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8 CustomerAssistance Information . . . 251 Includes “Reporting SafetyDeficts” on page 254. i 9 Index...... 263 L Service StationInformation . . . . . Last Page 199 4 CUTLASSSUP.REME OWNER’S MANUAL First Edition Important Notes Note to Canadian For Canadian Owners About this Manual Owners Who Prefer a French Please keep this For first sold in language Manual Published by manual in your , substitute the Division Aux proprietaires Corporation Oldsmobile, so it will be name “GeneralMotors canadiens: Vous 920 Townsend Street there if you everneed it of Canada Limited for pouvez vous procurer Lansing, 48921 when you’re on the Oldsmobile Division m exemplaire de ce road. If you sell the whenever it appears in guide en francaischez The wordOldsmobik and the Oldsmobile rocket emblem , please leave this this manual. votre concessionaire ou are registered trademarksof manual in it so the new au DGN Marketing General Motors Corporation. owner can use it. Services Ltd., 1500 The wordDelco is a BonhiU Rd., Mississauga, registered trademarkof This manual includes L5T 1C 7. General Motors Corporation. the latest informationat the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changesin the product after that time without further notice.

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MANY PEOPLE READ THEIR OWNJ3R’S Part 1: & Restraint Systems Part 4: Your Driving and the Road manual from beginningto end when This part tells you how to use your Here you’ll find helpful information they firstreceive their new vehicle. seats andsafety belts properly. and. tips about the roadand how to This will help you learn about the drive under different conditions. features and controls for yourvehicle. Part 2: Features & Controls In this manual, you’ll find that Ths part explains how to start and Part 5: Problems on the Road pictures and words work together operate yourOldsmobile. This part tells you what to do if you to explainthings quickly. have a problem while driving, such as Part 3: Comfort Controls & Audio Systems a flat or overheating. There are nine parts with thumb- This part tells you how to adjust the tabbed pages in this manual. ventilation and comfort controls and Each part beginswith a brief list of how to operate your audio system. contents,.so you can usually tell at a glance if that part contains the information you want. You can bend themanuaI slightly to reveal the tabs thathelp you find a part. Part 6: Service & Appearance Care Part 8: Customer Assistance Information Part 9: Index Here the manual tellsyou how to keep This part includes important Here’s an alphabetical listingof your Oldsmobile running properly and information about reporting almost every subjectin this manual. looking good. defects and gives you details about You can use it to quickly find the “Roadside Assistance” program. something you want to read. Part 7: Maintenance Schedule You will also findcustomer This part tells you when to perform satisfaction phone numbers Service Station Information: vehicle maintenance and whatfluids (including customer satisfaction This is a quick referenceof service and lubricantsto use. numbers for the hearing and speech information. You can find it on the impaired) as well as the / last pageof this manual. arbitration procedure.We’ve also included ordering information for service publications in this part.

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Safety Warnings and Symbols You wdl find a number of safety You will also fiid a circle witha slash In the notice area, we tell you about cautions inths book. We use a box through it in this book. This safety something that can damage your with gray backgroundand theword symbol means: vehicle. Many times, this damage CAUTION to tell you about things that Don’t would not be coveredby your could hurtyou if you were toignore Don’t do this warranty, andit could be costly. But the warning. Don’t /etthis happen the notice will tell you what to do to 8 help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals,you might see CAUTION and NOTICE Wehide Damage Warnings warnings indifferent colors or in Also, in this book you will find different words. In the gray caution area,we tell these notices: You’ll also see warning labelson your ~~ you what the hazardis. Then we tell vehicle. They use yellow for cautions, you what to do to help avoid or reduce NOTICE: These mean there is something blue for notices and the words the hazard. Please read these cautions. that could damage your vehicle. If you don’t, you or others could be r CAUTION or NOTICE. hurt.

8 Wehicle Symbols These are someof the symbolsyou These symbols are importantfor you These symbols haveto do with your will find on your vehicle.For and your passengers whenever your lights: example, these symbols are usedon vehicle is driven: an original battery: Caution Possible Injury A Fasten Safety Belts Master Lighting Switch Protect Eyes by Turn SignalDirection Shielding Door LocklUnlock a Caustic BatteryAcid HazardWarning Flashers A Could Cause Burns Headlight High Beam Avoid Sparks or Flames 8 Parking Lights Spark or Flame Could Explode Battery Fog Lights $0 9 How to Use this Manual

These symbols areon some of your These symbolsare used onwarning Here are some other symbolsyou controls: and indicator lights: may see: Windshield Wipers Engine Coolant Fuse Temperature

Windshield Washer or Liftgate Release w Battery Charging e System I Windshield Defroster Lighter n Fuel Horn Rear Window Defogger Engine Oil Pressure Speaker Ventilating Fan 3f Hood Release # 1+1 Anti-Lock Brakes

10 I Part !~ Seats & Restraint Systems I Seats andSeat Controls This section tells you about the seats- how to adjust them-and also about 1 reclining seatbacltsand head restraints.

Manual Front Seat

To adjust the forward or back, lift Manual Four-Way Seat Adjuster the handle. After it’s adjusted, release (OPTION) the handle and try to move the seat to be certain it has locked into place. To tilt the whole seat forward or backward, squeeze the lever. Position the seat where you would like it, then release the lever.

12 Reclining Front Seatback Lift the lever to release the seatback, then tilt the seatback forward or backward, as desired. Release the lever to lock the seatback in place. But don'thave a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. Head Restraints Seatback Latches Slide the head restraint up or down so In 2-door ,the frontseat that the topof the restraint is closest to folds forwardto let people getinto the the topof your ears. back seat. This position reduces the chance of a Your seatback will moveback and forth neck injuryin a crash. freely, unless you come to a sudden stop. Then it will lock in place. There’s one time the seatback may not fold without some helpfrom you. That’s if your vehicleis parked facing downa fairly steep hill. To fold a seatback forward, push the seatback toward the rear as you lift this latch. Then the seatback will fold forward. Thelatch must be downfor the seat to work properly.

14 And it explains the Suppleniental Matable,'Restraint,2 of "air bag'' system. .Seats & Restraint Systems .I

You never know if you’ll be ina crash. Why Safety Belts,Work 2. When the bike hits the block, it stops. But the child keeps going! If you do have a crash, you don’t lmow When you ride in or on anything, you if it will be a bad one. go as fast as it goes. A few crashes are mild, and some 1. For example, if the bike is going 10 crashes can be so serious that even mph (16 km/h), so is the child. bucklkd up a person wouldn’t survive. But most crashes are inbetween. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive and-sometimes walk away. I Without belts they could have been badly hurt or lulled. After more than 25 years of safety belts in vehicles,the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ... a lot! 3. Take the simplest vehicle. -Sappose 4. Put someone on it. 5..Get it up to speed. ,Thenstop the it’s jasta seat- on- wheels. vehicle. The rider doesn’t.stop. I

6. The person keeps going-until stopped7. or the instrument panel... 8. or the safety belts;: by something. With safety belts, you slow down as the Irm a rea! vehicle, it could be the vehicle dogs.You get more time tostop. windshield... You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take theforces. That’s why safety belts make such good sense. Seats & Restraint Systems

have to buckle up toget the most protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions. FASTEN )i Q: If I’m a good driver, and I never BELTS *- drive far from home, why shouldI wear safety belts? A: You may be an excellent driver,but if you’re in an accident - even one that isn’t yourfault - you and your Safety Belt Reminder Light passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn’t protect you from When the key is turned to Run or Start, things beyond your control, such as a chime will comeon for about eight bad drivers. Mostaccidents occur seconds to remind people to fasten their within 25 miles (40 lun) of home. safety belts, unless the driver’s safety And the greatest number of serious belt is already buckled. The safetybelt injuries and deaths occur at speeds light will also comeon and stay on until of less than 40 mph (65 lun/h). the driver’s belt is buckled. Safety belts are for everyone.

18 IHow To Wear Safety Belts Khicles First .SoldIn Canada Properly Was your Oldsmobilefirst sold, when new, in Canada? (If it was, a sticker on Adults the driver’s door will say “conforms to This section is only for people of adult all applicable Canada ... ” size. etc.) If so, then therest of Part 1 does Be aware that there are special things to not apply to your vehicle. know about safety belts and children. To learn how to use your safety belts, And there aredifferent rules for smaller please read the Owner’s Manual Safety children and babies. If a child will be Belt Supplement.It comes with every IDriver Position riding in your Oldsmobile, see the new Oldsmobile first soldin Canada. This section describes the driver’s section after this one, called ChiZdren. restraint system. Follow those rules for everyone’s protection. First, you’ll want toknow which restraint systems your vehiclehas. We’ll start with the driver position.

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Automatic Lap-Shoukkr Belt And yuu don’t haveto ubuclde when This safety Belt is called “automatic” you get out. because you don’t have to buckle up Just get into your vehicle.‘Then close when you get into.your vehicle. and lock the door. Adjust the seat (to see how, see Seat Controls in the Index) so you can sit up straight.

[t’s possible that an auto-mticbelt muld keep.you from fully opening a door. That can happienif the doorw-as slammed shut very had, Just close the ioor all the way, then slowly open it. If I

that doesn’t fix it, thenyour Oldsmobile needs service. We hope you’ll alwayskeep your automatic belt buckled. However, you may need to unbuckle it in an II emergency. And you would need to unbuckle it to let someone get into the I center front seatposition, if your vehicle has one. To unbuckle the automaticb.elt, just To reattach the automaticbelt: push the button on thebuckle. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see Seat Controls in theIndex) so you can sit up straight. 3. Pick up the latchplate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted. 4. Push the latch plate into thebuclde until it clicks. Pullup on thelatch plate to make sure it is secure.

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Q: What’s wrong with this? Q: What’s wrong with this? Q: What’s wrong withthis? A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It A: The belt is buckledin the wrong A: The shoulder belt is worn under the won’t give nearly as much protection place. arm. It should beworn over the this way. shoulder at all times.

22 111111111111 3: What’s wrong with this? Supplemental Restraint 9: The belt is twisted acrossthe body. System (Air Bag) This section explainsthe driver’s Supplemental Restraint (SRS) system, commonly referred to as an air bag. Here are themost important things to lalow:


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I AIRBAO I I CHECK 9ir Bag Readiness Light How The Air Bag SystemWorks rhere is an air bag readiness light on Where is the air bag? ;he instrument panel, which showsAIR The driver’s air bag is in the middle of BAG. The system checks for electrical the wheel. nalfunctions, and thelight tells youif ;here is a problem. When is an air bag expected to inflate? fou will see this light flash for a few ;econds when you turn your ignitionto The air bag is designedto inflate in Run or Start. Then the light should go moderate to severe frontal or near- )ut, which means the system is ready. frontal crashes. The air bag will only inflate if the velocity of the impact is Xemember, if the air bag readiness light above the designed threshold level. ioesn’t come on when you start your When impacting straight into a wallthat rehicle, or stayson, or comes on when does not move or deform,the threshold ~OUare driving, yourair bag system level for most GM vehicles is between 9 nay not work properly. Have your and 15 mph (14 and 23 ltrn/h). rehicle serviced right away. However, this velocity threshold depends on the vehicle design and may be several miles-per-hourfaster or 24 L Seats & Restraint Svsterns

Let only qualified technicians work Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped on your air bag system. Improper Oldsmobile service can mean that your air bag system won’twork properly. See your The air bag affects how your dealer for service. Oldsmobile should be serviced.There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your vehicle. You don’t NOTICE: want the system to inflate while If you damage the cover for the someone is working on your vehicle. driver’s air bag, it may not work Your Oldsmobile dealer and the 1994 properly. You may have to replace Cutlass Supreme Service Manual have the air bag on thesteering wheel. information about servicing your Do not open or break the air bag vehicle and the air bag system. The air cover. bag system doesnot need regular maintenance. Is the smoke from an air bag inflation harmful? The particles emitted during air bag inflation are not harmful to most people. Some peoplewith respiratory ailments may experience difficulty breathing if they stayin the vehicle with the windows closed afterair bag inflation. So, if your air bag inflates, you and any passengersshould exit the vehicle if and when it is safeto do so. If you or your passengers can’t get out of the vehicle, try to get fresh air by opening a window, turning on the fan, or opening a door. 26 I Adjust the seat (to seehow, see Seat Right FrontPasertger Controls .in the Index) so you can situp Position straight. Move your seat far enough The right front passenger’s safetybelt forward that your feet touch the part of works the same way,% thedriver’s the thatis called the “toeboard” safety belt. See Driver Position, earlier (A). That,wayyou’d be less likelyto .n this part. slide u:nder the lap belt in a crash. Seats & Restraint Systems

To make the belt longer, tiltthe latch To make the belt shorter, pull its free Center Passenger Position plate and pullit along the belt. end as shown until the belt is snug. lap Belt Buckle, positionand release it the same [f your vehicle has a bench seat, way as thelap part of a lap-shoulder someone can sitin the center position. belt. If the belt isn’t longenough, see When you sit in a center seating Safety Belt Extender at theend of this position, you have a lap safety belt, section. which has no retractor. Make sure therelease button on the buckle is positionedso you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

28 Rear Seat Passengers (2-DOOR OLDSMOBILES) It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengerswho aren’t safety Rear Seat Outside Passenger . Pick up thelatch plate and pull the belted can be thrown outof the vehicle Posifions belt across you. Don’t let it get in a crash. And they can strike others in twisted. the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Lap-Shoulder Belt I. Push thelatch plate into thebuckle The positions next to thewindows have until it clicks. lap-shoulder belts. Here’s how to wear one properlv.

29 If the belt stops beforeit reaches the 3. To makethe lap part tight, pull down The lap partof the belt should beworn buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep on thebuckle end of the belt as you low and snug on thehips, just touching pulling until you can buckle it. pull up on the shoulder part. the thighs. In a crash, this applies force Pull up on thelatch plate to make sure to thestrong pelvic bones. And you’d be it is secure. less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, thebelt would apply If the belt is not long enough, seeSafety force at your abdomen. This could Belt Extender at theend of this section. cause serious or even fatal injuries. The Make sure the release button on the shoulder belt shouldgo over the buckle is positionedso you would be shoulder and across the chest. These able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly parts of the body are best ableto take if you ever hadto. belt restraining forces. The safety belt locksif there’s a sudden stop or a crash. I 1 To unlatch the belt, just push the Pear Seat Outside Passenger button on thebuckle. Dositions Lap-Shoulder Belt 4.Rear Seat Passengers The positions next to thewindows have (4-DOOR OLDSMOBILES) ap-shoulder belts. Here’s how to wear It’s very important for rear seat me properly. passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than thosewho are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown outof the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts.

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1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down The lap part of the belt should beworn belt across you. Don’t letit get on thebuckle end of the belt as you ow and snug on thehips, just touching twisted. pull up on theshoulder part. :he thighs. In a crash, this applies force 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle :o the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be until it clicks. Pullup on thelatch ess likelyto slide under the lap belt. If plate to make sure it is secure. When JOU slid under it, thebelt would apply the shoulder belt is pulledout all the iorce at your abdomen. This could cause way, it will lock. If it does, let it go ;erious or even fatal injuries.The back all the way and start again. ;houlder belt shouldgo over the ;houlder and across the chest. These If the belt is not long enough, see Safety ?arts of the body are best ableto take BeZt Extender at theend of this section. lelt restraining forces. Make sure the release button onthe The safety belt locksif there’s a sudden buckle is positioned so you would be ;top or a crash. able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever hadto.

32 I To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. Seats & Restraint Systems

2. Slide the guide under andpast the 3. Be sure that thebelt is not twisted 4. Buckle the belt around thechild, and belt. The elastic must be under and it lies flat.The elastic cord must make sure thatboth the lap belt and the belt. Then, place the guide over be under the belt and theguide on the shoulder belt are secured the belt, and insert the two edges of top. properly. Make sure that theshoulder the belt into the slots of the guide. belt crosses the shoulder. See Safety Belts, Rear Seat Passengersin the Index. To remove and store thecomfort guides, just perform these steps in reverse order. Squeeze the belt edges together so you can take them out from the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto theclip. Rotate the guide and clip inward and in between the seatback and theinterior body, leaving only the loop of elastic cord exposed.


- Smaller Children and Babies

Children Everyone in a vehicle needsprotection! That includes infants .and all children smaller than adult size. In fact, the law in every state in the and in every Canadian province says children up to some agemust be restrained while in a vehicle.

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Where to Put the Restraint Accident .statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat.We at General Motors therefore recommend that you put your child restraint in the rear seat unless the child is an infant and you're the only adult in the vehicle. In that case, you might want to secure the restraint in the front seatwhere you Top Strap can keep an eye on the baby. If your child restraint has a top strap,it Wherever you install it, be sure to should be anchored. secure the child restraint properly. If you need to have an anchorinstalled, Keep in mind that anunsecured child you can ask your Oldsmobile dealerto Child Restraints restraint can'move around ain collision put it in foryou. If you want to install or sudden stop and.injure people inthe an anchoryourself; your dealercan tell Be sure. to follow.the instructionsfor vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any the restraint.You may find these you how to do it. child restraint in your vehicle- even For first sold in Canada, child instructions on the restraintitself or in when no child is init. a-booklet, 'or both. These restraints use restraints with a.top strapmust be the belt system inyour vehicle,but the anchored according to Canadian Law. child alsohas to be secured within.the Your dealercan obtain the hardware kit restraint tu help reduce the chance of and install it for you, or you may install personal injury. The instructions that it yourself using the instructions come with the infant or child restraint provided in thekit. will show you howto do that. Use the tetherhardware kit available from the dealer. The hardware and installation instructions were specifically designed forthis vehicle. 36 around therestraint. The child restraint will show you how. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’s faceor neck, put it behind the child restraint.

Securing a Child Restraint ina 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so.you Rear Outside Position’- 2-Door would be able to unbuckle the safety Oldstnobiles belt quickly if your ever hadto. You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier section about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Put the restraint on theseat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. 2. Secure the child in the child restrain1 as the instructionssay. 3. Pick up thelatch plate, and run the lap andshoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety beltthrough or

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5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the 6. Push and pull the child restraint in Securing a Child Restraint in a shoulder belt while youpush down different directions to be sure it is ?ear Outside Position- 4-Door on thechild restraint. secure. lldsmobiles To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and (ou’11 be using the lap-shoulder belt. let it go back all the way. The safety belt See the earlier section about the top will move freely againand be ready to ‘trapif the child restraint has one. work for an adult or larger child I. Put the restraint on theseat. Follow passenger. the instructions for thechild restraint. !. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say. 1. Pick up thelatch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety beltthrough or around the restraint. The child restraint will show you how.

38 4. Buckle=the belt. Male sure the 5. Pull 'the rest afthe-shoulder belt all 6. To tighten the-belt,feed the shoulder release button is positioned so you the way out of theretractor to set the belt into theretractor while youpush would be able to unbncklethesafety lock. down on the child restraint. belt quickly if you ever had to. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in Securing a Child Restraint in the 1. Make the belt as long as possible by different directions to be sure it is Senter Rear Seat Position tilting the latch plate and pulling it secure. along the belt. Xhen you secure a childrestraint in a To remove the child restraint, just :enter seating position, you’ll be using 2. Put therestraint on theseat. Follow unbuckle the vehicle’s safety beltand .he lap belt. the instructions for the child let it go back allthe way. The safety belt restraint. will move freely again and be readyto See the earlier section about the top ;trap if the child restraint has one. 3. Secure the child in the child restraint work for an,adult orlarger child as theinstructions say. passenger. 4. Run the vehicle’s safety beltthrough or around therestraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how.

40 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions.to be sure it is secure. If the child restraint isn’t secure, turn thelatch plate over an(d buckle it again. Then see if it is secure. If it isn’t, secure the restraint in a different place inthe vehicle and contact the child restraint maker for their advice about how to attach the child restraint properly. 5. Buckle the belt. Make sure the To remove the child restraint, just Securing a Child Restraint inthe release button is positioned so you Right Front Seat would be ableto unbuckle the safety unbuckle the vehicle’s safetybelt. It will belt quickly if you ever hadto. be ready to work for an adult or larger To use a child restraint here, you will child passenger. need a special infant/child seat 6. To tighten the belt, pull its free end attaching belt and the hardware that while you push down on thechild goes with it. See the earlier section restraint. about the top strapif the child restraint has one.

41 Your dealer can get theseand install the Once the special hardware is installed, hardware for you. It’s free. The special belt please follow the instructions with it is GM Part Number 12340286. Your and these steps: dealer can findthe correct hardwarein the 1. Unbuckle the automatic lap-shoulder accessory sectionof the GM Parts Catalog. belt by pushing the buttonon the buckle. It will stay on the door, ready to be rebuckled for useby adults or older children. 2. Snap one hook of the infant/child 3. Put the belt’s speciallatch plate into 4. You can make the belt longerby seat attaching belt near the floor at the vehicle’s safety beltbuckle. tilting the buckle and pulling it along the door side of the seat. the belt. 5. Put the restraint on theseat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. 6. Secure the child in the child restraint as theinstructions say. 7. Run the belt through or around the child restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how.

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8. Put thehook on thefree end through 1. To make it tight, pull the belt while 2. Push the spring on thehook near the the slot in the latch plate. you push down on thechild restraint. door and remove the special belt. If the belt won’t stay tight, switch it 3. Put the belt away in a safe placein end for end. your vehicle,so it won’t fly around in IO. Push andpull the child restraint in a crash and injure someone. different directions to be sure it is 4. Remember to reattach the automatic secure. belt again, once the child restraint is To Remove the Infant/Child Seat removed. Be sure it isn’t twisted. testraint: . Push the button on thesafety belt buckle and remove the special latch plate. Leavethe latch plate on the special belt. 45 -

Wherever the child sits.,the lap -portion of the belt should beworn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child’s thighs. This appliesbelt.force to the child’s pel~cbones in a crash. See Rear Safety Belt ComfortGuides in the Index. you will needto have safety belt orseat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary evenif the belt wasn’t being used at the time of the collision.

