2005 Cadillac Xlr Owner's Manual

2005 Cadillac Xlr owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Xlr
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
3.81 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Cadillac XLR Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated and Cooled Seats
9
Power Reclining Seatback
10
Safety Belts
11
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
11
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
15
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
16
Driver Position
16
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
23
Passenger Position
24
Safety Belt Pretensioners
24
Safety Belt Extender
24
Child Restraints
25
Older Children
25
Infants and Young Children
27
Child Restraint Systems
30
Top Strap
33
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
34
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
36
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
38
Airbag System
42
Where Are the Airbags?
44
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
47
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
48
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
48
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
49
Airbag Off Switch
50
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
53
Restraint System Check
54
Checking Your Restraint Systems
54
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
54
Features and Controls
57
Keys
58
Keyless Access System
60
Keyless Access System Operation
61
Doors and Locks
65
Door Locks
65
Power Door Locks
67
Automatic Door Locks
68
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
68
Lockout Protection
68
Trunk
69
Windows
72
Power Windows
73
Sun Visors
74
Theft-Deterrent Systems
75
Theft-Deterrent System
75
Valet Lockout Switch
77
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
77
New Vehicle Break-In
77
Ignition Positions
78
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
78
Starting Your Engine
79
Engine Coolant Heater
80
Automatic Transmission Operation
81
Parking Brake
84
Shifting Into Park (P)
86
Shifting Out of Park (P)
87
Parking Over Things That Burn
88
Engine Exhaust
88
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
89
Mirrors
90
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
90
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
90
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
91
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
91
Outside Convex Mirror
92
OnStar® System
92
HomeLink® Transmitter
94
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
95
Storage Areas
98
Glove Box
98
Cupholder(s)
98
Center Console Storage Area
98
Map Pocket
99
Floor Mats
99
Rear Storage Area
100
Convenience Net
100
Retractable Hardtop
101
Lowering the Retractable Hardtop
101
Raising the Retractable Hardtop
102
Vehicle Personalization
110
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
110
Instrument Panel
113
Instrument Panel Overview
116
Hazard Warning Flashers
118
Other Warning Devices
118
Horn
118
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
119
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
119
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
120
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
120
Flash-to-Pass
121
Windshield Wipers
121
Rainsense™ Wipers
122
Windshield Washer
124
Headlamp Washer
124
Cruise Control
124
Adaptive Cruise Control
128
Exterior Lamps
140
Wiper Activated Headlamps
141
Headlamps on Reminder
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
142
Fog Lamps
143
Twilight Sentinel®
143
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
144
Instrument Panel Brightness
144
Courtesy Lamps
145
Entry/Exit Lighting
145
Reading Lamps
145
Battery Run-Down Protection
145
Head-Up Display (HUD)
146
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
149
Accessory Power Outlets
150
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
151
Climate Controls
152
Dual Climate Control System
152
Outlet Adjustment
157
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
157
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
158
Instrument Panel Cluster
158
Speedometer and Odometer
160
Trip Odometer
160
Tachometer
160
Safety Belt Reminder Light
160
Airbag Readiness Light
161
Airbag Off Light
162
Voltmeter Gage
163
Brake System Warning Light
164
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
165
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
165
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
166
Tire Pressure Light
167
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
167
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
170
Security Light
171
Fog Lamp Light
171
Lights On Reminder
171
Highbeam On Light
171
Fuel Gage
172
Driver Information Center (DIC)
173
DIC Controls and Displays
173
DIC Warnings and Messages
176
Other Messages
184
DIC Vehicle Personalization
185
Trip Computer
189
Oil Life Indicator
189
Audio System(s)
190
Theft-Deterrent Feature
190
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
191
Radio Reception
192
Care of Your CDs
192
Care of Your CD Player
192
Diversity Antenna System
193
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
193
Navigation System
195
