2005 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2005 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
2.68 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Passenger Seat
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
31
Safety Belt Pretensioners
33
Safety Belt Extender
33
Child Restraints
34
Older Children
34
Infants and Young Children
37
Child Restraint Systems
40
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
43
Top Strap Anchor Location
45
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
45
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
50
Airbag System
54
Where Are the Airbags?
56
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
Passenger Sensing System
64
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Restraint System Check
69
Checking Your Restraint Systems
69
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
69
Features and Controls
71
Keys
73
Remote Keyless Entry System
74
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
75
Doors and Locks
78
Central Door Unlocking System
79
Power Door Locks
79
Delayed Locking
79
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
80
Rear Door Security Locks
80
Lockout Protection
81
Trunk
82
Windows
84
Power Windows
85
Sun Visors
87
Theft-Deterrent Systems
88
Theft-Deterrent System
88
Immobilizer
89
Immobilizer Operation
90
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
92
New Vehicle Break-In
92
Ignition Positions
92
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
94
Starting Your Engine
95
Engine Coolant Heater
95
Automatic Transmission Operation
96
Manual Transmission Operation
101
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
105
Shifting Out of Park (P)
107
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
108
Parking Over Things That Burn
109
Engine Exhaust
109
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
110
Mirrors
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
111
Outside Power Mirrors
113
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
114
Outside Convex Mirror
115
Outside Heated Mirrors
115
OnStar® System
115
HomeLink® Transmitter
117
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
118
Storage Areas
121
Glove Box
121
Cupholder(s)
121
Center Console Storage Area
121
Map Pocket
122
Roof Rack Provisions
122
Convenience Net
122
Sunroof
123
Vehicle Personalization
124
Memory Seat and Mirrors
124
Instrument Panel
127
Instrument Panel Overview
130
Hazard Warning Flashers
132
Other Warning Devices
132
Horn
132
Tilt Wheel
132
Reconfigurable Steering Wheel Controls (SWC) (CTS)
133
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
134
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
137
Windshield Washer
138
Headlamp Washer
138
Cruise Control (CTS)
139
Cruise Control (CTS-V)
143
Headlamps
146
Wiper Activated Headlamps
147
Headlamps on Reminder
147
Daytime Running Lamps
148
Fog Lamps
149
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
150
Instrument Panel Brightness
150
Entry Lighting
151
Parade Dimming
151
Reading Lamps
151
Accessory Power Outlets
151
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
152
Climate Controls
153
Dual Climate Control System
153
Outlet Adjustment
158
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
159
Steering Wheel Climate Controls (CTS)
160
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
160
Instrument Panel Cluster
161
Speedometer and Odometer
163
Trip Odometers
163
Tachometer
164
Engine Speed Limiter
164
Safety Belt Reminder Light
164
Airbag Readiness Light
165
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
166
Charging System Light
167
Brake System Warning Light
168
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
169
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
169
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light (CTS)
170
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
170
Tire Pressure Light
171
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
171
Oil Pressure Light
174
Winter Driving Mode Light (Automatic Transmission)
175
Sport Mode Light (Automatic Transmission)
175
Security Light
176
Fog Lamp Light
176
Lights On Reminder
176
Cruise Control Light
176
Highbeam On Light
177
Fuel Gage
177
Message Center
178
Message Center (CTS-V)
178
Transmission Fluid Hot Message
181
Hot Coolant Temperature Warning Message
181
Check Engine Oil Pressure Message
182
Oil Temperature Warning Message
182
Tire Pressure Warning Message
183
Driver Information Center (DIC)
184
System Controls
184
Status of Vehicle Systems
185
DIC Main Menu
188
DIC Warnings and Messages
191
DIC Vehicle Personalization
200
Audio System(s)
214
Setting the Time
214
Radio with CD
215
Navigation/Radio System
230
Theft-Deterrent Feature
231
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (CTS)
231
Radio Reception
232
Care of Your CDs
232
Care of Your CD Player
233
Diversity Antenna System
233
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
233
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) (CTS)
242
Traction Control System (TCS) (CTS-V)