Replacing Safety Belts Q: What’s wrong with this? After A: The belt is torn. a Crash Torn or frayed belts maynot protect you If you’ve had a crash, do you need new in a crash. They can rip apart under belts? impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, After a very minor collision, nothing get a new one right away. may be necessary. But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn during a more severe crash, thenyou need new belts. If you ever see a label on a right front safety belt in 4-dOOr Oldsmobiles that says to replace the belt, be sure to do so. Then the new belt will be there tohelp protect you in an accident. You would see this label on thebelt near the door opening. If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also may mean 47 .- Part 2 Features & Controls

Keys ...... 50 Loclts ...... 51 Remote LockControl ...... 52 Glove Box ...... 58 Ignition ...... 59 Here you can learn about the many Starting Your Engine ...... 59 standard and optional featureson Engine Coolant Heater ...... 61 your Oldsmobile. and information on Shifting the Transaxle ...... 62 starting. shifting and braking. Also Parking Brake ...... 66 explained are the instrument panel Shifting into Park ...... 67 and the warning systems thattell you Windows ...... 71 if everything is working properly - Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...... 72 and what to do if you have a Cruise Control ...... 74 problem . Windshield Wipers...... 76 Windshield Washer ...... 77 Headlights ...... 77 Interior Lights ...... 79 Mirrors ...... 81 Storage Compartments ...... 83 Ashtrays and Lighter ...... 85 Sunroof ...... 86 Luggage Carrier ...... 87 Instrument Panel ...... 88 Warning Lights, Gagesand Indicators ...... 91 Head-Up Display ...... 98 49 When a new Oldsmobile is delivered, the dealer removes the plugs from the door keys, and gives them to thefirst owner. Each plug has a code on it that tells your dealer ora qualified locltsmith how to make extra door keys. Keepthe plugs in a safe place.If you lose your door keys, you’ll be ableto have new The ignition keys are for theignition ones made easily usingthese plugs. Keys only. The ignition keysdon’t have plugs. Your Oldsmobile dealer or Roadside Assistance has the code for your keys. If you need a new ignition key,contact your Oldsrnobile dealer. Inan emergency, contact the Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance program at 1-800-442-OLDS (6537). NOTICE: Your Oldsmobile hasa number of new features that can help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if The door keys are for the doors and all you ever lock your keysinside. You Ither loclts. may even haveto damage your vehicle to get in. So be sure you have extra keys. Door Locks

~~ ~ ~~ There areseveral ways to lock and From the Inside: unlock-your -vehicle. To lock the door, push dowmthe From the Outside: locking lever.To tmlock, push th'e lever Use your door key or Remote Lock UP. Control, if your vehiclehas this option. Features & Controls

(Park) or N (Neutral). Each time you close yourdoors and turn on the ignition, the doors will lock automatically. If someone needs to get out while the vehicle is running, have that person use the manual or power lock. Whenthe door is closed again, it will lock automaticallyas long as the shift lever isout of P (Park) or N (Neutral). All doors will automatically Power Door Locks unlock when the ignition is turned off. Remote Lock Conlrol (OPTION) You can lock or unlock all doors of your If you don’t want thedoors to If your Oldsmobilehas this option, you vehicle fromthe driver or passenger automatically unlock when youturn the can lock and unlock your doorsor door lock switch. ignition off, youcan remove the Lock unlock yourtrunk from up to 30 feet On 4-dOOr models, the switch on each Control fuse in theComponent Center. (9 m) away usingthe key chain rear door works only that door’s lock. It See the Index under Fuses G Circuit transmitter supplied with your vehicle. won’t lock (orunlock) all of the Breakers . Your Remote Lock Control operateson doors-that’s a safetyfeature. a radio frequency subjectto Federal Leaving Your Vehicle Communications Commission (FCC) If you are leaving the vehicle, open your Rules. door and set the locks from inside,then This device complies withPart 15 of the get out and close the door. FCC Rules. Operation is subject to.the following two conditions: (1) Thi.s device may not cause harmful Automatic Door Locks interference, and (2) This device must Just close yourdoors and turn on the accept any interference received, ignition. All of the doors will lock when including interferencethat may cause you move your shift leverout of P undesired operation. DOOR within 16 secondls, the interior lights will go off. Press a to unlock the trunk.Your interior lights will not come on.

Matching Transmiiter(s) To Your Vehlcle Features & Controls

2. Attach one end of the grounding wire to thestud inside the data encoder connector terminal. 3. Attach the other end of the wire to a ground (B). 4. Press any button on the transmitter once. Wait for the loclts to fully cycle. If you have a second portable transmitter, press any button on it, If it doesn’t have a screw, pop the Programming the Module once, also. Wait for the loclts to fully cover off by inserting a dime (or You will needto program your Remote cycle. Your module is now similar object) in theslot between the Lock Control module if any of the programmed. covers and twisting. Eollowing things occur: 5. Disconnect the wire fromthe data 2. Lift the front cover off, bottom half You replace your Remote Lock encoder connector and the ground. first. Control transmitter; 3. Remove and replace the two batteries (2016). You add a second transmitter; 4. Reassemble the transmitter. Something grounds the data encoder Vehicle theft is big business, especially 5. Check the transmitter operation. connector in the trunk; in some cities. Although your You replace the Remote Lock Control Oldsmobile has a number of theft module. deterrent features, we lmowthat To program the module, you’ll needthe nothing we put on it can make it transmitter and a short length of wire, impossible to steal. However, there are about 3 feet (1 m) long. Then follow ways you can help. these steps: 1. Open the trunkand locate the data Key in the Ignition encoder connector (A). It’s on the If you walk awayfrom your vehicle.with right side, above the wheel well. the keys inside, it’s an. easy target for 54 joy riders or professional thieves - so Lock all the doors except the driver’s. The ignition key must be clean and dry don’t do it. Then take the door key with you. before it’s inserted in the ignition or the When you park your Oldsmobileand engine may not start.If the engine does open the driver’s door, you’ll hear a not startand the SECURITY light is tone reminding you to remove your key [email protected] on, thekey may be dirty or wet. Turn the ignition off. from the ignition and take it withyou. Your vehicle is equippedwith the Always do this. Your will [email protected](Personalized Clean and dry the ltey. Wait about three be locked, and so will your ignition and Automotive Security System) theft minutes and try again. The security transaxle. And remember to lock the deterrent system. [email protected] isa light may remain on during this time. If doors. passive theft deterrent system. This the still won’t work, and theltey means you don’t have to do anything appears to be clean and dry, wait about Parking atNight different to arm or disarm the system. It three minutes and try the other ignition worlts when you insert or remove the ltey. At this time, you may also want to Park in a lighted spot, close all windows ltey from the ignition. PASS-I

\ Lock Finder Trunk Lock On 2-door models only, pull the driver’s To unlock the trunkfrom the outside, door handle to light the door lock for a insert the door key and turn it. few seconds. This helps you findthe lock when it’s dark.

56 Remote Trunk Release (OPTION) Convenience Net (OPTION) Press the yellow trunk release button Your vehiclemay have a convenience located under the instrumentpanel on net. You'll see it just inside the back the driver's side. wall of the trunk. Your automatic transaxlemust be in Put small loads, like grocery bags, P (Park). behind the net. Itcan help keep them Refiember thatyour trunk canbe from fdling.over during sharp turnsor opened at any time using the lock quick starts andstops. release. Be sure to lock your doors. The netisn't for larger, heavierloads. Store them in the trunkas far forward as you can. You can unhook the netso that it will lie flat when you're notusing it.

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4 New ‘vehicle ‘Break=In” NOTICE: Your modern Oldsmobile doesn’t need an elaborate “break-in.” But it will performbetter in the long run if you follow these guidelines: Don’t drive at any one speed - fast or slow -for the first 500 4-Door Models: I Glove Box miles (804 lm). Don’t make full- To allow easier accessto the trunkarea To open, turn theknob clockwise. Push starts. when the convenience net isnot being the lid down to close. Avoid making hard stops for the used, push the netdown and hook it- first 200 miles (322 km) or so. under the retaining screws as shown. During this time yournew brake linings aren’t yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this “brealing-in” guideline every time you get new brake linings.

58 windshield wipers. Press in the ignition to operate your electricalaccessories, switch as you turn the topof it toward such as theradio. you. Lock: The only position in which you Starting Your Engine can remove the ltey. This locks your start differently. The 8th digit steering wheel, ignition and transaxle. of your Vehicle Identification Number ACCES Off Unloclts the steering wheel, (VIN) shows the code letter or number for yourengine. You will find the VIN U ignition, and transaxle, but does not send electrical powerto any accessories. at the topleft of your instrument panel. (See Vehicle Identification Number in I Use this position if your vehiclemust be Ijyzition Switch pushed or towed, but never try to push- the Index.) Follow the proper steps to start your vehicle. start theengine. NOTICE: Move your shift leverto P (Park) or N If your ltey seems stuck in Lock Run: An “on” position to which the switch returns after you start your (Neutral).Your engine won’t start in and you can’t turn it,be sure it is any other position - that’s a safety all the way in. If it is, then turn the engine and release the switch. The switch stays in the Run position when feature. To restart when you’re already steering wheel leftand right while moving, use N (Neutral) only. you turn thekey hard. But turn the the engine is running. But even when the engine isnot running, you can use ltey only with your hand. Using a NOTICE: tool to force it could break the ltey Run to operate your electrical power or the ignition switch. If none of accessories, and to display some instru- Don’t try to shift to P (Park) if your this worlcs, then your vehicle needs ment panel warning lights. Oldsmobile is moving.If you do, service. Start: Starts the engine. When the you could damagethe transaxle. engine starts, release the ltey. The Shift to P (Park) only when your vehicle is stopped. 7ith the ignition key in theignition ignition switch will return toRun for vitch, you can turn theswitch to five normal driving. ositions: Note that even if the engine is not ccessory: An ‘‘on” position in which running, the positions Accessory and 3u can operate your radio and Run are “on” positions that allow you 59 To start your engine: Driving Through Deep 1. Without pushing the accelerator NOTICE: pedal, turn your ignition key to Start. Your engine is designedto work Standing Water When the engine starts, let go of the with the electronics in your vehicle. key. The idle speed will godown as If you add electrical parts or NOTICE: your engine getswarm. accessories, you could change the If you drive too quicldy through way the system deep puddles or standing water, NOTICE: operates. Before adding electrical water can come in through your equipment, check with your dealer. Holding yourkey in Start for longer engine’s air intake and badly If you don’t, your engine mightnot damage your engine.If you can’t than 15 seconds at a time will cause perform properly.If ever have your battery to be drained much you avoid deep puddles or standing sooner. And the excessive heat can to have your vehicletowed, see the water, drive through them very part of this manual that tells how to damage yourstarter motor. slowly. do it without damaging your vehicle. See Towing Your Vehicle 2. If your engine.won’t start (or starts in theIndex. but then stops),it could be flooded with too much . Trypushing your accelerator pedal allthe way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in Start for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but this time keep the pedal down for five or sixseconds. This clears the extra gasoline. fromthe engine.

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N0T:ICE: After you’ve used the coolant heater, be sureto store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged. Features & Controls

Automatic Transaxle There are seven shift positions. Inthis Park Your automatic transaxle may have a manual, these are referred to by the P (Park) : This locks your front shift lever locatedon the steering commonly used symbols in the right wheels. It's the best position to use column or on theconsole betweenthe column below: when you start yourengine because seats. Both are shown above. Park P your vehicle can't move easily. Maximum engine speedis limitedR on Reverse automatic transaxle vehicles when Neutral N you're in D (Overdrive) or N (Neutral), Overdrive D to protect driveline components from Third 3 improper operation. Second 2 First 1

62 I Reverse To rock your vehicle backand forth to R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up. get out of snow, ice or sand without

~~ damaging yourtransaxle, see the Index under If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, NOTICE: Ice or Snow. Shifting to R (Reverse) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage yourtransaxle. Shift to R ronly after your vehicleis stopped.

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NOTICE: NOTICE: Don’t drive in 2 (Second Gear) for If your front wheels can’trotate, more than 5 miles (8 km) , or at don’t try to drive. This might speeds over 55 mph (88 kwh), or happen if you were stuck in very you can damage your transaxle. deep sand or mud or were up Use D or 3 as much as possible. against a solid object.You could Don’t shift into 2 unless you are damage yourtransaxle. going slower than 65 mph (105 Also, if you stop when going uphill, krn/h), or you can damage your don’t hold your vehiclethere with engine. only the accelerator pedal. This Parking Brake could overheat and damage the The parkingbrake uses the brakes on 1 (First Gear): This position gives you transaxle. Use your brakes or shift .the rear wheels. even more power (but lower fuel into P (Park) to hold. your vehicle. To Set the Parking Brake: in position on a hill. economy) than 2. You can use it on Hold thexegular brake pedal down with very steep hills, or in deep snow or your right .foot.Push down the parking mud. If the shift lever is put in1, the brake pedal with your left foot. If the transaxle won’t shift into first gearuntil ignition is on, the brake systemwarning the vehicle is going slowly enough. light will comeon.

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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Rumina

* Move the lever up as far as it will go. 2. Move the shift lever into theP (Park) 3. Move the ignition key to Lock. position like this: 4. Remove the key and take it with you. Hold in the button on thelever. If you can walk away from your Push thelever all the way toward vehicle withthe ignition Bey in your the frontof your vehicle. hand, your vehicle is inP (Park). 3. Move the ignition key to Lock. Console Shiff 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can walk away from your If you have to leave your vehiclewith 1. Hold the brake pedal downwith your vehicle with the ignition key in your the engine running, be sure your vehicle right foot and set the parking brake. hand, your vehicle is inP (Park). is in P (Park) andyour parking brakeis firmly set before you leaveit. After you’ve movedthe shift lever into the P (Park) position, hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can move the shift lever away fromP (Park) without first pulling it toward you (or, if you have the console shift lever, withwt first pushing the button).If you 68 can, itmeans that the shift lever wasn’t Engine Exhaust fully lockedinto P (Park). Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you don’t shift your transaxle into P (Park) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put toomuch force on theparking pawl in the transaxle. You-mayfind it difficult to pull the shift lever out.of P (Park). This is called “torque lock.” To Parking Over Things.That prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and thenshift into P (Park) Burn properly before you leavethe driver’s seat. To find out how, see Shifting Into. P (Park) in the.Index. When you are ready to drive; movethe shift lever out of P (Park) BEFORE you release the parking brake. If “torque lock” does occur, you may need to have another vehicle push yours a uphill to take some of the pressure from the transaxle, so you can pull the shift lever out of P (Park).


L W?unning.burEngine’ While bu’re Parked It’s better not topark with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to lmow.

Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle won’t move. See Shifting Into P (Park) in theIndex. If you are parking on a hill and if you’re pulling a trailer, also. seeTowing a Trailer in the Index. Horn Tilt Steering Wheel Windows You can sound thehorn by pressing the A tilt steering wheel allows youto On a vehicle with manual.windows, use horn symbols on your steering wheel. adjust.the steering wheel beforeyou the window crank to open .and close drive. each window. You can also raise it to thehighest level to give your legs more roomwhen you exit and enter thevehicle. To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. Move the . steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place.

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Passenger Switch Turn SignallMuiiifinctiort On 4-door models,this switch disables all passenger power windows.Push the Lever switch to LOCK to disable the window The lever on the left side of the steering switches on all doors except the column includes yaur: driver’s. Push theswitch to NORMAL Turn Signal and Lane Change for normal power windowoperation. Indicator Cruise Control (Option) *’WindshieldWipers Windshield Washer Headlight High-Low Beam Flash-to-Pass

72 MPI A A warning chime will remind you if you have left yourturn signal on for more than ‘/2 mile (3km) of driving.

~ ~ V rum Signal and Lane Change A green arrow on the instrumentpanel Indicator win flash in thedirection of the turnor lane change. The turn signal has two upward (for Right) and two downward (for Left) To signal a lane change, just raise or positions. These positions allow you to lower the lever until the green arrow signal a turn or a lane change. starts toflash. Hold it thereuntil you complete your lane change. The lever To Signal a Turn: will return by itself when you release it. Move the lever all the way up or down. As you signal a turn or a lane change, if When the turnis finished, the lever will the arrows don’t flash but just stay on, E return automatically. signal bulb may beburned out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to heir avoid an accident. If the green arrows don’t go on at all when you signal a turn, check the fuse (see theIndex under Fuses G Circuit Breakers) and for burned-out bulbs. 73 Cruise Control (OPTION) 3. Push in theSET button at theend of Nith cruise control, you can maintain a the lever and release it. ;peed of about 25 mph (40 ltm/h) or 4. Take your footoff the accelerator nore without keeping your footon the pedal. kccelerator. Thiscan really help on long rips. hise control does not work at speeds )elow about 25 mph (40 ltm/h), 2. Get upto the speed you want. Vhen you apply yourbrakes, the cruise :ontrol shuts off. To Sef Cruise Control I. Move the cruise control switch to ON.

74 To Increase Speed Wh,ile Using To Reduce Speed While Using Cruise Confro;l Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher There are two ways to reduce your speed. Here’s the first: speed while using cruisecontrol: 1. Use the accelerator pedal to.get to Push in the button at theend of the the higher speed. lever until you reachthe lower speed 2. Push the button at theend of the you want, thenrelease it. lever, then release the button- andthe *-Toslow down in very small amounts,. accelerator pedal. push the.button for less than half a To Res.ume a Set Speed You’ll now cruise at thehigher speed. second. Each time you do this,you’ll Suppose you set your cruise control at a go 1 mph (1.6 ltm/h) slower. desired spee-dwith the SET button and Here’s the second wayto go to it higher then you applythe brake. This, of speed: Passing AnafherVehicle. While zourse, shuts off the cruise control. But 1. Move. the cruise switch fromON to Using Cruise Control you don’t need to reset it. Once you’re R/A : Use the accelerator pedal to increase going about 25 mph (40 lWh) or more, Hold it there until.youget up to the your speed. When youtake your foot off you can move the cruise control switch speed you want, and thenrelease the the pedal, your vehicle will slow down €romON to R/A (which stands for. switch. to thecruise control speed youset Resume/Accelerate) for about half a earlier. second. 2. To increase your speedin very small amounts, move the switch to R/A for. Using Cruise Control on-Hills You’ll go right back up to your chosen less than half a second and then How well your cruisecontrol will work speed and stay there. release it. Each time you do this, your on hills depends upon your speed, load, If you shift into P (Park) after you set a vehicle will goabout 1 mph and the steepness of the hills. When cruise control speed, you’ll erase the (1.6 lcm/h) faster. going up steep hills, you may have to system’s memory- Movingthe switch to The accelerate feature will only work step on the accelerator pedal to R/A won’t restore the speed you set. after you turn onthe cruise control by maintain your speed. When going pushing the SET button. downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gearto keep your speed 75 /1 Features & Controk

down. Of course, applying the brake them. If they’re frozen to.the takes you .outof cruise control. Many windshield, carefully loosen or thaw drivers findthis to be too much trouble them. If your blades do become and don’t use cruise control on steep damaged, get new blades or blade hills * inserts. Heavy snow or ice can overload your To Get Out of Cruise Control wipers. A circuit breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear awaysnow There are two ways to turnoff the or ice to prevent an overload. cruise control: Pulse Windshield. Wipers You can set the wiper speedfor a long Step lightly on thebrake pedal; OR or short delay between wipes. This can Move the cruise switch to OFF. You control the windshield wipersby turning the band marked WIPER. be very usefulin light rain or snow. Turn the band tochoose the delay time. For a single wiping cycle,turn the band The closerto LO, the shorter the delay. To Erase Cruise Speed Memory to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers When you turn off the cruise control or start, thenlet go. The wipers willstop the ignition, or shift into P (Park), your after one cycle. If you want more cycles, cruise control set speed memory is hold the band on MIST longer. erased. For steady wiping at low speed, turn the band away from youto theLO position. For high-speedwiping, turn theband further, toHI. To stop thewipers, move the band to OFF. Remember that damaged wiper blades may prevent you from seeing well enough to drive safely. To avoid damage, besure toclear iceand snow from the wiper blades before using 76 ^^

Headlights The main lightcontrols areon the left side of the instrumentpanel.. Rotate theknob to PC to turn onyour: Parking Lights

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77 attention before you op~eratethese Your DIU work with a light sensor on lights. top of the instrument panel. Don’t For example, somejurisdictions may cover itup. require that you operate your fog lamps The low :beam headlights willcome on only when your lower beam headlights at reduced brightness in daylight when: are also on, or that‘ headlightsbe turned The ignition is on on whenever you must .use your windshield wipers. In addition, mo.st *‘ The head,light switch is off, and jurisdictions prohibit driving solelywith ‘Theparking brake is released. parking lights, especiallyat dawn or At dusk, the exteriorlightswill come on 1Rotate the knob to -:a-to turn on the dusk. It is recommended that you check automatically and the low beams will 1zeadlights, together &th the: with your own state or provincial change to full brightness. At dawn, the highway authority for applicable b Parking Lights exterior lights will go out and the low lighting regulations. I beams will changeto the reduced Running Lights brightness of DRL (if the headlight I D ‘Taillights Ligk On Reminder switch is off). I b Instrument Panel Lights If you open the door while leavingthe Of course, you may still turn on the 13otate the hob to OEF.to turn the lights on, you will hear a warning tone. headlights any time you needto. 1ights off. To idle your vehiclewith the DRL, off, 9perafion.of Lights set the parlingbrake while the ignition Daytinre. Rurmjng DgMs is in the Off or Loch position. Then Although your vehicle’s lightingsystem- (CANADA ONLY) start thevehicle. The DRL willstay off (headlights, parlung lights, fog lamps, .The Canadian Federal Government has until you: release the parking brake. 4 ,Iside marker lights and taillights) meets decided that “Daytime Running Lights” i311 applicable federal lighting (DRL) are a useful feature, in that DRL Irequirements, certain states and can make your vehicle more visibleto 1provinces may apply thek own lighting pedestrians and other drivers during -1:egulations that may require special daylight hours. DRL are required on .new vehicles soldin Canada. 78 They’ll stay on aslong as you hold the lever there. Release the lever to turn them off. If Your Headlights are On: No flash-to-pass. Use the lever to change between high and low beams, as explained under Headlight High-Low Beam Changer earlier in this section. If You Have Fog Lights: Headlight High-Low Beam They go off whenever the high beams Instrument Panel Intensity Changer are on. When the high beams go off, the Control To change the headlights from low fog lights will comeon again, if the fog You can brighten or dim the instrument beam to high or high to low, pull the light switch is on. panel lights by rotating the control. If turn signal/multifunction lever all the you rotate thecontrol all-theway to. way toward you. Then release it: INT your courtesy or interior lights will When the high beams are on,a blue . come on. light on the instrument panel also will be on. Flash-to-Pass Flash-to-pass lets you use your high beam headlights to signal a driver in front of you that you want topass; To use it, pullthe turn signaVmu1tifunction lever toward you. If Your Headlights areOff Your high beamheadlights will turn on. 79 I Features & Controls I

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bonf ReadingIMap.Lights Rear Reading lights Use your fog lights for better vision in rhese lights are part of the rearview These lightsgo on when you open the foggy or misty conditions. nirror. They go on when you open the doors. To turn on thereading lights ioors. When the doors are closed, turn when the doors are closed, push the To turn fog lights on, push the switch. :hem on and off with the switch. Push the switch againto turn thefog button in. Push the buttonagain to turn lights off. ro avoid draining your vehicle battery’s the light off. ?ewer, be sure to turnoff all front and When using foglights, the parking :ear reading lightswhen leaving your Illuminated Enfry lights or low beamheadlights must be rehicle. on. Your courtesy lights will come on and stay on for a predetermined time The fog lights will gooff whenever the whenever you: high beam headlights comeon. When the high beamsgo off, the fog lightswill Open a door. come on again. Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Lock Control (if equipped). Press the power door UNLOCK switch. If you open a door, the lights wiIl stay on while it’s open and then turn off Inside Manual,DaylNight :onvex OutsideMirror Rearview Mirror ’our rightside mirror is convex. A To reduce glare from lights behind you, onvex mirror’s sursface is cwved so you pull the lever toward you to thenight an see more fromthe driver’s seat position.

