2005 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual

2005 Buick Park Avenue owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Buick
Model:
Park Avenue
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.55 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Buick Park Avenue Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
17
Driver Position
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
24
Right Front Passenger Position
25
Center Passenger Position
25
Rear Seat Passengers
26
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
35
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?
57
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
59
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
61
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
61
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
63
Restraint System Check
63
Checking Your Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Features and Controls
65
Keys
67
Remote Keyless Entry System
69
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
70
Doors and Locks
73
Door Locks
73
Central Door Unlocking System
74
Power Door Locks
74
Door Ajar Reminder
75
Delayed Locking
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
75
Rear Door Security Locks
77
Lockout Protection
77
Leaving Your Vehicle
77
Trunk
78
Windows
80
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
82
Theft-Deterrent Systems
82
Content Theft-Deterrent
82
PASS-Key® III
84
PASS-Key® III Operation
84
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
86
New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
86
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
87
Starting Your Engine
88
Engine Coolant Heater
89
Automatic Transaxle Operation
90
Parking Brake
93
Shifting Into Park (P)
94
Shifting Out of Park (P)
95
Parking Over Things That Burn
96
Engine Exhaust
96
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
97
Mirrors
98
Manual Rearview Mirror
98
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
98
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
98
Outside Manual Mirrors
100
Outside Power Mirrors
101
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
101
Outside Convex Mirror
102
Outside Automatic Dimming Heated Mirror
102
OnStar® System
103
HomeLink® Transmitter
104
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
105
Storage Areas
108
Glove Box
108
Garage Door Opener Compartment
109
Center Console Storage Area
110
Rear Storage Area
111
Rear Seat Pass Through
111
Convenience Net
111
Sunroof
111
Vehicle Personalization
112
Memory Seat and Mirrors
112
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
121
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
122
Flash-to-Pass
123
Windshield Wipers
123
Rainsense™ II Wipers
123
Windshield Washer
124
Cruise Control
124
Exterior Lamps
128
Headlamps on Reminder
128
Daytime Running Lamps
129
Cornering Lamps
129
Twilight Sentinel®
130
Instrument Panel Brightness
130
Courtesy Lamps
130
Entry Lighting
130
Delayed Entry Lighting
131
Theater Dimming
131
Delayed Exit Lighting
131
Perimeter Lighting
131
Parade Dimming
132
Glove Box Lamp
132
Front Reading Lamps
132
Rear Reading Lamps
133
Trunk Lamp
133
Battery Run-Down Protection
133
Head-Up Display (HUD)
133
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
136
Accessory Power Outlets
138
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
139
Climate Controls
139
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
139
Outlet Adjustment
144
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
144
Steering Wheel Climate Controls
145
Climate Controls Personalization
145
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
146
Instrument Panel Cluster
147
Speedometer and Odometer
149
Trip Odometer
149
Tachometer
149
Safety Belt Reminder Light
150
Airbag Readiness Light
150
Battery Warning Light
151
Brake System Warning Light
152
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
153
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
153
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
154
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
154
Oil Pressure Light
157
Security Light
158
Cruise Control Light
158
Service Vehicle Soon Light
158
Fuel Gage
159
Driver Information Center (DIC)
160
DIC Controls and Displays
160
DIC Warnings and Messages
163
DIC Vehicle Personalization
164
Audio System(s)
169
Setting the Time
169
Radio with Cassette
170
Radio with Cassette and CD
174
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer
180
Personal Choice Radio Controls
183
Theft-Deterrent Feature
184
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
186
Radio Reception
186
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
187
Care of Your CDs
188
Care of Your CD Player
188
Heated Backlite Antenna
188
Driving Your Vehicle
189
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
190
Defensive Driving
190
Drunken Driving
191
Control of a Vehicle
194
Braking
194
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
195
Braking in Emergencies
197
Traction Control System (TCS)
197
Steering
198
Off-Road Recovery
200
Passing
201
Loss of Control
202
Driving at Night
204
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
205
City Driving
208
Freeway Driving
209
