2005 Buick Rainier Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.61 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Buick Rainier BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
9
Power Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
11
Rear Seat Operation
11
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Rear Seat Passengers
26
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
29
Safety Belt Pretensioners
31
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
34
Child Restraint Systems
38
Where to Put the Restraint
41
Top Strap
42
Top Strap Anchor Location
43
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
44
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
46
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
49
Airbag System
52
Where Are the Airbags?
54
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
59
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
59
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
60
Passenger Sensing System
61
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Restraint System Check
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
67
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Features and Controls
69
Keys
71
Remote Keyless Entry System
72
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
73
Doors and Locks
75
Door Locks
75
Power Door Locks
76
Delayed Locking
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Rear Door Security Locks
80
Lockout Protection
80
Liftgate/Liftglass
81
Windows
82
Power Windows
83
Sun Visors
84
Theft-Deterrent Systems
84
Content Theft-Deterrent
84
Passlock®
86
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
86
New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
87
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
87
Starting Your Engine
88
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
89
Engine Coolant Heater
89
Automatic Transmission Operation
90
All-Wheel Drive
93
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
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
98
Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass
98
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
101
Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature
103
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass, and Temperature Display
105
Outside Power Mirror
107
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
107
Outside Convex Mirror
108
Outside Heated Mirrors
108
OnStar® System
108
HomeLink® Transmitter
110
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
111
Storage Areas
114
Glove Box
114
Overhead Console
114
Center Console Storage Area
115
Assist Handles
115
Luggage Carrier
115
Rear Floor Storage Lid
116
Convenience Net
117
Cargo Cover
117
Sunroof
118
Vehicle Personalization
119
Memory Seat
119
Instrument Panel
121
Instrument Panel Overview
124
Hazard Warning Flashers
126
Other Warning Devices
126
Horn
126
Tilt Wheel
126
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
127
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
127
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
128
Flash-to-Pass
128
Windshield Wipers
129
Rainsense™ Wipers
129
Windshield Washer
130
Cruise Control
131
Headlamps
134
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
134
Automatic Headlamp System
135
Fog Lamps
136
Instrument Panel Brightness
136
Dome Lamps
136
Dome Lamp Override
137
Entry Lighting
137
Exit Lighting
137
Reading Lamps
137
Battery Run-Down Protection
138
Accessory Power Outlets
138
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
139
Climate Controls
139
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
139
Outlet Adjustment
144
Rear Climate Control System
144
Climate Controls Personalization
145
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
145
Instrument Panel Cluster
146
Speedometer and Odometer
147
Trip Odometer
147
Tachometer
147
Safety Belt Reminder Light
148
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
148
Airbag Readiness Light
149
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
150
Charging System Light
151
Voltmeter Gage
152
Brake System Warning Light
152
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
154
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
154
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
155
Oil Pressure Gage
158
Change Engine Oil Light
159
Security Light
159
Cruise Control Light
160
Reduced Engine Power Light
160
Highbeam On Light
160
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
161
Check Gages Warning Light
161
Gate Ajar Light
161
Fuel Gage
162
Low Fuel Warning Light
162
Check Gas Cap Light
162
Driver Information Center (DIC)
163
DIC Operation and Displays
164
DIC Warnings and Messages
167
DIC Vehicle Customization
170
Audio System(s)
176
Setting the Time
176
Radio with CD (Base Level)
177
Radio with CD (MP3)
187
Radio with Cassette and CD
201
Radio with Six-Disc CD
215
Rear Seat Entertainment System
229
Navigation/Radio System
239
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
240
Theft-Deterrent Feature
241
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
241
Radio Reception
242
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
243
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
244
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
244
Fixed Mast Antenna
244
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
244
Chime Level Adjustment
244
Driving Your Vehicle
245
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
246
Defensive Driving
246
Drunken Driving
246
Control of a Vehicle
249
Braking
249
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
250
Braking in Emergencies
252
Traction Assist System (TAS)
252
Locking Rear Axle
253
Steering
254
Off-Road Recovery
256
Passing
256
Loss of Control
258
Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off Paved Roads
259
Driving at Night
272
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
273
City Driving
276
Freeway Driving
277
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
278
Highway Hypnosis
279
Hill and Mountain Roads
280
Winter Driving
282
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
286
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
287
Loading Your Vehicle
287
Towing
294
Towing Your Vehicle
294
Recreational Vehicle Towing
294
Towing a Trailer
294
Service and Appearance Care
305
Service
307
Doing Your Own Service Work
308
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
309
Fuel
309
Gasoline Octane
309
Gasoline Specifications
309
California Fuel
309
Additives
310
Fuels in Foreign Countries
311
Filling Your Tank
311
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
313
Checking Things Under the Hood
314
Hood Release
314
Engine Compartment Overview
316
Engine Oil
320
Engine Oil Life System
323
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
324
Automatic Transmission Fluid
326
Engine Coolant
328
Radiator Pressure Cap
331
Engine Overheating
331
Cooling System
332
Engine Fan Noise
338
Power Steering Fluid
339
Windshield Washer Fluid
340
Brakes
341
Battery
344
Jump Starting
345
All-Wheel Drive
350
Rear Axle
350
Front Axle
351
Bulb Replacement
352
Halogen Bulbs
352
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
353
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
353
Replacement Bulbs
354
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
355
Tires
357
Tire Sidewall Labelling
358
Tire Terminology and Definitions
361
Inflation - Tire Pressure
363
Tire Inspection and Rotation
364
When It Is Time for New Tires
366
Buying New Tires
366
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
367
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
368
Wheel Replacement
369
Tire Chains
370
Accessory Inflator
371
If a Tire Goes Flat
372
Changing a Flat Tire
373
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
374
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
376
Secondary Latch System
381
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
384
Spare Tire
386
Appearance Care
387
Fabric/Carpet
387
Vinyl
389
Leather
389
Instrument Panel
389
Interior Plastic Components
389
Glass Surfaces
389
Care of Safety Belts
390
Weatherstrips
390
Washing Your Vehicle
390
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
391
Finish Care
391
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
392
Aluminum Wheels
392
Tires
393
Sheet Metal Damage
393
Finish Damage
393
Underbody Maintenance
393
Chemical Paint Spotting
393
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
394
Vehicle Identification
395
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
395
Service Parts Identification Label
395
Electrical System
396
Add-On Electrical Equipment
396
Headlamps
396
Windshield Wiper Fuses
396
Power Windows and Other Power Options
396
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
397
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
397
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
403
Capacities and Specifications
406
Maintenance Schedule
409
Maintenance Schedule
410
Introduction
410
Maintenance Requirements
410
Your Vehicle and the Environment
410
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
410
Scheduled Maintenance
412
Additional Required Services
414
Maintenance Footnotes
415
Owner Checks and Services
417
At Each Fuel Fill
417
At Least Once a Month
417
At Least Once a Year
418
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
420
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
422
Maintenance Record
423
Customer Assistance and Information
427
Customer Assistance and Information
428
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
428
Online Owner Center
429
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
430
Customer Assistance Offices
430
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
431
Roadside Assistance Program
431
Courtesy Transportation
433
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
435
Reporting Safety Defects
436
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
436
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
436
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
437
Service Publications Ordering Information
437
Index
439

FAQ about the 2005 Buick Rainier Manual

What contains the 2005 Rainier manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Buick Rainier, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2005 Buick Rainier Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Rainier year 2005 free?

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The Buick Rainier (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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