2009 Hummer H3 Owner's Manual

2009 Hummer H3 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Hummer
Model:
H3
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
1.99 MB

Table of Contents

2009 HUMMER H3/H3T BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Head Restraints
6
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
7
Manual Seats
7
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Rear Seats
11
60/40 Split Bench Seat (H3)
11
60/40 Split Bench Seat (H3T)
13
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Lap-Shoulder Belt
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Safety Belt Extender
29
Child Restraints
29
Older Children
29
Infants and Young Children
32
Child Restraint Systems
35
Where to Put the Restraint
36
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
38
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
45
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
47
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
47
Airbag System
50
Airbag System
50
Where Are the Airbags?
53
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
54
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
56
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
56
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
56
Passenger Sensing System
58
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
64
Checking the Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Features and Controls
67
Keys
68
Keys
68
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
69
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
70
Doors and Locks
71
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
72
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
72
Rear Door Security Locks
72
Lockout Protection
73
Tailgate
73
Swing-gate
75
Windows
75
Windows
75
Power Windows
76
Sun Visors
77
Theft-Deterrent Systems
77
Theft-Deterrent Systems
77
Content Theft-Deterrent
77
Passlock® (U.S. Only)
78
Electronic Immobilizer
79
Electronic Immobilizer Operation (Canada Only)
80
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
81
New Vehicle Break-In
81
Ignition Positions
82
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
83
Starting the Engine
83
Engine Coolant Heater
85
Automatic Transmission Operation
85
Manual Transmission Operation
88
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
90
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
95
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
96
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
97
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
97
Running the Vehicle While Parked
98
Mirrors
99
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
99
Compass
100
Outside Power Mirrors
101
Outside Convex Mirror
101
Object Detection Systems
102
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
102
OnStar® System
105
OnStar® System
105
Universal Home Remote System
108
Universal Home Remote System
108
Universal Home Remote System Operation
109
Storage Areas
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholders
113
Front Seat Storage Net
113
Center Console Storage
113
Luggage Carrier
114
Rear Storage Area
115
Convenience Net
115
Cargo Cover (H3)
115
Cargo Tie Downs
115
Cargo Management System (H3T)
115
Sunroof
116
Sunroof
116
Instrument Panel
119
Instrument Panel Overview
122
Instrument Panel Overview
122
Hazard Warning Flashers
123
Horn
123
Tilt Wheel
124
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
124
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
124
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
125
Flash-to-Pass
125
Windshield Wipers
125
Windshield Washer
126
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
126
Cruise Control
127
Exterior Lamps
129
Headlamps on Reminder
131
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
131
Automatic Headlamp System
132
Off-Road Lamps
132
Fog Lamps
133
Instrument Panel Brightness
133
Dome Lamp
134
Dome Lamp Override
134
Exit Lighting
134
Reading Lamps
134
Electric Power Management
135
Battery Run-Down Protection
135
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
136
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
136
Climate Controls
137
Climate Control System
137
Outlet Adjustment
139
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
140
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
140
Instrument Panel Cluster
141
Speedometer and Odometer
142
Trip Odometer
142
Tachometer
142
Safety Belt Reminders
142
Airbag Readiness Light
143
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
144
Charging System Light
145
Up-Shift Light
145
Brake System Warning Light
145
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
146
StabiliTrak®/Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
147
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
147
Tire Pressure Light
148
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
148
Oil Pressure Light
150
Security Light
151
Cruise Control Light
151
Highbeam On Light
151
Fuel Gage
151
Driver Information Center (DIC)
152
Driver Information Center (DIC)
152
DIC Operation and Displays
152
DIC Warnings and Messages
155
Audio System(s)
159
Audio System(s)
159
Setting the Clock
159
Radio(s)
160
XM Radio Messages
169
Navigation/Radio System
170
Bluetooth®
170
Theft-Deterrent Feature
180
Radio Reception
180
Fixed Mast Antenna
181
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
181
Driving Your Vehicle
183
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
183
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
183
Defensive Driving
184
Drunk Driving
184
Control of a Vehicle
185
Braking
185
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
187
Braking in Emergencies
188
StabiliTrak® System
188
Traction Control System (TCS)
189
Locking Rear Axle
190
Locking Front Axle
191
Steering
192
Off-Road Recovery
193
Passing
194
Loss of Control
194
Off-Road Driving
