2006 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2006 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
3.49 MB

Table of Contents

2006 GMC Sierra BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Seatback Latches
14
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
14
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
15
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
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Center Front Passenger Position
31
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Crew Cab)
63
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab) (With Airbag Off Switch)
65
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Regular and Extended Cab) (With Passenger Sensing System)
71
Airbag System
76
Where Are the Airbags?
78
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
80
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
82
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
82
Airbag Off Switch
84
Passenger Sensing System
87
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Restraint System Check
93
Checking the Restraint Systems
93
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
94
Features and Controls
95
Keys
97
Remote Keyless Entry System
98
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
99
Doors and Locks
102
Door Locks
102
Power Door Locks
103
Delayed Locking
104
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
104
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
107
Lockout Protection
107
Rear Doors
108
Tailgate
108
Windows
110
Manual Windows
110
Power Windows
111
Swing-Out Windows
112
Sliding Rear Window
112
Sun Visors
112
Theft-Deterrent Systems
113
Content Theft-Deterrent
113
Passlock®
115
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
115
New Vehicle Break-In
115
Ignition Positions
116
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
117
Starting the Engine
117
Engine Coolant Heater
119
Automatic Transmission Operation
120
Tow/Haul Mode
125
Manual Transmission Operation
128
Four-Wheel Drive
132
Parking Brake
146
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
147
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
149
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
150
Parking Over Things That Burn
150
Engine Exhaust
151
Running the Engine While Parked
152
Mirrors
153
Manual Rearview Mirror
153
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
153
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
155
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
157
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
159
Outside Manual Mirrors
162
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
162
Outside West Coast-Type Mirrors
164
Outside Power Mirrors
164
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
165
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
165
Outside Curb View Assist Mirrors
166
Outside Convex Mirror
166
Outside Heated Mirrors
166
OnStar® System
167
Universal Home Remote System
169
Universal Home RemoteSystem Operation
170
Storage Areas
173
Glove Box
173
Cupholder(s)
173
Coinholder(s)
173
Front Storage Area
173
Center Console Storage Area
173
Tonneau Cover
174
Sunroof
176
Vehicle Personalization
176
Memory Seat
177
Instrument Panel
179
Instrument Panel Overview
182
Hazard Warning Flashers
184
Other Warning Devices
184
Horn
184
Tilt Wheel
184
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
185
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
185
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
186
Flash-to-Pass
187
Windshield Wipers
187
Windshield Washer
188
Cruise Control
188
Headlamps
192
Headlamps on Reminder
192
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
193
Automatic Headlamp System
193
Fog Lamps
195
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp
196
Instrument Panel Brightness
196
Dome Lamps
196
Dome Lamp Override
197
Entry Lighting
197
Exit Lighting
197
Front Reading Lamps
197
Cargo Lamp
197
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
198
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
198
Climate Controls
199
Climate Control System
199
Dual Climate Control System
200
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
203
Outlet Adjustment
208
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
209
Instrument Panel Cluster
210
Speedometer and Odometer
211
Trip Odometer
211
Tachometer
212
Safety Belt Reminder Light
212
Airbag Readiness Light
213
Airbag Off Light
213
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
215
Battery Warning Light
218
Voltmeter Gage
218
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
219
Brake System Warning Light
219
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
220
Traction Off Light
221
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
221
Transmission Temperature Gage
222
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
224
Oil Pressure Gage
226
Security Light
227
Cruise Control Light
227
Highbeam On Light
227
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
228
Tow/Haul Mode Light
228
Cargo Lamp Light
228
Fuel Gage
229
Low Fuel Warning Light
229
Driver Information Center (DIC)
230
DIC Operation and Displays
231
DIC Warnings and Messages
233
DIC Vehicle Customization
242
Audio System(s)
248
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
249
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
249
AM-FM Radio
250
Radio with CD
253
Radio with Cassette and CD
263
Radio with Six-Disc CD
278
Rear Seat Entertainment System
293
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
305
Theft-Deterrent Feature
307
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
307
Radio Reception
308
Care of the Cassette Tape Player
309
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
310
Care of the CD and DVD Player
310
Fixed Mast Antenna
310
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
311
Chime Level Adjustment
311
Driving Your Vehicle
313
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
314
Defensive Driving
314
Drunken Driving
315
Control of a Vehicle
317
Braking
317
