2008 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual

2008 Cadillac Escalade owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Escalade
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
6.1 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Heated and Cooled Seats
9
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
10
Power Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Center Seat
14
Rear Seats
14
Heated Seats
14
60/40 Split Bench Seat (Second Row)
15
Bucket Seats (Second Row)
21
Third Row Seat
29
Safety Belts
33
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
33
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
38
Lap-Shoulder Belt
46
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
52
Lap Belt
52
Safety Belt Extender
53
Child Restraints
54
Older Children
54
Infants and Young Children
57
Child Restraint Systems
61
Where to Put the Restraint
64
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
65
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
73
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
75
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
76
Airbag System
80
Where Are the Airbags?
82
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
85
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
87
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
87
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
88
Passenger Sensing System
89
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Restraint System Check
96
Checking the Restraint Systems
96
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
97
Features and Controls
99
Keys
101
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
102
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
102
Remote Vehicle Start
105
Doors and Locks
108
Door Locks
108
Power Door Locks
108
Delayed Locking
109
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
109
Rear Door Security Locks
109
Lockout Protection
110
Liftgate/Liftglass
111
Power Liftgate
112
Power Running Boards
115
Windows
116
Power Windows
117
Sun Visors
118
Theft-Deterrent Systems
118
Content Theft-Deterrent
119
120
Operation
121
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
122
New Vehicle Break-In
122
Ignition Positions
123
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
124
Starting the Engine
124
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
126
Engine Coolant Heater
126
Automatic Transmission Operation
128
Tow/Haul Mode
132
Parking Brake
133
Shifting Into PARK (P)
134
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
135
Parking Over Things That Burn
136
Engine Exhaust
137
Running the Engine While Parked
138
Mirrors
139
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Intellibeam®, OnStar®, Compass, and Temperature Display
139
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
141
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
143
Object Detection Systems
146
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
146
OnStar® System
148
Universal Home Remote System
151
Universal Home Remote System
151
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
152
Storage Areas
158
Glove Box
158
Cupholder(s)
158
Center Console Storage
159
Assist Handles
159
Garment Hooks
159
Luggage Carrier
159
Rear Storage Area
160
Rear Seat Armrest
160
Convenience Net
161
Cargo Cover
161
Sunroof
162
Instrument Panel
165
Instrument Panel Overview
168
Hazard Warning Flashers
170
Other Warning Devices
170
Horn
170
Tilt Wheel
170
Heated Steering Wheel
171
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
171
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
172
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
173
Windshield Wipers
173
Rainsense™ II Wipers
174
Windshield Washer
175
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
176
Cruise Control
177
Exterior Lamps
180
Headlamps on Reminder
183
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
184
Automatic Headlamp System
184
Fog Lamps
185
Instrument Panel Brightness
185
Dome Lamps
186
Dome Lamp Override
186
Entry Lighting
186
Exit Lighting
186
Reading Lamps
186
Electric Power Management
187
Battery Run-Down Protection
187
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
188
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
189
Analog Clock
189
Climate Controls
190
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
190
Outlet Adjustment
195
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls
195
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
197
Instrument Panel Cluster
198
Speedometer and Odometer
199
Trip Odometer
199
Tachometer
199
Safety Belt Reminders
199
Airbag Readiness Light
200
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
201
Charging System Light
203
Brake System Warning Light
204
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
205
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
205
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
206
Tire Pressure Light
206
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
207
Oil Pressure Light
210
Security Light
210
Fog Lamp Light
210
Lights On Reminder
211
Cruise Control Light
211
Highbeam On Light
211
Tow/Haul Mode Light
211
Fuel Gage
212
Driver Information Center (DIC)
212
DIC Operation and Displays
213
DIC Warnings and Messages
217
DIC Vehicle Customization
225
Audio System(s)
234
Setting the Clock
235
Radio(s)
236
Using an MP3
254
XM Radio Messages
258
Navigation/Radio System
259
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
259
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
268
Theft-Deterrent Feature
270
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
270
Radio Reception
272
Rear Side Window Antenna
273
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
273
Driving Your Vehicle
