2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.4 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Easy Entry Seat
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
21
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
31
Safety Belt Pretensioners
34
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 Right Front Seat Position
52
Airbag System
54
Where Are the Airbags?
56
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
59
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
60
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
60
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
61
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
63
Restraint System Check
63
Checking the Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry System
67
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
68
Doors and Locks
71
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
71
Delayed Locking
72
Automatic Door Locks
72
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
72
Rear Door Security Locks
72
Lockout Protection
73
Trunk
73
Windows
75
Manual Windows
75
Power Windows
76
Sun Visors
77
Theft-Deterrent Systems
77
Content Theft-Deterrent
77
Passlock®
79
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
80
New Vehicle Break-In
80
Ignition Positions
80
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
82
Starting the Engine
82
Engine Coolant Heater
83
Automatic Transaxle Operation
84
Manual Transaxle Operation
87
Parking Brake
89
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
90
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
92
Parking Your Vehicle
92
Parking Over Things That Burn
93
Engine Exhaust
93
Running the Engine While Parked
94
Mirrors
95
Manual Rearview Mirror
95
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
95
Outside Manual Mirror
95
Outside Remote Control Mirror
95
Outside Power Mirrors
95
Outside Convex Mirror
96
OnStar® System
96
Storage Areas
97
Glove Box
97
Cupholder(s)
97
Center Console Storage Area
97
Driver’s Storage Compartment
97
Convenience Net
98
Sunroof
98
Instrument Panel
99
Instrument Panel Overview
102
Hazard Warning Flashers
104
Other Warning Devices
104
Horn
104
Tilt Wheel
105
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
Headlamps
111
Wiper Activated Headlamps
112
Headlamps on Reminder
112
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
112
Fog Lamps
113
Instrument Panel Brightness
113
Dome Lamp
113
Entry/Exit Lighting
114
Mirror Reading Lamps
114
Battery Run-Down Protection
114
Accessory Power Outlets
114
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
115
Climate Controls
115
Climate Control System
115
Outlet Adjustment
118
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
119
Instrument Panel Cluster
120
Speedometer and Odometer
122
Tachometer
122
Safety Belt Reminder Light
122
Airbag Readiness Light
123
Charging System Light
124
Up-Shift Light
124
Brake System Warning Light
125
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
126
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
126
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
127
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
128
Oil Pressure Light
130
Security Light
131
Fog Lamp Light
131
Highbeam On Light
131
Fuel Gage
132
Boost Gage
132
Driver Information Center (DIC)
133
DIC Operation and Displays
133
DIC Warnings and Messages
135
DIC Vehicle Personalization
138
Audio System(s)
143
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
143
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
144
Radio with CD (Base Level)
144
Radio with CD (Up Level)
149
Radio with CD (MP3)
158
Theft-Deterrent Feature
172
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
173
Radio Reception
173
Care of Your CDs
174
Care of the CD Player
174
Fixed Mast Antenna
174
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
174
Driving Your Vehicle
175
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
176
Defensive Driving
176
Drunken Driving
176
Control of a Vehicle
179
Braking
179
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
180
Braking in Emergencies
182
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
182
Steering
184
Off-Road Recovery
186
Passing
187
Loss of Control
188
Driving at Night
190
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
191
City Driving
194
Freeway Driving
195
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
196
Highway Hypnosis
197
Hill and Mountain Roads
197
Winter Driving
199
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
203
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
204
Loading Your Vehicle
204
Towing
209
Towing Your Vehicle
209
Recreational Vehicle Towing
209
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle)
211
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transaxle)
212
Service and Appearance Care
219
Service
221
Doing Your Own Service Work
222
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
223
Fuel
223
Gasoline Octane
223
Gasoline Specifications
224
California Fuel
224
Additives
224
Fuels in Foreign Countries
225
Filling the Tank
226
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
228
Checking Things Under the Hood
228
Hood Release
229
Engine Compartment Overview
230
Engine Oil
233
Engine Oil Life System
237
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
239
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
240
Manual Transaxle Fluid
241
Hydraulic Clutch
241
Engine Coolant
241
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
247
Engine Overheating
247
Cooling System
249
Windshield Washer Fluid
253
Brakes
254
Battery
257
Jump Starting
258
Headlamp Aiming
262
Bulb Replacement
265
Halogen Bulbs
265
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
266
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
267
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps (Coupe)
268
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
269
Back-Up Lamps (Coupe)
270
Replacement Bulbs
271
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
271
Tires
272
Tire Sidewall Labelling
274
Tire Terminology and Definitions
276
Inflation - Tire Pressure
279
Tire Inspection and Rotation
281
When It Is Time for New Tires
282
Buying New Tires
282
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
283
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
285
Wheel Replacement
285
Tire Chains
286
If a Tire Goes Flat
287
Changing a Flat Tire
288
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
289
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
293
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
296
Compact Spare Tire
298
Appearance Care
299
Fabric/Carpet
299
Vinyl
301
Leather
301
Instrument Panel
301
Interior Plastic Components
301
Glass Surfaces
301
Care of Safety Belts
302
Weatherstrips
302
Washing Your Vehicle
302
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
302
Finish Care
303
Windshield and Wiper Blades
303
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
304
Tires
304
Sheet Metal Damage
305
Finish Damage
305
Underbody Maintenance
305
Chemical Paint Spotting
305
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
306
Vehicle Identification
307
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
307
Service Parts Identification Label
307
Electrical System
308
Add-On Electrical Equipment
308
Headlamp Wiring
308
Windshield Wiper Fuses
308
Power Windows and Other Power Options
309
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
309
Floor Console Fuse Block
310
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
312
Capacities and Specifications
315
Maintenance Schedule
317
Maintenance Schedule
318
Introduction
318
Maintenance Requirements
318
Your Vehicle and the Environment
318
Using the Maintenance Schedule
318
Scheduled Maintenance
320
Additional Required Services
322
Maintenance Footnotes
323
Owner Checks and Services
324
At Each Fuel Fill
324
At Least Once a Month
325
At Least Once a Year
325
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
328
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
330
Maintenance Record
331
Customer Assistance and Information
335
Customer Assistance and Information
336
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
336
Online Owner Center
337
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
338
Customer Assistance Offices
338
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
339
Roadside Assistance Program
340
Courtesy Transportation
341
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
343
Reporting Safety Defects
344
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
344
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
345
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
345
Service Publications Ordering Information
345
Index
347

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Manual

What contains the 2005 Cobalt manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Cobalt, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Cobalt year 2005 free?

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The Chevrolet Cobalt (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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