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
318
Braking in Emergencies
320
Traction Assist System (TAS)
320
Manual Selectable Ride
322
Locking Rear Axle
323
Steering
323
Off-Road Recovery
325
Passing
326
Loss of Control
327
Off-Road Driving
328
Driving at Night
344
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
345
City Driving
348
Freeway Driving
349
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
350
Highway Hypnosis
351
Hill and Mountain Roads
352
Winter Driving
354
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
358
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
358
Recovery Hooks
359
Loading Your Vehicle
360
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
366
Truck-Camper Loading Information
371
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
373
Towing
374
Towing Your Vehicle
374
Recreational Vehicle Towing
374
Towing a Trailer
379
Trailer Recommendations
408
Power Take-Off (PTO)
409
Service and Appearance Care
413
Service
416
Accessories and Modifications
416
California Proposition 65 Warning
416
Doing Your Own Service Work
417
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
417
Fuel
417
Gasoline Octane
418
Gasoline Specifications
418
California Fuel
419
Additives
419
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
420
Fuels in Foreign Countries
421
Filling the Tank
422
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
423
Checking Things Under the Hood
424
Hood Release
425
Engine Compartment Overview
426
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
432
Engine Oil Life System (Gasoline Engine)
435
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (Gasoline Engines)
437
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission®)
440
Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission®)
442
Manual Transmission Fluid
445
Hydraulic Clutch
446
Engine Coolant
447
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
449
Engine Overheating
449
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
451
Cooling System
452
Engine Fan Noise
457
Power Steering Fluid
457
Windshield Washer Fluid
458
Brakes
459
Battery
463
Jump Starting
464
Rear Axle
470
Four-Wheel Drive
471
Front Axle
472
Noise Control System
474
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
474
Bulb Replacement
475
Halogen Bulbs
475
Headlamps
475
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
476
Roof Marker Lamps
478
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
479
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
480
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
480
Replacement Bulbs
482
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
483
Tires
484
Tire Sidewall Labeling
485
Tire Terminology and Definitions
488
Inflation - Tire Pressure
491
Dual Tire Operation
492
Tire Inspection and Rotation
493
When It Is Time for New Tires
495
Buying New Tires
496
Different Size Tires and Wheels
497
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
498
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
499
Wheel Replacement
499
Tire Chains
501
If a Tire Goes Flat
502
Changing a Flat Tire
503
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
504
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
508
Secondary Latch System
517
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
520
Spare Tire
524
Appearance Care
525
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
525
Fabric/Carpet
526
Leather
527
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
527
Care of Safety Belts
528
Weatherstrips
528
Washing Your Vehicle
528
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
529
Finish Care
529
Windshield and Wiper Blades
530
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
530
Tires
531
Sheet Metal Damage
531
Finish Damage
532
Underbody Maintenance
532
Chemical Paint Spotting
532
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
533
Vehicle Identification
534
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
534
Service Parts Identification Label
534
Electrical System
535
Add-On Electrical Equipment
535
Windshield Wiper Fuses
535
Power Windows and Other Power Options
535
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
535
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
536
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
538
Underhood Fuse Block
539
Capacities and Specifications
545
Maintenance Schedule
549
Maintenance Schedule
550
Introduction
550
Maintenance Requirements
550
Your Vehicle and the Environment
550
Using the Maintenance Schedule
551
Scheduled Maintenance (Gasoline Engine)
552
Additional Required Services (Gasoline Engine)
555
Maintenance Footnotes (Gasoline Engine)
557
Owner Checks and Services
559
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
559
At Each Fuel Fill
559
At Least Once a Month
560
At Least Once a Year
560
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants (Gasoline Engine)
562
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts (Gasoline Engines)
566
Engine Drive Belt Routing
567
Maintenance Record
568
Customer Assistance and Information
571
Customer Assistance and Information
572
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
572
Online Owner Center
573
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
574
Customer Assistance Offices
574
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
575
Roadside Assistance Program
576
Courtesy Transportation
577
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
579
Collision Damage Repair
580
Reporting Safety Defects
583
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
583
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
584
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
584
Service Publications Ordering Information
585
Index
587

FAQ about the 2006 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2006 Sierra manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2006 GMC Sierra Owners Manual?

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The GMC Sierra (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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