2008 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.8 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Colorado BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
13
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Lap-Shoulder Belt
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
35
Lap Belt
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
58
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
60
Airbag System
64
Where Are the Airbags?
67
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
69
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
71
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
71
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
72
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Restraint System Check
80
Checking the Restraint Systems
80
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
81
Features and Controls
83
Keys
85
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
86
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
87
Doors and Locks
89
Door Locks
89
Power Door Locks
90
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
90
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
91
Lockout Protection
91
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
91
Tailgate
92
Windows
94
Manual Windows
94
Power Windows
95
Sliding Rear Window
96
Sun Visors
97
Theft-Deterrent Systems
97
Content Theft-Deterrent
97
Passlock® (U. S. Only)
98
99
Operation (Canada Only)
99
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
101
New Vehicle Break-In
101
Ignition Positions
101
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
103
Starting the Engine
103
Engine Coolant Heater
105
Automatic Transmission Operation
106
Manual Transmission Operation
108
Four-Wheel Drive
110
Parking Brake
114
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
116
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
118
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
118
Parking Over Things That Burn
119
Engine Exhaust
119
Running the Engine While Parked
120
Mirrors
121
Manual Rearview Mirror
121
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
121
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
122
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
122
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
125
Outside Manual Mirrors
127
Outside Power Mirrors
128
Outside Convex Mirror
128
OnStar® System
129
Storage Areas
132
Glove Box
132
Cupholder(s)
132
Center Console Storage
132
Assist Handles
132
Rear Storage Area
133
Sunroof
134
Instrument Panel
135
Instrument Panel Overview
138
Hazard Warning Flashers
140
Other Warning Devices
140
Horn
140
Tilt Wheel
141
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
141
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
142
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
142
Flash-to-Pass
143
Windshield Wipers
143
Windshield Washer
144
Cruise Control
144
Exterior Lamps
148
Headlamps on Reminder
149
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
149
Automatic Headlamp System
150
Fog Lamps
150
Exterior Cargo Lamps
151
Interior Lamps
151
Instrument Panel Brightness
151
Dome Lamp
151
Dome Lamp Override
152
Exit Lighting
152
Electric Power Management
152
Battery Run-Down Protection
153
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
153
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
154
Climate Controls
154
Climate Control System
154
Outlet Adjustment
156
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
157
Instrument Panel Cluster
158
Speedometer and Odometer
159
Trip Odometer
159
Tachometer
159
Safety Belt Reminders
160
Airbag Readiness Light
161
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
162
Charging System Light
164
Up-Shift Light
164
Brake System Warning Light
165
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
166
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
166
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
167
Tire Pressure Light
167
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
168
Oil Pressure Light
170
Security Light
171
Cruise Control Light
171
Highbeam On Light
171
Fuel Gage
171
Driver Information Center (DIC)
172
DIC Operation and Displays
172
DIC Warnings and Messages
176
Audio System(s)
180
Setting the Time
181
Radio(s)
182
Using an MP3
198
XM Radio Messages
203
Theft-Deterrent Feature
204
Radio Reception
204
Fixed Mast Antenna
205
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
205
Chime Level Adjustment
205
Driving Your Vehicle
207
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
208
Defensive Driving
208
Drunk Driving
208
Control of a Vehicle
209
Braking
209
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
210
Braking in Emergencies
211
Traction Control System (TCS)
211
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
212
Steering
213
Off-Road Recovery
215
Passing
215
Loss of Control
216
Off-Road Driving
217
Driving at Night
230
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
230
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
232
Highway Hypnosis
232
Hill and Mountain Roads
233
Winter Driving
234
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
238
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
238
Recovery Hooks
239
Loading Your Vehicle
240
Truck-Camper Loading Information
246
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
246
Towing
247
Towing Your Vehicle
247
Recreational Vehicle Towing
247
Towing a Trailer
253
Trailer Recommendations
266
Service and Appearance Care
267
Service
269
Accessories and Modifications
269
California Proposition 65 Warning
270
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
270
Doing Your Own Service Work
270
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
271
Fuel
271
Gasoline Octane
271
Gasoline Specifications
272
California Fuel
272
Additives
272
Fuels in Foreign Countries
273
Filling the Tank
274
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
276
Checking Things Under the Hood
276
Hood Release
277
Engine Compartment Overview
278
Engine Oil
281
Engine Oil Life System
284
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
286
Automatic Transmission Fluid
287
Manual Transmission Fluid
290
Hydraulic Clutch
292
Engine Coolant
293
Radiator Pressure Cap
296
Engine Overheating
296
Cooling System
298
Engine Fan Noise
303
Power Steering Fluid
303
Windshield Washer Fluid
304
Brakes
305
Battery
309
Jump Starting
310
Rear Axle
314
Four-Wheel Drive
315
Front Axle
316
Headlamp Aiming
317
Bulb Replacement
317
Halogen Bulbs
317
Headlamps
318
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
319
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
320
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
320
License Plate Lamp
322
Replacement Bulbs
322
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
323
Tires
325
Tire Sidewall Labeling
326
Tire Terminology and Definitions
329
Inflation - Tire Pressure
332
High-Speed Operation
334
Tire Pressure Monitor System
335
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
336
Tire Inspection and Rotation
340
When It Is Time for New Tires
342
Buying New Tires
342
Different Size Tires and Wheels
344
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
345
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
346
Wheel Replacement
346
Tire Chains
348
If a Tire Goes Flat
349
Changing a Flat Tire
350
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
351
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
355
Secondary Latch System
362
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
366
Spare Tire
370
Appearance Care
372
Interior Cleaning
372
Fabric/Carpet
373
Leather
374
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
375
Care of Safety Belts
375
Weatherstrips
375
Washing Your Vehicle
376
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
376
Finish Care
377
Windshield and Wiper Blades
377
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
378
Tires
379
Sheet Metal Damage
379
Finish Damage
379
Underbody Maintenance
379
Chemical Paint Spotting
379
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
380
Vehicle Identification
381
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
381
Service Parts Identification Label
381
Electrical System
381
Add-On Electrical Equipment
381
Windshield Wiper Fuses
382
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
382
Capacities and Specifications
386
Maintenance Schedule
389
Maintenance Schedule
390
Introduction
390
Maintenance Requirements
390
Your Vehicle and the Environment
390
Using the Maintenance Schedule
390
Scheduled Maintenance
392
Additional Required Services
394
Maintenance Footnotes
395
Owner Checks and Services
396
At Each Fuel Fill
397
At Least Once a Month
397
At Least Once a Year
398
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
400
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
402
Engine Drive Belt Routing
403
Maintenance Record
404
Customer Assistance Information
407
Customer Assistance and Information
408
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
408
Online Owner Center
410
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
411
Customer Assistance Offices
411
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
412
Roadside Assistance Program
413
Scheduling Service Appointments
415
Courtesy Transportation
416
Collision Damage Repair
418
Reporting Safety Defects
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
422
Service Publications Ordering Information
422
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
423
Event Data Recorders
424
OnStar®
425
Navigation System
425
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
425
Index
427

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2008 Colorado manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Colorado, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Colorado

Where to download the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado year 2008 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2008 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Colorado (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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