2006 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2006 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
2.55 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V Book TOC
1
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
9
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
31
Safety Belt Pretensioners
34
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
45
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
64
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
65
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Restraint System Check
71
Checking the Restraint Systems
71
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
72
Features and Controls
73
Keys
75
Remote Keyless Entry System
76
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
77
Doors and Locks
80
Door Locks
80
Central Door Unlocking System
81
Power Door Locks
81
Delayed Locking
81
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
82
Rear Door Security Locks
82
Lockout Protection
83
Trunk
84
Windows
86
Power Windows
87
Sun Visors
90
Theft-Deterrent Systems
90
Theft-Deterrent System
90
Immobilizer
92
Immobilizer Operation
92
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
94
New Vehicle Break-In
94
Ignition Positions
94
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
96
Starting the Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
97
Automatic Transmission Operation
98
Manual Transmission Operation
102
Parking Brake
105
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
106
Shifting Out of Park (P)
108
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
108
Parking Over Things That Burn
109
Engine Exhaust
109
Running the Engine While Parked
110
Mirrors
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
111
Outside Power Mirrors
114
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
114
Outside Convex Mirror
115
Outside Heated Mirrors
115
OnStar® System
115
Universal Home Remote System
117
Universal Home Remote System Operation
118
Storage Areas
121
Glove Box
121
Cupholder(s)
121
Center Console Storage Area
121
Map Pocket
121
Roof Rack
122
Convenience Net
122
Sunroof
123
Vehicle Personalization
124
Memory Seat and Mirrors
124
Instrument Panel
127
Instrument Panel Overview
130
Hazard Warning Flashers
132
Other Warning Devices
132
Horn
132
Tilt Wheel
132
Reconfigurable Steering Wheel Controls (SWC) (CTS)
133
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
137
Windshield Washer
138
Headlamp Washer
138
Cruise Control
139
Headlamps
142
Wiper Activated Headlamps
143
Headlamps on Reminder
143
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
143
Fog Lamps
145
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
146
Instrument Panel Brightness
146
Entry Lighting
147
Parade Dimming
147
Reading Lamps
147
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
147
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
148
Climate Controls
149
Dual Climate Control System
149
Outlet Adjustment
154
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
155
Steering Wheel Climate Controls (CTS)
156
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
156
Instrument Panel Cluster
157
Speedometer and Odometer
159
Trip Odometers
159
Tachometer
159
Engine Speed Limiter
159
Safety Belt Reminder Light
160
Airbag Readiness Light
160
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
161
Charging System Light
163
Brake System Warning Light
164
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
165
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
165
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light (CTS)
166
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
166
Tire Pressure Light
167
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
167
Oil Pressure Light
170
Sport Mode Light (Automatic Transmission/CTS)
171
Security Light
171
Fog Lamp Light
171
Lights On Reminder
171
Cruise Control Light
172
Highbeam On Light
172
Fuel Gage
172
Message Center
173
Message Center (CTS-V)
173
Transmission Fluid Hot Message
176
Hot Coolant Temperature Warning Message
176
Check Engine Oil Pressure Message
177
Oil Temperature Warning Message
177
Tire Pressure Warning Message
178
One-to-Four Shift Message
178
Driver Information Center (DIC)
179
System Controls
179
Status of Vehicle Systems
180
DIC Main Menu
183
DIC Warnings and Messages
187
DIC Vehicle Personalization
196
Audio System(s)
209
Setting the Time
211
Radio with CD
211
Navigation/Radio System
227
Theft-Deterrent Feature
227
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (CTS)
228
Radio Reception
228
Care of Your CDs
229
Care of the CD Player
230
Diversity Antenna System
230
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
230
Driving Your Vehicle
231
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
232
Defensive Driving
232
Drunken Driving
233
Control of a Vehicle
236
Braking
236
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
237
Braking in Emergencies
239
Traction Control System (TCS) (CTS)
239
Traction Control System (TCS) (CTS-V)
240
Competitive Driving Mode (CTS-V)
242
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
242
StabiliTrak® System
242
Panic Brake Assist
243
Steering
243
Off-Road Recovery