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
210
Highway Hypnosis
211
Hill and Mountain Roads
211
Winter Driving
213
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
217
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
218
Loading Your Vehicle
218
Towing
223
Towing Your Vehicle
223
Recreational Vehicle Towing
223
Towing a Trailer
225
Service and Appearance Care
233
Service
235
Doing Your Own Service Work
235
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
236
Fuel
236
Gasoline Octane
236
Gasoline Specifications
237
California Fuel
237
Additives
237
Fuels in Foreign Countries
238
Filling Your Tank
238
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
241
Checking Things Under the Hood
242
Hood Release
242
Engine Compartment Overview
244
Engine Oil
245
Engine Oil Life System
249
Supercharger Oil
250
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
251
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
254
Engine Coolant
256
Radiator Pressure Cap
258
Engine Overheating
258
Cooling System
260
Power Steering Fluid
266
Windshield Washer Fluid
267
Brakes
269
Battery
272
Jump Starting
273
Headlamp Aiming
277
Bulb Replacement
279
Halogen Bulbs
279
Headlamps
279
Front Turn Signal Lamps
282
Rear Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-Up Lamps
282
Rear Quarter Panel Turn Signal and Stoplamps
286
Replacement Bulbs
288
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
289
Tires
290
Tire Sidewall Labelling
291
Tire Terminology and Definitions
293
Inflation - Tire Pressure
296
Check Tire Pressure System
297
Tire Inspection and Rotation
299
When It Is Time for New Tires
300
Buying New Tires
300
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
301
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
303
Wheel Replacement
303
Tire Chains
304
If a Tire Goes Flat
305
Changing a Flat Tire
306
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
307
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
308
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
312
Compact Spare Tire
314
Appearance Care
314
Fabric/Carpet
315
Vinyl
317
Leather
317
Instrument Panel
317
Interior Plastic Components
317
Speaker Covers
318
Glass Surfaces
318
Care of Safety Belts
318
Weatherstrips
318
Washing Your Vehicle
319
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
319
Finish Care
319
Windshield and Wiper Blades
320
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
320
Tires
320
Sheet Metal Damage
321
Finish Damage
321
Underbody Maintenance
321
Chemical Paint Spotting
321
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
322
Vehicle Identification
323
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
323
Service Parts Identification Label
323
Electrical System
323
Add-On Electrical Equipment
323
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
324
Main Instrument Panel Fuse Block
324
Auxiliary Instrument Panel Fuse Block
326
Underhood Fuse Block
327
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
329
Capacities and Specifications
332
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
333
Engine Drive Belt Routing
334
Maintenance Schedule
335
Maintenance Schedule
336
Introduction
336
Maintenance Requirements
336
Your Vehicle and the Environment
336
How This Section is Organized
337
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
338
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
338
Selecting the Right Schedule
339
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
340
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
347
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
353
At Each Fuel Fill
353
At Least Once a Month
353
At Least Twice a Year
354
At Least Once a Year
354
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
357
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
357
Exhaust System Inspection
357
Fuel System Inspection
357
Engine Cooling System Inspection
358
Throttle System Inspection
358
Brake System Inspection
358
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
359
Part E: Maintenance Record
361
Customer Assistance and Information
363
Customer Assistance and Information
364
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
364
Online Owner Center
365
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Customer Assistance Offices
366
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
367
Roadside Assistance Program
368
Courtesy Transportation
369
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
371
Reporting Safety Defects
372
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
372
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
373
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
373
Service Publications Ordering Information
373
Index
375

FAQ about the 2005 Buick Park Avenue Manual

What contains the 2005 Park Avenue manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Buick Park Avenue, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Park Avenue
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2005 Buick Park Avenue Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Park Avenue 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 Park Avenue (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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