2009 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2009 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.52 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Corvette BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters
7
Heated Seats
8
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
8
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Seatback Latches
12
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Safety Belt Extender
29
Child Restraints
29
Older Children
29
Infants and Young Children
33
Child Restraint Systems
37
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (Coupe and Convertible Models Only)
39
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (Z06 and ZR1 Models Only)
40
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
44
Airbag System
48
Where Are the Airbags?
50
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
52
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
53
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
53
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
54
Passenger Sensing System
55
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
60
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
60
Restraint System Check
62
Checking the Restraint Systems
62
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Features and Controls
65
Keys
67
Keyless Access System
68
Keyless Access System Operation
69
Doors and Locks
74
Door Locks
74
Power Door Locks
76
Automatic Door Lock
77
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
77
Lockout Protection
77
Hatch
78
Windows
80
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
82
Theft-Deterrent Systems
82
Theft-Deterrent System
82
Immobilizer
84
Immobilizer Operation
84
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
85
New Vehicle Break-In
85
Front Air Dam
86
Ignition Positions
87
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
88
Starting the Engine
88
Automatic Transmission Operation
90
Manual Transmission Operation
94
Parking Brake
96
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
97
Shifting Out of Park
98
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
99
Parking Over Things That Burn
99
Engine Exhaust
100
Running the Vehicle While Parked
101
Mirrors
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
102
Compass
102
Outside Power Mirrors
104
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
104
Outside Convex Mirror
104
Outside Heated Mirrors
105
OnStar® System
105
Universal Home Remote System
108
Universal Home Remote System Operation
109
Storage Areas
116
Glove Box
116
Cupholders
116
Center Console Storage
116
Floor Mats
117
Rear Storage Area
117
Convenience Net
119
Cargo Cover
119
Roof Panel
121
Removing the Roof Panel
121
Storing the Roof Panel
124
Installing the Roof Panel
125
Convertible Top
126
Convertible Top (Manual)
126
Convertible Top (Power)
133
Instrument Panel
139
Instrument Panel Overview
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
144
Horn
144
Tilt Wheel
144
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
145
Turn and Lane-Change Signals (Auto Signal)
146
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
146
Flash-to-Pass
146
Windshield Wipers
147
Windshield Washer
148
Cruise Control
148
Exterior Lamps
152
Wiper Activated Headlamps
153
Headlamps on Reminder
153
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
154
Fog Lamps
155
Twilight Sentinel®
155
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
156
Instrument Panel Brightness
157
Courtesy Lamps
157
Entry/Exit Lighting
157
Reading Lamps
157
Battery Run-Down Protection
157
Head-Up Display (HUD)
158
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
162
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
163
Climate Controls
163
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
163
Outlet Adjustment
168
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
169
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
170
Instrument Panel Cluster
171
Speedometer and Odometer
173
Tachometer
173
Safety Belt Reminders
173
Airbag Readiness Light
174
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
175
Voltmeter Gage
176
One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
177
Brake System Warning Light
178
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
179
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
179
Active Handling System Light
180
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
181
Tire Pressure Light
181
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
182
Engine Oil Pressure Gage
185
Security Light
186
Fog Lamp Light
186
Lights On Reminder
186
Highbeam On Light
186
Fuel Gage
187
Boost Gage (ZR1 Only)
188
Driver Information Center (DIC)
188
DIC Operation and Displays
188
DIC Warnings and Messages
194
Other Messages
210
DIC Vehicle Personalization
211
Audio System(s)
220
Setting the Clock
220
Radio(s)
221
Using an MP3
232
XM Radio Messages
234
Navigation/Radio System
235
Bluetooth®
235
Theft-Deterrent Feature
245
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
246
Radio Reception
247
Diversity Antenna System
248
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
248
Driving Your Vehicle
249
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
250
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
250
Defensive Driving
250
Drunk Driving
251
Control of a Vehicle
251
