2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2005 Chevrolet Impala owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.54 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Impala Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
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
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Center Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
32
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
37
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Top Strap
46
Top Strap Anchor Location
47
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
48
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
50
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Airbag System
55
Where Are the Airbags?
58
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
62
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Restraint System Check
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Features and Controls
67
Keys
68
Remote Keyless Entry System
69
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
70
Doors and Locks
74
Door Locks
74
Power Door Locks
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
75
Lockout Protection
76
Trunk
76
Windows
78
Power Windows
79
Sun Visors
79
Theft-Deterrent Systems
80
Content Theft-Deterrent
80
Passlock®
81
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
82
New Vehicle Break-In
82
Ignition Positions
82
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
83
Starting Your Engine
83
Engine Coolant Heater
85
Automatic Transaxle Operation
86
Parking Brake
88
Shifting Into Park (P)
89
Shifting Out of Park (P)
91
Parking Over Things That Burn
92
Engine Exhaust
92
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
93
Mirrors
94
Manual Rearview Mirror
94
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
94
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
94
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
95
Outside Power Mirrors
95
Outside Convex Mirror
96
OnStar® System
96
HomeLink® Transmitter
98
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
98
Storage Areas
102
Glove Box
102
Front Storage Area
102
Center Console Storage Area
102
Rear Storage Area
102
Convenience Net
103
Sunroof
103
Vehicle Personalization
104
Instrument Panel
113
Instrument Panel Overview
116
Hazard Warning Flashers
118
Other Warning Devices
118
Horn
118
Tilt Wheel
118
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
119
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
120
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
120
Flash-to-Pass
121
Windshield Wipers
121
Windshield Washer
122
Cruise Control
123
Exterior Lamps
126
Delayed Headlamps
127
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
128
Fog Lamps
128
Instrument Panel Brightness
129
Courtesy Lamps
129
Dome Lamp
129
Entry Lighting
129
Delayed Entry Lighting
130
Delayed Exit Lighting
130
Parade Dimming
130
Reading Lamps
130
Battery Run-Down Protection
131
Accessory Power Outlets
131
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
132
Climate Controls
133
Dual Climate Control System
133
Outlet Adjustment
136
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
137
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
138
Instrument Panel Cluster
139
Speedometer and Odometer
142
Trip Odometer
142
Tachometer
142
Safety Belt Reminder Light
142
Airbag Readiness Light
143
Brake System Warning Light
144
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
145
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
145
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
146
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
147
Cruise Control Light
150
Highbeam On Light
150
Fuel Gage
151
Message Center
152
Service Traction System Warning Message
152
Traction Active Message
153
Battery Warning Message
153
Hot Coolant Temperature Warning Message
154
Low Oil Pressure Message
154
Low Engine Oil Level Message
155
Change Engine Oil Message
156
Low Tire Message
156
Door Ajar Warning Message
157
Trunk Ajar Warning Message
157
Security Message
158
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
158
Low Fuel Warning Message
159
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
159
Service Vehicle Soon Message
160
Highbeam Out Warning Message
160
Driver Information Center (DIC)
161
Trip Computer
163
Audio System(s)
164
Setting the Time
164
Radio with Cassette
165
Radio with CD
176
Radio with Cassette and CD
186
Theft-Deterrent Feature
199
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
199
Radio Reception
200
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
200
Care of Your CDs
202
Care of Your CD Player
202
Backglass Antenna
202
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
203
Vehicle Customization Settings
203
Chime Level Adjustment
203
Driving Your Vehicle
205
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
206
Defensive Driving
206
Drunken Driving
206
Control of a Vehicle
209
Braking
209
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
210
Braking in Emergencies
212
Traction Control System (TCS)
212
Steering
214
Off-Road Recovery
216
Passing
217
Loss of Control
218
Driving at Night
219
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
221
City Driving
223
Freeway Driving
224
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
225
Highway Hypnosis
226
Hill and Mountain Roads
226
Winter Driving
228
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
232
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
233
Loading Your Vehicle
233
Towing
238
Towing Your Vehicle
238
Recreational Vehicle Towing
238
Towing a Trailer
240
Service and Appearance Care
247
Service
249
Doing Your Own Service Work
250
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
251
Fuel
251
Gasoline Octane
251
Gasoline Specifications
252
California Fuel
252
Additives
252
Fuels in Foreign Countries
253
Filling Your Tank
254
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
256
Checking Things Under the Hood
256
Hood Release
257
Engine Compartment Overview
258
Engine Oil
264
Engine Oil Life System
267
Supercharger Oil
269
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
270
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
273
Engine Coolant
275
Radiator Pressure Cap
278
Engine Overheating
278
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
280
Cooling System
281
Power Steering Fluid
288
Windshield Washer Fluid
289
Brakes
291
Battery
294
Jump Starting
295
Headlamp Aiming
300
Bulb Replacement
300
Halogen Bulbs
300
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
301
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
302
Back-Up Lamps
303
Replacement Bulbs
303
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
304
Tires
305
Tire Sidewall Labelling
306
Tire Terminology and Definitions
308
Inflation - Tire Pressure
311
Tire Pressure Monitor System
312
Tire Inspection and Rotation
314
When It Is Time for New Tires
315
Buying New Tires
316
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
317
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
318
Wheel Replacement
318
Tire Chains
320
If a Tire Goes Flat
321
Changing a Flat Tire
321
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
323
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
324
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
330
Compact Spare Tire
332
Appearance Care
333
Fabric/Carpet
333
Vinyl
335
Leather
335
Instrument Panel
335
Interior Plastic Components
335
Glass Surfaces
335
Care of Safety Belts
336
Weatherstrips
336
Washing Your Vehicle
336
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
336
Finish Care
337
Windshield and Wiper Blades
337
Aluminum Wheels
338
Tires
338
Sheet Metal Damage
339
Finish Damage
339
Underbody Maintenance
339
Chemical Paint Spotting
339
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
340
Vehicle Identification
341
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
341
Service Parts Identification Label
341
Electrical System
342
Add-On Electrical Equipment
342
Headlamp Wiring
342
Windshield Wiper Fuses
342
Power Windows and Other Power Options
342
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
342
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
343
Underhood Fuse Block
346
Capacities and Specifications
349
Maintenance Schedule
351
Maintenance Schedule
352
Introduction
352
Maintenance Requirements
352
Your Vehicle and the Environment
352
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
352
Scheduled Maintenance
354
Additional Required Services
356
Maintenance Footnotes
357
Owner Checks and Services
359
At Each Fuel Fill
359
At Least Once a Month
359
At Least Once a Year
360
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
362
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
363
Maintenance Record
364
Customer Assistance and Information
367
Customer Assistance and Information
368
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
368
Online Owner Center
369
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
370
Customer Assistance Offices
370
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
371
Roadside Assistance Program
372
Courtesy Transportation
373
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
375
Reporting Safety Defects
376
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
376
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
377
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
377
Service Publications Ordering Information
377
Index
379

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2005 Impala manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Impala, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Impala Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Impala year 2005 free?

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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