2005 Cadillac Sts Owner's Manual

2005 Cadillac Sts owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Sts
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.68 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Cadillac STS Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Heated and Ventilated Seats
10
Power Reclining Seatback
11
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
12
Heated Seats
12
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
13
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Driver Position
19
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
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
35
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 Seat Position
46
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
48
Airbag System
51
Where Are the Airbags?
53
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
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
62
Checking Your Restraint Systems
62
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Keyless Access System
67
Keyless Access System Operation
68
Doors and Locks
75
Door Locks
75
Power Door Locks
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
76
Rear Door Security Locks
76
Lockout Protection
77
Trunk
77
Windows
80
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
83
Theft-Deterrent Systems
84
Theft-Deterrent System
84
Valet Lockout Switch
86
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
87
New Vehicle Break-In
87
Ignition Positions
87
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
88
Starting Your Engine
88
Engine Coolant Heater
89
Automatic Transmission Operation
90
All-Wheel Drive
93
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into Park (P)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P)
96
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
97
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
98
Mirrors
99
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
99
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
99
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
101
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
102
Outside Convex Mirror
102
Outside Parallel Park Assist Mirror
103
OnStar® System
103
HomeLink® Transmitter
105
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
106
Storage Areas
109
Glove Box
109
Cupholder(s)
109
Center Console Storage Area
109
Convenience Net
109
Sunroof
110
Vehicle Personalization
111
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
128
Instrument Panel
133
Instrument Panel Overview
136
Hazard Warning Flashers
138
Other Warning Devices
138
Horn
138
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
138
Heated Steering Wheel
139
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
140
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
140
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
141
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
141
Flash-to-Pass
145
Windshield Wipers
145
Rainsense™ II Wipers
146
Windshield Washer
147
Headlamp Washer
148
Cruise Control
148
Adaptive Cruise Control
151
Headlamps
163
Wiper Activated Headlamps
167
Headlamps on Reminder
167
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
167
Fog Lamps
169
Twilight Sentinel®
169
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
170
Instrument Panel Brightness
171
Entry Lighting
171
Parade Dimming
171
Reading Lamps
172
Battery Load Management
172
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
172
Head-Up Display (HUD)
173
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
176
Accessory Power Outlets
178
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
178
Climate Controls
179
Dual Climate Control System
179
Outlet Adjustment
184
Rear Climate Control System
185
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
186
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
188
Instrument Panel Cluster
189
Speedometer and Odometer
190
Tachometer
190
Safety Belt Reminder Light
190
Airbag Readiness Light
191
Charging System Light
192
Brake System Warning Light
192
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
193
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
194
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
194
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
195
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
195
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
196
Oil Pressure Light
198
Security Light
199
Fog Lamp Light
199
Lights On Reminder
199
Cruise Control Light
200
Highbeam On Light
200
Fuel Gage
200
Driver Information Center (DIC)
201
DIC Controls and Displays
201
DIC Warnings and Messages
206
Setting the Time
219
Radio with CD
220
Navigation/Radio System
238
Radio Personalization
239
Theft-Deterrent Feature
242
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
243
Radio Reception
244
Care of Your CDs
245
Care of Your CD Player
245
Diversity Antenna System
246
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
246
Driving Your Vehicle
247
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
248
Defensive Driving
248
Drunken Driving
248
Control of a Vehicle
251
Braking
251
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
252
Braking in Emergencies
254
Traction Control System (TCS)
254
Magnetic Ride Control
255
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
255
Stabilitrak® System
256
Panic Brake Assist
256
Steering
257
Off-Road Recovery
259
Passing
259
Loss of Control
261
Driving at Night
262
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
263
City Driving
266
Freeway Driving
267
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
268
Highway Hypnosis
269
Hill and Mountain Roads
270
Winter Driving
272
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
276
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
277
Loading Your Vehicle
277
Towing
282
Towing Your Vehicle
282
Recreational Vehicle Towing
282
Towing a Trailer
284
Service and Appearance Care
291
Service
293
Doing Your Own Service Work
294
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
295
Fuel
295
Gasoline Octane
295
Gasoline Specifications
295
California Fuel
296
Additives
296
Fuels in Foreign Countries
297
Filling Your Tank
298
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
300
Checking Things Under the Hood
300
Hood Release
301
Engine Compartment Overview
302
Engine Oil
306
Engine Oil Life System
309
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
311
Automatic Transmission Fluid
312
Engine Coolant
313
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
316
Engine Overheating
316
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
318
Cooling System
319
Power Steering Fluid
323
Windshield Washer Fluid
324
Brakes
325
Battery
328
Jump Starting
329
All-Wheel Drive
334
Rear Axle
335
Front Axle
336
Bulb Replacement
337
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
337
Halogen Bulbs
337
Front Turn Signal Lamps
338
Sidemarker Lamps
338
Back-Up Lamps
339
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
340
Tires
341
Tire Sidewall Labelling
342
Tire Terminology and Definitions
346
Inflation - Tire Pressure
348
Tire Pressure Monitor System
350
Tire Inspection and Rotation
353
When It Is Time for New Tires
355
Buying New Tires
355
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
357
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
358
Wheel Replacement
358
Tire Chains
360
If a Tire Goes Flat
361
Changing a Flat Tire
362
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
363
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
365
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
371
Compact Spare Tire
372
Appearance Care
372
Fabric/Carpet
373
Vinyl
374
Leather
375
Instrument Panel
375
Interior Plastic Components
375
Wood Panels
375
Speaker Covers
375
Glass Surfaces
375
Care of Safety Belts
376
Weatherstrips
376
Washing Your Vehicle
376
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
376
Finish Care
377
Windshield and Wiper Blades
377
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
378
Tires
378
Sheet Metal Damage
379
Finish Damage
379
Underbody Maintenance
379
Chemical Paint Spotting
379
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
380
Vehicle Identification
381
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
381
Service Parts Identification Label
381
Electrical System
382
Add-On Electrical Equipment
382
Headlamp Wiring
382
Windshield Wiper Fuses
382
Power Windows and Other Power Options
383
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
383
Underhood Fuse Block
384
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
387
Capacities and Specifications
394
Maintenance Schedule
395
Maintenance Schedule
396
Introduction
396
Maintenance Requirements
396
Your Vehicle and the Environment
396
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
396
Scheduled Maintenance
398
Additional Required Services
400
Maintenance Footnotes
401
Owner Checks and Services
402
At Each Fuel Fill
403
At Least Once a Month
403
At Least Once a Year
404
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
406
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
408
Maintenance Record
409
Customer Assistance and Information
413
Customer Assistance and Information
414
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
414
Online Owner Center
415
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
416
Customer Assistance Offices
416
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
417
Roadside Service
418
Courtesy Transportation
419
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
421
Reporting Safety Defects
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
423
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
423
Service Publications Ordering Information
423
Index
425

FAQ about the 2005 Cadillac Sts Manual

What contains the 2005 Sts manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Sts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Sts
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2005 Cadillac Sts Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Cadillac Sts year 2005 free?

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The Cadillac Sts (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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