2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2005 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.56 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
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
33
Safety Belt Pretensioners
37
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Top Strap
47
Top Strap Anchor Location
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
49
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Airbag System
57
Where Are the Airbags?
60
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Servicing Your Airbag-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
73
Remote Keyless Entry System
74
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
75
Doors and Locks
80
Door Locks
80
Power Door Locks
80
Door Ajar Reminder
81
Delayed Locking
81
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
82
Lockout Protection
82
Trunk (Sedan)
83
Liftgate (MAXX)
84
Windows
85
Power Windows
86
Sun Visors
86
Theft-Deterrent Systems
86
Content Theft-Deterrent
87
89
Operation
89
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
91
New Vehicle Break-In
91
Ignition Positions
91
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
92
Starting Your Engine
92
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
93
Engine Coolant Heater
94
Automatic Transaxle Operation
95
Parking Brake
97
Shifting Into Park (P)
98
Shifting Out of Park (P)
99
Parking Over Things That Burn
100
Engine Exhaust
100
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
101
Mirrors
102
Manual Rearview Mirror
102
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
103
Outside Power Mirrors
103
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
104
Outside Convex Mirror
104
OnStar® System
104
HomeLink® Transmitter
106
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
106
Storage Areas
109
Glove Box
109
Cupholder(s)
109
Center Console Storage Area
110
Map Pocket
110
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
110
Table
111
Sunroof
112
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
120
Windshield Wipers
121
Windshield Washer
122
Cruise Control
123
Exterior Lamps
126
Headlamps on Reminder
129
Headlamps Off in PARK (P)
129
Delayed Headlamps
129
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
129
Automatic Headlamp System
130
Fog Lamps
131
Instrument Panel Brightness
131
Dome Lamp
131
Entry/Exit Lighting
132
Front Reading Lamps
132
Rear Reading Lamps
132
Trunk Lamp
132
Cargo Lamp
132
Battery Run-Down Protection
132
Accessory Power Outlets
133
Climate Controls
134
Climate Control System
134
Automatic Climate Control System
138
Outlet Adjustment
142
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
143
Instrument Panel Cluster
144
Speedometer and Odometer
145
Trip Odometer
145
Tachometer
145
Safety Belt Reminder Light
146
Airbag Readiness Light
146
Charging System Light
147
Brake System Warning Light
148
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
149
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
149
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
150
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
150
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
151
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
151
Oil Pressure Light
154
Security Light
155
Cruise Control Light
155
Highbeam On Light
155
Service Vehicle Soon Light
156
Fuel Gage
156
Driver Information Center (DIC)
157
DIC Operation and Displays
158
DIC Warnings and Messages
162
Audio System(s)
164
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
164
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
165
Radio with CD (Base Level)
165
Radio with CD (Up Level)
170
Radio with Cassette and CD
180
Radio with Six-Disc CD
193
Rear Seat Entertainment System
207
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (Without Rear Seat Entertainment)
223
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (With Entertainment System)
225
Theft-Deterrent Feature
226
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
227
Radio Reception
228
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
228
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
229
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
229
Fixed Mast Antenna (MAXX Only)
230
Backglass Antenna (Sedan Only)
230
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
230
Driving Your Vehicle
231
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
232
Defensive Driving
232
Drunken Driving
232
Control of a Vehicle
235
Braking
235
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
236
Braking in Emergencies
237
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
238
Steering
239
Off-Road Recovery
242
Passing
242
Loss of Control
244
Driving at Night
245
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
246
City Driving
249
Freeway Driving
250
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
251
Highway Hypnosis
252
Hill and Mountain Roads
252
Winter Driving
254
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
258
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
259
Loading Your Vehicle
259
Towing
265
Towing Your Vehicle
265
Recreational Vehicle Towing
265
Towing a Trailer
268
Service and Appearance Care
275
Service
277
Doing Your Own Service Work
278
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
279
Fuel
279
Gasoline Octane
279
Gasoline Specifications
279
California Fuel
280
Additives
280
Fuels in Foreign Countries
281
Filling Your Tank
282
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
284
Checking Things Under the Hood
284
Hood Release
285
Engine Compartment Overview
286
Engine Oil
289
Engine Oil Life System
292
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
294
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
295
Engine Coolant
296
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
298
Engine Overheating
298
Cooling System
300
Windshield Washer Fluid
304
Brakes
305
Battery
308
Jump Starting
309
Bulb Replacement
314
Halogen Bulbs
314
Headlamps
314
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
316
Replacement Bulbs
318
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
318
Tires
320
Tire Sidewall Labelling
321
Tire Terminology and Definitions
323
Inflation - Tire Pressure
326
Tire Inspection and Rotation
328
When It Is Time for New Tires
329
Buying New Tires
330
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
331
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
332
Wheel Replacement
332
Tire Chains
334
If a Tire Goes Flat
335
Changing a Flat Tire
336
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
337
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
339
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
344
Compact Spare Tire
347
Appearance Care
348
Fabric/Carpet
348
Vinyl
350
Leather
350
Ultra Lux Suede
350
Instrument Panel
351
Interior Plastic Components
351
Glass Surfaces
351
Care of Safety Belts
351
Weatherstrips
352
Washing Your Vehicle
352
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
352
Finish Care
352
Windshield and Wiper Blades
353
Aluminum Wheels
354
Tires
354
Sheet Metal Damage
355
Finish Damage
355
Underbody Maintenance
355
Chemical Paint Spotting
355
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
356
Vehicle Identification
357
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
357
Service Parts Identification Label
358
Electrical System
358
Add-On Electrical Equipment
358
Headlamp Wiring
358
Windshield Wiper Fuses
359
Power Windows and Other Power Options
359
Fuses
359
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
360
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
362
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
364
Capacities and Specifications
367
Maintenance Schedule
369
Maintenance Schedule
370
Introduction
370
Maintenance Requirements
370
Your Vehicle and the Environment
370
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
370
Scheduled Maintenance
372
Additional Required Services
374
Maintenance Footnotes
375
Owner Checks and Services
376
At Each Fuel Fill
376
At Least Once a Month
377
At Least Once a Year
377
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
380
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
381
Maintenance Record
382
Customer Assistance and Information
385
Customer Assistance and Information
386
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
386
Online Owner Center
387
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
388
Customer Assistance Offices
388
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
389
Roadside Assistance Program
390
Courtesy Transportation
391
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
393
Reporting Safety Defects
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
395
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
395
Service Publications Ordering Information
395
Index
397

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2005 Malibu manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Malibu year 2005 free?

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The Chevrolet Malibu (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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