2009 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2009 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
3.25 MB

Table of Contents

2009 GMC Sierra BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
7
Head Restraints
9
Front Seats
10
Manual Seats
10
Power Seats
11
Manual Lumbar
12
Power Lumbar
13
Heated Seats
14
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
14
Reclining Seatbacks
16
Seatback Latches
19
Center Seat
19
Rear Seats
20
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab Full Bench)
20
Rear Seat Operation (All Split Bench and Hybrid Full Bench)
21
Safety Belts
22
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
22
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
28
Lap-Shoulder Belt
36
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
42
Lap Belt (Crew and Extended Cab)
42
Safety Belt Extender
43
Child Restraints
44
Older Children
44
Infants and Young Children
47
Child Restraint Systems
51
Where to Put the Restraint
54
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
67
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Airbag Off Switch)
68
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Passenger Sensing System)
72
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Heavy Duty Crew Cab Only)
76
Airbag System
78
Where Are the Airbags?
81
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
83
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
85
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
85
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
86
Airbag Off Switch
87
Passenger Sensing System
90
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
95
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
96
Restraint System Check
97
Checking the Restraint Systems
97
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
98
Features and Controls
99
Keys
101
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
102
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
103
Remote Vehicle Start
105
Doors and Locks
108
Door Locks
108
Power Door Locks
108
Delayed Locking
109
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
109
Rear Door Security Locks
109
Lockout Protection
110
Rear Doors
110
Tailgate
111
Windows
113
Manual Windows
114
Power Windows
114
Power Sliding Rear Window
115
Sun Visors
116
Theft-Deterrent Systems
116
Content Theft-Deterrent
116
Electronic Immobilizer
118
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
118
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
120
New Vehicle Break-In
120
Ignition Positions
120
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
121
Starting the Engine
122
Fast Idle System
123
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
124
Engine Coolant Heater
125
Active Fuel Management™
126
Automatic Transmission Operation
126
Tow/Haul Mode
132
Four-Wheel Drive
135
Parking Brake
148
Shifting Into Park
150
Shifting Out of Park
152
Parking Over Things That Burn
152
Engine Exhaust
153
Running the Vehicle While Parked
154
Mirrors
155
Manual Rearview Mirror
155
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
155
Outside Manual Mirrors
155
Outside Towing Mirrors
156
Outside Power Mirrors
156
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
157
Park Tilt Mirrors
158
Outside Convex Mirror
158
Outside Heated Mirrors
158
Object Detection Systems
159
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
159
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
162
OnStar® System
168
Universal Home Remote System
171
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
172
Storage Areas
178
Glove Box
178
Cupholders
178
Instrument Panel Storage
179
Center Console Storage
179
Luggage Carrier
180
Rear Seat Armrest
180
Cargo Management System
181
Sunroof
182
Instrument Panel
185
Instrument Panel Overview
188
Instrument Panel Overview (Base/Uplevel version)
188
Instrument Panel Overview (Premium version)
190
Hazard Warning Flashers
192
Horn
192
Tilt Wheel
192
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
193
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
193
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
194
Flash-to-Pass
194
Windshield Wipers
194
Rainsense™ II Wipers
195
Windshield Washer
196
Cruise Control
196
Exterior Lamps
200
Headlamps on Reminder
201
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
201
Automatic Headlamp System
202
Puddle Lamps
203
Fog Lamps
203
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
203
Instrument Panel Brightness
204
Dome Lamps
204
Dome Lamp Override
204
Entry Lighting
204
Exit Lighting
204
Reading Lamps
205
Cargo Lamp
205
Electric Power Management
205
Battery Run-Down Protection
206
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
206
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
207
Climate Controls
208
Climate Control System (With Heater Only)
208
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning)
209
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
211
Outlet Adjustment
217
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
217
Instrument Panel Cluster (US-Canada)
218
Speedometer and Odometer
219
Trip Odometer
219
Tachometer
219
Safety Belt Reminders
220
Airbag Readiness Light
221
Airbag Off Light
222
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
224
Charging System Light
225
Voltmeter Gage (US-Canada)
225
Brake System Warning Light
226
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
227
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
228
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage (US-Canada)
228
Tire Pressure Light
229
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
229
Oil Pressure Gage (US-Canada)
232
Oil Pressure Light
233
Security Light
234
Fog Lamp Light
234
Cruise Control Light
234
Highbeam On Light
234
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
235
Tow/Haul Mode Light
235
Fuel Gage
235
Low Fuel Warning Light
236
Driver Information Center (DIC)
237
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
237
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
243
DIC Compass
247
DIC Warnings and Messages
250
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
259
Audio System(s)
268
Setting the Clock
269
Radio(s)
271
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
290
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
295
XM Radio Messages
301
Navigation/Radio System
302
Bluetooth®
302
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