246
Passing
246
Loss of Control
247
Competitive Driving
248
Driving at Night
249
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
250
City Driving
252
Freeway Driving
253
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
254
Highway Hypnosis
255
Hill and Mountain Roads
255
Winter Driving
257
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
261
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
262
Loading Your Vehicle
262
Towing
267
Towing Your Vehicle
267
Recreational Vehicle Towing
267
Towing a Trailer
269
Service and Appearance Care
271
Service
273
Accessories and Modifications
273
California Proposition 65 Warning
273
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
275
Fuel
275
Gasoline Octane
275
Gasoline Specifications
276
California Fuel
276
Additives
276
Fuels in Foreign Countries
277
Filling the Tank
278
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
280
Checking Things Under the Hood
280
Hood Release
281
Engine Compartment Overview
282
Engine Oil
286
Engine Oil Life System
292
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
293
Automatic Transmission Fluid
295
Manual Transmission Fluid
296
Hydraulic Clutch
297
Engine Coolant
298
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
300
Engine Overheating
300
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
302
Cooling System
303
Power Steering Fluid
308
Windshield Washer Fluid
309
Brakes
310
Battery
313
Jump Starting
314
Rear Axle
319
Headlamp Aiming
320
Bulb Replacement
323
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
323
Halogen Bulbs
323
Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps
324
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
324
Back-Up and License Plate Lamps
325
Replacement Bulbs
326
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
326
Tires
328
Tire Sidewall Labeling
330
Tire Terminology and Definitions
332
Run-Flat Tires (CTS-V)
335
Inflation - Tire Pressure
336
Tire Pressure Monitor System
339
Tire Inspection and Rotation
342
When It Is Time for New Tires
343
Buying New Tires
344
Different Size Tires and Wheels
345
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
346
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
347
Wheel Replacement
347
Tire Chains
349
Lifting Your Vehicle (CTS-V)
349
If a Tire Goes Flat
352
Changing a Flat Tire (CTS Only)
354
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (CTS Only)
355
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (CTS Only)
357
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (CTS Only)
362
Compact Spare Tire (CTS Only)
363
Appearance Care
364
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
364
Fabric/Carpet
365
Leather
366
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
366
Wood Panels
366
Speaker Covers
367
Care of Safety Belts
367
Weatherstrips
367
Washing Your Vehicle
367
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
367
Finish Care
368
Windshield and Wiper Blades
368
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
368
Tires
369
Sheet Metal Damage
370
Finish Damage
370
Underbody Maintenance
370
Chemical Paint Spotting
370
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
371
Vehicle Identification
372
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
372
Service Parts Identification Label
372
Electrical System
373
Add-On Electrical Equipment
373
Windshield Wiper Fuses
373
Power Windows and Other Power Options
373
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
373
Underhood Fuse Block
374
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
378
Capacities and Specifications
384
Maintenance Schedule
387
Maintenance Schedule
388
Introduction
388
Maintenance Requirements
388
Your Vehicle and the Environment
388
Using the Maintenance Schedule
389
Scheduled Maintenance
390
Additional Required Services
392
Maintenance Footnotes
394
Owner Checks and Services
395
At Each Fuel Fill
396
At Least Once a Month
396
At Least Once a Year
397
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
399
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
401
Engine Drive Belt Routing (CTS-V)
402
Maintenance Record
402
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
406
Online Owner Center
408
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
408
Customer Assistance Offices
408
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
410
Roadside Service
410
Courtesy Transportation
412
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
414
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
419
Service Publications Ordering Information
419
Index
421

FAQ about the 2006 Cadillac Cts Manual

What contains the 2006 Cts manual?

The Cadillac Cts owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Cadillac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Cadillac Cts. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Cadillac Cts 2006 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2006 Cadillac Cts Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Cadillac Cts year 2006 free?

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The Cadillac Cts (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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