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Manual Adjust Mirror The passenger side outside mirror should be adjusted by hand so that you just see the side of your vehicle when you are sitting in a cornfortable driving position. I Manual Remote ConfrolMirror. Power Remote Confrol Mirrors I The driver's side outside mirror can be (OPTION) adjusted with the control lever on the A selector switch on thedriver's door armrest so that you just see the side of armrest controls both outside rearview your vehicle when you are sitting in a mirrors. Move the switch to L to select comfortable driving position. the driver's side rearview mirror, or to R to select the passenger side rearview mirror. Then press the control pad to adjust each mirror so that you just see the side of your vehicle when youare sitting in a comfortable driving position. To lock the controls, leave the selector switch in themiddle position.

82 Fold-Down Storage Compartment (OPTION) To open, fold down the armrest console, press the latch on the underside and pull up. In addition,to storage space, you will find: A-fold-out cup holder. A coin holder. Sun Visors and Visor Va.nity Cassette Tape HotderlStwage Mirrars Cassette tape storage. .CompaHmentand Cup Holder Standard Mirror: Open the cover to To close, push down on thelid. (OPTION) expose the vanity mirror. You may store cassette tapes in the Lighted Mirrors- (Option): If your slots at thebottom. To open, press the vehicle has the optional lighted vanity latch on the underside of the center mirrors, the .lightscorne on whenyou armrest console and pull up. open the cover. These can even be used To close, push down on the lid. for reading. You also have a fold-out cup holder. To block out

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... J Coin Holder (OPTION) Rear Seat Console (OPTION) Trunk Access Panel Use your coin holderto store nickels, To use the rear seat storage If you have split rearseats, you may dimes and quarters. Itlifts out for compartment and cup holders, pull the have a trunk access panel forstoring loading coinsor cleaning. strap on theback of the console long objects like skis.Pull your rear forward. armrest down using the strap.Then pull the latch on the trunk access panel towards you to open the panel. To closethe access panel liftthe latch.

84 Ashtrays and Lighter To clean the ashtrays, open themfully NOTICE: NOTICE: Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in Don’t put papers and otherthings and lift out the ashtrayby pulling on the that burn intoyour ashtrays. If you snuffer. with your hand while it is heating. If you do, it won’t be able to back do, cigarettes or other smoking To use the lighter, just push it in all the away from the heating element materials could set them onfire, way and letgo. Whenit’s ready, it will when it’s ready.That can make it causing damage. pop back by itself. overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element.

85 Easy-Open Ashtray Sunroof (OPTION) I To Open theSunroof. Push in on t.he front of the ashtray and Your sunroof providesan airy, spacious Press the rear of the switch to open the release; it will slide open. To close, push feel to your vehicle's interior and can glass panel and sunshade. Let go.of the it in again. also increase ventilation. It includes a switch to stop thepanel in any position. sliding glass paneland a sliding To Close the Sunroof: . sunshade. The control switch will ,work only when the ignition ison. Press the front of the switch to close the glass panel. The sunshade can only be closed by hand. The sunroof glass panelcannot be opened or closed if your Oldsmobile has an electrical failure.

86 NOTICE: Loading cargothat weighs more than 50 pounds (23 kg) on the luggage carrier may damage your vehicle. When you carry large things, never let them hang over the rear or the sides of your vehicle. Load your cargoso that it rests on the slats and does not scratch or To Open the Sunroof Rear Vent: Luggage Carrier (OPTION) damage the vehicle. Put the cargo Press the frontof the switch when the If you have the optional luggage carrier, against the rear rail and fasten it sunroof is closed.Open the sunshadeby you can load things on thedeck lid of securely to theluggage carrier. hand. your vehicle. To Close the Sunroof Rear Vent: The luggage carrier has slats attached to Don’t exceed the maximum vehicle Press the rear of the switch. the deck lid, a rear rail, and tiedowns. capacity when loading your Oldsmobile. For more informationon vehicle capacity and loading, see the Index under Loading Your Vehicle. To prevent damage or lossof cargo as you’re driving, check nowand then to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still securelyfastened.


The Instrument Panel- Your Information System 4. Instrument Cluster 13. Ashtray and Lighter Your instrument panel is designed to let 5. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch 14. Vents you lmow at a glance how your vehicle 6. Ignition Switch 15. Audio System Steering Wheel is running. You’ll howhow fast you’re Touch Controls going, how much fuel you’reusing, and 7. Gearshift Lever .many other things you’ll need to drive 8. Audio System 16. Remote Trunk Release (Option) safely and economically. 9. Glove Box/Fuse Panel 17. Parking Brake The main components of your IO. Vents 18. Climate Control Steering Wheel instrument panel are: Touch Controls 1 1. Vents 1. Light Controls 19. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever 12. Climate Control/Rear Window 2. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever Defogger 20. Hood Release (on floor by driver’s 3. Horn door) Instrument PanelCluster Your Oldsmobile is equipped with an instrument panel cluster that includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on thefollowing pages. Be sure to read about these.

90 When one of the warning lights comes I.Warning Lights, Gages .and on and stays on when you are driving, l..icdors or when one of the gages shows there This section describes the warning may be a problem, check -thesection lights and gages that may be on your that tells you what to do about it. Please vehicle. The pictures will kelp you follow the manual’s advice. Waitingto locate them. do repairs can be costly - and even dangerous. So please get to know. your \ MPH km/h Warning lights and gages can signal that -warninglights and gages. They’rea big 7 something is wrong before it .becomes help. serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention Your speedometer lets you see your to your warning lights and-gages could speed.in.both miles p,erhour (mph) and also save you. or others,frominjury. kilometers per hour (lun/h) . Warning lights go on when theremay be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions..As you will see in the details on thenext few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you turn the.ignition key just to let you know they’re worlting. If you are familiar with this section, you should not be alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when theremay be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. Often gages and warning lights .work together to let you know when there’s a problem with your vehicle. 91 Features & Controls

be. But if it can’t, then it’s set at zero and a label must be put on the driver’s door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed.

RPMXIOOO. / I e The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm) . NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in thered area, or engine damagemay occur. It takes a little more or less fuel to fill qBAG up than thegage indicated. For example, the gage may haveindicated the tank was half full, but itactually took a little more or less than half the tank’s capacity to fill the tank. The gage moves a little when you turn 1.. a corner or speed up. PES \/ For your fuel tank capacity, see Service Fuel Gage Station Information on thelast page of Engine Coolant Temperafure this manual. Your fuel gage tells youabout how Gage much fuel you haveleft, when the You have a gage that shows the engine ignition is on. When the indicator nears coolant temperature. If the gage pointer E (Empty), you still have a little fuel left, moves into thered area, your engine is but yonshouldget more soon. too hot! Here arethree things that some owners That reading means the same thing as ask about. None of these show a the warning light. It means that your problem with your fuel gage: engine coolant has overheated. If you At the gas station, with your ignition have been operating your vehicle under on, thegas pump shuts off before the normal driving conditions you should gage reads F (Full). pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. HOT COOLANT CAN BURN YOU BADLY! In Problems on the Road,.this manual shows what to do. See the Index under Engine Overheating. 93 NOTICE: The oil.leve1 monitoring system ,w 0I.L LOW LOW 'OIL . only checks oil level duringthe EVEL COOLANT P I LEV-EL; COOLA brief period betweenkey on and engine crank. Itdoes not monitor engine oil level whenthe engine is running. Additionally, an oil level I check is only performedif the engine has been turned off for a Low Coolant Wa-mjng Light Low Engine Oil- Level Warning considerable peri.od of time If this light comes on, your system is Light (omorv) allowing the oil normally in low on coolant and the engine may Your enginemay be equipped with an circulation to drain back into the overheat. oil level monitoring system. When.the oil pan. See .theIndex. under Engine Coolant. ignition key is turned on, theLOW OIL and haveyour vehicle serviced as.soon LEVEL light will briefly flash.If the as you can ... light stays on, stop thevehicle on a level surface and turn theengine off. Check the oil level usingthe engine oil dipstick. (See the Index under Engine Oil.) If the light does not flash, have the low oil level sensor system repairedso it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem.

94 NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problemscan be costly and is not covered by your ."-2 warranty. hn\\ rnn\ c Oil Pressure lndicafor Volfmefer This indicator tells you if there could be When the engine is running, the gage a problem with your engine oil pressure. shows the condition of the charging The pointer should be above the red system. Readings between the red zone when the engine is running. warning zones indicate the normal Readings in thered area tell you that operating range. the engine is low on oil, or that you Readings in either red warning zone might have some other oil problem. See indicate a possible problem in the the Index under Engine Oil. electrical system.Have your vehicle serviced immediately. When your engine is not running, but the ignition is on (in theRun position), the gage shows yourbattery's state of charge.

95 Features & Controh s 1 closer to thefloor. It may take lang-er-to stop. Ifthe light is 'still -on,or-if.the anti- lock brake system warning light is BRAKE flashing, havethe vehicle towed.far (a)(@) service. (See Anti-Lock Brake System WarningLight .and Towilzg .Your Vehicle inthe Index.)

96 If the anti-lock brake system warning light stays on longer than normal after you’ve started your engine, turn the SERVICE ignition off. Or, if the light comes on ENGINE SOON and stays on whenyou’re driving, stop as soon as possible and turn theignition off. Then start the,engineagain to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you’re driving, your Oldsmobile needs service. If the light is on but notflashing and the Malfunction. IndicatorLamp regular brake system warning light isn’t (Service Engine Soon Light) on, you still havebrakes, but you don’t A computer monitors operation of your have anti-lock brakes. fuel, ignition and emission control systems. This light should come on when the ignition is on, but theengine is not running, as a check to show you it is working. If it does not come on at all, have it fixed right away. If it stays on, or it comes on while you are driving, the computer is indicating that you have a problem. You should take your vehicle in for service soon.

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NOTICE: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while the CHECK emission controlswon’t work as GAGES well, your fuel economywon’t be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could leadto costly repairsnot covered by your ANTI- warranty. 1 Check Gages Light Head-Up Displcly (OP~ONJ When this light comes on it means one If you have the optional Head-Up of these four things: Display (HUD),you can see the You have approximately 3 gallons speedometer reading, in English or (12 L) or less of fuel remaining in metric units, displayed “through” the your tank. Check your fuel gage. windshield. The HUD also shows: Your oil pressure is low. Check your Turn signal indicator lights. oil pressure indicator. A high beam indicator symbol. Your engine istoo hot. Check your A CHECK GAUGES message. (For coolant temperature gage. low oil pressure, high coolant There is a problem withthe charging temperature, high or low battery system. voltage, and low fuel.)



,:...>:.,.:.,;<.,.: ..,,,. r..,,,..: ..n'..i..i.i .,.I I' i...;...."( ...-.. *zIL5b .,..~ ...,. ~ ....,...... :.,,.. " ...._.._.....:.*....._.:...... , !I.... -& HUD shows these lights when they are To adjust the HUD so you can see it lit on the instrument panel. properly: When you sit straight in your seat, the 1. Start your engine and slide the HUD HUD image willappear slightly to the NOITICE: dimmer control (1ocate.d belowthe right. 'Although the HUD image appears climate controls) all the way to MAX. to be near the front of the vehicle, When the ignition key is turned to Run, do not use it as a parking aid. The The brightness of the .HUD image is all possible HUD images will comeon HUD was not designed forthat determined by whether the headlight and look lilce this. Thenthe Head-Up purpose. If you try to use it that switch is on or off, and where you Display will operate normally. way, such.as in a parking lot, you have set the HUD dimmer control. may misjudge distance and run into something.

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HUD's brightness using the HUD dimmer control. Polarizing sunglasses could make the HUD image harder to see.

~.*.,.:.. ~~.,,~..~.,.~.;,~,!~~.~~~~....,...... :.~:~...... :.*,:~ .r..,..,~.~...:.1/2~~:1~.~.,~::,:.-..~~.':,lr'\..:.'..,,iC.~..;.~'...;:...::..:.: ...., 4; ...,., :*-& Irr .\ 2. Adjust the seat, if necessary, before Pushing the ENG/MET rocker switch setting the height control. on thecenter console will switch the Rotate the HUD image height control HUD speedometer from English all the way up, raising the image as (conventional) to metric units, or back far as possible. Then rotate the HUD again. image height control downward so Some vehicles maynot be equipped the image is as low as possible but in with the ENG/MET switch. full view. 3. Slide the dimmer control toward OFF until the HUD image isno brighter than necessary. To turn the HUD off, slide the HUD dimmer control to OFF. If the sun comes out, or it becomes cloudy, or if you turn on your headlights. vou mav need to adiust the

100 Still no HUD image? Check the fuse in the CLSTR position in the glove box fuse panel. See the Index under Fuses G Circuit Breakers. If the HUD Image is Not Clear: It could be too bright. Move the HUD dimmer control closer to OFF. You may need to clean the windshield and HUD lens. Care of the Head-Up Display Your windshield is part of the HUD Clean the inside of the windshield as system. If you ever haveto have a new needed to remove any dirt or film that windshield, be sure to get one designed reduces the sharpness or clarity of the for HUD. If you don’t, the HUD image HUD image. may look blurred and out of focus. To Clean theHUD: Spray household glass cleaner on a soft, clean cloth. Wipe the HUD lens gently, then dry it. Donot spray cleaner directly on the lens, because the cleaner fluid could leak insidethe unit if you do. If You Can’t See the HUD Image When the Ignitionis On: Is anything covering the HUD unit? Is the HUD dimmer control close enough to MAX? Is the HUD image adjusted to the proper height? Notes

102 Part 3 Comfort Controls& Audio Systems

In this part you’ll find out how to operate the comfort control systems and audio systems offered with your Oldsmobile. Be sure to read about the particular system suppliedwith your vehicle.

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I. I cools it and directs it through the I/ */I CLIMATE CONTROL instrument panel outlets. [El BI-LEV (Bi-Level): Use on cool, but sunny days. This setting bringsin outside air, butdirects it in two ways. The cool air is directed to theupper portion of your body through the instrument panel outlets, but most warmed air is directed through the heater ducts anda little to thedefrost IClimate Control Air Conditioning and side window vents. At times this The air conditioner and heater work On very hot days, open the windows temperature difference may be more )est if you keep your windows closed long enough to let hot inside air escape. apparent than others. vhile usingthem. Your vehicle alsohas This reduces the time it takes for your vehicle to cool down, which should help :he flow-throughventilation system Heating and Ventilation iescribed later in this section. fuel economy. When you don’t need to cool the 3FF: Press to turn theblower off. Air There are threeair conditioning settings: MAX: Provides maximum coolingor outside air, use these next settings. You vi11 still come fromthe outletsat the can leave the air as it is or heat it. loor. Press any function button to turn quick cool-downon very hot days. This .he systemon. setting also helps preventoutside odors The air conditioner compressor doesn’t from entering your vehicle. run in these settings. This reducesthe remperature Control Lever: This lever engine load, resulting in improved fuel :hanges the temperature of the air This setting recirculates much of the air inside your vehicle,and it should not be economy (gas mileage). :oming through the system. The higher VENT: For mild outside temperatures, .he leversetting, the warmer the air. used for long periods becausethe air may become too cold and dry. This when little heatingor cooling is needed, 8:Selects the force of air you want. setting is not recommended if an push VENT. Air flow isthrough the Press LO to lower the fan speed, HI to occupant is smoking. instrument panel outlets. Slide the raise it. temperature control leverto a NORM: Use for normal coolingon hot days. This setting brings in outside air, comfortable level. 104 HEAT: When outside temperatures are cold, push HEAT. Slide the temperature control lever to a comfortable level.For maximum heating, slide it all the way to theright. This setting will send most of the heated air through the ducts near the floor. The restwill come out of the defroster vents and side window defogger vents. The DEF setting directs 90% of the air To rapidly defrost the windshield, slide through the defroster vents and the side the temperature control .lever allthe window vents, and10% to thefloor. way to WARM and press the DEF There are two settings for clearing your button. windows. For each setting, adjust-the Adjust the fan to thehighest speed. temperature control as desired. The air conditioner compressor will run in these settings to remove,moisture from- the airwhen the temperature is above freezing. This setting allows half of 8Qjfl the air to flow to thefloor heater ducts,and half to go to the~windshield andside window vents located in the windshield pillars. Use this setting to warm passengers while keeping the windshield clear.

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I NOTICE: Don't usea razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear $"' window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid,and the repairs wouldn't becovered by your warranty.

Your vehicle is equipped with side Rear Window Defogger window defoggervents located on the The rear window defogger usesa window . For additional side warming grid to remove fog fromthe window defogging, push the BI-LEV rear window. Press R DEFOG to turn button, set the fan control on high and on. The defogger will turn off aim the side vents on theinstrument automatically after about 10 minutes of panel toward the side windows. For use. If you turn it on again, the defogger increased air flow to the side vents, will operate for about five minutes only. close the center vents. You can also turn thedefogger off by turning off the ignition or pressingthe R DEFOG button again. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license across the defogger grid on the rear window. AUTO: To allow the system to ELECTRONIC automatically control the temperature, CLIMATE CONTROL air distribution and fan speed: 0 n 0 0 0 1. Set the temperature you want with the COOL/WARM switch. 2. Press the AUTO switch. The AUTO symbol will appear on thedigital screen. The system will approach the and BI-LEV (Bi-Level) when the temperature you select as quickly as 1Electronic Climate Control outside temperature is above freezing. (OPTION) possible. For most efficient operation, COOL/WARM: Sets the interior just set the system temperature where This system allows youto set the temperature you want. Press COOL to you would like it and drive away. temperature you want. It also lets you lower the inside temperature setting; You may notice a delay of three or four choose automatic air flow and direction press WARM to raise the setting. The minutes before the blower comes on. control, or air flow and direction temperature you set will be displayedon settings you select. Your vehicle also OUTS TEMP: Press to have the the digital screen. outside temperature displayed on the has the flow-through ventilation system Once you set thetemperature, the described later in this section. digital screen. Press again to return to system willtry to maintain the set the inside temperature setting. The digital screen displays the outside temperature, whether.you are using the If the system is leftin the outside temperature, the inside temperature heating or cooling controls. setting and the fan speed. temperature mode, the outside Your system has an interior temperature will be displayed except When you selectthe AUTO mode, the temperature sensor that dete.cts when changing the inside temperature air conditioner compressor will operate increased interior temperature caused setting using the COOL/WARM if the outside temperature is above by sunlight. To keep you comfortable, it switch. The display willreturn to the freezing. reduces the interior temperature by as outside temperature setting in about The air conditioner compressor also much as 5°F (3°C) below the setting on five seconds. operates in DEFOG, DEF (Defrost) the digital screen. 107 Comfort Controls &Audio Systems

Use the following controls when the instrument panel outlets, but most DEF (Defrost): Press to direct 90% of system isnot set on AUTO: warmed air is directed through the the air to thewindshield and side 8:Press.the topof the switch to raise heater ducts and a little to the defrost window vents, and 10% to thefloor. the fan speed, the bottom of the switch and side window vents. At times this The fan will automatically goto high. to lower the fan speed. The fan symbol temperature difference may be more For a lower fan speed, press the fan and bar graph willbe displayed on the apparent than others. switch. digital screen. You may notice a delay of three or four OFF: Press to turnoff the system. When the AUTO switch is pressed, the minutes before the blower comes on. Some air will still come fromthe outlets fan symbol will goout andthe fan will UPPER: Press to direct air flow at the floor. return toautomatic operation. through the instrument panel outlets If the Fahrenheit (F") or Celsius (C") only. symbol begins to flash, or flashes when LOWER Press to direct 90% of the air you turn on theignition, it indicates an flow through the heater ducts, and 10% electrical problemwith your air of the air flow through the windshield conditioning system. The flashing will defroster vents. continue for about two minutes. It DEFOG: Press to direct half the air to means you should have your system the windshield, and the other half serviced. through the heater ducts. Directional Controls When the following buttons are pressed, an indicator light will glow abovethe I button. BI-LEV (Bi-Level): Use on cool, but sunny days. Thissetting brings in the outside air, but directs it in two ways. The cool air is directed to theupper portion of your body through the 108 ECTRONIC NOTICE: TE CONTROL b I lW1, Don’t use a razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.

Steering Wheel Touch Controls Rear Window Defogger for Climate Control(OPTION) R. DEFOG: Press to warm the Some heating and cooling controls can defogger grid on therear window. The be adjusted at thesteering wheel. These indicator light will glow whilethe rear touch controls also operate some audio window defogger is operating. The rear controls. See the Index under Steering window defogger will turn off Wheel Touch Controls for Audio automatically after about 10 minutes of System. use. If you turn it onagain, the defogger will operate for about five minutes only. FAN: Press the upper part of the control to increase the fan speed; press You can also turn thedefogger off by the lower part to reduce the fan speed. turning off the ignition or pressing the R. DEFOG switch again. TEMP: Press the upper part of the Do not attacha temporary vehicle control to raise the inside temperature license across the defogger grid on the setting; press the lower part to lower rear window. the setting.

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I ‘Flow-Through Venfilafiun System Your 01dsmbde’:s flow-though ventilation systemsupgfiies miside air into.the vehicle when it is moving Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the heater ~OTthe air conditi,oning fan is running. NOTICE: Before you add any sound I I equipment to your vehicle- like a I OBlCD I tape player, CBradio, mobile telephone or two-way radio - be AUTO REVERSE sure you can add what you want. If you can, it'svery important to do it

properly. Added sound equipment ~ may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, [email protected] radio Setting the Clock For Radios with SCAN and SEEKA or other systems, and even damage No matter which audio system you have and SEEKY: in your vehicle,setting the clock is easy. them. And,your vehicle's systems 1. With the radio off and theignition may interfere with the operation of For Radios with SCAN and One on, press SET. The SET indicator sound equipment that has been SEEK Button: will appear on the digital screen for added improperly. So, before 1. With the radio off and theignition five seconds. adding sound equipment, check on, press SET. The SET indicator with your dealer and be sure to 2. Press and hold SCAN until the will appear on thedigital screen for correct hour appears on thedisplay. check Federal rules covering mobile five seconds. radio and telephone units. 3. Press SET again. 2. During those five seconds, you can 4. Press and hold SEEK A or SEEKv set the clock to thecorrect hour and until the correct minute appears on minute by depressing the SEEK and the display. SCAN buttons. For some radios SEEK will set the hour,for others it sets the minute. For some radios, SCAN will set the hour,for others it sets the minute.

