2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cavalier
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.27 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Seat
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Driver Position
19
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment (Four Door Models)
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 Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
43
Top Strap Anchor Location
44
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
47
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
49
Airbag System
52
Where Are the Airbags?
55
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
58
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
58
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
59
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
61
Restraint System Check
61
Checking Your Restraint Systems
61
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
62
Features and Controls
63
Keys
64
Remote Keyless Entry System
65
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
66
Doors and Locks
70
Door Locks
70
Power Door Locks
71
Rear Door Security Locks
71
Lockout Protection
72
Trunk
72
Windows
74
Power Windows
75
Sun Visors
75
Theft-Deterrent Systems
76
Content Theft-Deterrent
76
Passlock®
77
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
78
New Vehicle Break-In
78
Ignition Positions
78
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
80
Starting Your Engine
80
Engine Coolant Heater
81
Automatic Transaxle Operation
82
Manual Transaxle Operation
85
Parking Brake
87
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
88
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
90
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
90
Parking Over Things That Burn
91
Engine Exhaust
91
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
92
Mirrors
93
Manual Rearview Mirror
93
Outside Remote Control Mirror
93
Outside Power Mirrors
93
Outside Convex Mirror
94
Outside Breakaway Mirror
94
OnStar® System
95
Storage Areas
97
Cupholder(s)
97
Center Console Storage Area
97
Convenience Net
97
Sunroof
97
Instrument Panel
99
Instrument Panel Overview
102
Hazard Warning Flashers
104
Other Warning Devices
104
Horn
104
Tilt Wheel
104
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
105
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
106
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
106
Flash-to-Pass
106
Windshield Wipers
107
Windshield Washer
108
Cruise Control
108
Exterior Lamps
111
Headlamps on Reminder
111
Daytime Running Lamps
111
Fog Lamps
113
Instrument Panel Brightness
113
Entry Lighting
114
Front Reading Lamps
114
Map Lamps
114
Battery Run-Down Protection
114
Accessory Power Outlets
114
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
115
Climate Controls
116
Climate Control System
116
Outlet Adjustment
118
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
119
Instrument Panel Cluster
120
Speedometer and Odometer
121
Trip Odometer
121
Tachometer
121
Safety Belt Reminder Light
122
Airbag Readiness Light
122
Charging System Light
123
Up-Shift Light
124
Brake System Warning Light
124
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
125
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
126
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
127
Low Coolant Warning Light
128
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
128
Oil Pressure Light
131
Passlock® Warning Light
132
Highbeam On Light
132
Check Gages Warning Light
132
Service Vehicle Soon Light
133
Fuel Gage
133
Audio System(s)
134
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
134
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
134
AM-FM Radio
135
Radio with CD (Base Level)
137
Radio with CD (Up Level)
142
Radio with CD (MP3)
152
Personal Choice Radio Controls
167
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non RDS Radios)
167
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
167
Radio Reception
168
Care of Your CDs
168
Care of Your CD Player
168
Fixed Mast Antenna
169
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
169
Chime Level Adjustment
169
Driving Your Vehicle
171
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
172
Defensive Driving
172
Drunken Driving
172
Control of a Vehicle
175
Braking
175
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
176
Braking in Emergencies
178
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
178
Steering
180
Off-Road Recovery
182
Passing
182
Loss of Control
184
Driving at Night
185
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
186
City Driving
189
Freeway Driving
190
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
191
Highway Hypnosis
192
Hill and Mountain Roads
192
Winter Driving
194
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
198
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
199
Loading Your Vehicle
199
Towing
205
Towing Your Vehicle
205
Recreational Vehicle Towing
205
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transaxle)
207
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle)
213
Service and Appearance Care
215
Service
217
Doing Your Own Service Work
218
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
219
Fuel
219
Gasoline Octane
219
Gasoline Specifications
219
California Fuel
219
Additives
220
Fuels in Foreign Countries
220
Filling Your Tank
221
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
223
Checking Things Under the Hood
224
Hood Release
224
Engine Compartment Overview
226
Engine Oil
227
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
231
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
233
Manual Transaxle Fluid
233
Hydraulic Clutch
233
Engine Coolant
234
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
237
Engine Overheating
237
Cooling System
239
Power Steering Fluid
244
Windshield Washer Fluid
245
Brakes
246
Battery
250
Jump Starting
251
Bulb Replacement
255
Halogen Bulbs
255
Headlamps
256
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
258
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
258
Back-Up Lamps
259
Replacement Bulbs
259
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
260
Tires
261
Tire Sidewall Labelling
262
Tire Terminology and Definitions
264
Inflation - Tire Pressure
267
Tire Inspection and Rotation
268
When It Is Time for New Tires
269
Buying New Tires
270
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
271
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
272
Wheel Replacement
272
Tire Chains
274
If a Tire Goes Flat
275
Changing a Flat Tire
276
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
277
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
279
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
284
Compact Spare Tire
285
Appearance Care
286
Fabric/Carpet
286
Vinyl
288
Instrument Panel
288
Interior Plastic Components
288
Glass Surfaces
288
Care of Safety Belts
288
Weatherstrips
289
Washing Your Vehicle
289
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
289
Finish Care
289
Windshield and Wiper Blades
290
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
290
Tires
291
Sheet Metal Damage
291
Finish Damage
291
Underbody Maintenance
292
Chemical Paint Spotting
292
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
292
Vehicle Identification
293
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
293
Service Parts Identification Label
294
Electrical System
294
Add-On Electrical Equipment
294
Headlamp Wiring
294
Windshield Wiper Fuses
295
Power Windows and Other Power Options
295
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
295
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
296
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
298
Capacities and Specifications
299
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
300
Maintenance Schedule
301
Maintenance Schedule
302
Introduction
302
Maintenance Requirements
302
Your Vehicle and the Environment
302
How This Section is Organized
303
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
304
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
304
Selecting the Right Schedule
305
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
306
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
313
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
318
At Each Fuel Fill
318
At Least Once a Month
318
At Least Twice a Year
318
At Least Once a Year
319
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
322
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
322
Exhaust System Inspection
322
Fuel System Inspection
322
Engine Cooling System Inspection
322
Throttle System Inspection
322
Brake System Inspection
323
Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection
323
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
324
Part E: Maintenance Record
326
Customer Assistance and Information
329
Customer Assistance and Information
330
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
330
Online Owner Center
331
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
332
Customer Assistance Offices
332
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
333
Roadside Assistance Program
334
Courtesy Transportation
335
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
337
Reporting Safety Defects
338
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
338
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
339
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
339
Service Publications Ordering Information
339
Index
341

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

What contains the 2005 Cavalier manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Cavalier
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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