2005 Pontiac GTO Owner's Manual

2005 Pontiac GTO owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
GTO
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.06 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Pontiac GTO Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Manual Lumbar
8
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
10
Seatback Latches
10
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
17
Driver Position
18
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
25
Rear Seat Passengers
25
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
28
Safety Belt Pretensioners
30
Child Restraints
31
Older Children
31
Infants and Young Children
34
Child Restraint Systems
37
Where to Put the Restraint
40
Top Strap
41
Top Strap Anchor Location
42
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
43
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
45
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
45
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
47
Airbag System
50
Where Are the Airbags?
52
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
53
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
54
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
54
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
54
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
56
Restraint System Check
56
Checking the Restraint Systems
56
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
57
Features and Controls
59
Keys
60
Remote Keyless Entry System
62
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
63
Doors and Locks
65
Door Locks
65
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
66
Trunk
66
Windows
69
Power Windows
70
Sun Visors
70
Theft-Deterrent Systems
71
Immobilizer
71
Immobilizer Operation
71
Content Theft-Deterrent
72
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
73
New Vehicle Break-In
73
Ignition Positions
74
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
75
Starting the Engine
75
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
76
Automatic Transmission Operation
76
Manual Transmission Operation
79
Parking Brake
81
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
82
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
83
Parking Over Things That Burn
84
Engine Exhaust
84
Running the Engine While Parked
85
Mirrors
86
Manual Rearview Mirror
86
Outside Power Mirrors
86
Outside Convex Mirror
86
Storage Areas
87
Glove Box
87
Cupholder(s)
87
Front Storage Area
87
Center Console Storage Area
87
Vehicle Personalization
88
Instrument Panel
95
Instrument Panel Overview
98
Hazard Warning Flashers
100
Other Warning Devices
100
Horn
100
Tilt Wheel
100
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
101
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
102
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
102
Flash-to-Pass
103
Windshield Wipers
103
Windshield Washer
104
Cruise Control
104
Exterior Lamps
107
Headlamps
107
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
108
Automatic Headlamp System
108
Fog Lamps
109
Instrument Panel Brightness
109
Courtesy Lamps
109
Dome Lamp
110
Entry Lighting
110
Front Reading Lamps
110
Trunk Lamp
110
Battery Run-Down Protection
110
Accessory Power Outlets
111
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
112
Climate Controls
113
Climate Control System
113
Outlet Adjustment
115
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
116
Instrument Panel Cluster
117
Speedometer
118
Tachometer
118
Safety Belt Reminder Light
118
Airbag Readiness Light
119
Charging System Light
120
One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
120
Brake System Warning Light
121
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
121
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
122
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
122
Security Light
125
Fog Lamp Light
125
Highbeam On Light
125
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
126
Fuel Gage
126
Trip Computer
127
Audio System(s)
139
Setting the Time
139
Radio with Six-Disc CD
140
Theft-Deterrent Feature
149
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
150
Radio Reception
151
Care of Your CDs
151
Care of the CD Player
151
Backglass Antenna
152
Driving Your Vehicle
153
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
154
Defensive Driving
154
Drunken Driving
154
Control of a Vehicle
157
Braking
157
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
158
Braking in Emergencies
160
Traction Control System (TCS)
160
Steering
161
Off-Road Recovery
163
Passing
164
Loss of Control
165
Driving at Night
166
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
168
City Driving
170
Freeway Driving
171
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
172
Highway Hypnosis
173
Hill and Mountain Roads
174
Winter Driving
176
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
180
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
180
Loading Your Vehicle
181
Towing
186
Towing Your Vehicle
186
Recreational Vehicle Towing
186
Towing a Trailer
186
Service and Appearance Care
187
Service
189
Doing Your Own Service Work
190
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
191
Fuel
191
Gasoline Octane
191
Gasoline Specifications
191
California Fuel
192
Additives
192
Fuels in Foreign Countries
193
Filling the Tank
194
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
196
Checking Things Under the Hood
196
Hood Release
197
Engine Compartment Overview
198
Engine Oil
199
Engine Oil Life System
202
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
204
Automatic Transmission Fluid
205
Manual Transmission Fluid
207
Hydraulic Clutch
208
Engine Coolant
209
Radiator Pressure Cap
212
Engine Overheating
212
Cooling System
215
Power Steering Fluid
220
Windshield Washer Fluid
221
Brakes
222
Battery
225
Jump Starting
226
Headlamp Aiming
231
Bulb Replacement
233
Halogen Bulbs
233
Headlamps
233
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
235
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
236
Replacement Bulbs
237
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
238
Tires
238
Tire Sidewall Labelling
240
Tire Terminology and Definitions
242
Inflation - Tire Pressure
245
Tire Inspection and Rotation
248
When It Is Time for New Tires
249
Buying New Tires
250
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
250
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
252
Wheel Replacement
252
Tire Chains
253
If a Tire Goes Flat
254
Changing a Flat Tire
254
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
256
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
257
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
261
Compact Spare Tire
262
Appearance Care
262
Fabric/Carpet
263
Vinyl
264
Leather
265
Instrument Panel
265
Interior Plastic Components
265
Glass Surfaces
265
Care of Safety Belts
265
Weatherstrips
266
Washing Your Vehicle
266
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
266
Finish Care
266
Windshield and Wiper Blades
267
Aluminum Wheels
267
Tires
268
Sheet Metal Damage
268
Finish Damage
268
Underbody Maintenance
269
Chemical Paint Spotting
269
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
270
Vehicle Identification
271
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
271
Service Parts Identification Label
271
Electrical System
271
Add-On Electrical Equipment
271
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
272
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
272
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
274
Capacities and Specifications
276
Maintenance Schedule
277
Maintenance Schedule
278
Introduction
278
Maintenance Requirements
278
Your Vehicle and the Environment
278
Using the Maintenance Schedule
278
Scheduled Maintenance
280
Additional Required Services
282
Maintenance Footnotes
283
Owner Checks and Services
284
At Each Fuel Fill
284
At Least Once a Month
285
At Least Once a Year
285
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
288
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
290
Maintenance Record
291
Customer Assistance and Information
295
Customer Assistance and Information
296
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
296
Online Owner Center
297
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
298
Customer Assistance Offices
298
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
299
Roadside Assistance Program
300
Courtesy Transportation
301
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
303
Reporting Safety Defects
304
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
304
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
305
Service Publications Ordering Information
305
Index
307

FAQ about the 2005 Pontiac GTO Manual

What contains the 2005 GTO manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac GTO
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac GTO owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2005 Pontiac GTO Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac GTO year 2005 free?

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The Pontiac GTO (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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