2010 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual

2010 Chevrolet Silverado owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Silverado
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
4.65 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Chevrolet Silverado BookTOC
1
Preface
3
Canadian Owners
3
Index
3
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Instrument Panel (Base/Uplevel Version)
8
Instrument Panel (Premium Version)
10
Initial Drive Information
12
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
12
Remote Vehicle Start
12
Door Locks
13
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
15
Heated Seats
18
Head Restraint Adjustment
18
Safety Belt
19
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
19
Mirror Adjustment
20
Steering Wheel Adjustment
22
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
22
Interior Lighting
23
Exterior Lighting
24
Windshield Wiper/Washer
24
Climate Controls
25
Transmission
27
Four-Wheel Drive
27
Vehicle Features
30
Radio(s)
30
Satellite Radio
31
Portable Audio Devices
31
Steering Wheel Controls
32
Bluetooth®
32
Navigation System
32
Driver Information Center (DIC)
33
Cruise Control
34
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
34
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
34
Power Outlets
35
Universal Remote System
35
Sunroof
36
Performance and Maintenance
37
StabiliTrak®
37
Tire Pressure Monitor
38
Engine Oil Life System
38
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
39
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
39
Roadside Assistance Program
40
OnStar®
40
Seats and Restraint System
43
Head Restraints
45
Front Seats
46
Manual Seats
46
Power Seats
47
Manual Lumbar
48
Power Lumbar
49
Heated Seats
50
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
50
Reclining Seatbacks
52
Seatback Latches
55
Center Seat
55
Rear Seats
56
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab Full Bench)
56
Rear Seat Operation (All Split Bench and Hybrid Full Bench)
57
Safety Belts
58
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
58
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
63
Lap-Shoulder Belt
72
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
79
Lap Belt (Crew and Extended Cab)
79
Safety Belt Extender
80
Child Restraints
81
Older Children
81
Infants and Young Children
84
Child Restraint Systems
87
Where to Put the Restraint
90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
91
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
100
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
103
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Passenger Sensing System)
103
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Airbag Off Switch)
107
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Heavy Duty Crew Cab Only)
112
Airbag System
115
Where Are the Airbags?
117
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
120
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
121
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
122
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
122
Airbag Off Switch
124
Passenger Sensing System
128
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
134
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
134
Restraint System Check
136
Checking the Restraint Systems
136
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
137
Features and Controls
139
Keys
141
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
142
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
142
Remote Vehicle Start
145
Doors and Locks
147
Door Locks
147
Power Door Locks
147
Delayed Locking
148
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
148
Rear Door Security Locks
148
Lockout Protection
149
Rear Doors
149
Tailgate
150
Windows
152
Manual Windows
153
Power Windows
153
Power Sliding Rear Window
154
Sun Visors
155
Theft-Deterrent Systems
155
Content Theft-Deterrent
155
Electronic Immobilizer
157
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
157
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
159
New Vehicle Break-In
159
Ignition Positions
160
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
161
Starting the Engine
161
Fast Idle System
163
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
164
Engine Coolant Heater
164
Active Fuel Management
165
Automatic Transmission Operation
166
Tow/Haul Mode
172
Four-Wheel Drive
174
Parking Brake
188
Shifting Into Park
189
Shifting Out of Park
191
Parking Over Things That Burn
191
Engine Exhaust
192
Running the Vehicle While Parked
193
Mirrors
194
Manual Rearview Mirror
194
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
194
Outside Manual Mirrors
194
Outside Towing Mirrors
195
Outside Power Mirrors
195
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
196
Park Tilt Mirrors
197
Outside Convex Mirror
197
Outside Heated Mirrors
197
Object Detection Systems
198
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
198
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
201
Universal Home Remote System
207
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
207
Storage Areas
213
Glove Box
213
Cupholders
213
Instrument Panel Storage
214
Center Console Storage
214
Roof Rack System
215
Rear Seat Armrest
216
Cargo Management System
216
Sunroof
217
Instrument Panel
221
Instrument Panel Overview
223
Hazard Warning Flashers
223
Horn
223
Tilt Wheel
223
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
224
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
224
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
225
Flash-to-Pass
225
Windshield Wipers
226
Windshield Washer
226
Cruise Control
227
Exterior Lamps
230
Headlamps on Reminder
231
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
232
Automatic Headlamp System
232
Puddle Lamps
233
Fog Lamps
233
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
234
Instrument Panel Brightness
234
Dome Lamps
234
Dome Lamp Override
235
Entry Lighting
235
Exit Lighting
235
Reading Lamps
235
Cargo Lamp
235
Electric Power Management
236
Battery Run-Down Protection
236
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
237
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
238
Climate Controls
238
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning)
238
Climate Control System (With Heater Only)
241
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
242
Outlet Adjustment
248
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
248
Instrument Panel Cluster
249
Speedometer and Odometer
250
Trip Odometer
250
Tachometer
250
Safety Belt Reminders
251
Airbag Readiness Light
252
Airbag Off Light
252
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
254
Charging System Light
256
Voltmeter Gage
256
Brake System Warning Light
257
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
258
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
259
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
260
Tire Pressure Light
260
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
261
Oil Pressure Gage
264
Oil Pressure Light
265
Security Light
266
Fog Lamp Light
266
Cruise Control Light
266
