2005 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
3.48 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet Silverado Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Seatback Latches
14
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
14
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
15
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Center Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
34
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Top Strap
46
Top Strap Anchor Location
48
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 Outside Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Crew Cab)
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab) (With Airbag Off Switch)
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab) (With Passenger Sensing System)
65
Airbag System
68
Where Are the Airbags?
70
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
71
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
73
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
73
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
74
Airbag Off Switch
75
Passenger Sensing System
78
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Restraint System Check
85
Checking Your Restraint Systems
85
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
86
Features and Controls
87
Keys
89
Remote Keyless Entry System
91
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
92
Doors and Locks
94
Door Locks
94
Power Door Locks
95
Delayed Locking
96
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
97
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
99
Lockout Protection
99
Rear Doors
100
Tailgate
100
Windows
102
Manual Windows
102
Power Windows
103
Swing-Out Windows
104
Sliding Rear Window
104
Sun Visors
105
Theft-Deterrent Systems
105
Content Theft-Deterrent
105
Passlock®
107
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
107
New Vehicle Break-In
107
Ignition Positions
108
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
109
Starting Your Engine
109
Engine Coolant Heater
111
Automatic Transmission Operation
112
Tow/Haul Mode
116
Manual Transmission Operation
118
Four-Wheel Drive
123
All-Wheel Drive
134
Parking Brake
135
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
136
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
138
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
139
Parking Over Things That Burn
139
Engine Exhaust
140
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
140
Mirrors
142
Manual Rearview Mirror
142
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
142
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
144
Outside Manual Mirrors
147
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
147
Outside West Coast-Type Mirrors
148
Outside Power Mirrors
148
Outside Power Camper-Type Mirror
148
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
149
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
150
Outside Curb View Assist Mirrors
150
Outside Convex Mirror
151
Outside Heated Mirrors
151
OnStar® System
152
HomeLink® Transmitter
154
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
154
Storage Areas
158
Glove Box
158
Cupholder(s)
158
Coinholder(s)
158
Front Storage Area
158
Center Console Storage Area
158
Tonneau Cover
159
Sunroof
161
Vehicle Personalization
162
Memory Seat
162
Instrument Panel
165
Instrument Panel Overview
168
Hazard Warning Flashers
170
Other Warning Devices
170
Horn
170
Tilt Wheel
170
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
171
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
171
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
172
Flash-to-Pass
173
Windshield Wipers
173
Windshield Washer
174
Cruise Control
174
Headlamps
177
Headlamps on Reminder
178
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
178
Automatic Headlamp System
179
Fog Lamps
180
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp
181
Instrument Panel Brightness
181
Dome Lamps
181
Dome Lamp Override
182
Entry Lighting
182
Exit Lighting
182
Front Reading Lamps
182
Cargo Lamp
183
Accessory Power Outlets
183
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
184
Climate Controls
185
Climate Control System
185
Dual Climate Control System
186
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
189
Outlet Adjustment
194
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
195
Instrument Panel Cluster
196
Speedometer and Odometer
197
Trip Odometer
197
Tachometer
197
Safety Belt Reminder Light
197
Airbag Readiness Light
198
Airbag Off Light
198
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
200
Battery Warning Light
202
Voltmeter Gage
202
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
203
Brake System Warning Light
204
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
205
Traction Off Light
205
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
206
Transmission Temperature Gage
207
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
208
Oil Pressure Gage
211
Security Light
212
Cruise Control Light
212
Highbeam On Light
212
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
212
Tow/Haul Mode Light
213
Overdrive Disable (Allison Transmission® Only)
213
Fuel Gage
213
Low Fuel Warning Light
214
Driver Information Center (DIC)
214
DIC Operation and Displays
215
DIC Warnings and Messages
218
DIC Vehicle Customization
227
Audio System(s)
233
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
233
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
234
AM-FM Radio
234
Radio with CD
237
Radio with Cassette and CD
247
Radio with Six-Disc CD
261
Rear Seat Entertainment System
274
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
285
Theft-Deterrent Feature
287
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
287
Radio Reception
288
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
289
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
290
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
290
Fixed Mast Antenna
290
