2009 Cadillac Xlr Owner's Manual

2009 Cadillac Xlr owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Xlr
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
3.68 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Cadillac XLR/XLR-V BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
6
Heated and Cooled Seats
7
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
7
Power Reclining Seatbacks
8
Safety Belts
10
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
10
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
15
Lap-Shoulder Belt
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Safety Belt Extender
27
Child Restraints
27
Older Children
27
Infants and Young Children
31
Child Restraint Systems
35
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
37
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
38
Airbag System
42
Where Are the Airbags?
44
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
46
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
47
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
47
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
48
Passenger Sensing System
49
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
54
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
54
Restraint System Check
56
Checking the Restraint Systems
56
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
57
Features and Controls
59
Keys
61
Keyless Access System
62
Keyless Access System Operation
63
Doors and Locks
68
Door Locks
68
Power Door Locks
71
Automatic Door Lock
71
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
71
Lockout Protection
71
Trunk
72
Windows
75
Power Windows
76
Sun Visors
78
Theft-Deterrent Systems
78
Theft-Deterrent System
78
Valet Lockout Switch
80
Immobilizer
80
Immobilizer Operation
81
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
82
New Vehicle Break-In
82
Ignition Positions
82
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
83
Starting the Engine
84
Automatic Transmission Operation
86
Parking Brake
90
Shifting Into Park
91
Shifting Out of Park
93
Parking Over Things That Burn
93
Engine Exhaust
94
Running the Vehicle While Parked
95
Mirrors
96
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
96
Outside Power Mirrors
96
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
97
Park Assist Mirror
97
Outside Convex Mirror
97
Outside Heated Mirrors
97
Object Detection Systems
98
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
98
OnStar® System
100
Universal Home Remote System
103
Universal Home Remote System Operation
104
Storage Areas
111
Glove Box
111
Cupholders
111
Center Console Storage
111
Floor Mats
111
Rear Storage Area
112
Convenience Net
112
Retractable Hardtop
112
Lowering the Retractable Hardtop
113
Raising the Retractable Hardtop
114
Instrument Panel
123
Instrument Panel Overview
126
Hazard Warning Flashers
128
Horn
128
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
128
Heated Steering Wheel
129
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
129
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
129
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
130
Flash-to-Pass
130
Windshield Wipers
130
Rainsense™ Wipers
131
Windshield Washer
132
Headlamp Washer
133
Cruise Control
133
Adaptive Cruise Control
136
Exterior Lamps
148
Wiper Activated Headlamps
149
Headlamps on Reminder
149
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
149
Adaptive Forward Lighting System
150
Fog Lamps
150
Twilight Sentinel®
151
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
152
Instrument Panel Brightness
152
Courtesy Lamps
152
Entry/Exit Lighting
152
Reading Lamps
152
Battery Run-Down Protection
153
Head-Up Display (HUD)
153
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
156
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
157
Climate Controls
158
Dual Climate Control System
158
Outlet Adjustment
162
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
163
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
163
Instrument Panel Cluster
164
Speedometer and Odometer
165
Trip Odometer
165
Tachometer
165
Safety Belt Reminders
166
Airbag Readiness Light
166
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
167
Charging System Light
168
Voltmeter Gage
168
Brake System Warning Light
169
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
170
StabiliTrak®/Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
170
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
171
Tire Pressure Light
172
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
172
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
176
Security Light
177
Fog Lamp Light
177
Lights On Reminder
177
Highbeam On Light
177
Fuel Gage
178
Driver Information Center (DIC)
179
DIC Operation and Displays
179
DIC Warnings and Messages
182
Other Messages
192
DIC Vehicle Personalization
194
Trip Computer
198
Oil Life Indicator
198
Audio System(s)
198
Bluetooth®
199
Theft-Deterrent Feature
210
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
210
Radio Reception
212
Care of Your CDs
213
Care of the CD Player
213
Diversity Antenna System
213
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
213
Navigation System
215
Overview
216
Navigation System Overview
216
Getting Started
218
Features and Controls
224
Using the Navigation System
224
Setup Menu
226
Plan Route
232
Edit Memory Point
233
Edit Waypoint
237
Edit Avoid Point/Area
239
Enter Destination
241
Route Preference
250
Maps
252
Symbols
257
Keyless Access System
262
OnStar® System
262
Global Positioning System (GPS)
263
Vehicle Positioning
264
Problems with Route Guidance
265
