2009 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2009 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
2.66 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
7
Head Restraints
8
Front Seats
10
Manual Seats
10
Power Seats
11
Power Lumbar
12
Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters
12
Heated and Ventilated Seats
13
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
14
Reclining Seatbacks
16
Rear Seats
19
Split Folding Rear Seat
19
Safety Belts
20
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
25
Lap-Shoulder Belt
33
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
38
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
42
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
58
Airbag System
61
Where Are the Airbags?
63
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
75
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Restraint System Check
77
Checking the Restraint Systems
77
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
78
Features and Controls
79
Keys
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
84
Keyless Access System
86
Keyless Access System Operation
87
Remote Vehicle Start
93
Doors and Locks
95
Door Locks
95
Central Door Unlocking System
95
Power Door Locks
96
Delayed Locking
96
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
96
Rear Door Security Locks
97
Lockout Protection
97
Trunk
98
Windows
101
Power Windows
102
Sun Visors
104
Theft-Deterrent Systems
105
Theft-Deterrent System
105
Immobilizer
106
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
107
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
108
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
109
New Vehicle Break-In
109
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
110
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
111
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
112
Starting the Engine
112
Engine Coolant Heater
114
Automatic Transmission Operation
115
Manual Transmission Operation
120
Parking Brake
122
Electric Parking Brake
123
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
126
Shifting Out of Park
127
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
128
Parking Over Things That Burn
129
Engine Exhaust
129
Running the Vehicle While Parked
130
Mirrors
131
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
131
Outside Power Mirrors
131
Park Tilt Mirrors
132
Outside Convex Mirror
132
Outside Heated Mirrors
132
Object Detection Systems
132
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
132
OnStar® System
135
Universal Home Remote System
139
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
139
Storage Areas
143
Glove Box
143
Cupholders
143
Instrument Panel Storage
144
Center Console Storage
144
Convenience Net
144
Sunroof
144
Instrument Panel
147
Instrument Panel Overview
150
Hazard Warning Flashers
152
Horn
152
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
152
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
153
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
153
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
154
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
154
Flash-to-Pass
155
Windshield Wipers
155
Rainsense™ Wipers
156
Windshield Washer
157
Headlamp Washer
159
Cruise Control
159
Headlamps
162
Wiper Activated Headlamps
163
Headlamps on Reminder
163
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
163
Adaptive Forward Lighting System
165
Fog Lamps
165
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
165
Instrument Panel Brightness
166
Entry Lighting
166
Parade Dimming
166
Reading Lamps
166
Electric Power Management
167
Battery Run-Down Protection
167
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
168
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
169
Analog Clock
169
Climate Controls
170
Dual Climate Control System
170
Outlet Adjustment
175
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
175
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
176
Instrument Panel Cluster
177
Speedometer and Odometer
179
Trip Odometers
179
Tachometer
179
Engine Speed Limiter
180
Safety Belt Reminders
180
Airbag Readiness Light
181
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
182
Charging System Light
183
Up-Shift Light
183
Brake System Warning Light
184
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
185
StabiliTrak®/Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
186
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
186
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
187
Tire Pressure Light
187
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
188
Oil Pressure Light
191
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
192
Security Light
193
Fog Lamp Light
193
Lights On Reminder
193
Cruise Control Light
193
Highbeam On Light
194
Fuel Gage
194
Boost Gage
195
Driver Information Center (DIC)
195
DIC Operation and Displays
196
DIC Compass
201
DIC Warnings and Messages
203
DIC Vehicle Customization
217
Audio System(s)
226
Radio(s)
227
Using an MP3
250
XM Radio Messages
254
Navigation/Radio System
255
Bluetooth®
255
Theft-Deterrent Feature
267
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
268
Radio Reception
269
Backglass Antenna
270
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
270
Driving Your Vehicle
271
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
272
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
272
Defensive Driving
272
Drunk Driving
273
Control of a Vehicle
273
Braking
274
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
275
Braking in Emergencies
276
StabiliTrak® System
276
Traction Control System (TCS)
277
Magnetic Ride Control™
279
