2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
3.29 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Passenger Seat
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Center Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
32
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Top Strap
45
Top Strap Anchor Location
46
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
47
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
49
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
51
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Airbag System
55
Where Are the Airbags?
57
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
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
70
Features and Controls
71
Keys
73
Remote Keyless Entry System
74
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
75
Doors and Locks
78
Door Locks
78
Power Door Locks
79
Delayed Locking
79
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
80
Rear Door Security Locks
82
Lockout Protection
82
Midgate
83
Tailgate
92
Windows
94
Power Windows
95
Sun Visors
95
Theft-Deterrent Systems
96
Content Theft-Deterrent
96
Passlock®
97
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
98
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
99
Starting Your Engine
99
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
100
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Tow/Haul Mode
105
Four-Wheel Drive
105
Parking Brake
110
Shifting Into Park (P)
111
Shifting Out of Park (P)
113
Parking Over Things That Burn
113
Engine Exhaust
114
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
114
Mirrors
115
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
115
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
118
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
121
Outside Power Mirrors
121
Outside Convex Mirror
122
Outside Heated Mirrors
123
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror with Curb View Assist
123
OnStar® System
124
HomeLink® Transmitter
126
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
127
Storage Areas
130
Glove Box
130
Center Overhead Console
130
Front Armrest Storage Area
130
Center Console Storage Area
130
Luggage Carrier
131
Rear Storage Area
131
Cargo Cover Panels
132
All-Weather Cargo Area
142
Top-Box Storage
147
Tonneau Cover
148
Sunroof
154
Vehicle Personalization
155
Memory Seat
155
Instrument Panel
157
Instrument Panel Overview
160
Hazard Warning Flashers
162
Other Warning Devices
162
Horn
162
Tilt Wheel
163
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
163
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
164
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
164
Flash-to-Pass
165
Windshield Wipers
165
Windshield Washer
166
Cruise Control
166
Exterior Lamps
170
Headlamps on Reminder
171
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
171
Automatic Headlamp System
171
Fog Lamps
172
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp
173
Exterior Cargo Lamps
173
Instrument Panel Brightness
173
Dome Lamps
174
Entry/Exit Lighting
174
Reading Lamps
174
Battery Run-Down Protection
175
Accessory Power Outlets
175
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
175
Climate Controls
176
Dual Climate Control System
176
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
178
Outlet Adjustment
183
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
184
Instrument Panel Cluster
185
Speedometer and Odometer
186
Tachometer
186
Safety Belt Reminder Light
186
Airbag Readiness Light
187
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
188
Charging System Light
189
Voltmeter Gage
190
Brake System Warning Light
191
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
192
Traction Off Light
192
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
193
Transmission Temperature Gage
194
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
195
Oil Pressure Gage
198
Security Light
199
Cruise Control Light
199
Highbeam On Light
199
Tow/Haul Mode Light
200
Fuel Gage
200
Low Fuel Warning Light
200
Driver Information Center (DIC)
201
DIC Operation and Displays
202
DIC Warnings and Messages
205
DIC Vehicle Customization
214
Audio System(s)
220
Setting the Time
220
Radio with CD
221
Radio with Six-Disc CD
231
Rear Seat Entertainment System
245
Navigation/Radio System
256
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
256
Theft-Deterrent Feature
258
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
258
Radio Reception
259
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
260
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
260
Fixed Mast Antenna
260
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
260
Chime Level Adjustment
260
Driving Your Vehicle
261
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
262
Defensive Driving
262
Drunken Driving
262
Control of a Vehicle
265
Braking
265
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
266
Braking in Emergencies
268
Traction Assist System (TAS)
268
Locking Rear Axle
270
StabiliTrak® System
270
Steering
273
Off-Road Recovery
275
Passing
275
Loss of Control
277
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
278
Driving at Night
290
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
292
City Driving
294
Freeway Driving
295
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
296
Highway Hypnosis
297
Hill and Mountain Roads
298
Winter Driving
300
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
304
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
304
Recovery Hooks
305
Loading Your Vehicle
306
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
312
Towing
316
Towing Your Vehicle
316
Recreational Vehicle Towing
316
Level Control
321
Truck-Camper Loading Information
321
Trailer Recommendations
321
Towing a Trailer
322
Service and Appearance Care
335
Service
337
Doing Your Own Service Work
338
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
338
Fuel
339
Gasoline Octane
339
Gasoline Specifications
339
California Fuel
340
Additives
340
Fuel E-85 (85% Ethanol)
341
Fuels in Foreign Countries
343
Filling Your Tank
343
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
345
Checking Things Under the Hood
346
Hood Release
346
Engine Compartment Overview
348
Engine Oil
351
Engine Oil Life System
354
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
356
Automatic Transmission Fluid
359
Engine Coolant
362
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
364
Engine Overheating
364
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
366
Cooling System
366
Engine Fan Noise
371
Power Steering Fluid
372
Windshield Washer Fluid
374
Brakes
375
Battery
378
Jump Starting
379
Rear Axle
383
Four-Wheel Drive
384
Front Axle
385
Bulb Replacement
386
Halogen Bulbs
386
Headlamps
387
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
389
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
390
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
392
Taillamps
393
Replacement Bulbs
394
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
394
Tires
395
Tire Sidewall Labelling
396
Tire Terminology and Definitions
399
Inflation - Tire Pressure
401
Tire Inspection and Rotation
404
When It Is Time for New Tires
405
Buying New Tires
406
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
407
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
408
Wheel Replacement
408
Tire Chains
410
If a Tire Goes Flat
411
Changing a Flat Tire
412
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
413
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
416
Secondary Latch System
423
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
426
Spare Tire
429
Appearance Care
429
Fabric/Carpet
430
Vinyl
432
Leather
432
Instrument Panel
432
Interior Plastic Components
432
Glass Surfaces
432
Care of Safety Belts
433
Weatherstrips
433
Washing Your Vehicle
433
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
433
Finish Care
434
Windshield and Wiper Blades
434
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
435
Tires
436
Sheet Metal Damage
436
Finish Damage
436
Underbody Maintenance
436
Chemical Paint Spotting
436
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
437
Vehicle Identification
438
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
438
Service Parts Identification Label
438
Electrical System
439
Windshield Wiper Fuses
439
Power Windows and Other Power Options
439
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
439
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
440
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
442
Underhood Fuse Block
443
Capacities and Specifications
448
Maintenance Schedule
451
Maintenance Schedule
452
Introduction
452
Maintenance Requirements
452
Your Vehicle and the Environment
452
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
453
Scheduled Maintenance
454
Additional Required Services
456
Maintenance Footnotes
458
Owner Checks and Services
459
At Each Fuel Fill
459
At Least Once a Month
460
At Least Once a Year
460
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
463
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
465
Maintenance Record
466
Customer Assistance and Information
469
Customer Assistance and Information
470
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
470
Online Owner Center
471
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
472
Customer Assistance Offices
472
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
473
Roadside Assistance Program
474
Courtesy Transportation
475
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
477
Reporting Safety Defects
478
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
478
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
479
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
479
Service Publications Ordering Information
479
Index
481

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Manual

What contains the 2005 Avalanche manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Avalanche, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Owners Manual?

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The Chevrolet Avalanche (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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