2008 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2008 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.59 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Cadillac CTS BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
9
Power Lumbar
9
Heated and Ventilated Seats
10
Memory Seat and Mirrors
10
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Rear Seats
15
Split Folding Rear Seat
15
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Lap-Shoulder Belt
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
66
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
66
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Passenger Sensing System
68
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Restraint System Check
74
Checking the Restraint Systems
74
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Features and Controls
77
Keys
79
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
81
Keyless Access System
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
83
Keyless Access System Operation
85
Remote Vehicle Start
90
Doors and Locks
93
Door Locks
93
Central Door Unlocking System
93
Power Door Locks
94
Delayed Locking
94
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
94
Rear Door Security Locks
95
Lockout Protection
96
Trunk
96
Windows
99
Power Windows
100
Sun Visors
102
Theft-Deterrent Systems
103
Theft-Deterrent System
103
Immobilizer
104
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
104
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
106
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
107
New Vehicle Break-In
107
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
107
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
109
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
110
Starting the Engine
110
Engine Coolant Heater
112
Automatic Transmission Operation
113
Manual Transmission Operation
117
Parking Brake
119
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
120
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
121
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
122
Parking Over Things That Burn
123
Engine Exhaust
123
Running the Vehicle While Parked
124
Mirrors
125
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
125
Outside Power Mirrors
125
Park Tilt Mirrors
126
Outside Convex Mirror
126
Outside Heated Mirrors
126
Object Detection Systems
127
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
127
OnStar® System
129
Universal Home Remote System
132
Universal Home Remote System
132
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
133
Storage Areas
137
Glove Box
137
Cupholder(s)
137
Instrument Panel Storage
137
Center Console Storage
137
Convenience Net
138
Sunroof
138
Instrument Panel
139
Instrument Panel Overview
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
144
Horn
144
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
144
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
145
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
145
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
146
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
146
Flash-to-Pass
147
Windshield Wipers
147
Rainsense™ Wipers
148
Windshield Washer
149
Headlamp Washer
151
Cruise Control
151
Headlamps
154
Wiper Activated Headlamps
155
Headlamps on Reminder
155
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
155
Adaptive Forward Lighting System
156
Fog Lamps
156
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
157
Instrument Panel Brightness
157
Entry Lighting
157
Parade Dimming
157
Reading Lamps
158
Electric Power Management
158
Battery Run-Down Protection
159
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
159
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
160
Analog Clock
160
Climate Controls
161
Dual Climate Control System
161
Outlet Adjustment
165
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
166
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
167
Instrument Panel Cluster
168
Speedometer and Odometer
169
Trip Odometers
169
Tachometer
169
Engine Speed Limiter
170
Safety Belt Reminders
170
Airbag Readiness Light
171
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
172
Charging System Light
174
Up-Shift Light
174
Brake System Warning Light
175
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
176
Traction Control System (TCS)/ StabiliTrak® Warning Light
176
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
177
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
177
Tire Pressure Light
178
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
178
Oil Pressure Light
181
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
182
Security Light
183
Fog Lamp Light
183
Lights On Reminder
184
Cruise Control Light
184
Highbeam On Light
184
Fuel Gage
184
Driver Information Center (DIC)
185
DIC Operation and Displays
186
DIC Compass
190
DIC Warnings and Messages
192
DIC Vehicle Customization
206
Audio System(s)
217
Radio(s)
218
Using an MP3
239
XM Radio Messages
243
Navigation/Radio System
244
Theft-Deterrent Feature
244
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
244
Radio Reception
245
Backglass Antenna
246
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
246
Driving Your Vehicle
247
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
248
Defensive Driving
248
Drunk Driving
248
Control of a Vehicle
249
Braking
249
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
250
Braking in Emergencies
251
Traction Control System (TCS)
252
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
254
StabiliTrak® System
254
Panic Brake Assist
255
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
255
Steering
