2005 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2005 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.61 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Buick LaCrosse BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Six-Way Power Seats
10
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Center Seat
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
21
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Center Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
33
Safety Belt Pretensioners
36
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
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
51
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
57
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
62
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
63
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
63
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
64
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Restraint System Check
71
Checking the Restraint Systems
71
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
71
Features and Controls
73
Keys
74
Remote Keyless Entry System
75
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
76
Doors and Locks
82
Door Locks
82
Power Door Locks
83
Delayed Locking
83
Automatic Door Locks
84
Lockout Protection
84
Trunk
85
Windows
87
Power Windows
88
Sun Visors
89
Theft-Deterrent Systems
89
Content Theft-Deterrent
89
PASS-Key® III
91
PASS-Key® III Operation
91
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
93
New Vehicle Break-In
93
Ignition Positions
93
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
94
Starting the Engine
94
Engine Coolant Heater
95
Automatic Transaxle Operation
96
Parking Brake
99
Shifting Into Park (P)
100
Shifting Out of Park (P)
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
102
Running the Engine While Parked
103
Mirrors
104
Manual Rearview Mirror
104
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
104
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
104
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
105
Outside Power Mirrors
105
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
106
Outside Convex Mirror
106
OnStar® System
106
HomeLink® Transmitter
108
HomeLink®
108
Programming the HomeLink®
108
Storage Areas
112
Glove Box
112
Cupholder(s)
112
Center Console Storage Area
113
Convenience Net
113
Sunroof
114
Instrument Panel
115
Instrument Panel Overview
118
Hazard Warning Flashers
120
Other Warning Devices
120
Horn
120
Tilt Wheel
120
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
121
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
122
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
122
Flash-to-Pass
122
Windshield Wipers
123
Windshield Washer
123
Cruise Control
124
Exterior Lamps
127
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
128
Fog Lamps
129
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
129
Interior Lamps
130
Instrument Panel Brightness
130
Courtesy Lamps
130
Entry Lighting
130
Delayed Entry Lighting
131
Theater Dimming
131
Delayed Exit Lighting
131
Perimeter Lighting
132
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
132
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
132
Battery Run-Down Protection
132
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
132
Accessory Power Outlets
134
Climate Controls
135
Climate Control System
135
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
138
Outlet Adjustment
142
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
142
Steering Wheel Climate Controls
144
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
144
Instrument Panel Cluster
145
Speedometer and Odometer
146
Tachometer
146
Safety Belt Reminder Light
146
Airbag Readiness Light
147
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
148
Charging System Light
149
Brake System Warning Light
150
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
151
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
151
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
152
Low Coolant Warning Light
153
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
153
Oil Pressure Light
156
Change Engine Oil Light
157
Security Light
157
Cruise Control Light
157
Reduced Engine Power Light
158
Highbeam On Light
158
Headlamps Suggested Light
158
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
159
Door Ajar Light
159
Trunk Ajar Light
159
Service Vehicle Soon Light
159
Fuel Gage
160
Low Fuel Warning Light
160
Check Gas Cap Light
160
Driver Information Center (DIC)
161
DIC Operation and Displays
161
DIC Warnings and Messages
167
DIC Vehicle Personalization
185
Audio System(s)
193
Setting the Time
193
Radio with CD (Base)
193
Radio with CD (UpLevel)
198
Radio with CD (MP3)
206
Radio with Six-Disc CD
219
Theft-Deterrent Feature
231
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
232
Radio Reception
233
Care of Your CDs
233
Care of Your CD Player
233
Backglass Antenna
234
Chime Level Adjustment
234
Driving Your Vehicle
235
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
236
Defensive Driving
236
Drunken Driving
236
Control of a Vehicle
239
Braking
239
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
240
Braking in Emergencies
242
Traction Control System (TCS)
242
StabiliTrak® System
243
Steering
244
Off-Road Recovery
246
Passing
246
Loss of Control
247
Driving at Night
249
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
250
City Driving
253
Freeway Driving
254
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
255
Highway Hypnosis
255
Hill and Mountain Roads
256
Winter Driving
258
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
262
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
262
Loading Your Vehicle
263
Towing
268
Towing Your Vehicle
268
Recreational Vehicle Towing
268
Towing a Trailer
269
Service and Appearance Care
277
Service
279
Doing Your Own Service Work
280
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
281
Fuel
281
Gasoline Octane
281
Gasoline Specifications
282
California Fuel
282
Additives
282
Fuels in Foreign Countries
283
Filling the Tank
284
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
286
Checking Things Under the Hood
286
Hood Release
287
Engine Compartment Overview
288
Engine Oil
291
Engine Oil Life System
294
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
295
Automatic Transmission Fluid
297
Engine Coolant
297
Radiator Pressure Cap
300
Engine Overheating
300
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
302
Cooling System
302
Power Steering Fluid
309
Windshield Washer Fluid
310
Brakes
311
Battery
314
Jump Starting
315
Headlamp Aiming
319
Bulb Replacement
321
Halogen Bulbs
321
Headlamps and Sidemarker Lamps
322
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
323
Fog Lamps
324
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
324
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
327
Tires
328
Tire Sidewall Labelling
329
Tire Terminology and Definitions
331
Inflation - Tire Pressure
334
Tire Inspection and Rotation
336
When It Is Time for New Tires
337
Buying New Tires
338
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
339
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
340
Wheel Replacement
341
Tire Chains
342
If a Tire Goes Flat
343
Changing a Flat Tire
344
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
345
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
347
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
352
Compact Spare Tire
353
Appearance Care
354
Fabric/Carpet
354
Vinyl
356
Leather
356
Instrument Panel
356
Interior Plastic Components
356
Glass Surfaces
356
Care of Safety Belts
357
Weatherstrips
357
Washing Your Vehicle
357
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
357
Finish Care
358
Windshield and Wiper Blades
358
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
359
Tires
359
Sheet Metal Damage
360
Finish Damage
360
Underbody Maintenance
360
Chemical Paint Spotting
360
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
361
Vehicle Identification
362
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
362
Service Parts Identification Label
362
Electrical System
363
Add-On Electrical Equipment
363
Headlamp Wiring
363
Windshield Wiper Fuses
363
Power Windows and Other Power Options
364
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
364
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
364
Underhood Fuse Block
366
Capacities and Specifications
368
Maintenance Schedule
369
Maintenance Schedule
370
Introduction
370
Maintenance Requirements
370
Your Vehicle and the Environment
370
Using the Maintenance Schedule
371
Scheduled Maintenance
372
Additional Required Services
374
Maintenance Footnotes
375
Owner Checks and Services
376
At Each Fuel Fill
376
At Least Once a Month
377
At Least Once a Year
377
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
380
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
381
Maintenance Record
382
Customer Assistance and Information
385
Customer Assistance and Information
386
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
386
Online Owner Center
387
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
388
Customer Assistance Offices
388
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
389
Roadside Assistance Program
390
Courtesy Transportation
391
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
393
Reporting Safety Defects
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
395
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
395
Service Publications Ordering Information
395
Index
397

FAQ about the 2005 Buick Lacrosse Manual

What contains the 2005 Lacrosse manual?

The Buick Lacrosse owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Lacrosse. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Lacrosse 2005 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Buick Lacrosse, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Lacrosse

Where to download the 2005 Buick Lacrosse Owners Manual?

The Buick Lacrosse owner manual for the 2005 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Lacrosse year 2005 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2005 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Buick Lacrosse (2005) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2005 is available in English.

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