunken Driving
298
Control of a Vehicle
301
Braking
302
Traction Assist System (TAS)
305
Manual Selectable Ride
307
Locking Rear Axle
308
Steering
308
QUADRASTEER™
310
Off-Road Recovery
313
Passing
313
Loss of Control
314
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
316
Driving at Night
333
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
335
City Driving
338
Freeway Driving
339
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
340
Highway Hypnosis
340
Hill and Mountain Roads
341
Winter Driving
343
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
347
Towing
349
Towing Your Vehicle
349
Recreational Vehicle Towing
350
Loading Your Vehicle
353
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
360
Truck-Camper Loading Information
364
Trailer Recommendations
366
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
366
Towing a Trailer
366
Power Take-Off (PTO)
397
Service and Appearance Care
401
Service
403
Doing Your Own Service Work
403
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
404
Fuel
404
Gasoline Octane
404
Gasoline Specifications
405
California Fuel
405
Additives
406
Fuels in Foreign Countries
406
Filling Your Tank
407
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
409
Checking Things Under the Hood
410
Hood Release
410
Engine Compartment Overview
412
Engine Oil
418
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
423
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission®)
425
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission®)
428
Manual Transmission Fluid
431
Hydraulic Clutch
432
Engine Coolant
433
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
436
Engine Overheating
436
Cooling System
439
Engine Fan Noise
444
Power Steering Fluid
445
Windshield Washer Fluid
446
Brakes
448
Battery
452
Jump Starting
453
Rear Axle
459
Four-Wheel Drive
460
Noise Control System
462
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
462
Bulb Replacement
464
Halogen Bulbs
464
Headlamps
464
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
466
Roof Marker Lamps
467
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
469
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
470
Taillamps
471
Replacement Bulbs
474
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
474
Tires
476
Inflation - Tire Pressure
484
Dual Tire Operation
485
Tire Inspection and Rotation
486
When It Is Time for New Tires
488
Buying New Tires
489
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
490
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
491
Wheel Replacement
492
Tire Chains
494
If a Tire Goes Flat
495
Changing a Flat Tire
496
Spare Tire
516
Appearance Care
516
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
517
Care of Safety Belts
519
Weatherstrips
519
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
520
Sheet Metal Damage
522
Finish Damage
522
Underbody Maintenance
523
Chemical Paint Spotting
523
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
523
Vehicle Identification
525
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
525
Service Parts Identification Label
525
Electrical System
525
Add-On Electrical Equipment
525
Windshield Wiper Fuses
526
Power Windows and Other Power Options
526
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
526
Capacities and Specifications
534
Maintenance Schedule
537
Maintenance Schedule
538
Introduction
538
Maintenance Requirements
538
Your Vehicle and the Environment
538
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
539
Scheduled Maintenance
540
Additional Required Services
542
Maintenance Footnotes
544
Owner Checks and Services
546
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000km)
547
At Each Fuel Fill
547
At Least Once a Month
547
At Least Once a Year
548
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
550
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
553
Maintenance Record
555
Customer Assistance and Information
557
Customer Assistance and Information
558
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
558
Online Owner Center
559
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
560
Customer Assistance Offices
560
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
561
Roadside Assistance Program
562
Courtesy Transportation
563
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
566
Reporting Safety Defects
567
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
567
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
567
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
567
Service Publications Ordering Information
568
Index
571

FAQ about the 2004 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2004 Sierra manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Sierra owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2004 GMC Sierra Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Sierra year 2004 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2004 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Sierra (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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