2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.53 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Corvette Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Seatback Latches
12
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Passenger Position
26
Safety Belt Pretensioners
26
Safety Belt Extender
26
Child Restraints
27
Older Children
27
Infants and Young Children
30
Child Restraint Systems
33
Top Strap
36
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
37
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
38
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
41
Airbag System
46
Where Are the Airbags?
48
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
51
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
52
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
52
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
52
Airbag Off Switch
54
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
57
Restraint System Check
57
Checking Your Restraint Systems
57
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
58
Features and Controls
59
Keys
61
Keyless Access System
62
Keyless Access System Operation
63
Doors and Locks
68
Door Locks
68
Power Door Locks
70
Automatic Door Locks
71
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
71
Lockout Protection
71
Hatch/Trunk
72
Windows
74
Power Windows
75
Sun Visors
76
Theft-Deterrent Systems
76
Theft-Deterrent System
76
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
77
New Vehicle Break-In
77
Front Air Dam
78
Ignition Positions
78
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
79
Starting Your Engine
79
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
80
Engine Coolant Heater
81
Automatic Transmission Operation
82
Manual Transmission Operation
84
Parking Brake
87
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
87
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
89
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
89
Parking Over Things That Burn
90
Engine Exhaust
90
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked (Automatic Transmission)
91
Mirrors
92
Manual Rearview Mirror
92
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
92
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
94
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
96
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
97
Outside Convex Mirror
97
OnStar® System
98
HomeLink® Transmitter
99
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
100
Storage Areas
104
Glove Box
104
Cupholder(s)
104
Center Console Storage Area
104
Floor Mats
104
Rear Storage Area
105
Convenience Net
107
Cargo Cover
107
Roof Panel
108
Removing the Roof Panel
108
Storing the Roof Panel
111
Installing the Roof Panel
112
Convertible Top
113
Convertible Top (Manual)
113
Convertible Top (Power)
120
Vehicle Personalization
124
Memory
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
134
Turn and Lane-Change Signals (Auto Signal)
134
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
135
Flash-to-Pass
135
Windshield Wipers
135
Windshield Washer
136
Cruise Control
137
Exterior Lamps
140
Wiper Activated Headlamps
141
Headlamps on Reminder
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
141
Fog Lamps
142
Twilight Sentinel®
143
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
144
Instrument Panel Brightness
144
Courtesy Lamps
144
Entry/Exit Lighting
144
Reading Lamps
144
Battery Run-Down Protection
145
Head-Up Display (HUD)
145
Accessory Power Outlets
149
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
150
Climate Controls
150
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
150
Outlet Adjustment
155
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
156
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
157
Instrument Panel Cluster
158
Speedometer and Odometer
159
Tachometer
159
Safety Belt Reminder Light
159
Airbag Readiness Light
160
Airbag Off Light
161
Voltmeter Gage
162
One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
163
Brake System Warning Light
163
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
164
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
165
Active Handling System 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
172
Highbeam On Light
172
Fuel Gage
172
Driver Information Center (DIC)
173
DIC Controls and Displays
174
DIC Warnings and Messages
179
Other Messages
192
DIC Vehicle Personalization
193
Audio System(s)
202
Setting the Time
202
Radio with CD
202
Navigation/Radio System
220
Theft-Deterrent Feature
220
Radio Reception
221
Care of Your CDs
221
Care of Your CD Player
221
Diversity Antenna System
221
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
221
Driving Your Vehicle
223
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
224
Defensive Driving
224
Drunken Driving
224
Control of a Vehicle
227
Braking
228
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
229
Braking in Emergencies
230
Traction Control System (TCS)
231
Active Handling System
232
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
234
Selective Ride Control
234
Steering
235
Off-Road Recovery
237
Passing
237
Loss of Control
238
Driving at Night
240
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
241
City Driving
244
Freeway Driving
245
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
246
Highway Hypnosis
247
Hill and Mountain Roads
247
Winter Driving
249
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
253
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
254
Loading Your Vehicle
254
Towing
259
Towing Your Vehicle
259
Recreational Vehicle Towing
259
Towing a Trailer
259
Service and Appearance Care
261
Service
263
Doing Your Own Service Work
264
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
264
Fuel
265
Gasoline Octane
265
Gasoline Specifications
265
California Fuel
265
Additives
265
Fuels in Foreign Countries
266
Filling Your Tank
267
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
269
Checking Things Under the Hood
270
Hood Release
270
Engine Compartment Overview
272
Engine Oil
274
Engine Oil Life System
278
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
279
Automatic Transmission Fluid
281
Manual Transmission Fluid
281
Hydraulic Clutch
282
Engine Coolant
282
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
285
Engine Overheating
285
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
287
Cooling System
288
Power Steering Fluid
293
Windshield Washer Fluid
294
Brakes
295
Battery
298
Jump Starting
299
Rear Axle
303
Bulb Replacement
304
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
304
Halogen Bulbs
304
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
305
Sidemarker Lamps
306
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
307
Replacement Bulbs
308
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
308
Tires
311
Tire Sidewall Labelling
312
Tire Terminology and Definitions
314
Extended Mobility Tires
316
Inflation - Tire Pressure
318
Tire Pressure Monitor System
321
Tire Rotation
323
When It Is Time for New Tires
323
Buying New Tires
324
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
325
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
326
Wheel Replacement
326
Tire Chains
329
Lifting Your Vehicle
330
If a Tire Goes Flat
334
Appearance Care
335
Fabric/Carpet
335
Coated Moldings
337
Leather
337
Instrument Panel
337
Interior Plastic Components
337
Cargo Cover and Convenience Net
338
Glass Surfaces
338
Care of Safety Belts
338
Weatherstrips
338
Washing Your Vehicle
339
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
339
Finish Care
340
Windshield and Wiper Blades
340
Removable Roof Panel
341
Convertible Top
341
Aluminum Wheels
342
Tires
342
Finish Damage
343
Underbody Maintenance
343
Fiberglass Springs
343
Chemical Paint Spotting
343
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
344
Vehicle Identification
345
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
345
Service Parts Identification Label
345
Electrical System
346
Add-On Electrical Equipment
346
Headlamp Wiring
346
Windshield Wiper Fuses
346
Power Windows and Other Power Options
346
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
347
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
348
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
351
Capacities and Specifications
354
Maintenance Schedule
355
Maintenance Schedule
356
Introduction
356
Maintenance Requirements
356
Your Vehicle and the Environment
356
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
357
Scheduled Maintenance
358
Additional Required Services
360
Maintenance Footnotes
361
Owner Checks and Services
362
At Each Fuel Fill
362
At Least Once a Month
363
At Least Once a Year
363
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
365
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
367
Engine Drive Belt Routing
368
Maintenance Record
369
Customer Assistance and Information
373
Customer Assistance and Information
374
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
374
Online Owner Center
375
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
376
Customer Assistance Offices
376
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
377
Roadside Assistance Program
378
Courtesy Transportation
379
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
381
Reporting Safety Defects
382
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
382
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
383
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
383
Service Publications Ordering Information
383
Index
385

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2005 Corvette manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Corvette, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Corvette year 2005 free?

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The Chevrolet Corvette (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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