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
290
Chime Level Adjustment
290
Driving Your Vehicle
291
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
292
Defensive Driving
292
Drunken Driving
292
Control of a Vehicle
295
Braking
296
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
297
Braking in Emergencies
298
Traction Assist System (TAS)
298
Manual Selectable Ride
301
Locking Rear Axle
302
Steering
302
QUADRASTEER™
304
Off-Road Recovery
307
Passing
307
Loss of Control
309
Off-Road Driving
310
Driving at Night
325
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
326
City Driving
328
Freeway Driving
329
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
330
Highway Hypnosis
331
Hill and Mountain Roads
332
Winter Driving
334
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
338
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
338
Recovery Hooks (Except SS Model)
339
Loading Your Vehicle
340
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
346
Truck-Camper Loading Information
350
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
352
Towing
352
Towing Your Vehicle
352
Recreational Vehicle Towing
353
Trailer Recommendations
359
Towing a Trailer
359
Power Take-Off (PTO)
390
Service and Appearance Care
393
Service
396
Doing Your Own Service Work
396
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
397
Fuel
397
Gasoline Octane
398
Gasoline Specifications
398
California Fuel
398
Additives
399
Fuel E-85 (85% Ethanol)
400
Fuels in Foreign Countries
401
Filling Your Tank
402
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
403
Checking Things Under the Hood
404
Hood Release
405
Engine Compartment Overview
406
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
412
Engine Oil Life System (Gasoline Engine)
415
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
417
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission®)
419
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission®)
422
Manual Transmission Fluid
425
Hydraulic Clutch
426
Engine Coolant
427
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
430
Engine Overheating
430
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
432
Cooling System
432
Engine Fan Noise
438
Power Steering Fluid
438
Windshield Washer Fluid
440
Brakes
441
Battery
445
Jump Starting
446
All-Wheel Drive
450
Rear Axle
452
Four-Wheel Drive
452
Front Axle
454
Noise Control System
455
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
455
Bulb Replacement
457
Halogen Bulbs
457
Headlamps
457
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
459
Roof Marker Lamps
460
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
462
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
463
Taillamps
464
Replacement Bulbs
466
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
467
Tires
468
Tire Sidewall Labelling
469
Tire Terminology and Definitions
473
Inflation - Tire Pressure
476
Dual Tire Operation
478
Tire Inspection and Rotation
479
When It Is Time for New Tires
481
Buying New Tires
482
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
483
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
484
Wheel Replacement
484
Tire Chains
486
If a Tire Goes Flat
487
Changing a Flat Tire
488
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
489
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
494
Secondary Latch System
502
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
506
Spare Tire
509
Appearance Care
510
Fabric/Carpet
510
Vinyl
512
Leather
512
Instrument Panel
512
Interior Plastic Components
512
Glass Surfaces
513
Care of Safety Belts
513
Weatherstrips
513
Washing Your Vehicle
513
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
514
Finish Care
514
Windshield and Wiper Blades
515
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
515
Tires
516
Sheet Metal Damage
516
Finish Damage
516
Underbody Maintenance
517
Chemical Paint Spotting
517
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
517
Vehicle Identification
518
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
518
Service Parts Identification Label
519
Electrical System
519
Add-On Electrical Equipment
519
Windshield Wiper Fuses
519
Power Windows and Other Power Options
520
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
520
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
520
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
522
Underhood Fuse Block
523
Capacities and Specifications
528
Maintenance Schedule
533
Maintenance Schedule
534
Introduction
534
Maintenance Requirements
534
Your Vehicle and the Environment
534
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
534
Scheduled Maintenance
536
Additional Required Services
538
Maintenance Footnotes
540
Owner Checks and Services
542
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000km)
542
At Each Fuel Fill
542
At Least Once a Month
543
At Least Once a Year
543
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
545
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
548
Maintenance Record
549
Customer Assistance and Information
553
Customer Assistance and Information
554
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
554
Online Owner Center
556
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
556
Customer Assistance Offices
556
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
558
Roadside Assistance Program
558
Courtesy Transportation
560
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
562
Reporting Safety Defects
564
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
564
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
564
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
565
Service Publications Ordering Information
565
Index
567

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Manual

What contains the 2005 Silverado manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Silverado owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Silverado

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