2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2006 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.41 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Chevrolet Equinox BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Passenger Folding Seatback
14
Rear Seats
16
Split Folding Rear Seat
16
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Driver Position
24
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
34
Safety Belt Pretensioners
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
66
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
66
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
67
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
69
Restraint System Check
69
Checking the Restraint Systems
69
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
70
Features and Controls
71
Keys
72
Remote Keyless Entry System
73
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
74
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Delayed Locking
77
Automatic Door Lock
78
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
78
Rear Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection
79
Liftgate
80
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
Sun Visors
82
Theft-Deterrent Systems
83
Content Theft-Deterrent
83
Passlock®
85
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
85
New Vehicle Break-In
85
Ignition Positions
86
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
86
Starting the Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transaxle Operation
89
Parking Brake
92
Shifting Into Park (P)
93
Shifting Out of Park (P)
94
Parking Over Things That Burn
95
Engine Exhaust
95
Running the Engine While Parked
96
Mirrors
97
Manual Rearview Mirror
97
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
97
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
99
Outside Power Mirrors
101
Outside Convex Mirrors
102
OnStar® System
102
Storage Areas
104
Glove Box
104
Cupholder(s)
104
Coinholder(s)
105
Center Console Storage Area
105
Garment Hooks
105
Luggage Carrier
105
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
108
Table
110
Convenience Net
111
Sunroof
111
Instrument Panel
113
Instrument Panel Overview
116
Hazard Warning Flashers
118
Other Warning Devices
118
Horn
118
Tilt Wheel
118
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
119
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
119
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
120
Flash-to-Pass
120
Windshield Wipers
120
Windshield Washer
121
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
122
Cruise Control
122
Headlamps
125
Headlamps on Reminder
125
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
126
Automatic Headlamp System
126
Fog Lamps
127
Instrument Panel Brightness
127
Dome Lamp
128
Entry Lighting
128
Map Lamps
129
Cargo Lamp
129
Battery Run-Down Protection
129
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
129
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
130
Climate Controls
131
Climate Control System
131
Outlet Adjustment
133
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
133
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
135
Instrument Panel Cluster
136
Speedometer and Odometer
137
Trip Odometer
137
Tachometer
137
Safety Belt Reminder Light
138
Airbag Readiness Light
138
Battery Warning Light
139
Brake System Warning Light
140
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
141
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
141
Low Traction Light
142
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
142
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
143
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
143
Oil Pressure Light
146
Change Engine Oil Light
147
Security Light
147
Reduced Engine Power Light
147
Highbeam On Light
148
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
148
Gate Ajar Light
148
Fuel Gage
148
Low Fuel Warning Light
149
Audio System(s)
150
Setting the Time
151
Radio with CD (Base Level)
152
Radio with CD (MP3)
163
Radio with Six-Disc CD
179
Theft-Deterrent Feature
193
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
193
Radio Reception
194
Care of Your CDs
195
Care of the CD Player
195
Fixed Mast Antenna
195
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
196
Chime Level Adjustment
196
Driving Your Vehicle
197
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
198
Defensive Driving
198
Drunken Driving
199
Control of a Vehicle
202
Braking
202
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
203
Braking in Emergencies
205
Traction Control System (TCS)
206
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
207
Steering
207
Off-Road Recovery
210
Passing
210
Loss of Control
211
Driving at Night
213
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
214
City Driving
216
Freeway Driving
217
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
218
Highway Hypnosis
219
Hill and Mountain Roads
220
Winter Driving
222
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
226
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
227
Loading Your Vehicle
227
Towing
232
Towing Your Vehicle
232
Recreational Vehicle Towing
232
Towing a Trailer
234
Service and Appearance Care
243
Service
245
Accessories and Modifications
245
California Proposition 65 Warning
245
Doing Your Own Service Work
246
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
247
Fuel
247
Gasoline Octane
247
Gasoline Specifications
247
California Fuel
248
Additives
248
Fuels in Foreign Countries
249
Filling the Tank
250
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
252
Checking Things Under the Hood
252
Hood Release
253
Engine Compartment Overview
254
Engine Oil
255
Engine Oil Life System
258
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
260
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
263
Engine Coolant
263
Engine Overheating
266
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
268
Cooling System
268
Windshield Washer Fluid
273
Brakes
274
Battery
276
Jump Starting
277
All-Wheel Drive
282
Bulb Replacement
283
Halogen Bulbs
283
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
284
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
286
Replacement Bulbs
287
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
287
Tires
289
Tire Sidewall Labeling
290
Tire Terminology and Definitions
292
Inflation - Tire Pressure
295
Tire Inspection and Rotation
296
When It Is Time for New Tires
297
Buying New Tires
298
Different Size Tires and Wheels
299
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
300
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
301
Wheel Replacement
302
Tire Chains
303
If a Tire Goes Flat
304
Changing a Flat Tire
305
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
306
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
307
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
314
Compact Spare Tire
315
Appearance Care
316
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
316
Fabric/Carpet
317
Leather
319
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
319
Care of Safety Belts
320
Weatherstrips
320
Washing Your Vehicle
320
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
320
Finish Care
321
Windshield and Wiper Blades
321
Aluminum Wheels
322
Tires
322
Sheet Metal Damage
323
Finish Damage
323
Underbody Maintenance
323
Chemical Paint Spotting
323
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
324
Vehicle Identification
325
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
325
Service Parts Identification Label
325
Electrical System
326
Add-On Electrical Equipment
326
Windshield Wiper Fuses
326
Power Windows and Other Power Options
326
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
326
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
327
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
328
Capacities and Specifications
331
Maintenance Schedule
333
Maintenance Schedule
334
Introduction
334
Maintenance Requirements
334
Your Vehicle and the Environment
334
Using the Maintenance Schedule
334
Scheduled Maintenance
336
Additional Required Services
338
Maintenance Footnotes
339
Owner Checks and Services
340
At Each Fuel Fill
341
At Least Once a Month
341
At Least Once a Year
342
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
344
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
345
Maintenance Record
346
Customer Assistance and Information
349
Customer Assistance and Information
350
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
350
Online Owner Center
351
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
352
Customer Assistance Offices
352
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
353
Roadside Assistance Program
354
Courtesy Transportation
355
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
357
Collision Damage Repair
358
Reporting Safety Defects
361
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
361
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
362
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
362
Service Publications Ordering Information
362
Index
365

FAQ about the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2006 Equinox manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Equinox
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Equinox, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Equinox owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Equinox year 2006 free?

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The Chevrolet Equinox (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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