255
Off-Road Recovery
258
Passing
258
Loss of Control
259
Competitive Driving
260
Driving at Night
260
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
261
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
262
Highway Hypnosis
262
Hill and Mountain Roads
263
Winter Driving
264
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
267
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
268
Loading Your Vehicle
268
Towing
273
Towing Your Vehicle
273
Recreational Vehicle Towing
273
Towing a Trailer
275
Service and Appearance Care
283
Service
285
Accessories and Modifications
285
California Proposition 65 Warning
286
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
286
Doing Your Own Service Work
286
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
287
Fuel
287
Gasoline Octane
287
Gasoline Specifications
288
California Fuel
288
Additives
288
Fuels in Foreign Countries
289
Filling the Tank
290
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
293
Checking Things Under the Hood
294
Hood Release
295
Engine Compartment Overview
296
Engine Oil
298
Engine Oil Life System
301
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
303
Automatic Transmission Fluid
307
Manual Transmission Fluid
307
Hydraulic Clutch
308
Engine Coolant
309
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
312
Engine Overheating
312
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
314
Cooling System
315
Power Steering Fluid
320
Windshield Washer Fluid
321
Brakes
322
Battery
325
Jump Starting
326
All-Wheel Drive
331
Rear Axle
332
Headlamp Aiming
333
Bulb Replacement
337
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
337
Halogen Bulbs
337
Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps
338
License Plate Lamp
338
Replacement Bulbs
339
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
339
Tires
341
Winter Tires
342
Tire Sidewall Labeling
343
Tire Terminology and Definitions
346
Inflation - Tire Pressure
349
High-Speed Operation
351
Tire Pressure Monitor System
352
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
353
Tire Inspection and Rotation
357
When It Is Time for New Tires
358
Buying New Tires
359
Different Size Tires and Wheels
361
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
362
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
363
Wheel Replacement
363
Tire Chains
365
If a Tire Goes Flat
365
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Sealant Selector Switch)
367
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Without Sealant Selector Switch)
375
Changing a Flat Tire
384
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
386
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
387
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
392
Compact Spare Tire
393
Appearance Care
393
Interior Cleaning
393
Fabric/Carpet
395
Leather
395
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
396
Wood Panels
396
Speaker Covers
396
Care of Safety Belts
396
Weatherstrips
397
Washing Your Vehicle
397
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
398
Finish Care
398
Windshield and Wiper Blades
399
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
399
Tires
400
Sheet Metal Damage
400
Finish Damage
400
Underbody Maintenance
401
Chemical Paint Spotting
401
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
401
Vehicle Identification
402
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
402
Service Parts Identification Label
403
Electrical System
403
Add-On Electrical Equipment
403
Windshield Wiper Fuses
403
Power Windows and Other Power Options
404
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
404
Underhood Fuse Block
404
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
408
Capacities and Specifications
410
Maintenance Schedule
413
Maintenance Schedule
414
Introduction
414
Maintenance Requirements
414
Your Vehicle and the Environment
414
Using the Maintenance Schedule
414
Scheduled Maintenance
416
Additional Required Services
417
Maintenance Footnotes
418
Owner Checks and Services
420
At Each Fuel Fill
420
At Least Once a Month
420
At Least Once a Year
421
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
423
Maintenance Replacement Parts
425
Engine Drive Belt Routing
426
Maintenance Record
427
Customer Assistance Information
431
Customer Assistance and Information
432
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
432
Online Owner Center
434
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
435
Customer Assistance Offices
435
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
436
Roadside Service
436
Scheduling Service Appointments
439
Courtesy Transportation
439
Collision Damage Repair
441
Reporting Safety Defects
444
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
444
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
444
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
445
Service Publications Ordering Information
445
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
446
Event Data Recorders
447
OnStar®
448
Navigation System
448
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
448
Index
449

FAQ about the 2008 Cadillac Cts Manual

What contains the 2008 Cts manual?

The Cadillac Cts owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Cadillac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Cadillac Cts. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Cadillac Cts 2008 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2008 Cadillac Cts Owners Manual?

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The Cadillac Cts (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

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