2008 Cadillac Xlr Owner's Manual

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

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Size:
8.41 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Cadillac XLR/XLR-V BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated and Cooled Seats
9
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
9
Power Reclining Seatbacks
10
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
17
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Safety Belt Extender
29
Child Restraints
29
Older Children
29
Infants and Young Children
32
Child Restraint Systems
36
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
38
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
38
Airbag System
42
Where Are the Airbags?
45
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
47
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
49
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
49
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
50
Passenger Sensing System
51
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
56
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
57
Restraint System Check
58
Checking the Restraint Systems
58
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
59
Features and Controls
61
Keys
63
Keyless Access System
65
Keyless Access System Operation
66
Doors and Locks
70
Door Locks
70
Power Door Locks
72
Automatic Door Lock
72
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
72
Lockout Protection
72
Trunk
73
Windows
76
Power Windows
77
Sun Visors
79
Theft-Deterrent Systems
79
Theft-Deterrent System
79
Valet Lockout Switch
81
Immobilizer
81
Immobilizer Operation
82
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
83
New Vehicle Break-In
83
Ignition Positions
83
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
84
Starting the Engine
84
Automatic Transmission Operation
86
Parking Brake
90
Shifting Into PARK (P)
92
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
93
Parking Over Things That Burn
94
Engine Exhaust
94
Running the Engine While Parked
95
Mirrors
96
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
96
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
96
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
97
Park Assist Mirror
97
Outside Convex Mirror
98
Object Detection Systems
98
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
98
OnStar® System
101
Universal Home Remote System
104
Universal Home Remote System
104
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
105
Storage Areas
112
Glove Box
112
Cupholder(s)
112
Center Console Storage
112
Floor Mats
112
Rear Storage Area
113
Convenience Net
113
Retractable Hardtop
114
Lowering the Retractable Hardtop
114
Raising the Retractable Hardtop
115
Instrument Panel
123
Instrument Panel Overview
126
Hazard Warning Flashers
128
Other Warning Devices
128
Horn
128
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
129
Heated Steering Wheel
129
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
130
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
130
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
131
Flash-to-Pass
131
Windshield Wipers
132
Rainsense™ Wipers
133
Windshield Washer
134
Headlamp Washer
134
Cruise Control
134
Adaptive Cruise Control
137
Exterior Lamps
150
Wiper Activated Headlamps
151
Headlamps on Reminder
151
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
151
Adaptive Forward Lighting System
152
Fog Lamps
152
Twilight Sentinel®
153
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
154
Instrument Panel Brightness
154
Courtesy Lamps
154
Entry/Exit Lighting
154
Reading Lamps
154
Battery Run-Down Protection
155
Head-Up Display (HUD)
155
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
158
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
159
Climate Controls
160
Dual Climate Control System
160
Outlet Adjustment
164
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
164
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
165
Instrument Panel Cluster
166
Speedometer and Odometer
167
Trip Odometer
167
Tachometer
167
Safety Belt Reminders
168
Airbag Readiness Light
168
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
169
Charging System Light
171
Voltmeter Gage
172
Brake System Warning Light
172
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
173
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
174
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
175
Tire Pressure Light
175
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
176
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
179
Security Light
180
Fog Lamp Light
180
Lights On Reminder
180
Highbeam On Light
180
Fuel Gage
181
Driver Information Center (DIC)
182
DIC Operation and Displays
182
DIC Warnings and Messages
185
Other Messages
196
DIC Vehicle Personalization
198
Trip Computer
202
Oil Life Indicator
202
Audio System(s)
203
Theft-Deterrent Feature
204
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
204
Radio Reception
206
Care of Your CDs
207
Care of the CD Player
207
Diversity Antenna System
207
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
207
Navigation System
209
Overview
210
Navigation System Overview
210
Getting Started
212
Features and Controls
219
Using the Navigation System
219
Setup Menu
221
Plan Route
227
Edit Memory Point
228
Edit Waypoint
232
Edit Avoid Point/Area
234
Enter Destination
236
Route Preference
245
Maps
247
Symbols
252
Keyless Access System
258
OnStar® System
258
Global Positioning System (GPS)
258
Vehicle Positioning
259
Problems with Route Guidance
260
If the System Needs Service
260
Ordering Map DVDs
261
Database Coverage Explanations
261