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SCAN: Press to listen for a few seconds II to thenext station on theAM or FM II band; the scan will continue every few seconds until you press SCAN again to

VOLUME TREB stop on a particular station. You can TUNE BASS SCAN SEEK 1 23 4 SET also press the upper hob (VOLUME ) I”) lol to stop thescan. SEEK: Each time you pressSEEK, you

II I I II will tune in thenext station higher on the radio band. I/ 1I I ll To Preset Radio Stations: Using the fourpushbuttons numbered 1-4, you can set upto 14 radio stations 9MIFM Sfereo Radio TUNE: This lmob has two functions. (seven AM and seven FM). The digital display indicates information Turn it tothe.left or right to tune in radio stations (the radio station 1. Use the lower knob (TUNE) to tune on time or radio station frequency, the in the stationyou want. AM or FM radio band, whether the frequency will be .displayedon the station is in stereo, and other radio digital screen). Press this hobto 2. Press SET. The SET indicator will €unctions. change between the AM and FM bands. appear on thedigital screen for five seconds. VOLUME: Turn the upper knob to The control ring behind the TUNE turn the radio on or off, or to adjust knob adjusts the front/rear speaker 3. While the SET indicator is displayed, volume. Press it to change the display balance. press one of the four pushbuttons. between the clock and the radio station TREB (Treble): Slide this lever up to 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each of four AM frequency when the radio is on. increase treble, or down to decrease it. and four FM stations. The control ring behindthe VOLUME BASS: Slide this lever up to increase Up to three additional stations on each knob adjusts theleft/right speaker bass, or down to decrease it. band may be preset by “pairing” Jalance. pushbuttons:

112 1. Tune in the desired station. 2. Press SET, and within five seconds I/ STEREO press any two adjacent pushbuttons at thesame time.

The stationcan be tuned inwhen the VOLUME 3. TREBf same two pushbuttons are pressed at TUNE BASS the same time. AUTO REVERSE -

AMIFM Stereo Radio with TUNE: This knob has two functions. Cassette Player Turn it to theleft or right to tunein radio stations (the radio station The digital displayindicates information frequency .will be displayed on the on time or radio station frequency, the digital screen). Press this knob to AM or FM radio band, whether the change between the AM and FM bands. station is in stereo, and other radio functions. The control ring behind the TUNE knob adjusts the fronthearspeaker VOLUME: Turn theupper knob to balance. turn theradio on or off, or to change volume. Press it to change the display TREB (Treble): Slide this lever up to between the clock and the radio station increase treble, or down to decrease it. frequency when the radio is on. BASS: Slide this lever up to increase The control ring behind the VOLUME bass, or down to decrease it. knob adjusts the lefthight speaker SCAN: Press to listen for a few seconds balance. :to thenext station on theAM or FM 113 Comfort Controls&Audio Systems

band; the scan will continue every few 1. Tune in the desired station. Reverse: Press the buttonwith the seconds until you press SCAN again to 2. Press SET, and within five seconds arrow pointing in the opposite direction stop on a particular station. You can press any two adjacent pushbuttons that the tapeis playing. To stop reverse, also press the upper knob (VOLUME ) at the same time. press the STOP-EJECTbutton. to stop the scan. 3. The station can be tuned in when the STOP-EJECT:To stop playing a tape, SEEK Each time you press SEEK, you same two pushbuttons are pressed at fully press this button.The cassette will will tune in the next station higher on the same time. be partially ejected, and the radio will the radio band. begin playing. To Play a Cassette Tape: To Preset Radio Stations: With the power on, insert a tape into Using the four pushbuttons below the the cassette door. Using tapes that are digital display, youcan set up to 14 longer than 90 minutes (45 minutes on radio stations (seven AM and seven each side) is not recommended. FM). When the right indicator arrow is lit, 1. Use the lower hob (TUNE) to tune selections listed on thebottom side of in thestation you want. the cassette are playing. When the left 2. Press SET. The SET indicator will arrow is lit, selections listed on the top appear on thedigital screen for five side of the cassette are playing. To seconds. change sides of the tape,press the 3. While the SET indicator is displayed, upper control hob (VOLUME) while press one of the four pushbuttons. the cassette is playing. The tape player automatically begins playingthe other 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each of four AM side when it reaches the end of the tape. and four FM stations. Fast Forward:Press the buttonwith Up to three additional stations on each the arrow pointing in the same direction band may be preset by “pairing” that thetape is playing. To stop fast pushbuttons: forward, press the STOP-EJECT button. setting preset at thefactory, press the ll left and right or top and bottom buttons at thesame time. Radio Controls The band you select will be displayedon the digital screen. The frequency of the station will also be displayed,and if the station is in stereo, the STEREO indicator.will also be displayed. RCL (Recall): Press to change between the clock and the radio station frequency displayon the digital screen, 9MlFM Stereowith Cassette VOL button. when the radio is on. Dlayer and Music Search BASS: Adjusts the bass level. AM:. Press to select,the AM band. The digital display indicates information TREB (Treble): Adjusts the treble FM:-Press to select the FM band. In time or radio station frequency, the level. SEEK A : Press to tunein the next 4M or FM radio band, whether the Press the topof each switch to increase station higher on the band. ;tation is in stereo, and other radio the level, or the bottom to decrease the SEEKT: Press to tune in the next :unctions. level. Press the center of each switch for station lower on the band. POWER: Turns the uniton and off preset levels. SCAN: Press to listen for a few seconds when the ignition is on. Balance Controls to thenext station on theAM or FM VOL (Volume): Press the topof the Adjusts the lefthight and fronthear band; the scan will continue every few ;witch to increase the volume. Press the speaker balance to your individual seconds until you press SCAN again to Jottom of the switch to decrease the taste.b When you change either stop on aparticular station. Jolume. The volume setting will be adjustment, thebottom of the digital TUNE: Press this control to tunein %splayed.To quickly reduce the volume screen will display the point of balance stations higher or lower on theAM or ;o a low level, pressthe center of the you have selected. For the normal FM radio band. 115 Comfort Controls & Audio.Systems

To PresetRadio Stations: tape side first. Adjust volume, balance, second quiet spot or when you press You can preselect up to 10 radio fade and tone asdescribed earlier. SEEK again (or PROG). stations (five AM and five FM) and Here .are your other tape player REPT (Repeat): Press to repeat a tune toany of them by pushing a single controls: selection. The tape will rewind to the button. Here’s how. PROG (Program): Press to switch first four-second quiet spot or until you 1. Tune to a desired station with the from one side of the tapeto theother. press REPT (or PROG) again. lower knob. The unit switches automaticallyat the EJCT: Press to remove the tape. 2. Press SET. end of a side. 3. Within about five seconds, press one CR02: Press to adjust the.unit for high of the five numbered pushbuttons. bias chrome or metal tapes. For The station you selected will be standard bias tapes, press again to automatically tuned whenever you return to the factory-preset adjustment. press this button again. REV (Reverse): Press to rewind the 4. Repeat forup to four more stations tape rapidly. The tape will stop at the on the same band, and up tofive on end, or when you press REV or PROG the other band. lightly. The radio will play while the tape is rewinding. To Play a Cassette Tape: FWD (Forward): Press to advance the Your cassette tape player is designed to tape rapidly. Thetape will stop at the work best with tapes that play for 30 to end, or when you pressFWD or PROG 45 minutes per side. Tapes that run lightly. The radio will play whilethe longer than that are so thin they may tape is advancing. not work well in this player. SEEK: Press to advance to thenext With the unit on,press a cassette into selection or passage. The tape will fast- the slot marked AUTO REVERSE, forward and stopeither at thefirst four- 250Hz 3.5KHz taste. When you change either 60Hz lKHz lOKHr adjustment, the bottom of the digital screen will display the point of balance you have selected. For the normal setting preset at thefactory, press the center of the balance control. Radio Controls AM/FM: Press the AM or FM buttons to select either the AM or FM radio band. The band you select willbe displayed on thedigital screen. The frequency of the station will also be displayed, and if the stationis in stereo, AMIFM Stereo with Cassette to a low level,press the center of the the STEREO indicator will also be Player and Graphic Equalizer VOL button. displayed. The digital display indicates information Equalizer Controls RCL (Recall): Press to change between on time or radio station frequency, the Boost the bass, emphasize a voice in a the clock and the radio station AM or FM radio band, whether the song, brighten the treble -your frequency display on the digital screen, station is in stereo, and other radio equalizer gives you freedom to adjust when theradio is on. €unctions. five separate frequencies of sound to SEEK A : Press to tune in thenext POWER Turns the uniton and off your individual taste. Move a lever up station higher on theband. when the ignition is on. to emphasize a frequency, move it down SEEKV: Press to tunein the next to de-emphasize. It's best to begin with station lower on theband. VOL (Volume): Press the topof the the levers in the middle position, then switch to increase the volume. Press the adjust individual leversas you like. SCAN: Press to listen for a few seconds bottom of the switch to decrease the to thenext station on theAM or FM volume. The volume setting will be Balance Controls band; the scan will continue every few displayed. To quickly reduce the volume Adjusts the lefthight andfronthear seconds until you press SCAN again to speaker b.alance to your individual stop on a particular station. 117 Comfort.Controls&Audio Systems

TUNE: Press this control to tune in Then push a cassette into thecassette CRO,: This button sets tape bias. When stations higher or lower on the AM or entry door. (the tape side goes in first). playing high bias chromeor metal tapes, FM radio band. Using tapes that are longer than 90 press the button to turn the buttonlight To Preset Radio Stations: minutes (45 minutes on each side) is on. When playing standard tapes, press not recommended. again to turn thelight off. The five pushbuttons (numbered 1-5) can be used to preset up to tenradio FWD (Fast Forward): Press to EJCT: Press to have the cassette tape stations (five AM and five FM). advance the tape rapidly; press again to ejected (the radio will then play). play. (The radio plays while a tape is 1. Tune the digital display to thestation fast forwarding.) you want. REV (Reverse): Press to reverse the 2. Press SET. The SET indicator will tape rapidly; press againto play tape. appear on the digital screen for five (The radio plays while a tape is seconds. rewinding.) 3. While the SET indicator is displayed, SEEK: Press to advance the tape to the press one of the five pushbuttons. beginning of the next selection. 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each of five AM REPT (Repeat): Press to rewind the and five FM stations. tape to thebeginning of a selection. Tape Player PROG (Program): Press to change.the This audio system has automatic Ix7 side of tape being played. Whenthe Dolby B [email protected] reduce background arrow pointing up is lighted, the noise on Dolby encoded.tapes. [email protected] selections listed on the topside of the Noise Reduction is manufactured under tape are played. When the arrow license from DolbyLaboratories pointing down is lighted, selections Licensing Corporation. [email protected] the listed on the bottom side of the tape are 00 symbol are trademarks of Dolby played. The tape player automatically Laboratories Licensing Corporation. begins playing the other side whenit Press POWER to turn theradio on. reaches the end of the tape. SCAN: Press to listen for a few seconds to thenext station onthe AM or FM band; the scan will continue every few seconds until you press SCAN again to stop on a particular station. RCL (Recall): Press to change between the clock and the radio station frequency displayed on thedigital screen. AM/FM: Press to switch between the AM and FM bands. To Preset Radio Stations 9M/FM Stereo with Compact Disc TUNE: Press this switch to tune in The five pushbuttons in the lower right corner can be used to preset up to ten Player higher frequencies and lower frequencies. radio stations (five AM and five FM) . The digital display indicates information The buttons have other uses when you on time or radio station frequency, the SEEK: Press to tune automatically to are playing a compact disc. the next station higher on theband. AM or FM radio band, whether the 1. Tune thedigital display to thestation station is in stereo, and other radio BAL (Balance):Adjusts the lefthight you want. functions. and fronthear speaker balance to your individual taste. When you change 2. Press SET. The SET indicator will POWER:-Press to turn theunit on and appear on the digital screen for five off when theignition is on. either adjustment, thebottom of the digital screen will display the point of seconds. VOL (Volume):Adjusts the volume up balance you have selected. For the 3. While the SET indicator is displayed, or down, and the bottom of the digital normal setting preset at the factory, press one of the five pushbuttons. screen displays the setting.For a normal press the left and right or front and rear 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each of five AM listening level preset at thefactory, buttons at thesame time. press the center of the switch. and five FM stations. 119 Comfort Controls&Audio Systems

To Play a Compact Disc: seconds to see how long yourselection ignition or power switch. The disc will Many of the controls far the radio also has been playing. The track number begin playing at thepoint where it had have functions for. thecompact ,disc also will be displayedwhen the.volume been stopped. player, as explained here. is changed or a new track starts to play. ST/PL (Stop/Play): Press to stop the Don’t use -discs that arecalled PREV (Previous): Press to play a track disc player;the radio will play..Press singles. Theywon’t eject. Use only full- again. If you hold the PREV button, the again to play the disc (the player will size compact discs. disc will keep backingup to previous start playing the disc where it was tracks. stopped earlier). 1. Press POWER to turn theunit on. NEXT: Press when you want to hear EJCT (Eject): Press to eject the disc; 2. Insert a disc part-wayinto theslot, the next track. If you hold the NEXT the radio will play. with the label side up. Theplayer will button, the disc will keep advancing to pull it in. In a fewseconds, the disc other tracks. should play. CD Player Anti-Theft Feature REV (Reverse): Press and hold to Delco LOC 11sis a security feature that If the disc comes backout: rapidly back up to a favorite passage. The disc may beupside down. can be used or ignored. If you ignore it, Release to resume playing. your system will play normally.If you The disc may be dirty, scratched or FF (Fast Forward):Press and hold to use it, your system cannot be turned on wet. rapidly advance the disc. Release to if it is stolen. These instructions will tell There may be too much moisture in resume playing. you how to enter a secret code into your the air (wait about one hour and try COMP (Compression):Depressing system. Then, if battery power is lost for again). this button makes soft and loud any reason, the secret code must be The player may betoo hot,or the road passages more equalin volume. Press entered again beforethe system can be may be too rough forthe disc to play. again to resume normal play. turned on. While a discis playing, the CD indicator When Finished withthe Compact To Set: is displayed on the digital screen, as is Disc Player: 1. Write down any six-digit numberand the clock. If you press POWER or turn off the keep it in a safe place.This is your RCL (Recall): Press once to see which ignition, the disc will stayin theplayer secret code. track is playing. Press again within five and startagain when you turn on the !20 2. Turn theignition to Accessory or is secure. If "-" appears, the play again. If the display shows SEC: Run. steps were not successful and you the steps were not successful and the 3. Press the POWER button to turn the must repeat the entireprocedure. numbers did not match the secret radio off. To Disable the Anti-Theft System: code. 4. Press the PREV and FF buttons at Enter your secret code by following If you lose or forget your code, see your the same time and hold until "-" these steps (you will have only15 dealer. shows on the display. You now have seconds between each step). If you lose battery power, when the only 15 seconds between each of the 1. Turn theignition to Accessory or battery is reconnected, the system will following steps. Run and the radio off, then press the not 'turn.on and LOC will appear. 5. Press SET and 000 appears on the PREV and FF buttons of the station Follow steps 1-8 for disabling your display. presets. SEC will appear, showing system (the time will appear if you are the radio is secure. successful). If SEC appears, the 6. Press and hold SEEK until the first numbers did not match and your unit i: digit of your code appears. 2. Press SET and 000 appears on the still locked. 7. Press and hold SCAN until the display. second and third digits of your code 3. Press and hold SEEK until the first appear. digit of your secret code appears. 8. Press AM/FM (000 appears). 4. Press and hold SCAN until the 9. Press and hold SEEK until the fourth second and-third digits of your code digit of your code appears. appear. IO. Press and hold SCAN until the fifth 5. Press AM/FM (000 will appear on and sixth digits of your code appear. the display). 11. Press AM/FM (rEP will appear for 6. Press and hold SEEK until the fourth five seconds, then 000 ) . digit of your code appears. 12. Repeat steps 6 through 10. Then 7. Press and hold SCAN until the fifth press the AM/FM button again. and sixth ,digits of your code appear. SEC will appear, indicating that 8. Press AM/FM. If the display shows Delco-Loc 11s is set, andyour radio "-"the radio is unsecured and will 121 Comfort Controls&Audio Systems

switch to mute the audio system. Press AM Stereo any switchto return toyour original Your [email protected] system may be ableto volume level. receive [email protected] broadcasts. SEEK: Each time you pressthe switch, Many AM stations around the country you will tune ina radio station higher use [email protected] produce. stereo, on the AM or FM band. though some do not. [email protected] isa With a CD player, pressingSEEK will registered trademark of Motorola, Inc. advance the tracks. If your [email protected] systemcan get C- [email protected], yourstereo indicator light will comeon when you are Sfeering Wheel Touch Controls Understanding Radio Reception receiving it. For Audio System (OPTION) FM Stereo Some audio system functions described FM Stereo will give you the best sound, n the previous pages can also be but FM signals will reach only about 10 Iperated with the Steering Wheel to 40 miles (16 to 65 km) . Tall buildings rouch Controls option. These touch or hills can interfere with FM signals, :ontrols also operate some climate causing the sound to come and go. :ontrols. See the Index under Steering Wheel Touch Controls for Climate AM Zontrol. The range for mostAM stations is PROG (Program):Press to hear greater than forFM, especiallyat night. ;tations which you havepreset on your The longer range, however, can cause radio. stations to interfere with each other. AM can also pick upnoise from things VOL (Volume): Press the top of the like storms and power lines. To lower switch to increase volume or the botton this noise, try reducingthe treble level. to decrease it. Press the middle of the

122 Fixed Mast Antenna The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged. If the mast should ever become slightly bent, you can straighten 123 Comfort Con&ols & Audio Systems

it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, 6. Then repeat if necessary. as it might beby vandals, you should replace it. NOTICE: Check every once in a while to be sure Don't lubricate the power.antenna. the mast is still tightened to thefender. I Lubrication could damage it. NOTICE: Before entering an automatic car Power Antenna.Mast ,Care wash, turn off your radio to make Your power antenna will lodlr~itsbest the power antenna go down. This and work well if it's cleaned from time will prevent the mast from possibly to time. getting damaged.If the antenna To Clean the Antenna Mast: does not go down when you turn the radio off, it may be damaged or 1. Turn on theignition and radio to need to be cleaned. In either case, raise the antenna tofull mast lower the antennaby hand by extension. carefully pressingthe antenna 2. Dampen a clean cloth with dneral down. spirits or equivalent solvent. 3. Wipe cloth over the mast sections, If the mast portion of your antenna is removing any dirt. damaged, you can easily replace it. See 4. Wipe dry with clean cloth before your dealer for a replacement lit and retracting. follow the instructions in the kit. 5. Make the antennago up anddown by turning theradio or ignition on and Off. 124 Part 4 Your Driving and the Road

Here you’ll find information about Defensive Driving...... 126 driving on different kinds of roads Drunken Driving ...... 126 and in varying weatherconditions . Control of a Vehicle We’ve also. included many other Braking ...... 128 useful tips on driving. Anti-Lock Brakes ...... 129 Steering Tips ...... 130 Steering in Emergencies ...... 131 Passing ...... 132 Driving at Night ...... 134 Driving.. in theRain ...... 135 City ...... Driving 137 Freeway Driving ...... 137 Hill and Mountain Roads ...... 139 Winter Driving ...... 140 Towing aTrailer ...... 143

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Defensive Driving thousands of victims every year. How much alcohol isin the drink. Alcohol takes away three things that The drinker’s body weight. The best advice anyone can give about anyone needs to drive a vehicle: driving is: Drive defensively. The amount of food that is consumed Judgment Please start with a very important safety before and during drinking. device in your Oldsmobile: Buckleup. Muscular Coordination The length of time it has taken the

(See Safety BeZts in theIndex.) + Vision drinker to consume the alcohol. Defensive driving reallymeans “be Police records show that almost half of ready foranything.” On city streets, all motor vehicle-related deaths involve rural roads, or freeways, it means alcohol - a driver, a passenger or “always expectthe unexpected.” someone else, such as a pedestrian, had Assume that pedestriansorother been drinking. In most cases, these drivers are going to be careless and deaths are the result .of someone who make mistakes. Anticipate what they was drinking and driving. About 20,000 might do. Be ready fortheir mistakes. motor vehicle-related deaths occur each year because of alcohol, and thousands Rear-end collisionsare about the most of people are injured. preventable of accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough following Just how much alcoholis too much if a distance. It’s the best defensive driving person plans to drive? Ideally, no one maneuver, in both city and rural should drink alcohol and then drive. driving. You never know when the But if one does, then what’s “too vehicle in front of you is going to brake much”? It can be a lot less than many or turn suddenly. might think. Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some Drunken Driving general information on theproblem. Death and injury associated with The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of drinking and driving is a national someone who isdrinking depends upon tragedy. It’sthe number one contributor four things: to thehighway death toll, claiming 100 I20 140 160 180 200 220 240 BODY WELGHT IN POUNDS L Sometimes, as when you’re driving on snow or.ice, it’s easy to ask more of those ecmtrol systems than the and ro:ad can Wovidg. That means you can lose control of your vehicle.

