2008 Cadillac Sts Owner's Manual

2008 Cadillac Sts owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Sts
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
5.83 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Cadillac STS/STS-V BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
6
Heated Seats
7
Heated and Ventilated Seats
7
Power Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
10
Rear Seats
11
Heated Seats
11
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
11
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
17
Lap-Shoulder Belt
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
34
Child Restraint Systems
38
Where to Put the Restraint
40
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
41
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
51
Airbag System
55
Where Are the Airbags?
57
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
62
Passenger Sensing System
64
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
69
Restraint System Check
70
Checking the Restraint Systems
70
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
71
Features and Controls
73
Keys
75
Keyless Access System
77
Keyless Access System Operation
78
Remote Vehicle Start
84
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Power Door Locks
86
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Rear Door Security Locks
87
Lockout Protection
88
Trunk
88
Windows
91
Power Windows
92
Sun Visors
94
Theft-Deterrent Systems
94
Theft-Deterrent System
94
Valet Lockout Switch
97
Immobilizer
98
Immobilizer Operation
98
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
99
New Vehicle Break-In
99
Ignition Positions
100
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
101
Starting the Engine
101
Engine Coolant Heater
103
Automatic Transmission Operation
104
Parking Brake
107
Shifting Into PARK (P)
108
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
110
Running the Engine While Parked
111
Mirrors
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Intellibeam™ and OnStar®
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
113
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
115
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
116
Outside Convex Mirror
116
Outside Parallel Park Assist Mirror
116
Object Detection Systems
117
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
117
Side Blind Zone Alert
119
Lane Departure Warning
119
OnStar® System
120
Universal Home Remote System
123
Universal Home Remote System
123
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
124
Storage Areas
130
Glove Box
130
Cupholder(s)
130
Center Console Storage
130
Convenience Net
130
Sunroof
130
Vehicle Personalization
132
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
149
Instrument Panel
155
Instrument Panel Overview
158
Hazard Warning Flashers
160
Other Warning Devices
160
Horn
160
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
161
Heated Steering Wheel
161
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
162
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
162
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
163
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
164
Flash-to-Pass
167
Windshield Wipers
168
Rainsense™ II Wipers
169
Windshield Washer
170
Headlamp Washer
170
Cruise Control
171
Adaptive Cruise Control
174
Headlamps
187
Wiper Activated Headlamps
191
Headlamps on Reminder
191
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
191
Fog Lamps
193
Twilight Sentinel®
193
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
194
Instrument Panel Brightness
195
Entry Lighting
195
Parade Dimming
195
Reading Lamps
196
Battery Load Management
196
Electric Power Management
196
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
197
Head-Up Display (HUD)
197
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
200
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
201
Climate Controls
202
Dual Climate Control System
202
Outlet Adjustment
208
Rear Climate Control System
208
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
209
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
211
Instrument Panel Cluster
212
Speedometer and Odometer
213
Tachometer
213
Safety Belt Reminders
213
Airbag Readiness Light
214
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
215
Charging System Light
217
Brake System Warning Light
218
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
219
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
219
Lane Departure Warning Light
220
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
220
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
221
Tire Pressure Light
221
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
222
Oil Pressure Light
224
Security Light
225
Fog Lamp Light
226
Lights On Reminder
226
Cruise Control Light
226
Highbeam On Light
226
Fuel Gage
227
Driver Information Center (DIC)
228
DIC Operation and Displays
228
DIC Warnings and Messages
234
Other Messages
251
Audio System(s)
252
Setting the Time
253
Radio(s) (MP3)
254
Using an MP3
266
XM Radio Messages
270
Navigation/Radio System
271
Radio Personalization
271
Theft-Deterrent Feature
275
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
275
Radio Reception
277
Backglass Antenna
278
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
278
Driving Your Vehicle
279
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
280
Defensive Driving
280
Drunk Driving
280
Control of a Vehicle
281
Braking
282
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
283
Braking in Emergencies
284
Traction Control System (TCS)
