2005 Buick Century Owner's Manual

2005 Buick Century owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Buick
Model:
Century
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.32 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Buick Century Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seat
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
18
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
25
Center Passenger Position
26
Rear Seat Passengers
27
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
30
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
43
Top Strap Anchor Location
45
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
46
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Airbag System
55
Where Are the Airbags?
58
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
61
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
62
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Restraint System Check
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Features and Controls
67
Keys
68
Remote Keyless Entry System
70
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
71
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Lockout Protection
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Trunk
78
Windows
80
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
81
Theft-Deterrent Systems
82
PASS-Key® II
82
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
83
New Vehicle Break-In
83
Ignition Positions
84
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting Your Engine
85
Engine Coolant Heater
86
Automatic Transaxle Operation
87
Parking Brake
90
Shifting Into Park (P)
91
Shifting Out of Park (P)
92
Parking Over Things That Burn
93
Engine Exhaust
93
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
94
Mirrors
95
Manual Rearview Mirror
95
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
95
Outside Power Mirrors
96
Outside Convex Mirror
96
OnStar® System
97
Storage Areas
99
Glove Box
99
Front Storage Area
99
Convenience Net
99
Instrument Panel
101
Instrument Panel Overview
104
Hazard Warning Flashers
106
Other Warning Devices
106
Horn
106
Tilt Wheel
106
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
107
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
107
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
108
Flash-to-Pass
108
Windshield Wipers
108
Windshield Washer
109
Cruise Control
110
Exterior Lamps
113
Headlamps on Reminder
113
Delayed Headlamps
113
Daytime Running Lamps/Automatic Headlamp System
114
Cornering Lamps
115
Interior Lamps
115
Instrument Panel Brightness
115
Courtesy Lamps
115
Dome Lamp
116
Entry Lighting
116
Delayed Entry Lighting
116
Delayed Exit Lighting
117
Reading Lamps
117
Battery Run-Down Protection
117
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
118
Climate Controls
118
Dual Climate Control System
118
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
121
Outlet Adjustment
126
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
126
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
128
Instrument Panel Cluster
129
Speedometer and Odometer
130
Trip Odometer
130
Safety Belt Reminder Light
130
Airbag Readiness Light
131
Charging System Light
132
Brake System Warning Light
132
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
133
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
134
Low Traction Light
134
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
135
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
135
Tire Pressure Light
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
136
Oil Pressure Light
140
Change Engine Oil Light
140
Security Light
141
Cruise Control Light
141
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
141
Door/Trunk Ajar Warning Light
142
Service Vehicle Soon Light
142
Fuel Gage
142
Low Fuel Warning Light
143
Audio System(s)
144
Setting the Time
144
Radio with CD
145
Radio with Cassette and CD
153
Theft-Deterrent Feature
163
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
163
Radio Reception
164
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
165
Care of Your CDs
166
Care of Your CD Player
166
Fixed Mast Antenna
166
Chime Level Adjustment
166
Driving Your Vehicle
167
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
168
Defensive Driving
168
Drunken Driving
169
Control of a Vehicle
172
Braking
172
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
173
Braking in Emergencies
175
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
175
Steering
177
Off-Road Recovery
179
Passing
179
Loss of Control
181
Driving at Night
182
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
183
City Driving
186
Freeway Driving
187
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
188
Highway Hypnosis
189
Hill and Mountain Roads
190
Winter Driving
192
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
196
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
197
Loading Your Vehicle
197
Towing
202
Towing Your Vehicle
202
Recreational Vehicle Towing
202
Towing a Trailer
204
Service and Appearance Care
211
Service
213
Doing Your Own Service Work
214
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
215
Fuel
215
Gasoline Octane
215
Gasoline Specifications
215
California Fuel
216
Additives
216
Fuels in Foreign Countries
217
Filling Your Tank
218
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
220
Checking Things Under the Hood
220
Hood Release
221
Engine Compartment Overview
222
Engine Oil
223
Engine Oil Life System
226
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
228
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
229
Engine Coolant
232
Radiator Pressure Cap
234
Engine Overheating
235
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
236
Cooling System
237
Power Steering Fluid
244
Windshield Washer Fluid
245
Brakes
246
Battery
249
Jump Starting
250
Headlamp Aiming
255
Bulb Replacement
257
Halogen Bulbs
257
Headlamps
257
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
258
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
259
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
260
Back-Up Lamps
261
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
262
Tires
263
Tire Sidewall Labelling
264
Tire Terminology and Definitions
267
Inflation - Tire Pressure
270
Tire Pressure Monitor System
271
Tire Inspection and Rotation
273
When It Is Time for New Tires
274
Buying New Tires
274
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
275
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
277
Wheel Replacement
277
Tire Chains
278
If a Tire Goes Flat
279
Changing a Flat Tire
280
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
281
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
283
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
289
Compact Spare Tire
291
Appearance Care
292
Fabric/Carpet
292
Vinyl
294
Leather
294
Instrument Panel
295
Interior Plastic Components
295
Glass Surfaces
295
Care of Safety Belts
295
Weatherstrips
295
Washing Your Vehicle
296
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
296
Finish Care
296
Windshield and Wiper Blades
297
Aluminum Wheels
297
Tires
297
Sheet Metal Damage
298
Finish Damage
298
Underbody Maintenance
298
Chemical Paint Spotting
298
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
299
Vehicle Identification
300
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
300
Service Parts Identification Label
300
Electrical System
300
Add-On Electrical Equipment
300
Headlamp Wiring
301
Windshield Wiper Fuses
301
Power Windows and Other Power Options
301
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
301
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
301
Underhood Fuse Block
304
Capacities and Specifications
306
Maintenance Schedule
307
Maintenance Schedule
308
Introduction
308
Maintenance Requirements
308
Your Vehicle and the Environment
308
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
308
Scheduled Maintenance
310
Additional Required Services
312
Maintenance Footnotes
314
Owner Checks and Services
315
At Each Fuel Fill
315
At Least Once a Month
316
At Least Once a Year
316
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
319
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
320
Engine Drive Belt Routing
321
Maintenance Record
322
Customer Assistance and Information
325
Customer Assistance and Information
326
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
326
Online Owner Center
328
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
328
Customer Assistance Offices
328
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
330
Roadside Assistance Program
330
Courtesy Transportation
332
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
333
Reporting Safety Defects
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
335
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
335
Service Publications Ordering Information
335
Index
337

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