2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2005 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.42 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Equinox Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
8
Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Passenger Folding Seatback
13
Rear Seats
15
Split Folding Rear Seat
15
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
Rear Seat Passengers
30
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
34
Safety Belt Pretensioners
36
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Top Strap
47
Top Strap Anchor Location
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
50
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Air Bag System
58
Where Are the Air Bags?
61
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
65
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
65
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
66
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Restraint System Check
68
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
69
Features and Controls
71
Keys
72
Remote Keyless Entry System
73
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
74
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Rear Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
79
Liftgate
79
Windows
80
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
81
Theft-Deterrent Systems
82
Content Theft-Deterrent
82
Passlock®
83
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
84
New Vehicle Break-In
84
Ignition Positions
84
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting Your Engine
85
Engine Coolant Heater
86
Automatic Transaxle Operation
88
Parking Brake
90
Shifting Into Park (P)
91
Shifting Out of Park (P)
93
Parking Over Things That Burn
93
Engine Exhaust
94
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
94
Mirrors
95
Manual Rearview Mirror
95
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
96
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
98
Outside Power Mirrors
101
Outside Convex Mirrors
101
OnStar® System
102
Storage Areas
103
Glove Box
103
Cupholder(s)
103
Center Console Storage Area
103
Luggage Carrier
104
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
105
Table
106
Convenience Net
107
Sunroof
107
Instrument Panel
109
Instrument Panel Overview
112
Hazard Warning Flashers
113
Other Warning Devices
114
Horn
114
Tilt Wheel
114
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
115
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
115
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
116
Windshield Wipers
116
Windshield Washer
117
Cruise Control
118
Headlamps
120
Headlamps on Reminder
121
Daytime Running Lamps
121
Automatic Headlamp System
122
Fog Lamps
122
Instrument Panel Brightness
122
Dome Lamp
123
Entry Lighting
123
Theater Dimming
123
Map Lamps
124
Cargo Lamp
124
Battery Run-Down Protection
124
Accessory Power Outlets
124
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
125
Climate Controls
126
Climate Control System
126
Outlet Adjustment
128
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
128
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
129
Instrument Panel Cluster
130
Speedometer and Odometer
131
Trip Odometer
131
Tachometer
131
Safety Belt Reminder Light
132
Air Bag Readiness Light
132
Battery Warning Light
133
Brake System Warning Light
134
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
135
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
136
Low Traction Light
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
137
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
138
Oil Pressure Light
140
Change Engine Oil Light
141
Security Light
141
Reduced Engine Power Light
142
Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
142
Gate Ajar Light
142
Service Vehicle Soon Light
143
Fuel Gage
143
Low Fuel Warning Light
144
Audio System(s)
144
Setting the Time
144
Radio with CD (Base Level)
145
Radio with CD (MP3)
155
Radio with Six-Disc CD
169
Theft-Deterrent Feature
183
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
184
Radio Reception
185
Care of Your CDs
185
Care of Your CD Player
185
Fixed Mast Antenna
185
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
186
Chime Level Adjustment
186
Driving Your Vehicle
187
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
188
Driver Behavior
188
Driving Environment
188
Vehicle Design
188
Defensive Driving
189
Drunken Driving
189
Control of a Vehicle
192
Braking
193
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
194
Braking in Emergencies
195
Traction Control System (TCS)
196
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
197
Steering
198
Off-Road Recovery
200
Passing
201
Loss of Control
202
Driving at Night
204
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
205
City Driving
208
Freeway Driving
209
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
210
Highway Hypnosis
211
Hill and Mountain Roads
211
Winter Driving
213
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
218
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
218
Towing
219
Loading Your Vehicle
219
Towing Your Vehicle
224
Recreational Vehicle Towing
224
Towing a Trailer
225
Service and Appearance Care
233
Service
235
Doing Your Own Service Work
235
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
236
Fuel
236
Gasoline Octane
237
Gasoline Specifications
237
California Fuel
238
Additives
238
Fuels in Foreign Countries
239
Filling Your Tank
240
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
242
Checking Things Under the Hood
242
Hood Release
242
Engine Compartment Overview
244
Engine Oil
245
Engine Oil Life System
248
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
249
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
253
Engine Coolant
253
Engine Overheating
256
Cooling System
258
Windshield Washer Fluid
263
Brakes
264
Battery
266
Jump Starting
267
All-Wheel Drive
271
Bulb Replacement
273
Halogen Bulbs
273
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
274
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
276
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
276
Replacement Bulbs
277
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
277
Tires
279
Tire Sidewall Labelling
280
Tire Terminology and Definitions
283
Inflation - Tire Pressure
285
Tire Inspection and Rotation
286
When It Is Time for New Tires
287
Buying New Tires
288
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
289
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
290
Wheel Replacement
290
Tire Chains
292
If a Tire Goes Flat
293
Changing a Flat Tire
294
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
295
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
296
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
302
Compact Spare Tire
303
Appearance Care
304
Fabric/Carpet
304
Vinyl
306
Leather
306
Instrument Panel
306
Interior Plastic Components
306
Glass Surfaces
306
Care of Safety Belts
307
Weatherstrips
307
Washing Your Vehicle
307
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
307
Finish Care
308
Windshield and Wiper Blades
308
Aluminum Wheels
309
Tires
309
Sheet Metal Damage
309
Finish Damage
309
Underbody Maintenance
309
Chemical Paint Spotting
310
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
310
Vehicle Identification
311
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
311
Service Parts Identification Label
312
Electrical System
312
Add-On Electrical Equipment
312
Windshield Wiper Fuses
312
Power Windows and Other Power Options
312
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
312
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
313
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
314
Capacities and Specifications
316
Maintenance Schedule
317
Maintenance Schedule
318
Introduction
318
Maintenance Requirements
318
Your Vehicle and the Environment
318
Using Your 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
329
Engine Drive Belt Routing
330
Maintenance Record
331
Customer Assistance and Information
333
Customer Assistance and Information
334
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
334
Online Owner Center
335
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
336
Customer Assistance Offices
336
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
337
Roadside Assistance Program
338
Courtesy Transportation
339
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
341
Reporting Safety Defects
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
343
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
343
Service Publications Ordering Information
343
Index
345

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2005 Equinox manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Equinox, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Equinox year 2005 free?

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The Chevrolet Equinox (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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