2008 Cadillac Srx Owner's Manual

2008 Cadillac Srx owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Srx
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
5.63 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Cadillac SRX BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Memory Seat and Mirrors
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
Stowable Seat
16
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Lap-Shoulder Belt
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
45
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
56
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Restraint System Check
76
Checking the Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Features and Controls
79
Keys
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
83
Remote Vehicle Start
85
Doors and Locks
88
Door Locks
88
Central Door Unlocking System
88
Power Door Locks
88
Delayed Locking
89
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
89
Rear Door Security Locks
90
Lockout Protection
90
Power Liftgate
91
Windows
94
Power Windows
95
Sun Visors
98
Theft-Deterrent Systems
98
Theft-Deterrent System
98
100
Operation
100
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
102
New Vehicle Break-In
102
Ignition Positions
103
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
104
Starting the Engine
104
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
106
Engine Coolant Heater
106
Automatic Transmission Operation
108
Tow/Haul Mode
111
Parking Brake
112
Shifting Into PARK (P)
114
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
116
Parking Over Things That Burn
116
Engine Exhaust
117
Running the Engine While Parked
118
Mirrors
119
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
119
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
119
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
121
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
122
Park Tilt Mirrors
122
Outside Convex Mirror
122
Object Detection Systems
123
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
123
OnStar® System
125
Universal Home Remote System
128
Universal Home Remote System
128
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
128
Storage Areas
135
Glove Box
135
Cupholder(s)
135
Center Console Storage
135
Luggage Carrier
136
Cargo Cover
137
Cargo Management System
137
Sunroof
137
Sunroof (Ultra View)
137
Sunroof (Ultra View Plus)
139
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
144
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Other Warning Devices
146
Horn
146
Tilt Wheel
146
Heated Steering Wheel
147
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
147
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
148
Flash-to-Pass
149
Windshield Wipers
149
Windshield Washer
150
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
151
Headlamp Washer
152
Cruise Control
152
Headlamps
156
Wiper Activated Headlamps
156
Headlamps on Reminder
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
157
Fog Lamps
158
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
159
Instrument Panel Brightness
159
Entry Lighting
159
Parade Dimming
159
Reading Lamps
160
Electric Power Management
160
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
161
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
161
Analog Clock
162
Climate Controls
163
Dual Climate Control System
163
Outlet Adjustment
169
Rear Air Conditioning System
169
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
170
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
171
Instrument Panel Cluster
172
Speedometer and Odometer
173
Tachometer
173
Engine Speed Limiter
173
Safety Belt Reminders
173
Airbag Readiness Light
174
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
175
Charging System Light
177
Brake System Warning Light
178
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
179
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
179
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
180
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
180
Tire Pressure Light
181
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
182
Oil Pressure Light
184
Security Light
185
Fog Lamp Light
185
Lights On Reminder
186
Cruise Control Light
186
Highbeam On Light
186
Tow/Haul Mode Light
186
Fuel Gage
187
Driver Information Center (DIC)
187
DIC Operation and Displays
188
DIC Warnings and Messages
193
DIC Vehicle Customization
202
Audio System(s)
210
Setting the Time
211
Radio(s) (MP3)
215
Using an MP3
224
XM Radio Messages
229
Navigation/Radio System
230
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
230
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
230
Theft-Deterrent Feature
232
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
232
Radio Reception
233
Rear Side Window Antenna
234
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
234
Driving Your Vehicle
235
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
236
Defensive Driving
236
Drunk Driving
236
Control of a Vehicle
237
Braking
237
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
238
Braking in Emergencies
239
Traction Control System (TCS)
239
Magnetic Ride Control
240
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
241
StabiliTrak® System
241
Panic Brake Assist
242
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
242
Steering
242
Off-Road Recovery
244
Passing
244
Loss of Control
244
Off-Road Driving
246
Driving at Night
259
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
260
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
261
Highway Hypnosis
261
Hill and Mountain Roads
262
Winter Driving
263
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
266
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
267
Loading Your Vehicle
267
Towing
273
Towing Your Vehicle
273
Recreational Vehicle Towing
273
Level Control
274
Towing a Trailer
275
Service and Appearance Care
285
Service
287
Accessories and Modifications
287
California Proposition 65 Warning
288
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
288
Doing Your Own Service Work
288
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
289
Fuel
289
Gasoline Octane
289
Gasoline Specifications
290
California Fuel
290
Additives
291
Fuels in Foreign Countries
291
Filling the Tank
292
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
294
Checking Things Under the Hood
294
Hood Release
295
Engine Compartment Overview
296
Engine Oil
300
Engine Oil Life System
303
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
305
Automatic Transmission Fluid
307
Engine Coolant
307
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
310
Engine Overheating
310
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
312
Cooling System
313
Power Steering Fluid
317
Windshield Washer Fluid
318
Brakes
319
Battery
323
Jump Starting
324
All-Wheel Drive
328
Rear Axle
330
Front Axle
330
Headlamp Aiming
331
Bulb Replacement
331
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
332
Halogen Bulbs
332
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
333
Tires
335
Winter Tires
336
Tire Sidewall Labeling
337
Tire Terminology and Definitions
340
Inflation - Tire Pressure
343
High-Speed Operation
344
Tire Pressure Monitor System
345
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
346
Tire Inspection and Rotation
350
When It Is Time for New Tires
351
Buying New Tires
352
Different Size Tires and Wheels
354
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
354
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
356
Wheel Replacement
356
Tire Chains
358
If a Tire Goes Flat
359
Changing a Flat Tire
360
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
361
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
364
Secondary Latch System
368
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
371
Compact Spare Tire
374
Appearance Care
375
Interior Cleaning
375
Fabric/Carpet
376
Leather
377
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
377
Wood Panels
377
Speaker Covers
377
Care of Safety Belts
378
Weatherstrips
378
Washing Your Vehicle
378
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
378
Finish Care
379
Windshield and Wiper Blades
379
Aluminun or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
380
Tires
380
Sheet Metal Damage
381
Finish Damage
381
Underbody Maintenance
381
Chemical Paint Spotting
381
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
382
Vehicle Identification
383
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
383
Service Parts Identification Label
383
Electrical System
384
Add-On Electrical Equipment
384
Windshield Wiper Fuses
384
Power Windows and Other Power Options
384
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
385
Underhood Fuse Block
385
Rear Underseat Fuse Block (Left Side)
389
Rear Underseat Fuse Block (Right Side)
392
Capacities and Specifications
395
Maintenance Schedule
397
Maintenance Schedule
398
Introduction
398
Maintenance Requirements
398
Your Vehicle and the Environment
398
Using the Maintenance Schedule
398
Scheduled Maintenance
400
Additional Required Services
402
Maintenance Footnotes
403
Owner Checks and Services
405
At Each Fuel Fill
405
At Least Once a Month
405
At Least Once a Year
406
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
408
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
410
Engine Drive Belt Routing
411
Maintenance Record
412
Customer Assistance Information
415
Customer Assistance and Information
416
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
416
Online Owner Center
419
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
420
Customer Assistance Offices
420
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
421
Roadside Service
422
Scheduling Service Appointments
424
Courtesy Transportation
425
Collision Damage Repair
426
Reporting Safety Defects
430
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
430
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
430
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
431
Service Publications Ordering Information
431
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
432
Event Data Recorders
433
OnStar®
434
Navigation System
434
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
434
Index
435

FAQ about the 2008 Cadillac Srx Manual

What contains the 2008 Srx manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Srx owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Srx, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Srx
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2008 Cadillac Srx Owners Manual?

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The Cadillac Srx (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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