Braking
252
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
253
Braking in Emergencies
253
Traction Control System (TCS)
254
Active Handling System
255
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
257
Selective Ride Control
257
Steering
258
Off-Road Recovery
260
Passing
260
Loss of Control
260
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
262
ZR1 Brake Burnish Procedure
263
Driving at Night
264
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
265
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
266
Highway Hypnosis
266
Hill and Mountain Roads
267
Winter Driving
268
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
270
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
270
Loading the Vehicle
271
Towing
276
Towing Your Vehicle
276
Recreational Vehicle Towing
276
Towing a Trailer
276
Service and Appearance Care
277
Service
279
Accessories and Modifications
279
California Proposition 65 Warning
280
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
280
Doing Your Own Service Work
280
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
281
Fuel
281
Gasoline Octane
281
Gasoline Specifications
282
California Fuel
282
Additives
283
Fuels in Foreign Countries
284
Filling the Tank
284
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
287
Checking Things Under the Hood
288
Hood Release
289
Engine Compartment Overview
290
Engine Oil
295
Engine Oil Life System
302
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
304
Automatic Transmission Fluid
307
Manual Transmission Fluid
307
Hydraulic Clutch
307
Cooling System (Engine)
308
Cooling System (Intercooler)
309
Engine Coolant
310
Engine Overheating
315
Overheated Engine ProtectionOperating Mode
317
Power Steering Fluid
317
Windshield Washer Fluid
318
Brakes
319
Battery
325
Jump Starting
326
Rear Axle
330
Headlamp Aiming
331
Bulb Replacement
332
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
332
Halogen Bulbs
332
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
333
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
334
Replacement Bulbs
335
Windshield Replacement
335
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
335
Tires
338
Winter Tires
339
Tire Sidewall Labeling
340
Tire Terminology and Definitions
342
Run-Flat Tires
345
Inflation - Tire Pressure
347
High-Speed Operation
348
Tire Pressure Monitor System
349
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
351
Tire Inspection and Rotation
353
When It Is Time for New Tires
353
Buying New Tires
354
Different Size Tires and Wheels
356
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
356
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
358
Wheel Replacement
358
Tire Chains
361
Lifting the Vehicle
362
If a Tire Goes Flat
366
Appearance Care
367
Interior Cleaning
367
Fabric/Carpet
369
Coated Moldings
370
Leather
370
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
370
Cargo Cover and Convenience Net
370
Care of Safety Belts
371
Weatherstrips
371
Washing Your Vehicle
371
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
372
Finish Care
372
Windshield and Wiper Blades
373
Removable Roof Panel
374
Convertible Top
374
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
375
Tires
376
Finish Damage
376
Underbody Maintenance
376
Fiberglass Springs (Composite Springs)
376
Chemical Paint Spotting
377
Vehicle Identification
377
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
377
Service Parts Identification Label
378
Electrical System
378
Add-On Electrical Equipment
378
Headlamp Wiring
378
Windshield Wiper Fuses
379
Power Windows and Other Power Options
379
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
379
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
379
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
382
Capacities and Specifications
386
Maintenance Schedule
389
Maintenance Schedule
390
Introduction
390
Maintenance Requirements
390
Your Vehicle and the Environment
390
Using the Maintenance Schedule
390
Scheduled Maintenance
392
Additional Required Services
394
Maintenance Footnotes
395
Owner Checks and Services
397
At Each Fuel Fill
397
At Least Once a Month
397
At Least Once a Year
398
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
400
Maintenance Replacement Parts
402
Engine Drive Belt Routing
403
Maintenance Record
404
Customer Assistance Information
407
Customer Assistance and Information
408
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
408
Online Owner Center
411
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
412
Customer Assistance Offices
412
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
413
Roadside Assistance Program
413
Scheduling Service Appointments
416
Courtesy Transportation Program
417
Collision Damage Repair
418
Reporting Safety Defects
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
422
Service Publications Ordering Information
422
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
423
Event Data Recorders
424
OnStar®
425
Navigation System
425
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
425
Index
427

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2009 Corvette manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Owners Manual?

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The Chevrolet Corvette (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

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