284
Competitive Driving Mode (STS-V)
285
Magnetic Ride Control
286
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
286
StabiliTrak® System
286
Enhanced StabiliTrak®
287
Panic Brake Assist
290
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
291
Steering
291
Off-Road Recovery
294
Passing
294
Loss of Control
294
Competitive Driving
296
Driving at Night
296
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
297
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
298
Highway Hypnosis
298
Hill and Mountain Roads
299
Winter Driving
300
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
303
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
304
Loading Your Vehicle
304
Towing
309
Towing Your Vehicle
309
Recreational Vehicle Towing
309
Towing a Trailer (Vehicles With Heavy Duty Cooling)
312
Towing a Trailer (Vehicles Without Heavy Duty Cooling)
318
Service and Appearance Care
319
Service
321
Accessories and Modifications
321
California Proposition 65 Warning
321
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
322
Doing Your Own Service Work
322
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
322
Fuel
323
Gasoline Octane
323
Gasoline Specifications
324
California Fuel
324
Additives
324
Fuels in Foreign Countries
325
Filling the Tank
325
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
327
Checking Things Under the Hood
328
Hood Release
328
Engine Compartment Overview
329
Engine Oil
336
Engine Oil Life System
339
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
341
Automatic Transmission Fluid
343
Engine Coolant
343
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
347
Engine Overheating
347
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
349
Cooling System
350
Power Steering Fluid
357
Windshield Washer Fluid
358
Brakes
359
Battery
362
Jump Starting
363
All-Wheel Drive
368
Rear Axle
369
Front Axle
370
Headlamp Aiming
371
Bulb Replacement
372
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
372
Halogen Bulbs
372
Back-Up Lamps
372
Replacement Bulbs
373
Windshield Replacement
373
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
373
Tires
375
Winter Tires
376
Tire Sidewall Labeling
377
Tire Terminology and Definitions
380
Run-Flat Tires (STS-V)
383
Inflation - Tire Pressure
384
High-Speed Operation
386
Tire Pressure Monitor System
386
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
388
Tire Inspection and Rotation
391
When It Is Time for New Tires
393
Buying New Tires
394
Different Size Tires and Wheels
396
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
397
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
398
Wheel Replacement
398
Tire Chains
400
Lifting Your Vehicle (STS-V)
401
If a Tire Goes Flat
404
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
405
Changing a Flat Tire
414
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
416
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
417
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
422
Compact Spare Tire
424
Appearance Care
425
Interior Cleaning
425
Fabric/Carpet
426
Leather
427
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
427
Wood Panels
428
Speaker Covers
428
Care of Safety Belts
428
Weatherstrips
428
Washing Your Vehicle
428
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
429
Finish Care
429
Windshield and Wiper Blades
430
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
430
Tires
431
Sheet Metal Damage
431
Finish Damage
432
Underbody Maintenance
432
Chemical Paint Spotting
432
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
433
Vehicle Identification
434
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
434
Service Parts Identification Label
434
Electrical System
434
Add-On Electrical Equipment
434
Headlamp Wiring
435
Windshield Wiper Fuses
435
Power Windows and Other Power Options
435
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
435
Underhood Fuse Block
436
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
439
Capacities and Specifications
446
Maintenance Schedule
449
Maintenance Schedule
450
Introduction
450
Maintenance Requirements
450
Your Vehicle and the Environment
450
Using the Maintenance Schedule
451
Scheduled Maintenance
452
Additional Required Services
454
Maintenance Footnotes
456
Owner Checks and Services
457
At Each Fuel Fill
457
At Least Once a Month
458
At Least Once a Year
459
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
461
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
463
Engine Drive Belt Routing
464
Maintenance Record
466
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
477
Courtesy Transportation
477
Collision Damage Repair
479
Reporting Safety Defects
482
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
482
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
482
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
482
Service Publications Ordering Information
483
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
484
Event Data Recorders
484
OnStar®
485
Navigation System
485
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
485
Index
487

FAQ about the 2008 Cadillac Sts Manual

What contains the 2008 Sts manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Sts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Sts
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2008 Cadillac Sts Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Cadillac Sts year 2008 free?

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The Cadillac Sts (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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