2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2006 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.55 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Chevrolet Corvette BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Seatback Latches
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
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Passenger Position
26
Safety Belt Pretensioners
26
Safety Belt Extender
26
Child Restraints
27
Older Children
27
Infants and Young Children
30
Child Restraint Systems
32
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (Z06 Models Only)
36
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (Coupe and Convertible Models Only)
40
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
40
Airbag System
44
Where Are the Airbags?
47
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
50
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
51
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
52
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
52
Passenger Sensing System
54
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
58
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
59
Restraint System Check
60
Checking the Restraint Systems
60
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
60
Features and Controls
63
Keys
65
Keyless Access System
66
Keyless Access System Operation
67
Doors and Locks
72
Door Locks
72
Power Door Locks
74
Automatic Door Lock
74
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
75
Lockout Protection
75
Hatch/Trunk
76
Windows
78
Power Windows
79
Sun Visors
81
Theft-Deterrent Systems
81
Theft-Deterrent System
81
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
83
New Vehicle Break-In
83
Front Air Dam
83
Ignition Positions
84
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting the Engine
85
Engine Coolant Heater
86
Automatic Transmission Operation
88
Manual Transmission Operation
92
Parking Brake
95
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
97
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
97
Parking Over Things That Burn
98
Engine Exhaust
98
Running the Engine While Parked
99
Mirrors
100
Manual Rearview Mirror
100
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
100
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
103
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
105
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
106
Outside Convex Mirror
106
OnStar® System
107
Universal Home Remote System
108
Universal Home Remote System Operation
109
Storage Areas
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholder(s)
113
Center Console Storage Area
113
Floor Mats
113
Rear Storage Area
114
Convenience Net
116
Cargo Cover
116
Roof Panel
117
Removing the Roof Panel
117
Storing the Roof Panel
120
Installing the Roof Panel
121
Convertible Top
122
Convertible Top (Manual)
122
Convertible Top (Power)
129
Vehicle Personalization
134
Memory
134
Instrument Panel
137
Instrument Panel Overview
140
Hazard Warning Flashers
142
Other Warning Devices
142
Horn
142
Tilt Wheel
142
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
144
Turn and Lane-Change Signals (Auto Signal)
144
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
145
Flash-to-Pass
145
Windshield Wipers
145
Windshield Washer
146
Cruise Control
147
Exterior Lamps
151
Wiper Activated Headlamps
152
Headlamps on Reminder
152
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
152
Fog Lamps
153
Twilight Sentinel®
154
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
155
Instrument Panel Brightness
155
Courtesy Lamps
155
Entry/Exit Lighting
155
Reading Lamps
156
Battery Run-Down Protection
156
Head-Up Display (HUD)
156
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
160
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
161
Climate Controls
161
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
161
Outlet Adjustment
166
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
167
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
168
Instrument Panel Cluster
169
Speedometer and Odometer
170
Tachometer
170
Safety Belt Reminder Light
170
Airbag Readiness Light
170
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
171
Voltmeter Gage
173
One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
174
Brake System Warning Light
174
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
175
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
176
Active Handling System Light
176
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
177
Tire Pressure Light
178
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
178
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
181
Security Light
182
Fog Lamp Light
182
Lights On Reminder
182
Highbeam On Light
182
Fuel Gage
183
Driver Information Center (DIC)
184
DIC Controls and Displays
184
DIC Warnings and Messages
189
Other Messages
203
DIC Vehicle Personalization
204
Audio System(s)
213
Setting the Time
214
Radio with CD
215
Navigation/Radio System
235
Theft-Deterrent Feature
235
Radio Reception
235
Care of Your CDs
236
Care of the CD Player
236
Diversity Antenna System
237
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (Roof or Trunk Mounted)
237
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (Diversity System)
237
Chime Level Adjustment
237
Driving Your Vehicle
239
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
240
Defensive Driving
240
Drunken Driving
241
Control of a Vehicle
244
Braking
244
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
245
Braking in Emergencies
247
Traction Control System (TCS)
247
Active Handling System
248
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
250
Selective Ride Control
250
Steering
251
Off-Road Recovery
253
Passing
253
Loss of Control
255
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
256
Driving at Night
257
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
258
City Driving
260
Freeway Driving
261
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
262
Highway Hypnosis
263
Hill and Mountain Roads
264
Winter Driving
266
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
270
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
271
Loading Your Vehicle
271
Towing
276
Towing Your Vehicle
276
Recreational Vehicle Towing
276
Towing a Trailer
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
280
Fuel
280
Gasoline Octane
281
Gasoline Specifications
281
California Fuel
281
Additives
282
Fuels in Foreign Countries
282
Filling the Tank
283
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
286
Checking Things Under the Hood
286
Hood Release
287
Engine Compartment Overview
288
Engine Oil
292
Engine Oil Life System
299
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
301
Automatic Transmission Fluid
304
Manual Transmission Fluid
304
Hydraulic Clutch
304
Engine Coolant
305
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
308
Engine Overheating
308
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
310
Cooling System
310
Power Steering Fluid
316
Windshield Washer Fluid
317
Brakes
318
Battery
321
Jump Starting
322
Rear Axle
327
Bulb Replacement
328
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
328
Halogen Bulbs
328
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
328
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
330
Replacement Bulbs
330
Windshield Replacement
330
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
331
Tires
333
Tire Sidewall Labeling
334
Tire Terminology and Definitions
336
Extended Mobility Tires
338
Inflation - Tire Pressure
340
Tire Pressure Monitor System
343
Tire Rotation
345
When It Is Time for New Tires
345
Buying New Tires
346
Different Size Tires and Wheels
347
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
348
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
349
Wheel Replacement
349
Tire Chains
352
Lifting Your Vehicle
352
If a Tire Goes Flat
357
Appearance Care
358
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
358
Fabric/Carpet
359
Coated Moldings
360
Leather
360
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
361
Cargo Cover and Convenience Net
361
Care of Safety Belts
361
Weatherstrips
361
Washing Your Vehicle
362
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
362
Finish Care
362
Windshield and Wiper Blades
363
Removable Roof Panel
364
Convertible Top
364
Aluminum Wheels
365
Tires
365
Finish Damage
366
Underbody Maintenance
366
Fiberglass Springs
366
Chemical Paint Spotting
366
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
367
Vehicle Identification
368
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
368
Service Parts Identification Label
368
Electrical System
368
Add-On Electrical Equipment
368
Headlamp Wiring
369
Windshield Wiper Fuses
369
Power Windows and Other Power Options
369
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
369
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
370
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
374
Capacities and Specifications
377
Maintenance Schedule
379
Maintenance Schedule
380
Introduction
380
Maintenance Requirements
380
Your Vehicle and the Environment
380
Using the Maintenance Schedule
380
Scheduled Maintenance
382
Additional Required Services
384
Maintenance Footnotes
385
Owner Checks and Services
386
At Each Fuel Fill
387
At Least Once a Month
387
At Least Once a Year
387
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
390
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
392
Engine Drive Belt Routing
393
Maintenance Record
394
Customer Assistance and Information
397
Customer Assistance and Information
398
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
398
Online Owner Center
399
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
400
Customer Assistance Offices
400
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
401
Roadside Assistance Program
402
Courtesy Transportation
403
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
405
Collision Damage Repair
406
Reporting Safety Defects
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
410
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
410
Service Publications Ordering Information
410
Index
413

FAQ about the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2006 Corvette manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Corvette
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Corvette owners can do

Where to download the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Corvette year 2006 free?

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The Chevrolet Corvette (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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