IBraking Br&ng:action involves perception time and .reactiontime. First, you have to dedde~ pushto on the CHECK \ GAQES I Your Driving andthe Road

Braking in Emergencies it possible for the vehicle to change its Use your anti-lock braking systemwhen path when you turn thefront wheels. If you need to. With anti-lock, you can there’s no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in thesame direction. If steer and brake at thesame time. In many emergencies, steeringcan help you’ve ever tried to steer a vehicle on you more than even the very best wet ice, you’llunderstand this. braking. The traction you can get in a curve depends on the condition of your tires and the road surface, the angle at which You can steer around the obstacle while Steering the curve isbanked, and your speed. braking hard. While you’rein a curve, speed is the one factor you can control. As you brake, your computer keeps If you lose powersteering assist receiving updates on wheel speed and because the engine stops or the system Suppose you’re steeringthrough a controls braking pressure accordingly. is not functioning, you can steer but it sharp curve. Then you suddenly will take much more effort. accelerate. Both control systems - Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change steering and acceleration - have to do the time you need to get yourfoot up to their work where the tires meet the the brake pedal. If you get too close to Steering Tips road. Adding the sudden acceleration the vehicle in front of you, you won’t Driving on Curves can demand too much of those places. have timeto apply yourbrakes if that You can lose control. vehicle suddenly slowsor stops. Always It’s important to take curves at a leave enough room up ahead to stop, reasonable speed. What should you do if this ever even though you have anti-lock brakes. A lot of the “driver lost control” happens? Ease up on theaccelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you To Use Anti-Lock accidents mentioned on thenews happen on curves. Here’s why: want it to go, and slow down. Don’t pump the brakes. Just hold the Experienced driveror beginner, each of Speed limit signs near curveswarn that brake pedal down and let anti-lock you should adjust your speed. Of work for you. You may feel the system us is subject to thesame laws of physics when driving on curves. Thetraction of course, the posted speeds are based on working, or you may notice some noise, good weather and road conditions. but this is normal. the tires against the road surface makes 130 Your Oldsmobile can perform verywell: in emergencies likethese. First apply your brakes. It is better toremove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the

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pass. A broken center line usually Passing indicates it’s all right to pass The driver of a vehicle about to pass (providing the road ahead is clear). another on a two-lane highwaywaits for Never cross a solid lineon your side just the right moment, accelerates, of the lane or a double solid line, even moves around the vehicle ahead, then if the road seems emptyof goes back into the right lane again. A approaching traffic. simple maneuver? Do not get too close to the vehicle Not necessarily! Passinganother vehicle you want to pass while you’re on a two-lane highway is a potentially awaiting an opportunity. For one m-Road Recovery dangerous move, since the passing thing, following too closely reduces You may find sometimethat your right vehicle occupiesthe same lane as your area of vision, especiallyif you’re wheels have dropped off the edge of a oncoming trafficfor several seconds. A following a larger vehicle. Also,you road onto theshoulder while you’re miscalculation, an error in judgment, or won’t have adequate space if the driving. a brief surrender to frustration or anger vehicle ahead suddenly slowsor can suddenly put the passing driver face If the level of the shoulder is only stops. Keep back a reasonable to face with the worst of all traffic distance. slightly belowthe pavement, recovery accidents - the head-on collision. should be fairly easy. Easeoff the When it looks likea chance to pass is accelerator and then, if there is nothing So here are some tips for passing: coming up, start toaccelerate but stay in theway, steer so that your vehicle “Drive ahead.” Look down the road, in the right lane and don’t get too straddles the edge of the pavement. You to the sides, and to crossroads for dose. Time your moveso you will be can turn thesteering wheel up to 1/4 situations that might affect your increasing speedas thetime comes to turn until the right front tire contacts passing patterns. If you have any move into the other lane. If the way is the pavement edge. Then turn your doubt whatsoever about making a clear to pass, you will have a “running steering wheel to go straight down the successful pass,wait for a better time. start” thatmore than makes up for roadway. Watch for traffic signs, pavement the distance you would lose by markings, and lines. If you can see a dropping back. And if something sign up ahead that might indicate a happens to cause you to cancel your turn or an intersection, delay your pass, you need only slow downand 132 133 Your Driving andthe Road

steering, acceleration, or braking up only so much road ahead. (including engine braltingby shifting to In remote areas, watch for animals. a lower gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may If you’re tired, pull off the road in a not realize the surface is slippery until safe place and rest. your vehicle isskidding. Learn to recognize warning clues- such as Night Vision enough water, ice or packed snow on No one can see as well at night as in the the road to make a “mirrored surface” daytime. But as we get olderthese - and slow downwhen you have any differences increase. A 50-year-old doubt. Driving at Night driver may require at least twice as Remember: Any anti-lock braking Night driving is moredangerous than much light to see the same thing at system (ABS) helps avoid onlythe day driving. One reason is that some night as a 20-year-old. braking skid. drivers are likely to be impaired- by What you do in thedaytime can also alcohol or drugs, with night vision affect your night vision. For example,if problems, or by fatigue. you spend the day in brightsunshine Here are some tips on night driving. you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your i Drive defensively. eyes will have lesstrouble adjusting to night. But if you’re driving, don’t wear Don’t drink and drive. sunglasses at night. They may cut down Adjust your inside rearview mirrorto on glare from headlights,but they also reduce the glare from headlights make a lot of things invisible. behind you. You can be temporarily blindedby Since you can’t see as well, you may approaching lights. It can take a second need to slow down and keep more or two, or even severalseconds, for space betweenyou and other vehicles. your eyes to readjust to thedark. When Slow down, especially on higher you are faced with severe glare(as from speed roads. Your headlightscan light a driver who doesn’t lowerthe high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed 134 headlights), slow down a little. Avoid It’s wise to keep yourwiping equipment staring directly into theapproaching in good shape and keep your windshield lights. washer tank filled. Replace your Keep your windshield and all the glass windshield wiperinserts whenthey on your vehicleclean - inside and out. show signs of streaking or missing areas Glare at night is made much worse by on the windshield, or when stripsof dirt on theglass. Eventhe inside of the rubber start to separatefrom the glass can build up a film caused by dust. inserts. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean glasswould, making the pupils-of your eyes contract Driving inthe Rain repeatedly. Rain and wet roads can mean driving Remember that your headlights light up trouble. On a wet road you can’t stop, far less of a roadway when you are in a accelerate or turn as well because your turn or curve. Keep your eyes moving; tire-to-road traction isn’t as good as on that way, it’s easier to pick out dimly dry roads. And, if your tires don’t have lighted objects. Just as your headlights much tread left, you’ll get even less should be checked regularlyfor proper traction. It’s always wise to go slower aim, so should your eyes be examined and be cautious if rain startsto fall regularly. Some drivers suffer from while you are driving. The surface may night blindness -the inability to see in get wet suddenly when your reflexes are dim light- and aren’t even aware of it. tuned for drivingon dry pavement. The heavier the rain, theharder it is to see. Even if your windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain can make it harder to see road signs and traffic signals, pavement markings, the edge of the road, and even people walking. 135 I Your Driving and the Road

Hydroplaning Besides slowing down, allow some Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much extra following distance. And be water can build up under your tires that especially carefulwhen you pass they can actually ride on the water. This another vehicle. Allow yourself more can happen if the road is wet enough clear room ahead, and be prepared to and you’re goingfast enough. When have your view restrictedby road your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little spray. or no contact with the road. Have good tires with proper tread Hydroplaning doesn’t happen often. depth. (See Tires in the Index.) Driving too fast through large water But it can if your tires haven’t much puddles or even goingthrough some car tread or if the pressure in one or more is washes can cause problems, too. The low. It can happen if a lot of water is water may affect yourbrakes. Try to standing on theroad. If you can see avoid puddles.But if you can’t, try to reflections fromtrees, telephone poles, slow down before youhit them. or other vehicles, and raindrops “dimple” the water’s surface, there could be hydroplaning. Hydroplaning usuallyhappens at higher speeds. Therejust isn’t a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning; Thebest advice is to slow down when it is raining.

Some .OtherRainy Weather Tips Turn on your low-beam headlights- not just your parlcing lights - to help make you more visibleto others. 136 Treat a green lightas a warning signal. A traffic light isthere because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start tomove, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running thered light. ..

City Driving 4 Freeway Driving One of the biggest problemswith city Mile for mile, freeways(also called streets is the amountof traffic on them. thruways,~parkways, expressways, You'll want to watch out for what the turnpikes, or superhighways) are the other drivers are doing and pay safest of all roads. But they havetheir attention totraffic signals. own special rules. Here are ways to increase your safetyin The most important advice on freeway city driving: driving is: Keepup with traffic and keep IOnow the best way to get to where to the right. Drive at the same speed you are going. Get a city map and most of the other drivers are dtiving. plan your trip into an unknown part roo-fast or too-slow dri,vingbreaks a of the city just as you would for a smooth traffic flow.Treat the left lane 'cross-country trip. on akeeway as a passing lane. - Try to use the freeways that rim and At the entrance there is usuallya ramp cris.scross most large cities. You'll that leads to thefreeway. If you have a save time and energy. (See the next clear view of the freeway as you drive section, Freeway Driving.) along the entrance ramp, you should begin to check traffic.Try to determine where you expectto blend with the

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The exit spleed is usu.alllJ posted. : Is the Reduce yourspeed according to your reservoir full? Are all windows clean speedometer, not to your sense of inside and outside? motion. After driving for anydistance at Wiper Blades:Are they in good higher speeds, you may tend to think shape? you are going slowerthan you actually Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have are. you checked all levels? Lights: Are they all working? Arethe 4 Before Leaving on a Long lenses clean? Tires: They are vitally impartant to a Trip safe, trouble-freetrip. Is the tread Make sure you’re ready. Try to be well good enough far long-distance rested. If you must start when you’re driving? Are the tiresall inflated to not fr&- such asafter a day’s work the recommended pressure? - don’t plan to make too many miles Weather Forecasts:What’s the that first part of the journey. Wear weather outlook along your route? comfortable clothingand shoes you can Should you delay yourtrip a short easily drivein. time to avoid a major storm system? Is your vehicle ready fora long trip? If Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps? you keep it serviced and maintained, it’s ready to go. If it needs service, haveit done before starting out. Of course, IHighway Hypnosis you’ll find experienced and able service experts in Oldsmobile dealerships all Is there actually such a condition as across North America. They’ll be ready “highway hypnosis”?Or is it just plain and willing to help if you need it. falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of~awareness,or Here are some things you can check whatever. before a trip: There is something about an easy stretch of road with the same scenery, along with the humof the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy.Don’t let it happen to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road in less than a second, and you could crash and be injured. What can you do about highway Hill and MountainRoads hypnosis? First, be aware that it can Driving on steep hills or mountains is happen. different from drivingin flat or rolling Then here are some tips: terrain. Make sure your vehicle is well If you drive regularlyin steep country, ventilated, with a comfortably cool or if you’re planning to visit there, here interior. are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to thesides. Check your Keep your vehicle in good shape. rearview mirrors and your Check all fluid levelsand also the instruments frequently. brakes, tires, cooling systemand transaxle. These parts can work hard If you get sleepy, pull off the road into on mountain roads. a rest, service, or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, orboth. Know how to go down hills.The most For safety,treat drowsiness on the important thing to lmow is this: let Ihow how to go uphill. You may highway as an emergency. your engine do some of the slowing want to shift down to a lower gear. down. Shift to a lower gear when you The lower gearskelp cool your engine go down a steep or long hill. 139 ' Your Driving and the Road

and transaxle, and you can climb the hill better. Stay in your own lane when driving on two-lane roads in hills or mountains. Don't swing wide orcut across the center of the road. Drive at speeds that let you stay in your own lane. As you go over the topof a hill, be alert. There could be something in I You may want to putwinter your lane, like a stalledcar or an Winter Driving emergency supplies in your trunk. Here are some tips for winter driving: accident. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or You may see highway signs on Have your Oldsmobilein good shape broom, a supplyof windshield washer mountains that warnof special for winter. Be sure your engine fluid, a rag, somewinter outer clothing, problems. Examplesare long grades, coolant mix- is correct. a small shovel, a flashlight, reda cloth, passing or no-passing zones, a falling and a couple of reflective warning rocks area, or windingroads. Be alert triangles. And, if you will be driving to these and take appropriate action. under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. fall. Tryto avoid drivingon wet ice until an overpass may remain icy when the salt and sand crews can get there. surrounding roads are clear. If you see Whatever the condition - smooth ice, a patch of ice ahead of you, brake packed, blowing or loose snow - drive before you are on it. Try not to brake with caution. Accelerate gently. Trynot while you’re actuallyon theice, and to break the fragile traction. If you avoid sudden steering maneuvers. accelerate too fast, the drive wheelswill spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Driving on Snowor Ice Your anti-lockbrakes improve your ability to make a hard stop ona slippery Most of the-time, those places where road. Even though you have the anti- your tires meet the road probably have lock braking system, you’ll want to good traction. begin stopping sooner than you would However, if there is snow or ice on dry pavement. See Anti-Lock Brakes between your tires and the road, you in the Index. can have a very slippery situation. Allow greater following distance on You’ll have a lot less traction or “grip” any slippery road. and will need to be very careful. Watch for slippery spots. The road What’s the worst time for this? “Wet might be fine until you hit a spot ice.” Very cold snow or ice can be slick that’s covered with ice. On an and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be otherwise clear road, ice patches may even moretrouble because it may offer appear in shaded areas where the sun the least traction of all. You can get can’t reach: around clumps of trees, “wet ice” when it’s about freezing behind buildings, or under bridges. (32°F; O’C) and freezing rain begins to Sometimes the surface of a curve or

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mats - anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothingto keep warm. You can run theengine to keep warm, but be careful.

If You’re Caught in a Blizzard If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could bein a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know forsure thatyou are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe:Turn onyour hazard flashers. Tiea red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you’ve been stopped by the snow. Put on extra clothing orwrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make bodyinsulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor

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Safety Chains with the feel of handling and braking Passing You should always attach chains with the added weightof the trailer. You’ll need more passing distance up between your vehicleand your trailer. And always keepin mind that the ahead when you’re towinga trailer. Cross the safety chains under the vehicle you are driving is nowa good And, because you’rea good deal longer, tongue of the trailer so that thetongue deal longerand not nearly so responsive you’ll need to go much farther beyond will not drop to theroad if it becomes as your vehicle isby itself. the passed vehicle before youcan return separated from the hitch. Instructions Before you start, check the trailer hitch to your lane. about safety chains may be providedby and platform, safetychains, electrical the hitch manufacturer or by the trailer connector, lights, tires and mirror Backing Up manufacturer. Follow the adjustment. If the trailer has electric manufacturer’s recommendation for brakes, start your vehicle and trailer Hold the bottom of the steering wheel attaching safety chains. Always leave moving and then apply the trailer brake with one hand. Then, to move the just enough slackso you can turn with controller by hand to be sure the brakes trailer to theleft, just move that hand to your rig. And, never allow safetychains are working. Thislets you check your the left. To move the trailer to theright, to drag on the ground. electrical connection at the same time. move your hand to the right. Always During your trip, check occasionally to back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guideyou. Trailer Brakes be sure that theload is secure, and that the lights and any trailer brakes are still Because you have anti-lockbrakes, working. Making Turns don’t try to tapinto your vehicle’s brake system at all. If you do, both brake When you’returning with a trailer, systems won’t work well or at all. Following Distance make widerturns thannormal. Do this Stay at least twice as far behind the so your trailer won’t strike soft shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees, or Driving with a Trailer vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehiclewithout a trailer. other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden Towing a trailer requires a certain This can help you avoidsituations that maneuvers. Signal well in advance. amount of experience. Before setting require heavy brakingand sudden out for the open road, you’ll want to get turns. to laowyour rig. Acquaint yourself 146 Turn Signals When Towing a On a long uphill grade, shift down and 4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then Trailer reduce your speed to around 45 mph apply your parkingbrake, and then (70 ltm/h) to reduce the possibility of shift to P (Park). When you tow a trailer, your vehiclehas engine and transaxle overheating. to have a different turn signal flasher 5. Release the regular brakes. and extrawiring. The green arrows on If you are towing a trailer and you have your instrument panel will flash an automatic transaxle with Overdrive, When You Are Ready to Leave you may want to drive in 3 instead of D whenever you signal a turn or lane After Parking on a Hill change. Properly hooked up, thetrailer (or, asyou need to, a lower gear). lights will alsoflash, telling other 1. Apply your regular brakesand hold drivers you’reabout to turn,change Parking on Hills the pedal down whileyou: Start your engine; lanes or stop. You really should not park your vehicle, When towing a trailer, the green arrows with a trailer attached, ona hill. If Shift into a gear; and on your instrument panel will flash for something goes wrong, your rig could Release the parking brake. turns even if the bulbs on thetrailer are start to move. People can be injured, 2. Let up on thebrake pedal. burned out. Thus,you may think and bothyour vehicleand thetrailer drivers behind you are seeing your can be damaged. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. signal when they are not. It’s important But if you ever haveto park your rig on to check occasionallyto be sure the a hill, here’s howto doit: 4. Stop andhave someone pickup and trailer bulbs are still working. store the chocks. 1. Apply your regularbrakes, but don’t shift into P (Park) yet. Driving On Grades 2. Have someone place choclts under Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear the trailer wheels. before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you don’t shift down, you 3. When the wheel choclts are in place, might have to use your brakes so much release the regular brakes until the that they would gethot and nolonger choclts absorb the load. work well. 147 Mainfenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service :nore often when you’re pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more on this. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t overfill), engine oil,belts, cooling system, and brake adjustment. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you findthem quickly. If you’re trailering, it’s a good idea to review these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight. Part 5 Problems on the Road

Here you’ll find what to do about Hazard Warning Flashers ...... 150 some problems that can occuron the Jump Starting ...... 150 road . Towing Your Oldsmobile ...... 154 Engine Overheating ...... 158 If a Tire Goes Flat ...... 165 Changing a Flat Tire ...... 166 c Compact Spare Tire ...... 172 If You’re Stuck: In Sand. Mud. Ice or Snow ...... 173

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4 Jump Starting If your battery hasrun down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your Oldsmobile. But please followthe steps below to do it safely. - 4 Slide the switch up to make your front Hazard Warning Flashers and rear turn signal lights flashon and Your hazard warning flashers let you off. warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Yourfront and real Your hazard warning flashers work no turn signal lights will flashon and off. matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. To turn off the flashers, slidethe switch down. When the hazard warning flashersare on, your turn signals won't work. 4 Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at theside of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle.

150 To Jump Start Your Oldmob!le: 1. Checkthe otber vehicle..It musthave a 1.2-voltbattery with a negative ground system, NOTICE: Ifthe other system isn’t a 12-vdt

1 .systemwith a negative grouad, , both vehicles can be. damagd. 4. Open the h0od.s and locate the batteries. Before you connect the cables, here are some basicthings you should know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to negative (-) or a metal enginepart. Don’t connect (+) to (-) or you’ll get a short thatwould damage the battery and maybe other parts, too.

Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on each battery. Your Oldsmobile has a remote positive (+) jump starting terminal. The terminal is on the same side of the engine compartment as your battery. You should always use the remote positive (+) terminal instead of the positive (+) terminal on your battery. To uncover the remote positive (+) terminal, lift the red plastic cap.

5. Check that thejumper cables don’t have looseor missing insulation. If they do, you could get ashock. The vehicles could be damaged,too. 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to 7. Don’t let the other end touch metal. 9. Attach the cable at least 18 inches the positive (+) terminal of the Connect it to thepositive (+) (45 em) away from the dead battery, vehicle with the dead battery. Use a terminal of the good battery. Use a but notnear engine parts that move. remote positive (+) terminal if the remote. positive(+) terminal if the The electrical connection is just as vehicle has one. vehicle has one. good there, but thechance of sparks 8. Now connect the black negative (-) getting back to thebattery is much cable to thegood battery’s negative less. (-) terminal. Don’t let the other end 10. Now start thevehicle with the good touch anything until the next step. battery and run theengine for a The otherend of the negative cable while. doesn’t go to thedead battery. It goes 11. Try to startthe vehicle with the to a heavy unpainted metal part on dead battery. If it won’t start after a the engine of the vehicle with the few tries, it probably needs service. dead battery.

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12. Remove the cables in reverse order I to prevent electrical shofiing, Take Towing Your OUsmobile care-thatthey don’t touch each other-or my other metal.

154 When your vehicle is beingtowed, have the ignition key off. The steering wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position, with a clamping device designed for towing service.Do not use the vehicle’s steering column lock for this. The transaxle should be in N (Neutral) and theparking brake released. Don’t have your vehicle towedon the front wheels, unless you must. If the vehicle must be towed on thefront wheels, don’t go more than 35 mph (56 ltm/h) or farther than 50 miles (80 ltm) or your transaxle will be damaged.If c these limits must be exceeded, then the front wheels have to be supported on a dolly.

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rowing from the Front-Vehicle 4-Door Models .Door Models Hook-up 2. Position a 4x4 wood beam across Before hooking up toa tow truck, be sling chains against the bottom of the NOTICE: sure to read all the information on cradle horns. Do not tow with sling-type rowing Your Oldsmobile earlier in this equipment or fascia/fog light section. damage will occur. Use wheel-lift or Qll Models car carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required forcar 1. Attach T-hook chains into theside carrier equipment. slots in the cradle in front of the wheels, on both sides. Use safety chains and wheel straps.


J NOTICE: Towing a vehicle overrough surfaces could damage a vehicle. Damage can occur from vehicle to ground or vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To help avoid damage, install a towing dolly and raise vehicle until adequateclearance is obtained between the ground Models and/or wheel-lift equipment. AN 3. Attach a separate safety chain around Do not attachwinch cables or J- the outboard end of each lower hooks to suspension components control arm. when using car carrier equipment. Always use T-hooks inserted in the T-hook slots.


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.Ifyour enghe'catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged.. The costly repairs would not be covered-by your warranty.

1 I If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don’t do anything else until itcools down.

The coolant level should beat or above Cooling System the COLD mark. If it isn’t, you may When you decideit’s safe to lift the have a leak in theradiator hoses, heater hood, here’s what you’ll see: hoses, radiator, waterpump or (A) Coolant recovery tank somewhere elsein the cooling system. (€3) Radiator pressure cap (C) Electric enginefans

160 NOTICE: In cold weather, watercan freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other-parts.Use the recommended coolant.

2. Then keep turning thepressure cap, 3. After the engine cools, open the 3.4L V6 (VIN Code X): There are but now push down as you turn it. coolant air bleed valve or valves. two bleed valves. Theyare located on Remove the pressure cap. 3100 V6 (VIN Code M): There are the thermostathousing and heater two bleed valves.One is located on inlet pipe. the thermostat housing. The other is located on the thermostatbypass tube.

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4. Fill the radiatotwith the prapermix, 6. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to 7. Put thecap back on the coolant .up to thebase of the filler neck. If the COLD mark. recovery tank, but.leave the radiator you see a stream af coolant coming pressure cap off. from.an air bleed valve, closethe valve. Otherwise.,close. the valves &er the radiator is filled. 5. Rinse or wip*eany spilled coolant from the engine compartment,

' 164 leak out slowly. But if you should ever have a “blowout,” here are a few tips about what to expect and what to do: If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. 8. Start the engine and let it run until 10. Then replace the pressure cap. At you can feel the upper radiator hose any time during this procedure if A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, getting hot. Watch out for the engine coolant begins to flow out of the acts much like a slid and may require fans. filler neck, reinstall the pressure the same correction you’d use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot 9. By this time the coolant level inside cap. Be sure the arrows on the the radiator filler neck may be lower. pressure cap.line uplike this. from the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by steering the If the level is lower, add more of the 11. Check the coolant in the recovery proper mix through the filler neck tank. Thelevel in the coolant way you want thevehicle to go. It may until the level reaches the base of the recovery tanlcshould be at theHOT be very bumpy and noisy, but you can filler neck. mark when the engine is hot or at still steer. Gently brake to a stop, well the COLD mark when the engine is off the road if possible. cold. If a tire goes flat, the next section shows how to use your jackingequipment to change a flat tire safely. Ifa Tire Goes Flat It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving, especially if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes out of a tire, it’s much more likely to 165 Problems on the Road

a The following steps will tell-you how to Changing Flat Tire use the jack and change atire. If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowlyto a The equipment you’ll need is in the level place.Turn onyour hazard trunk. warning flashers. 1. Pull the carpeting from the floor of the trunk. 2. Turn the center retainer bolt on the compact spare tire housing countercloclmise to remove it, then lift the tire cover. 3. Remove the wing nut securing the 4. Remove the bolt securing the jack 5. If there is a wheel cover, remove it by compact spare tireand spacer by and wrench by turning it using the wedge end of the wrench to turning it countercloclwise. Then lift countercloclwise. Then remove the pry gently in a notch at theedge.of off the spacer and remove the spare jack and wrench. the center cap. Do not use a tool that tire. is narrower, such as a screwdriver, to pry in this notch. You may damage the wheel cover or the center cap. You may also have plastic nut caps. Loosen the plastic nut caps with the wheel wrench. They won’t come off. Then pry along the edge of the wheel cover until it comes off.

