2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2005 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.73 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Colorado Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Manual Lumbar
11
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Seatback Latches
14
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
14
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
16
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
22
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Center Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
35
Safety Belt Pretensioners
37
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Top Strap
48
Top Strap Anchor Location
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
52
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Crew Cab)
54
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Extended Cab with Rear Seats)
54
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System (Regular/Extended Cab - No Rear Seats)
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
58
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Models without an Airbag Off Switch)
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Models with an Airbag Off Switch)
63
Airbag System
67
Where Are the Airbags?
70
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
75
Airbag Off Switch
77
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Restraint System Check
81
Checking Your Restraint Systems
81
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
82
Features and Controls
83
Keys
84
Remote Keyless Entry System
85
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
86
Doors and Locks
89
Door Locks
89
Power Door Locks
90
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
90
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
91
Lockout Protection
92
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
92
Tailgate
92
Windows
94
Manual Windows
94
Power Windows
95
Sliding Rear Window
96
Sun Visors
96
Theft-Deterrent Systems
96
Content Theft-Deterrent
96
Passlock®
98
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
99
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
100
Starting Your Engine
100
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Manual Transmission Operation
105
Four-Wheel Drive
107
Parking Brake
111
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
112
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
114
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
114
Parking Over Things That Burn
115
Engine Exhaust
115
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked (Automatic Transmission)
116
Mirrors
117
Manual Rearview Mirror
117
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
117
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
118
Outside Manual Mirrors
120
Outside Power Mirrors
120
Outside Convex Mirror
121
OnStar® System
121
Storage Areas
123
Glove Box
123
Cupholder(s)
123
Front Armrest Storage Area
123
Assist Handles
124
Rear Storage Area
124
Instrument Panel
127
Instrument Panel Overview
130
Hazard Warning Flashers
132
Other Warning Devices
132
Horn
132
Tilt Wheel
133
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
133
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
134
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
135
Flash-to-Pass
135
Windshield Wipers
136
Windshield Washer
136
Cruise Control
137
Exterior Lamps
140
Headlamps on Reminder
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
141
Automatic Headlamp System
141
Fog Lamps
142
Exterior Cargo Lamps
143
Interior Lamps
143
Instrument Panel Brightness
143
Dome Lamp
143
Dome Lamp Override
143
Exit Lighting
144
Battery Run-Down Protection
144
Accessory Power Outlets
144
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
145
Climate Controls
145
Climate Control System
145
Outlet Adjustment
147
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
148
Instrument Panel Cluster
149
Speedometer and Odometer
150
Trip Odometer
150
Tachometer
150
Safety Belt Reminder Light
150
Airbag Readiness Light
151
Airbag Off Light
152
Battery Warning Light
153
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
154
Brake System Warning Light
154
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
155
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
156
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
156
Oil Pressure Light
159
Security Light
160
Cruise Control Light
160
Highbeam On Light
160
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
161
Fuel Gage
161
Driver Information Center (DIC)
162
DIC Controls and Displays
162
DIC Warnings and Messages
165
Audio System(s)
169
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
169
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
169
AM-FM Radio
170
Radio with CD
172
Radio with Six-Disc CD
188
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
199
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
199
Radio Reception
199
Care of Your CDs
199
Care of Your CD Player
200
Fixed Mast Antenna
200
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
200
Chime Level Adjustment
200
Driving Your Vehicle
201
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
202
Defensive Driving
202
Drunken Driving
202
Control of a Vehicle
205
Braking
205
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
206
Braking in Emergencies
208
Traction Control System (TCS)
208
Steering
209
Off-Road Recovery
211
Passing
212
Loss of Control
213
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
214
Driving at Night
228
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
229
City Driving
232
Freeway Driving
233
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
234
Highway Hypnosis
235
Hill and Mountain Roads
235
Winter Driving
237
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
241
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
242
Recovery Hooks
242
Loading Your Vehicle
243
Truck-Camper Loading Information
249
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
249
Towing
250
Towing Your Vehicle
250
Recreational Vehicle Towing
250
Trailer Connections
255
Trailer Recommendations
255
Towing a Trailer
256
Service and Appearance Care
269
Service
271
Doing Your Own Service Work
272
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
273
Fuel
273
Gasoline Octane
273
Gasoline Specifications
273
California Fuel
274
Additives
274
Fuels in Foreign Countries
275
Filling Your Tank
276
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
278
Checking Things Under the Hood
278
Hood Release
279
Engine Compartment Overview
280
Engine Oil
281
Engine Oil Life System
284
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
286
Automatic Transmission Fluid
287
Manual Transmission Fluid
290
Hydraulic Clutch
292
Engine Coolant
293
Radiator Pressure Cap
295
Engine Overheating
296
Cooling System
297
Engine Fan Noise
302
Power Steering Fluid
302
Windshield Washer Fluid
303
Brakes
304
Battery
308
Jump Starting
309
Rear Axle
312
Four-Wheel Drive
313
Front Axle
314
Bulb Replacement
315
Halogen Bulbs
315
Headlamps
315
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
317
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
318
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
318
Replacement Bulbs
319
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
320
Tires
322
Tire Sidewall Labelling
323
Tire Terminology and Definitions
326
Inflation - Tire Pressure
328
Tire Inspection and Rotation
330
When It Is Time for New Tires
331
Buying New Tires
332
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
333
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
334
Wheel Replacement
334
Tire Chains
336
If a Tire Goes Flat
337
Changing a Flat Tire
338
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
339
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
342
Secondary Latch System
350
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
353
Spare Tire
356
Appearance Care
358
Fabric/Carpet
358
Vinyl
360
Leather
360
Instrument Panel
360
Interior Plastic Components
360
Glass Surfaces
360
Care of Safety Belts
361
Weatherstrips
361
Washing Your Vehicle
361
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
362
Finish Care
362
Windshield and Wiper Blades
363
Aluminum Wheels
363
Tires
364
Sheet Metal Damage
364
Finish Damage
364
Underbody Maintenance
364
Chemical Paint Spotting
364
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
365
Vehicle Identification
366
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
366
Service Parts Identification Label
366
Electrical System
367
Add-On Electrical Equipment
367
Windshield Wiper Fuses
367
Power Windows and Other Power Options
367
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
367
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
368
Capacities and Specifications
371
Maintenance Schedule
373
Maintenance Schedule
374
Introduction
374
Maintenance Requirements
374
Your Vehicle and the Environment
374
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
374
Scheduled Maintenance
376
Additional Required Services
378
Maintenance Footnotes
379
Owner Checks and Services
381
At Each Fuel Fill
381
At Least Once a Month
381
At Least Once a Year
382
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
384
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
386
Maintenance Record
387
Customer Assistance and Information
391
Customer Assistance and Information
392
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
392
Online Owner Center
393
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
394
Customer Assistance Offices
394
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
395
Roadside Assistance Program
396
Courtesy Transportation
397
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
399
Reporting Safety Defects
400
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
400
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
401
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
401
Service Publications Ordering Information
401
Index
403

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2005 Colorado manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Colorado owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado 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 Chevrolet Colorado (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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