2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.88 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Corvette BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters
7
Heated Seats
8
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
8
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Seatback Latches
12
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Safety Belt Extender
29
Child Restraints
29
Older Children
29
Infants and Young Children
33
Child Restraint Systems
37
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (Z06 Models Only)
39
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (Coupe and Convertible Models Only)
43
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
44
Airbag System
48
Where Are the Airbags?
51
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
53
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
54
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
54
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
55
Passenger Sensing System
56
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
61
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
63
Checking the Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Features and Controls
65
Keys
67
Keyless Access System
68
Keyless Access System Operation
69
Doors and Locks
74
Door Locks
74
Power Door Locks
76
Automatic Door Lock
77
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
77
Lockout Protection
77
Hatch
78
Windows
80
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
82
Theft-Deterrent Systems
82
Theft-Deterrent System
82
Immobilizer
84
Immobilizer Operation
84
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
85
New Vehicle Break-In
85
Front Air Dam
86
Ignition Positions
86
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
87
Starting the Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater
89
Automatic Transmission Operation
90
Manual Transmission Operation
95
Parking Brake
98
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
99
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
100
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
101
Engine Exhaust
101
Running the Engine While Parked
102
Mirrors
103
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
103
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
105
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
107
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
108
Outside Convex Mirror
108
OnStar® System
109
Universal Home Remote System
112
Universal Home Remote System
112
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
112
Storage Areas
119
Glove Box
119
Cupholder(s)
119
Center Console Storage
119
Floor Mats
119
Rear Storage Area
120
Convenience Net
121
Cargo Cover
121
Roof Panel
122
Removing the Roof Panel
123
Storing the Roof Panel
125
Installing the Roof Panel
126
Convertible Top
127
Convertible Top (Manual)
127
Convertible Top (Power)
134
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
144
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Other Warning Devices
146
Horn
146
Tilt Wheel
147
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
148
Turn and Lane-Change Signals (Auto Signal)
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
149
Flash-to-Pass
149
Windshield Wipers
149
Windshield Washer
150
Cruise Control
151
Exterior Lamps
155
Wiper Activated Headlamps
156
Headlamps on Reminder
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Fog Lamps
157
Twilight Sentinel®
158
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
159
Instrument Panel Brightness
159
Courtesy Lamps
159
Entry/Exit Lighting
159
Reading Lamps
159
Battery Run-Down Protection
160
Head-Up Display (HUD)
160
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
164
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
165
Climate Controls
165
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
165
Outlet Adjustment
170
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
171
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
172
Instrument Panel Cluster
173
Speedometer and Odometer
174
Tachometer
174
Safety Belt Reminders
174
Airbag Readiness Light
175
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
176
Voltmeter Gage
178
One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
178
Brake System Warning Light
179
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
180
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
180
Active Handling System Light
181
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
182
Tire Pressure Light
182
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
183
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
186
Security Light
187
Fog Lamp Light
187
Lights On Reminder
187
Highbeam On Light
187
Fuel Gage
188
Driver Information Center (DIC)
189
DIC Operation and Displays
190
DIC Warnings and Messages
195
Other Messages
211
DIC Vehicle Personalization
212
Audio System(s)
221
Setting the Time
222
Radio(s)
222
Using an MP3
236
XM Radio Messages
240
Navigation/Radio System
241
Theft-Deterrent Feature
241
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
241
Radio Reception
242
Diversity Antenna System
243
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
243
Driving Your Vehicle
245
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
246
Defensive Driving
246
Drunk Driving
246
Control of a Vehicle
247
Braking
248
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
249
Braking in Emergencies
250
Traction Control System (TCS)
250
Active Handling System
251
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
253
Selective Ride Control
254
Steering
255
Off-Road Recovery
257
Passing
257
Loss of Control
257
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
259
Driving at Night
260
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
260
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
262
Highway Hypnosis
262
Hill and Mountain Roads
262
Winter Driving
263
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
267
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
268
Loading Your Vehicle
268
Towing
273
Towing Your Vehicle
273
Recreational Vehicle Towing
273
Towing a Trailer
273
Service and Appearance Care
275
Service
277
Accessories and Modifications
277
California Proposition 65 Warning
278
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
278
Doing Your Own Service Work
278
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
279
Fuel
279
Gasoline Octane
279
Gasoline Specifications
280
California Fuel
280
Additives
280
Fuels in Foreign Countries
281
Filling the Tank
282
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
285
Checking Things Under the Hood
286
Hood Release
287
Engine Compartment Overview
288
Engine Oil
291
Engine Oil Life System
297
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
299
Automatic Transmission Fluid
301
Manual Transmission Fluid
301
Hydraulic Clutch
301
Engine Coolant
302
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
305
Engine Overheating
305
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
307
Cooling System
308
Power Steering Fluid
313
Windshield Washer Fluid
315
Brakes
316
Battery
319
Jump Starting
320
Rear Axle
325
Headlamp Aiming
325
Bulb Replacement
326
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
326
Halogen Bulbs
326
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
327
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
328
Replacement Bulbs
329
Windshield Replacement
329
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
329
Tires
332
Winter Tires
333
Tire Sidewall Labeling
334
Tire Terminology and Definitions
336
Run-Flat Tires
338
Inflation - Tire Pressure
340
High-Speed Operation
341
Tire Pressure Monitor System
342
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
343
Tire Inspection and Rotation
345
When It Is Time for New Tires
346
Buying New Tires
347
Different Size Tires and Wheels
348
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
349
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
350
Wheel Replacement
350
Tire Chains
353
Lifting Your Vehicle
354
If a Tire Goes Flat
358
Appearance Care
359
Interior Cleaning
359
Fabric/Carpet
360
Coated Moldings
361
Leather
361
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
362
Cargo Cover and Convenience Net
362
Care of Safety Belts
362
Weatherstrips
362
Washing Your Vehicle
363
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
363
Finish Care
363
Windshield and Wiper Blades
364
Removable Roof Panel
365
Convertible Top
365
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
366
Tires
366
Finish Damage
367
Underbody Maintenance
367
Fiberglass Springs (Composite Springs)
367
Chemical Paint Spotting
367
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
368
Vehicle Identification
369
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
369
Service Parts Identification Label
369
Electrical System
369
Add-On Electrical Equipment
369
Headlamp Wiring
370
Windshield Wiper Fuses
370
Power Windows and Other Power Options
370
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
370
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
370
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
374
Capacities and Specifications
377
Maintenance Schedule
379
Maintenance Schedule
380
Introduction
380
Maintenance Requirements
380
Your Vehicle and the Environment
380
Using the Maintenance Schedule
380
Scheduled Maintenance
382
Additional Required Services
384
Maintenance Footnotes
385
Owner Checks and Services
386
At Each Fuel Fill
386
At Least Once a Month
387
At Least Once a Year
387
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
389
Maintenance Replacement Parts
391
Engine Drive Belt Routing
392
Maintenance Record
393
Customer Assistance Information
397
Customer Assistance and Information
398
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
398
Online Owner Center
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
402
Customer Assistance Offices
402
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
403
Roadside Assistance Program
404
Scheduling Service Appointments
406
Courtesy Transportation
407
Collision Damage Repair
408
Reporting Safety Defects
411
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
411
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
412
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
412
Service Publications Ordering Information
412
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
414
Event Data Recorders
414
OnStar®
415
Navigation System
416
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
416
Index
417

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2008 Corvette manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Corvette owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Corvette year 2008 free?

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The Chevrolet Corvette (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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