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6. If your vehicle has exposed wheelnut 7. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all 3. Remove the band around the jack. caps, remove them using the wheel the wheel nuts. Don’t remove them Turn the jack handle clockwise to nut wrench. yet. raise the jack head a fewinches. NOTICE:

9. Position the jack and raise the jack IO. Raise the vebideby rotating the head until it fits firmly into th’e notch jack han8dleclockwise. Raisethe in thevehicle’s -frame nearest theflat jack far enough so there’s enough tire. Do not raise the vehicle yet.-Put room for the spare tire to fit. the compact spare tire near you. 11. Remove allwheel nutsand take off the flat tire. Probkms on the Road

12. Remove any rust or dirt from the 13. Replace the wheel nuts with the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and rounded end of the nutstoward the spare wheel. Placethe spare on the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand wheel mounting surface. until the wheel is held against the hub.

1 70 14. Lower the vehicle by rotating the 15. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a jack handle counterclockwise. cr&cross sequence as shown. Don’t Lower the jack completely. try to put thewheel cover on your compact spare tire. It won’t fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. 16. Store the flat tire as far forward in the trunk aspossible. Store the jack NOTICE: and the wheel wrench in their compartment in the trunk. Wheel coverswon’t fit on your compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare, you could damage the cover or the spare.

171 The compact spare is. for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire assomas you 'can. See Compact Spare -Tirelater in this section.

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manual, see ServicePublications in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. AC' Before attempting todo your own 1-1 service work, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped .Oldsmobile in the Index.. You should keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintmance Record in the Index.

NOTICE: Doing Your Own Work Service If you try to do your own service If you want to.do some of your own work without lmowing enough service work, you'llwant.to get the .about it, your vehicle could be proper Oldsmobile ServiceManual. It damaged. tells you much.more about how to service yowr Oldsmobile than this .manual can. To order the proper service 176 I


Be sure the posted.octaneis at least 87. I€ the octane is less than 87, you may get a heavy knocking noise when you drive. If it's bad enough, it .can damage your engine. --I77 , for Cleaner Air deposit control additives and Your use of gasoline with deposit oxygenates, and if they have been control additives will help prevent reformulated to reduce vehicle deposits from formingin your engine emissions. and fuel system. That helps keep your engine intune and your emission control system working properly. It’s good for your vehicle,and you’ll be doing yourpart for cleanerair. Many gasolinesare now blended with Fuels in Foreign Countries oxygenates. General Motors recommends that you use gasolines with these blending materials, such as MTBE and ethanol. By doing so, you can he€pclean the air, especially in those partsof the country that have high carbon monoxide levels. In addition, some gasolinesuppliers are now producing reformulated gasolines. These gasolines are specially designed to reduce vehicle emissions.General Motors recommends that you use reformulated gasoline. By-doingso, you can help clean the air, especially in those parts of the country that have high ozone levels. You should ask your service station operators if their gasolines contain 1 78 llou can also write usat thefollowing iddress for advice. Just tell us where {ou’re goingand give your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation North American Export Sales (NAES) 1908 Colonel Sam Drive , Ontario LIH 8P7 Filling Your Tank While refueling; hang the cap.inside the fuel door. Fuel Capacity: To take off the cap, turnit slowly to the 16.5 U.S. Gallons (62 L). Use unleaded left (countercloclwise). fuel only. The cap isbehind a hinged door on the left side of your vehicle.

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Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Cleaning the Outside of Your Oldsmobile in the Index. When you put thecap back on, turn it to the rightuntil you hear atleast .three cliclcs .

If you need a new cap, be sure to Hood Release Then go to the frontof the vehicle and get the right type. Your dealer can To open the hood, first pull the handle release the^ secondary hood release. get one for you. If you get the inside thevehicle. Lift the hood. wrong type, it may not fit or have proper venting, and your fuel tank and emissions system might be damaged. Checking Things Under the Hood The following sections tell you howto check fluids, lubricants and important parts underhood.

180 I Before closingthe hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then just pull the hood down and close it firmly.

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3700 (CODE M). When you open the hood, you’ll see: 1. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 2. Engine Oil Fill Cap 3. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick 4. Brake Fluid Reservoir 5. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6. Battery 7. Air Cleaner 8. Engine Oil Dipstick 9. Radiator Pressure Cap IO. Engine Coolant Reservoir Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 Engine (CODE x) When you open the hood, you’ll see: 1. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 2. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir 4. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 5. Battery 6. Air Cleaner 7. Engine Oil Fill Cap 8. Engine Oil Dipstick 9. Radiator Pressure Cap IO. Engine Coolant Reservoir

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Engine Oil When to Add Oil If the LOW OIL LEVEL light on the If the oil is at orbelow the ADD line, instrument panel comes on, it means then you’ll need to addsome oil. But you need to check yourengine oil level you must use the right kind. This right away. For more information, see section explains what kind of oil to use. Low Oil Level Light in the Index. You For crankcase capacity, seeCapacities should check your engine oil level and Specificationsin theIndex. regularly; this is an added reminder. It’s a good ideato check your engine .oil : NOTICE: every time you get fuel.In order to get 3100 V6: Checking Engine Oil Don’t add too much oil. If your an accurate reading, the oil must be engine has so much oil that theoil warm and the vehicle must be on level level gets abovethe cross-hatched ground. area that shows the proper Turn off the engine and give the 0il.a operating range, your engine could few minutes to drain back into theoil be damaged. pan. If you don’t, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. Just fill it enough to put thelevel somewhere in theproper operating range. Push thedipstick all the way To Check Engine Oil back in when you’re through. Pull out thedipstick and clean it with-a paper towel orcloth, then push it bzck in all the way. Remove it again, keeping Twin Dual Cam 3.4L V6: Checking the tiplower, and check the level. Engine Oil ’ RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGlNE OILS FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE. LOOK FOR HOT ONE OF THESE WEATHER LABELS

3100 V6: Adding Engine Oil What Kind of Oil to Use Beginning midyear1993, oils of the c 1 proper quality for your vehicle will be identified with thisnew “starburst” symbol. The “starburst” symbol indicates that theoil has been certified .by the American Petroleum Institute (API), and is preferred foruse in your gasoline engine. SAE 5W-30 You should look for this on the frontof PREFERRED the oil container, and useonly oils that IF NEITHER SAE 5W-30 NOR SAE 1OW-30 COLD GRADE OILS ARE AVAILABLE, SAE 30 display this new symbol. GRADE MAY. BE USED AT TEMPERATURES WEATHER ABOVE 40 DEGREES F (4 DEGREESC). You should also use the proper viscosit: DO NOT USE SAE 1OW-40, SAE 2OW-50 OR ’TwitEDual .Cam3.4L V6: Adding ANY OMER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED. Engine Oil oil for your vehicle, as shown in the following chart. 4s shown in the chart,SAE 5W-30 is 3est for your vehicle. However,you can Ise SAE 1OW-30 if it’s goingto be 0°F 185

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(-18°C) or above. These numberson an When to Change Engine Oil oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosityoils, See if any one of these is true for you: such as SAE 1OW-40 or SAE 20W-50. Most trips are less than 4 miles If you cannot find oils with the new (6 km) . “starburst” symbol on the front of the It’s below freezing outside and most container, you should look forand use trips are less than 10miles (16 ltm). oils containing the following three things: The engine isat low speed most of the SH or SG time (as in door-to-door delivery, or in “SH” or “SG” must be on theoil stop-and-go traffic). container, either by itself or combined NOTICE: You tow a trailer often. with other quality designations, such as “SH/CD,” “SH,SG,CD,”“SG/CD,” If you use oils that do not have Most trips are through dusty places. etc. Theseletters show American either the “starburst” symbol or an If any one of these is true for your Petroleum Institute (API) levels of API SH or SG designation, you can vehicle, then you need to change your quality. cause engine damagenot covered oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 by your warranty. SAE 5W-30 km) or 3 months -whichever comes Energy Conserving I1 -first. GM Goodwrench* oil (in Canada, GM Oils with these words on thecontainer If none of them is true, change the oil Engine Oil) meets all the requirements will help you save fuel. every 7,500 miles (12 500 lm) or 12 for your vehicle. months -whichever comes first. These three things are usually included Change the filter at thefirst oil change in a doughnut shaped logo (symbol)on and at every other oil change afterthat. most containers.If you cannot find oils Engine Oil Additives with the “starburst” symbol, you should Don’t add anything to your oil. Your look for oils with the doughnut shaped Oldsmobile dealer is readyto advise if Engine Coolant Heater (Engine symbol, containingthe three things you think something should be added. Block Heater) (omoN) noted above. An engine coolantheater can be a big help if you have to park outside in very 186 cold weather, 0°F (-18°C) or colder. If Air Cleaner your vehicle has this option,see Engine Coolant Heaterin the Index. Refer to theMaintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the airfilter and thecrankcase ventilation filter. What to Do wifh Used Oil See Scheduled Maintenance Services i3 Did you know that used engine oil the Index. contains certainelements that may be unhealthy for your skin andcould even cause cancer? Don’t let used oil stay on your skin for very long. Clean yourskin To Check or Replace the Air Filter: and nails with soap and water,or a 1. Remove the four screws and pull off good hand cleaner. Wash or properly the cover. throw away clothing or rags containing used engine oil..(See themanufacturer’s warnings about the use and disposal of oil products.) Used oil can be areal threat to the environment. If you change your own oil, be sure to drain all free-flowing oil from the filter before disposal. Don’t ever dispose of oil by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into NOTICE: sewers, or into streamsor bodies of If the air cleaner is off, a backfire water. Instead,recycle it by taking itto can cause a damaging enginefire. a place that collects used oil. If you And, dirtcan easily getinto your have a problem properly disposing of engine, which will damage it. your used oil, ask your dealer, a service Always have the air cleaner in place station or a local recycling center for when you’re driving. help. 187 Service & Appearance Care

Automatic Transaxk Fluid NOTICE: When fo Check and Change Too much or too.little fluid can A good time to check yourautomatic damage your transaxle. Too much transaxle fluid level is whenthe engine can mean that some of the fluid oil is changed. Refer to the Maintenance could come out and fall on hot Schedule to determine when to change engine parts or exhaust system, your fluid. SeeScheduled Maintenance starting afire. Be sure toget an Services in the Index. accurate reading if you check your 2. Remove the air cleaner filter. transaxle fluid. How to Check 3. Be sure toinstall the air cleaner filter and replace the cover tightly. Because this operation can be a little Wait at least 30 minutes before difficult, you may chooseto have this checking the transaxlefluid level if you done at an Oldsmobile dealership have been driving: Service Department. When outside temperatures areabove If you do it yourself, be sure tofollow 90°F (32°C). all the instructions here, or you could At high speed for quite a while. get a false reading onthe dipstick. In heavy traffic- especially in hot weather. While pulling a trailer. To get the right reading, the fluid should be at normal operating temperature, which is 18O"F-to2OOpF (82°C to 93T). Get the vehicle warmedup by driving about 15 miles (24 lun) 'when outside temperatures areabove 50°F (10°C).If 3100 V6: Checking Auto'matic Transaxle Flmulid

Twin Dual Cam3.4L V6: Checking Automatic Tmnsaxle Fluid IEngine .Coolant coolant flush andrefill. If you use this mixture, you don’t need to add anything The follciwing explains your cooling else. system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating or if y0.u need to add coolant to your radiator, see Engine Overheating in the Index. The proper coolant for your Oldsmobile will: Give freezing protection down to-34”F (-37°C). Give boilingprotection up to 262°F (128°C). Protect againstrustand corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights work as they should. What to Use Use a mixture of one-half dean-water (preferably distilled)and one-half Twin Dual Cam 3.4L V6: Ad,ding that meets “GM Specificatkm Automatic Transaxle Fluid 1825-M,”which won’t damage aluminum parts. You can also use a recycled coolant conforming to GM Specification 1825-M with a complete 1 SECURITY I NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mix, your engine could overheat and be w OIL LOW badly damaged. The repair cost PEVEL COOLANT I wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mix can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Adding Coolant If this light comes on, it means you’re low on engine coolant. To Check Coolant When your engine is cold, the coolant To Add Coolant level should be at the COLD mark or a If you need morecoolant, add the little higher. When your engineis warm, proper mix at the coolant recovery the level should be up to theHOT mark tank. or a little higher. If the coolant recovery tank is completely empty, add coolant to the radiator. (See Engine Overheating in the Index.)

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Radiator Pressure Cap NOTICE: Your radiator cap is a 15 psi (105kPa) pressure-type cap and must be tightly.installed io prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the overflow tube on theradiator filler neck. filler IPower Steering Fluid L How To Check Power Steering- IFluid When you replace your radiatorpremre cap, an [email protected] is recommended. Unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick Add coolant mix at the recovery tank, Thermostat with a clean rag. Replacethe cap and but be careful not to spill it. completely tighten it. Then remove the Engine coolant temperature is cap againand look at thefluid level on controlled by a thermostat in the engine the dipstick. coolant system. The thermostat stops the flow of coolant through the radiator When the engine compartment is hot, until the coolant reaches a preset the level should be at the H mark. temperature. When the engine compartment is When you replace yourthermostat, an cool, the level 'should beat theC [email protected] is recommended. mark. What to Add Refer to theMaintenance Schedule to determine what kind of fluid to use. See 192 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants in theIndex. NOTICE: When using concentrated washer NOTICE: fluid, follow the manufacturer’s When adding power steering fluid instructions for adding water. or making a complete fluid change, Don’t mix water with ready-to- always use the proper fluid. Failure use washer fluid. Water can cause to use the proper fluid can cause the solutionto freeze and damage leaks and damage hoses and seals. your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, Windshield Washer Fluid water doesn’t clean as well as To Add washer fluid. Open thecap labeled WASHER .Fill your washer fluid tank only % FLUID ONLY. Add washer fluid until full when it’s very cold. This the bottle is full. allows for expansion, which could damage the tankif it is completely full. Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your windshieldwasher. Itcan damage yourwasher system and paint.

193 are worn,then you'll have.too much brake fluid reservoir cap before ff uid when you get new brake linings. removing it. YOUshould add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system.

When your brakefldd falls to alow level, yourbrake warning light will come on. See Brake Syste-m Warning Light in the Index. Brake Wear What to Add Your Oldsmobilehas four-wheel disc When you do needbrake fluid, use o.nly brakes. DOT-3 brake fluid - such as Delco pads have builtin wear Supreme 11s (GM Part No. 1052535). indicators that make a high-pitched Use new brake fluid from a sealed warning sound when the brake pads are container only, .and always clean the worn and new pads are needed. Be 194 sound may come and go or be heard all Brake Pedal Travel- have to have new ones put in - be sure the time your vehicle is moving (except See yourdealer if the brake pedal does you get newgenuine GM replacement when you are pushing on. the brake not return to normal height, or if there parts. If you don’t, your brakes may no pedal firmly). is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This longer work properly. For example, if could be a sign of brake trouble. someone puts.in brake linings that are wrong for your vehicle,the balance between your front and rear brakes can Brake Adjustment change, for the worse; The braking Every time you male a moderate brake performance you’ve cometo expect can stop, your disc brakes adjust for wear. If change in many other ways if someone you rarely make a mo.derate or heavier puts in thewrong replacement brake stop, thenyour brakes might not adjust parts. correctly. If you drive in that way, then - very carefully- make a few moderate brake stops about every 1,000 NOTICE: miles (1 600 km), so your brakes will Continuing to drive with worn-out adjust properly. brake pads could result in costly brake repair. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a modern Some drivingconditions or climates vehicle is complex. Its many parts have may cause a brake squeal when the to be of top quality and work well brakes are first applied or lightly together if the vehicle is to have really applied. This does not mean something good braking. Vehicles we designand is wrong with your brakes. test have top-quality GM brake parts in Brake linings should always be replaced them, as your Oldsmobile does when it as complete axle sets. is new. When you replace parts of your braking system - for example, when your brake linings weardown and you 195

set atthe factory and should need no further adjustment. If your vehicle is damagedin an accident and theheadlight aim seemsto be affected, see your Oldsmobile dealer. Headlights on damaged vehiclesmay require recalibration of the horizontal aim by your Oldsmobile dealer.

To check the aim, the vehicle should be I Hedlight.Airning properly prepared as follows: This section is for owners of 2-door The vehicle must have allfour tires on Oldsmobiles only.The headlights on 2- a perfectly level surface. door Oldsmobiles can be checked and aimed by the owner. If you have a 4- The vehicle should nothave any door Oldsmobile, please see your dealer snow, ice, or mudattached to it. when your headlight aim needs to be There should not be any cargoor I checked or adjusted. Toreplace a loading of vehicle, except it should headlight on a 4-dOOr Oldsmobile, see have a full tank of gas and one person the Index under Headlight or 160 pounds (75 kg) on thedriver’s Replacement. seat. Tires should be properly inflated. Checking Headlight Aim The horizontal indicatorshould read (2-DOOR MODELS) 0 (zero). Your vehiclehas the55 x 135 mini- quad headlight system. These headlights have horizontal andvertical aim indicators. The aim has been pre- 197 Service,& Appearance Care

I NOTICE: To make sure your headlights are aimed properly,read all the instructions before beginning. Failure to follow these instructions could cause damage to headlight n- parts. /J

Statekpection stations will allow a Aiming Headlights (2.~00~MODELS) vertical reading of up plus .76 degrees 1. Start with the horizontal (left and Ior down minus .76 degrees for the right) headlight aim. Don’t try to Icenter of the bubble. adjust the vertical (up and down) aim It is recommendedthat theupper limit first. not exceed up plus .4 degrees forthe 2. Check the horizontal aim for each Icenter of the bubble. There may be an headlight and adjust it as necessary. increased chance of being flashedif adjustment is much above up plus .4 3. Turn the horizontal aiming screw degrees. until the pointer is lined up with the 0 (zero).

198 I \I \I kWl/\“‘v 4. Now adjust the vertical aim. Check 1. Pry up theplastic pins and remove 2. Remove the [email protected] screws at the the vertical aim for each headlight the headlight cover. end of the aiming ring. The aiming and adjust it asnecessary. ring will swing open like a gate. 5. Turn thevertical aiming screwuntil 3. Remove the aiming ring fromthe the bubble in thelevel is centered at C assembly. (zero). To Replace a Headlight (2-DOOR MODELS) Before replacinga headlight that does not light, check to make sure that the wiring connector is securelyfastened to it. See the Index under Replacement Bulbs to check the size and type of headlight you need to use before you begin to replace the headlight. You must replace a headlight with one that is exactly the same. Service & Appearance Care

4. Remove the wiring connector fkom 5. Check the new headlight again. The 5. Plug the wiring connector into the the headlight s~ocltetby lifting the number on the topof the light (A) headlight s-oclcet.Snap the locking plastic locking tabs on theconnector must match the number on the tabs ontothe socket. and pulling it from the socket. headIight being replaced. Theletter, 7. Place the new headlight in the U or L, must also match. headlight assembly. The socket must be pointing-in the same direction the socket an the burned-out bulb was. Tires should be properly inflated. The horizontal indicator should read 0 (zero). If your vehicle is damagedin an accident and the headlight aim seemsto be affected, see your Oldsmobile dealer. Headlights on damaged vehicles may require recalibration of the horizontal aim by your Oldsmobile dealer. 8. Insert the tabs on theaiming ring 9. Holding the aiming ring closed,insert into the slots in the headlight the screws at theend of the ring. assembly. Tighten the screws until the aiming ring touches the plastic nuts on both the top andbottom. Do not overtighten. Do not damage the vertical aiming bubble. To check the aim, the vehicle should be I properly prepared as follows: The vehicle must have allfour tires on a perfectly level surface. The vehicle should not have any snow, ice or mud attached to it. - There should not be any cargo or loading of vehicle, except it should have a full tank of gas and oneperson or 160 pounds (75 kg) on the driver’s seat. 201 ~~~~~~ .Headlfght Replacement 2. Pull out thebulb assembly. Taill[ght BulbReplacement (4-DOOR MODES) 3. Disconnect the bulb wiring harness (2-DOOR MODES) See thelndm under Replacement from the socket bulb assemblyby For the type of bulb, see the Index Bulbs to check thetype of bulb to use. .lifting the plastic lockingtab. under Replacement Bulbs. To Replace a Bulb: 4. Snap. a new bulb assembly into the 1. Remove the two large plasticScrews 1. Turn the-Lshapedbulb assembly wiring harness. and pull the carpet away from the counterclockwise M turn until the -5. Replace the bulb .assembly by rear corner of the trunk. .. . flanges-alignwith theslots in the reversing step one. retainer ring, You may need to twist it back and forth slightly to loosen it. 2. Press the bulb housing release lever 3. To remove the bulb, pull it from the Taillighf Bulb Replacement and turn thehousing M turn assembly. (4-DOOR MODELS) countercloclnvise to remove it. 4. Push in a new bulb. For the type of bulb, see the Index 5. Reverse all steps to reassemble the under Replacement Bulbs. taillight housing. 1. Remove the two large plastic screws and pull the carpet away from the rear corner of the trunk.

203 .. I .Service.&Appeurance Care NOTICE: ., Your warranty does not mvex parts : i or components that fd because of overloading.

L If you put things inside yourvehicle- like suitcases, tools, packages, or Tires anything else-they will go as fast as We don’t make tires. Your new vehicle comes with high qualitytires made by a ’ the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quicltly, or. if there is a crash, leading tire manufacturer. These tires they’ll keep going. are warranted by the tire manufacturers and their warranties are delivered with every new Oldsmobile.If your spare tire is a different than your road tires, you will have a tire warranty folder from each of these manufacturers.

206 NOTICE: Don’t let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It’s not. If your tires don’t have enough air (underinflation) you can get: Inflation - Tire Pressure Too much flexing The Tire-Loading Information label Too much heat which is on theinside of the trunklid Tire overloading shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires, when they’re.cold. Cold Bad wear means your vehiclehas been sitting for Bad handling at least three hours or driven no more Bad fuel economy. than a mile. If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get: Unusual wear Bad handling Rough ride Needless damage from road hazards.

