2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Prix
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.82 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Passenger Seat
8
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Passenger Folding Seatback
13
Rear Seats
15
Split Folding Rear Seat
15
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
22
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
32
Safety Belt Pretensioners
35
Safety Belt Extender
35
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)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
58
Where Are the Airbags?
61
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Passenger Sensing System
67
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Restraint System Check
73
Checking the Restraint Systems
73
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
73
Features and Controls
75
Keys
76
Remote Keyless Entry System
77
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
78
Doors and Locks
84
Door Locks
84
Power Door Locks
85
Delayed Locking
85
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
86
Rear Door Security Locks
86
Lockout Protection
87
Trunk
87
Windows
89
Power Windows
90
Sun Visors
91
Theft-Deterrent Systems
91
Content Theft-Deterrent
91
PASS-Key® III
93
PASS-Key® III Operation
94
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
96
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
96
Starting the Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
98
Displacement on Demand™ (DoD™) (5.3L Engine)
99
Automatic Transaxle Operation
99
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into Park (P)
105
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 with OnStar®
109
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
109
Outside Power Mirrors
111
Outside Convex Mirror
112
OnStar® System
112
Storage Areas
114
Glove Box
114
Cupholder(s)
115
Overhead Console
116
Front Seat Storage Net
116
Center Console Storage Area
116
Assist Handles
116
Convenience Net
117
Sunroof
117
Instrument Panel
119
Instrument Panel Overview
122
Hazard Warning Flashers
124
Other Warning Devices
124
Horn
124
Tilt Wheel
124
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
125
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
125
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
126
Flash-to-Pass
127
Windshield Wiper Lever
127
Cruise Control
129
Exterior Lamps
133
Headlamps on Reminder
133
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
134
Fog Lamps
135
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
135
Interior Lamps
135
Instrument Panel Brightness
136
Courtesy Lamps
136
Entry Lighting
136
Delayed Entry Lighting
137
Delayed Exit Lighting
137
Front Reading Lamps
138
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
138
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
138
Battery Run-Down Protection
138
Head-Up Display (HUD)
139
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
142
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
143
Climate Controls
144
Climate Control System
144
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
147
Outlet Adjustment
151
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
151
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
153
Instrument Panel Cluster
154
Speedometer and Odometer
155
Tachometer
155
Safety Belt Reminder Light
156
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
156
Airbag Readiness Light
157
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
158
Up-Shift Light
160
Brake System Warning Light
160
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
162
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
163
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
163
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
164
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
164
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
165
Oil Pressure Light
168
Fog Lamp Light
168
Cruise Control Light
169
Highbeam On Light
169
Fuel Gage
169
Driver Information Center (DIC)
170
DIC Controls and Displays (Base Level DIC)
170
DIC Controls and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer)
178
DIC Warnings and Messages
190
Audio System(s)
212
Setting the Time
214
Radio with CD (Base Level)
214
Radio with CD (MP3)
225
Radio with Six-Disc CD
241
Navigation/Radio System
257
Theft-Deterrent Feature
257
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
257
Radio Reception
258
Care of Your CDs
259
Care of the CD Player
259
Backglass Antenna
259
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
260
Chime Level Adjustment
260
Driving Your Vehicle
261
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
262
Defensive Driving
262
Drunken Driving
263
Control of a Vehicle
265
Braking
266
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
267
Braking in Emergencies
268
Traction Control System (TCS)
269
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
271
StabiliTrak® Plus System
272
Steering
273
Off-Road Recovery
276
Passing
276
Loss of Control
278
Driving at Night
279
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
280
City Driving
282
Freeway Driving
283
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
284
Highway Hypnosis
285
Hill and Mountain Roads
286
Winter Driving
288
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
292
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
293
Loading Your Vehicle
293
Towing
298
Towing Your Vehicle
298
Recreational Vehicle Towing
298
Towing a Trailer
300
Service and Appearance Care
307
Service
309
Accessories and Modifications
309
California Proposition 65 Warning
309
Doing Your Own Service Work
310
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
311
Fuel
311
Gasoline Octane
311
Gasoline Specifications
311
California Fuel
312
Additives
312
Fuels in Foreign Countries
313
Filling the Tank
313
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
315
Checking Things Under the Hood
316
Hood Release
317
Engine Compartment Overview
318
Engine Oil
322
Engine Oil Life System
325
Supercharger Oil
326
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
327
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
329
Engine Coolant
331
Pressure Cap
334
Engine Overheating
334
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
336
Cooling System
336
Power Steering Fluid
346
Windshield Washer Fluid
347
Brakes
348
Battery
351
Jump Starting
352
Headlamp Aiming
356
Bulb Replacement
359
Halogen Bulbs
359
Headlamps and Sidemarker Lamps
360
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
362
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
363
Back-Up Lamps
364
Replacement Bulbs
365
Windshield Replacement
366
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
366
Tires
366
Tire Sidewall Labeling
368
Tire Terminology and Definitions
370
Inflation - Tire Pressure
373
Tire Inflation Monitor System
374
Tire Inspection and Rotation
376
When It Is Time for New Tires
377
Buying New Tires
378
Different Size Tires and Wheels
379
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
380
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
381
Wheel Replacement
381
Tire Chains
383
If a Tire Goes Flat
383
Tire Inflator Kit (GXP)
385
Changing a Flat Tire
394
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
396
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
397
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
403
Compact Spare Tire
405
Appearance Care
405
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
405
Fabric/Carpet
407
Leather
409
Ultra Lux Suede
409
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
410
Care of Safety Belts
410
Weatherstrips
410
Washing Your Vehicle
411
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
411
Finish Care
411
Windshield and Wiper Blades
412
Aluminum Wheels
412
Tires
413
Sheet Metal Damage
413
Finish Damage
413
Underbody Maintenance
414
Chemical Paint Spotting
414
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
415
Vehicle Identification
416
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
416
Service Parts Identification Label
416
Electrical System
417
Add-On Electrical Equipment
417
Headlamp Wiring
417
Windshield Wiper Fuses
417
Power Windows and Other Power Options
417
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
418
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
418
Underhood Fuse Block
420
Capacities and Specifications
424
Maintenance Schedule
427
Maintenance Schedule
428
Introduction
428
Maintenance Requirements
428
Your Vehicle and the Environment
428
Using the Maintenance Schedule
428
Scheduled Maintenance
430
Additional Required Services
432
Maintenance Footnotes
433
Owner Checks and Services
434
At Each Fuel Fill
435
At Least Once a Month
435
At Least Once a Year
436
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
438
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
439
Maintenance Record
440
Customer Assistance and Information
443
Customer Assistance and Information
444
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
444
Online Owner Center
445
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
446
Customer Assistance Offices
446
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
447
Roadside Assistance Program
448
Courtesy Transportation
449
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
451
Collision Damage Repair
452
Reporting Safety Defects
455
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
455
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
456
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
456
Service Publications Ordering Information
456
Index
459

FAQ about the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Manual

What contains the 2006 Grand Prix manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Grand Prix
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Grand Prix year 2006 free?

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The Pontiac Grand Prix (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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