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
279
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
279
Steering
280
Off-Road Recovery
282
Passing
282
Loss of Control
282
Competitive Driving
284
Driving at Night
284
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
285
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
286
Highway Hypnosis
286
Hill and Mountain Roads
287
Winter Driving
288
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
290
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
291
Loading the Vehicle
291
Towing
296
Towing Your Vehicle
296
Recreational Vehicle Towing
296
Towing a Trailer (CTS-V)
299
Towing a Trailer (CTS)
299
Service and Appearance Care
307
Service
310
Accessories and Modifications
310
California Proposition 65 Warning
311
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
311
Doing Your Own Service Work
311
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
312
Fuel
312
Gasoline Octane
312
Gasoline Specifications
313
California Fuel
313
Additives
313
Fuels in Foreign Countries
314
Filling the Tank
315
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
318
Checking Things Under the Hood
318
Hood Release
319
Engine Compartment Overview
320
Engine Oil
324
Engine Oil Life System
327
Engine Cover
329
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
331
Automatic Transmission Fluid
335
Manual Transmission Fluid
335
Hydraulic Clutch
335
Cooling System
336
Engine Coolant
337
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
344
Engine Overheating
344
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
347
Power Steering Fluid
347
Windshield Washer Fluid
348
Brakes
350
Battery
353
Jump Starting
354
All-Wheel Drive
359
Rear Axle
360
Headlamp Aiming
361
Bulb Replacement
364
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
364
Halogen Bulbs
365
Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps
365
License Plate Lamp
366
Replacement Bulbs
367
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
367
Tires
369
Winter Tires
370
Tire Sidewall Labeling
371
Tire Terminology and Definitions
374
Inflation - Tire Pressure
378
High-Speed Operation
380
Tire Pressure Monitor System
381
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
382
Tire Inspection and Rotation
386
When It Is Time for New Tires
387
Buying New Tires
388
Different Size Tires and Wheels
390
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
390
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
392
Wheel Replacement
392
Tire Chains
394
If a Tire Goes Flat
395
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
396
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
404
Changing a Flat Tire
406
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
407
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
408
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
412
Compact Spare Tire
414
Appearance Care
415
Interior Cleaning
415
Fabric/Carpet
417
Leather
418
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
418
Wood Panels
419
Speaker Covers
419
Care of Safety Belts
419
Weatherstrips
419
Washing Your Vehicle
419
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
420
Finish Care
420
Windshield and Wiper Blades
421
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
422
Tires
423
Sheet Metal Damage
423
Finish Damage
423
Underbody Maintenance
423
Chemical Paint Spotting
423
Vehicle Identification
424
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
424
Service Parts Identification Label
424
Electrical System
425
Add-On Electrical Equipment
425
Windshield Wiper Fuses
425
Power Windows and Other Power Options
425
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
426
Underhood Fuse Block (CTS)
426
Underhood Fuse Block (CTS-V)
430
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS)
433
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V)
436
Capacities and Specifications
439
Maintenance Schedule
441
Maintenance Schedule
442
Introduction
442
Maintenance Requirements
442
Your Vehicle and the Environment
442
Using the Maintenance Schedule
443
Scheduled Maintenance
444
Additional Required Services
446
Maintenance Footnotes
448
Owner Checks and Services
450
At Each Fuel Fill
450
At Least Once a Month
451
At Least Once a Year
451
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
454
Maintenance Replacement Parts
456
Engine Drive Belt Routing
457
Maintenance Record
458
Customer Assistance Information
461
Customer Assistance and Information
462
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
462
Online Owner Center
465
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
466
Customer Assistance Offices
466
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
467
Roadside Service
468
Scheduling Service Appointments
471
Courtesy Transportation
471
Collision Damage Repair
473
Reporting Safety Defects
476
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
476
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
477
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
477
Service Publications Ordering Information
477
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
478
Event Data Recorders
479
OnStar®
480
Navigation System
480
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
480
Index
481

FAQ about the 2009 Cadillac Cts Manual

What contains the 2009 Cts manual?

The Cadillac Cts owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Cadillac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Cadillac Cts. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Cadillac Cts 2009 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Cts owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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