2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.5 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Seat
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Rear Seat Passengers
27
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
30
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
35
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
43
Top Strap Anchor Location
44
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
45
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
47
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
50
Airbag System
52
Where Are the Airbags?
55
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
58
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
58
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
59
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
61
Restraint System Check
61
Checking Your Restraint Systems
61
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
62
Features and Controls
63
Keys
64
Remote Keyless Entry System
65
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
66
Doors and Locks
70
Door Locks
70
Power Door Locks
71
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
71
Lockout Protection
72
Trunk
72
Windows
74
Power Windows
75
Sun Visors
75
Theft-Deterrent Systems
76
Content Theft-Deterrent
76
Passlock®
77
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
78
New Vehicle Break-In
78
Ignition Positions
78
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
79
Starting Your Engine
79
Engine Coolant Heater
81
Automatic Transaxle Operation
82
Parking Brake
86
Shifting Into Park (P)
87
Shifting Out of Park (P)
88
Parking Over Things That Burn
89
Engine Exhaust
89
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
90
Mirrors
91
Manual Rearview Mirror
91
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
91
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
92
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
92
Outside Power Mirrors
93
Outside Convex Mirror
93
Outside Heated Mirrors
93
OnStar® System
94
HomeLink® Transmitter
95
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
96
Storage Areas
99
Glove Box
99
Center Console Storage Area
99
Rear Storage Area
99
Convenience Net
99
Sunroof
100
Vehicle Personalization
101
Instrument Panel
111
Instrument Panel Overview
114
Hazard Warning Flashers
116
Other Warning Devices
116
Horn
116
Tilt Wheel
116
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
117
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
117
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
118
Flash-to-Pass
118
Windshield Wipers
119
Windshield Washer
120
Cruise Control
121
Exterior Lamps
124
Delayed Headlamps
125
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
125
Fog Lamps
126
Interior Lamps
126
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
Voltmeter Gage
144
Brake System Warning Light
144
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
145
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
146
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
147
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
150
Cruise Control Light
151
Highbeam On Light
151
Fuel Gage
152
Message Center
152
Service Traction System Warning Message
153
Traction Active Message
153
Battery Warning Message
154
Hot Coolant Temperature Warning Message
154
Low Oil Pressure Message
155
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
198
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
199
Radio Reception
200
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
200
Care of Your CDs
201
Care of Your CD Player
201
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
216
Loss of Control
218
Driving at Night
219
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
220
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
251
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
268
Supercharger Oil
269
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
271
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
272
Engine Coolant
275
Radiator Pressure Cap
278
Engine Overheating
278
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
280
Cooling System
280
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, Sidemarker, 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
322
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
332
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
343
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
343
Underhood Fuse Block
348
Capacities and Specifications
350
Maintenance Schedule
353
Maintenance Schedule
354
Introduction
354
Maintenance Requirements
354
Your Vehicle and the Environment
354
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
354
Scheduled Maintenance
356
Additional Required Services
358
Maintenance Footnotes
359
Owner Checks and Services
361
At Each Fuel Fill
361
At Least Once a Month
361
At Least Once a Year
362
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
364
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
365
Maintenance Record
366
Customer Assistance and Information
371
Customer Assistance and Information
372
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
372
Online Owner Center
373
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
374
Customer Assistance Offices
374
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
375
Roadside Assistance Program
375
Courtesy Transportation
377
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
379
Reporting Safety Defects
380
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
380
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
380
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
380
Service Publications Ordering Information
381
Index
383

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