2009 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2009 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.48 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Colorado BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
13
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Lap-Shoulder Belt
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
36
Lap Belt
36
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
41
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
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
63
Airbag System
66
Where Are the Airbags?
69
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
71
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
72
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
72
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
73
Passenger Sensing System
74
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Restraint System Check
81
Checking the Restraint Systems
81
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
82
Features and Controls
83
Keys
85
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
86
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
87
Doors and Locks
88
Door Locks
88
Power Door Locks
89
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
89
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
90
Lockout Protection
90
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
90
Tailgate
91
Windows
93
Manual Windows
93
Power Windows
94
Sliding Rear Window
95
Sun Visors
95
Theft-Deterrent Systems
96
Content Theft-Deterrent
96
Passlock® (U. S. Only)
97
Electronic Immobilizer
98
Electronic Immobilizer Operation (Canada Only)
98
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
100
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
101
Starting the Engine
102
Engine Coolant Heater
103
Automatic Transmission Operation
104
Manual Transmission Operation
106
Four-Wheel Drive
108
Parking Brake
113
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
114
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
115
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
116
Parking Over Things That Burn
116
Engine Exhaust
117
Running the Vehicle While Parked
118
Mirrors
119
Manual Rearview Mirror
119
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
120
Compass
121
Outside Manual Mirrors
122
Outside Power Mirrors
122
Outside Convex Mirror
123
OnStar® System
123
Storage Areas
127
Glove Box
127
Cupholders
127
Center Console Storage
127
Assist Handles
127
Rear Storage Area
128
Sunroof
129
Instrument Panel
131
Instrument Panel Overview
134
Hazard Warning Flashers
136
Horn
136
Tilt Wheel
136
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
137
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
137
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
138
Flash-to-Pass
138
Windshield Wipers
138
Windshield Washer
139
Cruise Control
140
Exterior Lamps
143
Headlamps on Reminder
144
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
144
Automatic Headlamp System
144
Fog Lamps
145
Exterior Cargo Lamps
145
Instrument Panel Brightness
146
Dome Lamp
146
Dome Lamp Override
146
Exit Lighting
146
Electric Power Management
147
Battery Run-Down Protection
148
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
148
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
149
Climate Controls
149
Climate Control System
149
Outlet Adjustment
151
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
151
Instrument Panel Cluster
152
Speedometer and Odometer
153
Trip Odometer
153
Tachometer
153
Safety Belt Reminders
153
Airbag Readiness Light
154
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
155
Charging System Light
156
Up-Shift Light
157
Brake System Warning Light
157
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
158
StabiliTrak®/Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
159
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
159
Tire Pressure Light
160
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
160
Oil Pressure Light
163
Security Light
164
Cruise Control Light
164
Highbeam On Light
164
Fuel Gage
164
Driver Information Center (DIC)
165
DIC Operation and Displays
165
DIC Warnings and Messages
168
Audio System(s)
173
Setting the Clock
174
Radio(s)
174
Using an MP3
185
XM Radio Messages
190
Theft-Deterrent Feature
191
Radio Reception
191
Fixed Mast Antenna
192
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
192
Chime Level Adjustment
192
Driving Your Vehicle
193
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
194
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
194
Defensive Driving
194
Drunk Driving
195
Control of a Vehicle
195
Braking
196
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
197
Braking in Emergencies
198
StabiliTrak® System
198
Traction Control System (TCS)
200
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
201
Steering
201
Off-Road Recovery
203
Passing
203
Loss of Control
203
Off-Road Driving
205
Driving at Night
217
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
218
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
219
Highway Hypnosis
219
Hill and Mountain Roads
220
Winter Driving
221
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
223
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
224
Recovery Hooks
224
Loading the Vehicle
225
Truck-Camper Loading Information
232
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
232
Towing
232
Towing Your Vehicle
232
Recreational Vehicle Towing
233
Towing a Trailer
239
Trailer Recommendations
250
Service and Appearance Care
251
Service
253
Accessories and Modifications
253
California Proposition 65 Warning
254
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
254
Doing Your Own Service Work
254
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
255
Fuel
255
Gasoline Octane
255
Gasoline Specifications
256
California Fuel
256
Additives
256
Fuels in Foreign Countries
257
Filling the Tank
258
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
260
Checking Things Under the Hood
260
Hood Release
261
Engine Compartment Overview
262
Engine Oil
265
Engine Oil Life System
268
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
270
Automatic Transmission Fluid
271
Manual Transmission Fluid
274
Hydraulic Clutch
275
Cooling System
276
Engine Coolant
278
Engine Overheating
282
Engine Fan Noise
283
Power Steering Fluid
284
Windshield Washer Fluid
285
Brakes
286
Battery
289
Jump Starting
290
Rear Axle
294
Four-Wheel Drive
294
Front Axle
295
Headlamp Aiming
296
Bulb Replacement
296
Halogen Bulbs
296
Headlamps
297
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
298
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
298
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
299
License Plate Lamp
300
Replacement Bulbs
300
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
301
Tires
303
Tire Sidewall Labeling
304
Tire Terminology and Definitions
307
Inflation - Tire Pressure
310
High-Speed Operation
311
Tire Pressure Monitor System
312
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
314
Tire Inspection and Rotation
317
When It Is Time for New Tires
319
Buying New Tires
320
Different Size Tires and Wheels
321
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
322
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
323
Wheel Replacement
323
Tire Chains
325
If a Tire Goes Flat
326
Changing a Flat Tire
326
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
328
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
332
Secondary Latch System
339
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
342
Spare Tire
347
Appearance Care
349
Interior Cleaning
349
Fabric/Carpet
350
Leather
351
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
351
Care of Safety Belts
352
Weatherstrips
352
Washing Your Vehicle
352
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
353
Finish Care
353
Windshield and Wiper Blades
354
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
354
Tires
355
Sheet Metal Damage
355
Finish Damage
355
Underbody Maintenance
356
Chemical Paint Spotting
356
Vehicle Identification
356
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
356
Service Parts Identification Label
357
Electrical System
357
Add-On Electrical Equipment
357
Windshield Wiper Fuses
357
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
357
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
358
Capacities and Specifications
364
Maintenance Schedule
367
Maintenance Schedule
368
Introduction
368
Maintenance Requirements
368
Your Vehicle and the Environment
368
Using the Maintenance Schedule
369
Scheduled Maintenance
370
Additional Required Services
372
Maintenance Footnotes
373
Owner Checks and Services
374
At Each Fuel Fill
374
At Least Once a Month
375
At Least Once a Year
375
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
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
389
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
390
Customer Assistance Offices
390
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
391
Roadside Assistance Program
391
Scheduling Service Appointments
394
Courtesy Transportation
394
Collision Damage Repair
396
Reporting Safety Defects
399
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
399
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
399
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
400
Service Publications Ordering Information
400
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
401
Event Data Recorders
402
OnStar®
403
Navigation System
403
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
403
Index
405

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2009 Colorado manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado year 2009 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2009 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Colorado (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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