If the System Needs Service
265
Ordering Map DVDs
266
Database Coverage Explanations
266
Navigation Audio System
266
Six-Disc CD Changer
279
CD/DVD Player
282
Radio Personalization with Home and Away Feature
287
Voice Recognition
288
Driving Your Vehicle
295
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
296
Defensive Driving
296
Drunk Driving
296
Control of a Vehicle
297
Braking
298
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
299
Braking in Emergencies
300
StabiliTrak® System
300
Traction Control System (TCS)
302
Magnetic Ride Control™
304
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
304
Steering
304
Off-Road Recovery
306
Passing
306
Loss of Control
306
Racing or Other Competitive Driving (XLR-V)
308
Driving at Night
308
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
309
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
310
Highway Hypnosis
310
Hill and Mountain Roads
311
Winter Driving
312
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
314
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
314
Loading the Vehicle
315
Towing
320
Towing Your Vehicle
320
Recreational Vehicle Towing
320
Towing a Trailer
320
Service and Appearance Care
321
Service
323
Accessories and Modifications
323
California Proposition 65 Warning
324
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
324
Doing Your Own Service Work
324
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
325
Fuel
325
Gasoline Octane
325
Gasoline Specifications
326
California Fuel
326
Additives
326
Fuels in Foreign Countries
327
Filling the Tank
328
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
330
Checking Things Under the Hood
330
Hood Release
331
Engine Compartment Overview
332
Engine Oil
335
Engine Oil Life System
338
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
340
Automatic Transmission Fluid
341
Cooling System
342
Engine Coolant
343
Engine Overheating
347
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
349
Power Steering Fluid
350
Windshield Washer Fluid
351
Brakes
352
Battery
355
Jump Starting
356
Rear Axle
361
Headlamp Aiming
362
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
363
Bulb Replacement
365
Windshield Replacement
365
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
365
Tires
366
Winter Tires (XLR-V)
367
Tire Sidewall Labeling
368
Tire Terminology and Definitions
370
Run-Flat Tires
372
Inflation - Tire Pressure
374
Tire Pressure Monitor System
375
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
377
Tire Inspection and Rotation
380
When It Is Time for New Tires
381
Buying New Tires
382
Different Size Tires and Wheels
383
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
384
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
385
Wheel Replacement
386
Tire Chains
388
Lifting the Vehicle
388
If a Tire Goes Flat
392
Appearance Care
394
Interior Cleaning
394
Fabric/Carpet
395
Leather
395
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
396
Wood Panels
396
Speaker Covers
396
Care of Safety Belts
396
Weatherstrips
397
Washing Your Vehicle
397
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
397
Finish Care
398
Windshield and Wiper Blades
398
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
399
Tires
400
Sheet Metal Damage
400
Finish Damage
400
Underbody Maintenance
400
Fiberglass Springs (Composite Springs)
401
Chemical Paint Spotting
401
Vehicle Identification
401
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
401
Service Parts Identification Label
402
Electrical System
402
Add-On Electrical Equipment
402
Windshield Wiper Fuses
403
Power Windows and Other Power Options
403
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
403
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
403
Underhood Fuse Block
407
Capacities and Specifications
410
Maintenance Schedule
413
Maintenance Schedule
414
Introduction
414
Maintenance Requirements
414
Your Vehicle and the Environment
414
Using the Maintenance Schedule
415
Scheduled Maintenance
416
Additional Required Services
418
Maintenance Footnotes
419
Owner Checks and Services
421
At Each Fuel Fill
421
At Least Once a Month
421
At Least Once a Year
422
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
423
Maintenance Replacement Parts
425
Engine Drive Belt Routing
426
Maintenance Record
427
Customer Assistance Information
431
Customer Assistance and Information
432
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
432
Online Owner Center
435
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
436
Customer Assistance Offices
436
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
437
Roadside Service
437
Scheduling Service Appointments
440
Courtesy Transportation
440
Collision Damage Repair
441
Reporting Safety Defects
444
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
444
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
445
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
445
Service Publications Ordering Information
445
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
446
Event Data Recorders
447
OnStar®
448
Navigation System
448
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
448
Index
449

FAQ about the 2009 Cadillac Xlr Manual

What contains the 2009 Xlr manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Xlr owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2009 Cadillac Xlr Owners Manual?

The Cadillac Xlr owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Cadillac Xlr year 2009 free?

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The Cadillac Xlr (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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