244
Competitive Driving Mode
245
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
245
Stabilitrak® System
245
Panic Brake Assist
246
Steering
246
Off-Road Recovery
249
Passing
249
Loss of Control
251
Driving at Night
252
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
253
City Driving
256
Freeway Driving
257
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
258
Highway Hypnosis
259
Hill and Mountain Roads
260
Winter Driving
262
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
266
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
267
Loading Your Vehicle
267
Towing
272
Towing Your Vehicle
272
Recreational Vehicle Towing
272
Towing a Trailer
274
Service and Appearance Care
281
Service
283
Doing Your Own Service Work
284
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
285
Fuel
285
Gasoline Octane
285
Gasoline Specifications
285
California Fuel
286
Additives
286
Fuels in Foreign Countries
287
Filling Your Tank
288
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
290
Checking Things Under the Hood
290
Hood Release
291
Engine Compartment Overview
292
Engine Oil
296
Engine Oil Life System
300
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
302
Automatic Transmission Fluid
303
Manual Transmission Fluid
304
Hydraulic Clutch
305
Engine Coolant
306
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
309
Engine Overheating
309
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
311
Cooling System
312
Power Steering Fluid
317
Windshield Washer Fluid
318
Brakes
319
Battery
322
Jump Starting
322
Rear Axle
328
Bulb Replacement
329
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
329
Halogen Bulbs
329
Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps
330
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
331
Back-Up and License Plate Lamps
332
Replacement Bulbs
332
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
333
Tires
334
Tire Sidewall Labelling
336
Tire Terminology and Definitions
338
Run-Flat Tires (CTS-V)
341
Inflation - Tire Pressure
342
Tire Pressure Monitor System (CTS-V)
345
Tire Inspection and Rotation
348
When It Is Time for New Tires
349
Buying New Tires
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
351
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
353
Tire Chains
354
If a Tire Goes Flat
355
Changing a Flat Tire
356
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
358
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
360
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
366
Compact Spare Tire
367
Appearance Care
367
Fabric/Carpet
368
Vinyl
369
Leather
370
Instrument Panel
370
Interior Plastic Components
370
Wood Panels
370
Speaker Covers
370
Glass Surfaces
370
Care of Safety Belts
371
Weatherstrips
371
Washing Your Vehicle
371
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
371
Finish Care
372
Windshield and Wiper Blades
372
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
373
Tires
373
Sheet Metal Damage
374
Finish Damage
374
Underbody Maintenance
374
Chemical Paint Spotting
374
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
375
Vehicle Identification
376
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
376
Service Parts Identification Label
376
Electrical System
376
Add-On Electrical Equipment
376
Windshield Wiper Fuses
377
Power Windows and Other Power Options
377
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
377
Underhood Fuse Block
378
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
381
Capacities and Specifications
388
Maintenance Schedule
391
Maintenance Schedule
392
Introduction
392
Maintenance Requirements
392
Your Vehicle and the Environment
392
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
393
Scheduled Maintenance
394
Additional Required Services
396
Maintenance Footnotes
398
Owner Checks and Services
399
At Each Fuel Fill
400
At Least Once a Month
400
At Least Once a Year
400
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
403
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
405
Maintenance Record
406
Customer Assistance and Information
409
Customer Assistance and Information
410
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
410
Online Owner Center
412
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
412
Customer Assistance Offices
412
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
414
Roadside Service
414
Courtesy Transportation
416
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
418
Reporting Safety Defects
419
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
419
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
419
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
420
Service Publications Ordering Information
420
Index
423

FAQ about the 2005 Cadillac Cts Manual

What contains the 2005 Cts manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Cts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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The Cadillac Cts (2005) owner's manual is available in English?

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