2008 Hummer H3 Owner's Manual

2008 Hummer H3 owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Hummer
Model:
H3
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
5.66 MB

Table of Contents

2008 HUMMER H3 BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Power Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
12
60/40 Split Bench Seat
12
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Lap-Shoulder Belt
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
34
Older Children
34
Infants and Young Children
37
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Airbag System
58
Where Are the Airbags?
61
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
64
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
65
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Restraint System Check
73
Checking the Restraint Systems
73
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
74
Features and Controls
75
Keys
77
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
78
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
79
Doors and Locks
81
Door Locks
81
Power Door Locks
82
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
82
Rear Door Security Locks
83
Lockout Protection
83
Swing-gate
84
Windows
85
Power Windows
86
Sun Visors
87
Theft-Deterrent Systems
88
Content Theft-Deterrent
88
Passlock® (U. S. Only)
89
90
Operation (Canada Only)
90
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
92
New Vehicle Break-In
92
Ignition Positions
92
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
94
Starting the Engine
94
Engine Coolant Heater
96
Automatic Transmission Operation
97
Manual Transmission Operation
100
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
101
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
107
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
109
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
110
Running the Engine While Parked
111
Mirrors
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
115
Outside Power Mirrors
117
Outside Convex Mirror
118
Object Detection Systems
118
Rear Vision Camera
118
OnStar® System
122
Universal Home Remote System
125
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
126
Storage Areas
130
Glove Box
130
Cupholder(s)
130
Front Seat Storage Net
131
Front Armrest Storage Area
131
Luggage Carrier
131
Rear Storage Area
133
Convenience Net
133
Cargo Cover
133
Cargo Tie Downs
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
143
Flash-to-Pass
143
Windshield Wipers
144
Windshield Washer
144
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
145
Cruise Control
145
Exterior Lamps
149
Headlamps on Reminder
150
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
151
Automatic Headlamp System
151
Off-Road Lamps
152
Fog Lamps
153
Instrument Panel Brightness
153
Dome Lamp
153
Dome Lamp Override
154
Exit Lighting
154
Reading Lamps
154
Electric Power Management
154
Battery Run-Down Protection
154
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
155
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
156
Climate Controls
156
Climate Control System
156
Outlet Adjustment
158
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
159
Instrument Panel Cluster
160
Speedometer and Odometer
161
Trip Odometer
161
Tachometer
161
Safety Belt Reminders
162
Airbag Readiness Light
163
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
164
Charging System Light
166
Up-Shift Light
166
Brake System Warning Light
167
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
168
Traction Off Light
168
StabiliTrak® Not Ready Light
168
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
169
Tire Pressure Light
169
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
170
Oil Pressure Light
172
Security Light
173
Cruise Control Light
173
Highbeam On Light
173
Fuel Gage
174
Driver Information Center (DIC)
174
DIC Operation and Displays
174
DIC Warnings and Messages
177
Audio System(s)
182
Setting the Time
182
Radio(s)
183
XM Radio Messages
194
Navigation/Radio System
195
Theft-Deterrent Feature
195
Radio Reception
195
Fixed Mast Antenna
196
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
196
Driving Your Vehicle
197
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
198
Defensive Driving
198
Drunk Driving
198
Control of a Vehicle
199
Braking
199
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
200
Braking in Emergencies
201
Traction Control System (TCS)
201
Locking Rear Axle
202
StabiliTrak® System
203
Steering
204
Off-Road Recovery
206
Passing
206
Loss of Control
206
Off-Road Driving
208
Assist Steps
227
Driving at Night
228
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
229
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
230
Highway Hypnosis
230
Hill and Mountain Roads
230
Winter Driving
231
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
235
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
236
Recovery Loops
236
Loading Your Vehicle
238
Towing
244
Towing Your Vehicle
244
Recreational Vehicle Towing
244
Towing a Trailer
246
Trailer Recommendations
258
Service and Appearance Care
259
Service
261
Accessories and Modifications
261
California Proposition 65 Warning
262
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
262
Doing Your Own Service Work
262
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
263
Fuel
263
Gasoline Octane
263
Gasoline Specifications
263
California Fuel
264
Additives
264
Fuels in Foreign Countries
265
Filling the Tank
266
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
268
Checking Things Under the Hood
269
Hood Release
269
Engine Compartment Overview
270
Engine Oil
273
Engine Oil Life System
276
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
278
Automatic Transmission Fluid
279
Manual Transmission Fluid
282
Hydraulic Clutch
284
Engine Coolant
285
Radiator Pressure Cap
287
Engine Overheating
287
Cooling System
289
Engine Fan Noise
294
Power Steering Fluid
294
Windshield Washer Fluid
295
Brakes
296
Battery
299
Jump Starting
300
Rear Axle
303
Four-Wheel Drive
304
Front Axle
304
Headlamp Aiming
304
Bulb Replacement
307
Halogen Bulbs
307
Headlamps
307
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
308
License Plate Lamp
309
Replacement Bulbs
310
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
310
Tires
312
Tire Sidewall Labeling
313
Tire Terminology and Definitions
317
Inflation - Tire Pressure
320
Tire Pressure Monitor System
321
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
323
Tire Inspection and Rotation
326
When It Is Time for New Tires
328
Buying New Tires
329
Different Size Tires and Wheels
331
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
332
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
333
Wheel Replacement
333
Tire Chains
335
If a Tire Goes Flat
336
Changing a Flat Tire
337
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
339
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
341
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
347
Spare Tire
349
Appearance Care
349
Interior Cleaning
349
Fabric/Carpet
351
Leather
351
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
352
Care of Safety Belts
352
Weatherstrips
352
Washing Your Vehicle
353
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
353
Finish Care
354
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
355
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
355
Tires
356
Sheet Metal Damage
356
Finish Damage
356
Underbody Maintenance
356
Chemical Paint Spotting
357
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
357
Vehicle Identification
358
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
358
Service Parts Identification Label
359
Electrical System
359
Add-On Electrical Equipment
359
Windshield Wiper Fuses
359
Power Windows and Other Power Options
360
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
360
Capacities and Specifications
365
Maintenance Schedule
367
Maintenance Schedule
368
Introduction
368
Maintenance Requirements
368
Your Vehicle and the Environment
368
Using the Maintenance Schedule
368
Scheduled Maintenance
370
Additional Required Services
372
Maintenance Footnotes
373
Owner Checks and Services
375
At Each Fuel Fill
375
At Least Once a Month
375
At Least Once a Year
376
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
380
Engine Drive Belt Routing
381
Maintenance Record
382
Customer Assistance Information
385
Customer Assistance and Information
386
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
386
Online Owner Center
388
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
389
Customer Assistance Offices
389
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
390
Roadside Assistance Program
390
Scheduling Service Appointments
393
Courtesy Transportation
393
Collision Damage Repair
395
Reporting Safety Defects
398
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
398
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
399
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
399
Service Publications Ordering Information
399
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
400
Event Data Recorders
401
OnStar®
402
Navigation System
402
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
402
Index
403

FAQ about the 2008 Hummer H3 Manual

What contains the 2008 H3 manual?

The Hummer H3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Hummer to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Hummer H3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Hummer H3 2008 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Hummer H3 owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2008 Hummer H3 Owners Manual?

The Hummer H3 owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Hummer H3 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 Hummer H3 (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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