2004 Saturn L Series Owner's Manual

2004 Saturn L Series owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Saturn
Model:
L Series
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.62 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Saturn L-Series Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
10
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
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
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
39
Safety Belt Extender
41
Child Restraints
41
Older Children
41
Infants and Young Children
44
Child Restraint Systems
48
Where to Put the Restraint
50
Top Strap
52
Top Strap Anchor Location
53
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
56
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
58
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position (Sedan)
58
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Wagon)
60
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position (Wagon)
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
64
Air Bag Systems
68
Where Are the Air Bags?
70
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
74
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
74
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
75
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Restraint System Check
78
Checking Your Restraint Systems
78
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
79
Features and Controls
81
Keys
83
Remote Keyless Entry System
84
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
85
Doors and Locks
89
Door Locks
89
Power Door Locks
90
Delayed Locking
90
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
91
Rear Door Security Locks
91
Lockout Protection
92
Leaving Your Vehicle
92
Trunk/Liftgate
93
Windows
96
Manual Windows
97
Power Windows
97
Sun Visors
98
Theft-Deterrent Systems
98
Passlock®
98
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
99
New Vehicle Break-In
99
Ignition Positions
100
Starting Your Engine
101
Engine Coolant Heater
102
Automatic Transaxle Operation
103
Parking Brake
107
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
108
Shifting Out of Park (P)
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
111
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
112
Mirrors
113
Manual Rearview Mirror
113
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
113
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
114
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
116
Outside Remote Control Mirror
118
Outside Power Mirrors
119
Outside Convex Mirror
119
Outside Heated Mirrors
119
OnStar® System
120
Storage Areas
121
Glove Box
121
Center Console Storage Area
121
Assist Handles
121
Load Floor Storage Box
122
Roof Rack System
122
Cargo Cover
123
Sunroof
125
Instrument Panel
127
Instrument Panel Overview
128
Hazard Warning Flashers
130
Other Warning Devices
131
Horn
131
Tilt Wheel
131
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
132
Windshield Wiper Lever
134
Cruise Control
136
Exterior Lamps
139
Interior Lamps
141
Accessory Power Outlets
142
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
143
Climate Controls
143
Climate Control System
143
Automatic Climate Control System
146
Outlet Adjustment
150
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
150
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
151
Instrument Panel Cluster
152
Speedometer and Odometer
153
Tachometer
153
Safety Belt Reminder Light
154
Air Bag Readiness Light
154
Battery Warning Light
155
Brake System Warning Light
156
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
157
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
158
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
158
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
159
Low Coolant Warning Light
159
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
160
Oil Pressure Light
163
Change Engine Oil Light
164
Security Light
164
Reduced Engine Power Light
164
Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
165
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
165
Trunk Ajar Light
165
Service Vehicle Soon Light
165
Fuel Gage
166
Low Fuel Warning Light
166
Audio System(s)
167
Setting the Time
167
AM-FM Radio
168
Radio with CD
171
Radio with Cassette and CD
176
Rear Seat Entertainment System
185
Theft-Deterrent Feature
195
Radio Reception
197
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
198
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
199
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
199
Fixed Mast Antenna
199
Driving Your Vehicle
201
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
202
Defensive Driving
202
Drunken Driving
202
Control of a Vehicle
205
Braking
206
Traction Control System (TCS)
209
Steering
210
Off-Road Recovery
212
Passing
213
Loss of Control
214
Driving at Night
215
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
217
City Driving
220
Freeway Driving
221
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
223
Highway Hypnosis
223
Hill and Mountain Roads
224
Winter Driving
226
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
230
Towing
232
Towing Your Vehicle
232
Recreational Vehicle Towing
232
Loading Your Vehicle
234
Towing a Trailer
240
Service and Appearance Care
247
Service
249
Doing Your Own Service Work
250
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
251
Fuel
251
Gasoline Octane
251
Gasoline Specifications
252
California Fuel
252
Additives
253
Fuels in Foreign Countries
253
Filling Your Tank
254
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
255
Checking Things Under the Hood
256
Hood Release
256
Engine Compartment Overview
258
Engine Oil
262
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
266
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
269
Engine Coolant
269
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
272
Engine Overheating
272
Cooling System
275
Power Steering Fluid
280
Windshield Washer Fluid
281
Brakes
282
Battery
285
Jump Starting
286
Bulb Replacement
292
Halogen Bulbs
292
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
293
Fog Lamps
295
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
295
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Wagon)
296
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
296
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Wagon)
298
Replacement Bulbs
298
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
299
Tires
300
Inflation - Tire Pressure
307
Tire Inspection and Rotation
308
When It Is Time for New Tires
310
Buying New Tires
310
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
311
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
313
Wheel Replacement
313
Tire Chains
314
If a Tire Goes Flat
315
Changing a Flat Tire
316
Compact Spare Tire
327
Appearance Care
328
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
328
Care of Safety Belts
331
Weatherstrips
331
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
331
Sheet Metal Damage
333
Finish Damage
334
Underbody Maintenance
334
Chemical Paint Spotting
334
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
335
Vehicle Identification
336
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
336
Service Parts Identification Label
337
Electrical System
337
Add-On Electrical Equipment
337
Windshield Wiper Fuses
337
Power Windows and Other Power Options
338
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
338
Capacities and Specifications
344
Maintenance Schedule
345
Maintenance Schedule
346
Introduction
346
Maintenance Requirements
346
Your Vehicle and the Environment
346
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
346
Scheduled Maintenance
348
Additional Required Services
350
Maintenance Footnotes
351
Owner Checks and Services
353
At Each Fuel Fill
353
At Least Once a Month
353
At Least Once a Year
354
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
356
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
357
Engine Drive Belt Routing
358
Maintenance Record
359
Customer Assistance and Information
361
Customer Assistance and Information
362
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
362
Online Owner Center
364
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
365
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
365
Roadside Assistance Program
366
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
368
Reporting Safety Defects
369
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
369
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
370
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
370
Service Publications Ordering Information
370
Index
373

FAQ about the 2004 Saturn L Series Manual

What contains the 2004 L Series manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saturn L Series owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2004 Saturn L Series Owners Manual?

The Saturn L Series owner manual for the 2004 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Saturn L Series 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 Saturn L Series (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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