2006 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2006 Chevrolet Impala owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.49 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Chevrolet Impala BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Passenger Seat
8
Six-Way Power Seats
8
Eight-Way Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Center Seat
14
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
22
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Center Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
35
Safety Belt Pretensioners
37
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
41
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
63
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Restraint System Check
75
Checking the Restraint Systems
75
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Features and Controls
77
Keys
78
Remote Keyless Entry System
79
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
80
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Power Door Locks
87
Automatic Door Lock
87
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
87
Rear Door Security Locks
88
Lockout Protection
89
Trunk
89
Windows
91
Power Windows
92
Sun Visors
93
Theft-Deterrent Systems
93
Content Theft-Deterrent
93
94
Operation
95
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
96
New Vehicle Break-In
96
Ignition Positions
97
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
98
Starting the Engine
98
Engine Coolant Heater
99
Displacement on Demand™ (DoD™) (5.3L V8 Engine)
100
Automatic Transaxle Operation
100
Parking Brake
103
Shifting Into Park (P)
104
Shifting Out of Park (P)
106
Parking Over Things That Burn
107
Engine Exhaust
107
Running the Engine While Parked
108
Mirrors
109
Manual Rearview Mirror
109
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
109
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
109
Outside Power Mirrors
110
Outside Convex Mirror
110
OnStar® System
111
Universal Home Remote System
113
Universal Home Remote System Operation
113
Storage Areas
117
Glove Box
117
Cupholder(s)
117
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
117
Center Console Storage Area
118
Rear Storage Area
118
Rear Seat Armrest
118
Convenience Net
118
Sunroof
118
Instrument Panel
121
Instrument Panel Overview
124
Hazard Warning Flashers
126
Other Warning Devices
126
Horn
126
Tilt Wheel
126
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
127
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
127
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
128
Flash-to-Pass
128
Windshield Wipers
128
Windshield Washer
129
Cruise Control
130
Exterior Lamps
133
Delayed Headlamps
134
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
134
Fog Lamps
135
Instrument Panel Brightness
135
Courtesy Lamps
135
Dome Lamp
135
Entry Lighting
136
Delayed Entry Lighting
136
Delayed Exit Lighting
136
Parade Dimming
137
Reading Lamps
137
Battery Run-Down Protection
137
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
137
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
138
Climate Controls
139
Climate Control System
139
Outlet Adjustment
142
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
143
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
144
Instrument Panel Cluster
145
Speedometer and Odometer
146
Tachometer
146
Safety Belt Reminder Light
146
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
146
Airbag Readiness Light
147
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
148
Charging System Light
150
Brake System Warning Light
150
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
151
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
153
Tire Pressure Light
153
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
154
Oil Pressure Light
156
Security Light
157
Fog Lamp Light
157
Cruise Control Light
158
Highbeam On Light
158
Fuel Gage
158
Driver Information Center (DIC)
159
DIC Operation and Displays
159
DIC Warnings and Messages
165
DIC Vehicle Customization
173
Audio System(s)
178
Setting the Time (Without Date Display)
180
Setting the Time (With Date Display)
180
Radio with CD (Base)
181
Radio with CD (MP3)
185
Theft-Deterrent Feature
200
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
200
Radio Reception
201
Care of Your CDs
202
Care of the CD Player
202
Backglass Antenna
202
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
203
Driving Your Vehicle
205
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
206
Defensive Driving
206
Drunken Driving
207
Control of a Vehicle
210
Braking
210
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
211
Braking in Emergencies
213
Traction Control System (TCS)
213
Steering
215
Off-Road Recovery
217
Passing
217
Loss of Control
219
Driving at Night
220
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
221
City Driving
223
Freeway Driving
224
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
225
Highway Hypnosis
225
Hill and Mountain Roads
226
Winter Driving
228
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
232
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
233
Loading Your Vehicle
233
Towing
238
Towing Your Vehicle
238
Recreational Vehicle Towing
238
Towing a Trailer
240
Service and Appearance Care
247
Service
249
Accessories and Modifications
249
California Proposition 65 Warning
249
Doing Your Own Service Work
250
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
250
Fuel
250
Gasoline Octane
251
Gasoline Specifications
251
California Fuel
251
Additives
252
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
252
Fuels in Foreign Countries
253
Filling the Tank
254
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
256
Checking Things Under the Hood
256
Hood Release
257
Engine Compartment Overview
258
Engine Oil
263
Engine Oil Life System
266
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
267
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
269
Engine Coolant
272
Pressure Cap
274
Engine Overheating
275
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
277
Cooling System
277
Power Steering Fluid
284
Windshield Washer Fluid
285
Brakes
286
Battery
288
Jump Starting
289
Bulb Replacement
294
Halogen Bulbs
294
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
294
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
296
Replacement Bulbs
298
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
298
Tires
300
Tire Sidewall Labeling
301
Tire Terminology and Definitions
303
Inflation - Tire Pressure
306
Tire Pressure Monitor System
307
Tire Inspection and Rotation
310
When It Is Time for New Tires
311
Buying New Tires
312
Different Size Tires and Wheels
313
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
314
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
315
Wheel Replacement
315
Tire Chains
317
If a Tire Goes Flat
317
Changing a Flat Tire
318
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
319
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
321
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
327
Compact Spare Tire
329
Appearance Care
329
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
329
Fabric/Carpet
331
Leather
331
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
332
Care of Safety Belts
332
Weatherstrips
332
Washing Your Vehicle
332
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
333
Finish Care
333
Windshield and Wiper Blades
333
Aluminum Wheels
334
Tires
335
Sheet Metal Damage
335
Finish Damage
335
Underbody Maintenance
335
Chemical Paint Spotting
335
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
336
Vehicle Identification
337
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
337
Service Parts Identification Label
337
Electrical System
338
Add-On Electrical Equipment
338
Headlamp Wiring
338
Windshield Wiper Fuses
338
Power Windows and Other Power Options
338
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
338
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
339
Underhood Fuse Block
340
Capacities and Specifications
343
Maintenance Schedule
345
Maintenance Schedule
346
Introduction
346
Maintenance Requirements
346
Your Vehicle and the Environment
346
Using the Maintenance Schedule
346
Scheduled Maintenance
348
Additional Required Services
350
Maintenance Footnotes
351
Owner Checks and Services
352
At Each Fuel Fill
352
At Least Once a Month
353
At Least Once a Year
353
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
356
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
357
Maintenance Record
358
Customer Assistance and Information
361
Customer Assistance and Information
362
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
362
Online Owner Center
363
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
364
Customer Assistance Offices
364
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
365
Roadside Assistance Program
366
Courtesy Transportation
367
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
369
Collision Damage Repair
370
Reporting Safety Defects
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
374
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
374
Service Publications Ordering Information
375
Index
377

FAQ about the 2006 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2006 Impala manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2006 Chevrolet Impala Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Impala year 2006 free?

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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