2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2006 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.64 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Chevrolet Colorado BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
14
Seatback Latches
15
Rear Seats
16
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
16
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
18
Safety Belts
19
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
19
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Driver Position
24
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
31
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Center Front Passenger Position
32
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
37
Safety Belt Pretensioners
39
Safety Belt Extender
39
Child Restraints
40
Older Children
40
Infants and Young Children
42
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
50
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
65
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
72
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
75
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
76
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
76
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
77
Passenger Sensing System
78
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Restraint System Check
85
Checking the Restraint Systems
85
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
86
Features and Controls
87
Keys
88
Remote Keyless Entry System
89
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
90
Doors and Locks
93
Door Locks
93
Power Door Locks
94
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
94
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
95
Lockout Protection
96
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
96
Tailgate
96
Windows
98
Manual Windows
98
Power Windows
99
Sliding Rear Window
100
Sun Visors
100
Theft-Deterrent Systems
100
Content Theft-Deterrent
100
Passlock®
102
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
102
New Vehicle Break-In
102
Ignition Positions
103
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
104
Starting the Engine
104
Engine Coolant Heater
105
Automatic Transmission Operation
106
Manual Transmission Operation
109
Four-Wheel Drive
110
Parking Brake
114
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
116
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
118
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
118
Parking Over Things That Burn
119
Engine Exhaust
119
Running the Engine While Parked
120
Mirrors
121
Manual Rearview Mirror
121
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
121
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
122
Outside Manual Mirrors
124
Outside Power Mirrors
124
Outside Convex Mirror
125
OnStar® System
125
Storage Areas
127
Glove Box
127
Cupholder(s)
127
Front Armrest Storage Area
128
Assist Handles
128
Rear Storage Area
128
Instrument Panel
131
Instrument Panel Overview
134
Hazard Warning Flashers
136
Other Warning Devices
136
Horn
136
Tilt Wheel
136
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
137
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
138
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
139
Flash-to-Pass
139
Windshield Wipers
139
Windshield Washer
140
Cruise Control
141
Exterior Lamps
144
Headlamps on Reminder
145
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
145
Automatic Headlamp System
145
Fog Lamps
146
Exterior Cargo Lamps
147
Interior Lamps
147
Instrument Panel Brightness
147
Dome Lamp
147
Dome Lamp Override
147
Exit Lighting
148
Battery Run-Down Protection
148
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
148
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
149
Climate Controls
149
Climate Control System
149
Outlet Adjustment
151
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
152
Instrument Panel Cluster
153
Speedometer and Odometer
154
Trip Odometer
154
Tachometer
154
Safety Belt Reminder Light
155
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
155
Airbag Readiness Light
156
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
157
Battery Warning Light
159
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
160
Brake System Warning Light
160
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
161
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
162
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
162
Oil Pressure Light
165
Security Light
166
Cruise Control Light
166
Highbeam On Light
166
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
167
Fuel Gage
167
Driver Information Center (DIC)
168
DIC Controls and Displays
168
DIC Warnings and Messages
171
Audio System(s)
174
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
175
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
175
AM-FM Radio
176
Radio with CD (MP3)
178
Radio with Six-Disc CD
193
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
204
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
204
Radio Reception
204
Care of Your CDs
205
Care of the CD Player
206
Fixed Mast Antenna
206
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
206
Chime Level Adjustment
206
Driving Your Vehicle
207
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
208
Defensive Driving
208
Drunken Driving
209
Control of a Vehicle
211
Braking
212
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
213
Braking in Emergencies
214
Traction Control System (TCS)
215
Steering
216
Off-Road Recovery
218
Passing
218
Loss of Control
220
Off-Road Driving
221
Driving at Night
234
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
235
City Driving
238
Freeway Driving
239
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
240
Highway Hypnosis
241
Hill and Mountain Roads
242
Winter Driving
244
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
248
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
248
Recovery Hooks
249
Loading Your Vehicle
250
Truck-Camper Loading Information
256
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
256
Towing
256
Towing Your Vehicle
256
Recreational Vehicle Towing
257
Towing a Trailer
263
Trailer Recommendations
276
Service and Appearance Care
277
Service
279
Accessories and Modifications
279
California Proposition 65 Warning
279
Doing Your Own Service Work
280
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
281
Fuel
281
Gasoline Octane
281
Gasoline Specifications
281
California Fuel
282
Additives
282
Fuels in Foreign Countries
283
Filling the Tank
284
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
286
Checking Things Under the Hood
286
Hood Release
287
Engine Compartment Overview
288
Engine Oil
289
Engine Oil Life System
292
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
294
Automatic Transmission Fluid
295
Manual Transmission Fluid
298
Hydraulic Clutch
299
Engine Coolant
300
Radiator Pressure Cap
303
Engine Overheating
303
Cooling System
305
Engine Fan Noise
309
Power Steering Fluid
310
Windshield Washer Fluid
311
Brakes
312
Battery
315
Jump Starting
316
Rear Axle
320
Four-Wheel Drive
320
Front Axle
321
Bulb Replacement
322
Halogen Bulbs
322
Headlamps
323
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
324
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
325
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
325
Replacement Bulbs
326
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
327
Tires
329
Tire Sidewall Labeling
330
Tire Terminology and Definitions
332
Inflation - Tire Pressure
335
Tire Inspection and Rotation
336
When It Is Time for New Tires
338
Buying New Tires
338
Different Size Tires and Wheels
340
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
340
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
342
Wheel Replacement
342
Tire Chains
344
If a Tire Goes Flat
345
Changing a Flat Tire
346
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
347
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
350
Secondary Latch System
357
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
360
Spare Tire
364
Appearance Care
365
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
365
Fabric/Carpet
367
Leather
368
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
368
Care of Safety Belts
369
Weatherstrips
369
Washing Your Vehicle
369
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
370
Finish Care
370
Windshield and Wiper Blades
371
Aluminum Wheels
371
Tires
372
Sheet Metal Damage
372
Finish Damage
372
Underbody Maintenance
372
Chemical Paint Spotting
372
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
373
Vehicle Identification
374
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
374
Service Parts Identification Label
374
Electrical System
375
Add-On Electrical Equipment
375
Windshield Wiper Fuses
375
Power Windows and Other Power Options
375
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
376
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
376
Capacities and Specifications
380
Maintenance Schedule
383
Maintenance Schedule
384
Introduction
384
Maintenance Requirements
384
Your Vehicle and the Environment
384
Using the Maintenance Schedule
384
Scheduled Maintenance
386
Additional Required Services
388
Maintenance Footnotes
389
Owner Checks and Services
390
At Each Fuel Fill
390
At Least Once a Month
391
At Least Once a Year
391
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
394
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
396
Maintenance Record
397
Customer Assistance and Information
401
Customer Assistance and Information
402
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
402
Online Owner Center
403
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
404
Customer Assistance Offices
404
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
405
Roadside Assistance Program
406
Courtesy Transportation
407
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
409
Collision Damage Repair
410
Reporting Safety Defects
413
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
413
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
414
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
414
Service Publications Ordering Information
414
Index
417

FAQ about the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2006 Colorado manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Colorado owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Colorado

Where to download the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Colorado owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado year 2006 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2006 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Colorado (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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