When to Check Check yourtires once a month or more. Don’t forget your compactspare tire. It should be at 60 psi (420 1tPa). 207 How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gageto check tire pressure. Simply looking at the tires will not tell you the pressure, especially if you have radial tires - which may look properly inflated evenif they’re underinflated. If your tires have valve caps, be sure to put them back on. They help prevent ~ leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. Tire lnspection and Rotation To make yourtires last longer, have them inspected and rotated at the mileages recommendedin the Maintenance Schedule. See Scheduled Maintenance Services in theIndex. Use this rotation pattern. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressure as shown on the Tire-Loading Information label. Makecertain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See Wheel Nut Torque in the Index.


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test course. For example, atire graded when tested under controlled have beenapproved for use onGeneral 150 would wear one and a half (1 1/2) conditions on a specified indoor Motors vehicles.All passenger type (P times as well on thegovernment course laboratory test wheel. Sustained high Metric) tires must conform to Federal as a tire graded 100. The relative temperature can cause the material of safety requirements in addition to these performance of tires depends upon the the tire to degenerate and reduce tire grades. actual conditions of their use, however, life, and excessive temperature can lead and may depart significantly fromthe to sudden tire failure. The grade C norm due tovariations in driving habits, corresponds to a level of performance Wheel Alignment and Tire service practicesand differences in road which all passenger cartires must meet Balance characteristics and climate. under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety The wheels on your vehiclewere Traction - A, B, C Standard No. 109. Grades B and A aligned and balanced carefully at the represent higher levels of performance factory to give you the longest tire life The traction grades, from highestto on the laboratory test wheel than the and best overall performance. lowest are: A, B, and C. They represent minimum required by law. the tire’s abilityto stop onwet In most cases, you will not need to have pavement as measured under controlled Warning: The temperature grade for your wheels aligned again. However,if conditions on specified governmenttest this tire is established for atire that is you notice unusual tire wear or your surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire properly inflatedand not overloaded. vehicle pulling one way or the other, the marked C may havepoor traction Excessive speed, underinflation, or alignment may needto be reset. If you performance. excessive loading, either separately or in notice your vehicle vibratingwhen combination, can cause heat buildup driving on a smooth road, your wheels Warning: The traction grade assignedto and possible tire failure. may need to be rebalanced. this tire is based on braking (straight- ahead) traction tests and does not These grades are molded on the include cornering (turning) traction. sidewalls of passenger cartires. Wheel Replacement Temperature - A, B, C While the tires available as standard or Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked optional equipment on General Motors or badly rusted. If wheel nuts keep The temperature grades are A (the vehicles may vary with respect to these highest), B, and C, representing the coming loose, the wheel, wheelbolts, grades, all such tires meet General and wheel nuts should be replaced. If tire’s resistance to thegeneration of Motors performance standards and heat and its ability to dissipate heat the wheel leaksair, replace it (except original equipment parts.This way, you willbe sure tohave the right wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts for your Oldsrnobile model. Tire Chains Some are dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use NOTICE: NOTICE: anything from a container to clean your Don’t use any of these unless this Oldsmobile, besure to follow the If your Oldsmobile has P215/60R16, manual says you can. In many uses, manufacturer’s warnings and these will damage your vehicle: P225/60R16 or P245/50ZR16 size instructions. And always open your tires, don’t use tire chains; they can doors or windows when you’re cleaning Laundry Soap damage your vehicle.If you have the inside. Bleach other tires, use tire chains only where legal and only when you Never use these to clean your vehicle: Reducing Agents must. Use only SAE Class “S” type Gasoline chains that are the proper size for Benzene ICleaning the Insideof lbur your tires. Install them on the front tires and tighten them as tightly as Naphtha Oldsmobile possible with the ends securely Carbon Tetrachloride Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of fastened. Drive slowly and follow Acetone dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinyl or the chain manufacturer’s Paint Thinner leather with a clean, damp cloth. instructions. If you can hear the Turpentine Your Oldsmobile dealerhas two GM chains contacting your vehicle,stop cleaners, a solvent-type spot lifter and a and retighten them. If the contact Lacquer Thinner foam-type powdered cleaner. They. will continues, slow down until it stops. .Nail Polish Remover clean normal spots and stains very well. Driving too fast with chains on will Do not use them on vinyl or leather. damage your vehicle. They can all be hazardous - some more than others - and they can a111 Here are some cleaning tips: damage your vehicle,too. Always read the instructions on the IAppearance Care cleaner label. Remember, cleaningproducts can be Clean up stains as soon as you can - hazardous. Some are toxic. Others can before they set. burst intoflame if you strike a match or Use a clean cloth orsponge, and get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Rinse the section with aclean, wet sponge.

0 Wipe off what's left with aslightly damp paper: towelor clsth. Then dry it immediately with a blow dryer ora heatlamp. .NOTICE: Ek careful with a hair dryer orheat lamp. You could scorch the fabric.

Wipe with a.cleancloth.

Using:SolvenbType Cleaner on Fabric First, see if you have to use solvent-type dearrer at all; Some spots and stains .will clean off.better with just water and mild soap. If you need to use a solvent:

0 Gently scrape excess soil 'from the trim material with ,a clean, dull knife or scraper. Use very little cleaner, light pressure and clean cloths (pre€erablycheesecloth). Cleaning should start at theoutside of the Service &Appearance Care

fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, wine, remove dirt. You may have to do it Cleaning the Top of the vomit, urine and blood. more than once. Instrument Panel Carefully scrape off excess stain, then Things like tar, asphalt and shoe Use only mildsoap and water to clean sponge the soiled area with cool polish will stain if you don’t get them the topsurfaces of the instrument water. off quickly. Use a clean cloth and a panel. Sprays containing silicones or If a stain remains, follow the foam- solvent-type vinylcleaner. waxes may cause annoying reflections type instructions described earlier. in the windshield and even make it If an odor lingersafter cleaning vomit Cleaning Leather difficult to see through the windshield or urine, treat thearea with a Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water under certain conditions. waterbaking soda solution: 1 and a mild soap or saddle soap. Care of Safety Belts teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to 1 For stubborn stains, use a mild cup (250 ml) of lukewarm water. Keep belts clean and dry. solution of 10% isopropyl alcohol If needed, clean lightly with solvent- (rubbing alcohol) and 90% water. type cleaner. Never use oils, varnishes, solvent- Combination Stains based or abrasivecleaners, furniture Such as candy, ice cream, mayonnaise, polish or shoe polish on leather. chili sauce and unknown stains. Soiled leather should be cleaned Carefully scrape off excess stain, then immediately. If dirt is allowed to work clean with cool water and allow to into finish, it can harm the leather. dry- * If a stain remains, clean it with solvent-type cleaner.

Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. Rub with a clean, dampcloth to 21 4 Glass Glass should be cleaned often. GM Glass Cleaner (GM Part No. 1050427) or a liquid household glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films. Don't use,abrasivecleaners on glass, because they may cause scratches. Avoid placing decalson the inside rear window, since they may have.to be 1Inside Center High-Mounted 4. Pull the bulb out toreplace. Push ina scraped-off later. If abrasive cleaners are new bulb. used on theinside of the rearwindow, Stoplight (2~00~MODELS) 5. Clip the bulb carrier back into place. an electric defogger element may be For the type of bulb, see the Index .6. To remove the stoplight lens to clean damaged. Anytemporary license should under Replacement Bulbs. the window, remove the two nuts on not be attached across the defogger If you would like to clean the inside either side of the housing. grid. surface of the rear window or need to 7. Replace the cover. replace a bulb, you can remove the stoplight housing by following these steps: 1. Remove the two Phillips-head screws from the cover. 2. Remove the cover. 3. Unclip the bulb carrier.

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1 3. Unclip the bulb socket from .the Inside Center High-Mounted housing; Stoplight (4.~00~MODELS) 4. Pull the bulb out toreplace. Push ina For the type of bulb, see the Index .new bulb. under Replacement Bulbs. 5. Press the bulb socket back into the If you would liketo clean the inside housing. surface of the ,rear window or need to 6. Remove the lens to clean the window replace a bulb., you can remove the by pressing in on-the endsof the-lens. stoplight housing by following these steps: 7. Replace the cover. 1 Remove the two Phillips-head screws Ckaning the-Outsideof the from the cover. Windshield and Wiper Blades 2. down the cover. Pull If the windshield isnot clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax or other material may be.on.theblade or windshield. Aluminum Wpzeek (IF SO. EQUlPPf D)

Weatherstrips Silicone grease on weatherstripswill make themlast longer, seal better, and NOTICE: not stick-or squeak. Apply silicone Machine compounding or aggressive grease with aclean cloth atleast every polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat six months. During very cold,damp .paint finish may dull the finish or weather more frequent application .may leave swirl marks. be required. (See Recommended Fluids G Lubricants in the,Index.) 21 7 I Chemical Paint Spotting NOTICE: Don't use corrosiveor acidic. cleaning agents, engine degreasers, I aluminum cleaning agents or other harsh solv'ents to clean fiberglass springs; they'll damagethe springs. 1 Engine Identification The eighth character in your VIN isthe engine code. This code will help you identify your engine,specifications, and replacement parts.

Wehick Identification Service PartsIdentijcation Number m) Label This is the legal identifierfor your You’ll find this label on your spare tire Oldsmobile. It appears on a plate in the :over. It’s very helpful if you ever need front corner of the instrumentpanel, on to order parts. Onthis label is: the driver’s side. You can see it if you Your VIN, look through the windshield from outside your vehicle.The VIN also The model designation, appears on theVehicle Certification anc Paint information, and Service Parts labels and thecertificates A list of all production options and of title and registration. special equipment. Be sure that this label is not removed €romthe vehicle.

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Add-on Electrical h Another set of fuses is located in the component center, under the Equijment instrument panel. Additional fuses are located in the NOTICE: underhood electrical centers on the Don’t add anything electrical to right and left sidesof the engine your Oldsmobileunless you check compartment. with your dealer first. Some electrical equipment can damage .. ...- ...... _.. , 1 your vehicle and the damage wouldn’t be covered by your 1Fuses & Circuit Breakers warranty. Some add-on electrical The wiring circuits in your vehicle are equipment can keep other protected from short circuits by a components from working as they combination of fuses, circuit breakers, should. and fusible thermal links in the wiring itself. This greatlyreduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to add anything Some fuses are located in a fuse block electrical to your Oldsmobile,see in the glove box as shown.above. To Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped locate the fuse block, liftout the storage bin inside the glove box. Seethe Oldsrnobile in the Index. diagram later in this section. Place the wide end of the fuse puller over the plastic end of the fuse. Squeeze U the endsover the fuse and pull it out. To identify and check fuses, refer to the charts on thefollowing pages.

Spare fuses and afuse puller are located ,ook at the silver-colored band inside in the glove box lid.To remove the .he fuse. If the band is broken or cover, press in on both endsof the nelted, replace the fuse. Be sure you cover and pull it off. *eplacea bad fuse with anew one of the dentical size and rating.

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Glove Box Fuse Block Fuse RatingCircuitry (AMP) 1 10 Radio & Clock 2 10 RearDefogger Timer Relay; Instrument Cluster; Chime Module; Cruise Control; DIU Module (Canada);ABS In I Lamp Driver Module; SIR 20 BlowerMotor 25 WindshieldWiper & Washer 1111211311RADIO INDlC BLMTR I 10 Turn Signals/Flasher 15 BrakeLights 1411511611 10 Courtesy, GloveBox, Underhood, Trunk, Header WIPER T/SIG STOP I Lights; Lighted Inside Rearview Mirror 8 15 SIR CTSY ARBGI DRLKS I 9 20 DoorLocks 10 15 CigaretteLighter 11 5Vehicle Anti-Theft System (Pass-I

Relay Circuitry 14 Air Conditioner Compressor 15 Fuel Pump Passenger Side Underhood Electrical Center 16 Not Used Fuse CircuitryRatin (AMP7 17 Driver Side Engine Cooling Fan Control 1 60. Instrument Panel 2 60 Instrument Panel 18 Passenger Side Engine 3 60 Cooling Fan Cooling Fan Control 4 60 Instrument Panel 5 20 ECM; Fuel Pump 6 15 Trunk Release 7 Not Used 8 15 Cruise Control; Air Conditioner (3.4L Only) 9 15 Engine Emission Controls 10 15 Clutch 11 15 Electronic 12 1-5 ECM 1 224 13 15 Fuel Injectors mmm FOGLPS PARKLPS HORN

Relay Circuitry 14 Horn 15 Fog Lamps Driver Side Underhood Electrical Center 16 ABS FuseRatingCircuitry (AMP) 1 60 ABS 2 30 Circuit Breaker 3 40 Ignition Switch 4 40 Ignition. Switch 5 Not Used 6 Not Used 7 Not Used 8 15 Horn 9 25 Park Lamps 10 10 Fog Lamps 11 Not Used 12 Not Used 13 Not Used Service &Appearance Care

Headlight Wiring Windshield Wipers Power Windows and Other Power The headlight wiring is protectedby a The windshield wiper motor is protected Options circuit breaker in the component center. by a circuit breaker and a fuse. If the Circuit breakers in the fuse panel An electrical overload will causethe motor overheats due to heavy snow, protect the power windowsand other lights to go on and off, or in some cases etc., thewiper will stop until the motor power accessories. Whenthe current to remain off. If this happens, have your cools. If the overload is caused by some load is too heavy, the circuit breaker headlight system checked right away. electrical problem, have it fixed. opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. Capacities & Specifications ! Engine Crankcase i 3100 V6 ...... 4 quarts 3.8 L Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... 5 quarts 4.8 L When changing filter,up to 0.50 quarts (0.50L) more oil may be needed. Automatic Transaxle When draininglreplacing converter,more. fluid may be needed. Pan Removal and Replacement ...... 4 quarts 3.8 L After Complete Overhaul ...... 7 quarts 6.6 L Automatic Transaxle with Overdrive When draininglreplacing converter, morefluid may be needed. Pan Removal and Replacement ...... 6 quarts 5.8 L After Complete Overhaul ...... 8 quarts 7.5 L Cooling System 3100 V6 With4-Speed Automatic Transaxle ...... 12.5 quarts 11.8 L Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 With4-Speed Automatic Transaxle ...... 12.7 quarts 12.0 L Service & Appearance Care

Refrigerant (R-l34A), Air Conditioning ...... 2.0 Dounds 0.91 kg Not all air conditioning refrigerants arethe same. If the air conditioning system-inyour vehicle needs refrigerant,be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you%e not sure,ask your Oldsmobile dealer.For additional information, see your “Warrantyand Owner Assistance Information” booklet. FuelTank ...... 16.5 gallons 62.0 L Power Steering Pump Only ...... 2 pints 0.925 L WheelNut Torque ...... 100 lb. ft. (140 Nem) Battery Size 3100 V6 ...... 525 CCA Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... 690 CCA FIuids & Lubricants ITEM NUMBERPART APPLICATION GM SIZE Antifreeze Coolant ...... Year-round antifreeze for ...... lo52753 1 gal. (3.8 L) (Ethylene Glycol Base) coolant mixtures Chassis Lubricant (Grease Gun Insert) .. General chassis lube, etc...... 1052497 14 oz. (397 g) Delco Supreme 11s Brake Fluid ...... Brake System ...... 1052535 16 oz. (0.5L) Fluid...... Automatic Transaxle DFXRONB-I11 ...... 12346143 32 oz. (1.OL) DEXRONa-IIE ...... 12345881 32 oz. (1.OL) Engine Oil...... Engine lubrication ...... See the Index under Engine Oil. GM Engine OilSupplement (E.O.S .) ..... See yourdealer for advice ...... 1052367 16 oz. (0.5 L) Engine Oil ...... Hood, trunk anddoor hinges Windshield Washer Solvent...... Windshield washer fluid Power Steering Fluid ...... Power Steering System ...... 1050017 32 oz. (1.O L) 1052884 16 oz. (0.5 L) Silicone Grease ...... Weatherstrips ...... 12345579 1 oz. (28 g) Spray-A-Squeak SiliconeLubricant ...... General purpose silicone lubricant ...... lo52276 (aerosol) 4.5 oz. (127 g) 1052277 12 oz. (0.35.L)

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Replacement Bulbs OUTSIDE LIGHTS BULB Back-up Lights ...... 3057 Front Parking/Turn Signal Lights ...... 2358NA License Plate Light ...... 194 Center High-Mounted Stoplight Inside Vehicle, 2-Door Models ...... 2355 Inside Vehicle, 4-DOOr Models ...... 891 Luggage Carrier Mount ...... 891 Halogen Headlights 2-Door Models Low Beam ...... H4351 (L) High Beam ...... H4352 (U) 4-DOOr Models Low Beam ...... 9006 High Beam ...... 9005 Fog Lights ...... 885 Side Marker Lights Front 2-Door Models ...... 24 4-DoOr Models ...... 24NA Stop/Tail/Turn Signal Lights ...... 3057 Luggage Compartment ...... 920 INSIDE LIGHTS BULB Ashtray ...... 194 Center Instrument Cluster ...... 168. 194 Courtesy Lights Door ...... 12864 Rear ...... 2 12-2 Reading Lights Front ...... 561 Inside Rearview Mirror ...... 192 Rear ...... 212-2 Glove Box Light ...... 194 Heater & A/C Control ...... 37 High Beam Indicator ...... 74 Indicator Lights ...... PC161 Turn Signal Indicators ...... PC161 Visor Vanity Light...... 124 I

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Engine Specificafions 3100 V6 Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 VIN Engine Code ...... M X Type ...... V6 V6 Displacement ...... 3.1L (191 CID) 3.4L (207 CID) ...... 9.6: 1 9.25:l Firing Order ...... 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-5-6 Thermostat Temperature ...... 195°F (91°C) 195°F (91°C) Valve Arrangement ...... In-Head In-Head Normal -MaintenanceReplacement Parts Air Cleaner Element 3100 V6 ...... AC Type A-905 Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... AC Type A-1129 C Engine Oil Filter 3100 V6 ...... AC Type PF-47 Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... AC Type PF-51 PCV Valve 3100 V6 ...... AC Type CV-899C Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... AC Type CV-881C Spark Plugs 3100 V6 ...... AC Type R44LTSM6 Gap: 0.060 inch (1.52 mm) Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... AC Type eR42LTSM Gap: 0.045 inch (1.14 mm) Batteries Remote Lock Control Transmitter ...... 2016 (2) Notes

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Section Introduction A WordAbout Maintenance ...... 236 This part covers the maintenance Your Vehicle and the Environment ...... 236 required for your Oldsmobile.Your How This Part is Organized ...... 236 vehicle needs these services to retain A. Scheduled Maintenance Services its safety, dependability andemission control performance. Using Your Maintenance Schedules ...... 237 Selecting the Right Schedule ...... 237 Schedule I ...... 238 Schedule I1 ...... 240 Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services ...... 242 B. Owner Checks and Services At Each Fuel Fill...... 244 At Least Once a Month ...... 244 Have you purchased the At Least Once a Year ...... 245 GM Protection Plan? C. Periodic Maintenance Inspections...... 247 The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your D. Recommended Fluids &Lubricants...... 248 Oldsmobile dealer for details. E. Maintenance Record...... 250 235 How This Part is,Organhed The remainderof this part is divided in!to five sections: “Section A: Scheduled Maintenance- Services” shows what to have done .and how often.- Someof these.services am be complex, so unless you are technidy qualified and have.thenecessary .equipment, you should kt!tyour dealer’s service departmentor another qualified service Centerdo these jobs. inspections that your Oldsmobile when you should schedule them. Your Most trips are less than 10 miles (16 dealer’s servicedepartment or another Oldsmobile dealer knows your vehicle lun) when outside temperatures are qualified servicecenter should perform. best and wantsyou to be happy with it. below freezing. “Section D: Recommended Fluids& If you go to your dealer for your service The engine is at low speed most of the Lubricants” lists some products GM needs, you’ll howthat GM-trained and time (as in door-to-door delivery, or in recommends to help keep your vehicle supported service people will perform stop-and-go traffic). the work using genuine GM parts. properly maintained. These products, or You operate your vehicle in dusty their equivalents, should be used These schedules are for vehicles that: areas. whether you do the work yourself or carry passengers and cargo within have it done. You tow a trailer. (With some models, recommended limits. You will find you should never tow a trailer. See “Section E: Maintenance Record” these limits on your vehicle’s Tire- Towing a Trailer in theIndex.) provides a placefor you to record the Loading Information label. See maintenance performed on your vehicle. Loading Your Vehicle in the Index. If any one (or more) of these is true for your driving, followSchedule I. Whenever any maintenance is are driven on reasonable road performed, be sure to write it down in surfaces within legal driving limits. Schedule I1 this section. This will.help you use the recommended unleaded fuel. Follow Schedule I1 only if none of’the determine when your next maintenance above conditions is true. should be done. In addition, it is a good See Fuel in the .Index. idea to keep your maintenance receipts. Selecting fheRight Schedule They may beneeded to [email protected] your First you’ll need to decide which of the vehicle forwarranty repairs. two schedules is right for your vehicle. Here’s how to decide which schedule to Section A: Scheduled follow: Maintenance Services Schedule I Using Your Maintenance Is any one of these truefor your Schedule vehicle? This section tells you the maintenance Most trips are less than 4 miles (6 lm). services you should have done and 237 L Maintenance Schedule

Schedule l ITEM TO BE SERVICED WHEN TO PERFORM Follow ScheduleI if your vehicle is Nom See Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Miles (kilometers) or Months MAINLY driven under one or more of Services following Schedules I and 11. (whichever occurs first). the following conditions:

When most trips are less than 4 miles I 2 ILubrication Chassis I Everychange. other oil I (6 lun) . When most trips are less than 10 miles (16 ltm) and outside I 4 I EngineAccessory Drive Belt Inspection* I Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 lun) or 24 Months. I temperatures remain below freezing. When most trips include extended idling and/or frequent low-speed I 6 I CoolingSystem Service" I Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 lun) or 24 Months. I operation, as instop-and-go traffic.

When towing a trailer. (With some I 8 I Spark Plug Replacement* I Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km). I models, you should never tow a trailer. See Towing a Trailer in the Index.) When operating in dusty areas.

Schedule I should also be followedif ~ the vehicle is usedfor delivery service, I 12 I Fuel Tanlc, Cap and Lines Inspection*+ I Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 lun). I police, taxi or other commercial

applications. I

238 The services shownon this chart up to 60,000 miles (100 000 km) should be performed after 60,000 miles at the same intervals.

= An Emission Control Service. t = The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals andthe maintenance be recorded in Section E: Maintenance Record.