Overview
196
Navigation System Overview
196
Getting Started
198
Features and Controls
198
Using the Navigation System
198
Setup Menu
201
Plan Route
207
Edit Memory Point
207
Edit Waypoint
211
Edit Avoid Point/Area
214
Enter Destination
215
Route Preference
225
Maps
227
Symbols
230
Remote Keyless Entry System
236
OnStar® System
236
Global Positioning System (GPS)
236
Vehicle Positioning
237
Problems with Route Guidance
238
If the System Needs Service
239
Ordering Map DVDs
239
Database Coverage Explanations
239
Navigation Audio System
239
Six-Disc CD Changer
255
CD/DVD Player
257
Radio Personalization with Home and Away Feature
263
Voice Recognition
263
Driving Your Vehicle
273
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
274
Defensive Driving
274
Drunken Driving
274
Control of a Vehicle
277
Braking
277
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
278
Braking in Emergencies
280
Traction Control System (TCS)
280
Magnetic Ride Control
281
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
281
StabiliTrak® System
282
Steering
283
Off-Road Recovery
285
Passing
286
Loss of Control
287
Driving at Night
288
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
290
City Driving
292
Freeway Driving
293
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
294
Highway Hypnosis
295
Hill and Mountain Roads
295
Winter Driving
297
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
301
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
302
Loading Your Vehicle
302
Towing
307
Towing Your Vehicle
307
Recreational Vehicle Towing
307
Towing a Trailer
307
Service and Appearance Care
309
Service
311
Doing Your Own Service Work
312
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
313
Fuel
313
Gasoline Octane
313
Gasoline Specifications
313
California Fuel
313
Additives
314
Fuels in Foreign Countries
314
Filling Your Tank
315
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
318
Checking Things Under the Hood
318
Hood Release
319
Engine Compartment Overview
320
Engine Oil
321
Engine Oil Life System
324
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
326
Automatic Transmission Fluid
328
Engine Coolant
328
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
331
Engine Overheating
331
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
333
Cooling System
334
Power Steering Fluid
339
Windshield Washer Fluid
340
Brakes
341
Battery
344
Jump Starting
345
Rear Axle
349
Headlamp Aiming
350
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
351
Bulb Replacement
352
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
353
Tires
354
Tire Sidewall Labelling
355
Tire Terminology and Definitions
357
Run-Flat Tires
360
Inflation - Tire Pressure
361
Tire Pressure Monitor System
363
Tire Inspection and Rotation
365
When It Is Time for New Tires
366
Buying New Tires
366
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
367
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
369
Wheel Replacement
369
Tire Chains
371
Lifting Your Vehicle
372
If a Tire Goes Flat
376
Appearance Care
378
Fabric/Carpet
378
Vinyl
380
Leather
380
Instrument Panel
380
Interior Plastic Components
380
Wood Panels
380
Speaker Covers
381
Glass Surfaces
381
Care of Safety Belts
381
Weatherstrips
381
Washing Your Vehicle
382
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
382
Finish Care
382
Windshield and Wiper Blades
383
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
384
Tires
384
Sheet Metal Damage
385
Finish Damage
385
Underbody Maintenance
385
Chemical Paint Spotting
385
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
386
Vehicle Identification
387
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
387
Service Parts Identification Label
387
Electrical System
388
Add-On Electrical Equipment
388
Windshield Wiper Fuses
388
Power Windows and Other Power Options
388
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
388
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
389
Underhood Fuse Block
391
Capacities and Specifications
393
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
402
At Least Once a Month
402
At Least Once a Year
403
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
405
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
407
Maintenance Record
408
Customer Assistance and Information
411
Customer Assistance and Information
412
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
412
Online Owner Center
413
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
414
Customer Assistance Offices
414
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
415
Roadside Service
416
Courtesy Transportation
417
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
419
Reporting Safety Defects
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
421
Service Publications Ordering Information
422
Index
425

FAQ about the 2005 Cadillac Xlr Manual

What contains the 2005 Xlr manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Xlr

Where to download the 2005 Cadillac Xlr Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Cadillac Xlr 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 Cadillac Xlr (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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