2005 Pontiac Bonneville Owner's Manual

2005 Pontiac Bonneville owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Bonneville
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.71 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Pontiac Bonneville Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Manual Lumbar
9
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Power Reclining Seatback
11
Head Restraints
13
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
19
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Center Front Passenger Position
26
Rear Seat Passengers
27
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
31
Safety Belt Extender
33
Child Restraints
34
Older Children
34
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
40
Where to Put the Restraint
43
Top Strap
44
Top Strap Anchor Location
45
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
46
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
51
Airbag System
53
Where Are the Airbags?
56
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
58
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
59
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
59
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
60
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
62
Checking Your Restraint Systems
62
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry System
68
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
69
Doors and Locks
73
Door Locks
73
Central Door Unlocking System
74
Power Door Locks
74
Delayed Locking
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
76
Rear Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection
78
Trunk
79
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
Sun Visors
83
Theft-Deterrent Systems
83
Universal Theft-Deterrent
83
Content Theft-Deterrent
85
PASS-Key® III
85
PASS-Key® III Operation
86
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
87
New Vehicle Break-In
87
Ignition Positions
88
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
88
Starting Your Engine
89
Engine Coolant Heater
90
Automatic Transaxle Operation
91
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into Park (P)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P)
97
Parking Over Things That Burn
98
Engine Exhaust
98
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
99
Mirrors
100
Manual Rearview Mirror
100
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
100
Outside Power Mirrors
101
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
102
Outside Convex Mirror
102
Outside Heated Mirrors
102
OnStar® System
103
HomeLink® Transmitter
104
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
105
Storage Areas
108
Glove Box
108
Front Storage Area
109
Center Console Storage Area
109
Rear Seat Pass Through
109
Convenience Net
109
Sunroof
109
Vehicle Personalization
110
Memory Seat and Mirrors
110
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 Wiper Lever
121
Cruise Control
123
Exterior Lamps
126
Wiper Activated Headlamps
126
Headlamps on Reminder
127
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
127
Fog Lamps
128
Twilight Sentinel®
128
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
129
Instrument Panel Brightness
129
Courtesy Lamps
129
Entry Lighting
130
Delayed Entry Lighting
130
Theater Dimming
130
Delayed Exit Lighting
130
Perimeter Lighting
130
Parade Dimming
131
Front Reading Lamps
132
Rear Reading Lamps
132
Battery Load Management
132
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
133
Head-Up Display (HUD)
133
Accessory Power Outlets
136
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
136
Climate Controls
137
Climate Control System
137
Automatic Climate Control System
140
Outlet Adjustment
144
Climate Controls Personalization
144
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
145
Instrument Panel Cluster
145
Speedometer and Odometer
149
Trip Odometer
149
Tachometer
150
Safety Belt Reminder Light
150
Airbag Readiness Light
150
Voltmeter Gage
152
Brake System Warning Light
153
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
154
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
155
Low Traction Active Light
156
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage (V6 Engine)
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage (V8 Engine)
158
Tire Pressure Light
159
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
160
Oil Pressure Gage (V6 Engine)
163
Oil Pressure Gage (V8 Engine)
164
Check Oil Level Light
165
Security Light
165
Highbeam On Light
166
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
166
Check Gages Warning Light
166
Door Ajar Light
166
Trunk Ajar Light
167
Service Vehicle Soon Light
167
Fuel Gage (V6 Engine)
168
Fuel Gage (V8 Engine)
169
Systems Monitor
170
Driver Information Center (DIC)
171
DIC Controls and Displays
172
DIC Warnings and Messages
174
Driver Identifier DIC Display
176
DIC Vehicle Personalization
176
Secondary Information Center (SIC)
182
Electronic Compass
182
Audio System(s)
184
Setting the Time
184
Radio with CD
185
Radio with Cassette and CD
195
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer
207
Theft-Deterrent Feature
211
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
211
Radio Reception
212
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
213
Care of Your CDs
214
Care of Your CD Player
214
Diversity Antenna System
214
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
215
Chime Level Adjustment
215
Driving Your Vehicle
217
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
218
Defensive Driving
218
Drunken Driving
218
Control of a Vehicle
221
Braking
221
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
222
Braking in Emergencies
224
Traction Control System (TCS)
224
Steering
226
Off-Road Recovery
228
Passing
228
Loss of Control
229
Driving at Night
231
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
