2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Prix
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.64 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seat
7
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Rear Seats
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
43
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
53
Airbag System
56
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
61
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
62
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
62
Passenger Sensing System
64
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
69
Restraint System Check
70
Checking the Restraint Systems
70
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
71
Features and Controls
73
Keys
74
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
75
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
76
Remote Vehicle Start
79
Doors and Locks
82
Door Locks
82
Power Door Locks
83
Delayed Locking
83
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
84
Rear Door Security Locks
84
Lockout Protection
85
Trunk
86
Windows
88
Power Windows
89
Sun Visors
90
Theft-Deterrent Systems
90
Content Theft-Deterrent
90
PASS-Key® III Electronic Immobilizer
92
PASS-Key® III Electronic Immobilizer Operation
93
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
95
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
96
Starting the Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
98
Active Fuel Management™
100
Automatic Transmission Operation
100
Parking Brake
105
Shifting Into PARK (P)
106
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
107
Parking Over Things That Burn
108
Engine Exhaust
108
Running the Vehicle While Parked
109
Mirrors
110
Manual Rearview Mirror
110
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
110
Outside Power Mirrors
111
Outside Convex Mirror
111
OnStar® System
112
Storage Areas
115
Glove Box
115
Cupholder(s)
115
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
116
Center Console Storage
116
Convenience Net
116
Sunroof
116
Instrument Panel
117
Instrument Panel Overview
120
Hazard Warning Flashers
122
Other Warning Devices
122
Horn
122
Tilt Wheel
123
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
123
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
124
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
125
Flash-to-Pass
125
Windshield Wiper Lever
126
Cruise Control
128
Exterior Lamps
132
Headlamps on Reminder
133
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
133
Fog Lamps
134
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
135
Interior Lamps
135
Instrument Panel Brightness
135
Courtesy Lamps
135
Dome Lamp
136
Entry Lighting
136
Delayed Entry Lighting
136
Delayed Exit Lighting
137
Front Reading Lamps
137
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
137
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
137
Electric Power Management
138
Battery Run-Down Protection
138
Head-Up Display (HUD)
139
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
142
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
143
Climate Controls
144
Climate Control System
144
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
148
Outlet Adjustment
152
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
152
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
154
Instrument Panel Cluster
155
Speedometer and Odometer
156
Tachometer
156
Safety Belt Reminders
157
Airbag Readiness Light
158
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
159
Up-Shift Light
161
Brake System Warning Light
161
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
163
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
163
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
164
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
164
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
165
Tire Pressure Light
165
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
166
Oil Pressure Light
168
Fog Lamp Light
169
Cruise Control Light
169
Highbeam On Light
170
Fuel Gage
170
Driver Information Center (DIC)
171
DIC Operation and Displays (Uplevel DIC with Trip Computer)
171
DIC Operation and Displays (Base Level DIC)
178
DIC Compass (Uplevel DIC)
181
DIC Warnings and Messages
183
DIC Vehicle Customization
205
Audio System(s)
210
Setting the Clock
211
Radio(s)
211
Using an MP3
225
XM Radio Messages
230
Theft-Deterrent Feature
231
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
231
Radio Reception
232
Backglass Antenna
233
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
234
Chime Level Adjustment
234
Driving Your Vehicle
235
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
236
Defensive Driving
236
Drunk Driving
236
Control of a Vehicle
237
Braking
237
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
238
Braking in Emergencies
239
Traction Control System (TCS)
240
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
241
StabiliTrak® Plus System
242
Steering
244
Off-Road Recovery
246
Passing
246
Loss of Control
246
Driving at Night
248
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
248
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
249
Highway Hypnosis
250
Hill and Mountain Roads
250
Winter Driving
251
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
255
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
256
Loading Your Vehicle
256
Towing
261
Towing Your Vehicle
261
Recreational Vehicle Towing
261
Towing a Trailer
263
Service and Appearance Care
271
Service
273
Accessories and Modifications
273
California Proposition 65 Warning
273
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
274
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
275
Fuel
275
Gasoline Octane
275
Gasoline Specifications
276
California Fuel
276
Additives
276
Fuels in Foreign Countries
277
Filling the Tank
278
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
280
Checking Things Under the Hood
280
Hood Release
281
Engine Compartment Overview
282
Engine Oil
285
Engine Oil Life System
288
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
290
Automatic Transmission Fluid
292
Engine Coolant
294
Pressure Cap
297
Engine Overheating
297
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
299
Cooling System
300
Power Steering Fluid
309
Windshield Washer Fluid
310
Brakes
311
Battery
315
Jump Starting
316
Headlamp Aiming
321
Bulb Replacement
324
Halogen Bulbs
324
Headlamps and Sidemarker Lamps
324
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
327
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
328
Back-Up Lamps
329
License Plate Lamp
330
Replacement Bulbs
330
Windshield Replacement
331
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
331
Tires
332
Tire Sidewall Labeling
333
Tire Terminology and Definitions
336
Inflation - Tire Pressure
339
Tire Pressure Monitor System
341
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
342
Tire Inspection and Rotation
345
When It Is Time for New Tires
347
Buying New Tires
348
Different Size Tires and Wheels
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
350
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
352
Tire Chains
354
If a Tire Goes Flat
355
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (GXP)
356
Changing a Flat Tire
366
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
368
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
370
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
377
Compact Spare Tire
379
Appearance Care
379
Interior Cleaning
379
Fabric/Carpet
381
Leather
382
Ultra Lux Suede
383
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
383
Care of Safety Belts
384
Weatherstrips
384
Washing Your Vehicle
384
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
385
Finish Care
385
Windshield and Wiper Blades
386
Aluminum Wheels
386
Tires
387
Sheet Metal Damage
387
Finish Damage
387
Underbody Maintenance
387
Chemical Paint Spotting
388
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
388
Vehicle Identification
389
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
389
Service Parts Identification Label
390
Electrical System
390
Add-On Electrical Equipment
390
Headlamp Wiring
390
Windshield Wiper Fuses
391
Power Windows and Other Power Options
391
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
391
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
392
Underhood Fuse Block
394
Capacities and Specifications
398
Maintenance Schedule
401
Maintenance Schedule
402
Introduction
402
Maintenance Requirements
402
Your Vehicle and the Environment
402
Using the Maintenance Schedule
403
Scheduled Maintenance
404
Additional Required Services
406
Maintenance Footnotes
407
Owner Checks and Services
408
At Each Fuel Fill
408
At Least Once a Month
409
At Least Once a Year
409
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
412
Maintenance Replacement Parts
413
Engine Drive Belt Routing
414
Maintenance Record
415
Customer Assistance Information
419
Customer Assistance and Information
420
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
420
Online Owner Center
422
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
423
Customer Assistance Offices
423
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
424
Roadside Assistance Program
424
Scheduling Service Appointments
427
Courtesy Transportation
427
Collision Damage Repair
429
Reporting Safety Defects
432
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
432
Service Publications Ordering Information
433
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
434
Event Data Recorders
434
OnStar®
435
Navigation System
435
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
435
Index
437

FAQ about the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Manual

What contains the 2008 Grand Prix manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Grand Prix owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Owners Manual?

The Pontiac Grand Prix owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Pontiac Grand Prix year 2008 free?

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The Pontiac Grand Prix (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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