Navigation Audio System
262
Six-Disc CD Changer
275
CD/DVD Player
278
Radio Personalization with Home and Away Feature
283
Voice Recognition
284
Driving Your Vehicle
293
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
294
Defensive Driving
294
Drunk Driving
294
Control of a Vehicle
295
Braking
296
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
297
Braking in Emergencies
297
Traction Control System (TCS)
298
Magnetic Ride Control
299
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
299
StabiliTrak® System
300
Steering
301
Off-Road Recovery
303
Passing
304
Loss of Control
304
Racing or Other Competitive Driving (XLR-V)
305
Driving at Night
306
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
306
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
307
Highway Hypnosis
308
Hill and Mountain Roads
308
Winter Driving
309
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
313
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
314
Loading Your Vehicle
314
Towing
319
Towing Your Vehicle
319
Recreational Vehicle Towing
319
Towing a Trailer
319
Service and Appearance Care
321
Service
323
Accessories and Modifications
323
California Proposition 65 Warning
323
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
324
Doing Your Own Service Work
324
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
324
Fuel
325
Gasoline Octane
325
Gasoline Specifications
325
California Fuel
326
Additives
326
Fuels in Foreign Countries
327
Filling the Tank
327
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
330
Checking Things Under the Hood
330
Hood Release
331
Engine Compartment Overview
332
Engine Oil
336
Engine Oil Life System
340
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
342
Automatic Transmission Fluid
344
Engine Coolant
344
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
347
Engine Overheating
347
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
349
Cooling System
350
Power Steering Fluid
355
Windshield Washer Fluid
356
Brakes
357
Battery
360
Jump Starting
361
Rear Axle
366
Headlamp Aiming
367
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
368
Bulb Replacement
370
Windshield Replacement
370
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
370
Tires
372
Winter Tires (XLR-V)
373
Tire Sidewall Labeling
374
Tire Terminology and Definitions
376
Run-Flat Tires
378
Inflation - Tire Pressure
380
Tire Pressure Monitor System
381
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
383
Tire Inspection and Rotation
385
When It Is Time for New Tires
386
Buying New Tires
387
Different Size Tires and Wheels
388
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
389
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
390
Wheel Replacement
390
Tire Chains
393
Lifting Your Vehicle
394
If a Tire Goes Flat
398
Appearance Care
400
Interior Cleaning
400
Fabric/Carpet
401
Leather
402
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
402
Wood Panels
402
Speaker Covers
402
Care of Safety Belts
403
Weatherstrips
403
Washing Your Vehicle
403
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
404
Finish Care
404
Windshield and Wiper Blades
405
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
405
Tires
406
Sheet Metal Damage
406
Finish Damage
407
Underbody Maintenance
407
Fiberglass Springs (Composite Springs)
407
Chemical Paint Spotting
407
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
408
Vehicle Identification
409
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
409
Service Parts Identification Label
409
Electrical System
409
Add-On Electrical Equipment
409
Windshield Wiper Fuses
410
Power Windows and Other Power Options
410
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
410
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
410
Underhood Fuse Block
414
Capacities and Specifications
417
Maintenance Schedule
419
Maintenance Schedule
420
Introduction
420
Maintenance Requirements
420
Your Vehicle and the Environment
420
Using the Maintenance Schedule
420
Scheduled Maintenance
422
Additional Required Services
423
Maintenance Footnotes
424
Owner Checks and Services
426
At Each Fuel Fill
426
At Least Once a Month
426
At Least Once a Year
427
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
429
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
431
Engine Drive Belt Routing
432
Maintenance Record
433
Customer Assistance Information
437
Customer Assistance and Information
438
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
438
Online Owner Center
440
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
441
Customer Assistance Offices
441
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
443
Roadside Service
443
Scheduling Service Appointments
446
Courtesy Transportation
446
Collision Damage Repair
448
Reporting Safety Defects
451
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
451
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
451
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
452
Service Publications Ordering Information
452
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
453
Event Data Recorders
454
OnStar®
455
Navigation System
455
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
455
Index
457

FAQ about the 2008 Cadillac Xlr Manual

What contains the 2008 Xlr manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Xlr
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2008 Cadillac Xlr Owners Manual?

The Cadillac Xlr owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Cadillac Xlr year 2008 free?

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The Cadillac Xlr (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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