2004 Oldsmobile Alero Owner's Manual

2004 Oldsmobile Alero owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Alero
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.49 MB

Table of Contents

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1
Preface
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
9
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
11
Easy Entry Seat
12
Power Lift Seat
13
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation
14
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
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Center Rear Passenger Position
33
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
35
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Top Strap
47
Top Strap Anchor Location
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
49
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
60
Where Are the Air Bags?
62
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?
64
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Restraint System Check
66
Checking Your Restraint Systems
66
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
67
Features and Controls
69
Keys
70
Remote Keyless Entry System
71
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
72
Doors and Locks
75
Door Locks
75
Power Door Locks
76
Delayed Locking
76
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Rear Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection
79
Leaving Your Vehicle
80
Trunk
80
Windows
82
Manual Windows
82
Power Windows
83
Sun Visors
83
Theft-Deterrent Systems
84
Passlock®
84
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
84
New Vehicle Break-In
84
Ignition Positions
85
Starting Your Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transaxle Operation
90
Manual Transaxle Operation
93
Parking Brake
95
Shifting Into Park (P)
96
Shifting Out of Park (P)
98
Parking Your Vehicle/Key Removal
98
Parking Over Things That Burn
99
Engine Exhaust
99
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
100
Mirrors
101
Manual Rearview Mirror
101
Outside Remote Control Mirror
101
Outside Power Mirrors
101
Outside Convex Mirror
102
Storage Areas
102
Glove Box
102
Cupholder(s)
102
Center Console Storage Area
103
Sunroof
103
Instrument Panel
105
Instrument Panel Overview
106
Hazard Warning Flashers
108
Other Warning Devices
109
Horn
109
Tilt Wheel
109
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
110
Windshield Wiper Lever
113
Cruise Control
114
Exterior Lamps
118
Interior Lamps
120
Accessory Power Outlets
122
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
123
Climate Controls
123
Climate Control System
123
Outlet Adjustment
126
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
127
Instrument Panel Cluster
128
Speedometer and Odometer
129
Tachometer
129
Safety Belt Reminder Light
130
Air Bag Readiness Light
130
Charging System Light
131
Up-Shift Light
132
Brake System Warning Light
132
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
133
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
134
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
135
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
135
Low Coolant Warning Light
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
136
Oil Pressure Light
139
Change Engine Oil Light
140
Security Light
141
Cruise Control Light
141
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
141
Service Vehicle Soon Light
142
Fuel Gage
142
Audio System(s)
143
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
143
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
144
Radio with CD (Base Level)
144
Radio with CD (Up Level)
149
Radio with Cassette and CD
159
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
171
Understanding Radio Reception
171
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
171
Care of Your CDs
172
Care of Your CD Player
172
Backglass Antenna
173
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
173
Chime Level Adjustment
173
Driving Your Vehicle
175
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
176
Defensive Driving
176
Drunken Driving
176
Control of a Vehicle
179
Braking
180
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
183
Steering
185
Off-Road Recovery
187
Passing
187
Loss of Control
189
Driving at Night
190
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
192
City Driving
195
Freeway Driving
196
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
197
Highway Hypnosis
198
Hill and Mountain Roads
198
Winter Driving
200
Towing Your Vehicle
205
Recreational Vehicle Towing
205
Loading Your Vehicle
208
Towing a Trailer
213
Service and Appearance Care
221
Service
223
Doing Your Own Service Work
223
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
224
Fuel
224
Gasoline Octane
224
Gasoline Specifications
224
California Fuel
225
Additives
225
Fuels in Foreign Countries
226
Filling Your Tank
226
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
229
Checking Things Under the Hood
229
Hood Release
230
Engine Compartment Overview
232
Engine Oil
235
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
240
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
241
Manual Transaxle Fluid
242
Hydraulic Clutch
242
Engine Coolant
243
Engine Overheating
246
Cooling System
249
Power Steering Fluid
255
Windshield Washer Fluid
256
Brakes
258
Battery
261
Jump Starting
262
Headlamp Aiming
268
Bulb Replacement
270
Halogen Bulbs
270
Headlamps
270
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
271
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
271
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
272
Replacement Bulbs
272
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
273
Tires
274
Inflation - Tire Pressure
281
Tire Inspection and Rotation
282
When It Is Time for New Tires
284
Buying New Tires
285
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
286
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
287
Wheel Replacement
287
Tire Chains
289
If a Tire Goes Flat
290
Changing a Flat Tire
290
Compact Spare Tire
300
Appearance Care
301
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
302
Care of Safety Belts
304
Weatherstrips
304
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
305
Sheet Metal Damage
307
Finish Damage
307
Underbody Maintenance
307
Chemical Paint Spotting
307
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
308
Vehicle Identification
309
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
309
Service Parts Identification Label
309
Electrical System
309
Add-On Electrical Equipment
309
Windshield Wiper Fuses
310
Power Windows and Other Power Options
310
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
310
Capacities and Specifications
315
Maintenance Schedule
317
Maintenance Schedule
318
Introduction
318
Maintenance Requirements
318
Your Vehicle and the Environment
318
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
319
Scheduled Maintenance
320
Additional Required Services
322
Maintenance Footnotes
323
Owner Checks and Services
324
At Each Fuel Fill
324
At Least Once a Month
325
At Least Once a Year
325
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
328
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
329
Maintenance Record
330
Customer Assistance Information
333
Customer Assistance Information
334
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
334
Online Owner Center
336
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
336
Customer Assistance Offices
336
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
338
Roadside Assistance Program
338
Courtesy Transportation
340
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
342
Reporting Safety Defects
343
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
343
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
343
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
344
Service Publications Ordering Information
344
Index
347

FAQ about the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero Manual

What contains the 2004 Alero manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Oldsmobile Alero, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Oldsmobile Alero
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Oldsmobile Alero owners can do

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