275
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
276
Defensive Driving
276
Drunk Driving
276
Control of a Vehicle
277
Braking
277
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
278
Braking in Emergencies
279
Locking Differential
279
Road Sensing Suspension
280
StabiliTrak® System
280
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
282
Steering
283
Off-Road Recovery
285
Passing
285
Loss of Control
285
Off-Road Driving
286
Driving at Night
300
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
301
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
302
Highway Hypnosis
302
Hill and Mountain Roads
303
Winter Driving
304
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
307
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
308
Recovery Hooks
308
Loading Your Vehicle
309
Towing
315
Towing Your Vehicle
315
Recreational Vehicle Towing
316
Autoride®
317
Towing a Trailer
318
Trailer Recommendations
331
Service and Appearance Care
333
Service
335
Accessories and Modifications
335
California Proposition 65 Warning
335
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
336
Doing Your Own Service Work
336
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
336
Fuel
337
Gasoline Octane
337
Gasoline Specifications
337
California Fuel
337
Additives
338
Fuels in Foreign Countries
338
Filling the Tank
339
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
342
Checking Things Under the Hood
342
Hood Release
343
Engine Compartment Overview
344
Engine Oil
346
Engine Oil Life System
348
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
349
Automatic Transmission Fluid
352
Engine Coolant
356
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
358
Engine Overheating
358
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
360
Cooling System
361
Engine Fan Noise
365
Power Steering Fluid
366
Windshield Washer Fluid
367
Brakes
368
Battery
371
Jump Starting
372
All-Wheel Drive
377
Rear Axle
378
Front Axle
379
Headlamp Aiming
380
Bulb Replacement
383
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
383
Back-Up Lamps
383
License Plate Lamp
385
Replacement Bulbs
385
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
386
Tires
388
Tire Sidewall Labeling
389
Tire Terminology and Definitions
391
Inflation - Tire Pressure
394
High-Speed Operation
395
Tire Pressure Monitor System
396
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
397
Tire Inspection and Rotation
401
When It Is Time for New Tires
403
Buying New Tires
404
Different Size Tires and Wheels
405
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
406
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
407
Wheel Replacement
408
Tire Chains
409
If a Tire Goes Flat
410
Changing a Flat Tire
411
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
412
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
417
Secondary Latch System
422
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
426
Spare Tire
430
Appearance Care
430
Interior Cleaning
430
Fabric/Carpet
432
Leather
432
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
433
Wood Panels
433
Speaker Covers
433
Care of Safety Belts
433
Weatherstrips
433
Washing Your Vehicle
434
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
434
Finish Care
434
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
435
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
436
Tires
437
Sheet Metal Damage
437
Finish Damage
437
Underbody Maintenance
437
Chemical Paint Spotting
437
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
438
Vehicle Identification
439
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
439
Service Parts Identification Label
439
Electrical System
440
Add-On Electrical Equipment
440
Windshield Wiper Fuses
440
Power Windows and Other Power Options
440
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
440
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
441
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
442
Underhood Fuse Block
443
Capacities and Specifications
447
Maintenance Schedule
449
Maintenance Schedule
450
Introduction
450
Maintenance Requirements
450
Your Vehicle and the Environment
450
Using the Maintenance Schedule
450
Scheduled Maintenance
452
Additional Required Services
454
Maintenance Footnotes
455
Owner Checks and Services
457
At Each Fuel Fill
457
At Least Once a Month
458
At Least Once a Year
458
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
461
Maintenance Replacement Parts
463
Engine Drive Belt Routing
464
Maintenance Record
465
Customer Assistance Information
469
Customer Assistance and Information
470
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
470
Online Owner Center
472
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
473
Customer Assistance Offices
473
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
474
Roadside Service
474
Scheduling Service Appointments
476
Courtesy Transportation
477
Collision Damage Repair
478
Reporting Safety Defects
481
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
481
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
481
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
482
Service Publications Ordering Information
482
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
483
Event Data Recorders
484
OnStar®
485
Navigation System
485
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
485
Index
487

FAQ about the 2008 Cadillac Escalade Manual

What contains the 2008 Escalade manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2008 Cadillac Escalade Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Cadillac Escalade year 2008 free?

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

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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