195
Assist Steps
210
Driving at Night
210
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
211
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
212
Highway Hypnosis
212
Hill and Mountain Roads
212
Winter Driving
213
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
215
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
216
Recovery Loops
216
Loading the Vehicle
217
Truck-Camper Loading Information
221
Towing
222
Towing Your Vehicle
222
Recreational Vehicle Towing
222
Towing a Trailer
224
Trailer Recommendations
235
Service and Appearance Care
237
Service
239
Service
239
Accessories and Modifications
239
California Proposition 65 Warning
240
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
240
Doing Your Own Service Work
240
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
241
Fuel
241
Fuel
241
Gasoline Octane
241
Gasoline Specifications
241
California Fuel
241
Additives
242
Fuels in Foreign Countries
243
Filling the Tank
243
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
244
Checking Things Under the Hood
245
Checking Things Under the Hood
245
Hood Release
245
Engine Compartment Overview
246
Engine Oil
249
Engine Oil Life System
251
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
253
Automatic Transmission Fluid
254
Manual Transmission Fluid
256
Hydraulic Clutch
257
Cooling System
258
Engine Coolant
259
Engine Overheating
263
Engine Fan Noise
264
Power Steering Fluid
265
Windshield Washer Fluid
266
Brakes
266
Battery
269
Jump Starting
270
Rear Axle
274
Rear Axle
274
Four-Wheel Drive
274
Four-Wheel Drive
274
Front Axle
275
Front Axle
275
Headlamp Aiming
275
Headlamp Aiming
275
Bulb Replacement
277
Bulb Replacement
277
Halogen Bulbs
277
Headlamps
277
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (H3)
278
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (H3T)
278
License Plate Lamp
279
Replacement Bulbs
279
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
280
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
280
Tires
280
Tires
280
Tire Sidewall Labeling
281
Tire Terminology and Definitions
284
Inflation - Tire Pressure
287
Tire Pressure Monitor System
288
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
290
Tire Inspection and Rotation
293
When It Is Time for New Tires
294
Buying New Tires
295
Different Size Tires and Wheels
297
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
298
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
299
Wheel Replacement
300
Tire Chains
301
If a Tire Goes Flat
302
Changing a Flat Tire
302
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (H3)
304
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (H3T)
305
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
308
Secondary Latch System (H3T)
312
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (H3)
314
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (H3T)
316
Spare Tire
318
Appearance Care
319
Interior Cleaning
319
Fabric/Carpet
320
Leather
321
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
321
Care of Safety Belts
321
Weatherstrips
322
Washing Your Vehicle
322
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
322
Finish Care
322
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
323
Aluminum or Chrome?Plated Wheels and Trim
324
Tires
325
Sheet Metal Damage
325
Finish Damage
325
Underbody Maintenance
325
Chemical Paint Spotting
326
Vehicle Identification
326
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
326
Service Parts Identification Label
326
Electrical System
327
Add-On Electrical Equipment
327
Windshield Wiper Fuses
327
Power Windows and Other Power Options
327
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
327
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
328
Capacities and Specifications
332
Capacities and Specifications
332
Maintenance Schedule
335
Maintenance Schedule
335
Introduction
335
Maintenance Requirements
336
Your Vehicle and the Environment
336
Using the Maintenance Schedule
336
Scheduled Maintenance
338
Additional Required Services
340
Maintenance Footnotes
341
Owner Checks and Services
343
At Each Fuel Fill
343
At Least Once a Month
343
At Least Once a Year
344
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
346
Maintenance Replacement Parts
348
Engine Drive Belt Routing
349
Maintenance Record
350
Customer Assistance Information
353
Customer Assistance and Information
353
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
353
Online Owner Center
355
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
356
Customer Assistance Offices
356
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
357
Roadside Service
358
Scheduling Service Appointments
361
Courtesy Transportation
361
Collision Damage Repair
363
Reporting Safety Defects
366
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
366
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
366
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
367
Service Publications Ordering Information
367
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
368
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
368
Event Data Recorders
368
OnStar®
369
Navigation System
369
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
369
Index
371

FAQ about the 2009 Hummer H3 Manual

What contains the 2009 H3 manual?

The Hummer H3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Hummer to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Hummer H3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Hummer H3 2009 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • 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

Where to download the 2009 Hummer H3 Owners Manual?

The Hummer H3 owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Hummer H3 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 Hummer H3 (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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