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Schedule I1 ITEM . TO BE SERVICEDWHEN TO PERFORM Follow Schedule I1 ONLY if none of No' See Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Miles (kilometers) or Months the driving conditions - specified in Services following Schedules I and 11. (whichever occurs.first). Schedule i apply. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Maintenance Schedule

Explanation of~scheduled 2. Chassis Lubrication - Lubricate a servicemanual, see Service Mainfenance Services suspension and steering linkage. Publications in the Index.) Replace Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parts asneeded. Following are explanations of the and parking brake cable guides, 6. Cooling System Service*- Drain, services listed in Schedule I and underbody contact points and Schedule 11. flush and refill the system with new linkage. or approved recycled.coolant The proper fluids and lubricants to use 3. Tire and Wheel Rotation and conforming to GM Specification are listed in Section D. Make sure Inspection - For proper wear and 1825M. Keepcoolant at theproper whoever services your vehicleuses maximum tire life, rotate your tires mixture as specified. See Coolant in these. All parts should be-replaced and following the instructions in this the Index. This provides proper all necessary repairs done before you or manual. See Tires, Inspection6 freeze and boil protection, corrosion anyone else drives the vehicle. Rotation in thehdex. Check the inhibitor level and maintains proper ITEM SERVICE tires for uneven wear or damage.If engine operating temperature. NO. you see irregular or premature wear, Inspect hoses and replace if they are check the wheel alignment. Check for cracked, swollen or deteriorated. 1. Engine Oil and Filter Change*- damaged wheels also. Clean the outside of the radiator and Always use SH or SG Energy 4. Engine Accessory Drive Belt air conditioning condenser. Wash the Conserving I1 oils of proper viscosity. pressure cap and neck. The “SH” or “SG” designation may Inspection *‘ - Inspect the belt for be shown alone or in combination cracks, fraying, wearand proper To help ensure proper operation, we with others, such as “SH/CD,” “SH, tension. Replace as needed. recommend apressure test of both SG, CD,”“SG/CD,”etc. To 5. Timing Belt Inspection the cooling systemand the pressure determine the preferred viscosity for (3.4L Code X engine only) * - cap. your vehicle’s engine (e.g., SAE5W- Inspect for cracks, wear or oiliness. 7. Transaxle Service - Change both 30 or SAE 10W-30),see Engine Oil Check tensioner for proper operation. the fluid and filter .every15,000 miles in theIndex. See the service manual. (To purchase (25 000 lm) if the vehicle is mainly


~ driven under one or more of these -10. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) NOTE: To determine your engine’s c.onditions: System Inspection(3.4L Code X displacement and code,see Engine Identification in the Index. In heavy city trafficwhere the engine only)*? - Conduct the outside temperature:regularly EGR system service-asdescribed in * = An Emission Control Service. reaches 90°F (32°C) or higher. the service manual. To purchase a f = The U.S. Environmental Protection service manual, see Service Agency or the CaliforniaAir Resources In hilly or mountainous terrain. Publications in the Index. Board has determined that the failure to When doing frequent trailertowing. perform this maintenance item will not 1 1. Air Cleaner Filter Replacementgc- nullify the emission warranty or limit (With somemodels, you shouldn’t Replace every 30,000 miles ever tow a trailer. See Towing a recall liability prior to the completion of (50 000 lun) or more often under vehicle useful life. General Motors, Trailer in the Index.) dusty conditions. Ask your dealer however, urges that all recommended Uses such as.found in taxi,police for the proper replacement intervals maintenance services be performed atthe car or delivery service. for your driving conditions. indicated intervals andthe maintenance be recorded in “SectionE: Maintenance If-youdo not use your vehicleunder 12. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Record.” any of these conditions,change both Inspectiong‘t- Inspect fuel tank, the fluid and filter every 100,000 cap and lines (including fuel rails miles (166 000 km) . and injection assembly). for damage 8. Spark PIug~Replacement*- or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for Replace spark plugs with theproper an even fillerneck imprint or any type. See Replacement-Partsin the damage. Replace parts asneeded. Index. Periodic replacement of the fuel filter isnot required. 9. Spark Plug Wire Inspection*T - Inspect for burns, .cracks or other damage. Checkthe boot fit at the coils and at the spark plugs. Replace wires as needed.

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Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Section B: Owner Checks and Services Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle Listed below are owner checks and services which.should make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Section D. be performedat the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependabilityand emission control performance of your vehicle.

At Each Fuel Fill -(Itis important for you or a service station attendantto perform these underhood checksat each fuel fill.) I CHECK WHAT TO DO. OR SERVICE Engine Oil Level Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See Engine Oil in the Index for further details. Check the engine coolant level and add the proper coolant mix if necessary. SeeCoolant in the Engine Index for further details. Windshield Washer Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if FluidLevel necessary. See Windshield Washer Fluid in the Index for further details. At Least Once Month CHECK WHAT TO DO OR SERVICE Check tire inflation. Make sure they are inflated to thepressures specified on the Tire-Loading Tire Inflation Information label located on the rear edge of the driver’s door. See Tires in the Index for further details.

Cassette Deck Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should be done every 15 hours of tape play, SeeAudio Systems in I the Index for further details. 244 I At Least Once a Year

~~ CHECK WHAT TO DO OR SERVICE I ~. ~ . Key Lock Cylinders Lubricate the key lock cylinders withthe lubricant specified in Section D. Lubricate all bodydoor hinges. Also lubricate all hinges and latches, including those for the Body Lubrication hood, rear compartment, glove box door, console doorand any foldingseat hardware. Section D tells you what to use. CAUTION: When you.are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly.If it does, you or others could be injured. Follow.the steps below. 1. .Before youstart, be sure you have enough roomaround the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply both.the parking brake (seeParking Brake in the Index if necessary) and the Starter Switch regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be readyto turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start theengine in each gear.The starter should work only inP (Park) or N (Neutral). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn thekey to Lock in each shift lever Steering Column position. Lock The ley should turn toLock only when the shift lever is in P (Park). . The key should come out only in Lock.

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3f Least Once a Year (cant.) CHECK WHAT TO DO OR SERVICE CAUTION: When you are doing this check, your vehicle could beginto move. You or others could be injuredand property could be damaged. Makesure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be readyto apply the regular brake at .once shouldthe vehicle Parking Brake. begin to move. and Automatic Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your footon theregular Transaxle P (Park) brake, set the parking brake. Mechanism Check To check the parking brake: With the engine running and transaxle in N (Neutral),slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is heldby the parlung brake only. To check the P (Park) mechanism’s holding ability: Shiftto P (Park). Then release all brakes. At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials fromthe.underbody. Take Underbody Flushing care to clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris can collect.

246 Section C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed below are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (forinstance, each spring and fall). You should let your GM dealer’s servicedepartment or other qualified servicecenter do these jobs. Make sure any necessary Bepairs are completed at once. INSPECTION WHAT SHOULD BE DONE OR SERVICE Now and then, make sure all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, anchorages and Restraint Systems reminder systems are working properly. Look for any loose parts or damage. If you see anything that might keep a restraint system from doingits job, have it repaired. Steering, Suspension Inspect the front andrear suspension and steering system fordamaged, loose or missingparts, and FrontWheel- signs of wear, or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper Drive Axle Bootand hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Clean and theninspect the drive axleboot seals for Seal Inspection damage, tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary. .. - Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Lookfor broken, Exhaust System damaged, missingor out-of-position parts aswell as open seams, holes, loose connections, or Inspection other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into thevehicle. SeeEngine Exhaust in the Index. Throttle Linkage Inspect the throttle linkage for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Inspection -Replaceparts as needed.

Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake linesand hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear rotors and for surface condition. Inspectother bralte parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking bralte adjustment.You may need to have your brakes inspected more oftenif your driving habits or conditions resultin frequent braking. Brake System Inspection NOTE:-Alow brake fluid level can indicate worn disc brake pads whichmay need to be serviced. Also, if the bralte system warning light stays on or comeson, something may be wrong withthe brake system. SeeBrake System Warning Lightin the Index. If your vehicle is equipped withanti- lock brakesand the anti-lock bralte system warninglight stays on, comes on or flashes, something may be wrong withthe anti-lock brake system. SeeAnti-Lock BrakeSystem Warning Lightin the Index. 247 ISection D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants

VOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified belowby name, part number or specification may be obtained from your GM dealer.


API service SH or SG Energy ConservingI1 oils of the proper viscosity. The“SH) or “SG’designation Engine Oil may be shown aloneor in combination with others, such as “SH/CD,” “SH,SG,CD,”“SG/CD,” To etc. determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle’s engine, seeEngine Oil in theIndex. 50/50 mixture of water (preferably distilled)and good quality ethylene glycol base antifreeze Engine Coolant (GM Part No. 1052753 or equivalent) conforming to GM Specification 1825M or approved recycled coolant conforming to GM Specification 1825M. Hydraulic Brake System Delco Supreme 11s Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 1052535 or equivalent DOT-3brake fluid). Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 orequivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of Parking Brake Guides NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB. Power Steering GM Hydraulic Power Steering Fluid (GMPart No. 1052884 or equivalent). System Automatic Transaxle DEXRONB-I11 or DEXRONB-IIE Automatic Transmission Fluid. Lubricate with Multi-Purpose Lubricant (GM Part No. 12345120), synthetic SAE 5W-30 engine Key Lock Cylinders oil or silicone lubricant (GM Part No. 1052276 or 1052277).

Automatic Transaxle Engine oil. Shift Linkage I 248 USAGE FLUID/LUBRlCANT

Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 or eql.-- ~ ~ ~,or lubricant meeting requirements of Chassis Lubrication NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB. Windshield Washer Solvent GM OptildeenB Washer Solvent (GMPart No. 1051515) or equivalent. Hood Latch Assembly a. Pivots and Spring a. Engine oil. Anchor b. Release Pawl b. Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent) or GC-LB. Hood and Door Hinges, Fuel Door Engine oil or Lubriplate Lubricant (GMPart No. 1050109) Hinge Weatherstrips Dielectric Silicone Grease (GMPart No. 12345579 or equivalent). See Replacement Parts in the Index for recommended replacement filters, valvesand spark plugs.

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Section E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled servicesare performed, record the date, or Schedule I1 maintenance charts which correspond to the odometer reading and who performed the service in the maintenance performed. Also, youshould retain all columns indicated. When completingthe Maintenance maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfoliois a Performed column, insert the numbers from.the Schedule I convenient place to storethem.


250 Part 8 Customer Assistance Information


Here you will find out how to contact Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...... , ...... ,...... ,...... 252 Dldsmobile if you need assistance. Customer Assistance for the Hearing or Speech Impaired ...... 253 rhis part also tells you how to obtain BBB Auto Line Program...... 253 service publications andhow to Reporting Safety Defects...... 254 report any safety defects. Oldsmobile Roadside.Assistance Program..- ...... , ...... ,...... ,...... ,. . 255 Service Publications ...... 256


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Oldsmobile. If this mediation is IREPORTIA /G SAFETl 'DEFECTS YcIU can a1 so obtain other information unsuccessful, an informal hearing will about motor vehicle safetv fromthe be scheduled where eligiblecustomers TO THE UNITED STATES Hotline. may present their case to animpartial GOVBNMENT third-party arbitrator. If you believe that your vehicle has a IREPORTING SAFETYDEFECTS The arbitrator will make a decision defect which could cause a crash or which you may accept or reject. If you could cause injury or death, you should TO THE CANADL4N accept the decision, GMwill be bound immediately informthe National GOI%RN..NT by that decision. The entire dispute Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration If you live in Canada, and you believe resolution procedure should ordinarily (NHTSA), in addition to notifying that your vehiclehas a safety defect, take about forty days from the time you General Motors. you should immediately notify file a claimuntil a decision is made. If NHTSA receives similarcomplaints, Transport Canada, inaddition to Some state laws may require you to use it may open an investigation, and if it notifying General Motors of Canada this program before filing a claimwith a finds that a safety defect existsin a Limited. You may write to: state-run arbitration program orin the group of vehicles, it may order a recall Transport Canada courts. For further information, contact and remedy campaign. However, Box 8880 the BBB or the Oldsmobile Customer NHTSA cannot become involved in Ottawa, Ontario I-ClG 3J2. Assistance Center at 1-800-442-6537. individual problemsbetween you, your "This program may not be available in all dealer, or General Motors. IREPORTING SAFETYDEFECTS states, depending on state law. Canadian To contact NHTSA, you may either call TO GENEMIMOTORS owners refer toyour Warranty and Owner the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at Assistance information booklet. General In additionto notlfylng NHTSA (or Motors reserves the right to change 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in the Washington, D.C. area) write to: Transport Canada) in a situation like this, eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue 01: we certainly hope you'll notifyus. Please its participation in this program. NHTSA call us at 1-800-442-6537,or write: U. S. Department of Transpartation Oldsmobile CustomerAssistance Washington, D.C. 20590 Network P.O. Box 30095 Lansing, MI 48909 254 In Canada, please callus at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: General Motorsof Canada Limited Customer Assistance Center 1908 ColonelSam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7

Who.is Covered? Customer Assistance Infomtion

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Passing ...... 132 Checking & Adding ...... 184 Finish Care ...... 217 Through Deep Standing Water ...... 60 Disposing of Used Oil ...... 187 Finish Damage ...... 217 Winter Driving ...... 140 Energy Conserving...... 186 Flash-to-Pass ...... 79 With a Trailer ...... 146 Filter ...... 186 Flashers. Hazard Warning ...... 150 Drunken Driving ...... 126 Pressure Gage ...... 95 Flat Tire ...... 165 Starburst ...... 185 Flooded Engine...... 60 Electric Outside Mirror Control ..... 82 Warning Light...... 94 Fluid Electrical Center, Underhood ...... 220 When to Change ...... 186 Automatic Transaxle ...... 188 Electrical Equipment. Engine Overheating ...... 158 Bralte ...... 194 Adding ...... 60. 111. 220 Engine Specifications...... 232 Capacities ...... 227 Electronic Climate Control ...... 107 Engine Starting ...... 59 Power Steering ...... 192 Emergencies. Brakingin ...... 130 Ethanol in Gasoline ...... 177 Windshield Washer ...... 193 Emergencies on theRoad ...... 149 Exhaust Fluids & Lubricants ...... 229. 248 Emergencies. Steering in ...... 131 Dangerous Gas in ...... 57. 69. 142 Fog Lights ...... 80. 204 Emergency Starting ...... 150 Parking with the Engine Fold-Down Storage Compartment .... 83 Emergency Towing ...... 154 Running ...... 68. 70 Foreign Material...... 217 Engine Block Heater ...... 61 Expectant Mothers. Use of Safety Freeway Driving...... 137 Engine Coolant ...... 190 Belts ...... 27 French Language Manual ...... 2 Checking &Adding ...... 160, 161 Expressway Driving...... 137 Fuel ...... 177 Heater ...... 61, 186 Extender. Safety Belt ...... 46 Alcohol in Fuel ...... 177 Low Coolant Warning Light ...... 94 Exterior Appearance (see Appearance Capacity ...... 179. 272 Proper Mixture to Use ...... 161 Care) Exhaust Warnings ...... 57. 142 Safety Warnings Filling YourTank ...... 179 About ...... 159, 160,181, 190 Fabric Cleaning (seeAppearance Care) Fuels with Alcohol ...... 177 Temperature Gage ...... 93 Fan Warnings ...... 152. 181 Gage ...... 93 Engine Exhaust ...... 69 Filling the Fuel Tank ...... 179 In Foreign Countries ...... 178 Engine Identification ...... 219 Filter Low Fuel Warning Light...... 98 Engine Oil ...... 184 Air ...... 187 Requirements ...... 177 Additives ...... 186 Fuel ...... 233 Fuses & Circuit Breakers ...... 220 1 Capacity ...... 227 Oil ...... 186. 233 265

L Gages C.oolant Temperature.. .+ ...... 93 Fuel ....,...... 93 Oil Pressure ...... 95 Voltmeter. .. .,...... 95 Gasoline ...... 177 Gasoline Tank, Filling Your...... 179 Gear Positions (seeShifting the Transaxls) Gearshift Lever (see Shifting the Transaxle) Glove Box ...... ,.,,....,...... 58 Graphic Equalizer (seeAudio Systems)

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Stoplight. Inside ...... 215. 216 Mirrors Taillights ...... 77. 202. 203 Convex Outside ...... 81 Paint Turn Signal ...... 146 Inside Manual Daymight ...... 81 Chemical Spotting ...... 218 Warning Lights...... 91. 98 Manual Adjust ...... 82 Finish Care ...... 217 Loading Your Vehicle...... 205 Manual Remote Control ...... 82 Finish Damage ...... 217 Lock Finder ...... 56 Power Remote Control ...... 82 Park. Shifting Into Locks. Door ...... 51 Visor Vanity...... 83 Column Shift ...... 67 Locks. Remote Control ...... 52 Mountain Driving ...... 139 Console Shift...... 68 Lockout Control Switch. Power Parking Window ...... 72 N et, Convenience ...... 57 Over ThingsThat Burn ...... 69 . Long Distance Driving ...... 138 New Vehicle Break-In ...... 58. 144 With the Engine Running ...... 68. 70 Low Battery ...... 98 Night Driving ...... 134 Parking Brake ...... 66 Low Coolant Warning Light...... 94 PASS-Key*II ...... 55 Low Fuel Warning Light ...... 98 Octane Requirements (see Fuel) Passenger Belts (see Safety Belts) Low Oil Level Light...... 94 Odometer ...... 92 Passing ...... 132 Luggage Carrier...... 87 Oil. Engine ...... 184 Polishing and Waxing (see Appearance Capacity ...... 227 Care) M-aintenance Pressure Gage ...... 95 Power Antenna ...... 124 Replacement Parts ...... 233 Quality ...... 185 Power Door Locks ...... 52 Schedule ...... 235 Thickness ...... 186 Power Mirrors ...... 82 Services. Scheduled ...... 237 Used Oil ...... 187 Power Seat Controls ...... 13 When Trailer Towing...... 148 When to Change ...... 186 Power Steering...... 192, 226 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...... 97 Oil Warning Light...... 94. 98 Power Steering Fluid ...... 192 Manual Front Seat ...... 12 Outside Rearview Mirrors ...... 82 Power Windows ...... 226 Master Cylinder. Brake...... 194 Overdrive. Automatic ...... 65 Power Window LockoutControl Methanol in Gasoline ...... 177 Overheated Engine ...... 158 Switch ...... 72 Mileage Indicator (see Odometer G Overheated Engine Coolant Warning Pregnancy, Useof Safety Belts During... 27 . Speedometer) Light ...... 94 Problems on theRoad ...... 149 Owner Checks & Services ...... 244 Publications (see Service Publications) Pulse Windshield Wipers...... 76 267

Sound Equipment. Adding ...... 111 Sunroof ...... 86 Quality Grading...... 209 Sound Systems (see Audio Systems) Sun Visors ...... 83 Spare. Compact ...... 172 Spare Tire. Compact...... 172 Wear Indicators ...... 209 Spark Plugs ...... 220. 233 Tachometer ...... 92 Wheel Alignment& Tire Balance... 210 Specifications & Capacities...... 227 Tape Player (see Audio Systems ) Wheel Replacement...... 210 Speed Control (see Cruise Control) Technical Facts & Specifications When to Replace Wheels...... 210 Speedometer ...... 91 Bulbs ...... 230 Winter Driving. and SRS (Supplemental Restraint Electrical Equipment. Tires ...... 140. 141. 212' System) ...... 23 Add-on ...... 60. 111 Top Strap...... 36 Stains; Removing ...... 212 Engine Specifications...... 232 Torque Lock ...... 69 Starting Your Engine...... 59 Fluid Capacities & Types ...... 227, 229 Towing a Trailer ...... 143 Starting. Jump ...... 150 Fuses & Circuit Breakers ...... 220 Towing Your Oldsmobile ...... 154 Steering Replacement Parts ...... 233 Trailer Towing...... 143 In Emergencies ...... 131 Service Parts Identification Driving with a Trailer ...... 146 Off-Road Recovery ...... 132 Label ...... 219 Maintenance ...... 148 Tips ...... 130 Vehicle Identification Number Parking on Hills ...... 147 Steering Wheel. Tilt ...... 71 (VIN) ...... 219 Trailer Brakes ...... 146 Steering Wheel Touch Controls Temperature Warning Light ...... 98 Turn Signals ...... 146 Audio System ...... 122 Theft ...... 54 Transaxle. Automatic (see Automatic Climate Control ...... 109 Thermostat ...... 192 Transaxle) Stereo Systems (see Audio Systems) Tilt Steering Wheel ...... 71 Transmission. Automatic (see Stoplight. Inside Center Time. Setting the ...... 111 Automatic Transaxle) High Mounted ...... 2 15. 2 16 Tires ...... 206 Trip Odometer ...... 92 Storage Buying New ...... 209 Trunk Cassette Tape Holders ...... 83 Chains ...... 173. 212 Access Panel...... 84 Convenience Net...... 57 Flat. Changing ...... 166 Lock ...... 56 Fold-Down Storage Compartment... 83 Inflation ...... 207 Remote Release ...... 57 Rear Seat Console ...... 84 Inspection & Rotation ...... 208 Turn Signal Indicator...... 73 Storing Your Vehicle ...... 196 Loading ...... 207 Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever...... 72 Stuck. If You Are ...... 173 Pressure ...... 207 Cruise Control ...... 74 269 Flash-to-Pass ...... 79 Oil ...... 94 High/Low Beam Changer...... 79 Safety Belt ...... 15 Pulse Windshield Wipers...... 76 Sewice Engine Soon ...... 97 Turn & Lane ChangeIndicator ...... 73 Washer. Windshield ...... 77 Turn Signal Indicator ...... 73 Weight Windshieid Washer ...... 77 Gross Axle Rating (GAWR)...... 205 Windshield Wipers ...... 76 Gross Vehicle Rating (GVWR) .... 205 wheel^ Alignment & Tire Balance ... 210 Underhood Electrical Wheel Covers. How to Remove ...... 167 Center ...... 220. 224. 225 Wheel Nut Torque ...... 171. 228 Unleaded Gasoline ...... 177 Wheel Nuts ...... 167 Upholstery Care...... 212 Wheel Replacement ...... 210 Windows Khicle Identification Number Passenger Lockout Switch...... 72 (VIN) ...... 219 Power ...... 72 Vehicle Loading...... 205 Standard ...... 71 Vehicle Storage...... : 196 Windshield Washer...... 77 Ventilation ...... 104, 110 Fluid ...... 191 VIN ...... 219 .Windshield Wipers...... 76. 216.226 Visor Vanity Mirrors...... 83 Windshield Wiper Replacement...... 205 Voltmeter...... 95 Winter Driving ...... 140 If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Deep Warning Flashers. Hazard ...... 150 Snow ...... 173 Warning Lights If You’re Caughtin a Blizzard...... 142 Anti-Lock Brake System...... 96 Wrecker Towing...... 154 Battery ...... 98 Brake ...... 96 Coolant Temperature ...... 94 Fasten Belts ...... 18 Low Coolant ...... 94 270

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