Highbeam On Light
266
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
267
Tow/Haul Mode Light
267
Fuel Gage
267
Low Fuel Warning Light
268
Driver Information Center (DIC)
269
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
269
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
276
DIC Compass
280
DIC Warnings and Messages
283
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
293
Audio System(s)
302
Setting the Clock
302
Radio(s)
305
Using an MP3 (Radios with CD)
325
Using an MP3 (Radios with CD and DVD)
332
XM Radio Messages
340
Navigation/Radio System
341
Bluetooth®
341
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
352
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
361
Theft-Deterrent Feature
363
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
363
Radio Reception
366
Fixed Mast Antenna
367
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
367
Driving Your Vehicle
369
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
370
Defensive Driving
370
Drunk Driving
370
Control of a Vehicle
371
Braking
371
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
372
Braking in Emergencies
373
StabiliTrak® System
374
Locking Rear Axle
376
Steering
376
Off-Road Recovery
378
Passing
378
Loss of Control
378
Off-Road Driving
379
Driving at Night
390
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
390
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
391
Highway Hypnosis
391
Hill and Mountain Roads
392
Winter Driving
393
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
395
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
396
Recovery Hooks
396
Loading the Vehicle
397
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
404
Truck-Camper Loading Information
408
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
410
Towing
411
Towing Your Vehicle
411
Recreational Vehicle Towing
411
Towing a Trailer
417
Trailer Recommendations
444
Service and Appearance Care
445
Service
448
Accessories and Modifications
448
California Proposition 65 Warning
449
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
449
Doing Your Own Service Work
449
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
450
Fuel
450
Gasoline Octane
451
Gasoline Specifications
451
California Fuel
452
Additives
452
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
453
Fuels in Foreign Countries
455
Filling the Tank
455
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
457
Checking Things Under the Hood
458
Hood Release
459
Engine Compartment Overview
460
Engine Oil
462
Engine Oil Life System
464
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
465
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
467
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
470
Cooling System
474
Engine Coolant
475
Engine Overheating
478
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
480
Engine Fan Noise
481
Power Steering Fluid
481
Windshield Washer Fluid
482
Brakes
483
Battery
487
Jump Starting
488
Rear Axle
492
Four-Wheel Drive
494
Front Axle
496
Noise Control System
497
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
497
Headlamp Aiming
498
Bulb Replacement
501
Halogen Bulbs
501
Headlamps
501
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
502
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
503
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
504
License Plate Lamp
506
Replacement Bulbs
506
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
507
Tires
508
Tire Sidewall Labeling
509
Tire Terminology and Definitions
514
Inflation - Tire Pressure
516
High-Speed Operation
518
Dual Tire Operation
518
Tire Pressure Monitor System
519
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
520
Tire Inspection and Rotation
524
When It Is Time for New Tires
526
Buying New Tires
527
Different Size Tires and Wheels
529
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
529
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
531
Wheel Replacement
531
Tire Chains
533
If a Tire Goes Flat
533
Changing a Flat Tire
534
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
536
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
541
Secondary Latch System
547
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
550
Spare Tire
553
Appearance Care
554
Interior Cleaning
554
Fabric/Carpet
555
Leather
556
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
556
Care of Safety Belts
556
Weatherstrips
557
Washing Your Vehicle
557
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
557
Finish Care
558
Windshield and Wiper Blades
558
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
559
Tires
560
Sheet Metal Damage
560
Finish Damage
560
Underbody Maintenance
560
Chemical Paint Spotting
560
Vehicle Identification
561
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
561
Service Parts Identification Label
561
Electrical System
561
Add-On Electrical Equipment
561
Windshield Wiper Fuses
562
Power Windows and Other Power Options
562
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
562
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
563
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
565
Underhood Fuse Block
566
Capacities and Specifications
570
Maintenance Schedule
573
Maintenance Schedule
574
Introduction
574
Scheduled Maintenance
575
Owner Checks and Services
583
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
585
Maintenance Replacement Parts
587
Engine Drive Belt Routing
588
Maintenance Record
589
Customer Assistance Information
593
Customer Assistance and Information
594
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
594
Online Owner Center
597
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
598
Customer Assistance Offices
598
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
599
Roadside Assistance Program
599
Scheduling Service Appointments
602
Courtesy Transportation Program
602
Collision Damage Repair
603
Reporting Safety Defects
607
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
607
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
607
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
607
Service Publications Ordering Information
608
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
609
Event Data Recorders
609
OnStar®
610
Navigation System
610
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
610
Radio Frequency Statement
610
Index
611
Index_A
611
Index_B
612
Index_C
613
Index_D
614
Index_E
615
Index_F
616
Index_G
617
Index_H
617
Index_I
618
Index_J
618
Index_K
618
Index_L
618
Index_M
619
Index_N
620
Index_O
620
Index_P
620
Index_R
621
Index_S
622
Index_T
624
Index_U
625
Index_V
625
Index_W
625
Index_X
626

FAQ about the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Manual

What contains the 2010 Silverado manual?

The Chevrolet Silverado owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Silverado. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Silverado 2010 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Silverado
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Silverado, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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