313
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
322
Theft-Deterrent Feature
324
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
324
Radio Reception
325
Fixed Mast Antenna
326
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
326
Driving Your Vehicle
327
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
328
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
328
Defensive Driving
328
Drunk Driving
329
Control of a Vehicle
329
Braking
330
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
331
Braking in Emergencies
332
StabiliTrak® System
332
Locking Rear Axle
335
Steering
335
Off-Road Recovery
336
Passing
337
Loss of Control
337
Off-Road Driving
339
Driving at Night
352
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
353
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
354
Highway Hypnosis
354
Hill and Mountain Roads
354
Winter Driving
356
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
358
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
358
Recovery Hooks
359
Loading the Vehicle
360
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
366
Truck-Camper Loading Information
370
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
373
Towing
373
Towing Your Vehicle
373
Recreational Vehicle Towing
373
Towing a Trailer
379
Trailer Recommendations
410
Service and Appearance Care
411
Service
414
Accessories and Modifications
414
California Proposition 65 Warning
415
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
415
Doing Your Own Service Work
415
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
416
Fuel
416
Gasoline Octane
417
Gasoline Specifications
417
California Fuel
417
Additives
418
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
419
Fuels in Foreign Countries
420
Filling the Tank
421
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
423
Checking Things Under the Hood
424
Hood Release
424
Engine Compartment Overview
426
Engine Oil
427
Engine Oil Life System
430
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
432
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
434
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
437
Cooling System
440
Engine Coolant
442
Engine Overheating
446
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
448
Engine Fan Noise
449
Power Steering Fluid
449
Windshield Washer Fluid
450
Brakes
451
Battery
455
Jump Starting
456
Rear Axle
461
Four-Wheel Drive
463
Front Axle
466
Noise Control System
467
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
467
Headlamp Aiming
468
Bulb Replacement
471
Halogen Bulbs
471
Headlamps
471
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
472
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
473
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
473
License Plate Lamp
475
Replacement Bulbs
476
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
476
Tires
477
Tire Sidewall Labeling
478
Tire Terminology and Definitions
483
Inflation - Tire Pressure
486
High-Speed Operation
487
Dual Tire Operation
488
Tire Pressure Monitor System
489
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
490
Tire Inspection and Rotation
494
When It Is Time for New Tires
496
Buying New Tires
496
Different Size Tires and Wheels
498
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
499
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
500
Wheel Replacement
500
Tire Chains
502
If a Tire Goes Flat
503
Changing a Flat Tire
504
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
505
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
510
Secondary Latch System
517
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
520
Spare Tire
524
Appearance Care
525
Interior Cleaning
525
Fabric/Carpet
526
Leather
527
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
527
Care of Safety Belts
528
Weatherstrips
528
Washing Your Vehicle
528
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
529
Finish Care
529
Windshield and Wiper Blades
530
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
530
Tires
531
Sheet Metal Damage
531
Finish Damage
531
Underbody Maintenance
532
Chemical Paint Spotting
532
Vehicle Identification
532
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
532
Service Parts Identification Label
533
Electrical System
533
Add-On Electrical Equipment
533
Windshield Wiper Fuses
533
Power Windows and Other Power Options
533
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
534
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
534
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
536
Underhood Fuse Block
537
Capacities and Specifications
541
Maintenance Schedule
545
Maintenance Schedule
546
Introduction
546
Maintenance Requirements
546
Your Vehicle and the Environment
546
Using the Maintenance Schedule
547
Scheduled Maintenance (Gasoline Engine)
548
Additional Required Services
551
Maintenance Footnotes
553
Owner Checks and Services
555
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
555
At Each Fuel Fill
556
At Least Once a Month
556
At Least Once a Year
557
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
559
Maintenance Replacement Parts
561
Engine Drive Belt Routing
562
Maintenance Record
563
Customer Assistance Information
567
Customer Assistance and Information
568
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
568
Online Owner Center
571
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
572
Customer Assistance Offices
572
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
573
Roadside Assistance Program
573
Scheduling Service Appointments
576
Courtesy Transportation Program
576
Collision Damage Repair
578
Reporting Safety Defects
581
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
581
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
581
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
581
Service Publications Ordering Information
582
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
583
Event Data Recorders
584
OnStar®
585
Navigation System
585
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
585
Index
587

FAQ about the 2009 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2009 Sierra manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2009 GMC Sierra Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Sierra year 2009 free?

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The GMC Sierra (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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