2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.77 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer/TrailBlazer EXT BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
10
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
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
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
31
Safety Belt Pretensioners
34
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
45
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 Outside Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Airbag System
56
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
62
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
63
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
64
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Restraint System Check
71
Checking Your Restraint Systems
71
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
72
Features and Controls
73
Keys
75
Remote Keyless Entry System
77
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
78
Doors and Locks
80
Door Locks
80
Power Door Locks
81
Delayed Locking
81
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
82
Rear Door Security Locks
84
Lockout Protection
84
Liftgate/Liftglass
85
Windows
86
Power Windows
87
Power Rear Quarter Windows
88
Sun Visors
88
Theft-Deterrent Systems
88
Content Theft-Deterrent
89
Passlock®
90
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
91
New Vehicle Break-In
91
Ignition Positions
91
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
92
Starting Your Engine
93
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
94
Engine Coolant Heater
94
Displacement on Demand (DoD)
95
Automatic Transmission Operation
96
Four-Wheel Drive
99
Parking Brake
103
Shifting Into Park (P)
104
Shifting Out of Park (P)
106
Parking Over Things That Burn
107
Engine Exhaust
107
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
108
Mirrors
109
Manual Rearview Mirror
109
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
109
Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass
110
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
112
Manual Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature
114
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass, and Temperature Display
116
Outside Manual Mirrors
118
Outside Power Mirrors
118
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
118
Outside Convex Mirror
119
Outside Heated Mirrors
119
OnStar® System
119
HomeLink® Transmitter
122
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
123
Storage Areas
126
Glove Box
126
Overhead Console
126
Center Console Storage Area
127
Assist Handles
127
Luggage Carrier
127
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
128
Rear Floor Storage Lid
130
Convenience Net
131
Cargo Cover
131
Sunroof
132
Vehicle Personalization
133
Memory Seat
133
Instrument Panel
135
Instrument Panel Overview
138
Hazard Warning Flashers
140
Other Warning Devices
140
Horn
140
Tilt Wheel
140
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
141
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
142
Flash-to-Pass
143
Windshield Wipers
143
Rainsense™ Wipers
144
Windshield Washer
144
Headlamp Washer
145
Cruise Control
146
Headlamps
150
Headlamps on Reminder
150
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
151
Automatic Headlamp System
151
Fog Lamps
152
Instrument Panel Brightness
153
Dome Lamps
153
Dome Lamp Override
153
Entry Lighting
154
Exit Lighting
154
Reading Lamps
154
Battery Run-Down Protection
154
Accessory Power Outlets
155
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
155
Climate Controls
156
Dual Climate Control System
156
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
158
Outlet Adjustment
163
Rear Climate Control System
163
Climate Controls Personalization
166
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
167
Instrument Panel Cluster
168
Speedometer and Odometer
169
Trip Odometer
169
Tachometer
169
Safety Belt Reminder Light
170
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
170
Airbag Readiness Light
171
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
172
Charging System Light
173
Voltmeter Gage
174
Brake System Warning Light
175
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
176
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
176
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
177
Oil Pressure Gage
180
Change Engine Oil Light
181
Security Light
181
Cruise Control Light
182
Reduced Engine Power Light
182
Highbeam On Light
183
Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light
183
Check Gages Warning Light
184
Gate Ajar Light
184
Fuel Gage
185
Low Fuel Warning Light
185
Check Gas Cap Light
185
Driver Information Center (DIC)
186
DIC Operation and Displays
187
DIC Warnings and Messages
190
DIC Vehicle Customization
193
Audio System(s)
199
Setting the Time
200
Radio with CD (Base Level)
200
Radio with CD (MP3)
211
Radio with Cassette and CD
227
Radio with Six-Disc CD
241
Rear Seat Entertainment System
255
Navigation/Radio System
267
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
268
Theft-Deterrent Feature
269
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
270
Radio Reception
271
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
271
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
272
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
272
Fixed Mast Antenna
273
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
273
Chime Level Adjustment
273
Driving Your Vehicle
275
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
276
Defensive Driving
276
Drunken Driving
276
Control of a Vehicle
279
Braking
279
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
280
Braking in Emergencies
282
Traction Assist System (TAS)
282
Locking Rear Axle
284
Steering
284
Off-Road Recovery
286
Passing
286
Loss of Control
288
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
289
Driving at Night
303
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
304
City Driving
307
Freeway Driving
308
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
309
Highway Hypnosis
310
Hill and Mountain Roads
310
Winter Driving
312
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
316
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
316
Recovery Hooks
317
Loading Your Vehicle
318
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
323
Towing
323
Towing Your Vehicle
323
Recreational Vehicle Towing
324
Towing a Trailer
328
Service and Appearance Care
339
Service
341
Doing Your Own Service Work
342
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
343
Fuel
343
Gasoline Octane
343
Gasoline Specifications
344
California Fuel
344
Additives
345
Fuels in Foreign Countries
345
Filling Your Tank
346
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
348
Checking Things Under the Hood
348
Hood Release
349
Engine Compartment Overview
350
Engine Oil
353
Engine Oil Life System
356
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
358
Automatic Transmission Fluid
359
Engine Coolant
362
Radiator Pressure Cap
365
Engine Overheating
365
Cooling System
366
Engine Fan Noise
372
Power Steering Fluid
373
Windshield Washer Fluid
374
Brakes
375
Battery
378
Jump Starting
379
Rear Axle
384
Four-Wheel Drive
385
Front Axle
386
Bulb Replacement
387
Halogen Bulbs
387
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
387
Replacement Bulbs
388
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
389
Tires
391
Tire Sidewall Labelling
392
Tire Terminology and Definitions
395
Inflation - Tire Pressure
398
Tire Inspection and Rotation
399
When It Is Time for New Tires
401
Buying New Tires
402
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
403
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
404
Wheel Replacement
405
Tire Chains
406
If a Tire Goes Flat
407
Changing a Flat Tire
408
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
409
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
412
Secondary Latch System
417
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
420
Spare Tire
423
Appearance Care
423
Fabric/Carpet
424
Vinyl
425
Leather
425
Instrument Panel
425
Interior Plastic Components
425
Glass Surfaces
426
Care of Safety Belts
426
Weatherstrips
426
Washing Your Vehicle
426
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
427
Finish Care
427
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
428
Aluminum Wheels
428
Tires
429
Sheet Metal Damage
429
Finish Damage
429
Underbody Maintenance
429
Chemical Paint Spotting
429
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
430
Vehicle Identification
431
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
431
Service Parts Identification Label
431
Electrical System
432
Add-On Electrical Equipment
432
Headlamps
432
Windshield Wiper Fuses
432
Power Windows and Other Power Options
432
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
433
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
433
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
440
Capacities and Specifications
445
Maintenance Schedule
447
Maintenance Schedule
448
Introduction
448
Maintenance Requirements
448
Your Vehicle and the Environment
448
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
449
Scheduled Maintenance
451
Additional Required Services
453
Maintenance Footnotes
455
Owner Checks and Services
456
At Each Fuel Fill
456
At Least Once a Month
457
At Least Once a Year
457
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
460
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
462
Maintenance Record
463
Customer Assistance and Information
467
Customer Assistance and Information
468
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
468
Online Owner Center
469
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
470
Customer Assistance Offices
470
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
471
Roadside Assistance Program
471
Courtesy Transportation
473
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
475
Reporting Safety Defects
476
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
476
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
476
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
476
Service Publications Ordering Information
477
Index
479

FAQ about the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Manual

What contains the 2005 Trailblazer manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Trailblazer year 2005 free?

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The Chevrolet Trailblazer (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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