2008 Cadillac Dts Owner's Manual

2008 Cadillac Dts owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Dts
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.72 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Cadillac DTS BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
6
Massaging Lumbar
7
Heated and Cooled Seats
7
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
8
Power Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Center Seat
12
Rear Seats
13
Heated Seats
13
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
13
Power Lumbar
14
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Lap-Shoulder Belt
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Lap Belt
33
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
45
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
58
Where Are the Airbags?
60
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
64
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
65
Passenger Sensing System
66
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
74
Features and Controls
75
Keys
77
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
78
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
79
Remote Vehicle Start
82
Doors and Locks
84
Door Locks
84
Central Door Unlocking System
84
Power Door Locks
84
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
85
Rear Door Security Locks
85
Lockout Protection
86
Trunk
86
Windows
88
Power Windows
89
Sun Visors
91
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Valet Lockout Switch
92
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
100
Automatic Transmission Operation
101
Performance Shifting
103
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into PARK (P)
105
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
107
Parking Over Things That Burn
108
Engine Exhaust
108
Running the Engine While Parked
109
Mirrors
110
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Intellibeam™, OnStar®, and Compass
110
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
114
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
115
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
116
Park Tilt Mirrors
116
Outside Convex Mirror
117
Outside Heated Mirrors
117
Object Detection Systems
118
Ultrasonic Front and Rear Parking Assist (UFRPA)
118
Side Blind Zone Alert
121
Lane Departure Warning
124
OnStar® System
127
Universal Home Remote System
130
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
130
Storage Areas
137
Glove Box
137
Cupholder(s)
137
Coinholder(s)
137
Front Storage Area
137
Center Console Storage
137
Center Flex Storage Unit
138
Floor Mats
138
Rear Seat Armrest
138
Convenience Net
138
Sunroof
139
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
144
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Other Warning Devices
146
Horn
146
Tilt Wheel
146
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
147
Heated Steering Wheel
147
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
148
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
149
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
149
Flash-to-Pass
153
Windshield Wipers
153
Rainsense™ II Wipers
154
Windshield Washer
155
Cruise Control
156
Adaptive Cruise Control
159
Exterior Lamps
170
Wiper Activated Headlamps
173
Headlamps on Reminder
173
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
173
Fog Lamps
174
Cornering Lamps
175
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
175
Instrument Panel Brightness
175
Courtesy Lamps
175
Entry Lighting
176
Parade Dimming
176
Reading Lamps
176
Footwell Lamps
176
Battery Load Management
177
Electric Power Management
177
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
178
Battery Run-Down Protection
178
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
178
Ashtray(s)
179
Analog Clock
180
Climate Controls
180
Dual Climate Control System
180
Outlet Adjustment
186
Rear Climate Control System
187
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
188
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
191
Instrument Panel Cluster
192
Speedometer and Odometer
193
Tachometer
193
Safety Belt Reminders
194
Airbag Readiness Light
195
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
196
Charging System Light
198
Brake System Warning Light
198
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
199
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
200
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
200
Lane Departure Warning Light
201
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
201
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
202
Tire Pressure Light
202
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
203
Oil Pressure Light
206
Security Light
206
Fog Lamp Light
206
Lights On Reminder
207
Cruise Control Light
207
Highbeam On Light
207
Fuel Gage
208
Driver Information Center (DIC)
208
DIC Operation and Displays
209
DIC Warnings and Messages
213
DIC Vehicle Customization
226
Audio System(s)
235
Setting the Time
236
Radio(s) (MP3)
240
Using an MP3
250
XM Radio Messages
255
Navigation/Radio System
256
Theft-Deterrent Feature
256
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
257
Radio Reception
258
Backglass Antenna
259
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
259
Driving Your Vehicle
261
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
262
Defensive Driving
262
Drunk Driving
262
Control of a Vehicle
263
Braking
263
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
264
Braking in Emergencies
265
Traction Control System (TCS)
265
Magnetic Ride Control
266
StabiliTrak® System
267
Panic Brake Assist
267
Steering
268
Off-Road Recovery
270
Passing
270
Loss of Control
270
Driving at Night
272
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
272
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
273
Highway Hypnosis
274
Hill and Mountain Roads
274
Winter Driving
275
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
279
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
280
Loading Your Vehicle
280
Towing
286
Towing Your Vehicle
286
Recreational Vehicle Towing
286
Towing a Trailer
287
Service and Appearance Care
295
Service
297
Accessories and Modifications
297
California Proposition 65 Warning
298
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
298
Doing Your Own Service Work
298
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
299
Fuel
299
Gasoline Octane
299
Gasoline Specifications
300
California Fuel
300
Additives
300
Fuels in Foreign Countries
301
Filling the Tank
302
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
304
Checking Things Under the Hood
304
Hood Release
305
Engine Compartment Overview
306
Engine Oil
307
Engine Oil Life System
310
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
312
Automatic Transmission Fluid
313
Engine Coolant
316
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
319
Engine Overheating
319
Overheated Engine ProtectionOperating Mode
321
Cooling System
322
Power Steering Fluid
327
Windshield Washer Fluid
328
Brakes
329
Battery
332
Jump Starting
334
Headlamp Aiming
338
Bulb Replacement
341
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
341
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
342
Tires
344
Tire Sidewall Labeling
345
Tire Terminology and Definitions
349
Inflation - Tire Pressure
352
High-Speed Operation
354
Tire Pressure Monitor System
355
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
356
Tire Inspection and Rotation
360
When It Is Time for New Tires
362
Buying New Tires
363
Different Size Tires and Wheels
365
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
366
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
367
Wheel Replacement
368
Tire Chains
369
If a Tire Goes Flat
370
Changing a Flat Tire
371
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
372
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
373
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
379
Spare Tire
380
Appearance Care
381
Interior Cleaning
381
Fabric/Carpet
382
Leather
383
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
383
Wood Panels
383
Speaker Covers
384
Care of Safety Belts
384
Weatherstrips
384
Washing Your Vehicle
384
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
385
Finish Care
385
Windshield and Wiper Blades
386
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
386
Tires
387
Sheet Metal Damage
387
Finish Damage
387
Underbody Maintenance
388
Chemical Paint Spotting
388
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
388
Vehicle Identification
389
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
389
Service Parts Identification Label
390
Electrical System
390
Add-On Electrical Equipment
390
Headlamp Wiring
390
Windshield Wiper Fuses
390
Power Windows and Other Power Options
391
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
391
Underhood Fuse Block
391
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
394
Capacities and Specifications
399
Maintenance Schedule
401
Maintenance Schedule
402
Introduction
402
Maintenance Requirements
402
Your Vehicle and the Environment
402
Using the Maintenance Schedule
403
Scheduled Maintenance
404
Additional Required Services
406
Maintenance Footnotes
408
Owner Checks and Services
409
At Each Fuel Fill
409
At Least Once a Month
410
At Least Once a Year
410
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
413
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
414
Engine Drive Belt Routing
415
Maintenance Record
416
Customer Assistance Information
419
Customer Assistance and Information
420
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
420
Online Owner Center
422
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
423
Customer Assistance Offices
423
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
424
Roadside Service
425
Scheduling Service Appointments
427
Courtesy Transportation
427
Collision Damage Repair
429
Reporting Safety Defects
432
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
432
Service Publications Ordering Information
433
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
434
Event Data Recorders
434
OnStar®
435
Navigation System
435
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
435
Index
437

FAQ about the 2008 Cadillac Dts Manual

What contains the 2008 Dts manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Dts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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