2005 Saturn L Series Owner's Manual

2005 Saturn L Series owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Saturn
Model:
L Series
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.18 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Saturn L-Series BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Passenger Seat
8
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
8
Manual Lumbar
9
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
18
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Rear Seat Passengers
27
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
30
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
35
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
43
Top Strap Anchor Location
44
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
45
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
47
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
49
Airbag System
52
Where Are the Airbags?
54
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
58
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
58
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
59
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
60
Restraint System Check
61
Checking Your Restraint Systems
61
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
62
Features and Controls
63
Keys
64
Remote Keyless Entry System
65
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
66
Doors and Locks
69
Door Locks
69
Power Door Locks
70
Delayed Locking
70
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
70
Rear Door Security Locks
71
Lockout Protection
71
Trunk
72
Windows
74
Manual Windows
74
Power Windows
75
Sun Visors
76
Theft-Deterrent Systems
76
Passlock®
76
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
77
New Vehicle Break-In
77
Ignition Positions
78
Starting Your Engine
79
Automatic Transaxle Operation
80
Parking Brake
84
Shifting Into Park (P)
85
Shifting Out of Park (P)
86
Parking Over Things That Burn
87
Engine Exhaust
87
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
88
Mirrors
89
Manual Rearview Mirror
89
Outside Remote Control Mirror
89
Outside Power Mirrors
89
Outside Convex Mirror
90
Outside Heated Mirrors
90
Storage Areas
90
Glove Box
90
Center Console Storage Area
90
Assist Handles
91
Sunroof
91
Instrument Panel
93
Instrument Panel Overview
96
Hazard Warning Flashers
98
Other Warning Devices
98
Horn
98
Tilt Wheel
98
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
99
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
99
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
100
Flash-to-Pass
100
Windshield Washer
100
Windshield Wiper Lever
101
Cruise Control
102
Headlamps
105
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
105
Automatic Headlamp System
106
Fog Lamps
107
Instrument Panel Brightness
107
Dome Lamp
108
Entry Lighting
108
Map Lamps
108
Battery Run-Down Protection
108
Accessory Power Outlets
108
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
109
Climate Controls
110
Climate Control System
110
Outlet Adjustment
112
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
113
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
114
Instrument Panel Cluster
115
Speedometer and Odometer
116
Trip Odometer
116
Tachometer
117
Safety Belt Reminder Light
117
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Battery Warning Light
119
Brake System Warning Light
119
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
120
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
121
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
121
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
122
Low Coolant Warning Light
122
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
123
Oil Pressure Light
125
Change Engine Oil Light
126
Security Light
126
Reduced Engine Power Light
127
Highbeam On Light
127
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
127
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
128
Trunk Ajar Light
128
Service Vehicle Soon Light
128
Fuel Gage
128
Low Fuel Warning Light
129
Audio System(s)
130
Setting the Time
130
Radio with CD
131
Radio with Cassette and CD
135
Rear Seat Entertainment System
144
Theft-Deterrent Feature
150
Radio Reception
153
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
153
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
154
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
154
Fixed Mast Antenna
154
Driving Your Vehicle
155
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
156
Defensive Driving
156
Drunken Driving
157
Control of a Vehicle
160
Braking
160
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
161
Braking in Emergencies
162
Traction Control System (TCS)
163
Steering
164
Off-Road Recovery
167
Passing
167
Loss of Control
169
Driving at Night
170
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
171
City Driving
174
Freeway Driving
175
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
176
Highway Hypnosis
177
Hill and Mountain Roads
178
Winter Driving
180
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
184
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
185
Recovery Hook
185
Loading Your Vehicle
186
Towing
191
Towing Your Vehicle
191
Recreational Vehicle Towing
191
Towing a Trailer
194
Service and Appearance Care
201
Service
203
Doing Your Own Service Work
204
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
205
Fuel
205
Gasoline Octane
205
Gasoline Specifications
205
California Fuel
206
Additives
206
Fuels in Foreign Countries
207
Filling Your Tank
208
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
210
Checking Things Under the Hood
210
Hood Release
211
Engine Compartment Overview
212
Engine Oil
213
Engine Oil Life System
216
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
217
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
220
Engine Coolant
220
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
223
Engine Overheating
223
Cooling System
226
Power Steering Fluid
231
Windshield Washer Fluid
232
Brakes
233
Battery
236
Jump Starting
237
Bulb Replacement
242
Halogen Bulbs
242
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
242
Fog Lamps
244
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
245
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
245
Replacement Bulbs
246
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
247
Tires
248
Tire Sidewall Labelling
249
Tire Terminology and Definitions
251
Inflation - Tire Pressure
254
Tire Inspection and Rotation
255
When It Is Time for New Tires
256
Buying New Tires
257
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
258
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
259
Wheel Replacement
260
Tire Chains
261
If a Tire Goes Flat
262
Changing a Flat Tire
262
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
264
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
265
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
271
Compact Spare Tire
272
Appearance Care
273
Fabric/Carpet
273
Vinyl
275
Instrument Panel
275
Interior Plastic Components
275
Glass Surfaces
275
Care of Safety Belts
275
Weatherstrips
276
Washing Your Vehicle
276
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
276
Finish Care
276
Windshield and Wiper Blades
277
Aluminum Wheels
278
Tires
278
Sheet Metal Damage
279
Finish Damage
279
Underbody Maintenance
279
Chemical Paint Spotting
280
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
280
Vehicle Identification
282
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
282
Service Parts Identification Label
282
Electrical System
283
Add-On Electrical Equipment
283
Windshield Wiper Fuses
283
Power Windows and Other Power Options
283
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
283
Floor Console Fuse Block
284
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
286
Capacities and Specifications
289
Maintenance Schedule
291
Maintenance Schedule
292
Introduction
292
Maintenance Requirements
292
Your Vehicle and the Environment
292
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
292
Scheduled Maintenance
294
Additional Required Services
296
Maintenance Footnotes
298
Owner Checks and Services
299
At Each Fuel Fill
299
At Least Once a Month
300
At Least Once a Year
300
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
303
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
304
Maintenance Record
305
Customer Assistance and Information
309
Customer Assistance and Information
310
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
310
Online Owner Center
312
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
312
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
313
Roadside Assistance Program
313
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
315
Reporting Safety Defects
316
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
316
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
316
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
316
Service Publications Ordering Information
317
Index
319

FAQ about the 2005 Saturn L Series Manual

What contains the 2005 L Series manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2005 Saturn L Series Owners Manual?

The Saturn L Series owner manual for the 2005 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Saturn L Series year 2005 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2005 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Saturn L Series (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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