232
City Driving
235
Freeway Driving
236
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
237
Highway Hypnosis
238
Hill and Mountain Roads
238
Winter Driving
240
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
244
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
245
Loading Your Vehicle
245
Towing
250
Towing Your Vehicle
250
Recreational Vehicle Towing
251
Towing a Trailer (V8 Engine)
252
Towing a Trailer (V6 Engine)
252
Service and Appearance Care
261
Service
263
Doing Your Own Service Work
264
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
265
Fuel
265
Gasoline Octane
265
Gasoline Specifications
266
California Fuel
266
Additives
266
Fuels in Foreign Countries
267
Filling Your Tank
268
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
270
Checking Things Under the Hood
270
Hood Release
271
Engine Compartment Overview
272
Engine Oil
276
Engine Oil Life System
280
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (3.8L V6 Engine)
282
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (4.6L V8 Engine)
283
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (3.8L V6 Engine)
285
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (4.6L V8 Engine)
288
Engine Coolant (3.8L V6 Engine)
291
Engine Coolant (4.6L V8 Engine)
294
Radiator Pressure Cap (3.8L V6 Engine)
296
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap (4.6L V8 Engine)
296
Engine Overheating (3.8L V6 Engine)
296
Engine Overheating (4.6L V8 Engine)
298
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (4.6L V8 Engine)
300
Cooling System (3.8L V6 Engine)
300
Cooling System (4.6L V8 Engine)
307
Power Steering Fluid
312
Windshield Washer Fluid
313
Brakes
314
Battery
317
Jump Starting (3.8L V6 Engine)
319
Jump Starting (4.6L V8 Engine)
323
Bulb Replacement
327
Halogen Bulbs
327
Headlamps
328
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
329
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
331
Replacement Bulbs
332
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
333
Tires
334
Tire Sidewall Labelling
335
Tire Terminology and Definitions
337
Inflation - Tire Pressure
340
Check Tire Pressure System
343
Tire Inspection and Rotation
345
When It Is Time for New Tires
346
Buying New Tires
346
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
347
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
349
Wheel Replacement
349
Tire Chains
350
Accessory Inflator
351
If a Tire Goes Flat
352
Changing a Flat Tire
353
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
354
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
355
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
360
Compact Spare Tire
360
Appearance Care
361
Fabric/Carpet
362
Vinyl
363
Leather
364
Instrument Panel
364
Interior Plastic Components
364
Glass Surfaces
364
Care of Safety Belts
364
Weatherstrips
365
Washing Your Vehicle
365
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
365
Finish Care
366
Windshield and Wiper Blades
366
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
367
Tires
367
Sheet Metal Damage
368
Finish Damage
368
Underbody Maintenance
368
Chemical Paint Spotting
368
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
369
Vehicle Identification
370
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
370
Service Parts Identification Label
370
Electrical System
371
Add-On Electrical Equipment
371
Headlamp Wiring
371
Windshield Wiper Fuses
371
Power Windows and Other Power Options
371
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
371
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (3.8L V6 Engine)
372
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (4.6L V8 Engine)
374
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
376
Capacities and Specifications
381
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
382
Maintenance Schedule
383
Maintenance Schedule
384
Introduction
384
Maintenance Requirements
384
Your Vehicle and the Environment
384
How This Section is Organized
385
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
386
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
386
Selecting the Right Schedule
387
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
388
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
395
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
401
At Each Fuel Fill
401
At Least Once a Month
401
At Least Twice a Year
402
At Least Once a Year
402
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
405
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
405
Exhaust System Inspection
405
Fuel System Inspection
405
Engine Cooling System Inspection
405
Throttle System Inspection
406
Brake System Inspection
406
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
407
Part E: Maintenance Record
409
Customer Assistance and Information
413
Customer Assistance and Information
414
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
414
Online Owner Center
415
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
416
Customer Assistance Offices
416
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
417
Roadside Assistance Program
417
Courtesy Transportation
419
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
421
Reporting Safety Defects
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
423
Service Publications Ordering Information
423
Index
425

FAQ about the 2005 Pontiac Bonneville Manual

What contains the 2005 Bonneville manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Bonneville owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Bonneville, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2005 Pontiac Bonneville Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Bonneville year 2005 free?

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The Pontiac Bonneville (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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