2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

2004 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.48 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Pontiac Grand Am Book TOC
1
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
20
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
48
Top Strap Anchor Location
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
50
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
53
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
53
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?
65
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Restraint System Check
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
67
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
76
Rear Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection
79
Leaving Your Vehicle
79
Trunk
80
Windows
83
Manual Windows
83
Power Windows
84
Sun Visors
84
Theft-Deterrent Systems
85
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
92
Manual Transaxle Operation
95
Parking Brake
97
Shifting Into Park (P)
98
Shifting Out of Park (P)
100
Parking Your Vehicle/Key Removal
100
Parking Over Things That Burn
101
Engine Exhaust
101
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
102
Mirrors
103
Manual Rearview Mirror
103
Outside Remote Control Mirror
103
Outside Power Mirrors
103
Outside Convex Mirror
104
Storage Areas
104
Glove Box
104
Cupholder(s)
104
Center Console Storage Area
104
Sunroof
105
Instrument Panel
107
Instrument Panel Overview
108
Hazard Warning Flashers
110
Other Warning Devices
111
Horn
111
Tilt Wheel
111
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
112
Windshield Wiper Lever
115
Cruise Control
116
Exterior Lamps
120
Interior Lamps
123
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
124
Climate Controls
125
Climate Control System
125
Outlet Adjustment
127
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
128
Instrument Panel Cluster
129
Speedometer and Odometer
130
Tachometer
130
Safety Belt Reminder Light
131
Air Bag Readiness Light
131
Charging System Light
132
Up-Shift Light
132
Brake System Warning Light
133
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
134
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
134
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
135
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
136
Low Coolant Warning Light
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
137
Oil Pressure Light
140
Change Engine Oil Light
141
Security Light
141
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
142
Service Vehicle Soon Light
142
Fuel Gage
143
Audio System(s)
144
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
144
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
144
Radio with CD (Base Level)
145
Radio with CD (Up Level)
149
Radio with CD (MP3)
160
Theft-Deterrent Feature
174
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
175
Radio Reception
176
Care of Your CDs
176
Care of Your CD Player
176
Fixed Mast Antenna
177
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
177
Chime Level Adjustment
177
Driving Your Vehicle
179
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
180
Defensive Driving
180
Drunken Driving
180
Control of a Vehicle
184
Braking
184
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
187
Steering
189
Off-Road Recovery
191
Passing
192
Loss of Control
193
Driving at Night
195
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
197
City Driving
199
Freeway Driving
200
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
201
Highway Hypnosis
202
Hill and Mountain Roads
203
Winter Driving
204
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
209
Towing
210
Towing Your Vehicle
210
Recreational Vehicle Towing
210
Loading Your Vehicle
213
Towing a Trailer
219
Service and Appearance Care
227
Service
229
Doing Your Own Service Work
229
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
230
Fuel
231
Gasoline Octane
231
Gasoline Specifications
231
California Fuel
232
Additives
232
Fuels in Foreign Countries
233
Filling Your Tank
233
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
235
Checking Things Under the Hood
236
Hood Release
236
Engine Compartment Overview
238
Engine Oil
241
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
246
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
247
Manual Transaxle Fluid
248
Hydraulic Clutch
248
Engine Coolant
249
Engine Overheating
251
Cooling System
254
Power Steering Fluid
260
Windshield Washer Fluid
261
Brakes
263
Battery
266
Jump Starting
267
Bulb Replacement
273
Halogen Bulbs
273
Headlamps
273
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
274
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
274
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
275
Replacement Bulbs
275
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
276
Tires
277
Inflation - Tire Pressure
284
Tire Inspection and Rotation
286
When It Is Time for New Tires
287
Buying New Tires
288
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
289
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
290
Wheel Replacement
291
Tire Chains
292
If a Tire Goes Flat
293
Changing a Flat Tire
294
Compact Spare Tire
303
Appearance Care
304
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
304
Care of Safety Belts
307
Weatherstrips
307
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
307
Sheet Metal Damage
309
Finish Damage
309
Underbody Maintenance
310
Chemical Paint Spotting
310
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
310
Vehicle Identification
312
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
312
Service Parts Identification Label
312
Electrical System
313
Add-On Electrical Equipment
313
Windshield Wiper Fuses
313
Power Windows and Other Power Options
313
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
313
Capacities and Specifications
318
Maintenance Schedule
321
Maintenance Schedule
322
Introduction
322
Maintenance Requirements
322
Your Vehicle and the Environment
322
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
323
Scheduled Maintenance
324
Additional Required Services
326
Maintenance Footnotes
327
Owner Checks and Services
328
At Each Fuel Fill
328
At Least Once a Month
329
At Least Once a Year
329
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
332
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
333
Engine Drive Belt Routing
334
Maintenance Record
335
Customer Assistance and Information
337
Customer Assistance and Information
338
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
338
Online Owner Center
339
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
340
Customer Assistance Offices
340
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
341
Roadside Assistance Program
342
Courtesy Transportation
343
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
345
Reporting Safety Defects
346
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
346
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
347
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
347
Service Publications Ordering Information
347
Index
349

FAQ about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

What contains the 2004 Grand Am manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Grand Am owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Am, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Grand Am year 2004 free?

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The Pontiac Grand Am (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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