2008 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
3.27 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Silverado BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
9
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
10
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
15
Seatback Latches
16
Center Seat
16
Rear Seats
16
Rear Seat Operation (Full Bench)
16
Rear Seat Operation (Split Bench)
17
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Lap-Shoulder Belt
32
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
37
Lap Belt (Crew and Extended Cab)
38
Safety Belt Extender
39
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
43
Child Restraint Systems
46
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
58
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
61
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Airbag Off Switch)
61
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Passenger Sensing System)
66
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Heavy Duty Crew Cab Only)
70
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
76
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
78
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
79
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
80
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
80
Airbag Off Switch
82
Passenger Sensing System
85
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Restraint System Check
92
Checking the Restraint Systems
92
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
93
Features and Controls
95
Keys
97
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
98
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
99
Remote Vehicle Start
101
Doors and Locks
104
Door Locks
104
Power Door Locks
104
Delayed Locking
105
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
105
Rear Door Security Locks
105
Lockout Protection
106
Rear Doors
106
Tailgate
107
Windows
109
Manual Windows
109
Power Windows
110
Power Sliding Rear Window
111
Sun Visors
112
Theft-Deterrent Systems
112
Content Theft-Deterrent
112
Electronic Immobilizer
114
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
114
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
116
New Vehicle Break-In
116
Ignition Positions
116
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
118
Starting the Engine
118
Fast Idle System
119
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
120
Engine Coolant Heater
121
Active Fuel Management™
122
Automatic Transmission Operation
122
Tow/Haul Mode
128
Four-Wheel Drive
130
Parking Brake
144
Shifting Into Park
145
Shifting Out of Park
147
Parking Over Things That Burn
147
Engine Exhaust
148
Running the Vehicle While Parked
148
Mirrors
150
Manual Rearview Mirror
150
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirrorwith OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
150
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
152
Outside Manual Mirrors
153
Outside Towing Mirrors
154
Outside Power Mirrors
155
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
156
Object Detection Systems
158
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
158
OnStar® System
161
Universal Home Remote System
165
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
165
Storage Areas
172
Glove Box
172
Cupholders
172
Instrument Panel Storage
172
Center Console Storage
173
Luggage Carrier
173
Rear Seat Armrest
174
Cargo Management System
174
Sunroof
176
Instrument Panel
179
Instrument Panel Overview
182
Instrument Panel Overview (Base/Uplevel version)
182
Instrument Panel Overview (Premium version)
184
Hazard Warning Flashers
186
Other Warning Devices
186
Horn
186
Tilt Wheel
186
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
187
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
188
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
188
Flash-to-Pass
189
Windshield Wipers
189
Rainsense™ II Wipers
190
Windshield Washer
190
Cruise Control
191
Exterior Lamps
195
Headlamps on Reminder
196
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
196
Automatic Headlamp System
197
Puddle Lamps
198
Fog Lamps
198
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp
198
Instrument Panel Brightness
199
Dome Lamps
199
Dome Lamp Override
199
Entry Lighting
199
Exit Lighting
199
Reading Lamps
200
Cargo Lamp
200
Electric Power Management
200
Battery Run-Down Protection
201
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
201
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
202
Climate Controls
203
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning )
203
Climate Control System (Heater Only)
206
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
207
Outlet Adjustment
213
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
214
Instrument Panel Cluster
215
Speedometer and Odometer
216
Trip Odometer
216
Tachometer
216
Safety Belt Reminders
217
Airbag Readiness Light
218
Airbag Off Light
219
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
221
Charging System Light
223
Voltmeter Gage
223
Brake System Warning Light
224
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
225
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
226
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
226
Tire Pressure Light
227
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
227
Oil Pressure Gage
230
Oil Pressure Light
231
Security Light
231
Fog Lamp Light
231
Cruise Control Light
232
Highbeam On Light
232
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
232
Tow/Haul Mode Light
232
Fuel Gage
233
Low Fuel Warning Light
234
Driver Information Center (DIC)
234
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
235
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
241
DIC Warnings and Messages
244
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
254
Audio System(s)
262
Setting the Clock
264
Radio(s)
266
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
286
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
292
XM Radio Messages
297
Navigation/Radio System
298
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
299
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
308
Theft-Deterrent Feature
310
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
