2006 Cadillac Sts Owner's Manual

2006 Cadillac Sts owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Sts
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.82 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Cadillac STS/STS-V BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
9
Heated and Ventilated Seats
10
Power Reclining Seatback
11
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
13
Heated Seats
13
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Driver Position
19
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Rear Seat Passengers
27
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
29
Safety Belt Pretensioners
31
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
35
Child Restraint Systems
38
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
43
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?
57
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
61
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
62
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
63
Passenger Sensing System
64
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Restraint System Check
69
Checking the Restraint Systems
69
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
70
Features and Controls
71
Keys
73
Keyless Access System
74
Keyless Access System Operation
75
Doors and Locks
82
Door Locks
82
Power Door Locks
82
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
83
Rear Door Security Locks
83
Lockout Protection
84
Trunk
84
Windows
87
Power Windows
88
Sun Visors
90
Theft-Deterrent Systems
90
Theft-Deterrent System
91
Valet Lockout Switch
93
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
94
New Vehicle Break-In
94
Ignition Positions
94
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
95
Starting the Engine
95
Engine Coolant Heater
97
Automatic Transmission Operation (STS)
98
Automatic Transmission Operation (STS-V)
102
Parking Brake
105
Shifting Into Park (P)
106
Shifting Out of Park (P)
108
Parking Over Things That Burn
108
Engine Exhaust
109
Running the Engine While Parked
110
Mirrors
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Intellibeam™ and OnStar®
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
112
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
113
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
114
Outside Convex Mirror
114
Outside Parallel Park Assist Mirror
114
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
Convenience Net
121
Sunroof
122
Vehicle Personalization
123
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
140
Instrument Panel
145
Instrument Panel Overview
148
Hazard Warning Flashers
150
Other Warning Devices
150
Horn
150
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
150
Heated Steering Wheel
151
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
151
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
152
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
153
Flash-to-Pass
156
Windshield Wipers
157
Rainsense™ II Wipers
158
Windshield Washer
159
Headlamp Washer
159
Cruise Control
160
Adaptive Cruise Control
163
Headlamps
175
Wiper Activated Headlamps
179
Headlamps on Reminder
179
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
179
Fog Lamps
181
Twilight Sentinel®
181
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
182
Instrument Panel Brightness
183
Entry Lighting
183
Parade Dimming
183
Reading Lamps
184
Battery Load Management
184
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
184
Head-Up Display (HUD)
184
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
188
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
190
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
191
Climate Controls
192
Dual Climate Control System
192
Outlet Adjustment
198
Rear Climate Control System
198
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
199
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
201
Instrument Panel Cluster
202
Speedometer and Odometer
203
Tachometer
203
Safety Belt Reminder Light
203
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
204
Airbag Readiness Light
204
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
205
Charging System Light
207
Brake System Warning Light
208
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
209
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
209
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
210
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
210
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
211
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
211
Oil Pressure Light
214
Security Light
215
Fog Lamp Light
215
Lights On Reminder
215
Cruise Control Light
216
Highbeam On Light
216
Fuel Gage
216
Driver Information Center (DIC)
217
DIC Controls and Displays
218
DIC Warnings and Messages
223
Other Messages
237
Audio System(s)
238
Setting the Time
239
Radio with CD
240
Navigation/Radio System
259
Radio Personalization
259
Theft-Deterrent Feature
263
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
263
Radio Reception
264
Care of Your CDs
265
Care of the CD Player
266
Diversity Antenna System
266
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
266
Driving Your Vehicle
267
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
268
Defensive Driving
268
Drunken Driving
269
Control of a Vehicle
272
Braking
272
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
273
Braking in Emergencies
275
Traction Control System (TCS)
275
Competitive Driving Mode (STS-V)
276
Magnetic Ride Control
277
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
277
StabiliTrak® System
277
Panic Brake Assist
278
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
278
Steering
278
Off-Road Recovery
281
Passing
281
Loss of Control
283
Competitive Driving
284
Driving at Night
284
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
286
City Driving
288
Freeway Driving
289
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
290
Highway Hypnosis
291
Hill and Mountain Roads
291
Winter Driving
293
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
297
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
298
Loading Your Vehicle
298
Towing
303
Towing Your Vehicle
303
Recreational Vehicle Towing
304
Towing a Trailer (STS Only)
306
Service and Appearance Care
313
Service
315
Accessories and Modifications
315
California Proposition 65 Warning
315
Doing Your Own Service Work
316
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
317
Fuel
317
Gasoline Octane
317
Gasoline Specifications
318
California Fuel
318
Additives
318
Fuels in Foreign Countries
319
Filling the Tank
320
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
322
Checking Things Under the Hood
322
Hood Release
323
Engine Compartment Overview
324
Engine Oil
330
Engine Oil Life System
336
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
337
Automatic Transmission Fluid
339
Engine Coolant
339
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
343
Engine Overheating
343
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
344
Cooling System
345
Power Steering Fluid
352
Windshield Washer Fluid
353
Brakes
354
Battery
357
Jump Starting
358
All-Wheel Drive
363
Rear Axle
364
Front Axle
365
Bulb Replacement
366
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
366
Halogen Bulbs
366
Back-Up Lamps
366
Windshield Replacement
368
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
368
Tires
369
Tire Sidewall Labeling
371
Tire Terminology and Definitions
373
Run-Flat Tires (STS-V)
376
Inflation - Tire Pressure
377
Tire Pressure Monitor System
379
Tire Inspection and Rotation
382
When It Is Time for New Tires
384
Buying New Tires
384
Different Size Tires and Wheels
386
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
387
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
388
Wheel Replacement
388
Tire Chains
390
Lifting Your Vehicle (STS-V)
391
If a Tire Goes Flat
393
Changing a Flat Tire (STS Only)
395
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (STS Only)
397
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (STS Only)
398
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (STS Only)
404
Compact Spare Tire (STS Only)
405
Appearance Care
406
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
406
Fabric/Carpet
408
Leather
408
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
409
Wood Panels
409
Speaker Covers
409
Care of Safety Belts
409
Weatherstrips
409
Washing Your Vehicle
410
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
410
Finish Care
410
Windshield and Wiper Blades
411
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
411
Tires
412
Sheet Metal Damage
412
Finish Damage
413
Underbody Maintenance
413
Chemical Paint Spotting
413
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
414
Vehicle Identification
415
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
415
Service Parts Identification Label
415
Electrical System
416
Add-On Electrical Equipment
416
Headlamp Wiring
416
Windshield Wiper Fuses
416
Power Windows and Other Power Options
417
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
417
Underhood Fuse Block
418
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
422
Capacities and Specifications
428
Maintenance Schedule
431
Maintenance Schedule
432
Introduction
432
Maintenance Requirements
432
Your Vehicle and the Environment
432
Using the Maintenance Schedule
432
Scheduled Maintenance
434
Additional Required Services
436
Maintenance Footnotes
437
Owner Checks and Services
438
At Each Fuel Fill
439
At Least Once a Month
439
At Least Once a Year
440
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
442
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
444
Engine Drive Belt Routing (STS-V)
445
Maintenance Record
446
Customer Assistance and Information
449
Customer Assistance and Information
450
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
450
Online Owner Center
451
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
452
Customer Assistance Offices
452
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
453
Roadside Service
453
Courtesy Transportation
455
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
456
Collision Damage Repair
458
Reporting Safety Defects
461
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
461
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
461
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
462
Service Publications Ordering Information
462
Index
465

FAQ about the 2006 Cadillac Sts Manual

What contains the 2006 Sts manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Sts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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The Cadillac Sts (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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