2006 Pontiac Solstice Owner's Manual

2006 Pontiac Solstice owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Solstice
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
1.92 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Pontiac Solstice Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Seatback Latches
10
Safety Belts
10
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
10
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
15
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
16
Driver Position
16
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
22
Passenger Position
23
Safety Belt Pretensioners
23
Safety Belt Extender
23
Child Restraints
24
Older Children
24
Infants and Young Children
26
Child Restraint Systems
29
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
32
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
33
Airbag System
36
Where Are the Airbags?
38
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
40
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
41
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
41
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
42
Passenger Sensing System
43
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
47
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
48
Restraint System Check
49
Checking the Restraint Systems
49
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
49
Features and Controls
51
Keys
52
Remote Keyless Entry System
53
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
54
Doors and Locks
57
Manual Door Locks
57
Power Door Locks
57
Delayed Locking
58
Automatic Door Lock
58
Automatic Door Unlock
59
Trunk
59
Windows
61
Manual Windows
62
Power Windows
62
Sun Visors
62
Theft-Deterrent Systems
63
Content Theft-Deterrent
63
64
Operation
65
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
66
New Vehicle Break-In
66
Ignition Positions
67
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
69
Starting the Engine
69
Automatic Transmission Operation
70
Manual Transmission Operation
73
Parking Brake
74
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
75
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
76
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
77
Parking Over Things That Burn
77
Engine Exhaust
78
Running the Engine While Parked
78
Mirrors
79
Manual Rearview Mirror
79
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
79
Outside Manual Mirror
80
Outside Power Mirrors
80
OnStar® System
80
Storage Areas
83
Glove Box
83
Cupholder(s)
83
Center Console Storage Area
83
Convertible Top
83
Hazard Warning Flashers
92
Other Warning Devices
92
Horn
92
Tilt Wheel
92
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
93
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
94
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
94
Flash-to-Pass
94
Windshield Wipers
95
Windshield Washer
96
Cruise Control
96
Headlamps
99
Headlamps on Reminder
100
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
100
Fog Lamps
100
Instrument Panel Brightness
101
Entry/Exit Lighting
101
Mirror Reading Lamps
101
Battery Run-Down Protection
101
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
101
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
102
Climate Controls
103
Climate Control System
103
Outlet Adjustment
106
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
106
Instrument Panel Cluster
107
Speedometer and Odometer
108
Tachometer
108
Safety Belt Reminder Light
109
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
109
Airbag Readiness Light
110
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
111
Charging System Light
113
Brake System Warning Light
113
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
114
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
115
Low Coolant Warning Light
115
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
116
Oil Pressure Light
118
Security Light
119
Reduced Engine Power Light
120
Highbeam On Light
120
Service Vehicle Soon Light
120
Fuel Gage
121
Low Fuel Warning Light
121
Driver Information Center (DIC)
122
DIC Operation and Displays
122
DIC Warnings and Messages
124
DIC Vehicle Personalization
126
Audio System(s)
131
Setting the Time (Without Date Display)
133
Setting the Time (With Date Display)
133
Radio with CD (Base)
134
Radio with CD (MP3)
139
Theft-Deterrent Feature
154
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
155
Radio Reception
156
Care of Your CDs
157
Care of the CD Player
157
Fixed Mast Antenna
157
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (Trunk Mounted)
157
Driving Your Vehicle
159
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
160
Defensive Driving
160
Drunken Driving
161
Control of a Vehicle
163
Braking
164
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
165
Braking in Emergencies
167
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
167
Steering
168
Off-Road Recovery
170
Passing
170
Loss of Control
172
Driving at Night
173
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
174
City Driving
177
Freeway Driving
178
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
179
Highway Hypnosis
180
Hill and Mountain Roads
180
Winter Driving
182
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
186
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
187
Loading Your Vehicle
187
Towing
192
Towing Your Vehicle
192
Recreational Vehicle Towing
192
Towing a Trailer
192
Service and Appearance Care
193
Service
195
Accessories and Modifications
195
California Proposition 65 Warning
195
Doing Your Own Service Work
196
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
197
Fuel
197
Gasoline Octane
197
Gasoline Specifications
198
California Fuel
198
Additives
198
Fuels in Foreign Countries
199
Filling the Tank
200
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
202
Checking Things Under the Hood
202
Hood Release
203
Engine Compartment Overview
204
Engine Oil
205
Engine Oil Life System
208
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
210
Automatic Transmission Fluid
211
Manual Transmission Fluid
212
Hydraulic Clutch
212
Engine Coolant
212
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
215
Engine Overheating
215
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
217
Cooling System
218
Power Steering Fluid
222
Windshield Washer Fluid
223
Brakes
224
Battery
226
Jump Starting
227
Rear Axle
231
Bulb Replacement
232
Halogen Bulbs
232
Headlamps
233
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
233
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
234
Back-Up Lamps
234
Replacement Bulbs
235
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
235
Tires
236
Tire Sidewall Labelling
238
Tire Terminology and Definitions
239
Inflation - Tire Pressure
242
Tire Inspection and Rotation
243
When It Is Time for New Tires
244
Buying New Tires
245
Different Size Tires and Wheels
246
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
247
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
248
Wheel Replacement
248
Tire Chains
251
If a Tire Goes Flat
251
Tire Inflator Kit
252
Appearance Care
261
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
261
Fabric/Carpet
262
Leather
263
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
263
Care of Safety Belts
264
Weatherstrips
264
Washing Your Vehicle
264
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
264
Finish Care
265
Windshield and Wiper Blades
265
Convertible Top
266
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
266
Tires
267
Sheet Metal Damage
267
Finish Damage
267
Underbody Maintenance
267
Chemical Paint Spotting
268
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
268
Vehicle Identification
269
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
269
Service Parts Identification Label
269
Electrical System
269
Add-On Electrical Equipment
269
Headlamp Wiring
270
Power Windows and Other Power Options
270
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
270
Floor Console Fuse Block
270
Underhood Fuse Block
272
Capacities and Specifications
274
Maintenance Schedule
275
Maintenance Schedule
276
Introduction
276
Maintenance Requirements
276
Your Vehicle and the Environment
276
How This Section is Organized
276
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
278
Using the Maintenance Schedule
278
Scheduled Maintenance
278
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
287
At Each Fuel Fill
287
At Least Once a Month
288
At Least Twice a Year
288
At Least Once a Year
289
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
293
Steering and Suspension Inspection
293
Exhaust System Inspection
293
Fuel System Inspection
293
Engine Cooling System Inspection
294
Throttle System Inspection
294
Brake System Inspection
294
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
295
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
297
Part E: Maintenance Record
298
Customer Assistance and Information
301
Customer Assistance and Information
302
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
302
Online Owner Center
303
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
304
Customer Assistance Offices
304
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
305
Roadside Assistance Program
306
Courtesy Transportation
307
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
309
Collision Damage Repair
311
Reporting Safety Defects
314
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
314
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
314
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
315
Service Publications Ordering Information
315
Index
317

FAQ about the 2006 Pontiac Solstice Manual

What contains the 2006 Solstice manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2006 Pontiac Solstice Owners Manual?

The Pontiac Solstice owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Pontiac Solstice year 2006 free?

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The Pontiac Solstice (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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