310
Radio Reception
311
Fixed Mast Antenna
312
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
312
Driving Your Vehicle
313
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
314
Defensive Driving
314
Drunk Driving
314
Control of a Vehicle
315
Braking
315
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
316
Braking in Emergencies
317
Locking Rear Axle
317
StabiliTrak® System
318
Steering
320
Off-Road Recovery
322
Passing
323
Loss of Control
323
Off-Road Driving
324
Driving at Night
339
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
340
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
341
Highway Hypnosis
341
Hill and Mountain Roads
342
Winter Driving
343
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
346
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
346
Recovery Hooks
347
Loading Your Vehicle
348
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
355
Truck-Camper Loading Information
359
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
362
Towing
362
Towing Your Vehicle
362
Recreational Vehicle Towing
362
Towing a Trailer
367
Trailer Recommendations
405
Service and Appearance Care
407
Service
410
Accessories and Modifications
410
California Proposition 65 Warning
410
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
411
Doing Your Own Service Work
411
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
411
Fuel
412
Gasoline Octane
412
Gasoline Specifications
412
California Fuel
413
Additives
413
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
414
Fuels in Foreign Countries
415
Filling the Tank
416
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
418
Checking Things Under the Hood
418
Hood Release
419
Engine Compartment Overview
420
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
421
Engine Oil Life System
424
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (Gasoline Engines)
426
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
428
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
432
Engine Coolant
435
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
438
Engine Overheating
438
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
440
Cooling System
441
Engine Fan Noise
446
Power Steering Fluid
447
Windshield Washer Fluid
448
Brakes
449
Battery
452
Jump Starting
453
Rear Axle
458
Four-Wheel Drive
460
Front Axle
462
Noise Control System
463
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
463
Headlamp Aiming
464
Bulb Replacement
467
Halogen Bulbs
467
Headlamps
468
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
469
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
470
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
470
License Plate Lamp
472
Replacement Bulbs
472
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
473
Tires
474
Tire Sidewall Labeling
475
Tire Terminology and Definitions
479
Inflation - Tire Pressure
482
Dual Tire Operation
483
Tire Pressure Monitor System
484
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
485
Tire Inspection and Rotation
489
When It Is Time for New Tires
492
Buying New Tires
492
Different Size Tires and Wheels
494
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
495
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
496
Wheel Replacement
496
Tire Chains
498
If a Tire Goes Flat
499
Changing a Flat Tire
500
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
501
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
506
Secondary Latch System
512
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
516
Spare Tire
519
Appearance Care
520
Interior Cleaning
520
Fabric/Carpet
521
Leather
522
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
523
Care of Safety Belts
523
Weatherstrips
523
Washing Your Vehicle
524
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
524
Finish Care
525
Windshield and Wiper Blades
526
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
526
Tires
527
Sheet Metal Damage
527
Finish Damage
528
Underbody Maintenance
528
Chemical Paint Spotting
528
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
529
Vehicle Identification
530
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
530
Service Parts Identification Label
530
Electrical System
531
Add-On Electrical Equipment
531
Windshield Wiper Fuses
531
Power Windows and Other Power Options
531
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
531
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
532
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
534
Underhood Fuse Block
535
Capacities and Specifications
539
Maintenance Schedule
543
Maintenance Schedule
544
Introduction
544
Maintenance Requirements
544
Your Vehicle and the Environment
544
Using the Maintenance Schedule
544
Scheduled Maintenance (Gasoline Engine)
546
Additional Required Services
548
Maintenance Footnotes (Gasoline Engine)
550
Owner Checks and Services
552
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
552
At Each Fuel Fill
552
At Least Once a Month
553
At Least Once a Year
554
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
556
Maintenance Replacement Parts
558
Engine Drive Belt Routing
559
Maintenance Record
560
Customer Assistance Information
563
Customer Assistance and Information
564
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
564
Online Owner Center
566
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
567
Customer Assistance Offices
567
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
568
Roadside Assistance Program
569
Scheduling Service Appointments
571
Courtesy Transportation
571
Collision Damage Repair
573
Reporting Safety Defects
576
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
576
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
576
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
577
Service Publications Ordering Information
577
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
578
Event Data Recorders
579
OnStar®
580
Navigation System
580
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
580
Index
581

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Manual

What contains the 2008 Silverado manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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