2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

2005 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.27 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Seat
12
Power Lift Seat
13
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation
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
20
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Center Rear Passenger Position
32
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
33
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
45
Top Strap
45
Top Strap Anchor Location
47
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
47
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
57
Where Are the Airbags?
58
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
60
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
61
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
61
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
63
Checking Your Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry System
67
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
68
Doors and Locks
71
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
72
Delayed Locking
72
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
72
Rear Door Security Locks
74
Lockout Protection
75
Trunk
75
Windows
77
Power Windows
78
Sun Visors
78
Theft-Deterrent Systems
79
Passlock®
79
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
79
New Vehicle Break-In
79
Ignition Positions
80
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
81
Starting Your Engine
81
Engine Coolant Heater
83
Automatic Transaxle Operation
84
Parking Brake
87
Shifting Into Park (P)
88
Shifting Out of Park (P)
89
Parking Over Things That Burn
90
Engine Exhaust
90
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
91
Mirrors
92
Manual Rearview Mirror
92
Outside Remote Control Mirror
92
Outside Power Mirrors
92
Outside Convex Mirror
93
Storage Areas
93
Glove Box
93
Cupholder(s)
93
Center Console Storage Area
94
Sunroof
94
Instrument Panel
95
Instrument Panel Overview
98
Hazard Warning Flashers
100
Other Warning Devices
101
Horn
101
Tilt Wheel
101
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
102
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
102
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
103
Flash-to-Pass
103
Windshield Washer
103
Windshield Wiper Lever
104
Cruise Control
105
Headlamps
108
Headlamps Off in PARK (P)
108
Delayed Headlamps
109
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
109
Automatic Headlamp System
109
Fog Lamps
110
Instrument Panel Brightness
111
Dome Lamp
111
Entry/Exit Lighting
111
Trunk Lamp
112
Battery Run-Down Protection
112
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
112
Climate Controls
113
Climate Control System
113
Outlet Adjustment
115
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
116
Instrument Panel Cluster
116
Speedometer and Odometer
118
Trip Odometer
118
Tachometer
118
Safety Belt Reminder Light
119
Airbag Readiness Light
119
Charging System Light
120
Brake System Warning Light
121
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
122
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
122
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
123
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
123
Low Coolant Warning Light
124
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
124
Oil Pressure Light
128
Change Engine Oil Light
128
Security Light
129
Highbeam On Light
129
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
129
Service Vehicle Soon Light
129
Fuel Gage
130
Audio System(s)
131
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
131
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
131
Radio with CD (Base Level)
132
Radio with CD (Up Level)
136
Radio with CD (MP3)
147
Theft-Deterrent Feature
161
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
162
Radio Reception
163
Care of Your CDs
163
Care of Your CD Player
163
Fixed Mast Antenna
164
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
164
Chime Level Adjustment
164
Driving Your Vehicle
165
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
166
Defensive Driving
166
Drunken Driving
166
Control of a Vehicle
169
Braking
169
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
170
Braking in Emergencies
172
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
172
Steering
174
Off-Road Recovery
176
Passing
177
Loss of Control
178
Driving at Night
180
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
181
City Driving
184
Freeway Driving
185
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
186
Highway Hypnosis
187
Hill and Mountain Roads
187
Winter Driving
189
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
193
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
194
Loading Your Vehicle
194
Towing
199
Towing Your Vehicle
199
Recreational Vehicle Towing
199
Towing a Trailer
202
Service and Appearance Care
209
Service
211
Doing Your Own Service Work
212
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
213
Fuel
213
Gasoline Octane
213
Gasoline Specifications
213
California Fuel
213
Additives
214
Fuels in Foreign Countries
215
Filling Your Tank
215
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
217
Checking Things Under the Hood
218
Hood Release
218
Engine Compartment Overview
220
Engine Oil
223
Engine Oil Life System
226
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
228
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
229
Engine Coolant
230
Engine Overheating
232
Cooling System
234
Power Steering Fluid
239
Windshield Washer Fluid
240
Brakes
241
Battery
244
Jump Starting
245
Bulb Replacement
250
Halogen Bulbs
250
Headlamps
250
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
251
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
252
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
252
Replacement Bulbs
253
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
253
Tires
254
Tire Sidewall Labelling
255
Tire Terminology and Definitions
257
Inflation - Tire Pressure
260
Tire Inspection and Rotation
261
When It Is Time for New Tires
262
Buying New Tires
263
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
264
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
265
Wheel Replacement
265
Tire Chains
267
If a Tire Goes Flat
268
Changing a Flat Tire
269
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
270
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
272
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
277
Compact Spare Tire
278
Appearance Care
279
Fabric/Carpet
279
Vinyl
281
Leather
281
Instrument Panel
281
Interior Plastic Components
281
Glass Surfaces
281
Care of Safety Belts
282
Weatherstrips
282
Washing Your Vehicle
282
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
283
Finish Care
283
Windshield and Wiper Blades
283
Aluminum Wheels
284
Tires
284
Sheet Metal Damage
285
Finish Damage
285
Underbody Maintenance
285
Chemical Paint Spotting
285
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
286
Vehicle Identification
287
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
287
Service Parts Identification Label
287
Electrical System
288
Add-On Electrical Equipment
288
Windshield Wiper Fuses
288
Power Windows and Other Power Options
288
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
288
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
289
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
291
Capacities and Specifications
293
Maintenance Schedule
295
Maintenance Schedule
296
Introduction
296
Maintenance Requirements
296
Your Vehicle and the Environment
296
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
297
Scheduled Maintenance
298
Additional Required Services
300
Maintenance Footnotes
301
Owner Checks and Services
302
At Each Fuel Fill
302
At Least Once a Month
303
At Least Once a Year
303
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
306
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
307
Maintenance Record
308
Customer Assistance and Information
311
Customer Assistance and Information
312
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
312
Online Owner Center
313
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
314
Customer Assistance Offices
314
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
315
Roadside Assistance Program
315
Courtesy Transportation
317
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
319
Reporting Safety Defects
320
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
320
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
320
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
321
Service Publications Ordering Information
321
Index
323

FAQ about the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

What contains the 2005 Grand Am manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Grand Am owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owners Manual?

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The Pontiac Grand Am (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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