2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Prix
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.6 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seat
9
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
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
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
32
Safety Belt Pretensioners
34
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Top Strap
44
Top Strap Anchor Location
46
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
49
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
51
Airbag System
54
Where Are the Airbags?
56
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
59
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
60
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
60
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
63
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry System
68
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
69
Doors and Locks
74
Door Locks
74
Power Door Locks
75
Delayed Locking
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
76
Lockout Protection
76
Trunk
77
Windows
79
Power Windows
80
Sun Visors
80
Theft-Deterrent Systems
81
Content Theft-Deterrent
81
PASS-Key® III
82
PASS-Key® III Operation
83
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
85
New Vehicle Break-In
85
Ignition Positions
86
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
86
Starting Your Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transaxle Operation
89
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into Park (P)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P)
96
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
97
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
98
Mirrors
99
Manual Rearview Mirror
99
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
99
Outside Power Mirrors
99
Outside Convex Mirror
100
OnStar® System
100
Storage Areas
102
Glove Box
102
Cupholder(s)
102
Overhead Console
103
Front Seat Storage Net
104
Center Console Storage Area
104
Assist Handles
104
Convenience Net
104
Sunroof
105
Instrument Panel
107
Instrument Panel Overview
110
Hazard Warning Flashers
111
Other Warning Devices
112
Horn
112
Tilt Wheel
112
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
113
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
114
Flash-to-Pass
114
Windshield Wiper Lever
115
Cruise Control
116
Exterior Lamps
120
Headlamps on Reminder
121
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
121
Fog Lamps
122
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
123
Interior Lamps
123
Instrument Panel Brightness
123
Courtesy Lamps
124
Entry Lighting
124
Delayed Entry Lighting
124
Delayed Exit Lighting
125
Front Reading Lamps
125
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
125
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
125
Battery Run-Down Protection
126
Head-Up Display (HUD)
126
Accessory Power Outlets
130
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
131
Climate Controls
132
Climate Control System
132
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
135
Outlet Adjustment
139
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
139
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
141
Instrument Panel Cluster
142
Speedometer and Odometer
143
Tachometer
143
Safety Belt Reminder Light
144
Airbag Readiness Light
144
Up-Shift Light
145
Brake System Warning Light
146
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
147
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
148
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
148
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
149
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
149
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
150
Oil Pressure Light
153
Fog Lamp Light
153
Cruise Control Light
154
Highbeam On Light
154
Fuel Gage
154
Driver Information Center (DIC)
155
DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC)
155
DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer)
163
DIC Warnings and Messages
175
Audio System(s)
198
Setting the Time
199
Radio with CD (Base Level)
199
Radio with CD (MP3)
210
Radio with Six-Disc CD
224
Navigation/Radio System
238
Theft-Deterrent Feature
238
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
239
Radio Reception
240
Care of Your CDs
240
Care of Your CD Player
240
Backglass Antenna
240
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
241
Chime Level Adjustment
241
Driving Your Vehicle
243
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
244
Defensive Driving
244
Drunken Driving
244
Control of a Vehicle
247
Braking
248
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
248
Braking in Emergencies
250
Traction Control System (TCS)
251
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
252
StabiliTrak® Plus System
254
Steering
255
Off-Road Recovery
257
Passing
257
Loss of Control
258
Driving at Night
260
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
261
City Driving
264
Freeway Driving
265
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
266
Highway Hypnosis
267
Hill and Mountain Roads
268
Winter Driving
270
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
274
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
275
Loading Your Vehicle
275
Towing
280
Towing Your Vehicle
280
Recreational Vehicle Towing
280
Towing a Trailer
282
Service and Appearance Care
291
Service
293
Doing Your Own Service Work
294
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
295
Fuel
295
Gasoline Octane
295
Gasoline Specifications
295
California Fuel
296
Additives
296
Fuels in Foreign Countries
297
Filling Your Tank
297
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
299
Checking Things Under the Hood
300
Hood Release
300
Engine Compartment Overview
302
Engine Oil
304
Engine Oil Life System
308
Supercharger Oil
309
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
310
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
312
Engine Coolant
314
Radiator Pressure Cap
317
Engine Overheating
317
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
319
Cooling System
320
Power Steering Fluid
328
Windshield Washer Fluid
329
Brakes
330
Battery
332
Jump Starting
333
Headlamp Aiming
338
Bulb Replacement
340
Halogen Bulbs
340
Headlamps and Sidemarker Lamps
341
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
343
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
344
Back-Up Lamps
345
Replacement Bulbs
346
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
347
Tires
348
Tire Sidewall Labelling
349
Tire Terminology and Definitions
351
Inflation - Tire Pressure
354
Tire Pressure Monitor System
355
Tire Inspection and Rotation
356
When It Is Time for New Tires
358
Buying New Tires
358
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
359
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
360
Wheel Replacement
361
Tire Chains
362
If a Tire Goes Flat
363
Tire Inflator Kit
364
Changing a Flat Tire
372
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
373
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
375
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
381
Compact Spare Tire
383
Appearance Care
384
Fabric/Carpet
384
Vinyl
386
Leather
386
Instrument Panel
386
Interior Plastic Components
386
Glass Surfaces
386
Care of Safety Belts
387
Weatherstrips
387
Washing Your Vehicle
387
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
387
Finish Care
388
Windshield and Wiper Blades
388
Aluminum Wheels
389
Tires
389
Sheet Metal Damage
390
Finish Damage
390
Underbody Maintenance
390
Chemical Paint Spotting
390
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
391
Vehicle Identification
392
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
392
Service Parts Identification Label
392
Electrical System
393
Add-On Electrical Equipment
393
Headlamp Wiring
393
Windshield Wiper Fuses
393
Power Windows and Other Power Options
393
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
393
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
394
Underhood Fuse Block
395
Capacities and Specifications
398
Maintenance Schedule
401
Maintenance Schedule
402
Introduction
402
Maintenance Requirements
402
Your Vehicle and the Environment
402
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
403
Scheduled Maintenance
404
Additional Required Services
406
Maintenance Footnotes
407
Owner Checks and Services
409
At Each Fuel Fill
409
At Least Once a Month
409
At Least Once a Year
410
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
412
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
413
Maintenance Record
414
Customer Assistance and Information
417
Customer Assistance and Information
418
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
418
Online Owner Center
420
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
420
Customer Assistance Offices
420
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
422
Roadside Assistance Program
422
Courtesy Transportation
424
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
426
Reporting Safety Defects
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
428
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
429
Service Publications Ordering Information
429
Index
431

FAQ about the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Manual

What contains the 2005 Grand Prix manual?

The Pontiac Grand Prix owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac Grand Prix. 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 Prix 2005 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Prix, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Grand Prix owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Grand Prix year 2005 free?

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The Pontiac Grand Prix (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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