2009 Cadillac Dts Owner's Manual

2009 Cadillac Dts owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Dts
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.46 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Cadillac DTS BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
7
Power Seats
7
Power Lumbar
8
Massaging Lumbar
8
Heated and Cooled Seats
9
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
10
Power Reclining Seatbacks
12
Center Seat
14
Rear Seats
14
Heated Seats
14
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
15
Power Lumbar
15
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Lap-Shoulder Belt
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
35
Lap Belt
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
61
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
66
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Passenger Sensing System
68
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Restraint System Check
74
Checking the Restraint Systems
74
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Features and Controls
77
Keys
79
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
80
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
81
Remote Vehicle Start
83
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Central Door Unlocking System
87
Power Door Locks
87
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Rear Door Security Locks
88
Lockout Protection
88
Trunk
89
Windows
91
Power Windows
92
Sun Visors
95
Theft-Deterrent Systems
96
Valet Lockout Switch
96
Content Theft-Deterrent
97
Electronic Immobilizer
98
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
99
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
101
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
102
Starting the Engine
102
Engine Coolant Heater
104
Automatic Transmission Operation
105
Performance Shifting
108
Parking Brake
108
Shifting Into Park
109
Shifting Out of Park
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
111
Engine Exhaust
112
Running the Vehicle While Parked
113
Mirrors
114
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
114
Compass
114
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
116
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
116
Park Tilt Mirrors
117
Outside Convex Mirror
117
Outside Heated Mirrors
117
Object Detection Systems
118
Ultrasonic Front and Rear Parking Assist (UFRPA)
118
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
121
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
125
OnStar® System
127
Universal Home Remote System
131
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
131
Storage Areas
138
Glove Box
138
Cupholders
138
Front Storage Area
138
Center Console Storage
138
Center Flex Storage Unit
139
Floor Mats
139
Rear Seat Armrest
139
Convenience Net
139
Sunroof
140
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
144
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Horn
146
Tilt Wheel
146
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
147
Heated Steering Wheel
147
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
148
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
149
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
149
Flash-to-Pass
153
Windshield Wipers
153
Rainsense™ II Wipers
154
Windshield Washer
155
Cruise Control
156
Adaptive Cruise Control
159
Exterior Lamps
169
Wiper Activated Headlamps
172
Headlamps on Reminder
173
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
173
Fog Lamps
174
Cornering Lamps
174
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
174
Instrument Panel Brightness
174
Courtesy Lamps
175
Entry Lighting
175
Parade Dimming
175
Reading Lamps
175
Footwell Lamps
176
Battery Load Management
176
Electric Power Management
176
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
177
Battery Run-Down Protection
177
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
178
Ashtray(s)
179
Analog Clock
179
Climate Controls
180
Dual Climate Control System
180
Outlet Adjustment
186
Rear Climate Control System
186
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
188
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
190
Instrument Panel Cluster
191
Speedometer and Odometer
192
Tachometer
192
Safety Belt Reminders
193
Airbag Readiness Light
194
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
195
Charging System Light
196
Brake System Warning Light
196
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
197
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
198
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
198
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
199
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
199
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
200
Tire Pressure Light
200
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
201
Oil Pressure Light
204
Security Light
205
Fog Lamp Light
205
Lights On Reminder
205
Cruise Control Light
206
Highbeam On Light
206
Fuel Gage
206
Driver Information Center (DIC)
207
DIC Operation and Displays
208
DIC Warnings and Messages
213
DIC Vehicle Customization
226
Audio System(s)
235
Setting the Clock
236
Radio(s) (MP3)
239
Using an MP3
250
XM Radio Messages
255
Navigation/Radio System
256
Bluetooth®
256
Theft-Deterrent Feature
267
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
267
Radio Reception
268
Backglass Antenna
269
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
269
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)
274
Braking in Emergencies
275
StabiliTrak® System
276
Traction Control System (TCS)
276
Magnetic Ride Control™
278
Steering
278
Off-Road Recovery
280
Passing
280
Loss of Control
280
Driving at Night
282
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
282
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
284
Highway Hypnosis
284
Hill and Mountain Roads
285
Winter Driving
286
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
288
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
289
Loading the Vehicle
289
Towing
296
Towing Your Vehicle
296
Recreational Vehicle Towing
296
Towing a Trailer
298
Service and Appearance Care
305
Service
307
Accessories and Modifications
307
California Proposition 65 Warning
308
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
308
Doing Your Own Service Work
308
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
309
Fuel
309
Gasoline Octane
309
Gasoline Specifications
309
California Fuel
309
Additives
310
Fuels in Foreign Countries
311
Filling the Tank
311
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
313
Checking Things Under the Hood
314
Hood Release
315
Engine Compartment Overview
316
Engine Oil
317
Engine Oil Life System
320
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
321
Automatic Transmission Fluid
323
Cooling System
326
Engine Coolant
327
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
331
Engine Overheating
332
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
334
Power Steering Fluid
335
Windshield Washer Fluid
336
Brakes
337
Battery
340
Jump Starting
342
Headlamp Aiming
347
Bulb Replacement
350
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
350
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
350
Tires
352
Tire Sidewall Labeling
353
Tire Terminology and Definitions
358
Inflation - Tire Pressure
361
High-Speed Operation
363
Tire Pressure Monitor System
364
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
365
Tire Inspection and Rotation
369
When It Is Time for New Tires
371
Buying New Tires
372
Different Size Tires and Wheels
373
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
374
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
375
Wheel Replacement
375
Tire Chains
377
If a Tire Goes Flat
378
Changing a Flat Tire
378
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
380
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
381
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
387
Spare Tire
389
Appearance Care
390
Interior Cleaning
390
Fabric/Carpet
391
Leather
392
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
392
Wood Panels
393
Speaker Covers
393
Care of Safety Belts
393
Weatherstrips
393
Washing Your Vehicle
394
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
394
Finish Care
394
Windshield and Wiper Blades
395
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
396
Tires
397
Sheet Metal Damage
397
Finish Damage
397
Underbody Maintenance
397
Chemical Paint Spotting
397
Vehicle Identification
398
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
398
Service Parts Identification Label
398
Electrical System
398
Add-On Electrical Equipment
398
Headlamp Wiring
399
Windshield Wiper Fuses
399
Power Windows and Other Power Options
399
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
399
Underhood Fuse Block
399
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
402
Capacities and Specifications
407
Maintenance Schedule
409
Maintenance Schedule
410
Introduction
410
Maintenance Requirements
410
Your Vehicle and the Environment
410
Using the Maintenance Schedule
410
Scheduled Maintenance
412
Additional Required Services
413
Maintenance Footnotes
415
Owner Checks and Services
416
At Each Fuel Fill
416
At Least Once a Month
417
At Least Once a Year
417
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
419
Maintenance Replacement Parts
421
Engine Drive Belt Routing
422
Maintenance Record
423
Customer Assistance Information
427
Customer Assistance and Information
428
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
428
Online Owner Center
431
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
432
Customer Assistance Offices
432
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
433
Roadside Service
433
Scheduling Service Appointments
436
Courtesy Transportation
436
Collision Damage Repair
438
Reporting Safety Defects
441
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
441
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
441
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
442
Service Publications Ordering Information
442
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
443
Event Data Recorders
444
OnStar®
445
Navigation System
445
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
445
Index
447

FAQ about the 2009 Cadillac Dts Manual

What contains the 2009 Dts manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Dts
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Dts owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2009 Cadillac Dts Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Cadillac Dts year 2009 free?

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The Cadillac Dts (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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